A first time journey through land and water for Lead Apostle Ohene-Saffo, only gave him so much joy on seeing the faithful gathering at Abordeka in the Afram Plains district of the Nkawkaw Apostle working area. There, 4 congregations had gathered to receive the Lead Apostle, as he shared the grace and blessing of fellowship in a united divine service. This happened on the 15th February 2020.
The text word was taken from Ephesians 6:24, ‘Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.’
A message of the grace of our Lord, our love for Jesus and blessings from God was shared with the faithful who had gathered in an open space.
Grace to the loving and sincere in Christ. The Lead Apostle explained: “Grace is established for those love the Lord in sincerity.”
To love the Lord sincerely, we must listen, obey and act on His words. We must accept and understand the doctrine of Jesus Christ, and live by His teachings. In doing so, we worship God not only in words, but with our lives.
Many worship God conditionally and for beneficial reasons, but those who worship Him truly from their hearts remain in His grace forever.
Grace through the Apostles’ ministry. “Grace is for those who follow the Apostles” he continued. The acceptance of the Apostles’ ministry as truly mandated by Jesus to preach and teach the gospels as well as forgive sins in His name brings grace to any individual.
Through the Apostles’ ministry we are invited for a purpose; to inherit the kingdom of God. The Lord Jesus gave grace to the Apostles’ ministry as referenced in John 17:9, 20; when He prayed for the Apostles and all those who believed in Him through the word of the Apostles.
Grace, not blessings, gives salvation. The Lead Apostle explained that blessings from God can be received by anyone, just as the rains fall for everyone and the sun shines on everyone. However, blessings cannot grant us salvation.
As mentioned by Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:10, the grace of our Lord Jesus facilitates our goal towards salvation. Without His grace, we cannot enter the kingdom of God. Indeed, many are called to worship, but few will be chosen.
Lead Apostle Ohene-Saffo concluded: “The grace of our Lord Jesus is for all. Those who have it, will not be judged be law. We shall be blameless.”
Apostle Boakye and District Elder Arhin (Accra West district) assisted the Lead Apostle.