The anointing for miracles comes through impartation of the Holy Spirit. Moses laid hands on Joshua. Elijah laid hands on Elisha. Paul laid hands on Timothy. Jesus gives His Spirit to all who receive Him. In all of these instances, the one on whom the impartation came made himself a lifelong servant of the anointing.
Impartation begins with relationship. Elisha did not just walk up to Elijah one day and ask for a double portion of his anointing. He died to himself and his vision the day he accepted the call to serve. He followed Elijah for years. Paul did not just meet Timothy at a conference and send him out to plant churches; he discipled Timothy extensively.
Receiving an impartation and transferring the anointing begins and ends as we make ourselves servants. Elisha received an impartation from Elijah. Years after Elisha was buried, a dead man touched his bones and was resurrected (see 2 Kings 13:21)! Moses took his shoes off. Elijah purified himself in the wilderness. Saul got knocked off his donkey, and his character was radically altered. Each of them communed with the Living Presence of God and went from serving his own purpose to serving God's purpose. God was investing in men who had become His "servants." In communion with Him they received the anointing they imparted to others. When Jesus was baptized, He did so "to fulfill all obedience." The Holy Spirit descends and remains on those who demonstrate the Lamb.
Impartation and communion in harmony with the Father enable believers to carry miracles. As we make the decision to live as servants in communion with God, we become emissaries of His power to calm the storm. As I communed with Him one afternoon on my treadmill, the word for the miracle was imparted to my spirit. I picked up the vibration of heaven and calmed the storm with a single word from the glory.
It may have been a simple word like shalom. But in that one word from the glory resides the creative power of the universe. God's living word in a given situation can bring the dead back to life. So it was when Elijah raised the Shunammite's son. Pacing back and forth before the boy's dead body, Elijah picked up the sound of heaven and became a transmitter of the life of Him who sits on the throne. By the Spirit, Elijah gathered to himself the breath of life emanating from the throne and breathed that breath into the boy.
Receiving impartation is something like being a tuning fork. When one strikes a tuning fork, it sends out waves of sound. Tuning forks with the same resonance will pick up that vibration and "sing along." In the same way, as we get into communion with God, our whole being begins to harmonize with Him. We become vessels of His miracles. God strikes the chord for a miracle. We pick it up and transmit that miracle—and the lame walk, the blind see and the dead are raised.
Science is only now beginning to discuss new discoveries that illustrate the realm of miracles. Protons and neutrons, which make up the nuclei of all atoms, are made of minute particles called quarks. These are thought to be tiny vibrating strings of energy. According to this model of theoretical physics known as "string theory," all particles, whether or not they are visible to the natural eye, are made of fundamentally the same substance. A rock, a desk, a tree or the bow of a violin is distinguished only by its resonance.
Columbia University physicist Brian Greene describes it this way:
The only difference between the particles making up you and me and the particles that transmit gravity and the other forces is the way these tiny strings vibrate. Composed of an enormous number of these oscillating strings, the universe can be thought of as a grand cosmic symphony.
Hebrews 11:3 tells us: "We understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible." From His glory, God reigned over the chaos and empty waste before Creation. He uttered the word of His will and delight, and all the elements of nature came together in glorious harmony. Together they formed God's song. Earth, sky, the seas and dry land were filled with His voice. We live in a universe that can be described today as the quivering, dancing echo of His first proclamation, "Let there be light."
The Holy Spirit hovers over the chaos and storms of this world, carrying the power and glory of God to bring harmony where there is discord. We can carry this glorious vibration, picking up the Father's signal coming from heaven and loosing His sound on the earth. From the very beginning, God has shown the proof of His being and His power through miracles. This is the way He sent Moses. This is the way He sent Elijah and the prophets. This is the way Jesus, the Son of God, came in the flesh as a man. And we know and do testify that Jesus is alive and well on planet Earth. He is still doing the same works He did before. He desires to do even greater works today through anyone who believes in Him. The key is impartation. As our relationship with God brings us into harmony with the vibration of heaven, we become enabled to transmit His healing miracles to people around us. Jesus told His disciples, "As the Father has sent Me, I also send you" (John 20:21). The greater works are waiting for you!
Daniel prophesied that as the ages draw to an end, those who know their God will do great exploits (see Daniel 11:32). The miracles of Jesus on Earth testified to the Presence, personal reality and power of the Father in heaven. Signs and wonders are still the testimony of the Resurrection of Jesus. He intends that the Gospel of His Kingdom be proclaimed and demonstrated with the words and works of His power for all to see and hear.
Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda have been ministering with their Best Friend, the Holy Spirit, for over 35 years. In that time, more than a million people have come to salvation and thousands more have received healing from physical, emotional and spiritual brokenness. Both Mahesh and Bonnie carry a desire to see believers around the globe fully awakened to their purpose for living, walking in power, abundance and joy in every area. Best-selling authors, Mahesh and Bonnie have written more than a dozen books, including Storm Warrior, from which this article is adapted, the Hidden Power series and Make Room for Your Miracle. The Chavdas are co-founders and senior pastors of All Nations Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta. They also spearhead a global prayer network, the Watch of the Lord.
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