“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel…” Numbers 6 :22-23
In Numbers 6:24-26, God gave Moses a special prayer of BLESSING that the priests were to pray over the people. The three-part blessing is this:
1) “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee.”
This part is God the Father’s protection from evil.
2) “The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.”
This part is God the Son’s provision and favor.
3) “The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
This part is God the Holy Spirit’s peace and presence.
In Verse 27, God promises that in speaking this blessing, His NAME and His BLESSING would be invoked. “And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.”
I Peter 2:9 calls each believer a “royal priesthood.” God intends for YOU to use this prayer to bless others. In so doing, it will neutralize the curse brought upon this earth by man’s fall from communion with God because of sin. YOU are part of a “chosen generation,” a carrier of God’s blessing, called to a ministry of blessing!
PRAY: “God of blessing, who am I that You should choose me to be a priest in Your kingdom! I thank You for Your mighty protection, provision, and peace. Amen.”