A robe of blessing for my family

AngelsOur God is a god who imagined and created, who dreamed of us before we were born, who spoke and things came into existence. Because we are made in His image, those characteristics are in our genes. I just know in my spirit that He loves it when we imitate Him, when we trust in the desires and dreams He’s placed in our hearts, and when we respond in creative, imaginative, life-giving ways.

So I thought it would be powerful to start 2013 with the Aaronic blessing in the Book of Numbers, speaking it “over” my family, imagining them “clothed” with its promises like a spiritual robe.

There are many instances in scripture where someone is “clothed” as a sign of God’s favor and action in their life, for example, Gideon is “clothed” with the Holy Spirit to gain victory in battle (Judges 6:34), and Isaiah rejoices because the Lord has clothed him with the garments of salvation and covered him with the robe of righteousness (Isaiah 61:10). In the New Testament, the prodigal son is clothed in the “best robe” to symbolize being restored to sonship and to his inheritance – I want all of this for my family – victory, salvation, holiness and all the inheritance that comes to us as children of God! I want my family to walk in His wonderful light clothed with His blessing!

The following version of the Aaronic blessing is unique. It’s a version that is to be spoken out loud in the present tense (because the word He speaks is life to us now – Proverbs 4:21). Once you have done this, be sure to look at the Hebrew version that follows!

Aaronic Blessing (Numbers 6:24-26)

The Lord blesses you

The Lord keeps you

The Lord smiles over you

The Lord has gifted you

The Lord has already surrounded you with his favor

And the Lord has given you His shalom –

His peace, His completeness, in your spirit, soul, and body.

I pray this in the name of Yeshua

Jesus our Messiah, our righteousness! Amen.

 

Here is the actual Hebrew translation – WOW! I love this, and I prayed this version for me and my family too!

Yahweh will kneel before you presenting gifts

and will guard you with a hedge of protection,

Yahweh will illuminate the wholeness of his being toward you

bringing order and he will beautify you,

Yahweh will lift up his wholeness of being and look upon you

and he will set in place all you need to be whole and complete. Amen.