Date: November 4, 2017
The Dunkwa Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised a retreat for ministers and their wives as well as officers in the Area.
The retreat, which was spearheaded by the Area Head, Apostle John Osei Amaniampong, began on Wednesday, 18th and ended on Friday, October 20, 2017.
Opening the event on Wednesday, the guest speaker, Prophet David Kankam, the Swedru Area Head, charged ministers and their wives to desire the touch of God.
Preaching on the topic: "You Need a Touch of God in Your Ministry," which was taken from Mark 8:22-26 with the blind man of Bethesda as a case study, Prophet Kankam pointed out that spiritual blindness is worse than physical blindness and encouraged ministers and their wives not to be spiritually blind.
According to him, spiritual blindness can be healed by a touch of God. He explained that God can only touch those who seek help from Him. He said the blind man begged Jesus to heal him, saying, “God cannot heal you when you don't beg Him through prayers.” He, therefore, encouraged pastors and wives to spend time in prayers and intercede for their members.
The Swedru Area Head indicated that the blind man was alone with Jesus prior to his healing because Jesus wanted to be with him alone since his faith could have been disrupted by the condition of Bethesda where he lived.
According to Prophet Kankam, Bethesda was a place where wicked and hard-hearted people lived, and that was the reason why Jesus told the blind man not to go back to Bethesda after he was healed.
He encouraged ministers to flee from sin and become examples of Christ by not going back to their old way of life that contradicts the teachings of Christ. He also admonished them to desire the touch of God by staying alone with God in prayer and reading the word of God.
Prophet David Kankam outlined the importance of the touch of God in the life of the believer. “The touch of God brings healing, transformation, power, direction, revival, breakthrough and supernatural strength,” he said.
Report By: Pastor Justice Twene Adane, Dunkwa
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