prophetic writer, etc. should 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 long time. I am so EXCITED ABOUT THIS! It means that we will quickly see leaders recognizing the need for “specialized training” in scribal ministry."/>
I felt like an oddball. (And yes, I’m 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 were called earlier than the congregation to serve within the presbytery, I always needed 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 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 realized to follow the group protocol without offense, I might stand there… with my hands “literally burning” beside me, longing to write what I was hearing. My palms can be flushed. The only thing I knew to do was open and close my fists or hold my palms firmly throughout my waist until the evening ended. Typically, I’d be so overwhelmed by this need to write that after we have been released from our assignment, I might race to my seat, seize my pen and paper… and frantically write down what I was hearing.
Nobody else was doing this…. and I mean 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 the time. Me, well, I needed to WRITE my prophecy down and READ it from paper – which usually came poetically, through music or required some weird demonstration. I did not need this because I might inform others thought I was showing off… and that WAS NOT IT. In a corporate setting that can be seen as “showboating” when the truth is, it is solely how “scribal prophets” hear, reply and/or are commanded to release. The demonstrative prophets of the Bible (those who had constant manifestations of this) were NOT showing off! This is solely how they respond to their office.
I admire the training I received greatly – especially 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 the moment because they do not understand “how the reward 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 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 uses 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’d not need to change, but Christ in us is well able to adapt to perform his purposes. I had to discern between this loopy “leading” as people like to say… and really respond to God and his folks out of TRUE LEADING and HONOR. God used my “uniqueness” to train me tips on 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 truth that I used to be completely different from the prophets in that training group. My responses to the prophetic were scribal in nature – and your responses shall be also. After we gain AFFIRMATION regarding WHO we are and WHAT THAT LOOKS like – we is not going to feel inadequate or really feel awkward anymore.
When you have 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 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 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 may be misleading to the scribal prophet. Please know that this isn’t a throw off of any kind… however the “RESPONSES OF A SCRIBAL PROPHET” will probably be different.
I’ve always been different. And my story, more than likely, resembles yours.
I have prophesied by way of inspired monologues, poetry, prophetic songs, a sequence of skits, performs, spontaneous artistic responses, direct words, via books, parables, kinetic typography, etc.… and even releasing like you see in congregational settings. For those who permit the Lord to have his way, you will study to adapt to all kinds of environments. However, true scribal prophets might be consistent in the scribal activity of their lives – it won’t be an occasional writer’s anointing, that’s different.
Remember, a scribal prophet is a totally functioning prophet of Christ as we have now 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 place within the spirit the place we’re constantly residing 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 means 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” will not be understood in mainstream ministry and prophetic circles, scribal prophets can really feel awkward, out of place and even question 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. should 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 long time. I am so EXCITED ABOUT THIS! It means that we will quickly see leaders recognizing the need for “specialized training” in scribal ministry.