Solid Foundations #6: Laying on Hands Part 1 - Healing and Freedom
Hebrews 6:1-3 NIV
Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, (2) instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. (3) And God permitting, we will do so
Hebrews 5:12 NIV
In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!
Exodus 15:26 NIV
He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”
Q:1 “If you can” (If you have the power to)
Mark 9:20-27 NIV
So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. (21) Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. (22) “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” (23) “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” (24) Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (25) When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”(26) The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” (27) But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
Q.2:”If you are willing” (If you want to)
Mark 1:40-42 NIV
A man with leprosy[a] came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” (41) Jesus was indignant.[b] He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” (42) Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.
Mark 16:18 NIV
they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
James 5:14-15 NIV
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. (15) And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
Luke 4:40 NIV
At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them.
Luke 13:10-13 ASV
And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath day. (11)And behold, a woman that had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up. (12) And when Jesus saw her, he called her, and said to her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. (13) And he laid his hands upon her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
Acts 28:8 NIV
His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, (Paul) placed his hands on him and healed him.
Jesus praying twice for healing
Mark 8:22-26 NIV
They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. (23) He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?”
(24) He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” (25) Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. (26) Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t even go into[a] the village.”
Spoken: 1st miracle in Mark
Mark 1:21-28 NIV
They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. (22) The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. (23) Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, (24) “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” (25) “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” (26) The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek. (27) The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
Mark 7:24-30 NIV
Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. (25) In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet. (26) The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.(27) “First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” (28) “Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” (29) Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.” (30) She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
Luke 7:1-10 NIV
When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum. (2) There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. (3) The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. (4) When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this, (5) because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.” (6) So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. (7) That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. (8) For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” (9) When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” (10) Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
Acts 7:12-16 NIV
The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. (13) No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. (14) Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. (15) As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. (16) Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed.
Acts 19:11-12 NIV
God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, (12) so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.
1 Corinthians 11:23-29 NIV
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, (24) and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” (25) In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” (26) For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (27) So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. (28) Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. (29) For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.