The Elijah Mandate – Isa. 50:11; 2 Ki 1,2,3 Malachi 4:5-6
5 “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. 6 He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”
Last week there was another tragic school shooting in our nation in a High School in Florida. Over 17 young lives were taken in this shooting, as a teenager turned on his former high school with semi-automatic weapons in a rage of fury and bloodshed. In the wake of this school shooting the ongoing debate was on the weapons he used, gun laws, regulations and school safety.
Quite frankly, having a gun laws discussion after a school shooting, where a student shoots up his classmates, is like putting a band-aid on cancer. The real issue and point of discussion in this tragic incident is not a gun laws debate. It was not the access to firearms, nor was it school safety. The real issue and point of discussion should be a relational, mental dysfunction which is taking place within a generation. The real issue is the disconnect between the generations, between Fathers and their children. We’re in the midst of a generational disconnect of epic proportions. We’re in the midst of a fatherless generation.
The millennial generation is a fatherless generation. The forces of darkness have brought a breach and a disconnect in an attempt to detach, delay or detour the generation from Father, God, and the return of His Son Jesus Christ to the earth. Fathers are disconnected from sons and daughters; Sons and daughters are disconnected from Fathers and all of it is to mar the image of Father God and disconnect a generation from the son of God right before the coming of the Lord, so they’re unable to recognize the voice of God. It’s an attack on prayer. Jesus taught us to pray; OUR FATHER which art in heaven.
But before the Lord returns there is a fresh spirit going to be released in the earth that’s going to prepare the earth for the coming of the LORD. It’s the Spirit of Elijah…that will turn the Hearts of the Fathers back to the children and the hearts of the children back to the fathers.
Malachi 4:5 “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. 6 He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”
This Spirit is the prophetic power and spirit to turn a generation back to their fathers, and father’s to their children in preparing the earth for the return of the Lord. It’s the spirit of Elijah the Prophet, that released a double portion of his spirit upon his protege’ Elisha, that must come upon the generation of the Lord’s return to prepare for the way of the Lord. Malachi 3:1 says, Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,” says the Lord of hosts.
What’s the Elijah Mandate? It’s the Spirit that recognizes the Father’s voice. We are living in an age where everybody’s looking for a word, a motivational message. Everybody’s looking for words in tweets, posts, and pictures to communicate and express the best side of their life. But the prophetic spirit of Elijah is more than smooth words, or prophecy that tickles our ears and make us feel good about ourselves. God is raising up the spirit of Elijah to release the spirit of a father or the impartation of the father to sons. In First Corinthians 4:15 the Apostle Paul tells the Corinthian Church in the first century, “You have not many Fathers.” What this is saying is that you should not be trying to receive life from everybody or receive just anybody’s word, or everybody’s post, or everybody’s direction, or everybody’s wisdom.
You need a father that’s going to establish a relationship with you beyond a post, or a book, that can impart love along with those words. Until a generation recognizes, I have a father who loves me with words of wisdom, care and concern, this generation will continue in mental and emotional instability that will end up in some of the most heinous crimes of man’s inhumanity to man in the history of mankind. There’s a generation who may not have had an earthly father, but needs to know, “I have a father in Heaven who loves me.” And he will release to me his words of wisdom and care through godly mentors and earthly fathers that will impart a double portion from their generation to the next generation.
The Elijah anointing is the anointing of the double portion from fathers. The problem in this Millennial generation that right now is coming forth in this season is they have not received the blessing of fathers, the affirming words of a father. And therefore they have not received the inheritance of the double portion for a more perverse generation that needs more of God to confront the present darkness. Without the double portion of the Elijah mandate, or the Elijah spirit, you get stuck in the past, or in neutral, where past generations used to be, while the Jezebel generation, coming forth before the Lord’s return, continues to pervert reality into greater degrees of depravity and mental and spiritual sickness and decay. Without the Elijah anointing you get stagnant and you open yourself up for the enemy to come in and release false presentations and imitations of the authentic blessing and inheritance that can only come from a Father.
We have more words, messages, prophecy than we’ve ever had before. But most of the time these words are disconnected from true relationships that come from the life of fathers. Therefore, there’s no prophetic impartation. Therefore, there’s no power. It’s just words. It’s not backed up by relationship. Its just empty words. It’s not backed by presence. It’s just shallow words. It’s not backed up by a spiritual connection, nor an inheritance. Therefore, there’s no power to bring forth what’s being said, seen or what’s being heard. So, we’re turning to Jezebel’s false imitation.
When there’s no impartation from a father there will be a imitation from Jezebel.
When there’s no impartation from a father there will be manipulation from Jezebel.
What must we do? We must receive the Spirit of Elijah. We must receive a fresh baptism. We need the double portion that comes from the Spirit of God. The spirit of Elijah is actually the impartation of the Holy Ghost that comes from a relationship with a Father to a Son, and a Son to a Father.
Without the Father, Son relationship the operation of the spirit with no inheritance will end you up in witchcraft. You will end up operating in the spirit of sorcery. The Holy Ghost was sent from a Father through the Son, not from the ozone, nor from the air. John 14:26 The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
The Holy Ghost is the spirit of the man Christ Jesus, sent from the Father. It is the spirit of God sent through a man. The Holy Ghost disconnected from right relationship ends up being witchcraft. It’s a set-up for witches and warlocks to release evil spirits that will cause you to hear other voices that are not the voice of God.
The Holy Ghost disconnected from Fathers releases you into deception and sorcery. You hear voices but not the voice of God. Look! You’re going to hear one voice or another. You’re either going to hear the voice of God, your voice, or the voice of demons.
THE DOUBLE PORTION – The Holy Ghost is given to you to become like a man that has mentored or fathered you. The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you….And greater works shall you do than these, because I go to the Father. John 14:26-28
The Holy Ghost is given to you to become like the man Christ Jesus, to be a witness of His coming Kingdom in the earth. He’s given to you to make you like the one who has fathered or mentored you. But not just like him, but greater. He’s given to take you to the next level. This generation is frustrated because they have no inheritance. They have no portion from a Father. So they have fallen prey to other voices that are leading them to kill, steal and destroy. WE NEED FATHERS THAT WILL RELEASE THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH.