Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Show #39 "End Times, Prophecies, and, Heaven and Hell..

Hello friends...

Show #39  "EndTimes, Prophecies, and Heaven and Hell"

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:

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 Show #39:



A lot of people don’t believe in hell any more. But they still believe in heaven. They say that a good and loving God would not send people to hell—but He would send them all to heaven…

Both heaven and hell have been in the Word of God since the beginning of time and all of a sudden, toward the end times, people managed to take hell out of it and keep heaven in it. Isn’t that interesting…

The best place to find an answer to this issue – and to any issue to do with God, morals and theology , is to go to the Word of God and see what He says about it.
Let’s take a look there, rather than listen to men’s opinions because the consequence is too important -- we’re talking about where we will spend eternity....

Show #39
https://soundcloud.com/drhoffm/


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Monday, May 21, 2018

Show #38 "EndTimes, Prophecies, and Pentecost"

Hello friends...

Show #38  "EndTimes, Prophecies, and Pentecost"

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:

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 Show #38:


Well just this last Monday was the official 70th birthday of modern Israel so I want to wish the land a happy birthday and many good returns for the next 70 years… Shalom.


Today is the day of Pentecost, this year being on May 20, 2018.

Pentecost took place 50 days after the Resurrection… or 10 days after His Ascension. Jesus had told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they would be endued by the Holy Spirit.

The word Pentecost in the Bible, in the Greek means 'fifty', or 'fiftieth' referring to the fiftieth day.

So what was it all about for the Christians? 

It was a whole new beginning for the believers marked by a great event that took place on that day – it was the birth of ”the church” – not the Catholic or Protestant church or anything like that, but the church as “the body of believers” – both Jews and gentiles.

On that day there were 120 followers of Jesus Christ  or Yeshua, waiting in the upper room as the Lord had told them.  The number 120 is interesting.

In the Old Testament, God had called 12 tribes for His historical purpose.  In the New testament the Lord called 12 apostles to be trained by Him for 3 years to be ‘fishers of men’.   
12 x 10 = 120.

I’m reminded of something in the book of Deuteronomy where God said that one would chase 1000 and 2, 10,000 – not 2,000…but 10,000 –  here’s that multiplier of 10 again. An interesting thought…Imagine what 120 would chase!

So what was Pentecost all about for the Jews of that time?

In the Old Testament it was the Jewish festival of ‘Shavuoth’ which still is today because it is part of the 4 Spring feasts that God had ordained as part of the 7 Jewish feasts -- or the Lord’s feasts -- that He told the Jewish people to keep for all their generations …

‘Shavuoth’ means the festival of “Weeks” in Hebrew. It was originally a harvest festival (declared in Exodus 23:16)

It was the last festival or feast, of the 4 Spring feasts that were celebrated just before the summer. There is no feasts during the summer until the Fall where there are 3 more to be celebrated according to the Lord’s commands from the Old Testament… all of them having a specific significance in the whole history of mankind and the Jewish people.

For this feast, they had to count seven weeks from the end of Passover, and on the 50th day they celebrated this festival of harvest.

So Jesus told His disciples to wait until they were endued by the Holy Spirit when he left– and Pentecost happened on the 50th day after His resurrection  -- during the Jewish celebration of Shavuoth -- when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon his first followers…

We’ll look at that further, right after this…



See Show #38 on
https://soundcloud.com/drhoffm/


Dr. Diane

Please note:
These replays of the programs are up on my soundcloud page for 5 weeks as the current programs are uploaded, the last older ones are taken off...so if you want any of the previous programs, send me a note on the "Comments Page" of this web site and I will see how I can get that to you.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Show #36 "EndTimes, Prophecies, and Politics"

Hello friends...

Show #36  "EndTimes, Prophecies, and Politics"

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:

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:




A couple of programs ago, I talked about the issue of “judging”… I am reminded of a chapter in my book “24 hot potatoes in the church today” where I wrote about the issue of politics in the church…

It was an after thought as I was completing my book and tagged it onto the chapter about “sloppiness in the church”… this meaning that we are sloppy in some issues within the church… and the involvement of politics is one of them.

I didn’t include a whole chapter on this topic in my book, simply because I was already up to 24 chapters, whereas I had started with planning 20 chapters… so as I said I “tagged” a brief coverage of this onto the existing chapter about sloppiness in the church.

However, it is definitely an important issue – I would say even critical issue -- in the church and feel strongly that I have to touch on this today, because there is so much going on right now within the governing of nations everywhere – and particularly our own and that of our neighbour to the south which concerns all of us right here where we live.

Whenever I bring up the subject of politics in the Church, Christians always respond with negative comments and how politics is corruct and this and that… and I always say to them that we are in a mess BECAUSE of the very fact that we, as Christians are not involved.

It is a responsibility of the Church… actually politics and the Church used to be all rolled into one in the Old Testament.  Today, most Christians don’t even bother to go and vote in many cases nor provide volunteer services to their local party representatives. And then they complain about how this party or that one is failing their expectations.
            
God has always been involved in politics throughout His Story through His people and  prophets.

Too many Christians have the wrong idea of politics. They express their dislikes of it for being a part of the life of a Christian. That’s the problem, they forfeit their responsibilities to get involved and work themselves up to positions that would enable them to make a difference  where needed.

A large number don’t even bother to vote, preferring to say that “the Lord will provide” or the Lord is in control. Well He provides and He controls through us – his feet, his hands, his eyes, his mouth… we are his body !

Because of that ill-placed contempt about political activities within the body of Christ we find many nations, including our own, in the trouble and chaos that we’ve been experiencing.

We’ll look at that further right after this…


See Show #36 on
https://soundcloud.com/drhoffm/


Dr. Diane
Please note:
These replays of the programs are up on my soundcloud page for 5 weeks as the current programs are uploaded, the last older ones are taken off...so if you want any of the previous programs, send me a note on the "Comments Page" of this web site and I will see how I can get that to you.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Show #37 "EndTimes, Prophecies, and God the Creator"

Hello friends...

Show #37  "EndTimes, Prophecies, and God the Creator"

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:




In the last few programs, I talked about Jesus in His various aspects in the events of Bible History… today I’d like to expand that into a further demonstration of who Jesus really is…

There are many people throughout the world who are confused about this subject matter, and who lack knowledge and understanding of God and Jesus.

Many, including some Christians have made Him to be a friend more than the God of Creation that He is -- through their teachings and a lack of “fear” or “reverence” – especially the newer generation who are not familiar with the Bible anymore…

I remember seeing a later movie about Jesus some years ago where Jesus was portrayed as frolicking with His disciples… we have brought Him down to mere human… yes He was human but He was also God – He was first God who made himself flesh, temporarily, for a twinkling of time to accomplish the mission of redeeming mankind… and as such we owe Him all reverence.

An article I read some time ago described 3 different camps from which Americans see God…

1)_some believe that God created human beings in their current form – 42%
2)_some believe that humans evolved through a God-guided process – 31%
3)_some believe that God was not involved at all – 19%

I guess the rest had no opinion one way or another.

There is a great need for people and Christians today to get a clear understanding of who Jesus Christ, the God of Creation really is… we read about Him from diverse scriptures scattered here and there across our Sunday sermons, Bible studies and brief readings of the Bible… but when we put all together scriptures about who He is in one session, then we can grasp the real picture and understanding in our limited mind of who He really is…

 ...we’ll look at that, in a moment…




See Show #37 on
https://soundcloud.com/drhoffm/


Dr. Diane
Please note:
These replays of the programs are up on my soundcloud page for 5 weeks as the current programs are uploaded, the last older ones are taken off...
so if you want any of the previous programs, send me a note on the "Comments Page" of this web site and I will see how I can get that to you.

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Show #114 "EndTimes, Prophecies and Peace"

Hello Friends... Show #114 "EndTimes, Prophecies and Peace" has been aired on Spirit FM 88.7 Christian radio, and can be hear...