Hello [subscriber:firstname | default:Beloved],

While reading 2 Chronicles 7:14, I often wondered how is it that we as children of God can be called by the Name of the Lord “If My people, who are called by My name, humble themselves, pray, and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven, and forgive their sin, and heal their land”. The answered me and opened my eyes on Numbers 6:22-27: ”And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” “So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.

In order for the children of Israel to receive the name of the Lord upon their lives, God commanded Moses, Aaron, and their sons to bless them in a special way.  This blessing made them amenable to receive another kind of grace.

May the Lord shines His Face upon you (Numbers 6:24): Your God reveals himself to you. His glory shines on your life; His precious presence illuminates your paths, your steps, and your entire life.

(…) and may He grant you His grace: God is gracious to you this year, His mercy is your portion. He removes all condemnation from your life (Romans 8:1). If you are on the wrong path, He takes you out, He takes you out of your mistakes and brings you back on the right path, in the name of Jesus Christ! Not only does He pardon you, but He also grants you His many favors.

May the Lord turn His face to you (…): Your God remembers you, His eyes are on you in your moments of affliction. With His heart filled with love and compassion, He remembers your prayers and listens to you in the name of Jesus.

(…) and may He give you His peace: God gives you a special gift, He gives you a special gift: His peace. It is a peace that does not depend on circumstances, nor on the world. Whatever the situation, you receive His peace, that peace which surpasses all intelligence (Philippians 4:7). Know that it is in calm, tranquility, rest, confidence that your salvation and strength will be (Isaiah 30:15). 

Yes, Beloved, receive, ‘lambano’, these words of blessing because this is how the name of the Lord Jesus will be invoked on your life; Thus you will be called by the name of your God (Numbers 6:27). Then, when you humble yourself before Him, when you pray, when you seek His face and turn away from your evil ways, He will hear you from heaven, forgive your sin and heal your land (2 Chronicles 7:14). Your happiness depends on the happiness of your surrounding (Jeremiah 29:7).

May God bless you.

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