Laying Hands on the Sick
Laying Hands on the Sick. Mark
16:15-18 says, "And he said unto them, Go ye into
all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that
believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not
shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my
name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
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.
Did you know that signs and wonders
always follow believers? It doesn't say that signs and wonders follow
doubters. If you are a believer, signs of God's power, goodness, and
glory should follow you."
I'm a believer. Therefore, I don't
run around the country trying to be apart of everyone's miracle
service. I'm a miracle going somewhere to happen! If you've got a devil
in you, that devil can be cast out in the name of Jesus!
Let the devil know he has no
dominion or authority over you. When he confronts a born-again, Holy
Ghost filled, anointed Child of God who uses the name of Jesus and
believes what the Word says, the devil has to leave and take back to
hell all the junk he brought with him.
Now let me be very clear about
picking up serpents. Don't! Just because this Scripture mentions taking
up snakes doesn't mean that we purposely do it. God does not require
that you prove your faith to anyone. If you're a believer, it will be
evident by the signs that follow you.
Don't try to convince people that
you're a believer by having a snake service at church! There are
actually churches where snakes are used to see who gets bitten.
Apparently, those that aren't bitten have great faith.
That's not faith, that's
foolishness! Picking up snakes is not how you determine whether or not
you Have faith. You can test your faith everyday by challenging
yourself to live by the Word of God.
Every decision you make in line
with the Bible is an indication that you're passing the test. Part of
my faith confession is that I lay hands on the sick and they recover. I
certainly don't look to outward manifestations, like being slain in the
spirit, to determine whether it works.
A person doesn't have to fall out
to be healed by the laying on of hands. The evidence of healing being
manifested is not in the person's reaction to the method-it's in the
When the woman with the issue of
blood touched the hem of Jesus' garment and she was instantly healed in
Luke 8:43-48, she didn't fall out. When He noticed that virtue had left
Him, He simply turned around and asked, "Who touched me?"
Because when faith meets up with
the anointing the evidence of the manifestation is results, not
necessarily reaction. of course, had she fallen out, He would have
looked on the ground and said, "Oh, she must be the one who touched
me." It would have been very obvious.
Likewise, Jesus has anointed me to
get results when I lay hands on someone. My hands are anointed to heal
those in need of healing. Before you start thinking, "Who does he think
he is," hear this: I know whose I am. When I lay hands, Jesus lays
hands as well.
Wherever I go, God's hands are right
there. And with His hands on my hands, and vice-versa, we are in
agreement. I am absolutely convinced that the reason some people don't
recover is simply because they don't want to recover.
There have been times that I have
laid hands on people and the power of God flowed right out of me into
them, but it was evident that they didn't connect with the anointing
that left me. I've seen people stand there like big rocks and miss
their healing, because they were busy feeling sorry for themselves.
Before they came up, they made up in
their minds that nothing was going to happen. If you're not ready to
believe God whole-heartedly, it's a waste of your energy to go to the
The anointing is powerful.It can
literally become so heavy on a person that it becomes transferable.
Acts 19:11,12, AMP And God did unusual and extraordinary miracles by
the hands of Paul, So that handkerchiefs or towels or aprons which had
touched his skin were carried away and put upon the sick, and their
diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.
Child of God, it's one thing to read
it, but it's quite another to experience what this Scripture is talking
The anointing of God is stronger
than any sickness or disease and it can work through anybody and
anything God sees fit to use. Glory to God!
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