HOPE RECOVERED

Blog 237

March 14, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Rev. 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.

HOPE RECOVERED

You’ll want to look at my interview with Dee Dee Bailey on my YouTube Miracles Never Cease channel posted below. Amazement will follow!

Why do I post these interviews week after week and on YouTube month after month? Because we are fighting secularity across the world. That’s the idea that there is only you, no God, and you have no help outside of your own efforts. Sorry. That’s a completely wrong perspective.

Here’s another example.

 Brad Hentges was diagnosed with stage 2 bladder cancer accompanied by highly aggressive cancer cells. Because of the extreme cell situation, the doctor recommended total removal of his bladder and prostate immediately. Brad’s situation was highly serious.

A close friend suggested that Brad meet with Bruce Van Natta who had been through a similar problem and now prayed with others. When Bruce came to the restaurant where they met, he anointed Brad with oil, laid on hands, and prayed over him. The people in the café didn’t inhibit Bruce in anyway. That evening and the next day, Brad felt vibrations in his body that seemed to center on his lower extremities. The feeling felt strange, but he began to feel better.

When he went to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, doctors reviewed the data and continued to recommend radical surgery. Brad resisted and insisted they scope his bladder once more.

Agreeing, the doctor began the procedure, but stopped in the midst of the procedure to ask another doctor to look. After 15 minutes, a third doctor was called in. The next day the specialist reported the bladder looked fine and there were no traces of blood or bacteria in his urine. The tumors were gone!

Today Brad’s blood pressure and cholesterol are normal. During one examination, he was told that he now had the arteries and blood of a 25-year-old. He now says, “One fact I do now, Jesus heals.”

Do miracles continue? All the time! You can put away those suggestions that you only have yourself. God remains with you. Don’t be afraid to talk to him.      

Remember to expect the unexpected.

I have new books 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@miraclesnevercease.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!

BROKEN RESTORED 

Blog 236

March 7, 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.

BROKEN RESTORED  

The Russian invasion and assault on the Ukraine demand a need for assurance of heavenly intervention. Once more, we can assure the citizens they are not forgotten by heaven.

Brad Hentges and his daughter had gone riding when he was thrown by a young horse.  His pelvis was separated from his back along with internal injuries. After time in the ICU unit, Brad returned home still struggling with intense pain. After three months of barely being able to walk, the doctors concluded the pelvis had become unstable, needing a metal place with screws. However, the surgery might not relieve the pain.

Brad and his wife began praying. None of the options sounded good.

A friend came over to shoe the horse and recognized how much pain Brad was in. He was barely able to sit or stand. The friend remarked that he had a friend who appeared to have a gift of praying for people with Brad’s problem. The man had seen many healings. Would Brad like a visit from Bruce Carlson? Certainly!

When Bruce Carlson arrived, Brad’s pain continued to be so intense that movement was difficult. Bruce observed the situation and had Brad remove his shoes. Holding the feet together, everyone could see Brad’s right leg was a complete inch shorter than the other one. In other words, his pelvis was out of alignment with a tilt to the left. As Bruce began to pray, he affirmed his faith in God’s word and that they should trust Jesus Christ to be what he promised to do. He prayed for Brad’s pelvis and misalignment to be healed.

Much to Brad’s amazement, he watched the right heel abruptly extend, pass the left heel in length, and then return ending exactly the same leg as the right leg. Brad’s back and pelvis were in alignment.

Bruce asked Brad to stand. This time, he put his hands on Brad’s hips. Once more, Bruce affirmed his conviction about faith in Christ with the power to bring healing. At that moment, Brad felt like his joints were being squeezed together. Even though he was still feeling some pain, Brad knew something was different. The next morning, he awoke with less pain and was on his feet much longer. By Sunday, he was pain free and helped load and unload three moving trucks. The problem did not return.

Brad will tell you today that he is thankful the Lord’s servant Bruce Carlson was sent. His faith is stronger than ever. Could God do the same for you? Think about it.

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!

APPEARANCES

Blog 234

February 21, 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.

APPEARANCES

Part 2

Last week I recommended Wayne Weible’s Medjugorje :The Message (published in 1989, Paraclete Press) suggesting you would be moved by his accounts. I noted that Christians generally say the Apostle’s Creed affirming their belief in “the communion of the saints,” a conviction that departed saints continue to interact with believers even after they have entered eternity. Not a new idea, it’s been part of the Christian faith for 2,000 years.

Protestant Weible’s book describes the appearances of the Virgin Mary in the Yugoslavian town of Medjugorje. I noted such an encounter happened at Guadalupe that began the conversion of Mexico. The appearance of Mary to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France created the healing water of Lourdes where to this day people receive remarkable healings. The appearances of Mary at Fatima in 1917 related important vital messages for the world. At the time the Communist revolution was exploding. Mary instructed the visionaries (and everyone) to pray for its removal and spiritual renewal to follow. Decades later this occurred in December 1991. Mary also gave insight into the attempt to execute a Pope which happened to John Paul II. That past history can be confirmed.

As I studied these appearances, I noticed a “spin-off” effect from such appearances, empowering and enriching bystanders. People in the vicinity of the appearances or even away at a great distance received extraordinary results themselves. Rita Klaus experienced that blessing.

For 25 years, she struggled with Multiple Sclerosis.A teacher from Evans City, Pennsylvania, Rita attended a retreat at Ephrata House that communicates the story of Medjugorje. Later in the day Rita went to a church service when she felt someone grab her from behind. She felt a wonderful sense of peace surge through her body. The years of suffering with the disease suddenly disappeared.

Rita’s illness had affected her ability to teach and brought added stress on the family. She was unable to perform her usual tasks. Her legs became severely deformed and her bones bowed.  Rita’s right knee cap became displaced and had to be removed. She entered a rehabilitation hospital and prepared to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.

Laying in bed, Rita heard a voice say, “Why don’t you ask me?” She knew that in the Virgin Mary’s appearances she had told people to pray to her son for healing. Mary always pointed to Jesus. Rita began praying with her whole heart. A “bubbly” feeling surged through her body. Rita finally drifted off to sleep.

The next morning her husband helped her into the wheelchair preparing to attend a Scripture class that morning. Rita was sitting in the session when she began to experience a warmth in her feet and legs along with an intense itching. Abruptly, she began wiggling her previously immobile toes. Rita was dumbfounded.

When she returned home, she knew something was different. While wearing heavy braces on her legs, she could struggle along on crutches. Rita was getting out of the car  when she discovered she could take a few steps with no difficulty. Her heart was pounding! Could it be?

Once in the house, she unlocked her braces. Rita couldn’t believe her eyes. Her right leg was completely straight. Two previous surgeries had not been able to correct the problem. Rita couldn’t believe her eyes. Both legs were normal.

Rita began screaming that her legs were healed. She kept saying, “Thank you Jesus. Thank you blessed Mother!” For the first time in years, Rita stood up on her legs unassisted. She walked down the hallway. Astonished, she walked back shouting, “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

Weeping and laughing, Rita called her pastor who immediately suggested she see a doctor. Her two daughters were shocked because they had never seen their mother without her handicap. The family cried together for joy.

Rita’s doctor examined her and kept muttering, “Tis can’t be! This can’t happen! It’s impossible! The doctor thought maybe he was talking to Rita’s twin sister. The doctor examined Rita at the hospital for confirmation. He begged her to tell him how this could have occurred. Rita related that people had prayed for her for years, but that she only prayed once.

Since that day, Rita Klaus has shared her story over and over again. Her explanation? Just another example of the “communion of the saints.”

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!

APPEARANCES

Blog 233

February 14, 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.

APPEARANCES

In these blogs I made no distinction between Protestants, Roman Catholics, Orthodox, and Jews. My quest is to discover the miraculous. The stories are simply what they are regardless of where they happened or to whom. Along the way I discovered that God has no favorites and blesses all groups, even those that distrust and hate each other. Heaven doesn’t operate on prejudice.

Along the way, I also discovered a distinction between miracles (instantaneous explosion of grace) and divine interventions (more gradual and on-going expressions of empowerment). All of which it is to say we have to accept what God does on His terms, not ours. His methods remain His ways.

That’s particularly true of unexpected angelic appearances. For 2,000 years, Christians said the Apostle’s Creed with the phrase the “communion of the saints.” For Traditionalists that meant a continuing relationship with the departed, the saints. For Protestants, it tended to  mean having a monthly church fellowship supper. Sorry. The creed was always about the possibility of connecting with eternity.

One of the expressions of this belief is that saints have continued to intervene. Sometimes, the appearance is angelic, other times spiritual giants from the past spoke. For example, last summer I was in Rouen, France where Joan of Arc (the patron saint of France) was burned at the stake. Her crusade began through the visitation of Saint Catherine, Saint Michael, and Saint Margaret when they appeared to her in her father’s garden.

History has recorded such experiences through the last two millennium. Perhaps, the most striking have been the appearances of the Virgin Mary, often call the ‘apparitions of Mary.” Such happened at Guadalupe that began the conversion of Mexico. The appearance of Mary to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France created the healing water of Lourdes where to this day people receive remarkable healings.

The appearances of Mary at Fatima in 1917 contained important vital messages. While the Communist revolution was exploding, Mary instructed the visionaries (and everyone) to pray for its removal and spiritual renewal to follow. Decades later this occurred in December 1991. Mary also gave insight into the attempt to execute a Pope which happened to John Paul II.

In the second half of the 20the century, I became aware of similar appearances of Mary at Medjugorje. Interestingly enough, she appeared to children from a poor village in Yugoslavia, then a Communist country. You might note that the above assorted appearances were all to innocent children or poor people in adverse circumstances. (Gives you something to think about living in affluent America) When I was in Hungary, I attempted to go to Medjugorje but the Bosnian War only got me down to the Adriatic Sea where I had to turn back.

Anyone interested in miracles and divine interventions will find the story of Medjugorje important. Interestingly enough, one of the most insightful accounts is by a Lutheran Protestant Wayne Weible. He was there on a number of occasions and became close to the visionaries. Medjugorje: The Message published in 1989, Paraclete Press can be ordered through your book store. You will be moved by how Weible’s life was affected and changed by his discoveries. Read it.

How did the appearances of Mary happen? Some actually saw her. Others heard her voice in their minds. All were immediately and decisively moved. They were not the same again.

Is Mary and other saints still speaking to people today? The record says yes. Next week I will share an amazing story of how a person was healed through such an encounter. In the meantime, get out there and order Medjugorje: The Message. You will be encouraged.

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 TRIP TO HEAVEN 

Blog 232

February 7, 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.

A TRIP TO HEAVEN 

I just got through talking with Ron Carte, formerly a banker in Edmond, Oklahoma overseeing four banks. A most engaging person, Ron wants the world to know what happened to him when he died … and came back.

Ron had just left for the office when he got to 2nd and Coltrane Streets, his heart stopped. He passed out but the car kept rolling and crashed into a tree. Becoming barely conscious, Ron smelled gas and feared the engine would explode. He fumbled for his cell phone and got a 911 call to emergency.

The paramedics knew they had to get him immediately to the heart hospital. In addition, to the severe heart problem, his ribs had been broken in the wreck. In severe pain, Ron was rushed through the emergency entrance and a pacemaker was diagnosed. The doctors didn’t hesitate to begin the procedure.

Ron’s wife had arrived by this time and had once received a pacemaker herself. Knowing the amount of time should take, she began to worry as three hours passed. Finally, the medical team came and told her they were sorry, but Ron had died on the table.

But here’s the rest of the story—

When Ron opened his eyes, he had no idea where he was but saw a large oak tree in front of him. The leaves drifted down on the old garden around the tree. A cobblestone path wound down to a what looked like an older man with long hair standing by a gate.

“Ronnie, come here,” the man called out.

When Ron reached the gate, the man reached over and put his hands on Ron’s head. The pain of broken ribs vanished.

Amazed, Ron asked, “Am I in heaven?”

“Yes,” Jesus said.

“Wonderful!

“But you can’t stay Ron. You’ve got business to take care of back there. You know how I’ve spoken to you in the past through the scripture? I want you to share that knowledge with your children and your grandchildren. I want people to know I’m real. I’m going to send you back to share the message. Tell people heaven is real. Let them know I was born to Mary, that I walked on the earth just like you do. “

“But I want to stay,” Ron protested.

“It’s not your time,” Jesus said. “Everyone has a purpose and yours isn’t completed. You must go back.”

***

As soon as Ron returned from the hospital, he gathered his family around him, and shared his experience as he knew Jesus had instructed him to do. His grandson Grant was a seminary student, studying to become a priest. When Ron contacted him through the internet, he saw on his wall was a picture that had come from a nun who had a similar near-death experience. She asked three artists to help her portray the Jesus Christ she met in heaven. The face was exactly what Ron saw in his encounter.

Ron’s story is an encouragement to everyone who hears about his journey beyond death. He came back so you’d know, too.

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!

BACK FROM THE BEYOND – Part Two

Blog 230

January 24, 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.

BACK FROM THE BEYOND

Part Two

Last week I reported that The November/December issue of The Saturday Evening Post ran an article on near-death experiences written by Bruce Greyson, M.D. and Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, parallels my findings. Here’s more of what he related.

In over a half century of investigation, Dr. Greyson  found that often there were similarities in people’s experiences. One-third change occupations and three-fourths made important changes in their lifestyles or activities. These changes were mostly consistent with people who had been involved in occupations that involved violence such as policemen or the military.

Thirty-six-year-old policeman Joe Geraci was used to seeing bloodshed in his work. Yet after his NDE (near-death experience) he could no longer watch TV because it was too violent. On an assignment, he endangered himself and another officer because he couldn’t fire his gun. He resigned and returned to being a teacher.

NDE survivor Emily was 49 when she sank while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Yet, her NDE survival changed everything. Her values shifted. She had been a successful real estate dealer for 17 years. She turned her business over to one of her sons and joined the Lutheran Church Home where she does marketing for the elderly. She says, “I now live to the fullest and would never, never be afraid of dying.”

What an encouraging word. There is more to life –And death—that we would ever have thought!

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!

BACK FROM THE BEYOND

Blog 229

January 16, 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.

BACK FROM THE BEYOND

A few years ago, I wrote Crossing the Threshold of Eternity (Regal Books), a collection of near-death experiences of people I had known or investigated. The book is still out and you’d find it fascinating.

The November/December issue of The Saturday Evening Post ran similar stories about such experiences. Written by Bruce Greyson, M.D. and Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neu behavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he parallels my findings.

Here’s an example.

In the Vietnam jungle, Steve Price’s bulletproof vest was pieced by shrapnel and mortar fragments pierced his lung. The 24-year-old Marine was rushed to a hospital. During the operation ‘something’ happened. Here’s his account.

“Suddenly, I realized I was up on the ceiling, looking down at my body. A brilliant white light embraced and encompassed me. It took me in. I felt such warmth and peace and was bathed in the most peaceful joyous feeling imaginable. I found myself in a place like the Garden of Eden. I didn’t say the word God for a long time, but now I can say that the light was God. It was like the most loving mother embracing her infant, only a million times more than that.  On the other side a steam bubbling through the garden was my long-dead grandfather. I went to move toward him, but it was over.”

The effect on Steve Price left him with an almost inability to shoot his gun because he didn’t want to kill people. He became so sensitive that when others were hurt, Steve could feel their pain. His entire perspective on life was changed.

There are differences, but Steve Price’s story parallels so many others I reported in Crossing the Threshold of Eternity. The truth is that the Bible tells us precious little about the other side, but these narratives give us compelling glimpse of what is beyond.

Thank you, Steve Price. Your experience helps.

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!

UNEXPECTED GIFTS WITH GRACE

Blog 228

January 8, 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.

UNEXPECTED GIFTS WITH GRACE

As I talked with people who had miraculous experiences, I have picked up stories of people who also developed additional gifts of grace as they came into a new or deepened relationship with the Holy Spirit. Sometimes these spiritual endowments almost defied imagination. Here’s an unusual example from Peru.

Martin de Porres was born into a world of prejudice, but this black man turned rejection into faith, not friction. Few Peruvians would accept a mixed-race illegitimate child, so the deck was stacked against de Porres from the moment he was born. His father, a Spanish nobleman, refused to marry his mother, a freed slave from Panama. De Porres and his younger sister, Juana, grew up poor, socially demeaned, and unacknowledged by their father. To heal the wounds of rejection, he plunged into the Christian faith. The result was remarkable.

Associates said they saw him levitate. He could communicate with animals and be in two places simultaneously. Yet, in Lima, Peru, Martin de Porres was reviled by many simply because of the color of his skin. Local law even forbade him from becoming a full member of the religious order to which he devoted his life. He was able to join a Dominican monastery, wear the robes, and live among the other residents—but only as a worker who cleaned and did laundry. Martin made it his lifelong objective and practice to turn prejudice into spiritual passion.

De Porres became a most remarkable person. As he moved among the people, he soon developed a reputation for redeeming people. Frugal and humble, he was so devout that after his death eighty-four miracles were attributed to him.

De Porres was said to be able to go through locked doors. He was spotted in faraway Mexico and Japan, despite never having left Peru. He and a group of novices found themselves miles from the monastery and late to prayer, he asked them to take his hands. In an instant, the group was back home.

De Porres’s boundless compassion extended to the lowliest of creatures. He was told to set out poisons to get rid the monastery of pests, but it pained de Porre to do so. He went into the garden and called to the rats quietly. He warned them not to eat the poison and said he would be happy to feed them in the garden every day, so long as they stopped bothering the monks. The rats behaved themselves.

How do you relate to such descriptions? I admit that I would have been skeptic if I had not seen wild birds fly down on Agnes Sanford’s veranda and take a piece of bread out of her hand. Agnes had powerful spiritual abilities to related to nature. My time with her taught me that Martin De Porres’s gifts were examples of how grace can transform our abilities, even when the impartations are unexpected. How about you? An encouragement here? You never can tell. 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!