‘to another the gifts of healing…’

 

Just added, a new message preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie:

 

1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 9 – To Another the Gifts of Healing – JS Gillespie

 

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What differentiated the Corinthians old dead religious experience from the new experience of Christ was the genuine presence of God amongst them:

Matthew 18:20: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Where Gods presence is.

That is the Christian gathering is not primarily a gathering:

  • To talk about God
  • To teach about God
  • To debate about God
  • To discuss about God

The distinctive feature of the Christian gathering is:

  • To meet with God

Where Gods presence is, that presence is knowable.

Subjectively:

Gods presence is knowable by:

  • Gods Peace – John 20

  • Gods Purity – John 9

  • Gods Pleasure – Psalm 16

Objectively – the Revelation of God:

  • God spoke (1 Corinthians 12:3)

  • God revealed Himself

What do we desire for our local Church / fellowship / assembly in the year ahead?

  • spiritual growth?

  • numerical growth?

  • Unity of believers?

  • Good Bible teaching?

  • Effective evangelism?

All of this certainly, but all is but a shell / sham if this is not true:

The Presence of God with us.

That is, as we gather together with:

Sin in my heart – It is exposed

Burdens pressing down upon me – they are lifted by His joy

Trouble in my heart – it is calmed by His presence

And this all from the defining feature of the assemblies :

  • not emotionalism

  • not hype

  • not a multimedia extravaganza

All this form the fact that as we gather God speaks

This must be our defining feature

Not just the doctrinal claim of His Presence, but the power and reality and proof of His presence, that He is with us and that is known by the fact God speaks

This needs to be the expectation of Gods people

This needs to be the preparation of our preachers

We ought to settle for not giving less

 

Not only could they claim that God spoke but they could prove that God spoke!

In verses 4 to 11 the apostle will present the proof of it

9 distinct spiritual gets and yet all are:

  • Consistent

  • Coherent

  • Coordinated

Between individuals and over time

Drawn together by unity of:

  • Origin (v4)
  • Order (v5)

  • Outcome (v6)

We noticed that as the Spirit of God gave:

‘Wisdom’ to Bezaleel in the tabernacle it was with the purpose of presenting the work of Christ as an elaborate parable, or more germane to 1 Corinthians chapter 12, when Joseph is given that ‘Word of Wisdom’ it is to complete an elaborate picture of the:

‘Person of Christ’

to another faith

Abraham:

  1. Personal faith

  2. Practical faith

  3. Prophetic faith

All lead him to Christ

‘to another the Gifts of healing…’

We will notice in these Old Testament records of healing that we do not have a random collection of miracles but rather one consistent pattern of:

  • Origin

  • Order

  • Outcome

It has to be noted that when it comes to healing miracles that there is a very uneven distribution of this miracles through the Bible.

The distribution of helping miracles is certainly more akin to  strawberry jam than jelly, a very lumpy distribution indeed.

Book of Genesis – 2300 years approx of Biblical history we have no examples of the gift of healing, one intercession prayer by Abraham for God to heal Abimelech

From Exodus to Malachi – approx 1500 years of biblical history we have approximately 7 occasions when we have the gift of healing:

  • Exodus to Deuteronomy – 3 examples of the gift of healing
  • 1 Kings – 1 example of the gift of healing – Widow of Zarephaths son by Elijah
  • 2 Kings – 3 examples of the gifts of healing
  1. Healing at Marah – (Exodus 15)
  2. Healing from the fiery serpents (Numbers 21)

Healing during a period of Satanic attack

Satan as a serpent

3 animals in scripture linked with Satan:

  1. Serpent – deception by dissatisfaction and doubt – cf. Genesis chp 3
  2. Lion – Destruction (1 Peter 5)
  3. Dragon – Dominion (Rev 12:3-17)
  1. Healing of Miriams Leprosy (Numbers 12)
  2. Healing of the widow of Zarephaths son (1 Kings 17)
  3. Healing of the Shunammites son
  4. Healing of Namaans leprosy
  5. Resurrection of the dead man thrown into Elishas grave

From Matthew to Acts – mainly in the gospels, over a period of only 4 years we have a multiplication of healings, innumerable healings performed by Christ and His disciples, so any in fact that at times the gospels will record:

“healed all” – Matthew 8:16

“healed many” – Mark 1:34

“healed many” – Mark 3:10

The prototype of all healing miracles – Exodus 15:22-27

This is arguably the first time that God gives the gift of helaing, not necessarily the first time that God heals but the first time that God delegates this healing ability as a gift.

Interestingly on this occasion no one will be healed; yet Exodus 15 is the prototype of all gifts of healing

At Marah a principle or prototype will be established that will influence and impact on all other biblical healings

Why do I make such a claim?

At Marah God will reveal Himself for the first time as: Jehovah Ropheka (Exodus 15:26) – The God who heals thee.

In this miracle of healing God establishes :

  1. His identity (Exodus 15:26)
  2. His Ability – His spiritual authority / method by which He heals

Why is it that the first healing miracle / gift of healing is not the healing of a person at all?

For this reason – in order that the tree can be thrown into the equation!

There is a tremendous problem with the gift of healing – the problem of sin and it’s moral consequences.

Sickness is due ultimately to sin.

the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Sickness is the path from perfect health to death

Sickness is thus the consequence of sin

That link is reiterated in Exodus 15:26

We are not of course claiming and the Bible does not teach that our individual personal sin is the cause of our individual personal sickness; (John 9:1-3); any more than our individual and personal death is due necessarily to the cumulative effect of our individual and personal sins (Romans 5:12-14); otherwise the wicked would die young, the good would die old and the infant would never perish in the womb.

The effect of sins presence in this world is to corrupt the perfection of order and creation and this corruption, like pollution affects us all.

If death finds its origins in sin

If sickness is the means to death

Then sickness is ultimately authored by sin

To remove sickness is thus ultimately not purely a medical exercise but a moral one (Rev 21:4)

Thus God can no more arbitrarily deal with sickness than He can with sin

To deal with sickness there is a cost!

That cost is a moral and spiritual cost, just as it was for sin itself; only in the atoning work of Christ can God be both Just and the Justifier of those who believe in Jesus (Romans 3).

Gods power to heal lies as much in the work of Christ on the tree as much as His power to save does.

Healing draws it’s power from the cross of Christ (Isaiah 53:5)

For God to heal is ultimately for God to deal with sin – Luke chp 5:17ff; Mark 2:5ff.

It all depends upon the addition of the tree

We cannot remove healing from the work of Christ

Gods gift of healing is always designed to draw us to Christ.

Great Changes for Hopeless Cases (Luke chp 7 vs 1 to 10)

 

Just added, a new message preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie from Luke chapter 7:

 

Luke chp 7 vs 1 to 10 – Great Changes for Hopeless Cases – J Stewart Gillespie – 03052015

Gospel – J Stewart Gillespie 2015

Download or listen online to Gospel messages preached by Dr J Stewart Gillespie at the Bridgend Gospel Hall, New Cumnock in 2015:

 

When God gets Lost in the Crowd – Luke chp 2 vs 41 to 52 – JS Gillespie

 

Luke chp 3 vs 1 to 20 – By Water Flame and Spirit – JS Gillespie

 

Luke chp 4 vs 1 to 12 – Jesus – God Without Doubts – JS Gillespie – 22022015

 

Luke chp 4 vs 16 to 37 – Jesus – The Authentic Experience – JS Gillespie – 22032015

 

Easter – 3 Bad Reasons for Unbelief – Luke Chp 24 – JS Gillespie – 05042015

 

Luke chp 6 vs 6 to 11 – Withered Hands and Wounded Spirits – JS Gillespie – 19042015

 

Luke chp 7 vs 1 to 10 – Great Changes for Hopeless Cases – J Stewart Gillespie – 03052015

 

Luke chp 8 – A Mission, A Mess and a Miracle – JS Gillespie – 24052015

 

Luke chp 8 vs 40 to 56 – Finding Christ when we need Him Most – J Stewart Gillespie -07062015

 

Whats so Wonderful about Jesus – Luke chp 9 – J Stewart Gillespie – 21062015

 

Luke Chp 10 vs 17 to 37 – The Parable of the Good Samaritan – JS Gillespie – 26072015

 

Luke chp 11 – Our Father which Art in Heaven – J Stewart Gillespie – 02082015


Luke chp 13 vs 22 to 30 – On the Other Side of the Door – J Stewart Gillespie – 16082015

 

Luke chp 15 vs 1 to 7 – The Sheep The Shepherd and the Sinner on His Shoulders – J Stewart Gillespie – 06092015

 

Luke Chp 15 – I Never Realised I was so Lost – The Prodigal Son meets Reality – JS Gillespie – 200092015.mp3

 

Luke chp 16 vs 19 to 31 – Two Men Two Destinies Too Late – J Stewart Gillespie – 05102015

 

Luke chp 18 vs 9 to 14 – Answering a Prayer Never Asked – JS Gillespie – 25102015

 

Zacchaeus – Everything he Ever Wanted but Nothing he Really Needed – Luke chp 19 – JS Gillespie – 01112015


Luke chp 20 vs 9 to 19 – When Men Declared War on God – J Stewart Gillespie – 15112015

 

Irrepressible Doubts – Luke chapter 20 – Dr J Stewart Gillespie.mp3

 

Christmas – The Gift of God – Luke chps 1 and 2 – JS Gillespie – 20122015

 
 

Gospel 2015

Download or listen online to Gospel messages preached in 2015:

 

A New Self for a New Year – Robert Gray – 04012015

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When God gets Lost in the Crowd – Luke chp 2 vs 41 to 52 – JS Gillespie

 

Luke chp 3 vs 1 to 20 – By Water Flame and Spirit – JS Gillespie

 

One Celebrity Too Many – Luke chapter 4 – Tom Grayston

 

Luke chp 4 vs 1 to 12 – Jesus – God Without Doubts – JS Gillespie – 22022015

 

Luke chp 4 vs 16 to 37 – Jesus – The Authentic Experience – JS Gillespie – 22032015

 

Easter – 3 Bad Reasons for Unbelief – Luke Chp 24 – JS Gillespie – 05042015

 

Mark chp 11 vs 11 to 26 – Fruitful Prayers and Problem Figs – Craig Mackie – 12042015

 

Luke chp 6 vs 6 to 11 – Withered Hands and Wounded Spirits – JS Gillespie – 19042015

 

What Jesus Said to a Man who was Searching – John chp 3 – Robert Gray – 26042015

 

Luke chp 7 vs 1 to 10 – Great Changes for Hopeless Cases – J Stewart Gillespie – 03052015

 

Luke chp 14 – Wasted for Christ – Craig Mackie – 17052015

 

Luke chp 8 – A Mission, A Mess and a Miracle – JS Gillespie – 24052015

 

Gospel – Robert Gray

 

 

Luke chp 8 vs 40 to 56 – Finding Christ when we need Him Most – J Stewart Gillespie -07062015

 

 

Only a Few Hours Left with Jesus – Mark Chp 14 – Craig Mackie

 

Whats so Wonderful about Jesus – Luke chp 9 – J Stewart Gillespie – 21062015

 

Isaiah 45 vs 21 – A Just God and a Saviour – Robert Gray – 28062015

 

The Writings on the Wall – Bill Stevely

 

Rescued Redeemed and Reconciled – Colossians chp 1 – Craig Mackie – 19072015

 

Luke Chp 10 vs 17 to 37 – The Parable of the Good Samaritan – JS Gillespie – 26072015

 

Luke chp 11 – Our Father which Art in Heaven – J Stewart Gillespie – 02082015


Luke chp 13 vs 22 to 30 – On the Other Side of the Door – J Stewart Gillespie – 16082015

 

Dead Certain and Certain Death – William Clark

 

Luke chp 15 vs 1 to 7 – The Sheep The Shepherd and the Sinner on His Shoulders – J Stewart Gillespie – 06092015

 

Luke Chp 15 – I Never Realised I was so Lost – The Prodigal Son meets Reality – JS Gillespie – 200092015.mp3

 

Saved – Gordon Armstrong

 

Luke chp 16 vs 19 to 31 – Two Men Two Destinies Too Late – J Stewart Gillespie – 05102015

 

The Most High God – Robert Gray

 

Luke chp 18 vs 9 to 14 – Answering a Prayer Never Asked – JS Gillespie – 25102015

 

Zacchaeus – Everything he Ever Wanted but Nothing he Really Needed – Luke chp 19 – JS Gillespie – 01112015

 

Prophesies Promises and the Person of Christ – Craig Mackie

 

Luke chp 20 vs 9 to 19 – When Men Declared War on God – J Stewart Gillespie – 15112015

 

Delighted with Jesus – Matthew chp 4 – Craig Mackie – 22112015

 

Passing by on the Road of Life – David Dunn – 29112015

 

Irrepressible Doubts – Luke chapter 20 – Dr J Stewart Gillespie.mp3

 

Christmas – The Gift of God – Luke chps 1 and 2 – JS Gillespie – 20122015

 

Out with the Old and In with the New – Don Stewart – Mark chp 2 – 27122015

 
 

1 Corinthians Chapters 10 to 13

mp3 recordings of messages preached from 1 Corinthians chapters 10 to 13

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 – Led Fed and Dead – J Stewart Gillespie – 28062015

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 1 to 2 – Led Fed and Dead – JS Gillespie – 19052015

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1 Corinthians Chp 10 – Led Fed and Dead – J Stewart Gillespie – 08032015

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 3 to 5 – 1141 Reasons not to Talk to a Rock – JS Gillespie – 26052015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 7 to 10 – In the Shadow of Sinai – JS Gillespie – 02062015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 verse 13 – Have You Trials and Temptations – J Stewart Gillespie – 30062015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 16 – The Cup of Blessing – J Stewart Gillespie – 28072015

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 18 to 33 – Survival Skills for a Christless City – JS Gillespie – 11082015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 23 – Freedom and How to Handle it – J Stewart Gillespie – 18082015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 23 – Gathering Together and Building Up – J Stewart Gillespie – 25083015

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1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 31 – Making a Cheese Baguette to the Glory of God – J Stewart Gillespie – 08092015

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 1 to 3 – One Body under Christ Indivisible – J Stewart Gillespie – 15092015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 1 to 6 – Headship and Headcoverings – J Stewart Gillespie – 21092015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 7 to 16 – Glory Glory Glory – J Stewart Gillespie

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 17 to 34 – Take Eat this is My Body – J Stewart Gillespie – 27102015.mp3

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1 Corinthians chp 11 vs 17 to 34 – This do in Remembrance of me – JS Gillespie – 03112015

 

1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 1 to 11 – Knowing the Presence of God – JS Gillespie – 24112015

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1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 4 to 11 – How to be Sure Really Sure that God Exists – JS Gillespie – 01122015

 

1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 9 – to another faith…- JS Gillespie

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1 Corinthians chp 12 vs 9 – To Another the Gifts of Healing – JS Gillespie

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The Body of Christ – J Stewart Gillespie

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 1 to 3 – When Love is Absent – J S Gillespie – 19012015

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 to 7 – Attributes of Love – When God Moves in the Heart of Man – JS Gillespie – 26012016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 – Love – When God Possesses the Heart of Man – JS Gillespie – 02022016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 – Love does not Vaunt Itself

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 4 to 7 – Two Shoulders One Heart and a Love that Bears all Things – JS Gillespie – 01032016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 8 to 13 – Preparing for Perfection – JS Gillespie – 22032016

 

1 Corinthians chp 13 vs 11 – When I was a Child – J Stewart Gillespie – 20032016

 
 

Impossible Lives – Unspeakable Sins :
Messages brought by J Stewart Gillespie, at the October 2015 Family Week at Faskally House Pitlochry:

 

1 Corinthians chp 5 – Unspeakable Sins – J Stewart Gillespie – 12102015.mp3

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 1 to 6 – Unbelievable Provision – J Stewart Gillespie – 13102015.mp3

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 6 to 16 – Inexcusable Failure – J Stewart Gillespie – 14102015.mp3

 

1 Corinthians chp 10 vs 23 to 33 – Impossible Decisions – J Stewart Gillespie – 15102015.mp3

 

messages on 1 Corinthians chps 10 to 13 outwith this series:

DeVille Andrew – 1 Corinthians Chp11 Headship + Headcoverings – 16102001

 

DeVille Andrew – 1 Corinthians Chp12 Ye are body of Christ – 30102001

 

William Park – 1Corinthians chapter 13 – Love – 04122001

 

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Luke – Chps 6 to 13

Download or listen online to mp3 recordings of messages preached from the Gospel of Luke

 

Luke chp 6 vs 6 to 11 – Withered Hands and Wounded Spirits – JS Gillespie – 19042015

 

Luke Chp 6 – The Calling and Character of Discipleship – 06092009 – J Stewart Gillespie

 

Luke chp 6 – Called to the Kingdom – JS Gillespie – 19082009

 

Luke chp 7 vs 1 to 10 – Great Changes for Hopeless Cases – J Stewart Gillespie – 03052015

 

Luke Chp 7 – When Christ Draws Near – 17062007 – JS Gillespie

 

Luke Chp 7 – Faith in Crisis – 30082009 – J Stewart Gillespie

 

Luke Chp 7 – Crisis of Faith – J S Gillespie – 05092009

 

Luke chp8 vs 22 to 26 – Let Us Go Over to the Other Side – JS Gillespie – 17092017


 

Luke chp 8 – Is There Hope for Me – J Stewart Gillespie – 13092009

 

Luke Chp 8 vs 22 to 39 – Jesus Christ Can Set You Free – J S Gillespie – 03022008

 

Luke chp 8 vs 26 to 39 – Where Many Swine Feed – 01102017

 

Luke chp 8 – A Mission, A Mess and a Miracle – JS Gillespie – 24052015

 

Luke chp 8 vs 40 to 56 – Finding Christ when we need Him Most – J Stewart Gillespie -07062015

 

Luke Chp 8 vs 22 to 25 – What Manner of Man is this – John Dunlop – 22022011

 

Luke chp 8 – Patterns and Parables – John Dunlop – 08022010

 

Whats so Wonderful about Jesus – Luke chp 9 – J Stewart Gillespie – 21062015

 

Luke Chp 9 to 11 – Between the Altar and the Temple – JS Gillespie – 24022008

 

Luke chp 10 Romans 5 – Getting Real with God – 26072009 – J S Gillespie

 

Luke Chp 10 vs 17 to 37 – The Parable of the Good Samaritan – JS Gillespie – 26072015

 

Gaw William – Luke Chapter 10 – The Good Samaritan – 01082010

 

 
The Good Samaritan – You’ve Got to Love to Live – Luke chp 10

 

Relationships Transformed – Luke chp 10 – J S Gillespie – 18102009

 

Luke chp 11 – Our Father which Art in Heaven – J Stewart Gillespie – 02082015

 
Luke chp 13 vs 22 to 30 – On the Other Side of the Door – J Stewart Gillespie – 16082015