What to EXPECT in the Last Days
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!
- 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.
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.
———————————————————————Resources: Top image ‘Colosseum’: Below image: Painting The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer by Jean-LÃ©on GÃ©rÃ´me (1824–1904)
>> Who are your they?
There are thousands of apostles/prophets and pastors in the New Apostolic Reformation / Word of Faith who are part of the Emergent Church. You don’t even have to look far, in fact it’s right in front of you but you don’t care to look. Actually, lets make it really easy for you. Before you look there, look at the people who are teaching you at university – they are really in front of your nose – you can’t miss it.
>> I have been to a few of the kind of gatherings like Mighty Men and Loftus vir Jesus, and I never ever heard any of the leaders or organizers talk about any of the expectations that you are mentioning
Well if you did you research you would see that this is what they say on their websites and videos. But then you refuse to do your research Freddie. Just like you refuse to disagree with the people where you are studying who mock, insult and redicule the Jesus Christ you profess to believe in.
Btw, is this all you can find fault with in the above article? That I didn’t mention who ‘they’ are?
Do you nit pick the professors in your classes like this? Who quote New Age Occultists in a favorable way?
See the point above where I said: God should not expect to find you following new age / occult teaching.
you paint with a really broad brush. Making a statement like
doesn’t do your credibility as a researcher any good.
>> Making a statement like…
If I started to list names I would be listing names for the next year and would not get around to writing articles. Was I supposed to list names instead? To make my brush stokes smaller? Really? Can’t please you people…either say to much or too little.
Maybe you should open your bible, cos that’s a master work of art painted with every size brush imaginable.
Besides is this all you could find wrong with this article? Obviously…otherwise you would have used a smaller brush.
but then Deborah, many of the “leaders” with a “first time on your blog” have this reaction!
amazing that it’s this “leaders” (well, many of them) who are offended, and then criticize, blame and condemn you and then a gross group of them using foul language and warnings.
grace killers? no ways!!! I call it “tough love”…
Ja, isn’t it pityfull. ‘Gracekiller’, have you ever. It’s a new one to add to my list.
Hello Debra, what an excellent article. You are not politically correct in your exposition of the truth….but Bibically you are so right. Even the responses you are getting is right on target. The word of God is a two edge sword ,it cuts and pierces the heart with truth, this is not comfortable to some. After all,Love is now a feeling good about our selfish self syndrome. Grace has become a license and it’s gone wild.JESUS DIED to set us free and set us in right relationship with GOD. I pray for us as believers that we dont abuse the grace of GOD…while professing to love him. Love is what we do. Thank you, for not being afraid to speak the truth…this to me is love for the bretheren, warning me of a ditch that is ahead. IF this is being a GRACE stealer I stand in need of the correct biblical definition of the term. God Bless you.
Thank you Bloomie
I was at the last mighty men conference. God changed my heart. I made a new start. Do you doubt that? Angus Buchan did not lead me to Angus. He led me back to Jesus. Now I read my Bible and work on my personal relationship with Him. How can that be critisized? Ladies, I know you felt left out. But do you really want to see 400 000 men having an outdoor shower? I am sure it was a practical arrangement as well. The facilities were not well suited for women. The Sunday sermon though was open for women to attend. Please don’t just critisize.
Could you please copy and paste your comment here:
I would love to chat with you there.
I don’t doubt anything anymore. Come back in a year and let us know how your ‘new heart’ is back to it’s old ways. ok?
And I did not felt left out. The point is, Jesus speaks about the family being together, not split, are women not allowed to hear the gospel? And Johan I am gonna score you 1 point for the outdoor things and yucky amenities, but….that was not the reason why women were not allowed. The entire concept was based on Promise Keepers which is Freemason ‘brother’ hood type get together.
If you were genuinely saved Johan, I praise our Lord Jesus Christ for that. Now open your eyes to the false teaching that surrounded you at MMC and let the Holy Spirit guide you into all truth that you GROW in your relationship with Jesus. Tell me of the 250,000 men there (no it was not 400,000) 😉 can you say that they were ALL converted or just some came to accept Jesus Christ – NOT because of MMC but because they were looking for Jesus Christ Himself in their hearts and nothing else.
So don’t criticise us John until you understand what is fully going on here. You see what’s happening on the outside, but underneath MMC with all their ‘praise the Lords’ and things are not looking good. MMC is the trap that will lead men into more false hood. Now that you are saved – leave MMC alone and follow Jesus Christ the Son of God with the Holy Spirit in your life only.
MMC is a moneymaking game like most churches. TBN (BIG BUSINESS). Check this out. GOOGLE TBN and see for yourself.
I trusted a guy because he converted to be a Christian at MMC and guess what, he is the turned out to be the biggest crook I have ever met.
Ask a Muslem, they do not trust Christians.
When you join a Church and they have more than say 20 to 30 members,my friend, RUN.
Herman du Plessis
Deb-ster, The verses below came into my memory as I read this article. I will of course be re-reading it, you can expect it! :o) Having gone through a unwanted divorce 13 years ago these verses ring true for me. I always believed in proper submission, the non-doormat submission to my then husband. We had a mutual respect for each other except for the last 6 or 7 years of our marriage. My “ex” would have never gone to Promise Keepers or anything connected to it. It’s not because he knew about them; he was a “home-body” that found it hard to relate to other people unless his topic of computers came up. He is a genius in the computer world.
I would have charged hell with a water pistol with him IF…he permitted our daughter to get away with calling me every dirty name you can think of! I lost respect for him when this kept happening during the last two years of our marriage. He grew tired of my health issues. I guess he thought I loved the health issues. Guess that vow of “in sickness and in health” wasn’t meant by him. He was not the spiritual leader in our home. I felt hopeless. Was I a perfect wife? What is the definition of “perfect spouse”?
I said all of that because divorce is rampant among Christians here in the USA. We have reached a divorce rate higher than the world out there. We Christians are divorcing at a rate of 60%! This should not be. Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
In the last verse above it doesn’t say the love of the lost shall wax cold. It is the love of many…etc. That is all inclusive of both lost and saved people. I am blessed to have a church that is loving and kind. We’re family. But not all churches can expect that as the days grow worse.
I am studying a lot of late about the “Rapture of the Church” and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Many folks think it is the same event. But we know that it isn’t. I am hoping in the near future to speak to the women at my church as we are planning on starting a women’s ministry where gossip will not be tolerated! I’m old enough to know to expect certain things that we girls are capable of.
Any way thanks again for another great article. I will be back. Off to the dentist now
Eph 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Eph 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
This may be of interest to some of you. Discerning Angus Buchan’s ‘Faith Like Potatoes’: it’s more like half-baked potatoes
Although the blogger promulgates the Grace to You church of John MacArthur and although the he uses some of Prof. Johan Malan’s material (I for one reject Calvinism and do not agree with everything Malan believes) the info he provides may be an eye-opener to those who revere Angus Buchan as a preacher.
That is a fantastic article, goodness, I actually had no idea about some of that stuff.
My dear I think you are an angel of light. You are not from God. You a messenger of satin maybe. Leave children of God alone.
I was attracted to this site because of your understanding of the Lost Tribes. There are many of us who are now realizing that we are the descendants of these Hebrews, part Gentile, just like Joseph’s sons Manasseh and Ephraim. It is from among these that the 144,000 will be sealed to go forth during the tribulation. Yahweh, in His perfect wisdom, “hid” His own by dispersing them among the nations. So many do not realize that the Jews are from the tribes of Judah, Levi and Benjamin, that were not dispersed. These made up the nation of Judah. The House of Israel was made up of the ten tribes that are now called “lost.” But Yahweh knows exactly where they are and who they are. AMOS 9:9
Louise van Staden
>> My dear I think you are an angel of light. You are not from God. You a messenger of satin maybe. Leave children of God alone.
I never knew that asking you to repent of your sin could cause such a reaction – there is an apostasy on at the moment, are you in it?
Those 144,000 Jews are REAL Jews that will be sealed. They will not be ‘descendants’ of tribes, part gentile, part Jew, nope they will be completely Jewish.
Don’t fall for this hebrew roots teaching, please.
Louise van Staden wrote:
Who is “satin?” The dictionary defines “satin” as follows:
Wow, you really are deceived.
I must say I am sorely disappointed in this article, and will seriously have to reconsider my subscription to this site.
In my opinion this article is completely biased and borders on the ridiculous.
Angus got the call from God to minister to men. And that is exactly what he did – and the blessings followed.
I do not think there is any chance he would have been successful if God did not come through for him in a mighty way.
Making the analogy that his conferences is anything like the “promise keepers”, and then implying that he is using satanic freemason rituals and methods is slanderous and downright dishonest to say the least.
Your “Expectation rant” has nothing to do with Angus Buchan, Mighty Men or what happened or was taught at any of his conferences.
It would seem you have a clear gripe with the Word of Faith movement, the Charismatics and even the Pentecostals.
Now granted, there is error and extremes to be found among all these denominations, but confusing these issues and implying that Angus is a part of these is just plain deceptive.
[DTW note: your use of scripture is atrocious, you can’t just pick a verse from the bible and think you can use it to back up your argument because it sounds good, no, all your scripture you have used is out of place and wrong]
So let me respond to your expectations:
•I do Expect to find God at any meeting I attend. Not having this expectation, means you do not really believe there is a God – or that if there is one, he is so small and worthless in power, that he cannot possibly influence your life in any meaningful way. [DTW note: Jesus is present for individual people who want to get saved, HE is not present at entire EVENTS that are full blown false teaching! Read the list of articles in the comment below!]
•I do Expect that God will heal at these conferences. Not just emotionally, but physically as well. This is part of the great commission and the signs that will follow Godly men when they teach and preach the Christian gospel. [DTW note: Jesus Christ will heal through prayers He receives directly from born again believers, not through the hands of FALSE TEACHERS aka faith healers practicing witchcraft and preaching a false gospel – Jesus Christ heals oh yes he does, but not through the hands of a false teacher – Can Satan heal]
Mar 16:17-18 NKJV – 17 “And these signs will follow those who believe: … they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Not everyone will be healed – sometimes whatever ails you is the best thing to happen to you.
But if you do not come with any expectation, then you better not Expect God to do anything too.
•I do Expect to see signs and wonders at conferences like this. What does it say of your faith if you have no expectation? Why go at all? Why even attend church if you expect so little… [DTW note: You expect signs and wonders because ‘the sign of Jonah’ is not good enough for you. What is the sign of Jonah? That Jesus Christ died, was buried and rose again 3 days later. Jesus said this “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” Then he left them and went away.” (Matthew 16:4)]
•I do Expect that signs and wonders will be present. I also expect that Satan will counterfeit, confuse and deceive. But luckily there is an easy way to determine the source
Mat 7:15-16, 20 NKJV – 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 “You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? … 20 “Therefore by their fruits you will know them.So go take look at Angus’s fruit. Are you seriously claiming him to be some kind of demonic counterfeit?? [DTW, yes, go read the articles below in the comment. Unbelievers do wonderful good works as well,how do you tell the difference??.]
•I do Expect that God can physically ‘heal our land’. I do not presume to know what God will actually do.
I most certainly do Expect, that if God so decides, that He could instantly make everything better in South Africa or whatever country you live in.
But one thing is sure, I DO NOT EXPECT God to do anything if we do not. [DTW note: Do you not understand the times we are living in and that we are headed towards a TRIBULATION ulike anything known to mankind? We are only a few years away from the Tribulation. God is not healing our land, He is healing individual hearts, saving them for eternity. The land is materialistic. You follow dominionism / Kindgom now teaching. You want to reclaim the land for Christ so that He can come back is that it? No, this is not biblical. Please read: http://www.discerningtheworld.com/2009/05/12/dominionism-and-the-rise-of-christian-imperialism-2/
•I do Expect that anything I do within God’s will, will most certainly prosper because I prayed and asked God to do it. [DTW: As a genuine born again Christian God most certainly listen to his Children and give them what they NEED, now that they WANT, He looks after them.]
Mat 21:22 NKJV – 22 “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
The trick is to figure out whether you are in His will.
Jam 4:3-4 NKJV – 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend [it] on your pleasures. 4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
If you ask for a blessing on your business just to be rich, you better not expect it because you are satisfying worldly lusts, but God knows your heart and he will most certainly bless and prosper you if you can be trusted with it.
Mar 10:24, 26-27 NKJV – 24 And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! … 26 And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?” 27 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men [it is] impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”
•I do Expect that my spiritual bank account will have at least 4 extra zeros on a surplus of course when you return home after attending a gathering where God really was present. [DTW: I was not talking about a spiritual bank account, I was talking about a real bank account, people actually believe that if they sow they should RECEIVE money, prosper from God.]
Luk 12:31-34 NKJV – 31 “But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. 32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 “Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. 34 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
If you sit at home expecting nothing – guess what you’re going to get: NOTHING!
•I do Expect that thousands of men actually got saved at Angus’s conferences – simply with a heartfelt commitment and touch from the Holy Spirit. [DTW note: You know?? You can judge their hearts? Incredible! Only God knows how many individual men were seeking Jesus Christ that day and not Angus Buchan. And by the way I know for a fact that spiritual warfare takes place at these conferences where they do walk about numerous times performing rituals.]
I do not expect this to take 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.
This is just ridiculous and have nothing to do Angus or his conferences.
•I do Expect that God does not change, that throughout redemptive history and especially the old testament, that types and images were used to convey ideas and truths only later revealed. [DTW note: “that types and images were used to convey ideas and truths only later revealed” what? Your quoatation of scripture of way off the mark and has NOTHING to do with your false ideologies here]
Col 2:16-17 NKJV – 16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, 17 which are a SHADOW of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.
Hbr 8:4-5 NKJV – 4 For if He were on earth, He would not be a priest, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law; 5 who serve the copy and SHADOW of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, “See [that] you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”
And I believe the shofar is a clear type or shadow of the coming of Jesus:
Exd 19:16 NKJV – 16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who [were] in the camp trembled.
Mat 24:31 NKJV – 31 “And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
1Cr 15:52 NKJV – 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Th 4:16 NKJV – 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Anyone that understands these things will shudder; especially demons and any other form of evil.
So I for one, will blow the shofar as loud and as hard as I can, because by doing so I am proclaiming my faith and belief that Jesus is coming SOON!
•I do Expect that my words are powerful, and I contain within them the power of life or death. [DTW note: Oh my word, just to show you how wrong you are, the first verse you quote which is the first verse everyone quotes to prove this ridiculous notion is all do to a minister preaching false teaching or preaching the truth! If a minister preaches the truth, people will get saved, if he preaches lies people will not get saved – there is no power in the words themselves. Jesus is the power, Jesus is the WORD, you have taken all power away from Jesus and placed them into simple (idle) words that come out of your mouth (Mat 12:36), this is witchcraft!]
Pro 18:21 NKJV – 21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Life is granted through confession of faith:
Rom 10:9 NKJV – 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Blessing are granted to you if you keep your mouth from evil:
1Pe 3:10 NKJV – 10 For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.
You will someday give account of every idle word:
Mat 12:36 NKJV – 36 “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
And so I do expect that what I say and proclaim have power. I do expect that should I proclaim God’s word within His will, that it indeed will come to pass.
Failing to do so, means I have no faith.
I am not even going to attempt to address your “do not expect list”. [DTW note: Of course you wont, because it means you have to DISAGREE with repentance of sin and so on]
The only thing we do seem to agree on is your ending. There most certainly will be a great falling away and deception. [DTW: Yes you are part of it]
But lumping any major move of God and the Holy Spirit into this camp (like Angus) is just going overboard. We all need to be careful and apply some discernment in our lives, but you really need to be just as careful to not lump true moves of God into this category.
You will be missing out on so much, and you are making yourself guilty of judging fellow believers. [DTW note: Ohhh but you are not judging me right? lol. Read: Christians We Must Judge Righteously and Do Not Tolerate Wicked People and Mark Them Which Cause Division)
Mat 7:2 NKJV – 2 “For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
Eph 4:29-32 NKJV – 29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
” Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
Perhaps what is disturbing is knowing that, like Jacob Prasch, Mike Oppenheimer, Bill Schnoebelen and Tal Brooke, many of Calvary Chapels pastors were also heavily involved in either Eastern Mysticism, Edgar Cayce, Satanism, witchcraft or rather the occult in general. Harvest, written by Tal Brooke and Chuck Smith, relates these very facts.
You have to reconsider your subscription to this blog? I am so upset *not really* I have countless articles on Angus Buchan and why he is FALSE – with proof. Do you care for the truth? I wonder? Maybe you should READ THIS BLOG before you unsubscribe… BE A BEREAN – first, how about that?
The ‘Manifest Sons of God’ belief of Angus Buchan
Angus Buchan’s Holy Ghost Chaos or….was it Something Else
Angus Buchan says, “Put your Doctrinal Differences Aside!”
Angus Buchan and the Roman Catholic Reconciliation
NAR Invasion of SA – Rick Joyner, Angus Buchan, Danie Slabbert, Nevil
Angus Buchan – A ‘False Bible’ in 366 Days for Men
Angus Buchan, Benny Hinn and God TV (with Wendy and Rory Alec)
Graham Power & Angus Buchan – The Transformation of Africa
Angus Buchan and the Promise Keepers
The Dominionist Faith of Angus Buchan – Faith Like Potatoes
Debster….you are 100*/* correct. The 144,000 wll be full.blooded Jews. Male, virgin Jews. Where do people get this stuff that is in direct violation of the mighty Word of God? But then im just a uneducated grandma here in the USA.
Deborah (Discerning the World) wrote:
There are none so blind as.those who will not see.
Deborah (Discerning the World) wrote:
What does a “wolf” sound like? I’m not asking about a little wolf cub. What does the BIG BAD Wolf sound like? Jesus told his disciples that He was sending them out as sheep among wolves & to be wise as serpents & harmless as doves. So…back to my question…what does the.BIG BAD Wolf sound like? He sounds like John Calvin, John MacArthur, Billy Graham, Angus Bucanan, Benny Hinn, .Mike Murdoch, Joyce Myers, Promise Keepers has a whole list of wolves on their roster, Some of the women associated with Women of Faith, the Pope (the jesuit) &TD Jakes, Paula White,.Since Im typing this on my phone I’ll stkp. THEY&hundreds or thousands more are the WOLVES Jesus warned.us about. While I love & resoect my pastor my sufficiency is in Jesus Christ & the Bible (kjv for me). Just because there may be a large crowd coming to hear any speaker that certainly does NOT mean it is of God. Many times during the times Jesus healed skme one he would pull the person aside & then heal them. God himself still does miracles, but never on demand.
The more these big named wolves toot their own horns the more proof it is that they are wolves. Oh yeah….two of the very biggest wolves attracting large crowda today…..Joel Osteen & Rick Warren. For the she-wolves it woulf be Joyce Myers & Beth Moore. Where do these wolves get their power & marching orders from? Rome/Vatican. By the way, the meaning of Vatican is: Divination of the Serpent
Keep outing those wolves Deb.
well at least you published my comment. I am disappointed that you could not let my comment stand on its own – without inserting you own bias.
I did not really expect you to change your mind in a single comment. The comment was intended to reach the readers of your blog, and hopefully insert a note of caution to their own hearts, that this article is just plain going overboard.
I did attend the last 2 of his conferences – so at least I feel better qualified at judging what exactly happened there.
So did a couple of hundred thousand men from all over South Africa including thousands of pastors as well.
Yet you feel so confident in your discernment, you would happily condemn the entire conference and all that happened there, as satanic!
[DTW note: Jesus is present for individual people who want to get saved, HE is not present at entire EVENTS that are full blown false teaching! Read the list of articles in the comment below!]
God was not present there?! So whom was? Satan?! So what happened there must have been satanic right? And since these guys went home to their homes and families and churches, they influenced another couple million people in SA. So what exactly are you claiming then? That we are all lost, in a delusion and none of us will be saved?
Now don’t get me wrong – I agree that there will be a great apostasy, and that the path to salvation is indeed narrow – but you seem to be shrinking the gate down to a single size that only fits yourself and whomever agrees with you. Do you honestly think the problem is with the rest of SA, and ALL the people that attended had absolutely no discernment?
How sure are you that you have no delusions or demonic strongholds of your own?
This article is so biased and based on such flimsy information, that I have to wonder what your true motivation is.
There is no facts in this article, and you insinuations and allegation are contrived and spurious.
Satan loves sowing conflict and division among believers – so what are you doing to ensure that this is not the case here?
And what about other churches out there? According to you, if there is any false teaching then God is not present and so they must be satanic as well. You seem to say that it’s impossible to be saved in a church (or any group event) setting because God is never present where there is false teaching. Really? I would love some scripture on that please. I dare say most of OUR theology is flawed in some form or another – so how does anyone get saved now?
God is sovereignly able to grant miracles to ANYONE (true believers or not) that do so in His name:
Mar 9:38-40 NKJV – 38 Now John answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. 40 “For he who is not against us is on our side.
Oh my, there I go quoting scripture again … I suppose I should stop seeing as I am completely incapable of that as well:
[DTW note: your use of scripture is atrocious, you can’t just pick a verse from the bible and think you can use it to back up your argument because it sounds good, no, all your scripture you have used is out of place and wrong]
According to your statements, you seem to be implying that the ONLY way Jesus heals is through direct personal prayer:
[DTW note: Jesus Christ will heal through prayers He receives directly from born again believers, not through the hands of FALSE TEACHERS aka faith healers practicing witchcraft and preaching a false gospel – Jesus Christ heals oh yes he does, but not through the hands of a false teacher – Can Satan heal]
You seem to have made up your mind, that any healing taking place is satanic in origin to deluded lost people.
I can quote you another bunch of scripture about the anointing of oil and the laying on of hands and the confession of sins to each other that also leads to healing, and about healing following true believers but hey what’s the point.
[DTW note: You expect signs and wonders because ‘the sign of Jonah’ is not good enough for you. What is the sign of Jonah? That Jesus Christ died, was buried and rose again 3 days later. Jesus said this “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. Then he left them and went away.” (Matthew 16:4)]
And you accuse me of quoting scripture out of place and context?!
So I comment that I expect to see miracles at conferences like this, and you reply with this scripture, thereby implying that I am a part of a wicked adulterous generation (and I suppose anyone else that went to Angus’s conference with an expectation of miracles) because we are asking for a sign. So your implication is that anyone today that still expects miracles, is part of a wicked adulterous generation. This interpretation clearly contradicts other scriptures like:
Mar 16:17-18 NKJV – 17 “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 “they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
So how do you reconcile these scriptures then? Isn’t a better interpretation, that UNBELIEVERS that ask for miracles will not get any before they first accept the sign of Jonah?
Or what about the Jews at that time, that had the belief that the Messiah would be able to prove He is the Messiah through signs and miracles – so is Jesus not saying that the Jews as a whole will only receive the sign of Jonah – His resurrection – and that no other miracles would be performed in a “governmental” or “official” setting?
This scripture gives us a way of identifying true believers, as these signs will follow them!
Are any of the signs following your ministry btw?
[DTW, yes, go read the articles below in the comment. Unbelievers do wonderful good works as well,how do you tell the difference??.]
You will know them by their fruit, as in the fruit of the Spirit:
Gal 5:22-23 NKJV – 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Go evaluate Angus on the above attributes. Does he produce the following:
He consistently shows his love for all people around him.
He has a bubbling, laughing character that often jumps around on stage like a teenager.
There is calmness and serenity in his demeanour. He often encourages racial reconciliation.
He consistently responds in love and patience to all kinds of people in all situations.
He’s always smiling, and has a comforting encouraging word to everyone wherever he goes.
He runs an orphanage on his farm.
How long has he been married? Did he drop-out of anything he committed to so far?
Never seen him mad at anyone or abrupt or demeaning or or or…
How old is he? And he’s still jogging around on his farm…
It is impossible to be a deliberate agent for Satan, and still produce this fruit.
Your core character will not allow it, it will be bent on evil.
I suppose certain virtuous acts can be faked, but such an agent will not be able to lead a consistently Godly life.
You know, God is full of compassion and mercy. He is prepared to work with desperately lost and sinful people like you and I. Ofcourse nobody is perfect, and we all are doing the best we can with cards we got dealt and I believe God sees and accepts that. He still works through us, even if we are not fully sanctified and perfect yet. There is a place for your ministry, there definitely are agents of Satan out there that are maliciously spreading false teachings, and this is where a ministry like yours is required to set the records straight. Especially since we have been warned over and over of deceptions in the last days. But going to these kinds of extremes, where a true move of God, through people with a real heartfelt passion for what they are doing is discerned to be in error and condemned as satanic is going way too far. The more you cry wolf where there is none to be found, the less of an impact your ministry will have.
How about you evaluate your own demeanour and ministry along these lines? Can you seriously claim the same fruit?
[DTW note: You know?? You can judge their hearts? Incredible! Only God knows how many individual men were seeking Jesus Christ that day and not Angus Buchan. And by the way I know for a fact that spiritual warfare takes place at these conferences where they do walk about numerous times performing rituals.]
And you can know?? You can judge their hearts and know that they were NOT saved?? You even know Angus’s heart, all the men that was there and my heart – and have no qualms condemning us all??
So if someone did indeed get saved – it was only the individual??
So with your reasoning anything good that happened at his conference, is the individual – and anything Angus does is completely satanic??
Can you not see your own bias? How many people came back from that conference losing their faith compared to how many came back having found their faith, or strengthened their faith or reconciled with fathers or brothers or came home changed godly men willing to set the example in their families…
Yea right, it must have been the devil himself at that conference working through Angus – how ridiculous!!
As to what you claim to be “rituals” in the satanic sense – please explain how you interpret the baptism – or no wait what about communion??
We are actually drinking the blood and eating the flesh of our saviour?? Yeah we must all be satanic devil worshippers…
As to blowing a shofar and walking around in circles praying – I can give you plenty of scriptures and biblical precedent on that.
Have you ever realized that Satan cannot create new things – he is there to destroy, to mock and turn good to evil.
So if Satan’s followers can gain power through rituals, don’t you think that there is a Godly precedent that he is perverting in some form?
I mean, praying, baptising, communion, the old temple sacrifices, torah law, holding church meetings, ordaining ministers etc these are all “rituals” in some form or another.
Satan knows this, that they do have power and so he uses this against us.
We are not just flesh but Spirit as well, and these type of practises (like blowing a shofar) does have a Godly and spiritual application as well.
[DTW Original: Expect that God will hear that Shofar being blown because for some unknown reason that will get His attention and chase all evil away.]
[First response: 鈥 do Expect that God does not change, that throughout redemptive history and especially the old testament, that types and images were used to convey ideas and truths only later revealed.]
[DTW note: “that types and images were used to convey ideas and truths only later revealed” what? Your quoatation of scripture of way off the mark and has NOTHING to do with your false ideologies here]
On your expect rant regarding the blowing of a shofar, I respond and explained that the Bible often uses shadows and types through history to reveal deeper truths. (Col 2:16-17 NKJV and Hbr 8:4-5 NKJV)
And then I quote the trumpet scriptures (Mat 24:31 NKJV, 1Cr 15:52 NKJV and 1Th 4:16 NKJV) that indicate Jesus’s coming will accompanied with a trumpet blast.
Is it so hard to understand that the blowing of a trumpet is a type or image of Jesus’s coming?
And that by blowing a shofar we are proclaiming our firm belief that it will come to pass, soon?
And it is this firm belief and faith in Jesus and what He accomplished (and will accomplish) for us, that scares off the devil and all evil around you?
The trumpet / shofar blast by itself does nothing. It is the sincere faith / belief of the trumpet blower that does have an effect. The same goes for the anointing of oil. A non believer can anoint with oil and blow the shofar till he’s blue in the face, but there will not be any results till his heart / faith is in the right place.
[DTW Original: Expect that your words are powerful and if you speak what you expect then God will give it to you.]
[First response: I do Expect that my words are powerful, and I contain within them the power of life or death]
[DTW note: Oh my word, just to show you how wrong you are, the first verse you quote which is the first verse everyone quotes to prove this ridiculous notion is all do to a minister preaching false teaching or preaching the truth! If a minister preaches the truth, people will get saved, if he preaches lies people will not get saved – there is no power in the words themselves. Jesus is the power, Jesus is the WORD, you have taken all power away from Jesus and placed them into simple (idle) words that come out of your mouth (Mat 12:36), this is witchcraft!]
Look I have no need to defend your statement that “if I speak what I expect, then God will give it to me”. This is clearly not always true in every situation – and mostly not in the way you intended.
I am defending my statement, that my words are indeed powerful, and I contain within them the power of life and death – to which you you replied and accused me of witchcraft.
If we are going to have any sensible kind of a discussion I expect you to make sense and be logically consistent.
Please try to express yourself more clearly, I do not get this sentence:
“If a minister preaches the truth, people will get saved, if he preaches lies people will not get saved”
First you attribute people that get saved, to truthful preaching:
“- there is no power in the words themselves.”
and then you continue and say there is no power in the words. How can there not be power in the words then if you admit they can condemn or save people?
We were created in the image of God, and He gave us the power of life (physically and spiritually) and death (physically and spiritually).
We can save through our words or we can condemn through them – and we will account for all we said because of this. With power and authority comes accountability.
And this is why Jesus Himself Whom is the Word and power, clearly states:
Mat 12:36 NKJV 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
Why would you need to account for your words, IF THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY POWER?
And how do you get to me taking power away from Jesus, and putting it into my own idle words?
It is because of Jesus that words have power when I speak the truth. Anything I say will be coloured through my own beliefs and way of speaking, yet they will still have power – I mean it is not only when you quote the Word verbatim that they have power. It is the ideas behind them that stem from the Word and the Truth that give them power. And necessarily, the opposite is also true. Anything I say that is false, stem from the devil and sin, and they have the power to mislead, deceive, kill and destroy.
Jam 3:5-6, 8 NKJV – 5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6 And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. … 8 But no man can tame the tongue. [It is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Either way, the point stands: YOUR WORDS HAVE POWER. Whether you use you mouth and tongue then for truth or false, the words you speak have power either to life or to death.
Jam 3:10 NKJV – 10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
And then how do you get to witchcraft? I take it you mean that by proclaiming positive words over my situation, that I am practising witchcraft.
I see no problem with doing so, as long as I stay true to my faith, with biblical principles, and I stay within God’s will for my life.
Can it be abused into some form of witchcraft where God’s name is invoked for personal gain?
Ofcourse some people does do this and it is being taught in some circles, but that is not what I (nor Angus in any way) advocate.
Speaking positively about your situation encourages and edifies yourself, it shows your faith that God will come through for you.
Think about the opposite, what if you are completely negative in your trial, and blame God for allowing it to happen – do you really think God is under any obligation to help a moaning groaning, non-believing Christian with anything? In His mercy he might if you do not know any better, but I think – no I know through experience – that God truly sees your heart. And if your faith on Him is based on what He can do for you alone, making Him some kind of servant at your beck and call, then you had better not expect any results. But staying positive, and speaking it with a faithful believing heart, will guarantee God’s help and intervention.
The same reasoning you use would apply to praying for help or blessings in a given trial. It’s also idle words I speak in prayer, so if I pray for something to happen, and it does, did my words cause it – and is it also witchcraft now? It takes a whole new level of faith to be able to boldly proclaim in front of witnesses, that your God will come through for you in given situation / trial – and I think this type of faith does please God if done from a pure heart, within His will…
Oh my, I really stuck my neck out in this response, sorry it gets a bit longwinded, but I am trying to convey specific ideas and ways of thinking – that I believe to be truly biblical and Christian.
I find that by doing so, it forces me to expound my faith and beliefs that much better.
I apologize – some of the comments above is purposefully sarcastic – please don’t take too much offense – I am trying to convey the absurdity of some ideas plainly.
I look forward to your reply!
The command was and still is to make disciples of all the nations and to teach them everything He has commanded (Matthew 28:19-20). The nations include men, women and children. The separation of men and women in religious matters is an old Jewish and Islamic custom. That’s the reason why the disciples marveled when they found Jesus talking to a woman (John 4:27). In this episode Jesus shewed that his ministry was as equally important to women as it was to men. Paul, the greatest missionary who ever lived, followed Christ in this and also focused his ministry on men and women alike. There is no such thing as a ministry to men or women separately. I know of many so-called ministries to women. They attend many women camps (without their husbands) where some of the most horrendous charismatic heresies (such as slain in the spirit) and even New Age things are practiced. If Angus received a call to minister to men only, it was definitely not a call from God. How do I know? Well, once again Matthew 28:19-20 tells us that biblical evengelization includes men and women.
The argument that men’s conferences are inconvenient for women because there are not always appropriate and enough amenities available is preposterous to say the least. I attended many Christian camps in the past where both the husbands’ and wives’ particular needs were attended to.
You really said some very strange and totally unbiblical things and I don’t have the time to answer each and every one them. But your above statements are the cherry on the cake. If ever there was a man with great faith who believed that God will come through for him in a given situation or trial, it was Paul. And yet God did not come through for him in the way he expected or wanted Him to come through for him. In fact, God did exactly the opposite to what Paul wanted from God. I presume you already know this passage?
Whereas Paul boasted in his infirmities and his weaknesses so that the power of Christ may dwell on him, the Word of Faith fraternity (of which you seem to be a happy member) boast in the power of their tongue and words, which is, and I agree with Deborah, occultic to the core. It is NOT of God. I know of many people who sought God’s favours and were told that they should merely utter positive confessions to prove the strength of their faith, who eventually fell away and turned their backs on God. They usually argue “I did exactly what the Word of Faith people told me to do. I used the power of my words to confess only positive things, but nothing happened. I am worse off now than what I was. Your God is a sham.” Your teaching of positive confessions and the alleged power of your words teach people to blaspheme God.
This is what Dave Hunt says about positive confessions and the so-called power of your words nonsense:
So, as you can see Dave Hunt agrees with Deborah that it is witchcraft and witchcraft, as you may know, will eventually be cast into hell together with all the shamans and witch doctors who practice witchcraft, that’s if, of course, they remain unrepentant.
I sincerely urge you to repent of your deception.
thank you for publishing my comment again! You are under no real obligation to do so, so I respect your integrity.
thanx for your response and input.
Look, I see no problem with Angus ministering to men specifically.
I believe as he claims, that he was specially called by God to mentor men. This is the “anointing” he received, and he was immensely successful because of this. He did the impossible, he got hundreds of thousands of mostly white men in south Africa, to stand together and commit to being the godly examples and leaders in their families that they are supposed to be.
Name one other ministry that has ever been so successful in South Africa – nay even the world!
What possible gain could satan have had by causing this?!
I think that we should endeavour to minister to everyone: woman, children, seekers, back-sliders, previous faith, new believers etc on their level. Each of these have very specific requirements and focus areas. I do not think a one-size fits all approach is best in all situations. Yes, there is value in a church setting where a message is shared for all, but there is just as much value in targeting specific messages to specific demographics.
“If Angus received a call to minister to men only, it was definitely not a call from God.”
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? Do you seriously attribute all Angus achieved to satanic rituals?? C’mon man, what possible gain would satan get by strengthening the family and bringing reconciliation, emotional healing, and lifting up the man in the family to become the head and example to follow? You guys are seriously going overboard with this…
There is some merit in the argument for camp amenities – how many camps have you attended where a hundred thousand people or so showed up? How do cater for ablutions and showers for that many people at one venue?? You have no idea of the scale of this do you – you should have been there man! Seeing that many people together at one place for one purpose was an experience I’ll never forget. Do yourself a favour and get the MMC DVD’s and watch it. It will never be able to transfer the true thing / feeling of actually being there, but it should give you better idea on the scale of the whole operation – and it will also give you a better understanding on what exactly Angus preached about and what his message / ministry was.
Condemning all segregated camps, because some people choose to abuse it with false or incorrect teachings, is no reason to do so for ALL segregated camps. I mean what if Angus’s camp was open for all? What would you be complaining about then? It would seem you are searching for reasons to denounce him, instead of encouraging and applauding him for such an amazing effort and what he achieved! Also note a major part of his huge success in reaching so many, is directly attributable to the fact THAT THERE WAS ONLY MEN PRESENT at the camp. The atmosphere that was created here just for men to be men – where father and son, and brothers and friends could just connect and speak honestly between themselves was priceless – it just would not have been the same with the women present. Is that so hard to understand??
Thomas Lessing (Watch and Pray / Waak en Bid) wrote:
Thomas Lessing (Watch and Pray / Waak en Bid) wrote:
Yes, I am well aware of this passage.
Whereas Paul boasted in his infirmities and his weaknesses so that the power of Christ may dwell on him, the Word of Faith fraternity (of which you seem to be a happy member) boast in the power of their tongue and words, which is, and I agree with Deborah, occultic to the core. It is NOT of God.
I am not a WOF proponent per se. But they do have some truth in their teachings – satan likes to take doctrines to the extreme and make you fall into the ditch on the other side.
I do believe in positive confessions, and that your words do have the power alter situations or to bless people or to curse people.
I do believe that negative comments about your trials gives satan more / free-er access to heap some more burning coals on there, because you are giving him legal rights or access.
This is because your are not walking in faith – you are doubting and cursing your own situation.
Rom 14:23 NKJV – 23 …; for whatever [is] not from faith is sin.
Anything you do that is not done in faith is sin, and God will not bless sin.
There are plenty of Bible verses that talk about the blessing you might expect through righteous living and staying within His will and commands.
And the inverse is also true, if you are walking in sin and doubt, you had better not expect God to come trough for you in anything.
Having said that; I do NOT believe that God is under any obligation to come through for you in all situations, or in the specific ways you speak over your situations.
I also believe a great deal of harm can indeed be done as you claim, where this is abused.
In my own situations I therefore use this sparingly and with caution.
I will usually just say that I am confident that God will come through for me, or I’ll issue a blessing, or I’ll quote some scripture.
And I make a huge effort NOT to become negative or to issue statements to the effect that a disaster is sure to happen.
This is just inviting trouble, as you are NOT walking in faith.
I do not see this practice as occultic at all – it simply walking in faith and proclaiming it for your own and other’s edification.
I know of many people who sought God’s favours and were told that they should merely utter positive confessions to prove the strength of their faith, who eventually fell away and turned their backs on God. They usually argue “I did exactly what the Word of Faith people told me to do. I used the power of my words to confess only positive things, but nothing happened. I am worse off now than what I was. Your God is a sham.” Your teaching of positive confessions and the alleged power of your words teach people to blaspheme God.
Look, merely uttering positive confessions won’t do much – you have to really believe.
And even then, God will not always come through for you in the way you expect.
Do I need to quote the scriptures that keep on knocking and the door will be opened (luk 11), or the parable about the judge and the widow that kept pestering him (luk 18)?
It is really sad that some people lost their faith through this – you should do your best to ensure a clear biblical teaching is given to them about these issues.
I agree, some WOF proponents do go overboard, but this is not what I nor Angus in anyway teach or condone.
But summarily condemning ALL WOF teaching as satanic or demonic is not really truthful, and is preventing people from walking in faith fully.
You do not truly believe something until you say so, and only once start to say so, will you do so.
It is the same with our faith – we do not really believe unless confess it, and it is only once we start confessing our faith that we can start doing our faith.
This is what Dave Hunt says about positive confessions and the so-called power of your words nonsense: …
Awesome quote and I so agree with him when you take the WOF teaching to the extreme, and you try to make your thoughts magically realize in reality through repetitive confessions, for personal gain.
But this not what I nor Angus in any way teach, condone or advocate.
So, as you can see Dave Hunt agrees with Deborah that it is witchcraft and witchcraft, as you may know, will eventually be cast into hell together with all the shamans and witch doctors who practice witchcraft, that’s if, of course, they remain unrepentant.
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.
Look, I am not convinced yet, that I am under any deception.
The worst thing about a deception is that YOU DO NOT KNOW IT!
As a former atheist, I have a real passion to ensure this never happens to me again.
Which why I am subscribed to sites like this, so I can ensure that I am not deceived.
I find it a pity though that articles like this, with not a shred of real evidence is published, and an entire move of the Holy Spirit is condemned as satanic witchcraft.
It really makes me question whom is really under the deception here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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……..