Jesus was busy doing a hard days work of ministry. He had healed the sick and cast out demons. There was a mighty demonstration of God’s power that caused all to marvel. Who is this man? This was the question many often had during the ministry of Jesus. Even His own disciples, who sold everything they owned to follow Him, questioned who He was several times.
During this particular day of ministry, someone asked Jesus if He was the Elijah that the scriptures and the prophets talked about. Jesus made a comment that has prophetically been the core of everything we are as a ministry. Jesus told all those that listened that He was not Elijah. But that Elijah would come, and restore all things. I believe He was referring to the spirit or the anointing of Elijah would come into the earth before His return. I believe we are the Elijah Generation that Jesus spoke about.
The Elijah anointing
“And He answered and said, ‘Elijah is coming and will restore all things.'” (Matthew 17:11)
Many might say, “Well, this scripture was fulfilled with John The Baptist.” I, however, disagree and believe this was only partially fulfilled with John The Baptist. That scripture will not be completely fulfilled until the return of the Lord.
The Elijah Anointing is one that restores that which has been lost. This means that this anointing is a reformer’s anointing. It also reveals that if you carry this anointing you are called to be a reformer. John The Baptist came as a reformer in his day.
Other men like Martin Luther and Calvin all carried this reformation type of anointing. I carry this anointing and believe you are called to carry it as well. This anointing extends beyond streams and denominations because it is meant to “bring us back to the full unity of the faith.” (Ephesians 4:13) The Elijah anointing will restore what was lost in God’s Church and merge us back as one.
This anointing will be the predominate anointing of our generation, continuing until the return of Jesus Christ. In my own definition, the word reform means to restore to its original state. This anointing is meant to bring us back to the book of Acts in its fullness.
This is the same anointing that caused Azusa to be birthed in California through William Seymour. It restored the supernatural and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. This anointing also restored the prophetic movement and the apostolic movement which brought us back into prophesying and an understanding of the gifts of the Spirit. It was the Elijah anointing that restored the five-fold ministry through these movements.
Paving the way
People like John Alexander Dowie, who many call “The Father of Healing Revivalism in America”, carried this anointing. This man built a mega healing ministry in Chicago. He was arrested many times for practicing medicine without a license by praying for the sick.
He was one of many that opened the door to all of us who contend for healing in the nations. Now we too are called to pave the way in unseen dimensions of the supernatural. Unfortunately, although Dowie carried this restoration mantle, he was not grounded enough in the scripture so he eventually got into false doctrine and error.
The same happened with one of my favorite revivalist William Branham, who pioneered the Voice of Healing revival in America. He too believed that he carried the Elijah restorer’s mantle and the movement that he led restored much of what we currently understand today in revival streams.
However, this current generation will be one that is grounded in Scripture, as well as walks in demonstrations. God is restoring the balance of all things in the Church. We will be doctrinally sound and full of the Spirit; walking in both power and love.
This Elijah Anointing is what will allow us to both see and be apart from the greatest harvest of souls of all time. This will come to full manifestation in our generation as we receive the Elijah Anointing of restoration. This revival and reformation will cause untold harvest, unity in the Church, and reformation of how we do Church.
Like Mike Bickle of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City has stated, we will see the entire expression of Christianity changed in one generation under this anointing of Elijah. This anointing will bring national repentance and reformation of the Church and entire nations.
Cities will come into alignment under this anointing. The billion soul harvest, that Bob Jones prophesied about, that many are contending for will be set in full motion. I believe it is 100 percent connected to the coming of the Elijah Anointing upon an entire generation.
Time of Reformation
This Spirit of Elijah is already resting upon a remnant in our generation, especially many millennials. The visitation of the Lord is upon us in this generation, to restore that which is lost. Again, we stand at the door of a visitation of the Spirit of Elijah.
Those of you who are reading this are being called to carry a measure of the Elijah Anointing. We are being called as reformers like Luther, John Wesley, Finney, and Edwards, to cause a shift in everything we thought we knew about God and the Church.
This is what the Lord has been talking to me about constantly. The reformers of this day will preach the truth. They will stand for holiness and righteousness. They will walk in the fullness of God’s Spirit upon them.
They will be like Daniel and will not compromise. They will walk in radical love and family will be restored. They will again be like the Church in Acts, that shared their possessions and radically gave to others. They will declare God’s Word before great leaders of culture, and will not be bought.
They will carry God’s trumpet. This army will see miracles that we never thought possible; the greater works that Jesus prophesied. The dead will be raised often, and the prosperity of God will be upon them. Above everything else, they will walk in radical intimacy with God.
This army is already on the Earth, and if you are reading this article I believe you are one of them. You are meant to carry the Spirit of Elijah upon you. Are you ready to be visited by the Elijah restorer’s anointing?