40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION THANKSGIVING SERVICE
SUNDAY, 27TH OCTOBER, 2013
THEME: BEHOLD THE KING OF GLORY (REV. 1:4-9)
O people of God, Behold the King of Glory, King Jesus, King of kings, Lord of lords.
“John to the seven churches which are in Asia:
Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come;
and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne;
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead,
and the prince of the kings of the earth.
Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood,
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father;
to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Behold, he cometh with clouds;
and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him:
and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him.
Even so, Amen.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending,
saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
I John, who also am your brother,
and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ,
was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God,
and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
(Rev. 1:4-9 KJV)
Please, shall we all stand to salute, worship and bless the King of Glory, King Jesus Christ.
Beloved people gathered at this Holy assembly of Church, Nation and People at this HOLY GATHERING UNTO GOD,
Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, Head of the Church, Redeemer, King, Lord and Governor of Blessed, Chosen and Redeemed nation and people of Ghana. He is the KING of GLORY over Ghana.
Fellow citizens of the Kingdom of God and friends of Ghana, PEACE BE UNTO YOU!
I stand here on behalf of the Elders in Council and Ministers of Ghana Evangelical Society, Soldiers of the Cross, The Lord’s End-Time Kingdom Army and as well as on behalf of the Holy Angels who have fought battles with us in the GES 40 years mission and on my own personal behalf, TO THANK THE CHURCH, NATION and PEOPLE of GHANA, represented by the Holy Vessels assembled at this Holy Gathering unto God on this blessed occasion of GES 40th Anniversary Celebration Thanksgiving Service.
We have been gathered here by the Lord God Jehovah Himself for a Holy and Blessed Historic Encounter and Table with Him. The GES 40th Anniversary Celebration has been described by the Lord our God to be a celebration of He Jehovah God of the Triune God of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is they together that ushered in creation and caused the emergence of angels, spirits and men and determined the nature and boundaries of the earth, creation and all that dwell thereon.
It is the Lord God Jehovah Himself who described the significance of and gave the green light for the special celebration of Himself to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Ghana Evangelical Society (GES). Amen!
According to the Lord, the GES 40th Anniversary stands similar in significance to the 40 year Mosaic Redemption of Israel Mission and journey to the Promised Land. GES, as we may be aware has been engaged in the past 40 years with the combined Mosaic Redemption Mission and the Christ (Messianic) Redemption, Government and Kingdom Mission in the country, with a view of extending same to the rest of Africa so to turn the people of Africa unto Him Jehovah and make her AFRICA MY PEOPLE. That will place Africa on the same standing with Israel unto Him (Is. 19).
We have a new Ghana ready for show, model and gateway for the rest of Africa.
It is here that there is special mention of Bro. Enoch Immanuel Amanor Agbozo tasked personally by the Father to serve as Moses for the Ghana Redemption and Reconstruction Mission to make her a Nation and People for He God’s own Inheritance and Kingdom Glory in Africa and the world.
In the Father’s view, Bro. Enoch Agbozo is Moses for Ghana/Africa. In the Christ Jesus’ scheme, Bro. Enoch Agbozo is a an Apostle-Prophet for the Christ (Messianic) Redemption and Kingdom Mission blowing the trumpet preparing the way for His Second Coming. It may be seen why the Triune God have treated the works of Bro. Enoch Immanuel Amanor Agbozo with special attention, grace and mention in the GES Church-Ghana-Mission Story.
The gathering at this 40th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service is intended by the Lord therefore to bring together the GES Foundation Members and all members through the 40years period who have borne the mission burden, the challenges involved, and undertook works to this day and hour of Divine Glory and Joy of Mission Accomplished.
Ghana has reached the heavenly ordained ordered and worked out Promised Land. Hallelujah!
May we all together shout
a) HURRAY, Glory to God, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
b) HURRAY, Blessing, Honour and Glory to Jesus, The Lamb of God, King of Glory.
My task at this Holy Gathering unto God is to lead grateful hearts in singing songs of praise, adoration and thanksgiving to the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, King of Glory with unction from the Holy Spirit. In the book of Revelation, the song to the King of Glory is shown in chap. Five verse Nine
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred,
and tongue, and people, and nation;”
“And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.”(verse 13)
This Holy Gathering is to THANK and BLESS JEHOVAH GOD, the Father, the Son, Master and Lord and the Holy Spirit first for the grace of vision, calling, power, authority and accompaniment with Divine graces and presence for SERVICE UNTO GOD and MAN, CHURCH, NATION and PEOPLE and second, for THE GREAT WORKS DONE BY JESUS CHRIST with the REDEMPTION, REBUILDING and ESTABLISHMENT of GHANA UNDER HIM. Let us with gladsome hearts celebrate and bless the Triune God for the singular honour and blessedness in High Calling in the combined Mosaic and Christ Mission towards our country, church, government and nation to lay down foundation, spirit and path for the redemption and restoration of glory to Africa.
BLESSED BE ALL for presence, participation and contribution however, small or great to the Ghana Redemption Mission. Hallelujah!
THE GES MISSION AND GHANA
Beloved, the GES Mission in Ghana was strictly according to the vision of God for our country. This came through revelation, commandment, instruction and direction from the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ undertaken through obedient and faithful walk and work with the Holy Spirit. Nothing is done at GES outside Direct Divine Instruction, Direction and Unction of the Holy Spirit.
The mission was undertaken as a whole in three major realms:
A. CHURCH BUILDING MISSION (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; Eph. 4: 11-16, Haggai, Ezra)
Evangelism, Revival, Rebuilding and Promotion of Unity in the Church Body in Ghana; the goal – enlisting, discipling, building, equipping, raising and mobilizing a vibrant, vigilant, offensive and triumphant church, as well as raising righteous, faithful and loyal citizens for church, state, nation and people. Such citizenry are plants and seeds of God for building a Christian, Righteous and Godly nation and people for God’s inheritance and Kingdom Order for His praise and glory in Africa.
The mission gave rise along the way to the emergence of the Evangelical-Pentecostal-Charismatic Church and the now rather explosive charismatic movement.
B. NATION BUILDING MISSION (Is. 62:1-10; 2nd Cor. 5: 17-21; Is. 61: 1-6; Nehemiah)
The Reconciliation, Deliverance, Setting Free, Redemption and Rebuilding of nation and people under God through faith in Christ, the Christian Faith, the Church and the Knowledge, Honour and Worship and Service of God.
The mission paved way for the Christian Faith and the Church to rise to heights, leading to broad national acceptance, adoption and dominance of the Christian Faith in the nation. The Faith, the Church and Church People, i.e. the Flock and Saints of Jesus Christ in the land have now risen with consciousness about national affairs and have become active in politics, economic ventures, business and professions and social action in the building, development and governance of the nation in the knowledge of God. This is a golden heritage that must be handled with understanding and singular care and Divine zeal by the Church.
To be sure, this was not the case in the Nkrumah, Busia and Military eras. Indeed, the reconciliation, redemption and nation building mission was prompted by the Nkrumah atheistic-scientific-socialist idolatorous Pan-African adventurism for the building, establishment, governance and satan-man reign and rule of Ghana/Africa.
The critical issue chosen Ghana has faced since Independence is the need for a leader(s) sound in Christ, and the Knowledge and Worship of God, knowledgeable, capable and committed to God in political and social order and government for economic and social advancement and progress for the praise and honour of God. So far, politicians and governments of Ghana have shied away from God, the knowledge and honour of Him in national affairs.
The philosophical, ideological and social constructs by governments have on the whole rejected the Divine Path of Glory for the nation.
Meanwhile, the Christian Faith has risen to heights and broad national acceptance, adoption and dominance in the nation. God has risen to honour and glory in the spirit, mind and affairs of the people of Ghana. This has brought joy to God leading to the marriage and a new name for Ghana as Beulah Land.
C. THE KINGDOM BUILDING MISSION
The Society has been very occupied between 1984 and 1995 and through that to the Church Body with the God Kingdom Glory in Ghana Mission in the nation. The goal has been to overthrow the satan-man kingdom order and reign, rule of Ghana and control for take-over by Christ and establishment of country under the Kingdom of God, His reign and rule of the country.
The Mosaic Mission and particularly the Christ (Messianic) Redemption and Kingdom Mission has been the banner under which GES went out to fight battles against spirits and men, principalities and powers and governments. GES was engaged in battles with spiritual and religious, political, economic, social and cultural arrangements under satan, the gods and men, witches, wizards and fetish priests and a whole array of satan agents, the evil and wicked, the unrighteous, unjust and iniquitous and oppressive in the nation. The truth, blood, name and Gospel of Jesus Christ and prayer are the principal weapons of war.
These battles helped to raise and equip soldiers of the cross and warriors for GES to become The LORD’S END-TIME KINGDOM ARMY and GOD’S WATCHMAN for Ghana and to some extent Africa and the world.
The Lord declared VICTORY in the Kingdom mission in 1995. GES, CHURCH and NATION celebrated MISSION ACCOMPLISHED October, 2005.
This is the GES 40 Year Story. The combined effect of the GES Mosaic and Christ Redemption Missions has been to create A New Church, A New People and A New Nation under God. The Ghana under the satan and Nkrumah atheistic scientific socialist dictatorship and oppression has been delivered, set free, redeemed and established as A PEOPLE BLESSED and MADE HOLY UNTO GOD. Military regimentation and dictatorship is no more. This has given rise by definition of a completely NEW NATION. THANKS BE TO GOD.
We are blessed to declare again to-day that It is the GES catalystic role in Church Mission in the three realms of Church Building, Nation Building and Kingdom Building and her passion as an Army and Watchman of God in national affairs that have turned Ghana into a Christian nation, Beulah Land, God Kingdom Glory State and Star of Africa. Ghana is now a shining Divine Light on the spiritual and kingdoms horizons before God, spirits and among the comity of nations in the world.
GES went forth to deliver, redeem, rebuild and establish a new church, a new people of faith, hope and worship of God only, and a new nation after Christ Jesus for God, Nation and People.
This is the GES 40 year mission story the Lord has asked us to gather and celebrate with Him for His glory.
From and out of GES combined Mosaic Redemption and Christ (Messianic) Redemption and Kingdom Missions God the Father has found, created and established Ghana anew as Nation and People for His Inheritance and Kingdom Glory on earth, in Africa, and in a world beset with darkness and death, confusion and chaos, wars and rumours of wars, condemnation, suffering and pain, desolation and hopelessness.
Ghana has become an island in a vast sea of turbulence and an oasis of peace in a tumultuous confused, violence and war-torn Africa and world. (Consider the challenge posed by the recent bungled 2012 General Elections and equally unclear and confusing Supreme Court decision on the election petition. It is God who held the nation intact and compact together.) In this regard, we recongnise the height of love of nation and people and loyalty displayed by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. That is high quality Jesus type sacrificial love in service of God and people.
The truth however is that it is much a travail by the PRAYING and TRAVAILING CHURCH in Ghana embodying travail by the Lord’s End-Time Kingdom Army and Watchman over the nation at GES and the vigilant and faithful church that lifted up Divine hand upon the nation. The Lord’s Army in the land have consistently stood in the gap to hold the country compact together in peace, stability and hope. God has His own way of fighting His battles.
It is significant to note that the GES 40-year mission story has created DIVINE HERITAGE of CHURCH and FAITH of foundational rock, backbone and spiritual mighty force of political, economic and social significance for the building and establishment of peace, stability and security, development, progress, prosperity and hope for people and nation. Without the majority of Christians established in truth, peace, righteousness and goodwill in the knowledge and fear of God, without their confidence and patience in hope in God, Ghana would not have had any meaningful progress satisfying and fulfilling to the expectations of nation and people, and thus governments. What a shame some politicians are making mockery of God in the land.
The salient truth nevertheless is that THE CHURCH and THE FAITH constitute a firm solid foundation rock and basis of HOPE of GLORY for GHANA. They have turned Ghana into A DIVINE HERITAGE. Let us not turn back like they have done in Europe and are now doing in America. GLORY TO GOD. Amen!
The Church as we know is THE PLANTING of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, King of Glory.
Glory to God in the height!
Glory to God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit! Amen and Amen!
Beloved people of God and Ghana, saints of the Lord Jesus Christ and Soldiers of the cross, we look forward to the second coming of Jesus Christ the Master and King of Glory. Meanwhile, we labour on building the church, redeeming and building nations and establishing them in the Kingdom of God and His Christ, in the knowledge, fear and honour of the Most High God.
May we go on steadfast from here determined TO RAISE THE BANNER of CHRIST JESUS also LIFTING UP THE VICTORY FLAG, never forgetting THE CROSS which is our message as well as life to live.
Personally and I trust generations of GES will believe and follow me as we all press on following Jesus Christ the Master to
• BUILD THE NATION FOR GOD AND HIS CHRIST,
• BUILD THE KINGDOM OF GOD on earth, that is in the nations of the world beginning in Africa.
God bless and strengthen His people, the church of God!
God bless Ghana, the chosen Blessed Nation and People, redeemed, married and made holy unto God for His inheritance and Kingdom glory on earth.
GOD BLESS GES!
The 40th anniversary celebration is gone on record in heaven.
The Lord would have me end on a personal note by reference to Rev. 21: 1-5. Enoch Amanor Agbozo, given the name Immanuel by the Father Himself is set for THE NEW THING of the END-TIMES and CHRIST COMING for the BRIDE. The vision is a new heaven and a new earth.
People of Ghana, let us have faith and continue in TRUST, OBEDIENCE and HOPE IN GOD. Amen.