...They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. ( Mark 16:18)
When my wife and I moved to Oklahoma from Texas, we had to get Oklahoma driver's licenses. We picked up an Oklahoma driving manual, because in different states, the laws are a little different.
Because we already had licenses, all we had to do was study the manual and take the written test; we didn't have to take the driving test. But I learn a whole lot more by driving - I personally learn a whole lot more by experience - than I do by reading the manual. Also, things I read in the manual come back to my remembrance when I'm driving.
The Christian life is the same way. We learn from our handbook, the Bible. But we also learn by experience.
The Bible teaches us about the laying on of hands. Any believer can lay hands on you without any anointing - without any kind of feeling - just because the Bible said it.
The laying on of hands is a point of contact to release your faith. Now by that, I mean, that's the point where you start believing, "I receive my healing."
I've had people say to me, "Well, but what if I'm not healed?" They missed what I told them entirely. They didn't even get what I said.
If you'l believe that you receive it, you'll have it. But most people want to have it first, then they're going to believe they receive it. Well, there wouldn't be any faith to that! You wouldn't have to believe it then; you'd know it.
Confession: When a believer lays hands on me, I release my faith. I start believing that I receive my healing.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa, OK , USA. www.rhema.org )