The Resident Minister of Pentecost International Worship Centre, Nkawkaw (PIWC-Nkawkaw), Pastor Benjamin Asare, has emphasised that the Blood of Jesus has granted believers unresstricted access to God.
Pastor Asare said this in a sermon titled: “Resurrection, Reconciliation and Repositioning” which he delivered yesterday during the Resurrection Sunday service to climax this year’s Easter Convention.
Drawing from passages in 1 Corinthians 15, Matthew 28:6, Hebrews 5:7, among others, Pastor Asare stated that the death of Christ was incredibly agonising to the point where Jesus hesitated and did not want to proceed. However, God strengthened Him to continue with the vicarious death because of His love for humankind.
Pastor Asare highlighted that the death of Christ and the consequent tearing of the curtains of the Holy of Holies have great implications for all Christians because it has granted them full access to God.
He further explained that since it took a great sacrifice to reconcile mankind to God, Christians should take advantage of the grace made available to them by remaining in Christ.
According to him, in Christ, they have victory over principalities and powers, the power to heal, and divine wealth. Moreover, God has entrusted them with the ministry of reconciliation to lead others to His saving knowledge.
Pastor Asare encouraged Christians to have a change in mindset and reposition themselves in the Lord for maximum impact, saying: “We need a crop of Christians, like Job, who God can bet on.”
He stated that Christians need to rededicate themselves to the cause of Christ and trust that, through the cross, God has granted them all the resources they need to impact their surroundings positively.
“We are God’s ambassadors, His distribution channel and a conduit through which others will come to know Christ. As a Christian, wherever you find yourself, know that God is making His appeal to the world through you,” he said.