• The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19).
  • Saturday, 20 April 2013

    Receiving the Double Anointing

    Receiving the Double Anointing—Three Main Components

    If you cannot “see” that we are in the new era, then all you will have is the old anointing.
    A few years ago, the Lord downloaded revelation into my spirit regarding Elisha and the double anointing (2 Kings 2). The Lord showed me that Elisha really typified how God is moving in this day. Elisha himself was a “businessman,” which helps us understand that one of the hallmarks of this new Church era will be marketplace people being used mightily

    However, what is most compelling is the idea of “double anointing.” On Saturday at our Apostolic Training and First Fruits Celebration, I felt the Lord urge me to speak on the double anointing because now is the time for it. This goes hand in hand with what the Lord is saying about this new Hebrew year—that “the wait is over.” So, what are the three main components to receiving double anointing?
    • Stay the course. Elisha was repeatedly given a way out. Elijah told him to leave, but Elisha refused and steadfastly stuck to his mentor. Note that many other prophets knew that God would take Elijah that day, but only Elisha was positioned correctly. I feel that many of you have been faithful, and have walked with the Lord, and have believed His promises. You are in the right place.
    • You have to see that the new has come. I have long pondered Elijah’s reply to Elisha. Elijah said that what Elisha asked for was not an easy thing. Nevertheless, if Elisha could see Elijah when he was taken, then Elisha would receive the double anointing (2 Kings 2:10). Elisha determined that he would see, and did see the fiery chariot come and separate the two of them. The other prophets across the narrow Jordan did not see that. They only saw the whirlwind, which they thought was just a natural phenomenon. What was the significance? They knew Elijah would be taken away, but when it happened—they only thought it was a whirlwind and pestered Elisha to let them mount a search party. In other words, they did not see or recognize the transition had come. We will not receive a double anointing, or even new anointing, if we do not clearly see that the transition has come—that we are now in the new. Before Joshua could become effective, God had to tell him that Moses was dead. Effectively, God said that the old was over—and that the new was now—so walk in it (See Joshua 1). It’s the same as what Jesus told John the Baptist’s disciples in Matthew 11. Jesus announced that the new was here. John the Baptist was the greatest, but now those least in the Kingdom were greater than he. We will not receive new anointing until we clearly see and understand that now we are in the new era and that the old era has passed. If we don’t see that, and if we think we are still in the old—well, then I suppose all we can expect is the old anointing.
    • Use it immediately. Elisha picked up Elijah’s mantle, and under the full and critical scrutiny of the other prophets—and without the benefit of a “practice run” —struck the water and crossed the barrier of the Jordan River. When he did that, all saw the authority and anointing on him. Note that Elisha had to use his authority immediately. I feel that many of you are probably facing a barrier. That is your Jordan River. Pick up the mantle, strike the water, and watch God make a way. I feel that the release of the visa to India (see below) was my Jordan River, so to speak. Is something blocking you? Rise up and take authority over it. Make the declaration and move ahead into what God has for you.

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