Elder Professor Stephen Owusu Kwankye, Finance Board Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, has called on members of the church to fully emulate Christ as they equip themselves to possess the nations.
According to him, Christians should not be seen engaging in activities that taint the image of Christ. This, he said, would make it difficult for them to represent Christ in the ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda.
Elder Prof. Owusu Kwankye was delivering the sermon on the topic: “Dress up for enlistment into the Squad to Possess the Nations” at the climax of the week-long Teshie-Nungua Area Officers’ Retreat (Apostolisation) at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC)- Sakumono, on Sunday, February 13, 2022.
Touching on the military, he said that “the military is a disciplined institution where people cannot dress anyhow for duty.
“The military man must dress fully to be counted as a member of the army of God. He must take the shield of faith, praying always, and be watchful to the end,” he stated.
He further urged Christians to live and reflect the values enshrined in the army of God, notably loyalty, dedication, discipline, and trust.
Using Ephesians 6:10-18; 2 Timothy 2:4; Proverbs 14:34, and Revelations 2:10 as scriptural references, Elder Prof. Owusu Kwankye compared the church to the army according to its structures and spiritual roles.
“In the military, when you see your superior coming, you stand to salute. Hence, in the army of God, we need to respect our superiors and see ourselves as one body,” he iterated.
He acknowledged the role of the various ministries, cell groups, and committees in the church which jointly work to make the work of God active and entreated members of the church to support the initiatives of leadership.
“When somebody comes to church and is not a member of any squad (group), it is not good. All must join the squads; be counted and when we play that role, then collectively we will be able to possess the nations,” he admonished.
The Finance Board Chairman of the Church then cautioned leaders to refrain from unnecessary competitions that come up in discharging their duties, adding, “When we come to the army of God, one may belong to the Children’s Ministry, Evangelism Ministry, Women’s Ministry, but our work should complement each other.”
He, however, urged Christians to demonstrate their righteousness and stand on the Word of God.
The Resident Minister, Pastor Anthony Owusu Sekyere Kwarteng, then expressed his gratitude to Elder Prof. Stephen Owusu-Kwankye and his wife Vida for their visit and impartation.
Report by Isabella Gyau Orhin