“To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect”. Fathers of faith that had gone ahead of us operated in this dynamic dimension of faith and made them achieve some very unique results. Due to some very strange sacrifices they made for the sake of God’s kingdom, special positions are accorded to some in heaven. For example, Abraham, David the Apostles of the Lamb. They have been perfected and are in heaven already.
While these Patriarchs are no longer with us, their spirit still manifests among us. 2Kings 2:15 “And when the sons of the prophets which [were] to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him”. Elijah was no longer present physically but his spirit was still around. Jesus emphasized the manifestation of the spirit of Elijah in the NT; Matthew 11:13-14 “For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive [it], this is Elias, which was for to come”. Check also Matthew 17:10-12.
There are times the Holy Spirit speak about certain individuals to His children. For example, Kenneth Hagin received divine instruction about Smith Wigglesworth. Though he never met Smith in person, his spirit was fired into Kenneth through the books authored by him that he read. Hagin’s spirit has been fired into many ministers in our time through his books and tapes. And you see these people effortlessly duplicating the grace upon whom they received their spirits.
You can receive such spirit by impartation, 2Timothy 1:6 “Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands”. In a situation where you cannot have direct contact with your mentor, or maybe the person is dead, God can fire the person’s spirit into you. One of the cheapest ways to receive this impartation is following your mentor; reading their books, listening to their messages, giving into their lives and ministry etc.
Prayer point: I receive a double portion of the spirit on (mention the name of your mentor) in Jesus’ name.