The Priestly Blessing

Jun 30, 2011 | Uncategorized

Check out what Numbers 6:22-27 says,

22Then the Lord said to Moses, 23Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing:

24 May the Lord bless you
and protect you.

25 May the Lord smile on you
and be gracious to you.26 May the Lord show you his favor
and give you his peace.

27 Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.'”

This is called the “priestly blessing” that was charged by God Himself to Aaron and his sons spoken through Moses. This is such an encouraging portion of Scripture, especially verse 27 where it says “…I (God) myself will bless them.”

What is more encouraging is that we do not need a priest (in the Old Testament sense) anymore to bestow us this blessing or to bless others with those words.

1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” (New Living Translation)

When we accept Jesus as our LORD and Saviour, we are “spiritually transformed” and ushered in to the royal priesthood. A priest is someone who mediates between God and man. That is now one of the roles of Jesus when He sat at the right hand of God after He died on the cross for our sins. 1 Peter 2:9 clearly states that as a “royal priest” we are now able to show others the goodness of God. I believe this also includes the priestly blessing mentioned in Numbers 6:22-27.

When we speak words of blessings to other people it is as if God Himself is blessing them. This is a promise from the Bible. This is real! Wouldn’t you want to become a channel of blessing to others? Speak a word of blessing for them and you will see the goodness of God.

If you are blessed by this article, can you please speak a word of blessing for me too? I trust in faith that you will join me in spreading the goodness of God by becoming a royal priest for others. Please put your “priestly blessing” for me in the comments section.

Thanks in advance and may God richly bless you too!



Help us REFRESH others with the life-giving Word of God today!

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