The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has expressed the need for men to possess their wives in their quest to build a godly home.
He has, therefore, entreated men to gain knowledge and understanding to be able to live peacefully with their wives in building a lovely home that would promote good Christian values and principles.
The General Secretary was speaking at the Nsawam Central Assembly of The Church of Pentecost during the climax of the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) on Sunday, June 19, 2022. The climax of this year’s PEMEM Week-long celebration which was on the theme, “Equipping Men to Possess the Nations,” coincided with the Father’s Day global celebration which was marked on Sunday.
Speaking on the topic, “The Role of Christian Men in Possessing the Family” with the main scriptures taken from Deuteronomy 6:7-9; Genesis 18:19, Apostle Kumi-Larbi explained that God intentionally called Abraham and impressed upon him to worship Him with his entire household.
According to him, God intended to bless Abraham and the generations after him. Therefore, it was important for Abraham to ensure that he kept his household in the knowledge of God in order not to truncate the blessings of God.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi charged men, especially husbands to train up their children in the fear and the knowledge of God so that after they have left the scene their children will continue to uphold the values and principles of God to perpetuate the generational blessing.
To be able to have firm control of the home and lead with godly values and principles, the chief scribe of The Church of Pentecost tasked men to love, honour, and respect their wives just as Christ has loved the church (believers) despite their weaknesses (Ephesians 5:25-33; 1 Peter 3:7). This, he said, will ensure a serene and lovely atmosphere in the home.
“If you want to possess the home, you need knowledge and understanding. You will be in trouble if you are not able to understand women. The reason why many homes and marriages have broken down is that a lot of men have not really understood women. We need to stay with women in knowledge and wisdom just as Christ has considered us and chosen us to be His own.
The General Secretary noted that if men are able to capture the family and possess it for Christ, it would have a ripple effect on the church and the nation at large, as children would live a Christlike life to make society better for all.
He, therefore, entreated fathers to take up their leadership role and build a lovely home, where the full potentials of children will be exploited and harnessed to secure a better future for them.
Present at the service were the wife of the General Secretary, Mrs Rose Kumi-Larbi; the Nsawam Area Head, Apostle Francis Yaw Adu, and his wife Esther; the Nsawam District Minister, Pastor Joseph Kwame Boansi, the Area PEMEM Leader, Pastor Manasseh K. Agbodeka, and the Resident Minister of Nsawam PIWC, Pastor Emmanuel Osei-Akosah, among others.