The Achimota Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Joseph Kwame Assabil, has called on all Christians to prioritize developing a personal relationship with God and not to only base their faith on participating in church meetings and activities.
According to him, there are a lot of things Christians need to learn of the Lord which would require them to have personal communion with God.
Apostle Assabil made this call in a sermon on Sunday, April 1, 2018, during the climax of the Achimota Area (Taifa/Dome Zone) 2018 Easter convention at Dome Old Town Park in Accra. The event was under the theme: “Jesus Christ The Saviour Of The World” (John 3:1-22)
Speaking on the topic: “Christ Jesus, The Shepherd And Guardian Of Our Souls” based Isaiah 53:4-8, 1 Peter 2:21-25 and John 10: 11-15 among other scripture references, Apostle Joseph Kwame Assabil stated that Christians must come to the realization that God is God, and man, man. It is therefore important for them to avail themselves to God to a point where they could constantly communion with Him.
“Be sure not to limit God by the expectations you have of Him for His ways are not our ways, neither His thoughts our thoughts,” he explained.
Commenting on some false teachings in the contemporary world, the Achimota Area Head cautioned church leaders against leading members astray with prosperity messages. “Had prosperity been the sole aim of our salvation, then Christ died for nothing for God could have commanded every precious jewel or wealth to be at man’s disposal,” he stated.
Apostle Assabil likened the relationship between God and mankind to that of a Shepherd and a sheep. He explained that like sheep, Christians were going astray, however, God, who is the Shepherd of their souls has redeemed them and brought them back to Himself to guard them against any potential attack of the evil one.
Concluding his message, Apostle Joseph Assabil reechoed that the Shepherd, who is the guardian of the Sheep, protects, defends, preserves and keeps them from any impending harm or danger.
He encouraged the Christians to remain in the basic message of Christ because it is the only way they would be secured.
The 4-day Easter Convention saw 73 people accepting Christ into their lives, 42 people undergoing water baptism and 14 people receiving Holy Ghost baptism. In all, 5,270 people attended the service. Among them were some active and retired ministers of the Church as well as Hon. Adwoa Sarfo, the Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya Constituency, who doubles as the Minister for Procurement.
Report By: BAWC Media Team – Reporters