WHEN THE UNEXPECTED BECOMES A GIFT

Blog 259

September 19, 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.

WHEN THE UNEXPECTED BECOMES A GIFT

I just discovered a host of messages from readers that had gone undetected for some time … even several years. In the age of computers, sometimes things go haywire. I apologize to my readers if I missed your communication. The responses have all been very encouraging. Remember, if you have had a miraculous intervention or discovery in your life, I’d like to hear about it. People all over the world are listening and need your word of encouragement.

Craig Michael shared an important story that happened to him as a pilot. Craig flies over fields and sprays wheat in the Spring time. He asked an ag-pilot, or also known as a crop duster, to come to Oklahoma and help him with a heavy schedule back in 2016. Of course, the friend knew little about the Oklahoma surroundings but agreed to help fly over the wheat fields.

From where the airplanes flew south of Oklahoma City is located a small cemetery. The old beautiful location is surrounded by trees and a peaceful quiet. The two pilots took off for their daily run as usual. Abruptly, Craig got a call from the other pilot. The man was clearly upset.

“I can’t believe it,” the pilot sputtered. “I didn’t know they were down there and I just flew low over a funeral in progress.”

“Really?”

“Yeah, I’m sure I upset those folks. I wouldn’t have done so for the world. The roar must have scared them to death.”

“Look,” Craig said. “We have a job to do and you certainly meant no harm. I’m sure it will be okay. Let’s go to work.”

The pilots carried out their assignments and returned to the airport. The two airplanes taxied in and stopped. When Craig looked out, his wife was running toward the airplane, waving her arms. “There’s a bunch of people over here who want to talk with you. Don’t know what the situation is, but they are extremely well dressed. “

Craig got out of the airplane slowly, not sure of what to expect.

One of men dressed in black stepped forward. “We were just holding a funeral when an airplane flew over quite low. We wanted to know who was flying that plane.”

Craig shuddered. Did they have a big problem?

“Why do you asked?” Craig said.

“Our father was a crop duster,” the man said. “He died a few years ago and was buried in Oklahoma in the mid-‘70’s.  All eleven of us children grew up around airports. After his death, our family moved to California. When our mother died, we knew she’d want to be buried close to our father. So, we brought her back to be buried in the same cemetery.

“I see,” Craig said slowly. “I think I’m beginning to understand.”

“Having that crop duster fly over just as the service was concluding was the most comforting and memorable thing that could have happened. We were so very grateful. As our mother went to her rest by our father, we were profoundly touched by that fly-by. We wanted to thank the pilot.”

A miracle? I’m not sure I would put it in that class, but you might. Surely that ‘accident’ proved to be the hand of God touching and reassuring the morning family. Sometimes the touch of God comes in ways when we can’t decide whether it was only chance or Providence. However, when the timing is perfect, I’d bet on the hand of God showing up right on schedule.

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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HEALING PRAYER

Blog 256

August 7, 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.

HEALING PRAYER

Judith and Franics MacNutt have been friends and associates for many decades. No one better demonstrated and practiced the gifts of the Holy Spirit than this couple who founded Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida. Their vision for a healing center has inspired generations of believers. Judith now continues this work by herself. In a recent edition of Healing Line, their newsletter, she relates her personal story of the desperate need for the work of the Holy Spirit.

Living in the Appalachian small town of Jackson, Kentucky, little Judith was seven-years old when she learned that the high school girls would be coming to school in special party dresses for the school prom and she wanted to watch. Judith kept begging her mother to allow her to ride her bicycle to the school. Finally, she agreed only if Judith stayed on the sidewalk. 

Immediately, Judith took off to watch the special school event unfold. She pulled up in front of the school to watch. Sure enough, the students began arriving, looking like a million dollars. Each couple looked like something out of Vogue magazine.

Judith didn’t notice that a car had swerved into the parking lot. The couple driving had been drinking heavily and didn’t hit the brakes Bouncing over the curb, the car came at Judith like a guided missile. She couldn’t get out of the way. The car smashed into Judith. The drunken driver was so disoriented that when he threw the car into reverse, he ran over her a second time!

Observers rushed forward to help the broken child. Because the town was small, they knew her and where her house was. Judith was picked up and carried home. The doctor rushed in to examine the child.

“No point in trying to get her to the hospital in Lexington,” the doctor concluded. “She’d never make it there alive.”

All her mother said was, “We’ll see.”

Judith’s mother had for years believed in fervent prayer. She had a conviction that intercession could change the inevitable. For three days and nights, she sat by Judith’s bed and prayed an unceasing prayer. Nothing deterred her constant supplication.

As the third day was ending, Judith’s eyes began to flutter. The comma broke. She opened her eyes and looked around. “What happened to my bicycle?’ was her first question. Only as she grew older did Judith understand how extraordinary her recovery had been.

What happened? Jesus told a number of parables about persistence. The parable of the old coin illustrated a women’s constant quest without any break until the coin was found. (Luke 15:8-10)  The parable of the persistent widow demonstrated the same teaching. Don’t stop. (Luke 18:1-8).

These parables and Judith MacNutt’s experience have a lesson for anyone seeking a miracle. Don’t let your faith lag when the results are not immediate. Trust God to have a better plan.

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!

THE REORDERING PRESENCE

Blog 252

July 3, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert L. Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. An Archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches with a Ph.D., Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.

THE REORDERING PRESENCE

            Anyone interested in miracles will find Lee Strobel’s The Case for Miracles to be an important read. Strobel builds a strong case for intellectually believing in the interventions of God. He presents both sides of the case for and against supernatural experience. The “for” far out weights the “against.” Here’s an example.

            Dr. Craig S. Keener, Ph.D is a well-known prodigious writer. One colleague described him as a scholar who comes along once in a century. However, that reputation did not come easy. As a boy, Keener had friends who did not adhere to the Christian faith, and a few claimed to be atheist. One day coming home from school, he was confronted by the doubters as well as believers who challenged him. As little Craig Keener finally walked home by himself, he kept thinking about their confrontations. Sitting down in his bedroom, Craig continued to argue with himself. Could their objections be true? And then he sensed “it” in the room with him.

            While he couldn’t define what was happening, Craig Keener knew God’s presence was suddenly there. Real, genuine, with him. The “Presence” exceeded all questions. He tried to spill out the issues his friends had confronted him with, but suddenly Craig felt something rush through his body. Never before had he known such a sensation, but he knew God had filled his life. Craig was immediately filled with wonder and worship.

            God’s greatness and awesomeness filled his life. As the encounter grew, Craig Keener realized his purpose in life. Moreso, he understood what The purpose is for everyone. All of us are to love God, to serve Him, and to worship Him. Craig put it this way. “Everything is to be built around Jesus.”

            From those few moments has grown a lifetime of accomplishment. Twenty-five years later, Keener had authored twenty-one books and been a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary. But the story began one afternoon in a schoolboy’s bedroom. Craig Keener discovered skeptics can become saints.

By the way, did you discover the miraculous during 2021? Please email me your story at:  miracles@miraclesnevercease.com.

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Let the miracles begin!

WHAT ONE SEED CAN ACCOMPLISH

Blog 248

June 6,2022

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.

 WHAT ONE SEED CAN ACCOMPLISH

This past week we’ve watched the world torn apart. The rampant epidemic of death has been more than almost anyone can absorb. The shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma occurred in the exact same office where my dearest friend had been scheduled to go for a treatment this coming week. Such a realization brings me to my knees. We need the rebirth of encouragement during these horrific times. Perhaps, this story from New Delhi, India can help.

Dorthey Faye Higbee, a pastor, was part of a ministry team that brought thousands of people to a service for healing prayer. During the service a child suffering the ravages of polio was brought forward. An “untouchable” from India’s lowest class, the team prayed over him and felt something unfolding, but the crowd rushed forward and the boy disappeared in the press of the people. They knew he had no hope if he wasn’t healed, but he had vanished. All that they found later was one small crutch leaning against the platform.

The next night a policeman came forward. The night before he had seen the prayers for the boy and had to present his son for prayer as well. Earlier he had been sent to arrest the ministry team for any infraction, but because of what he saw the officer brought his son back only for the team’s ministry. As they prayed, the child’s eye straightened and for the first time in his life, he could see clearly. The policeman grabbed the microphone to proclaim the power of God available through Jesus. The ministry continued on into the night.

As the service ended, the team noticed something unexpected. Next to the crutch left from the night before, was a second identical crutch. What had begun as one seed had sprouted into an abundance of transformation.

Let us pray that in the families of these many victims of gun shootings, that new seeds of promise can be planted even in this dark hour. We can pray for continued healing. Remember that the promises are 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!

THE EMPOWERMENT NEVER STOPS

Blog 246

May 23, 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.

THE EMPOWERMENT NEVER STOPS

Our TIME FOR EMPOWERMENT SERVICE last Thursday night was a powerful experience of renewal and healing. We appreciate all who were part of this gathering at Church of the Acts, Oklahoma City. These events will resume in the Fall.

Here’s another miraculous event you’ll find inspiring. Raven Nelson is a full-blood American Indian. As happened to many Indian children, he was placed in a foster home where he experienced abuse and went to the hospital a number of times. Raven had damage to his back from a bullet wound, beatings, and fights. Raven knew about pain.

In the late ‘90’s he began work in bail enforcement which is essentially being a bounty hunter. The work was dangerous and Raven was often in peril. During one of those episodes, he had to be taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Vancouver, Washington. While he was in the emergency room, Raven had a near-death experience.

As the doctors worked frantically on over him, Raven started floating up to the ceiling where he could look down on the medical personnel working over his body.

He clearly needed a blood transfusion but the hospital had no type AB on hand. His blood pressure dropped to the bottom and his heart stopped. The medical team quickly placed electric defibrillation paddles on his chest to start the heart again. Raven’s heart stopped twice.

While the doctors worked desperately, Raven was some place else. He abruptly realized that a tall man was standing on his right side. Wearing a white robe with a gold belt, he had long flowing hair and fire in his eyes.  He reached over and took his hand.

“I died for you,” he said. “Won’t you give me a chance?”

Raven could feel the man’s love penetrating his heart and knew something highly important was happening to him. The man faded and Raven drifted back into his body. His heart had started beating again. Four days later, he walked out of the hospital.

Through the emergency room experience, he had come to an experience and understanding of God’s love. Something new stirred in his heart and Raven knew he had to find that man who stood next to him in the hospital. Raven began a very personal search.

Studying the Bible, he felt the personal relationship growing. A new beginning and life had begun. The better way was unfolding. Eventually all pain vanished. Raven and his wife Vi began holding Bible studies and meetings.

The out- of- the body experience had produced a in- this- world change! Remember that the promises are 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!

ORDER NOW!

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

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE,

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

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!

ORDER NOW!

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

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE,

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

Let the miracles begin!

IN A TIME OF NEED

Blog 235

February 28, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. An Archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches with a Ph.D., Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.

IN A TIME OF NEED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remember to expect the unexpected.            

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

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!

APPEARANCES

Blog 234

February 21, 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.

APPEARANCES

Part 2

Last week I recommended Wayne Weible’s Medjugorje :The Message (published in 1989, Paraclete Press) suggesting you would be moved by his accounts. I noted that Christians generally say the Apostle’s Creed affirming their belief in “the communion of the saints,” a conviction that departed saints continue to interact with believers even after they have entered eternity. Not a new idea, it’s been part of the Christian faith for 2,000 years.

Protestant Weible’s book describes the appearances of the Virgin Mary in the Yugoslavian town of Medjugorje. I noted such an encounter happened at Guadalupe that began the conversion of Mexico. The appearance of Mary to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France created the healing water of Lourdes where to this day people receive remarkable healings. The appearances of Mary at Fatima in 1917 related important vital messages for the world. At the time the Communist revolution was exploding. Mary instructed the visionaries (and everyone) to pray for its removal and spiritual renewal to follow. Decades later this occurred in December 1991. Mary also gave insight into the attempt to execute a Pope which happened to John Paul II. That past history can be confirmed.

As I studied these appearances, I noticed a “spin-off” effect from such appearances, empowering and enriching bystanders. People in the vicinity of the appearances or even away at a great distance received extraordinary results themselves. Rita Klaus experienced that blessing.

For 25 years, she struggled with Multiple Sclerosis.A teacher from Evans City, Pennsylvania, Rita attended a retreat at Ephrata House that communicates the story of Medjugorje. Later in the day Rita went to a church service when she felt someone grab her from behind. She felt a wonderful sense of peace surge through her body. The years of suffering with the disease suddenly disappeared.

Rita’s illness had affected her ability to teach and brought added stress on the family. She was unable to perform her usual tasks. Her legs became severely deformed and her bones bowed.  Rita’s right knee cap became displaced and had to be removed. She entered a rehabilitation hospital and prepared to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.

Laying in bed, Rita heard a voice say, “Why don’t you ask me?” She knew that in the Virgin Mary’s appearances she had told people to pray to her son for healing. Mary always pointed to Jesus. Rita began praying with her whole heart. A “bubbly” feeling surged through her body. Rita finally drifted off to sleep.

The next morning her husband helped her into the wheelchair preparing to attend a Scripture class that morning. Rita was sitting in the session when she began to experience a warmth in her feet and legs along with an intense itching. Abruptly, she began wiggling her previously immobile toes. Rita was dumbfounded.

When she returned home, she knew something was different. While wearing heavy braces on her legs, she could struggle along on crutches. Rita was getting out of the car  when she discovered she could take a few steps with no difficulty. Her heart was pounding! Could it be?

Once in the house, she unlocked her braces. Rita couldn’t believe her eyes. Her right leg was completely straight. Two previous surgeries had not been able to correct the problem. Rita couldn’t believe her eyes. Both legs were normal.

Rita began screaming that her legs were healed. She kept saying, “Thank you Jesus. Thank you blessed Mother!” For the first time in years, Rita stood up on her legs unassisted. She walked down the hallway. Astonished, she walked back shouting, “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

Weeping and laughing, Rita called her pastor who immediately suggested she see a doctor. Her two daughters were shocked because they had never seen their mother without her handicap. The family cried together for joy.

Rita’s doctor examined her and kept muttering, “Tis can’t be! This can’t happen! It’s impossible! The doctor thought maybe he was talking to Rita’s twin sister. The doctor examined Rita at the hospital for confirmation. He begged her to tell him how this could have occurred. Rita related that people had prayed for her for years, but that she only prayed once.

Since that day, Rita Klaus has shared her story over and over again. Her explanation? Just another example of the “communion of the saints.”

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!