BATTLING THE BOOZE

Blog 269

December 4, 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.

BATTLING THE BOOZE

Americans are drowning in a culture of addiction. Everything from drugs to alcohol is sucking people under. The social and political tensions in the current society exacerbate the problem. Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous continue to help people who struggler fight this problem. However, sometimes more is needed.

Here’s additional help.  Miraculous intervention can come through the faith of another person who walks with us through difficult days. Ron Adams (a fictitious name to protect the person’s identity) found that his wife Joyce’s faith made the difference in his recovery. Make no mistake about the fact that an addiction is frighteningly hard to break.

Ron and I became good friends after he gained control over his problem. One evening he told me his story.

During the years that he was an insurance salesman, Ron began drinking heavily. With an outgoing and engaging personality, he tried to cover his constant drinking, but the act failed. Joyce could see his blurry eyes, glazed look, and staggering gait when he came home in the evening. Her faith became the key that unlocked the sealed door in Ron’s mind.

Any possibility of faith in God was non-existent. As his drinking became even more compulsive, Ron had no idea where to turn because he didn’t believe in much of anything and his personal relationship with himself was crumbling by the hour.

However, Ron knew Joyce had a firm and consistent faith in God as well as exhibiting a personal relationship with her heavenly Father. The only thing keeping her staying with him was her unshakable faith. Could she have enough faith to carry them through? Ron believed she did. Desperate, he had no other place to turn. Ron made a decision to hold on to her faith.

That was the turning point.

When Ron wanted to drink, he would talk it over with Joyce. He kept holding onto her faith as his means of staying sober. Joyce kept praying. As the days passed, he stayed away from the booze. Without medication, a therapy group, or outside help Ron found his way to sobriety and a new-found faith. He personally discovered a God who could thwart his compulsion.

Ron believed that he had received a miracle.

If you, or someone you know, can’t handle an addiction, here is a way to that miracle by allowing someone else’s faith to be your support and strength until you find your own. You can act like you believe until you truly do believe. When you struggle throughout the dark, call out to the God who created you. He would be delighted to  bring you into the light and  help you  become whole.

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.

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GET YOUR EARS CLEANED OUT!

Blog 267

November 13, 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.

GET YOUR EARS CLEANED OUT!

Once miraculous avenue to walk down is learning to hear God speak. Really? Sure thing! For many people that idea would seem utterly impossible –and that includes many people in today’s church. They understand receiving inspiration from reading the Bible or hearing a sermon, but a personal direct message from heaven? Just doesn’t seem possible.

Here’s the good news. It is!

I stumbled onto the possibility some years ago. After a prayer for the continuous  working of the Holy Spirit in my life, I was instructed that guidance often comes in like thoughts that pop up in our thinking. I was instructed to listen to an inner voice and follow what I heard. I quickly discovered that I had found a new path for guidance.

I was later to realize that divine messages also have to be properly deciphered. It’s possible to be guided but not get the interpretation correct. Because we have free will, we have to discern correctly or we can miss the point or get on the wrong path.

Here’s an example.

Leslie Draper is a close friend with a remarkable gift for hearing God speak, but she too has to make sure of the meaning. Here’s one such experience. Leslie was driving down the street when she thought she heard an angelic message. “Leslie’s tires.” Immediately she thought of her friend Leslie Hadley. Was it possible that Leslie Hadley could have a problem with the tires on her car? Leslie Draper immediately called her.

“Go out and immediately check your tires,” Leslie Draper instructed. “I believe something is wrong.”

Leslie Hadley was on her way driving back from Dallas, Texas, but she pulled over immediately and got out. She came back to the cellphone. “No,” she said. “My tires are fine.”

Lesley Draper hung up the phone but was mystified. She was certain that she heard right, but obviously something didn’t fit.

The next day Leslie Draper pulled out of the driveway for a trip to the store. At that moment, she heard a bang and knew a tire was going flat. The tire store personnel came out to change the tire. However when the man checked, every tire was paper thin and driving the car at that moment was highly dangerous.

Did she hear right? Yes. Did she misinterpret? Yes.

Can you discover how to receive direct guidance? Absolutely. Just remember that you need to make sure you understand correctly what you heard. Be tentative until you are certain. Don’t worry, the angels can also help with that.         

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:

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GUERILLAS IN THE MIST

Blog 264

October 23, 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.

GUERILLAS IN THE MIST

Sometimes the intervention of God comes in ways we would never expect. We may even participate unexpectedly without realizing that we are part of the way that the Holy Spirit is at work. Here’s an example.

The family of Margene Earl were Wycliffe Bible Translators in the jungles of south Mexico and often traveled through dangerous territory to get to their work. On one of these occasions, they found themselves trapped by a guerilla team blocking the road. Surrounded by thick jungle, a dense fog descended on them.

Wearing bandanas that marked them as part of an extremist militant group, the bandits pointed their AK-47 rifles straight at the Earl’s car. Because so many people had disappeared in the jungle, Margene was certain they were dead.

She immediately remembered the stories of Brother Andrew smuggling Bibles into Communist countries. God had protected him by blinding the border guards to the Bibles in the backseat of his car. Margene prayed, “God, you blinded the guards to keep from seeing Brother Andrew’s Bibles in his back seat and they let him cross the border. Please God, confuse these men so they cannot understand us and guide them to let us go on.”

Her father rolled down the window and began speaking to the men in Spanish. One of the rebels began trying to talk to Margene’s mother, but she couldn’t understand him. While she was quite capable of speaking and understanding Spanish, Margene started saying in English, “We don’t understand.” She leaned out the window on her father’s side and kept saying. “We don’t understand.”

One of the guerillas motioned for them to move on, but another one jumped in front of the car with his rifle pointed at both parents. Once more Margene screamed in English, “We don’t understand.”

The leader of the rebel turned to the other men and said in Spanish, “They are tourists. They don’t understand. Let them go.” They waved the car on.

Margene realized that God had answered her prayer in exactly the way she asked. For reasons that she couldn’t explain, Margene had spoken in English when she was quite capable of speaking Spanish. The guerillas were confused and ended up  being the ones who didn’t understand. The results were exactly the same as had happened with Brother Andrew.  It was truly a miracle that they had escaped and survived.

The lesson? When you pray, be open to all the possibilities, even ones that seem impossible. 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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FINDING THE WILL OF GOD

Blog 260

September 26, 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.

FINDING THE WILL OF GOD

I’ve known Tina Brown seems like forever. In fact, her family has been important to me for over fifty years. A couple of years ago, I wrote her father’s story in I MARCHED WITH PATTON that became a best seller across America and the world. Back in 2017, Tina wrote me about her struggle. She emphasized how important it can be to find the will of God.

Tina grew up in the church and lived a Christian life through her teenage years. Married and on her way, Tina fell into hard times. As she struggled with difficult decisions, nothing seemed to turn out right. She found herself walking down a path that wasn’t going anywhere with no sense of direction. As time when by, she became calloused. Her struggle began to leave her cold and with time Tina became indifferent. Nothing was turning out right.

Ever have that feeling? Certainly.

Millions of Americans know they need a definite sense of direction but don’t know where to find it. In these weekly blogs I encourage people to discover that God stands on the other side waiting to give them new hope. We call those moments of divine intervention miracles. Whatever word you want to use, we can discover that our heavenly Father wants to break in and touch our lives.

Tina woke up in the middle of the night and made a conscious decision to reach out and see if God was still really there. Tina needed a spark of hope. She got up, went over to her computer, turned it on, and began to pray. Tina asked God to speak to her.  She looked at the computer screen and there was my blog on the will of God. She read it and then read it again. I had written about finding the will of God and the difference that discovery can make. One line leaped off the screen.

“Discovering the will of God is one of the first steps that unlocks sealed doors.”

Tina knew she had found the answer she was seeking, She had forgotten to follow the leading of God for her life. As I recall, I had written that in the Gospel of John Jesus said; “Whoever has my commandments and obeys them, he/she is the one who loves me … and I will show myself to him/her.” John 14:21. As Tina read those lines, she had found the answer for her life.

A miracle? A divine intervention? I’d say that when despair is turned into direction and deliverance you’ve been touched by the hand of God. Tina Brown agrees.

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.

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MNC GOLDEN OLDIES: TAKING THE NEXT STEP

BLOG 35

Originally posted on April 10, 2017

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.

TAKING THE NEXT STEP

On day after her husband left the family, Susan strolled down the street. With each step, she felt more rejected and discarded. The feeling of being disclaimed kept growing. Susan kept looking at these trash bins lining the curb and feeling like she had been dropped into one of them.

Suddenly, Susan heard, “You are rejected, discarded.” She realized a person she didn’t even know was her mortal enemy. Another woman wanted to destroy her. Never in her life had she had such a feeling, but she knew some specific person wanted to demolish her… Her heart filled with fear.

Susan turned around and ran through her garage door and into the den. When she fell on the rug oppression swept over her. Once again, Susan wept profusely. Finally, she grabbed her Bible and cried out, “Help me.” When she opened the scripture, she read, “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’.”

She instantly knew the Lord was speaking and present in her despair. Susan read again, “I will help you.” She looked at the page twice. “Those who contended with you, those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing.” Susan stared in amazement. Nothing could be clearer. God had spoken.

As had been true in the past, the Lord used the words of scripture (often out of context) to send her a clear, decisive message. The heavenly Father used the Bible to speak and bring reassurance in the midst of her despair.

Susan realized never had she been more free. She had received a miracle.

When she reflected on what had occurred, Susan recognized God had reversed the order of what she experienced strolling down the street. She walked, felt rejection, saw trash cans, ran, and knew she had an unknown enemy. However, when the Holy Spirit intervened she discovered she was chosen, not rejected. Her fear and rejection were reversed. When she cried out for help, he answered with a Biblical promise. To combat this unknown enemy, the scripture promised strength. The enemy would become nonexistent.

Later she learned the name of the women who was chasing her husband. This person had blatant disregard for his marriage.

Susan sat up and raised her hands in air. She began shouting, “I love you God! More than anything in my life, I love you!” She kept praising God as the realization settled in that she had also crossed the bridge from loving the idea of God to loving and adoring Him in the deepest possible personal way. The divine intervention had taken her to an entirely new place of personal relationship.

As the years have gone by, Susan has rebuilt her life. She is highly successful and continues to walk a path in which God can speak and does.

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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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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YOU ARE INVITED!

Blog 245

May 9, 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.

YOU ARE INVITED!

On Thursday night, May 19, 7:00 pm, I will be hosting a TIME FOR EMPOWERMENT service. We will be gathering at Church of the Acts, 5905 S. May, Oklahoma City. I would be delighted to have you come. Will you join us?

For over three years, I’ve been gathering the stories of people who experienced the miraculous. If you have followed these encounters, you have probably noticed that there are clues for how individuals experienced divine interventions.

Now we are going to practice what we have learned!

No matter what your need is, empowerment will be available. Whether the situation is mental, physical, or spiritual, the Holy Spirit will be working during this evening. Put the date of May 19 on your calendar and come seeking a new endowment of God’s grace. You will be inspired.

That’s Church of the Acts, 5905 S. May, Oklahoma City!

Remember that the promise is 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.

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IN A TIME OF NEED

Blog 235

February 28, 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.

IN A TIME OF NEED

With the Russian invasion and assault on the Ukraine, citizens will be hurrying out of the country and praying for protection. They will need assurance of heavenly oversight. We can assure them they are not forgotten by heaven.

Robert Weston remembers well the days of the Soviet concentration camps when a message was smuggled out, “We need prayers – but lead such lives that God can answer your prayers.” This plea impacted Robert.

He was in Paris studying modern languages when a sense of a need for repentance settled over him. On a particular night he deeply felt the need to pray. The most outrageous prayer poured out. “Lord, let me go to heaven tonight.”

Robert did not go to heaven as much as heaven came to him. Unexpected, gloriously, the presence of the Lord filled the room. He could hear the inexpressibly beautiful sounds of heavenly worship. The harmony of never heard before music filled his ears.

While he couldn’t see the form or shape, Robert was overwhelmed by the presence of the Lord Jesus next to him. He asked if it was possible for him to ask Jesus questions. Could he appear to people on the other side of the world just as he had done with him? The answer was yes.  Robert’s sense of awe was beyond words.

For three hours, this miraculous experience surrounded Robert. Finally, he asked how in the future could he know this experience had happened and was not a product of his imagination. Robert was immediately directed to a passage in Deuteronomy 5:24 that summed up the experience.

“Today, we have seen that a man can live even if God speaks with him.”

When the time came to an end, Jesus assured Robert they would meet again though not in such a full way. On a future day, Jesus would call Robert to heaven.  Robert felt an immediate sense of grief that the encounter was concluding, but Jesus gave him the promise of the Holy Spirit.

Shortly thereafter, the Spirit came in power and with gifts. Robert knew that the people in those Soviet camps could experience the same empowerment.

Today, we can pray for the Ukrainian people that visitations of the Divine might fall on them. No promise is  abated by war.

Remember to expect the unexpected.            

By the way, did you discover the miraculous during 2021? I’d be delighted to hear your story.

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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!