“22 The LORD said to Moses, 23 ‘Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
24 ‘The LORD bless you
and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”
(Numbers 6:22-26) (NIV)
Israel is again on the move and on their way to the Promise Land. The Tabernacle was completed exactly the way God instructed its construction and all of the Levites instructions concerning their service as Levites were also clearly, and with great detail, established by God. The book of numbers records the story of the remaining thirty nine years of the Israelites in the desert.
In these verses, we see what is known as “The Priestly Blessing.” These are the words used by many ministers around the world as they end their Church Services. Beloved, this is the heart of God towards us. Today, I invite you to pray this prayer over your life and over the life of your family and love ones. This prayer is in the center of God’s will for us; He wants to:
1. Bless us
2. Keep us (It is not His desire to eliminate us!)
3. The Lord wants His face to shine upon on us and be gracious to us…that is favor!
4. The Lord wants to look at us; that speaks to me about His desire to listen to our prayers.
5. The Lord wants to give us peace…His peace, the one that goes above any circumstance we may be facing; the one that goes above storms!