I know you are already uncomfortable and angry with the topic of this message but suffer it now, that your mind may be renewed.
Today, children really find it difficult honoring their parents. They have no regard for God’s authority, which is their parents, in their life. We see all sort of misconduct, disrespect, cursing and betrayal of parents by children of today, and they careless whether it can affect the dignity of their father and mother. Since it favors and satisfies their desires, ego and pride, that’s fine. And it’s happening everywhere; at our homes, work places, schools and even in the church, where authority is despised.
The end began when Christ died, rose from the dead and ascended into heaven; the spirit was poured on all flesh and since then the love of many has greatly waxed cold. Hear me, Some of the signs of the end time is ingratitude, stubbornness, immorality, lack of love, selfishness and above all rebellion.
Jesus Christ made it clear when the Jews accused Him of having a demon that the only thing that proves He’s not demon filled is that he honors His Father in humility and we dishonor Him (the Word).
“Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.” – John 8:49
You know why Christ said this? Because out of our ignorance it has never occurred to us that it is written “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” –1 Samuel 15:23
Christ is saying “evil would have been found in me if I was rebellious”. He is saying “you are no different from a witch or wizard if you are rebellious. And since you’ve rejected what will give you life, which is the Word (Christ) I’ll also reject you from being a ruler”. Eiii….
When Ham was rebelling against his father Noah, who being drunk and lay unconscious, he forgot that it is this same man who is the reason for his being. He forgot that he wouldn’t have been alive, and would have been carried away by the flood if not for this man Noah who lay naked. Those of you who expose the nakedness (weakness, defect, shame, misfortune) of your father and mother to your relatives, friends, and the world, be careful. It is dangerous for one in authority to stay silent, to neither bless nor curse you. Noah blessed all his children except Ham, who he neither blessed nor cursed. And it was not well with him. Scripture says “honor your father and mother that it shall be well with you.” It was not well with Ham.
A tree can never outgrow its roots. A fish can never outgrow it source. So regardless of how much wealth you possess, you can never be greater than the ones who brought you to this world. So please humble yourself.
Some of you tip your parents when it comes to honoring them financially and in kind. You think you are doing them a favor when it’s your turn to support them in their old age and challenging times; yet you honor your uncles and auntie who never witnessed your foolish act at home. Don’t be fooled!
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” – 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Please repent of such if you find yourself as one! Because a day is coming that it shall be rendered unto us our due reward, with our actions weighed and tried with fire 🔥.
May the Grace of the Lord be greatly abundant in your life that you may have the strength to stand in this perilous times. Shalom!