Summary: God, in His desire to have us equipped to bless, impact, touch and heal our generation for His glory, has given to us the Ministry of Impartation; that "extra" dimension that enables us to function in a much greater way in the supernatural.
Study Text: Acts 19: 11 - 12
- We are going to be looking at a very important subject for those wanting to be used effectively by God in public ministry.
- That is "Divine Impartation." This is the ability to give unto others that which God has given to us either sovereignly, or through other anointed vessels of God.
- A divine impartation may come upon us directly from God to enable us to do what we've not been able to do before.
- For instance, when the burden of Leadership was becoming too heavy on Moses' life, he cried out to God about this, God's response was to get Moses to gather together 70 men of the Elders of Israel: Numbers 11:16 - 17
- God divinely imparted of the spirit from Moses to the 70 Elders. When that happened they began to prophesy - something they had never done before.
- That impartation enabled them to take on greater responsibility to support Moses, to minister to the people and to release the Holy Spirit out of their lives to bless others in a more powerful way.
- There was a transferring from one to another, so the one receiving could function much more like the one doing the imparting or transferring.
- It can also come to us when God uses His anointed servant to transfer either by laying on of hands or by speaking the prophetic words. Romans 1: 11 - 12
- Impartation has to do with the giving and receiving of spiritual gifts, blessings, healing, baptism in the Holy Spirit, etc., for the work of the ministry.
- It is the transference of these "gifts" from one man or woman of God to another, especially through the laying on of hands. There is an invisible flowing of spiritual ability from one to the other.
- Every great destiny is a product of an encounter with the impartation of grace. No great destiny can be in isolation; it is access to diverse grace that makes a great destiny.
- We shall discuss the topic under three sub headings:
1. Impartation: What it means
2. Impartation: How it comes
3. Impartation: What it does
1. Impartation: What it means
i. It is essentially a spiritual platform for the duplication and multiplication of grace:
- This presupposes that grace is transferred from a source to a receiver. So, impartation is a spiritual platform for attracting a desired grace from a carrier to one’s life.
- It was not a miracle that Elisha encountered; it was a double portion of the grace on Elijah’s life. Miracles will provide answers for the now, but grace will give you command both for the now and for the future.
ii. It is the tangible transference of the power of God through an anointed vessel:
- By the transference of the power of God in Paul – an anointed vessel, diseases were healed and evil spirits were cast out.
iii. It is the transference of spiritual endowment from anointed vessels to others:
- You cannot give what you do not have (Acts 3:6).
- The making of every great destiny lies in the giftings of the Spirit. Romans 1:11.
- So, the virtues in an anointed vessel can be transferred to those who desire, crave, and are desperate for it.