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10.04.2009 Religion

Disobedience to God’s word causing untold hardships

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The Reverend Dr. Peter Ohene Kyei, Rector of the Pentecost University College, on Friday, said the world was currently experiencing terrible times economically, socially and spiritually because people have refused to forgive each other, are impatient and disobedient to God's word.

He cited the upsurge of wars in various countries, the economic crunch and demonic attacks on individuals as signs of the fruits of disobedience on the part of human beings and said it was for these reasons why Jesus Christ died for humankind; therefore Easter marked an important occasion for sober reflection in the lives of all Christians.

Rev. Dr Kyei, who was delivering the Good Friday sermon at the Atomic branch of the Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC), also admonished Christians to desist from acts of pleasing and satisfying the desires of men, as Pontius Pilate did in the Bible, during the trial of Jesus Christ.

He said it was very common for most believers to resort to pleasing human beings rather than God so as to save a situation or to gain popularity.

He said though Pontius Pilate found Jesus Christ innocent during his trial and should have released him, he chose to satisfy the desire and demand of the crowd out of fear.

He urged Christians to believe in and make good use of the death and resurrection power that Jesus released to all believers to be forgiven their sins and be released from their oppressions.

Rev. Dr Kyei said there was no other name or blood in heaven or on earth that could match the blood that Jesus Christ shared on the cross.

He prayed that Ghana and her leadership would acknowledge the power of God and the power in the blood of Jesus Christ as the only power that was capable of atoning for the sins of her people.

He said Ghanaians should obey God through His Biblical instructions to ensure that the country regain its lost dignity to promote development.

“It is not enough for believers to know about and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but we must use this power to invoke good things in both our lives and in the lives of others. We must learn to forgive each other, pray, for one another and believe in God's word,” he said.

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