The Wa Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Daniel Nii Tetteh Tackie, has admonished ministers and their wives in the church to always check their base which, he noted, is essential for influence in their ministry.
He made this statement during the Area Ministers and Wives’ intensive prayer session held on Tuesday, 15th September, 2020.
Speaking on the topic, “The Base of our Influence in Possessing the Nations,” Apostle Tackie defined ‘base’ as using something as the foundation, and also defined ‘influence’ as the power or ability to affect beliefs and actions.
Reading from Colossians 3:18-23, he intimated that the text reveals aspects of relationships which is the base through which influence could become a reality.
He charged ministers and their wives to use their Christian values and principles to influence their districts and localities for fruitfulness. “When we are in deep relationship and continuous fellowship with Christ, any job we have to do gives us an opportunity to reflect His presence in our lives,” he added.
Drawing insight from John 15:5, he stated that bearing much fruit is the focus of ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda of the Church, and that the only way to remain in Christ is for the leaders to ensure deep relationship and continuous fellowship with Jesus. “Jesus reminds us that, ‘I am the Vine, you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him bears much fruit for otherwise apart from me, you can do nothing,’” he expatiated.
Apostle Daniel Tackie further revealed that the Church in Laodicea was losing its influence, because of their lukewarm lifestyle, and the only way they could revive and restore themselves was to check their base, which is their relationship and continuous fellowship with Jesus Christ, as contained in Revelation 3:20. “Jesus passionately calls that, ‘Behold I stand at the door and continuously knock, if anyone hears my voice and open the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with me’, he explained. He established that this is a clear illustration of the kind of relationship that brings about believers’ influence on the nations.
He, therefore, admonished ministers and their wives to take their devotional life seriously and also ensure that their dispositions reflect their commitment to the service of God.
He concluded by reading Colossians 3:23 and challenged the participants to do God’s work with all their hearts, mind, and soul because they are in a relationship and continuous fellowship with Jesus Christ.
Pastor Stephen Kwabena Adade, District Minister of Vieri led them to pray for a deepening relationship with Christ and revival in the Church, while Pastor Emmanuel Pasteeco Arthur, Resident Minister of Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Wa led them to pray for the leadership of the Church, the Vision 2023, ministers and wives who were indisposed as well as officers and members of the Church. They also prayed for divine healing of the nations from COVID-19 pandemic and grace for enormous growth in the Wa Area. Prayers were also said for the peace and security of Ghana and the impending elections on December 7.
Report by Pastor Gordon Ansah