A father’s blessing is one of the most powerful gifts a father can give his child or children. It opens doors of favor in the realm of the spirit and follows the children for all their days.
For example, we see how coveted this blessing was in the account of Esau and Jacob in Genesis 27. Additionally, when Jacob was old and about to leave this earth, he did not fail to prophesy over his sons and bless them (Genesis 49).
Sadly, not all fathers support the upbringing of their children. Many have fallen short of this important responsibility and in their faith, and regretfully, some have been most unkind. Nevertheless, we have a Father in Heaven who blesses us.
The Father’s Blessing
God wants nothing less than the very best for all His children, everywhere (Genesis 22:15-18). He even demonstrated how we ought to pronounce His blessing.
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.” (Numbers 6: 22-27)
Whether or not you have had a father to raise you, it is not too late. You can receive the Blessing of Our Father in Heaven and His favor, grace, and peace towards you in Jesus Christ. Lay your hands on your own head and pray the same blessing (personalize it – May the Lord bless “me” and keep “me”).
Furthermore, you do not need to be a father to bless others. As a Royal Priest, you can place the Name of the Lord on others (1 Peter 2:9).
To fathers of children, and father-figures to others, and fathers in the faith: We honor you.
Happy Fathers Day!