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The Great Commission

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On Sunday 13th December, we had the the pleasure of having Apostle Steve Busulwa from Uganda come and preach to us.  Apostle Steve has planted churches across Uganda and is a man of faith in his God.

He brought us a delightfully simple yet remarkably powerful message on not forgetting the Great Commission.  This message will challenge you to be all God wants you to be by continuing in God’s Word and becoming a disciple of Jesus, and not being a mere believer.

Seriously, as a pastor, this message got me fired up and I know our church are really excited by it – Apostle Steve had a lot “better” invites than our brand new tiny fellowship, but he sensed something about us and altered his schedule to come and speak to what ended up being 8 adults.  This is a man who is kingdom minded – a truly humble, gracious and anointed man of God.

Who Is Qualified to Lay Hands on the Sick? (Kenneth E Hagin)

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Who Is Qualified To Lay Hands on the Sick

By Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin

…They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:18

We’ve looked at this scripture before in explaining that not all healings are instantaneous. Now let’s look at the previous verse, Mark 16:17. “And these signs shall follow THEM THAT BELIEVE….”

These signs, such as laying hands on the sick, shall follow believers. Who shall lay hands on the sick?

Believers shall lay hands on the sick.

You see, laying on of hands is more than a sign. It is also a New Testament doctrine. It’s one of the fundamental principles of the doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 6:1 and 2 says, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands….”

The doctrine of laying on of hands belongs to the whole Church. Any believer has the right to lay hands on the sick in the Name of Jesus.

In 1963, I was preaching at a meeting in Tulsa, and a young Baptist couple came up to me. The wife said to me, “We’re so glad we came.

We’ve learned so much. You spoke about the laying on of hands a few nights ago. Well, my husband started mowing the lawn yesterday. I heard the lawnmower running, but I realized it wasn’t moving.

“So I ran out and looked. My husband was lying in the middle of the front yard, flat on his face. The lawnmower had run up against the house and was still running. Ordinarily, I would have panicked and gone wild, but instead, I rushed out there and laid hands on him.”

The Bible says that believers, not just preachers, shall lay hands on the sick. I am a believer. I can lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

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