I wish all you a happy Christmas! The Lord has been gracious to us as a nation. We prayed concerning the challenges that we were encountering in the world and especially on the African continent and Ghana.
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and Cholera in Ghana was a great concern. The Lord has been merciful and the situation has improved. Like the prophetess Anna, we need to give Him thanks and also use the occasion of Christmas to declare His glory, for indeed, the Lord has been good to us.
The celebration of Christmas reminds us of the coming of our Lord Jesus and what he came to do for humanity. Christmas must remind us always to declare the good works of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Second Coming. My focus this Christmas is on the role Anna played during the dedication of Jesus.
Indeed, the Lord preserved her to do His will. Her duty was to speak about Jesus and what He means to the world. Anna began this by representing all women at the dedication of Jesus at the temple.
What Anna might have declared prophetically included the fact that Jesus is love. He came purposely to give people freedom, and set them free from sin. He accomplished these through his personal ministry and death.
In His ministry He healed the sick, brought the rejected home, set the oppressed free, and did good to all He encountered. Anna prophetically said Jesus was the one who had come to redeem humanity from their suffering. During this Christmas, may you be an Anna by doing good to others and also telling people about the forgiveness that Jesus has brought to the world. Moreover, you must accept what Jesus has brought to the world, salvation, by acknowledging Him as your personal saviour.
OPOKU ONYINAH (APOSTLE DR.)
CHAIRMAN, THE CHURCH OF PENTECOST
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