Curt Landry shares important discoveries to unlocking keys to the The Laying on of Hands – revealing that it is a time of memorial as you step into a new season of time.
He illustrates this principle by evaluating Genesis 48:14, when Israel blesses the sons of Joseph.
“Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.”
He explains that although these boys were both Jewish and Egyptian, this moment of blessing signifies that they were grafted into their Jewish roots, and that their children will take part in the promise of Abraham.
He explains that the laying on of hands represents significant moments in a Believer’s journey. It cannot be taken for granted or dispensed without careful prayer and discernment from the Holy Spirit. At times the laying on of hands can be just a point of contact, where you are sharing the love of God through prayer for an area of need, while at other times it is a unique moment where impartation is taking place.
Curt goes on to say that the laying on of hands is a Biblical action, however it is not mandatory. It is a blessing and an opportunity, but you can refuse to accept that blessing while still being saved, and while still prospering. There is no legalism in it. Curt shares that while Jesus did lay hands on many people, at times He also sent “His word” by faith.
Curt hopes to see a cultural shift in the family, where parents and other family members will begin to understand the blessing of the laying on of hands, as a means to offer encouragement to one another, and to their children.