The Anyaa District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, Pastor Seth Ohemeng Asiamah, has urged Christians to remember their first love and be revived to accomplish greater works.
Speaking on the theme, “The Officer As A Catalyst Of Revival” at the second session of the Ablekuma Agape District Officers and Leaders Retreat, Pastor Asiamah noted that God can equally use the current generation of Christians to do greater things if they avail themselves just as He used their forefathers since God is an unchangeable God.
“We don’t avail ourselves for God’s work because we have forgotten our first love. Therefore, we need a revival to go back to our roots.
“God is capable of reviving churches and individuals, so we must long for it. A leader must be revived to revive the church,” he disclosed.
Defining revival as ‘a divine intervention of God through His Spirit; restoring, renewing, and reanimating His children,’ Pastor Ohemeng Asiamah said that revival is not meant for unbelievers but children of God.
Touching on some symptoms of those who need revival, he revealed that when one becomes careless in devotion, when the love for God and desires for His work begins to fall, and when one’s love for the world and the beautiful things in it supersedes the love for God.
“Dogmatic and arrogant attitudes also need revival. When one’s oil dries out, there should be a revival for that person,” he pointed out.
Pastor Asiamah disclosed that one surest way to revival is obedience to God’s word, saying, “If you want great revival and good counsel, read the Bible and obey every single word.”
He added that unity and fellowship of the brethren is a great cause of revival. He, therefore, encouraged the officers to be united and allow the Spirit of God to move them in the direction of the Lord. He further advised them to eschew acts of disunity, hatred, backbiting, ‘pull him down,’ selfishness, and other negative behaviours that hinder revival and church growth.
Pastor Asiamah also recommended worship as a great source of revival. “We must constantly and genuinely go to the throne of God with worship, and by so doing God Himself will revive us greatly since revival comes from Him,” he indicated.
The Anyaa District pastor did not leave fasting and prayers as a way of reviving the church and the individual, saying, “We must always pray and seek the face of the Lord to prepare us for greater works.
Quoting Psalm 85:1-6, Revelations 2:1-7, and Acts 2:42, he encouraged the officers to always be revived to be in tune with the Spirit. “A believer, especially a leader must be revived in such a way that they will always be on fire so that they can lead the church with a discerning spirit that will ensure sound doctrines and teachings, discipleship, and holistic church growth.” This, according to him, will help the church to possess the nations.
Report by Alex Nkrumah.