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Vital Words To The Body of Christ from New Foundations Ministries
The Double Portion
As we come to the end of the age, we know God's judg-ment must come upon the world. But first His judg-ment must come upon the house of God. Those who are found worthy will enter into God's Kingdom age. Those who are not found worthy will partake of God's wrath poured out on the ungodly.
So what do those who have been found worthy have to look forward to?
Throughout the Bible God promises those who have been found worthy the fullness of His Spirit. This is referred to as The Double Portion Anointing, the Early and Latter Rain, also the Former and the Latter Rain.
Today many teach we have the fullness of God's Holy Spirit anointing. This is simply unscriptural. Paul explained this first to the church at Rome:
"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
We have only received the first fruit of the Spirit. To the Corinthians, Paul related:
"Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts." II Corinthians 1:22
The word earnest means down payment. We have only received the down payment of the Spirit. Paul further explained to the Corinthians:
"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
To the Ephesians Paul wrote:
"Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the re-demption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory." Ephesians 1:14
So if we have only received the firstfruit and the earnest of the Spirit, what can His body expect? John reveals the anointing Jesus received:
"For He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto Him." John 3:34
Jesus received the Spirit without measure. By Jesus' word, we know His body will do the greater works. We will not be able to accomplish the greater works unless we receive the same anointing Jesus received. Praise the Lord, this is the anointing God has promised His body. We see a type of this anointing with Elijah and Elisha:
"And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me." II Kings 2:9
Elisha asked for a double portion of the anointing that was upon Elijah. Elijah, with the first fruit anointing, did seven miracles. Elisha, with the double portion anointing, did fourteen miracles. God has promised His end time people this same Double Portion Anointing. The prophet Hosea proclaimed:
"After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. 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 6:2-3
This Double Portion Anointing comes after two days, or in the third day. This promise is not made to everyone; only those who follow on to know the Lord, those who have developed a personal relationship with their God. These, alone, will be raised up to live in His sight in the Third Day.
God is preparing a special generation for His New Day. Peter spoke of this last generation of God's chosen. They are God's chosen generation, a royal priest-hood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, I Peter 2:9. These are those who will receive the Double Portion Anointing, the Former and Latter Rain. The prophet Joel gives us further insight into this Double Portion, New Day Anointing:
"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 former rain came moderately on the Day of Pentecost. This was the first fruit anointing, the earnest down payment of the Spirit. Joel promises those who know their God will receive the Former and Latter Rain Anointing in the first month, or at the beginning of the New Day.
The double portion anointing will be poured out at the beginning of the Seventh Day. We are now at the end of the Sixth Day. God is about to pour Himself out upon those who have followed on to know their God.
The Apostle James gives us confidence in this promise of God:
"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
Those who follow on to the know the Lord are His precious fruit of the earth, and we are to remain patient until we receive the early and latter rain.
Praise God, He has promised us a new heart, a new anointing and life eternal in the Spirit.
Our Redemption truly draweth nigh!
Order the following related books, articles, and tapes:
B191 God's Glory in the Clouds
B010 God's Anointed Voice
B009 God's Plan and Purpose
B120 The Elijah Mantle
T 107 The Double Portion (tape)
F 13 The Double Portion
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