TEACHER CHUKS; Season 5 (Part 11&12) – Opeyemi Akintunde

Part 11
Opeyemi Akintunde

It was Baba Agba’s funeral service…The turn out was massive…

I wept as the guilt of knowing he died because of me tore at my heart intermittently.

Gambo had returned home. Favour couldn’t stand having Gambo around , so she had placed a call to her Father’s P.A.

They were at the Lighthouse in less than two hours. Gambo had come into my room to say her goodbye…

“ I would have loved to stay back, but I guess I have to move on…Thank you for the little time I had with you…”

I was only able to nod my head, as my body was still recuperating. After the men who carried me dropped me suddenly, I sprained my ankle… and I felt a lot of body pain.

Gambo had left but I wished there was a way I could have made Favour change her mind…

Therefore, sitting at the funeral service and seeing the large number of people who turned out for the funeral saying great things about him, I felt like a failure who had not done anything to impact lives.

After the funeral service, I retired to my room and sat with the scriptures…

The Spirit of God led me to read Zechariah 3. I stayed on the first few verses as it felt like a teacher sat in front of me instructing me to sit with the first few verses… I read it slowly over and over again…

It read….

“ In another vision the Lord showed me the High Priest Joshua standing before the angel of the Lord. And there beside Joshua stood Satan,ready to bring an accusation against him. The angel of the Lord said to Satan, “May the Lord condemn you, Satan! May the Lord, who loves Jerusalem, condemn you. This man is like a stick snatched from the fire.”

I paused at my fifth time of reading the scripture at that particular verse…

I rested my back on the bed as I ruminated over those verses….

“ Chuks, you are like Joshua the high priest, you have been called to impact lives, but Satan has been standing by you to wrongly accuse you, because of your past and recent errors, but thank God for the angel of the LORD, who has condemned the devil, telling him you are like a man that has been snatched from the fire….” I rested on that thought

After few minutes, I continued reading from verse 3

“Joshua was standing there, wearing filthy clothes. The angel said to his heavenly attendants, “Take away the filthy clothes this man is wearing.” Then he said to Joshua, “I have taken away your sin and will give you new clothes to wear.
He commanded the attendants to put a clean turban on Joshua’s head. They did so, and then they put the new clothes on him while the angel of the Lord stood there.

Then the angel told Joshua that the Lord Almighty had said: “If you obey my laws and perform the duties I have assigned you, then you will continue to be in charge of my Temple and its courts, and I will hear your prayers, just as I hear the prayers of the angels who are in my presence.”

I got the summary of those verses..

The devil has been raising accusations against me because of the filthy garment of sin, which God is the Only One who can take it away from me…

“ Oh Lord take away the filthy garment of sin from my body spiritually, so that I can be useful for you…” I prayed this prayer for days, until Tina from SCA paid me a visit….


Part 12
Opeyemi Akintunde

“ I want us to be friends…” Tina had said to me….

One of the teenagers had knocked on my door stating I had a visitor by the name Tina…

“ What can I do for you,Tina?…if it is about returning to the devil…I am sorry, I am not interested…”

“No, I am not asking you to do that… I want something instead …”

“ What?”

“I want us to be friends…”

“ Friends?… I don’t understand “

“ I have no one Chuks, my family thinks I am dead, at the SCA, everyone sees me as the boss, so I have no one to play or talk with…”

“ But Light and darkness cannot be friends…” I replied

“ I know, but if you can look within… Your Spirit should bear you witness that I don’t want to be part of the SCA, I never wanted it, but the fear of them killing my family members is what has kept me in chains… Chuks, please be my friend, that I can at least speak with when I am bored..!”

I wasn’t sure of what to do… “Could it be genuine or could it be a trap?”

“ You don’t have to come to the SCA, just give me access to come here as often as I like…” Tina said…

Immediately, I got the red flag in my Spirit… I knew the trick. She wanted access to the Lighthouse, in order to corrupt the teenagers. Knowing how the SCA operated, one teenager was enough to corrupt the entire house…

“ No… if you want us to be friends, then you must let the SCA go…”

“ I have lost Chinaza, I am not ready to lose any other member of my family…” Tina stormed out of my office. I immediately ran after her..

“ Tina, what happened, when I got into the SCA, you were on fire for God and despite being trapped in there, you did not deny God, but after Chinaza died, you denied God….”

“ I had no choice, the SCA board invited me for a meeting and it was made clear to me….”


“ TIna, like you know your sister has been extinguished, you have two options… Take up her position and your family lives or Reject the position and everyone in your family dies in the next 24 hours…”


“ I felt since God had been silent for years I had been trapped in the SCA, He would definitely be silent about them wiping out my family…so I agreed to their offer”

“ You failed God!” I said

“ I failed God?, or you mean to say the opposite… ? All the while I was faithful to Him in the SCA warehouse, I kept assuring myself God was tempting me and wanted to see if I would fall…”

“ No, that is a big lie, God doesn’t tempt any man with evil… We are a product of our choices… It was your boyfriend who brought you to the SCA…You fell into sin and that made it possible for him to capture you..”

TIna kept quiet as the truth in those words hit her….

“ Excuse me…” She said and walked towards her car….I saw her laying her head on the steering, it was obvious she was crying. I walked towards her car , hitting her side glass, but she paid no attention to me…

Though, I couldn’t hear her words but by actions and movement of her lips, I could assume she was talking to God…

After about 10 minutes, she drove off….

I stood on the same spot filled with pity for Tina… I understood her plight, she had to compromise her faith to save her family, any human could do that!

“ I hope she doesn’t trick you like Rejoice” Favour said from the balcony…

“ No, I have learnt my lesson…” I said as I walked away towards the house, without stopping. Favour stopped me with her words…

“ I am sorry… I did what I did because I cared about you… You have gone through a lot and I didn’t want Gambo bringing you trouble again.”

“ It’s okay…” I said

“ it’s not okay…you have been giving me the silent treatment”

“ It’s fine…” I insisted

“Ok…” Favour replied….

All through the weekend, all I could think about was Tina…

“ Can Tina be Saved?” I asked myself over and over again….



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