September 25, 2016 – Engaging The Spirit Of Faith To Fulfill God’s Plan For Your Life Part 2
Last week, we established that God has great and enviable plans for us, but it takes the operation of the Spirit of faith to actualize them. We also examine what the spirit of faith can do and what it takes to maintain its manifestations.
This week, we shall examine what impartation is and the channels through which God imparts and empower us to fulfill His plans and purposes for our lives. What is Impartation? · Impartation is the tangible transmission of virtue through an anointed vessel: For instance, the woman with the issue of blood was imparted through the anointing upon Christ. As she touched the hem of His garment, the Bible records that she was made whole, and Jesus said, “Virtue has gone out of Me” (Luke 8:43-46).
· It is also the release of spiritual gifts from anointed vessels to others: It is important for us to understand that every apostolic grace is transferable, and every true prophet is a carrier of this transferable grace.
Paul said: For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established (Romans 1:11; see also Philippians 1:7). What are the Channels of Impartation in scriptures? § Through the Word: Words are the most valuable assets in the race of life.
As it is written: The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel (Isaiah 9:8; see also Luke 5:17). For instance, in March 1984, the Lord sent a Word into my life concerning Church growth. Today, that Word is speaking across the nations of the earth. Also, He sent another Word on the prosperity of the Church on September 4, 1987 and it still speaks louder by the day.
§ Through prophecies: Prophetic words have an unusual entrance into us. It is sent to impart our lives with prophetic virtues and set us upon our feet (1 Timothy 4:14, Ezekiel 2:2). § Laying-on of hands: Through this channel, hands are laid on us for blessings and release of gifts, among others (Habakkuk 3:4, Acts 19:1-6).
§ Through the prophetic mantle: A mantle is any material that came in contact with a prophet or from a prophet and it is a medium of transference of grace (2 Kings 2:8-14, Acts 19:11-12, Luke 8:40- 48, Matthew 14:36). What are the Virtues in a Mantle? Ø It carries the spirit of the prophet: As it is written: And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets (1 Corinthians 14:32). Through the mystery of the mantle, God transmits the spirit of the prophet to set free the captives.
For instance, the spirit of Elijah was in his mantle and when Elisha said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah,” then the spirit of Elijah answered and the water parted (2 Kings 2:8-14). Ø It also carries the anointing upon the prophet: The anointing upon the prophet, which is in the mantle that comes from him, enables us to manifest at the same frequency with that prophet. When Jesus was on earth, His garment was flowing with the anointing upon His life, and everyone that touched Him were made perfectly whole (Psalm 45:6-8, 133:1-3; Matthew 9:20-22; 14:34-36).
Therefore, when we hold a prophetic mantle with the understanding that it carries these two virtues, then we experience the miraculous in our lives. But for the mantle to deliver, we must: ü Believe the word concerning the prophetic mantle: If we don’t believe in it, we cannot partake of the virtues in it (Hebrews 4:2, 2 Corinthians 11:3, Matthew 9:20-22; 14:34-36). ü Believe in the person and ministry of the prophet concerned:
For instance, Jesus could not impart upon them in Nazareth, because they wouldn’t believe in Him and He marvelled at their unbelief (Mark 6:4-6, Matthew 10:41, 2 Chronicles 20:20).
You Maintain a right heart:
As it is written, Wherefore the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men (Isaiah 29:13; see also Mark 6:4). Remember, every plan and purpose of God thrives on faith. But, we must understand that faith is no cheap talk; faith is hard work. Any faith that makes God absolutely responsible for the outcome of our lives is an irresponsible faith.
We must also understand that our part is non negotiable and it must be played before the deal can be delivered. Thus, we don’t just receive the Spirit of faith; we must stir it up, nurture, build and keep it alive in order to birth our testimonies.
Let us therefore labour to enter into the rest that faith offers. Today marks the dawn of a new day for you in Jesus’ name! Are you born again? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord? If you haven’t, you can do so as you say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner.
Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood . Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the Living God. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour.
Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!” For further reading, please get my books: Unlimited Power of Faith, The Law Of Faith, Exploits Of Faith, All You Need To Have All Your Needs Met, Miracle seed and The Force Of Freedom.
I invite you to come and fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have five services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:35 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. respectively.