The Calvary Charismatic Center (CCC), a Kumasi based charismatic church would from this Thursday and Friday as well as Saturday, play host to Dr Mensa Otabil, General Overseer of International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) as the latter visits to begin a spiritual empowerment program dubbed the ‘Start Well Conference’’.
Addressing the media in Kumasi on Tuesday, Reverend Ransford Obeng, General Overseer of CCC and Conference Host said ‘’CCC will for these three days welcome God’s Servant who is a good communicator of the word of God that has the potential to prepare us for the year and beyond’’.
Reverend Obeng said for almost three decades CCC invites the ICGC leader to deliver the word of God to CCC congregants and others so that it can prepare them to start every new year well and help the end the same well.
‘’I am using this opportunity to invite every person living within and outside the Kumasi metropolis to visit CCC and listen to Dr Mensa Otabil to declare to us the word in season for us to prepare or start the year well so that we can have a good ending in 2024’’, Rev Obeng appealed.
Reverend Obeng reminded Ghanaians that 2024 was an election and year, adding that they should be watchful that they do not play a part in anything that would mar the peace in Ghana.
He asked stakeholders in Ghana’s election particularly the various political parties and the Electoral Commission to undertake deliberations that would help to smoothen the processes leading up to the December 7 polls.
Reverend Obeng specifically appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC) to discuss and implement measures that would ensure free, credible and transparent elections.
‘’In football the referee can influence the outcome of the game and get a team frustrated when he or she is not fair, so in a similar way I know the Electoral Commission has a bigger role to ensure the peaceful conduct of the upcoming polls and so I appeal to the Commission to dialogues with the political parties and civil society groups so that they can collectively create an equal playing field for parties contesting in the December 7 polls’’, the CCC leader stressed.
The CCC General Overseer alerted fellow Pastors to be watchful of the season the country has entered into and act according to the dictates of their offices by being unbiased in their sermons.
He said God gives prophecies to his people but not all things are to be said in the pulpit since some are for the consumption of the Pastors alone.
He noted that the temptation to say things in the favor of one political party from the rest was high but urged Pastors to weigh the consequences because their congregations are a mixed breed of people who may belong to different political parties.
‘’We know God has given us gifts of seeing things in the spiritual realm but to preserve the peace of the country even if you know the winner of the upcoming elections keep it to yourself or at worst to your inner circle and pray about it rather than seeking to publicise it to the chagrin of others who will not see any good in that prophecy’’, Rev Obeng stressed.
Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie,