What is Impartation?

For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established (Romans 1:11, KJV)

Impartation is an important word that we must fully comprehend. The Apostle Paul spoke to the Romans above and said he was looking forward to meeting them so that “ I may impart unto you some spiritual gift.” What is this impartation?

There are two words I will examine here to show you the mysteries of the operation of God in our lives as a family through impartation. They are “transfer” and “partaking.”  I want you to think about the way we transfer money to someone in today’s world. Imagine you have $100, and want to transfer $25 to someone. The entity being transferred here is money. When you complete the transfer, you will be left with  $75 and the other person will have $25.  In some way, I can say you have “imparted” money to the person. You have transferred something from you to them. Spiritual impartation is a means of spiritual transfer of the spiritual gifts brought about by the power of the Holy Spirit. However, impartation is more profound than the simple process of transfer of money noted above.  It is not just a transfer but a sharing or  making someone to partake  of spiritual gifts. What is the difference?

Let’s get back to the money transfer above. In a simple physical transfer, the sender gave away what he had. He originally had $100, but after the transfer of $25 he was left with $75. However, in spiritual partaking or sharing, the sender does not lose anything. After the transfer of $25, the giver will still have $100 while the receiver will have $25. If everything was transferred, that is $100, then both of them will have $100 each. This is impartation! It is the sharing of spiritual gifts, without any depletion of the giver. Spiritual gifts, such as tongues, prophecy, working of miracles, word of wisdom, etc can be transferred. This is a special device God has given to us to multiply spiritual gifts in the body of Christ.  This is the reason why if you hang out with a minister operating in a particular gift, that gift will rub on you and begin manifesting in your life! It is a blessing and a wonderful thing. Take advantage of it. 

The good part is that the one who imparts others does not deplete his own gift, so there is no reason to be stingy with the anointing. Impartation is the device by which God uses to transfer mantles of the anointing from one person to another. Seize the opportunity and make use of the anointing God has placed in the body of Christ whether near you or far away!


What is the difference between natural transfer and impartation?


The most frequent means of impartation in scripture is laying of hands or through spiritual objects such as the anointing oil. However, very few have discovered that words are the greatest medium of impartation. In fact, God imparts to us through words! When you are reading a devotional like this one, listening to a sermon, reading the book of an anointed servant of God, etc, you have established a channel of impartation to partake of the grace that they carry!  You see that you can do something to be imparted. You know what to do! Make use of every means of impartation available to you. 


Ask the Lord to teach you how to receive an impartation from the mantles He has released on the earth. 

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    1. Yes, Brenda. Confidence can be imparted, given and infused into our hearts. That is the job of the Word of God. Low self esteem in our hearts is only a sign of a bigger problem inside: that we have not truly received what God says we are. It means our hearts have not fully understood, believed and accepted what God says about us. It is fundamentally an identity problem. The only solution is to have a fresh revelation of Jesus, the grace that He brought, and the work He accomplished on the cross. After that, the next thing is to have a revelation of who we are in Christ. It is impossible to have a revelation of Christ and a revelation of who we are in Him and suffer from low self esteem. It will require us take a step and pursue God’s Word until it does its full job: impart that consciousness of who you are and erase every trace of low self-esteem.

      So if anyone has a low self esteem, here are steps they can take to receive an impartation from the Word of God to correct it:

      1. Ask the Father to reveal His Son to you:
      “For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,” (Ephesians 1:15–18, ESV)

      “My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,” (Proverbs 2:1–4, ESV)

      2. Take steps to seek God in the Word until it fully imparts the fullness of the revelation of Christ and Christ in you.
      Study the Word first
      Then read books and listen to sermons on this.
      Here are some articles:


      Always here for guidance if you need further help

    1. Hello Isah, thank you for those kind words and for reaching out with that request. A few steps for you:

      1. That desire is good. You desire the gift of prophecy and that is a good thing.
      God responds to our desires. The only thing you will need to check here is to check your heart to see the reason why you want that gift and ensure it is good and right.

      2. Ask God for the gift of prophecy.
      You should learn and know what the gift of prophecy is. I have written a few brief devotional on prophecy, including the different levels or dimensions in Church today. Most importantly , these articles will teach how how prophecy operates and you also can be trained be learning this.

      Ask and believe He will give to you.

      3. Receive an impartation
      I am glad you already read this article on what impartation is.
      Take a moment to carefully read this second article to show you what to do to provoke an impartation or encounter with the Holy Spirit.


      Pastor Patrick

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