Be ready to receive your mantle from Heaven!
This is the season of mantles being handed out and God’s people being released into their God-given destiny, call and anointing. When Elijah went to Elisha, placing his mantle upon him, Elisha stopped his work in that moment, and prepared to follow Elijah. He offered a sacrifice, said farewell to his parents, and was on his way the following day. He was ready.
God is calling His people to be ready to receive His mantles for us… He is coming and is handing out our mantles so that we can run at His speed, in His ability and under His anointing. Just as the first disciples waited for the gift of the Holy Spirit in the Upper Room, so He is calling us to wait expectantly for His mantles to be released upon us, so that we will run this race set before us, effectively and powerfully.
There is a spiritual authority that comes with our mantles, as it is specifically set apart for us, released at a God-ordained time, with a Divine commission from Heaven. God is calling us to turn our eyes away from our past season, and fix them onto Him, expectant for what He’s about to do in this new season. Waiting for new instruction, new opportunities and new ways of working.
Be ready to establish His kingdom!
He is saying, ‘Be ready, be ready, be ready!’ It is the time to turn the hearts of the nations to Him, to build and establish His Kingdom upon the earth. He is enlarging our vision, bringing it in alignment with His vision. It is for the nations of the earth, to reap the greatest Harvest the world has ever known. He is calling His Bride to come and take her place, closely by His side, lead by Him, and walking with one heart and mind, as a people of unity and power.
9 For the LORD has driven out before you great and strong nations. And as for you, no man has been able to stand before you to this day. 10 One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, just as he promised you.
1 Kings 19:19-21
19 So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen in front of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak upon him. 20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” 21 And he returned from following him and took the yoke of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the yokes of the oxen and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and went after Elijah and assisted him.