The Agormanya Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle James Gabriel Quardson, has called on Christians not to give up in life since there is hope in Christ that things are going to turn around for the better.
Apostle Quardson said this when he fellowshipped with the Akosombo branch of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC – Akosombo) at their Parousia Temple during the 31st December 2020 Watch-Night Service.
Speaking on the topic, “It is not too late to start it all over again” – Judges 16:28, he said that there is the newness of grace and favour for believers to pick up where they left off the pieces.
Narrating the life story of Samson, the Nazirite, he explained that before Samson was brought to the scene by God, the Israelites were under the rule of the Philistines. Then Samson became a judge over Israel for over twenty years. “With the anointing of God upon Samson, as was prophesied before his birth, he was a one-man army who single-handedly conquered the Philistines.
Apostle Quardson, however, noted that like any human, Samson had his own weaknesses, “He was controlled by sensuality after he killed a lion with his bare hands, a monumental achievement which made him challenge the Philistines into a riddle of which he lost the price of the riddle by the persuasive and enticing words of a woman, Delilah.”
He further noted that the pride in Samson coupled with the enticing words of Delilah made him reveal the utmost secret behind his strength which led to his tragedy.
The Area Head admonished the congregation to be circumspect with the people they confide in. “A strong man like Samson confided in the wrong people, misused his God-given abilities, and with just one mistake, the Philistines leveraged on it to render him powerless,” he pointed out.
Apostle Quardson, however, further explained that even in Samson’s lowest moment and in his desperate condition, he remembered his God and prayed for deliverance. He called on all and sundry to remember God in all their challenging moments since God is the only one who could grant answers to their prayers.
Concluding the sermon, the Area Head admonished Christians to cheer up since things are going to turn around for the better in 2021. “It might be a mistake on your side, but do not be downhearted for such things you went through in 2020. For in him we live and move and have our being. God will make all things beautiful come 2021,” he assured the congregation.
The Resident Minister, Pastor Peter Adams, led the congregation through the crossover prayers ushering them into 2021.
Report by Agormanya Area Media Team.