The Kasoa Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Ekow Badu Wood, has charged believers to exhibit good works and good character in their homes, workplaces and communities in their bid to possess the nations for God.
According to him, the church is a community of people, purified by the blood of Jesus Christ and called out to transform their communities by good works.
He stated that the first purpose of the church is to praise, give thanks, pray and have fellowship to build one another up. The second purpose of the church, he identified, is to possess the nations with good works as Jesus did in Acts 10:38 and admonished in Matthew 5:16.
The former member of the Executive Council of the Church advised believers to realise that Christianity does not end after church service, explaining that church services and fellowship are to empower believers to go home/workplaces/communities and affect lives positively with their good works.
Apostle Badu Wood made the call on March 19, 2019, when he was speaking on the theme of the year, “I Will Build My Church” (Matthew 16:18 and Titus 2:13-14) at the opening session of the Kaneshie Area 2019 Apostolisation Retreat at the Kaneshie Central Assembly auditorium.
Touching on the logo of the church, Apostle Wood explained that the three concentric circles represent the Trinity whose common denominator is divinity. He noted that the dove represents the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, which comes upon the church to possess the nations.
He also stressed on the fact that the crest/logo of the church as designed and adopted by the founding fathers drives home the possessing the nations agenda, because in the middle of the concentric circle is the map of the world.
“Our forebearers envisaged a church that will take the world for Jesus. This is embodied in the crest/logo of the church. God expects us to follow, take up this charge and possess the nations for Him. This is what He has laid on the heart of the Chairman of the Church,” he noted.
Concluding the sermon, Apostle Ekow Badu Wood said that the weapons by which believers can use to possess the nations include having the ‘born-again experience,’ baptism in the Holy Spirit with initial evidence of speaking in tongues, breastplate of righteousness (moral integrity), education (Acts 7:22), skill (Acts 20:34), discipline, bent knees in pray, among others.
The Kaneshie Area Head, Apostle Mike Etrue, in his opening address noted that the purpose of the Apostolisation Retreat is to equip leaders with the right knowledge and power from on-high for their own Christian journeys and to impart members on the dual purpose of the church.
Other speakers include Apostle Anthony Kingsley Miah (Berekum Area Head), Pastor Dr Samuel Asante and Pastor Adjei Nimako Darkwah. The retreat is expected to end on Sunday, March 20, 2019.
Report by Kaneshie Area Media Team.