To IMPART means to communicate information to someone (cambridge dictionary)
Impartation is a big thing in this River… any meeting you may go to may have a ministry session or impartation session usually at the end & often combined with, instead of or alongside the Fire tunnel…
so lets look at it biblically – as that is our final authority:
Romans 1 v 8- 15 (HCSB)
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world. 9 For God, whom I serve in my spirit in thepreaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you, 10 always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you. 11 For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established; 12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may obtain some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14 I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 15 So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
Ok so the context here is – preaching the Gospel – that is the first thing to notice.
so the word impart could mean one of 2 things:
1) Paul is saying here that HE is giving members of the church spiritual gifts – to build them up prophesy, discernment of spirits, speaking in tongues etc etc.. he prays – they receive the gift – they go use those new gifts to go out & do the same… – GIVE or IMPART a Spiritual Gift. or something of the Holy Spirit on to another… This is how the concept of impartation is commonly understood in the teachings of the River in the present time
2) Paul is saying here that he is going to prophesy over the people, or have a word of knowledge in order to build them up & make them strong..
this too is again endorsed in River teachings – the seemingly endless ministry that goes on each with heavy emphasis on the prophetic… but this is not seen as am impartation of a “mantle or anointing” for a work of destiny more of a confirmation of such
but…. from the text we see that Paul is speaking corporately… he is not talking here as though he intends imparting individualised prophetic words for each person… the prophetic insight he is imparting here is to do with the building up of the body of believers to keep them strong, encouraged & established.
so here is what this same Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12 v 4-11 (NASB)
4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6 There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. 7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.
taken together through these scriptures we can see that the impartation Paul speaks of is to do with example 2- he teaches clearly that it is the Holy Spirit who does the distributing – the giving – the imparting… it is unlikely then, in writing to the Romans he would have meant that it was him coming to GIVE them gifts that they could then take out & use in the manner that “impartation” is contextualized today…with a specific anointing. He was simply administering the gifts over them to make them strong & established, edifying the body & for why… so that they could go out & Preach the Gospel… that was his focus..
it seems obvious that the Holy Spirit cannot be bounced from person to person, transferred from one to another in the ways we see being “manifested”. The Apostle Paul – clearly did not do this….
The Holy Spirit is a person, a comforter, all powerful but also gentle & a “gentleman” … he does not overpower or overcome people against their will or “make” them behave in any ways that demonstrate lack of self control … The believer has the free will to withdraw from him & he will respect that – he is not an oppressor & he will not HUNT people down. He does not seek worship of himself but promotes Christ Crucified, Christ Glorified. if we see the very opposite of these characteristics being demonstrated as a “work of the spirit” we need to be asking – Which Spirit?
I believe the impartation we see & are being told is the Holy Spirit is infact – a different spirit – we are under huge deception & delusion in the Bethelized church.