He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
You cannot advance in the kingdom of God and overlook people. By dishonoring people you limit what the Lord can do in your life.
Don’t undermine anyone who is in a seat of authority. If there is a seat or position you will not honor, that is a seat you will not take.
Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him , and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
Positions/seats are set by God.
Instead of asking God for a specific seat or position, ask Him for His will!
It doesn’t matter how or where you serve in the Kingdom. Show honor.
You raise your value and influence by serving. Jesus said, “he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.” (Matthew 23:11)
Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
The woman asked for asked for position. Jesus responded by asking if she was willing and able to pay the price.
God uses someone to set the price, to see if you are worthy for the seat you want in life.
No man or devil has the power to keep you from your destiny and the plan of God!
I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
The price for your seat is set by those that oppose you.
2 Samuel 16:9-11
Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head. And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the Lord hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so? And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it ? let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord hath bidden him.
There is no man that can control your destiny. If you are willing to show honor, God will honor you.
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord , and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord .
When you honor people, you pay the price for the seat…honor is the currency of the kingdom.