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Spiritual  Power-Tool # 4

The Sacred Rite of Laying On of Hands  

"Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible!"


"And it happened 
that the father of Publius 
lay sick of a fever and dysentery. 

 Paul went in to him and prayed, 
and he laid his hands on him, 
and healed him." 
- Acts 28:8

"For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit."  - Acts 8:17

Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them..." - Acts 13:3 

Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.  Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.  - 1 Tim. 4:14-15 

Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. - 2Tim.1:6

Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.  And this we will do if God permits. - Heb.6:1-3

"God doesn't call the equipped; He equips the called." 

            The Laying on of Hands has great significance as a Covenant Rite in the Bible.  This is the method used to bestow a special Divine blessing or a special form of recognition.  It can be a formal family/public announcement or blessing relating to a point of honor, or a special spiritual request.  Even if there is no audience, the Angels are watching and recording. 

            Technically, it is the Jerusalem Rite of Formal Declaration of Identification.  “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches . . .,” Proverbs 22:1.  The “laying on of hands” is the method used by families to confirm a birthright and protection (Gen.48:14-18; Mat.19:15).  And it is used to convey a special blessing, or it could infer a transfer of authority (Num.27:18-20).

            It is performed by simply laying your hands on the recipient, left hand on the shoulder and the right hand on the head, or both hands cupped around on the recipient’s head.  Then make a simple public statement or prayer, invoking the Sacred Names.  The “laying on of hands” ceremony might begin with a kiss or a hug of love (1Sam.10:1).   

           The “laying on of hands” was also performed on newly baptized persons (Act.8:16-19).  Leaders and missionaries of the church were consecrated to service by this Rite (Act.6:6, 13:2-3; 1Tim.4:14, 5:22).  The Holy Spirit was stirred . . ., through the “laying on of hands” (Deu.34:9; 2Tim.1:6-7).  Power given by prophecy with the “laying on of hands” (1Tim.4:14).   

 *HEALTH BENEFIT: For thousands of years the Bible described the “laying on of hands” being performed on the sick to restore health and Yahshua continued this Rite (Mat.9:18; Mar.16:15-18; Act.14:3).  Today polls show over 80% of people believe in the healing power of personal prayer and faith.  Even for those who are dying, prayer means you are not alone.  

            Sigmund Freud - yesterday’s modern and enlightened thinker - dismissed religious mysticism as “infantile helplessness,” and as a “regression to primary narcissism.”  Today, grudgingly, the modern scientific medical community is finally discovering what Believers have always known, that the spiritual power of faith can heal.  Studies conducted under stringent laboratory conditions clearly show that prayer benefited patients and brings about significant changes in a variety of physical conditions.  If the medical technique being studied had been a new drug or surgical procedure instead of prayer it would probably have been heralded as a new breakthrough.  

            (Do not forget to complement your prayers for health with YAHWEH’S pharmacy, natural foods and herbs Eze.47:12).   

 "... charge you before God 
and the Lord Jesus Christ
and the elect angels, 
that you observe these things without prejudice,
doing nothing with partiality.
Do not lay hands on anyone hastily,
nor share in other people's sins;
keep yourself pure. 
- 1 Timothy 5:21-22

Learn how to 'invoke' the Spiritual Power-Tools.
First be cleansed.
Enter the pool below, 
while there find the link, 
and click to the hidden manna.






(The Bible says we must earnestly contend for the faith (Jud.1:3), 
I didn't want make learning all the mysteries too easy.)

From the book  The Mystical Rites of our CREATOR  ISBN 0-9675266-0-4

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