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God Is Marshalling End-Time Army To Possess Nations – Apostle Dr. Jimmy Markin

“In this period of the Christian Church’s history, the Almighty God is marshalling an end-time army – an army which is purposefully strong, mighty, and has a powerful global effect to possess the nations.”

These were the words of the Evangelism Ministry Director of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Amos Jimmy Markin, when presenting a paper on the topic: “The Power of the Gospel of Salvation” (Romans 1:1-6, 14-18; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8) during the 2021 Heads’ Meeting which took place from November 8th to 13th, 2021 at Pentecost Convention Centre at Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa.

According to him, God is marshalling an army that will clamp down the power of the enemy, pull down his stronghold, destroy his machinations and prepare the way for the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“Graciously, we have been privileged to be enlisted as part of this army.” He pointed out.

He added: “In a natural army, all trained personnel are equipped with the ability to handle weapons of war with knowledge, precision, and accuracy. These weapons are fashioned for both defensive and offensive purposes.

“Whereas the defensive weapons protect the army from the artilleries of the enemy, the offensive ones spew out assault and aid in taking captive or possession of the enemy. The same is the case in the Christian army. The Christian army also engages with both defensive and offensive weapons. This presentation seeks to address one of such offensive weapons at the disposal of the Christian militant.”  

Apostle Dr Jimmy Markin noted that the global Christian army, though strong and powerful, does not make war with physical weapons but is mighty through God to possess the nations for Christ.

In this great army, he said, the weapons for battle are not carnal or physical or flesh and blood but are spiritual and powerful to overthrow and destroy strongholds of any shape and form (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

“The weapons are not guns or bombs or warships or antiballistic missiles and drones, neither do they engage the opponent with physical force, compulsion, insults, arguments, reasonings, discrimination, threats, or any of such kind. The foremost weapon for our offensive attack on the enemy of the salvation of men, the devil, is the power of the gospel of salvation,” he stressed.

Reading from Romans 1:16, the Evangelism Director stated that the Apostle Paul declared that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes.

He asserted that the gospel of Jesus Christ “is the effective offensive weapon available for salvaging the lives and souls of perishing men from the throes and pangs of eternal doom and hell.” 

In his view, the average Christian militant must be able to answer and master all matters concerning what the gospel of Christ Jesus is, the power of the gospel of salvation, the source of its power, what its contents are, what effects the power brings on its adherents, and how to use it for possessing the nations. 

Apostle Dr Amos Jimmy Markin described the power of the gospel of salvation as the divine transformative power of God which comes through the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ which alone can save sinners from the penalty and punishment of sin and bring them into the righteousness of God in Christ.

“It is this power which reconciles fallen humanity back to God and makes children of God. It is unto this power (the gospel of salvation) that the Christian is set apart to the service of God and commissioned to be a herald of the salvation message through a ministry of reconciliation, to reconcile all men back to God and to one another,” he stated.


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Preach The Gospel, Rescue the Perishing! – Apostle S.Y. Antwi Charges Christians

The Cape Coast Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, has charged believers to go out and preach the Gospel with all urgency to snatch lost souls from eternal damnation.

Apostle Antwi, who is also an Executive Council Member of the church, made this passionate call on October 31, 2021, during the launch of the ‘One Member One Discipled Soul’ project at the auditorium of the Adisadel Assembly in Cape Coast in the Central Region. 

Quoting from 2 Timothy 4:1-5, Apostle Antwi said Christians must aggressively preach the Gospel to rescue souls that are hell-bound especially since all signs point to the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

According to him, every Christian must proclaim Christ in season and out of season and trust Jesus Christ to draw men unto Himself through evangelistic efforts. He further noted that it is only the Gospel that has the power to rescue sinners from the kingdom of darkness and grant them access into God’s presence. 

The Cape Coast Area Head was confident that through aggressive evangelism, members of the LGBTQI+ community and its advocates could be brought to the saving knowledge of Christ and be delivered from their sinful tendencies. He also called on Christians to continue to intercede for Ghana in prayer so that the LGBTQ bill, currently before parliament, will be passed into law.

Outlining the strategies and activities for the One Member One Discipled Soul project, Pastor Samuel Aidoo, the Area Evangelism Ministry Leader, said the Cape Coast Area is targeting a harvest of 2,900 souls at the end of November 2021, which has been declared the ‘Aggressive Evangelism Month’ by The Church of Pentecost.

Among the outreaches to be undertaken during the period are rallies, houses-to-house evangelism, as well as outreaches to the ghettos, markets, lorry stations and institutions.

He also revealed that a mega crusade will be organised by the Area at Elmina as part of the exercise.

The event was attended by the Cape Coast Area pastorate and their wives, presiding elders and ministry leaders in the Area, and other representatives from the various districts, including Evangelism Ministry Executive Committee members and church members.

Report by Overseer Daniel Appiah

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Teshie Nungua Area Launches ‘One Member One Discipled Soul’ Project

The Teshie Nungua Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah-Agyeman, has launched the Area’s ‘One Member; One Discipled Soul’ project with a call on Christians to aggressively preach the Gospel to rescue others from spiritual bondage, oppression, and the pressures of this world. 

“Many people are in bondage and, we, as Christians, need to proclaim the word of God to them to save them because the Word carries power,” the Area Head said during the launch of the project on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at the Agnes Boahemaa Gyimah Temple. The event drew representatives from all 26 districts in the Area.

Speaking on the topic “Causing Heaven to Rejoice” with Luke 15:7 as scripture reference, Apostle Nkrumah-Agyeman said it will be a glorious and joyous day for every soul-winner who makes it to heaven because God has great rewards in store for those who lead others into the saving knowledge of Christ.

He, therefore, charged Christians to be actively involved in the One Member Discipled Soul project by passionately proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ so that others who are perishing would be saved.

He also urged participants to launch the project at their respective districts and local assemblies and encourage members to engage in aggressive evangelism.

As part of the strategies outlined for the project, the Area Head revealed that members who are able to lead ten souls or more to Christ in November would be honoured at area gatherings and presented with special awards by the area leadership. This, he said, would encourage others to follow their example.

The month of November has been declared an ‘Aggressive Evangelism Month’ by The Church of Pentecost with a call on Christians, particularly Church members, to preach the gospel message with urgency and fervently intercede for lost souls in prayer.

Report by Yaa Asantewaa Adu Boahene.

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Ho Area Ends EVACON 2021

The Evangelism Ministry Conference 2021 (EVACON 2021) which started on Thursday, 28th October 2021, successfully ended on Saturday, 30th October 2021 at El-Bethel Prayer Centre of The Church of Pentecost in Ho, the Volta Regional capital.

Present at the closing ceremony were the Ho Area Head and Executive Council Member, Apostle Dr. Dela Quampah, and his Mrs. Comfort; the Sogakope Area Head, Apostle Isaac Tetteh Juddah; Elder Seth Yaw Peasa (National Executive Committee Member of the Evangelism Ministry), the Ho Area Pastorate and their wives, officers and participants.

Speaking to the topic, “Aggressive Evangelism,” Apostle Dr. Dela Quampah said that the Holy Spirit can take any person and use him no matter their position, saying, “The Holy Spirit takes time and processes. He takes out the bad and transforms the chosen and gives gifts.”

He explained that regular use of the gifts leads to maturation of the gifts, but non-usage of the gifts leads to rust.

Taking his main scriptural references from Galatians 5: 22- 23, 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11, Exodus 28: 31-35, he taught that gold attracts and pomegranates depict human nature. “Therefore, the Holy Spirit working in man attracts him to all eyes and ears,” he stressed.

The Area Head advised pastors to preach good character messages to their congregations.

Speaking about prophetic evangelism, he explained that the Holy Spirit anoints and empowers, and opens the eyes of the unbeliever to accept the gospel.

He prayed that the anointing of God will come upon the participants and that their eyes will be opened to see spiritual happenings.

He entreated the participants to see and maximise evangelistic opportunities wherever they find themselves. He gave the example of Jesus and the Samaritan woman.

Talking about Power Evangelism, Apostle Dr. Dela Quampah mentioned that evangelists are endowed with the power gift to manifest the power in the word of God.

He asked the participants to spread the Word of restoration to the world for eternal life.

Apostle Isaac Tetteh Juddah, on his part, took the participants through a time of prayer and charged participants to go and exercise their gifts.

Report by Enyonam Adjorlolo Dormevenu, Ho.


Spiritual Gifts A Game-Changer In Christian Evangelism – IMD

The International Missions Director (IMD) of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, has stressed the importance of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the propagation of the gospel in contemporary times.

According to him, the nine charismatic gifts – Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, Discerning of Spirit, Prophecy, Speaking in different kinds of tongues, Interpretation of tongues, Faith, Working of miracles and Gifts of healing – are a ‘game-changer’ in the Church’s effort to evangelise the world and ‘possess’ nations.

The IMD said this last Friday when he joined participants of the Ashaiman/Tema Zone for the final day of the Evangelism Conference (EVACON).

Speaking on the topic ‘Spiritual Gifts’ based on 1 Corinthians 12, Apostle Bekoe mentioned that there are three main models in Christian evangelism. He said the first is the ‘Jesus-Samaritan Woman’ model (John 4), where the evangelist proclaims the gospel on a person-to-person basis, otherwise known as Personal Evangelism or Witnessing. The second, he noted, is the ‘Day of Pentecost’ model (Acts 2:1-42), where the evangelist proclaims the gospel to a crowd, also known as Mass Evangelism.

He further revealed that the ‘Spiritual Gifts’ model, which is the third approach, is where believers demonstrate the supernatural ability of God to unbelievers, making it easier for them to believe in the existence of the Almighty God and the testimony of His son, Jesus Christ.

Apostle Bekoe, therefore, urged Christians to constantly seek the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church to augment their personal and mass evangelism efforts.

Inasmuch as Christians desire spiritual or charismatic gifts, the IMD also urged them to equally yearn to bear the Fruit of the Spirit (Character) since the latter helps to put the former in check.

He said: “There is a reason why the spiritual gifts and the Fruit of the Spirit are both nine in number. It is because every spiritual gift (Charisma) has a corresponding fruit (Christ-like character) to protect it from possible abuse.”

“So you cannot only possess the Charisma and not the Character. They must go together. Having one without the other is like a bird with one wing. But with both (Charisma and Character), the Church would fly and soar high!” he added.

This year’s Evangelism Conference (EVACON), which was themed “A Revived Church in an Aggressive Evangelism and Informed Intercession” (Ezekiel 37:1-10), took place from October 27 to 30, 2021 at various centres nationwide.



EVACON’21 Opens With An Urgent Call For Aggressive Evangelism

The 2021 Evangelism Conference (EVACON 2021) organised by the Evangelism Ministry of The Church of Pentecost was formally opened yesterday with a clarion call on Christians to aggressively preach the gospel and intercede for lost souls in prayer.

Hundreds of patrons clad in EVACON’21 branded T-shirts from selected areas of the church in the Greater-Accra region thronged the auditorium of Pentecost International Worship Centre at Atomic in Accra for the much-anticipated event, whilst others joined in via Zoom at the various satellite centres situated across the nation. 

The three-day event, which is under the theme: “A Revived Church in an Aggressive Evangelism and Informed Intercession” (Ezekiel 37:1-10), was opened by the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, with assistance from the General Secretary, Apostle ANY Kumi-Larbi, the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, and the Evangelism Ministry Director, Apostle Dr. Amos Jimmy Markin.

Apostle Dr. Jimmy Markin, in an opening address, said the season presents a good opportunity for contemporary Christians who have a desire for greater effectiveness and fruitfulness in ministry.

According to him, it is an opportunity for believers to rise for two basic activities – reaping (positioning) and weeping (petitioning).

“That is, making petitions through informed intercession to the God of the harvest to make ready committed labourers and grant access to reach people and places with the gospel,” he explained.

Apostle Dr. Markin said the urgent call for action is illustrated through the book of Ezekiel 37, where prophet Ezekiel is shown in a vision a state of people, who are non-responsive and completely dead, as dried bones in a valley. The people, he noted, were in a state of death, decay, lifelessness, and complete hopelessness – a physical state very impossible for any human intervention. ​

“When asked whether the dried bones could come back to life, the prophet’s answer was very human and expected. He responded that the answer is with God, but God in turn responded that the answer was instead with him (Ezekiel),” he said.

Putting this into context, Dr. Markin said that the whole world today is languishing in a valley of despondency because of sin and evil. It has become a postmodern society driven by secular human ideologies and other forms of human-centred philosophy, he added. ​

“The nations and their people have posited themselves away from God and godliness and are dwelling in all forms of unrighteousness and ungodliness. Due to this, the world today is abiding in a state of sin craze, untimely death, decay, corruption, lifelessness, and absolute hopelessness. They are like a valley of dry bones without hope and life. Can this awful situation be changed,” he quizzed.

The Evangelism Director continued that, just like God’s response to Ezekiel, the remedy lies in the Christian’s willingness to rise to the challenge as the mouthpiece of God and proclaim life (the gospel) to the dying world. 

The Chairman, on his part, reiterated the call for aggressive evangelism and intercession for the salvation of lost souls by charging Christians, who possess the Spirit of God, not to look on unconcerned as people perish.

He encouraged church members to actively participate in the evangelistic efforts of the church especially in November, which has been declared an ‘Aggressive Evangelism Month’ by the church.

“We should not just pay lip service to the ‘One Member, One Discipled Soul’ initiative. Rather, every member must make it a point to win a soul and disciple him or her for the Lord. This is our duty as Christians,” he urged.

Apostle Nyamekye, therefore, charged participants to go back to their various local assemblies and districts to teach members and rekindle their passion towards aggressive evangelism and informed intercession.

The Evangelism Conference, which also marked the official launch of the ‘One Member, One Discipled Soul’ project of the church for this year, is being held at various centres from Wednesday, November 27 to Friday, October 29, 2021, and would be climaxed on Sunday, October 31, with a Gospel Sunday Service at the various local assemblies of the church.



Evangelism Ministry Supports Asantehene’s ‘Greenow’ Project

The Evangelism Ministry in the New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost has embarked on a seedling planting project at the catchment area of Lake Bosomtwi as part of the Environmental Care campaign.

The exercise was aimed at boosting the Asante Kingdom Landscape Restoration Programme initiated by the Overlord of the Asante Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, where 3million trees have been targeted on 4,000 hectares of land around the Lake Bosomtwi over a five-year period.

As part of the “Possessing the Nations” agenda of the church, the Environmental Care campaign was introduced to enlighten Christians on the need to be concerned about the environment.

The Area Evangelism Ministry, led by the Aboaso District Minister, Pastor Martin Kyeremeh, on May 15, 2021, planted 500 seedlings to support the initiative by the Asantehene.

According to Pastor Kyeremeh, it is the responsibility of every Christian to protect God’s creation since creation reveals God’s divine nature and absolute authority and ownership over all things.

He disclosed that the Area is embarking on the exercise in fulfillment of God’s word, preserve and restore lost forests, repair damaged ecosystems and mitigate climate changes.

“It is our mandate as believers to protect the creation of our Father and make sure that the water bodies and plants are safeguarded. Therefore, per The Church of Pentecost’s mandate, we were directed through the Chairman to take this step as part of the Environmental Care campaign to keep our environment green,” he said.

He entreated other ministries of the church to get onboard to combat global warming as trees help to absorb carbon dioxide, remove and store carbon while releasing oxygen back into the air.

“We are entreating other organisations, churches, and NGOs to support the Otumfuo’s afforestation project to help preserve God’s creation.

The Amakomhene, Nana Adu Mensah Asare, who represented the Asantehene, commended The Church of Pentecost for the gesture and encouraged other churches in the region to come onboard.

“We are grateful to The Church of Pentecost for helping to fulfil the dream of Asantehene to plant trees to sustain Lake Bosomtwi.

“It’s a good step the church has taken and we commend them. They have planted 500 seedlings at their own expense and we believe this will help to sustain the lake.

“Through this medium, I am calling on other churches, NGOs, and individuals to participate in this project,” the chief said.

Report by Owusu Dennis, New Tafo.

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PIWC-Sakumono Wins 52 Souls In Tsopoli Outreach

The Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) – Sakumono in the Teshie-Nungua Area of The Church of Pentecost, has won 52 souls to the glory of God during a rural outreach to Tsopoli in the Tema Area.

The outreach which took place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, began with intensive prayer upon arrival at the community. The team then embarked on house-to-house evangelism, dawn broadcast by the advance team, a film show, medical screening, and sharing of clothes, toiletries, shoes, and other non-perishable food items to the community people.

The District Evangelism Ministry Leader, Nana Obrempong Owusu, was full of appreciation to the Almighty God for the success of the outreach. He admonished churches to continuously share the word of God even in these difficult times of the global pandemic, saying, “During these difficult times, the love of God is what people need to share and God will glorify Himself.”

The Tsopoli District Minister of the church, Pastor Frank Mensah Tandoh, who was elated by the exercise, said that it has further enhanced the presence of The Church of Pentecost in the communities. “It’s been an inspirational outreach which has met both the spiritual and the physical needs of the people,” he said.

He expressed his gratitude to the leadership of PIWC–Sakumono for the outreach and prayed that the Lord would replenish everyone who helped and supported it.

The medical team attended to over 500 community members with about 300 being children below the ages of 15years.

According to the leader of the medical team, Dr. Mrs. Mercy Obrempong, it’s not enough to bring the gospel to the people and not attending to their health needs, hence the coming on-board of the medical team. She indicated that the medical team delivered health care in the area of deworming the children, dental care, eye screening, and also provided toothbrushes and paste to the kids. The blood pressure and sugar level, as well as some drugs and counselling services were provided to the people free of charge.

Praying for the team before they left for the outreach, the Resident Minister of PIWC-Sakumono, Pastor Anthony Owusu Sekyere Kwarteng, encouraged them to be bold and confident as missionaries of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“As a mission-minded church, our duty is to preach the gospel,” Pastor Kwarteng said.

Report by Yaa Asantewaah Adu Boahene.

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Mamponteng District Intensifies Ghetto Evangelism

The Mamponteng District in the New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost has intensified efforts to win more souls for Christ in the ghettos as it plans to turn frustrated souls in the ghettos to Christ for reformation.

As part of the church’s vision to possess the nation as agents of transformation, the District Evangelism Ministry, led by Elder James Blewusi, under the auspices of the District Minister, Pastor Jerry Kusi Acquah, stepped up their evangelism strategies and extended the Gospel to deprived areas in the district during the Easter convention. 

The ghettos were occupied by suspected drug addicts, alcoholics, and others. The people were presented with the good news which centered on God’s love for them which they gradually embraced. 

According to Elder James Blewusi, the initial plan was to invite the new converts to church but because they saw themselves as rejected, it became necessary to organise church services for them in the ghettoes on Sundays. 

The ghetto church in the community has an active membership of 18 people. During the Easter convention, almost 30 people took part in the Easter service. The scene was a sign of fulfillment as they expressed their appreciation to the church for opening its arms to receive them. 

Some of them gladly took photographs with the evangelism team to express their newfound love in Christ.

Report by Owusu Dennis, New Tafo Area Reporter.


The Church Exists To Witness For Christ – Evangelism Director

The Evangelism Ministry Director of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Amos Jimmy Markin, has said that the Church of God exists primarily for the salvation of souls and that any other assignment or responsibility comes to augment this core duty.

For this reason, he stated that the Church must not relent in her evangelistic efforts because sustaining the life of the Militant Church on earth depends on soul winning.

Apostle Dr. Markin made this assertion on Wednesday, January 28, 2021, when he gave a presentation on the topic, “Possessing the Nations through Personal Evangelism” at the Greater Accra Regional session of the ongoing Ministers and Wives’ Conference at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh.

In his exposition, he indicated that the prime aim for Christian evangelism is to give every person or peoples the valid opportunity to make the decision to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour irrespective of their personality, gender, race, nationality, place of residence, social standing or any such barrier. 

He categorised the various types of evangelism into two – mass and personal evangelism. He explained that mass evangelism involves proclaiming the gospel to more than one person or a handful of people (Eg. rallies, crusades, Gospel Sundays, Digital Evangelism), whilst personal evangelism entails sharing the gospel of Christ with one person at a time.

He asserted that although both types of evangelism strategies should be employed by the church in pursuit of the Great Commission, personal evangelism (personal witnessing) is non-negotiable because it is the first calling of every Christian and the evident mark of a true discipled Christian. “It is the duty of every believer to preach the gospel message of Christ,” he reiterated.

Apostle Dr. Markin further noted that personal evangelism is important for every believer because it enables the believer to prove to be responsive or obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-16).

Citing Daniel 12:3, John 4:36, 1 Corinthians 15:58 and Ephesians 6:8 as scripture references, he also stated that soul winning determines the eternal value of every Christian because the rewards of the soul winner are both on earth and in heaven. 

“Every believer should win souls because there are special rewards and crowns for all who win souls into the Kingdom of God,” he said.

Among other reasons, the Evangelism Director said that Christians must evangelise because their Master, Jesus Christ, is a passionate soul-winner (Matthew 4:19, 1 Timothy 1:5), the harvest is very great and the labourers are few (Matthew 9:37-38, John 4:35), the blood of the unconverted will be required from their hands (Ezekiel 3:17-18), the horror of hell (Luke 13:5, John 3:16-18, Revelation 20:10), and the unfulfilled prophesies concerning Christ’s return (Matthew 24:14, Romans 10:14, Galatians 2:7, Revelation 7:9-10,)

Concluding his presentation, Apostle Dr. Markin observed that “during individual personal evangelistic engagements and in organised personal evangelism outreaches, people come to a place of frustration at certain points mostly after outreach when the fruits or converts are being followed up for discipling – either the individual (soul winner) hang their boots or express some frustration.    

“The first truth is that unlike some other Christian endeavours, Christian Evangelism is of the heart and not of the mind. It must, therefore, become a lifestyle for any person who dares to undertake it. It is not a festival, nor a periodic one-touch programme, but a life-driven course as a permanent lifestyle.”  

He, however, recommended some add-ons that are needed to make Christian evangelism more effective. He outlined biblical intercession (personal and corporate prayers for lost souls) and social interventions and social action (meeting the physical or social needs of new or potential converts) as some of the add-ons that facilitate the soul-winning enterprise of the church.