Why Scribal Prophets Might Really feel Inadequate

October 23, 2020 14:25

I felt like an oddball. (And yes, I am speaking of what was happening 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 had been called before the congregation to serve within the presbytery, I always wanted to carry my notebook and a pen with me. I bear in mind the minister telling me (more than once) that I could not do that. He said it was a distraction for this type of ministry. He said I needed to learn to be current for the people and prophesy from my spirit.

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

While I realized to observe the group protocol without offense, I might stand there… with my fingers “literally burning” beside me, longing to write what I used to be hearing. My palms would be flushed. The only thing I knew to do was open and shut my fists or hold my fingers firmly throughout my waist until the night ended. Typically, I would be so overwhelmed by this need to write that when we were released from our assignment, I might race to my seat, grab my pen and paper… and frantically write down what I used to be hearing.

No one else was doing this…. and I mean NO ONE. Being so young in the Lord, I really felt inadequate, out of place and awkward. You see, I felt called to write, demonstrate and document while others had been releasing audibly… all the time. Me, well, I wished to WRITE my prophecy down and READ it from paper – which typically got here poetically, via tune or required some weird demonstration. I didn’t want this because I may tell others thought I was showing off… and that WAS NOT IT. In a corporate setting that may be seen as “showboating” when in reality, it is just how “scribal prophets” hear, respond and/or are commanded to release. The demonstrative prophets of the Bible (those that had constant manifestations of this) were NOT showing off! This is simply how they respond to their office.

I admire the training I received enormously – especially the correction. Had been it not for these lessons, I could 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 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 realized 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 uses me,” and embrace the altering conditions. I had to operate IN ORDER as required in sure teams; or within the order of the service within others.

Your Uniqueness

We’d not want to change, but Christ in us is well able to adapt to accomplish his purposes. I had to discern between this crazy “leading” as individuals like to say… and really respond to God and his people out of TRUE LEADING and HONOR. God used my “uniqueness” to train me find out how to operate prophetically with and without my pen and journal… and stretched me beyond the familiar comfort zone.

None of this, nonetheless, changed the fact that I was different from the prophets in that training group. My responses to the prophetic had been scribal in nature – and your responses might be also. Once we achieve AFFIRMATION regarding WHO we are 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 will have been used to the congregational operation of prophets so to speak. You may see prophets prophesying to lengthy lines of people, prophets being really spiritual in 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 could be misleading to the scribal prophet. Please know that this is not a throw off of any kind… however the “RESPONSES OF A SCRIBAL PROPHET” might be different.

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

I have prophesied via inspired monologues, poetry, prophetic songs, a sequence of skits, plays, spontaneous creative responses, direct words, by 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 might be consistent within the scribal activity in their lives – it won’t be an occasional writer’s anointing, that is different.

Keep in mind, a scribal prophet is a completely functioning prophet of Christ as we have come to understand the prophetic mantle within the context of the New Covenant. The only difference is that their calling is extraordinarily specialized and tailored to “the scribal realm,” a place in the spirit where we are always living out the gifts placed inside us. For instance, musicians live within the “musical realm,” always hearing music and sound no matter where they’re and what they’re 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” shouldn’t be understood in mainstream ministry and prophetic circles, scribal prophets can really feel awkward, out of place and even query whether or not or not they are 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. must be defined within its own merit. Proper now, the apostolic-prophetic congregations (which means leaders and pastors) are just awakening to what many of us have been doing for a really lengthy time. I am so EXCITED ABOUT THIS! It means that we’ll soon see leaders recognizing the necessity for “specialised training” in scribal ministry.

October 23, 2020 14:25
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