Apostle Mike Kwame Etrue, the Kaneshie Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, has asserted that the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the fulcrum around which the faith of Christians is built.
Speaking at the Abeka Zone Easter Convention held at Cosmos School Park, Abeka on Good Friday on the topic, “That I May Know Him And The Power Of His Resurrection” (Philippians 3:8-11), he stressed that the resurrection is the fulcrum of everything about Christianity.
Apostle Mike Etrue, who is also a Member of the Executive Council of the church, admonished believers to know the power behind the resurrection of Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:17-22). He mentioned that the resurrection is God’s exceeding great power which He used to validate the redemption of believers through Christ Jesus.
According to him, the resurrection is the power living in believers by which God preserves them from evil and destruction.
He stated: “The resurrection is the power that will be employed in our glorification. God has promised a glory awaiting those who serve Him faithfully. That glorification will be accomplished by this power.
“It is the power of an indestructible life. The resurrection power is released by the immortalized life in God which wells up in Christ and fills everyone who believes. If any man believes in Jesus, this indestructible life will release its power for the daily life of power and joy.”
He continued: “It is that power that shatters all the powers of hell. All the powers of hell had stood against the body coming out of the tomb. But on the third day, these compendiums of evil and dark forces were shattered to pieces by the exerting of the resurrection power in raising Christ Jesus.”
He added that the resurrection power sets Christ Jesus in a far more superior position, saying, “He is seated far above all principalities and power and might and dominion,andevery name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. The Lord Jesus is superior to every ruler or authority, human or angelic, now and forever.”
He disclosed that in the heavenly places, there are different ranks of angelic beings, some evil and some good, who have different degrees of power. Some, for instance, he said, might correspond to our human offices of president, governor, mayor, etc. No matter how great their rule, authority, power, and dominion might be, Christ is far above them. And this is true not only in the age in which we live but also in the coming age, he stated.
“It is that power by which God has put all created things under His feet. This signifies universal dominion, not only over men and angels but over all the rest of His creation, animate and inanimate,” he indicated.
Apostle Mike Etrue indicated that the writer of Hebrews reminds believers that they do not see all things put under Christ (Heb. 2:8), though universal dominion belongs to Christ, He does not exercise it as yet.
He further explained that men, for instance, still rebel against Christ and deny Him. “But God has decreed that His Son will yet wield the scepter of universal dominion, and it is as certain as if it were a present reality,” he stressed.
Report by Michael Asante, Kaneshie.