There are some powerful, spiritual jewels in the bible that can greatly enrich our relationships with God. However, they can easily slip by us as cliche if we aren’t careful.
One such jewel is the blessing that God Himself instructed Moses to give to Aaron and his sons (the priests) to speak over the people…
Numbers 6:24-27 (NASB)
24 “The Lord (A)bless you and (B)keep you;
25 The Lord (C)make His face shine upon you,
And (D)be gracious to you;
26 (E)The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And (F)give you peace.” ’
27 (G)“So they shall [b]put My name on the children of Israel, and (H)I will bless them.”
Notice that God says, “THEY SHALL PUT MY NAME ON THEM.”
We also know that God has Hebrew names that designate specific aspects of His character and attributes (who He is) and relationship with us.
Few things make relationships more intimate than calling one another by name. How many times has someone called you Mr. or Ms. and to let them know you have accepted them as more than an acquaintance, you told them, “Please call me YOUR NAME.”?
Personally, incorporating the names of God into the priestly blessing in Numbers 6:26-27 has exponentially enhanced my relationship with God and my prayer life. I can honestly say, I can actually recognize the power of who His names say He is working in my life every day. After all, didn’t God tell us that we are a nation of priests through faith in His Son, Yeshua the Messiah ( Jesus Christ)? So, it’s our responsibility to put God’s character and blessing, or ‘put His name on our families each day.
1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of (A)darkness into His marvelous light;
So, here’s how I incorporate several of the names of God with Numbers 6:4-7 to bless my family ever day. If you haven’t already, do a dedicated study on the names of God. You will notice that I replaced the letter (J) with (Y) because there was no (J) in the English language before 1524. I like writing and saying the names as close to how they were written and said as possible.
“May The Lord God of Israel from Everlasting to Everlasting bless us and keep us.
May The Lord God of Israel from Everlasting to Everlasting make your face shine on us and be gracious to us.
May the Lord God of Israel from Everlasting to Everlasting lift your countenance upon us and give us your Shalom in the Name of Yeshua our Shalom.
In this way, I put YOUR name(s) on us, Yah, Adonai, El Elyon, Elohim, El Shaddai, El Roi, Yehovah Yirah, Yehovah Nissi, Yehovah Shabaoth, Yehovah Shalom, Yehovah Rapha, Yehovah Rah, Yehovah Shammah, Yehovah Yehovah Tsidkenu, Yehovah Makedesh. In this way, I put your NAMES ON US, SO THAT YOU WILL BLESS US.”
It is so.
Here’s a great link to study the names of God…