The International Missions Director (IMD) of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, has challenged believers to strive to receive the favour of God to make the right impact.
He indicated that believers who are highly favoured by God break every barrier of impossibility and do exploits. Apostle Agyemang Bekoe said this in a sermon he delivered on Christmas Day [Sunday, December 25, 2022] during the climax of the La-Nkwantanang District 2022 Christmas Convention at the Praise Temple, Ogbojo in the Madina Area of the Church.
Speaking on the topic, “Highly Favoured” (Luke 1:28) based on the encounter between angel Gabriel and the virgin Mary, the IMD said the difference between grace and favour is that grace is stationary while favour is like kinetic energy which sets grace in motion, saying, “Favour is grace in motion.”
Explaining the divine interaction between the angel and virgin Mary, Apostle Agyemang Bekoe noted that Mary was chosen because God highly favoured her and made her the carrier of the Saviour of the world. He described Mary’s visitation by the angel as “gracious visitation.”
The IMD pointed out that highly favoured persons are identified by certain signs. He revealed that they are fearless because the Lord God Almighty is with them, creative, productive and fruitful.
He added that highly favoured believers have reputation, take dominion over everything in their lives, accepted by all because of the aura of nobility around them and also carry the unction of God with overshadowing power over their lives.
Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe prayed that just like the virgin Mary, believers will be highly favoured in the ensuing year so that they will impact their world.
Present at the service was the wife of the IMD, Mrs Debora Agyemang Bekoe. Also present were some retired ministers of the Church, namely Apostle Ekow Badu Wood and his wife, Prophet Benjamin Augustus Adobah and his wife, and Pastor Emmanuel Amon.
Others present were the Madina Area Women’s Ministry Leader, Deaconess Dr Gifty Nyante, the host minister, Pastor Joseph Boachie Agyemang and his wife, and the Assembly Member for Ogbojo Electoral Area, Hon. Gladys Osei Addo (a member of the Church).
This year’s La-Nkwantanang District Christmas Convention which was under the theme, “For Unto Us A Child Is Born, Unto Us A Son Is Given” – Isaiah 9:6, took place from Wednesday, 21st to Sunday, 25th December 2022.
The evening sessions were held at the Ogbojo Market while the morning sessions took place at the Praise Temple, Ogbojo.