Conversations with John Gillespie
NON FICTION-TRUE STORY
THE MIRACLE SHIP BY BRIAN O’HARE:
A wonderful book of courage and deep abiding faith, The Miracle Ship, is a must for Christian and non Christian alike. The life of a deeply faithful man, John Gillespie, who endured pain unimaginable, and prayed unceasingly for healing. He discovered we must believe the miracle will be manifested before God will show his power.
Gillespie believes praying and begging unending will not force God to manifest healing until we believe without a shadow of doubt and know the miracle has occurred; even if we have not seen it yet. Gillespie’s understanding and faith grew as he’s tormented by pain; given no hope from doctors, the Great Physician perfected Gillespie’s miracle. Gillespie believes Satan’s always ready to place doubt in our minds, he states must hold fast to God’s promise and never stop praying, fasting, and believing.
“ask in faith with no doubting: James 1:6”
Gillespie found God test and tries each of us. In this testing, we become stronger and have a deeper abiding faith in God. Resisting God’s call to a healing ministry, Gillespie found he could not ignore God’s plan for him. He would receive gifts of the Holy Spirit and much more. When his child’s deviled by Satan, he came to understand God was teaching him of demons. He also discovered he could not fight God’s will; he must surrender his life to God’s plans. From this point his life was never the same; he must do the work God planned for him.
Gillespie performed many miracles through Jesus Our Savior, healing many immediately, others manifested later. For it was not him performing these miracles, but God in his infinite power and mercy. Regardless of what we are fervently asking him to heal, God decides what will be healed and when to manifest the healing. Gillespie believes we must remove all stumbling blocks which stop God’s healing such as unforgiveness, guilt, resentment, contempt, past hurts, grudges, or bitterness.