Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
ADONAI said to Moses, “Speak to Aaron and his sons, and tell them that this is how you are to bless the people of Israel: you are to say to them,
‘May ADONAI bless you and keep you.
May ADONAI make His face shine on you and show you His favor.
May ADONAI lift up His face toward you and give you peace.’
In this way, they are to put My Name on the people of Israel, so that I will bless them.”
- Numbers 6:22-27
In my previous blog, I submitted to you that ADONAI ELOHIM created by the spoken word. The Word of ADONAI is Truth and spiritual reality. The Word is the very ingredient of the invisible which ADONAI made visible. Therefore, every Word of ADONAI contains the spiritual force that created everything that we see in our world today.
When we realize how important the Word of ADONAI is, there is a longing within our inner man that begins to desire to know more and experience the reality of His Word. This is the very reason why ADONAI instructed us to keep the Word in our hearts. We are to teach them carefully to our children. We are to talk about them when we are at home, when we are travelling on the road, when we lie down and when we get up. The Word should become so real that we apply them in everything we do as our spiritual service of worship. We are to remind ourselves with them by inscribing them not only in memory but even on the walls of our houses and especially our doorframes and gates (Deut 6:6-9). Why? Because the Word is our life. Even the smallest particle in all of creation was made by the Word of ADONAI.
So, today, as a family, I strongly suggest to the head of the household, especially the men, to pray a verbal blessing to your entire family. You are the priest of ADONAI to your household, so I strongly recommend that you pray the Aaronic blessing upon your family as written on Numbers 6:22-26. Please study it carefully so you may appreciate what ADONAI wants to happen to your family. Bear in mind that it is important to pray it aloud so everyone can hear it because faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of ADONAI (Rom 10:17). It also warns the enemy to beware of your family and it puts a hedge of protection around them.
Please pray with me, the prayer of the Psalmist:
“Teach me, ADONAI, the way of your laws;
Keeping them will be its own reward for me.
Give me understanding; then I will keep your Torah;
I will observe it with all my heart.
Guide me on the path of your commands,
For I take pleasure in it.
Bend my heart toward your instructions
and not toward selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
with your ways, give me life.
Fulfill your promise, which you made to your servant.
which you made to those who fear you.”