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…



Galatians Chapter 5 warns us against the battle against our flesh and our spirits…

Galatians 5:17  (NKJV)

17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

God gave us our sexual desires and even perfectly regulated them to encourage long, satisfying marriages (check out this link)…


However, it’s not His fault if we allow our lusts to pervert our natural, God-given sexual attractions. We cannot trust our flesh. Lust can have us doing some crazy things if we aren’t careful.

It certainly got King David caught up…

2 Samuel 11:2  (NKJV)

Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold.

Think about this.

Why are so many people attracted to what is, at times, the nastiest part of the body?

One of the first things that many men and women are attracted to is the butt, booty, behind, derriere, bum, a**, so much so that even countless songs have been written about it…

They are splattered all over television, the internet, magazines, flaunted in public, ‘butt’ that’s because people are so attracted to it.

So, if your flesh is trying to get the best of you through intently checking out someone else’s, (especially other than your spouse’s) rump,  think about the fact that even though it might look good, it’s a good chance it might not smell good.

God has a way or reminding us that our flesh is corrupt and, we will return to the dust of the earth. No matter how much you wash, as you go about your day, a butt will be a butt.

Be careful, don’t let your lusts make a donkey out of you:-)




Have you ever noticed in Matthew Chapter 23 that the religious leaders told Yeshua, Jesus, that if they had lived in the past they would not have mistreated and killed the prophets as their ancestors did?

Many people do the same thing today. They point a self-righteous finger at the Scribes, Pharisees, Chief Priests, those who shouted CRUCIFY HIM, those who worshipped the golden calf, those who bowed to Nebuchadnezzar’s idol God, and so on. People prove on which side of history they would have stood in the past by their attitudes, actions, and behavior today.

Yeshua the Messiah, Jesus Christ, sharply rebuked the religious leaders (the system) because they claimed if they had lived in the past, they would not have participated in killing the prophets as their ancestors did. He told them that they SHARED IN THE GUILT OF THEIR ANCESTORS because of their attitudes and actions TODAY…

Matthew 23:29-32 (NKJV)

29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and[a]adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30 and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’

31 “Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt.

Matthew 23:29-32 (NIV)

29 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!

People today claim they would have gone into the fiery furnace with the Hebrew slave boys, or lions’ den with Daniel, but prove they wouldn’t because they won’t take a stand for God at work, or conform to a sinful culture because they don’t want to lose their job.

People today claim they would have fled Sodom and Gomorrah with Lot, but prove they wouldn’t have because they support gay marriage and the gay lifestyle, when Yeshua clearly affirms that marriage is between a man and woman in Matthew Chapter 19 verses 3-9.

People today claim they wouldn’t have participated in worshipping a graven image or calling out the name of an idol, but they prove they would have by blasphemously calling a day to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior by the name of a pagan goddess (Easter, Eostre, Ishtar, Ashtoreth).

Exodus 23:13  (NKJV)

13 “And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.

People today prove where they would have stood during the American Civil Rights Movement…

People today prove if they would have considered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be a great man or a trouble maker…

People today prove if they would consider the peaceful protests to be a means to change or a nuisance…

People today prove whether they would have supported a system of slavery or against it by how they hold on to the symbols and paradigms of a sinful heritage of oppression, rape and separation of families because they feel it honors their ancestors.

People today prove whether they would have placed ‘traditions of man’ over the word of God (flags, statues, monunents, hazing, etc…

Matthew 15:1-8 (NKJV)

15 Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 2 “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”

3 He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? 4 For God commanded, saying,‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’5 But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother,“Whatever profit you might have received from me isa gift to God”— 6 then he need not honor his father[a]or mother.’ Thus you have made the[b]commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. 7 Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:

8 ‘These people [c]draw near to Me with their mouth,
And honor Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.

How you respond to the teachings of Yeshua the Messiah today proves how you would have stood back then…

People today prove whether they would have shouted HOSANNA or CRUCIFY Him!


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