The Gift of Prophecy and the Mantle of ProphecyJune 19, 2019 2023-04-05 19:12
The Gift of Prophecy and the Mantle of Prophecy
The mantle of prophecy can be considered as a further progression of the gift of the Holy Spirit. Not everyone with the gift of prophecy can receive the mantle of prophecy. The mantle represents a specific calling into full-time ministry. Those with the gift of prophecy can receive this mantle out of their desire to operate on this level of the prophetic realm. This person may have been faithful with their gift over time and in the area given to them. In other words, no one receives the prophetic mantle the moment they received the gift of prophecy. It takes progression, maturity, and commitment.
When the Lord gives you the prophetic mantle, He will open you up to a larger sphere of ministry and influence—extending beyond the local church. They are still significant in the local church, but they can serve other churches and ministries as well. They have grown in maturity and influence in the local church to be trusted to minister to other churches. You need to be faithful in the little things to allow “more” to flow in. Thus, these individuals’ ministry can move out of the local church into areas of civil and community interests (not on national level).
The Lord is giving individuals with a prophetic mantle a louder and more distinct voice for the larger community and region. They are also becoming more influential in the community affairs. They can speak to community leaders and politicians, and they would feel the weight of the mantle on this person. Sometimes, these individuals are able to write out editorials to the local newspaper. They can give warnings to their region about things to come. They also speak God’s mind and heart into the decisions that need to be made.
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Can you distinguish people with a gift of prophecy from those with the prophetic mantle? Can you name one from each category?