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Why Scribal Prophets May Feel Inadequate

Why Scribal Prophets May Feel Inadequate

I felt like an oddball. (And yes, I am speaking of what was occurring 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 have been called earlier than the congregation to serve within the presbytery, I always wanted to hold my notebook and a pen with me. I bear in mind the minister telling me (more than once) that I couldn't do that. He said it was a distraction for this type of ministry. He said I wanted to learn how to be current for the folks and prophesy from my spirit.

Let us just say that as a younger prophet, I didn't like that however I obeyed.

While I realized to observe the group protocol without offense, I'd stand there… with my fingers "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 shut my fists or hold my hands firmly across my waist until the night ended. Sometimes, I'd be so overwhelmed by this need to write that once we had been launched from our assignment, I might 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 mean NO ONE. Being so young in the Lord, I really felt inadequate, misplaced and awkward. You see, I felt called to write, demonstrate and file while others had been releasing audibly... all the time. Me, well, I wished to WRITE my prophecy down and READ it from paper – which usually came poetically, via tune or required some weird demonstration. I did not need this because I might tell others thought I used to be showing off... and that WAS NOT IT. In a corporate setting that can be seen as "showboating" when in fact, it is just how "scribal prophets" hear, respond and/or are commanded to release. The demonstrative prophets of the Bible (those who had fixed manifestations of this) have been NOT showing off! This is just how they reply to their office.

I admire the training I acquired significantly - especially the correction. Had been it not for those lessons, I'll have never 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 present because they do not understand "how the gift 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 sure teams; or within the order of the service within others.

Your Uniqueness

We'd not wish 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 individuals out of TRUE LEADING and HONOR. God used my "uniqueness" to train me the best way to operate prophetically with and without my pen and journal... and stretched me past the familiar comfort zone.

None of this, nonetheless, changed the fact that I was 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 concerning WHO we are and WHAT THAT LOOKS like – we is not going to really feel inadequate or really feel awkward anymore.

If you had 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 people, 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 in the natural. This can be misleading to the scribal prophet. Please know that this will not be a throw off of any kind… but the "RESPONSES OF A SCRIBAL PROPHET" shall be different.

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

I have prophesied by means 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. In the event you permit the Lord to have his way, you'll study to adapt to all kinds of environments. Nevertheless, 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 distinction is that their calling is extremely specialised and tailored to "the scribal realm," a place within the spirit the place we're continually residing out the presents positioned inside us. For instance, musicians live in the "musical realm," always hearing music and sound regardless of the place they're and what they are doing. They see the world by means of 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 not understood in mainstream ministry and prophetic circles, scribal prophets can really feel awkward, out of place and even query whether or not they are prophets because their response to their office is quite completely different!

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