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Honour The Word

by Damilola Oguntunde

Good morning DPF, I trust you had a great weekend. As we begin to draw the curtain on the Word Series, which I believe has been a huge blessing to your life, we shall be considering the theme “Honour The Word”. As a matter of fact, we could continue to examine different dimensions of the Word till the end of the year and even beyond, and never fully exhaust the abundance of resources to be potentially gleaned from the reservoir of God’s Word. God’s Word is everything!!! It’s not almost everything, it is EVERYTHING!!!

Col 1:16(kjv) For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

I intend that this post rounds off the Word Series we began about a month ago, well of course, except there’s a more than welcomed Holy Ghost interruption. Today’s post for me is the fulcrum upon which other dimensions of the Word operates. Without this vital hub, we have no chance at getting ANYTHING from the Word. I heard a great man of God make a very profound statement, he said God’s greatest need is to be believed. That really struck me, because of course I never thought of God to be One in need of anything, but after he said that, I realised one thing God can’t do for Himself is believe Himself. He NEEDS man to believe Him. Little wonder…

Hebrews 11:6(kjv) But without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please him: for he that cometh to God MUST believe that he is…

One can’t even attempt having the slightest experience of God without the proper perception of Him. You must believe that He is, before you can approach Him at all… But , many people believe that He is, but do not get as much results from their Christian walk. I believe this is another major area Christians get it wrong. We get familiar with God’s Word, yeah sure we believe God is, we just don’t believe God’s Word is as powerful as IT “claims” to be. Deep deep down in our heart, we don’t quite simply believe that by the Word of God in the mouth of a believer, cancer dies, sicknesses get healed, poverty turns into abundance, the dead are raised. We may say we do, but deep down we don’t. That’s a major challenge to receiving from God’s Word. We, according to Hebrews 11:6 might believe that He is, just that we also believe that He is an ordinary God. How much do you perceive God? If you perceive a man correctly, his words will mean a lot to you, so much you could literally bank on it. If the President of Nigeria gave you his word, you know it’s a lot different from when your random friend gives you his word?

Heb 7:7(kjv) And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

This is a law in the Kingdom of God… Honour is the currency for virtue flow. Just as money is the currency for exchange at the product market, Honour is the currency for exchange at the virtue market. If you do not honour a man, you won’t honour his words. Jesus could do no mighty works in Nazareth chiefly because they dishonored Him there, they didn’t perceive Him as one who could help them. They got familiar with Him since they knew Him as a child, and saw how He matured and grew into adulthood, so they couldn’t receive from Him. If you don’t tilt the gradient of the anointing with your honour, you will never receive of that anointing, no matter how much the anointing wants to bless you. There’s a flip side as well, no matter how clueless the anointing is about you, if you tilt the gradient of the anointing by your honour, you can be blessed by that anointing without its permission. The woman with the issue of blood (note: that wasn’t her name), got her healing without Jesus’s permission simply because she perceived Him accurately as One capable of healing her… and here we have a bunch of Jews from Jesus’s home town to whom He was passionate about ministering, receiving next to nothing from the omnipotent incarnate God.

7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

The centurion had an unusual honour for God’s Word, no wonder, like we would later discover that Jesus marvelled at his faith. Honour is a very powerful tool in the Kingdom of God. Here is the key; the man honoured Jesus’s Word, exactly as much as he honoured His presence. Jesus had earlier suggested that He would come and heal the centurion’s servant, but the centurion refused, asking only that Jesus speaks a Word, believing that the Word will have the SAME effect as His presence. Even Peter needed Jesus’s presence to get his mother. In-law healed, and almost every other recipient of the healing anointing in the gospels, but this man was a misfit. His faith was acknowledged by God, simply because He valued God’s Word exactly like God’s presence. God doesn’t have to appear to us in an open vision, night vision, trance and give 7 people confirmations for us before we see His hands in our lives. If we simply take His Word, and honour that Word just like He does Himself, we definitely will see God results in our lives. Let’s begin to see God’s Word the way God Himself sees His Word.

Psalms 138:2b …for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. 34:3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

To magnify the Lord does not mean God is small and needs a magnifying lens, it simply means we should perceive God accurately by coming closer. He’s so huge, that the closer you come to Him, the more your honour and perception of Him deepens. I wished this Word series wouldn’t end, because it has been exciting so far, but who knows, we may as well continue with it on Friday. Have a fabulous week ahead.

I love you ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ariyo Ayobami July 13, 2015 - 11:11 am

Love you too sir. God bless you for this.

Dahmielawla July 13, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Wow…This really blessed me. Thank you Sir. More grace

Solomon Olaoye July 13, 2015 - 11:36 pm

God bless you for this sir!


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