Date: January 22, 2018
Fifty-eight young persons in the Akim Oda Area of The Church of Pentecost received the baptism of the Holy Spirit during this year’s ‘Time With The Apostle’ which took place at the Shechem Pentecost Prayer Centre in Oda on January 2.
Speaking to about one thousand youth at the event on the topic, “But as for Me and My Family We will Serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:1-15), the Area Head, Apostle Peter Kofi Dzemekey, said there is freedom of choices, and that God has given humanity the power to choose for themselves.
He said the power of choice lies in everyone, saying that Joshua gave the people of Israel the account of God's power among them and gave them the option to choose whom they will serve, but set himself and his family apart.
Apostle Peter Dzemekey urged the youth to set themselves apart from the masses in every situation of life. To this, he advised the youth to practice and remain in the Word of God.
“The favour of God does not reside in food and fashion. Daniel and his friends set themselves apart in Babylon; Noah had favour with God, so as Joshua - they had to withstand the persecution and chose the will of God,” he said.
“Christians in their religious duties can choose to pray, give to others, respect or disrespect, have the choice to end an ungodly relationship, to tithe faithfully, to drink alcohol on occasions, married women have the choice to humble themselves in their marital homes… as young ones you can choose to reply to insult or choose to forgive or revenge on others,” he said.
He advised the youth to invest much in prayer. According to him, living for oneself leads to dwelling in the flesh and gratifying the desire of the flesh.
Overseer Samuel Abekah Korsah of Sikawoabuom District, led the youth in a prayer, where fifty-eight of them received the Holy Ghost baptism.
In attendance were Pastor Kwabena Darko Mensah (Area Youth Pastor), Pastor Henry Sarfo (Quarters District), Pastor Alex Kyere (Nkwantanum District), among others.
Report by: The Literature Team, Akim Oda PIWC
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