In the early days, the Holy Spirit arrived by wind and fire at Pentecost. But later, the Holy Spirit usually arrived by the laying on of hands.
Acts 8:17. Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Acts 19:6. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them and they spoke with other languages and prophesied.
1 Timothy 4:14. Don’t neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elders.
1 Timothy 5:22. Lay hands hastily on no one. Don’t be a participant in other people’s sins. Keep yourself pure.
2 Timothy 1:6. For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
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