WHERE GRACE APPEARED

Blog 266

May 29, 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.

WHERE GRACE APPEARED

Most of these miracle blogs have been intended to help people discover divine breakthroughs, but along the way I’ve found that many, many people already believe in the promise. Even in a time of skepticism, 73% of Americans believe in heaven. A higher percent believe in a divine being. The problem for many is accessing the promises that comes with faith. Perhaps, we need to explore “how” we receive the miraculous more than only exploring the “fact” of their existence. Here’s an example of “how.”

Rev. Beth Owen worked in the Church of the Holy Spirit, ministering primarily to women. One young woman had struggled for a long time trying to conceive a baby. She and her husband had been concerned for a period of years and had almost come to the conclusion that conception was not possible. The young women arrived in Beth’s office in a state of desperation. She wanted prayer.

Beth was keenly aware of the admonition in James 5:14 for the leaders of the church to pray over the needy and anoint them with oil. The scriptural promise was that the prayer of the faithful would bring recovery to the sick person. Beth’s custom was to take this passage literally and do what it said.

After anointing the young woman with oil, Beth began praying for her in accord with the scripture. As she prayed, Beth felt a strong sensation come over her. She was certain the young women would conceive.

Nine months later, a baby was born.

What was the “how” in this divine intervention? First, the young woman’s desperation brought her to the church as the place where grace was poured out. She positioned herself to receive in faith. Second, Beth ministered to her according to the scripture, following a specific direction from the Bible. Third, Beth experienced an inner assurance that the matter was covered by God’s provision. The “how” was conveyed through the church.

Beth was always careful in sharing this story not to give other couples a false sense of security, but she continued to minister with results.

So, how do you relate to this “how?” You might want to take the ministry of the church more seriously than you have in the past. Finding an inspired clergyperson can be the key. Just remember. Miracles never cease.

Did you discover something miraculous during the past year? I’d be delighted to hear your story. Please write me. Please email me your story at: miracles@miraclesnevercease.com.

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

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

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!

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Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel:

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE

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

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

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He was about to die until this happened…

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…

JUDITH’S MIRACLES PART TWO

Blog 271

December 18, 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.

JUDITH’S MIRACLES

PART TWO

Last week I shared Judith MacNutt’s first experience of a miracle. Her story appeared in the Christian Healing Ministry’s Healingline newsletter. I had known Judith and Francis MacNutt for years as well as being involved in healing conferences with Francis who had a remarkable healing gift as well as exceptional perception.

The MacNutt’s ministry reminds us of several things. Some people have a special gift of praying for people and bringing healing results just as others have a natural ability to compose a song or write a book.  On the other hand, anyone can work at getting better at expressing themselves as well as praying for others. It’s a matter of practice and persistence.

Here’s how this perspective was expressed in Judith’s life.

Some years before they were married, Judith came to a friend’s house because Francis was there praying for people’s need. Judith had just learned that her gynecologist diagnosed a cervical cancer or a pre-cancer and was recommending a hysterectomy. Judith came for prayer, hoping Francis’ healing gift might change her condition. She sat quietly in a chair with her eyes closed when he placed his hands on her head.

She remembers, “I felt the power of God go powerfully through me. He had his hand resting on my forehead and I felt him pressing down firmly, so much so I was trying to lean forward to counteract it.” Judith remembers thinking “You’re pressing down too hard and this is really uncomfortable.”

But when she opened her eyes, Francis wasn’t even standing there. He had moved on across the room. The pressure that Judith felt was the Holy Spirit. The power of God was so strong that she felt frozen in the chair.

The next day, Judith returned to Dr. William Reed for a second opinion on her pending operation. More tests were run to make sure of the what the surgery would accomplish. Dr. Reed returned with the final results.

His response was straight forward. “Go home. God has healed you. All the tissue is pink like a tiny baby. You don’t have cancer anymore.”

The MacNutt’s spent a lifetime learning and practicing healing prayer. You can do the same. Don’t gauge your ability by what someone else does. Don’t be afraid to begin praying for people when the need appears. Step out in faith and your heavenly Father will lead you the rest of the way. Your most exciting days will be ahead.

Oh yes …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!

JUDITH’S MIRCLES

Blog 270

December 11, 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.

JUDITH’S MIRCLES

In my most recent YouTube interview, I related my previous relationship with Francis MacNutt and his wife Judith, both wonderful friends. Their Christian Healing Ministries newsletter just carried Judith’s experience of a miraculous experience in her life. I think you’ll find her story important.

At one time, Judith ran a House of Prayer in Jerusalem, Israel where she first met Francis. She returned to her home in eastern Kentucky and was still developing in the work of healing prayer as she continued to develop her capacity to intercede. On that particular night, she and her friends were preparing a dinner party with beef fondue. Boiling Crisco oil was almost ready to be poured into the fondue pot. The steaming container was carried to the table.

“I’m afraid that pan will burn the table,” Judith’s father said. “Let’s put a pan under it.”

As the pot was picked up, the handle snapped! Boiling oil erupted and drenched both of Judith’s hands. The pain instantly became excruciating!

A country doctor lived across the street. Judith was rushed over to him. The doctor took one look and cried “You’ve destroyed your hands!”

Without even a pause, the doctor told Judith what would be the consequences of such a deep burn. The devastating result would result in scars and possible infection. A second or third-degree burn would take the color out of her skin and leave her hands swollen and possibly painful to the touch.

Judith’s friends gathered around her and began praying. From their time in Israel, Judith and her friends knew that miracles could happen. They had seen them happen in their Prayer House. Judith and her team prayed for the hand of God to touch her hands.

By the time, Judith got ready to go to bed, her right hand was completely restored. It looked like nothing had happened. When she awoke the next morning, her left hand was healed.

Because that day was Sunday, Judith and her friends went to her childhood church. In this little country church, people often came forward to express new found faith. As she shared her story, the pastor and most of the congregation were astonished and didn’t know how to respond. The congregation couldn’t believe her healing was possible.  They didn’t believe healing happened in today’s world. Her experience was beyond any expectation they had.

Judith’s response? She smiled. Judith had received the touch of God that left all reluctance in the shadows. Is that possible for you? You bet.

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!

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.

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!

TRICK OR TREAT

Blog 265

October 30, 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.

TRICK OR TREAT

Well, well, here we are on Halloween! We’re suppose to get ready for scary stuff—monsters in the back yard and all. In Mexico, the holiday is called La Día de Los Muertos, The Day of The Dead, honoring those who have died. Sounds a little more civilized than the horror movies that always come with October. However, it is surprising when death can bring a miracle. Here’s a story that happened to a close friend of mine.

When she was around twenty-seven- years old, Donna’s mother died. The mother’s life had been caught up in turmoil and struggles. She had left her husband to become involved with an egotistical narcissistic man with little feeling or concern for anyone but himself.  No one knows exactly what happened, but she overdosed on some form of sleeping pills. Because she was estranged from her family, a state of upheaval and chaos followed. Donna and her sister Linda were overwhelmed. Everyone was pushed to their limit.

I came into the picture because I was Donna’s pastor. Her mother’s boyfriend didn’t want much of a funeral because he was hostile to all religious instructions. Initially, he only tolerated me.

When her condition was discovered, the mother was rushed by ambulance to a hospital. Upon arrival, she was pronounced deceased. Everyone was swept away with emotion. Donna and Linda made their way down to the small chapel in the hospital where they could be alone. Huddled together and kneeling at the rail in front of the altar, they poured out their grief in prayer.

As Donna cried out in prayer, she suddenly felt a hand on her shoulder. The warmth and pressure instantly felt reassuring. Although no one was behind her, Donna knew a presence was there. Reassurance surged through her.. And then an inner voice spoke. “Be at peace.”

At that same moment, Linda felt the identical touch and profound sense of assurance. Her brokenness began to break. Her despair drained. Everything was different.

“I think Jesus was here,” Linda whispered. “He put his robe around us.”

The two women stopped crying and knew they could live with what every happened next. I was able to establish a relationship with the boyfriend and a proper funeral followed.

Far, far beyond a Halloween “treat,” Donna and Linda had received a visitation that transformed the meaning of death. They could go on in confidence. Death could not be proud; Life had triumphed.

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!

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.

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

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

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Have you read my other latest book?

MAN ON FIRE: The story of the

Apostle John’s last disciple.

(Elk Lake Publishing)

It’s a thriller. Get one.

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel

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

Let the miracles begin!