As they dedicated the Tabernacle, God gives more instructions about what the tribes are to bring as dedicatory offerings. In addition, he gives Moses a special blessing to pronounce over the people.
This declaration revealed God’s passion for His people and His desire to see them walk in the fullness of all His blessings. It also foreshadowed what God had already planned for us in Jesus Christ. Let these Words be a prophesy of your future:
‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’
The Man of God speaks blessings on God’s creation. He also professes God’s protection for us. He then says God will smile on us! What a thought, God is smiling at you and sending grace towards you. The Blessing ends by requesting that God show His favor (raising up someone, somewhere to use their ability, influence and power to help you). Lastly, He declares peace over us.
All of this was fulfilled in Jesus. If you are ever wondering what God desires to do in your life, this is it. Memorize this and speak it over your life. God even said that once Aaron spoke this, He would personally bless His people! This blessing has been spoken and God has affirmed it. It’s already yours. Believe it and receive it! Today!
Tomorrow’s Reading: Numbers 8:1-9:23; Mark 13:14-37; Psalm 50:1-23; Proverbs 10:29-30