The Metamorphosis of a Prophet- The Prophetic Mantle

So, if the Gift of Prophecy edifies, exhorts, and comforts (I Corinthians 14:3); helps us build up or strengthen; and should lead us to the Word of God. It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to convict of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come (John 16:8-11). Then how is the Prophetic Mantle any different? What is a mantle is it something my grandma use to set all her “babies” pictures on for all to see? Is it something physical etc…these are some of the many questions I have been asked over the years. In fact, during my early walk with God in the prophetic I too have asked these same questions.
1 Kings 19:19 So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him.

Webster defines the Prophetic Mantle as (1) a loose-fitting garment, cloak, cape, or veil worn to represent or symbolize authority, anointing, responsibility, or spiritual covering. ( 2) to signify position and power to exercise dominion. A Mantle reflects latitude, stature, prestige, a license to act. The authority to begin to operate/have dominion in your calling. This is the place where you begin to delve deeper into the understand of God, His Spirit and learning how to operate in the anointing He has placed in your life.
1 Kings 19:21 © Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.” You must first submit yourself to a church that believes and teaches concerning the Five-fold and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Second, you must develop your “mantle” by submitting to a seasoned Prophet/Prophetess whose character lines up with the Word, who is accountable to the Church leadership and who has a life of prayer. One who wears a mantle your training goes beyond normal church attendance and Bible studies. Mentorship, schools of ministry or ministry of apprenticeship is needed for effectively treating one’s mantle. The goal is to help you perform more competently and confidently in your mantle.
Elijah was a prophet in Israel and Elisha was his student or disciple. Elisha ministered to Elijah and studied under him, earnestly desiring to operate the way he did. He realized that the time was drawing near when Elijah would leave the earth. Elijah also knew the time was soon and repeatedly told Elisha to depart from him. Instead, Elisha pressed in closer and refused to leave him. 2 Kings 2:9-13 our purpose today is to press closer into Jesus.
'Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father.'" (John 14:12)
The anointing that is in Jesus is available to his followers and his mantle is greater than any Prophet in the Old Testament. Seeking these "greater" works may manifest in an individual life in many ways depending on the gifts of the Holy Spirit deposited in them. One may have a healing anointing, another, a deliverance anointing, another, a gift of evangelism or gift of helps or administration. The mantle that you seek is usually the mantle that God wishes to impart.
So let us seek to submit ourselves to Jesus!