Repentance needed for COVID-19 eradication

A Member of the National Executive Council of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) Bishop Gordon Kisseih has called for global repentance in the midst of this pandemic for God to heal the world.

“I am calling for global, continental, national, family and individual repentance in the midst of this crisis for God to heal us,” he said.

Speaking on a sermon themed: “Hope for your healing; and faith for your breakthrough” in Accra, he explained that, repentance is the true foundation the Christian Gospel is laid.

Nominal Christians must repent

He pointed out that, this call is not for those who are already in sin but those who he called “nominal Christians” which he described as Christians who go to church on Sundays but when it comes to commitment they are nowhere to be found.

“Repentance for nominal Christians, Christians by name, I am a Christian but not committed,” he stressed.

According to him, the pandemic is a call from God to all the world to repent and for the world to know He is God.

Quoting from Isaiah 59:1, which says “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear”, he said God could heal the world from this pestilence but there must be repentance and need to be righteous.

“Some people may not know God controls the affairs of the world,” he added.

Expressing worry about the situation, the Bishop noted that this country and the whole has been brought to a standstill because of the virus, adding that, “no one had ever thought great countries, our country and the world would run out of medication because of this small virus called coronavirus (Covid-19).”

About Coronavirus Disease

 Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new virus, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.

One could protect him or herself by washing their hands frequently, avoiding touching their face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

The disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

Have Faith in God

Calling Christians to have faith in the Lord, Bishop Kisseih quoted from Proverbs 18: 10 saying “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”

“We have a lot of mixed multitude in the church where some have kept all forms of sins and come to Church on Sunday,” he said.

Bishop Kisseih who is also the Presiding Bishop of Life International Church said he believes the event is reshaping the world.

“By the time this pandemic is over, bigger nations will become small and smaller nations will become big while some big men will become small and small ones will become big,” the revered said.

Adding that Jesus Christ is bringing nations and Presidents on their knees so that Jesus Christ would bring them to themselves.

He advised that, it does not make any meaning to refuse God’s word therefore there is a need to take God more serious.


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