The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has encouraged Christians not to entertain any fear in the New Year because Jesus Christ, having been given all power on earth and from on high, will be with them always, even until the end of the world.
The General Secretary said this at the Osu Central Assembly when he delivered a sermon titled “The God Who Is With You” during the recently-held 31st Watchnight Service on the eve of the New Year.
Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi’s message centered around the profound promise embedded in Matthew 28:18-20.
Reflecting on the significance of this promise, the General Secretary emphasised that it aligns seamlessly with the name Immanuel, meaning “God With Us.”
“Our Jesus Christ is always with us, and He will continue to be with us in the New Year,” he declared.
Drawing from scriptures such as Isaiah 43:2, Jeremiah 1:19, and Psalm 23:4, he underscored the unwavering presence of God in times of trouble and reassured believers that no challenge, enemy, or fear is insurmountable when one embraces the assurance that God is with them.
Apostle Obuobi highlighted the omnipotent nature of God, emphasizing that His power is not derived but is the ultimate source. “The God who is with you is the omnipotent God,” he affirmed, encouraging believers to walk in faith, confident that they have an omnipotent God by their side.
He further expounded on the omniscience and omnipresence of God, emphasizing the comforting truth that God knows everything and is everywhere.
A central theme of the message was the call for believers to accept and believe that God is with them, irrespective of their life circumstances. “It doesn’t matter your position in life; the believer must believe and accept that ‘God is with me,'” Apostle Gyau Obuobi declared.
He emphasised that this belief is not contingent on feelings or external validations, urging believers to stand firm in their faith.
In addressing the inevitability of troubles, the sermon cited the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, illustrating that even in the midst of adversity, God remains present with His people.
He concluded with a passionate call to believers to walk in boldness and confidence, referencing the story of Joseph in Genesis 39:21-23 as an example of divine grace and favour bestowed upon one who acknowledges and believes in the constant presence of God.
“When God is with you, do not fear. Know the God you are with. He who knows the God he serves walks in boldness and confidence,” he said.