JUDAS IN THE CHURCH (Part 47&48) – EXCEL RHYMEZ A.K.A MUMMY E
( JUDAS IN THE CHURCH )
©️ Excel Rhymez a.k.a Mummy E
As Douglas was led to the court alongside the lady the people screamed and hooted at him. Some were throwing papers at him, others were cursing him and the lady. He was looking so thin and sick.
When he saw Pastor King and Chris he hid his head in shame. It was not long before the judge stepped in. It was the day of judgement.
Douglas was kept in the box and asked if he had anything to say. He shook his head and the judge gave him the opportunity to speak.
Douglas: I know why I am here today and I know it is because of my selfishness, greed and jealousy. I was jealous of our new pastor. I was angry at him from the first day that he was made a pastor. This is because I was supposed to be made the pastor but Pastor King went ahead and chose a small boy without a background. They gave him a house and an official car, all of these increased my jealousy for him and I never saw anything good in whatever he does.
In all I did to him, he respected me and never insulted me not for once. But my quest and zeal to become assistant to Pastor King pushed me to do things I now regret. I was aiming to be the Senior Pastor by taking out Pastor King when I finally become his assistant. I planned on poisoning him so that after he dies I would take over as the senior pastor. But no matter how hard I tried I always failed.
Pastor Chris, God has vindicated you today because you have a good heart. I apologise for all I did to you, Pastor King I apologise to you too for everything. I can’t begin to say how much I am sorry please forgive me. I hope that every man and woman out there learn from my mistakes. Do not try to fight God’s anointed, if you do that, you will be fighting God himself and if you fight God you are bound to fail. To everyone I am sorry.
The judge finally decided that it was time to give his judgement.
Judge: Well! After carefully going through this case and with all the evidence presented before this honourable court, this is my judgement.
”Pastor Chris of the Salvation Gospel Mission. For the charges of brutal beating and rape labelled against you, I found you not guilty You are thereby discharged and acquitted of all crimes.
And as for you Mr Douglas, I find you guilty for planning to destroy a good man, for tarnishing his image and making him suffer unjustly.
And as for you young lady, for conspiracy and plot to ruin a good man I find you guilty. I hereby sentence you to 7years imprisonment with hard labour.
As for you Mr Douglas, being the orchestrator of everything, I hereby sentence you to 15years imprisonment with hard labour. Meanwhile during your stay in prison, this honourable court will take over all of your properties, houses and all as Pastor Chris would be compensated with the sum of 250k for the unjust punishment he endured for one month in prison. This is my judgement. I rise.
The court rose and the judge stepped out followed by Douglas and the lady who were handcuffed by the policemen and led straight out of the court into the black maria van.
Pastor King and Chris stood with their hands on their waists as he (Deacon Douglas) was led away. His wife and children were crying as families supported and tried to console them.
The lawyer shook hands with the pastors as they appreciated him for everything he did for them. If it were not for him that God had used to bring victory only God knows what would have happened.
Pastor King: Where is Brother Thomas, I didn’t see him in court today. (Brother Thomas that brought the lawyer that defended Pastor Chris)
As they turned and looked around for him, they saw him walking in with a gloomy face.
Pastor King: Brother Thomas! Why is your face like that?
Thomas: Pastor I just heard a terrible news and I drove off to confirm it and behold it was true.
Pastor King: What did you hear?
Thomas: It is Deacon Igho, I heard he emptied the church and ran away with all the valuables in the church but as he was getting away he was involved in an accident. He drove into the sea under bridge with everything he carried. Ever since then they’ve been trying to find his body for almost a month now. And just this morning his body floated along the river. When I was called I didn’t believe it but when I drove there I confirmed with my eyes. It was really him. Deacon Igho is gone.
Pastor Chris: Oh Jesus! Sweet Jesus!
Pastor King: Oh my God! This is so sad. How about Odogwu? Have you heard or spoken to him? He and Igho were very close.
Thomas: Yes! I saw him at his house just now before coming. You know he was discharged last week. He is learning to talk gradually. His wife even told me how they’ve been trying to find Igho since that day but to no avail. Nobody knew he was gone.
Pastor: This is so sad. However we cannot question God. He knows and does His things the way he wants it. May the soul of Deacon Igbo rest in peace. ”Amen”
Part 48 Season finale!
( JUDAS IN THE CHURCH )
©️ Excel Rhymez a.k.a Mummy E
The church was filled with people, some were standing and others were sitted outside. Pastor King soon held the mic and spoke.
Pastor King: Today is a very good day. Pastor Chris, my brother, do you take this woman, to be your lawful wedded wife, to love and to cherish for better for worse, in sickness and in health till death do you part?
Pastor Chris: (with smiles on his face) yes I do with all my heart .
The church clapped.
Pastor King: My beloved sister, do you take this man Chris to be your lawful wedded husband, to love and to cherish, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health till death do you part?
”Yes I do sir, with all my heart” she replied.
The church clapped.
Pastor King: By the power invested on me as a man of God, I hearby pronounce you Pastor Chris and Sister Happiness as husband and wife.
There was a loud shout and clap round the church. Music and drums came in and the people sang and danced. Pastor Chris was dancing as he held his wife supporting her as she danced slowly.
Some of the people murmured and gossiped as they saw Happiness with her big tummy. But Pastor Chris didn’t care what anyone said or thought. He heard clearly from God that this was his wife and for him, God’s words was final and nothing else matters.
They danced together for a while, so many people came forth to give them different gifts. Odogwu and his wife marched forward beautifully dressed . He could now speak but it was still a bit difficult. But daily it kept improving.
Odogwu: my pa…stor, con con con gratulations. On be behalf of myself and my family, I present this car keys to you. The car is parked outside. It is from my heart. Con gra tu tu lations.
Pastor Chris hugged him and he bowed down in respect to them. It was a beautiful moment. Few hours later, they closed and everyone went home.
It’s been four months since the wedding. Pastor Chris stood outside moving from left to right. He has not been tensed like this in a long time. As soon as he saw the doctor come out he ran to him.
Pastor Chris: Hello doctor! Hw is my wife?
Doctor: Congratulations pastor, your wife has given birth to a bouncing baby girl.
Pastor Chris broke into a dance, he couldn’t hold himself. After dancing to his satisfaction he demanded to see his wife and daughter and he was led into the room where he carried his daughter up, praying and blessing her with every good words he knew.
They stayed in the hospital that night before finally discharging and going home. Few days later they named the baby Christabel. It was a happy occasion.
After the party, Pastor King called Sister Happiness and Pastor Chris.
Pastor King: Well I know it is a happy occasion but I have a bad news.
Pastor Chris: What is it pastor?
Pastor King: Brother Chuks was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment.
”What?” Sister Happiness shouted.
Pastor King: Yes! Chuks killed his wife in a fight. The story is that She found out that Chuks had infected her with Staphylococcus and she got angry and confronted him and instead of apologising to his wife, he told her to go and treat herself. She laughed at him and told him to also go and treat himself because she has also infected him with HIV. He didn’t believe it and so he went for the test and found out that it was true. He went and fought with her. During the process, he hit her on her head with a bucket. She fell and hit her head on the ground and died on the spot.
Happiness: Jesus Christ!
Pastor King: The case has been on and he has finally been sentenced to life imprisonment. I don’t know how he can survive in jail with that deadly virus. But he has been begging to see you.
Happiness: I’m sorry pastor but I won’t go. What does he want to see me for,? I’m not the only girl he lied to and deceived.
Pastor Chris: No honey! You will go and see him. Don’t worry I will go with you. You have to forgive and forget.
Happiness: I have forgiven him. But must I go? I don’t want to see him.
Pastor Chris: Honey please, do it for me okay?
She agreed. And the next day, they all went to the prison to see Chuks. When they saw him he went on his knees as he cried and begged for mercy.
They forgave him, Happiness forgave him, Pastor King and Chris forgave him. They carried the baby to him and as he held her he wept uncontrollably.
Chuks: I don’t deserve to be a father. I am so glad that she has a better father in you. Please take her sir. I know with you she is more than safe. I know I am going to die in this prison, either by this virus or by the pains here, I know this is the punishment I have to face for been a traitor and a Judas in the church. I only have one request. Please sir, tell her about me, tell the church about me, let them know that no matter what you do in secret there is a God that sees it all and His judgement cannot be escaped. This is my judgement and I am ready to face it.
Happiness cried as she saw the man she once loved and cherished dying in pains. She held him and prayed with him and then took her baby from him. Pastor King and Chris also prayed with him. Chuks was happy that they came. As they left him there he cried and wished he didn’t do those things he did.
Two days later, the news came that Chuks had slit his throat and committed suicide in prison. The church mourned him, people talked about him but in few weeks they’ve all forgotten about him.
Pastor Chris and King never forgot to remind the people that no matter how the devil may try, no matter how he may fight no matter how many Judases that he will place in the church, the church of God will always stand and the gates of hell will not prevail against it .
Are you a Judas in your church
check your life
By: Excel Rhymez
Wow! What an educative story. Indeed, God is ever faithful.
I appreciate the Living God for choosing me to impact lives through writing and sharing stories. Who am I O God to be mindful of me? I give you all the praises. You deserve it all. Thank you Lord for the completion of this story and thank you for inspiring the writer to produce this story. May your name be glorified Lord in Jesus name (Amen).
I really appreciate the writer too for giving me permission to share her story. May you continue to be relevant in God’s presence. Continue to grow in God’s grace and honor in Jesus name (Amen).
Thanks to everyone for liking, commenting and sharing of the story. And I also appreciate those that are encouraging me in one way or the other, may the good and gracious Lord continue to bless your lives in Jesus name (Amen)
Please let’s share what we have learned.
Thank you once again and stay blessed!