A few years ago, I had a dream that I was in a certain person’s house and there were some similarities between their house and mine. As I stepped outside of their house, it began to rain and that person grabbed their cloak and threw it around me. Up to that point, I had not been properly mantled for the rains that had begun to fall.
Through weekly meetings with that person over the years, I’ve learned prophetic intercession. I’ve learned to sit and wait on the Lord. I’ve learned to hear His voice. Through that time of development, I’ve swung some and missed. I’ve also hit some out of the park. But through it all, there has been a comfort and an ease there to learn, to grow and to soar, without worry of failure or condemnation. And until recently, I had not realized how heavily I had come to lean on certain ones the Lord has placed in my life.
In the last two months, my job has changed. My schedule has changed. It’s been an adjustment that has cost me those weekly encounters that I’ve come to depend on. Yesterday morning, I went up to intercessory prayer before church and as I stood there, I saw this person who has been a mentor to me. In my heart, I asked the Lord, “Is it over? Am I on my own now?” There was no real answer from the Lord at that moment. We prayed and went on with service. This morning, as I was praying, I opened my Bible and it fell open to this scripture:
“And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner anymore, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:20-21 KJV
There was so much comfort in that for me this morning. There is a generation alive right now that desires the glory of God. They’ve seen the real and they’ve also seen many people rise and fall in the Kingdom of God. There is an earnest yearning for the anointing and for Fathers and Mothers in the Kingdom to throw their mantles on a generation and say, “This is the way you should go. Walk in it.”
People continually pray and ask God for an outpouring of His Spirit and for Him to send Revival but are we ready? Have we been properly mantled for it when it comes? It’s better to say, “Lord, purge everything in me that is not pleasing to You, anything at all that hinders me! Help me and teach me Your ways. Prepare me and use me!” We must stop compromising in our lives. If we will empty ourselves out of all the stuff that stands between us and Him, He will fill us. We will have the revival we desire. Revival is hidden in our pursuit of Him. We must seek to learn His ways and keep our hearts clean so we can be a conduit He can use. This is why “many are called but few are chosen.” Few are willing to give up their distractions.
I am praying that there will be a rising of spiritual Fathers and Mothers who will mantle this generation to succeed. I pray that this Generation will rise up and that it will find its place and its voice. I pray that it will be a Generation that hears and sees and declares the Glory of the Lord, walking in the extraordinary ways of God. Let this be a company of Elijahs rising for this hour. It’s time to #GetHungry #GetFilled #GetMantled #SeeTheGloryComeDown