Sunday 7th of June 2020 was another beautiful Sunday for many members who are still locked down in their homes due to the pandemic in Nigeria. The divine service conducted by Lead Apostle Ohene-Saffo (Ghana) via YouTube, helped many brethren to have a deep understanding of the words of the Trinitarian benediction which are popularly used in Nigeria. Schools, religious gathering and especially our church use these words almost on a daily basis.
The service was based on the bible text in 2 Corinthians 13:14: ‘The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.’
The Lead Apostle said: “Apostle Paul extended his greetings to the children of God at Corinth and pronounced this benediction on them. As Christians, this benediction which we always proclaim at the end of every divine service is very crucial to our life of faith. For us to activate it, we must believe in Jesus Christ, His death, resurrection and promise of His return to take us home.”
The Love of God
Despite the disobedience of Man, God sent His Son as atonement for our sins. Jesus came to take away the curse on Man, which was established in the Garden of Eden. Through His death and resurrection, we have hope of eternal life.
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
The grace of God has been established for us all through His Son, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Those that believe in Him will partake in this grace. He has also forgiven our sins through His grace. This made it possible for us to receive absolution and forgiveness of sins through the living Apostles of Jesus Christ. We also partake in Holy Communion, which is the body and blood of Jesus Christ. This is a prerequisite to partake in God's grace.
The Communion of the Holy Spirit
The communion of the Holy Spirit is what binds us together. The Holy Spirit teaches us all things so that we will not go astray from the doctrine of Christ. The fellowship with the Holy Spirit is the same as of old and has not changed. It will remain with us until Jesus comes to take us home. We should not allow the circumstances of life to take us away from this great fellowship.
Let us remain focused and willing to wait for the coming of the Lord, the first resurrection and promise of Jesus Christ to take us home. We have hope that He will come, so we must not forget the grace and love of God and allow the communion of the Holy Spirit to rest within us all day.
The Lead Apostle was assisted by Apostle Richard Osei Senyo from Volta region.