Blog 279

February 13, 2023


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.


Several years ago, I wrote CROSSING THE THRESHOLD OF ETERNITY. The book grew out of my interviews with people who had near death experiences. Cindi Pursley, my neighbor in the Colorado Rockies, was a hospice nurse and shared with me some of her observations as people were dying. The accounts quickened my interest and led to fascinating discoveries that are in my book.

What happens at the moment of death?

Recently, I was in a class on the Talmud (the authority on Jewish practice developed from the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament) when I noticed the person sitting next to me had on a sweat shirt indicating she worked for a hospice. In the ensuing conversation, she related what happened as she watched the moment when a person passed away. Her eyes widened in amazement.

While this blog doesn’t reflect my usual reports on miracles, it can help us comprehend the importance of Eternity, the world beyond. Insight into transcendence better equips us to grasp how the power of God breaks into our world.

Anyone who has observed the moment of death has seen the radical change in the person’s appearance. Something far more significant than a heart stopping occurs. Often, the  change certainly suggests someone leaving their body behind.

As my friend and I were talking a few days ago, she described how she had always wondered how the soul might leave the body. Orah (Hebrew name for anonymity sake) had been intrigued by what might happen. As the person she was working with died, Orah saw a spark of light leap from the body and disappear into the night. Orah was overwhelmed!

Could you see such an event happen? Possibly more often than you might imagine. YouTube now carries a series of pictures and discussions of this same phenomena. Under the heading “Actual Pictures of the Soul Leaving the body” or “What happens at the time of death,” you can see images that will surprise you and may shock some readers. I believe you will find the pictures to be significant. Trick photography? It’s your call but don’t make a quick decision.

Interestingly enough, physician Duncan MacDougall did an experiment with six patients who were dying. He postulated that the soul must weigh something. Dr. MacDougall discovered that after a patient had immediately died, he lost 21 grams. While not scientifically verified, the 21 gram experiment fits the pattern that the “essence” of the person traveled on.

My point? Regardless of what current secular society might think, life and death remain in the hands of God. Our ability to relate to our heavenly Father remains the most significant task of our life… and life does go on. We need to get ready for the future … today.

And remember miracles never cease!

Did you discover something miraculous during the past year? I’d be delighted to hear your story. Please write me. Please email me your story at: miracles@miraclesnevercease.com.

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Where I post interviews with people sharing their experiences with divine encounters!

Remember to expect the unexpected! And let the miracles begin!


When she thought she was dying, she and her friends did this…

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