Story by: Ebenezer Kofi Amponsah
The General overseer of Alive Chapel International, Archbishop Elisha Salifu Amoako has described the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, which has killed thousands of people across the globe as part of end times prophesies predicted by various prophets in the Bible.
Archbishop Salifu Amoako said this when he addressed a section of the media at the headquarters of the church in Accra.
According to him, even though christians are encouraged to follow all the directives outnlined by president Akufo Addo, they should also endeavour to pray against the spread of the virus.
He said “People should follow all the rules, but endeavour to pray as well. It is a demonic disease which could destroy humans so we should pray against it. These things as we know were prophesied by early prophet such as Jeremiah in the scriptures”.
Archbishop Salifu Amoako also advised Ghanaians especially the clergy not to panic in the face of all these difficulties but to pray and desist from behaving like superhumans who are immune to the virus.
“christians are the custodians of the word of God. We should cry unto God, if we keep quiet the devil will take hold of it. Aside this, the pastors should also not make themselves s it superhumans and think they would not contract the virus even if they fail to abide by simple health safety tips”.he observed
There are now 401 COVID-19 cases recorded in Africa with nation’s imposing a range of measures to try to prevent the spread.
The following are the breakdown of affected countries in Africa: Algeria- 60; Benin- 1; Burkina Faso- 15; Cameroun- 5; Central African Republic-1; Congo Brazaville- 1; DR Congo-2; Eswathini- 1; Egypt- 126 ; Ethiopia – 5
The rest areEquitorial Guinea- 1; Gabon -1, Ghana- 7 ; Guinea -1 ,Cote DIvoire-3 ; Kenya- 3 ; Liberia- 2 ; Mauritania- 1; Morocco- 37 ;Namibia- 2; Nigeria -3 ;Rwanda -7; Senegal 26 ;Seychelles -4 ; Somalia- 1 ;South Africa- 62; Sudan 1 Tanzania-1; Togo- 1 and Tunisia 24
Alive Chapel International will as part of measures to help prevent the spread of the virus, (CODVID -19) conduct church services using social media platforms such as facebook.