Attaining One Spirit – One Impartation By Rev Eastwood Anaba
THE WORD SIROCCO
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Theme: One Spirit
Topic: Attaining One Spirit – One Impartation
2 Timothy 1:6-7; Ephesians 4:1-4
2 Timothy 1:6
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
The final way of attaining oneness of Spirit I wish to touch on is the issue of the impartation of the Spirit. A church which seeks to attain one Spirit practises the impartation of the Spirit from one person to the other. “Impartation” is a bridge between the old and new, to allow the transference of spiritual gifts.
By being baptised unto Moses, the people of Israel did not only submit to his authority but believed in the anointing on his life. They were so confident in this anointing that God took the spirit that was on him and placed it on the seventy selected elders (Numbers 11:24-25). The apostle Paul laid his hands on Timothy and he received the gift of God. Timothy received the gift of God in Paul and later on imparted the same gift to the disciples under his oversight (2 Timothy 1:6-7).
To refresh our memory, a summary of the Christian experience of having one Spirit is helpful. We live and walk in one Spirit by engaging the Person of the Spirit through knowledge and fellowship, executing His purpose, exercising His Power and expressing His Product. We spread the influence of one Spirit throughout the churches through the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the chain of examples, the Word of God and the impartation of the Spirit.
Pray that any virtue or spiritual gift imparted into you which is dormant, would be stirred to life by the Holy Ghost.
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