A Three-fold Blessing

Aaron the High Priest instructed to bless the people

Numbers 6:23-26  Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:  The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:  The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

1. To keep thee

Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

2. Make his face to shine (luminous presence) upon thee

Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

(be gracious)

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

God’s shining face brings mercy

Psalms 31:16; 67:1, and salvation Psalms 80:3,7,19.

3. Lift up (arise) his countenance (face) upon thee

Psalm 68:1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

(give peace)

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

The face of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Published by Pastor Weber

For over 40 years the Holy Bible has significantly influenced my life's journey. As an Air Force Captain, Electrical Engineer, Missionary to Brazil, and now pastor, husband, and father, the Word of God has been my point of reference to the real meaning of life.

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