Judas In The Church!
Pastor King has seen that there was need for the church to move forward after the death of his assistant pastor. He held a few hours meeting with the deacons and deaconesses of the church telling them of his intentions to get a new assistant pastor and most of them agreed it was a great idea. And so after weeks of praying and seeking God’s face he decided it was time to announce who his new assistant pastor would be.
The church was filled up to the brim, the news had spread like wild fire that a new assistant pastor would be announced and so all the deacons and deaconesses were all present in church. Even those who had stopped coming to church for some time now, they were all present in church.
Pastor King climbed on the pulpit and cleared his throat ad he began to address the congregation.
”Brethrens in the Lord, children of the most high God, my deacons and deaconesses, you are all welcome to church today. It is time for us to move forward after our pastor departed to glory. It is time to chose a new assistant pastor who would help pilot the work of God to the glory of His name and shame of the devil.
I have fasted and I have prayed for weeks now, and by the grace of God, God has chosen who he wants to move his ministry forward. He is someone that you may not expect, he is someone who may not even be expecting this. But this is the will of God and we must honour it. We must work with this man that God has chosen and as you do so HE will bless you in Jesus name” And the entire church chorused ”amen”.
When the announcement was made, everyone was shocked. But they clapped and the congregation cheered as the ushers ran to his seat and led him to the alter. He was also in absolute shock.
Pastor King smiled as he handed over the mic to him. He stood and looked at the crowd, he could see some persons clapping, some where smiling , some were frowning and some were murmuring. He later found his voice on the mic.
”I am totally speechless, for days now God has been speaking to me and telling me He will use me for his work. I surrendered myself to Him and told him to use me as he willed, but I didnt know it was this big. Assistant pastor in this great ministry wow” with this he laid on the floor not minding the white shirt he was wearing, and then he rolled from one end of the alter to the other end. His voice was so loud as he cried out.
”Lord I humble myself before you, use me as you will”
Brother Chuks who was the music director kwt out his voice and started singing a melodious worship song, the church was thrown in an atmosphere of worship. Some persons were already high in the spirit as they spoke in different tongues. Some stood up and left. Others were just there, moodless. It was a glorious moment!
At the end of the service, everyone came to congratulate brother Chris now pastor Chris. Some were very excited to congratulate him. The deacons and deaconesses all came in one after the other shaking hands with him and congratulating him, brother Chuks the music director led the choir members and one by one they moved to congratulate and shake hands with pastor Chris. Pastor King was happy, he knew he heard God right and he was glad the people loved the new assistant pastor.
Deacon Igho and deacon Duncan walked up to pastor Chris and also congratulated him. Deacon Duncan could not contain his joy as he kept opening his teeth and laughing and talking plenty.
”Brother Chris, erm sorry! Pastor Chris I am so happy for you. I always knew that God designed you for great purpose and achievements. Congrats sir.” Pastor Chris bows his head as he shook hands with deacon Duncan and deacon Igho as sign of respect to them.
”Thank you my deacons, thank you so much sirs. Honestly I was surprised when pastor King called my name, I mean who am I in this church that God will just single me out from the congregation. Am just a nobody” deacon Igho nodded in agreement, ”of course brother Chris you are just a nobody” pastor Chris looked at him before continuing. ” But God decided to uplift me and selected me from the crowd to lead his sheeps.”
They all smiled and laughed together o. Deacon Duncan laughed even more as he asked. ”Were you aware of this position before? As in did pastor King tell you about it?” ”No” pastor Chris replied, excited he never mentioned it, and that is why I was even surprised when he called my name. I was expecting that the new assistant pastor would either be any of you. Deacon Igho or you deacon Duncan, or any of the deacons. But I was obviously wrong. God has other plans.
”Yes yes, he sure does replied deacon Igho. ”Congrats again pastor” they shook his hand again before leaving so that the choir led by the MD can also see the new pastor.
As Duncan and Igho left to go, Duncan gave an eye to Igho who understood immediately that he was asking him to come along. And so they went same direction to Duncan’s car.
Duncan: did you see what just happened?
Igho: Duncan my friend, I should be asking you that.
Duncan: So after all mg Yeats of worshipping in this church, it has now reached for me to eat the fruit of my labour, pastor king just decided to pass my glory to another person. Brother Chris. Who is brother Chris.
Igho: A nobody!
Duncan: a nobody o, even himself knows he is a nobody. He even knows he is not qualified for that position he just received. He even said it that he thought I would be the new assistant pastor.
Igho: or me
Duncan: yes or you, but from no where pastor king just decided to spoil things for us.
Igho: Do you know right now he will have to move into the church quarters and occupy the house of the assistant pastor? He will also be given an official jeep. I hope you know that?
Duncan: That same house we all suffered to build o. I carries 40 bags of cement when building that house, and that is what this nikompu, this slimy dog will now come and enjoy while I still pay rent and drive this old 505 Mercedes Benz.
Igho: my brother such is life and there is nothing you can do about it. Its already a done deal.
Duncan: You lie o, I must do something. Listen I will make sure I frustrate him from that position. I will make it unbearable for him.
Igho: and how do you plan on doing that.
Duncan. Don’t worry your head over that, you will see things for yourself.
Mr Duncan started his car engine and drive off not minding the speed.
To be continued