SUNDAY 27th JANUARY, 2018
SPECIAL IMPARTATION SERVICE
Perspectives on Impartation::
The word impartation comes from the Greek word "metadidomi" which means "to give, convey, or grant." It is essentially a spiritual platform for the duplication and multiplication of grace and connotes the transference of unction and anointing from a higher spiritual vessel to another (e.g. Moses to Joshua, Elijah to Elisha, Paul to Timothy).
Impartations are sovereign and will enable a recipient to do what they have not done before; or will ordinarily not be able to do. It can also be described as that "extra" dimension that enable believers to function in a much greater way in the supernatural; and paves way for the giving and receiving of spiritual gifts, healings, baptism in the Holy Spirit, blessings, etc, for the work of the ministry.
Biblical Proofs of Impartation.
Miracles provide answers for the now, but an impartation of grace will keep us in command; both for the now and for the future. From the scriptures, we see the following evidence of the impartation of grace viz:
☑ In Deuteronomy 34:9, wisdom was imparted on Joshua after Moses laid his hands upon him. Right after, Joshua stepped into Moses' shoes supernaturally.
☑ In 2 Kings 2:8, a double portion of the grace on Elijah's life was transferred to Elisha via an impartation oh his prophetic mantle.
☑ In Acts 3:1-12, a lame man at the beautiful gate looked unto Peter and Paul with great expectation and it resulted in the impartation of healing to his sick body.
☑ In Acts 19:11-12, through the transference of the power of God in Paul (an anointed vessel), diseases were healed and evil spirits were cast out of people through handkerchiefs and aprons that were taken from his body.
For the purposes of next Sunday, we will be taking a look at the impartation of Elisha.
Elisha and the Double Portion::
The life of Elijah the prophet was undeniably a whirlwind of activity!
From confrontations with the king of Israel, his adventures of faith at the dry brook and the widow's house, to his great victory on Mount Carmel; Elijah was greatly used of the Lord in his generation and had truly made his mark upon the earth. He lived his life in a whirlwind and as his life was about to end (2 kings 2:1), it appeared as if he was also going leave the same way he lived; in a whirlwind!
As Elijah's journey began, Elisha followed him with an unshakeable resolve. In Vs.3-5, the mockery of the sons of the prophets was not enough to shift his focus. In Verses 1-6, this historic journey of faith took them through four different cities (Gilgal, Bethel, Jericho and Jordan); and as they passed through each city, Elijah attempted to get Elisha to stay. This wasn't an effort on his part to hinder Elisha's progress; it was designed to test his resolve. Elisha remained unshaken.
In Verse 8, when Elijah and Elisha arrive at the banks of the Jordan, we see Jordan also standing as a barrier between Elisha and his receiving what he desired. Rather than give in, Elijah flexed his faith and God parted the waters. Elisha received an impartation of the Double Portion because he did not back away from any obstacle.
Benefits of Impartation::
1. It gives a believer an identity of authority and power. (2 Kings 2:13-15)
2. It allows God to perform signs and wonders in our lives and ministry. (2 Kings 2:19-22)
3. It silences all oppositions and mockers. (2 Kings 2:23-24).
4. It removes progress hindering obstacles from our paths; and
5. It creates new beginnings and changes our stories (Isaiah 43:18-19).
Keys for Impartation::
1. Believe in the ministry of our prophets. (2 Kings2:1-6, 11/2 Chronicles 20:20)
2. Receiving and Honoring our prophet in our hearts (Matthew 10:40-42).
3. A hunger and thirst for an impartation (2 Kings 2:10)
This Sunday, you can get it; . . .if you want it!
An encounter with the power of God, (directly or by impartation), is a function of a certified thirst, a genuine crave and/or desperation in the heart of the believer. (Is.44:1-4)
After next Sunday's Impartation Service, all your oppositions and mockers will be permanently silenced. (2 Kings 2:23-24), hindrances and obstacles that hinder your progress in life will clear off your path and the imparted grace will birth for us all a season of new beginnings.
This Service will be the one chance you have been waiting for, for a change of story Being an impartation service, all attendees are expected to come with a mantle (white handkerchief) for an impartation of the Prophetic Mantle.
The service times are 9:00am (1st Service) and 11:15am (2nd Service).
Jesus is Lord!!!