“. . .Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power be unto Him Who sits upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever” (Revelation 5:13b).
Honor: (Gr. Time, (Tee-may) from Tino): Esteem to the highest degree; Dignity based upon a high price or penalty paid
Honor: (Heb. Kabowd, from Kabad): Weighty, Splendor, Glorious
The highest place of honor is the Throne of God, the Father and the Son, the Lamb. It is a place of dominion and power in the Spirit. This place of honor walks in authority flowing from the Throne. The Holy Scepter is extended, and favor is granted. It is a place of reverence, respect, full of awe and wonder. Indeed, the wonder of this place of honor is the grace extended in the Redemption in Christ and the Salvation brought forth from it that raised the believer to this high and holy realm, seated at the right hand of God in Christ Jesus (cf. Ephesians 2:6).
The Place of Honor is a place of Wisdom, Knowledge and Spiritual Understanding; not a place of feelings, emotions and temperament. This Place of Honor functions in the Wisdom of God, not the foolishness of man. This Wisdom is steadfast and grounded in the Truth. It is not fickle, changeable and fleeting. This Wisdom does not feel its way through relationships; rather it purposes to keep true faith and allegiance to the covenant commitments that were given. It fulfills the will of God given by His Word and does not alter or manipulate the Word for selfish purposes. It does not break faith and allegiance to the Covenant based on transient feelings, new affinities or affections. It is faithful and true from the beginning to end.
The Place of Honor is a place to walk in by faith and not by sight. This faith calls things that are not as though they were (cf. Romans 4:17). It believes to see the glory of God and actually sees it fulfilled. In this Place of Honor, the Lord speaks and the believer listens; then acts upon that which was heard. This believer is not a “forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work” (James 1:25). Indeed, a faithful doer, bringing honor to the Father and the Son.
The Place of Honor is weighty, full of substance, and sober mindedness. It is not imaginary, fanciful, and fleeting. This place of Honor remains and stands firm. It does not fade away like a summer breeze. It is real world and not dream state. It is of a sound mind and not delusional.
The Place of Honor is full of Splendor, Brilliant and Glorious. It is not Dark, Vague, or Clandestine. It is forthright, self-evident, in full manifestation of Glory. Here there is nothing deceptive, deceiving, or cloaked in guile. Here dwells the Father, the Lamb and the Spirit of Truth. Here dwells the saints who have been raised to reign in this Place of Honor by the favor and grace of God.
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen (I Timothy 1:17).