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Why Scribal Prophets Might Really Feel Inadequate

Why Scribal Prophets Might 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 at the time.)

When the prophets in training had been called earlier than the congregation to serve in the presbytery, I always wished to carry my notebook and a pen with me. I bear in mind the minister telling me (more than as soon as) that I couldn't do that. He said it was a distraction for this type of ministry. He said I wanted to discover ways to be current for the people 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 observe the group protocol without offense, I'd stand there… with my arms "literally burning" beside me, longing to write what I was hearing. My palms could be flushed. The only thing I knew to do was open and shut my fists or hold my palms firmly throughout my waist till the night ended. Sometimes, I'd be so overwhelmed by this have to write that once we were released from our assignment, I would race to my seat, seize my pen and paper… and frantically write down what I was hearing.

No one else was doing this…. and I imply NO ONE. Being so younger in the Lord, I really felt inadequate, out of place and awkward. You see, I felt called to write, demonstrate and file while others have been releasing audibly... all of the time. Me, well, I needed to WRITE my prophecy down and READ it from paper – which usually got here poetically, by song or required some bizarre demonstration. I didn't need this because I could tell others thought I was showing off... and that WAS NOT IT. In a corporate setting that can be seen as "showboating" when in actual fact, it is just how "scribal prophets" hear, reply and/or are commanded to release. The demonstrative prophets of the Bible (those that had fixed manifestations of this) have been NOT showing off! This is just how they respond to their office.

I recognize the training I received significantly - particularly the correction. Were it not for these lessons, I may have never come up from the pen and notebook. I might have regulated my life to that of a scribal recluse -- like so many scribal prophets do today because they don't understand "how the reward operates" on a broader level. If not for this training, I might 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 discovered 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 changing conditions. I had to operate IN ORDER as required in certain 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 crazy "leading" as folks like to say... and really respond to God and his folks out of TRUE LEADING and HONOR. God used my "uniqueness" to train me how one can operate prophetically with and without my pen and journal... and stretched me beyond the familiar comfort zone.

None of this, nonetheless, modified the fact that I used to be different from the prophets in that training group. My responses to the prophetic have been scribal in nature – and your responses will probably be also. After we achieve AFFIRMATION regarding WHO we're and WHAT THAT LOOKS like – we is not going to really feel inadequate or feel awkward anymore.

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

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

I have prophesied by way of inspired monologues, poetry, prophetic songs, a collection of skits, plays, spontaneous creative responses, direct words, through books, parables, kinetic typography, etc.… and even releasing like you see in congregational settings. If you permit the Lord to have his way, you will be taught to adapt to all kinds of environments. However, true scribal prophets can be constant in the scribal activity in their lives – it won't be an occasional writer's anointing, that is different.

Remember, a scribal prophet is a fully functioning prophet of Christ as now we have come to understand the prophetic mantle within the context of the New Covenant. The only distinction is that their calling is extraordinarily specialised and tailored to "the scribal realm," a spot in the spirit where we're continuously living out the gifts placed inside us. For instance, musicians live in the "musical realm," always hearing music and sound no matter where they're and what they are doing. They see the world through a healthy, spiritual propensity toward music. People who love dance and movement exist in that realm… and see movement and dance in everything.

Because this dimension of "scribal ministry" isn't understood in mainstream ministry and prophetic circles, scribal prophets can feel awkward, out of place or even query whether or not or not they are prophets because their response to their office is quite different!

The understanding of a scribe, the ministry of the scribe, the prophetic scribe, the scribal prophet, the prophetic writer, etc. must be defined within its own merit. Proper now, the apostolic-prophetic congregations (which means leaders and pastors) are just awakening to what many people have been doing for a really lengthy time. I am so EXCITED ABOUT THIS! It means that we will soon see leaders recognizing the necessity for "specialized training" in scribal ministry.