Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 43
THE POISONED DINNER
In my heart, without saying it out, I decided that for the first time, I shall disobey this Pastor.
I overheard Pastor telling his wife that “the Holy Spirit just informed me that Sister Joy want to disobey us”.
Ahhh, no ooo sir, I didn’t plan that ooo; I blurted out to redeem my image.
Pastor Mrs. at the other end now said; she is denying like Sarah did in the bible…
I discovered I was lying to my Pastor, ahhh, bad habit.
I’m sorry Pastor sir, it’s just not easy for me to cook again for the man who deprived me of babies yet accuses me. I replied Pastor.
I guess they must have placed their phone on speaker now. They were both speaking to me without passing the phone around.
The dinner treatment was gotten from the bible ma, Pastor stated.
I will give you three examples of those who used dinner to deal with their situations.
Judas had sold Jesus out, he had planned the evil already. If Jesus fought him for the wrong he did, he will be defensive.
But rather Jesus fed him. Gave him a special treatment at the table. His conscience made him commit suicide because he had just hurt a man who fed him.
Esther could have eaten with the king alone and reported Haman to the king, but she fed him with two dinners. The king seeing that Esther fed her enemy, decided to fight for Esther himself.
When his wicked brothers came to Egypt to buy food, he set a table before them and fed them. When he finally told them who he was, their fear tripled because they don’t understand why someone they offended should give them dinner.
Sister Joy are you there? Pastor asked.
Yes sir, I’m here sir; I replied.
I never saw this dinner treatment as a biblical principle sir.
What should I do sir? I asked Pastor with all eagerness.
Pastor continued; It is a dinner between God, your husband and yourself.
Strictly following the Esther, Hamanand the king model.
The bible passage for this dinner can be found in Romans chapter twelve starting from verse seventeen…
Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Sister Joy are you still with me? Pastor asked.
Yes sir, I’m following with rapt attention sir; I replied.
So this is what you will do; Pastor continued.
1) Prepare a nice dinner.
2) Outdo yourself with the dinner preparation.
3) Invite the offending partner to the table.
4) Serve the meal with all love and care.
5) Praise your spouse for all they did well.
6) Ask your spouse to tell you where you were wrong.
7) Don’t talk about the many faults of your partner.
8) Finish the dinner with a well-prepared prayer.
In the final prayer, thank God that you fasted and prayed and God was kind enough to join in the meal.
End the prayer telling God in front of your spouse that you hand over your spouse to Him totally from now on…
Close the dinner and quietly watch God do your talking on your behalf….
My sister within fourteen days, your spouse will call you for proper reconciliation.
This had worked in many marriages and I know it can work in yours. Are you with me? Pastor concluded.
Yes Sir, I will do as you had directed Sir; I replied.
We will be praying for you over here; Pastor Mrs. replied me.
I ended the call and went out of my room.
My husband had left my door and gone upstairs…
I inserted my favorite music into the living room sound system, I microwaved the meal that was left on the table before the confession.
I noticed a bottle by the fridge, hmmm
One spirit told me that the content of the bottle will be potent. It could earn me my freedom from a marriage created on deceit.
At first, I resisted that voice but again I remember the no sperm saga, I walked straight to the bottle, I sprinkled little quantities into his meal. His meal alone
I went into my husband’s room to call him for dinner. I was blasting in tongues all the way.
The door of his room was ajar when I got there so I went in straight to meet him by the bed. I knelt down and told him; “My head, your food is on the table”
Like the speed of light, my husband jumped down from the bed and prostrated before me. With all the bandages, he looked like a broken doll.
I was confused. Pastor didn’t tell me how to handle this kind of case.
I’m sorry Joy, I’m so sorry. I beg you in the name of God. My husband said in earnest.
Haba, Oga stop prostrating, just come eat please. I replied.
I’m no more hungry; he said.
Ahhhh meal that I have spiced with life altering agent. That meal is my freedom out of this sham marriage. I needed to do anything to get him to eat oooo
So, I put on my best persuasive face.
Please my Lord, I spent time making this food, I cooked it for my husband. Please don’t allow my effort go to waste.
You have made mistakes but we will be together even in death; I said smiling at him.
He concurred and followed me downstairs.
I went into the kitchen to get cold drinks from the fridge. On my way back to the dining, I saw my husband sniffing the food.
Oops, I hope my mixture doesn’t give bad odour….
He tried to exchange the plates of food, so that I’ll eat his and he’ll eat mine.
My husband looked at me in cold resignation and said;
Joy, as it gotten to the stage where you want to kill me? I can see and can smell something funny inside this food. No wonder you said it is death that will keep us together.
I looked at him, smiled and confessed.
Yes, I spiced the food.
Yes, the food is supposed to lead to death.
ahhhh mogbe…. My husband said with hands on his head.
Joy what did you put in my food? My husband asked.
I walked to the kitchen to bring it. Not because I wanted to obey him, but to proof to him that he had pushed me to the wall.
As soon as he saw the bottle, his mouth opened very wide, but no sounds came out.
He was shocked beyond words.
OH THIS MY HUSBAND