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  • A very good morning to you. I greet you in Jesus' precious name!

    It is Saturday morning, the 13th of August 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

    2 Corinthians 5:17

    What a beautiful, beautiful Scripture - we are fresh and new, an entirely new creation! Without a doubt, the greatest of all miracles is new life! You know, I've seen many miracles in my life:

    I've seen God open blind eyes;

    I have seen deaf ears unstopped;

    I have seen lame people walk;

    I have seen addictions to drugs and alcohol broken in an instant;

    I have even seen weather patterns change through prayers of faith;

    I've seen barren wombs conceive and beautiful babies born, but without a doubt, the greatest miracle and the one that still brings me to tears of joy is when one sinner is born again. (John 3:3)

    Supernaturally, an evil man, like Saul of Tarsus, in an instant becomes a saint. Paul the apostle, when he meets the Son of God, face to face, on the road to Damascus, surely the greatest miracle of all - you can read that in Acts 9. I can hear a mother, a wife crying out, “But my loved one is not interested.” Please continue to pray for that loved one. When a man or woman is born again, they have a fresh start. They are a new creation. I have evidence of this. The old life is gone. You know what brings me more joy than anything else is to receive a letter from a little girl with big handwriting, thanking Jesus for giving her a brand new daddy, when I get a letter from a wife saying,”He's bringing home a paycheck at the end of the month now, and we have food to eat.”

    Job said in Job 19:25:

    “For I know that my Redeemer lives.”

    When I see a turnaround like that, there is no doubt in my mind that we serve a mighty miracle-working God. Continue to pray for your loved one, and Jesus will turn him around.

    Have a wonderful day.
    God bless you and goodbye.

  • A very good morning to you. I greet you in Jesus’ precious name! It is Friday morning, the 12th of August 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “For so the Lord has commanded us:
    ‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles,
    That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’“

    Acts 13:47

    ‘I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles,
    That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’

    Isaiah 49:6

    We have a responsibility. We have to show the people, who are lost, the way home - Jesus is the Light of the world! (John 8:12). People are so lost at the moment, all over the world. I have a picture in my mind of a little boy, maybe three years old and he has been separated from his mommy, maybe in a shopping mall, and she has lost him. He is standing in the middle of the corridor, people are walking to and fro. Everybody is busy with their own things and this little chap, his eyes full of tears, is wailing. Nobody can hear him because of the loud music. His nose is running, he is hanging onto his little teddy bear and he is beside himself. Oh, folks, it makes me cry just to draw that picture for you, but that is what is happening in the world today.

    The world has become chaotic, just listen to the news and you will see. I saw a picture on the news of a farmer in the Ukraine, driving his combine harvester in a huge field of beautiful golden wheat, ready for reaping. But he is trying to avoid the craters in the middle of the field from Russian bombs dropped by warplanes, and they were flying over his head as he was trying to harvest his crop - Madness!

    People are groping in the darkness like never before. They cannot find a way out of this jungle. It has no roads and no lights, but Jesus says that we have to tell them that He is The Way (John 14:6). We have a responsibility. We have got to get hold of that little boy and take him to his mommy. She is beside herself. She doesn’t know the way. We have to show them the way and it is a case of all hands on deck. Old age pensioners, don’t sit in that waiting room, you are not doing any good there. Tell people about the way! Young boys and girls at school, be bold, be brave, and tell people that Jesus is the answer. The uneducated, the poor, the rich - tell people that Jesus is the Light of the world. Remember, evangelism is just one hungry beggar showing another hungry beggar where to find bread.

    Now go out and shine like a light! Have a wonderful day.
    Jesus bless you and goodbye.

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  • A very good morning to you. I greet you in Jesus' precious name! It is Thursday morning, the 11th of August 2022, and this is your friend Angus Buchan with a thought for today.

    “You will keep him in perfect peace,

    Whose mind is stayed on You,

    Because he trusts in You.

    Trust in the Lord forever,

    For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.”

    Isaiah 26:3-4

    We need to stop rushing around. We need to wait for the Lord. Many of us do not even give Jesus an opportunity to work on our behalf. We pray and ask him to help us and then before He can move, we are vainly attempting to do it ourselves. It was the downfall of the first king of Israel, King Saul. He would not wait. The prophet Samuel said to him, “What have you done?”. He was waiting for the prophet of God to come and make a sacrifice before the battle started, but he saw that his own men were starting to leave and the enemy’s numbers were building up. So he thought, “Well, I'll do it myself" and that impulsive, foolish act cost Saul his entire kingship. You can read it in 1 Samuel 13:11. We need to stop rushing around, seeking counsel from everybody, after the Lord Jesus has purposely told us to wait for Him.

    Many, many years ago, as I was starting farming, we were going through a bit of a drought period just after we had planted our maize crop. The soil had a hard crust on it and the seeds were germinating, but they couldn't get through. Many farmers put the plough in and started doing their land preparation all over again. That cost extra fertiliser, extra fuel, and a loss of time. I felt the Lord wanted me to wait and so I did not do that. I took a cultivator and I put it on the back of a high-speed tractor and I sped across the top of the hard crust of the soil, cracked the crust so the little seeds could germinate and then they started coming through the ground. Straight after that, the rain came. We had a beautiful harvest that year. We were about three to four weeks ahead of the men that had ploughed their crop into the ground.

    I want to say to you today, if the Lord has told you to do something, learn to wait upon Him. He will not be late, He will not be early - He will be spot on time!

    Have a wonderful day and Jesus bless you.

    Goodbye.

  • And a very good morning to you. I greet you in Jesus’s precious name! It is Wednesday morning, 10th August, the year 2022 and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for the day.

    “You number my wanderings;
    Put my tears into Your bottle;
    Are they not in Your book?”

    Psalm 56:8

    Oh, Jesus knows every tear you have ever shed since the day you were born. Then we go to the Book of Revelation, the last book in the Bible:

    “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

    Revelation 21:4

    Jesus knows what you and I are going through and what we have been through. Every painful experience we have been through, He was there with us. He has put all our tears into His bottle and they are written into His book. Our God is a God of great compassion. Jesus wept more than He laughed when He walked on this earth - He really does understand our pain and our suffering. I don’t know what it is that you are going through at this very moment but He knows, tell Him about it. You see, He wept when He saw how distraught Mary and Martha were at the death of their brother, Lazarus. John 11:35:

    “Jesus wept.”

    Now, He was coming into Bethany... He knew that He was going to call Lazarus out of the tomb and yet He still wept because He saw how much suffering they were enduring. We ask ourselves the question, “But how much does Jesus really care?” Well, we just need to look at His Hands, we need to look at His Feet and we need to look at His Side - wounded for our sakes, that's how much He cares. Not only does He care, He also understands. People are desperate for love and when they are hurting, they do not want to hear preaching, they do not even want scripture verses... What do they want? They want tears of love.

    You know, my dear old mom who has gone to be with Jesus many, many years ago, when I was a little boy, I was quite sickly and often during the night, my mom would come and she would sit with me. She would rub my chest with ointment and she would speak kind words to me. She would sit with me. If I was suffering from a fever she would put a damp cloth on my brow, I remember it so well. Why did she do that? Because she understood, my mom was also a very sickly woman herself.

    Today, let us weep with those who are weeping and let us have compassion with those who are suffering - but don’t forget to tell them that the best is yet coming. Jesus is going to wipe away all those tears and He is going to fill us with peace and joy and love when we are united with our loved ones.

    Jesus bless you and have a wonderful day,
    Goodbye.

  • A very good morning to you, I greet you in Jesus’s precious name! It is Tuesday morning, 9th August 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”

    Genesis 2:18

    And then verse 24:

    “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

    Genesis 2:24

    This is God’s order and plan for our lives. As men today, we want to thank our Lord Jesus Christ every single day for our women-folk. Where would we be boys, without them? The man may be the head of the home but the wife is, without question, the heart of the home. When we arrived from Zambia onto this farm 45 years ago, to start farming on a piece of overgrown bush, I built a shed and Jill, my wife, made it into a lovely, warm, cosy and comfortable home.

    In the year 2003 when we were having a rest in the Umfolozi Game Reserve in Northern KZN, the Lord Jesus spoke to me, very clearly, in my heart to mentor young men - It has become one of the greatest privileges in my life, the birth of the Mighty Men Conference. I can call it a phenomenon, which has now become a global movement. Unfortunately, we have picked up a lot of criticism from some woman’s liberation groups asking why is it men only. What they fail to understand is that it is designed to teach men to love their wives. Ephesians 5:25.

    It teaches young men to protect their wives and provide for them. That simple act of love brings so much security to children, when they see how dad loves their mom. I want to say thank You, Jesus, for giving to us men, wives, moms, grannies, sisters, and daughters. Please help us to love them more every day.

    God bless you and have a wonderful day!
    Goodbye.

  • I greet you in Jesus’s precious name! It is Monday morning, 8th August, 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.” And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.”

    Acts 13:10-11

    We must be very careful that we do not prevent people from seeking the Lord. You see, the pro-consul was intimidated by Elymas the sorcerer. He was trying to explain to the pro-consul that Jesus was not Lord and Paul, that bold apostle, spoke up and immediately that man went blind. Don't play the fool with God.

    “Greater is he who is within us than he, who is in the world.

    1 John 4:4

    “You see darkness cannot live with light. You walk into a dark room, you strike a match and the blackness recedes immediately, just like oil cannot mix with water. With Jesus Christ living within us, we have victory over the devil. In the name of Jesus, miracles happen... And that's exactly what happened. If we go to Acts 3:16, we see it again:

    “And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong,…”

    That was the lame man that was healed by Peter at the gate. We need to use the power of God at our disposal. Some of us are walking around with a child's popgun, trying to do battle against the devil when we have a scud missile at our very disposal. What have you got in your hand? You say, “I’ve got nothing” Well, that's what Moses said. And the Lord said, “You have got a stick in your hand, use it!” And what did Moses do? He stood against the most powerful army on earth, at that time, and overcame them by the word of God.

    “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

    Revelation 12:11

    Do you remember that old song? Oh, I loved it, it was sung by a man by the name of Chuck Girard and it went something like this:

    It's the name above all names.
    And we will declare it.
    Oh, we will declare it.
    It's the name above all names.
    And we will shout it to a dying world.

    Let's go out today and shout out that name of Jesus. I tell you what, that darkness must recede and the light of God will come into your life. Have a wonderful day.

    Jesus bless you and goodbye.

  • A very good morning to you. I greet you in Jesus’ precious name! It is Sunday morning, 7th of August, 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    Psalm 55 and I am reading from verse 6:

    “So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
    I would fly away and be at rest.
    Indeed, I would wander far off,
    And remain in the wilderness.
    I would hasten my escape
    From the windy storm and tempest.”

    Running away from your troubles is not the answer, it is not the solution - It is very tempting but it is not the answer. We have to face the enemy and then we will have the victory. In Ephesians 6:14, the Lord tells us to stand and not to run. Remember the battle is the Lord’s. When you want to make a serious decision in your life, never make it while running away from your problem. Face the challenge and face it head on and overcome it that way.

    “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

    Revelation 12:11

    Then make your decision from a position of strength, peace and of a sound mind. We know that scripture so well, don’t we?

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

    2 Timothy 1:7

    Do you know that Rocky Marciano, heavyweight boxing champion of the world, was one of the smallest and the lightest heavyweight boxers? He had forty-nine title fights and defences of his crown and he never lost a fight. What was his secret? Well, he never took his eye off his opponent. He never turned his back on his opponent. He could take tremendous physical punishment but he never turned away, he always kept on coming forward.

    “The Lord is my helper;
    I will not fear.
    What can man do to me?”

    Hebrews 13:6

    This Sunday, face your challenges, face your troubles - Stand with the Lord and He will see you through. Have a wonderful day,

    God bless you and goodbye.

  • A very good morning to you - I greet you in Jesus’ precious name.

    It is Saturday morning, the 6th of August 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!” Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God.” Acts 12:22

    Don’t ever touch God’s glory. King Herod was delivering a speech. The people were shouting and saying he was speaking like a god and straight away the Lord struck him and he died. Never ever touch God’s glory. God will not tolerate that from anybody.

    “God resists the proud,
    But gives grace to the humble.”
    1 Peter 5:5

    Robert Murray McShane was a young Scottish evangelist that lived in Dundee, Scotland. He died before he reached the age of thirty. He was an incredible man of God. He started a revival that swept all over the area in Dundee and when people tried to praise him, he would say, “Rather than having been an instrument of the Lord, all I was, was an adoring spectator.” That is humility.

    Francis of Assisi was called to pray for a child who was deformed. He said he would not pray for that child. They wanted to know why. He said, “If I pray for that child, God is going to heal that child and then you are going to think it was me.” They promised him that they would not do that. Eventually, reluctantly, he went and laid his hands on that child and the child was completely restored to health. The people were ecstatic. They were taken up by the power of God. After a few minutes they looked around to see this man so that they could properly worship him, and he was nowhere to be seen. He had fled for his life. Don’t touch God’s glory.

    William Duma, the Zulu preacher from the hills of Zululand, was called to preach in a big church. It was 9 o’clock and he had not arrived. The pastor was looking at a sermon he might have to preach because the man of God had not arrived and the church was packed with people. Eventually, there was a little knock on the back door where the cleaning lady came in. The pastor went through the curtains at the back and there was the servant of God, ready to preach.

    Folks, God uses men and women who are humble. The Lord said of John the Baptist, “There has never been a man born of a woman who is greater than John the Baptist.” If we look at John 3:30, John the Baptist said:

    “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

    Don’t touch God’s glory.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Jesus bless you and goodbye.

  • A very good morning to you. I greet you in Jesus’ name!

    It is Friday morning, the 5th of August 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “The fool has said in his heart,
    “There is no God.”
    Psalm 53:1

    What a sad statement! Charles Darwin said, “New species arrive naturally by a process of evolution rather than having being created, forever immutable by God.” The word “immutable” means unchanging.

    “So God created man in His own image”
    Genesis 1:27

    Isn’t that amazing? When God created you and me, He created us as individuals, not in batches of hundreds or thousands. After He created you He broke the mould. There is only one of you in the whole world. You are the only one on earth who has individual fingerprints. Isn’t that incredible? Only one of you in the whole world! That is so beautiful. That is why I love Him so much! Jesus knows us by name. Just like in a crowd of children on a playground, a mother will distinctly hear the cry of her little baby, her little child, above all the voices of all the other children on the playground.

    Jesus will leave the ninety-nine in order to find the one lost sheep, like you or me. Our good Shepherd is so interested in us today because He has made us to be His very own son or daughter. Jesus says:

    “I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”
    Luke 15:7

    I want to pray for you today.

    Heavenly Father,

    I want to thank You for my dear friend, listening to this message right now.

    Oh Lord, through the power of Your Holy Spirit, show them that they are not alone, that they do not need to be lonely or fearful because You have promised us in Your Word that You will never leave and never forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).

    In Jesus’s name, Amen.

    Jesus bless you and have a wonderful day.
    God bless you and goodbye.

  • I greet you in Jesus’ precious name. It is Thursday morning, 4th August 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
    2 Corinthians 5:17

    “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
    Revelation 3:20

    We need to remember that the handle of the door is on the inside. Jesus is standing outside and He is waiting for you and I to open the door so that He can come in and eat with us. What favour we have when we open the door of our lives and let our blessed Saviour in. We don’t have to work for it. We don’t have to earn it. It is because we are His, and He is ours.

    ‘My beloved is mine, and I am his.”
    Song of Songs 2:16

    Do we have to ask our mom or our dad if we can have something to eat? Surely not, we are their children. All my children have grown up and have left home. They have families of their own but they still come to our house any time they want and can help themselves to anything they need. We have one particular son who frequents us quite regularly and goes straight to his mother’s cupboard. By the way, he is married with three children of his own. He pops in to say, “Hello” and he knows where all the biscuits and the Cokes are and whatever else he likes. Then of course, I come in a little bit later and I say to Jill, “What happened to all the biscuits and all the Cokes?” And she said, “Well, your son came to see you.” The problem is that everything he likes, I like too. I wonder who brought him up?

    But seriously, Jesus wants you to know that we are family and you can go to Him with any problem and with any need you have and speak with Him.

    I just love it in the morning, sitting and talking with the Saviour of the world saying, “Lord, these are my problems, these are my needs,” and I know He welcomes me to talk to Him because He is my Father and I am His son. Why don’t you do the same? Instead of running here and there, to and fro to people that you don’t know very well, why don’t you take it to your Father. Sit down quietly and let Him put you on His lap, put your head on His big ample chest and tell Him what your needs are and He will take care of you.

    Jesus bless you and have a lovely day.
    Goodbye.

  • A very good morning to you. I greet you in Jesus’ name today. It is Wednesday morning, 3rd August 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church...Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands.”
    Acts 12:5-7

    “…pray without ceasing.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:17

    The power of faithful prayer! There is an old saying that goes like this,

    “When men work, they work but when men pray, God works.”

    I am very blessed. This ministry at Shalom has got up to 3000 intercessors praying around the world. That is incredible, it makes me want to weep. When people ask me, “What can we do to help?”, there is one word only, “Please pray.” That is what I am looking for - prayer, because I know I have experienced the power of faithful prayer.

    One old gentleman who has gone to be with Jesus, David Kain, said to me once, “Angus I am getting old now. I can’t go down the well anymore but I can hold the rope at the top.” He could pray and he did. Billy Graham, the famous evangelist, was asked if he had to live his life over again, what would he change? This is what he said, “I would pray more and speak less.” Why don’t we do that today? Why don’t we pray about the issue that is troubling us and ask the Lord Jesus to break those chains. “What chains?” you are asking. Chains of fear, sickness and poverty that are holding us back, that relationship that you can’t resolve - pray about it. If they don’t want to speak to you. Pray! God will move them. He can even take a man out of prison. By the way, in that prison, Peter had a soldier on either side of him and four detachments guarding it and he was released because the church prayed. You and I are the church. That disobedient child that just will not listen - start to pray! God will move mountains for us.

    Have a blessed day and remember, pray without ceasing,
    Goodbye.

  • A very good morning to you, I greet you in Jesus’ precious name! It is Tuesday morning, 2nd August, 2022 and this is your friend Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “Then the disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea.”

    Acts 11:29

    They had heard about a worldwide famine and so they sent relief to Judea. You know that old adage, “In order for evil to abound, all good people have to do is nothing.” The disciples heard about the terrible famine and got stuck in - they rolled up their sleeves and helped. Don’t only tell people that you love Jesus but show them that you love Him. Remember, faith is a doing word... Faith has got feet! We need to put our action where our mouths are sometimes. Jesus said:

    “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.”

    Matthew 25:40.

    We must be careful that we do not become so spiritually minded that we are of no earthly use. As Christians, we need to get out there, we need to get out into the marketplace. We need to keep in touch with the 'man on the street' to find out what is happening at ground level.

    Last week after church, my wife, Jill and I we went down to Pietermaritzburg, a town close to us. There was a bee-keeping show and it was just so refreshing for me just to walk about and listen to ordinary people. Talking not only about making honey and building hives but about life in general. Yes, the ups and the downs... Someone, right now, might be saying, “Well, I don’t have anything to contribute.” I want to tell you, you do. Have you ever tried just listening to people? Everybody has a story to tell. I listened to many, many stories. I did no preaching - I went incognito. I went with my dear wife and we just listened to people sharing their hearts, some happy, some sad, some talking about loved ones who have gone home to be with the Lord and others talking about new exploits they were going to undertake. It was so beautiful!

    Try it today. Get out there and start helping people because we have a famine in our land at the moment... And it is controlled by things like depression, anxiety, fear and stress. People need to be loved, go out and love them.

    Have a wonderful day in Jesus name.
    Goodbye.

  • I greet you in Jesus’s precious name! It is Monday morning the 1st of August 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “For thus says the High and Lofty One
    Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
    “I dwell in the high and holy place,
    With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
    To revive the spirit of the humble,
    And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

    Isaiah 57:15

    What a beautiful comfort that is... Then we go to the New Testament to the Gospel of Matthew:

    “And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.”

    Matthew 26:75

    When we make a mistake, our Lord Jesus does not write us off like the world does. If we are truly sorry and we humble ourselves, He will forgive us and more than that - He will restore us completely. I looked up the word contrite, in the Oxford Dictionary. It means feeling or expressing remorse. When we feel we have let the team down, that we have let the show down, when we have blown it completely - That is when Jesus can step in and do His beautiful work of restoration. Jesus not only forgave Peter for denying Him three times but He went ahead and made him the head of the early church. What incredible love and forgiveness.

    Jesus sees the potential in you and I this morning. He sees past the mistakes we make, He sees what we can do. What He wants us to do today is to repent. What does that mean? To say sorry - “Lord, I am so sorry.” Peter wept, he was so broken. And the Lord says, “Get up and keep on going.” Father God will restore us because He believes in us.

    Remember, He took a shepherd boy and He made him a king. He took a broken down fisherman and made him head of the church and He can take you and me today and restore us completely, if we just say sorry, remain humble and keep on going.

    Have a wonderful Monday today.
    Jesus bless you and goodbye.

  • A very good morning to you, I greet you in Jesus’s name! It is Sunday morning, 31st July, 2022, and this is your friend Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    If we go to Acts 11 and I am reading verse 18:

    “When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.”

    And then we go to Romans 10:13, one of my favourite verses:

    “For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

    Peter went to Jerusalem and told the disciples that he had been to the house of a gentile, Cornelius. Jews were not permitted to go into the homes of unbelievers and gentiles but the Lord Jesus showed him clearly that what He has made clean, no-one must make otherwise. Whoever literally means anyone... Jew, gentile, old, young, black, white, man or woman! Whoever calls, appeals or cries out to God with a sincere and repentant heart, the Lord Jesus will not turn away, He will not disregard. It does not matter what you have done, it does not matter what you have not done - Jesus still loves us the same.

    Well, you might ask, what does He require of us then? Matthew 22:37 says to simply love Him with all your heart, all your soul and with all your mind. You know, to me the greatest of all miracles that I have ever seen in my life, is to see a changed life. I have been very privileged to have seen Jesus heal the sick, that’s right, open blind eyes, deaf ears... I have seen Him change the weather, open barren wombs and give women beautiful children, I have even seen Him raise the dead. But the greatest miracle of all and the one that brings me to tears is the life of a 'Whosoever' that turns and becomes a follower of Jesus Christ. A person that goes back home after a Mighty Men Conference, after a meeting where he has met with the Lord, gets on his knees and asks his wife and his children for forgiveness and tells them: “I have met Jesus and I am a changed man.” That is a miracle indeed!

    Today, do not harden your heart. Call unto the Lord and He will save you.
    Have a beautiful Sunday,
    Goodbye.

  • I greet you in Jesus’ precious name.

    It is Saturday morning, 30th July 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “Have mercy upon me, O God,
    According to Your lovingkindness;
    According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
    Blot out my transgressions.
    Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    And cleanse me from my sin.”

    Psalm 51:1

    That is the prayer of King David. A man who loved God so much that he wrote these beautiful psalms, but he had fallen terribly short - He had fallen into sin. He had taken another man’s wife and then had him killed so that he could marry her. He then married her, and their child was born but later died. Nathan the prophet, came and told him exactly what had happened and David was devastated.

    Romans 3:23 tells us that all have fallen short of the glory of God and have sinned, no one is without sin. Remember the old saying that goes something like this: "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.”

    Remember the woman caught in adultery? According to the law, she should have been stoned to death publicly. They brought her to Jesus, what did Jesus say?

    “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”

    John 8:7

    They all dropped their stones and walked away. Jesus said to that woman, “Go and sin no more. Your sins are forgiven.” That is why I love this one of the many titles that the Lord has: 'Friend of sinners' because without Him, we have no hope. You see, we were born sinners, King David says in the same Psalm 51:5:

    “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
    And in sin my mother conceived me.”

    Now, I can hear some dear old ladies saying to me, “No Angus, you have got that wrong. My little grandchild is an angel. My little Mary, my little Johnny - they don’t have any sin in them.” That is not what the Bible tells me. I want to ask you a question, a serious question. Have you ever had to ask little Johnny or little Mary to please be naughty... just once? No, it comes naturally. We are always telling them to be good. Oh, but we praise God for mercy and grace because Jesus has paid for it all.

    All we need to do today is to say thank You to the Lord and walk in sin no more. Have a wonderful Saturday, God bless you and goodbye.

  • I greet you in Jesus’ precious name.  It is Friday morning, 29th July 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

    James 5:16

    There is power that is available in the prayer of confession, of saying sorry. I am currently mentoring a group of men. These men range in age from 12 to 70 years old. Just the other day we met and read this Scripture very carefully together, with much fear and trepidation. After we had read that Scripture, one by one, the men and boys started to walk to the front of this large group of men. Some of them for the first time in their lives started to confess to God, in our presence and the presence of their trusted brothers in Christ, any areas of unconfessed sin where the devil had had them chained and shackled for years.

    I want to say to you, my dear friend, that very rarely in my 40-plus years of serving the Lord, have I ever experienced, the tangible presence of the love of God like I did that night. Weeping and genuine sorrow at having disappointed the Master was confessed, and then after that, the sheer elation of leaving their confessed sin at the foot of the Cross and having their brothers as witnesses for when the devil would try to bring it up again and being totally delivered from the accusations of satan. Then there was the joy and the freedom of having had the courage to do it - it was very beautiful. I saw fathers and sons weeping in each other’s arms, asking forgiveness.  I saw men who had been carrying burdens on their shoulders for many years, leave it at the foot of the Cross.

    It was so very beautiful.  Something I shall never forget as long as I live. Maybe we all should do it a lot more.

    Jesus bless you and have a wonderful day.
    Goodbye.

  • A very good morning to you - I greet you in Jesus’ precious name on Thursday, 28 July, 2022. This is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “And to him who orders his conduct aright
    I will show the salvation of God.”

    Psalm 50:23

    And then we go to Galatians 6:16:

    “And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.”

    We have to walk the talk. As believers, we have an obligation, first of all to God and then to our fellowman, to walk the talk. We cannot say that we are Christians and then live like the devil. We say, “We have our rights, we can do as we please.” No, you can’t, we cannot because we gave our rights away when we became followers of Christ.

    Jesus says, “You shall know them by their fruits.”

    Matthew 7:16

    Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes? No. We have a huge responsibility... For some, we will be the only opportunity for them to see Jesus. You know, I remember as an unbeliever, I was a wild man. I always used to use that pathetic excuse that I would get to Heaven before some of those ‘happy-clappies’ (I am one of them now) because at least I kept a job, fed my family and paid my debts... Until one day I realized that when I stand before the Lord on the Day of Judgement and use that pathetic excuse that I did more than those who call themselves Christians - what was going to happen when the Lord looks around and says: "But those people are not here!" Then I will be in big trouble.

    You and I need to follow after Jesus. We have to be a living letter so that people can read us and see that these men, women, boys and girls are living the Gospels of Christ with love, joy, peace, patience, long-suffering and loving-kindness. Go out today and be a living letter for a world that is dying because they do not know the way.

    Let’s walk the talk.
    Jesus bless you and have a wonderful day.
    Goodbye.

  • I greet you in Jesus’ precious name!

    It is Wednesday morning, 27th July 2022. This is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
    Psalm 50:15

    “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
    Matthew 11:28

    Why is it that whenever we get into deep trouble we seem to call upon everyone else first, and then when no one can help us, as an absolute last resort, we call upon the Living God?

    The quick fix never lasts. Just like purchasing a pirate part for your motor vehicle. It is quick, available and cheap, but it does not last. Eventually, it will probably let you down. With the genuine part for your vehicle, it will take longer because it needs to be ordered from the manufacturer. It will be more expensive, but it will probably last the lifetime of the motor car.

    Jesus knows you and me better than anyone else on earth because He created us. He will get us out of trouble. He will deliver us if we call upon Him. We might not like the way He wants to fix us because His "parts book" is the Bible. He might say, “You need to stop smoking, you need to stop drinking, you need to stop taking drugs.” He might say, “You need to stop worrying and stressing”.

    Jesus told the rich young ruler what to do to inherit eternal life. We can read that in Luke 18:18, but the young ruler would not do it. The Bible told us he became very sorrowful and walked away to a lost eternity. A preacher once told me he thought that Jesus would be standing there with tears running down His face. He didn’t say to the young ruler, “Come back and let's talk about this.”

    No, He left him to make his own choice. Don’t do it. Obey the manufacturer.

    Jesus bless you and have a wonderful day.
    Goodbye.

  • I greet you in Jesus’s precious name! It is Tuesday morning, 26 July 2022, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    If we go to the Old Testament, to Deuteronomy:

    “Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.”

    Deuteronomy 34:9

    We need to take time to prepare ourselves for the work that we have been called to. Jesus, the Son of God, Immanuel, God with us - He prepared Himself for 30 years to do 3 years' work here on earth. Luke 3:23.

    Why are you and I in such a terrible rush about things?
    You know, we talk about the Joshua generation - the young generation. I want to tell you something, Joshua took over from the Moses generation when he was about 80 years old! He served Moses and learned from Moses... He walked with Moses for approximately 40 years before he took over to lead the nation of Israel into the Land of Milk and Honey. We need to be more patient. You see, it is Satan, the devil himself who keeps us on the run, not Jesus.

    My wife's mom and dad came and lived with us for many years after they had retired. They lived with us on the farm, her dad was a steam engineer by profession. These men took a long time to learn the work that they had been taught. He was very handy with tools. One day he walked into the workshop and he saw me trying frantically to cut a piece of steel with a hacksaw. He said to me, “Why don’t you use the whole saw blade when you are cutting and let it do the work for you instead of using the middle of the blade? Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, was a country boy. He was asked a question, “How would you go about cutting down a large tree with an axe if you were given 6 hours to do it? He said, “I would use the first four hours sharpening the blade.”

    Today, let's not be in such a rush. Let us learn from Jesus how to walk this road - it will be a lot simpler than we are trying to do at the moment. Jesus bless you and have a wonderful day.

    Goodbye.

  • It is Monday morning, 25th July, 2022, and I greet you in Jesus’s precious name! This is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.

    If we go to the Book of Acts:

    “And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.”

    Acts 10:22

    A good reputation is worth more than gold. Cornelius was not a Jew and yet he was highly honoured and respected. We always say people don’t have to like you but they need to respect you. Now, Cornelius was an officer in the army that was oppressing the Jews and yet he was still highly regarded by the Jewish people. I looked up the Oxford Dictionary to find out the meaning of the word, reputation - It means the belief or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. Now, it is not easy to get rid of a poor or a bad reputation... I always trust the jockey and not the horse.

    You know, when a beef cattle farmer wants to purchase a new bull for his herd he needs to be very careful because the bull is actually half of your herd. You see a bull can make or break a farmer because he can look beautiful but if he is not fertile the cows will not conceive and the farmer will have no calves. I would always buy my bulls from a cattle breeder that had a trustworthy reputation. I would even gladly pay more money knowing that the farmer would never sell me a dud. Now, of course, Jesus has a faultless reputation. Jesus can be trusted, You can trust the Lord with your life, with your family and even with your business.

    Jesus has never once dropped the ball, so today, go out and put your whole trust in Him. God bless you and have a wonderful day.
    Goodbye.