Protection Grace Peace (The Priestly Blessing)
This morning I want to share on the importance of one aspect as to how believers should pray according to what is written in the scripture. James taught that many times, we fail to receive because we do not know the way to pray. Today, I will share a powerful scripture on prayer the Lord taught me sometime ago. This is found in the book of Job.
We need His Protection, Grace and Peace everyday just as we need our food. We should therefore pray asking, seeking and knocking on His door everyday as the Lord has taught us in Matthew 7.
Asking, Seeking, Knocking
“7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Another scripture says that “We have not because we ask not”!
One powerful way of asking is to “decree” and command God’s blessing upon us and our family. This is a very powerful pronouncement made by Kings and Priests and should be memorized and meditated upon:-
“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”
You may say “what about me, I am neither a King or Priest?” But what does the Bible says about Kings and Priests. Let’s read Revelation 5:10 and see for ourselves what the scripture teaches.
“And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”
Wow, it says we have been made kings and priests (small letters) and we have been made to also “Reign”. Amazing, isn’t it, this word “Reign” is mean for a king to rule over his subjects. We thank God that every believer in Jesus has been washed by His Blood we all are qualified to reign as kings and priests. We are therefore qualified to “decree” a blessing over us and family. Amen.
And as priests we are empowered to pronounce ” the Priestly Blessing” upon our family just as God asked the Priests in Numbers 6 to pronounce the blessing of protection, grace and and peace upon the children of Israel.
Let’s read the blessings we can use to pray for ourselves in Numbers 6:
“24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee,
and be gracious unto thee:
26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee,
and give thee peace.”
So remember to command this blessing upon your family each and everyday and begin to see the Power of His Protection, His Grace and His Peace prevail in whatever we say or do for the day!