PASTOR VAL’S POV CONTINUES
Me: where am I? Who are you and why do you want to kill me?
I asked the unknown woman. She dropped the knife and burst into a round of annoying laughter.
Unknown woman: so you are this scared. Well if you have listened to instruction, your life would have been safe.
What is she saying? What instruction is she referring to.
Me: what are you saying and what instructions are you talking about.
Unknown woman: you were too stubborn. We warned you to leave Idris alone let’s finish him off but you were to stubborn to listen. Your stubbornness cost us the life of all our witches.
Me: wait a minute, so you were the one all this while?
Unknown woman: yes, am the QUEEN OF THE COAST
Queen: I am death itself. You were very foolish to have tread upon our path. Now you shall die.
She said and picked up the knife again.
Me: I cast and bind you in the name of Jesus. You evil demonic creature, you fowl spirit, die at the mention of the name Jesus Christ.
Queen: the name is useless now in your mouth. You have no power or protection under that name. You doubted God when you supposed to stick to him. Where you not the same person that preached about Job in the bible? Upon all the tragedy and misfortunes that fell upon Job did he neglect his God? No. You neglected your God when your misfortunes have not reach one third of Job’s.
I felt shiver run down my spine. This demon is actually right. I was the one that left God in the first place and now he has left me, who is going to save me?
Who is going to rescue me now from the hand of the wicked.
Me: Oh lord God!!
I cried with all my might and vigor
Me: your word says in 1 John 1:8 that “IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS, AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS”
Me: dear lord, I come before you as your child and servant. Forgive me oh lord. Come and help me my God. You never fail your servants. Oh God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I call upon you. Forgive me for neglecting you. I receive you back as my lord with great happiness and gratitude. My lord my God, your word says in Daniel 9:9 “TO THE LORD OUR GOD BELONG MERCIES AND FORGIVENESS, THOUGH WE HAVE REBELLED AGAINST HIM” I know I have rebelled against you oh lord and I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Oh lord my…….
I continued praying and asking God for forgiveness with all my strength and might.
Queen: are you through? Now my turn.
She said as she raised the knife bringing it down to my head with full force.
I shouted and from nowhere, a bright light fill the whole area. The chains that were holding me got broken. Then from the sky, a flaming sword fell down.
I took the sword and drove it deep into the stomach of the Queen of the coast.
She shouted as she fell down. I stroke her with the sword many more times till I was sure that she was dead. Then my soul disappeared and got to my room where it entered my body.
PASTOR VAL’S POV STILL CONTINUES
I suddenly woke up with sweat allover my body. I looked around and I was in my room. Immediately a mighty voice spoke out
“AND BE YE KIND ONE TO ANOTHER, TENDERHEARTED, FORGIVING ONE ANOTHER, EVEN AS GOD FOR CHRIST’S SAKE HATH FORGIVING YOU [ephesians 4:32].
YOU ARE NOW FORGIVEN. GO INTO THE WORLD, PREACH MY GOSPEL TO EVERYONE, LET THEM LEARN THE VIRTUES OF FORGIVENESS AND SIN NO MORE.
IT WAS THE VOICE OF GOD
The Queen is dead followed by the other witches, the bottle I was being held inside broke and I was free immediately.
TWO MONTHS LATER
MY POV BEGINS FROM THE HOSPITAL I WAS ADMITTED
Nurse: he is awake, he is awake!!
I heard a nurse cried out. Then a doctor rushed inside the ward with a smile on his face. He brought out his setescope and did some medical check up on me..
Doctor: this is a miracle.
I heard him say some unclear things I passed out again.
Evening Same day
I slowly opened my eyes and looked around me, my mother and an unknown man (Judging from his suit, I think he is a pastor) where standing by me. My mother was in tears while the unknown man was just smiling displaying his white set of teeth.
Mum: welcome back to life my son.
She said and hugged me again.
I groaned in pains. She quickly left me and the man standing behind her introduced himself.
Man: hi Idris, welcome back to life. My name is pastor Val. You should be grateful to God for he alone saved you from the hands of the wicked.
Me: *I nodded*
Pastor Val: your mum here also did a great job. Her prayers with mine and the ultimate help of God brought you back, once again you are welcome.
Another doctor, a tall handsome man came inside.
Doctor: good day ma’am and sir!
Mum: welcome doctor.
Pastor val: you are welcome doctor.
Mum: so doctor what are the result you conducted on him.
Doctor: oh yes, here are the x-ray result.
He said showing my mother and pastor Val some papers which contained a white and black photo and other things.
Doctor: the last test we conducted shows that most of his bones were broken and it will take time to heal them. Miraculously all his bones have been healed. Sincerely, I have not seen anything like this before.
Pastor Val: that is the hand and power of God in his live.
He said with a smile. I opened my mouth and asked the question that I have been waiting to ask since.
Me: what about Anita!! I hope she is also alright.
I asked but noone replied me. Suddenly the look on their faces were sorrowful. I looked at the doctor and he was busy looking on the floor.
Me: what happened to Anita?
I asked this time with anger laced in my voice.
Doctor: *shakes his head* I am sorry!
He said and shut up. No one needs to tell me that Anita didn’t survive the car accident. Hot tears ran down from my eyes at the thought of anita being dead.
So my carelessness and rough live has killed Anita. Why did I even wake up? Why didn’t I just die with her? Oh God, why me!
I thought as more tears filled my eyes.
My mum, Pastor Val and the doctor left me alone in the ward so I could have time to think alone.
I shouted ignoring all the pains that surged through me. The greatest pain of all was loosing Anita, my world has finally fallen all because of the snake Ladies.
ONE WEEK LATER
I was back in my apartment. The place didn’t feel homely because Anita wasn’t around anymore. Sitting with me is my mum, Pastor Val, his little child princess (whose injuries are almost healed), his wife Judith (who is also recovering from the pain of loosing a child) and some staff from nesco brewing company which are Tobi, Abidemi, Pastor Lucky and some few others.
They were all happy for me being alive and were giving God the glory. The manager of nesco brewing company gave me some months of holiday before resuming work.
Pastor Val walked to me saying into my ears.
Pastor Val: can I see you outside.
I followed him outside and he started.
Pastor Val: I know you are angry, sad and your mood is not bright. This may not be the right time for this but don’t you think giving your life to Christ is the best solution for you? You have lost your wife to be due to your reckless life before but yet it is not too late. Give your life to Christ and everything shall be restored in your life.
I broke down in tears, yes he is very right. Giving my life to Christ is the best thing now.
I confessed my sins before him and promised not to go back to my evil ways again.
He smiled and prayed for me. Instantly, I felt a huge load taken off me. Being born again is the best thing that can happen to a man.
Pastor Val: now for your surprise. Follow me..
He said and I followed him. What surprise is he talking about?
We went back to the room and he called everyone to come close.
Pastor Val: I have a goodnews for everyone sitting here, we have just gotten a new candidate of heaven.
Everybody clapped and cheered while I blushed.
Pastor Val: now for the surprise, you can now come out!!
He shouted and Anita came out fully healthy, there was no scratch on her.
I shouted and everyone laughed. She came closer to me and hugged me.
Anita: my love I am happy for you.
Me: how come?
I asked surprised.
Anita: lol, nothing actually happened to me. you were the only victim during the accident.
I hugged her and kissed her while the everyone clapped their hands. with the snake ladies gone, I surely have a bright future ahead with Anita.
written by: Mustapha Idris