The Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

“‘“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’

“So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:22-27

The Aaronic Blessing, Temptation

The passage above is commonly referred to as the Aaronic Blessing, it is God’s instruction for Aaron and his priestly sons to declare and bless over the Israelites, which is still very much practiced by Jewish families.

Although the Lord’s blessing is primarily for the nation of Israel, I believe it is also for Gentile believers who are subsequently grafted in, who are part and partakers of the blessings through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree. Romans 11:17b

The point is, we serve a God who really cares and wants to bless His people. He wants to let His people know that He is actively looking after and over us, guarding us, keeping and protecting us, smiling at us, enlightening us, gracious to us, compassionate to us, prospering us, approving us, and giving us peace, see here.

And the Lord also stamp His very own name upon the blessing declaration! (without a signature, it’s just empty words). Some religions or believes can promise you any and everything, but unless you do this and fulfill that, or else all bets are off! They do not have the blessed assurance and that solid rock like we have, the very name of the Lord! (and without any fine prints)

We believers have the ultimate expression of blessing in Jesus Christ, simply a love without conditions. In Him, we have all we ever needed, and more (Psalms 23:1). This Aaronic Blessing is an example of how an awesome heritage we have through our Jewish roots in Christ. We do it every Sunday, with the pastor praying over the congregation. Well, you can do it here too.

With Jesus Christ, our the Great High Priest, constantly imparting God’s blessing on us; Now, hold up your hands and receive God’s declaration and blessing!

“The Lord bless me and protect me;

The Lord make His face shine upon me,

And be gracious to me;

The Lord lift up His countenance and favours upon me,

And give me peace.”

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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