Yesterday I read a prophecy that was written by Apostle Theresa Harvard Johnson in 2005. It is titled “There is a scribal anointing in the land.” This was probably the second or third time that I have read that particular prophecy and it blesses me every time I read it. This prophecy has great meaning in my life because it has allowed me to see the road that Holy Spirit has been leading me on since 2005 to fulfill and know the scribal call on my life.
At some point in 2004 Holy Spirit called me to a season of introspection regarding my gifts and calling in the kingdom of God. It had been a year since my mother died and I was really wandering around life as an orphan. Now I wasn’t legally an orphan, I was a grown man of 37 years with a family, but spiritually I wore the garment of an orphan. This was years before I understood that you can walk in a spirit of orphan which will cause you to wander through life in a morass of misplaced identity and continual loss without ever fulfilling your generational destiny if you don’t receive the spirit of adoption from Father (Rom 8:15).
It was during this period that Holy SPirit began to awaken a call in me that died in the decades of the nineties. Since I was a small child I dreamed of being a writer and an author (Now I understand that this was in fact from my heavenly Father who gave me the call to write, the gift of writing and the anointing to accomplish it). Before I entered full-time ministry as a pastor I wrote a novel. Later I acquired an agent and attempted to get the book published. A year later I was pastoring my second church and the book was not published. I laid aside my writing to pursue the ministry as a pastor. However every now and then I would sense a gentle prod from Holy Spirit to pick up my pen but I resisted, content to fulfill the Call of God through pastoral ministry, telling myself that writing wasn’t God’s will for me and a waste of time.
At the end of 2004 I was not in full-time ministry although I was preaching on a regular basis at churches throughout Northeast Ohio and in churches around the country. But Holy Spirit led me back to the pen and I started to once again write a creative story about three men. This story would eventually become my first published work Do You Wanna Be Made Whole. What I didn’t know then was I was being stirred by a revival of the Scribal Anointing that Holy Spirit was bringing forth in the land.
As 2005 came to an end I was writing and declaring over the story that was pouring forth that it would be accepted and published but Holy Spirit was doing something else in me as well. He was restoring the call to pastor in my heart and he was giving me a vision for a larger ministry that would come forth in the future. All of this was coming forth under the Scribal Anointing because this anointing as Holy Spirit defined it to Apostle Johnson is not just about writing. It is a God-given gift, passion or desire of man to spread the gospel through writing and to deliver what is written in God’s perfect timing. God wasn’t just given me a book. He was given me a call, a ministry. He was giving me Watchman On Walls Fellowship. He was giving me so much more than I could ask for and imagine.
This word that Holy Spirit gave Apostle Johnson in 2005 is still bringing forth fruit in the kingdom. i pray that You will hear your scribal call as you receive the words of this prophecy. Please follow the link to the Word. Shalom.