The Aflao Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Michael Agyen Brefo, has encouraged Christians who are struggling in life to remain steadfast in the Lord no matter the situation they find themselves in.
According to the Area Head, the workings of God might seem invisible but in the fullest of time, His works and goodwill toward His people shall be revealed.
Apostle Agyen Brefo said this recently during the Area Women’s Ministry Joint Service held at Shekinah Temple, Aflao as part of the Area’s 40 Days Rehoboth Fasting and Prayer programme. Also in attendance were the Area Head’s wife, Mrs Ophelia Brefo, and some District Ministers and their wives.
Speaking to the topic, “From slavery to palace,” with scripture reference from Esther 2:4-9,Apostle Brefoindicated that God’s providential care comes at the right time and in His own way. He added that even though God’s name was never mentioned in the Book of Esther, God still worked behind the scenes and revealed His glory.
He stated that Esther, whose Hebrew name was Hadassah, was a slave girl whose parents had died and was in the care of her uncle, Mordecai. Even though her name was changed to Esther (in Chaldean), God still changed her destiny and fulfilled His purposes in her life, saying, “As an orphan, slave and alien, she was limited by name, background, economic situation and class, but she became the queen of Persia because of God’s favour.”
He added: “Our struggles and our past don’t determine our future. What determines our future are the promises of God and His word.
“No amount of limitation can stop the deposit of God in you; it doesn’t matter the names and perceptions of people concerning your life. Once you determine in your mind that your past or background is not a prophecy to your future but is in the hand of God, you shall surely succeed.”
Referencing Psalm 84:11-12 and Ephesians 3:20, he added that God can do exceedingly and abundantly above all that believers can think of.
To him, the most important thing Christians should do is to yearn for favour from above. Unfortunately, he said, many Christians belittle God by doubting His capabilities.
“Our God is a game-changer and a life-transforming God. He is able to do for His people things their eyes have not seen or heard with their ears or things that have not come into their minds (1 Corinthians 2:9-10),” he said.
He added: “The more a Christian prays, the more he gets closer to his destiny.”
Apostle Michael Agyen Brefo prayed that God who is the lifter of the head of the downcast will surprise His people by lifting them to higher grounds.
The atmosphere at the service was euphoric due to the presence of the Holy Spirit and His workings among His people during the word ministration and prayer. Participants were visibly touched by the power of God.
Report by Pastor Francis Lamptey, Aflao Area Reporter.