Isaiah 61:1-3 – “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me
To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners; 2 To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, 3 To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” NASU
Let’s get right to the discussion…
4. 2 KINGS 2:9 – – Elijah and Elisha – – (Double Anointing)
Elisha had served Elijah for 10 years in practical service. Elijah knew he was about to be taken to heaven, so he asked Elisha: “What would you like for me to do for you? You’ve been a good and faithful minister serving me.” Elisha asked for a DOUBLE PORTION of Elijah’s anointing. Oh how often we are willing to settle for too little. Many times Elijah tried to dissuade Elisha from pressing in but Elisha refused and received the DOUBLE PORTION ANOINTING.
Prophecies in the Old & New Testaments reveal that the spirit of Elijah will be operating in the earth before Jesus returns. Remember that Elijah brought forth Elisha THE DOUBLE PORTION. We need to develop a hunger for more and more of God. Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be open. DOUBLE PORTION?
5. JOB 42:10 – – Double Restoration
God always rewards those who suffer righteously. There was no pride no self-sufficiency there was Trust and Dependence on God! This double restoration may cost something but it is well worth it.
6. MATTHEW 25:14-30 – – Talents Doubled
One of the servants in this parable was given 5 talents and through his diligence and labor that 5 became 10. He was then given more and the Bible tells us that there is a reward for faithfulness and service.
Some illustrations of the Double Portion often just show God dumping His blessings on us but in these examples we find that diligence and faithfulness is required and desired of God. Each of the examples shows different ‘responsibilities’ and possible ‘pit falls’. God wants us to understand this Law so that we can be people who can contain the DOUBLE BLESSINGS of the Lord and not have it squandered.
Believer I declare that in these last days God is seeking a people upon whom He can bestow a DOUBLE PORTION in our lives for the cause of the Kingdom of God. Will you be that person or persons?
May God be with you as you go through your day and we will look at the Double Portion in more detail in future posts! Blessings as you go through your day!