An Executive Council Member of The Church of Pentecost, who doubles as the Area Head of Tarkwa, Apostle Dr. Daniel Okyere Walker, has admonished the clergy to carry the fear of God for maximum impact in the nations.
According to Apostle Dr. Walker, the Holy Spirit manifests Himself in various ways in the local church, where sinners are constantly being saved and added to the church.
“It is time to make a maximum impact by stoking the fire of the Holy Spirit in bigger proportion through the fear of God,” he stated.
He made this admonition on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at the opening of the 2023 Global Ministers’ and Wives’ Conference, organised by the church, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa.
Delivering a presentation on the topic, “Stoking the Fire of The Holy Spirit, Living In the Fear of God in the Local Church,” the Western and Western North RCC Co-ordinator said that Jesus told the disciples to wait for the power of the Holy Spirit before doing ministry.
“Being baptized by the power of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, the disciples were equipped and repositioned to go into the world,” Apostle Dr. Walker iterated.
He disclosed that one major characteristic of the early church that had made a major impact in their communities, nations, and wherever they went was the fear of God in the church.
Defining the fear of God, he noted that it is having a deep respect, reverence, and awe for God’s power and authority. He, therefore, urged the clergy to honor God with their lives in such a way that they would not do anything in word or deed to displease him.
Touching on the fear of God in the local church, the Executive Council Member charged the clergy to obey God’s Word; sacrifice unconditionally; have compassion for others; refrain from evil; keep the commands of God; walk in the ways of God, and love God and serve Him with their heart and soul.
“Ministers must avoid amassing wealth for themselves at the expense of sacrificing wholly to God,” he said, urging, “We want to reposition the church such that apostles, pastors, and members will fear the Lord and would not condone sin.”
Apostle Dr. Walker further explained that when we talk about fearing God it does not only involve having deep reverence or respect for God, exercising careful obedience to His word, but being sincerely afraid of God.
He charged the active and retired ministers gathered across the globe to keep themselves holy and pure, wearing the righteousness of Christ to lead other members in righteousness and holiness in the church.
“When the fear of God is in operation in the church, the fire of the Holy Spirit is rekindled always, and the manifestation of the Holy Spirit becomes prominent,” he posited.