It is written in Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. It is also written in Eph 6:2&3 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee and thou mayest live long on the earth.
One of the things that is severly lacking in this generation is honoring of our fathers and mothers. Many children dishonor their parents, especially their fathers. Some have a meticulous record of every mistake and every offense they have commited and they hold them in derision and unforgiveness with absolutely no fear of God before their eyes. They scoff at the verses I just mentioned, yet it does not go well with them. I say unto them; forgive your dad and repent of your dishonoring him, even if he was wicked toward you, forgive him, fear God, humble yourself and honor him before God and see what He will do for you and your dad, if he is still alive. When you dishonor him you are actually cutting yourself off from many blessings that God ministers through fathers to their children, and through children to their fathers. Mal 4:5&6 Behold I send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Because someone does not believe God's Word, nor fear Him, that does not exclude them from the effect of it. He is no respecter of persons;
Rom 2:9-11 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God.
You do this as unto the Lord, and whether you realize it or not, when you dishonor your Dad, it is unto the Lord; you are dishonoring Him. The same goes for wives. It is unto the Lord that you honor your husband, trusting the Lord to bless you and honor you for so doing, and it is unto the Lord that you dishonor him.
Fathers and husbands bear the weight and responsibility before God. We must answer to Him whether we loved our wives and children and led them in the right way before God. If we have not, then we need to repent to them first and then to God. He will forgive us and change us.
What do you want, tribulation and anguish, or glory , honor, and peace? Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and do His Word unto Him, loving Him, doing good to those that hate you, and he will exhalt you in due season.
Repent and Believe the Gospel!
REPENT AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL!Jesus said,"The time is fullfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe the Gospel" The Gospel is that the Word of God became a man; Jesus, the only begotten of the Father, the Son of God, full of grace and truth, and lived in this world with every temptation that you and I face, and yet He never sinned and He gave himself to die on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day the Father raised Him from the dead. He was seen of above 500 witnesses after He arose and He ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven. He is there right now, alive, making intercession on our behalf to the Father. He is coming again with all the saints and all the angels in great power and glory and all who live and believe in him will be united with him and thus will we ever be with the Lord. I urge you to seek Him now, during this time while the long suffering of God is waiting, for the Day of the Lord is coming soon. He loves you and He will save you to the utter most if you will put your trust in Him.