What is the Double Portion Inheritance?
They became “The House of Judah,” of the Southern Kingdom (ruled by King Rehaboam), and “The House of Ephraim,” of the Northern Kingdom (ruled by King Jeroboam).
This is obviously a metaphor for “Both Houses of Yisra’EL” (Isaiah 8:14).
This concept is spoken of again by the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) in Romans 11:17-24 where he describes “Gentiles” as “wild branches” and the Yahuwdiy (Jews) as “natural branches” of which SOME were cut out of the olive tree in order to make room for those Gentiles who chose to join the congregation of Yisra’EL (Ephesians 2:11-15).
These Gentiles who accepted Yahuwshuwa (Jesus) as the Mashiyach (Messiah) would also be counted as “Yisra’EL” (Israel) and no longer called “Gentiles in the flesh.”
This would then give more understanding to the identity of the two witnesses:
Chazown (Revelation) 11:
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two menorahs (candlesticks) standing before the Elohiym of the earth.
Who are the two olive trees?
Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 37:
15 The word of YHWH came again unto me, saying,
16 Moreover, you son of man, take you one tree (stick), and write upon it, For Yahuwdah (Judah), and for the children of Yisra’el his companions: then take another tree (stick), and write upon it, For Yahuwceph (Joseph), the tree (stick) of Ephrayim and for all the house of Yisra’el his companions:
17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in your hand.
The Hebrew word in this passage for “stick” is “ets” which literally means “tree!”
Now we know who the two olive trees are. They are the “Two Houses of Yisra’EL” described in Ezekiel’s prophecy.
There are the “Ten Northern Tribes of Yisra’EL” otherwise known as “The House of Ephrayim.” And there are the “Two Southern Tribes of Yahuwdah” otherwise known as “Jews.”