November 6, 2022
MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!
Rev. Robert L. Wise, PhD explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. An Archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches with a Ph.D., Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.
WHERE GRACE APPEARED
Most of these miracle blogs have been intended to help people discover divine breakthroughs, but along the way I’ve found that many, many people already believe in the promise. Even in a time of skepticism, 73% of Americans believe in heaven. A higher percent believe in a divine being. The problem for many is accessing the promises that comes with faith. Perhaps, we need to explore “how” we receive the miraculous more than only exploring the “fact” of their existence. Here’s an example of “how.”
Rev. Beth Owen worked in the Church of the Holy Spirit, ministering primarily to women. One young woman had struggled for a long time trying to conceive a baby. She and her husband had been concerned for a period of years and had almost come to the conclusion that conception was not possible. The young women arrived in Beth’s office in a state of desperation. She wanted prayer.
Beth was keenly aware of the admonition in James 5:14 for the leaders of the church to pray over the needy and anoint them with oil. The scriptural promise was that the prayer of the faithful would bring recovery to the sick person. Beth’s custom was to take this passage literally and do what it said.
After anointing the young woman with oil, Beth began praying for her in accord with the scripture. As she prayed, Beth felt a strong sensation come over her. She was certain the young women would conceive.
Nine months later, a baby was born.
What was the “how” in this divine intervention? First, the young woman’s desperation brought her to the church as the place where grace was poured out. She positioned herself to receive in faith. Second, Beth ministered to her according to the scripture, following a specific direction from the Bible. Third, Beth experienced an inner assurance that the matter was covered by God’s provision. The “how” was conveyed through the church.
Beth was always careful in sharing this story not to give other couples a false sense of security, but she continued to minister with results.
So, how do you relate to this “how?” You might want to take the ministry of the church more seriously than you have in the past. Finding an inspired clergyperson can be the key. Just remember. Miracles never cease.
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