Your soul needs to be brought into a place of order. God restores your soul (Psalm 23) so that you can worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Honour is the highest level of restoration that God can bring and a very powerful form of relationship. The principle of honour restores everything in life. Honour restores and brings growth in relationships more than anything else. The most valuable thing a husband and a wife can bring into intimacy is honour. What a husband and wife have together in a relationship that is based on honour, is honourable and not carnal.
Honour: valuing, valuable, precious, weighty such as gold, appreciation, esteem, favourable, regard, respect.
Dishonour: considered to be common or light, easily done away with, no more value, disregarding, disrespectful.
Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. (1 Peter 2:17 NKJV)
We are supposed to have honour towards: church leaders; spiritual family; husbands and wives; parents and children. Things disrespected in relationships are easily done away with in the name of busyness and responsibility. If you really honour in relationships, you will not forget, you will make sure that you have a record of a request made to you. A relationship of honour walks in a place where you value, respect and esteem what you have as precious as gold, and that you would be willing to protect it with your life.
Honour is based in your faith towards God and obeying Him and not on other’s actions, behavior or performance. Performance is one of the greatest things that erodes honour. The whole world’s measure is based on performance, which is completely opposite to what God says. God doesn’t see what we perform He sees the Blood. Any relationship measured and judged on performance inherently has the weakness and probability of failure somewhere. Honour supersedes the fragility of performance.
Honour for God always chooses someone else above yourself and puts you in a place to have honour in your heart that prefers to love and not to war. God is doing a restoration work in relationships which may just start with a few words and a few small things. If you have honour in your heart and you begin to have great value-worth for somebody rather than just do away with them, you release the fragrance of that honour into the world that is around you.
Honouring God’s Word: You can say all the right things, but if your heart and the inside of you is disrespectful to God, then words mean nothing. You can’t respect God’s Word if you don’t do it.
Honouring God’s messengers – John 13:20 (AMPC)
You can’t receive somebody without honour. There is a receiving/honour principle that is from the Father to Jesus and Jesus to His messengers and to His people. If you are attending this church and you don’t consider Ps John your pastor, don’t call him pastor, call him by name. If however it is in your heart to call him pastor, then you receive him and what God has put in him, and you honor God through honouring the vessel.
Honouring a righteous man – Matthew 10:41-42 (NKJV)
You cannot have honour in relationships without the law of recognition at work. Jesus living in a born-again believer makes him righteous and in right standing before the Father (regardless of how badly the outside man behaves). If you receive a righteous man and you don’t see the humanity, faults and the human side of others, but the righteous one, then you receive a righteous man’s reward. Relationships in the body of Christ will be restored when we don’t see others as carnal, even when they’re doing something that offends. We are to see them as righteous ones, we are to forgive and release all of what might be troubling us to God, so that it has no place in relationships. Although, it is easier said than done, this is truth preached to us.
Honour the ordinance of men – 1 Peter 2:13-17 (NKJV)
The Bible says that every single government that is in the earth is permitted. God’s Word is Truth and doesn’t change based on the quality of a government. Not obeying the rules is going directly against God’s will (unless the rules are against God’s Word – then you obey God first). Don’t be caught in disrespectful conversations and having a lot to say about how bad the government is. You shouldn’t have judgements, because you can’t judge and have honour at the same time.
Honour family – Ephesians 6:1-4 (NKJV)
There is no greater gift parents can give to their children than to honour, respect and admire each other. Honour towards parents is not an age thing but goes to all length of your days. Honour is much greater than obedience.
Honour God in finance – Proverbs 3:9-10 (NKJV)
You are to honour the Lord with your possessions and the first fruits of all your increase.
Honour in your heart – Luke 7:36-50 (NKJV)
It was a custom of honour & respect to wash someone who comes into your house’s feet. Simon, the Pharisee, was a man of prestige, status and had such pride that he didn’t want to be associated with all what Jesus stood for. Jesus dealt with the religious spirit that was based on performance and adressed Simon’s heart that judged. Simon was unable to honour, receive and recognise who Jesus was and Mary’s action judged his entire future because of what was in his heart.
As a demonstration of her faith Mary gave Jesus the most precious thing she had in her life, this valuable, expensive fragrant oil. Her washing His feet was an absolute act of submission, adoration, love, respect and honour that was beyond anything that she could say with words. She knew the value of the salvation she was walking in.
Honour brings restoration – John 11:2-4 (NKJV)
Mary’s gift brought reconciliation and restoration and Jesus treated her with the honour her gift provided. Everything that was in her past no longer had any relevance in her future. The fragrance of the perfume permeated the whole house and everybody that was in the house.
Honour, the fragrance of salvation
When you have the law of recognition, the special honour anointing, perspective or attitude shakes everything. It reveals what is really in the heart of people and what is out there in the world system. If you will stay true to the honour of God in your heart you become the one that God can honour. It’s the difference between performance and judgement (right and wrong, fair or not fair, law or not law, behaving right or wrong, do’s and don’t’s) versus being all about needing a touch from God in your life and taking the fragrance of salvation wherever you go. Living a life with honour is the highest form of life you can live. Living with honour is the fragrance of Ps John’s life. Honour in this house is a deep thing of spiritual weightiness that we can take to our families and people that hurt and harmed us for the fragrance of salvation to permeate wherever we go.
Honour in communion – 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NKJV)
When you take communion, you remember and proclaim the Lord’s death. Jesus paid the price and in His blood, everything is taken care of. By taking communion you are honouring Jesus and showing Him respect, love and affection. There are filters you got to break through in your own mind. It is not your performance that makes you worthy – it is the Blood. You can never do enough to be good enough to ever come into His presence. All known and unknown stuff that you could have been in judgement is already covered by the Blood.
When Jesus died on the cross the physical veil was rent in two and it was replaced with a veil of Blood. Inside the veil of the Blood, you have all the things that you experience with God (His presence, glory, power, goodness and protection).
Say, I remember what Jesus did for me. Thank You Jesus for dying for me and for placing my whole life under the Blood. Thank You for reconciling me to God.
Mercy protects (not judgement) protects me always. The death of the Lord Jesus Christ has given me the right to declare blessings on my life. As a son of God, I am sealed by the Blood of Jesus. Because of the Blood there is no accusation, no sin, no demonic oppression that can penetrate my life. I am delivered from all sickness, disease, and physical conditions, all poverty, all oppression – everything. Jesus paid the price so that I don’t have to have it in my life anymore.
The blood of Jesus takes care of everything. I receive a blessed life. I celebrate what Jesus has done for me and I worship Him. I receive strength into my life. Where I may be weak in moments, Holy Spirit please help me to adjust and to think about Jesus as my Lord and Savior and the price that was paid. I confess that Jesus is the Lord of my life and I honour Him with my life, my gifts, the very breath of my life – everything that I have. I give honour and praise to Jesus in everything that happens in my days. The Blood and the Word cover and protect everything in my life (my income, my health and my relationships).