Apostle Grace Lubega
Deuteronomy 21:15-17 (KJV); If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated: Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn: But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.
In Jewish culture, as indicated by our theme scripture, the firstborn son was entitled to a double portion of the inheritance. This right is the basis of the double blessing.
However, I have heard some people claim the double blessing from the story of Job. They quote Job 42:10 which says, “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job TWICE as much as he had before.” As such, they erroneously teach that a double blessing is always preceded by pain and suffering.
Job’s story is not the doctrinal basis of the double blessing. God does not expect us to view inheritance through these lenses. As a New Testament believer, the eyes through which you see inheritance are different.
Instead, God expects us to look to Christ. In Colossians 1:15, the Bible says He is “the image of the invisible God, the FIRSTBORN of every creature.”
When Jesus Christ came to the earth, He came in the anointing of the firstborn. In Romans 8:17, the Bible calls us joint-heirs with Him. It is through Him that we claim the right of the firstborn, which is the double blessing.
This double blessing is what makes a Born Again believer better than any man who is outside a covenant relationship with God. You are more advantaged, more favoured and more esteemed. You have so much more than what the men of this world have because the double portion is your right.
FURTHER STUDY: Colossians 1:15, Romans 8:17
GOLDEN NUGGET: The double blessing is what makes a Born Again believer better than any man who is outside a covenant relationship with God. You are more advantaged, more favoured and more esteemed.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for the inheritance that I have in You. You have given me all things that pertain to life and godliness. You have blessed me with every blessing in the heavenly places. I can never compare myself to the men of this world because I know who I am and whose I am. In Jesus’ name, Amen.