Law and order in the camp — Angus Buchan

Reading the Book of Numbers (Numbers 2: 1 – 34) in the Old Testament we see that God clearly instructed Moses on how to keep the Israelites safe, in the treacherous wilderness they had to trek through for forty years before arriving safely in the “Land of Milk and Honey”.

They were not just a band of stragglers hoping for the best and each one doing his own thing to survive. No, not at all. In fact, it was the very opposite. Each tribe had a leader and each leader was responsible to report to Moses and Aaron, who were responsible for hearing from Almighty God.

Even when it came to breaking camp after each stopping point in the desert — certain tribes first, then in an orderly manner, one by one, they would pack up and get into line. Tens of thousands of them, with their cattle, sheep and goats etc. It must have been an incredible sight to behold!

Then at the command of God, with the cloud ahead of them, they would proceed together on their perilous journey to freedom.

As I write you this letter, I remember fondly how tens of thousands of men pitched up at our farm, Shalom, for the Mighty Men Conferences, over a number of years. (They continue to do so – all over the world now). Thanks to an amazing team of volunteers, everything was done in order. From the colour-coding of the camp areas to the toilets, showers, cooking areas, eating times, times for the services and times for meditation and quiet times. These Mighty Men of God did not just pitch up and hope for the best!

As we soldier on in this lockdown crisis, we to need to have order in our homes otherwise chaos shall prevail. According to the specific instruction of the Bible: Dads as the High Priest of their home, must hear from God and then take the lead, not abdicate and leave the responsibility to Mom. Mothers, the heart of the home, must assume their vital role in implementing how things will be done, with Dad’s complete support.

Then the children will obey their parents and fathers will not provoke their children but rather encourage them at this very difficult time – not unlike the Israelites’ journey through the desert (Colossians 3:18 – 21).

Remember that the family that prays together, stays together as a strong and viable unit, not giving the devil a foothold in the home. May the Lord Jesus guide you and your precious family through this tough part of the journey, which shall ultimately lead us home to heaven.

With much love in Jesus,
Angus and Jill Buchan.

2 Comments

  1. Hugh G Wetmore

    Yes, God is a God of order, and today’s philosophy of each person doing it “my Way” is anti-God. Like each person deciding for themselves to buy what they want when they want, to gather for worship because they want to, to ignore socialdistancing when they want to … when our leaders are doing their best to protect the nation from the Virus. It was a much bigger job to move the Israelites on their way to the Promised land. (Based on how long it takes to get the back line of Comrades runners to the starting line, I calculated that the front tribes camped for the night before the back tribes had started moving.) Organisation for Order requires Discipline – a rare commodity in our self-centred world.

  2. The NCCC clearly has ulterior motives. Its the spirit of Jezebel at work and keeping the whole country under the spirit of subjugation. It is the same pattern in every country and we are kept under this evil power by design. The whole system from top to bottom reeks of this. There is a well researched investigative journalism exposure that pieces all these connected institutions, labs, university research together. It is made perfectly clear. They say: follow the money. This military style Lock Down has never been intended to save lives and the fact that Hydroxycloroquine was made unavailable for the private sector early even before CV reached SA speaks for itself. This medication is relatively cheap and helps within hours. We as the Church are very obedient to evil yes. We are very nice. We have been conned.