Date: November 30, 2016
The General of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has proclaimed that Jesus Christ is the only authentic voice of God that can be trusted at all times.
According to the General Secretary, Jesus Christ never sinned and his voice is heard clearly in the Word of God, because he is the Word of God.
He stated that in the days of old God spoke to His people through the prophets, but in these last days, He speaks to His children through Jesus Christ, His Son whom He created the world with and appointed him as the Head of all things.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi said this in a sermon at the University of Ghana, Legon during the Pentecost Students and Associates (PENSA-Legon) annual Apostolisation Service which took place on Sunday, November 13, 2016.
The sermon was captioned, “Listening To Jesus: The Authentic Voice Of Our Generation,” with Hebrews 1:1-2; Hebrews 8; Exodus 20:18-19; Numbers 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Peter 2:9-10 and Hebrews 4:14-16 as his biblical references.
He explained that Jesus is the High Priest and is the only mediator between believers and God, saying, “Before anyone gets to know Jesus, they need a priest to direct them, but once they accept Jesus, they become sons of God, because God doesn’t have grandchildren; we are all direct sons and daughters of God.”
The General Secretary noted that if Christians would rise up and regard the Bible as the authentic voice of God in this generation, most of the so-called‘prophetic ministries’ that are operating today contrary to the Word of God and leading many people astray would collapse.
He indicated from the scriptures that the people of Israel were afraid to have God speak to them, because they had not had an encounter with Him and were living contrary to His will. He therefore called on Christians to encounter God personally through the study of the Word so they can clearly hear His voice and obey accordingly.
He however pointed out that because Moses had an encounter with God, he did not need a mediator as God spoke to him face-to-face.“After an encounter with God, we ought not to depend on any prophet to know the will of God, but rather, we must avail ourselves to the Spirit and the Word of God to direct us always,” he indicated.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi charged believers to strive to sanctify themselves to be used by the Lord since God uses clean and pure vessels to do His work. He stated: “Any unclean vessel that has not been purged cannot hear clearly from God.”
The General Secretary concluded by assuring believers that they are not ordinary people. “We are, but, sons of the Most High. We are ‘a chosen generation, royal priesthood, a holy nation,’ called to proclaim His excellency which we portray through His marvelous light…1 Peter 2: 9-10” he said.
He entreated Christians to boldly approach God's throne where grace abounds since Jesus the High Priest, who faced every temptation but overcame them all, mediates for them (Hebrews 4: 14-16).
Notable persons present at the gathering were: Pastor Ebenezer Hagan (Greater Accra PENSA Traveling Secretary), Pastors Opoku and Samuel Essienfrom the Pentecost Theological Seminary, among others.
Report by: Matilda Nsroma Osafo
Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi