Apostle Dr. Diudonne Komla Nuekpe, the La Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, has said that though Jesus did no wrong, yet, He was falsely accused, tortured and crucified for the sake of humanity.
Reading from Matthew 27:23-24; 28-29, he said that Jesus suffered a humiliating death and bore the shame of humanity.
“We may face some false accusation in the world but because He conquered, we shall as well have victory,” he noted.
Apostle Dr. Nuekpe said this during the climax of a four-day Easter convention of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Kokomlemle, Accra on Sunday, April 9, 2023.
He indicated that Jesus’ death was not an accident but a plan by God.It was so real and not a fallacy.John insisted on the accuracy of his account and said, “I saw it and bare record; my record is true.” John 19:34-35.
According to him, Jesus died for the sin of humankind and to redeem and vindicate mankind from Satan.
Apostle Dr. Nuekpe stressed that there is so much injustice in the world, but the ultimate of all is the crucifixion of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
“Crucifixion was the cruelest and most barbaric form of punishment meted on anybody,” he noted.
The La Area Head stated that death could not hold Jesus captive Christ as He rose from the dead and appeared to several people (1 Corinthians 15:3-9; Acts 10:40–41).
He hinted that by the death of Jesus Christ, He removed all stumbling blocks in life. Just as the large stone was rolled away by the resurrection power of Christ, so will Jesus roll away every burden on those who believe in Him through an unexpected breakthrough.
Quoting from 2 Corinthians 5: 17, he revealed that the blood of Jesus Christ removed every irrevocable seal or mark in the life of believers, saying, “Your mark of drunkenness, infertility, indebtedness, premature death, sickness, shame, etc. is removed. Our new seal is a mark of progress and fulfilment of all that He has said about us.”
Apostle Dr. Diudonne Komla Nuekpe mentioned some benefits of the cross of Jesus Christ as follows:forgiveness of sin, defeat of powers, destruction of division and hostility, reconciliation, unity (Eph. 2:14), angelic direction (Mark 16:6-7) and evangelism (John 19:25-27).
He concluded by saying that because Jesus has risen, believers should offer their lives to Him so they can have maximum impact.
In attendance were Apostle Prof. Kwabena Agyapong Kodua (Vice Chancellor of the Pentecost University) and his wife, and the Resident Minister, Pastor Kingsley Addai, and his wife.
Report by Gina Akua Padi.