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Diane Lake: "The Double-Portion Mantle Era Has Begun!"

Diane Lake, Helena, MT
Apr 10, 2024

Open Doors

One theme that has emerged in the prophetic for 2024 is that of open doors. Four is the value of the Hebrew letter Dalet, and Dalet is symbolized by a door. Dalet is also symbolized by a gate, and denotes being lifted up. Another theme that emerged is that of Psalm 24 – the King of glory riding in. Interestingly, Psalm 24:7, 9 encompass all those meanings. Psalm 24:7 (NIV) reads, "Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in."

In late January I heard the Lord say, "The double-portion mantle era has begun."

It is my belief that the themes of open doors and the entrance of the King of glory are connected to the beginning of the double-portion mantle era, that it is one of the things the King of glory is ushering in.

Friends, I prophesy to you from the gates that the double-portion mantle era is coming in!

The Double-Portion Anointing

The double-portion mantle, or anointing, arises from 2 Kings 2, when Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah's spirit before he was taken up to Heaven. The idea that the terms "mantle" and "anointing" are interchangeable originates from when Elijah was instructed to "mashach" (Strong's 4886 – "to anoint," "smear," "consecrate"), or anoint, Elisha in his place. Instead of anointing Elisha with oil, he threw his prophet's coat (mantle) on him. This is where the symbolism of the mantle representing the anointing comes from (1 Kings 19:16, 19).

A study on the Hebrew word mashach and the root word of its closest New Testament equivalent, chrisma (Strong's 5548 – "an anointing," "the special endowment of the Holy Spirit"), reveals that the anointing is meant to be regarded as an act of enablement of the Holy Spirit. Thus, the anointing includes the authorization and ability, or authority, to move and function not in your own strength, but in God's. It makes us receivers of God's creative energy and ability to accomplish what He has purposed for us. It is the release of the Holy Spirit in and through us. (Photo via Pixabay)

Pick Up the Mantle! It's Time to Run

There was a testing before Elisha received what he had asked for – first in that he served Elijah for an unspecified amount of time (1 Kings 19:21; 2 Kings 3:11), and second in that Elijah instructed him to stay behind three times and not accompany him to the River Jordan. Elijah was not trying to get rid of Elisha; he was trying to help him grow up into his destiny. He wanted him to endure, to want the anointing more than anything else. Elisha had to actually "see" Elijah being taken up to Heaven before he could pick up the mantle. This would indicate careful, continuous alignment with his spiritual father until the end (2 Kings 2:12).

A mantle transfer is not automatic, and never easy. I feel like the Lord has shown me that there are many who have been waiting years for the manifestation of a mantle they believe has been passed to them generationally, or from a prophetic or spiritual mentor. My own personal prophetic mentor passed away in late 2017, but it was not until almost six years later, in late July of 2023, that I heard the Lord say, "Today marks the 'picking up of the mantle,' the actual stage of wearing and operating in it." He told me that my mentor's death marked the beginning of the waiting period that I'd heard Him refer to several nights earlier. It was a trial period – a testing period – to see if I was worthy to wear it. I heard Him say that I was. Then He said, "The baton has been passed. It is time to run."

I sense this word is for many others in the Body of Christ. If you recognize yourself in this word of testing and waiting to pick up a mantle, get ready to run!

Restore and Launch

It was great confirmation to listen to Bishop Bill Hamon's (of Christian International) 2024 word of the Lord. In his word for the year, Bishop described how the Lord showed him that for the last six years (since 2018) there had been a process of testing the saints to see who was ready for what He was going to start doing in 2024. Those who passed this testing, much like Job passed his testing, would go to a whole new level of experiencing the blessings, miracles, signs and wonders that would begin taking place in 2024.

Like Job, those who pass their period of testing can expect to see the Lord restore what the enemy (satan) has taken from them. Those who are ready to pick up the double-portion mantle will receive twice the anointing, even as Job had twice as much restored to him (Job 42:10).

I heard the Lord say that He was preparing to first restore and then launch His faithful ones. I don't think we understand what's coming. It will be a whole new day – a whole new level, greater than anything we've ever experienced before.

Receiving the Call

The Lord showed me that Ephesians is the wheel that turns the anointing. Ephesians speaks much about the riches of our inheritance in Christ. In Ephesians 1:18–19, Paul prays for the saints, that the eyes of their understanding would be enlightened and that they would know what is "...the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power" (NKJV). (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Manifesting the double-portion mantle requires first receiving the call. A calling could be described as an invitation, or a divine call. When applied to the double-portion anointing, I see receiving the call as similar to when Elisha received Elijah's mantle the first time; it spoke of potential or the promise of what was possible (1 Kings 19:19). Then when Elisha endured and later picked up the mantle, it spoke of power, of tapping into the riches of the glory of divine inheritance to begin to run (2 Kings 2:13–14).

In dreams I have seen those who have endured to pick up the mantle as being able to call down the immediate, tangible, and even visible presence and power of God. It is not to be taken lightly, and there is a reason why there has been a testing period. Those who pick up the double-portion mantle in this new era will be entrusted with an unprecedented new level of power and prophetic authority.

"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." (Ephesians 3:20–21 NKJV)


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Diane Lake
Starfire Ministries


Diane Lake is a writer, speaker and minister ordained with both Christian International and Generals International. Her articles are regularly featured on The Elijah List, as well as platforms like Charisma Magazine, Charisma News, Intercessors For America and others. She and her husband, Allen, co-founded Starfire Ministries with a vision to see the Kingdom established beyond the four walls of the traditional church. They host a podcast with Charisma Podcast Network, and serve as Church Mountain, Regional, and Montana Coordinators for the Reformation Prayer Network, and as Media Mountain Leader/Facilitators for C.I.'s Culture Influencers.


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