The Dansoman Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Prophet Ebenezer Kofi Appiah, has called on Christians to strive to live holy life in their walk with God.
Prophet Appiah said this while speaking on Day-2 of the 2021 Ministers’ and Wives Conference (Greater Accra Regional Session) underway at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa.
Delivering the sermon on the topic, “A Church Called To A Holy Living,” based on Ephesians 2:12-13, Prophet Appiah noted that the word ‘Church’ signifies a people who are called out to belong to God. This, he said, means that the church (Christians) must separate themselves from the mundane things of the world and present themselves as a living sacrifice that is holy and pleasing to the Lord.
Prophet Appiah explained that God is holy, therefore, when God calls a person, He expects the person to separate himself from his old life and walk in holiness.
“Throughout the Bible, whoever God chose to use were people who separated themselves and set themselves apart for Him; Abraham, Noah, Moses, Esther, and Job, were all people who walked in holiness. Since God is holy, He can only have a relationship with holy people,” he stressed.
Reading from 1 Peter 2:9, he revealed that “God has delivered us from the kingdom of darkness and brought us into the Kingdom of Light. The kingdom of darkness is a place of sin and death, where man is depraved and walks in destruction, not knowing that what they are doing is sinful and detrimental to their soul.”
He added: “When a person lives in darkness he doesn’t know the difference between what is right and wrong, that is why many people who are living ungodly lives defend themselves and fight against anyone who tries to tell them otherwise. This is because their minds have been corrupted and hindered from knowing the truth.”
Prophet Appiah further expounded that believers have no choice than to live in holiness. “Therefore, if you do not tell a lie or commit adultery alone doesn’t make you holy, rather it is a complete lifestyle of doing what is pleasing to God,” he stated.
He, however, indicated that some people believe that they become holy at conversion, thus at the time they accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. “This is erroneous because holiness is a constant effort to make a daily walk in purity,” he said.
Prophet Ebenezer Kofi Appiah concluded by saying that “holiness is the core of Christianity. The God we serve is holy and if we are to have a relationship with Him, we must walk in holiness.”