Anointed For The Greater Works
by George Kirkpatrick
Vital Words to the Body of Christ
Freely We Have Received, Freely We Give
The Lord has made many great and wonderful promises to His elect, those who read and follow His Word. But one of the greatest promises He has made to His end time people is:
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall He do also; and greater works than these shall He do; because I go unto My Father." John 14:12
As Jesus stated, he that believeth on Him, the works that Jesus did, he would do also. Then why do we not witness the same miracles today that were recorded in God's Word? Yes, we pray and see people healed and witness demons being cast out of people, but we also see people prayed for who are not healed and deliverances that are not successful.
One thing we can be assured of is that when Jesus prayed to heal the sick, raise the dead, or cast out devils, He had total victory over all the demonic realm, and even had victory over death.
So why did Jesus have one hundred percent victory in everything He prayed for, and yet many who claim to be Spirit filled have less than one hundred percent success in what they pray for? This is a legitimate question. If we are honest with ourselves, we need to seek the answer. The difference was the anointing Jesus received. In order to understand the anointing that was upon Jesus, we first must look at the time John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. When Jesus came to John and asked to be baptized, John proclaimed:
"But John forbad Him, saying I have need to be baptized of Thee, and comest Thou to me?" Matthew 3:14
John was a Nazarite, and was the last of the Levitical priesthood. The angel of the Lord appeared to Zacharias, John's father in the Holy Place where Zacharias was ministering. When the angel of the Lord appeared to Zacharias, he was praying for a son. And the Lord spoke to Zacharias and said:
"But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb." Luke 1:13 & 15
So, from the day of John's beginning in Elizabeth's womb, he was filled with the Holy Ghost. Now when Jesus came to John to be baptized, John refused to baptize Jesus, but Jesus related to John:
". . . Suffer it to be so now? For thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered Him." Matthew 3:15
Jesus proclaimed, "For thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness." Why was it up to John and Jesus to fulfill all righteousness? John had two things Jesus needed in His life to accomplish the ministry the Father had given Him to do.
First, He needed the firstfruit anointing John had received in his mother's womb.
Secondly, as part of His ministry, Jesus was to bring the Levitical priesthood to an end.
With Jesus bringing a New Covenant, the Levitical priesthood had to come to an end, because it was part of the Old Covenant. Paul explained to the Hebrews:
"In that He saith, A new covenant, He hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away." Hebrews 8:13
So, we see the Old Covenant and the Levitical priesthood had become old; and would vanish away. Paul continued:
"For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood." Hebrews 7:14
The priesthood had passed from the tribe of Levi to the tribe of Judah. This is very important, for we discover that when John baptized Jesus, He not only received the priesthood anointing, but He also received the firstfruit anointing that was upon John. This is why Jesus stated it is up to us to fulfill all righteousness. Then
". . . (He) went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him." Matthew 3:16
When Jesus came out of the water, He received another anointing. This was the anointing of the dove. The dove is the symbol of gentleness and peace. Notice, Jesus already had the first fruit anointing which He had received from John. This same firstfruit anointing came on the Day of Pentecost as cloven tongues of fire. But on the banks of the Jordan, Jesus received the baptism of the dove. The body of Christ has yet to receive this anointing of the dove of peace.
Then a voice spoke from the Spiritual realm, saying:
". . . This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Matthew 3:17
From that day forward, Jesus went forth doing the work the Father had given Him to do. And He was able to do this because of the Double Portion Anointing of peace.
As Jesus proclaimed:
". . . and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father." John 14:12b
Can we expect to do greater works than Jesus did without the same Double Portion Anointing that Jesus received on the banks of the Jordan River? I think not!
Our Father has revealed this Double Portion Anointing throughout His Word. When Moses built the tabernacle in the wilderness, he built it by God's design. The tabernacle had the Outer Court, the Holy Place, and the Holy of Holies.
The Outer Court had no covering. Everything in the Outer Court was in natural light. Those who stay in the Outer Court have no anointing in their lives. These look at God's Word, and only understand what they can figure out with their carnal mind. These have no Spiritual understanding of God's glorious Word. This is the milk realm, the baby realm. Those in the thirty-fold realm are in the Outer Court.
Those who seek the anointing of the Holy Spirit in their lives progress to the Holy Place, the sixty fold realm. This is the bread realm, and also the priesthood realm.
Before one can go through the door into the Holy Place, they must have a change of garments and an anointing. The change of garments is when they begin to deal with their flesh, and put off the old man nature. When they come to the door of the Holy Place, they receive an anointing.
The Holy Place is the realm where the church begins. The first item one sees in the Holy Place is the candlestick which Jesus informed John represents the church, Revelation 1:20. The Holy Place also contains the Table of Shew Bread and the Golden Altar.
As we learn and grow in the Lord, we progress toward the veil. To enter through the veil, we must know what the veil represents. In his letter to the Hebrews, Paul explains the veil we must pass through:
"Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh;" Hebrews 10:19-20
If we are going to enter through the veil into the Holy of Holies, then we must not only know Jesus in the flesh, but we must know who He is today - - - and that is as Christ Jesus, the risen, glorified Christ. [see "Christ Jesus" by George Kirkpatrick]
In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul informs us:
"Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more." II Corinthians 5:16
If we are to enter into the one hundred fold realm, the meat realm, the Double Portion realm in the Holy of Holies, then we must know and recognize Christ Jesus as He is today. We must know and recognize Him as the all-powerful, all-glorious Christ Jesus, the Father of Lights.
When we enter through the veil, we come into the presence of the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark represents God's presence, promise, power, provision, protection, praise, and peace.
On the Ark of the Covenant is the Mercy Seat. This is where God meets with man. In the New Testament, the word propitiation is used for mercy seat. The beloved John informs us:
"And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." I John 2:2
John further explains:
"Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." I John 4:10
Jesus is our Mercy Seat. Jesus is where God meets with man to prepare the way for man to obtain forgiveness of his sin and overcome his sin nature. On the Mercy Seat are two cherubim with outstretched wings. The cherubim always protect the holiness of God.
When Jesus died on the cross, the veil was rent from top to bottom. So the way to the Holy of Holies was prepared. All we need to do is to prepare our lives to enter in when the Double Portion Anointing is poured out upon God's elect.
The Double Portion Anointing Upon Elisha
We were first introduced to the Double Portion Anointing when Elisha received a double portion of the anointing that was upon Elijah. The day came when God spoke to Elijah to anoint his successor. So Elijah departed and discovered Elisha plowing with eleven other teams of oxen, and Elisha was the twelfth. Elijah passed by and cast his mantle upon Elisha. Whereupon Elisha left his plowing and ran after Elijah. But Elisha was not yet fully ready to follow Elijah. He desired to kiss his parents goodbye. Elisha still had a plow stuck in the ground, and a team of oxen to care for.
"And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him." I Kings 19:21
If we are going to follow the Elijah anointing, we must deal with family and friends, and make sure we have nothing that ties us to the earth, and no obligations we cannot leave.
Elisha followed Elijah through the many stops Elijah had to make. Every step they made, the people would ask Elisha if he knew that God was going to take Elijah? Elisha would answer that he knew that.
Elijah tried to get Elisha to stay at every stop he made, but Elisha knew that if he was going to receive what Elijah possessed, he would have to go all the way with him.
Then Elijah and Elisha came to the Jordan River. When they got there, fifty sons of the prophets were there standing afar off. Fifty is the number of Pentecost - - - or, these fifty sons of the prophets represent the Pentecostal movement in the earth today. Notice, they stood afar off from the Elijah anointing.
Then Elijah took his mantle and wrapped it together and smote the water. When he did this, the water parted and he and Elisha crossed over the river of death on dry ground.
When they had crossed over, Elijah asked Elisha - - - who had gone all the way with him - - - what he wanted from Elijah. Elisha desired a double portion of the anointing that was upon Elijah. Elijah told Elisha he had asked a hard thing. Elijah told Elisha, if he saw him, when he was taken, he would receive the Double Portion Anointing.
As they went along and talked, there appeared horses and chariots of fire, and Elijah was taken. Whereupon Elisha rid himself of his old clothes, and picked up Elijah's mantle which had fallen from Elijah when he was taken. Elisha then returned to the Jordan. There he took the mantle as Elijah had done, and smote the water, and crossed over on dry ground. When the fifty sons of the prophets saw him, they recognized the anointing, and came and bowed down before Elisha.
The prophet Isaiah made this same promise to all those who go all the way with Christ Jesus, those who have suffered at the hands of those who were supposed to have the firstfruit anointing:
"The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel." Isaiah 60:14
Those who receive the Double Portion Anointing will be called the city of the Lord. These will inhabit New Jerusalem which is Zion, the Holy City of God.
Elisha went forth to minister. As we read of Elisha's ministry, we discover that seven miracles had been attributed to Elijah, and that there were fourteen miracles attributed to Elisha.
Elisha is the forerunner of what God is raising up in the earth today. God is preparing a people in the wilderness upon whom He is going to pour out the Double Portion Anointing.
Hosea, who prophesied in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah - - - kings of Judah - - - foretold of God pouring out His Double Portion Anointing upon this last end time generation. He also foretold the day His body will receive this outpouring:
"After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight." Hosea 6:2
Hosea proclaimed the Double Portion Anointing would be poured out after two days. What two days is Hosea referring to? It is the same two days Jesus spoke about when the Pharisees came and told Him that Herod was going to kill Him. Jesus replied:
". . . Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected." Luke 13:32
The today and tomorrow Jesus spoke of are the two days of the church age.
The today Jesus spoke of is the day in which He lived. This was the first one thousand year day of our modern day calendar - - - or the fifth day of the ancient calendar.
The tomorrow is the second one thousand year day - - - or the sixth one thousand year day from the creation man - - - which is about to come to an end.
Hosea stated that after these two one thousand year days, God would revive us. The word revive means "to live, to remain alive, to live forever." Then Hosea proclaimed, " . . . in the third day . . ." God would raise us up. The phrase raise up means "to quicken, to continue to live."
Just as Jesus was resurrected on the third day to live forever, so will His body (His elect) be resurrected from death unto life on the third day - - - or on the third one thousand year day - - - which is the same as the seventh day from creation.
Jesus gave us insight to the duties the church was to perform in the two thousand year days of the church age. He stated:
". . . Behold, I cast out devils (deliverances) , and I do cures (healings) today and tomorrow) . . ." Luke 13:32b
This the church system has failed to do.
Then Jesus stated that on the third day, He would be perfected. The word perfected means "to bring to an end, to bring to a close" the prophecies of the Scriptures. This will be when His Word is totally fulfilled, and time as we know it will be complete.
Hosea completed His revelation by stating that on the third day, the Lord will raise us up, and we will live in His sight. This is the same revelation God gave John on the Isle of Patmos:
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God." Revelation 21:3
God is going to make His abode with man. This is the same relationship God had with man in the Garden of Eden. Hosea continues on with His revelation of the third day:
"Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth." Hosea 6:3
Those who follow on to know the Lord are the ones who follow the Lamb withersoever He goeth. Christ Jesus stated these are the firstfruits unto God and the Lamb, Revelation 14:4. Their going forth is prepared as the morning - - - or the coming of the new day. He is going to come upon these as the rain, the early and latter rain together.
The early rain came on the Day of Pentecost when the one hundred and twenty were gathered in the Upper Room. The latter rain came in 1906 at Azusa Street, and was renewed in the middle of the 1940's. This was called the "Latter Rain Movement." Many great men of God came out of this movement. It was later renewed briefly in the late 1960's and early 1970's with the charismatic movement.
But what God has promised for His end time people is the early and latter rain together - - - the Double Portion Anointing. This early and latter rain anointing is going to be poured out at the beginning of the third day - - - or the seventh day from creation - - - upon all those who follow on to know their God.
These will do the greater works ministry. This double portion ministry will be far beyond anything man has ever witnessed. Hosea goes on to speak of this day that lies directly ahead of us at the beginning of the seventh day:
"I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from Mine eyes." Hosea 13:14
The word ransom means "to redeem." God is going to redeem His people from death, and the power of the grave. God is going to break the curse He pronounced upon man in the Garden. In that day there will be no need for repentance, because satan will be bound, and man's sin nature will have been dealt with.
When Paul was explaining the change that would come upon the body of Christ, he related:
"So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory." I Corinthians 15:54
The word corrupt means "a body apt to die, that will rot or go back to dust." When our corrupt bodies go back to the dust, then our new, incorruptible bodies, which are apt to die, will put on immortality. Then death will have been swallowed up in victory. Praise God!
Then Paul proclaims:
"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" I Corinthians 15:55
This is the same message God gave to Hosea. But Paul was not finished:
"The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law." I Corinthians 15:56
When man deals with his sin nature, there will no longer be a need for repentance.
The Double Portion Anointing and Joel the Prophet
As we continue to reveal the promise of the Double Portion Anointing, we will look to the prophet Joel. The Word of the Lord came to Joel, and he informed the people:
"Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?" Joel 1:2
The old men are the elders of the church. What God was about to reveal to Joel was not for the days of the old men, nor was it for the days of their fathers. God was about to do a new thing. Joel continues:
"Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation." Joel 1:3
What God was about to reveal was not for their children, nor for their grandchildren. This was to come to pass after many generations. What Joel was about to reveal was for this end time generation. Joel speaks of the day in which we live:
"Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things." Joel 2:21
Today when people see what is going on in the world, they are filled with fear - - - and this fear rules their lives. A person cannot think clearly when they are enveloped in fear. Paul addressed the spirit of fear in his letter to Timothy:
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." II Timothy 1:7
Fear does not come from God. Fear comes from the spirit of darkness. Those who have the spirit of light in their lives have power, love, and a sound mind. No one who fears has a sound mind.
Joel informs God's people to be glad and rejoice because God is about to do great things. What are the great things God is about to do?
"Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for He hath given you the former rain moderately, and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month." Joel 2:23
Joel tells this end time generation, "Be glad ye children of Zion!" Who are the children of Zion? Zion is God's holy mountain. In the New Testament, Mount Zion is referred to as Mount Sion. In his letter to the Hebrews, Paul revealed those who would inhabit Sion:
"But ye are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels," Hebrews 12:22
Mount Zion is the city of the living God. It is called New Jerusalem. And those who receive the Double Portion Anointing will make up this city. There will be so many angels there, that we will not be able to count them. Angels are the messengers of God. Paul goes on with his explanation:
"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." Hebrews 12:23
Those who make up God's heavenly Jerusalem will be the general assembly; or the church (the eklesia, God's called who have become His elect), the firstborn. These are those who are truly born again of the Spirit, not those who claim to be born again in the flesh.
New Jerusalem will be inhabited by just men who have been made perfect. The word perfect means "mature." These are those who have completed the course, as Paul stated to the church at Corinth:
"Know ye not that they which run in a race, run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain." I Corinthians 9:24
We all are part of that race, and we are to run so that we may win the prize of eternal life in Christ. But we must also finish the race. Those who finish the race will be those who will make up the Holy City, New Jerusalem. Jesus revealed to John on the Isle of Patmos who would make up the bride of Christ:
"And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the Holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God." Revelation 21:9 - 10
Jesus showed John who would make up the bride company, the Lamb's wife. He then showed John the great city, New Jerusalem, which will be made up of the bride company.
When we consider the pearly gates and the streets of transparent gold in Revelation 21:21, we discover what people call heaven, is all part of the Holy City. And as Jesus explains, this Holy City is descending out of heaven from God! God's people have been taught the Holy City is Heaven. But as Jesus related, the Holy City is descending out of heaven from God.
Looking again at the words of the prophet Joel, He tells us:
"Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for He hath given you the former rain moderately, and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month." Joel 2:23
The children of Zion are those who rejoice in the Lord their God. As Joel relates, God poured out the early rain moderately. Joel was prophesying of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that came on the Day of Pentecost, which was only the moderate or partial outpouring of the Spirit. Paul described this moderate outpouring both to the church at Rome and to the church at Corinth. To the church at Rome, Paul called it the firstfruits of the Spirit:
"And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body." Romans 8:23
Paul did the mighty works he did with the firstfruits of the Spirit. But those who receive the redemption of their bodies are going to do the greater works, because their bodies are going to be redeemed from the curse of death.
When Paul addressed the outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost with the church at Corinth, he called it the earnest of the Spirit. The word earnest means "down payment."
"Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts." II Corinthians 1:22
Paul continued his explanation to the church at Corinth:
"Now He that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit." II Corinthians 5:5
Paul was describing the moderate outpouring of the Spirit that Joel prophesied. But he informs the children of Zion to rejoice, because they are going to receive the former rain and the latter rain together. This is the Double Portion Anointing that the children of Zion are going to receive in the first month of the third day, or seventh day of God's creation. Joel continues to describe to us what we can expect on that day:
"And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years that the locust have eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and My people shall never be ashamed.
And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and My people shall never be ashamed." Joel 2:24-27
What a glorious day that will be when God makes His tabernacle with Spiritual Israel!
Next, we look to the apostle James, the half brother of Jesus. James was raised in the same household as Jesus, and understood the anointing that is coming upon the body of Christ:
"Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until He receive the early and latter rain." James 5:7
As James declared, the Husbandman (the Father) waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth. Jesus died for the sins of the whole earth, but His reward is to the precious fruit of the earth, those who have become what He states in His Word that they should be. The prophet Malachi speaks of those that God considers to be the precious fruit of the earth:
"And they shall be Mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth His own son that serveth him." Malachi 3:17
God calls those who will inhabit His Holy City, His jewels. The word jewels is a special word that means "a peculiar treasure." The word peculiar appears seven times in the Word, and every time it is referred to as God's special people. God promised ancient Israel:
"Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is mine:" Exodus 19:5
But Israel chose not to obey God's voice, nor keep His covenant. And because of this ancient Israel lost their place in God. This is the same message God spoke through Peter to His precious fruit who live in our day:
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light:" I Peter 2:9
This is God's chosen generation. This is the end time chosen, terminal generation that God is going to raise up. It is His royal priesthood. And out of this generation, His precious fruit will make up His holy nation, Spiritual Israel. These will be His peculiar people.
When we think of someone being peculiar, we think of them acting strangely. But the word peculiar in the Bible is the Greek word EIS and has the meaning of "having a special relationship with God." So God's special, peculiar people are those who will make up His holy nation. These have a special relationship with God. His peculiar people are those who have been called out of darkness and will dwell in His marvelous light. God has promised through the pen of Malachi that He is going to spare these as a man who spares his own son who serves and obeys Him.The prophet Zechariah foretells what God is going to do with His peculiar treasure:
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The Lord is My God." Zechariah 13:9
God is going to bring a third part through the fire. These will be like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The flame will not hurt these who are God's jewels. This promise was foretold by the prophet Isaiah also:
"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." Isaiah 43:2
God's plan of deliverance will be so glorious that His faithful and elect will never doubt again. God's fire of judgment will purify, not destroy those who are God's elect - - - because God is going to prepare a place for His people in that day. How is God going to prepare His people? Let's look again at James 5:7
"Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the Husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until He receive the early and latter rain." James 5:7
The first thing we must do is be patient. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit. Then we must know that God has had long patience, waiting for us to come into the place where we can receive His outpouring of the early and latter rain anointing.
There will be so much power with this double portion outpouring, that it will outshine the coming of the cloven tongues of fire on the Day of Pentecost and the Azusa Street outpouring, and the Latter Rain outpouring. Our carnal minds cannot understand how this will affect our ministry, our life, and our relationship with the Father. The prophet Isaiah proclaimed:
"And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name." Isaiah 62:2
This is the same promise Jesus gave to John on the Isle of patmos:
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it." Revelation 2:17
God made many wonderful promises to those who overcome the old, Adam nature, the world, and the sin nature they were born with. Isaiah goes on with God's promises and revelation:
"Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of Thy God." Isaiah 62:3
Those who overcome will be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord. The word glory means "beauty, splendor, and honor." They will also be given a diadem or "the miter of the priesthood."
All these promises are made to those who seek the Lord and who are patiently waiting for the promised Double Portion Anointing to be poured out in the new day. It is then we will hear the same words Jesus heard on the banks of the Jordan River:
"This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
These words will ring true throughout all eternity. Praise the Lord.
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