The park in front of the Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL), near the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) in Madina was overflowed with members of The Church of Pentecost from the Madina Zone of the Madina Area where they had gathered to climax this year’s Easter convention on Sunday.
The four-day convention which started on Thursday was climaxed on Sunday morning [April 17, 2022], where believers in high spirit turned out in their numbers, numbering over 5,000, as they danced and praised God for the victorious death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.
Officiated by the International Missions Director (IMD) of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, who was present with his wife Deborah, the service was also graced by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asene/Manso/Akroso Constituency, Hon. George Kwame Aboagye.
Also present were Apostle Nene Ahorlu Ofoe Amegatcher (Rtd.), former Director of Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), and the six ministers and their wives who constitute the Madina Zone, namely Pastor Patrick Kobina Bremansu (East Legon District), Pastor Enoch Odame (Egyir Paintsil Memorial Worship Centre), Pastor Nehemiah Adjartey (Madina District), Pastor Gideon Kofi Boadu Yirenkyi (Firestone Worship Centre), Pastor Joshua Yirenkyi-Smart Jnr. (Adjiringanor District) and Probationary Overseer Prof. Joseph Osafo Adu (Rhema Worship Centre), as well as the PENSA Travelling Secretary for the Madina Sector, Pastor Gabriel Nti.
Preaching the sermon on the topic, “The Spirit that Raised Jesus From the Dead” based on Romans 8:11, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe revealed that it was the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of God) that raised Jesus from the dead, but not the angel who was seen in Jesus’ tomb.
He disclosed that before the coming of the angel to the tomb, the Holy Spirit had already lifted the “unliftable” from the dead.
According to him, the Holy Spirit, who is a spiritual being (a bodiless spirit with no human flesh) is both human and God, and exhibits himself in two ways – the breath of God and the wind from the Lord – as revealed in Exodus 14:21, Numbers 11:31, Acts 2:1-2; Ezekiel 37:4-5.
The International Missions Director disclosed that the Holy Spirit does not expire and is forever active to quicken the mortal bodies of believers and restore them to their original states.
He indicated that when believers are clothed with the Holy Spirit, he is able to transform and give them hope and turn things around in their lives.
Apostle Agemang Bekoe after the sermon led the congregation in prayers which saw an impartation of various spiritual giftings to the members.
This year’s Easter convention in the Madina Area was held at five zones. The other zones are the La-Nkwantanang zone made up of La-Nkwantanang, Ashalley Botwe, Estate Worship Centre and Adenta Housing Down districts; Dodowa zone made up of Dodowa, Doryumu, and Oyibi districts; Oyarifa zone comprising Oyarifa, Oyarifa Worship Centre, and Oyarifa Salem districts, and Amrahia zone consisting of Amrahia and Ashiyie districts.