Sid: My guest, Steven Brooks, interviewing him this week on his brand new book, “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, the Release of Mantles to the End-Time Generation.” And my staff told me to be sure and ask you about the mantle release in Albuquerque.
Steven: Oh that was really an interesting experience Sid because I had ministered in Albuquerque, New Mexico many times. And there’s a dear pastor and his wife, they pastor a wonderful church there in Albuquerque, New Mexico and often after the meetings I’ll just go kick back with them and we’ll talk and relax. One night while I was there at the church I had ministered on the subject of mantles, how these anointing these mantles can be transferred over and preferable it’s ideal if a minister will transfer that anointing while he’s still alive. And hand that torch, if I can use those terms or pass that baton on to the next individual so that they can carry that same anointing to the next generation. And I talked about those things afterwards as I’m talking to the pastor and his wife. The pastor told me he said, “Steven there’s an old man that came, actually he didn’t even come to the church, but they had heard about this man who had a healing ministry. He was one of the men that were involved back in the 50’s with tent crusades and the healing revivals. And they said that they had heard about this man’s ministry, and they decided just to give him a call to see if he could come over and minister at their church sometime. And this man said, “Yes, I can come” and they said, “When can you come?” And he said, “I must come immediately.” And normally when you book a meeting at a church a pastor needs several months, especially a busy church to get ready and prepare for a meeting. So they were shocked, they were thinking well, we were going to have you come about six months. He said, “Oh no, I need to come right now.” So they were able to work it out Sid where this dear old minister was able to come in only two weeks, so in two weeks he was there. He was in his late 70’s; he had already lived a long life in the Lord and had seen thousands of people healed. And they said that it was very interesting when he came and ministered at their church that he was so happy and so full of joy. And just laughing during the meetings and praying for people and he was just absolutely so happy and full of joy and they even took him out to certain areas of Albuquerque where decades before he had held a tent crusade meeting there. And my pastor friend told me how that when they took this older minister to that same area the older minister could say, “This is exactly where the big healing tent was set up; and this is where we had the children’s tent.” And it was just like he was walking back in time and it was such a great blessing for him to be able to see that all the work that he had done over the decades had produced such a harvest in the lives of so many different people. And the meetings went on and on the last night of the meeting the pastor told me that older minister went up to him and his wife and to the associate pastor laid his hands on them and said, “I now transfer every anointing, every mantle that the Lord has ever placed upon my life, I now transfer that to you, now, in the Name of Jesus.” He put his hands on them and released that anointing and the meeting closed and it was over and the man flew back to his home in a different state. And Sid, that pastor told me that five days later he called that older minister and because he wanted to know where he needed to mail his love offering to. And the older man had left and had not yet received the love offering, it took a little time to count it up and pull it together. So he was just trying to call and find out where he needed to send it to, and when he called the man’s phone number, the son answered the phone and of course the pastor asked for the older minister and the son said, “Oh I’m sorry he died two days ago.” So…
Sid: Now, just out of curiosity can someone like this particular man did you know his name by the way?
Steven: No, I didn’t but he was not as well known as like an Oral Roberts or a T.L. Osborne.
Sid: Okay, could this man had transferred his mantle to more than one person?
Steven: That’s a good question Sid because many times the mantle is for an individual and sometimes it’s also for the church body at large. For instance when you talk about saints like say Kenneth Hagen for instance, I’ve been in some meetings where there are some ministers who have such an identical anointing that if you were to close your eyes and just listen you would think that you’re listening to Kenneth Hagen that’s how much of a mantle they have received from that man through sitting under his ministry. And so I’ve seen that with multiple ministers having that anointing resting on them from just one person that it came down from. So sometimes it can be passed to one individual, sometimes it can be passed to many individuals even to the body of Christ at large in a sense.
Sid: Now in your case you received a mantle from someone that had died centuries earlier because as you explained these were mantles that were not passed on. Do you believe that there are a lot of these mantles that were not passed on?
Steven: Without question Sid, I believe that there were mantles from ministries that were supposed to be carried on and for whatever reason they were not. Maybe there wasn’t somebody in that generation qualified to receive that mantle. And you know Sid, I have found out over over the years that I’ve walked with the Lord and have served Him in the ministry I have found out that nothing ever from heaven ever comes cheap. And if there is nobody qualified the Lord will not just take that anointing and say “Well I guess we will have to go with second best.” He’ll wait, He’ll allow that anointing to be held and reserved until the right person comes, even if it’s in another generation, even if it’s somewhere down the line He will hold it for the right person.
Sid: What can we do to put ourself in position to receive these mantles?
Steven: I believe Sid that we can be more open to the moving of the Holy Spirit and the leading of the Holy Spirit. I’ve had people you know tell me “You know Steven I don’t want to receive an old mantle; I want to receive something new.” But the thing many times they don’t understand is that the Holy Spirit He’s timeless. The same Holy Spirit that anointed Elijah 800 years later that same anointing that’s now on John the Baptist, you got John the Baptist walking around with the same type of clothing, with that same kind of rough edge to confront religious principalities. And it’s the same Holy Spirit so even though it’s many years later. Whenever it’s the Holy Spirit it’s always fresh and it’s always new because He’s timeless. And so we have to be open to that fresh oil, we have to be open to the moving of the Spirit and the leadings of God.
Sid: Just by reading your new book that must be one of the best ways to position yourself to receive.
Steven: I believe it is Sid and open to the scriptures and some people think they’ve got the whole Bible figured out; they think that they know everything there is, there’s nothing else to learn. And that tells us right off the bat that person has a whole lot more to learn. But there are many things that the Lord is revealing shedding light on the Word of God to give us more freedom, more strength in Him. And I believe that we’ll soar higher than ever before as we let Holy Spirit rest upon us and move through us without hindering Him.
Sid: Now the Lord told you to write this book, tell me about that.
Steven: Well, it was interesting Sid because I had looked for material or teachings on the subject of mantles, and it’s very difficult to find much material on it. I think the old Pentecostals years back had a much better understanding or grasp about the subject of mantles, but today we hardly hear very little teaching on this subject. And so I looked and looked and looked and couldn’t find very much and the Lord said, “That’s because there’s not very much.” He said, “I want you to write this book, share your experiences; share from My Word He said how mantles are transferred and received and help the people with this area, because of what is coming, the greater anointing coming upon the end-time church.”
Sid: Well, you talk about the coming revival that will be coming to America, tell me a bit about that and in particular the role of the Seraphim and the Cherubim.
Steven: Okay, it’s interesting with the Seraphim Sid because we see Isaiah the Prophet, and Isaiah is a Prophet he’s a holy man of God but when he has this encounter and he’s taken into the realm of the Spirit and he sees the train of the Lord’s robe filling the temple and he sees the glory of God he’s completely overwhelmed. He’s actually very distraught because he realized that although he’s been endeavoring to live a life of purity all the sin around him and all the unbelief and all of the negativity of the other Israeli people who are not walking with the Lord had actually affected him. He said, “Woe is me I’m a man of unclean lips,” and a Seraphim went with a pair of tongs took one of those blazing hot coals off the altar, off the heavenly altar and took it and stuck it to his lips and the fire of God went through him. I believe in these last days we are going to see the Seraphim coming to help the church and a cleansing and a cleansing and a purifying coming to a church and the Spirit of the fear of the Lord coming back upon the American church particularly in a way that’s been missing for probably for 100 years. And we’re going to see a deep reverence and a deep respect and love for God come back into the church. That doesn’t mean that there is not going to be joy and freedom, they’ll be all of that.
Sid: But maybe there will be some of those mantles of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel.
Steven: I believe Sid that we are going to see mantles of Charles Finney, of George Whitfield and some of these great reformers, some of these powerful preachers that had like a zero tolerance for sin to help bring a balance back into the church and help the church rise to the standard of living a life that’s pleasing to the Lord.
Sid: Now how far off would you say that this revival that God has shown you for America is?
Steven: I think that we’re already seeing the outskirts of it, but I think that we still need just a few more years before we hit this full swing because I think that many of us are not prepared yet for it.
Sid: What are we going to see when it happens?
Steven: Well we’re going to see several things Sid, we are going to see, we’re going to see a move of healing come upon America that will surpass, that will greatly surpass what took place back in the 1950’s, and that was powerful. I mean back in the 1950’s you had Oral Roberts, you had people like William Branham, you had Jack Coe that had tremendous meetings and undeniable powerful miracles so that was a powerful move of the Spirit. But something’s coming again that’s going to be even greater and of course divine healing is always been the dinner bell for the lost. In other words when the miracles begin to happen like that the multitudes begin to come in and we’re trying to get prepared for this so that when we throw the nets out and pull in the harvest the nets won’t break and the boat won’t sink.
Sid: We’ll you’re seeing some of this glory right now, you’re seeing some of these miracles; we’ll find out about them on tomorrows broadcast.