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*Topic: Laying of Hands: Danger, benefits and demonic manipulation – By Isaac O.  Agbenla

*Topic: Laying of Hands: Danger, benefits and demonic manipulation – By Isaac O.  Agbenla

*Topic: Laying of Hands: Danger, benefits and demonic manipulation – By Isaac O.  Agbenla

*Bible: 1 Tim. 5:22*

*Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.-1 Timothy 5:22*

In this teaching, I want to explain some important things we need to know about hands laying.


Whatever spirit is living in and ruling the life of whoever lay hand on you have direct access to enter and rule your life. Many people are manipulated and monitored by evil spirit today because they ignorantly submit themselves under someone that calls himself a Prophet or whatever but operating with demonic forces.

In Numbers 27:18, the Bible says:

And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him;

God specifically told Moses to lay hand on Joshua to commission him as the next leader of his people. The laying of hands was to transfer a spirit into him for the assignment. We didn’t have ve full picture of what happened after laying the hand on him but when we get to Deut. 34:9, the Bible tells us what transpired there.

Deuteronomy 34:9 says:

And Joshua the son of Nun was FULL OF THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM; FOR MOSES HAD LAID HIS HANDS UPON HIM: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

It is evident from the verse above that the “spirit of wisdom” entered Joshua immediately hand was laid on him.

In the same way, whenever someone with a wrong spirit lays hand on you, the spirit inside the person could gain entrance into your life and begin to monitor and rule over your life.

Some years ago, I visited my hometown and needed to see one of the elders in our family. They told me he was in Church, he attends and a senior pastor in a white garment church. When I got there to see him, a woman I had known for many years before I left home saw me and requested that I enter so that she can pray for me. I was skeptical about it but she is an elderly woman. I dislike the idea but didn’t want to appear rude to her. I made up my mind I would allow her to pray but I won’t allow her to touch my head. Immediately I bent down to loosen my shoe before entering the church because it is against their custom to wear show into Church. I heard the voice of the Lord in my spirit, don’t allow her to pray for you. You will be subjecting yourself to someone who doesn’t carry what you carry. Immediately I heard from the Lord, I refrain and left leaving her with the hope that I have to first see that man.

Brethren, don’t be scared to reject the wrong. If you discern that someone is using fake spirit, then be bold enough to say no.

Beloved, one single hand on you can turn your direction upside down. Allowing the devil-possessed person to lay hand on you can subject your life to a demonic spirit. Beware!!!


Laying of hands is so dangerous in the sense that whoever you submit yourself to, could claim ownership of your spiritual life. It could either be the Holy Spirit or Demonic spirit in the kingdom of darkness. Allowing someone to lay hand on you is a sign of submission to the rulership and authority of the power behind the one who lay hand on you.

In the Old Testament, before an animal is offered as atonement ritual, that is, use to pay for the sin of a person or group of persons, the owner or owners of the animal must lay their hands on the animal as a symbol of ownership – Lev. 1:4, Lev.4:15, Lev. 16:21-22. This means when the animal is killed, the blood will atone for the sin of everyone who laid their hand on it while alive.

Likewise, whoever you willfully permit to lay hand on you can transmit the spirit in them to you. This is why many people are suffering from monitoring the spirit of the fake prophet that laid a hand on them.

Thanks for reading
By: Oluwaseun Isaac Agbenla

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