The pains of prophetic untimeliness.
It is difficult to recognize or listen to a prophetic pioneer. Sometimes because he is so near, or because of your fear, or you can’t yet hear, but that is his cross to bear. It is difficult for him to perpetually live ahead of his time, he does so because he listens from the future. He is not understood in the present and most often forgotten in the future after others have caught up to his past. The reward of the prophet is the word that he received. To receive a prophet’s reward is to heed the word that he received.