Summary: To show that a pastor has to lay hands on the leader being commissioned for that leader to gain spirit of wisdom, so that the people will listen to the leader and all of these are direct command from the LORD.
Do you understand authority?
Yes. Pontius Pilate received authority from GOD to crucify the LORD.
John 19:10-11 (Amplified Bible)
19:10 So Pilate said to Him, Will You not speak [even] to me? Do You not know that I have power (authority) to release You and I have power to crucify You?
19:11 Jesus answered, You would not have any power or authority whatsoever against (over) Me if it were not given you from above. For this reason the sin and guilt of the one who delivered Me over to you is greater.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that a pastor has to lay hands on the leader being commissioned for that leader to gain spirit of wisdom, so that the people will listen to the leader and all of these are direct command from the LORD.
Deuteronomy 34:9 (Amplified Bible)
34:9 And Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him; so the Israelites listened to him and did as the Lord commanded Moses.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have commanded us to lay hands on leaders and we received from You spirit of wisdom and the people listens to us because of You.
Transition between pastor and leader
A. Name derived from: 2 Greek words: "deuteros" meaning second and "nomos" meaning law.
B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
C. Date written: 1407 - 1406 B.C.
D. Purpose: The former generation of Israel had died in the wilderness; hence it was important that the law should be repeated and expounded to the new generation before they entered the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. To whom written: The children of Israel, the generation which would enter and conquer the Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Main Theme: A rehearsal of the laws proclaimed at Sinai, with a call to obedience, interspersed with a review of the experiences of the old generation.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key word: Remember
H. Key verses:
Deuteronomy 6:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
6:1 NOW THIS is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,
6:2 That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.
6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
Moses represents a pastor of a local church while Joshua represents a leader. Aleph-Tav is both placed after the words "laid" and "commanded" so we divide this verse into two points with respect to the word "laid" and "commanded".
A. The pastor laid hands on the leader
1. The leader became full of the spirit of wisdom
2. The workers and members listened to the leader
"And Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him; so the Israelites listened to him"
Illustration: A pastor can't do anything if his leader or worker are lazy. But laying on of hands imparted two things on the life of the leader: (1) spirit of wisdom, (2) people listened to the leaders.
Laid or "samak" in Hebrew meaning:
1. to prop - to support or prevent from falling by placing something under or against.
2. reflexively to lean upon or take hold
3. bear up, establish, (up-) hold, lay, lean, lie hard, put, rest self, set self, stand fast, stay (self), sustain
Laying on of hands therefore is not more on the laying but on the falling. It simply means, if Moses was alive today, he may lay hands on you a thousand times but if your life is not changed, laying on of hands does not benefit you at all. My point is laying on of hands is more on the result on the people that receives it, not on the one laying on of hands.
Illustration: I know of a so-called church who capitalizes in laying on of hands and have placed great emphasis on it but their head pastor enjoys touching the legs of his female workers. It can't be. Ministry without holiness is no ministry at all. It's just a show-off.