Date: February 5, 2018
The Bolgatanga Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Wilberforce Kwame Nkrumah Agyeman, has advised Christians not to be satisfied with how far they have reached in their Christian journey but press on to higher heights.
Apostle Nkrumah Agyeman said this during the 2017 End-of-Year Area Presbytery meeting that was held on February 2, 2018, at the Bolga Estates Chapel, Bolgatanga.
Exhorting to participants at the meeting, Apostle Kwame Nkrumah touched on the challenges Isaac faced when he decided to dig the wells of his fathers. He said that it was only after his third attempt that he was able to accomplish it.
He said that if Isaac had given up, he would not have seen Rehoboth, where the Lord appeared to him. He added that the well that Isaac dug is still in use and a great source of wealth for the Jews at present.
Apostle Nkrumah Agyeman, therefore, urged Christians not to give up along the way in their service to the Lord irrespective of the seemingly insurmountable challenges they may encounter.
Touching on Isaac’s encounter with the Lord at Rehoboth, the Bolgatanga Area Head urged Christians to also press on because they may not know where or when the Lord may schedule an encounter with them, saying that: "Pitch and stay your tent where you find the presence of the Lord.”
"When you get to Rehoboth (which means ‘room’ or a ‘wider space’), the Lord would expand your place of ministry (service). Rehoboth is a place of comfort, and at this point, there is the tendency to relax. However, it is at this place that Satan works hardest. Therefore, we must not rest in this comfort zone but to persistently and consistently press on. Rehoboth is a no stopping area,” he said.
Expounding further, Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah Agyeman advised presbyters to remain in Christ and not to stop doing the work of the Lord. He also encouraged them to “move into a new dimension of God's love for the work of ministry; move into a new walk with Jesus as Lord; move into a new anointing of His Holy Spirit; be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 2:1), move into a new vision; move into a new purpose to please God rather than themselves and move into a new motivation to do God’s work.”
"Jesus resisted and persisted to the point of bloodshed and did the will of the father. We are yet to get to this point so let’s keep moving on!" he said.
Apostle Wilberforce Kwame Nkrumah Agyeman concluded his sermon by imploring Christians to build an intimate relationship with God.
"Rehoboth is not just a place of spiritual fulfilment but a garden of intimacy with God," he said. He also prayed for the presbyters to continue to abide in Christ and enjoy God's varying spiritual endowments.
Report By: Bolga Area Reporters
The Pentecost Students & Associates of the University of Ghana, Legon (PENSA-Legon), in collaboration with the PENSA branches in Greater read more