Romans 12:10 -“Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in HONORING each other. (v.17) Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can “see” you are HONORABLE…
NEVER let go of one of the GREATEST attributes of character in the kingdom…HONOR. WHAT YOU HONOR YOU ATTRACT,WHAT YOU DISHONOR YOU REPEL FROM YOUR LIFE. Many a young believer, minister and leader have been DESTROYED in this generation because in their PURSUIT to RECLAIM honor, they FAIL to hold fast in continuing to HONOR others, especially God ordained authorities. Regardless to title or position we must still LEARN to be honorable in the sight of God to dishonorable people. Then God will HONOR YOU in HIS time (1 Pet 5:5).
AVENGING OUR HONOR: GOD’S RECOMPENSATION PLAN OR OUR’S?
We should never WISH for the public humiliation and downfall of a fellow believer, regardless to denomination, persuasion or affiliation. Regardless to how we have been wronged, we MUST protect our hearts (Prov 4:20-23) To wish for it in the flesh, can often make you a party to that person’s trespass, and cause their injustice to be unaddressed by God until we yield to the proper attitude. Look what God’s word says…
17 Don’t be glad when your enemies meet disaster, and don’t rejoice when they stumble. 18 The Lord will know if you are boasting, and he will not like it; and then maybe he won’t punish them. 19 Don’t let evil people worry you; don’t be envious of them.20 A wicked person has no future – nothing to look forward to. 21 Have reverence for the Lord, my child, and HONOR Leadership. Have nothing to do with people who rebel against them; 22 such people could be ruined in a moment. Do you realize the disaster that God or the king can inflict?
Sometimes, if you will HOLD FAST to HONOR, God will reveal the “DISHONOR” of how other’s treated you and humble them how He see’s fit, and in HIS time. EVEN AMONG THE MOST DISHONORABLE PEOPLE, NEVER LET THEM DISMANTLE YOUR PERSONAL STANDARD OF HONOR. NEVER STOP BEING HONORABLE. THEN GOD WILL RISE TO YOUR DEFENSE.
UNVEILING THE HIDDEN OFFENSE OF BEING DISHONORED
this is a fact regarding leadership: MANY ARE “OFFENDED” DUE TO BEING DISHONORED BY ILLEGITIMATE LEADERS. However, we must remember, whether accidental, incidental or intentional, God does not seem to distinctify the attitude he expects his people to uphold. Many upcoming young leaders are truly talented and “marked” by God, but by their offended state, and unwillingness to learn they meander in ministry FORCED to WANDER from one wilderness to the next. There truly is as a CURSE of CAIN or a “fatherless Generation” suffering unnecessarily the “curse of the Vagabond”. LIKE CAIN, THEY FEAR “REVEALING THEIR “MARKS” OF PAST FAILURES OR HIDDEN OFFENSE’S, WOULD FIND OTHERS MORE WILLING TO KILL WHO THEY ARE, BEFORE EMBRACING AND CULTIVATING THEM. However, our generation must be READY to RESTORE and show as an army, we CAN STILL HONOR authentic authority, and HELP RECLAIM THE HONOR among those who are our fallen comrades in Christ.
HONOR: INVITING ACCOUNTABILITY AND INSTRUCTION
As we invite correction, we must also be willing to yield to christian community. relationship thrives by accountability, even with us being willing to see the value of resubmitting ourselves to “Paul-type” leaders and seasoned fathering again. We must remember at times when we have “felt” dishonored or not included for it could have been the Lord disallowing us that interaction, or connection. MANY TIMES ITS “PROTECTION” NOT REJECTION. Sometimes the area’s of our deepest WOUNDS unlock clues to an area God has GIFTED YOU TO BRING HEALING. The greatest FATHER’S draw compassion from a PAST of FATHERLESSNESS.
HONOR: CONFUSING “INSULATION” FOR “ISOLATION”
Furthermore, have we ever considered the possibility that God has “spared” us certain relationships due to misguided loyalties, false teachings, wrong impartations, and even more severe wounding? that He has DISALLOWED US to connect with men who WE THOUGHT WERE AMAZING yet toGod were DAVID-LEADERS in His kingdom….but HAD THE SPIRIT OF SAUL. YOU SEE, EVERYTHING WE HAVE OR DONT HAVE, GOD IS SOVEREIGN AND HAD HELD US IN HIS HAND ALL ALONG THE WAY. We will never realize not only HOW much God’s love has GIVEN…but how much His love has ‘KEPT” us from.
SO WE MUST WAIT, HOLD OUR HONOR, AND MAKE SURE ABOVE ALL MEN, WE HONOR JEHOVAH AS OUR NUMBER ONE “SPIRITUAL FATHER”, THAT HE MAY THEN, SEND US EARTHY MEN W/ A FATHERING GRACE. For when the SONS are ready…FATHERS will appear. THIS IS THE MAL 4:6 SEASON IN THE CHURCH GET READY. THE OLDER & YOUNGER ARE COMING TOGETHER, and We are RESTORING a MUTUAL heart and to HONOR one another. Regardless to age, title, seniority, and background. WE HONR THE IMAGE OF GOD IN EACH OTHER.
This is how we rebuild a kingdom culture…OF HONOR