This blog post is all about impartation
I’m super excited to share this post on impartation with you all!💖 I can hardly contain my excitement as I write this blog post. Why? Because this topic is super interesting, and I know it will bring value to your life.
First things first, have you ever heard someone say, “I need to get imparted by that anointed preacher” or “I received a powerful impartation at that conference”?
Most likely, you have. The idea of impartation is widely talked about in Christian/Charismatic circles, and it has become almost like a buzzword.
But what exactly is impartation, and why must we be cautious about it?
Well, don’t worry; I have it all covered for you! I’ll discuss:
- The meaning of impartation
- My personal story of impartation
- 7 ways to receive impartation
- Beware of evil or negative impartation!
Ready? Let’s go!
What is impartation?
Impartation is a term used to describe the transfer or imparting of something from one entity to another. In its most basic sense, it refers to the act of giving or bestowing something upon someone else.
In Greek, the word for impartation is “metadidomi” (strongs G3330). This compound word consists of two parts:
In a biblical context, impartation often refers to a spiritual transfer of knowledge, anointing, or blessing from one person to another. This can occur through various means such as laying of hands, prayer, or even through the spoken word. (I’ll expound this shortly in the post!)
The most recognized idea among Charismatic Christians is that impartation happens when someone who carries a certain spiritual authority or power prays over someone else; that same authority and power can be passed on to the recipient.
However, it is important to note that impartation should not be seen as a means of gaining power or prestige. The heart behind impartation should always be one of humility and love, with the ultimate goal being furthering God’s kingdom rather than personal gain.
My Experience with Impartation: How My Grandfather Shaped My Prayer Life
As a young child, I was always fascinated by my grandfather’s dedication to prayer. He was a true prayer warrior and intercessor, and even as a little girl, I could hear him praying in the early hours of the morning. His faith and passion for prayer were infectious, and I always admired his relationship with God.
Before I moved to America, my grandfather blessed me. I remember kneeling down by his side as he prayed for my journey and future in this new country. Little did I know that he was imparting what he carried- intercession.
Years went by, and although I attended church regularly, I never had the desire to pray and intercede like my grandfather did. It wasn’t until three years ago that I truly understood the power of impartation and its role in shaping our spiritual lives.
Through a series of circumstances, I felt called to dive deeper into my prayer life. I began studying the Bible more, reading books on prayer, and seeking guidance from mentors. And as I intentionally pursued a stronger connection with God, I could feel my grandfather’s prayers and influence guiding me along the way.
I realized that impartation is not just about receiving something from someone else but also requires our obedience, intentionality, and willingness to activate what we have been given. My grandfather’s prayers were a seed planted in my heart, and it was up to me to nurture and grow that seed into a flourishing prayer life.
Today, I am grateful for my grandfather’s impartation and the way it has shaped my relationship with God. And as I continue to walk in obedience and intentionality, I know that his legacy will live on through me. So, if you are seeking impartation, remember that it is not just about receiving, but it also requires our active participation.
7 Ultimate Ways to Receive Impartation (Must-Read)!
Here are some key ways to receive impartation and the biblical references that support them.
1. Time with the Lord (in the presence of God)
One of the most important ways to receive impartation is through spending time in God’s presence. This means setting aside intentional time to pray, read the Bible, and worship. In this sacred space, we can quiet our minds and open our hearts to receive from God.
In 1 John 2:27 & John 16:13, we are reminded that the Holy Spirit teaches us all things and guides us in truth. When we spend time in the presence of God, we allow the Holy Spirit to work in us and impart spiritual knowledge and understanding.
In Acts 4:13, we see how the disciples’ time with Jesus elevated their understanding and authority, making them bold witnesses for Christ.
Another way to receive impartation is through teaching. As followers of Christ, we are called to make disciples by teaching others about God’s Word and ways. This process not only benefits those being taught but also allows us to grow in our own understanding.
In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus commands His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This includes teaching others about God’s Word and ways.
Through receiving the teachings of great men and women of God, we can also gain spiritual knowledge and insight. Their wisdom and experience can greatly impact our understanding of the Bible and deepen our relationship with God.
3. Laying of Hands
Laying of hands is another powerful way to receive impartation.
In 1 Timothy 4:14, Paul reminds Timothy not to neglect the gift he received through prophecy with the laying on of hands by the elders.
In 2 Timothy 1:6-7, Paul also encourages Timothy to stir up the gift of God, which was given to him through the laying on of hands. This act symbolizes a transfer of spiritual knowledge and authority from one believer to another.
4. Honor and Service
Honoring and serving those in authority can also lead to impartation. When we humble ourselves and serve others, we open ourselves up to receive from them.
In Romans 1:11, Paul expresses his desire to impart a spiritual gift to the believers in Rome so they may be established and encouraged. This shows how honor and service can facilitate an atmosphere for impartation to happen between believers.
Being in close proximity or having a strong relationship with strong believers can also lead to impartation. This allows believers to share and receive spiritual knowledge and understanding.
If we look at the previous verse that I just mentioned- Romans 1:11, we see how Paul desires to impart a spiritual gift to the believers in Rome so that they may be strengthened. This shows the importance of relationship and proximity when it comes to receiving impartation.
6. Obedience to God’s Word and will
Ultimately, the key to receiving impartation is being obedient to God’s Word and will. As we align ourselves with His purpose and plans for our lives, He can work through us and impart spiritual knowledge, understanding, and power.
In John 14:23, Jesus says that those who love Him will keep His Word, and the Father will come to them and make their home with them. This speaks to the intimate relationship and obedience needed to receive from God.
7. Fasting and prayer
By obeying God’s Word and seeking Him through fasting and prayer, we can position ourselves to receive/activate impartation from Him. These practices demonstrate our willingness to submit to God and allow Him to work in us.
In Matthew 17:21, Jesus says that certain things can only be overcome through prayer and fasting, highlighting the power of these disciplines in our spiritual growth. This can also be a good way to activate our spiritual senses and tune in to what God is speaking to us.
As believers, let us continually seek impartation from God through these means and be open to receiving His wisdom, knowledge, and power.
Caution: Impartation can be negative or evil!
Most people assume that impartation is always positive, so they go around collecting it like candy – the more, the better. However, we need to understand that there is an evil impartation, too.
Evil impartation can occur when someone with a negative or demonic spirit transfers it to others. This can happen intentionally, through witchcraft or occult practices, or unintentionally through ignorance and lack of discernment. Believers need to be aware of this and protect themselves from any form of evil impartation.
On the other hand, positive impartation can bring about spiritual growth and empowerment. It can activate gifts and callings, increase faith, and strengthen our relationship with God.
The Bible tells us in Acts 19:11-12 that even Paul’s handkerchiefs and aprons were used to heal the sick and cast out demons because of the anointing on his life. Impartation has the power to bring about a tangible encounter with God and produce lasting change in our lives.
Discernment is Key: Impartation should not be taken lightly or pursued blindly. As believers, we need to exercise discernment and wisdom when it comes to receiving impartation from others.
Just because someone carries an anointing does not mean they have pure intentions or are walking in alignment with God’s will. We must always seek guidance from the Holy Spirit and carefully assess the fruit of someone’s life before receiving impartation from them.
And that’s it, folks, impartation!
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post! I truly hope this guide has given you a better understanding of the concept of impartation and how it relates to our lives as Christians.
Friends, let us continue to be vessels of impartation, sharing the love and grace of God with those around us. Let us continue to use our gifts, wisdom, and resources to make a positive impact in the lives of others, following the example set by Jesus Himself.
Remember to be intentional about imparting something positive into someone else’s life. You never know the impact it may have on their faith journey. ⛪️🙏🏾📖
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