Have you read the Ten Commandments and thought it was just a list of dos and don’ts? You will discover there is much more to the Ten Commandments because when you honor them, you are using the currency of Heaven.
Honor is the critical key that unlocks the mystery of the Ten Commandments. It moves Heaven, aligns you with God, and positions you to receive blessings.
When you honor the Ten Commandments, you welcome the instruction that positions you for the favor of God.
Honoring the Ten Commandments…
- Guides you into fulfilling your full potential because of its instruction on how to live life.
- Builds a relationship with God because it positions Him to rule in your heart.
- Establishes honoring relationships with others because it instructs on how to think and act toward them.
- Gives you true self-esteem because you step into your God-given identity.
- Brings safety into your home because it protects your mind, will, and emotions from the devil’s schemes.
- Creates trust in the Lord because it opens your eyes to the covenant promises of provision.
Honor is the Currency of Heaven | How Honoring God’s Commandments Creates Self-Esteem
Anytime we dishonor the Ten Commandments, the accuser is ready to send shame and guilt into your life. Shame and guilt hold you back from hearing God’s voice and understanding your identity in Him.
This is why we want to release the mystery of honor over you to have an unshakable identity and purpose in the Lord. When your self-esteem is rooted in honoring God and what He establishes, you supernaturally see the greater value of life.
This is not an inflated view of self, but rather an establishment of God’s thoughts in you. It opens up a way of living by the Spirit, Christ in you, allowing you to experience more of His presence.
Remember, there is no condemnation in Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit you can walk in divine alignment with God’s will outlined in the Ten Commandments.
Honor is the Currency of Heaven | How Honoring Others Opens Doors
Honoring others opens doors. In Hebraic thought, the door is a symbol of new beginnings. When we honor, it opens doors of new beginnings with our spouses, families, brothers and sisters in Christ, and even with those where we do business.
Whether they realize it or not, people are attracted to those who honor the Ten Commandments because they are supernaturally empowered to…
- Make wise decisions
- Be trustworthy
- Act responsibly
- Create safety
The Ten Commandments Are All about Honor!
The Ten Commandments are practical ways to live a life of honor.
- Contain your identity in the Father
- Protect your family and relationships
- Give you safety and provision to live a blessed life
- Are divine instructions and a friend
- Are the keys to living in prosperity in this hour
Remember, honor is the currency of Heaven. When you choose to honor, it allows you to purchase and pass through places—both in the physical and spiritual realms—that would otherwise be closed off.
To honor what and how God honors, opens doors to new beginnings.
The Ten Commandments | What Are They and How to Live by Them
Instead of reading the Ten Commandments as a list of dos and don’ts, we encourage you to view them as God’s divine instruction that opens doors to blessings. We encourage you to read them as ways to honor and bless God and others.
And, as we mentioned, they supernaturally empower you to live in favor.
- “You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:3)
- “You shall not make for yourself a carved image…” (see Exodus 20:4-6).
God just delivered the Israelites out of Egypt, where there were many gods. He wanted them to understand that going back to putting false gods before the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was honoring the false, rather than the true God.
The blessing: Honoring God protects you from fear.
When you honor God, recognizing and placing Him in a position of authority in your life, it guards you against the false gods that want to steal your blessings. Take fear, for example: if you agree with fear, you are honoring it. Essentially you say, “I believe you more than God’s Word.” As a result, fear gets bigger and becomes the filter in which you see life. God wants to protect you from this robber of blessing.
- “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain…” (see Exodus 20:7).
When we speak in a way that dishonors the Lord, we dishonor His name. He wants us to understand that His name is above all names and carries authority. The words we speak are to reflect and honor His authority.
The blessing: Honoring God’s name positions you to experience His authority.
When you honor His name, you agree with Him that He is your healer, provider, savior, redeemer, banner, and righteousness. This agreement allows you to tap into the power and authority of His name and all that their meanings carry.
- “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy…” (see Exodus 20:8-11).
We are to honor God with our time. He created us and knows we need a time of rest and intimacy.
The blessing: Honoring the Sabbath allows you to rest and places you into a cycle of prospering in the Lord.
When you do not honor the Sabbath or the appointed times of rest on God’s calendar, you get worn out, feel defeated, and open doors to the enemy. Honoring God during the Feasts of the Lord grows you into new levels of faith, protecting you from many yokes the enemy wants to place upon your neck.
- “Honor your father and your mother…” (see Exodus 20:12).
The first three commandments were about honoring God. Now He moves us into a place of honoring others, starting with how you came to be. Even if your parents lacked in certain areas, you are called to honor their position.
The blessing: Honoring your parents comes with a promise: “that your days may be long…”
When you honor your parents, you are in agreement with the Lord. You are saying, “I honor the Lord’s decision and plan of how I came to be. I am honoring His choice of who He assigned to be my biological parents, adoptive parents, and spiritual parents.” When you honor your parents, it protects your life, as this commandment comes with a promise… “that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
- “You shall not murder.” (Exodus 20:13)
This commandment is about honoring life. Jesus explains that murder includes anger and negative thoughts toward another.
The blessing: Honoring life positions you to receive honor, as you reap what you sow.
When you speak, think, or act in anger toward another, it opens you up to judgment, just as physical murder does. When you choose to honor this commandment, it protects you from the accuser, who wants to judge you day and night.
- “You shall not commit adultery.” (Exodus 20:14)
This commandment is about honoring covenant relationships. When you honor what God honors, it positions you for the favor of the Lord.
The blessing: Honoring the covenant relationship of marriage invites the Spirit to bring you closer to each other and the Lord.
You are to honor your marriage, but you are also to honor other’s marriages. When you honor yours, it creates covenant protection where your marriage can grow and develop. Intimacy with each other and the Lord is deepened.
When you honor others, you are positioned as trustworthy, and trust moves you into higher levels of responsibility. Honoring this commandment protects you from the enemy’s accusations of shame and guilt.
- “You shall not steal.” (Exodus 20:15)
We are to honor the property and possessions of others. This means in every dealing, be honest, not justifying the taking of something that isn’t rightfully yours.
The blessing: Honoring the property of others positions you as responsible and trustworthy.
When you act upon the covetous in your heart, it creates a way for the accuser to rightfully whisper condemning and fearful thoughts into your mind. But when you choose to honor this commandment, it protects you.
- “You shall not bear false witness…” (see Exodus 20:16).
This commandment calls us to honor the truth. Don’t get caught up in slander and gossip.
The blessing: Honoring others with your mouth keeps the enemy’s schemes at bay.
If you want truth to be released and proclaimed to you and from you, you need to have a mouth that honors God. When we honor this commandment, it opens the ear of God, and He hears your proclamations and decrees. If you don’t, it limits the ability to function in Kingdom covenant and power.
- “You shall not covet your neighbor’s [goods]…” (see Exodus 20:17).
Similar to “You shall not steal,” which is acting on the covetous heart, the last commandment is to honor your neighbor with your mind, will, and emotions. This means to honor God’s decision to give them what they have and be joyful with them.
The blessing: Honoring your neighbor’s possessions unlocks blessings in your life.
Your neighbor has covenant relationships and possessions that you are to honor. If you choose not to honor, it blocks blessings from God. If you don’t honor another’s property, it closes the door to God honoring yours.
The Key to Honor
Perhaps you have gone through this list and realized you are out of alignment as it relates to gossip or honoring your parents, for example.
The key is repentance! Go before the Lord and be honest with your struggles. Ask Him to place within your heart a desire to honor the things that honor Him and create a testimony to His Word.
Then go through the list, pray, and decree…
- “Father God, thank you for giving me instruction on how to honor you and others. Today, I will honor Your name [list ways you can honor the Lord]. I will honor my parents [list the ways you can honor your parents]. I will honor others [list the ways you can honor others], in Jesus’ name!”
Again, this is not a list of dos and don’ts, but rather, divine instruction to prosper in the Lord and fulfill your full potential.
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