The Kwadaso Area of The Church of Pentecost, under the leadership of Apostle J. B. K. Tawiah, held this year’s Officers’ Apostolisation (Retreat) from Wednesday, February 24 to Friday, February 27, 2021. The programme was organised at the zonal level under the theme: “A Glorious Church Revived to Possess the Nations”.
Apostle John B. K. Tawiah spoke on the topic “Possessing the Nations through Prayer” with references from Ephesians 3:21, Ephesians 5:27, James 5:16-18 and Ephesians 6:10-18 during the first day of the event at the Kwadaso Central Assembly church auditorium.
In his presentation, the Area Head reminded church leaders of the need to revive their personal prayer life and that of the church.
He asserted that prayer sustains the work of God, hence, the absence of prayer affects the spiritual life of the church.
Apostle Tawiah further stressed that “The Church of Pentecost is a praying church. This church has time-tested, firmly-grounded and well-established prayer life which we are not prepared to sacrifice for anything.”
Using the prayer life of Elijah from 1 Kings 18:40-42 as an example, Apostle Tawiah explained that prayers offered outlive the people who offer them.
According to him, Elijah’s prayers were fervent and prevailing and for this reason, it produced great results. He said that “if we want to experience the move of God in our lives, cause God to restore our lands and cause Him to help us take possession of the nations, then we must pray fervently.”
He also urged the church to rise in prayer to confront contemporary philosophies and lofty arguments of the world as Elijah did, reiterating that “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through Christ to pull down strongholds and every argument that set itself up against the knowledge of God” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). He further quoted Ephesians 6:12 to buttress his assertion that only prayer could grant Christians victory over their enemies.
The Kwadaso Area Head, therefore, encouraged ministers and officers of the church to revive their prayer lives. He said that prayer is a catalyst for the revival the church needs, emphasising that “a prayerless church is as good as dead. The presence of God will always fill our meetings when prayer prevails in the church.”
Apostle Tawiah concluded his sermon by urging participants to raise prayer warriors and intercessors at their respective local assemblies and districts to stand in the gap in prayer so as to maintain the spiritual fervour of the church.
He also advised officers to desist from copying prayer patterns that have no biblical basis.
Report by Kwadaso Area Media Team