Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, the Director for the Men’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost (PEMEM), has urged traditional rulers to allow God to lead them because He is interested in the transformation of the palace.
Apostle Anane Denteh, who is also the National Chieftaincy Ministry Coordinator and a member of the Executive Council of The Church of Pentecost said this when he participated in the Easter durbar organised by the Chiefs and people of Nyagbo Sroe traditional area in the Afadzato South District in the Volta Region.
The PEMEM Director, the special guest of honour at the event, joined the Chief of Nyagbo Sroe, Togbe Owusu IX, at the durbar amidst the drumming and dancing of Nyagbo Pagya.
The Nyagbo Pagya traditional dance is performed by warriors and the Asafo company who go ahead of the chiefs during war or special occasions.
The people of Nyagbo Sroe call themselves Bàtrùgbù and speak the Tùtrùgbù language, one of the Guan-local dialects spoken in the traditional area.
The durbar saw a display of the rich culture of people in the area.
In his exhortation, Apostle Anane Denteh preached on the topic, “God is Interested in the Palace” with scriptural references from 2 Kings 19:14, 15; 2 Chronicles 32:7, 8; 20, 21.
He said that God is interested in whatever goes on in the palace and that is why the Bible is replete with principles about the chieftaincy institution.
He narrated the story about the threats of the Assyrian king, Sennacherib against Judah and the response of King Hezekiah, the king of Judah.
The PEMEM Director explained that King Hezekiah consulted the prophet Isaiah for divine intervention.
In their desperation, “both King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah cried unto the Lord, and Judah was delivered from the hands of the Assyrians,” he noted.
Apostle Denteh urged traditional rulers to always seek God’s counsel in every step they take in their traditional leadership just as King Hezekiah did because God is interested in seeing that the values and principles of His kingdom are prominent in the palace.
He advised traditional rulers not to leave the church out of the developmental agenda of their communities, adding that “The Church of Pentecost is a friend to the palace and that is why it has established a ministry to the chieftaincy.”
Addressing his people, Togbe Owusu IX said that the durbar is to raise funds for developmental activities in the area.
Outlining the projects, Togbe Owusu said the community needs money and support for a water project, rehabilitation of the road leading to the community from Saviefe-Agokpo, a vocational school, and many others.
He called on the people of the community to participate in the development of the place.
Togbe Owusu was grateful to the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, for permitting a delegation of eminent apostles of the Church to grace the durbar.
He was also thanked the Lord for lifting one of the sons from Nyagbo Sroe, Apostle Fred Tiakor to the office of an apostle of The Church of Pentecost. To him, the people of Nyagbo Sroe do not take that glory for granted.
Apostle Anane Denteh was accompanied by Apostle Moses Ahiakor, the Hohoe Area Head, Apostle Fred Tiakor, the Asante Bekwai Area Head, who is also a native of Nyagbo Sroe, and Elder Kaakyire Kwaku Asante, the Media Coordinator of PEMEM.