The laying on of hands is something so foundational to Christianity that it is easy to recognize the churches with this form of godliness.
For those with the effective power and anointing of the Holy Ghost, and only those in the leadership position to do so and that are able to impart that power, there is no denying how powerful laying on of hands is. The laying on of hands in the Old and New Testament were for the following purposes: Blessing.
The setting in place and anointing of leaders. Consecration. Impartation of spiritual gifts, strength, authority or wisdom. Healing. Deliverance. Prophecy. In the Old Testament, the laying on of hands often conferred spiritual blessings. Israel stretched out his hands on the two sons of Joseph as a blessing, “guiding his hands wittingly.”
An impartation was received in this action, being the right hand placed on the head of Ephraim and setting him before Manasseh who was given the left even though Ephraim was the younger, though he was still blessed. Speaking words of wisdom, Jacob’s hands were prophetically guided by the Holy Ghost in the blessing.