For more than half a year now, my wife and I have been seeing the numbers 11-11 everywhere, whether it’s the timing on the oven, alarm clock, on our iPhones, on the walls in the hallway, even in the most unexpected places. The Holy Spirit was arresting our attention and we knew He was prophetically speaking to us.
As I leaned in to the significance and implications of 11-11, I felt the Lord began to speak to me these words: Acceleration, Recovery, and Double Portion.
1 Kings 18:41-45 (NKJV)
41 Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.”
44 … “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’”
45 Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. 46 Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
Elijah had prophesied about a drought in 1 Kings 17. After nearly three years of drought, He prophesied the coming of rain. Drought is a picture of a dry season, lack, barrenness, and inactivity. But now there’s a “sound of the abundance of rain.” Elijah told King Ahab to prepare the chariots and get moving to Jezreel.
So in the natural, Ahab got on his chariots and headed for Jezreel. But in the supernatural, “the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.” Elijah was divinely empowered by the the hand of the Lord to outrun Ahab’s chariot from Carmel to Jezreel, a distance of approximately 25 miles. Here Elijah was supernaturally strengthened by the Spirit of God to do a miraculous feat, something that surpassed what he could have done in the natural.
In this year and in this season, I hear the “great sound of the abundance of rain.” There is great acceleration in the atmosphere. Great manifestation is always preceded by a great acceleration, gaining momentum to materialization. A recognized prophet friend of mine said to me three years ago, “Cornelius, there is great acceleration coming. What usually takes 5 years to accomplish, you’re going to see it happen in a year!” I have seen great momentum and acceleration in my life since then and especially in the last 2 years.
I believe as a people of God, we are primed to see great momentum and acceleration in the things of God. I believe great doors of favor are opening for many people. You will find yourself in the right place, in the right time, meeting the right people, doing the right things, walking through the right doors, prospering in the right opportunities. I especially see great momentum in the area of business, relationships, and family reconciliation. We are also going to see a great harvest of souls with an increase in signs, wonders, and miracles in many cities but God is highlighting Hollywood.
Declare with me:
- I will see great acceleration in my life!
- Things that will take a long time to accomplish, I will see them happen in a moment!
- The blessings and favor of God will overtake me!
- I will be at the right place, at the right time, meeting the right people, doing the right things I’m supposed to do!
- I will witness a great harvest of souls!
In 1 Samuel 30, David and his household had been raided by the Amalekites.
1 Samuel 30:3-8, 18-19 (NLT)
3 When David and his men saw the ruins and realized what had happened to their families, 4 they wept until they could weep no more. 5 David’s two wives, Ahinoam from Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal from Carmel, were among those captured. 6 David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the Lord his God.
7 Then he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring me the ephod!” So Abiathar brought it. 8 Then David asked the Lord, “Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?”
And the Lord told him, “Yes, go after them.
You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!”
18 David got back everything the Amalekites had taken, and he rescued his two wives. 19 Nothing was missing: small or great, son or daughter, nor anything else that had been taken. David brought everything back. 20 He also recovered all the flocks and herds, and his men drove them ahead of the other livestock. “This plunder belongs to David!” they said.
Many years ago, I was complaining to the Lord, “Many of my friends are doing so well, they are well advanced in their careers, they own beautiful houses, have great families, are taking vacations…and here I am…a poor missionary trying to serve and follow your will. Lord, if I wasn’t called to the ministry, I bet I’d be more successful than my friends!” Well, I was wallowing in self-pity, green with envy, and stuck in jealousy.
And then came the gentle but firm rebuke from the Lord, “Son, you had better get that poverty mindset out of your system. That stinking thinking will rob you of the inheritance I have for you. Whatever you think you have “lost” in following my call on your life: time, opportunities, money, houses, vacations, favor…I’m about to recover them all in your life. I am returning them to you, and more!”
Joel 2:24-26 (NLT)
The threshing floors will again be piled high with grain,
and the presses will overflow with new wine and olive oil.
25 The Lord says, “I will give you back what you lost
to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts,
the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts.
26 Once again you will have all the food you want,
and you will praise the Lord your God,
who does these miracles for you.
If you think you’ve “lost” a great deal because of your decision to follow the Lord, the Lord is your Restorer, Redeemer, and Rewarder. He’s getting ready to recover all things lost. God’s economy works quite differently from the world’s economy. The world is motivated by taking; the kingdom of God is rewarded by obeying and giving. I see the Lord performing great miracles in restoring health, inheritances, family relationships that have gone sour, jobs and careers being given back to you, unexpected gifts and surprises.
Mark 10:28-30 (NLT)
28 Then Peter began to speak up. “We’ve given up everything to follow you,” he said.
29 “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, 30 will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property…”
Declare with me:
- I will recover everything that I have lost!
- Whatever the enemy has stolen from me, the Lord is getting ready to restore and recover them!
- Every seed that I have sown, the Lord is bringing a reward and a harvest to me!
Instead of shame and dishonor,
you will enjoy a double share of honor.
You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land,
and everlasting joy will be yours.
For more than half a year now, my wife Tiffany and I have been declaring this over our season:
This is a season of acceleration, recovery, 11-11, double portion!
February 9th, 2016 was a monumental day for us. We had sensed great momentum in our declarations and that something was shifting in our lives. Tiffany and I had been ordained before when we were both single. That evening, we were getting ready to be commissioned by Pastors Bill Johnson and Kris Valloton and Bethel Church as a couple, as one. It was a new season for us and we knew a double portion was about to be released over our lives.
That morning I had gone to the gas station to fill up gas. I sat back in the car and waited for it to fill up. When I walked back out, I saw that the price on the meter was $22.00 flat! My first thought was, “What are the chances of it being $22.00 flat, or any amount flat for that matter!” Then I felt the Holy Spirit whisper to me, “It is the year of the double portion, 11-11, 22, get ready, something is shifting, everything is going to double! I am confirming this over your life!”
I see someone scoring a business deal, and it’s exactly double what you’ve made in recent times. I also see someone reading this article and you haven't been able to conceive and I see you having two kids!
Declare with me:
- This is the year of the double portion!
- Double my inheritance!
- Release the promises, the breakthroughs, the unexpected, the suddenlies over my life!
This article is what the Holy Spirit wants me to release prophetically. There is power in our declarations. The prophetic is such that it is first declared in the spirit, and then it manifests in the natural. We are a blessed people. We are blessed simply He is a good Father. We are blessed not so that we can be self-indulgent. We are blessed so that we can be a greater blessing.
A note in closing. I had mentioned that God is highlighting Hollywood. As we are approaching The Call AzusaNow on April 9th, 2016, the 110th anniversary of the Azusa Revival, the spot light is on Los Angeles. It is recorded that when Los Angeles was founded in 1781, the original settlers were 11 men, 11, women, and 22 children. There's major prophetic significance for this city, and we will be seeing the rippling effects of this in the coming days. There is going to be a significant and marked increase and influx of Spirit-filled creative artistes into Hollywood. If you are called to Hollywood and L.A, get ready, doors are getting ready to be opened to you.
Keep your faith and expectation high. May you experience great acceleration, recovery, and the double portion in this season! Can't wait to hear the testimonies!
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