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CHAIRMAN CHARGES ABLAZE CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS TO AIM HIGHER
The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah has charged the youth to eschew negative tendencies such as bad communication, bad company, lust of the eye and the pride of life, all of which have the capacity to prove costly to their development and future.
Closing the four-day PENSA Ghana Conference dubbed, ABLAZE CONFERENCE 2014 with a very insightful sermon on the theme, “HERE IS NOT ENOUGH”, Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah encouraged the participants in particular and the youth in general to aim higher and rise to glorious heights in their respective endeavours in life.
Quoting from Numbers 32:1-6, he said three tribes (Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh) decided to live in the east of the Jordan River, a land they had already conquered because they considered the place good enough and in their estimation, it was pointless to cross the Jordan to the Promised Land. The Chairman bemoaned the attitude where people who can rise to the top settle for less.
As an individual with the quest for higher laurels, Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah told the participants, “if you have finished with first degree, go higher”, adding that it is high time Christians penetrated into areas of national life, which hitherto were considered “no go areas” for Christians.
According to him, areas such as politics, the judiciary, chieftaincy and others are in dire need of Christian influence, noting that participants should aim at penetrating into such areas to bring about transformation, using kingdom principles as the tools to achieve that objective.
He inspired action and threw the five-thousand capacity auditorium into a frenzy, saying, “Christianity is not just about coming to Church, singing and dancing, but it is about penetrating the dark for Christ. If politics is dirty, go there and make it clean”.
While encouraging them to aim higher, Dr. Opoku Onyinah urged the youth to control their emotions in this sex craze world by exercising mastery over sexual desires.
According to him, though Reuben was a good person, he slept with his father’s wife, resulting in the loss of his birth right.
He also pointed out that, the three men who supported Korah to oppose Moses, were also from the tribe of Reuben because they felt hurt. In the light of that, he advised the youth to be careful and refrain from supporting people with the penchant for rising against leadership, noting, “you might not know their motivation for doing that”.
According to him, although Simeon was in the same battalion as Gad and Reuben, he did not join them in their action. “You can live among evil men, but you can still resist their actions”.
Following the inspiring sermon, the International Missions Director, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo led the congregation in a time of prayer.
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