Lead Apostle Samuel Oppong-Brenya’s first visit in this new year to the Kumasi Apostle area was on 14th and 15th January 2023. On Friday, he held a meeting with all Rectors and Choir masters and on Saturday he officiated the holy matrimony between Sister Dorothea Opoku and brother James Opoku Agyemang.
The bible passage for the wedding was read from Proverb 31: 30, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”
The Apostle was thankful to God for the couple and described the marriage couple as gifts to each other. He prayed also for the Lord to help all the singles to find suitable partners. True love borne out of the word of God must be the foundation of marriage and the absence of love does not augur well for a successful marriage”. “It is profitable to remain single and be married to Christ and remain in the faith than to marry a person who does not fear the Lord”.
Sacrifice for each other
The Lead Apostle admonished the couples to sacrifice for each other and carry each other’s burden. “Let the true love of God that the Lord requires between couples dwell among you. Can each of you sacrifice for each other when the other is handicapped?”, Apostle asked rhetorically.
He advised them that a good character is much more precious in marriage than a physical beauty which fades with time.
Let the fear of the Lord guide you!
“Remember how you were brought up in the New Apostolic faith and let that fear of the Lord abide in you. No woman can please the Lord if she does not fear the Lord”. The Apostle said “As the husband is the head of the family so is the woman the heart that controls the family”. He admonished them to help support each other as each of them is a gift to the other. “A woman who fears the Lord is wise and attracts the blessings of the Lord.”
“Be exemplary in your marriage to the glory of God so that others can learn from you. May the blessings of the Lord accompany you.” Lead Apostle concluded.
In attendance were Apostles Amos Osei-Du (Kumasi), Benjamin Darko (Dunkwa), Robert Asampong (Koforidua) and Moses Otchere Ayarkwa (Sunyani).