The Senior Pastor of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Mount Holly, New Jersey, the United States has urged Christians and fellow Liberians to hold onto their faith in times of challenges and tribulation.
The Rev. David M. Tokpah, currently visiting Liberia, said many Christians are of the view that because they have been in the Church for too long so trial will not come their way, stressing that “No matter how faithful you are, there will be a day when hell will break loose in your life.”
Preaching Sunday February 5, 2012 at the New Georgia United Methodist Church near the New Georgia Estate in Gardnerville, outside Monrovia on the theme: “Hold Onto To Your Faith When Hell Breaks Loose” with text from Job 1: 14¬-20, Rev. Tokpah said in the midst of his difficulties, Job remained a decent man, faithful to God.
He said, “The more faithful you are, you automatically becomes a candidate for satan; Satan may try to do everything, but God’s will is everlasting.”
Giving example of an individual, who has gone through similar fate, he narrated the story of a woman in Katata, Margibi County, who lost her husband and later her job and her only son becoming a college drop-out, he reminded that these are realities of life that each of us might face from time to time.
Rev. Tokpah who is in Liberia to attend the 176th Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church slated for Gbarnga, Bong County this week, said God’s sovereignty is greater than satan’s power, reminding Liberians that in the midst of joblessness and other challenges of life, things will get better.
The United Methodist prelate urged Christians and Liberians in general to maintain their integrity always despite life’s tribulation saying, “Satan may try to do everything to pull you down, but God’s will is everlasting.”
He said the purpose of the devil is not to please anyone, but to destroy so the best source to take solace in is Jehovah God.