Friday, June 28, 2019

The Power of the Aaronic Blessing - 2nd Step: the Secret Place

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The Lord gave the Aaronic Blessing to Aaron with instructions that this should be said over all His people by the priests. The hands were to be held in a certain way…

Placing his thumbs together with the four fingers separated into two parts represents the Hebrew letter shin. Shin is also the letter on the mezuzah, the parchment inscribed and placed over the doorway of Jewish homes. It stands for El Shaddai, God Almighty. According to Jewish tradition, the divine presence would shine through the fingers of the priest as He blessed the people.

The palms being placed over the eyes has special significance. The first line of this blessing asks for gifts. What greater gift could be given than to open spiritual eyes so we can receive from God in the Secret Place. (First verse covered in this article: CLICK HERE)

The second verse shows that seeing Jesus is actually God’s will:
…the Lord makes his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you… (Numbers 6:25 ESV)
Paniym is a Hebrew word that is actually plural to represent knowing the many different aspects of a person. This word also means “presence” or the “wholeness of being” of an individual. Shine means to reveal.

The Hebrew word hanan translated as “gracious to you” literally means to “provide protection.” It is derived from the word hanah, which refers to a “camp.” When the instructions were given to recite this blessing, it indicated that if you wanted to protect something you would bring it to the security of your camp. The Secret place of the Most High is referred to as the “camp of the Lord.” The meaning behind this verse is:
Lord, reveal yourself to me and bring me to the Secret Place of the Most High, the tent of the Lord, where you can be gracious to me by providing for me and protecting me.
Can you see the progression with these two verses? First, He gives you gifts, like the gift of salvation, the gift of the Holy Spirit being in you instead of upon you, and the gift of seeing into your new homeland: Heaven. Then you become one of His sheep, He will protect you with the thorny hedge as your Shepherd. As you learn to stay close to Him, next, He will reveal Himself to you as He brings you back to His camp – The Secret Place. Psalms 91 tells us we are to occupy or remain in the Secret Place and we will be protected and strengthened.

God’s greatest desire is for His children to visit with Him. Is there ever a time when you wouldn’t desire to see your kids? God is a good, kind, loving Father who wants to visit with us. The Hebrew word Abba is a term of endearment. It means Daddy, Pappa, Pa, or whatever else you would call your Father when you were a small child. Not all of us have had great examples of a kind, loving father in our lives, but God wants to be that for you.

I pray that you will meditate on this revelation and allow the Holy Spirit to remove any bitterness, unforgiveness or even anger from your heart. This will prepare you to see Jesus in the Secret Place, which is fullness of what God has for you in this amazing blessing.

After our meeting, we had a time of anointed worship where the Secret Place was opened for some. Here is the video with testimonies:

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