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Walking in a New Anointing
When it was time for Elisha to walk fully in his calling, he tore his old mantle in half and received the fullness of the mantle he served for.
He separated himself from the hurts, pains, wounds and persecution of the mantle he walked in before his new elevation, so that he could fully go into the new anointing, new transformation, new assignment that was now time for him to walk in.
He totally separated himself from the pains of his training and teaching so that he could walk in the fulfillment of his destiny.
As soon as he rent (tore) his mantle and took up the new mantle and assignment four things occur:
- The Jordan waters parted.
Faith was established in him to show him God was with him.
- Honor from others.
Sons of the prophets immediately recognize the authority upon his life.
- Waters were healed.
Supernatural power to produce miracles manifested to establish his words were governed by God.
- Children killed by bears.
His office of a Prophet is established and confirmed by showing that his word is honored by God by giving him power over creation. Water Animals Plants & Minerals!
God will establish your calling through your servanthood. It is in your servanthood that your character, integrity and honor are established.
So often we want the title without the process and warfare. God determines the steps that you need to go through in order for the mantle of your life to be perfected.
Elisha received the fullness of the mantle because he surrendered his will not only to God but to the person that was established by God to train teach him.
Warnings of Impending Dangers
Sometimes as leaders we have to warn people of impending danger that God shows us.
In the course of us revealing the plan of the enemy, we are often accuse of speaking curses wishing bad on somebody or we are called Satan or accuse of trying to work witchcraft.
For some reason people don’t believe that God can show a leader certain things about them.
I have been showed death, sickness, family troubles, car accidents, ministry sabotage etc. I have been given prophecies sometimes, that I know are going to bring backlash or warfare.
I can’t understand how people get so offended because their leader sees their issues or hidden sins and iniquities.
They don’t look at it as love and concern, but they become offended and accuse the leader of being controlling, just because they can see beyond the surface.
One of the things I loved about my leader is his ability to see in the Spirit. God would allow him to see what was coming, what we were doing, and what we had planned that would hurt harm or destroy us.
I will never forget one time a friend came by and we were sitting on the couch watching television. I went to lay my head on his shoulder and my phone rang and my leader’s voice said, “If you lay your head, you going to be in the bed. Get that man out your house.”
I dropped the phone, put him out and called my leader back and thanked him for being able to see in the Spirit and stop me from making a bad mistake.
Lately God has been showing me things in dreams and visions real heavily, concerning people and demonic attacks and when I reveal what I see, they either leave, stop talking to me, or call me Satan.
Leaders, no matter if they receive it or not, continue to speak what the LORD says and warn those whom God gives you a warning for. They may get offended, upset, or turn their back on you, but keep sounding the alarm!
Ezekiel 3:16-21 (NKJV)
Ezekiel Is a Watchman
“Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul.”
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, traveling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.