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Pick Up Your Mantle - Nov 20, 2007

By Matt Sorger

All throughout Church history men and women have partnered with God to see great movements of His Spirit released in the earth. God is still looking for such individuals today.

The Lord used the picture of Kathryn Kuhlman to symbolically speak to me that there is once again about to be released a mantle similar to the one this great woman of God wore.

God is doing a new thing in our day – and He is using old mantles to do it. Learn how you can pick up the mantle God desires to release over your life and step into a new wave of signs, wonders, and miracles.

Right now, there are mantles hovering over the Body of Christ waiting to be released, and God is looking for those He can place them on. Some mantles will resemble things we have seen before, while others will empower people to do things that have never been done before.

All throughout Church history men and women have partnered with God to see great movements of His Spirit released in the earth. God is still looking for such individuals today. You can be one of them!

When the mantle fell from Elijah, Elisha had to bend down and pick up that mantle. When he did, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him. Elisha had to be in the right place at the right time. It required persistence, determination and faithfulness on his part so he would be correctly positioned to receive the mantle when the time came for it to be released. The same is true for us. It does matter where you are and who you are hanging out with! Some visitations from the Lord require you being in a specific place at a specific time. It is crucial we are where God wants us to be.

I know each time I have received a mantle from the Lord it has been in a specific place and time. For example, the Lord led me to be in Moriah Chapel in Wales during the 100 year anniversary of the Welsh Revival. This was the location where the Revival of 1904 broke out – impacting millions of souls around the world. It was during this special time of prayer that I had a deep encounter with the Revival Mantle. This was the mantle Evan Roberts, the 27 year old revivalist wore, transforming the entire culture and society of Wales. During my prayer time I could physically feel a blanket-like garment being draped over my legs and around my waist. God gave me a very deep revelation on the true meaning of revival. I came to understand from John 13:4-5 that true mantles of power must be worn with humility and servanthood. This was the mantle Jesus wore when He girded Himself with a towel and washed His disciples’ feet. It was significant that the mantle was draped over my waist and legs. True revival is marked with deep humility.

Another time I was in Europe ministering with an evangelist friend in Estonia who was doing some large evangelistic crusades when the Mass Crusade Mantle came upon me. I was standing on the platform when it happened. The anointing for miracles and mass salvation came into the meeting. As I was standing on the right side of the platform, it felt like someone placed a blanket over my head, shoulders and arms. There was a new mantle for mass crusades being placed on my life. This mantle was released in the midst of the glorious atmosphere of a mass crusade meeting. I was in the right place at the right time. Just three months later I held my first mass crusade in India. Multitudes were saved, healed of sickness and delivered from demonic oppression!

The Lord recently spoke to me in a dream where He showed me one of the mantles about to be released over the corporate Body of Christ. In my dream I was in a house full of people. I heard a knock at the door and went to open it. When I opened the door a very elderly woman was standing there. She looked like she was just about to pass over into eternity. She could barely stand. I instantly recognized her. She was a very old Kathryn Kuhlman. I reached down and put my arms under her, picked her up and carried her into the house. As I stepped over the threshold into the house I awoke from my sleep. For weeks I prayed over this dream asking God for understanding. As I waited on the Lord He began to unfold its meaning to me.

The Lord used the picture of Kathryn Kuhlman to symbolically speak to me that there is once again about to be released over the Church a mantle that is similar to the one this great woman of God wore. It is a Mantle of Glory and Creative Miracles. Not only will it release mass miracles, but it is deeply connected to our level of intimacy with the Person of the Holy Spirit. It is a mantle of extraordinary power as well as deep intimacy with God. This mantle releases creative miracles as the atmosphere of Heaven is released in and over our lives. This type of mantle will not just cover one or two. God wants to release it over the corporate Body. God is looking for vessels He can endue with power out in the market place. We will see ‘backyard miracles’ en masse, miracles in the home, work place, out on the streets, in hospitals and in the malls. We will see creative miracles everywhere God’s people go. But this mantle requires a lifestyle of deep communion with God and a life of complete surrender, obedience and death to self.

The second mantle I want to share with you is the Mantle of Mass Deliverance. Not only will we see mass miracles, but there is also a wave of mass deliverance coming. People that have struggled in areas of their lives for years will receive breakthrough as the fire of deliverance is released into their lives. I encourage you to pray this prayer, “Lord, uncover and expose every area of darkness in my heart.” As you do, God will release by His Spirit a deep deliverance in your life. Just as the Lord delivered Israel out of the hands of the Egyptians en masse, so God will deliver His people en masse. (Exo. 3:20-22).

The third is a Mantle of Supernatural Favor. God is placing mantles of favor upon His children in this hour. It’s the type of favor that God placed on Isaac as he was taking possession of the land of his inheritance in Genesis 26. As he contended for what God said was his Isaac, eventually came into a place of total fulfillment and rest. This favor will cause God’s people to enter into the fullness of their inheritance.

The fourth is a Media Mantle. We will see a ‘media revival’ with a move of God spreading through the airwaves and internet. The Lord spoke to me that He is raising up TV networks that will help facilitate this end time move of God. Jesus will even be glorified over the secular networks! God is placing Media Mantles on people who will glorify His name through various media outlets.

As we move into this next season, I encourage you to stay sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit as He leads you into times of prayer and waiting on Him. This will prepare you to be fully ready for all that He wants to release in and through your life. Get ready to pick up your mantle!

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