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The Principle of Honor

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January 15, 2021
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Pastor Robert discusses how honoring authority impacts our lives.

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The Principle of Honor

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  • ROBERT MORRIS: So, how do youhonor dishonorable people?
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  • Well, it's real simple.
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  • You choose to.
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  • You choose to understandthat you were raised by humans.
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  • ROBERT: Alright, I want usto continue our series
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  • on relationship throughGod's top 10 list
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  • and we've coveredthe first four Commandments.
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  • We're going downthe Ten Commandments
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  • and we're trying to lookat the principle
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  • behind the Commandment.
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  • What's the principleof relationship
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  • behind the Commandment?
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  • So, this week we're onthe fifth Commandment
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  • and I'm calling thisthe principle of honor,
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  • that God wants to bring usto the place where we honor,
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  • where we have thisprinciple in life.
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  • Now, when you think about this,
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  • why would God put honoringyour parents in the top 10.
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  • I mean, if you onlyhave 10 things
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  • that you can tell someone,
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  • why would honoring yourparents make the top 10
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  • and since God knewthat mankind would fall
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  • and that we would grow upin a fallen world
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  • and some people would havereally bad parents,
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  • just to be honest about it.
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  • Josh, you didn't,but other people did.
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  • Why would God putthis in the top 10?
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  • What's He trying to do?
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  • I think He's trying to putin us the principle of honor
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  • as a young personbecause the consequences
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  • for dishonoring of authorityget more and more severe
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  • the older you get.
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  • So, God's doingsomething for our good.
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  • I think that it's foundationaland it's imperative
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  • to live a happy, fulfilled life
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  • to understandthe principle of honor.
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  • So, I have three things thatI want to share with you
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  • that honor produces.
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  • And here's number one,honor produces faith.
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  • Now, this may shock youand you might not see
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  • the connection untilI get in it some,
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  • but I'm going to show youhonor produces faith.
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  • If you want to havegreater faith in your life
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  • to believe God,honor will produce that.
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  • So, here's the Commandment,Exodus 20.
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  • I didn't tell youto turn anywhere,
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  • but if you want to turn,two passages we'll be in later,
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  • Mark 6 and Proverbs 30
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  • and so you can goto either one of those,
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  • Mark 6 or Proverbs if youwant to or both of them.
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  • But here's the Commandment,the fifth Commandment
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  • in Exodus 20:12,"Honor your father
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  • and your mother that your daysmay be long upon the land,"
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  • this is an important partthat we really miss.
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  • "Upon the land which the Lordyour God is giving you."
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  • So, He's saying honor yourfather and your mother
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  • so that your days may be longin the land that I'm giving you,
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  • the promise land.
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  • Think about that.
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  • They're coming out of bondage,
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  • they're going intothe promise land,
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  • but I don't know if you everthought about this,
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  • the majority of people
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  • that came out of Egyptdid not enter the promise land.
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  • They were in the wilderness 40years and only those 20 years,
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  • everyone 20 years oldand up died in the wilderness
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  • other than Joshua and Caleb.
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  • So, He says, "Honor yourmother and your father,"
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  • get this principleof honor in your life
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  • so your days may be longand yet these people
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  • didn't even get there.
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  • You want to know why?
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  • Because they didn't honorthe word of the Lord.
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  • See, He was tryingto get them to understand,
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  • your parents represent Me,but if you won't honor them,
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  • you won't honor me.
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  • And these people did not enterthe promise land.
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  • I'm telling you honorproduces faith.
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  • They didn't enter the promiseland because of unbelief.
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  • Look, look at this scripture.
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  • Hebrews 3:9, so we seethey could not enter in
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  • because of unbelief.
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  • So, I'm going to show you againhow honor produces faith
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  • and how unbelief is a resultof not honoring, alright?
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  • So, Mark 6:1, "Then He,"that's Jesus,
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  • "went out from thereand came to His own country."
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  • Very important, to His owncountry, where He grew up.
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  • "And His disciples followed Himand when the Sabbath had come,
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  • He began to teachin the synagogue
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  • and many hearing Himwere astonished."
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  • Now, this astonishmentis not really in a good way.
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  • Saying, "Where did this Manget these things?
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  • What wisdom is thiswhich is given Him
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  • that such mighty worksare performed Him?"
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  • Now watch this,isn't this just a carpenter?
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  • This guy's just a carpenter,a son of Mary,
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  • the brother of James,Joseph, Judas, and Simon.
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  • Are not His sistershere with us?
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  • So, they were offended at Him.
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  • But Jesus said to them,
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  • now this isa very famous saying,
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  • but we seem to only knowthe first part of it.
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  • The second partis really important.
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  • "A prophet it not withouthonor," in other words,
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  • a prophet does have honor,"except in His own country,"
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  • watch, "among His own relativesand in His own house."
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  • "Now He," that's Jesus,"could do no mighty work there".
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  • Could not do a mighty work,
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  • "except that He laid His handson a few sick people
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  • and healed them,"watch, "and marveled
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  • because of their unbelief."
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  • Okay, what caused unbelief?
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  • Dishonor.
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  • They didn't honor Him,so they had unbelief.
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  • So that means honorproduces faith.
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  • Have you ever heard this,
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  • and we're talking about familynow, parents, honoring parents?
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  • You ever heard this,familiarity breeds, what?
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  • Right, discontentment, contempt.
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  • Familiarity breeds contempt.
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  • Familiarity comesfrom the word family.
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  • Familiar, familiar family.
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  • See, because we know them.
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  • We've heard them burp.
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  • We know thesepeople really well.
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  • We've seen them get mad.We've seen them get angry.
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  • We've seen them get upset.
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  • We've heard them saythings they shouldn't say.
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  • Familiarity.
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  • That's what theysaid with Jesus.
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  • We know this guy.
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  • He said, "Listen,people don't honor
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  • people that they should honorif they're in their own family."
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  • It's very importantto understand this.
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  • Remember the Roman centurion
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  • came and said, "Lord,please heal my servant."
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  • Jesus said, "I'll come to yourhouse and heal your servant."
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  • He said, "You don't needto come to my house."
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  • Listen to what he said,
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  • "Because I, too,am a man under authority."
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  • So, you just needto say the word.
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  • Remember what Jesus said?
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  • "I haven't found faiththis great, even in Israel."
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  • This is a Roman.
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  • Why did he understandfaith so much?
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  • Listen, because heunderstood authority.
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  • What's the principal of honor?
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  • To honor those in authority.
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  • I'm telling you,the reason that we are probably
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  • the most faithless generationsince the book of Acts
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  • is because we are a verydishonoring generation.
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  • Why would God putthis in the top 10?
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  • Because He's tryingto help us understand,
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  • honor your motherand your father
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  • so that you can honor authority,so you can have faith.
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  • Have you ever heard someone say,
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  • "Nobody's gonna tell mewhat to do."?
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  • You ever heard that?
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  • Isn't it amazing that thatguy always ends up in jail
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  • or in the army?
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  • [Laughter]
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  • Okay.
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  • So, honor produces faith.
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  • Here's number two.
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  • Honor produces blessings.
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  • Honor produces blessings.
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  • Now, here's the New Testament.
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  • This is a Commandment that'salso in the New Testament.
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  • Ephesians 6:1, "Children,obey your parents
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  • in the Lord for this is right.
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  • Honor your father and mother,which is the first Commandment
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  • with promise that it maybe well with you."
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  • Now, remember this phrase,"that is may be well with you,"
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  • because now He's quotingfrom Deuteronomy 5.
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  • The Commandments are inExodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5,
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  • "And that you may livelong on the earth."
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  • Okay, children are toldto do two things.
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  • Obey and honor.
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  • Obey your parents.
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  • Honor your motherand father.
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  • Okay.What's the difference?
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  • Well, it's real simplewhat the difference is.
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  • You obey when you'rein their home.
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  • But when you grow up,and you have your own home,
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  • you honor.
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  • That's the difference.
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  • I used to tell my childrengrowing up,
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  • "As long as I'mpaying the bills,
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  • you're doing what I say.
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  • If you want to be onyour own, have at it.
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  • But when you're in this house,you're going to obey."
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  • Now, what you're hoping isis that they begin to honor you
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  • so that you can givethem more freedom.
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  • Isn't that right?
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  • You have a teenager andthe teenager gets more freedom
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  • if the teenager understandsthe principle of honor.
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  • But if the teenagerdoesn't understand
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  • the principle of honor,
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  • if the teenager's not maturing,
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  • you have to keepthe person obeying.
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  • Are y'all following me?
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  • We have some 40 years oldsthat still haven't learned
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  • the principle of honor.
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  • They go from one job to another
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  • because, "Nobody's gonnatell me what to do.
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  • Nobody's gonna be my boss."
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  • Think about this.
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  • He says, "Honoryour mother and father."
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  • Listen, we all say,"What's the promise?"
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  • It's the first Commandmentwith a promise and it is.
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  • But what's the promise?
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  • And everyone says,"That you may live long."
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  • No, that's not just the promise.
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  • The promise is that thingsmay go well with you.
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  • And that youmay live longer.
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  • I don't mean to be sarcastic,but who wants to live long
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  • if things aren't going well?
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  • That things may gowell with you.
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  • You can't imagineas a pastor how many times
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  • I've seen childrenfrom the same family,
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  • same parents, one of themthings go well for them.
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  • Are y'all following me?
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  • I'm meddling now.
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  • Actually, if you'lllisten to me,
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  • it could change your life.
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  • I've watched childrenfrom the same family,
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  • grown children.
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  • One, things just go wellfor and the other,
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  • things just don't gowell for them.
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  • And they have the same parents.
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  • Made the same mistakes,
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  • but one of them speaksand thinks
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  • and acts for hisparents with honor.
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  • Even though they're justhumans and one of them doesn't.
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  • It's extremely importantfor us to understand this.
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  • There's a promise.
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  • Let me just show you, I almost,I had so much scripture
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  • and I thought, I don't knowif I can get it all in
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  • but let me show youa couple scriptures.
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  • Romans 13:1-2,"Let every soul be subject
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  • to the governing authorities."
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  • In other words, there's a reasonHe's telling you to learn
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  • to honor because you're going tohave to honor other authorities
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  • too in your life.
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  • But I want you to noticethe word subject.
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  • This word subject, rememberI told you that many Greek words
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  • come from a military background.
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  • Many come froma sporting background.
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  • This comes froma military background.
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  • It actually means to submit to,without any question,
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  • the troop leader,
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  • and those of you whohave been in the military,
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  • you understand thisbecause your life
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  • and other livescould depend on it.
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  • It means to be obedient withoutquestion to a troop leader
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  • in a military regimen.
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  • Okay, "Let every soul be subjectto the governing authorities."
  • 00:12:33.334 --> 00:12:37.005
  • And I'll explainthis in a moment.
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  • I understand sometimes if theytell you not to obey God,
  • 00:12:38.807 --> 00:12:41.442
  • you have to obey God.I understand that.
  • 00:12:41.543 --> 00:12:43.378
  • "For there's no authorityexcept from God
  • 00:12:43.478 --> 00:12:45.313
  • and the authorities that existare appointed by God.
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  • Therefore, whoeverresists the authority,
  • 00:12:48.149 --> 00:12:49.651
  • resists the ordinance of God."
  • 00:12:49.751 --> 00:12:50.785
  • Now watch, "And those who resist
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  • will bring judgmenton themselves."
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  • Okay, now remember it said,"Let everyone be subject."
  • 00:12:56.724 --> 00:12:59.694
  • Okay, let me just show you.
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  • Luke 2:52, a very famous verse.
  • 00:13:00.995 --> 00:13:03.131
  • "And Jesus increasedin wisdom and stature
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  • and in favor of God and man."You ever read that verse?
  • 00:13:06.000 --> 00:13:08.603
  • "Jesus increasedin wisdom and stature
  • 00:13:08.703 --> 00:13:11.506
  • and with favorwith God and man."
  • 00:13:11.606 --> 00:13:13.608
  • Okay, but before He did that,that's verse 52,
  • 00:13:13.708 --> 00:13:16.144
  • let me show youwhat He did in verse 51,
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  • "Then He went downwith them, his parents,
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  • and came to Nazareth,and was subject to them."
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  • Same word as in Romans 32.
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  • Well, let me put it another way.
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  • If Jesus was subjectto His parents,
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  • shouldn't you be?
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  • Jesus.
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  • Notice that it says,
  • 00:13:38.266 --> 00:13:39.267
  • "Those who resist bringjudgment on themselves?"
  • 00:13:39.367 --> 00:13:42.070
  • Okay, let me give yousome scripture on that.
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  • Exodus 21:15, "He whostrikes his father,
  • 00:13:44.405 --> 00:13:47.742
  • or his mother shallsurely be put to death."
  • 00:13:47.842 --> 00:13:51.379
  • Exodus 21:17, "He who curseshis father or mother,
  • 00:13:51.479 --> 00:13:54.983
  • shall surely be put to death."
  • 00:13:55.083 --> 00:13:56.384
  • Proverbs 20:20, "Whoever curseshis father or his mother,
  • 00:13:56.484 --> 00:14:00.288
  • his lamp will be put outin deep darkness."
  • 00:14:00.388 --> 00:14:02.457
  • And then in the New Testament,
  • 00:14:02.557 --> 00:14:04.425
  • two referencesthat talk about people
  • 00:14:04.525 --> 00:14:06.427
  • who are underthe judgment of God.
  • 00:14:06.527 --> 00:14:08.630
  • It shows, these are people whodo this, this, this, and this.
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  • And the verses are longer.
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  • I'm just going to show you oneverse from each of the lists.
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  • Romans 1:30, "They'rebackbiters, haters of God,
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  • violent, proud, boasters,inventors of evil things,
  • 00:14:19.641 --> 00:14:23.945
  • disobedient to parents."
  • 00:14:24.045 --> 00:14:25.947
  • That makes the list.
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  • II Timothy 3:2, "For menwill be lovers of themselves,
  • 00:14:27.615 --> 00:14:31.152
  • loves of money, boasters,proud, blasphemers,
  • 00:14:31.252 --> 00:14:35.223
  • disobedient to parents."
  • 00:14:35.323 --> 00:14:38.293
  • It's in both lists.
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  • Those who resist authoritybring judgment on themselves.
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  • Now, I'm going to show you apassage from the Old Testament.
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  • It's talking about a generationthat doesn't honor
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  • its mother and father.
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  • It could be any generation.
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  • I'm not talking about now,the younger generation,
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  • past generation, futuregeneration, any generation
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  • that does not honorits mother and father.
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  • It begins with not honoringmother and father.
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  • It ends without not honoringmother and father
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  • and in the middle,there are two verses
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  • that even commentators don'tknow why they put them there,
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  • why they're there.I know why.
  • 00:15:09.557 --> 00:15:11.392
  • Because it happens to people
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  • who don't honormother and father.
  • 00:15:12.694 --> 00:15:14.729
  • So, watch, because thesetwo verses don't seem to fit,
  • 00:15:14.829 --> 00:15:16.931
  • but they fit perfectly.
  • 00:15:17.031 --> 00:15:18.933
  • Proverbs 30:11, "There isa generation that curses
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  • its father and does notbless its mother.
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  • There is a generationthat is pure in its own eyes."
  • 00:15:27.575 --> 00:15:31.612
  • Think even now aboutour society we live in now.
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  • "Yet, it is not washedfrom its filthiness.
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  • There is a generation, oh,how lofty are their eyes
  • 00:15:36.284 --> 00:15:39.287
  • and their eyelids are lifted up.
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  • There is a generation whoseteeth are like swords."
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  • Think about how sharpour words are today.
  • 00:15:44.258 --> 00:15:46.427
  • "Whose fangs are like knives,
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  • to devour the poorfrom off the earth
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  • and the needy from among men."
  • 00:15:49.931 --> 00:15:51.466
  • Now, watch, these are theseverses don't seem to fit.
  • 00:15:51.566 --> 00:15:53.768
  • "The leech, the leech,has two daughters.
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  • Give and give."
  • 00:15:58.106 --> 00:15:59.941
  • In other words, give to me,give more to me,
  • 00:16:00.041 --> 00:16:01.642
  • give to me, give to me.
  • 00:16:01.743 --> 00:16:03.745
  • "There are three thingsthat are never satisfied,
  • 00:16:03.845 --> 00:16:05.513
  • four never say, 'Enough!'The grave, the barren womb,
  • 00:16:05.613 --> 00:16:08.816
  • the earth that's notsatisfied with water,
  • 00:16:08.916 --> 00:16:10.485
  • and the fire thatnever says, 'Enough!'"
  • 00:16:10.585 --> 00:16:12.954
  • And then watch verse 17how it wraps this up.
  • 00:16:13.054 --> 00:16:16.024
  • "The eye that mocks his father
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  • and scorns obedienceto his mother,
  • 00:16:18.526 --> 00:16:21.529
  • the ravens of the valleyshall pick it out
  • 00:16:21.629 --> 00:16:24.265
  • and the young eagleswill eat it."
  • 00:16:24.365 --> 00:16:26.834
  • Okay, it starts with nothonoring more and father.
  • 00:16:26.934 --> 00:16:28.870
  • It ends with not honoringmother and father
  • 00:16:28.970 --> 00:16:30.204
  • and right in the middle it says,let me tell you something else
  • 00:16:30.304 --> 00:16:32.273
  • about this generation.
  • 00:16:32.373 --> 00:16:33.674
  • Listen, they're a generationof entitlement.
  • 00:16:33.775 --> 00:16:41.282
  • They say give and giveand they're like leeches
  • 00:16:41.382 --> 00:16:44.118
  • that suck the bloodout of other people
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  • and they can never have enough.
  • 00:16:46.054 --> 00:16:49.657
  • Because they didn't grow upwith the principle of honor.
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  • I'm telling you,the consequences
  • 00:16:54.862 --> 00:16:56.664
  • of not honoring people,mother and father,
  • 00:16:56.764 --> 00:17:00.034
  • authorities.Everyone.
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  • You know, I could have gonethrough so many lists
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  • for this message.
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  • You know, you're supposedto honor a lot of people.
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  • Here's a good one.
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  • Honor one another.
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  • That's everybody.
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  • Honor your wife,it says, to the husbands.
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  • Honor, honor your husbandsit says to the wives.
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  • Honor.
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  • You know the veryfirst thing Hitler did
  • 00:17:22.423 --> 00:17:25.193
  • when he wantedto change a nation
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  • to be the most evil nationprobably that's ever lived?
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  • He went after the kids.
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  • And do you know whathe taught them to do?
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  • If their parentsdisagreed with Nazism,
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  • he taught the childrento turn the parents in.
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  • Let me say it another way,
  • 00:17:49.050 --> 00:17:50.718
  • he taught them to dishonortheir mother and their father.
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  • Go after that next generationand cause them to violate
  • 00:17:56.657 --> 00:17:59.293
  • the fifth Commandment.
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  • So, honor produces faith,it produces blessings.
  • 00:18:00.661 --> 00:18:03.131
  • Here's the third thing.
  • 00:18:03.231 --> 00:18:04.398
  • It produces destiny.
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  • Honor produces destiny.
  • 00:18:06.767 --> 00:18:09.504
  • Let me go back nowand read it in Deuteronomy 5.
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  • So, I read this Commandmentin the Old Testament,
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  • Exodus 20 and inthe New Testament
  • 00:18:16.777 --> 00:18:18.713
  • and now I'm going to show itto you in Deuteronomy 5:16,
  • 00:18:18.813 --> 00:18:22.917
  • "Honor your fatherand your mother
  • 00:18:23.017 --> 00:18:25.186
  • as the Lord, your God,has commanded you
  • 00:18:25.286 --> 00:18:27.421
  • that your days may be long,that it may be well with you,"
  • 00:18:27.522 --> 00:18:31.792
  • watch, "in the landwhich the Lord, your God,
  • 00:18:31.893 --> 00:18:35.730
  • has given you."
  • 00:18:35.830 --> 00:18:36.931
  • Okay, so he's referringto a promise land for them,
  • 00:18:37.031 --> 00:18:38.866
  • but can I tell you something?
  • 00:18:38.966 --> 00:18:40.168
  • God has a promised land for you.
  • 00:18:40.268 --> 00:18:43.171
  • God has a callingand a destiny on your life
  • 00:18:43.271 --> 00:18:48.476
  • that things will notgo well with you
  • 00:18:48.576 --> 00:18:53.281
  • if you don't honoryour mother and your father.
  • 00:18:53.381 --> 00:18:56.417
  • Honor your motherand your father
  • 00:18:56.517 --> 00:18:57.618
  • that things may go well with youand you may live long
  • 00:18:57.718 --> 00:19:02.056
  • in the destiny in the callingthat God has on your life.
  • 00:19:02.156 --> 00:19:07.195
  • That's what this is saying.
  • 00:19:07.295 --> 00:19:08.896
  • So, God has the destiny, he hasthe promise land for everyone.
  • 00:19:08.996 --> 00:19:11.566
  • The promise land,by the way, is not heaven.
  • 00:19:11.666 --> 00:19:13.834
  • Some people have said that,the promise land is heaven.
  • 00:19:13.935 --> 00:19:16.170
  • No, the promise landis not heaven
  • 00:19:16.270 --> 00:19:17.738
  • because the promise landstill had enemy's in it
  • 00:19:17.838 --> 00:19:21.742
  • and heaven doesn'thave any enemies.
  • 00:19:21.842 --> 00:19:23.144
  • The promise land isthe overcoming Christian life
  • 00:19:23.244 --> 00:19:26.080
  • on this earth,when you defeat your enemy
  • 00:19:26.180 --> 00:19:29.016
  • and you live in the blessingsof God on this earth.
  • 00:19:29.116 --> 00:19:32.386
  • That's the promise land.
  • 00:19:32.486 --> 00:19:36.557
  • So, it's all through scripture.
  • 00:19:36.657 --> 00:19:41.829
  • This is a long passage,but I'm going to read it,
  • 00:19:41.929 --> 00:19:44.065
  • so I can explain it to youand then we'll wrap up.
  • 00:19:44.165 --> 00:19:46.367
  • Matthew 15:1 says,"Then the scribes and Pharisees
  • 00:19:46.467 --> 00:19:50.671
  • who were from Jerusalem cameto Jesus saying,
  • 00:19:50.771 --> 00:19:53.407
  • "Why do your disciplestransgress the tradition
  • 00:19:53.507 --> 00:19:55.610
  • of the elders,
  • 00:19:55.710 --> 00:19:56.944
  • for they do not wash their handswhen they eat bread."
  • 00:19:57.044 --> 00:20:00.548
  • That's shocking to me,
  • 00:20:00.648 --> 00:20:01.682
  • the fishermen didn'twash their hands.
  • 00:20:01.782 --> 00:20:08.289
  • He answered and said,listen how tactful Jesus is,
  • 00:20:08.389 --> 00:20:11.692
  • "Why do you also transgressthe commandment of God
  • 00:20:11.792 --> 00:20:14.161
  • because of your tradition?
  • 00:20:14.262 --> 00:20:16.530
  • For God commanded saying,
  • 00:20:16.631 --> 00:20:18.766
  • 'Honor your fatherand your mother
  • 00:20:18.866 --> 00:20:20.768
  • and he who cursesfather or mother,
  • 00:20:20.868 --> 00:20:23.604
  • let him be put to death.'"
  • 00:20:23.704 --> 00:20:24.872
  • I read you boththose scriptures,
  • 00:20:24.972 --> 00:20:26.540
  • Exodus 20 and Exodus 21.
  • 00:20:26.641 --> 00:20:28.743
  • "But you say, 'Whoever saysto his father or mother,
  • 00:20:28.843 --> 00:20:32.680
  • whatever prophet you mighthave received from me
  • 00:20:32.780 --> 00:20:35.483
  • is a gift to God.
  • 00:20:35.583 --> 00:20:38.085
  • Then he need not honorhis father or mother.'"
  • 00:20:38.185 --> 00:20:39.987
  • In other words, instead of mehelping you in your old age,
  • 00:20:40.087 --> 00:20:44.158
  • that is set asideas a gift to God.
  • 00:20:44.258 --> 00:20:46.727
  • They didn't give itto God though.
  • 00:20:46.827 --> 00:20:49.030
  • So, they didn't honor theirparents in their old age.
  • 00:20:49.130 --> 00:20:51.999
  • "Thus, you've madethe Commandment of God
  • 00:20:52.099 --> 00:20:53.601
  • of no affect by your tradition.
  • 00:20:53.701 --> 00:20:55.770
  • Hypocrites!
  • 00:20:55.870 --> 00:20:56.871
  • Well did Isaiah prophesyabout you saying
  • 00:20:56.971 --> 00:20:58.706
  • 'These people drawnear to me with their mouth
  • 00:20:58.806 --> 00:21:00.808
  • and they honor mewith their lips,
  • 00:21:00.908 --> 00:21:03.444
  • but their heartis far from me.'"
  • 00:21:03.544 --> 00:21:05.313
  • So, let me tell yousome things about honor.
  • 00:21:05.413 --> 00:21:07.481
  • Honor is not what you say,it's what you do
  • 00:21:07.581 --> 00:21:10.651
  • and it's what you doin your heart.
  • 00:21:10.751 --> 00:21:13.487
  • He said, "These people saywith their lips they honor me."
  • 00:21:13.587 --> 00:21:16.691
  • So, you can mouth the wordsthat you honor your parents,
  • 00:21:16.791 --> 00:21:19.827
  • but how do you reallythink about them?
  • 00:21:19.927 --> 00:21:22.430
  • Do you really honor them?
  • 00:21:22.530 --> 00:21:24.098
  • Are you honoringof your parents?
  • 00:21:24.198 --> 00:21:26.600
  • Now, what if youhad bad parents?
  • 00:21:26.701 --> 00:21:30.304
  • Let's talk about it.
  • 00:21:30.404 --> 00:21:31.472
  • Some people grew upwith heathen parents,
  • 00:21:31.572 --> 00:21:36.243
  • completely heathen.
  • 00:21:36.344 --> 00:21:38.112
  • Some people grew up withChristian or churched parents
  • 00:21:38.212 --> 00:21:42.149
  • who were very bad.
  • 00:21:42.249 --> 00:21:44.251
  • As a matter of fact,
  • 00:21:44.352 --> 00:21:46.120
  • I think I see moreabusive situations
  • 00:21:46.220 --> 00:21:49.724
  • that are difficult to get healedfrom church situations
  • 00:21:49.824 --> 00:21:55.863
  • than heathen situations.
  • 00:21:55.963 --> 00:21:58.699
  • Because it's toughwhen your parents
  • 00:21:58.799 --> 00:22:01.736
  • are quoting the Bible to youand acting a different way.
  • 00:22:01.836 --> 00:22:09.210
  • So, how do you honordishonorable people?
  • 00:22:09.310 --> 00:22:14.882
  • Well, it's real simple.
  • 00:22:14.982 --> 00:22:17.385
  • You choose to.
  • 00:22:17.485 --> 00:22:20.488
  • You choose to understandthat you were raised by humans
  • 00:22:20.588 --> 00:22:27.528
  • and you don't knowhow they were raised
  • 00:22:27.628 --> 00:22:28.863
  • and you don't knowwhat they went through,
  • 00:22:28.963 --> 00:22:29.997
  • and they alsodon't have the truth,
  • 00:22:30.097 --> 00:22:32.533
  • most of them don't havethe truth that you have now.
  • 00:22:32.633 --> 00:22:37.338
  • They didn't know anything aboutthe Holy Spirit, many of them,
  • 00:22:37.438 --> 00:22:40.708
  • and if they did,it was a legalistic version
  • 00:22:40.808 --> 00:22:42.443
  • which is not the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:22:42.543 --> 00:22:44.545
  • They don't know anything aboutinner healing or deliverance
  • 00:22:44.645 --> 00:22:47.815
  • or the baptism in the spirit,they don't know anything
  • 00:22:47.915 --> 00:22:49.717
  • about really gettingin the word.
  • 00:22:49.817 --> 00:22:50.818
  • The churches were formand tradition and ritual.
  • 00:22:50.918 --> 00:22:54.922
  • It was a cultural thing insteadof a spiritual experience.
  • 00:22:55.022 --> 00:23:00.261
  • I have great parents,but they weren't perfect,
  • 00:23:00.361 --> 00:23:04.365
  • but you've never heardme dishonor them.
  • 00:23:04.465 --> 00:23:07.501
  • I'm never going to becausethere's a principle
  • 00:23:07.601 --> 00:23:11.739
  • and things have gone well for me
  • 00:23:11.839 --> 00:23:14.708
  • in the land God'scalled me to be in.
  • 00:23:14.809 --> 00:23:17.545
  • And I believe it'sbecause of this principle.
  • 00:23:17.645 --> 00:23:20.381
  • It's time we stop thinkingthat God's commandments
  • 00:23:20.481 --> 00:23:22.917
  • are old fashionedand started thinking
  • 00:23:23.017 --> 00:23:24.952
  • that they are well-fashioned.
  • 00:23:25.052 --> 00:23:28.255
  • They are well-fashioned.
  • 00:23:28.355 --> 00:23:29.390
  • There's a reason.
  • 00:23:29.490 --> 00:23:34.361
  • So, what do you do if you havedishonorable parents?
  • 00:23:34.462 --> 00:23:36.630
  • Listen, you forgive them.
  • 00:23:36.730 --> 00:23:39.934
  • Because if youdon't forgive them,
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  • you're the one that's goingto bring evil on yourself.
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  • You're the onethat's gonna suffer.
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  • You forgive.
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  • You understand they're humans.
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  • They're humans.
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  • You don't have to honortheir actions,
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  • you just have to in your heartsay, "I forgive them."
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  • Sometimes peopleask this question,
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  • "Why did God put mein this home?"
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  • Well, what we needto understand is many times
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  • God doesn't put usin a situation,
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  • but He'll take usthrough that situation
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  • and because of us growing upin that situation,
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  • you may be ableto minister to people
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  • that no one elsecan minister to.
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  • There are principles that evenif you don't understand them,
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  • if you say, "You know what?
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  • This is God's word and I'm goingto obey this Commandment
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  • and I'm goingto obey this principle."
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  • There's fruit on the other side.
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  • I want youto think about this principle.
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  • It's the principle of honor.
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  • And God specificallyteaches us this principle
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  • through our parents.
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  • But it's not always easy to do.
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  • Some of us had parents thatmight not have been believers.
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  • Some of us mighthave had parents
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  • that were absolutely horribleand did just horrible things.
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  • I want to encourage you thoughthat it's in your heart
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  • and part of the waythat you honor
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  • your mother and your father isyou realize that they're humans,
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  • but you have to forgive them,and you have to release them.
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  • If you don't forgive them,you'll stay in bondage.
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  • These are God's principlesthrough his top 10 list.
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  • I'm going to continuethis series next time,
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  • but I want to encourage you,
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  • put the principle of honorto work in your life today.
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  • See you next time.
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  • ANNOUNCER: Thank you for joiningus for today's program
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  • as Pastor Robert shares amessage from his series
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  • "Relationship".
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  • God really loves you and wantsto have a closer relationship
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  • with you, however, when we thinkof the ten commandments,
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  • many of us think of a list ofrules telling us what not to do.
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  • But the truth is, God designedthe ten commandments as a way
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  • for us to have a relationshipwith Him.
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  • You are so valuable to God,and His plan for your life
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  • has always been for you tothrive in your relationship
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  • with Him, and in therelationships with people
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  • around you.
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  • In fact, relationship with youhas always been,
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  • and always will be His numberone priority.
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  • Throughout this in-depthteaching series, Pastor Robert
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  • will walk you through the tencommandments,
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  • and help you discover how eachcommandment is actually
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  • a principle that draws us into adeeper relationship with Him.
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  • As you find relationship throughGod's top ten,
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  • your relationship with the Lordwill begin to grow to new
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  • depths, and you'll learn moreabout His heart
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  • in designing these principleswith you in mind.
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  • [Phone ringing]
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  • NARRATOR: One day you wake upasking yourself.
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  • WOMAN: When will it ever end?
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  • [Dishes clanking]No, no, no, no...
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  • It's due when?
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  • No, no, no, no,no, no, no, no!
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  • [Whimpering]
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  • [Clock ticking]
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  • [Snoring]
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  • Our fourth quarter TPS --SON: He followed me home.
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  • [Screaming]Can I keep him?
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  • WOMAN: So, when does it all end?
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  • I discovered itcan end every week.
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  • HUSBAND: Hey, tomorrow'sour day off.
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  • [Sighing]
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