The Evangelism Director of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr Amos Jimmy Markin, has admonished ministers of the church called into missions to endeavour to depend entirely on the Holy Spirit.
This, he noted, will help demonstrate the power of the gospel of Christ in possessing the nations.
According to the Evangelism Director, The Church of Pentecost, from sub-Saharan Africa had been able to take its spirituality into its own hands and, driven by the Holy Spirit, successfully grew its indigenous denominations across the globe.
“The Holy Spirit is the chief actor of missions,” Apostle Dr. Jimmy Markin said, adding that the extraordinary growth of the church is due to the thorough transmission effect of the Holy Spirit’s work in missions.
He said this on Monday, July 4, 2022, during the opening of the Missionaries Orientation, underway at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa-Fetteh, near Kasoa.
Speaking on the topic, “Power Evangelism (Evangelising With The Aid Of Gifts And Fruit Of The Spirit),” with Acts 1:4. 8; Galatians 5: 16, 22-25; 1 Corinthians 12: 1, 4-11, as scripture references, Apostle Dr Jimmy Markin said that power evangelism is the role and influence of God, the Holy Spirit in Christian evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.
“Power evangelism essentially employs the use of the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit in an effective church planting,” he stated.
He noted that power evangelism was demonstrated through the ministry and life of Jesus Christ, the chief evangelist, and subsequently the early disciples including Peter, Philip, and Paul.
The Evangelism Director advised the missionaries to focus on their salvation since their spiritual state was delicate to their evangelistic ministries.
According to him, to become credible witnesses, two ingredients were required. These are sound character and a charismatic power which have been adequately provided to the missionary through the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit for effective ministry (Gal. 5:16).
“Whereas the fruit of the Holy Spirit provides the relevant godly character of the missionary (Gal. 5:22–24), the gifts of the Holy Spirit become the manifestation of his power source for the work (1 Cor. 12:4–11),” Apostle Dr Markin said.
He entreated missionaries to implore the gifts of the Holy Spirt in demonstrating the power of God in their various nations assigned. These gifts are the Gifts of Revelation or the eye (the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, and discerning of Spirits); the Gifts of Power or the Arm of God (faith, working of miracles, and gifts of healings); and the Vocal Gifts or the Mouth of God (prophecy, diverse kinds of tongues, and interpretation of tongues).
“These gifts are very powerful equipment which makes the work and function of the evangelist effective and easy,” he pointed out.
The Evangelism Director charged the clergy to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit; be filled with the Spirit, and be led by Him. He also urged them to spend more time in the presence of God through prayer in faith.
“What singles you out as a missionary is grace, and what brings you out is favour. Until then, what brings you power is faith,” he stated.