Date: January 13, 2018
The 6th All Ministers and Wives’ Conference of The Church of Pentecost which took at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) at Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa came to a close on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
The 4-day power-packed conference which is the last to be chaired by the current Chairman, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, due to his retirement later this year, was a period of word ministrations, fasting and prayers. It was held under the theme, “Remain In Christ And His Basic Message” - 1 John 2: 24-25.
It was attended by about 3,500 ministers and retired ministers of the Church and their wives from across the country.
Climaxing the event with a sermon, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah cautioned the clergy and Christians, in general, to be wary about the self-glory and self-interest syndrome which, he said, is a dangerous canker that can easily lead to their downfall.
Speaking on the topic, “The Reward of Self-Glory,” with his main Scripture references from 2 Samuel 4:10; 1 Samuel 31:1-6; 2 Samuel 1:2-15 and 1 Chronicles 10:1-6, the Chairman centered his message on lessons from a young man from the camp of Israel who rushed from the battlefield to inform David of the death of King Saul, claiming that he personally killed the king.
The young man who attempted to seek self-glory, according to the Chairman, thought he was bringing good news to David, whom King Saul wanted to kill, but it turned out to be a bad news for him, leading to his untimely death.
He explained that self-glory is the tendency to promote one’s own qualities and capabilities beyond what is true to the point of exaggerating the issue.
According to him, the young man who attempted to twist the truth about the death of King Saul in an attempt to receive a reward was punished for it.
He noted that the genesis of the whole incident was as a result of the hatred King Saul had against David, to the point that David had to flee to a foreign land for safety.
He said David, having won a very crucial battle for the nation of Israel, was a very rich resource that King Saul could have tapped from in order to make his reign successful, however, due to hatred the king failed to tap from his expertise, saying that instead of fighting the enemy, they were fighting among themselves.
The Chairman called on leaders at various levels to tap into the resources that God has placed at their disposal. “We have many potentials among us. Let us tap into their resources and knowledge instead of antagonizing them, and it will benefit the entire church (Galatians 5:15),” he stressed.
Touching on why Jonathan, a bosom friend of David, who was the son of King Saul also died with his father, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah disclosed that Jonathan’s death was a divine intervention because God did not want his relationship with David to be endangered. He said the camp of King Saul could have forced Jonathan to succeed his father as King of Israel which would have been against the will of God and also affect his relationship with David.
“Sometimes God settles issues with death and natural calamities that we will not understand. He has His own ways of dealing with issues. So when issues come up we should leave them to God’s own sovereignty to deal with them,” he stated.
The Chairman also called on Christians to deal with hypocrisy and sycophancy since it does not help leaders to sit up and do the right things to benefit the entire people.
He entreated them to stay within the anointing, be content with what they have and also take on the yoke of Christ to ensure their total dependence on Him.
The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, has urged ministers of the Gospel to abide in the anointing for th read more