Presentation on theme: "The CULTURE and VALUE of HONOR. Rev 4:9 (KJV) And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever."— Presentation transcript:
The CULTURE and VALUE of HONOR
Rev 4:9 (KJV) And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever.
Rev 4:11 (KJV) Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power : for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Rev 5:12 (KJV) Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
Rev 5:13 (KJV) And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Rev 7:12 (KJV) Saying, Amen : Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev 19:1 (KJV) And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God:
Rev 21:24 (KJV) And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it.
Rev 21:26 (KJV) And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
If we desire to see the glory of God we have to deal with our HONOR issues!
PRINCIPLE OF SHAME AND HONOR AND GLORY
Honor esteem respect (high) regard giving a place of recognition maintaining a (good) reputation
Shame the opposite of honor humiliation or loss of standing loss of position disregard
To honor is to recognize the value of someone or something and then to act accordingly. To honor can mean to reward with tangible signs of respect (2 Chron. 16:14; Esth. 6:8-11). To shame someone is to challenge that person’s reputation or to disregard their worth.
6 key areas of HONOR
1. Honor GOD
Num 25:11-13 (NIV) "Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites; for he was as zealous as I am for my honour among them, so that in my zeal I did not put an end to them. He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood, because he was zealous for the honour of his God and made atonement for the Israelites."
Honor God: to give respect towards God to give Him right standing and position to regard his opinion and preference to give due attention towards God and to acknowledge Him!
1 Sam 2:30 (NIV) "Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that your house and your father's house would minister before me forever.' But now the LORD declares: 'Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.
Honor is an intentional decision
Mal 2:2 (NIV) If you do not listen, and if you do not set your heart to honour my name," says the LORD Almighty, "I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not set your heart to honor me.
Lack of honor shuts heaven & the miraculous towards you
Mat 13:57 (NIV) And they took offence at him. But Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor."
2. Honor GENDER
Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honour one another above yourselves.
Honour gender partnerships
Genesis 3:15 5 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.’
Rom 12:10 (NLT) Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
Honor within marriage between husbands and wives
1 Pet 3:7 (NIV) Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
Honor for marriage and sexual intimacy
Heb 13:4 (NIV) Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
Hebrews 13:4 (NLT) All of you should honor marriage. You should keep the marriage bed pure. God will judge the person who commits adultery. He will judge everyone who commits sexual sins.
3. Honor AGE
Honor your parents
Ex. 20:12 12 ‘Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the your God is giving you. 12 ‘Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Honoring parents “kabad” (Ex. 20:12), The Hebrew word for honor is KABAD – same word that is translated glory! this includes financial provision
1 Tim 5:8 8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Partnership between generations
1 Timothy 5:1-8 5 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God. 5 The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. 7 Give the people these instructions, so that no one may be open to blame. 8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
4. Honor Racial and National backgrounds
God has a place of honor for every person from every nation
Rev 7: 9-13 After this I looked, and there in front of me was a huge crowd of people. They stood in front of the throne and in front of the Lamb. There were so many that no one could count them. They came from every nation, tribe, people and language. They were wearing white robes. In their hands they were holding palm branches. 10 They cried out in a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne. Salvation also belongs to the Lamb." 11 All the angels were standing around the throne. They were standing around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces in front of the throne and worshiped God. 12 They said, "Amen! May praise and glory and wisdom be given to our God for ever and ever. Give him thanks and honor and power and strength. Amen!" 13 Then one of the elders spoke to me. "Who are these people dressed in white robes?" he asked. "Where did they come from?"
5. Honor YOUR word and YOUR PROMISE
Eccl 5:2-6 (NIV) Do not be quick with your mouth; do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. As a dream comes when there are many cares, so the speech of a fool when there are many words. When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfil your vow. It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfil it. Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, "My vow was a mistake."
Isaiah 55 – Picture of God’s word being reliable
Mat 5:33-37 (NIV) "Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.' But I tell you, do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
6. Honor AUTHORITY AND LEADERSHIP
Rom 13:7 (NIV) Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Phil 2:29-30 (NIV) Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him, because he almost died for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up for the help you could not give me.
1 Tim 5:17 (NIV) The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
Hebrews 13 / Romans 13
Rev 5:13-14 (NIV) Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power for ever and ever!" The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.