There is a definite impartation to be received through the laying on of hands. Impartation of spiritual authority for leadership. Impartation of spiritual blessing. Public revelation was a confirmation of the call they had already received. The church leaders took time to fast and pray before imparting on them the commission by the laying of hands and then sent them on their way.

The method of appointing the first deacons was accompanied by the laying on of hands. The selected men were brought before the apostles who laid hands on them and prayed. By this act the apostles showed they accepted these men as qualified to hold this office. They committed them to God for the task for which they were chosen and transmitted to them a measure of their own spiritual wisdom necessary for the task. Below are a few scriptural examples of this doctrine of the church.

Acts 6:
5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on
7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem
greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

Acts 13:
1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and
Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Paul himself laid hands on Timothy to commission his ministry. Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. The ministry by the laying of hands was a normal procedure through which an impartation of spiritual power was deposited into the life and ministry of the one commissioned.

1Timothy 4:
14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

2Timothy 1:
5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by
the putting on of my hands.

As Paul stated to Timothy, neglect not the gift that is in thee. Always continue to stir up the
gift of God that is in thee.

Until next time, KEEP THE FAITH !!!!!!!!!!



The book of Acts records many examples of how God used the laying on of hands by believers to perform miraculous healings and other supernatural signs confirming His Word. Below are a few scriptures on praying for the sick.

Act 5:
12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.
14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)
15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and
couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick
folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

Acts 14:
3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

Acts 28:
8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

James 5:
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have
committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

We always have to remember that it is the Lord Jesus Who is our healer. He will always confirm His word with signs following. We just have to believe that He will always watch over His word to perform it. The word of God says in Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Mark 16:
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on
the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and
confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Always trust in Jesus, He will NEVER fail you.

Until next time, KEEP THE FAITH !!!!!!!!!!



Before leaving this earth Jesus instructed His disciples on the signs that would follow the preaching of the Gospel. There are several accounts of the commission Jesus gave to the church. Jesus speaks of the future after His departure, clearly stating that this practice was to continue until His return. The laying on of hands is an act of faith and obedience to what Jesus instructed us to do in God's Word.

Commission - means to authorize, to delegate, or to send on a mission.

Mark 16:
14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they
shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they
shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on
the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and
confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Jesus said He would work with the disciples confirming the word with signs following. We can depend on and know that Jesus will be there to confirm the word when we minister to different individuals.

Until next time, KEEEP THE FAITH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The laying on of hands is one of the doctrines of Christ. If we would see Bible results, we must follow Bible principles and doctrine. It is a holy thing that we do when we lay hands on people and should not to be taken lightly. It is not just doing what Jesus did there is an actual transfer of the anointing of the Holy Spirit when we follow His example.

Hebrews 6:
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and
of eternal judgment.


Jesus ministered by the laying on of hands. It is one of the principles of the doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus more that anyone else practiced the laying on of hands in His ministry, especially in healing the sick. Below are several scriptures about His earthly ministry.

Mark 5:
22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray
thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

Mark 8:
22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and
when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he
saw ought.
24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was
restored, and saw every man clearly.

Luke 8:
43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of
blood stanched.
45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him
said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down
before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him,
and how she was healed immediately.
48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in

1John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might DESTROY the works of the devil.

As the word of God says, Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. Healing is available to anyone who believes. Trust God and believe His word and receive what you need today.

Until next time, KEEP THE FAITH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!