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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Laying On Of Hands

Bible Questions Answered:
“I see in Luke 4:40 that Jesus laid his hands on people, what seems to be the significance of this?...”
Ted/ Toronto, Ontario Canada

Bible Answer:
Bible Texts:


Sacrificial Offerings To The Lord:
(The solemn act of a willing offering giver, laying his hands on the spotless male beast, signifying the transfer of his sins to the animal, to make atonement. The spotless animal, the prefiguring symbol of The Spotless Son Of God who taketh away the sins of the world.)

Leviticus 1:1-4 KJV
1 And The Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto
The Lord, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.
3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before The Lord.
4 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

Leviticus 4:15 KJV
And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before The Lord: and the bullock shall be killed before The Lord.

Consecrating Men Before The Lord For Service:
(The solemn act of setting apart individuals for The Lord's work.)

Numbers 8:10 KJV
And thou shalt bring the Levites before The Lord: and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites:

Numbers 27:18 KJV
And The Lord said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is The Spirit, and lay thine hand upon him;

The Ordaining Of Church Officials:
(The Solemn act of consecrating and investing individuals for ministerial duties within the church.)

Acts 6:6 KJV
Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

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

A Blessing:
(A solemn prayer given, calling upon The Lord to bless.)

Matthew 19:14,15 KJV
14 But Jesus said, Suffer (permit) little children, and forbid them not, to come unto Me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
15 And He laid His hands on them, and departed thence.

Prayers For Sick To Be Healed:
(A solemn prayer given in the name and authority of The Lord to make well.)

Luke 4:40 KJV
Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them, and healed them.

Acts 28:8 NLT
As it happened, Publius’s father was ill with fever and dysentery. Paul went in and prayed for him, and laying his hands on him, he healed him.

Matthew 10:1 KJV
And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Mark 3:14,15 KJV
14 And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach,
15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

Mark 16:18 KJV
"...they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

I Corinthians 12:7-11 KJV
7 But the manifestation of The Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by The Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.