Blessings from the LORD were first poured out on the children of Israel in His name, the impress of His being. All spiritual blessings of God were declared in His name.
The priests of the Old Covenant lifted their hands toward the people and conveyed the divine power of blessings from the LORD to the people. Every Israelite that believed these words as pronounced upon him went to his home with the name of the LORD resting upon him.
22 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 23 “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘This is how you shall bless the children of Israel.’ You shall tell them,
- 24 ‘The LORD bless you, and keep you.
25 The LORD make his face to shine on you,
and be gracious to you.
26 The LORD lift up his face toward you,
and give you peace.’
27 “So they shall put my name on the children of Israel; and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:22-27
While He walked on this earth, Jesus, the High Priest of the New Covenant (Heb 4:14), conveyed His blessings with signs and wonders of the Holy Spirit following.
After Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven, Paul blessed the holy ones (saints) in Ephesus with: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.” Then blessed the LORD God for blessing them and us with spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Messiah.
1 Paul, an emissary of Messiah Yeshua through the will of God, to the holy ones who are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Messiah Yeshua: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Messiah, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without defect before him in love, 5 having predestined us for adoption as children through Yeshua the Messiah to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire, 6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he freely gave us favor in the Beloved, 7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him 10 to an administration of the fullness of the times, to sum up all things in Messiah, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth, in him. 11 We were also assigned an inheritance in him, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who does all things after the counsel of his will, 12 to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Messiah. 13 In him you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your salvation—in whom, having also believed, you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:1-14
Now, we come to God our Father in the name of Jesus.
15 For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Yeshua which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the holy ones, 16 don’t cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the holy ones, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might 20 which he worked in Messiah, when he raised him from the dead and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule, authority, power, dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come. 22 He put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things for the assembly, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. Ephesians 1:15-23
Cf. Name of Messiah/Christ from Vines Expository Dictionary (b) of the “Name” of Christ, e.g., Matthew 10:22; 19:29; John 1:12; 2:23; 3:18; Acts 26:9; Romans 1:5; James 2:7; 1 John 3:23; 3 John 1:7; Revelation 2:13; 3:8; also the phrases rendered “in the name;” these may be analyzed as follows: (1) representing the authority of Christ, e.g., Matthew 18:5 (with epi, “on the ground of My authority”); so Matthew 24:5 (falsely) and parallel passages; as substantiated by the Father, John 14:26; 16:23 (last clause), RV; (2) in the power of (with en, “in”), e.g., Mark 16:17; Luke 10:17; Acts 3:6; 4:10; 16:18; James 5:14; (3) in acknowledgement or confession of, e.g., Acts 4:12; 8:16; 9:27,28; (4) in recognition of the authority of (sometimes combined with the thought of relying or resting on), Matthew 18:20; cp. 28:19; Acts 8:16; 9:2 (eis, “into”); John 14:13; 15:16; Ephesians 5:20; Colossians 3:17; (5) owing to the fact that one is called by Christ’s “Name” or is identified with Him, e.g. 1 Peter 4:14 (with en, “in”); with heneken, “for the sake of,” e.g., Matthew 19:29 ; with dia, “on account of,” Matthew 10:22; 24:9; Mark 13:13; Luke 21:17; John 15:21; 1 John 2:12; Revelation 2:3.
Luke concludes his gospel:
50 He led them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he withdrew from them, and was carried up into heaven. 52 They worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen. Luke 24:50-53
Luke tells us more about this, beginning in Acts 1:
1 The first book I wrote, Theophilus, concerned all that Yeshua began both to do and to teach, 2 until the day in which he was received up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the emissaries whom he had chosen. 3 To these he also showed himself alive after he suffered, by many proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking about God’s Kingdom. 4 Being assembled together with them, he commanded them, “Don’t depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me. 5 For Yochanan indeed immersed in water, but you will be immersed in the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, are you now restoring the kingdom to Israel?”
7 He said to them, “It isn’t for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.” Acts 1:1-8
In Acts 2, we see that about 10 days later, the Holy Spirit came upon them and the devout Jews gathered on the day of Pentecost.
1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. Acts 2:1-6 KJV Cf. (Acts 2:1-47; Joel 2:28-32; John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Acts 10:44-48; Acts 19:1-7)
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quoted above is from the World Messianic Bible