Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah-Agyeman, the Teshie-Nungua Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, has said that Jesus is the horn of salvation which is a gift offered to all humanity.
“Salvation is by grace through faith alone,” he said, adding, “Jesus left His crown in heaven and came to redeem us. He suffered and died for our sins on the cross; took our place on the cross.”
Speaking at the 2022 Easter Convention of the English Zone held at the Fred Safo Temple at Nungua Nshorna, he said that though death is very difficult to comprehend, the death of Jesus was good, stressing that the death of Christ has made Easter Friday a Good Friday, saying, “The Lord Jesus went to the cross for our sake to redeem us from our sins, and now we are saved.”
He quoted Psalm 18:2, and Luke 1:68-69, and explained that a lot of people have been redeemed as a result of the death of Christ while salvation is still freely available to all.
He said that it was this redemption that caused David to worship the Lord by singing that “The Lord has raised the horn of salvation in the house of his servant David.
According to Apostle Nkrumah-Agyeman, King David saw the hand of the Lord and described the Lord as the one who rescues him.
He further said that Zachariah, after doubting the angel’s statements, was muted until the day his son John was born.
“Zachariah blessed the name of the Lord and prophesied that God had raised up the horn of salvation in the lineage of David,” he added.
The Area Head explained that in the Old Testament times, the sheep had to die for the shepherd, but in the advent of Christ, the shepherd had to die for the sheep.
“The creature murdered the creator,” he said.
He added: “The Lord in His mercy even saved the robber on the cross; that was the moment of change. Once he accepted Jesus as the Lord and pleaded with Him for mercy, he lived as a citizen in heaven as he was with Jesus in paradise.”
“Just as this robbers story changed, may your story also change. Salvation is a gift, purchased on the cross for us. The other robber did not accept Christ and died in his sins, while his colleague died from his sins,” he said.
Apostle Nkrumah-Agyeman further explained that salvation is a comprehensive package that contains everything an individual requires in this life and hereafter.
“Beyond this convention, greater vision will be opened to us, good health is in the salvation package, it is comprehensive, it covers everything, it includes our wellbeing, our healing too is in the salvation package,” he said.
He further explained that the horn is an emblem of plenty, power, abundance, and redemption for everybody.
“It connotes power to rule. When Jesus enters the camp of the enemy sets captives free,” he said, adding, “Jesus attacks our enemies, because He is our defender, our protector, He secures dominance for us, and uses His power to secure and protect His people.”
The Area Head assured Christians that the anointing they have received in Christ remains in them. “You are full of the anointing. The Lord has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows,” he said.
He stated with salvation Christians have direct access to the presence of God and need not go through intermediaries,” he said.
The Resident Minister of PIWC Graceland, Pastor Ebenezer Korankye Agyapong, after the sermon, led the congregation through a power prayer session of healing and Holy Ghost baptism among other needs.
Report by Isabella Gyau Orhin.