Beloved Part 14 Relationship Restoration Honour – Ps John Bendixen (WTB)
The Bible is just a book but what is important is that these words live in your heart. If these words don’t live in your heart, then it’s just another book to you. If it’s in your heart, then this book becomes extremely valuable to you. Because everything in this Book comes from God. It comes directly from God, and it’s written to you. Let the Word get into your heart so that it can become a part of your life because it’s God’s direct communication to you.
Say: Lord, Your Word is extremely valuable to me. I choose to let Your Word live in my heart. This Word in the Bible is Your direct communication to me.
If your life that you live doesn’t include God writing to you, then you’re in a game that is rigged against you. Doesn’t matter what your status is in life.
Your worldview is how you do life and it can and does change from time to time. We change our worldview with the Word. The more you get into the way God sees the world, and the more you see the world the way God sees the world, your worldview must change. If you don’t change your worldview, through the worldview of God, then you are stubbornly ignoring and resisting and rebelling against God’s worldview. There is a worldview that individuals hold, communities hold, countries hold and, and alliances of countries hold. You have to examine your worldview and say, “Who and what has influenced my worldview? Is it fear, is it faith?” You have to be honest with yourself.
Say: Father, please help me to be honest when I examine myself, so that I can repent and see the world through Your worldview. Your worldview is now my worldview.
¹“Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. ²You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.”(Ephesians 2:1-2 NLT)
Any action you take, that is an anti-God action, regardless of how justified it may feel, or how nice it may feel. Any action that you take, that you do that is not the way God would do it brings death, because it brings separation from God.
The world obeys the devil. Doesn’t matter how moral they look, it doesn’t matter what values they have, if they don’t have God in their life and are not living for Jesus, they obey the devil. Ask yourself who’s impacting your worldview? If someone in the world is impacting your worldview, then those that are obeying the devil are impacting your worldview.
Your spirit man always wants to obey God. If you do not obey God, you are making a conscious choice to say, “I want to obey the devil, the unseen commander of the world system, and all of the forces he’s unleashing to influence me, I want to obey him. I don’t want to do what God says. All of us used to live that way. Obeying the devil. Some still are, they’re still thinking like they used to think and behave like they used to be, but they want the will of God. Because their spirit man’s calling for it. If you behave like those in the world, you get the same results as they do, because you’re behaving like them. But you don’t have to because the spirit man is in you, the real man and the real you is seated together with Jesus in heavenly places. (Eph 2:6 NLT) If you are seated there your worldview must change.
If you are seated there you cannot behave just like people on the earth. If I let my flesh dominate me, then I can behave like that. If I let my real men loose in my life, then I’m seated with Christ in heavenly places, my worldview changes.
Say: Thank You Lord that I am seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places. I look at the world the way Jesus looks at the world. His worldview is now my worldview.
¹⁰“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
(Ephesians 2:10 NLT)
God’s got things that He planned for you long ago and He wants to do those things in your life. If it doesn’t get done in your life it is because of your choice. There is a commander of dark forces, who releases his powers to continue to make sure that people are blind to God, and they serve the passions of their lives, their sensual sensory passions. He wants you to live like everybody else lives – without God. But Jesus wants you to live as seated with Him in heavenly places. If you are seated with Him in heavenly places, then you are always aware of what God’s plan is for you.
Your spirit is the real you, if the real you is seated with Christ in heavenly places, because there is no distance in spirit, You’re seated with Christ in heavenly places. So your spirit man has all the answers to all of your problems. If you’re seated with Christ in heavenly places and you do what He says, your spirit man has all the answers to all the problems in your life.
Say: I have all the answers to the problems in my life because I am seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places.
Seated with Christ in heavenly places you have a worldview of honour. It is not a worldview of dishonour. Honour is to hold in high esteem, to have a high regard for, to respect, to look up to, to think highly of, to appreciate, to value, to cherish, to venerate, to worship. Honour brings things into your life that nothing else can. Because you can touch God and you can be touched by God. And you will integrate and you have integrated your ways with God. If you disregard the messenger and the message you’re dishonouring the Word and the messenger. You’ve disregarded what God has said, because you disregard the messenger.
Jesus was without honour in His own town because they disregarded Him. (Mark 6:2-5NKJV) Because of their dishonour they pushed away all of the things that He had in God. With dishonour you are pushing away all of the favour, all of the blessing and the whole legacy. With honour you get to experience all of the blessings, all of the gifts and callings that have been there for years. Honour is a big thing.