It’s such a privilege to be here at Glory of Zion in Corinth, TX! As I was walking and praying in the Israel prayer garden this morning, the Lord started to talk to me about mantles. He told me about the mantles that my ancestors had not picked up, but were supposed to. He said that even though those ancestors had passed, the mantles are still there. A Levite that was supposed to walk in a priestly anointing, an ancestor of Benjamin called to war against the enemy, someone of Judah called to worship in the face of battle: all these who left their mantles in the dust of busyness, fear, and/or discouragement, etc., who should have, but didn’t. The Lord said that as I go to the different parts of the garden, “pick up that which was lost”.
Mantles- what are they? Webster’s defines mantels as “a cloak or loose garment, a cover”. According to Strong’s concordance, Elijah’s mantle was an “addereth”(Hebrew): a large garment sometimes of glory or splendor. To be mantled is “karbel” (Hebrew) and it means to be covered or clothed. While mantles were oftentimes cloaks or over-garments, the Lord’s mantles are so much more!
Yeshua came “To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting” (Isaiah 61:3). As we celebrate the feast day of Shavuot (Pentecost) today, we remember the time when our ancestors were covered, mantled in the very Spirit of God!
Do you have a destiny you haven’t walked in yet? Did an ancestor leave a mantle in the dust that you are supposed to pick up? Webster’s defines dismantled as: “to deprive or strip”. What has the enemy deprived you of or stripped from you?
To be clothed in who we are meant to be can only be found in the place of His Glorious Presence. I believe that as we enter into the place of praise and worship, we will be mantled again into our destiny!