RECOVERING TRUST

Blog 225

December 13, 2021

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.

RECOVERING TRUST

Here’s an exercise for you. Take Mark’s Gospel and make two columns on a sheet of paper. On one side put what happened that wasn’t miraculous and on the other place when a miracle followed. You will discover that 60 to 70 percent of the ministry of Jesus focused on miracles. They were normative!

During my many conversations with people who have encountered the miraculous, I often found they needed to find or recover a new sense of God’s mercy. Rather than floundering in doubt, they needed to stand up in defiance. Here’s an example of a family in Ireland who made the transition.

When Mike and Aster Mullin’s son Andrew began displaying unusual symptoms and losing weight, they took him to their family physician for a checkup. “The doctors examined him but couldn’t find anything wrong,” Aster said. “But I knew something wasn’t right. When I found the lump on his back, the cold hand of fear gripped my heart.” The discovery of that lump would initiate a storm of tests and a final diagnosis of stage 4 neuroblastoma.

The Mullins soon discovered that the cancer in Andrew’s body had affected nearly every bone, including his spinal column. In the midst of the battle for their son’s life, Mike and Aster struggled to hold on to their faith.

 “I’d been told all my life that God was in control, that He had a purpose for everything we experienced in life, but my heart was confused,” Mike. “I couldn’t understand how I, as an imperfect parent, could have more compassion for my son than God did. Did I have to beg God for mercy? At one point, I remember thinking, Maybe, if we got 10,000 people praying, God would respond,” Mike recalled.

“I just couldn’t figure out why we were still praying at all,” Aster added. “I mean if everything in our lives was set in stone, if God controlled everything, then why bother?” “We were in survival mode,” Mike said.

The Mullin’s then received a CD series from the Andrew Wommack Ministries instructing them on how to use their faith to face Andrew’s condition. What they found boosted their faith! “We discovered that healing is a part of our salvation and that we could lay hands on the sick and see them recover.”

The Mullins immediately laid hands on their son’s legs and arms and commanded health into his bones. Several days later, new test results came in, and Andrew’s bones were completely cancer-free! As they continued to learn more about healing and their authority as believers, the Mullins prayed for their son again.

 “We commanded cancer to leave his body in the name of Jesus and stood on God’s promise that no poison or other deadly thing would harm Andrew, despite the progressive treatment he was undergoing (Mark 16:18).” Then the doctors called to confirm that Andrew’s whole body was cancer-free and that all his organs were healthy and functioning normally!

There’s nothing magical about the miraculous. However, when we access the dimension of God’s empowerment, the results can be just as amazing. The Mullin’s will certainly testify to that fact.

Remember to …expect the unexpected!

I have a new book coming out.

MAN ON FIRE can be ordered on Amazon or at your local book store. 

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.

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE,

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

Let the miracles begin!

THE HEALING TOUCH

Blog 221

November 15, 2021

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.

THE HEALING TOUCH

Last week I suggested that too often people discount their capacity to pray for others or may let an  extraordinary moment slip away. Later they may wonder if they really did have an ability to communicate healing. They did!

I want to continue to encourage you to explore healing ministry. Here’s another example of divine healing.  Andrew Wommack is an American minister working in healing. This account comes from his ministry.

Teresa Houghteling’s dominant emotion was fear. She lamented, “The disease that was in my body was slowly killing me from the inside out, and there was nothing I could do about it.”

Every six months, Teresa Houghteling had to get her bloodwork checked to see if her organs were still functioning properly. She was suffering from the deadly and incurable Sjögren’s syndrome. After dealing with the disease for several years, it had become something she just had to live with. However, in 2007, Teresa had an encounter with God and rededicated herself to Him, beginning a new journey.

Unfortunately, Teresa’s body did not seem to line up with her inner transformation. In fact, her physical symptoms worsened. In 2011, she was diagnosed with lupus, degenerative disk disease in her back, a bulged disk, and carpal tunnel in her right arm. Teresa remembered, “The emotion that followed was pure confusion.”

Teresa began studying the Bible with new seriousness. She began to understand the importance of how revelation makes words contain power. “I remember Andrew (Wommack) making the statement that one of the reasons we don’t get healed is because our physical bodies are more real to us than our spirit man.” For Teresa, transformation was now well on its way.

“On my way home from a conference I thought I heard God say, ‘So, if you’re healed, doesn’t that include your thyroid gland?’” Fear tried to creep back in as Teresa thought about what would happen if she stopped her medication. However, she was determined not to allow fear to dominate her life again!

Teresa’s journey brought her to a place of complete health and freedom. However, she will be the first one to tell you that it was not overnight. “It was a process for me. I had emotional healing that took place before the physical healing… I became so focused on my relationship with God that I honestly couldn’t say when symptoms began to leave my body… I know that no matter what comes my way, His Word is true, and no one will ever be able to take that away from me.” Healing was completed.

Different people have different experiences and we can learn something from all of them. Teresa offers insight into the power of biblical words to develop an expectation and faith.

Remember to …expect the unexpected!

I hope you’ll avail yourself of this inspiring story!

MAN ON FIRE can be ordered at the local book store or purchased on AMAZON!

I can also make copies available at:

Rev. Robert L. Wise, PO Box 22716 , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 731203

Cost is $15.00 plus the shipping fee.

I hope you’ll avail yourself of this inspiring story!

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.

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE,

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

Let the miracles begin!

LET HIM WHO HAS EARS TO HEAR

Blog 217

October 18, 2021

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.

LET HIM WHO HAS EARS TO HEAR

The question often is asked, “Is it helpful to pray when a condition appears irreversible? Consider the case of a nine-year-old British girl. (We shall call Mary)

In September 1982, Mary developed a virus infection that damaged both of her ears, leaving her deaf. Dr. R.F. Gardner examined Mary and noted the problem that he certified as deafness. The diagnosis was untreatable bilateral sensorineural deafness. Mary’s parent were told that there was nothing that could be done except to give her hearing aids that would help only to a limited degree.

Mary didn’t want to wear hearing aids the rest of her life and began praying about her condition. Her family and friends joined in and prayed with her. She began to feel that God was telling her to especially pray for the one problem.  Passages of scripture kept coming to her mind. If you have the faith of a child … ask and you shall receive …your faith have made you whole.

On March 8, 1983 one of the hearing aids was damaged at school. The problem was fixed and readjusted for Mary. The next evening Mary was in bed when she realized something was different. She ran down stairs yelling, “Mother! I can hear you!”

Her mother couldn’t believe it. Mary could even hear whispers. When she called the doctor he responded that he didn’t believe her.  “It’s not possible!”

The following day Mary was tested again. The audiogram and tympanogram were fully normal. The audiologists could give no explanation for what had occurred. “I have never seen anything like this in my life.”

The doctor concluded “A belief in the occurrence of cases of miraculous healing today is intellectually acceptable.”

We started with a question. Should you keep praying when the situation seems hopeless. Mary’s answer is by all means! In this age of uncertainty, many things remain uncertain. But prayer isn’t one of them.

Expect the unexpected!

I have a new book coming out.

MAN ON FIRE can be ordered at the local book store. I can make copies available at:

Rev. Robert L. Wise, PO Box 22716 , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 731203

Cost is $15.00 plus the shipping fee.

I hope you’ll avail yourself of this inspiring story!

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.

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel MIRACLES NEVER CEASE, where I post interviews with people sharing their experiences with divine encounters!

Let the miracles begin!

DID YOU HEAR THE SOUND?

Blog 212

September 6, 2021

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 Church with a Ph.D., Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.

DID YOU HEAR THE SOUND?

Did you hear the hoof beats? The sound of the horseman riding?

The Book of Revelation warns the Horsemen of the Apocalypse will ride again and an again through the centuries until the end of time. With the West coast in flames and the East coast under water, we have Louisiana sinking in the mud, not to mention a Covid epidemic again sweeping across the nation among the unvaccinated.  Oh, yes, don’t forget the US forces just left Afghanistan, leaving the Taliban in control like the were 20 years ago while over 200 Americans were left behind, (After we were promised the troops would not leave until all Americans were out)  not to mention thousands of Afghans running for their lives. All of this happening while the politicians scream at each other like children or morons. And don’t forget we have 60,000 homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles.

Get the picture?

There is something we can do. A year ago, I published a call from Bishop Russ McClanahan calling all Americans to prayer. I am repeating his experience in hopes you will pray daily for this country. I believe we have been called to do so. Here’s what Bishop Russ experienced almost exactly a year ago.

“On Tuesday August 25, 2020 at approximately 4:30 PM I laid down on my bed and began to pray.  As I quieted my mind and began to focus on God, I was transported into a dimension that seemed to be outside of time and space. While my eyes were closed, I could see the face of Jesus before me in the distance.  Gradually His face drew closer and closer until suddenly I became aware of His body on the cross.  Within moments, I felt as if I were being drawn in toward Him until I was one with Him upon the cross.   I felt the pain and the pressure of the nails that had been driven through His hands and the blood that bubbled out of the wounds.”

The voice of God said, “The cup of My wrath is almost full.  Unless your nation repents and turns back to Me, the horsemen who now stand at the gate will be loosed. Tell my people to return to My principles, to repent of having ignored and broken My laws. Tell them to remember the examples I have given them of My love and discipline.  Tell them to remember how I  warned, and continued to warn Israel in generations past that unless they repented, they would bring judgment upon themselves.”

“A revelation of God’s great love and compassion for His people and for all mankind swept over me. Biblical scenes and scenes from the world’s past and present history flashed before me like a fast-forwarded movie depicting how God had repeatedly exerted discipline in an overarching effort to influence people to return to Him.  In that moment, time seemed to leave me. I felt an overwhelming mix of emotions which is almost impossible to describe. Mingled with God’s breathtaking love for His people was His anger toward people who have defiantly rejected His love and willfully disobeyed His laws. Time seemed to stand still as I entered in some unspeakable way into the grief and longing of God. “  

“In that moment, it was as if I were on the cross with Christ. My hands pulsated with the physical pain of the crucifixion. I was overwhelmed with the ugliness of sin and the horrific consequences of failing to respond to God’s discipline and heed His instructions on how to live life. At the same time, I was overcome with God’s love and His longing for His people to return to Him in spite of the grief we have caused Him.  

Then I was told to warn people of the coming destruction if we do not return in sorrow and humility to the ways of God. Again, in a moment, I witnessed the horror of the consequences of breaking God’s laws and forfeiting the life of joy and purpose that is intended for us.  Scenes of brokenness, loneliness, destruction and every kind of evil flashed before me with incredible speed, along with the bitter emotions of those who must tragically reap the consequences of a life of disobedience. At the same time, I was mysteriously united with the heart of God and entered into His pain and longing.  There were no words between us, simply emotion that is beyond words.  Time stood still.  Then suddenly I was lying back across my bed.  I had no idea how long I had been there.

I share this with the hope that we will heed the Lord’s call to “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 

Will you join me in praying for our nation and world?  

Bishop Russ’s plea is for each one of us personally. Could you join us in praying daily for the USA government, its leaders, and the future? His experience called for repentance. Could you do the same?  Could you?

Also, I’d love to hear your story if you’ve experienced a divine intervention.

Send it to me at Wise on Miracles@gmail.com.

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel MIRACLES NEVER CEASE, where I post interviews with people sharing their experiences with divine encounters!

Let the miracles begin!

THE TOUCH THAT HEALS

Blog 209

August  9, 2021

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 Church with a Ph.D., Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.

THE TOUCH THAT HEALS

Recently, I was running through some of my files where I kept stories of physical and emotional healings, reviewing accounts of divine interventions that have occurred through the centuries. In the earliest centuries in Ireland, St. Patrick defeated the Druids through sheer spiritual power encounters.  St. Vincent Ferrer a hundred years later was estimated to have been part of over 3,000 miracles, 873 documented by the church. The English believe the sovereigns had the power to heal. Queen Elizabeth l had healing services several times a year. The accounts go on and on. As I was reading, I was reminded of such a healing experience I witnessed with the modern world’s Kathryn Kuhlman. Like the healers before her, Kathryn had become known across the United States as an extraordinarily gifted and empowered healer. 

I had known Kathryn for some time when  she invited a group of Methodist ministers to come to a morning seminar at the First Methodist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma. I came early to observe what she would do. In walked five clergy who looked like they had come to the Ok Corral for a shootout. Rev. Mac Waters (a pseudonym for privacy’s sake) had always been an iconoclastic sort of guy who liked to embarrass people. He was a hardnosed who didn’t believe in supernatural possibilities.  I knew trouble was on the way.

Kathryn came in the chancel’s side door. She began by answering some questions about a mission’s project she supported in Asia. Then, she abruptly announced that she had really come simply to pray for the pastors. Kathryn asked anyone who wished to have her intercessions to come forward. Mac Waters leaped out of the pew and came running down the aisle like he was going to attack Kathryn. She stood there confidently watching him charging toward her. Just as he slowed at the Communion rail, she reached out and slapped both of her hands on his ears. For a minute or so, Mac stood immobile and then dropped to the floor as if he’d been hit by a lightening bolt. I looked back at his four buddies. They were going out the backdoor of the church.

Twenty minutes later, Mac sat up and started speaking in tongues. In the following weeks, his theology completely changed and he became a different man. People who had previously known him were astonished. A miracle had occurred.

Mac’s experience with Kathryn reminded me that the hand of God is often extended through human hands. When such occurs, miracles follow. As I returned home that day, I knew I had seen one of those historic events that St. Patrick, St. Vincent Ferrer, and Queen Elizabeth l would have approved. Don’t be afraid to believe.          

Remember: Expect a miracle.

Also, I’d love to hear your story if you’ve experienced a divine intervention.

Send it to me at Wise on Miracles@gmail.com.

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel MIRACLES NEVER CEASE, where I post interviews with people sharing their experiences with divine encounters!

Let the miracles begin!

PERSISTENCE IN PRAYER

Blog 204

July 4, 2021

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.

PERSISTENCE IN PRAYER

Some years ago, I started a Servants In Prayer group for people who wanted to explore how healing prayer could help them. David and Dana Taylor had been friends for years and she joined our group as we studied divine interventions and miracles. I did not know about her struggledwith a tumor behind her ear until later.

Much earlier in her childhood, Dana developed an illness with a high fever and swollen glands behind her ear.  As the symptoms faded, the knot on her scalp didn’t. Five years later the problem returned and the growth became two-inches long and one inch wide. Dana had a problem!  The situation looked like dangerous surgery would be necessary. A serious neck surgery had been required earlier. She didn’t want to go through the procedure again.

In our Servants in Prayer group, we stressed constant prayer about such problems. Dana realized she had not really followed this principle. Francis MacNutt had espoused the idea of “soaking prayer, ” meaning praying over and over until a condition improved. Francis had discovered that concentrated prayer over a period of time brought important results. Dana started following this procedure.

 She placed her hand over the lump and imagined blood rushing to the area and breaking up the growth. For twenty minutes, she prayed that the mass was being reduced. Her hand became warm and she felt something happening in her head. The sensation begun to decrease and Dana stopped praying. When she measured the lump, it had decreased in size by an eighth of an inch.

For the next three days, Dana prayed in the same manner. In the morning, she prayed for half an hour and did the same in the afternoon. After each session, the lump was measurably smaller. By the fourth day, the lump had reduced to the size of a pea. Dana returned to the Servants in Prayer group and asked them to pray for her. By the end of that week, the growth had completely disappeared.

Mark’s Gospel has the story of a blind man that Jesus healed. (Mark 8:22-24) The first time Jesus touched him, people looked like trees. Jesus needed to touch him a second time for the cure to be complete. The man’s persistence was significant as was the case with Dana Taylor. Some healing experiences simply take more concentrated intercession.

The point? Don’t give up. The power remains constant.

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.

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel MIRACLES NEVER CEASE, where I post interviews with people sharing their experiences with divine encounters!

Let the miracles begin!

THE EXTRA TOUCH

Blog 200

June 7, 2021

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.

THE EXTRA TOUCH

While scanning through my files, I found a letter from a friend I’ll call George. He was wanting me to share with me his experience during a Fellowship of the Healing Christ service. George had been struggling with anger, bitterness, and frustration that had a devastating effect on his entire life.  During a time of intercession, he began to envision his negative emotions like a gigantic knapsack on his back. The figure of Jesus appeared before him and the Christ removed the burden from George. As he wrote to me, he could still see Him smiling at George as the weight disappeared.

            George wrote:

            I started to get to my feet. I felt we had finished. But the Lord had more to say.

            I felt (one of the ministry team’s) hands firmly press on my shoulder and then

            he began to pray for my diabetes I hadn’t written anything about that in my

            prayer request. What prompted him to pray for remission of my diabetes? I

            wondered.

In the weeks that followed, George discovered an amazing change. He cut his insulin dosage by almost 20%.  At first ten units dropped to 7 units.  Later over all, George dropped from 47 units per day to 8. He could only thank God for such a result.

In retrospect, George realized he had to deal with his harmful emotions before he could receive healing for his body. He began to think that the root cause of his diabetes began in unresolved anger and bitterness. His physical problem provided a convenient excuse to remain non-assertive. George had allowed himself to drift into acting like a turtle. He had a protective shell that he could retreat into when matters got personal.

During the worship service, George had released his bruised memories when the hand of God touched him. He let go and let God in. The results speak for themselves. George found that anger and frustration were replaced with patience, compassion, and love. He had come for one need and been healed of another. The extra touch made all the difference.

Doctors continue to tell us that hate and animosity can affect heart disease. In George’s case, it was the pancreas. One can never know how expansive the love of God can be … until they receive an unexpected extra touch.

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.

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel MIRACLES NEVER CEASE, where I post interviews with people sharing their experiences with divine encounters!

Let the miracles begin!

DEE DEE DIED?

Blog 199

May 30, 2021

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.

DEE DEE DIED?

I’ve known Dee Dee Bailey since she was a high school student. As an adult with two children, she developed serious kidney stone problems and had to be hospitalized. The condition continued to worsen. Unfortunately, her doctor had gone out of town over the weekend and left oversight to another doctor. The alternate doctor forgot.

On Sunday morning her problem exploded. Dee Dee went into a coma. The negligent doctor rushed in, terrified she was slipping away. Somewhere in her emotional fog, Dee Dee could hear the nurse yelling, “We’re losing her!”

At that moment, Dee Dee seemed to leave her body and was floating up to the ceiling where she could look down on what was happening as the doctor frantically worked over her. Dee Dee became aware of two huge angels standing on each side. Without saying a word, they whisked her away. Like flying through a dark tunnel, she began to recognize a light shining ahead. As she glided along, she heard magnificent music with a sound like nothing she had ever heard before. Abruptly, Dee Dee landed in a very serene place and felt overwhelming peace. Standing in front of her was Jesus Christ.

She rushed forward and hugged this magnificent figure. Even though she had two little girls waiting at home, Dee Dee was ready to stay there forever. The Christ told her she had an unfulfilled life with her children and a work yet to do. She must go back.

At that moment, Dee Dee went flying backward and was once again on the ceiling of her hospital room watching the doctor and nurse working frantically over her. Suddenly she descended into her body. The nurse screamed, “She’s coming back! Thank God! She’s coming back!”

I had not seen Dee Dee in several years when we discussed this experience. I knew she had moved to Norman where the University of Oklahoma is located. Her recovery had gone well and her two girls were doing fine. I asked her what she was doing.

“I’m teaching a class of college students about healing ministry and staying in touch with God’s plan for their lives. I’m helping them learn to pray.”      

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.

Please watch and subscribe to my new YouTube channel MIRACLES NEVER CEASE, where I post interviews with people sharing their experiences with divine encounters!

Let the miracles begin!