Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, has said that the purpose of God’s visitation is to effect restoration in the life of humankind.
According to him, God’s visitation can reverse adverse conditions, give life to every dead situation, and even restore to prominence those estranged from their families.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi revealed this in a sermon he delivered on the topic: “Divine Restoration: The Core Purpose of God’s Visitation,” during the evening session of Day 2 of the “Greater Kumasi For Christ” Crusade currently ongoing at the Heroes Park at the forecourt of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Drawing insights from Joel 1:4, Apostle Kumi-Larbi underscored the deep significance of divine restoration as the driving force behind God’s interactions with humanity.
He explained that the concept of restoration finds its origins in the grace granted to humanity as depicted in Genesis 2.
Referencing Genesis 3:8-10, he noted that God’s love is unchanging even in the face of human transgressions.
The General Secretary cited the example of Noah in Genesis 6 and 7, who received a divine visitation and was consequently preserved for his righteousness amidst a world engulfed in sin.
“Genesis 12 served as a testament that God’s restoration transcends the confines of lineage or background,” he posited, adding: “God’s blessings, as bestowed upon Abraham, extend universally to all who embrace faith, regardless of their familial origins.”
Using Abraham as case study, Apostle Kumi-Larbi also described restoration as a process that reclaims God’s image within humanity.
He further noted how divine visitations can break the chains of curses, leading to liberation and blessings, as exemplified in John 8:36.
Referencing passages such as Job 10:12 and Luke 4:18-19, Apostle Kumi-Larbi affirmed that divine restoration breathes life into human existence.
He explained that, beyond just replacing what was lost, restoration also brings about profound transformation of circumstances.
“From Genesis to Revelation, every encounter with God yields transformation,” he noted.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi ended his message by emphasising that Jesus Christ is the ultimate embodiment of divine restoration and the universal Saviour.
The “Greater Kumasi for Christ” Crusade continues this morning at the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Asokwa and in the evening at the Heroes Park, at the forecourt of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. PENTECOST NEWS