HELP FROM BEYOND

Blog 257

August 14, 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.

HELP FROM BEYOND

The earliest Christians condensed their convictions into the Apostles Creed. Churches around the world recite this Creed every Sunday. They affirm that they believe in the “communion of the saints.” Some groups assume this means showing up for fellowship suppers. The first century Christians believed in much more. They contended that their relationship with believers didn’t stop at death, but continued on into eternity. They didn’t pray to the deceased saints as if they were gods of some kind, but as their friends who would always care. So, if you ask someone to pray for you, the first Christians did the same with their friends, now saints in eternity.

Can that practice still be helpful? Consider this story that was printed on July 27, 2022 in the statewide newspaper The Daily Oklahoman and was broadcast in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on News channel 6. Johnny Workman told his story.     

While he was working, a 30,000-pound asphalt roller got out of control and rolled over him. With the weight of two elephants on his chest, Johnny Workman was smashed to the ground. The accident fractured at least 27 bones in his chest. He blacked out, believing he was dead.

Before we go further, let me introduce you to Father Stanley Rother. A missionary priest from Okarche, Oklahoma. Blessed Stanley had gone to Guatemala where he was martyred on July 28, 1981. He would not leave his people trapped in a civil war and was shot to death during the night. He was officially recognized as a martyr by Pope Francis in 2016.  

When Johnny Workman’s family rushed to the hospital, they prayed frantically and evoked the communion of the saints, calling on Father Stanley Rother to add his help. And where was Johnny Workman during this time?

While unconscious, Johnny Workman was swept up in a vision- like experience. Father Stanley Rother picked him up off the ground and helped Johnny to his feet. As they started walking, Mother Mary came alongside. The three of them continued on a journey as if they were walking toward heaven. Although he had never met Fr. Rother, Johnny remains absolutely certain, the priest stood with him. They walked on.

When Johnny Workman recovered consciousness, the doctors and nurses were amazed and believed only a miracle could have saved him. Johnny said, “I know with 100% fact that it was miracle in my eyes.”

Ever ask friends to pray for you? If they should die, don’t stop asking them to continue. Can I explain this experience or discern Johnny Workman’s story? Not a chance. My conclusion is trusting God is always the answer. And don’t forget the “communion of the saints.”          

Just 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.

Readers of my MIRACLES NEVER CEASE blog will be fascinated by my latest book

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

HEALING PRAYER

Blog 256

August 7, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert L. 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.

HEALING PRAYER

Judith and Franics MacNutt have been friends and associates for many decades. No one better demonstrated and practiced the gifts of the Holy Spirit than this couple who founded Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida. Their vision for a healing center has inspired generations of believers. Judith now continues this work by herself. In a recent edition of Healing Line, their newsletter, she relates her personal story of the desperate need for the work of the Holy Spirit.

Living in the Appalachian small town of Jackson, Kentucky, little Judith was seven-years old when she learned that the high school girls would be coming to school in special party dresses for the school prom and she wanted to watch. Judith kept begging her mother to allow her to ride her bicycle to the school. Finally, she agreed only if Judith stayed on the sidewalk. 

Immediately, Judith took off to watch the special school event unfold. She pulled up in front of the school to watch. Sure enough, the students began arriving, looking like a million dollars. Each couple looked like something out of Vogue magazine.

Judith didn’t notice that a car had swerved into the parking lot. The couple driving had been drinking heavily and didn’t hit the brakes Bouncing over the curb, the car came at Judith like a guided missile. She couldn’t get out of the way. The car smashed into Judith. The drunken driver was so disoriented that when he threw the car into reverse, he ran over her a second time!

Observers rushed forward to help the broken child. Because the town was small, they knew her and where her house was. Judith was picked up and carried home. The doctor rushed in to examine the child.

“No point in trying to get her to the hospital in Lexington,” the doctor concluded. “She’d never make it there alive.”

All her mother said was, “We’ll see.”

Judith’s mother had for years believed in fervent prayer. She had a conviction that intercession could change the inevitable. For three days and nights, she sat by Judith’s bed and prayed an unceasing prayer. Nothing deterred her constant supplication.

As the third day was ending, Judith’s eyes began to flutter. The comma broke. She opened her eyes and looked around. “What happened to my bicycle?’ was her first question. Only as she grew older did Judith understand how extraordinary her recovery had been.

What happened? Jesus told a number of parables about persistence. The parable of the old coin illustrated a women’s constant quest without any break until the coin was found. (Luke 15:8-10)  The parable of the persistent widow demonstrated the same teaching. Don’t stop. (Luke 18:1-8).

These parables and Judith MacNutt’s experience have a lesson for anyone seeking a miracle. Don’t let your faith lag when the results are not immediate. Trust God to have a better plan.

Just 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.

Readers of my MIRACLES NEVER CEASE blog will be fascinated by my latest book

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

ORDER NOW!

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel:

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE

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

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

HAPPENS OVER AND OVER AGAIN

Blog 255

July 31, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Rev. Robert L. 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.

HAPPENS OVER AND OVER AGAIN

As the summer lengthens, so does my pursuit of the miraculous. Each week these blogs ae aimed at helping people discover that God is deeply interested in them and they can access His blessing. Just happens over and over again.  This week I was talking with Brian Burrows about his experiences with the Holy Spirit and the subsequent gifts for healing that were imparted to him. Brian’s experience can help you find insight and faith.

I caught Brian as he and his wife were packing for another one of his trips for ministry. He had just returned from Zambia and Africa on a similar excursion. Brian and Vicki Burrows minister abroad and across America. Brian’s journey of faith started 51 years ago just after graduating from McMurray College in Abilene, Texas. Back in 1971, the Charismatic Movement was just beginning and people were discovering the work of the Holy Spirit. Brian received this baptism of power and his life was forever changed. He didn’t know exactly what had happened to him, but set out to discover the meaning of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Brian’s been on that journey ever since.

Immediately after he came into this new walk with the Holy Spirit, Brian attended a Full Gospel Businessmen’s Convention in Denver, Colorado. As the group broke for lunch, Brian noticed a blind man walking down the hall, using a cane to find his way. The inner voice of the Spirit spoke. Brian was told to stop the man and pray for him. Brian had never done anything like that in his life, but he knew being faithful to voice of God was crucial. He walked over and asked the man if he could pray for him. The man was instantly healed.

When I asked Brian how this occurred, he said, “I was faithful to the voice.”

Today Brian helps people learn how to “tune in.” He notes that the Holy Spirit often speaks to people through their natural dispositions. For example, people with an artistic bent see pictures or visions. Other who are more auditorily included hear words. Everyone has their own particular inclination. Brian’s important suggestion is to be open and responsive to what God says.

Here’s a case in point. Recently Brian was in a grocery store and noticed a lady walking by with a brace on her leg. He felt the call to pray for her and asked her if he could. Right there in the middle of the store, the lady’s leg was healed.  Your gifts may be different from Brian’s, but you can have just as important a ministry.

Could God use you in the same way? Absolutely. It’s a matter of learning to tune in. Don’t be afraid to open your “spiritual” ears. You will receive new direction.

Just 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.

Readers of my MIRACLES NEVER CEASE blog will be fascinated by my latest book

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

ORDER NOW!

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel:

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE

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

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

AWAKENED TO THE LIGHT

Blog 254

July 25, 2022

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.

AWAKENED TO THE LIGHT

Miracles come in all shapes and sizes. Often the divine touch is unexpected. Elaine Stephenson had just such an experience.

On February 3, 2021, Elaine was finished with her usual early morning two hours of “layered” prayer. Still battling an illness, something unusual started to appear.  A deeply personal vision began to emerge.

Elaine began picturing her body and ordering all the negatives to leave every part of her. She prayed for Jesus to fill every cell with his healing water followed by his healing touch. Next, she asked for his healing light to surge in.  Elaine began asking for the prayers of the many people who prayed for her need to flow through her body. As the prayer time came to an end, she gave thanks and praise to Jesus for hearing her prayers.

Almost as an afterthought, Elaine asked, “…Jesus, would you take my sack with you when you go.” She was referring to a hideous, misshaped roll of fat that had formed across her lower abdomen. While struggling with her illness, Elaine had lost a substantial amount of weight in a short period of time. The result had created the bulge around her waist. Elaine had barely gotten those words out of her mouth when she sensed a change.

Directly in front of her, she envisioned a circle with a line forming in the center, almost like a stick figure being drawn. As the line continued to extend, it started making a letter. In the center of the circle the bold capital letters formed making a giant “I AM.” She immediately thought that Jesus was saying “I AM with you.” Elaine knew her prayers had been answered. Tears began to run down her cheeks.

(Of course, Exodus 3:13-14 related that Moses discovered the name of God to be in Hebrew YHWH or  I AM).

The letter of the I AM glowed boldly across her dark room. Each letter was printed on a shape like a child’s building block. The colors glowed with an other worldly magnificence.  Long after the image fade, they letters were etched in her mind.

Finally, Elaine woke her husband and related the experience. He too was amazed. They agreed her experience must be shared with others. Oh yes. The sagging sack around her waist was gone.

Remember to expect the unexpected!

By the way, did you discover the miraculous during 2021? Please email me your story at:  miracles@miraclesnevercease.com.

Readers of my MIRACLES NEVER CEASE blog will be fascinated by my latest book

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

ORDER NOW!

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel:

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE

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

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

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A MIRACLE IN THE DARK

Blog 253

July 18, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert L. 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 MIRACLE IN THE DARK  

            Studying miracles is always walking into a mystery. We can never be sure what comes next or how the hand of God will move. Exploring how a miracle occurred or attempting to fathom the meaning is important and helpful, but when we are finished there are more unanswered questions than what have been already discovered. The Holy Spirit moves like the wind, unseen but felt. That’s the way of the miraculous. What counts is believing, not understanding.

            Pastor James Mutahi can tell you about faith. Now a pastor in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was originally a pastor in Kenya, East Africa. During that time, Pastor James noticed that his two-year old daughter Mary had stopped playing with the other children. She hardly touched her supper and then her temperature began to rise. Something was wrong.

               As the evening progressed so did the problem. The child’s temperature continued to rise. Sponge baths were administered to cool her, but nothing helped. James and his wife Jane gave her Tylenol but that didn’t stop the problem. Both parents laid down but couldn’t sleep. Something was dreadfully wrong with their child. At 2:00 in the morning Jane came to the conclusion that they should take little Mary to the hospital. James could hear the rain beating down on the roof and pouring down all night. That could be a problem.

            James Mutahi had always been a man of prayer and during the entire evening he had silently prayed for his daughter. He didn’t disagree with Jane about taking her to the hospital, but he deeply believed God could heal her. Even as he rolled out of bed, James hung on to that conviction.

            As soon as he started the van, James knew they had another issue. The wheels would only spin. In Kenya, the sticky clay soil saturated by rain can make it impossible for a vehicle to move. No matter how sick little Marry was, there wasn’t going to be a trip to the hospital. The family had to go back into the house.

            James and Jane began praying aloud. James believed in his God of miracles and called on the Lord to come and save his daughter. As the rains kept coming down, their prayers kept going up. And then it happened! Mary’s temperature began going down. Her feverish body began to cool. Mary started to recover. No doctor or medicine had made the difference. James could see his faith validated as his daughter began to recover.

            The next day was Sunday. James and Jane shared the story with their church of what had happened the night before. The congregation rejoiced that the intervention of the miraculous had restored this little one. The experience was an affirmation that God is always near. James and Jane remembered the promise of Jesus that he would never forsake them.

            What can you gather from their experience? Don’t forget that the issue isn’t your understanding, but your believing. The more you grow in faith, the more you will expect and your heavenly Father will answer.

            Remember to expect the unexpected!

By the way, did you discover the miraculous during 2021? Please email me your story at:  miracles@miraclesnevercease.com.

Readers of my MIRACLES NEVER CEASE blog will be fascinated by my latest book

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

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Have you read my other latest book?

MAN ON FIRE: The story of the

Apostle John’s last disciple.

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Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel

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

Let the miracles begin!

MNC BEST OF: THE EMPOWERMENT NEVER STOPS

Blog 246

May 23, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert L. 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 EMPOWERMENT NEVER STOPS

Our TIME FOR EMPOWERMENT SERVICE last Thursday night was a powerful experience of renewal and healing. We appreciate all who were part of this gathering at Church of the Acts, Oklahoma City. These events will resume in the Fall.

Here’s another miraculous event you’ll find inspiring. Raven Nelson is a full-blood American Indian. As happened to many Indian children, he was placed in a foster home where he experienced abuse and went to the hospital a number of times. Raven had damage to his back from a bullet wound, beatings, and fights. Raven knew about pain.

In the late ‘90’s he began work in bail enforcement which is essentially being a bounty hunter. The work was dangerous and Raven was often in peril. During one of those episodes, he had to be taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Vancouver, Washington. While he was in the emergency room, Raven had a near-death experience.

As the doctors worked frantically on over him, Raven started floating up to the ceiling where he could look down on the medical personnel working over his body.

He clearly needed a blood transfusion but the hospital had no type AB on hand. His blood pressure dropped to the bottom and his heart stopped. The medical team quickly placed electric defibrillation paddles on his chest to start the heart again. Raven’s heart stopped twice.

While the doctors worked desperately, Raven was some place else. He abruptly realized that a tall man was standing on his right side. Wearing a white robe with a gold belt, he had long flowing hair and fire in his eyes.  He reached over and took his hand.

“I died for you,” he said. “Won’t you give me a chance?”

Raven could feel the man’s love penetrating his heart and knew something highly important was happening to him. The man faded and Raven drifted back into his body. His heart had started beating again. Four days later, he walked out of the hospital.

Through the emergency room experience, he had come to an experience and understanding of God’s love. Something new stirred in his heart and Raven knew he had to find that man who stood next to him in the hospital. Raven began a very personal search.

Studying the Bible, he felt the personal relationship growing. A new beginning and life had begun. The better way was unfolding. Eventually all pain vanished. Raven and his wife Vi began holding Bible studies and meetings.

The out- of- the body experience had produced a in- this- world change! Remember that the promises are always there. Don’t be afraid to ask.

Expect the unexpected.

By the way, did you discover the miraculous during 2021? Please email me your story at:  miracles@miraclesnevercease.com.

Readers of my MIRACLES NEVER CEASE blog will be fascinated by my latest book

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

ORDER NOW!

Have you read my other latest book?

MAN ON FIRE: The story of the

Apostle John’s last disciple.

(Elk Lake Publishing)

It’s a thriller. Get one.

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 REORDERING PRESENCE

Blog 252

July 3, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert L. 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 REORDERING PRESENCE

            Anyone interested in miracles will find Lee Strobel’s The Case for Miracles to be an important read. Strobel builds a strong case for intellectually believing in the interventions of God. He presents both sides of the case for and against supernatural experience. The “for” far out weights the “against.” Here’s an example.

            Dr. Craig S. Keener, Ph.D is a well-known prodigious writer. One colleague described him as a scholar who comes along once in a century. However, that reputation did not come easy. As a boy, Keener had friends who did not adhere to the Christian faith, and a few claimed to be atheist. One day coming home from school, he was confronted by the doubters as well as believers who challenged him. As little Craig Keener finally walked home by himself, he kept thinking about their confrontations. Sitting down in his bedroom, Craig continued to argue with himself. Could their objections be true? And then he sensed “it” in the room with him.

            While he couldn’t define what was happening, Craig Keener knew God’s presence was suddenly there. Real, genuine, with him. The “Presence” exceeded all questions. He tried to spill out the issues his friends had confronted him with, but suddenly Craig felt something rush through his body. Never before had he known such a sensation, but he knew God had filled his life. Craig was immediately filled with wonder and worship.

            God’s greatness and awesomeness filled his life. As the encounter grew, Craig Keener realized his purpose in life. Moreso, he understood what The purpose is for everyone. All of us are to love God, to serve Him, and to worship Him. Craig put it this way. “Everything is to be built around Jesus.”

            From those few moments has grown a lifetime of accomplishment. Twenty-five years later, Keener had authored twenty-one books and been a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary. But the story began one afternoon in a schoolboy’s bedroom. Craig Keener discovered skeptics can become saints.

By the way, did you discover the miraculous during 2021? Please email me your story at:  miracles@miraclesnevercease.com.

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Let the miracles begin!

THROUGH A RADIO

Blog 251

June 27, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert L. 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.

THROUGH A RADIO

            Recently, a dear friend who has financially supported these weekly blogs and the monthly videos on YouTube, asked me if others had helped. I had to say no. She responded, “I bet many people have been blessed through the weekly and monthly programs. If so, they might want to help with the expenses of recording, editing, directing, and other professional helps. Ask them.”

            So, I am. If these stories of miracles and the touch of God have been of value to you, your donations would be deeply appreciated. You can send them to ROBERT L. WISE, PO BOX 22716, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA,  73123. Each week and month, these stories go around the world and are read by thousands of people. Who knows who you might be reached and helped through your contribution?

            Can a published blog make a difference.? Here’s an example of the possible impact. I’ve known LaDonna Osborne for a number of years. The daughter of missionary evangelists T.L. and Daisy Osborn, LaDonna continues to carry their ministry through Africa. Not necessarily as well known in America, the Osborn family has touched thousands of people through the decades.

            Because of the advent of the Covid pandemic, LaDonna was forced to cancel mass meetings and begin broadcasting through the radio to the Runyakole-speaking people of Uganda, East Africa.  Immediately the reports began coming in. A multitude responded. In addition, to affirming the gospel, the reports of healings followed.

            A person with fistula began following LaDonna’s directions and instruction she offered over the radio. African doctors had not been able to help. LaDonna suggested the sacrament she calls The Table of the Lord. The African woman started following the prayers and crying out in faith.  The next day the pain was gone and healing followed. Now she tells all her friends to find the recovery of their joy through contact with God.

            A person with Prostate Cancer was in the last stages of this dreaded disease. The humiliating circumstances had left the man in despair. A friend suggested he listen to the radio and tune in LaDonna’s program. As he listened, she suggested listeners pray with her. As she kept saying, “believe, believe, believe,” he prayed with her. Following the broadcast, he again prayed a simple child’s prayer of intercession. Almost immediately he was healed. He ended his letter to LaDonna saying, “God is great!”

            Do miracles still happen? You bet!

            The results of LaDonna Osborne’s ministry go on and on. The impact of these blogs and videos touch people I’ll never meet as well. Really exciting, isn’t it? If you so choose, thank you for being part of this outreach through your donations and gifts.

By the way, did you discover the miraculous during 2021? Please email me your story at:  miracles@miraclesnevercease.com.

Readers of my MIRACLES NEVER CEASE blog will be fascinated by my latest book

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

ORDER NOW!

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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!