Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 1:11 (KJV); For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established
God has ordained a number of ways to receive from Him. One of these ways is receiving from His ministers. If you receive FROM a minister of God, you receive graces pertaining to your destiny. This is the essence of spiritual impartations.
Paul tells Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:14, “Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the LAYING ON OF HANDS of the presbytery.”
In 2 Timothy 1:6, Paul still tells Timothy, “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.” There was a grace at work in Timothy which came to be because he had received from those men of God who the scripture called the presbytery. There was also a further grace that came to him because Paul had laid hands on him.
The pattern of receiving is also seen in Deuteronomy 34:9, the Bible says of Joshua, “And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for MOSES HAD LAID HIS HANDS UPON HIM.”
In our theme scripture, Paul tells the Church at Rome, “For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift…” Why did he not tell the Church to “pray and fast hard and receive this spiritual gift?” It is enlightening to realise that there are things that God will pass on to you only through another man or a woman. It is a principle He has set in the spirit.
This is a truth you must learn to acknowledge with all humility. Never let pride send you on a quest for what you can receive merely by opening your spirit to what God has placed on the lips and in the hands of His ministers.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Timothy 1:6, Deuteronomy 34:9
GOLDEN NUGGET: There are things that God will pass on to you only through another man or a woman. It is a principle He has set in the spirit. Never let pride send you on a quest for what you can receive merely by opening your spirit to what God has placed on the lips and in the hands of His ministers.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. I know and honour those that You have set before me. I know how to receive from them because this is not just a pattern, it is a principle of spiritual growth. You bend and break me every day with this truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.