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.

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Let the miracles begin!

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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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.

Robert Wise, PhD presents stories of divine encounters!

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A VOICE IN THE NIGHT

Blog 181

January 18, 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

Might God be at work when it s not clear what is going or the situation is not definable? Consider Jennifer Groesbeck’s story.

The twenty-five-year-old mother had been studying to become a medical assistant and was driving home on a dark night. The car struck a concrete barrier, went out of control, and careened off the road. Her sedan flipped over and landed upside down in a cold river that was not visible from the highway. No one saw the wreck.

Fourteen hours later a fisherman spotted the car and immediately called the police. The officers hurried to the scene and tried to ascertain what had occurred.  When they looked into the car window, they could see an arm floating in the water but little more. The severity of the wreck left the impression that no one could have survived. They started to back off and wait for a wrecker.

At that moment, they heard a woman’s voice softly pleading, “Help me, we’re in here.”

The officers immediately stopped. The words were completely clear. One man shouted back, “Hang in there! We’re trying what we can!” Other rescuers heard the plea. The police immediately plunged into the tide, trying to open the wrecked car.

With water up to their necks, the officers pushed on the overturned car trying to upright it. Slowly, they were able to tilt the car back on its side. When they looked in the windows, they were shocked. Jennifer Groesbeck had died on impact, but in the backseat was an unconscious eighteen-month-old girl hanging upside down in her car seat. The top of her blond-haired had been just inches about the water line.

But the mother died on impact. Where did the woman’s voice come from?”

Officer Tyler Beddoes maintained other rescuers had also heard the voice. Beddoes said he wasn’t a particularly religious guy but when he tried to understand what the heard, the only answer that came up was a miracle.

By the way –ever have an important hunch run through your mind in the night and wonder where that thought came from? Might surprise you if you knew.

Let The Miracles Begin!

Robert Wise, PhD presents stories of divine encounters!

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A NEW YEAR OF EXPECTATIONS

Blog 179

January 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 NEW YEAR OF EXPECTATIONS

Our heavenly Father is a creator who always brings newness into being. In my past years of researching and following people who had divine experiences, I’ve learned how unexpected His work can be. You can’t figure out the comings and goings of our Creator, but only hang on for the ride. We can live in hope and with expectation. My prayer is that these weekly blogs have increased your sensitivity to His hand working in your life and developed a greater anticipation of the possibilities.

I have noticed that having experienced one divine intervention does not exclude other problems and possibilities. I’ve seen persons with extraordinary healings have a recurrence of problems or similar issues later. Often the problem was whether the person was open and stayed open to the Holy Spirit’s work. Remember that we all have free will. Our resistance can keep the door shut. God made us this way. Obviously, we pray for the will of God and seek to pursue it. However, I’ve observed some good people with faith praying, “I know you can if it is your will which amounted to saying, “I’m not really sure about your interventions so I’m going to play it safe and hedge my bets.” Is not that the opposite of faith?

My discovery is that the most important way to pray is, “… ask in my Name and you shall receive.” (John 16:23-24) This passage is not some kind of heavenly slot machine that only requires you to pull the lever. A mystery always remains in the working of God and predictability is hidden in the many other purposes of the Father. At the same time, the ministry of Jesus demonstrates that we must come seeking while we remain open to alternatives that may later surprise us.

The miracles of God are part of the mystery of redemption. This impenetrable fact is difficult for a secular society to grasp. Americans have been raised in a society that philosophically rejects the reality and immediate presence of the Divine. At the same time, as noted in an earlier blog, 67% of Americans believe miracles are possible. My desire is that these weekly blogs have encouraged you to accept the miraculous as beyond your ability to comprehend while still walking into the enigma with hope. We find balance and maintain stability through hope.

Paul wrote, “…we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character, and character hope.  And hope  does not  disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.”

As we launch into a new year may this Divine hope lead us onward to grasp the hand of God and walk with Him expecting the highest and the best.

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!

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

You can find 82 DAYS ON OKINAWA on Amazon.

A SURPRISE AT A TRUCK STOP

Blog 178

December 21, 2020

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 SURPRISE AT A TRUCK STOP

Archbishop Michael Owen has been my dearest friend for a thousand years. We eat lunch together every Tuesday and have been doing so for over twenty years. Last week we were sharing stories from our past and he began relating his experience with Junior Neece.

Junior had a deep and unique love and concern for the poor. Having grown up under difficult circumstances, he knew how hard poverty can be. In the 70’s even though he could neither read nor write, Junior went off to a southern university to play football. Because he was unusually big and strong, they weren’t worried about something as unimportant as going to class or passing a test. So, Junior rocked along knocking people out of his way on the gridiron.

Rev. Michael knew about Junior’s work with the poor and invited him to speak in a church he was pastoring. The effect was electric as Junior’s message was so powerful and personal that people were moved to be more generous than usual. Mike wondered where this capacity had come from. Junior told him this story.

He stopped at a filling station to fill up for the long trip to Alabama. Junior figured that ought to take him maybe to Memphis, Tennessee. A deshelled looking old man walked up and ask if he could catch a ride south. At first, Junior was hesitant. Hitchhikers weren’t particularly safe, but something nudged him to give the man a ride.

“Sure,” Junior said. “Get in my pickup.”

As they rode down the highway. The old man began to ask questions. “Did you ever tell your wife and boys about your struggles growing up?”

Junior stared. How could this guy know he was married and had children?

The old man kept pressing. “You’ve had lots of painful experiences, haven’t you?”

Junior could feel his words cutting into him. The man began describing in detail some of Junior’s hardest moments. Tears started running down his face. He coughed and sputtered. This old man had touched the deepest places in his life, places he had tried to avoid. Junior began to feel the love of God shinning into his heart and moving him deeply. His road trip had turned into an epiphany.

Finally, the gas gauge indicated a need to fill up. Wiping the tears from his eyes, he pulled into a gas station and got out. “I’ll be right back,” he told the old man. He hung up the gas pump and got back in the truck. The old man had disappeared.

Long ago, the Apostle Paul told us to pay attention because some of have been visited by angles unaware. Such a visit forever changed Junior Neece’s life. By the way, Junior learned to read and write through studying the Bible.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I’ll be back in 2021

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!

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

You can find 82 DAYS ON OKINAWA on Amazon.

EVIDENCE FOR DIVINE INTERVENTIONS – 2

Blog 177

December 14, 2020

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.

EVIDENCE FOR DIVINE INTERVENTIONS

Part 2

In Lee Strobel’s The Case for Miracles he explores both the doubts and experiences of people who experienced divine interventions. He found that 67% of American believe miracles are possible. Only 15% said no. An eye popping 94,792,000 believe they have experienced a miracle. If you have doubts, Strobel’s book will prove helpful. Here’s an example of his findings.

Mayo Clinic diagnosed Barbara with multiple sclerosis. Board certified surgeon Dr. Harold Adolph said she was the most hopelessly ill person he had ever seen.  She continued to deteriorate, spending significant amounts of time in hospitals.  Eventually Barbara lost all control of her bodily functions and became legally blind, seeing only shadowy figures in the dark. She ended up bedfast with her hands permanently flexed. Her life expectancy was less than six months.

Someone called in her condition to the radio station for the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. A request for prayer was sent out with 450 people resounding that they would pray for Barbara.  On Pentecost Sunday, her aunt came over to read those letters from people who cared. During a lull in the reading, Barbara was sure she heard a man’s voice. The words were clear and filled with compassion.

“My child, get up and walk,” the voice said.

Barbara became agitated and reported what she heard. She called for her family to come in and gather around. She felt compelled to do what she heard. The oxygen tube was pulled out.  Barbara stood on legs that had not supported her for years.  Her mother ran into the room and screamed, “You have muscles again.!”

The family moved to the living room to rejoice and pray, but Barbara found it hard to sit still.  When her mother returned to the Wheaton Wesleyan Church, the pastor asked if there were any announcements. Her mother stood and reported the miracle’ the congregation broke in clapping and cheering.

On Monday, Barbara returned to the doctor’s office for an exam. When he saw her walk down the hall, the doctor said, “I thought I was seeing an apparition. No one had ever seen anything like this before.” The doctor told Barbara, “This is medically impossible. But you are now free to go out and live your life.”

Barbara has now lived forty-five years with no reoccurrence of the illness.  

Lee Strobel started out as an atheist. He no longer is.

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!

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

You can find 82 DAYS ON OKINAWA on Amazon.