The President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has called on church leaders to deliberately return to the biblical foundation Christ laid to build his church.
Speaking at the Supernatural Empowerment Summit (SES) hosted by Archbishop Charles Agyin Asare, the General Overseer of Perez Chapel, on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the Perez Dome at Dzorwulu in Accra, on the topic: “What Must We Do To Do The Works God Requires” (John 6:27), Apostle Nyamekye explained that the profound gift Jesus bestowed upon his followers was not the physical bread but rather the promise of eternal life that God offered.
He highlighted the contrast between the Jews, who lacked the patience to believe and seek revelational knowledge from God, and the Apostles, who embraced the teachings of Christ.
According to Apostle Nyamekye, who doubles as the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, the crucial mission of the Great Commission is to make disciples, proclaim the Word of God, convert souls, baptise them, and instruct them to spread the gospel to others.
“Unfortunately, many people today are drawn to Jesus solely for worldly benefits such as marriages, wealth, and material provisions, disregarding the significance of eternal life,”
Apostle Nyamekye stated, emphasising the need to shift focus from temporary benefits to the ultimate reward of eternal life that Jesus offers.
Citing Ephesians 4:17-21, he noted that the world has become desensitised to spirituality, indulging in impurity and greed. He underscored that believers in Jesus Christ are called to perform good works and works of God, while the work assigned to unbelievers is to believe in Jesus and experience his power for salvation.
He admonished against prioritising the benefits of the gospel over the essence of the gospel itself, urging church leaders to build strong churches rooted in faith rather than fear.
He reemphasised that the greatest manifestation of God’s work in believers is transforming individuals into saints, freed from the bondage of unrighteousness.
Apostle Nyamekye reminded church leaders of their responsibility to be witnesses of Jesus, defending his name as the Saviour of the world.
He encouraged the church to demonstrate through transformed lives that Jesus is indeed the Lord and Saviour, as it aligns with God’s eternal purpose for the church.
The President of GPCC urged church leaders and believers to consciously realign themselves with the biblical principles laid by Christ in order to build strong churches that truly reflect his teachings.