The laying on of hands is one method God uses to remove curses and to impart His blessing.
Human touch is another aspect of God's hands
reaching out to bless
those who will accept/recieve gifts/prayer-answers
Matthew 8:3 NIV - Jesus reached out His hand and
touched the man.
He said, "I am willing; be clean." Immediately he (the leper) was cured of his leprosy.
Matthew 8:15 KJVer - He touched her hand and the fever left her.
Matthew 9:20-22 - A woman who had been subject to bleeding for 12 years came up behind Him and touched the edge of His cloak. she said to herself, "If I only touch His cloak, I will be healed."
Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter. Your faith has healed you." (See Luke 6:19)
Matthew 14:35 NIV - All who touched Him were healed.
Matthew 19:13 TPNT - Children were brought to Him, so that He could place hands on them and pray.
Mark 5:23 NIV
(Jairus) pleaded earnestly with Him, "My little daughter is
Please come and put Your hands on her, so that she will be healed and live." So Jesus went with him.
Mark 5:28 KJV - She said, "If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole." Straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that virtue (healing anointing/power) had gone out of Him, turned about in the press(ing crowd) and said, "Who touched My clothes?"
Mark 6:5 He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands upon a few sick folk and healed them.
Mark 7:32-35 There some people brought to Him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Him to place His hand on the man. After He took him aside, away from the crowd, (away from unbelievers,) Jesus put His fingers into the man's ears. Then He spit and touched the man's tongue. He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "Be opened.." At this, the man's ears were opened, (the bondage of) his tongue was loosened (loosed) and he began to speak plainly. (TPNT footnote states that the spittle/spit of the1st born son was believed to have healing power.)
Mark 8:22 TPNT - They came into Bethsaida. They brought to Him a blind man and begged Him that He would touch him.
Mark 8:23-25 He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of town. When He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw OK. He looked up and said, "I see men as trees, walking." After that He put His hands again on his eyes and made him look up. He was restored and saw every man clearly.
Mark 16:15-18 He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved. Whoever does not believe will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who believe: (1) In My name they will drive out demons. (2) They will speak in new tongues. (3) They will pick up snakes with their hands. (4) When they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all. (5) They will place their hands on sick people and they (the sick) will get well.
Luke 4:40-41 The people brought to Jesus
all who had various kinds of sickness. Laying His hands on each one, He
healed them. Moreover, demons came out of many people.
Luke 6:17-19 KJV He came down with them and stood in the plain, the company of His disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea, Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, came to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases. They that were vexed (oppressed) with unclean spirits were healed. The whole multitude sought to touch Him, for there went virtue (healing power/anointing) out of Him, and healed them all.
Luke 7:14-15 - Then He went up and touched the coffin. Those carrying it stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!" The dead man sat up and began to talk.
(Spiritual Insight = The Holy Spirit is the resurrection power then and now.)
Luke 13:11-13 KJVer There was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity 18 years, who was bowed together and could in no way lift up herself. When Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said, "Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity." He laid His hands on her. Immediately she was made straight and glorified God.
Acts 9:11-12 KJV
The Lord said,
..."Saul...prays and has seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming and
putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight."
Acts 9:17-18 KJV - Ananias went, entered the house, put his hands on him, and said, "Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared to you in the way as you came, has sent me, that you might receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Ghost." Immediately there fell from his eyes, as it had been scales. He received sight, forthwith, arose, and was baptized.
Acts 10:38 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and...He went around doing good and healing all who were [(KJV) oppressed by] under the power of the devil, because God was with Him. (Insight = Christ is a synonym of anointed.)
Acts 19:6 - When Paul placed his hands on them, Holy Spirit came on them. They spoke in tongues and prophesied.
(W.J.Morford footnote, "The laying on of hands for immersion in the Holy Spirit comes from" Acts 19:6.)
Acts 28:8-9 His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and (God) healed him. When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.
1st Timothy 5:22 NIV Do NOT be hasty in the laying on of hands.
PRAYING USING the LAYING ON of HANDS
William Branham laid hands on people who wanted healing prayer. He prayed as the Holy Spirit directed.
The following is one example of a prayer we can use when laying on of hands.
"Almighty God, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I bless this man/woman
and ask for his/her healing in Christ's name. Amen."
See Owen Jorgensen's 6 books Supernatural: The Life of William Branham
Jones, Doug - Mastering the Silence - Chapter 3 The Weapons of Our Enemy
suggests that laying on hands is (primarily) NOT for deliverance or an offensive tactic against Satan to rid us us delusional/unholy/badgering thoughts/ideas/suggestions.
[Rather, in large part, it is our choice and duty to deflect and replace unscriptural mindsets. It is a habit/lifestyle. We receive the helmet of salvation when we are born-again + our mouth can better wield the sword of the Holy Spirit when we invite Jesus to baptize us in the Holy Spirit (to permanently indwell us) and to frequently pray in tongues. Obviously knowing and reading Scripture often is a prerequisite.]
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Prince, Derek -
The Laying On of Hands
HEALING PRAYER BY the LAYING-ON-of-HANDS for HEALING
Heflin, Ruth Ward -
RIVER GLORY (678KB)
Chapter 18 All that You Need in the River -
"Sometimes when you finish prophesying, those sounds are in your soul.
Sometimes you feel the rhythms in your soul. Maybe for the rest of the night,
even after you have gone to bed, you can hear the Holy Ghost singing over and over. The words of the river (of God) echo and reverberate in your soul, washing over you, doing a work in your spirit (and soul and body).
The flow touches you as well as those around you.
When you lay hands on someone for their healing, that healing flow (1st) touches
every weak part of your own body and begins to heal any sickness within you.
The river is coming from the very throne of God and flowing through you.
It quickens you and keeps you young. It becomes a fountain of youth within you...
a beginning. Whatever you need, you can find it in River Glory."
Heflin, Ruth Ward -
http://www.calvarycampground.org/wp-content/uploads/glorybooks/revivalglory.pdf - Chapter 16 - Letting the Glory Flow -
"'Do we have to go down on the floor?' No, but thereís enough power available for you to go down. So if you donít, youíre probably not yielding to the Spirit of God when a man or woman of God lays hands on you...
We need to draw on the heavenly dimension and let it flow into us and then flow out of us. Flow! Thatís the key word of the revival. It doesnít matter how great the river is. If you donít let it flow, its waters become dead, and all blessing ceases. You donít need a new Dead Sea in your life. You need a river of life, and it must be allowed to flow."
Chapter 18 - Delighting in the Glory - A number of very conservative people...stretched out on the seats on the huge platform ...were laughing uncontrollably. Nobody laid hands on them to pray for them, but they were being touched by the glory. God is doing things differently, and we must be willing to let Him do things His way...Be willing for the Spirit to work as He will."
Dr. Bern Zumpano,
Former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
and Professor of Neurosurgery
Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - 1999 - http://www.walkinginpower.org/books/spiritual_warfare_prayers.pdf - "Father, Your Word says that we WILL lay hands on the sick and they WILL be healed. Your Word does not say that they may be healed or that they might be healed. Your Word says that they WILL be healed. Your Word says, Father, to speak to the mountain which is the problem (Mark 11:23, 24) and that if we command the mountain to be gone, believing without doubt, that we WILL have WHATSOEVER we say."
"I therefore address this problem in Christ Jesusí Name.
(Now lay hands on the individual while you speak and call the problem by name, such as "cancer", "addiction", "alcoholism", etc.) and say "problem" (name it) I address you and come against you in the Name of Christ Jesus.
I take authority over you in Christ Jesusí Name. I bind you Satan. I bind and loose from you, my brother/sister (name), and command you to go in the Name of Christ Jesus.
I curse this disease at the roots, and from this moment on, render your seedings, works, plans, and activities of no effect. Go now, in Christ Jesusí Name, and leave my brotherís/sisterís body.
By the laying-on-of-hands, I call him/her totally healed: body, mind, and spirit, all in Christ Jesusí Name."
I command you to be gone, disease, right now, in Christ Jesusí Name."
(Speak to the "mountain".) (Mk. 11: 23, 24) In the case of malignant disease such as cancer, talk to every cancerous tumor cell and command it to die in the Name of Christ Jesus.
Once the disease has been taken authority over, bound...and it cast out...the works of the spirit of infirmity (are to be) cursed at itís roots and commanded to wither and die. Encourage the person being prayed over to confess Exodus 15:26 aloud every day, to keep the disease away. Encourage the person to believe and receive.
Encourage them to be 'born-again' (if they are not already).
If healing does not manifest immediately, pray the problem through until healing manifestations are seen.
Some healings occur over time...The time period may take days, weeks, or even months or years."
PRAYERS FOR OURSELVES
after the laying on of hands for healing,
when healing is not manifested
"Thank You, Father, that Your healing power was given to me through the
laying on of hands. It is working mightily in me.
I may not feel
it, but, Father, You said in Your Holy Word that believers shall lay hands on
the sick, and the sick shall recover.
I BELIEVE that I am recovering.
I want to thank You, Father, that if it was not for You -
If it was not for the laying on of hands and Your power - I would remain sick. I BELIEVE that I am recovering now."
Each time before taking medication say, "I BELIEVE the healing power of God is in me, working mightily"!
Above credits go to Doug Jones per Understanding the Healing Power of God book. www.dougjonesministries.org
Every time the illness comes to mind, pray: "The healing power of God has been ministered to my: (head/brain/mind/emotions/thoughts/feet/hands/_____ ) and it is working in it/them right now."
Every time the disease/illness/problem is noticed, say: "Thank God, the healing power of God was ministered on ______ (Friday/Saturday/Sunday/etc) to _________ (my) (child's/son's/daughter's/__________) (head/heart/feet/_____).
That power is working in the (head/heart/feet/_______) now to effect a healing and a cure.
(edited) Above credits go to Rev Kenneth E Hagin as told in Doug Jones' Understanding the Healing Power of God. www.dougjonesministries.org - www.rhema.org
Most often, those ministering to others, especially for healing,
WAIT for God's anointing before stepping out to pray for others. That is
because in our own power we are failures; we are not plugged into God, nor is
God plugged into us.
A good example of waiting for God to show up before laying on of hands is the healing ministry of William Branham.
www.branham.org www.onlybelieve.com www.bibleway.org www.tucsontabernacle.com
"There is something about believing God, that makes God willing to pass over a million people just to anoint you," per Smith Wigglesworth in Frodsham's biography Smith Wigglesworth - Apostle of Faith and God's Generals chapter 7 Smith Wigglesworth - Apostle of Faith - www.robertsliardon.com
LAYING ON HANDS
to COMMISSION others FOR THE WORK OF JESUS
Numbers 11:16-18 NIV The Lord said to
Moses, "Bring me 70 of Israel's elders who are known to
you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the Tent
of Meeting, that they may stand there with you.
I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the (Holy) Spirit that is on you and put the Spirit on them. They will help you carry the burden of the people, so that you will not have to carry it alone."
Deuteronomy 24:9 NKJV - Joshua the son
of Nun was full of the Spirit of Wisdom,
for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Luke 10:1-3 NIV - The Lord (Jesus) appointed 72 others and sent then 2 by 2 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."
John 15:16 NIV
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and
appointed you to go and bear fruit - fruit that will last.
John 20:21 NIV As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.
Acts 13:2-3 KJV As they ministered to
the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, "Barnabas and Saul separate
(unto) Me for the work to which I have called them."
After they had fasted and prayed, they laid hands on (commissioned) them and sent them away.
Acts 14:23 KJV When they had prayed with fasting, and had ordained the elders
in every church, they commended them to the Lord, on Whom they believed.
Hebrews 6:1-3 NIV Let us leave the elementary teaching about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
Conferring Ministry or Mission
Acts 6:1-6 TPNT 1As the disciples were increasing in number
there was a complain of the Hellenists (Jews) against the
Hebrews, because their widows were being neglected in daily service
the 12 summoned the multitude of disciples, they said, "It is not pleasing that
we have neglected the Word of God to look after tables. 3You, brothers, must now provide 7 approved
men from yourselves, filled with the Spirit and wisdom, whom we could appoint
for this need. 4We shall
persist in prayer and in service of the Word." 5The
request pleased the whole multitude. They chose Stephen, a man full of
faith and the Holy Spirit, Philip, Prochoros, Nicanor and Timon, Parmenas and
Nicolass, a proselyte from Antioch, 6whom
they stood before the apostles; when they prayed, they laid hands on them.
Acts 13:2-3 TPNT 2Holy Spirit said while they were serving the Lord and fasting, "Now separate right away for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." 3They left after they fasted, prayed, and laid hands on them.
Lowery, TL -
Lowery on 1/2008 Perry Stone TV broadcast insists that it is important to
"impart before you depart." Discussion included the power in Elisha's
bones, as he had not transferred his double anointing received from Elijah.
His current book is Walking In The Supernatural . Ministry is in
Cleveland, Tennessee, USA.
LAYING ON HANDS
to impart Holy Spirit baptism
Acts 8:14-17 When the apostles in
Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and
John to them. When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might
receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any
of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then Peter and John placed their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.
Acts 8:18-23 NIV When Simon saw that the (Holy) Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money and said, "Give me also this ability, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit." Peter answered, "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps He will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. I see you are full of bitterness and captive to sin."
Acts 19:6-7 NIV 6When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. 7There were about 12 men in all.
LAYING ON OF HANDS
imparts many "GIFTS" in addition to HEALING
Deuteronomy 34:9 NIV - Joshua, son of Num, was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. (Spiritual insight: Notice there is a small s for spirit.)
Romans 1:11-12 NIV - I long to see you, so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong - that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.
1st Timothy 4:14-15 TPNT - 14You must not ever neglect the spiritual gift in you, which was given to you through prophecy with the laying on of hands by the elders. 15You must regularly cultivate these spiritual gifts; you must continually be among those people, so that your progress would be revealed to all.
2nd Timothy 1:6-8 KJV - I (Paul) put you in remembrance that you stir up (fan into flame) the gift (Holy Spirit power) of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands; for God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord.
LAYING ON OF HANDS
may impart or transfer spiritual blessings
Deuteronomy 26:8 NKJV - The Lord brought
us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm, with
great terror and with signs and wonders.
Deuteronomy 34:9 - Joshua, son of Num, was filled with The Spirit of Wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him, so the children of Israel heeded him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses. 7 ROLES of the Holy Spirit (Spiritual insight: The actual person, The Spirit of Wisdom, may be active here.)
Matthew 19:13-15 NIV - Little children were brought to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. The disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me. Do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." When He had place His hands on them, He went on from there.
Mark 10:16 NIV - He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them.
LAYING ON of HANDS
may impart or transfer spiritual danger
1st Timothy 5:22 TPNT -
You must not ever lay hands quickly on anyone, and not
(nor) share another's sins; you must habitually keep yourself
[Spiritual insight = Some ministries teach/believe that you can receive another's demons when laying on hands prematurely! Some teach never to allow strangers (or spiritually immature underlings) to lay hands on you. Some teach never to lay hands on another until you receive an unction/anointing from God.]
LAYING ON of HANDS
for THE TRANSFER OF SINS to a SCAPE-GOAT
Leviticus 16:20-22 NIV - When Aaron
(the priest) has finished making atonement for the Most Holy Place, the Tent of
Meeting and the altar, he shall bring forward the live goat. He is to lay
both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the
wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites-all their sins-and put them
(sins) on the goat's head. He shall send the goat away into
the desert in the care of a man appointed for the task. The goat will
carry on itself all their sins to a solitary place; the man shall release it in
the desert. (In the New Testament Jesus is called the "lamb" of God;
Jesus is the "scape goat" for our sins.)
Leviticus 16:30-32 NIV - On this day, atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then before the Lord, you will be clean from all your sins. It is a Sabbath of rest and you must deny yourselves. It is a lasting ordinance. The priest, who is anointed and ordained to succeed his father as high priest, is to make atonement.
(In the New Testament Jesus is called our "high priest".)
Numbers 8:10-19 NIV - (The Lord
said to Moses,) "You are to present the Levites before the Lord
as a wave offering from the the Israelites, so that they may be ready to do the
work of the Lord. After the Levites lay their hands on the heads of
the bulls, use one (bull) for a sin offering to the
Lord and the other (bull) for a burnt offering, to make
atonement for the Levites. Have the Levites stand in front of Aaron and
his sons and then present them as a wave offering to the Lord. In this way
you are to set the Levites apart from the other Israelites, and the Levites will
be mine. After you have purified the Levites and presented them as a wave
offering, they are to come to do their work at the Tent of Meeting. They
are the Israelites who are to be given wholly to Me. I have taken them as
My own in place of the firstborn, the first male offspring from every
Israelite woman. Every firstborn male in Israel, whether man or animal, is
Mine. When I struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, I set them apart for
Myself. I have taken the Levites in place of all the firstborn sons in
Israel. Of all the Israelites, I have given the Levites as gifts to
Aaron and his sons to do the work at the Tent of Meeting on behalf of the
Israelites and to make atonement for them, so that no plague will strike the
Israelites when they go near the sanctuary." (Spiritual insight = The
bulls were substitute offerings for sin, as were goats. Remember in the New
Testament how evil spirits went from 2 men into the pigs, so that the insane men
became sane and the pigs became insane and committed suicide. See Matthew
8:30-34. Evil spirits want a body to inhabit. Evil spirits
express their evil nature through living bodies. We see the evidence in
aging, disease, sin, and depravity. On the cross Christ took our sins and
His death took away the consequences of our sin. His resurrection from death allows us forgiveness, adoption and entitlements as children of God.)
Bentley, Todd - The Reality of the Supernatural World -
The Transfer of Revelatory Anointing is one of many citations where Bentley and other contributors share war stories about receiving or imparting an anointing for living in God's supernatural reality, especially His heavenly reality. Such experiences and intimacy with God is becoming the norm for laypersons. Not only that, God is addictive and contagious, in that if one is exposed to His atmosphere/places (where He frequents - where supernatural experiences are frequent), then one is likely to have heavenly holy encounters.
Chavda, Mashesh - The Hidden Power of the Believer's
Chavda tells of a 40 year old mentally ill patient being delivered.
Chavda, Mashesh - The Hidden Power of Healing Prayer - The Healing Anointing of the Laying on of Hands - www.watchofthelord.com
Chapter 7 Developing Healing Ministries shares the testimony of a family. Chavda contended, "This is not a time to cry; this is a time to fight! Give me that picture. We're going to lay hands on this picture." He continued, "Satan, this young lady does not belong to you. Her mother and father are believers in Jesus, and her grandmother is a believer in Jesus. In the name of Jesus Christ, take your hands off this girl! Angels of God, rescue this daughter. I send you now to bring her back to her family!" Yes, God did answer that prayer. In 4 hours the daughter who had disappeared into the drug world became free and called home. "When we speak His name, the resources of Heaven are loosed for us."
"I learned in some circumstances to pray for a situation and pray again and again...In some circumstances you may have to lay on hands every day....Certain times you may have to lay on hands many times." "Aggressively thank and praise God for any improvement, any miracle. This seems to set a pathway for healing...When there is a healing, it's always Christ Who gets the glory. The more aggressively you give Him praise and glory the more you will steward the healing mantle in your life....At several junctures he (Elijah) told Elisha to stop following him. This was not disobedience, but desperation. Elisha passed the test, insisting again and again, 'I will not leave you.' Eventually he got the payoff.
He received a double portion of the miracle mantle of Elijah, the great servant of God...Elisha let this mantle permeate his entire being so much so that when he died, his very bones were saturated with this healing virtue.
In 2nd Kings 13:21, a person who had just died was raised to life again after accidentally touching Elisha's bones."
Chavda, Mashesh - The Hidden Power of Speaking in Tongues www.watchofthelord.com
Chapter 8 Hungry for the Glory shares that Mashesh prayed for his team who had hands raised to God, "Lord, the anointing that You put on me, put on them." (This a God's transference of anointing, as God did with Moses and his helpers. Numbers 11:16-14 NKJV The Lord said to Moses, "Gather to Me 70 men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the tabernacle of meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17Then I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put the same upon them. They shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone.") Then his team prayed with the Haitians, who received healing/miracles, including one person born blind who received sight.
Clark, Randy - Learning to Minister Under the Anointing - www.globalawakening.com
Clark, Randy - There Is More - Reclaiming the Power of Impartation - www.globalawakening.com - Also hear radio 2006 broadcast www.sidroth.org/radio
Copeland, Kenneth - John G Lake - www.kcm.org - In Chapter 33 Sanctification Lake shares that out of his need for healing, he allowed another to pray for him without 1st consulting the Holy Spirit. This resulted in his being open for a spirit of sensuousness, which soiled his soul for days, until he was able to cleanse himself from that evil spirit. Later that individual confessed his character defect. Then Lake understood that the evil nature had been transmitted to him by the other person, who had laid hands on him during prayer.
1st Timothy 5:22 NIV reads, "Do NOT be hasty in the laying on of hands." Lake would add that one is not to be hasty in allowing others to lay hands on us.
Eckhart, John - Releasing God's Power Through Laying on of Hands - http://www.arsenalbooks.com/products.asp?dept=1041 + http://www.identitynetwork.net/apps/store/default.asp?view=profile&itemid=10338
Ferrell, L Emerson - Supernatural Believing the Consciousness of Christ - www.voiceofthelight.com - Chapter 3 Believing is the Substance of Our Reality - "Before I could touch this person, the Holy Spirit said, 'Wait.' I stepped back and just listened. All of a sudden, I sensed something coming into my body that felt like electricity. Then the Holy Spirit said, 'Release this sensation into this person now.' When I touched the person, a burst, like lightning, shot through my body into her...I saw the Holy Spirit healing her...The substance of God passed through by body and dissolved the cancer."
Hayes, Norvel -
God's Power Of Laying On Of Hands -
Hayes, Norvel - Watch Jesus Heal People By The Laying On Of Hands - video - www.nhm.cc
Hayes, Norvel - How to Live and NOT Die - www.nhm.cc - A must read. - Chapter 17 Stick Close to the Laying on of Hands "In my opinion, this (laying on of hands) is the lowest form of faith. The highest type of faith receives healing by believing God's Word on your own."
Hunter, Joan - Power to Heal
www.joanhunter.org - (Like
Benny Hinn) Joan prefers NOT to receive the laying on of hands by others,
unless she knows and agrees with the minister, due to potential transference of
evil. [However, her parents and her past ministry mentored others
(satellite churches and newly ordained individuals - both often trained by
watching a semester's worth of DVDs) to minister healing TO strangers.]
"Father (God), many people have laid hands on me. Some have been good and some...not...Father, I ask You to take anything that has been transferred to me that is NOT of You...In Jesus' name. Amen." Besides evil spirits being transferred from person to person through hands, other forms of touch, such as (illicit) intercourse permit the transmission of curses, diseases and/or demons, requiring one to recognize, repent and reject such past involvements.
Johnson, Bill - The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind - www.billjohnsonministries.com - Chapter 1 Change Your Mind shares that we do NOT have to lay on hands. "Instead of laying hands on her and praying, the students surrounded her in worship, singing songs, expressing their love to the Lord." As they continued to sing, she continued to be healed in that hospital bed of various problems, including deafness, pain and slurred speech.
Jorgensen, Owen - Supernatural: The Life of William Branham (Books 1-6)
The Boy and His Deprivation (1909-1932) God talks to Branham in visions and in the wind.
The Young Man and His Desperation (1933-1946) God commissions Branham.
The Man and His Commission (1946-50) God uses Branham's hands to heal. Branham's healing ministry is an example of a unique manifestation of the Holy Spirit. An angel would appear, usually as a light or cloud. Then, as Branham prayed, his left hand would vibrate. Each disease had a different vibration, which would stop when the person was healed.
The Evangelist and His Acclamation (1951-1954) God gives Branham visions. Visions were the most frequent way the Lord communicated to Branham. Seldom did Branham act until he had seen it first in a vision. In scripture Jesus says that He only does what He sees His father doing. - www.tucsontabernacle.com www.branham.org www.onlybelieve.com www.bibleway.org
Liardon, Roberts - God's Generals - Why They Succeeded and Why Some Failed - www.robertsliardon.org - Chapter 7 Smith Wigglesworth - Apostle of Faith - In Sweden in 1920 the medical profession (Contention was that he was practicing medicine without a license.) and local authorities ganged up on Wigglesworth and prohibited him from laying on of hands to heal, so Wigglesworth instructed the congregation to lay their hands on themselves and to believe as he prayed. This ministry method of wholesale healing worked just as well, because God answers to faith and not method.
Ligon, William T senior - Imparting
the Blessing -
Chapter 6 How to Bless Your Children -
"The (Christian) church has been faithful to practice the laying on of hands for the ordination of church leaders...(and sometimes faithful to practice this rite for) the work of healing...Yet few have taught the parents...to lay hands on their children and bless them. The rite is observed in many Jewish homes each Sabbath."
Mathias, Art - In His Own Image - We Are Wonderfully Made - www.akwellspring.com section 3 - God's Answer section Laying On of Hands when: blessing, offering, ordaining, imparting, blessing, healing, performing miracles.
McLean, Renny - Eternity Invading Time -
Chapter 4 Perceiving the Realm of the Miraculous -
Revelation 4:2-11 - Were 4 beasts full of eyes before and behind...and the 4 beasts each had of them 6 wings about him...they were full of eyes within. "In Ezekiel it says they don't go backward; they go forward. In the realm of the Spirit, the past, present and future is NOW...Notice it says they have eyes within. The eye represents inner vision. Prophetically peaking, you are in a vision. It is as much real as your open vision. Everyone has a prophetic sense...The nerve to my eye is in my hand. Prophetically speaking, there are times we don't perceive anything about someone unless we touch them. So the laying on of the hands was NOT the principle of impartation; it was the principle of seeing...
Another place that corresponds to the nerve of the eye is in your feet...
Enoch walked with God, which means while Enoch was walking, he was seeing. (He got caught up in and Spirit and was not.) In the Old Testament you'll often see...'Lift up your hands and praise the Lord.' This simply means the lifting of hands was seeing in His presence...
We all perceive. Everyone can be caught up (into God's presence/glory/atmosphere/heaven) and perceive. You have the prophecy living within you. That apostle is...as big in you as he is in me...Believe what you perceive and declare it, and God will frame it...Envision the elders and the living creatures encircling the throne...saying what they are seeing...'Holy, Holy, Holy.'"
Chapter 13 Breakthrough - "Know how to put a demand on the (spoken) Word as it goes forth; you can receive from the (Holy) Spirit right there in your seat, as the minister speaks...We're stuck in the (need for physical) laying (on) of hands as the primary way to receive (or impart blessings)."
Chapter 14 Knowledge of the Glory - "Through the laying on of hands...there are some things you cannot impart. Many need to discern when heaven is open over them (for instance during - high worship, anointed preaching, Jewish holy festivals)."
Ness, Alexander William - Transference of (evil) Spirits - www.moriahpublications.com - (This book, though excellent, can engender paralyzing fear as to thwart the violent work of the Holy Spirit.) BEWARE of you laying on hands another or allowing one to lay hands on you, without the appropriate unction of the Holy Spirit and the proper headship/covering/ authorization/commissioning. In addition be sure you cover self before and after each prayer session with the blood of Jesus and be sure to reject of any evil attachment, in Jesus name. Book is recommended as part of a pastoral deliverance/healing ministry library.
Prince, Derek - Spirit Filled Believer's Handbook, Foundation of Faith - www.derekprince.com - See chapter Laying On of Hands.
Roberts, Oral -
August 2005 CD/DVD - TV broadcast with Benny Hinn -
Oral shared that when God's healing anointing comes, it comes into his right
hand, beginning with his right elbow. Usually he leads the congregation in
a prayer for salvation before he has healing services at the end or and/on the
last day. When he lays hands on the individuals, he does not always know
if they are healed, because often recipients need faith to activate the healing.
When demons are there, Oral knows in his hand, if there are demons, how many demons, and what their names are.
Then he can cast them out. There is never any power in his left hand, as there was with Branham.
Roberts, Oral - When You See the Invisible, You Can do the Impossible - www.orm.cc
Chapter 7 How I Discovered God Is a Healing God God always protects Oral's health when he lays his hands on diseased persons to pray for them. The minister can be a "point of contact" for the believer, a bridge between God/Jesus/Holy Spirit and patient.
Walker, Dennis - Catching the Initiatives of Heaven - The Key to Accessing the Power of Heaven for Every Need on Earth - www.dunamisarc.org - Chapter 4 - Spiritual Senses - Section Spiritual Sense of Touch - "The still, inner voice began to speak, 'You have allowed cobwebs to separate you from Me...You have allowed your image of who you are to come between us.'" When we are in right relationship with God, He will allow us to touch others spiritually and/or physically via healing, translation, and/or transportation.
Carrin, Charles - November 2010 Newsletter - "Hear this carefully: The power of the Holy Spirit is often transferred through the 'laying -on-of-hands' in such shattering force that a demonic stronghold is instantly jarred to its center. I have personally seen suicidals, alcoholics, drug addicts, homosexuals, others, be instantly set free by the Holy Spiritís power coming through this ministry. Jesus taught it and honors obedience to it. All questions regarding the ďSeat of PowerĒ were answered by Jesus with His declaration that, 'All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.' Matthew 28:19,20."
Hagin, Kenneth E -
important editorial -
MacNutt, Francis - http://www.charismamag.com/index.php/features2/465-heroes-of-the-faith/9231-the-priest-with-healing-hands
Cox, Paul L -
Reiki and the
Christian - 3/31/2008 - http://www.aslansplace.com/insights/Reiki.htm
http://dividedheart.com/index.php?action=printpage;topic=1343.0 - "The testimony of the Spirit within me is quite loudly and vociferously warning that Reiki is a counterfeit...We are commanded to lay hands on one another...and also commanded to confess our sins to one another...that we might be healed. There is real healing to be found, but just as we do not use tarot to seek God's will, or a ouija board to seek answers, so we do NOT use Reiki to heal."
Laying on of Hands -
5/14, 2007 -
5/15, 2007 -
5/16, 2007 -
5/17, 2007 - http://www.BennyHinn.org/
1st Timothy 5:22 TPNT You must not ever lay hands quickly on anyone and not share another's sins; you must habitually keep yourself pure.
1st Timothy 1:18 TPNT I set this command before you, (spiritual) son Timothy, according to the prophecies that went over you earlier (upon your commissioning/baptism of the Holy Spirit with laying on of hands), that by them you would (be able to) fight the good warfare.
1st Timothy 1:20 TPNT Hymenaeus and Alexander...I gave over to Satan, so that they would be disciplined.
1st Timothy 4:14 TPNT You must never neglect the spiritual gift in you, which was given to you through prophecy with the laying on of hands by the elders.
2nd Timothy 1:6 TPNT I am reminding you to rekindle the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
2nd Corinthians 6:17-18 - "Come out from them and be separate," says the Lord. "Touch no unclean thing.
I will receive you. I will be a Father to you and you will be My sons and daughters," says the Lord Almighty.
Benny Hinn warns us when ministering never to allow strangers to lay hands on us nor to suddenly lay hands on strangers, because we can take on others' demons/problems/sins/curses and because the Lord may allow evil consequences. He also admonishes no laying on of hands without the accompanying preaching/teaching of the gospel.
What advantage is there to save/minister to the body and lose the soul/spirit to hell...Remember, there is the final judgment (or at least the awarding of prizes or the lack thereof). When we get to heaven and are judged for taking on the sin of another through our own disobedience/ignorance of scripture; we are guilty even though we did not commit the sin/sins of another. (It is sort of like when we join ourselves in marriage or prostitution, becoming one flesh, and possibly taking on their unforgiven/unrepented/unconfessed sins.) We need both God's blood/protection and His anointing before we act/lay hands on another or have them lay hands on us. (Our present life may be full of trouble due to this one error. Quickly, go to the altar, repent, turn around from one's old methods, and allow the Lord to lead 24/7.)
Hinn, Benny A Fresh Anointing in San Antonio #3 - http://www.bennyhinn.org/media/2010-2-10.asx autobiography Benny was saved 2/14/1972. ď'From that moment forward,' he says, 'everything began to change'...
He extends the invitation to all who want to give their lives to Jesus."
Hinn, Benny A Fresh Anointing in San Antonio #4 - http://www.bennyhinn.org/media/2010-2-11.asx
"Laying on of hands. Citing Genesis 14, he names the example of Jacob, who laid hands on the youngest and the oldest sons of Joseph, releasing the inheritance of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob on them...Pastor Benny teaches from Scripture that the laying on of hands imparts many things."
Hinn, Benny A Fresh Anointing in San Antonio #5 - http://www.bennyhinn.org/media/2010-2-12.asx
"Laying on of hands. He cites examples of this impartation, then shares safeguards and guidelines for the scriptural method of laying on of hands."
Discussion of royal prayers, healing touch,
under section Touching of the Evil
January 9th or http://www.thebookofdays.com/months/jan/9.htm