TOPIC: Receiving The Mantle Of Power (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 25 November 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 24-26; 1 Peter 2
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 2 Kings 2:11-14
MEMORY VERSE: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
The mantle is a symbol of anointing and authority which one receives to fulfil ministry. It signifies divine responsibility, God’s accompanying power, unction to function, authority of ease and God’s overshadowing anointing that cannot be insulted.
The mantle Elisha received from Elijah was highly instrumental to Elisha’s huge success in ministry. The mantle therefore, is a carrier of the anointing and an instrument for performing signs and wonders. We will recall that it was his mantle Elijah cast upon Elisha to signify Elisha’s call. Elisha also received his master’s mantle when he (Elijah) was departing the earth, in order to continue the glorious ministry. The mantle was thus the power resident in Elijah through the Holy Spirit. Therefore, giving it to Elisha meant that Elijah transfered that power of God resident in him to his successor, Elisha. Thank God that Elisha put it to good use.
The Bible says that the kingdom of God is not in words but in the demonstration of God’s power. The success of the end-time harvest of souls will succeed greatly as long as God’s servants are able to produce proofs (signs and wonders) that validate the sovereignty and almightiness of Jehovah. Only fools argue with divine proofs. When the children of Israel saw fire fall from heaven and it consumed the sacrifice, wood, and even licked the water on the altar, they bowed, worshipped Jehovah, the God of Elijah and said, “Jehovah truly is God.” All their doubts and indecision vanished.
The first demonstration of the supernatural power of God by Elisha after Elijah was taken up, was done with the mantle he received from Elijah. He needed to cross River Jordan. Right there at the bank of the river, Elisha proved that the mantle carried unusual anointing. He smote the water of River Jordan with the mantle and the river parted this and that way. Elisha crossed on dry ground.
Today, the mantle is symbolic of the glorious, powerful, superior and mighty Holy Spirit cloak upon you to do great and mighty things. As a New Testament believer, the cloak or mantle may not be a physical attire but a spiritual adornment of His power upon your spirit man. The purpose of the mantle is to do God’s work, populate the kingdom of God and fulfil your assignment in the kingdom of God. The encounter of Christ’s disciples on the day of Pentecost changed everything. With the enduement of power from on high, the cloak or mantle no longer needs to be a physical or material thing. A spiritual mantle is a calling, gift, passion, ability, anointing, skill, set, or level of authority that God has given a specific person.
Beloved, Elisha valued his mantle and used it to part River Jordan. The mantle of Jesus was at work in the life of Peter and Peter’s shadow was healing the sick and casting out demons. The aprons and handkerchiefs from the body of Paul were sent to those who were sick and oppressed of the devil. Each of the people that had contact with the aprons and handkerchiefs were all healed and delivered. If you are baptized with the Holy Spirit and His fire, you have God’s mantle. You can do exploits for God, win souls for Him and fulfil your ministry. You can do all these and more through the Holy Spirit that dwells and work in you as well as through you.
The kingdom of God is not in word but in the demonstration of the power of the Holy Ghost.
YOU SHALL RECEIVE THE POWER AND FIRE OF GOD TO DO EXPLOITS.
1 I receive the mantle of power, in the name of Jesus.
2 Father, make me a living proof-producing believer, in the name of Jesus.
3 O Lord, baptize me with the fire of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
4 Father, make me an instrument of signs and wonders, in the name of Jesus.
5 O Lord, make me a successful soul winner by fire, in the name of Jesus.
6 I part my Jordan with the mantle of fire, in the name of Jesus.
7 By the mantle of fire, I move to my next life in ministry, career, finances, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.