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Friday, 23 November 2012

Chpt. 18 - Don't Shoot the Messenger by Daniel Grant Newton

For the previous chapters of Daniel Grant Newton's online book Don't Shoot the Messenger, click below:

Chapter 1      Chapter 2      Chapter 3      Chapter 4      Chapter 5      Chapter 6      Chapter 7      Chapter 8      Chapter 9      Chapter 10     Chapter 11      Chapter 12      Chapter 13      Chapter 14     Chapter 15     
Chapter 16     Chapter 17

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you,” Yēšûă announced to the crowd, his arms spread wide.
The crowd were silent, transfixed on the man before them.
“Today men are here who wish to kill me,” he continued, to the gasping and whispering of the crowd, “but they do not realise that I do not have your key to the Kingdom of Heaven.  I said it when I arrived in your village, and I shall say it again, the Kingdom of Heaven is within you.  And so my message will never die, as it is not of flesh and blood, but will live on in every fibre of your physical and spiritual being.  And live on in every generation hereafter.  The message is immortal.”
“When do we get to kill him?” growled Kofi Nelson under his breath, a former Ghanaian-rebel-turn-elite-spy for the United States, and now working under Spider’s team.  “If we kill him now people will know he has been murdered, and his legacy will grow.”
Kofi Nelson closely shadowed Spider’s movements through the sea of people.
“That is why we’ll make him disappear,” Spider smirked back at him.  “Jude is out of the picture, perhaps finding out whether the Kingdom of Heaven really is inside himself, and we have all the time in the world.  We’ll follow him after the speech, and take him and his followers out.”
Spider put his two-way radio to his mouth.  “Team ‘A’ come in, over,” he called.
As he pulled his finger off the speaker, all that could be heard was static.
“Come in Team ‘A’, this is Spider, over,” he said again.
His eyes darted about the square and surrounding building tops.
“Team ‘B’, come in, over,” Spider spoke into his radio.  However, there too was only static on the other end.
“Come in Team ‘B’, over,” he repeated the order forcefully.  Still no answer.
Spider motioned for Kofi to move around the perimeter of the crowd.  “Jude is not dead, apparently.”
“It takes a lot to kill that man,” Kofi said.
“Screw you, Nelson,” said Spider, spitting his chewing gum on the dirt.  “Just go find Jude and kill him.”

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