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 to occasionally take time off their schedule for vacation to rest and rejuvenate.
Bishop Owusu observed that the church is losing great men of God at relatively younger ages.
This, according to him, may be due to the excessive pressure and lack of adequate rest from the demands of the work they do.
In a meeting with about five hundred of his spiritual sons and daughters at Champions Arena, Potterville Church in Accra, he stated that being a prophet is both spiritually and physically demanding.
In order to stay strong, he tasked his spiritual sons and daughters to factor vacations in their schedules.
Citing his own spiritual father, the late Bishop Benson Idahosa, Bishop Owusu was of the conviction that the church could be blessed more if these men of God had lived longer.
The Christian world received with shock, the sudden death of Prophet T.B. Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on 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 a huge challenge to many pastors.
According to him, 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 leaving little or no room for resting.
He, therefore, urged church leaders to find space in their numerous activities to go on vacation for deserve rest to continue to spread the gospel while praying for all departed men of God who died in the work of the vineyard.