It was a moment of fervent prayer when members of the Twifo Zone in Assin Foso Area of The Church of Pentecost gathered to launch the Zonal Thursday Monthly Prayers.
The programme took place on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Asikafo Assembly church building at Twifo Praso under the chairmanship of the Area Head, Apostle Sylvester Arhin, assisted by the Pastorate in the zone.
Preaching the sermon on the theme, “Alas! What Shall We Do?” Apostle Sylvester Arhin took his Bible text from 2 Kings 6:8-15 and explained that, ‘alas’ is a cry of desperation when people find themselves in difficult situations. He said that whenever people in desperate situations call upon God, He makes ways for them.
He explained that although the king of Syria waged war against the king of Israel without any tangible reason, he could not succeed because God was with the people of Israel. He said that God sent Prophet Elisha to caution the king of Israel about all the plots of the king of Syria, and that angered the latter who decided to kill Prophet Elisha.
He continued that Elisha’s servant became terrified when he saw the soldiers, but when God opened his eyes and he saw the chariots of fire around Elisha, he took heart.
Apostle Arhin encouraged Christians to focus their attention on Jesus Christ rather than any difficult challenge they find themselves in because God will never allow such things to overpower them.
He concluded his sermon by calling on Christians to desist from vindictive prayers against their so-called enemies.
“Elisha told the king of Israel to feed the Syrian soldiers, and by so doing, there was peace in the land for many years when the soldiers told their king how hospitable the king of Israel was to them.
“In The Church of Pentecost, believers do not ask God to kill people. Treat your enemies well, and the Lord Himself will take care of them. Do not pray that God should kill your enemies, rather, leave them in the hands of God who has power over everything,” he said.
The monthly prayers come off every Thursday before the Lord’s Supper Sunday.
Report by Joseph Smiles Adu.