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15 Different Types of Spiritual Mantles

Have you ever wondered what the spiritual mantles are all about in the Bible or many of today’s churches? Those divine crowns that move down in History, packed with supernatural power?

Well, from the very first Prophet of old to the Missionaries of today, these mantles have been glowing up the spiritual realm from one chosen to another. You want to make sure to take advantage of it; you might also have one handed down to you. So, Let’s open up the ancient text -the Bible- to discover 15 of these spiritual/divine mantles together.

15 Types of Spiritual Mantles

15 Different Types of Spiritual Mantles

The world of the Mantles is a very complex area to jump into. There are hundreds of different types of Mantles. But I have compiled a list of 15 Major Types of Spiritual Mantles, to ensure some of the questions you seek, would be answered.

1. The Prophetic Mantle

Found in the history of Prophet Elijah and Elisha. It symbolizes the prophetic calling being transferred from one generation to the next. Elijah handed it to Elisha; his successor, when Elijah ascended to heaven. However the mantle is not the cloth, it is the gift and anointing given by God to speak on His behalf, declaring his word and fulfill His purpose. A mantle that should be respected.

2 Kings 2:13-14 NKJVHe also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan. 14 Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over”

2. The Apostolic Mantle

The Apostolic Mantle represents the apostolic authority and commission given to an Apostle. It does not just signify a title but authorizes the right to establish, govern, and maintain a Christian community. This includes planting churches and advancing the Kingdom of God.

This mantle signifies a divine trust that God has bestowed with Spiritual wisdom and authority. To have a backbone to proclaim the word of God and expand His Kingdom.

Acts 1:8 KJV “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost comes upon you: and ye: shall: be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Acts 9:15-16 KJV “But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.”

3. The Priestly Mantle

The Priestly Mantle entails the duties and responsibilities assigned to the High Priest in their service to God. It signifies a sacred calling marked by reverence, purity, and devotion. Those who carry this mantle serve as a mediator between God and man. Carrying out rituals of atonement, offering sacrifices, and interceding on behalf of the community.

Exodus 28:1-3 KJV “And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons. And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and beauty. And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.”

4. The Kingly Mantle

A symbol of authority and governance bestowed on kings like Solomon and David to rule over God’s people. There is always that saying “God appoints the King”. It’s not just a symbol of power. It is a mantle of trust to govern with justice, righteousness, and wisdom according to the will of God. It entails the task of ensuring obedience to God’s commandments, offends the oppressed, and upholds the covenant between God and His people. Carriers of this mantle are responsible for the welfare and prosperity of the Kingdom of God, and to ensure He is seen as the ultimate sovereign. They are commissioned to govern with humility and integrity, knowing Kingship comes from God.

1 Kings 1:39 KJV “And Zadok the priest took a horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon”

1 Samuel 16:13 KJV “Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.”

5. The Evangelical Mantle

A divine empowerment to spread the Gospel and lead others to Jesus Christ. Those who carry this mantle are driven by a deep passion for sharing the message of salvation seeing lives alternated by the Love of God. They are equipped with spiritual gifts such as evangelism, preaching, and discernment, enabling them to communicate the truth of the Gospel in various contexts.

The mantle is bestowed upon any believer who wishes to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and what God has done for them in their lives. It is not just about leading others to salvation but to guide and coach them into new growth into a better relationship with God.

It represents a sacred calling to participate in God’s mission of reconciliation. Inviting others into a life-changing encounter. However, it is not without difficulty as evangelists face many trials, tribulations, and persecution for the sake of the Gospel.

Acts 9:15-16 KJV “But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.”

6. The Healing Mantle

The healing mantle represents the carriers of the Gift given by the Holy Spirit to bring Healing and perform miracles such as those performed by Jesus and his disciples. It does not just display the authority to restore physical health but also displays the supernatural power of God’s love and compassion.

Mark 16:17-18 KJV “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Acts 3:6-8 KJV “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have given I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up, stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.”

7. The Teaching Mantle

The Teaching mantle involves the responsibility of transferring wisdom and knowledge on to others. It also involves teaching God’s word accurately and effectively to equip others for spiritual growth and maturity.

2 Timothy 2:2 KJV “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”

8. The Mantle of Intercession

Standing in the gap and praying on behalf of others. You’re the jury before the judge. You intercede with fervent and fierce prayer and advocacy, Seeking God’s blessing, mercy, and guidance on their behalf.

Exodus 32:11-14 KJV 11 And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?

9. The Mantle of Wisdom

The mantle of wisdom is like having a built-in GPS and encyclopedia to make life’s decisions. Carriers of this mantle have divine insight and discernment in taking the right paths through life’s turns and turmoils. They always have a Plan B. They always know what comes next and always know how to act or react and when to do so. But wisdom can be obtained by anyone willing to ask God for it.

1 Kings 3:12 KJV “Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.”

James 1:5 KJV “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

10. The Mantle of Counseling

A typical carrier of this mantle is that friend that you go to to ask for advice or complain about things that go wrong in your life. They have a knack for keeping secrets and their advice always works. They like to offer guidance and comforting support. They’re the type of friend that everyone needs but not everyone wants. They bring calmness within the storms.

Acts 11:22-23 KJV “ Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. Who, when he came and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with the purpose of heart, they would cleave unto the Lord.”

11. The Deliverance Mantle

It’s all about breaking chains and bringing change. The deliverance ministry is all about setting the captives free. Those oppressed by the spirit of depression and a dirty past that haunt them. Carriers of this mantle are letting Satan bite the dust. It is all about saving people out of the hands of darkness and delivering them into God’s glorious light.

Luke 4: 8 KJV “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”

12. The Mantle of Creativity

Possessors of this mantle are likely to be very creative in all that they do. They can change the dullest picture or scene into a beautiful masterpiece. They have an endless flow of creativity, from heaven, to create elegance and beauty.

Exodus 35:30-35 KJV “And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the Lord hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work. And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. Them hath he filled with the wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and the embroiderer, in blue, and purple, in scarlet, and fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.”

13. Mantle of Music, Song, and Worship.

Imagine being able to chant and sing the sounds and songs of Heaven. Imagine every sound you make with either your voice or instrument invites people in to join you in the sound of heaven touching the earth. Carriers of the mantle of music, song, and worship can do just that. They have a better outlook on life than others. They see life as a melody and everyone singing to their tune orchestrating the most beautiful song.

Worshipers know how to usher in the presence of God. They know how to welcome His presence and make others aware that “God is Here”. Two of my favorite modern-day worshipers, who carry this mantle strongly, are Tasha Cobbs and Kari Jobe. However, we can say that this mantle could be found throughout the entire bible. An example of these was the children of Heman and David.

1 Chronicles 25:1-7 “All these were the sons of Heman the king’s seer in the words of God, to lift the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king’s order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman. So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the Lord, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.”

Psalm 150 KJV Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.”

14. The Mantle of Fearlessness.

Ever heard of the term “no sense of Danger”? Well, that is exactly this. You don’t need to fear anything at all. For God did not give you a spirit of fear but of courage. Carriers of this mantle do things others would consider dangerous, knowing that they are under the protection of God the whole time. Perfect examples of these include Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendego. Even Ester had to give a spirit of fearlessness

Daniel 3:16-18 KJV “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it is so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

15. Dream Interpretation Mantle

They say not all dreams make sense to mean something. However, you do get that friend who will randomly tell you what your dreams mean. They do this without doing research or looking anything up for that matter, it just comes to them naturally. This mantle reminds us that God is still God even in the land of our dreams. And If God is speaking to you through a dream, this is the type of friend you will need.

Genesis 40:8 KJV And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.”

Daniel 2:27-30 KJV ”Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these; As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.”

So, altogether these are the 15 different types of spiritual mantles in the bible. Now, You, my beloved reader, can pray and ask God to reveal your Mantle to you. Remember All gifts come from God. a Talent He has given you. Don’t waste it, Use it, You might just Save a Life or write a new History.

Jaype Bester is a renowned Pastor, author and Counsellor who lives in KrielSouth Africa. Jaype has a diploma in Psychology, a theological degree in Master of Divinity (Mh.D Divinity), and is currently serving as a Presidential Pastor at Shakeid Ministries. He is also the author of 4 published books namely: The Heart of a Psalmist: David, 365 Prophetic Bullets For Men and a few others. Jaype Bester loves empowering others with his personal coaching.