The Priestly Blessing

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.


February 8

 

22 The LORD said to Moses, 23 ‘Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

24The 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!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

One thought on “The Priestly Blessing”

  1. Bless us with the mind of Christ, with eyes to see your Kingdom, with the heart of God, with the joy, peace and righteousness of Your Spirit, Lord, and bless us with freedom from self-consciousness or fear so we are free to share all You’re giving to us and showing to us of Your Kingdom ways at this time.

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