The anointing of honor


Romans 13:6-7 KJV

For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

The Verse of the Day for April 15, 2014 speaks of honor, which has been defined as a “deep, deep abiding inner attitude of reverence and respect.” While reflecting on the concept of rendering honor to whom honor is due, I recall a blog entry entitled “The Anointing of Honor” based on a teaching by Apostle John Testola, who shared three key principles

1)      “Our honor activates the honor that is in the heart of God.”

2)     “Honor produces an exchange.”

3)     “Honor is about value”

The entry concluded with an original poem with the same title as the teaching:


The Anointing of Honor                    


The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom;

and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 15:33



“Our honor activates the honor

that is in the heart of God.”

Apostle John Tetsola


“Before honor is humility,” says the Lord.

We give honor to those who minister the Word,

Not withholding honor to whom honor is due.

We follow these precepts, for the Word of God is true,

Giving life, sharper than any two-edged sword.


We honor one another and walk in one accord.

Husbands and wives—symbolic of a three-fold cord—

Must cherish honor, appreciate its value:

“Before honor is humility.”


The power of this precept cannot be ignored.

All those who bestow honor have great reward.

We must give honor in all that we say and do,

Pressing toward the mark for the prize, we continue

Striving for the perfection we all are moving toward:

“Before honor is humility.”


“This is My Desire to Honor You” is offered as a song of worship by Hillsong.

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