Christians have been advised to seek God’s inheritance, which is not merely financial but, more importantly, spiritual.
Elder Akwasi Appiagyei-Asiamah of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Atomic, made this assertion on Thursday, September 28, 2023, during the Greater Accra Regional Ministers Wives’ Prayer Meeting held at the Legon Botanical Gardens in Accra.
Speaking on “Inheritance,” Elder Appiagyei-Asiamah indicated that Christians have inherited many things from God through Jesus Christ.
“Inheritance in Christianity means more than the assets passed on to individuals after someone’s earthly departure; it is a spiritual resource that can transform our lives,” he declared.
He listed some of these inheritances and expounded on their significance and benefits for our lives.
According to him, one of the inheritances is the Holy Spirit, the advocate, comforter, counsellor, helper, intercessor, strength and standby.
He said: “We always have a reserve power because there is a standby generator in the person of the Holy Spirit. We are never lonely; we have the Holy Spirit.”
He quoted Luke 24:49 to show that when the Holy Spirit comes on believers, they receive power and become recognisable.
Another inheritance is the Word of God, which, he said, is imperishable and living.
Elder Appiagyei-Asiamah said that the Word of God in believers gives them faith, saying, “The natural habitat of Christians is faith. Without faith, a Christian cannot survive. Our living on earth is not by sense but by faith.”
He urged Christians to increase their faith by hearing and studying the Word of God.
Another inheritance is grace, which is the help God gives believers to do what they would not have been able to do on their own.
According to him, grace covers everything, and believers need to top it up to overcome their weaknesses, saying, “To build up your weakness, you need a top-up of grace.”
Another inheritance is the name of Jesus Christ, which has power and authority over every situation.
Elder Appiagyei-Asiamah said that the name of Jesus was the possession of the apostles in their time, and it should be so for believers today.
Another inheritance, according to him, is the Love of God, which has been poured into the hearts of Christians through the Holy Spirit. He described love as the most significant inheritance from God and the most powerful weapon.
“Love is the essence of God. God is love, and love is God. Activate the love of God everywhere you are, especially against your enemies,” he noted.
Another inheritance is prayer, the channel that brings believers into God’s presence and aligns them with his will. He indicated that prayer does not have to be long or complicated but sincere and compelling.
He stressed: “Prayer is a very powerful vehicle which grants us access into heaven.”
Elder Appiagyei-Asiamah concluded his sermon by reminding Christians of their hope in Christ, another inheritance.
He said everything they do should point to heaven and not lose sight of their eternal destiny.
He quoted Ephesians 1:17-20 to show that God has given them a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know him better and to understand the riches of his inheritance in his holy people.
Present at the prayer meeting were Mrs Juliana Korkor Obuobi (Wife of the General Secretary), Mrs Juanita Nuekpe (Wife of La Area Head), Mrs Juliet Agyarko (Wife of Haatso Area Head), and a cross-section of ministers’ wives in the Greater Accra Region.