What Have You Done to Build Yourself Up?

Written by Keith Butler

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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  James 1:22 (KJV)

Our obedience to the Word releases the power within the Word. You have to act on the Word in order to release the healing power that is in it. Now, James chapter 1 tells us to be doers of the Word or else we deceive ourselves. You can come to the place where you think you are "all that" spiritually.

Perhaps you have stood on the Word in the past. You learned the Word. You heard the Word and have had manifestations of healing and other blessings in your life before. But something happens to us that we do not recognize. Over time we come to a place where we are living off our past triumphs, teaching, and revelation, when we have to deal with a current problem.

You have to have current faith, current Word, and current revelation to deal with the current proble m. If you do not, you will wind up trying to catch up. Yet, mentally you will think, "Well, I don't understand. I know this situation. I understand this, I have been taught this..." but you are not current. Operating in the things of the Spirit is, "what have you done lately?"

What have you done lately to build yourself up in faith? What are you doing right now? In spiritual things, you are either getting stronger all the time, or you are getting weaker. Yet, mentally, you are thinking, "I'm all right." But you are not all right. You are self-deceived. And you do not find out that you are self-deceived until you get up and attempt to shake it off, and it does not shake off. It's like Sampson, he got up one day and tried to shake himself loose and had no power.

But the power comes when you continue to look in the Word of God. James 1:25 says, "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed."

The Word "looketh" implies constantly looking into. I am still looking into this. Looking into what? The "perfect" law. That means there is no flaw in it. There is no lack of power where healing is concerned. And there is no lack of power where the Word of God is concerned. It is the perfect law of liberty. It will always set you free when you continue to apply it every day of your life.

Scripture References: Judges 16:20-21; John 8:31-32

Bishop Keith Butler

1 Comment

  • Comment Link Tierra J. Tuesday, 13 July 2010 15:22 posted by Tierra J.

    Thank you for this Word. Powerful!

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