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On her way out she remembered another vital question,”Simon was Sister Agnes in your office before the 2nd service?”
“Here comes another bullet” he thought to himself. ” No, she wasn’t in my office before the second service. As a matter of fact, no one was in my office before the second service” he said with all conviction
“Okay, I’ll be heading home soon” she said but she wasn’t convinced with Simon’s explanation because Sis Agnes actually greeted her when they made eye contact but she left that out in her story. She made up her mind to be more vigilant ‘cos the devil roams about like a hungry lion looking for whom to devour.
“I’ll be going home now. Tell the ministers we’ll hold our meeting during the week after Tuesday’s evening service” he said. Simon needed to get out of the church ASAP, he couldn’t answer anymore questions or listen to any members problem. “I’m only human” he said to himself.
Pst Simon decided to sleep early in order to avoid Patricia’s sexual demands. He woke up around 2 am in the morning and discovered Patricia wasn’t by his side. This was odd because Patricia was always by his side on the bed even if they argued before going to bed.
He, then, remembered he avoided his conjugal duty last night. He decided to search for her and make love to her in order to settle this Cold War. He tried opening the door but he found it locked. He called out Patricia’s name but no one answered.
He struggled with the door for a while but it didn’t budge. He called out Patricia’s name again then he heard a reply “ Peter, why do you continue to desecrate the name of the Holy God ?” The voice asked him. “Who are you, I’m Simon not peter” Simon replied
“You lie, you’re peter. Where’s Simon? Why keep the truth away from his family and the church of God?” The voice asked him again “Peter -Simon, Simon- Peter…we are the same. I’m Simon and that’s the fact” Simon replied but he was scared. He decided to back the door in order to have a good view of his bedroom.
“Peter, you cannot see me but I can see you. I’m the Omnipresent God. Desist from this way of life, confess and repent. If u disobey my instruction only destruction awaits you” said the voice
“I know I’ve done some abominable things but I can’t confess” Simon said in fear. He thought of the reverberating effect of the truth. It’ll destroy him so either way he was on the road to destruction.
“Peter, peter…do what’s right. Follow my instructions and you’ll be redeemed” said the voice. “I can’t..I just can’t” he said and in that instant the door slammed open hitting Simon on the head.
Instantly, he woke up, again on his bed but this time Patricia was by his side. “It was just a dream” he thought to himself but he felt a dull ache at the back of his head. Then he remembered the words “confess and repent“.
Throughout the week Simon wrestled with his conscience on what to do. He was confused and he delegated the mid-week services to his ministers.
After thursday’s service, deacon Philip walked up to him and told him a certain women came looking for him but referred to him as Peter. Instantly, Simon was overcome with fear. There and then he knew it was up. It was time for him to confess to the congregation and face the consequences.
“Deacon Philip, this sunday is going to be a dark sunday for me and the congregation, be prepared. We’re going to hold only one service” he said to a confused deacon Philip who has also be wrestling with his conscience all week.
“Does he know what I’ve done? Wide is the way that leadeth to destruction” Deacon Philip thought to himself