SUNDAY 29th JANUARY, 2017 - SPECIAL IMPARTATION SERVICE
"God did extraordinary miracles through the hands of Paul" - [Acts 19:161 ► (BSB)]
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.
A Season of Extraordinary Miracles::
Acts 19:11 defines these acts as "extraordinary miracles". Considering the fact that miracles by definition are things that are beyond what is ordinary, that is quite a statement to make. Jesus' healing the official’s son in John 4 and the Centurion’s servant in Luke 7 took place without Jesus ever even seeing them. Paul was able to “heal at a distance.” The uncommon demonstrations of God’s power recorded in Acts 19 were taking place without Paul even having to be there.
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).
'This Sunday, you can get it; ...if you want it!
The scripture catalogs several miracle events. In Acts 5, the sick were still placed so that Peter's shadow would fall across them. There is a record of similar “at a distance” healings in the woman whose bleeding disease was healed when she touched Jesus’ cloak (Mark 5:27-34).
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 hinders your progress in life will clear off your path and the imparted grace will birth for us all a season of new beginnings. Be sure to invite and also reach out to the unsaved and invite them to service together with your friends and family. The service time is 9:30am to 11:30am. Your expectations will not be cut off in Jesus name, Amen [Proverbs 23:18]
Jesus is Lord!!!