On Passover : New Mantles are Falling Down – A Word by Candice Smithyman
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On Passover : New Mantles are Falling Down
A Word by Candice Smithyman
This word was originally submitted on April 19, 2019.
Today on the Hebrew calendar the Passover begins, and Jesus is our Passover Lamb. On the Christian calendar, we call it Good Friday. I had a dream this morning that He was giving new assignments from heaven to people. I actually saw these mantles falling from heaven. Today is a day to hold out your hand and receive the new mantle assignment God has for you. Why is this significant? Because today is Passover and it is the day He took the third cup, which is the cup of redemption that comes through suffering. Today is the day His destiny was fulfilled.
The word cup in the greek is poterion which means figuratively a lot or fate, and fate means purpose and destiny. Today Jesus’ destiny was fulfilled and today He is giving out mantles from heaven.
The night before Jesus’ death, He shared the Passover meal with his disciples. In Matthew 26:26-29 (NIV), the word says, “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.’ Then He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.’”
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He said this because He was the drink offering. He was the blood of the new covenant that was in the cup. The cup He took with His disciples that night was the third cup in the traditional Passover Seder meal that Jews will participate in. This cup is also called the cup of blessing. The Apostle Paul in referring to Communion, also discusses this cup in 1 Corinthians 10:16 (KJV) when he says, “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.” And in 1 Corinthians 10:21 (KJV), when he says, “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”
In Exodus 6:6-8, God gives 4 Promises of the Passover which are shared at traditional Passover Seder meals, and one is revealed in the scripture which says, “I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments.” So, who is the stretched out arm? Jesus stretching His arms out and redeeming us as He took the judgment of sin upon Him so we would be set free and death would pass-over us.
In the story of Jesus suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane. The same word cup is mentioned here, in relation to the cup of redemption that comes from the suffering that He will endure on the night of Passover. In Matthew 26:36-45 (NIV), the word reads, “Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to them, ‘Sit here while I go over there and pray.’ He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and He began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then He said to them, ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.’ Going a little farther, He fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.’ Then He returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. ‘Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?’ He asked Peter. ‘Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ He went away a second time and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.’ When He came back, He again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. So, He left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. Then He returned to the disciples and said to them, ‘Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!’”
Jesus asked three times, notice it was three times, that this cup of blessing, or redemption would be removed from Him, if it was God’s will to do so. Jesus asks God for the cup or His destiny to be stopped because of the suffering. However, the more He fought through the temptation by the power of the Spirit, the more He was empowered to fulfill His destiny or will of God which was to actually be “the blood of the new covenant” shed for us.
Jesus is saying at Passover, I will drink the cup of suffering and redemption and that is the completion of my destiny. That is fulfillment of my destiny. Why is this important in relation to mantles?
Because if today on Passover, Jesus is saying, “I am sending mantles from heaven for my people”, He is saying the work is finished on the cross and redemption has been made therefore, my destiny has been fulfilled and now you citizens of heaven and kingdom expanders will step into your new assignments today. So, lift up your hands as your borders have been expanded, the Kingdom of Heaven has come to earth, and new mantles are being released for you to walk in. Ask Him about these mantles and find out which one He has given you for this new season. Ask Him to teach you to walk in this mantle as new opportunities will open and you will be required to exercise these mantles by faith!
Dr. Candice Smithyman
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Several years ago while walking at a park an Eagle had flown right over me carrying what looked like a dead snake. The one thing that amazed me was how low the Eagle was flying as it flew above me. It was as if God was highlighting this occurrence that I had never experienced before.
Before seeing the Eagle and the snake, I had been walking around the park praying and declaring scriptures for breakthrough regarding a situation. Leading up to this time, it seemed as if there was an escalated season of attack from the enemy as someone had attempted to shut the Spirit Fuel website down. However, God stepped in and the individual responsible for that attempt did not succeed. Praise God!
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God had stepped in many ways in only he could do. The escalated attacks had ceased. The Lord revealed to me that the Eagle had represented His power and protection coming down and taking the enemy (the snake) out of his place.
The Lord instructed me to send this testimony out today because He wants to remind many of you that nothing is hard for Him. He will send signs in the natural that relate to what is going on in the supernatural.
The prayers and declarations of saying scripture out loud at the park had activated something in the Spirit realm I believe. One important action I had taken before this event was sowing several seeds into different ministries. This act stretched my faith. When I saw what God did and how he turned the enemy’s plans upside down I was amazed. God is turning the enemy’s plans upside down in your own life today! Do something in the natural to activate the supernatural in your life today.
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