The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has noted that salvation is not the preserve of particular group of people but anyone who believes the Gospel message of the Lord Jesus Christ.
“An exodus continues today; an exodus from sin and death through Christ’s death and the power of His resurrection that is why the voice of Isaiah is still sounding ‘Who has believed our report?’. Anyone who believes this message shall be saved,” he stressed.
Apostle Nyamekye said this on Sunday, October 11, 2020, in a weekly televised service on Pent TV dubbed ‘Sunday Special Evening Service With The Chairman’ as part of his series on The Nature of the Flock.
In a sermon on the topic: “Who Has Believed Our Message?”, the Chairman recounted the role Jesus played in the redemption of humankind. According to him, the whole Scripture is the report of the redemption of humankind from the dominion of sin.
“Within this report is a message, the redemption story, the gospel, the truth, the death and resurrection of Christ,” he said, adding, “Within the stories of the Bible, God has set eternity within it.”
Reading from Isaiah 53:1, Apostle Nyamekye revealed that the arm of God is the power of God in action and that whoever believes this message shall benefit from the hand of God that is stretched again which, he noted, is the second exodus.
He explained that unlike the first exodus which focused only on the deliverance of the Israelites, the second exodus is for the deliverance of all nations (Isaiah 52: 10-12).
“The first was for deliverance from the paws of Pharaoh and Egyptian slavery but this second one is for the deliverance from sin and death through Christ’s death and power of His resurrection. In the first exodus, they had to rush out but this second exodus, there is newness of God’s plan – no more in a hurry because God will go ahead of them and also be their rear guard,” he said.
Citing the Ethiopian Eunuch, an African, who was saved and baptized immediately after believing the report in Isaiah 53:7-8, the Chairman said that in this second exodus there is no barrier or impediment to the salvation of those who believe in the gospel.
He noted that the message in the report was prophesied by Isaiah (Isaiah 52:7; 53:1-12) which talks about the Messiah’s exaltation, humiliation and exaltation and those prophecies have been perfectly fulfilled by the Lord Jesus with much reference being made to it in the New Testament.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye also took viewers through many instances in the Bible (Jeremiah 23:5; Isaiah 11:3-16; Zechariah 3:8-10, 6:12, 15; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 11:17-19; Philippians 2:5-10) where Jesus Christ is described as ‘Branch’ which strayed and swayed to save mankind from their sins.
“All of us have strayed but He was punished as if He has strayed too. We strayed form the path of God and He had to stray to redeem us. It is on this scripture that the prophets called Him as Branch. He strayed to bring us in. He came to seek and save that which was lost. He swayed to graft us in.
We, who were far off, because of Christ who went out of His way have been brought near through the cross. We have been adopted into the family of God. Branches were broken off so that we could be grafted in.
Who has believed our report and upon whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed. If you believe this report you will be saved. Every portion of this report is true and authentic,” he stated.