THE BEST INSURANCE PLAN POSSIBLE!

Blog 276

January 23, 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.

THE BEST INSURANCE PLAN POSSIBLE!

Often, miracles are examined after people have been ill or survived struggle with a disaster. However, I have also discovered that divine protection can prevent people from facing medical emergencies or similar calamities.

One of the roles that angels have is to guard their charges. I found that everyone has a guardian angel whose job is to oversee our well-being. In contrast to ignoring angelic advice that might come through as an idea or a sudden thought, paying attention provides dividends for  our wellbeing.

You might not class some interventions as miraculous, but the people who were protected are glad to settle for calling the unexpected assistance a miracle. Here’s an example.

Brian Akerman and I were eating lunch when he shared his story. Brian is a clergyman in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches and a dynamic guy. One of his ministries is an unusual outreach to bikers. Brian’s motorcycle club cuts across all lines and has proven to be an important connection with people who might otherwise be outside the faith. With his black leather jacket covered with biker patches, he looks the part of a king of the road. However, Brian prays about everything, including his own safety.

One afternoon while returning home, Brian was zooming down the highway when a car came out of nowhere and roared straight toward him. Apparently, the driver wasn’t paying attention at the intersection and plowed into Brian, T-boning him on the left side of the motorcycle.

Brian’s Harley-Davidson went flying sideways off the pavement as the front end of the driver’s hood and bumper crumbled. In some unexplainable way, Brian was able to keep his cycle upright rather than laying down on the pavement. However, from the front tire completely along the entire side to the rear tire, the motorcycle was smashed and flattened. The collision had wiped out Brian’s vehicle. The Harley had been destroyed!

And Brian’s condition?

Not a scratch.

Brian’s leg was not injured, and no bones were broken while the motorcycle was destroyed. How can such be? Impossible, you might immediately say. Certainly, but Brian did not sustain one injury.

Brian leaned across the table and said to me, “I had a miracle!”

He certainly did. His guardian angel made the difference. The next time you get into a car, ask the angels to watch over you. Start every morning with a prayer for protection. Don’t be hesitant to ask the Lord’s hand to carry you safely through the day. Brain will tell you that such a prayer is vital.

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.

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!

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When she thought she was dying, she and her friends did this…

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.

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!

BRAND NEW VIDEO MIRACLE! WATCH NOW!

When she thought she was dying, she and her friends did this…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Blog 273

January 1, 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.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here we are looking at a new year, hoping for success, and the most profitable use of our time. My desire is for you to experience the promise of God’s highest and greatest blessings and the rest will follow.

If you haven’t considered it before, this would be a great time to reach out and ask for heaven’s touch in your own life at the point of your personal need.  Your heavenly Father wants to bestow his blessings on your life. Think about it.

I just finished reading a sociologist’s report on the state of religion in American. The predictions are dire.  The writer stated that a marked decrease in faith is coming with multitudes leaving the church. However, he overlooked an important factor that is working right now. People are increasingly discovering the miraculous power of divine intervention in their lives. Miracles can change everything.

Charlie Langer discovered this truth almost by accident. He had not been particularly interested in the idea of divine healing and certainly hadn’t pursued the idea. Charlie knew he tended to be a victim of fear, but with that mindset he became a Christian and this decision really reshaped his life.

On a Saturday morning, Charlie was reading one of the Gospels and studying the story of Jesus healing a leaper. The idea fascinated him. Charlie finished reading, had a prayer time, and prepared to leave his apartment. As he was walking out, he took a long stretching step and felt pain shoot through his body. A muscle in his right leg snapped. Charlie Langer was in trouble.

As he hobbled along, the story of the healing of the leaper came to mind and a voice seemed to say, “That can work for you right now.” Charlie thought about Jesus healing the man for several minutes and concluded that could happen to him. He prayed, “I know you can heal pain and problems like mine. Please heal me right now.”

The problem seemed to slip out of his mind. Several hours later, Charlie abruptly realized that the pain had completely disappeared. The effect was so sudden that he had almost not noticed that all the pain was gone. The Holy Spirit had brought a complete healing to his leg before he realized it.

From that time on, Charlie Langer knew that healing praying “was the real thing.”  Charlie made a decision that any way God could use him; he would be available.

Could that happen to you? Absolutely. As this new year begins, why not make a decision to reach out and receive what is promised.

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.

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!

BRAND NEW VIDEO MIRACLE! WATCH NOW!

When she thought she was dying, she and her friends did this…

WHEN YOU GET DEPRESSED

Blog 272

December 26, 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 YOU GET DEPRESSED

Common knowledge tells us that many people get depressed during the Christmas season. Misplaced emotions, personal loss, failures, etc. tend to pop up during the holidays when we are supposed to be happy and in a mood to celebrate. Unfortunately, many people just aren’t there. Let me offer you encouragement. Recovery of hope can be found closer than you realize.

Here’s what happened to Doris Miller (an anonymous name for personal reasons).

Doris developed suicidal depression when she was a teenager. The condition worsened and Doris became obsessed with the idea of killing herself. Fortunately, the situation never became quite right to do so. Doris concluded that in some way God was keeping her from suicide. That thought made her furious. She was becoming desperate.

One night Doris reached the breaking point. She screamed her rage at God until she finally broke down in tears. She shouted that if He wasn’t going to let her die, then her Creator had to do something about what was boiling inside of her. The anger, the bitterness, pain, and hurt had become almost unbearable. She pleaded with God that she couldn’t live with all this negativity inside her. If she had to live, then He had to help her with the pain.

Years later Doris still finds it difficult to described what happened next. She felt like she left her body and floated above herself. When Doris became aware again, the oppressiveness and pain had vanished. The weight of her negative feelings left her. Doris started to function emotionally in a normal way. Her depression was cured.

We can observe several things that happened to balance her emotions. First, she honestly faced her feelings. Although painful and frighteningly defeating, Doris got in touch with what was amiss inside her. Second, she hurled her problem before God and demanded He do something about the struggle. Another name for that response is faith. When she cried out, her heavenly Father met that need. When people throw themselves at the feet of the Father, He never fails to pick them up. While desperation can be unbearable, it can lead us to the place where deliverance is found.

If you tend to have negative feelings around this season or at any time, know that your Creator remains concerned for His creation that their days “may be merry and bright” as the song says. The Almighty waits only for us.

As always…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!

BRAND NEW VIDEO MIRACLE! WATCH NOW!

When she thought she was dying, she and her friends did this…

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.

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!

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:

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!

BATTLING THE BOOZE

Blog 269

December 4, 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.

BATTLING THE BOOZE

Americans are drowning in a culture of addiction. Everything from drugs to alcohol is sucking people under. The social and political tensions in the current society exacerbate the problem. Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous continue to help people who struggler fight this problem. However, sometimes more is needed.

Here’s additional help.  Miraculous intervention can come through the faith of another person who walks with us through difficult days. Ron Adams (a fictitious name to protect the person’s identity) found that his wife Joyce’s faith made the difference in his recovery. Make no mistake about the fact that an addiction is frighteningly hard to break.

Ron and I became good friends after he gained control over his problem. One evening he told me his story.

During the years that he was an insurance salesman, Ron began drinking heavily. With an outgoing and engaging personality, he tried to cover his constant drinking, but the act failed. Joyce could see his blurry eyes, glazed look, and staggering gait when he came home in the evening. Her faith became the key that unlocked the sealed door in Ron’s mind.

Any possibility of faith in God was non-existent. As his drinking became even more compulsive, Ron had no idea where to turn because he didn’t believe in much of anything and his personal relationship with himself was crumbling by the hour.

However, Ron knew Joyce had a firm and consistent faith in God as well as exhibiting a personal relationship with her heavenly Father. The only thing keeping her staying with him was her unshakable faith. Could she have enough faith to carry them through? Ron believed she did. Desperate, he had no other place to turn. Ron made a decision to hold on to her faith.

That was the turning point.

When Ron wanted to drink, he would talk it over with Joyce. He kept holding onto her faith as his means of staying sober. Joyce kept praying. As the days passed, he stayed away from the booze. Without medication, a therapy group, or outside help Ron found his way to sobriety and a new-found faith. He personally discovered a God who could thwart his compulsion.

Ron believed that he had received a miracle.

If you, or someone you know, can’t handle an addiction, here is a way to that miracle by allowing someone else’s faith to be your support and strength until you find your own. You can act like you believe until you truly do believe. When you struggle throughout the dark, call out to the God who created you. He would be delighted to  bring you into the light and  help you  become whole.

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!

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:

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!