The Great Mystery

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1 Timothy 3:14-16 speak of the great mystery! The mainstay of the faith, the great mystery, is:
  • God was manifested in the flesh.
  • Justified in the Spirit.
  • Seen by angels.
  • Preached among the Gentiles.
  • Believed on in the World.
  • Received up in glory.
There is no more need for any other proof to confirm that Jesus is indeed “God made flesh”, the Messiah.

All we need to do is believe it!

Not to take away from it or even to add to it, but quite simply to believe on it and we shall receive eternal life through it.

Amen and God Bless,
Angus and Jill .

Mentorship

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I am busy at the moment in my quiet time, reading from the book of 1 Timothy, and it is very interesting to note how Paul the Apostle is so concerned for his young spiritual son in the faith, Timothy.

That Timothy pays no attention to any foreign doctrine, but that he keeps to the basics of Christianity which is love, from a pure heart and from a good conscience, and from a sincere faith – 1 Tim 1:5.

My dear friend I firmly believe that this very morning, Jesus is cautioning us to keep our faith pure and simple.

In other words, if it is not in the Bible, do not adhere to it.
Remember you are not interested in my opinion, it’s only Gods opinion that will help!

God Bless,
Angus and Jill Buchan

John 17:17

Walking and Talking In Love

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.