“THE LIGHTHOUSE SQUAD!” ( The sequel to *Teacher Chuks*)
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As Inspired by the Living Word.
Akanbi saw a clip that had a white silky curtain covering whatever was behind it. He tapped on the clip, he tried zooming in but he couldn’t see what was behind the curtain…
“ Who is behind this curtain?” Akanbi said very troubled. He knew there was fire on his mountain.
“ I can’t afford to be pulled down by anyone!”
“ Amen!” Favour said “ Let’s Appreciate God for answered prayers!”
“ Please before we do that! I want us to pray to God for the property we need. The property for the Lighthouse Academy. That God will give us a place that will be a boot camp for raising an army of new generation spiritual soldiers.” Tina said
Mr Fred Williams woke up from his afternoon nap. He had a strange dream.
He saw himself on his abandoned property. He was looking around seeing how the land was laying waste.
“ You should give it to people who really need it. It will be counted unto you as righteousness… Your children don’t need it, I will bless them in the foreign land they are, besides you haven’t seen anything yet . What I have in store for their lives is more than what you can imagine. Give this property of yours to the LIGHTHOUSE. They need it!” A man said to him
Fred Williams tried to say something…but the man cut in
“ Fred! Is there anything too big to give to me? By giving this property to the Lighthouse, you are giving it to me, because through lighthouse I will touch a lot of lives. You become one of those that beautify my feet…”
“ Beautify your feet?” Fred asked
“ Come over here!” The man beckoned on Fred…
Fred went over to him and they sat on one of the windows of the Uncompleted building …
“ You remember Mary who poured oil on my feet?”
“ What does oil do to an engine?”
“ It makes it work better, it makes its operation smooth!” Fred replied
“ Good! So what does the feet signify?”
“ Taking over territories or dominion!”
“ Good! Can you remember this Scripture “Beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel “
“ Yes Sir!”
“ Hence, when a person supports a preacher’s ministry with gifts or money, the person is oiling the feet of that minister. He is making that minister do the work of God better, the work of taking over territories for Me…”
“ Hmmm… “ Fred said
“Son, Mary oiled my feet and she was the first person to see me after I resurrected… Anyone who oils my feet, anyone who supports the gospel with their resources, anyone who breaks their Alabaster box of expensive oil for evangelism or repairing lives, Fred that person will see me appearing First in their situation. I will ensure the person gets the first blessing at all times… The person’s children will be the first among their peers, the person’s business will be the first .” The man said to the attentive Fred.
“Fred will You oil my feet by giving the Lighthouse your property? Beautify the feet of them that preach the gospel…Beautify the Lighthouse with your resources; in this case, your property.”
“ Hmm… God, you know I can give you anything you ask of me, but apart from where I live now, this is the only property I have. “ Fred said
“ Give it to me, the widow gave her ALL and to me it was worth more than those who gave some out of the plenty they had… Give me the property!”
Fred had woken up from that dream! He had heard about the Lighthouse from his niece, Rosy. Rosy was a difficult youth he had been praying for after his sister; her mother died.
He was surprised to have seen Rosy three months earlier looking clean and sober. He had asked what happened…
“ Lighthouse!” She had replied
“Lighthouse? What’s that? A church?” Fred had asked
“ No! A Ministry…More like a group of people who live in a house headed by Some passionate children of God.. More like a shelter!” Rosy had said
“ A friend invited me over to one of their programs and I got stuck. I have been living there for two months..!”
“ Two months and you are like this!”
“ Yes! I just wish they had more supporters!”
“ Yeah! they have this big vision, part of which is having an academy where the kids at the shelter can attend. You know like a real school and I can tell you Uncle, the result will be massive.. It will be an orientation center for future evangelist and reformers.” Rosy had said.
Rosy had said that to him three months ago, After which he started following their social media page to see their works…
But could he let go of the only property he had for the Lighthouse?
“THE LIGHTHOUSE SQUAD!” ( The sequel to *Teacher Chuks*)
As Inspired by the Living Word.
Fred immediately reached out to Rosy via a phone call…
“ Hello Rosy!”
“ Hello Uncle! Good Afternoon Sir! How are you doing?” Rosy replied
“ Fine!” He said with a croaky voice
“ Are you Fine? Your voice sounds croaky!”
“ Just woke up, had a nap..!”
“ Rosy, I want to ask… the Lighthouse… have they gotten the property they need for the school?” Fred asked as he wanted to be sure if they won’t be having excess.
“ WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS WITH THEM HAVING ANOTHER PROPERTY? CONCENTRATE ON OBEYING ME BY HANDING OVER YOUR PROPERTY TO THEM!” The inner silent voice said to him.
“ Not yet! It is still a prayer point!”Rosy said laughing
“ Ok.. then I guess they don’t have to pray over it anymore. The Lord said I should give them my property at Okijo.”
“ What?” Rosy replied in shock
“ Jesus! God you are so faithful…!” At that Rosy began to scream and with the phone still on her ears she ran towards Favour’s office…
Without knocking in excitement, she barged into the office. By this time, the trio had ended the prayers and were discussing other matters.
“ Miss Favour, I have great news!” Rosy said panting
“Ok!” Favour said as the trio looked at her surprisingly
“ My Uncle has a property he wants to sow into the Lighthouse for the Academy!” Rosy said in a rush
There was a brief moment of silence as the trio wanted to take in the news
“ Are you serious?” The trio said simultaneously…
Rosy nodded hysterically saying
“ I told him casually how we wanted to build primary schools and secondary schools. I never thought it registered with him. He is giving us the land and the property on it free of charge. It is a big property, Miss Favour…He is on the phone! Will you speak with him?”
Favour was in shock and suddenly went mute. She wondered if it was possible for God to have answered them speedily. She was hoping, it would take about 5 years to raise the fund to buy a property, but here was Rosy saying her uncle wanted to give them a land and whatever property was on it.
“ Can I speak with him?” Chuks said quickly as he saw Favour was in shock at the news. Ever since he returned to the lighthouse, he gave Favour the respect she was due. She was now the Head of the Lighthouse, so he made sure he didn’t cross the line. However, at that point he knew he needed to step in.
Rosy handed the phone over to Chuks after getting a silent approval from Favour.
“ Good Afternoon Sir!” Chuks said
“ Good Afternoon!”
“ Rosy said…”Chuks was saying but Fred cut in
“ Yes, she is right and please you don’t need to thank me, I am doing this for God! I trust Him to do great things for me in return!!” Fred Williams said
“ And He will, Sir! No one gives unto the Lord and goes bankrupt. He is a good partner in business. By trading with Him with this property of yours, be sure of profits, and returns on investment. This is Kingdom investment that doesn’t fail.” Chuks said confidently.
“ I know! Thank you so much! When can we see, so I can do the proper handing over?”
“ Anytime that is convenient for you!”
“ Fine Sir!”
“ Alright, I will be coming with my lawyer!”
“ Perfect! Our lawyer will also be around!”
Chuks dropped the call and together with the others, they screamed and jumped around in the room in joy like teenagers..
“ Who did this?” Chuks screamed
“ Jesus!” Rosy, Favour and Tina chorused…
Their noise drew the attention of the other housemates and they rushed towards the room …
The news spread like wildfire…
Followed was one hour of praise in appreciation of what God had done and was going to do with the Lighthouse Academy.
Later that evening, Favour made a call. She reached out to Mercy and Kenneth telling them the Goodnews… Mercy couldn’t stop her tears…
“ We will be there tomorrow Mum… We can not miss tomorrow for anything..I can’t believe How good God has been to You and Uncle Chuks! I see greatness ahead, I see even a university in the making!”
“ Amen Prophetess Mercy!”
Favour couldn’t help but shed a few tears…
“A penny for your thoughts” Favour said to Chuks
Chuks turned to his friend, Favour…
“ Thank you!” Chuks said with misty eyes.
Favour was a bit taken aback at his red puffy eyes…
“ Are you Okay?” Favour asked in a whisper
“ Yes! I am fine… Just thinking about my journey and how you have been a huge part of it.. Though I have my regrets … I wish I didn’t have the potholes that has caused damage to my bodily vehicle“
“ No matter how damaged a car is, it can be revamped!”
“ I have had too many chances and Sometimes I wonder why!”
“ God never loses hope!”
“ Yeah, and you also didn’t lose hope in me, thank you for being that Jonathan kind of friend to me.!”
“ You are always welcomed… So why don’t you come out of this mood and let’s plan towards LIGHTHOUSE ACADEMY.. We need to start discussing registration with the Academic body!”
“ Yes! and other things!” Chuks said smiling… He wished he had not messed up earlier, Favour would have been the best wife for him…
“ Give, or lease?” Lawyer Akinbo said in shock over the phone…
“ Outright giving!” Fred confirmed again to the shocked Lawyer
“ The Lord said I should give it out to the ministry!”
“ The Lord? Did the Lord know that you are Owing about 10 million Naira , Which if you sold the Land, you could get the 10 million to settle your debt and have surplus left; from it you can give the ministry something and keep the change!”
“ The 10 million debt has nothing to do with my property, it is a debt incurred from a business deal gone bad… and I have told you I will pay it back from the profit from another business, not using my property!”
“I know, I am just saying giving when you are in debt doesn’t make sense, and besides you know who you are owing this money? You are owing Akanbi Damino, the tyrant…”
“ I never wanted to go into that business, you literally pushed me into it, the HolySpirit kept warning me against it, but I listened to you instead. Now I am indebted to one of the most difficult businessman in Nigeria!”
“ This is no time to push blames , but to do the right thing. As your lawyer, I will advise you think well about your situation… It doesn’t make sense to give to “ the Lord” when you don’t have enough, or surplus and even worse when you are in debt or what do you think?” Lawyer Akinbo said hoping his client and long time friend would buy himself some wisdom at that point.
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI