The Laying On of Hands to Heal
. . . they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. — MARK 16:18
There are many methods of healing. The laying on of hands is only one of them. When it comes to the laying on of hands to heal, there are some things to remember. One can be especially anointed as Jesus was. He was anointed with the Holy Ghost and power (Acts 10:38). Jesus can give a person a special anointing to minister to the sick.
Jesus appeared to me in a vision in 1952 in Rockwall, Texas, and laid the finger of His right hand in the palm of each one of my hands. He said, “I have called thee and have anointed thee. I have given thee a special anointing to minister to the sick. However, it won’t work unless you tell people exactly what I told you. If they’ll believe it and receive it, that power will flow from your hands into their bodies and heal them.” Ministering with a special anointing by the laying on of hands is one way to minister.
However, any believer can lay hands on the sick in faith and it will work. I did that as a Baptist. And about halfway between the two—between laying hands on people in faith and laying hands on people with a special anointing—Spirit-filled believers charged with the power of God can lay hands on people. If any Spirit-filled believer will keep praying and wait on God long enough, he will become charged with that power and feel it flow out of him.
Confession: According to the Bible, believers can lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. I am a believer. I can lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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