The General Overseer of Pottersville Church International and President of Covenant Christian Leadership College and School of Prophetic Impartation, Bishop Dr Samuel Owusu has advised Prophets of God to occasionally take time off for vacation to rest and to rejuvenate.
The man of God who has trained and performed impartation for about seven thousand, five hundred pastors, apostles and prophets from many countries across the world including Ghana, UK and USA observed that the church is losing great men of God at relatively young age. This may be due to the excessive pressure and lack of adequate rest from the demands of the work they do.
Citing his own spiritual father Bishop Benson Idahosa who died at young, Bishop Owusu was of the conviction that taking our physical wellbeing into consideration, the church could be blessed more if these men of God had lived longer.
The Christian world received with shock and disbelieve the sudden death of Prophet T.B. Joshua on last Sunday 6th June 2021. Although the cause of his demise is yet to be made known, Bishop Owusu averred that lack of rest could be a major reason.He contended that pastoring large churches, attending to the spiritual needs of members, fasting, lack of adequate sleep and many other activities in modern church administration has become huge challenge to many pastors.
Some young pastors stand on their feet for many hours during service, stay up all night to study the word of God, conduct TV and radio interviews and take up other responsibilities including parenting and other social responsibilities leave little or no room for resting.