The Double Portion
by George Kirkpatrick
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God has promised to pour out His Double Portion Anointing, the former and latter anointings together after two days.
These two days are the Church Age. As Jesus promised, He will be perfected in His saints on the Third Day when they are prepared to enter into His presence, Luke 13:32.
The prophet Joel declared the Double Portion anointing:
The former rain (Pentecost) was only poured out moderately. This is the firstfruit anointing, the earnest, (down payment)of our inheritance. But God's prophetic Word declares we will receive the early and latter rain together in the first month, or at the beginning of the New Day. The apostle James gave us this same hope:
Our God has a harvest in the earth. He has had long patience for this harvest, but it cannot be harvested until it receives the early and latter rain God has promised.
Those who enter the hundred fold realm, the Holy of Holies, will have their Father's name in their foreheads. This is the seal of the living God, Revelation 7:2. Those who enter through the vail receive another anointing. Before Aaron, the High Priest, could enter through the vail:
It was necessary for Aaron to receive another anointing before he could enter into the Holy of Holies. This is the Double Portion anointing.
The Holy of Holies is God's Double Portion realm. In the Outer Court there were two instruments of worship. In the Holy Place there were three instruments of worship. In the Holy Place we operate on the firstfruit anointing which is the earnest or down payment of our inheritance in God. But if we continue on through the Holy Place overcoming realm we will enter the Holy of Holies Double Portion realm were there are six instruments of worship.
The Double Portion Anointing is the anointing Jesus received on the banks of the Jordan River. In God's Word it is called the fullness of the Spirit, the Spirit without measure, and the early and latter rain. When we enter into the Holy of Holies we come into this Double Portion realm.
Elisha also represents the double portion ministry God is raising up to overthrow all wickedness at the end of the age. It was during Jehoram's reign that Elijah was translated off the earth and Elisha received the double portion anointing.
The Elijah ministry is anointing the Elisha ministry, the double portion ministry. God is raising up an army (as Joel's army ) of Elishas who know God's Word and operate their life by it.
Elijah told Elisha if he saw him when he was taken up, he would receive a double portion. You can be assured that Elisha never took his eyes off Elijah. Only those who will never take their eyes off God will receive the Double Portion outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
The Elijah Ministry will bring forth the Double Portion ministry which will be in the earth at the time of Restoration. This ministry will be accomplished by those who, like Elisha, have torn off the old covering, which is the flesh; overcoming the flesh, putting on the Elijah mantle, the Holy Spirit covering, and turning their hearts back to the Father.
We know by reading God's Word Elisha did twice as many miracles as did Elijah's. When we become complete and mature, we, too, as Elisha will receive the double portion outpouring, the early and latter rain, together. The full glory of God will be revealed and we shall see Him face to face for we will be as He is, I John 3:2.
When we enter into our promise land, we can expect a mighty windstorm of the Spirit of God. It will not only fill the house, it will fill the whole earth. This is the promised Double Portion outpouring of the Spirit of God; the Early and the Latter Rain and the Spirit without measure.
The prophet Zechariah spoke of the days directly ahead of us:
God is about to pour out His rain upon His body, not the early rain, nor the latter rain, but the early and latter rain together. The early and latter rain is the Double Portion Anointing God is going to pour out upon His body. Those who receive the early and latter rain anointing will become bright clouds. They will display God's glory to shine forth into all the earth.
The Double Portion Anointing is coming upon all those who are being prepared to receive it. It is then that God's glory will be revealed in His saints. The whole earth is going to witness God's glory upon His saints. Israel witnessed God's glory. Moses recorded:
The time is coming when the world will look upon God's anointed people as bright clouds of glory. The whole purpose of God's creation was so He could reveal Himself in His bright clouds of glory.
Through a study of the book of Job, we discover twelve things in Job's life God had to correct before He could pour out His double portion blessing. [See "Job, the End Time Son" by G. Kirkpatrick].
The book of Proverbs was written to all young men to bring wisdom into their lives. The All-wise Solomon admonished all the young men, and all who would read:
Many will teach God accepts us as we are, and this is true. What is not being taught is that God accepts us as we are so He can change us, to bring us again into the image and likeness of His original creation, perfect and complete in every aspect. The writer of Hebrews continues:
We may not want to accept it as such, but this is a promise of God. This is one promise that must be fulfilled if we are to receive all God's promises. If we are going to be received of the Father, then chastisement and scourging is necessary in our lives. It all depends on us, how much chastisement and scourging is necessary to bring us into the place where God can pour out His double portion promise.
When we receive chastening and scourging, God is dealing with us as sons. The Hebrew writer asked, "For what son is he whom the Father chasteneth not?" God has no sons He has not taken through the chastening process. This again is a promise of God.
Many today refuse to accept chastisement from the Lord. When things get a little tough, they begin to confess, "Satan is being mean to me again". They blame satan for their circumstances. Again they need to study the book of Job. When they do they will come to the understanding that satan is a tool in the hand of God to bring His people into a place of blessing. Jesus revealed to John on the Isle of Patmos:
Jesus used wine in an application of the Double Portion Anointing. Jesus' first miracle was when He turned the water into wine. The water is the water of the Word. When the water of the Word is turned into wine in our lives, Spiritual understanding of that Word comes forth. The new wine is His anointed Word. This is when God will pour out His Double Portion anointing upon His body. This is the same anointing Jesus had while He walked upon the earth. Jesus pronounced:
Our Father knows we cannot do the greater works with the cloven tongue anointing. He is going to pour in the wine, the new wine. This new wine anointing is also referred to as "The Former and Latter Rain Anointing". The Apostle James informed us:
James informs us to be patient unto the coming of the Lord. Many believe James was speaking of Jesus' second coming. Through Spiritual eyes we understand James was speaking of the time God will come in His fullness upon His body. James informs us to be patient until we receive the fullness of the outpouring of His Spirit.
Many are running ahead of God proclaiming they have it all now. We need to ask if they have it all now, why are they not doing the greater works Jesus spoke of? The greater works will be accomplished in the Kingdom Age.
The Early Rain Anointing came on the Day of Pentecost. God's Latter Rain Anointing has been poured out many times in this last century. As we seek God's understanding, the Word declares the cloven tongue anointing and the Latter Rain anointing will soon be poured out together upon the earth. This will be the Double Portion Anointing, the fullness of the Spirit. It was this anointing the Good Samaritan showed us in His reference to pouring in the wine. This Double Portion anointing is what the whole world is waiting for.
Joel foretold the former rain was only poured out moderately. Paul related the Cloven Tongue Anointing (the Early Rain Anointing) as the earnest (down payment) and the firstfruit anointing. But as the prophet Joel foretold, the body will receive the former rain and the latter rain together (the Double Portion Anointing) in the first month, or the beginning of the Kingdom Age.
When the wind from the North blows upon God's people, they will partake of His pleasant fruits, the fruit of the Spirit. These fruits will be manifest in the flesh, by and through the Spirit. This will not be the firstfruit anointing, but the Double Portion Anointing that comes from the throne of God.
Today the Father is bringing His precious fruit to maturity so that He may pour out all His glory, power and authority upon that mature fruit to complete His plan in His original creation.
Much of what Jesus said concerning the Double Portion outpouring of the Holy Spirit has not been understood because man has tried to understand it with his carnal mind. If we are to gain understanding of what Jesus spoke, we must look at it in the light in which it was spoken.
The words of Jesus are Spiritual. We must understand them with our Spiritual mind. Our carnal mind has no comprehension of the things of the Spirit.
As we read the Word, God speaks of a wonderful time that is coming upon the earth for His kingdom people. Since Jesus left the earth, man has been trying to bring them to pass in the flesh, to bring glory to the flesh, but Jesus' words were Spiritual.
Jesus spoke of the greater work which His kingdom people would do, those whom He has endowed with the Double Portion of His Spirit. Jesus received the Spirit without measure. Those who receive this Double Portion outpouring will do greater works. This day we will see shortly. Jesus speaks of this great people whom He will raise up in the earth at this time.
John was the greatest man ever born. Greater than all in the Old Testament. Greater than Moses, David, Joseph, Isaac, Jacob, yes, and even Abraham. He says the least in the kingdom will be greater than all these men.
These are those who hear and are obedient to God's voice. These will be spared the wrath. They will not be taken off the earth, but put in a protected place, like Noah, who went through the flood. God's wrath was all around him but could not touch him.
Those who will receive the Early and Latter Rain together are those who have received and are operating in the Firstfruits and the Earnest of the Spirit God has already given.
God's Word is full of His wonderful promises. We need to come into the place in God where we are able to receive these promises. As we see the day of His wrath approaching, we need to follow His Word.
It is the last day Elijah ministry that will bring forth the Double Portion Ministry, with Christ as their head, and will rule and reign with Christ on earth for 1000 years. This Elijah ministry is proclaiming the beginning of God's Kingdom Age. During His kingdom age all things will be restored to their created place in God, including man himself, who again will dwell in the presence of God as man did in the beginning.
Those who stand afar off from the changes God desires to make in their life will perish in their man-made promise land. They are serving the system that scratches their religious itch. But God has a people who are going all the way with Elijah. These will receive the double portion anointing and will rule and reign with God for the one thousand year millennial reign.
When the Double Portion anointing comes upon the Elisha ministry, they will fulfill all righteousness in the earth. When we overcome the river of death then the double portion anointing will be waiting for us also. Elisha received this baptism, Jesus received this baptism and those who deal with the river of death in their life will also receive the Spirit without measure.
The double portion anointing will empower us to completely overcome our wilderness experience. The double portion anointing will be ours when we overcome the river of death. When the river of death is destroyed then we will become part of the river of life that flows from the throne of God. The beloved John recorded Jesus' words:
Those who overcome the river of death will receive the double portion anointing. The river of life that flows from the throne of God will issue forth from their innermost being. That water of life will produce life in everything it touches. Jesus is our example of overcoming.
The Elisha anointing will come upon those who follow on to know their God. They will know Him, not just know about Him. We may know Him by coming into a personal relationship with Him. These who know their God are going to receive the early and latter rain anointing. That anointing is coming on the third day to the body of Christ. This is the Double Portion Anointing that God is going to pour out on those who overcome the river of death, those who have come out of their wilderness experience victorious in the Kingdom of God. When Elisha requested this anointing Elijah stated:
When Elisha made his request, Elijah declared, "Thou hast asked a hard thing". Was Elisha automatically granted his request? NO! There was a going on that still had to be accomplished in Elisha's life. The same is true today for those who are desiring to walk into the Double Portion Ministry. Not only must we lay everything on the altar of sacrifice, there must be a total commitment to follow God's anointed voice. Even though Elisha had received the Elijah mantle, it was not enough for the job that God had set before him. The first fruit anointing will not take us into our Promise Land, the Kingdom of God. Elisha had prepared himself to receive the Double Portion of the Spirit that was on Elijah.
When Adam sinned he lost His Spiritual covering, God clothed him in skins. God clothed Adam with a beast nature. When Elisha shed his fleshly garment, Elisha regained the Spiritual covering Adam lost. If we are to go all the way with God, we must shed our fleshly garment to regain the Spiritual covering that all mankind has lost because of sin.
God has His anointed voice in the wilderness today preparing those who will receive the Double Portion Ministry of Elisha. Today the Elijah ministry is searching the Father's field for those who are willing to sacrifice all and follow on to know the Lord. The Elijah ministry is ready to pass on its mantle to the Elisha ministry. Those who have never taken their eyes off the Elijah ministry are standing at the river of death, ready to overcome all the old fleshly nature. They are ready for the Elijah ministry to part the waters that they may cross over on dry ground. They are being prepared to receive their double portion anointing of the Spirit. This anointing will be poured out without measure.
God's Word records that the prophet Elijah, who had the first fruits of the Spirit, performed seven miracles. Elisha, who received the double portion anointing, was credited with fourteen miracles. Jesus, who received the Spirit without measure, was credited with twenty-eight miracles, not including His deliverance ministry.
Only those who follow on, totally willing to shed their mantle of flesh, will receive the Double Portion Anointing. When the double portion anointing is poured out upon those who have followed on to their God, then the sons of the prophets (those religious leaders who refuse to change but stand afar off from the river of death) will recognize the anointing they have missed. They will bow at the feet of those who have received this fresh anointing from God.
Those who receive this anointing will go through times of great testing. No testings were recorded in Jesus' life until He received the Spirit without measure on the banks of the Jordan.
The Elijah ministry is in the earth today to restore all things and to prepare a people to receive the Double Portion Anointing in their earth. The prophet Isaiah spoke of the day when God is going to glorify His people with Himself:
When we arise from the Adam sleep and put off the old, Adam, carnal man, then we will arise and shine. We will shine because the light of the glorious gospel of truth will have completed its work in us. The river of death will no longer have a hold in our lives. We will become part of the river of life that flows from the throne of God, that will bring life to everything it touches. Isaiah went on to prophesy what will happen to those who are part of this Double Portion Anointing:
Those who have afflicted and despised us because of our total commitment to our God will bow down before us. These will not bow before us because of who we are, but because of "The Anointing" that rests upon us.
God has a new day, a new time, a new anointing for those who are going all the way with Him. Those who are determined to go all the way with God will not turn to the right hand nor the left. They will not stop to see what the old religious system is doing. They will not look to past victories.
Those who are determined to go all the way with God will have dealt with the river of death in their lives. These are those who will restore all things. These are those who have grown tired of God's provision in the wilderness. They are desiring to partake of the old corn in their Promise Land, the corn the ancients have planted, the corn that will produce fruit in their new land on the other side of the Jordan. It takes the old corn to feed our new creation man who is created after righteousness and true holiness.
Christ Jesus is standing at the Jordan River, beckoning all who will come to the river of death to shed the old nature and become part of that new day. The Double Portion anointing is waiting for those who are willing to follow on to know the Lord. Only those who will never take their eyes off Him will overcome victoriously. We can only enter into the Promise Land that God has prepared for us if we keep our eyes on Him.
Jesus overcame the river of death as an example to those who are going to enter into His Kingdom age, those who have heard the anointed voice and prepared the way of the Lord in their life. Jesus informed His people that if they try to save their life they will lose it. If we try to save and maintain our old life, we will lose our new life in Christ. But if we lose our old life, then we will save our new life which is our inheritance in God.
God's anointed voice is proclaiming, "Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand". We are admonished seven times in the book of Revelation to hear what the Spirit is saying unto the church. We need to hear, heed and repent if we are going to enter into the Kingdom of God.
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