Elijah threw his “mantle” onto Elisha, which led to Elisha following in Elijah’s footsteps and ministering in the same ways as Elijah. A mantle is a symbolic representation of the anointing. The Lord said to Elijah, “Go and anoint, as prophet in your place, Elijah.” This led to the mantle being thrown onto Elisha.
Each mantle and anointing is unique. There are various types of anointings, and we need to find out what God reveals to us about our individual anointing. How do they function? What are they used for? Do we have to sit under someone and learn from them to receive a mantle? It is important to know the anointings of those we associate with.