The Obuasi Area Head of The Church of Pentecost has enlightened all Christians on the fact that Revival is God’s special visitation to his people and also an act of the Holy Spirit.
Referring to Psalm 80:17-19, Hosea 6:1-2 and 1 Samuel 10:1-7, he said that, when a believer sins, there is a disconnection causing everything to die off; it can only be mended through revival and restoration.
Speaking to Christians at Pentecost University College during the climax of the week-long program dubbed, Prayerfest 2018, Apostle Martin Steven Appiah, emphasized that anytime revival breaks, there is danger ahead.
Touching on the keys to use to maintain one’s revival, the Obuasi Area Head, divided it to five don’ts and five dos. With reference to the five don’ts, he urged all present, not to grieve the Holy Spirt. The Holy Spirit can be grieved through the things enshrined in Ephesians 4:29-31 and Galatians 5:19-21, he stated.
“Do not lie to the Holy Spirit. In Acts 5:3-4, Ananias and his wife Sapphira lied to the Holy Spirit when they cheated God through the money they were supposed to have given to Him and the outcome was dead. Lying to the Holy Spirit is dangerous because you cannot lie to an all-knowing being”, he said this as he touched on the second don’t.
With reference to his life experience, Apostle Martin Steven Appiah, urged all not to resist the Holy Spirit because if one does, the Holy Sprit will cease coming close. This can be vividly understood in Acts 7:51, he added.
“Do not quench the Holy Spirit by cooling its fire due to a Christians unavailability to the things of the Spirit as seen in 1 Thessalonians 5:19. No matter the situation, try as much as possible not to blaspheme the Holy Spirit because that act will never be forgiven as said in Matthew 12:30-32, he further stated.
He noted that fearing God and praying daily and constantly as indicated in Proverbs 8:13, Luke 18:1 and 1 Thessalonians 5:17 respectively makes the Spirit happy.
The Obuasi Area Head concluded by advising all present to read, study, memorize and the live the word of God as well as being heavenly minded with the thoughts that this world is a passing path to the heavenly home of every Christian as well as pursuing the great commission of spreading the word of God and winning souls for the Kingdom of God with reference to Joshua 1:8, James 1:22-25, Matthew 25:1-3; 24:44-50, Mark 16:15&16, Matthew 28:19-20.
Prayerfest is an annual long week program organised by the Management of Pentecost University College in collaboration with the Chaplaincy Board of the School to help enrich the prayerful lives of the students and staff. This year’s program was under the theme, “Call onto Me and I will answer”- Jeremiah 33:3 which was from the 22nd through to the 28th of October, 2018 at the James Mckeown Auditorium of the campus. This year’s Prayerfest had speakers speaking on topics such as, “We serve a God who answers prayer”, “The Power of Agonizing Prayer”, “The Power of Solitude Prayer” and “The Holy Spirit”.
Present at the service were the Rector of the Institution, Apostle Daniel Okyere Walker, the Vice Rector, Eld. Prof. Omane Antwi, Senior Management, the Chaplain, Pastor Nelson Adu, Pastor Joshua Ennin and Pastor Maxwell Agyiri of Obuasi Area, Staff and students of Pentecost University College.
Story by Sallah Eunice Ayorkor