I joyfully welcome you afresh into the New Year 2016, God’s Year for Our LIMITLESS GRACE. Amazingly, the new month of April is our God’s Month of Divine Double Portion. In the Bible double portion is the sole inheritance of the family firstborn (Deuteronomy 21: 17). Graciously, every born-again child of God is a firstborn in the kingdom due to our covenant connection to Jesus Christ, who is the only begotten and firstborn of the Father ((Ephesians 1:20–23; Colossians 1:18, 24; Hebrews 2:10–12). So regardless of your natural birth order you are entitled to the privilege of the double portions of the kingdom. May the good Lord double-size your blessings today. Amen.
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Monthly Prophetic Prayer Power-Points
- Today I declare a double portion of the anointing to fulfill my purpose on earth (2 Kings 2: 9)
- In the Name of Jesus Christ I receive double inheritance of the firstborn of the king of kings (Genesis 25: 5-6)
- Today I declare that the good Lord will give me double blessings for all my troubles of the past (Isaiah 61: 7)
- In the name of Jesus Christ I pray that the Lord will pay double trouble to every troubler of my life and family (1 Kings 18: 16-19)
- Today I pray that the good Lord will double-sized my joy and peace (Isaiah 26: 3)
- In the name of Jesus Christ I pray down the prosperity of double portion upon my children in every generation (Deuteronomy 21: 17)
- Today I declare a double restoration for every loss of my life (Zechariah 9: 11-12)
CONCLUSION: God is just. He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well… (2 Thessalonians 1: 6-7)
A Double Portion.
When Elijah was taken into heaven alive, Elisha begged to “inherit a double portion of [Elijah’s] spirit” (2 Kings 2:9). The request reflects Old Testament inheritance law: the oldest son and successor of his father was given a double portion. Elisha was asking to succeed Elijah as leading prophet in the land.
Interestingly, the Bible also reports twice as many miracles of Elisha as Elijah (14 compared to 7). They are: (1) separating the Jordan waters, 2:14; (2) healing spring waters, 2:21; (3) cursing jeering young men, 2:24; (4) filling ditches with water and winning a battle, 3:15–26; (5) multiplying a widow’s oil, 4:1–7; (6) promising a pregnancy, 4:14–17; (7) raising a Shunammite’s son from the dead, 4:32–37; (8) making poison harmless, 4:38–41; (9) multiplying loaves, 4:42–44; (10) healing Naaman the leper, 5:1–19; cursing Gehazi with leprosy, 5:19“27; (11) making an axhead float, 6:1–6; (12) blinding and trapping an Aramean army, 6:8–23; (13) showing his servant an angel army, 6:15–17; (14) and predicting an excess of food for besieged Samaria, (6:24–7:20).
– The Teacher’s Commentary (1987)