“And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.” Luke 4:23.
“Teacher, teach thyself, doctor, heal thyself, prophet, prophesy to thyself, preacher, preach to thyself, artist, create thyself.”
How many us who teach others, teach ourselves?
How many who preach, preach to themselves?
Much of what we profess, speak, or say to others, we can very easily then not examine those things within us.
Every day is filled with the conversations of many different situations and people in it, and yet I wonder how many times we tend to either say the wrong thing, a hurtful thing, or any myriad of different words and actions.
Do any of us learn from the things that we say, or that we mis-say?
Do those who prophesy to many, also then take those words and apply them to themselves?
The very Words that some profess and speak with even great eloquence, is not always being applied to those who speak it.
Those Words should enter into the deep chambers of our own being. They should be spoken to the one who preaches, prophesies, and teaches, so that those very words can then enter in to our own deep recesses of the heart and mind, because without the application “within,” then how would we ourselves ever change?
It is hypocritical, and it is the worst kind of double-standard.
It is said:
“My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.“ James 3:1.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?