TRICK OR TREAT

Blog 265

October 30, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

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

TRICK OR TREAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just remember. Miracles never cease.

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

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

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

LOVE PREVAILS

Blog 263

October 16, 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.

LOVE PREVAILS

These accounts hopefully encourage you to know the hand of God is there when your need occurs. No one can predict what will follow, but my interviews with hundreds of people indicate He is always there. Here’s an example.  

Snow was falling everywhere in northern Michigan when Scott Peterson’s car went out of control and slammed him into a stranded motorist. In -9-degree weather, timing was critical, and Scott knew he was losing blood fast. His last word before losing consciousness was a cry, “Jesus!”

An ambulance rushed Scott to the hospital when doctors discovered his femoral artery was severed. The lower half of his body was in critical danger. During the seven-hour surgery that followed, Scott received thirty-two units of blood.

But that was just the start.

Forty-eight hours later, Scott was life-flighted to the University of Michigan in an effort to save his life and legs. With such a huge amount of lost blood, Scott wasn’t expected to live. His wife Diane was told amputation was probable and that he wouldn’t survive.

In addition to praying for his life, Diane refused to limit what her faith could provide, she reached out for God’s unconditional love. Diane knew she didn’t have the strength or patience to survive the ordeal, but she believed God would provide what was needed. She hung on in constant prayer.

Scott went into a coma that lasted for nine days and during that time flatlined. Everyone believed his life was over. But he wasn’t there.

During this time, Scott Peterson stood in the presence of the Lord. Almost unable to believe his eyes, Scott was with Jesus Christ. Later he remembered, “When I saw Jesus, I realized how much He loves us. I was very happy to see Him, but He was even happier to see me. I knew I was totally accepted.”

 Scott returned.

His wife was overjoyed, and he doctor was amazed at his rate of recovery. Today Scott is healthy and walks on his own two legs. He and Diane live by faith. They know love prevails.

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.

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

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

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Let the miracles begin!

A VISIT IN THE NIGHT

Blog 249

June 13,2022

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.

A VISIT IN THE NIGHT

This past week I had a conversation with Janet Wagner. We remembered and discussed an important event that happened while she was a Bible Study Fellowship teacher. Previously working as a banker, Janet had always been a healthy person who never got headaches, not until the moment she suddenly felt like her head would explode. Here’s her story.

In the middle of the night, Janet awoke in severe pain. Thinking it might be a migraine, she turned to a neurologist who immediately ordered an x-ray. Three spots showed up that looked like they could be cancer. The situation was serious!

The neurologists sent Janet to the hospital and scheduled a biopsy. He planned to drill holes in her skull to access the tumors. Beyond painful, the entire procedure frightened Janet to her core. Such a procedure could take her life. Her friends from Bible Study Fellowship gathered around and prayed. That night Janet’s husband slept on a cot next to her bed. She drifted off into a troubled sleep.

At around 4:00 in the morning, Janet felt a weight on the bed like someone had just sat down. She

“Lord, is that you?”

Janet heard the voice answer, “Yes.”

“I am really scared. “

The voice answered, “I know. I am with you to the end of time. You will not have the biopsy tomorrow.”

“Are you sure?” Janet asked. “Yes,” the voice answered and then He was gone.

The next morning at 8:30 the doctor came in. “I’ve changed my mind,” he said. “We’re not going to do the biopsy after all. We’ll give you some steroids and wait awhile.” Janet went home!

After thirty days, the doctor called her back for another MRI. She was to be rolled into an extremely tight enclosure that felt like a coffin. Once again, fear gripped Janet and she silently prayed for help. Abruptly a figure appeared beside her. She looked again. Taller than Janet expected, she stared at the long black hair hanging down to his shoulders. With piercing blue eyes, he had on a royal blue linen robe with gold trim. Janet knew the figure was Jesus.

“I’m with you. Don’t be afraid.” And then he was gone.

Janet showed me the x-rays from before and thirty days later. The three tumors had simply disappeared. She told the doctor a miracle had occurred. He had no better explanation.

Several years later, when I talked to Janet this week, she affirmed all that happened. Her faith was stronger than ever! Janet Wagner offers you encouragement in your journey. Just remember. 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

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE,

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!

TRANSFORMATION

Blog 238

March 21, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Rev. 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.

TRANSFORMATION    

David Gurno was born in the Red Lake Indian Reservation in North Minnesota, one of thirteen children. He grew up in a world where everyone drank all the time. David watched his parents, siblings, and other Chippawa friends drink heavily from the time he was a small child.  Thirty-eight years later, his incessant binges landed him in a state mental hospital.

Staring up at the ceiling, David saw large birds descending on him that began picking at his face. Trying to escape the scavengers, David looked at the floor. To his shock, he saw snakes and vile-looking creatures crawling up out of the drain. Alcoholism had turned David Gunro into a madman.

A thought rolled up in his mind. Months earlier a man had said, “Dave, I know someone who can help you. His name is Jesus.” As that recollection ruminated, he wondered if the man might have been an angel.

David realized that he desperately hoped that offer was true.  He cried out, “Jesus if you can do what that man said and if you’re really real, I need your help!  I need you to take this desire for alcohol away from me and give me a new life.”

Nothing seemed to have happened, but he crawled up in his bed and went to sleep for the first time in two weeks. When he woke up, David didn’t have the shakes. For the first time in longer than he could remember, he didn’t feel sick. Instead, strength seemed to have returned. The discovery shocked him. Had Jesus truly answered his prayer? The Man from Galilee had truly entered his life.

After he was released from the hospital, David came back to Minneapolis to find a job and start a new life. When he found his old drinking buddies, they were astonished by his sobriety. After he explained to those hard-core alcoholics how he had become and stayed sober, eight of them made the same decision to follow Christ and ask him into their lives. They stayed sober for the rest of their lives.

You don’t have to hit bottom to make the same discovery. Everyday with a thousand different problems and needs, struggling people reach out and find exactly what  and Who changed David’s life.

Got a big problem? Try it. He’s still there.

Remember to expect the unexpected.

By the way, did you discover the miraculous during 2021? I’d be delighted to hear your story. Please write me at: Miracles Never Cease, Box 2, Bethany, Oklahoma  73008-9998

Or you can email me your story at  miracles@miraclesnevercease.com

Have you read my latest?

MAN ON FIRE: The story of the

Apostle John’s last disciple.

(Elk Lake Publishing)

It’s a thriller. Get one.

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@miraclesnevercease.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!

HOPE RECOVERED

Blog 237

March 14, 2022

MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!

Rev. 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.

HOPE RECOVERED

You’ll want to look at my interview with Dee Dee Bailey on my YouTube Miracles Never Cease channel posted below. Amazement will follow!

Why do I post these interviews week after week and on YouTube month after month? Because we are fighting secularity across the world. That’s the idea that there is only you, no God, and you have no help outside of your own efforts. Sorry. That’s a completely wrong perspective.

Here’s another example.

 Brad Hentges was diagnosed with stage 2 bladder cancer accompanied by highly aggressive cancer cells. Because of the extreme cell situation, the doctor recommended total removal of his bladder and prostate immediately. Brad’s situation was highly serious.

A close friend suggested that Brad meet with Bruce Van Natta who had been through a similar problem and now prayed with others. When Bruce came to the restaurant where they met, he anointed Brad with oil, laid on hands, and prayed over him. The people in the café didn’t inhibit Bruce in anyway. That evening and the next day, Brad felt vibrations in his body that seemed to center on his lower extremities. The feeling felt strange, but he began to feel better.

When he went to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, doctors reviewed the data and continued to recommend radical surgery. Brad resisted and insisted they scope his bladder once more.

Agreeing, the doctor began the procedure, but stopped in the midst of the procedure to ask another doctor to look. After 15 minutes, a third doctor was called in. The next day the specialist reported the bladder looked fine and there were no traces of blood or bacteria in his urine. The tumors were gone!

Today Brad’s blood pressure and cholesterol are normal. During one examination, he was told that he now had the arteries and blood of a 25-year-old. He now says, “One fact I do now, Jesus heals.”

Do miracles continue? All the time! You can put away those suggestions that you only have yourself. God remains with you. Don’t be afraid to talk to him.      

Remember to expect the unexpected.

I have new books 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@miraclesnevercease.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!