|Simple Obedience Leads to Supernatural Impartation
By Greg Sanders
Matthew 4:19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
God imparts the supernatural as we follow Him through the natural. God uses ordinary activities to impart extraordinary anointing. If you do a quick look through the word of God you will discover that God imparted supernatural ability into men as they responded to obeying some pretty ordinary instructions. Jesus told the disciples to “follow me” and I will transform you to fishers of me. For the next few years they mostly just followed Jesus around. They listened to Him teach, they saw Him preform miracles, and eventually He sent them out to do the same.
When Jesus sent them out, they came back in utter amazement that they could do what they had seen Jesus do. No one was more surprised by this than the disciples. Their response to follow and to go where Jesus sent them resulted in supernatural power flowing through them. A similar thing occurred to Elisha when he asked Elijah for a double portion of Elijah’s anointing. Elijah gave him a pretty ordinary bit of instruction by saying, “You must see me when I go.” Elisha stuck it out with Elijah and was present when Elijah exited this life. Elisha went and picked up the cloak of Elijah and discovered that the power of Elijah had been transferred to him by his obedience to do what Elijah commanded.
Here is the deal: Many times people seek an impartation rather than seeking an opportunity to obey. What you seek is often found through the process of obedience rather than an instantaneous event. I have had the privilege of having several key people impart extraordinary gifts into my life. Most of these gifts were not received because I came to an event. The most valuable gifts of my ministry and my life came from serving alongside these great people. The disciples were changed forever when they followed Jesus. Elisha was changed forever because he stuck it out with Elijah.
Today’s Challenge: Realize that the anointing you are seeking may come from sticking it out where God has you rather than stepping out and seeking it other places. Don’t get so focused on receiving a gift that you overlook the gift that God may want you to be in the process. Focus on how you can serve God today. You will be surprised how He imparts into you as you serve Him.