Parats – The Power of honor in Breakthrough
Proverbs 3:9-10 NETS
Honor the Lord from your just labours, and offer him of your firstfruits of righteousness. in order that your storerooms may be filled with an abundance of grain, and that your vats may gush with wine”.
- “Parats” – to gush out, break out.
– Also: became…prosperous, breakthrough, spread everywhere (even abroad), grow, increase, outburst, overflow, opens up.
Psalm 23:1,5-6 NKJV
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (5) You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. (6) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.
Psalm 66:12 NKJV
You have caused men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water; But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
“Honor with your righteous labour”
James 1:17 NKJV
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
Colossians 3:23-24 NKJV
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, (24)knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
Abraham – picture of honor and abundance
Genesis 12:1-3 NKJV
‘Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. (2)I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. (3)I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Genesis 14:17-23 NKJV
And the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley), after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him. (18) Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. (19) And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; (20) And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all. (21) Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.” (22) But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, (23) that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’—
Old Testament agricultural people – “Bring the choice first fruits of your soil”
Exodus 23:19 NASB
“You shall bring the choice first fruits of your soil into the house of the Lord your God. “You are not to boil a young goat in the milk of its mother.
Jesus’ shows the way -Treasure (honor) what is real and lasting
Matthew 6:20-21 NKJV
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. (21) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:31-34 NKJV
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ (32) For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. (33) But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (34) Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6:9-13 NKJV
In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. (10)Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. (11) Give us this day our daily bread. (12)And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. (13) And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.