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Anointing's and Mantles

Updated: Jan 18, 2022

The principal way to understand Anointing’s and Mantles is to look at 2 things – the person of The Holy Spirit and his function, then we should examine the lives of men and women who have hosted God and displayed great moves of the power of the Holy Spirit. Let’s briefly look at what Scripture says about The Holy Spirit - Jesus started preparing the disciples for the arrival of The Holy Spirit in their lives, He says to them in the book of John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. Expedient in the above scripture means that it was to their advantage/benefit that Jesus departed because the comforter will then come. We further come to the knowledge that the Comforter is the Holy Spirit and his arrival is to bring us into all truth about Christ and show us things to come.

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

All this did not make sense to the disciples when The Lord was speaking, how was The Holy Spirit going to come and where was he traveling from were questions running through their minds, and obviously they felt that it is better to have Jesus in the physical with them than not, why would he go away and why must he go away. Innumerable questions about The Holy Spirit have puzzled many in the history of the church, his ways, and his moves have been a point of discussion to the extent that many men of God who hosted his vast dimensions were accused of quackery. Maria Woodworth Etter hosted a dimension of Trances in her meetings, something today we are familiar with as a dimension of The Holy Spirit, however, in her time this was not seen as such due to the ignorance of people on the experience of the person of the Holy Spirit.

Praying in tongues was also an enormous misunderstanding and it took time for the church to come to terms with this realm. Today we are able to tap into the recesses of God because of this magnificent gift of The Holy Spirit.

Jesus goes on to say to his students they must wait for the Holy Spirit in the upper room after he departs; succeeding this we see the marvelous entry of The Holy Spirit which we now call The day of Pentecost, it was a show stopper of note – Tongues of fire fell from the sky - imagine that scene, earth-shaking noise, men from different languages suddenly understanding each other, it was such a sight that people thought Peter and his crew were drunk, others thought they had lost their minds. This was certainly a remarkable entry of the most powerful being on earth today.

Acts 2:1-13 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. Utterly amazed, they asked: "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes, and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs--we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!" Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?" Some, however, made fun of them and said, "They have had too much wine."

What we see from the above narration is the Power of the Holy Spirit resting upon the Apostles and enabling them to do what they normally could’ve never done before. This is the Anointing dimension of The Holy Spirit. Jesus mentioned in the book of Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free. We have since seen Jesus move in dimensions that others are yet to tap into to date and he further mentioned that we can do greater than these.

The various gifts of the Holy Spirit are anointing’s upon a man’s life, some people operate

in one of the gifting’s whilst others are able to operate in all dimensions. Jesus is the perfect example of hosting all aspects of these gifting’s and operating in them effortlessly. Let’s just briefly look at these gifts.

Utterance gifts

  • Speaking in tongues

  • Interpretation of tongues

  • Prophecy

An example of prophecy is Jesus telling Peter he will deny him 3 times, The book of Revelations from Chapter 4 till the end is also Prophecy

Power Gifts

  • Healing:

In the book of John verse 9, we see Jesus heal the blind man

  • Faith:

We see Jesus inform a number of people that their faith has made them whole, Faith is a gift that can catapult you into a manifestation of results. Abraham was accredited as a man of faith when he believed God and today we see the manifestations of his Faith.

Romans 4:3-5 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.

  • Working of miracles