The laying on of hands is very Scriptural. The Bible says those who believe “...shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover” (Mark 16:17-18). However, when the professing “deliverance” preacher lays hands on the bound; those who are in bondage to sin, to “deliver” them from their sin, the laying on of hands is completely unscriptural.
“And you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
It is the Truth, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, that makes us free…not a man laying hands on us; not manifestations, “glory” clouds, gold dust or angel feathers but the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Who HE is and what HE has done. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).
The Gospel is for Believers as well, not just the lost. The power of sin is broken when we know the Truth. Jesus Christ IS the Way, the Truth and the Life. This is not just some mantra that we Christians recite in hopes to one day believe but is a reality today. When the BELIEVER gets a hold of the fact that the finished work of Christ Jesus on Calvary’s Cross BROKE the power of sin in their lives, they will KNOW the Truth, reckon themselves alive unto God in Christ Jesus and be FREE. Dead unto the sin that so easily besets us and alive unto God!
“Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:11
God’s people are bound because they don’t know the reality of this Truth; the double cure of the Cross of Christ which paid the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and broke the power of sin for the Believer. Too many ministries are fleecing the flock with the lie that they can deliver from the power of sin. If such were so, the Cross of Christ was in vain. God forbid NO! Think about this.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach Deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19
If we don’t preach Deliverance to the captives, how will they be delivered? Knowing the Truth sets the captives free. Jesus Christ IS the Way, the Truth and the Life…be determined to know nothing else among you.
“How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” Romans 10:14
Go and tell them the Truth.
-Donna Clark Warren