THE GREATEST MIRACLE OF ALL

Blog 226

December 26, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise 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.

THE GREATEST MIRACLE OF ALL

In all the hub-bub of rushing through departments stores, worrying if the packages you sent got there, and fighting the traffic, it’s easy to forget what Christmas is really all about.  Trading presents, watching the Christmas tree lights sparkle, and fixing a turkey for the family gathering can obscure one of the most important insights of the season.

Christmas is about the greatest miracle of all.

Let’s push the school Christmas pageants aside and close our eyes to the football bowl games for a moment. The story begins in a stinking barn with the pungent smell of stale hay that would make a pregnant woman nauseated. Probably, Joseph had to find a shovel to push the animal manure out of the way. Animals would have watched indifferently while two strangers struggled to find a soft place for the woman overcome with pain to lay down because the birth would wait no longer. Poor people trying to survive on the outskirts of the world.

And what does it all mean?

We are all poor people living precariously on the margins of this world. The nativity remains a parable of the human condition before redemption has been born in us. The forlorn dirty barn is a construct of our situation, our emptiness in an indifferent world. While we like to think of ourselves as the prosperous, the conquerors, the almighty, people with big bank accounts, but that Bethlehem barn is the true portrait of our poverty and limitations.

And yet in our bleakness and bareness, God comes. His appearance has absolutely nothing to do with all those things we consider to be so important. Where does God meet us? In the emptiness of our broken lives.

And therein is the miracle.  The God of love asks nothing but our love. So, a baby is born in the cold of a winter night and 2,000 years later the world still comes to the manager. In the midst of our need, there is really no other place to go. We can stand up because we first bowed down.

What a strange story. What an unexpected story. What a miraculous story.

Remember to …expect the unexpected!

I have a new book coming out.

MAN ON FIRE can be ordered on Amazon or at your local book store. 

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!

Let the miracles begin!

ANGELS COME IN MANY COLORS

Blog 225

December 20, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise 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.

ANGELS COME IN MANY COLORS

Last week I suggested that you take Mark’s Gospel and make two columns on a sheet of paper putting what happened on one side when the event wasn’t miraculous and on the other, write when a miracle followed. My prediction was that you would discover that 60 to 70 percent of the ministry of Jesus focused on miracles. I wanted all readers to discover miracles were normative in the ministry of Jesus. BECAUSE they still are today in spite of most people not recognizing the fact.

Here’s an example. 

In the Christmas season, we sing and talk about the intervention of God with the angels. Maybe one is as close as your Christmas tree.

Recently, I was talking with Lisa King-Kirkland. Lisa is a nurse in the Integris Hospital system who can slip a needle in your arm so gently you don’t even notice it. Lisa was telling me about her discovery that angels come in all different colors.

As a child, Lisa and her sisters Melanie and Angela were driving through Houston, Texas on an inter-state highway when their mother Doris Murthy missed thire turn off. Not having any idea what to do next, Doris continued down the highway. Suddenly, she noticed steam coming up under the car’s hood.  Lost in a huge metropolitan city, Doris had no idea what to do but pull off at the next exit and pray for help.

At that moment, she noticed a car following her.

When she pulled over to stop, the other car did the same. Doris was frightened. A nice looking black man got out and walked up.

“Do you need some help, ma’am,” the man asked.

“Do I ever,” Doris said. “Steam is pouring out of my car.  I’m lost, and I have three little girls in the back seat. I don’t even know how to lift the hood.”

“Let me see what I can do,”

The man walked around to the front of the car. The hood immediately raised and he began doing something underneath. After a couple of minutes, he shut the hood. “Your radiator was low. There wasn’t enough water in the pump, but I’ve got it fixed now.” He shut the hood. “Let me tell you how to get back to where you want to go. You need to get back on the inter-state going back to where you missed it.” He offered a few other important tips to get her to her destination.”

Doris sat there amazed at how quicky her problem had been solved. She realized she needed to thank him and got out of her car. There was no car behind her. There was no man who had helped. There was nothing but an empty space.

Doris couldn’t believe her eyes.

She got back in the car and said to Lisa and her sisters, “The Lord has just provided us with a real angel!”

Now years later, Lisa’s life is still touched by that experience and she certainly believes in angels. Lisa wants you to know angels come in many different colors… and to keep looking for them.

Remember to …expect the unexpected!

I have a new book coming out.

MAN ON FIRE can be ordered on Amazon or at your local book store. 

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!

Let the miracles begin!

DOES GOD STILL SPEAK TO US?

Blog 224

December 6, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise 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.

DOES GOD STILL SPEAK TO US?

You bet! Recently I found an email that came in 2012 that I had overlooked. Cheril Hurley shared an experience that meant a great deal to her. Because her discoveries also involved me, I ,too,was grateful for what she learned. People often ask about whether it’s possible to have God speak to them. My discovery is that the speech of the Almighty comes in many different ways, but our heavenly Father speaks when we are listening.

Here’s what Cherl wrote.

“Robert, I just found you on Facebook to my delight. Several years ago I spoke with you on the phone regarding a Divine revelation I received as I was awokened from my sleep. I was on a renewed quest to find my faith again and spiritual heritage that I had left behind in my youth. The message (the revelation) I received form the Lord was a simple and profound one: “READ ROBERT WISE”.

Well, I had never heard of you or even if you had written something. Now my quest led me to some investigating after an “audible voice” commanded me to search you out. There was no Internet back then, so I went to a bookstore in the mall and requested they look up an author by the name Robert Wise. To my astonishment the clerk pulled up a list of books you had written and the latest was the series “People of the Covenant”. I had absolutely no idea what I was about to read or the adventure I was about to embark on but I was so excited that the Lord had spoken to me and actually told me what I was to do.

 I remember feeling so humbled and blessed that he chose me to tell this story to. What would it all mean and where would it take me. Now I knew I was on a Divine mission but for what? To make a very long story short, I devoured the books and that series changed my life forever. The Lord gave me a “heart for the Jewish people” and because of that I’ve not stopped questing for more and more. Because of your gifts of knowledge, wisdom, and writing skills and a Divine message of obedience given to me, I have been challenged and tested, and proved to be a lover and supporter of GOD’s chosen people and the land of Israel. Thank you for the most exciting journey of a lifetime.”

Thank you Cheril for encouraging us not only to listen but to act on what we hear.

Remember to …expect the unexpected!

I have a new book coming out.

MAN ON FIRE can be ordered on Amazon or at your local book store. 

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!

Let the miracles begin!

A DOCTOR’S HEALING

Blog 219

November 1, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise 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.

A DOCTOR’S HEALING

Graduated from the finest medical schools, Dr. Mary Neal studied orthopedic surgery at Southern Cal before training in Sweden and Swizterland. In addition, Dr. Neal loved the outdoors. It was no surprise when she decided to take a kayaking trip in Chile.

While Dr. Mary was kayaking, she fell off the steep side of a waterfall, getting pinned under her boat. There was no way that she could move out from underneath as she could already feel her bones getting crushed. She felt no fear or panic as she could sense angelic beings surrounding and guiding her towards a shining dome-like structure.

 Submerged under 10 feet of water, Dr. Mary described what could only be determined as a near-death experience. She was probably without oxygen for about 30 minutes before her heart started beating once again.

By itself a miracle, Dr. Mary Neal’s companions managed to rescue her and carry her through a dirt roa where an ambulance found her. She was rushed to the nearest hospital. According to the doctors, with her bloating and the number of injuries she suffered, there was little to no chance of her survival. And yet, not only did Dr. Mary survive, she made a complete recovery.

She was to march ahead with a healthy body and no brain damage. However, the angelic beings told Dr. Mary about her eldest son’s premature death during her near-death experience. Ten-years later the death followed.  Nevertheless, the doctor turned her encounter and pain into something meaningful to help others.

Dr. Neal said that the ‘spirits’ were overjoyed as they welcomed her. She equated it to the feeling of returning home after a long voyage. When asked what heaven was like,  she said there was no other earthly equivalent. “The senses were different. I mean the beauty was incredibly intense.” Neal said. 

Dr. Neal did not want to leave,  but the Angelic beings, who had heads, arms, legs and were wearing robes, told her that it wasn’t her time, and that she had to go back because she had work to do — she was told that she was to share her experience with people.  And so she did.

Dr. Mary Neal’s experience lingers as an encouragement to look beyond the boundaries of everyday life.  Remember to …..expect the unexpected!

I hope you’ll avail yourself of this inspiring story!

MAN ON FIRE can be ordered at the local book store. I can make copies available at:

Rev. Robert L. Wise, PO Box 22716 , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 731203

Cost is $15.00 plus the shipping fee.

I hope you’ll avail yourself of this inspiring story!

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!

Let the miracles begin!

THE TOTALLY UNEXPECTED

Blog 218

October 25, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise 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.

THE TOTALLY UNEXPECTED

Ed Wilkinson’s background in neuropsychology convinced him that faith was a neurosis employed to avoid reality. Then his eight-year- old son got sick.

On November 1984 Brad Wilkinson was diagnosed with two holes in his heart which also impaired his lungs. Surgency was immediately scheduled.

As the time of the operation came closer, Brad began giving away his toys. His parents could tell that he doubted his own survival. One day he asked his father, “Am I going to die?”  His father told him that people survived this procedure but to be honest some didn’t.

“Can Jesus heal me?” Brad asked.

Ed blanched at the question and said he’d have to get back to him.  After a couple of days of anguished prayer, Ed studied Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through him who strengthen me.” Ed was able to tell his son that God does heal. If this didn’t happen in Brad’s case, they still had the hope of eternal life. When a visiting pastor came, He asked Brad if he believed God could heal him. Brad said he did and they prayed together.

Before his surgery at the University of Missouri hospital, tests were performed. The operation was expected to take four hours. However, after an hour, the surgeon called for Ed to look at two x-rays. The earlier one showed the two holes in his heart. The second x-ray showed a wall of some sort where the holes had been sealed shut.

“I have never seen this before,” the surgeon said. “Gone.”

There was no misdiagnosis as the first film demonstrated. “You can count this as a miracle,” the doctor concluded. “Somebody somewhere must have been praying.”

Today Brad is in his thirties with a family and business of his own. He has never had any heart or lung problems since.

Ed has changed his mind about miracles and healing.

Having spent a number of years collecting and studying miracle stories, I discovered some are instantaneous and others take much longer. Some are expected; others unexpected. There is no formula to explain when and where they occur. The bottom line? Ed found it. “I can do all things through him who strengthen me.”

Expect the unexpected!

I have a new book coming out.

MAN ON FIRE can be ordered at the local book store. I can make copies available at:

Rev. Robert L. Wise, PO Box 22716 , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 731203

Cost is $15.00 plus the shipping fee.

I hope you’ll avail yourself of this inspiring story!

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!

Let the miracles begin!

WHEN SLEEP COMES WITH A PROMISE  

Blog 213

September 20, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise 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.

WHEN SLEEP COMES WITH A PROMISE    

Recently a friend shared a story that touched my memory. At the time I was living in Laguna Beach, California when a nurse at the hospital called. A member of the church, she knew that I spoke Spanish and wanted to know if I could help the nursing staff with a child dying with cancer. The child’s parents came from Mexico and could not even speak Spanish. Their native language was a Zapotec dialect from the mountains in southern Mexico. Consequently, the nurse had virtually no communication with them. The staff needed help and wanted me to interpret.

The child had bumps all over her body where the cancer had created lumps under her skin. Nurse Dinah said the small girl was in considerable pain and had almost no time left. They hoped I could make some connection with the parents as well as help the child with her pain. I immediately left for the hospital, drove up the coast, and quickly found the room. I walked in with intimidation not knowing what I would find and fearing the worst. Maybe, we couldn’t communicate at all.

The parents were in tears and we fumbled with words as I tried to offer consolation. I could tell they understood little of what I was attempting to say. However, to my surprise the five-year old child and I made instant contact and we talked about their situation. I could tell that the child was actually trying to comfort her grieving parents.

“My name is Blanca” she told me and began to describe what she saw when she went to sleep.

“Beautiful people are all around me,” Blanca said. “They seem to fly and give me such comfort. I don’t seem to hurt as much when I see them.”

“Does this always happen when you sleep?” I asked.

“Yes,” Blanca said. “Always.”

With that she rolled over and took a nap. I sat quietly with her parents. In about thirty minutes she woke up. I leaned over the bed.

“Did you see the angels?”

“Oh, yes,” Blanca said. “But this time there was a man with him. I didn’t know his name, but he smiled at me with the kindest smile I ever saw. I wonder who he was.”

I thought for a moment. “If you see him again, you might call him Jesus and see if he answers to that name.”  

“Okay,” Blanca said. “I will.”

She rolled over again and I could see the pain was increasing. How could one not profoundly care for this child? I just sat there praying for her relief. Finally, she rolled over again.

“He was there!” Blanca said. “Just like you said and his name is Jesus. He talked to me.”

“What did he say?”

“He said the next time I go to sleep, I don’t have to come back and my pain will be gone.”

“Wonderful,” I said. “Just wonderful.”

Blanca smiled for the firs time and then rolled over again and went back to sleep. Blanca did not wake up.

I have thought of her often over the years. In the most unexpected way, her death was actually a miracle. She saw angels and God’s provision for children who slip away in the night. For them there is no darkness.

Did not Jesus say, “whoever welcomes a child in my name welcomes me?” (Matthew 18:5)

Remember to expect the unexpected!

I have a new book coming out.

MAN ON FIRE

The story of the first Church father

(Elk Lake Publishing)

You’ll be inspired

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!

Let the miracles begin!

A LIGHT FROM BEYOND

Blog 195

May 2, 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 LIGHT FROM BEYOND

When Jana Branson was four-years-old, she had an usual playmate. Actually, she thought he was her brother. They would sit and talk. If she became afraid, he would always comfort her. Even at night as she was going asleep, he would sit on the bed as she dosed off. At one point, he told her someday Jana would become an Episcopal Church priest. Oh, yes, his name was Jesus.

As Jana grew up, her friend faded away and she realized he was not as real as some of her other acquaintances. Nevertheless, Jana knew he had been a reality in her life and took him seriously. When she told her parents about wanting to be a priest, they informed her that such didn’t happen in the Episcopal Church. One had to be a man. Of course, Jana was angry. However, with the passing years, that rule changed and today woman are clergy.

Much later in life with grown children, Jana went to seminary and became an Episcopal priest. Her childhood relationship with Jesus continued to guide her life. While the revelations might have faded for a time, the special dimension remained in the back of her mind. Today, it is difficult for her to put these discoveries into words, the numinous is in many ways beyond words. Nevertheless, spiritual openness has guided her life.

More than interesting, you may find Jana’s experience to be helpful to you. Perhaps, you’ve had something similar and doubted the reality. Jana’s continuing spiritual encounters can help you find reassurance. I’ve found that experiences with God break in unexpectedly for many people. Here’s more of Jana’s story.

When Jana begins to reach beyond her daily experience, a bright white light often appeared. While she could only see an outline of a figure in the bright while light, she intuitively knew that once again she was communicating with Jesus of Nazareth. She was touching an adult expression of her childhood experience. The bright light guided her away from some detour situations. These flashing moments were revelatory and got her back on the right track again.

When Jana prayerfully meditates on her life’s decisions, the light often breaks in and brings insight. Today, one of the most important moments comes as she is officiating during Holy Communion. The Sanctus prayer proclaiming “Holy, Holy, Lord God of power and might …” can become a moment of encounter. During the prayers of consecration when the celebrant prays, “With Angels and Archangels and all the company of heaven who forever sing the hymn…” is such a special moment. Often the white light breaks in and Jana will see parents, friends, people who have passed on standing around her as she prays. In these moments of Holy Communion, heaven opens its doors to Jana.

Seeing the unseen? That’s been Jana’s life experience. She doesn’t talk about it often, but it has defined her sense of reality.  Jana’s special ability gives us encouragement in our own journey forward. We may not see what she does, but we can have the same assurance of what is there.

That’s what divine interventions are all about.

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!

Let the miracles begin!

A DOUBLE DOSE OF LOVE  

Blog 208

August  2, 2021

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. An Archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Church with a Ph.D., Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.

A DOUBLE DOSE OF LOVE  

Sherre Ishmael had been deeply wounded by someone she loved. The pain had cut to her soul. Consequently, she came to a Service of the Healing Christ carrying that burden. This particular type of worship offered the reconciling work of the Holy Spirit and people came for many different needs. On this particular night, Sherre was struggling to restore the vessel of love that had been broken inside her.

To compound her problem, Sherre had always been a pragmatic person who approached situations in a logical manner. At times, she had felt the need to develop a greater ability to love people but let it pass. On this particular evening, she came forward wanting to experience the love of Christ in a new depth, hoping to be enabled to share His love with others.

A team of three intercessors were waiting as Sherre knelt in front of them. They laid hands on her and began to pray for a new gift of love to be given. The experience became electrifying.  Sherre began to realize that Jesus the Christ was pouring his love into her. Far from a sentimental emotion, she was discovering a practical, sacrificial kind of caring.  A desire to help others bubbled up inside her.

As that realization grew, in a new way, Sherre accepted the fact that Jesus Christ really did love her personally in a way she had failed to recognize. She discovered that he was calling her to a wholeness. Sherre realized she didn’t need to be perfect or exceptional, just available and obedient to what the Holy Spirit was calling her to do for others. Sherre knew God would be continuing to work in her life and He did!

Shortly, after this prayer experience, Sherre discovered that her arthritis had disappeared. A spin-off of more love in her life was a physical change that was also liberating.

Many times, we don’t think about the love of God being poured into our lives. We live in a highly competive world where the prime objective is to exceed others. From childhood, many of us have received injuries that keep us from caring about other or wanting to be helpful to others. The idea to suddenly be empowered with a greater depth of caring has never crossed our mind. Possibly it’s time to reconsider what our most basic need really is.

The Apostle Paul wrote, “Eagerly desire the greater gifts. I will show you the most excellent way….these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. (I Corinthians 12:31- 13:13) The love Paul was describing is a gift that only God gives. Could you seek a greater healing than to receive this gift?”

Don’t be hesitant to reach out.

Remember: Expect the Unexpected.

Also, 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!

Let the miracles begin!