Yehovah Bless You and Guard You

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There is much power in our words and what we speak and pray over others. Our words can empower, bless, and bring life to a person we love, or they can break down and destroy the spirit. The tongue comes with much power and as children of the Most High, we should be very careful how we wield that power.

“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.” Proverbs 15:4 KJV

In the book of Numbers, God commands Moses to inform Aaron on how to speak a great blessing over the people of Israel.

Speak to Aharon and his sons, saying, This is how you bless the children of Yisra’el. Say to them: Yehovah bless you and guard you; Yehovah make His face shine upon you, and show favor to you; Yehovah lift up His face upon you, and give you peace. Thus they shall put my Name on the children of Yisra’el and I Myself shall bless them.” Numbers 6:23-27

This blessing is very near and dear to my heart. It is a blessing I have spoken over my son for many years and continue to speak over him as often as I can. It’s a blessing that has been spoken over my wife and her family by her grandmother for an entire generation. My hope is that this blessing will be forever embedded in my son’s heart and imprinted on his life.

Our words are powerful and we need to consider them and the power they wield before they exit our mouths. May we speak encouragement, love, and blessing over others, especially those of the Faith. May God keep the key to the doors of our mouths, lest we speak a curse or bring shame to ourselves and our loved ones. May Gods grace and mercy flow out of us and through us, through our words and be a light and blessing to this broken and hurting world. Amen

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Shawn L. Ozbun is an independent podcaster, author, and commentator on many biblical topics. Shawn is a student of the scriptures, ancient writings, Dead Sea Scrolls, and biblical Hebrew language. Above all, Shawn is passionate about furthering the Kingdom of God, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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