Blog 216

October 11, 2021


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.


People often discount special revelations or consider the messengers to be weird. However, in times of radical change and upheaval we are reminded to pay attention to possible ‘revelations’ that have a bearing on the future. In August 1982 visions of atrocities surfaced in Rwanda among Christians. Many citizens wanted to flee the country. Years later the genocidal war between the Hutus and the Tutsis spun out of control with unbridled killing. The earlier prophecies proved to be true.

The warnings first took place in a school dormitory. The appearance of a woman dressed in a flowing robe and dress down to her ankles was followed by instructions and a time when she would return. The viewers immediately believed they were experiencing the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.

On that appointed day thousands saw a spectrum of colored lights flash across the sky over the city of Kibeho. The night stars sparkled in a brilliant illumination. As Mary’s message was uttered, it was broadcast over loudspeakers. Large numbers of people heard her warn of a lack of personal piety and sanctity as well as failing to listen to the words of God that could be found in the scripture.

Unexpectedly, Mary asked one of the listeners. “Why have you not asked me for water? I will give you rain of consecration.”

Because this message came in August when there was virtually never a rain, the listeners did not know what to expect. Shortly, after the message was given, raindrops started to fall. Instead of retreating indoors, the people of Rwanda knelt in the mud and praised God for his blessing. Women ran for containers to collect the heavenly downpour.

As a result, a spontaneous renewal of faith spread across the country. Mary had warned of hard days ahead but for the moment her admonition and forewarning had come in the form of a blessing.

For sixty years, America has faced an “Hour of Decision” and now for the last decade we have lived in harrowing times.

Anyone out there received another “Revelation from Rwanda?”  If so, let all of us know.

Expect the unexpected!

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

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

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Let the miracles begin!


Blog 135
September 30, 2019



Often, I hear from people who have experienced miracles or divine interventions. I look forward to receiving these accounts as they deepen our understanding of how these experiences occur. Could you be like that? If so, please share your story with me. Drop me a note at


Last week, I noted that if you follow the stories of divine interventions, you will eventually notice that miracles seem to happen more frequently in Third World countries. Migrants from South America and Mexico are often far more devout than Americans. They are part of a hemisphere that tends to be open to the work of the hand of God.

Here’s another example.

Once when I was in Cairo, Egypt, I traveled to a suburb where a Coptic Church was believed to be built on the site where the Holy family lived when Joseph brought them to Egypt to avoid death by King Herod. I have seen few sights that looked more ancient (and covered with dust) One of the strangest divine interventions in recent years occurred at this church.

The Coptic Church is one of the most ancient churches in the world. Founded by the Apostle Mark in 43 A.D., the church came into existence when Nero was the Roman emperor. In today’s world, the Coptics have suffered significant persecution from Muslim bombings and attacks.

On April 12, 1968, two automobile mechanics working near the church happened to stop their tasks and glanced up at the dome on the top of this church. They were astounded to see what they thought was a nun dressed in white standing on the top of the dome. They immediately thought she was going to jump and ran to get the priest. A crowd gathered and began shouting for the woman not to jump. To their amazement, the image of the woman began to fade and eventually disappeared. Seven days later the figure reappeared. The priest saw the image several times and said it was preceded by brilliant flashes of light.

Other witnesses described the image as beautiful and believed the image was Mary, the mother of Jesus. She would bow and bless the crowds who immediately fell to their knees. With these appearances, healings began to occur such as restoration from urinary bladder cancer, cancer of the thyroid gland, blindness, limb paralysis, as well as recovery from viral infections.

I saw a photograph of the figure of Mary standing on the dome. A little on the fuzzy side, one could clearly see the figure standing there. Why would such an occurrence happen? What does it all mean? Much like the experience of Bernadette Soubirous seeing the Virgin Mary that created the healing waters of Lourdes, France, for believers no explanation is necessary. For unbelievers no explanation will be acceptable. Roman Catholics embrace these experiences much easier than Protestants do. However, the evidence that cannot be denied is the spontaneous healings that followed.

Whatever one decides about such an experience, it is not meant to be explained, but to lead us to worship.

You might find my collection of Holy Land experiences to be helpful.
BIBLE LANDS: An illustrated Guide to Scriptural Places
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