SUMMER RERUNS: A SURPRISE IN THE SKY

Blog 159
June 22, 2020

angels

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. 

SUMMER RERUNS

The corona-virus pandemic has made it impossible for me to make the contacts to continue reporting extraordinary happenings to ordinary people. However, I’ve got a mail bag of these great stories so I’m recycling some that you probably never read. Here’s an example.

A SURPRISE IN THE SKY

I have known Mike and Beth Owen for 25 years. We have worked together, socialized, debated ideas, and watched their children grow up. When we are both in town, Mike and I have lunch together every Tuesday and they remain our best friends. Much of what I report in these blogs comes from personal observation. They shared an experience that has important insights for us.

Beth’s first angelic encounter came when she was fifteen-years-old and her aunt Barbara was dying. The family had already felt the impact of the death of her mother’s brother as well as two sisters and now another sister stood at death’s door. After an urgent phone call, Beth and her mother rushed to the hospital. As they stepped out of the elevator door, the announcement of a “Code Blue” rang down the hall. Attendants rushed passed them but they were too late. Aunt Barbara was gone.

As they were leaving the hospital, Beth and her mother were standing at the street corner when Beth looked up. To her astonishment, she saw two massive white angels hovering above them. The angels stood on each side of Barbara.

Beth exclaimed, “Look, Mom! They’ve come to take Barbara home!”

Taller than the city street light, Beth could see the massive size of their waist, legs, and feet as they ascended vertical upward. As they disappeared out of sight, Beth knew her understanding of God’s loving care was forever changed. The comfort of an all comprehensive peace settled over them.

These early experiences caused Michael and Beth to anticipate divine interventions in their ministries. They were conditioned to expect far more than simply sharing theological answers and teaching the faith. Their ministries have encompassed a number of miraculous events.

While it would be jarring for many people to expect the Holy Spirit to take them to an entirely new realm of experience, the Owens would say that’s the best place to encounter the miraculous. Mike and Beth discovered an interesting axiom about the work of the Holy Spirit and divine intervention. When one receives a spiritual gift, it is important to use it. If not, the gift diminishes and can virtually disappear. On the other hand, the use of a gift often opens the door to the reception of other gifts. The same is true for miraculous encounters. The Holy Spirit works consistently in this way.

YOU MIGHT ENJOY MY NEWEST BOOK HOT OFF THE PRESS
82 DAYS ON OKINAWA
Harper-Collins Publishers
JUST OUT – IT’S A THRILLER!
Col. Art Shaw & Robert L. Wise

You can find 82 DAYS ON OKINAWA at your local book store or on Amazon.

SUMMER RERUNS: DIVINE INTERVENTIONS IN HOLLYWOOD

Blog 157
June 1, 2020

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MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. 

SUMMER RERUNS

The corona-virus pandemic has made it impossible for me to make the contacts to continue reporting extraordinary happenings to ordinary people. However, I’ve got a mail bag of these great stories so I’m recycling some that you probably never read. Here’s an example.

DIVINE INTERVENTIONS IN HOLLYWOOD

In 2007, I wrote Crossing the Threshold of Eternity about the near-death experiences of people I knew who had returned to earthly life after being pronounced medically dead. Some of these stories were miracles; others divine interventions. However, they touched a nerve with many people who worried about their own deaths. These experiences revealed that the hand of God kept working when the human heart stopped.

Recently, CLOSER magazine revealed the stories of several Hollywood actors who had similar experiences. While not all were in the category of “a miracle” as defined in previous blogs, they reflect actions by the Holy Spirit that challenge us to dig deeper (which is the purpose of these blogs).

I write about people I know or have interviewed. I do not know actress Sharon Stone, but her story is important to share. As she lay in UCSF Medical Center fighting for her life, the actress thought her pain was so great that her head might explode. Doctors frantically searched for a cause, but the throbbing increased and Sharon thought her life was ending. She was experiencing a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage.

Abruptly, an over-powering sensation of well-being and peace descended over her. She felt her body leaving the hospital room and floating toward a glowing, expanding light. Sharon Stone believed she had died.

As she moved into the realm of this glorious light, she met some of her dearest old friends who had died. She was deeply moved as they talked and recovered contact. Sharon knew that she had left this world behind and was in a place of a wonderful light that brought reconciliation. Suddenly, she was sent flying back to the hospital room and returned to her body.

After she recovered, Sharon Stone realized that this experience had so affected her life that she would never be the same again. She was no longer afraid of dying and now says that she sees death as a gift. Sharon knows she is never alone.

Sharon Stone’s doctor Michael Lawton has worked with many people who had such experiences. He noted that when they encounter loved ones who had already died, they found them to be in “the peak of health, fit and happy.” The doctor has seen this many times. Her experience confirmed his observation.

What can we conclude? The goal of my blogs is to help readers rediscover a biblical perspective on divine interventions and healings. The objective is to raise the bar in their expectations. Sharon Stone’s experience can certainly help us to do so.

Please send your Divine intervention experience to: revwise@att.net

READ WISE ON THE MIDDLE EAST BLOG FOR INSIGHTS ON CONFLICTS, PERSONALITIES, AND EVENTS.

You might find my collection of near-death experiences to be helpful.
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD OF ETERNITY
Robert L. Wise Regal Books

YOU MIGHT ENJOY MY NEWEST BOOK HOT OFF THE PRESS
82 DAYS ON OKINAWA
Harper-Collins Publishers
JUST OUT – IT’S A THRILLER!
Col. Art Shaw & Robert L. Wise

You can find 82 DAYS ON OKINAWA at your local book store or on Amazon.

SUMMER RERUNS

Blog 154
May 11, 2020
MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

healing hands

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. 

SUMMER RERUNS

The corona-virus pandemic has made it impossible for me to make the contacts to continue reporting extraordinary happenings to ordinary people. However, I’ve got a mail bag of these great stories so I’m recycling some that you probably never read. Here’s an example.

Patty Sills’s condition was diagnosed as Tardive Dystoma which meant her neck muscles continually contracted and pulled her head to one side. Patty had no control over her neck and was in constant pain. The condition made her spine bulge. She could be medicated but not cured. Doctors told Patty she would have this condition the rest of her life.

Patty told me that she didn’t want to live anymore. She couldn’t work or pursue any hobbies because she was so uncomfortable. Patty was certain she would be better off dead. Her voice sounded desperate as she described her deteriorating emotional condition.

Having grown up in the Roman Catholic Church, Patty had lots of problems with church procedures. Organized religion only imparted other issues. Consequently, she was particularly skeptical about TV healers and churches in general.

Leslie, a young woman who had a reputation for talking with angels and praying for hurting people, was introduced to Patty. The whole idea seemed absurd, but Patty was desperate.

Leslie asked Patty to lay flat on a table and she began to pray. Leslie’s hands became so hot that heat radiated through Patty’s body. When Leslie moved to her neck, Patty went into a convulsion and felt outside herself. She had to have help to stand.

The next day everything changed. Her incurable condition completely disappeared. If you ask her if she believes in miracles, she will tell you that she is living proof they still happen.

Since I began working on this subject, I have been amazed at how many stories I have turned up. They often come from people I know who have been reluctant to talk about their experiences that powerfully reordered their lives. In the contemporary world immersed in scientism and secularization, the idea that Divinity still reaches into everyday life and radically changes physical problems is considered nonsense. In the average mainline church, no one has seen a miracle or expects to encounter one. The subject remains closed.

But so were a number of other practices that are now totally accepted.

In the late ‘60s when I came out of seminary, people who claimed such cures were considered on the crazy side. Consequently, talk of miracles has been off the table for a long time. In these blogs we will be exploring many stories like Patty’s and will hopefully help you discover how to become a part of this new revolution that the Holy Spirit is bringing to the world. Miracles still happen!

EACH WEEK HAVE WE GOT A STORY FOR YOU!

STAY TUNED IN!

You might find my collection of near-death experiences to be helpful.
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD OF ETERNITY
Robert L. Wise Regal Books

A HEALING TOUCH

Blog 152
April 20, 2020

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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?

A HEALING TOUCH

As I talked with persons having an experience of divine intervention, more than once I ran across someone with a healing touch. The idea of a “touch” is actually not that different from people who can draw images that move us. The artist’s touch was with a brush. Author’s “touch” us with their words. Where do such abilities as painting and writing come from? Why do some have the gifts and others don’t. Fundamentally, “touch” is God given. The healing touch is all part of the same gifting from our heavenly Father.

Here’s an example.

Maurice Tester, a “property consultant,” in London, England, suffered with a prolapsed disc in his spin. Of course, he struggled with great pain. Unfortunately, doctors had no answer and no one could produce a cure. The only possibility offered to Maurice was a surgical operation that had a limited hope of success. He was pushed against the wall.

Someone suggested that Ted Fricker might help. Fricker had a reputation of being a healer and a person with an extraordinary “touch.” Anything would be better than what Maurice Tester lived with. He knocked on the door of Mr. Fricker.

Ted Fricker welcomed Maurice and had him come in and lay down and stretched out flat. Ted Fricker began to run his hands up and down Maurice’s back. For about ten minutes, he gently moved up and down Tester’s spine. Slowly, the pain began to diminish. Finally, at the end of ten minutes, the pain disappeared. Maurice went home a happy man. He came back to Ted Fricker for several more visits and the pain never returned.

The orthopedist Maurice had been going to confirmed that he had received a total healing and natural remission was impossible.

When his ability to bring healing was explored, Ted Fricker said that whatever capacity he had came directly from God. What he did during a treatment was only following what he believed the Holy Spirit silently whispered in his ear. Maurice’s cure was only one of many.

What should we conclude? First, God gives the gift of healing “touch” as He chooses and many people have the gift. Second, we should be open to the gift being used on us when we have need. Third, we should be open to the Holy Spirit visiting the gift to us. We don’t have to seek to be known in our community, only available to help when there is a need.

You might find my collection of Holy Land experiences to be helpful.
BIBLE LANDS: An illustrated Guide to Scriptural Places
Barbpir books Publishers

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ANGELS ARE FOR REAL

Blog 151
April 6, 2020

angel 2

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.

ANGELS ARE FOR REAL

Francis and Judith MacNutt have been friends of mine for decades. Recently, Francis passed to heaven. Judith continues their ministry. One of her books that I would highly recommend is Angels are For Real (Chosen Books) where she relates this experience.

Susan worked in O’Hare Airport where Judith met her. For some times she had been suffering with an undiagnosed severe abdominal cramping. Eventually, she had to be rushed to the ER where she was hospitalized. After testing, the results indicated her condition was serious.

Around midnight as the pain worsened, Susan cried out to God for relief. Her stomach had become distended. Even with the additional medication the doctor prescribed, nothing halted the pain. Again, she cried out for divine intervention.

In an adjacent room, a patient with terminal cancer heard the cry and came in. Wearing the usual hospital gown, the terribly thin and frail woman offered to pray for her. Susan begged her to because her pain had become so intense that she was even ready to die. Susan instantly begged for the woman to intercede for her.

“Do you mind if I anoint you with oil?” the woman asked.

Susan again agreed. The woman anointed her forehead and began praying. As she prayed, Susan’s stomach returned to normal size and the pain slowly decreased. Susan was so overjoyed she kept thanking the woman and finally fell into a deep, peaceful sleep.

When the doctor returned in the morning, he was surprised that Susan was sitting up in bed. Later he told her that he had not expected her to live through the night. To his even greater surprise, when he examined her, he could find absolutely nothing wrong with her.

Susan proceeded to tell him what had happened, only making him look more confused. He asked for a more detailed description of the lady who prayed. Susan went into great detail while watching his face become more confounded.

Finally, the doctor said, “That’s impossible! The woman you described died at 8:00 last night.”

You might find my collection of Holy Land experiences to be helpful.
BIBLE LANDS: An illustrated Guide to Scriptural Places
Barbpir books Publishers

AN INTERVIEW WITH QUENTIN MOORE

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 or watch and you’ll find new insights.

A SURPRISE FOR YOU

Here is a teaser interview with Quentin Moore and myself discussing a miracle known as the laying on of hands. It is for my upcoming YouTube channel launching soon.

Enjoy!

Quentin Moore Episode 2 from David Canavesio on Vimeo.

 

You might find my collection of Holy Land experiences to be helpful.
BIBLE LANDS: An illustrated Guide to Scriptural Places
Barbpir books Publishers

UNEXPECTED RESULTS

Blog 146
January 20, 2020

people sing

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Often, I hear from people who have experienced miracles or divine interventions. I look forward to receiving these accounts as they deepen our understanding of how these experiences occur. Could you be like that? If so, please share your story with me. Contact me at revwise@att.net.

UNEXPECTED RESULTS

Please meet Joseph Bias.

For twenty-five-years, he has been the minister of music at the First Methodist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma. In his early years, Joseph discovered that he had an amazing voice with the quality necessary to perform in professional operatic performances. Joseph studied inNew York City and performed at the Met as well as with the Robert Shaw Chorale. To put it mildly, Joseph Bias had a voice that was over the top!

However, such performances did strain the entire body and put great pressure on the vocal cords. As Joseph continued to study voice, his teacher noticed that he was having some difficulty sustaining his breath that was necessary for the full range of sound and for the difficult passages in the music. At the time, Joseph was studying in Rochester, New York, and was referred to the Rochester Medical School for further evaluation. Joseph sometimes felt like he was suffocating. At the school, a decision was made to have exploratory surgery on his lungs. A problem did seem to exist. Consequently, the simple exploratory operation began.

The procedure was not simple.

By accident, one of Joseph’s vocal cords was completely severed. When he awoke, Joseph could neither talk or sing. He had become mute. The only way he could communicate was by writing on a piece of paper. His singing career was shattered. The doctors told him that the damage could never be repaired.

Confusion as well as despair settled over Joseph. His parents were notified and said they would be praying. There was nothing left to do, but for Joseph to go home and attempt to find another career.

While attending church occasionally, Joseph wasn’t heavily involved in his faith. Nevertheless, two women from that church came daily to stand at the end of the bed. Holding up their hands, they began to pray in a language Joseph didn’t understand. They continued without interruption for a considerable period of time. Finally, after several visits they became silent, lowered their hands and left. Only later did Joseph realize they were praying in what the Bible described as “tongues” or a heavenly language different from everyday speech.

At home now, Joseph had always begun the day by vocalizing, making a wide ranging of musical sounds to warm up his voice for the day. Since that was his habit, he brushed his teeth and started out as usual vocalizing. Abruptly, Joseph realized he was making the usual range of sounds. “What?” he said aloud and realized he could talk. Joseph called his parents immediately and told them what had happened. They were all overjoyed that his voice had returned. He called the doctor for an examination. How could this be possible?

The doctor finished looking down his throat and shook his head. “I have no medical explanation for what has happened. Just can’t be. As a matter of fact, such is impossible. Not only are your vocal cords healed and reconnected. There is no scar tissue.

Only then did Joseph fully grasp the meaning of two women praying for him in a heavenly language.

You might find my collection of Holy Land experiences to be helpful.
BIBLE LANDS: An illustrated Guide to Scriptural Places
Barbpir books Publishers

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CROSSING OVER

Blog 139
November 11, 2019

miracle

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Often, I hear from people who have experienced miracles or divine interventions. I look forward to receiving these accounts as they deepen our understanding of how these experiences occur. Could you be like that? If so, please share your story with me. Drop me a note at revwise@att.net.

CROSSING OVER

Several years ago, I stumbled across a near-death experience reported to me by a hospice nurse. The incident immediately intrigued me and I began searching for more stories. In time, I ended up writing Crossing the Threshold of Eternity that contained many of these experiences. They didn’t all harmonize and some had distinct differences, but they shed important light on what happens to us when we die. I found them to be fascinating accounts of divine intervention often in unexpected ways.

I know they can offer encouragement to you. Here’s another example.

This week I talked with Karen Corley who told me her story. An avid smoker for decades, Karen wasn’t aware of how much permanent damage she had done to her lungs, but the stage was set for a disaster. In December, 2018, Karen came down with double pneumonia. The condition exploded and she knew breathing was becoming impossible. An ambulance loaded Karen in and whisked her away to a hospital. She immediately ended up in ICC where they kept her for 15 days as she struggled to survive. Karen spent another 10 days in a regular room.
Karen died.

Now a year later, some of the details have become a little fuzzy, but the experience remains extremely clear in her mind. She found herself in the place we call heaven, surrounded by relatives that had passed on years earlier. Her father had committed suicide and was there along with her mother and a daughter who had died years earlier. Most importantly, Karen found Jesus of Nazareth standing in front of her. She was ready to stay forever.

Jesus compassionately told her that her life work was not finished. She had grandchildren who needed her and she must return for the sake of those children. Karen objected, but was told, “it isn’t your time.” Jesus sent her back to do the “more important” tasks with the kids.

When Karen woke up, she saw children standing around her bed. Her grandchildren were anxiously wanting to make sure she survived. Karen opened her eyes and told them, “Don’t worry. I’m going to make it.”

The pulmonary doctor had already discovered her lungs were so badly damaged from smoking that she simply couldn’t recover. When he examined her after this experience, he was shocked. Not only was Karen alive, but her lungs were completely healed and all the damage was gone.

Karen had a miracle!

You might find my collection of near-death experiences to be helpful.
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD OF ETERNITY
Robert L. Wise
Regal Books