God bestows gifts and healing through the laying on of hands
Matthew 9:18 (ASV)
18While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
Matthew 19:13 (ASV)
13Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should lay his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
Mark 16:17–18 (ASV)
17And these signs shall accompany them that believe: in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; 18they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Luke 4:40 (ASV)
40And 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 8:17 (ASV)
17Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Acts 9:12 (ASV)
12and he hath seen a man named Ananias coming in, and laying his hands on him, that he might receive his sight.
Acts 9:17 (ASV)
17And Ananias departed, and entered into the house; and laying his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, who appeared unto thee in the way which thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mayest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Acts 13:3 (ASV)
3Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
Acts 19:6 (ASV)
6And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Acts 28:8 (ASV)
8And it was so, that the father of Publius lay sick of fever and dysentery: unto whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laying his hands on him healed him.
1 Timothy 4:14 (ASV)
14Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
2 Timothy 1:6 (ASV)
6For which cause I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee through the laying on of my hands.
Atabacdora fell off a tree and X-ray results confirmed he fractured his back and neck. Bruchko and Bobby dared to trust God for his healing; they anointed him with oil, laid hands and then prayed for him. When another X-ray was carried out three days later on him, the confounded doctor declared: "It’s quite amazing. There’s no sign of even a hairline fracture in his back now. It’s some kind of a miracle."
Grace Jacob was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, and after getting no respite despite two courses of antibiotics (that turned out to be wrong treatments), the doctor said nothing else could be done. But when the elders at an international fellowship gathered around to pray and lay hands on her, Grace was miraculously healed.
Ruth called to inform Jack of an angiogram revealing an aneurysm in her head; effectively making her brain susceptible to exploding like a time bomb. Upon receiving the news, Jack and Leesa went over to lay hands on and pray with Ruth. A few days later, Ruth called to break the most amazing news; she was healed!
When Rachael's asthmatic condition got no better even after her admission at the hospital, Darlene Deibler was sent for. When Darlene arrived Rachael's bedside, she laid hands on her and prayed in Jesus's name; instantly, Rachel could breathe again - she was healed.
Mrs. Lo, paralyzed for eighteen years, was completely healed through prayer and the laying on of hands. She went on to travel the countryside, proclaiming the great things God had done.
Mrs. Lo had been paralyzed for eighteen years until Dr. Sung prayed for her and lay his hands on her in a prayer session; she was immediately healed, and her story sparked revival in another community.
Mel Tari is challenged to practice what he has preached when a man asks him to pray for his son's healing. Mel learns that Jesus is the healer.
During a prayer meeting, young Bonnke was led by the Spirit to lay his hands upon a woman who had requested prayers for an illness. The result of his obedience was literally electrifying!
Having spent a good amount of money treating a paralyzed rabbit with no improvements at all, Oded, who at the time was a skeptic, decided to ask God to intervene. And as he laid hands on that rabbit, and while he was yet praying, the poor rabbit jumped off and began to walk again!
Christine's faith is strengthened when she witnessed the miraculous healing of her grandfather. A visiting aunt prayed for him. Her faith had been powerfully affected by witnessing a miracle in New York.
Four stories demonstrate the power of God to bring healing to physical bodies through prayers.
Michael's mother felt sure nothing else could be done to save her child, but Smith Wigglesworth had faith that God was going to perform a miracle and the boy's life will be spared. And he was right, for God proves Himself the Almighty when he healed not just Michael but also his sister who was suffering a mental health issue.
When a Korean-Chinese girl asked Esther to pray for her to be healed from tuberculosis, Esther first led her to Christ and then laid hands on her and began to pray. Instantly she was healed, and a second medical examination confirmed the complete absence of tuberculosis in her body.
Terry had wandered into the woods; sick and delirious, with a high fever that continued to escalate when he was found by his colleagues. The team gathered, laid hands on Terry, and anointed his head with engine oil - the only oil they had. And as they invoked the name of Jesus Terry's fever was broken, until he became totally fine.
When his six year old sister fell and shattered her right elbow, the doctors believed only 10-20% recovery was possible. But Demos felt led to lay hands on her and pray for her healing one day and he did just that. A few weeks later, the doctor, upon examining the arm declared that, "it's like an arm that never was broken!"
Corrie Ten Boom testified how the Lord used her to heal a sick lady at a Chinese Pastor's house.
When Surprise laid hands on a woman who since girlhood had her back bent and stooped, her bones began to pop and before long she was standing erect! This miracle was used by God to draw many souls to His Kingdom!
The pathetic condition of a young malnourished boy only worsened when his father dabbled into spiritism in a desperate bid to restore his health, as the boy lost his ability to speak; and remained mute for six weeks. But when Tuwee, a previously shy believer, laid hands on him and led other believers in prayers, this young boy miraculously regained his ability to speak.