In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1-3)
As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so the LORD alone led him…(Deuteronomy 32:11-12)
In context, an apostle is given a descriptive analogy as one that hovers or broods over her young as the eagle does and as the Spirit of the lord hovered over what was seemingly dead, life-less with no structure and no vision or no form of direction; so it is with the apostolic mantle.
It is a hovering or covering aura or atmosphere that permeates and infuses all that is underneath it, to produce a metamorphic change that progenies into the next generation.
An atmosphere or aura is a mental or spiritual environment. It is the surrounding conditions; for instance the culture, background orientations or experiences, thinking programs, etc. An atmosphere one spends time in is indeed crucial in actuating the purposes of God.
A mantle is a covering, an enveloping or concealment. It is to spread over or cover a surface. It is a covering spiritual garment.
When the Spirit of God is in and upon you, it is equal to a mantle; which gives you the ability to take the ordinary and make it extra-ordinary; to be normal one minute and supernatural the next minute.
It is indeed an absolute cloak of authority, divine power and influence that allows an individual to live beyond limitations to defy odds, overcome obstacles and access heavenly resources.
Mantles helps an individual walk in realms of dominion, giving control over systems; sanctioning divine reversals of diabolical cycles and manifest the purposes of God.
Mantles gives power, respect, honor; it activates favor, influence, wealth, luxury, authority, dominion, progress and success.
As with an eagle; a mantle is to spread out one wing and then the other over a corresponding outstretched leg.
In other words it is a glowing, an endowment, an enwrapping, to endue and equip, an investment of grace fit for the purpose for which it was created. It is simply an inherent anointing or grace.
Grace is the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; a virtue of excellence including gratitude, acceptable, benefit, favor, gift, joy, capacity or thanks worthy. Grace is the power to advance beyond our own abilities. “unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure (metron) of the gift of Christ” (Ephesians 4:7).
The purpose of the church is to establish God’s government in the earth realm-God’s kingdom. God uses the system of government called theocracy; that is, governing people using delegated authority.
To the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, (Ephesians 3:10)
Government is the ability or capacity to bring divine impact upon human and satanic systems, so that the divine apostolic and prophetic purposes of the lord can be enforced on time and without limitations.
In simple terms, to self-rule against enemy operations or attacks thereby protecting or safeguarding the purposes of God in our lives.
It is indeed a position of divine fortification that disallows enemy operations that seeks to jeopardize God’s objectives in our lives.
What God is doing now, in this dispensation, is to re-establish government in the church of Christ in and through the apostolic mantle.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: (Ephesians 4:11-13)
God gave some to be Apostles as stated in the above scriptures. The word ‘perfect’ means fully mature in function, behavior and operations.
The word ‘man’ means the ability to express full masculinity. And one of the works of the fivefold ministry gifts is to express full masculinity and that does not mean that the Church should be male but that the Church should be possessed with government, authority and power.
We cannot ignore the functioning of the apostles in present day Christendom. God is giving understanding, revelation, and clarity of insight in order for the Church to fully accept the gifts. All the five-fold ministry gifts have been restored and they have also been amplified in function.
Since ages of old, God has been accelerating the pace towards the fullness of the five-fold gifts. This is the first time since Jesus birthed the Church, that all fivefold ministries are functioning. We are on the threshold of a major breakthrough.
Let this book produce clarity, understanding and revelation in this present truth that is so needed in our current dispensation; so that we may accurately and correctly disseminate it.
Be perfected as you read!