Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 11 Tamuz | July 2022 - Page 6
THE POWER OF BLESSING
P O S I T I O N I N G Y O U R S E L F T O R E C E I V E G O D ’ S C R E A T I V E A B U N D A N C E
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B E N J A M I N J U S T E R
Touring the hallways of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem , I came upon a replica of the oldest archaeological discovery containing a verse from the Tanakh ( Old Testament compilation of the Torah , Writings and the Prophets ). On this replica of a diminutive amulet were engraved the words of the priestly blessing from Numbers 6:23-24 , dating back 2,500 years — 500 years older than the Dead Sea Scrolls !
Within the past few years , one of the most popular worship songs has been a rendition of this verse sung by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes called “ The Blessing .” When it first came out , I remember my wife putting the song on repeat and interceding for hours for God ’ s blessing to be poured out on her family , friends , and acquaintances . The song taps into the center of Father God ’ s heart to bless His children .
There is power in blessing . To understand , receive , and apply the power of blessing , we need to first recognize God as the source of all blessing . This started at the beginning of creation , when after breathing life into Adam and Eve , Adonai blessed them ( Genesis 1:28 ). The blessing came with the power to fulfill the mission to
“ multiply and fill the earth and subdue it .”
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