The 2022 All Churches Asanteman Great Gospel Crusade with Evangelist Daniel Kolenda of the Christ for All Nations (CfaN), founded by Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, which is expected to take place from November 10-13, 2022, in Kumasi, is gathering momentum as the clergy in Ashanti meet to pray and strategize for the event.
Hundreds of ministers of the gospel from various Christian denominations gathered at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) in Asokwa on Monday, October 10, 2022, to seek the face of God for the upcoming mega crusade.
According to the African Director of the CfaN, Rev. John Darko, about 2millions souls are estimated to be won for Christ during the crusade as 200 evangelists drawn from various parts of the world, supported by their Ghanaian counterparts, will be assembled in the region to spread the gospel to residents.
The Special Guest Speaker at the meeting, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost and First Vice President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), speaking on the topic: “The Spiritual Character of the Minister that will Mould the Generation for God” with 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 as his main Bible text, said that though Christians found themselves in different denominations, they are all one in Christ, because “we are all talking about Jesus, the saviour of the world.”
He mentioned that the All Churches Asanteman Great Gospel Crusade will mark the beginning of the revival that we the Christian community is expecting in the country in this generation.
“If you are a minister of the gospel in this generation, then we need to step up our game, because we are living in a perverse generation. The church must sit up,” he said, adding, “Let it be that this crusade will mark the beginning of the revival that we all envisage. There is going to be an influx of souls, but my concern is the hands that will tender them when the crusade is over.”
He said that the light of the world is in jug of clay, but the light must be let out so that it can serve its purpose of shining to the entire world. According to him, the minister of the gospel is the jug in whom God has deposited the treasures of the earth.
He added that for the world to receive the light and expel darkness, then the life of ministers must be of a concerned to all, saying, “The minister makes the ministry and his whole life is behind the ministry. Ministry then can be said to be an overflow of divine life through mortal vessels.”
For the spiritual life of the minister to mould people for Christ, Apostle Nyamekye asked pastors to allow themselves to be broken by God in their closets (2 Corinthians 4:10-11); impersonate the gospel (2 Corinthians 4:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 2:3; 2 Corinthians 8:20-21); be spiritually receptive (Psalm 27:8); be heroic, thus being compassionate for lost souls, fearless men and women, and ready to thread unfamiliar territories (2 Corinthians 11:24-26 ), be prayerful (Luke 21:37; Luke 22:39; Luke 6:12), and be faithful to the message they preach (2 Corinthians 4:5: 1 Corinthians 2:2.
Present at the meeting were members of the planning committee of the crusade led by Rev. Douglas Frimpong.