The President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) and Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has urged parliamentarians and politicians in general to guard their names as their most important asset.
Apostle Nyamekye said this in an exhortation delivered at this year’s Nine Lessons and Carols, organised by the Parliament of Ghana. The event was held under the auspices of the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin.
Speaking on the topic, “The Importance of Names,” he highlighted that a person’s identity is encapsulated in their name, serving as a container for all that they are.
He emphasised that a good name surpasses even material wealth, asserting that the name of Jesus, earned through the atonement, stands as a testament to the importance of a virtuous reputation.
Exploring the earned name of Jesus, Apostle Nyamekye expounded on the divine significance of Jesus’ atonement, which led to the bestowment of a name above all others.
Drawing parallels to human existence, he stressed the importance of individuals working to build and protect their names, ensuring a lasting legacy in society.
The GPCC President urged parliamentarians to prioritise a good name over political gains.
Quoting from Samuel 20:1, he stated the need to protect one’s identity.
He further highlighted the purchasing power of a good name, stating that it outlives the bearer and has the potential to influence others positively.
Apostle Nyamekye quoted Proverbs 22, reinforcing the message that one’s name is their most significant asset, deserving protection.
He cautioned against carelessness with one’s name and urged deliberate investment to preserve and enhance it.
The call to make great sacrifices and serve those entrusted to their care echoed through his references to Job 29:7 and Esther 10:2.
Apostle Nyamekye concluded his message by advising politicians and people of authority to live and work for the people.
Stressing the divine purpose of leadership, he asserted that by serving others, leaders would leave lasting legacies, ensuring that their names linger on in the hearts and minds of the people.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Mary Nyamekye, and Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost.
Present at the event were His Excellency Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia (Vice President of The Republic of Ghana), Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Araba Esaaba Sackey Torkornoo (Chief Justice, The Republic of Ghana), Parliamentarians from both sides of the House and many other distinguished guests.