Released January 2007 through Prophetess Theresa Johnson
"Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership." --1 Timothy 4:14
Don't minimize your scribal ministry. You are needed in the body of Christ! It grieves my heart to hear the testimony of believers who sit quietly in church congregations holding back prophetic poems, inspirational writings, prophetic prayers and other creative works because they do not think what they have is important. It grieves me even more to see these gifts minimized by leaders or set aside during times of worship and praise when they should be coming forth. Every single person – and their gifting – is needed in the body. There are many who write the prophetic creative word of the Lord. But they have no direction, no outlet and no one to talk with who seems to understand.
It's not unusual for a scribal gift to be seen as insignificant or viewed as a form of entertainment in the body. This happens, for the most part, because people lack the teaching or they just don't understand the purpose for the gift. Every now and then I see scribal ministry come forth in the form of plays or as words of encouragement and hope during funerals, weddings on various holidays – especially Valentines Day, Easter, Christmas and Mother's Day. I'm not trying to be comical here, but it's the truth.
You're not a holiday poet. You're not just a playwright whose productions come forth at Easter. You are a minister of the gospel who uses written words as your sword and shield. It is through your pen and paper or keyboard and mouse that God will deliver nations into your hands for salvation, deliverance and healing.
Our father in heaven does not want you to limit your potential. There are many prophetic writers who have been folded into theatrical ministries or onto poetry teams where the focus may be on presenting the gift, instead of cultivating it. Right now, the Lord is saying to you, "I want to take you higher. It's time to cultivate the Scribal Anointing upon your life and go to new heights and levels in me." The plans God has for us are free limits and boundaries.
No gift is too small for God! I really pray that you get this! Everyone's ministry is significant. I wish I could shout this from the rooftop of every mountain in the world.
1 Corinthians 12:17-23 : "If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor…"
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