“There is a task to be completed, a nation to be taken for the Lord. We’re forming an army, and we want you to be a part of it,” Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, made this assertion when addressing this year’s PENSA Ghana Conference at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region on Thursday, January 6, 2022.
This year’s event dubbed ‘Holistic Empowerment Conference’ under the theme: “Equipping the church as an army to possess the nations” (Hebrews 13:20-21 & Ephesians 4:11-12; 6:10-11), took place concurrently at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi for the Northern Sector, and Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa Fetteh, for the Southern Sector, from January 3-6, 2022.
Apostle Nyamekye emphasized the necessity for the youth to be equipped as God’s army so that they might possess the nations, using Luke 24:44-49 and Acts 1:4-8 as scriptural references.
“The Holy Spirit is our only source of strength. There is something about the Holy Spirit’s enduement of power that we don’t completely comprehend,” he said.
He went on to say that even though Jesus Christ walked with His disciples for three and a half years on earth, when Jesus was crucified, the disciples withdrew into hiding.
“It took the baptism of the Holy Spirit before the disciples were able to come out and make effect, thereby turning a whole city upside down,” he added.
Apostle Nyamekye continued: “Nothing will change until we are endowed with divine power. When you receive the Holy Spirit, your tale will be different. It’s not enough to speak in tongues; you need to be completely immersed in the Spirit. You will make impact when you are completely immersed in the Spirit.”
Touching on tongues, which is an early sign of Holy Spirit baptism, Apostle Eric Nyamekye declared that speaking in tongues is an experience that every born-again Christian should have, disclosing that, whenever one speaks in tongues, he or she is edifying him or herself and recharging his or her spiritual batteries. If you don’t, the Holy Spirit becomes redundant and feeble in your life,” he explained.
He exhorted young Christians to desire the baptism and infilling of the Holy Spirit in order to have an impact in their life and to change their world.
“Nothing can cause us to transform our world unless we first change ourselves via the power of the Holy Spirit.”
He continued: “This possessing the nations agenda cannot come on unless we are completely changed by the power of the Holy Ghost, then we can change our world.”
He further stated: “Possessing the nations agenda is not for the aged; they can support. Our eyes are upon God and on you [young people]. The youth is the strength of the church, it is also the future of the church, yet it is also the challenge of the church. If it is a challenge, then we need to manage it; if it is the future, then we need to encourage you; and if it is the strength, then we need to use you. That is why you need the Holy Spirit power, because no mind can fathom how much you can do with the Spirit.”
“I pray that the Holy Spirit will affect our looks that even when people see you, they will see Christ in you, just as liquor changes the looks of drunkards,” he concluded.