Laying on of Hands

Laying on of Hands

What is Laying on of Hands?

Laying on of hands is a process of empowerment. In Christianity it is the process of empowering someone with the power of the holy ghost, or an invitation for the holy Ghost to work through or over a person. It is coupled with prayer which form is dependent on the application or purpose of the laying on of hands.

Who can do it?

Preachers-traditionally they are properly trained to preform a laying on of hands for the baptism of the holy ghost.

Healers- They use laying on of hands to heal, invite the holy ghost to operate a healing over a person.

Deliverance ministry workers- Use laying on of hands to preform exorcisms or any form of removal of the demonic.

anyone can really preform a laying on of hands, it just takes the right heart motive and training.

What does it do?

Baptism of the holy ghost

Through the acceptance of the holy ghost. The next process of becoming a Christian. First a person is baptized in water. This is a representation of the acceptance of Christs Sacrifice. It is the first step in becoming a Christian. This type of baptism comes at a later stage in the persons development.

After the person has been a Christian for awhile, they may have the second baptism. It starts with a laying on of hands coupled with a prayer led by the person giving the anointing. The prayer is one of acceptance of the Holy Ghost into the persons self.

This type of anointment is a type of Christian empowerment. After the person has received the Holy Ghost they will start to show signs of their spiritual gifting.

Rom_11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Rom_12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

1Co_12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

1Co_12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

1Co_12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

1Co_12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

1Co_12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

1Co_12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

1Co_14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

1Co_14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

The gifting of the Holy Ghost doesn’t always require a laying on of hands. For some gifting is a natural process of their development and happens automatically.

Now regarding what happens afterward. After you are gifted the next stage in your development is firey trials.

Mat_3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

It is to develop you into a citizen worthy of heaven. And is the stage of development after the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

Healing

Some peoples gifting is that of healing. This is their Calling and gifting. They go around to wherever they are instructed too and heal, everything from demonically induced illnesses to terminal illnesses. It is important to note that with this kind of gift comes a great deal of responsibility. Often the Healer will not move beyond their instructions on who or what to heal and when.

The healing is preformed in various ways. Some more effective then others.

A laying on of hands coupled with a prayer of faith and humble request for healing.

A laying on of hands coupled with an anointment of holy oil and a prayer of faith and humble request for healing.

No matter the method it always includes a prayer of faith and humble request for healing.

exorcisms

This is a more complex form of prayer coupled with laying on of hands. The more specific you are on what you are binding the more effective the prayer. This is coupled with loosing of angelic legions by way of request to the lord.

The laying on of hands creates a pathway for the holy ghost to work through you, into the person under attack. However the blood of protection should be sought beforehand as the reverse can always happen without protection.

Demonically influenced laying on of hands.

Demonically influenced laying on of hands can occur through anyone. It is a very real danger. In the Churches. In the occult. Even in the everyday people can preform a laying on of hands. A demonic laying of of hands is dramatic, you may collapse. You may feel a overwhelming powerful warmth. You may feel dizzy or faint afterward. This is because a spiritual influence has been passed on to you. It may try to mask itself as something good, however the more dramatic the laying on of hands is the more likely it is not of God.

Warning about the occult.

Satans kingdom is a replica of Gods kingdom. It is made up of ranks, lines and chains. A civilization devoted to feeding itself souls. In Satans kingdom there is a type of laying on of hands that can occur. It mostly used to create openings for possessions as well as to attach demonic empowerment chains that mimic the gifts of the holy ghost and pull the person into the white witch lines.

Some well known empowerment’s.

Weather control, wind, rain, snow, cloud control

elemental transformation, water to ice

communication with plants and animals, the wind, cars ect

prophecy

teaching

healing

miracles

Warning to those in the Church.

Just because you are in the church does not mean you’re safe from a false empowerment or possession caused through a laying on of hands by a demonically influenced individual. If your church leader preforms laying on of hands note how it affects people. If the person faints or dramatically responds or reports a dramatic response They have most likely received a false spiritual influence within themselves.

The lords spirit is quiet and calming, he does not hit you with massive feelings of ecstasy. Nor does he give you a dramatic feeling of warmth and kindness. He is quiet and careful.

Do not be deceived. And be careful who you let lay hands on you.

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