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Mantles and Anointings Part 3 – Solomon’s Anointing

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This post on Solomon’s Anointing is part of a series.  The first two were:

Mantles and Anointing, this is where you should start so you can get a foundation in order to understand what you will read here and

Joseph’s Anointing, which is different from Solomon’s Anointing.

There are some of you that may ask, can I have both a Joseph’s mantle and Solomon’s mantle?  Well, anything is possible with God.  And, I have seen many people with a “hybrid” mantle which is more than one, sometimes even 3, rolled into one.

However, I believe it is highly unlikely to have these two mantles at the same time.  It is more likely you can move from having Joseph’s Mantle to Solomon’s as opposed to having both at the same time.  You can have Joseph’s Mantle and Solomon’s Anointing at times, you need to read about the difference between Mantles and Anointing to understand these are not the same thing.

You need a mantle to hold an office but you can operate in a gifting/anointing for an event without having the office.  For example you need a mantle of a prophet to say you are a prophet called by the Lord.  However, you can prophesy and have the gift of prophecy as an anointing or gift and not be a prophet.

So when I refer to Solomon’s Mantle I mean someone who is holding an office and not someone who used wisdom to make some money in the stock market for a season.

Solomon’s Mantle is a very rare thing in the body of Christ.  I haven’t met a lot of people who have this.  Maybe only one person where it was mature and in full operation and others where it was still in infancy stage.  I believe this gets fought by the enemy so badly that to make it to maturity with this you have to truly consecrated and sold out for Jesus.

Even though the Queen of Sheba heard about Solomon it wasn’t until she actually saw him operating in his anointing and mantle before she was convinced he was the real deal. (1 Kings 10:6-9)  We shall know them by their fruit.  People should be able to clearly see if this is on your life.




Let’s look at 2 key differences between Solomon’s Mantle vs Joseph’s Mantle:

  1.  Solomon is a king, Joseph is not.  There are many things you can do with a kingly anointing.
  2.  While both handled wealth, Solomon was the owner of what he had while Joseph was a distributor of what he had and he didn’t own it.

Solomon’s Mantle is intertwined with a kingly anointing so a lot of what Solomon was able to do was tied to his kingly anointing.  There are many people with a kingly anointing that may not have Solomon’s mantle.

Characteristics of Solomon’s Mantle

1. Wisdom.  If someone has this mantle they have the gift of wisdom. Solomon wrote the wisdom books of Ecclesiastes and Proverbs. He was also given knowledge and understanding but neither of these work without wisdom.  You may know something but if you don’t know when, how and the correct timing of a thing then the knowledge alone is of no use to you. (1 Kings 4:29-34)

2. Wealth.  You have to use wisdom to get wealth. Solomon didn’t inherit his wealth from David.  While he inherited some what he amassed was on his own because of the wisdom God gave him. (1 Kings 10:24)

3. Humility. Solomon recognized from the very beginning that even though he was wearing the mantle of the king, he was never going to be able to build the temple of the Lord without the Lord’s help. (1 Kings 3:7-9)

4. People Give to You.  People with this mantle have others give them things/money/resources/tools/time without even asking for it.  This is a part of a kingly anointing (1 Kings 10:10-12).  It’s like they are a magnate that pulls people in.  David had the same dynamic except his was not with wealth it was with people.  People were attracted to David and surrounded him with support because of the kingly anointing. Do you know those wealthy people who say they have no intentions of leaving their wealth to their children, instead they will give it to charity?  Well, that is what David did to Solomon he took all of his wealth and used it to build the temple.  He actually didn’t give his wealth to Solomon (1 Chronicles 29:3-5).  Then again, since Solomon was getting the mantle he didn’t need the money because people would start giving to him anyway.  So the only thing Solomon got from David was the plans to build the temple and the building materials.  All of Solomon’s wealth came from people giving things to him, freely.

5. Ease to carry out assignments.  This one is key and usually the main sign of someone who has this mantle.  While you can have wisdom, wealth and people give to you, I know very few people who operate in life with ease.  The reason for this is that someone else “dug the trenches” before you.  It was either your parents or your grandparents or some relative that handled all the spiritual warfare and generational curses.  What I mean by this is, David (Solomon’s father), wanted to be the one to build the temple for the Lord but the Lord said No.  Why?  David was a man of war.  David’s job was to dig the trenches out so that when Solomon got there his job would be easier to build the temple.  So David had to get rid of the enemies and fight his way through to the top.  Even though David was anointed to be king and he later got the mantle of the king, he still didn’t build the temple because that was not his assignment.  It had to be Solomon.  Thereby making Solomon’s job in building, very easy.  There was an ease to the assignment that David never had.  Do you know how many wars David fought through his entire lifetime? A lot!  He was constantly on the run and in warfare (1 Chronicles 18)

1 Chronicles 22:8-10 “…the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have made great wars; you shall not build a house for My name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in My sight. Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around. His name shall be [Solomon, for I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days. He shall build a house for My name, and he shall be My son, and I will be his Father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.”

So David fought about 9 battles, that’s not counting all the running he had to do from Saul or even Goliath.  He was always fighting.  Do you know how many wars Solomon fought? 0   Yes, zero!

Most people are in great battles tearing down generational curses and doing spiritual warfare.  The ones with Solomon’s mantle or anointing are not doing that level of warfare.  Their parents did that for them.  So they can walk into the purposes of God without having to go through that.  The parents dug those trenches and laid the foundation so when they get there all the ground work has been laid and they just need to build, increase, multiply and grow.

When Solomon came into power David had already collected what was needed to build the temple.  He also handed the plans of the temple over to Solomon

1 Chronicles 22: Now David said, “Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the Lord must be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all countries. I will now make preparation for it.” So David made abundant preparations before his death.

6. Deep level of Intimacy with the Lord. There is no way you can walk in this mantle and anointing apart from a deep level of intimacy with God.  Otherwise you would go astray very easily with this level of wealth, wisdom, knowledge & understanding.  You would become so puffed up with pride.  It doesn’t matter how close your parents or grand parents were to Jesus or how devoted they were to Him.  You have to have your own level of intimacy with the Lord.

Here is a part of David’s instructions to Solomon…

1 Chronicles 28:“And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart solomons mantle and anointingand a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 10 So take this seriously. The Lord has chosen you to build a Temple as his sanctuary. Be strong, and do the work.”

We all know how intimately David knew the Lord and that he was known as a man after God’s own heart.  Well, he gave the same instructions to his son.

1 Chronicles 28:19 “Every part of this plan,” David told Solomon, “was given to me in writing from the hand of the Lord.

God works with generations so a lot of the things you are praying for your children may be the ones to complete it.  God will do it for them.  If you don’t have natural children you are a mentor to someone else and they may reap from the work you did.

 

Enemies of the Mantle

1. Laziness.  It would be easy for you to fall into laziness if you don’t have to do much to get ahead. If you had everything handed to you and you had zero warfare.

2. Wrong Alignment.  Solomon aligned himself with many foreign kings by marrying their daughters.  While this was a strategic move that probably caused him to continue living in ease without much war, these same foreign women pull him away from walking with the Lord. (1 Kings 11:1-8) Instead of him converting them to God, they converted him. It is so important who you are making covenant with because these are the people who have the power to make or break you.  None of these women were walking with God.  They all worshiped other gods and that’s what led him astray. He willfully sinned against the Lord (Deuteronomy 7:3). Coming back to the laziness, I’m sure he may have thought it would be so much easier to make his enemies family members instead of going to war with them. This may have kept him from war but it ruined him in the end.

3. Forgetting the purpose and assignment.  If we have everything exactly the way we want it would we carry out the purposes of God?  (1 Kings 11:9-13) While we may not have Solomon’s Mantle, I’m pretty sure throughout our lives God has given us moments of rest from our enemies.  Yet, we fail to make progress in building, multiplying and growing in these seasons of rest because we forget our purpose.   (1 Kings 9:4-9)

4.  Warfare starts again. Once we forget our purpose and assignments and begin to wonder off the path from God and into disobedience, God will lift His hand off us and we end up fighting for our lives again.(1 Kings 11:26-43).  Sometimes we pass those wars on to our children. Remember, God is a God of generations so some of the things we did or failed to do falls on our children.

5. Self Reliance. When we have money and power it is very easy for us to use what we have instead of asking God for help. If you can buy anything that you need it would be much easier for you to rely on your own strength and money than go to God.  It may look like wisdom but the truth is that it would be so easy to cross the line over into complete self reliance.

6. Greed.  We know that Solomon was tasked to build the temple. He received all the plans and the foundation of the temple from his father David which were directly from the Lord.  In addition to this, Solomon went on to do and build other things.  Were these in the will of God too? Who knows? You can see the other projects he got involved with in 2 Chronicles 8.  What happened is that when he married all of his foreign wives he also inherited the towns and cities as dowry.  So now he goes and he builds out and restores those places.  He used the people in those towns to build and later on when his son Rehoboam was king the people began to complain about the hard labor and heavy taxes they faced at the hand of Solomon (2 Chronicles 10). So Rehoboam instead of listening to the people and lightening the load of the work he decides to become even worse than his father and make it harder.  The people then revolted and the kingdom became divided. Did Rehoboam really need more money?  N0!  Unlike Solomon, Rehoboam actually inherited all his money.

Sometimes people don’t know when they have enough and they just keep going after more and more and more.  The problem is they were doing this at the expense of the people.

7. Lust.  Lust of the flesh.  Lust of the eyes. The pride of life (1 John 2:16-17).  If you read the entire story from start to finish it is hard not to see it. (1 Kings 1 – 11 & 1 Chronicles 28 – 2 Chronicles 9)

Everything that I have written here is a really good springboard for you to read the book of Ecclesiastes.  Even though I read this book already several times, reading it again right after writing this felt like I was sitting in a room with Solomon himself and he was speaking to me.  Try it and let me know if it felt the same to you.

So should you pray to receive this mantle?  Well, I’m going to give you some wisdom from Solomon on you..

Ecclesiastes 6:10 Everything has already been decided. It was known long ago what each person would be. So there’s no use arguing with God about your destiny.

There you have it!  I would recommend you find out what God has written in your scrolls about you and go after that.

I want to leave you with one final thought, reflecting on Joseph’s Mantle compared to Solomon’s we have to look at how each of these men ended their assignment.  While we may not like warfare, it really shapes and molds us for the future.  It builds character and helps us to know where our boundaries are in life.  Joseph ended well and I think it was because of what he had to go through in his life.  He had a greater appreciation for what he received and knew how to walk with the Lord to maintain it.  Solomon on the other hand never had to go through any of that and because everything was handed to him, it was harder for him to stay on track.

I’m saying all this to let you know, don’t complain about your warfare or your trials.  Understand that God is using it to shape and mold you so that when you step into your assignment you are not only equipped to receive it but you can also maintain it.

James 1:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

 

Romans 5:3-5 New Living Translation (NLT)

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

I pray this has blessed you, please feel free to leave your comments below.

Blessings

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10 Comments

  1. Dee T
    May 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm — Reply

    Good teaching!! Keep em coming!
    Blessings!

  2. Eveline Saillant
    May 9, 2020 at 8:45 am — Reply

    Wow! Dear MOP
    Thank you for this divine article on Mantle and Anointings. I read part 1 and part 2 to better understand part 3. This is true value of practical wisdom. I’ve learned something different from this “ Wisdom involves submission to authorities” , “ the superiority of wisdom”, The rich person’s success does not mean he has obtained wisdom. The poor person who is wise and has understanding can see through the pretentious facade of one who seems “to have it all”
    I searched the scriptures as I read it through 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿. You’re a blessing to me. I thank God for your ministry.

    Love ya
    Eveline

  3. Ibrahim Adeleke A.R
    May 8, 2020 at 6:49 am — Reply

    Wow! Having to study the book of Ecclesiastes all over again, I could feel this sense of a much older Solomon towards the latter end of His life giving a brief recap and insight into ALL the affairs of Men on earth…..Thank you Dear MOP, for unraveling some of the limitations/enemies of this mantle. I’ll like to add that One of the great things that this Solomon mantle give is FREEDOM & TIME!. and dix makes me realize Why you said that the mantle is rare (even in the body of Christ)….not many are able to follow or pursue their God given purpose and assignment bcux of the ease (Freedom) & Time that they lack.

    But isn’t it funny that God is wise & intelligent enough to factor in all these limitations & challenges, and make provisions of system of advantages and liftings that helps in the fulfillment of one’s purpose & assignment, when We are committed to Him and His plan (dreams, callings, assignments) for our lives just as we learnt in the life of Joseph.

    Also, a careful look at the book of Ecclesiastes after the insight you shared, helps us to see the essence of a Man’s TIME here on earth. I believe Solomon had a lot of FREEDOM & TIME at His disposal, and this is why He could easily set himself up to study, desire, and get involved in loads of stuffs, pleasure, activities, bcuz He wanted to figure out the essence of Life. But what He missed was that Our Personal RELATIONSHIP with the Father is the major theme of life. He could have done so much more for the Lord with his freedom and time, instead of wasting it on futility, and thereby losing 10 of 12 nations in His kingdom. He took His eyes off the words of admonition of His Father, King David.

    As Christians, I think we need to give value to how we spend or use the Freedom (Ease) and Time that the Lord has blessed us with and is about to add unto us even in this season. All that we are and all that we have are for His purpose, agenda and assignments (Col. 1:26; Eph. 1:11)….and I believe that Solomon also came to realize this at the end of His many much study & activities, but I guess it was late cux He had wasted the time and freedom, that could have been put into something of lasting eternal worth and value. (Eccl. 12:13-14)

    And just as I’ve come to understand from the teaching on scrolls that nothing in life is a mistake or oops before God. I believe He allowed this to be written by Solomon, so that we won’t make same mistakes and waste the precious time and freedom/ease that He has given to us for our purpose and assignments….and I pray that we’ll receive the grace to go through our lives journey like Joseph to become and achieve all that He had in mind for us, written in His scrolls in Jesus Name (amen)

    Thanks for sharing this insightful revelation with us. More grace and blessings to the ministry…p.s: I’m sorry that my comment was quite long (this is the first time it’s happening, i didn’t want to stop the flow). winks* Thanks for your understanding.

    Blessings!.

    • May 8, 2020 at 11:15 am — Reply

      Yes Ibrahim, good points! There is definitely sadness in Solomon when you get Ecclesiastes 12. You can see that he was sorry that he wasted so much time. Wow! What a lesson. The good news is that he was repentant for it so we know that the Lord forgave him for that. Now this all serves as a lesson to us that chasing money and fame is futile. And we really do waste so much time on modern day things like TV and social media. Now we only get seasons of freedom & time as little tests (I believe) from the Lord to see if we will still have the same level of diligence. This is why we need to write down our goals and work towards them daily. May we never waste time but number our days so we may gain a heart of wisdom. Thank you for sharing. Blessings

  4. Matthew makonguru
    May 8, 2020 at 5:07 am — Reply

    i do appreciate this article especially where you mentioned that “warfare shapes you and mold you”so we should not complain. Those two characters all were anointed but ended differently. learning to know our boundaries through warfare is beneficial even though at times it overwhelmes:
    just a humble observation, i don’t know if it was typing error,the scripture you quoted 1chronicles you cited chapter 22:9 instead of 28:9 . let me look for the 1&2 articles on mantles anointing then I’ll come back to this onesmore .much blessings, may God grant your peace and happiness as you serve him always.

    • May 8, 2020 at 11:31 am — Reply

      Thank you!! I love it when everyone looks up the scriptures for themselves and read it. I made the correction.

  5. Sherin
    May 8, 2020 at 1:53 am — Reply

    Dear blessed MOP team,
    Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ!.
    This teaching and prayer has immensely blessed me and is leading me forward in my prayer and time with the Lord.
    May you all be blessed abundantly in the Mighty Name of Our Risen King Jesus. Amen
    Love to you all

  6. Sindy
    May 7, 2020 at 10:02 pm — Reply

    Thank you, really needed this.
    I’ve known for some time that I have a financial mantle but I never really thought of the difference between Joseph’s and Solomon’s.
    The devil has been fighting me so hard in this one area. Some pieces are falling into place after reading parts 2 and 3.
    Lately God has been stressing the need to relook at my relationships/covenants especially in the workplace and even among my Christian friends.
    When it’s time to fully take hold of your mantle the are people that can’t go to where you are going.
    Thank you for this

  7. Lijo
    May 7, 2020 at 7:37 pm — Reply

    Just 2 days ago, I came to the site searching for this topic/series as I had seen it before. Really strange there is a new update:-)))

  8. Wunmi Awoniyi
    May 7, 2020 at 6:58 pm — Reply

    This has really blessed me! It is just a reply of the conversation I was having with my Father, King and God.
    I was just speaking to him that He is the one that release wealth to whom he pleases. That some are born into Wealth without any labour. Whereas People like me is not born into wealth and toiling hard with no wealth to show for it!
    But with this message, I appreciate and thank God for what I have and who I am. The lesson learned is, there is a purpose why God made us who we are.

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