BUT WHEN SHE STARTED TO WRITE

Blog 286

April 3, 2023

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., he is the author of 36 books. Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.

BUT WHEN SHE STARTED TO WRITE

Decades ago, I knew a Dutch woman who worked with clocks. Beginning her work in Haarlem, Holland before WWII, the woman was unique in her trade. Little did I know that Corrie ten Boom would become famous across the world through the story of The Hiding Place and her helping Jews escape the Nazis. I just knew she was a devout believer who clung to her faith. And then I met another woman clockmaker who was exactly the same.

Rose Michael ran Clocks, an intriguing shop with clocks of all sizes as well as repairing the ailing timepieces from giant uprights to antique ornaments. When my two cuckoo clocks I bought in Europe stopped, I needed her touch. During our conversation, I learned Rose was an author. In addition to a children’s book, she wrote The Secret Place.

Corrie had The Hiding Place; Rose had The Secret Place!

As we talked, I discovered Rose had produced this book in a most unusual way. After starting each day with prayer time, she let her mind go into neutral and asked the Holy Spirit to lead, allowing  the “flow” to produce a gripping story about eternity. Following the Psalmist phrase “the secret place of the Highest,” Rose took a journey into eternity. Page after page produced an amalgamation of the guidelines of scripture with a path into God’s design for eternity. In her book, Rose also included the witness of friends who had walked through tragedy and turned the darkest winter days into a springtime of joy. You will be moved by their stories of the conquest of tragedy.

Whether you accept Rose’s story as literal or an allegory, the words reveal the promise of God for His people. A blessing indeed!

Now, here’s the idea that gripped me. How did the original authors write the Gospels? Of course, they were eyewitnesses, but did they have guidance like Rose did? The list of gifts of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament is not exhaustive. With time other expressions of the leading of the Holy Spirit have come through bringing inspiration. Writing a Spirit-led story is surely one of them.

Whether we would call such writing miraculous or not, it is a door we can all walk through. You pray: ask the Holy Spirit’s guidance: and then write what comes to mind. You might be surprised by what you could discover.

Remember miracles never cease!

(You can order Rose Michael’s The Secret Place on Amazon or through her at 7909 N. May, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73120.)

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.

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He was about to die until this happened…

NOTHING STOPPED THE DISASTER WHEN…

Blog 285

March 27, 2023

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. and the author of 36 books, Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.

NOTHING STOPPED THE DISASTER WHEN…

Some miracles cannot be measured by a single event, but must be understood in the context of history. Such is true of Israel.  No nation that was wiped out has ever returned except one; Israel. Fulfilling the prophecy of scripture written over 2,000 years earlier, the Jewish people returned to their promised land. Passages such as Jeremiah 31, Jeremiah 16, and Ezekiel 36 fore saw the Jewish people returning. International politician’s like General George Marshall warned the Jews not to establish a state because the surrounding 8 Arab states would wipe them out. On a Friday, David Ben-Gurion declared Israel a nation. On Monday, swarms of Arabs attacked and lost. How could a tiny, struggling people withstand such an onslaught? Only by a miracle.

Israel has always been a land of miracles. For 2,000 years Jewish families continued to live in the Galilee even after the fall of the Second Temple. In 1900, the Greenberg family returned around the turn of the century and had great success in farming in the Galilee, but in 1915 disaster hit. An overwhelming swarm of locust struck, devouring everything in sight, including all their crops and vegetables!

Farmers rushed into the fields swinging clubs. Children were released from school to help kill the destroyers, but nothing stopped the insects onslaught. The locusts were devouring the fruits and vegetables with the force of a rampaging wild fire.

The Jewish farmers prayed around the supper table and went to bed, hoping to have the energy to attack the locust in the morning. Again, they prayed and prayed and prayed.

In the morning, just as the sun ca me up, one of the farmers looked out the window. The fields were covered with white! He rushed out to see what this meant.

Thousands of white storks had flown in during the night! So many had landed on the locust that the land looked solid white. Out of nowhere, storks had saved the crops. For three days, the huge white birds ate the locust and then left, not to return.

For the next three years, the crops in the Galilee flourished as never before. To this day, the Jews call the event “The Miracle of the Storks.”

When God works miracles, sometimes you see His hand move, sometimes you don’t.  You may need to just keep on looking.

Do miracles still happen? Ask the Jews of Israel. 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!

BRAND NEW VIDEO MIRACLE! WATCH NOW!

He was about to die until this happened…

MIRACLE ON THE BATTLEFIELD

Blog 284

March 20, 2023

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. and the author of 36 books, Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.

MIRACLE ON THE BATTLEFIELD

One of the ways to understand miracles is to recognize that they are a reflection of the purposes and promises of God. All the promises of God are yes and “so-be-it.” They stand forever even if it takes a millennium to fulfill. Today the nation of Israel is an enduring example of that fact.

In Israel’s 1967 Yom Kippur War, the Israelis were completely caught off-guard. The Syrian Army came pouring in from the Golan Heights and completely outnumbered the Israels. The battle proved to be ugly and bloody. The situation appeared to be fatal for Israel. If the enemy tanks prevailed, the Jews would be driven into the ocean. Only a handful of Israeli military tanks stood against a multitude of Syrian armor ready to wipe them out.

David Yamean called on the armored tanks around him to withstand the onslaught. As commander of the Unit, he called for them to charge. Almost no one moved. They knew it would be suicide.  Nevertheless, Commander Yamean charged forward with only a few following him.  Remembering Auschwitz and the death camps, they would die before surrendering. The small unit of tanks prepared to fight to the finish. As the treads of the wheels rumbled forward, they prayed.

For absolutely no military reason, the Syrian tanks stopped. After a pause, they turned and retreated. David Yamean and the few tanks around him halted, they opened their hatches and couldn’t believe their eyes. The obvious defeat had turned into a stunning victory.

What happened?

At 3:00 in the night Washington, D.C. time, Golda Meier called President Richard Nixon, work him up, and told him the Jewish people were about to be wiped out unless America responded.

Years before Nixon’s mother had told Richard that the Jewish people had a special place in God’s plan for the world. He should always be mindful of them. He was.

Nixon immediately called the Pentagon and told them to prepare to stand behind the Jewish people and to let Syria know they were coming. Consequently, the Syrian tanks were commanded to retreat. Would the Jews have been slaughtered without that withdrawal? No question about it.

Does God keep His promises? The prophet Daniel predicted in 1,335 years the Jews would be blessed. Haggai added that the blessing would come on the 24th day of the 9th month of the year. When one adds up those numbers, they come out on December 9, 1917. On that day the Mayor of Jerusalem gave the keys of the city of Jerusalem to the British General that began the eventual recovery of the city by the Jews.

A miracle? Certainly. Just remember your personal story is of equal interest to your heavenly Father. Claim one of His promises and become part of the history of the miraculous. You are of equal importance to God.

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!

BRAND NEW VIDEO MIRACLE! WATCH NOW!

He was about to die until this happened…

A MIRACLE IN A BUCKET

Blog 282

March 6, 2023

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.

A MIRACLE IN A BUCKET

This past week I was talking with Bart Cooper. I had known Bart’s family for decades, and knew that Bart was one of the outstanding chefs in Oklahoma City. During the conversation, Bart shared with me his struggle with alcohol that began when he was eight years old. Wow!

Unknown to the rest of the world, Bart was molested as a child and that always leaves a festering scar. Moreover, he struggled in his relationship with his father. The mix of those two problems left pain buried in his soul. He didn’t talk about it, but the hurt bubbled up way too frequently.

Through the years, Bart drank way too much with an increasing dependency on alcohol to keep him going. By the time he was 36 years-old, he had been on booze for over a quarter of a century. His daily consumption became mind boggling.

One evening Bart was carrying out a box of vodka bottles to the trash when the realization hit him that he had consumed an incredible volume of this usually strong intoxicant. Standing there before the rubbish container, Bart fully recognized that he was a raging alcoholic and could do nothing about his problem. He was a helpless captive of the bottle.

Looking down into the debris, Bart knew there was nothing he could do about his problem. He was hopeless.

Cold desperation surged through his body. Bart had to have help from beyond himself. With everything he had in the depths of  his very being, he cried out, “Oh, God! Please help me!”

At that moment, Bart had a miracle in a garbage can.

Through the years, I’ve worked with many people struggling with addiction. I know that many have to hit bottom before they realize the scope of their problem. Moreover, without the help of God, most won’t get out of their addiction. The hand of God is crucial if they are going to recover.

That afternoon, Bart walked into the house and called a detox center to begin getting the alcohol out of his system. He entered the program and stabilized his life.

However, only then did Bart realize what had occurred.  At that moment when he stood over a garbage can and called for God’s help, the craving was gone. In a matter of seconds, Bart had become sober with no desire to drink.

“That was a miracle!” Bart said.

Millions of Americans suffer with a similar problem. When they recognize their need, the help is available. A real cure begins in reaching out for the hand of God.

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!

BRAND NEW VIDEO MIRACLE! WATCH NOW!

He was about to die until this happened…

A HEALING LIGHT

Blog 281

February 27, 2023

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.

Once You been touched then….

I’ve noticed that one miraculous touch leads to another. People who have received a healing experience often are able to pass on healing to someone else in need.  The miraculous begets the miraculous!

Robert Shelton (name is anonymous for privacy sake) made such a discovery. During a farming accident, Robert was caught in a machine that nearly ripped off his arm. The damage to the muscles was extensive, but most of the nerves and major blood vessels stayed intact. Robert was rushed to the hospital with dirt, stones, and debris lodged in his arm. Just getting the rubble out was a major problem. A skilled surgeon finally sewed the arm together.

A Christian, Robert Shelton prayed fervently. Robert’s devout parents prayed constantly. Later. he realized how vital their prayer support had been. Robert knew that prayer had been the key factor in saving his arm, a miraculous event in itself!

As time passed Robert Shelton was increasingly aware that the hand of God had sustained his arm. Robert continued to grow in his faith and eventually had a son.

Little Mark contracted an illness that resulted in a high fever. The situation became serious and Robert really worried about his son.  On an early winter night Robert stood over Mark and knew his boy had a frighteningly high temperature. Robert began praying to Jesus for help. At that moment something started to happen.

Robert felt energy passing from him to his son. He distinctly remembered an energy of light passing through him into Mark. The energy was being released from his arm into Mark.

The next morning the fever and illness were gone. Like a chain reaction, the results of one miracle were passed on to another. Don’t be hesitant about “sharing” your healing and renewal with someone in need. Remember one good thing begets another.

And also 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!

BRAND NEW VIDEO MIRACLE! WATCH NOW!

When she thought she was dying, she and her friends did this…

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE OTHER SIDE? 

Blog 280

February 20, 2023

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.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE OTHER SIDE? 

This past Friday I attended an extraordinary dedication of the shrine to the first martyr of the American Roman Catholic Church. I had just finished writing a book on the life of Father Stanley Rother who was martyred defending the Christian faith in Guatemala. For Father Rother to be officially recognized as a Saint, there must be a miracle resulting from the martyr’s intervention. Since I had been writing about similar “near-death” type happenings and was writing about Fr. Rother, although a Protestant, I wondered about what had happened after this important person had crossed the threshold of eternity.

Just as I was finishing writing the book The Making of a Martyr, I got a phone call from the person editing my manuscript. She told me about a story that appeared on a Tulsa television station and  in The Daily Oklahoman July 27, 2022. Here’s a reproduction of part of that publication.

Johnny Workman believes he’s here today because he got help from beyond. “I felt something kind of hit me in the back and when I turned, I got trapped,” he explains. Trapped by a run-away 30,000-pound asphalt roller. The weight of two elephants pinned him against the roller, crushing him. 

“I saw myself in the mirror, I saw myself changing colors and then I blacked out,” he says. 

Workman suffered 27 fractures to his chest alone. While in a medically induced coma, his family placed a medal of Blessed Stanley Rother on Workman’s chest and prayed for the intersession of the Priest who grew up in Okarche, Oklahoma. 

“I believe that’s when it happened—the miracle,’ says Workman. Workman remains unwavering in the vision he experienced while unconscious. “He [Fr. Stanley Rother] picked me up and we were walking together- Mother Mary on one side and he was on the other. Stanley Rother grabbed me by the hand, and we were walking. [I] don’t know if we were going to heaven.”

Suddenly, Johnny Workman woke up in a hospital. The doctors were flabbergasted.  

Workman describes his unexpected recovery has nothing short of miraculous. “Doctors nurses and staff would tell me almost every day I was lucky to be alive.” 

A letter of his account has been delivered to the Oklahoma City Archdiocese describing his now healed body as the result of more than good luck. 

“Maybe it’s a miracle in the churches- but I know with 100% fact that it was a miracle in my eyes,” says Workman. 

Most Protestants generally wouldn’t know what to say about this kind of story. Roman Catholics and the Orthodox Churches would have no problem accepting it. Wherever you are, it’s an event that challenges your thoughts. Don’t forget that many churches say the Apostles Creed every Sunday affirming “we believe in the communion of the saints.”

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!

BRAND NEW VIDEO MIRACLE! WATCH NOW!

When she thought she was dying, she and her friends did this…

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE?

Blog 279

February 13, 2023

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.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE? 

Several years ago, I wrote CROSSING THE THRESHOLD OF ETERNITY. The book grew out of my interviews with people who had near death experiences. Cindi Pursley, my neighbor in the Colorado Rockies, was a hospice nurse and shared with me some of her observations as people were dying. The accounts quickened my interest and led to fascinating discoveries that are in my book.

What happens at the moment of death?

Recently, I was in a class on the Talmud (the authority on Jewish practice developed from the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament) when I noticed the person sitting next to me had on a sweat shirt indicating she worked for a hospice. In the ensuing conversation, she related what happened as she watched the moment when a person passed away. Her eyes widened in amazement.

While this blog doesn’t reflect my usual reports on miracles, it can help us comprehend the importance of Eternity, the world beyond. Insight into transcendence better equips us to grasp how the power of God breaks into our world.

Anyone who has observed the moment of death has seen the radical change in the person’s appearance. Something far more significant than a heart stopping occurs. Often, the  change certainly suggests someone leaving their body behind.

As my friend and I were talking a few days ago, she described how she had always wondered how the soul might leave the body. Orah (Hebrew name for anonymity sake) had been intrigued by what might happen. As the person she was working with died, Orah saw a spark of light leap from the body and disappear into the night. Orah was overwhelmed!

Could you see such an event happen? Possibly more often than you might imagine. YouTube now carries a series of pictures and discussions of this same phenomena. Under the heading “Actual Pictures of the Soul Leaving the body” or “What happens at the time of death,” you can see images that will surprise you and may shock some readers. I believe you will find the pictures to be significant. Trick photography? It’s your call but don’t make a quick decision.

Interestingly enough, physician Duncan MacDougall did an experiment with six patients who were dying. He postulated that the soul must weigh something. Dr. MacDougall discovered that after a patient had immediately died, he lost 21 grams. While not scientifically verified, the 21 gram experiment fits the pattern that the “essence” of the person traveled on.

My point? Regardless of what current secular society might think, life and death remain in the hands of God. Our ability to relate to our heavenly Father remains the most significant task of our life… and life does go on. We need to get ready for the future … today.

And 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!

BRAND NEW VIDEO MIRACLE! WATCH NOW!

When she thought she was dying, she and her friends did this…

SOME TIMES—IT TAKES TIME

Blog 278

February 6, 2023

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.

SOME TIMES—IT TAKES TIME

Recently while going through by files, I ran across a letter from Vicki Leonard in Sacramento, California. Vicki had been part of a mission I brought to Christ Community Church several decades ago. At the time she had been struggling with curvature of the spine and deterioration of the muscles in her legs. The result was on-going back pain.

Vicki came forward so the team could pray for her. After the intercessions, I asked Vicki if she felt anything. Even though she hesitantly said, “I don’t know,” she had felt warmth surge through her body with the love being so strong during the service. She called it a ‘warm glow.’ When Vicki returned to her seat, she realized that the pain on one side of her back was gone and did not return.

When Vicki was quite small, she had an extremely serious problem that the prayers of her parents and friends had been significant in returning Vicki to normal health and the ability to walk. She knew healing was possible. However, she struggled with understanding what had occurred back then. Vicki wasn’t sure how to understand the work of the Holy Spirit.

The night at Christ Community Church I talked about who the Holy Spirit is and how this presence of God often works. Following the talk, what happened when Vicki came and knelt in prayer?

The clouds in her thinking had disappeared. The mystery became faith. When she came forward, Vicki was ready to be open to a deeper work of the Holy Spirit. She was prepared to receive what God had for her.

As I read her letter, I realized again how often confusion or misinformation can disrupt the blessing that God is sending to people in need. Moreover, I was reminded of how the intervention of God can take time and work in steps that build on each other. Some times the healing can take hours or days to be completed. Finally, I am reminded of the difference the results can make when someone else prays for us. A team of several people can move a mountain! Vickie reminds us to be patient and be open to what our heavenly Father wants to give us.         

And 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!

BRAND NEW VIDEO MIRACLE! WATCH NOW!

When she thought she was dying, she and her friends did this…