Partnership; a relationship resembling a legal partnership and usually involving close cooperation between parties having specified and joint rights.
I came across this definition of partnership as I was praying over our partners this week. I love and cherish our partners, many of them have become close friends over the years and I thank God for that.
Partnership is a two-way street. It is not a one-sided affair. We give spiritual food to our partners daily and they receive it. They give to us and we receive it and bless it in Jesus name. In doing so, we have joint rights.
Whatever anointing rests upon me, the partners have a right to. Whatever revelation the Lord imparts to me, this too, the partners have a right to. Why? Because we are partners.
As I was meditating on this truth, the Lord reminded me of something I had once read by Andrew Wommack. I want to share a portion of this with you today;
Charlie and Jill LeBlanc are one of the most anointed couples in music I’ve ever heard. Even though they have always had a powerful anointing, they struggled financially earlier in their ministry. Because of that, they developed a real heart for other quality ministries in the same position. They were taking all their tithes and offerings and giving them to smaller ministries where they felt their gift could really make a difference.
Their gifts were certainly making a difference in the lives of these ministers and the people those ministers were reaching. They were also experiencing a supernatural flow of God’s divine prosperity coming toward them, but they were still missing one very important element—they needed an impartation of anointing and blessing that those they were giving to were not able to give. The Queen of Sheba needed something her peers weren’t able to give either, so she went to the one who could, King Solomon. It wasn’t just a selfish desire; it was important so she could better fulfill her role as queen.
The Lord began to convict Charlie and Jill of this, telling them that they needed to start giving to ministries that fed them and had an anointing they needed. It was time to start partaking of the blessing and anointing that was on the lives of other ministers. In response, they began giving to people like Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Joyce Meyer, and me, all ministers who were imparting anointing and blessing to their lives.
Within about six months they received a call from Dave and Joyce Meyer, who asked them to dinner. During dinner, Joyce asked them to lead praise and worship in their Word seminars she conducts across America and around the world. What a blessing! They now minister on a regular basis to thousands, and their anointing has increased proportionally. It was no accident that this door was opened to them after they started giving, expecting to receive increased blessing and anointing. This isn’t to say that God doesn’t lead us to do benevolence giving, expecting nothing in return, because he does. Just like the Queen of Sheba, Charlie and Jill could have been sidetracked by the needs of all who were struggling, but they knew that what they would receive in increased anointing and blessing would make it possible to benefit those around them in a much greater way.
It’s important to understand the power that is available in partnership and then put that power to work for you.
I have done this very thing in my personal life. I give to those in need as the Lord leads, and I always will. However, I also make a point to sow into ministries whose anointing I would like to partake in.
In other words, if a minister is greatly anointed in healing and I need that anointing in my life, I will sow into them and ask God for an impartation of that anointing. Remembering that partnership involves joint rights. The Bible clearly says God is no respecter of persons, what He does for one He will do for another.
Remember, as you sow your seeds, a financial reward may not always be the greatest harvest you will receive off that seed. The greatest harvest may come from an impartation of the anointing that rests on the one you are sowing into. Or the greatest harvest may come from an impartation of revelation coming from the one you are sowing into. Those, my friends, are some of the deep things of God.
Prayer for Today: Father, I thank you for seeds to sow. I thank you as I sow those seeds, they produce a harvest. A financial harvest, a harvest of increased anointing and a harvest of increased revelation. For this I give you praise. In Jesus name. Amen.