The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has urged all people of the world to readily accept and cherish Jesus Christ for He is God’s perfect gift to humanity.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi gave this admonition on the day of Christmas (Sunday, December 25, 2022) during the closing session of this year’s Christmas convention at the Abelenkpe Central Assembly church auditorium in Accra.
Delivering a sermon on the topic, “Jesus, God’s Perfect Gift to Humanity,” the General Secretary indicated that Jesus Christ is the best gift anyone could give out or receive in this Christmas season, stressing: “Jesus is a complete package who lacks nothing.”
“When you encounter Jesus, He comes to live in you, and since He is without blemish, you will also become perfect,” he further stated.
Using Isaiah 9:6, John 3:16 and James 1:17 as Bible references, the General Secretary iterated that Isaiah’s prophecy about the Messiah revealed that the Saviour of the world would be an undiminished deity eternally united with full humanity in one person.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi, thus, pointed out that although the second member of the triune Godhead, Jesus also became a member of the human race when He came down to earth as the firstborn son of the virgin Mary to redeem humanity from sin – making Him fully God and fully man.
This, he noted, was why, although human, Isaiah’s prophecy described Jesus with divine attributes such as Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace, among others.
Touting Jesus’ credentials, Apostle Kumi-Larbi stated: “Only God qualifies to be called Wonderful Counsellor because He alone is the perfect counsellor; for in Christ dwells all the wisdom of the Godhead bodily.”
“God alone is omnipotent, He alone has the authority to call Himself the Mighty God; He alone is eternal and so He alone is entitled to the name Everlasting Father. Also, God alone, in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, shed His lifeblood so that all who believe in His name would have peace with God – the perfect peace of God that surpasses all understanding, – making Him the Prince of Peace indeed,” he explained.
As the New Year approaches, Apostle Kumi-Larbi advised Christians to commit their lives (plans and aspirations) to Jesus and strive to walk with Him all year through..
“Don’t go ahead of Jesus, it will eventually end in disaster, rather follow Him because He has the best strategy. As our Everlasting Father, let us enjoy Him endlessly, and as our Prince of Peace, let us welcome His dominion,” he said.