Apostle Daniel Owusu-Akyaw, the Konongo Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, has urged Christians to constantly put on the garment of righteousness in order to exercise authority in the Kingdom.
According to Apostle Owusu-Akyaw, righteousness must be seen as the master key in accessing the authority in the kingdom of God, stressing that, “a Christian whose life is not right with God does not have the authority in the Kingdom.”
Addressing the officers, ministers and wives in the Ashanti Bekwai Area of the church on Friday, February 25, 2022, at Manso Nkran assembly on the topic: ‟Righteousness: The Authority of the Kingdom.”
He defined Righteousness as having the right standing with God or acting in accordance with divine or moral law. He said, because of the fall of man, humanity was poisoned with the Adamic sinful nature, but God through Christ Jesus redeemed and saved those who believe in Him and imputed or clothed them with God’s righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21).
“Having been saved, we must make a conscious effort to walk in righteousness,” he said while quoting Ephesians 5: 8-9.
Apostle Owusu-Akyeaw iterated that the mark of every genuine Christian is righteousness. Reading from 1 Peter 2: 24 – 25, he said that Christians must die to self and live for righteousness because righteousness is the authority of the kingdom of God.
Using Apostle Paul and the seven sons of Sceva as a case study, he said that Paul was able to exercise authority over demons because he was wearing the garment of righteousness and was connected to the source of the Kingdom authority (Acts 16:17-18).
However, the seven sons of Sceva were overpowered by demons because they were not wearing the garment of righteousness and were not connected to the source of the Kingdom’s authority.
He concluded by saying the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1) and they exercise authority. Therefore, Christians must wear the garment of righteousness and display the kingdom’s authority in their spheres of life (Mark 16:17-18), he added.
Report by Overseer Frank Osei Tutu.