By the Laying On of Hands
(1) By any believer (Mark 16:15-20)
And He said to them,
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will
be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who
believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up
serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the
sick, and they will recover.”
So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right
hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming
the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
(2) By special ministries (1 Corinthians 12)
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: You know that you were
Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. Therefore I make known to you
that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is
Lord except by the Holy Spirit. There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences
of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who
works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one
is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same
Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another
the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another
different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many,
are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews
or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the
body is not one member but many. If the foot should say,
“Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,”
is it therefore not of the body?
And if the ear should say,
“Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,”
is it therefore not of the body?
If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole
were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the
body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed
there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand,
“I have no need of you”;
nor again the head to the feet,
“I have no need of you.”
No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those
members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our
unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed
the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the
body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers,
all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in the church:
first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps,
administrations, varieties of tongues.
Are all apostles?
Are all prophets?
Are all teachers?
Are all workers of miracles?
Do all have gifts of healings?
Do all speak with tongues?
Do all interpret?
But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.
Kenneth Copeland, KCM