The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensa Otabil, has noted that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Bible was not a myth, a metaphor, an analogy or allegory but was confirmed by the Roman soldiers who pierced His side which brought out water and blood.
Pastor Otabil preached this sermon titled, “Christ is risen, indeed”, on Easter Sunday at ICGC Christ Temple, Abossey Okai, Accra.
He intimated that Mary Magdalene confirmed the burial of Christ whilst Thomas, one of the disciples who sought physical evidence had the prove.
“Jesus did not collapse, fall into a coma or a trance and the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is not an analogy, metaphor or a myth”, he stated.
Pastor Otabil added that Jesus’ conception by the Holy Spirit symbolizes His divinity, His suffering and death on the cross paid for the total redemption of mankind.
“Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection was very necessary for the peace and healing of humanity”.
The General Overseer emphasized that Christ’s resurrection conquered the devil and principalities and disarmed them totally by taking away their weapons and power and for that reason, Christians stood in total victory.
“The only weapon of the devil is deception. If Christ says that it was necessary for Him to die and purchase our peace and eternal lives, who are we to complain and live in fear?”.
He however noted that repentance and remission of sins are necessary in our Christian life and that man has a responsibility to repent from sin which calls for a drastic change of mind.
He further enlightened that one cannot repent and still be proud of sin or glorify things that he has repented of and gave the example of having repented from fornication or adultery and still glorifying it.
After the inspiring sermon from Pastor Otabil, an altar call was made to win souls for Christ.