Christians are advised to live in this world as aliens and not citizens. Pastor Cosmas Shisungu of Victory Pentecostal Worship Center in Nairobi says people who are saved belong to the kingdom of heaven and should not expect everything to run smoothly in their lives for they are but passers-by.
While preaching from the second letter of Paul to Corinthians, the preacher said that as long as people live on this earth they will continue to experience troubles to the point of death where their flesh will perish.
“After dealing with one problem, the other usually pops up. When you are still in your earthly tabernacle – the body of yours - you will face trouble. You will go through problems as long as long as you are here on earth because we you not wanted, this body is temporary,” he preached on Sunday 27th June.
He added that those who are saved encounter rejection because they are candidates of heaven and therefore one who chooses to live Christ-like life will feel unwanted.
In reference to 2 Corinthians 5:1-11, he gave the congregation hope by telling them that God has prepared a heavenly tent for his people, a tent that is never destroyed.
Pastor Cosmas also encouraged the congregation never to give up because in whatever circumstance they are going through, God is chiseling them for greatness. “Some problems we go through, we are only being chiseled, we are being hammered to fit in the house of God."
In order for Christians to overcome life challenges, they need to have hope in Christ. Hope starts with having faith in God.
God promises to be with us even in the difficult moments; he never leaves nor forsakes his chosen ones.
“Do not give up when darkness fall upon you, may god give you strength to overcome.” he summed up the day's sermon.
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