The Spirit of God manifested greatly on Thursday night resulting in many signs and miracles during the opening session of the ‘You Must Be Born Again Crusade’ taking place at the Casford Field at the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
The crusade, dubbed “UCC For Christ,” is being organised by the University of Cape Coast Protestant & Pentecostal Chaplaincy Committee (PPCC), in collaboration with the Schools Outreach Ministry (SOM) of The Church of Pentecost, as part of the 60th Anniversary celebration of the university.
Under the theme, “Jesus Is Calling” (Matthew 11:28), the crusade is scheduled to end on Sunday, September 11, 2022, where the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, will address them.
Ministering on Day One on the theme, “Jesus Is Looking For You” – Luke 19:9-10, Genesis 3:8-9, and 2 Chronicles 16:9a, the Evangelism Ministry Director of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Amos Jimmy Markin, said that when sinners find Jesus, He shows them kindness, mercy, forgives their sins and offers them eternal life.
Reading from 2 Chronicles 19:9a, Apostle Dr. Markin stated that the eyes of God are roaming throughout the universe to show Himself strong to the incapacitated, saying, “Jesus is looking for man to save him.”
He added: “You are not a product of evolution, but God created you for Himself and for His pleasure to be obedient to His Word.”
The Evangelism Director explained that when the first Adam disobeyed God and experienced death, humanity, as the seed of Adam, died from birth. He urged the students to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and saviour because He was sent by God to seek and redeem every man from the repercussions of the disobedience of Adam.
“Without hesitation, every man born a sinner is already condemned. Therefore, the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which is lost. This is the reason why God sent Jesu to the earth,” he stated.
Apostle Dr. Jimmy Markin further noted that Jesus, born of a virgin was exchanged on the cross that was meant for Barabas, the notorious criminal at that time.
“That cross was meant for Barabas (us) but He took our cross that He would give us His crown. He took our shame that He would give us His glory; took our sin that He would give us His righteousness. He took us that He would give us forgiveness of sins; took our curse that He would give us His blessings and He is seeking for you,” he posited.
He then led the congregation in a session of intensive prayers which resulted in total healing of several people who came with the issues of abdominal pains, typhoid, breathing disorders, and many others through the manifestation of the Holy Spirit.
Speakers billed for the crusade include Apostle Eric Nyamekye (Chairman, CoP), Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi (Cape Coast Area Head, CoP), Apostle Nana Yaw Agyei (Kade Area Head, CoP), Pastor Ebenezer Hagan (Youth Ministry Director, CoP), Pastor Pastor Kingsley Addai (Resident Minister of PIWC-Accra), Pastor Frank Akonnor (Resident Campus Pastor of UCC), Probationary Overseer Dr. Patrick Adonoo (PENSA International Co-ordinator), and Elder Seth Yaw Peasah (CoP El-Bethel Prayer Camp Leader, Ho).
As part of the sessions, students of the university will be taken through empowerment sessions on Financial and Leadership, led by Overseer Professor Joseph Osafo Adu (Resident Minister of Rhema Worship Centre, East Legon), Pastor Benedict Eghan (Personal Assistant to the Chairman of the CoP), and Elder Paul Kofi Mante (Head of Ecobank EDC).
Also ministering in songs are Uncle Ato, Pastor Joe Beechem, Mrs Grace Gakpetor, Elder Emma Arthur, Elder Emma Danquah, Minister Gyasi Addo Jnr. and Christiana Attafuah.
Present at the opening session were Professor Aaron Asare (Chairman of Crusade Committee, UCC), Rev. Professor Kankam Boanuh (Chairman, Chaplaincy Board, UCC), Rev. Dr. Benjamin Amoaning (Chaplain, Protestant & Pentecostal Chaplaincy), Rev. Dr. Patrick Quampah (Secretary to Chaplaincy Board, UCC), Rev. Dr. Tackie (Crusade Finance Chairman), and all Presidents of Denomination in UCC.