FINDING A PATH

Blog 275

January 16, 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.

FINDING A PATH

My interest in miracles began through a totally unexpected encounter. A friend invited me to attend a non-denominational gathering called Camp Farthest Out, a name given from the location where the movement began. The group emphasized love and healing prayer. As a college student, I certainly wasn’t into that type of expression, but was I ever in for a big surprise.

During an afternoon prayer session, I witnessed a woman healed in an eye that had been blind since she was five-years old. I was shocked, but knew I had stumbled on to some type of new encounter, experience, expression, whatever, that I couldn’t explain or understand. Students in my university would not have believed in such a thing, but I had seen the occurrence with my own eyes.

Ten years later I came down with acute Nephritis, a serious kidney disease, causing my kidneys to begin shrinking. Once shrinkage begins, at that time there was no cure except to go on dialysis (not much hope for a young man four decades ago). In another blog, I will describe the amazing experience that not only cured my illness but restored my kidneys which then was not considered possible. I had received a miracle (when I wasn’t even open to such a possibility).

When I tried to tell ministers and pastors that I had experienced a healing, most looked at me like I was still sick. The sympathetic didn’t know how to respond. Fundamentally, no one knew how to make any sense of my recovery. They just let it go.

That’s the problem. In most of today’s churches, folks don’t know what to say and let the matter drop. Pastors who don’t want to be thought of as fanatics won’t explore the subject. A high percentage of television evangelists have been discredited and clergy don’t want to go through that washing machine ringer. The subject of miracles simply hasn’t been considered in many, many places. My concern is to see this blindness healed. 

What can we learn from these two experiences that initiated my interest in miracles?

First, illness, sickness, and brokenness are an invitation for God to work. While disease and disaster often make us run for cover, these maladies are also an invitation to turn to our heavenly Father with new expectations for His touch. God works directly and indirectly. Sometimes, He uses doctors, hospitals, and surgery. On other occasions, the Lord works alone. The basic issue for us is to recover trust in Him.

Second, we need to become open to trusting Him in every situation. Regardless of how events transpire, we expect Him to accomplish His purposes. Many people never pause to recognize they are simply not open to seek a Divine intervention. Open the doors of your heart and see what follows.

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.

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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.

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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:

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PERSISTENCE PAYS!

Blog 268

November 21, 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.

PERSISTENCE PAYS!

When we are struggling with an illness or fighting pain, it’s hard to stay on track and keep believing. People may pray, but nothing happens. The tendency is to say, “forget that prayer stuff because it doesn’t work!” Understandable but that decision is going down the wrong path. The New Testament relates a number of stories about the importance of endurance when struggling to find a touch of God’s empowerment. The 18th chapter of Luke begins with the parable of the Persistent Widow. The text indicates that the parable was given to instruct the disciples always to pray and never give up.

Here’s an example of what endurance can bring.

Margaret McGuire knew about and believed in healing ministry. She discovered a tumor between the toes of the tarsal arch in her left foot. The pain felt like she had been touched by a red-hot iron. The sting lingered for months. As she was getting ready for bed and a night’s sleep, Margaret decided that she was going to give this condition to the Lord no matter how long it took to receive her healing. She began praising and thanking God.

The pain only continued to hurt with fury. Nevertheless, she kept praying.

Margaret particularly kept thanking God that he would heal her problem and remove the pain. Nothing seemed to be happening, but she kept thanking God.  She especially praised the Lord for this love and His faithfulness. No matter what lingered, Margaret kept thanking Him for His love and faithfulness.

Margaret’s prayer and praise continued into the evening without ceasing. She was determined that she would not stop until the pain disappeared. Like the Persistent Widow, she didn’t quit.

Her prayers of thanksgiving turned into only prayers of praise. Suddenly the pain was gone! The throbbing vanished. Her need had been met!

You could argue that her intercessions simply cut off the pain from reaching her mind. Doubters always have some alternative explanation. However, don’t try that on Margaret. She’s the one who demonstrated that the parable about persistence paid off.

When struggling, don’t give up. Just remember that 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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WHERE GRACE APPEARED

Blog 266

November 6, 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.

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:

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

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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!

ONE STEP LEADS TO ANOTHER

Blog 261

October 2, 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.

ONE STEP LEADS TO ANOTHER

Dana Taylor attended Our Lord’s Community Church where she developed an interest in healing ministry. A short time earlier she had delivered her daughter Cary, born with a clogged tear duct. The doctor assured Dana the problem was common and would disappear quickly. Unfortunately, it didn’t.

After months of the problem, eye, sinus, and ear infections followed.  Cara was put on anti-biotics but the struggle continued. During this time, Rev. William Vaswig came to Our Lord’s with a message about healing ministry. Dana immediately began praying for the gift. That evening her hands became very warm. Remembering what she heard at church, Dara covered Cary’s ear with her palm. When she took Cary back to the doctor, that ear was healed much to her surprise.

After an interlude when the Taylor’s had a fire in their house, Dana returned to Our Lord’s Church for a special evening Fellowship of the Healing Christ Service where teams of people prayed for personal need. Dana came forward. She worried that the baby was not with her, but remembered the New Testament story of the Roman soldier’s servant who was healed even though Jesus never saw the man. Standing on that promise, Dana asked the three members to pray for her baby. They laid on hands and the four women prayed.

Two days later for the first time, Cary was completely healed.

As the days passed, Cary continued to have other healing experiences. Taking one step at a time led to other encounters that have continued to bless her life. Every time Dana looks at her daughter’s beautiful brown eyes, she is reminded that the Healer is among us.   

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!

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

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

HELP IN TIME OF NEED

Blog 258

September 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.

HELP IN TIME OF NEED

Many people are surprised to learn that the miraculous dimension has played such an important part in bringing people to faith in countries around the world. The problem in America has been a lack of openness. Author J.P. Moreland writes that a major factor in the Christian revival in the Third World has been through signs and wonders as expressions of God’s love for His people. Estimates as high as 70% of new believers are brought in through this door.  Other estimates suggest that 90% of the growth of the Church in China has come through healing miracles. When people are in need, they become open to the possibilities in a profound way.

I saw this happen in my own church a number of years ago. I was holding a seminar on a Saturday morning when the front door of the church opened. A brother and sister brought in their father who was obviously struggling to find his way.  I stopped the seminar and walked over to the family. At that moment, I realized the father’s eyes were open, but the man was blind. He needed his children to keep from falling or running into a wall.

“Can I help you?” I asked.

Even before they answered, I could see that they had a different nationality from most of the people in Oklahoma City. I was to learn they were Iranians and had immigrated to America during the upheaval in that country. (Names have been changed to protect their privacy)

“We are Muslims,” Janan said. “But a friend told us that your church prays for the sick. We don’t care about any differences we might have. My brother Radin and I are deeply, deeply worried about our father. Can you pray for him to see again? Right now?”

I glanced back and forth between the brother and sister. Radin looked even more panicked and distressed.

“I have no power to heal anyone,” I explained. “But I can call on our Heavenly Father to touch your father. The Holy Spirit cannot be seen, but he brings healing in His presence.”

“Please do this thing right now,” Janan pleaded. “We must have help.”

By this time some of the people in the seminar had gathered around us. “Let’s all lay our hands on this good man and pray together,” I said. “We need God’s touch right now.”

The group began praying fervently for the healing power of God to be released. Together we interceded for the father’s blindness for several minutes. Abruptly, he cried out, “I can see! I can see!” The brother and sister began to weep as their father walked around confirming his sight was restored.

Although no one asked this Muslim family to respond in any particular way, the brother and sister joined our church and confirmed their newfound faith. Such is what is happening all over the world today. And in America? Sure, the same happenings occur with those who reach out in faith. Healings are a confirmation of the Gospel story.

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.

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Let the miracles begin!