The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has advised ministers of the church to jealously guard the glory of God in the church and ensure that it is sustained in increasing measure.
“Like in the days of old when prophets were responsible for keeping the Ark of God. In these times, we, as ministers, are the custodians of the glory of God remaining in the church,” he said.
The Chairman said this on Saturday, January 25, 2020, when he addressed participants of the 7th Ministers and Wives’ Conference at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa.
Touching on some key benefits of the glory of God, Apostle Nyamekye revealed that when the glory of God is present in His Church, worship and sacrifices are done spontaneously and without compulsion.
Reading from 2 Chronicles 7:1-3, Apostle Nyamekye stated: “When Solomon dedicated the temple of the Lord, the manifest presence of the Lord filled the room and the glory of God came down heavily in the temple so much so that the priests could not even enter the temple.”
He added: “Realizing the presence of the Lord and without any prompting, the Priests themselves fell flat to worship God, this shows that when the Glory is present, we need little effort to worship God.”
The Chairman further expounded that “when the glory is present in the church, there is a supernatural transformation.” According to him, the glory of God brings about signs and wonders. He, therefore, urged church leaders to pray earnestly for the glory of God to increase in the church so that signs and wonders may abound.
“If we pray for an increasing measure of God’s glory, the members will not be enticed with false miracles, because signs and wonders are already abundant in the Church,” he admonished.
Apostle Nyamekye, however, cautioned that just as the glory of God could be sustained, it could also be lost. He noted that unrighteous acts could push the glory of God, which signifies His presence, out of the church. This, he explained, is because God is holy, and cannot co-exist with sin. “God and sin cannot dwell together; one must be absent for the other to be present,” he stressed.
He, therefore, urged the ministers to be devoted to holy living and avoid ungodly practices that would drive the presence of God away from His Church.
The Chairman also made a clarion call to all the ministers to earnestly pray that the glory of God that is already present in the church will be sustained in increasing measure.