Good Seed Does Not Cost

Good seed does not cost, it pays!

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
— John 12:24 (NKJV)

Friday night was one of the high points of my Christian walk. I have never before had the privilege of speaking to Kings and Presidents - Although it has been prophesied many years ago. At our table alone, there were three Kings: a King from the DRC Congo, from Nigeria, and next to him the King of the Kingdom of QwaQwa. Next to him was a dear sister heading up intercession, and then the CEO of AFGRI (undoubtedly one of the biggest agricultural organisations in Africa - they’re doing work right up as far North as Zambia and Mozambique and the Sudan) and his wife. And to my left was the Chairman: His Excellency, Mr Sipho Mseleku, he put on the most amazing evening for the hundreds of delegates. 

It was one of the finest banquets I’ve ever been to. We were entertained by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by our premiere conductor Mr Richard Kock. Seated on Chairman Mseleku’s left was the past president of Mozambique and the secretary of the Combined Nations of Africa - He represented forty ex-presidents, all working together for peace in our continent. There were many others. The past President of Ghana received ‘Man Of The Year’ this year - unfortunately, he couldn’t make the banquet as he was not well.

It was a star-studded banquet evening with businessmen and leaders from all over our nation. There were many awards given and then the signing of an agreement between AFGRI and the Global Fund For Jesus for the furtherance and upliftment of emerging farmers in SubSaharan Africa. It was deeply touching and very exciting. We really look forward to the elections that are coming up shortly, we see some very positive comments and obviously some very negative comments coming from politicians. The Friday evening banquet was just so positive and so refreshing and most importantly Jesus was involved in every aspect of the banquet. His name was mentioned everywhere.

There was a powerful address made by the Chairman, and then the keynote speaker, CEO of AFGRI: Mr Chris Venter spoke so very well about planting your little tree in your corner of your garden, then together we will feed the nations of the Continent. There is another organisation called ABBA headed up by AFGRI and Mr Vaughn McTaggart, His men were there, some of them coming down from the mighty Zambezi River area, right up on the Zambian side where they have already got over 100 farmers established who are already feeding themselves and their communities!

I just think of the two fishes and the five barley loaves when I think about what took place on Friday night. The Lord Jesus Christ was present. There was such a positive atmosphere among everyone and I can’t wait to see what the Lord is going to do through this divine initiative.

They then asked me to share the Word and I spoke about the fact that ‘GOOD SEED DOES NOT COST, IT PAYS’.

We cannot afford to sow bad seed, but if we persist in doing so the following scripture will come into play:

They sow the wind, And reap the whirlwind.
The stalk has no bud; It shall never produce meal.
If it should produce, Aliens would swallow it up.
— Hosea 8:7 (NKJV)

I was then prompted by the Holy Spirit to start singing that beautiful hymn: ‘I have decided to follow Jesus’, the same hymn that I sung in Parliament in Cape Town a year ago before the rain came down.

After that, with permission from Excellency Mseleku, I made the altar call and people beautifully prayed a prayer in unison, repenting of their sins, asking God to give them divine direction for the way forward on how to help the younger people and especially the emerging farmers. Eventually we concluded in the early hours of the morning. It was a memorable occasion, one that I’ll never forget, where King Jesus got all the praise, honour and Glory from the earthly Kings, Presidents and leaders.

God Bless you,
Angus & Jill Buchan

Angus Buchan