‘Ama…. You need to come and see this man of God o! Eeii! The demons he has casted out in front of my very own eyes! The prophecies he has said! My sister, my sister! We have to go!’ Nana Yaa said loudly as she held tightly unto her friend’s hand.
Ama had been admitted again. Her blood pressure had gone so low that she had passed out in the hall couch. Had it not been for the fact that Eli, her husband, came home early that day she would have been a cadaver being transported to the hospital morgue.
She was tired. Tired of her endless visits to the hospital- it was either this illness or the other and the doctors couldn’t seem to tell her exactly what was wrong. The medical bills were slowly causing financial strains in her marriage. Though her husband refused to talk about it, she could read from the signs that all wasn’t well with his company. Many clients hadn’t paid up for his services yet.
Ama exhaled loudly.
‘Ama! This man of good can heal you o! Just last week Sunday, he prophecied to a lady that her friend who had been bed ridden for the past 5 years due to an unknown illness was receiving her healing at that moment. This lady came to give a testimony at church this past Sunday. Her friend is healed!’ Nana Yaa continued emphatically.
‘Hmm… what is the name of this man of God?’ Ama enquired.
‘Prophet Ablaze Fire.’ Nana Yaa replied enthusiastically.
‘Prophet Ablaze Fire? Is that the man of God who …’ Ama began weakly.
‘My sister he hasn’t done anything o! All those things you heard were all false. People are just jealous of His power.’ Nana Yaa cut in
‘But nothing. I am coming for you tomorrow. You must see this man of God.’
‘I have to take my leave now I don’t want any of those nurses to come tell me visiting time is up like the last time.’ Nana Yaa said, rising up from the chair she had been sitting on simultaneously.
‘Hmm…ok.’ Ama replied.
‘Take care of yourself and extend my regards to Eli OK.’
‘Yes please.’ Ama replied as she watched her friend walk out of the ward.
She sighed. She wanted healing- full healing. Not an intermettient one followed by one attack or the other making her end up in the hospital again.
She trusted God, but she was desperate. She felt He had waited too long. By reason of this unknown illness, she had miscarried two babies.
Painfully she stretched out her hand to pick up her Bible from the side table. Eli had brought it that morning because she had called him at dawn to ask for it.
She randomly opened the Bible and her eyes fell on;
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
She felt a soft jab in her spirit. She didn’t feel right about this supposed man of God Ama was so bent on taking her to. She remembered just a few days ago, she and Eli had had a discussion about this Prophet’s newest case and how Eli had emphatically stated that by their fruits ye shall know them. Ama had tried to explain to her husband that, ladies were drawn by such phyiscal manifestation of power so she didn’t totally blame them.
Eli had been quick to point out that not all these supposed manifestations were actually of God, and the verse she had read just proved so. She decided not to follow Ama when next she came.
That decision gave her peace.
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Mathew 7:21-23 was a part of the chapter I read today and it struck me. I pray we take a cue from this story and allow the Holy Spirit to lead us to where His children who are true men of God minister.
Disclaimer: All characters in this story are fictional and have no relation to reality.
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