Upgrade Your Operating System

Joel Conti February 24, 2019

Main Point: Many of us are still using an old operating system and we need an upgrade. Holy Spirit is desiring to download a fresh anointing this morning.

  • Anointing: chrisma- smearing, anointing oil
  • Impartation: to share or pass on the anointing that is on one’s life

 

Impartation is FOR MINISTRY

 “Gather before me seventy men who are recognized as elders and leaders of Israel. Bring them to the Tabernacle to stand there with you. I will come down and talk to you there. I will take some of the Spirit that is upon you, and I will put the Spirit upon them also. They will bear the burden of the people along with you, so you will not have to carry it alone.”   Numbers 11:16, 17 (NLT)

  • Impartation: shared anointing for a shared appointing
  • The burden is too great for a few people to carry…the vision God has for Northside is too big for a few

 

Impartation is TRANSFERRABLE

 “When they came to the other side, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken away.” And Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit and become your successor.”  “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah replied. “If you see me when I am taken from you, then you will get your request. But if not, then you won’t.” As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven.  Elisha saw it and cried out, “My father! My father! I see the chariots and charioteers of Israel!” And as they disappeared from sight, Elisha tore his clothes in distress. Elisha picked up Elijah’s cloak, which had fallen when he was taken up. Then Elisha returned to the bank of the Jordan River.  He struck the water with Elijah’s cloak and cried out, “Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” Then the river divided, and Elisha went across.”   2 Kings 2:9-14 (NIV)

  • The anointing upon Elijah is transferred to Elisha- How? The cloak that was upon Elijah is given to Elisha
  • So, Elisha put on what Elijah took off- the anointing is transferred from one man of God to another
  • Elisha needed a DOUBLE PORTION to do all that God had called him to do

 

Impartation is RECEIVING ANOINTING

Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.  They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us. But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.
1 John 2: 18-20 (NIV)

  • John’s desire is that we all would “have the anointing” and this anointing will help us know the truth
  • Listen, the anointing is not just for healing or prophecy, it’s for knowing truth, discerning truth, having wisdom
  • The gift of discernment, word of wisdom and word of knowledge are all included in this ANOINTING FOR WISDOM

ANOINTING Teaches
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit–just as it has taught you, remain in him.”  1 John 2:27 (NIV)

  • Anointing comes from Jesus, through Holy Spirit, to you
  • If you are only taught on Sundays from this pulpit, you need an upgrade to your operating system
  • Holy Spirit speaks to us through the anointing

 

Impartation is MISSIONAL

 “After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.  He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.  Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.  Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.”  Luke 10:1-4 (NIV)

-‘you are lambs among wolves’- that doesn’t mean things will be easy (the anointing will protect you) V3
-‘speak peace into every environment you go to’- this means that you have authority and a responsibility to bring peace where you go (this is what you carry in the anointing) V5
-‘heal the sick’- the anointing gives you authority over sickness and disease. V9
-‘the kingdom of God is near to you’- the anointing brings the kingdom of God everywhere you go V-‘whoever listens to you, listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me’- the anointing makes us mouthpieces of Jesus V16
-‘I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome the power of the enemy’- the anointing gives us authority over the power of the enemy V19

 “At that time, Jesus full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.  For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”  Luke 10: 21-24 (NIV)

  • We need an impartation of His power

 

 “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.”  Matthew 10:8 (ESV)

Impartation is FOR EVERYONE
“I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong” Romans 1:11 (NIV)

  • Impart: share or give over
  • Spiritual gifts were IMPARTED by Paul to the church in Rome
  • Through the laying on of hands- come to Ring of Fire

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