Why Scribal Prophets Could Really Feel Inadequate

Why Scribal Prophets Could Really Feel Inadequate

I felt like an oddball. (And yes, I am speaking of what was going on emotionally in my heart. It was real. I had not crossed into the spiritual reality, security or maturity of it on the time.)

When the prophets in training have been called before the congregation to serve in the presbytery, I always wished to carry my notebook and a pen with me. I keep in mind the minister telling me (more than as soon as) that I could not do that. He said it was a distraction for this type of ministry. He said I needed to discover ways to be current for the folks and prophesy from my spirit.

Allow us to just say that as a younger prophet, I did not like that but I obeyed.

While I learned to follow the group protocol without offense, I would stand there… with my hands "literally burning" beside me, longing to write what I was hearing. My palms can be flushed. The only thing I knew to do was open and close my fists or hold my arms firmly throughout my waist until the night ended. Sometimes, I'd be so overwhelmed by this must write that once we have been released from our assignment, I would race to my seat, seize my pen and paper… and frantically write down what I used to be hearing.

Nobody else was doing this…. and I imply NO ONE. Being so younger in the Lord, I really felt inadequate, misplaced and awkward. You see, I felt called to write, demonstrate and document while others had been releasing audibly... all of the time. Me, well, I wanted to WRITE my prophecy down and READ it from paper – which typically got here poetically, by way of tune or required some bizarre demonstration. I did not want this because I could inform others thought I was showing off... and that WAS NOT IT. In a corporate setting that may be seen as "showboating" when in truth, it is just how "scribal prophets" hear, reply and/or are commanded to release. The demonstrative prophets of the Bible (those that had constant manifestations of this) had been NOT showing off! This is just how they respond to their office.

I respect the training I acquired vastly - especially the correction. Had been it not for those lessons, I may have by no means come up from the pen and notebook. I'd have regulated my life to that of a scribal recluse -- like so many scribal prophets do at the moment because they do not understand "how the present operates" on a broader level. If not for this training, I would have insisted on my own way instead of learning to walk with a corporate group as well as within one's own scribal metron. I learned invaluable lessons about prophetic versatility and being open to moving out of your comfort zones or inward unctions. I had to lose that phrase, "This is how God makes use of me," and embrace the altering conditions. I had to operate IN ORDER as required in sure groups; or within the order of the service within others.

Your Uniqueness

We'd not want to change, however Christ in us is well able to adapt to perform his purposes. I had to discern between this loopy "leading" as folks like to say... and really reply to God and his individuals out of TRUE LEADING and HONOR. God used my "uniqueness" to train me methods to operate prophetically with and without my pen and journal... and stretched me beyond the acquainted comfort zone.

None of this, nonetheless, modified the fact that I was completely different from the prophets in that training group. My responses to the prophetic had been scribal in nature – and your responses shall be also. Once we achieve AFFIRMATION concerning WHO we're and WHAT THAT LOOKS like – we won't really feel inadequate or really feel awkward anymore.

If you have been raised in a church, you may have been used to the congregational operation of prophets so to speak. You might even see prophets prophesying to long lines of individuals, prophets being really spiritual in their delivery, prophets being vocal about just about everything, prophets speaking in scripture, prophets speaking in tongues before they prophesy, prophets releasing words loudly, prophets prophesying in Old Covenant contexts, etc. The list goes on and on and on concerning what you SEE in the natural. This may be misleading to the scribal prophet. Please know that this isn't a throw off of any kind… but the "RESPONSES OF A SCRIBAL PROPHET" can be different.

I have always been different. And my story, more than likely, resembles yours.

I've prophesied by inspired monologues, poetry, prophetic songs, a sequence of skits, performs, spontaneous inventive responses, direct words, by books, parables, kinetic typography, etc.… and even releasing like you see in congregational settings. If you enable the Lord to have his way, you'll learn to adapt to all kinds of environments. Nonetheless, true scribal prophets will likely be constant within the scribal activity in their lives – it won't be an occasional writer's anointing, that's different.

Remember, a scribal prophet is a completely functioning prophet of Christ as now we have come to understand the prophetic mantle within the context of the New Covenant. The only difference is that their calling is extraordinarily specialised and tailored to "the scribal realm," a place within the spirit where we are continually living out the presents positioned inside us. For instance, musicians live in the "musical realm," always hearing music and sound regardless of where they are and what they are doing. They see the world via a healthy, spiritual propensity toward music. Individuals who love dance and movement exist in that realm… and see movement and dance in everything.

Because this dimension of "scribal ministry" is just not understood in mainstream ministry and prophetic circles, scribal prophets can feel awkward, misplaced or even query whether or not they're prophets because their response to their office is quite totally different!

The understanding of a scribe, the ministry of the scribe, the prophetic scribe, the scribal prophet, the prophetic writer, etc. should be defined within its own merit. Right now, the apostolic-prophetic congregations (meaning leaders and pastors) are just awakening to what many people have been doing for a very lengthy time. I'm so EXCITED ABOUT THIS! It means that we are going to soon see leaders recognizing the need for "specialized training" in scribal ministry.