A HEALING DREAM

Blog 189

March 22, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today? Read and you’ll find new insights.

 A HEALING DREAM

Divine interventions often come through dreams. The Bible is filled with these stories, running from Jacob’s ladder to heaven to Joseph’s instruction to take Mary and baby Jesus to Egypt.  Our next-door neighbors had such an experience involving their son Garrett.

Garrett Conley was born with a serious heart defect that meant his life would always be limited.  Many difficult, painful surgeries were required just to survive. Even though the family knew his life span could be short, his mother, father, and I began praying for his condition on a weekly basis. Garett was energized by these laying on of hands sessions and grew taller and stronger. By age eighteen, he was looking to a future that would be tough.

And then Garett’s heart suddenly failed and on November 2, 2020 he slipped away.

His mother was overwhelmed and devastated. A devout Christian, Carrie struggled to understand.  She prayed constantly to grasp what had occurred. That’s when the dream came in the night.

Carrie and her husband Wiley were carrying baby Garett across a long bridge. As they walked, the baby started to grow but they kept holding him. The journey across the span was long and the baby kept growing. Even though a a teenager, Carrie and Wiley still held him as they walked. Slowly but surely, Garett became an eighteen-year-old young man while his mother and father were still holding him.

When Carrie looked ahead, she could see another bridge that had to be crossed. This time the bridge was torn, rugged, and broken. Crossing the next bridge would be far more difficult than the one they were on. Carrie wasn’t sure how they would get across.

Suddenly Jesus appeared at the end of the bridge they had been crossing and reached out to take Garret in his arms.  With a sweeping gesture, Jesus and Garett were gone. Carrie abruptly realized that because of his love for Garett, the Master had saved him from crossing a broken bridge. The insight proved to be a powerful healing for Carrie’s grief.

Carrie’s dream demonstrates how healing can come even when we are asleep. Sometimes the interventions of God come when our eyes are closed.

By the way, I’d love to hear your story if you’ve experienced a divine intervention. Send it to me at Wise on Miracles@gmail.com.

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HEALING POWER

Blog 188

March 8, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today? Read and you’ll find new insights.

 HEALING POWER

I didn’t grow up in a world where people took angels seriously. They were considered more of a figure of speech, an interesting idea, something akin to fairies. During the past several years, I have been with people who shared their experience of angels. My perception has definitely changed. I have discovered that the Bible’s description of the angelic realm turns out to be amazingly true and helpful.

Here’s an example. Kim Kosteczko of Gardiner, New York  offers insight.

Kim and her mother had always believed in angels.  The challenge came when Kim received a telephone call from a neighbor saying that her mother had fallen and had a serious injury. She rushed home and found a package at the door. Kim set the parcel aside and hurried to her mother’s side.  At the hospital, x-rays were taken that revealed the worst. Her arm had been broken in two places and needed immediately surgery. But there was another problem.

Kim’s mother could not survive surgery. With a fragile heart and lungs, she wouldn’t make it. The doctor’s only alternative was a traction brace. The best he could offer was the hope that fusion would occur. The doctor felt certain that she would have to wear a brace for the rest of her life. Not much encouragement there. Kim’s mother was deeply depressed.

Kim prayed for divine intervention and ask for the angels to help. She encouraged her mother not to lose hope because Kim assured her the angels would help.

When Kim returned home, she saw the package that had been left on the porch.  Inside she was surprised to find three angels labelled Faith, Hope, and Love. A small pillow had been embroidered with, Friends Are Angels Without Wings. Kim took the angels to the hospital for her mother’s reassurance. She took a picture of her Mom holding the angels. To her surprise, the picture turned out to be more than she expected.

When it was developed, Kim’s mother was covered with white transparent light. She knew the picture was a sign of the angels covering her with healing grace. Seeing the angels caused her mother’s depression to lift.

Six-weeks later when they went for an appointment, the doctor was shocked. Her mother’s arm was completely healed!

            By the way, I’d love to hear your story if you’ve experienced a divine intervention. Send it to me at Wise on Miracles@gmail.com.

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Angel on my Shoulder

A HUNCH FROM HEAVEN

Blog 187

March 1, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today? Read and you’ll find new insights.

A HUNCH FROM HEAVEN

Did you even have one of those thoughts that seemed to pop into your mind out of nowhere? The more you reflected on the idea the better it seemed to be, but you couldn’t imagine where the notion came from? Just seemed to float in.

As I have talked with people who knew they encountered angels, I noticed that many of them began their connection by discovering a random concept wasn’t just a spontaneous blip.  They came to conclude that their guardian angel gave them the nudge. That’s an interesting idea to consider. Of course, many people think the idea of a guardian angel to be only a figurative expression of speech.

But is it?

Collen LaFarge of Stoughton, Massachusetts will tell you to pay attention. Here’s her experience.

Collen worked in a home-improvement store at night so she could be with her daughters during the day. One evening, she was coming home late at night and recognized the traffic was light. To get home, she needed to go through four traffic lights. As she sailed down the street, Collen noticed that the first two lights were green and she didn’t have to slow down. The free passes could get her home much quicker. Of course, she was pleased.

As Collen approached the third light, she could see that it was green. Always a highly busy intersection, she thought luck was certainly on her side. She could fly on through.  At that moment something happened.

Collen felt a benevolent presence with her in the car. Goose bumps went all over her body. She didn’t know what to think but “something” was definitely in there with her.  A voice said “Come to a stop at the greenlight.”

She glanced in the mirror to make sure no one was behind her. Even though stopping at a green light seemed absurd, Collen took her intuition seriously and hit the brake. Coming to a complete stop, it made no sense to stand there when the green light said go.

At that moment, an extremely large truck came barreling down the adjacent street and ran the red light. It would have killed her.

Collen gasped and whispered, “Thank You God.” Tears trickled down her cheeks. She knew that presence in the seat next to her was her guardian angel. She still gets chills when Collen remembers that night.

And you? What about your so-called hunches?  Could they be …..

By the way, I’d love to hear your story if you’ve experienced a divine intervention.

Send it to me at Wise on Miracles@gmail.com.

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel MIRACLES NEVER CEASE, where I post interviews with people sharing their experiences with divine encounters!

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An angel on my Shoulder

SAVED FROM THE UNEXPECTED

Blog 186

February 22, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today? Read and you’ll find new insights.

SAVED FROM THE UNEXPECTED

This past week has been a disaster. Oklahoma had the coldest weather in its history. The wind chill Tuesday was a -25 with 15 inches of snow! We couldn’t get out of the house and prayed the pipes wouldn’t freeze, but today we’re on the other side. While glancing at L.W. Northup’s Encounter with Angels, I am reminded how we are often delivered from the unexpected. Here’s one of his stories.

Mutuko Hasgawa was touched by the ministry of an American Missionary to Japan. Her father was the mayor of Hiroshima. She had three daughters and life seemed good. Then, World War II struck and her husband went to the front fighting for the Emperor. Tragically, he lost his life at the front.

The day of his death, Mutuko’s first thought was to commit suicide. As she contemplated death, she heard the voice of God clearly say to her. “Can’t you raise these girls to be missionaries for me?” Totally unexpected, she had experienced a divine intervention.

Mutuko returned to her city and went to work for her sister-in-law who was a doctor.  As the days passed, it became clear that Japan was losing the war. The word on the streets was that Japan would make a final stand to defend their island. People were terrified. Conditions of destruction were closing in around them. She wasn’t sure of what to do.

And then that voice returned.

She was sure Divinity was speaking. “Escape to the mountains!” Over and over, she heard the same message. The angels seemed to be saying, “Escape to the mountains!”

Finally, Mutako obeyed. In an old truck, she gathered what belongings she could take, gathered up her children, and drove up into the towering mountains behind the city. At 8:16 the next morning, she looked down on her city and saw a blinding flash of light. A mushroom cloud engulfed Hiroshima. The atomic bomb had wiped out the entire city. She and her children were saved.

Mutako Hasgawa knew that angels saved her and her three daughters for a greater purpose. Her obedience had been crucial.

Our problem has been ice not fire, but listening to God and angels remains vital everywhere.

By the way, I’d love to hear your story if you’ve experienced a divine intervention.

Send it to me at Wise on Miracles@gmail.com.

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A FRIEND IN NEED

Blog 185

February 15, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today? Read and you’ll find new insights.

A FRIEND IN NEED

I am always amazed by the stories I run into that describe the unexpected appearances of the Unexpected. Over the past few years, I shared some of these accounts that happen in all kinds of places including winter blizzards. Right now we are preparing for a “whopper” starting tomorrow and dumping maybe as much as two feet of snow. That makes this a good time to remember what is possible when the cold winds blow in.

Jacinta Williams of Stuart, Florida has just such a story for us.

When an unexpected seizure hit her, Jacinta was terrified. With no history of epilepsy or any similar disorder, she was diagnosed with having a reaction to a prescription. However, while working on her job as a hair stylist, another attack knocked her on the floor still holding a bottle of hair color in her hand. Blackness swallowed her. Only slowly did she begin to return to consciousness.

Jacinta could hear muffled voices flowing around her. While she was struggling to regain full awareness she could hear more voices above her. Slowly, she began to realize that someone was holding her hand. When Jacinta opened her eyes, she saw a beautiful, smiling woman with long blonde hair and sparkling eyes. Jacinta guessed the woman must be around thirty-years-old.

As the woman looked into Jacinta’s eyes, she didn’t say a word. And yet — Jacinta clearly heard her say, “Do not be afraid. Soon you will be well.”

An ambulance arrived and the paramedics started preparing her for the ride to the hospital. She looked at them and her co-workers. “Where’s the beautiful lady who held my hand.” They shook their heads, not sure of what she was talking about. No one seemed to remember such a woman being there.

Once she was in the hospital and examined, the doctors assured her that the medication hadn’t left her system yet. Just as she had heard, Jacinta was okay. Now fully recovered, she realized what had happened in her shop. The voice was lovely beyond words and the assurance had come like a warm blanket in a cold winter. The beautiful woman was no woman at all. Jacinta had met her guardian angel.

Years later, she never had another seizure and remains a complete believer. Jacinta will tell you that angels are there all the time. Pay attention!

 By the way, I’d love to hear your story if you’ve experienced a divine intervention. Send it to me at Wise on Miracles@gmail.com.

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel MIRACLES NEVER CEASE where I host interviews with people sharing their experiences with divine encounters!

Let the miracles begin!


Episode 2 – Rev Joseph Bias

My latest books:

I Marched with Patton: A Firsthand Account of World War II

Alongside One of the U.S. Army’s Greatest Generals!

by Frank Sisson (Author), Robert L. Wise (Author)

You can find I MARCHED WITH PATTON on Amazon.

82 Days on Okinawa: One American’s Unforgettable Firsthand Account of the Pacific War’s Greatest Battle!

You can find 82 DAYS ON OKINAWA on Amazon.

by Art Shaw (Author), Robert L. Wise (Author)

A STOP BY AN EMPTY WATER WELL

Blog 184

February 8, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today? Read and you’ll find new insights.

A STOP BY AN EMPTY WATER WELL

I’ve known Chuck and Janet Pohlhammer for maybe two millennium. We became friends when I lived in the Laguna Beach area a number of decades ago. Since then, Chuck and I have exchanged jokes, stories, and political commentary over the telephone. A number of them have become classics. The Pohlhammer’s have year after year made monthly trips down to Baja California to assist in poverty-stricken missions that take in orphan children. Janet is a nurse and can provide medical help.  She tolerates our jokes and gags.

This past week Chuck called with a different experience.

They had crossed the border into Baja California and gone down to Rancho Sordo Mudo to help this facility that takes in children who are mute. The ministry is a vital ministry to children and people who are in desperate need. When they arrived, the Pohlhammer’s discovered staff and children walking around an old water well in despair. Wringing their hands, no one seemed to know what to do.

The well (which was the only water supply for the entire Rancho) had gone dry. One of the men had been lowered into the hole with a shovel to see if he could open up the flow of water at the bottom. Unfortunately, not even a trickle appeared. Of course, the loose dirt was hoisted up in a bucket. Someone or something slipped and the container as well as the large load of dirt and rock had crashed on top of the worker.

Of course, getting the damaged man up from the bottom of the hole was a challenging problem. Fortunately, that was a solvable issue even with his injuries, but getting water flowing back into the well was paramount. In a proverty area, the problem had no solution. The ministry to the children was doomed.

The Pohlhammer’s watched as the staff lamented, prayed, and bemoaned their fate. Abruptly, a large truck came lumbering up the dirt road. The driver pulled up, and got out of the truck.

“I don’t know why I’m here,” he said. “I was driving up the highway when this strange presence seemed to come over me. Never happened before. Strangest thing I ever felt. Seemed like I was being told to turn up that next dirt road. So, I did and it led me here.”

The crowd listened intently.

“I’m sorry,” the man said. “I don’t have anything to offer. All I’ve got in my truck is a water well drilling rig.”

Little things can mean a lot.

By the way, I’d love to hear your story if you’ve experienced a divine intervention. Send it to me at Wise on Miracles@gmail.com.

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AN ATTACK IN THE NIGHT

Blog 183

February 1, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today? Read and you’ll find new insights.

AN ATTACK IN THE NIGHT

Douglas Connelly analyzed what the Bible said about angels illustrated with stories he discovered about the subject. His book Angels Around Us tells amazing stories. Here’s an example.

In 1950 throughout the African nation of Kenya, the Mau Mau were angry with British Colonization of their land. An uprising had begun. While American missionaries tried to help the tribe, they had become a target for violence. The African Inland Mission in Kenya became venerable.

Soon the missionaries learned that the Mau Mau were planning to strike their area and kill them along with anyone who believed the Christian message. The clergy immediately gathered their families together in the mission compound.  While they intended to defend their families as best they could, the missionaries knew that they would be greatly outnumbered.  Rolls of barbed wire were strung around their camp and lights were fixed to come on at night when anyone came into their camp.

On the night of the attack, the missionaries and their families gathered in one of the buildings and began to pray.  Men stood at the door with the few weapons they had. All through the night they interceded and pleaded for God’s provision. As the sun came up, they realized that the attack wasn’t coming. No one could explain why, but they were grateful.

Several months later, one of the missionaries met with one of the captured Mau Mau warriors and led him to the Christian faith. After his conversion, the native told him the rest of the story. A large contingent of combatants had surrounded the missionary village on the night planned for the attack. Just as they were about to strike, large fiery creatures suddenly appeared in front of them, coming out of the dark. Frightened by what they saw, the warriors ran and refused ever to come back.

The missionaries concluded that while they had not seen anything, their heavenly Father opened the eyes of the attackers to see God’s band of angels. Douglas Connelly believes the “fiery creatures” were protecting angels sent to save them.

What can we learn? Is it possible that when we put ourselves in the hands of God, He continues to work behind the scenes in ways we never know about? Is it possible that the Almighty works removing obstacles that we didn’t even know were there? The African missionaries would say so.  Don’t only trust what you can see: trust what may be unknown.

By the way, I’d love to hear your story if you’ve experienced a miracle. Send it to me at Wise on Miracles@google.com.

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A VOICE IN THE NIGHT

Blog 182

January 25, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today? Read and you’ll find new insights.

A VOICE IN THE NIGHT

In Lee Strobel’s book The Case For Miracles, he chronicles the American perspective on the possibilists of a divine intervention. In this time of skepticism and doubt, I find it interesting that 51% of the country still believe the miracles stories in the Bible are true. When asked if they believe such is still possible today, 67% said yes. Only 15% said no. Baby Boomers ranked the highest with 71% believing in the possibility and young adults had a lower level of 61% believing in the miraculous. In this country, we have a remarkably high rate of people who accept the idea that their heavenly Father can intervene on their behalf.

In my experience travelling in Africa, I have found that possibly an even higher percent believes in the promise. Because those cultures are not as marked by skepticism, they appear to have a more natural child-like willingness  to believe that seems to open heaven’s doors more easily.  I do not mean that they are in some way backward or naïve. Many of these cultures are simply more open.

When I started seeking people who had some variety of divine encounter, I was surprised by how reticent many were to speak about the wonderful experiences they had received. They seemed embarrassed because the climate in their church or circle or friends was a ring of doubt. That’s been the climate in the American church. But here’s the facts. Two out of five US adults (38%) have had such an encounter. Based on 2016 data, that means a staggering 94, 792,000 Americans are convinced that God has performed at least one miracle in their lives.

No matter how you stack it up, that’s amazing. Now, I know you don’t develop your religious perspective based on statistics, but it’s nice to know how large the crowd is that you might be running in. We can encourage each other!

The purpose of these blogs has been to embolden your quest for the highest and the best. Even when we consider ourselves to be the least or most unqualified, we are actually the best candidates for a divine intervention. Remember that Jesus taught that the poor in spirit will inherit the Kingdom of God. (Matthew 5:3) Do not be afraid to reach out for the hand of God when you are in need.

Can I guarantee a miracle? Of course not. The nature of the supernatural remains a mystery. We are always reaching into a cloud with little understanding of what we will find. Remember some day we will all die. At the same time, the promise remains on the other side of that cloud.

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