It was his first time visiting the 5000-seater capacity auditorium of the Kaneshie Central Assembly in the Kaneshie Area after his election into the office of the International Missions Director (IMD) of The Church of Pentecost, and the excitement of receiving him was written all over the faces of the congregation. The congregation was touched by the sermon the new IMD, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, preached as he introduced the theme of the church for 2022, “Equipping the Church as an Army to Possess the Nations.”
Apostle Emmanuel Agyeman Bekoe spoke on one of the thematic areas of the theme – “The Helmet of Salvation.” He explained that a helmet is a protective gear of the army and without it, a soldier risks losing his life.
According to him, the helmet is put on to protect the head which contains the brain and without the brain the whole being is dead.
The IMD quoted Ephesians 6:17 which says: “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the word of God” and explained that the helmet of salvation prevents the devil from gaining access to the brain. He, therefore, advised believers to always have it on.
Apostle Agyemang Bekoe reiterated that human beings are made up of flesh, soul, and spirit and without the spirit the whole being is dead. Therefore, he said, if the sword of the spirit is the word of God, then Christians must check and train the spirit daily and allow it to control the soul and flesh.
He indicated that until one accepts Christ Jesus as his Lord and personal Saviour, his spirit is dead and cannot hear the voice of God.
Concluding his message, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe said the spirit does not die “so when a believer or a righteous die, we don’t lament that much because God is the giver of the spirit, since the spirit goes back to God. Therefore, it’s just the spirit that departs from the flesh, so the person continues to live with the Lord.”
Present at the service were Apostle Samuel Arthur (Lecturer at Pentecost University), Pastor Agyei Nimako (Kaneshie District Minister), and officers of the church.
Report by Oheneba Nyarko.