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 at the time.)
When the prophets in training have been called earlier than the congregation to serve in the presbytery, I always needed to hold my notebook and a pen with me. I bear 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 learn how to be present for the individuals 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 follow the group protocol without offense, I would stand there… with my palms “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 palms firmly across my waist till the evening ended. Typically, I’d be so overwhelmed by this must write that when we were 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.
Nobody else was doing this…. and I imply NO ONE. Being so younger within the Lord, I really felt inadequate, misplaced and awkward. You see, I felt called to write, demonstrate and document while others have been releasing audibly… all of the time. Me, well, I wished to WRITE my prophecy down and READ it from paper – which usually came poetically, via song or required some bizarre demonstration. I didn’t want this because I could inform others thought I used to be 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 who had constant manifestations of this) have been NOT showing off! This is solely how they reply to their office.
I appreciate the training I acquired greatly – particularly the correction. Have been it not for these 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 don’t 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 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 makes use of me,” and embrace the changing conditions. I had to operate IN ORDER as required in sure groups; or within the order of the service within others.
We would not wish to change, however Christ in us is well able to adapt to perform his purposes. I had to discern between this crazy “leading” as individuals like to say… and really reply 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 past the acquainted comfort zone.
None of this, nevertheless, modified the truth 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. When we gain AFFIRMATION concerning WHO we are and WHAT THAT LOOKS like – we won’t feel inadequate or feel awkward anymore.
If you had 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 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 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… but the “RESPONSES OF A SCRIBAL PROPHET” will likely be different.
I have always been different. And my story, more than likely, resembles yours.
I’ve prophesied by means of inspired monologues, poetry, prophetic songs, a series 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 happen to enable the Lord to have his way, you’ll study to adapt to all kinds of environments. Nonetheless, true scribal prophets shall be constant in the scribal activity of their lives – it won’t be an occasional writer’s anointing, that is different.
Keep in mind, a scribal prophet is a fully functioning prophet of Christ as we’ve got 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 spot within the spirit the place we are constantly dwelling out the presents placed 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 way of 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” just isn’t understood in mainstream ministry and prophetic circles, scribal prophets can feel awkward, misplaced 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. must be defined within its own merit. Proper now, the apostolic-prophetic congregations (meaning 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 are going to quickly see leaders recognizing the necessity for “specialised training” in scribal ministry.