Next on Lead Apostle Benjamin Ohene-Saffo’s itinerary was Kpetoe, a town in the Volta South Apostle Area best known for its Kente (handwoven cloth strips of silk and cotton) and related activities. It is also the Kente hub of the Volta Region. The Lead Apostle conducted a Divine Service on Sunday 7th February, 2021. He was in the company of the Area Apostle, Apostle Anthony Kauda and guest Apostle Richard Osei.
The Divine Service was based on Matthew 5:3, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
To be a Christian and a child of God
The Lead Apostle lamented about the perception by many other Christians who mostly believe Christianity is about acquiring earthly possessions and riches. The leader admonished: “if you are that kind of a Christian, then you are not a child of God. The Church is not for riches”.
He explained: “A child of God seeks the wellbeing of his neighbour, pray for their shortcomings and makes sacrifices for them. We are children of God and we have a duty to remain. We did not become Christians to be rich nor lord over others. A Christian and a child of God is the ‘salt of the earth’ and ‘light of the world’”.
The Poor in Spirit
“Generally, to be poor means someone who is underprivileged, who does not have anything. But to be poor in spirit means someone who is humble in heart, recognises his need for God and seeks to have more of Him; in His wisdom, His words and His grace” said the Lead Apostle.
This attitude will open us up to the inheritance of the Kingdom of God. Our proud and earthly nature will hinder us from seeking God and inheriting our Heavenly Father. We stand firm in our hearts, continually seek the fruits of the Spirit and live in the freedom of Jesus Christ.
Prior to the Divine Service, the Lead Apostle held a Meeting for District Ministers from the Volta South and Volta Central Apostle areas in Agotorme. During the meeting, he shared statistics and the performance of the two Apostle areas. He then encouraged the ministers to have trust in God, for the Lord will always be with them no matter the condition they may find themselves.