A POLE IN THE DARK (Episode 15)
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When she closed the door, Camel rose up and pointed her phone at her. She collected it and checked who had called. Her Pastor had called and she knew he had a message for her. Pastor Abraham was known for his accurate prophecies and discipline. She decided to call him immediately against her fears.
“Sister Angela, I saw something precious to you being kept somewhere far away from your location. You need to do something fast to avoid losing it forever.” He revealed to her.
Angela sighed deeply and confirmed what he had revealed to her. She feared to ask him for the steps to take. While still thinking about it, Pastor Abraham asked her to meet him for special prayers. Her heart almost jumped out when he told her about prayers. Camel noticed how troubled she was but he decided to look away. After the phone call, she sat with her head bowed.
After a while, Camel informed her about his decision to flee the city. Angela’s face sparked with eagerness to know the whereabouts of her daughter.
“Why? You knew something about my daughter. Right?”
“I was only informed she would be taken away from here but the exact location isn’t known to me. The men are selfish and…”
She interrupted him, “Selfish? How? But they didn’t demand for any ransom or whatever? Is there anything I need to know? Tell me!”
“They wanted to settle a score and the door of opportunity is already opened.”
Angela tried to recollect something but shrugged it off. She wished him a better future without asking further about her daughter. Camel gave her his phone contact and promised to inform her of any clue about her daughter. Camel left her house with a smile and comforting words for her. She thanked him as he closed the door. As she thought of Tony, Kate and her daughter, few drops of tears filled her eyes.
When she was about to go to the bedroom, she received another text message asking her to surrender herself in exchange for her daughter. With her heightened tension, she decided against her will to visit Pastor Abraham. When she got to the hotel room, Pastor Abraham opened the door for her. She was already in tears when he hugged her and told her to be comfortable in his presence.
“The Bible says there is fullness of joy in the presence of God. So, it’s my duty as a prophet of God to spread God’s love and joy.” He said with a broad smile showing his gap-toothed expression.
Angela sat there helplessly waiting for his next prophetic command. This wasn’t her first encounter with him and she dared not reject his prophetic command.
“It was revealed to me when you told me you’re on the way that our prophetic body contact today will usher in heavenly support to locate your precious daughter.”
Angela was shocked when he mentioned her daughter. She was already on her knees ready for the next instruction when he told her the prayer session would last through the night. She remembered vividly the last time she came and the prayer session was a painful one. He had strength for a rough play and always cited the biblical samsonic strength in his body system. She dared not question him because the day Sister Patricia challenged him was the beginning of her sorrows as he placed a curse on her.
At midnight, when she opened one of the wardrobes, she found…
A POLE IN THE DARK (Episode 16)
At midnight, when she opened one of the wardrobes, she found some graven images of small children with red stickers on them.
“Hey, the second wardrobe is yours!” Angela quickly left it when he shouted at her.
He made her to lie on the bed and pour the anointing oil on her back. He continued to rub it with prophetic declarations until the spirit descended on her. Without the person speaking the strange language, he wouldn’t go ahead with the prophetic body contact. Angela was in tears as he rubbed her until she felt a strange touch. As soon as she began to speak in a strange language, Pastor Abraham drank a small quantity of the anointing oil before deed was done.
Angela woke up some hours later and lay still on the bed while Pastor Abraham was fast asleep. She began to feel dizzy when she thought of her daughter. She wanted to flee but he had warned her to wait for the instruction of the spirit in order to know exactly where her daughter was kept. She turned herself to gaze on his big Bible placed on the table. His sermon notebook and his pen were placed on top of the Bible. He had prepared the sermon for the following Sunday and even shared part of it with her.
She remembered how he used to preach in the church and warn the church members against committing sins and hypocrisy. He once disciplined brother John and sister Paulina for engaging in premarital sex and the most shocking part was how he openly disgraced them by his preaching that Sunday. He didn’t allow his wife to counsel the church members because he believed no one could do it better than him and that he has the anointing to break yokes.
She remembered her first counseling session with him and the way he lifted her burden heart with his sweet words and financial support. That first impression endeared her to him as she began to look forward to his counseling session. She ignored all the red flags and fell headlong into his trap. Just when she thought of his first romantic encounter in his office, Pastor Abraham turned and embraced her.
“Angela, do you know why I love you? You are always obedient to the leading of the spirit unlike the wife of Mr Emmanuel.”
She was shocked to hear about Mrs Ngozi. She was one of the women she looked up to as role models in the church. She was a kind and godly woman who loved the Lord Jesus passionately. That revelation made her to realize the reason why the Pastor relieved her of her position as the women leader. It was a sudden decision that took the members by surprise.
“Your daughter will be found within the next seven days says the spirit. You have fulfilled your part and the spirit will do the rest. Do you remember the seventh commandment of the spirit?”
Angela nodded her head but he demanded to hear it from her mouth.
“Reveal it and die. Conceal it and live.”
“The spirit loves those who keep his commandments. You are now free to go. God bless you.”
She refused to respond to his prayers and went to take her bath. Pastor Abraham was on the phone with someone until she was about to leave. He blew her a kiss but she banged the door behind her. Sorrow filled her heart as she left the hotel. She regretted ever knowing Pastor Abraham and the unseen force around her wouldn’t allow her to disclose it to anyone. The more she thought about her problems, the heavier the pain on her heart. Sitting quietly at a corner in the bus, a white woman looking for where to sit came to sit beside her.
The middle-aged woman tried to start a conversation with her but she wasn’t in the mood to speak to anyone. When the woman was about to alight at her bus stop, she quoted Matthew 11:28 -30 to her, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29) Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30) For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
She smiled and bade her goodbye with these words.
Like a flash of lightning, the Bible verses illuminated and calmed her troubled heart. The Bible verses kept burning in her heart as she ruminated on it until she reached home. When she opened the door, she saw…
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