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Walking and Talking In Love

Written by Angus Buchan on . Posted in From Angus' Desk

We are instructed very clearly by God, in Ephesians 5:1-7, that as Believers we are to live and walk, and talk, as followers of our dear Lord Jesus.



We need to strongly refrain from foolish jesting, and crude joking. The 
Father has no time for such useless, unproductive talk, especially in these troubled last days in which people are living!



Sarcasm, which is the lowest form of wit, is unproductive, hurtful (because it is always at someone else’s expense), and ungodly. Jesus does not want to hear it coming out of His follower’s mouths.



We need to speak life and encouragement to folk, many of whom are down and depressed. We must remember that a kind word at the right time could, in fact, save someone’s life. If we have nothing good to say about someone, then perhaps we should say nothing at all.



Let’s be imitators of Jesus, and walk in love, always looking for the best in a person, and building them up in the Lord.



God Bless,
Angus and Jill Buchan.

Love

Written by Angus Buchan on . Posted in From Angus' Desk

The most powerful force on earth is love!

1 Corinthians 13. It is not hatred, or anger, or even fear, but love. And we, as Christians, spell love, JESUS!

In fact, 1 John 4:8 tells us that, “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

On the 14th February the world celebrates Valentine’s Day. There will be gifts and cards and bunches of roses sent to special loved ones all over the world. It is a truly romantic time and very special indeed.

But we also know that true love rolls up its sleeves. Yes, it goes beyond safety. And it is more about giving than receiving. A famous missionary woman named Mary Slessor said, “Love equals, ‘to live for’.”

And what an example you and I have in our blessed Lord Jesus Christ. In John 15:13 Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

To love is not a feeling, it is a decision. C.S. Lewis said, “Christian love, either towards God, or towards man, is an affair of the will.”

Let’s make it our affair to love one another unconditionally, just like the Master said we should!

With much love in Christ Jesus,
Angus and Jill Buchan.

Down Payment

Written by Angus Buchan on . Posted in From Angus' Desk

Ephesians 1: 14

In a world where there seems to be no guarantee of anything these days, we are desperately looking for some sort of assurance.



This is the beauty we have in belonging to Jesus. He has promised to never leave us as orphans, but He has sent us a ‘down payment’, a guarantee, that He is coming back again very soon, to take us to be with Him in paradise forever.



And that guarantee is His Holy Spirit, who has promised you and I that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).



Let us develop that relationship with Him, because He is a friend who sticks closer than any brother (Proverbs 18 : 24).



Have a great week knowing that we have this guarantee!

God Bless,

Angus and Jill Buchan.

Multitudes in the Valley of Decision

Written by Angus Buchan on . Posted in From Angus' Desk

Yesterday morning, at Moreleta Park NG Church in Pretoria, we preached to a crowd of approximately eight thousand and saw an unprecedented harvest of souls. Literally hundreds of people came forward to give their lives to Jesus Christ, and publicly confessed Him as Lord of their lives!



There was much weeping, repentance, and healing that took place as we felt the presence of Jesus moving up and down the aisles, touching the multitude in their very seats!



2017 is going to be a year of multitudes coming into God’s Kingdom. It is harvest time! For very rarely, in the almost forty years that I have been preaching, have I seen a harvest of first-time commitments like we have seen in this first month of the year.



To see little children unashamedly coming to Jesus made me cry. 
A beautiful little boy was brought to the front by his granny, who said he was dumb. We prayed for him and Jesus loosened his tongue. He started to say, ‘Jesus. Jesus. Jesus.’ All those standing around him began to weep with joy because God had healed him.


There are so many more testimonies to tell, but time does not allow. Please pray for this ministry as we are totally committed to the Revival. We need for strength for the strain.



God Bless,

Angus and Jill.


Mark 16: 15 “Go into all the World and preach the Gospel to every creature.”

The Harvest

Written by Angus Buchan on . Posted in From Angus' Desk

As an old farmer, I can tell you that one of the most dangerous things to do is to try and harvest a crop when it is not ripe; when it is still green, and wet. When we put that crop in the barn it goes mouldy and rots.

The next most dangerous thing to do is to leave the crop standing when it is time to harvest; maybe because the farmer is slack, lazy, and does not have his reaping equipment in order. Once the crop lodges, falls over, like a maize or wheat crop, it is very difficult to pick it up, and then the spring rains arrive and the crop rots in the field.

Timing is of the utmost importance at harvest time, and so it is with preaching the gospel. Paul, the Apostle, said in 1 Corinthians 9:16, “Woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.”

Spurgeon, the great English Preacher, said “What will my Lord say to me if I am unfaithful to You?” He said this speaking to the crowd He was preaching to!

Because it is harvest time, people need to have the opportunity to hear the gospel preached loud and clear. They need to know that they must be ‘born again’ if they are seeking eternal life (John 3:3).

Let’s bring the crop in; it is white unto harvest!

God Bless,
Angus and Jill Buchan.

Harvest Time

Written by Angus Buchan on . Posted in From Angus' Desk

In the column of my bible I wrote the following many years ago, “No time left! Got to speak up.” That was written next to the bible scripture, John 4:35, in which Jesus says, “Do not say there are still four months and then comes the harvest. Behold I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest.”

Just yesterday, when preaching in Johannesburg, the Pastor asked me before the service, to please be very specific when making the invitation to come forward for repentance. He said often people come forward for numerous issues like bitterness, unforgiveness, fear etc. and when the counsellors want to help them, the folk say that they are already believers. So, when I had completed the sermon, and made the alter call – specifically for those who have never prayed the sinner’s prayer – I was astonished to see in excess of 650 folk come forward to be “born again”.

It is indeed harvest time. We need to get back to basics and to stop entertaining people. They need to be born again (John 3:3).

At the alter there was much weeping, brokenness and repentance, especially among the younger folk. They want the gospel straight; the whole truth with none of the froth and bubbles.

Let us roll up our sleeves and get out there. Let’s get into the harvest fields, for the harvest is ripe and ready for reaping, but it must be the undiluted Gospel without all the frills because “Unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God”. (John 3:3)

Your fellow harvesters,
Angus and Jill Buchan.

Expectation

Written by Angus Buchan on . Posted in From Angus' Desk

As we face a brand New Year we need to ask ourselves a serious question: who and what are we putting our expectations, our trust in, for this year ahead of us?

Is it in our New Years resolutions? Our Employer? Our business or farming enterprise? Maybe in our relationships with family and friends? Or even in our ministry?

Well, my dearest friend, I need to sincerely warn you that if you put your hope and expectation in any one of these above things you are going to be sorely disappointed!

King David put his hope and trust in many things, and in many people, even those of his own household, his own flesh and blood, and was disappointed and horribly let down. So he said, in Psalm 62:5, “My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him”.

Put all of your hope and trust in Jesus alone this year, and you will have the best year of your life.

God Bless, and have a peaceful New Year.
Angus and Jill Buchan

The Ministry of Reconciliation

Written by Angus Buchan on . Posted in From Angus' Desk

The word reconciliation means “restore friendly relations”. What a great opportunity to be a reconciler during this Christmas season. This is exactly what our Heavenly Father has called you and I to be, His ambassadors, bringing reconciliation between God and man!

What an opportunity to exercise this commission from God, to bring men and women to God through our love and care for them, yes ,Christ working through us.

At Christmas time we shall meet loved ones we do not often see during the year, some reunions will be sheer bliss and others maybe not quite so! However this is our God given opportunity to build bridges, love unconditionally, let bygones be bygones and be the reconcilers Jesus has called us to be.

God Bless,
Angus and Jill Buchan.

John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends”.

Folly of the Godless

Written by Angus Buchan on . Posted in From Angus' Desk

The word “folly” is an old English word which literally means foolishness. The Oxford dictionary tells us that it is an ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin in a large garden or park.

Now to say that there is no God, is extreme folly, because it serves absolutely no practical purpose!

As King David said in Psalm 53:1, ‘The fool said in his heart, “There is no God.”’

God is everywhere. As I write this letter from my quiet time room on the farm, and I hear the birds singing outside my window, I know that our God created this beautiful music. Even His creation is singing to Him.

There is more historical evidence that Jesus walked on this earth than there is about Julius Caesar! Just about every single Bible prophecy has come to pass, and Jesus second coming is very evident.

Let us not waste valuable time trying to disprove the existence of God, let us rather increase our faith by believing the Bible (Romans 8:17), and by telling the world about this soon returning God who so loves us that He gave us His only Son Jesus Christ. Let us tell them about the God who has made a way for each one of us to walk this road of life with peace, purpose, and victory.

Remember, He’s not coming back for good people, He’s coming back for Believers; those who know their God. And because of that single act of faith, the Believer shall carry out great exploits for God in these last days. Daniel 11:32, “But the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.”

God Bless,
Angus and Jill Buchan.

Keep On Going

Written by Angus Buchan on . Posted in From Angus' Desk

As we face the end of another year many of us might have had a few disappointments during 2016.

Maybe you did not quite succeed in your goals, maybe you did not realize your dream for this year. Well, we are not alone because the Apostle Paul, who wrote two thirds of the New Testament, and who had a personal, on-on-one encounter with the living Christ, said, “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.” (Philippians 3:12)

So therefore, you and I need to keep on going, and not lose heart because, He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:24)

I honestly believe, with all my heart, that the best has yet to come for us who believe.

God bless you as you blow that trumpet loud and clear!

Angus and Jill Buchan.