The International Missions Director of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, has challenged Ministers of the Gospel to balance charisma and character in their ministries.
He explained that charisma and its power have become the most desirous among some Christians at the expense of character, even though charisma could be faked.
“Character as a fruit of the spirit in the life of the believer is always genuine and could not be faked and thus has to be desired,” he posited, adding, “A false scale is an abomination unto the Lord. The genuine must spread in order not for the fake to trend.”
Apostle Agyemang Bekoe further explained that character formation hinged on the fruits of the spirit will guide and guard the believer. So, it was important for believers to develop character and not be afraid to operate in charisma.
Speaking on the topic, “The Personhood of the Priesthood for Moral Vision and Development” at the 2023 All Ministers Conference on Wednesday at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh near Kasoa, Apostle Agyemang Bekoe observed that some ministers by their actions and concentration focused on the workings of charisma at the expense of character.
About the use of anointing oil and the working of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life, he advised Christians to yearn for the infilling of the Holy Spirit, which places character as its core and indwells in the believer.
“If you have the anointing oil (aleiphos) in your bag, it is time to seek the fruits of the spirit (Kleos) because the ‘aleiphos’ can be counterfeited whereas the ‘kloes’ cannot,” he admonished.
The conference, which started on Tuesday, 19th, and will end on Friday, 22nd September, is on the theme: “Moral Vision and National Development: The Role of the Church.”