IMPARTATIONS OF HIS GIFTS
long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual
gift, so that you may be established -- that is, that I
may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith
both of you and me.
neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you
by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the
GREEK # 3330
metadidomi (met-ad-id'-o-mee); from NT:3326 and NT:1325;
to give over, i.e. share:
TESTIMONY ABOUT IMPARTATIONS
believe very strongly in the scriptural practice of
impartations of gifts. Timothy was admonished by Paul to
use the gift of prophecy that was given to him by the
laying on of hands.
heard an itinerant speaker say that people come up to
him all the time and say, "I want your mantle, or I want
what you have," or something to that nature. His
response was, "Do you also want the demons that
accompany this?" That shocked me, but I understood what
he meant. First of all, demons can be transferred
through the laying on of hands. (I always cover myself
in Jesusí blood when someone lays hands on me.) Second
of all, when one receives a mantle, there is a certain
delegated authority that goes with it, and as a result
there is a lot of warfare that comes with the package.
For some, it would seem that their asking for an
impartation is like asking to wear Goliahís armor when
they are but little children in stature. But that is the
Lordís business and He alone knows the gifts we need and
the Holy Spirit is the One Who distributes the gifts.
And some of these gifts do come through the direct
laying on of hands. I strongly recommend receiving
prayer for impartation of gifts whenever possible. I
have recorded 3 here.
the one and only Holy Spirit who distributes these
gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should
IMPARTATION OF PROPHETIC PRAYER
second time I was on a ministry team, I peeked out into
the auditorium which was packed with about 1,200 people.
My heart began to race and all I could see in my mindís
eye were lines and lines of people in front of me! I ran
back into the prayer room and grabbed Richís hand and
slapped it onto my forehead. Rich was a very special
person. He had been hired to pray for the company from
which heíd tried to previously resign, due to the Lordís
calling upon his life to pray. He is the only
intercessor I know that has the worldís salary to pray!
I had heard some of his stories of intercession and he
had my vote for sure. So dear Rich smiled at my wide
eyes and started to pray. I relaxed and received
whatever the Lord wanted to give me. It lasted less than
a minute and my prayer life changed from that moment on.
When ministry time came, the Lord filled my mouth with
prophetic prayers. People gave me all kinds of
confirmation about reading their mail and I was just
amazed. I knew exactly what I did NOT have before Richís
prayer! Praise the Lord for the simple gift of laying on
IMPARTATION OF TRAVAIL
Ann Goll was bowed over at the waist with intercession
for the children in Israel. She could barely get a word
out through these strange contractions. Later, they had
a prayer line. I had heard the Lord tell me the night
before to catch the wind and I saw myself fall backward
in His Presence. Falling was not a normal thing for me,
but I felt that this was the Lordís way of letting me
know He had something for me, so I went forward into the
prayer line. Just as she came to me, my hands
involuntarily shot up above my head as though I was
holding a sail, and I felt His wind catch in my sail,
then impact my spirit, and I drifted backward onto the
ground. A catcher caught me and that was it. Other than
that, I didnít experience anything, I only knew I had
caught the wind like I was supposed to! I soon
discovered that in the middle of the night I would wake
up with these "contractions" just like Ann had on stage.
I was praying in the Spirit. I never did know what I was
praying about, but I did understand that these
contractions that some people have are genuine
manifestations of the Holy Spirit and involuntary. I
experienced this at night for a brief season.
IMPARTATION OF HIS KABOD
the priests could not stand to minister because of the
cloud: for the glory (#3519) of the LORD had filled the
house of the LORD.
THE HEBREW # 3519
(kaw-bode'); rarely kabod (kaw-bode'); from OT:3513;
properly, weight, but only figuratively in a good sense,
splendor or copiousness: -glorious (-ly), glory, honour
first time I knew that I had experienced His kabod, I
could barely move my arms, my body, or keep my head up.
It was like the heaviest type of relaxation I had ever
experienced. His kabod is not a heavy oppressive kind of
weight, just a deep weight of rest in the whole body.
When the Lordís kabod comes and rests over a
congregation, people can sit still for hours in His
Presence and not even know time has passed.
thought that was the first time I had experienced His
kabod. But it turned out that He had been regularly
touching me with this and I did not know it! I did not
understand exactly what I had received until just
recently when I heard a speaker say that sometimes the
glory of the Lord sits upon you like a heavy weight. I
knew that because I had experienced that during worship.
But the speaker said that occasionally it will effect
only someoneís legs and she mentioned several ministers
this happens to. A light of understanding went on inside
of me and my mind went back to the first time I
experienced that. It came through an impartation.
the last night of a conference and Reede Graftke (Paul
Cainís assistant for 18 years) came down off the stage.
I had just finished praying for the last person, and had
gathered my things to go out the side door. He dropped
down off the stage at the same time I came from the
other direction and we briefly touched shoulders. He
smiled and said, "Bless you!" I was embarrassed at
bumping into him and smiled sheepishly. My very next
step, my left leg was dragging. It felt like I was
moving concrete through water.
never happened to me before and I was laughing
delightedly all the way to the car! I could barely walk,
but since I still had one good leg, I got to the car
dragging the other one behind me. I knew I had been
touched by the Lord and that I had only one "inebriated"
limb! I thought the Lord had a very funny sense of humor
to only touch one leg. I knew exactly why He had done
that. He wanted to make sure that I understood this was
His supernatural touch. The rest of me was totally
sober! Grandma Anna would NOT let me drive home, she
took over the wheel since my left leg could not work the
brake. I went to bed very happy and very touched for the
rest of the night!
that moment on, I have felt the Lordís Presence first in
my legs when His glory comes into a room. Often I walk
as though through deep water when this happens. I love
being touched by Him in this way.