Why Scribal Prophets Might Really Feel Inadequate
When the prophets in training were called before the congregation to serve in the presbytery, I always wanted to hold my notebook and a pen with me. I keep 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 needed to learn to be present for the folks and prophesy from my spirit.
Allow us to just say that as a young prophet, I did not like that however I obeyed.
While I learned to follow the group protocol without offense, I would stand there… with my arms "literally burning" beside me, longing to write what I used to be hearing. My palms could be flushed. The only thing I knew to do was open and close my fists or hold my fingers firmly throughout my waist till the night ended. Generally, I'd be so overwhelmed by this must write that after we had been released from our assignment, I'd race to my seat, seize my pen and paper… and frantically write down what I used to be hearing.
No one else was doing this…. and I imply NO ONE. Being so young within the Lord, I really felt inadequate, misplaced and awkward. You see, I felt called to write, demonstrate and record while others were releasing audibly... all the time. Me, well, I wanted to WRITE my prophecy down and READ it from paper – which often got here poetically, by way of song or required some weird demonstration. I did not want this because I might 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 simply how "scribal prophets" hear, reply and/or are commanded to release. The demonstrative prophets of the Bible (those that had constant manifestations of this) have been NOT showing off! This is just how they reply to their office.
I recognize the training I obtained tremendously - 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 as we speak because they don't understand "how the gift 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 changing conditions. I had to operate IN ORDER as required in sure teams; or within the order of the service within others.
We might not need to change, however Christ in us is well able to adapt to accomplish his purposes. I had to discern between this crazy "leading" as folks like to say... and really reply to God and his people out of TRUE LEADING and HONOR. God used my "uniqueness" to train me the way to operate prophetically with and without my pen and journal... and stretched me beyond the familiar comfort zone.
None of this, nonetheless, modified the truth that I used to be totally different from the prophets in that training group. My responses to the prophetic had been scribal in nature – and your responses shall be also. When we achieve AFFIRMATION regarding WHO we're and WHAT THAT LOOKS like – we won't feel inadequate or really feel awkward anymore.
When you had been raised in a church, you might have been used to the congregational operation of prophets so to speak. You may see prophets prophesying to long 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 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 within the natural. This might 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" can be different.
I've always been different. And my story, more than likely, resembles yours.
I have prophesied via inspired monologues, poetry, prophetic songs, a series of skits, performs, spontaneous inventive responses, direct words, through books, parables, kinetic typography, etc.… and even releasing like you see in congregational settings. When you enable the Lord to have his way, you'll learn to adapt to all kinds of environments. Nevertheless, true scribal prophets can be constant within the scribal activity of their lives – it won't be an occasional writer's anointing, that is 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 extremely specialized and tailored to "the scribal realm," a spot within the spirit the place we're constantly dwelling out the gifts placed inside us. For instance, musicians live within the "musical realm," always hearing music and sound no matter the place they're and what they are doing. They see the world by 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" just isn't understood in mainstream ministry and prophetic circles, scribal prophets can really feel awkward, out of place or even query whether or not 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 (that means leaders and pastors) are just awakening to what many of us have been doing for a very lengthy time. I am so EXCITED ABOUT THIS! It means that we are going to quickly see leaders recognizing the necessity for "specialised training" in scribal ministry.