The Year of the Double, Bob Jones Shepherd's Rod 2013

[Editor's Note: this is a small portion of Bob Jones' Shepherd's Rod for 2013. It is a small part of the whole word, which is too long to post here (it's a book!). This part seemed appropriate for us.]

When Elijah went up to Heaven in the whirlwind on God’s chariot of fire, Elisha received his mantle with a double portion like he asked. (2 Kings 2:9) There was a sudden change that took place in the natural and spiritual at that very moment. Elisha would continue to walk in the footsteps of Elijah with a far greater anointing. He performed twice as many miracles and ministered to people in every level of society: government officials, peasants and the poor. He was more tolerant, or perhaps had better discernment, than Elijah. 

This year marks the ending of one dispensation and the beginning of another that is far greater. Elijah was a prophet that prophesied in the country whereas Elisha prophesied to the nations and in the cities. Elisha had twice the anointing as Elijah. This year marks the ending of the Elijah ministries and the beginning of the Elisha ministries. The Elijah’s have trained and equipped the Elishas and now they will come forth in the double anointing. 

Instead of your [former] shame you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach [your people] shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double [what they had forfeited]; everlasting joy shall be theirs. (Isaiah 61:7 Amp)

The religious spirit in the church will not be able to deal with the Elishas as they come forth in spirit and truth. They are as bold as lions and stand for righteousness, justice and truth. The fact is the Elishas will deal with the religious spirit in the church. When they speak the word of God in spirit and truth the religious spirit will flee. 

For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong with violence or a burnt offering. And I will faithfully give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with them. (Isaiah 61:8 Amp)

Bob Jones
Shepherd's Rod 2013