The spirit of dishonor

The Spirit of Dishonor


The spirit of dishonor is an evil spirit that makes people disrespect, demean, and look down on other people. Dishonor makes people treat others without courtesy and treat them as if they are lesser than them, as if they are inferior, as if they do not know anything, and as if they do not deserve basic human decency. The spirit of dishonor degrades others, brings disgrace, and leads to humiliation. Where there is dishonor, there is pride, hatred, jealousy, envy, and shame.

What makes a person dishonor other people? It might be because such a person has low self-esteem, and to try and correct their inner sense of inadequacy, they dishonor others to try and bring them down so that that person can feel good about themselves. A person with a low opinion of themselves can use dishonor as a mask to hide their inner sense of inadequacy. The spirit of dishonor can also be due to shame. Shame and low self-esteem go hand in hand. Shame makes a person feel like there is something wrong with them. When a person is living in shame and feeling like they are a fundamentally flawed human being, it is difficult for them to honor and respect other people. That shame provides a good ground for the spirit of dishonor to operate in that person’s life.

Another thing that can introduce the spirit of dishonor in a person’s life is pride. If a person feels like they are better than the other person, then it becomes very easy to dishonor that person that they consider to be inferior to them. Pride makes a person elevate themself above other people, and it is easy for such a person to mistreat others. The spirit of dishonor can also come in when a person sees the other person as weak, gullible, naive, or someone who can easily be taken advantage of. If something thinks that they can dishonor someone else and get away with it, and if they lack good character, then such a person will begin operating in a spirit of dishonor when they interact with someone or with people they consider to be weak or naive.

The spirit of dishonor also comes in where there is envy and jealousy. Some people use disrespect as a way of acting out the envy they feel towards another person. When you have qualities that someone else envies, then that person might start disrespecting you because they know you have something that they do not have. Instead of appreciating your talents, giftings, and admirable qualities that you have and approaching you to try and learn from you, an envious person will try to bring you down. Through their words and actions, they will start treating you in a demeaning way in an attempt to bring out feelings of inadequacy in you. Their deeming attitude towards you is their way of trying to bring you down.

The spirit of dishonor brings pain and hurt in people’s lives. If you interact with someone who disrespects you over and over again, with time, hurt and bitterness can start growing in your heart. It is therefore important for you to watch out, set boundaries, and remove yourself from situations where you notice the spirit of dishonor operating. If you cannot remove yourself from such a situation, learn to set healthy boundaries with people and do not allow people to make it a habit to dishonor you. Guard your heart. Setting healthy and firm boundaries with people is one of the ways of protecting yourself.

Dishonor brings in disfavor. Where the spirit of dishonor is, then the Spirit of God cannot move. God is a God of honor, and He does not operate in an environment full of dishonor. Where dishonor is, there you will find anger, bitterness, envy, spite, and other types of sin, and such block the move of God in such an environment. The spirit of dishonor is one of the ways the enemy uses to sow seeds of discord and block people’s blessings. Dishonor is a weapon the enemy uses to block people from recognizing and appreciating authority in their lives, and when people dishonor authority figures, disfavor comes in with severe consequences.

If you will not hear, and if you will not take it to heart, to give glory to My name,” Says the Lord of hosts, “I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have cursed them already, because you do not take it to heart. Malachi 2:2.

May God help us to be people of honor, who treat one another with respect, dignity, and high regard. Let us not be people who put one another down or people who are haughty, prideful, envious, and jealous of others. Rather, let us walk in humility, pursue righteousness, and be controlled in our speech and conduct. May we people who give honor to those to whom honor is due and who treat one another with kindness without discrimination. Honor brings healing, builds trust, and creates a good environment where relationships thrive.

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Romans 12:9-13.

The spirit of dishonor can also be a familiar spirit and a generational curse that brings dishonor into your life. When the spirit of dishonor is operating in your life, people disrespect you even when there is no apparent reason to do so. They will mock and belittle you and they will look down on you and treat you like you are inferior to them even in cases where they may be your subordinates. Dishonor can also come in when you dishonor God and other people, and you end up reaping the dishonor. The spirit of dishonor paints you as a person who can be easily used, manipulated, disregarded, mistreated, belittled, degraded, humiliated, and treated as a doormat, regardless of your position in society.

Where the spirit of dishonor is operating intergenerationally, you will notice a pattern of dishonor in your family cutting across generations. You will start to experience what your parents and grandparents experienced, and if you do not break that pattern, you might end up passing dishonor down to your children. One of the ways that such generational curses come in is through idol worship or consulting mediums or sorcerers. Worship of other gods is a sin and dishonors God and brings in curses in a person’s life that are passed across generations.

Another way that dishonor comes in is through childhood trauma, which can also be a transgenerational negative cycle in a family. When a child goes through traumatic experiences such as abuse, that can open the door for the spirit of dishonor to come into that child’s life. Such a child might grow up resisting authority figures because of the bad experiences they have experienced in their family or with other people and they might go on to dishonor others and to experience dishonor from other people. Trauma also opens the door for other spirits like shame and rejection that perpetuate the negative cycle of dishonor.

If there is a pattern of dishonor in your life, it is time to re-examine yourself and seek God. If you discern there is a generational curse operating in your life, know that only God has the power to break such curses. In Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, those curses can be broken and you can be set free and live a life full of honor. Study the word of God, pray, fast, and seek guidance from true servants of God, and you will find healing and freedom in Jesus Christ. In cases where you experienced childhood trauma and other types of traumatic events, seek healing and restoration from God. God is more than able to heal you from all the wounds you have experienced in your life. In addition, it is important to seek professional assistance to help you process and heal from the traumatic experiences you have gone through in life.

If there has been dishonor in your life, choose a different path and live a life of honor. Choose to treat other people with respect, dignity, and kindness. Be humble and open to correction when you are in error. Say no to pride, haughtiness, anger, spite, bitterness, and other types of sins, and choose to live a life that honors God. Pray for God to shine His light in dark areas in your life so that you may see clearly and for the wicked tactics of the enemy to be exposed. If you have dishonored God and/or other people in any way, it is time to repent and come out of agreement with dishonor. Repent, turn away from sin, and turn towards God for the healing and salvation of your soul. God honors those who honor Him.

Therefore the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I said indeed that your house and the house of your father would walk before Me forever.’ But now the Lord says: ‘Far be it from Me; for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed. 1 Samuel 2:30.

When you walk in honor, honoring God and men, then you will reap honor.


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The spirit of dishonor
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