The International Missions Director (IMD) of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, has said that Jesus is alive and lives in the hearts of all who accept Him as their Lord and personal Saviour.
The IMD made this assertion when he preached on the theme: “This Same Jesus” at yesterday’s evening session of the “Accra for Christ” crusade at the Nsakina M/A School Park.
Delivering a sermon inspired from Acts 1:11, among other scriptural texts, Apostle Agyemang Bekoe explained that Jesus was crucified for the sins of humanity but rose on the third day. He explained that after His resurrection, Jesus told His disciples to wait for the promised Holy Spirit, after which he ascended through the clouds into heaven right before their eyes.
The minister, however, stated that although Jesus is no longer physically present on earth, He is still alive in spirit, as He assured His disciples in Matthew 28:20.
“This same Jesus, not a different man; the same one previously mentioned, is still with us from now to the very end of the age as He promised before His ascension into heaven,” he said.
He further noted that Jesus lives in and works through all who have received Him in faith to accomplish His purpose on earth.
Inferring from Luke 4:18-19, he explained that when one receives Christ, the Holy Spirit dwells in them, and thus, receive the anointing to proclaim the good news of Christ, proclaim freedom for those under the bondage of the evil one, open the eyes of those suffering from physical and spiritual blindness, and liberate the oppressed.
“Jesus comes with the favour of God, so all who associate with Him also obtain the divine favour,” he added.
The International Missions Director said that Jesus, who raised the widow’s dead son back to life in Nain (Luke 7:11-17) and straightened up the woman crippled by a spirit for 18 years (Luke 13:10-13), is the same and is still in the miracle-working business.
Apostle Agyemang Bekoe, therefore, urged all who are yet to accept Jesus Christ into their lives to surrender to Him because He is the solution to all life’s problems.
Last night, over 3,200 people participated in the ongoing crusade. Among them was Apostle Eric Nyamekye (Chairman of The Church of Pentecost), Apostle Samuel Osei Asante (Kaneshie Area Head and Executive Council Member), Prophet David Kankam Beditor (Ashaiman Area Head and Executive Council Member), Apostle Dr. Amos Jimmy Markin (Evangelism Ministry Director), and Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwankye (Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Head).