As people who operate in the prophetic realm, we are often drawn to the biblical account of Elijah and the prophetic mantle. Elijah’s mantle was not just a cloak he wore to protect him from the seasons.

But It also represented his appointment as a prophet of God.

When he passed on his mantle to Elisha, it was also a prophetic act of passing on the mantle

to his successor (1 Kgs. 19:19).

As I’ve mentioned before, the mantle is simply a bible metaphor for calling or anointing. There was nothing magical about Elijah’s cloak.

so, you must not go around looking for magic cloaks in thrift stores hoping to find the cloak Elijah used to own.

The power is sourced from the Holy Spirit it’s not the piece of fabric. If you think God is calling you to receive a prophetic mantle that’s why there is a pattern by which people have been able to do so.

Remember that there is no fixed formula with how God operates, but these are at least biblical models you can refer to from the lives of Joseph and Elisha.

God Determines Your Mantle Ahead of Time

We are not the ones who choose which mantle of anointing we receive from God. Instead, it is established and destined beforehand, by the One who knows us best — God. Elisha did not receive Elijah’s mantle because Elijah wanted him to have it. He didn’t happen to be at the right place at the right time.

Elijah knew God appointed the mantle to be passed on to Elisha according to God’s prophetic word: “you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as a prophet in your place” (1 Kgs. 19:16).

God would not really call you into something, without placing a desire for this holy calling.


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