What to EXPECT in the Last Days

Colosseum  - last days

IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL ON THE OUTSIDE

In these last days that we are in, I would love to attend a Mighty Men Conference like I did the Absa Stadium conference back in 2008 so I could hear exactly what Angus preached for myself.  Of course I could not attend the MMC because women are not allowed as you all know, they even had security at the gates to make sure women did not sneak in.  The MMC are built on the principle of the Promise Keepers (Freemasons). It’s tough being a women nowadays, banned from hearing the word of God. Not that it was even preached there, so maybe it was a good thing. Women were protected by God from attending so they can help their husbands snap out of the hypnosis and lies by telling them the truth; reading the Word of God to them and through the complete guidance of the Holy Spirit realise that they have been deceived.

You know, it’s a common fact that men just don’t think sometimes that’s why women generally ask for directions when men are driving 😉 Marriage is a joint union between husband and wife through Jesus Christ (I am talking about a husband and wife who are both born again.) She is there is look after him and love him and support him. He is there to look after her and love her and support her. She does silly things and he helps her get out of trouble. He does silly things and she helps him get out of trouble – all this by solely relying on Jesus for assistance – Jesus is THE problem solver.  Both men and women, husbands and wives, boys and girls can do nothing in their own strength.

I pray all genuine born again Christian women are able to stand strong for the gospel of Jesus Christ. And pray that their husbands have not been totally led astray even though they come home more cheerful and apparently ‘changed’ than when they left.  This might distract women into thinking that what went on at these gatherings was definitely of God. I pray that husbands heed the Holy Spirit’s warning to them and they realise that they have to always test every spirit to make sure what is being said at these gatherings and church meetings completely lines up with the Bible.  I’ve even heard of stories of abusive husbands who became Calvinists and the wife’s become smitten with the husband’s new doctrine – that is must be correct, because he has change she insists.  Has he really changed? Or has he just found a new way to dominate her and abuse her especially if she disagrees with him.

I know many are waking up, but unfortunately the percentage of those who are waking up is like 0.01% compared to those running after this deception with an expectation of finding God.

I used the word expectation for a reason because this is what they tell you and this is what you expect:

  • Expect to find God at these gatherings and you will find God.
  • Expect to get healed at these gathering and God will heal you.
  • Expect to see signs and wonders you will see them.
  • Expect that when you do see signs and wonders it’s from God.
  • Expect that God will physically ‘heal our land’ because thousands of men went on a glorified camping trip – so we must expect that God will instantly make everything better in South Africa or whatever country you live in.
  • Expect that your business will prosper immediately because you prayed and asked God to do it.
  • Expect that your bank account will have at least 4 extra zeros on a surplus of course when you return home after attending a gathering where God is supposedly present.
  • Expect that you are now saved because you had 8 spiritual prayer warriors come and pray over you for 8 solid hours as they walked around your house 8 times because 8 is the number of new beginnings.
  • Expect that God will hear that Shofar being blown because for some unknown reason that will get His attention and chase all evil away.
  • Expect that your words are powerful and if you speak what you expect then God will give it to you.
  • Expect, expect, expect!

But…

  • God should not expect to find you genuinely want to repent of your sin and genuinely wanting to change your ways.
  • God should not expect to find you loving your wife/husband and family as much as you say you do and pretend you do to the outside world.
  • God should not expect to find you adhering to His Word to make sure you are not caught up into deception.
  • God should not expect to find you instantly accepting a False Christ when he is presented to you by the world (Satan) instead of instantly accepting His Only Son Jesus Christ who was a sacrifice for your sin.
  • God should not expect to find the whole world believing that they are all going to live in everlasting bliss because God would never punish anyone for their wicked ways.
  • God should not expect to find you on judgment day because you will just bypass that whole process because you are one of the lost from the lost tribes of Israel.
  • God should not expect to find you following new age / occult teaching.
  • God should not expect to find you trying to unite with false religions when they refuse to follow the real Jesus Christ of the Bible.
  • God should not expect to find you falling for signs and wonders that appear when what is being preached does not tie up to His word.
  • God should not expect to find you constantly re-interpreting His Word to suit your every whim and fancy.
  • God should not expect to find you giving the excuse that you are ‘only human therefore you constantly make mistakes’ when you are confronted with the gospel of Jesus Christ and repentance of sin.
  • God should not expect to find you studying His Word to find yourself approved.
  • God should not expect to find you being hoodwinked into thinking everyone who raised their hands at a gathering are now all ‘saved’ because you will believe anything that is thrown at you. Only God knows a man’s heart.
  • God should not expect to find you completely unable to discern the difference between His Holy Spirit and a false spirit.
  • God should not expect to find you standing up for Him when persecution comes your way instead of prosperity.
  • God should not expect to find you completely complaisant and unperturbed when they mock, insult and ridicule Jesus Christ the one you call ‘your’ Lord.
  • God should not expect to find you siding with men who preach lies.
  • God should not expect to find you sitting on the fence, luke warm, bending whichever way the wind blows, or should we say, winds of change.

So technically, God should not expect to find your name written in the Book of Life. Because the Bible tells everyone to expect that pretty much most of the world will choose a false Christ instead of the real Jesus Christ of the scriptures.

God told us to expect that mostly everyone will fall away from their professed faith in the One and Only Living God of the Bible who sent his Son Jesus Christ to save us.

 Colosseum The Christian Martyrs Last Prayer
IT’S SO HORRIFIC ON THE INSIDE

He told us that they will fall away by the millions and millions from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  These are the ones who once said  they believed in a Jesus Christ, but never TRULY believed in Jesus Christ and are now following another god.

God knows your heart right now and He knows  that when you put your hand up that day to truly accept Jesus Christ into your life, if you were REALLY sincere or not.

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Tom Lessing (Discerning the World)

Roelie wrote:

I stand by my point – that your words do have power.
Same goes for you prayers. They are also just words in the end.
So if you condone praying, you cannot condemn positive speaking.
If your words have no power, then prayer has no power.
If your words have no power, then any blessing you issue have no power.
If your words have no power, then any curse that is issued against you also have now power – so then why are you so concerned about witchcraft?
Your words have the power to alter your mindset and the atmosphere around you.
It will help you to walk in faith, and it is your faith in the end that alters your situation and allows God to move on your behalf.
There is nothing wrong or occultic about this teaching.
Obviously there is extremes, and this I will happily join in condemning – but accusing Angus of this far-fetched.
Please can we have some better examples of where he did this – except for an “Expect”-rant like in this article.

Roelie, I’m quite happy to say “carry on regardless.” I don’t have time to waste.

You may have attended many so-called Mighty Men Conferences but you are acting like the silly women in 2 Tim 3:6-7.

Tom Lessing (Discerning the World)

Roelie wrote:

Really! You would dare to presume to know what God would call people for?! I dare say the proof is in the pudding. If God did not call him, how do you explain his success?

What do you mean by success? The very fact that you are praising, glorifying and elevating a man, proves that he is NOT successful. Furthermore, having accepted his teaching that there is creative power (positive or negative) in your words also proves that he is NOT successful. Yes, he may be successful in leading people astray but he is definitely not successful in presenting the truth to them.

I really don’t have the time to present you with the opportunity to glorify Angus Buchan. I am not in the business to elevate man and devaluate Jesus Christ. Cheers.

Robbie

Roelie and the rest…

Jesus, Paul, Peter, and John all repeatedly warned such men would rise up— ESPECIALLY among Christian churches—and lead many astray. They warned that not only would there be many False Prophets and teachers, there would be many followers of them as well.

Many have been incorrectly taught that false teachers don’t exist, that practically everyone is saved, that essentially any doctrine is acceptable if sincerely believed, and that basically any level of morality is satisfactory.

These doctrines are popular for obvious reasons. They are easy to understand, easy to like, and easy to follow.

But Jesus contrasted the “easy path—which He said leads to destruction—with the difficult “narrow path” that leads to eternal life. His was a message of warning and great caution. He cautioned His followers to be on the lookout for False Prophets, and warned them these prophets would appear as sheep, but would in fact be wolves.

Tragically, few people ever bother to do their homework on their own preachers, a fact that misguided preachers and televangelists have used to keep millions in their blinded state.

John Andrews UK/Ireland

Wow!.. I never expected so many sidetracks on the subject of the last days. I actually had to scroll back to the beginning to remind myself where our departure point was. Then I realized that I got to this blog in the first place because I believe that Angus Buchan is an awful deceiver of most (including professing Christians).

According to Angus Buchan we are in a revival. Are we really? Is this revival then an end time revival as is implied by him and others? I would be cautious to venture into an area that the Bible warns is not for us to know. It is futile for us to speculate on when and for how long the end time/s will last and when the coming of the Lord will be.

Matthew 24:36 (NKJV) “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only”

Understanding the falsehood of preachers like Angus Buchan is well set out by reflections on http://www.goodnewsarticles.com that I have copied:

**There Must Be Heresies

For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are genuine may be made manifest among you. (1 Cor. 11:19)

God never creates or is pleased with heresy – for heresy is a lie about God. Paul is simply saying that there are going to be heresies, and that God must allow them. Why does God allow heresy, heretics, and false teaching in His church?

He tells us: In order that the genuine article might be proven or built. For example, how do you know two plus two equals four? Probably because you were taught that it does — and you accepted it. But if someone comes along claiming that two plus two equals five, now you are going to have to prove two plus two equals four. Because you are faced with error, you must prove the truth – and if you do, your knowledge and faith that two plus two equals four will be strengthened. Being faced with error was therefore an opportunity to prove the Truth.

When a person who believes the Truth is faced with error – or when a person who believes error is faced with the Truth – they have a choice. Do we want to know Jesus Christ? If so, God will give us more than information. He will give us revelation. He will not only expose any error we believe, but He will expose the unbelief that is in our hearts that gave place for it. We will be made genuine – made true unto God. And if we already believed the Truth, our faith will be strengthened all the more because the Truth upon which it is built will be proven all the more. There must be heresies – they are allowed by God so that we might be given cause to seek the Truth in Christ.

True Revival

The term, “revival,” means, “to come alive again.” But that suggests that there was once life, which died, but now must be revived. Having said that, what is REVIVAL? Revival is the bringing in of Jesus Christ — as the Life. (John 14:6) During a real revival, Christ becomes OUR life, and thus, we become alive in Him.

True revival is first judgment. If God is to reveal Christ, then all that is contrary to Christ must be exposed and renounced. Jesus isn’t going to simply show up and affirm what we have been doing. Repentance, and a forsaking of all that has hindered Christ, will always be at the forefront of any revival.

Then – real revival is a revelation of Jesus Christ to people in a personal, inward way. CHRIST IN YOU becomes real. Of course, we tend to think of revival as a big special event – as something God does once in awhile. In fact, we should not need a revival. If the Truth of Jesus Christ is being preached in season and out of season, people should be continually edified unto the forming of Christ in them.

False Revival

For false revival to deceive, it has to look like true revival. It is a terrifying and yet ironic thing that the end time apostasy is going to look like a great end time revival. The Bible never promises an end time revival. But there is plenty about an end time apostasy.

Since God is not in a false revival, there must be a substitute that will look like God is in it. That substitute is usually signs and wonders – people getting all worked up because they believe God has done something TO them. No. The fact is, signs and wonders are never evidence of true revival. God doesn’t merely want to do something TO us – He wants to reveal Jesus Christ IN US.

There is an old saying, “Things always grow up to be what they really are.” Look at the long term fruit of a revival and that will tell you whether it was of God. The question is this: Has Jesus Christ been revealed IN people as the outcome? Using this as our guide, we would be hard pressed to find many revivals of the 20th century that could pass the test. Most of the eventual outcome of these revivals have been to minimize Jesus Christ in favor of something else that is a substitute for Him.

Signs and Wonders

“An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah.” (Mat 12:39)

People most often seek after signs and wonders because they do not believe and trust God – they are always needing God to prove Himself to them. In fact, Jesus says that this can be spiritual adultery – people put faith in experiences through signs and wonders rather than in Christ Himself. They want things from God but not God Himself.

The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were waiting for the Messiah. They knew all of the Bible verses that spoke of Him. They continually prayed that God would send Him. But when He stood right in their midst they called Him a devil. They did not recognize Him – despite the fact that He did many signs and wonders in front of them. Did those miracles change them? No. The problem was that they did not want God or want the Truth. They wanted a Messiah who would affirm their religion, affirm them, and exclude everyone else. We can be guilty of the same unbelief.

There are a number of ways to seek signs and wonders – this is not limited to seeking some fantastic miracle. I could continually nag God to prove to me He is there in any number of ways. But if Christ is being formed within me, and I have a growing inward knowledge of Him, He will be all the evidence that I need. If I am raised in Christ, then the sign of Jonah – resurrection — is the only evidence I will need from God.**

Above excerpt Signs and Wonders also from http://www.goodnewsarticles.com

God bless and may Matthew 16 16-18 become your inspiration and the rest of God’s word so that you will not expect to hear the truth from Angus Buchan who should be exposed (if at all possible in a fertile ground for false teachers/prophets such as we live in today). It has been a frustration that a number of Christians that I have tried to engage with will say “You may be right” but will not agree fully that Angus Buchan is “an audience manipulator and a liar (concerning miracles in ‘The fables of Angus Buchan’)”

Matthew 16:16-18 (NKJV)

16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

John Andrews UK/Ireland,

Thank you. You have done a good work in exposing the basis for false revivals. I agree. Indeed God allows false teachers and their false doctrines to come among his children to test them and see whether they really love Him with all their heart, soul and mind.

If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deut 13:1-3)

Most Christians would probably say that Angus Buchan and many other false teachers do not encourage people to go after other gods. However, they do encourage people to follow another Jesus which is nothing else than another god.

Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. (2 Co 11:1-4)

The most dangerous deceiver is the “Christian deceiver” who constantly uses the Name of Jesus and even quotes Him frequently but very subtly and deviously alters his Gospel to suit their agenda. What is their agenda? Their agenda is to bring in the Kingdom of God in here and now. What they don’t seem to realize is that they are not bringing in the Kingdom of God but the kingdom of Antichrist.

John Andrews UK/Ireland

Angus Buchan’s agenda must be to enrich himself. Money has probably become his prime motivator. He is “merchandising an adulterated gospel” to the deceived who buy his books, daily devotionals, “bibles”, DVDs and encourage others to do the same.

It seems that this aspect of the false teachers is not given enough attention. A preacher without a conscience is despicable in my opinion. I recall a booklet that was available with the title “Ten ways to get rich” and yes “Start your own church” was up there……..

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