The Laying on of Hands
("THEY WILL LAY HANDS ON")
"Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ,
let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation
of repentance from dead works
and of faith toward God,
of the teaching of immersions,
of laying on of hands,
of resurrection of the dead
and of eternal judgment ...," Hebrews 6'1-3.
"Do not neglect the gift that is in you,
which was given to you by prophecy
with the laying on of the hands
of the Eldership," 1 Timothy 4'14.
Since the Day of Pentecost, the laying on of hands has been ministered by the Lord's People as part of Kingdom life.
Before Pentecost, only Jesus had authority from the Father to lay hands on anyone.
Human touching conveys many things to others. And the Holy Spirit uses it to comfort, assure, affirm, etc, as part of His powerful ministry.
However, He uses the laying on of hands for specific purposes.