Monday, April 30, 2018

Show #35, "EndTimes, Prophecies, and Do Not Judge"

Hello friends...

Show #35  "EndTimes, Prophecies, and Do Not Judge"

has aired on Spirit FM and can now be heard on my soundcloud page at the following link, where it will be up for 5 weeks from today:
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Blessings,
Dr. Diane

Brief on today's show:


There’s a particular statement that I often – and I mean often – come across and that is “Don’t judge”…  I just came across it again just a couple of days ago, which is why I’m addressing this issue today.

In recent years, the statement “do not judge” has become increasingly used and over-used to respond to controversial matters within the church and the Word of God. When disagreements arise regarding something wrong that is going on somewhere, everyone jumps on the case with the scriptural quote, “do not judge.”

However, the problem is that most Christians don’t understand that the scripture they are quoting is used incorrectly and out of context. Of course, if a brother or sister is caught doing something questionable where no facts are evident, we are not to judge.

That’s where the saying “innocent until proven guilty” coined within the legal system comes in, which principle means that the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on the one who denies. One cannot judge unless one has the facts.

Today, when someone murders, or steals, commits adultery or disrupts the status quo within society, we are quick to declare “do not judge,” thinking that we are doing the Word of God a favor.

We think that it is an act of loving kindness. What about the victims? I heard reports on Fox News on the conviction of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack in Boston some years ago that some people actually pronounced their pity on one of the brothers because he was “cute.” How can such a thought be expressed in the center of the carnage of death and maimed innocent people that were willfully targeted?

I heard a pastor in church once tell of a break and entry and then let the guy go because he said who are we to judge someone else… And wanting to show the love of God in not calling the police…

Is that what the Word of God says? We’ll take a look and see for ourselves right after this opening song …



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Dr. Diane
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Show #34, "End Times, Prophecies and After the Resurrection"

Hello friends...

Show #34  "EndTimes, Prophecies, and After the Resurrection"

has aired on Spirit FM and can now be heard on my soundcloud page at the following link, where it will be up for 5 weeks from today:
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"Virtual Church for the Spiritual Unchurched" broadcast on

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and by internet around the world at spirit-fm.ca

 

Blessings,
Dr. Diane

Brief on today's show:


Well, just a couple of programs ago we were celebrating Easter/Passover…  so I will pick up from there to take us to “After the resurrection”, because I always like to look at what took place after certain events that we celebrate from the biblical history… 

...like, what was happening a few weeks before Christmas, or Easter, or after those events… and today I’m looking at what happened after Jesus was Resurrected.


We know that after the resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples, then he appeared to many throughout the land of Israel, over a time period of 40 days…

Many people say different things about the Resurrection – well just like they say about His birth, His death, etc…

One of the quibbles about the Resurrection is the issue of the 3 days and 3 nights… some people even turn the event taking place on the 4th day which is totally contrary to what the Bible says…

...well there is a very simple explanation and I will get into that in this program.


So right now, today, we will take a closer look at the Resurrection on which the whole of Christianity stands… not to diminish the birth and death of Christ – because without that there would be no Resurrection…

...but as I quoted in one of the last couple of programs, from Neil Wilson devotional, given on 100 Huntley Street in a recent program:

"The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation
of Christianity and the pivotal event in history.
If that tomb had not been empty, yours would
never be either. Everything that Jesus said and
did before He died on the cross put Him in a very
special category among religious founders and
teachers throughout history. But His resurrection
from the dead puts Him in a category by Himself
."

Yes and He is risen indeed… let’s the service today with this song from Tommy Cash, “Rise and Shine” …. 


See Show #34
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Dr. Diane

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Show #33 EndTimes, Prophecies, and Why No Revival_2

Greetings All...

Show #33 "EndTimes, Prophecies, and Why No Revival_2" 

has aired on Spirit FM and can now be heard on my soundcloud page at the following link, where it will be up for 5 weeks from today:
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"Virtual Church for the Spiritual Unchurched" broadcast on

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and by internet around the world at spirit-fm.ca

 

Blessings,
Dr. Diane

Brief on today's show:


We are looking at revivals in these programs right now and today I will pick up from the last service and get into some of the details of what what was the last great revival that took place on the East coast of Canada and U.S. in the mid-1800's…



In the book “Memoirs of Mrs Phoebe Palmer”, which is over 600 pages by the way, there are records of the Palmers’ experiences from the journals and letters Phoebe wrote in their travels, from their hometown in the state of New York in the U.S. right up westward to Napanee and northward to Barrie, Ontario -- and even some later on further Eastward to Quebec and the Maritimes from where they would receive invitations to conduct revival meetings.



It is interesting that when speaking of the revivals they undertook in Canada, Phoebe calls it Upper and Lower Canada. It brings to mind the fact that this was still prior to Confederation!



After another Summer and Fall round of yearly Revival camp-meetings in Canada, it is recorded in the book that the Palmers had already attended glorious meetings with hundreds being converted through their typical 4-day events. People were receiving “pardon and purification” as she calls it and the infilling of the Holy Spirit.



Following the revival of Georgetown where they had seen crowds of up to 5,000 being drawn to the meetings and hundreds being saved, sanctified and baptized, they went on their way to Hamilton through Oakville to return to their home in New York.



When they arrived in Hamilton on a Friday in October 1857, they were delayed and while they were there, some of the church ministers had heard of their visit and urged them to attend their prayer-meeting.



Mrs Palmer’s many letters endeavor to tell the readers she is writing to, how the work began and proceeded, and I go into that in this program today... 

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Dr. Diane

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Show #32, End Times, Prophecies and Why No Revival?

Greetings All...

Show #32 has aired on Spirit FM and can now be heard on my soundcloud page at the following link, where it will be up for 5 weeks from today:


https://soundcloud.com/drhoffm/

"Virtual Church for the Spiritual Unchurched" broadcast on

Spirit FM 88.7 local radio, 7 am & 7 pm pacific time,

and by internet around the world at spirit-fm.ca

 

Blessings,
Dr. Diane

Brief on today's show:

Every day I hear people say that there’s a Revival coming… it sounds wonderful and I do hope there would be…

However my Bible says that there will be an apostasy in the end time… Speaking of the end time, Jesus said, “… when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"

In Matthew 24, Jesus tells us that in the end time, it will be as in the time of Noah… we know that in that time of Noah, God could only find 8 righteous people…

I’m not saying there will only be that few people at this time of the end, but we know that it will be only a remnant – and a remnant is about 10-15%... now I’m not saying either that the same percentage will be applied to the believers at that time… but all this simply means that only a few will be ready for the return of Christ at the end time…

Jesus said, “…strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:14)

Personally, I believe that there is revival happening right now.  Just recently, I saw an interview on DayStar Network where evangelist Nick Vujicic (who was born with no arms and legs) had a crusade recently in his home country of the Ukraine and the crowd that came was wall-to-wall in the streets of the location. Many came to Christ right there. And he holds these meetings all over the world where people come to Christ by great numbers.

In another area, in Africa, Reinhard Bunky’s team hold crusades in many places, where millions actually fill in the forms of accepting Christ into their heart… and these meetings have been going on for decades.

So it is strange when I hear people say that there is revival coming at some point in the future.

I believe there are many revivals going on in geographical pockets around the world… even the Muslim world in recent years has shown reports of many having encounters with Christ and receiving Jesus into the heart during times of great distress.

And revival doesn’t mean it has to be thousands and millions coming to Christ all at the same time and place -- any size where people receive the message of the Gospel and turn their lives to God is revival.

And as well, we need to recognize what is a genuine revival and a simply emotional, temporary look-alike.

We’ll look at that in this program today...  


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Monday, April 9, 2018

Shows #31 and 32...

Greetings All... 

Show #31 has aired on Spirit FM and can now be heard on my soundcloud page at the following link, where it will be up for 5 weeks from today:

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"Virtual Church for the Spiritual Unchurched" broadcast on
Spirit FM 88.7 local radio, 7 am & 7 pm pacific time,
and by internet around the world at spirit-fm.ca

Blessings,
Dr. Diane





Brief on today's show:

Today is Easter Sunday 2018… when we celebrate the great event of Easter that is so important in the life of Christianity…

It is a remembering of what our Lord did many years ago when He gave His life as the ultimate sacrifice to take away the sin of the World, and then was resurrected 3 days later by the power of God and the Holy Spirit triumphing over death.

In the last program, I covered Jesus’ last week on this earth. I will repeat that message again today with minor up-dates, because it is so important.

I like this quote from Neil Wilson devotional, given on 100 Huntley Street in a recent program:

"The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation

of Christianity and the pivotal event in history.

If that tomb had not been empty, yours would

never be either. Everything that Jesus said and

did before He died on the cross put Him in a very

special category among religious founders and

teachers throughout history. But His resurrection

from the dead puts Him in a category by Himself."

I will begin with Palm Sunday that we looked at last week and go over one aspect of the Passover Seder plate which connects with what Jesus said in Luke 22:14-15 and then a summary of the amazingly many events that took place during the last week of our Lord.

Palm Sunday, which was last week, is the day we celebrated the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21, Mark 1, Luke 19 and John 12).

 It marked the start of what is called “Passion Week,” which was the final seven days of Jesus’ earthly ministry, the beginning of the end of His work on earth and His earthly visitation, the nearing of the culmination of His long journey toward Golgotha, or Calvary, for which He had come to save the lost (Luke 19:10).

During this same week, we will also remember what is called Good Friday -- which is sort of a misnomer because it was not good in the sense that Jesus, the Son of God, God in the flesh was crucified….

But it was good because it was to be so in order to take away the sins of the world, as prophesied. . .  again, all orchestrated by God Almighty – Yahveh Himself.

We’ll look at all of that in this program today…

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Show #107, "EndTimes, Prophecies and Time of Messiah part 3"

Hello Friends... Show #107 -- "EndTimes, Prophecies and Time of Messiah part 3" has been aired on Spirit FM 88.7 Christian radio,...