Sloppy Joe handed the book to Dan. “Here you go, Mystic Master,” he said smiling.
Dan took the book and opened it. “Okay, so we are on the part where a beautiful princess is captured by an ugly ogre and the only one who can save her is someone who has devoted his life to the arts of magic and mysticism. The person is not only powerful but also skilled in his weaponry, a warrior who is courageous and wise. Silus the Warrior will go into the castle and save the fair damsel.”
Sloppy Joe blushed. “Me? I’m going to save a princess? Wow! Can I have someone join me?”
Dan read more of the book. “Silus can pick a member from the group who is a devotee to magic and mysticism like he is and who is also good with directions. He will be a guide to Silus and will also fight when necessary. The two will work together as a team.”
Mike raised his hand. “I’ll go with him. I fit those qualifications perfectly.”
“Excellent!” said Dan. Then he turned to Sloppy Joe and asked, “Silus, will you accept Marcus on your quest?”
“I sure will,” he said very happy to have someone with him for his adventure.
“Okay, let’s get started,” said Dan.
Though Eddy’s eyes were closed in prayer he was able to hear what was going on in the group. He sensed a dark presence in the basement and he implored the Good King urgently to save them all from the evil that was present.
As the men continued on with their game something happened that disrupted their fun time.
“I can’t seem to envision the castle or the monsters that are in it,” said Sloppy Joe in a discouraged tone, “it’s like there’s a wall in my mind that’s keeping me from going there.”
“I’m experiencing the same thing too,” said Mike. “What’s going on here?”
Bob turned to where Eddy was sitting. “Hey guys look! That little guy is doing what that teenage girl just did. Perhaps he’s the cause of Magic and Mysticism not working.” He then yelled at Eddy, “You better stop right now or we will force you out also!”
Now Eddy naturally would have shivered and stopped praying at the tone of that voice, but he was not in his natural state at this moment. He was so in tune to the Good King that he couldn’t hear them. As he continued praying he started to verbally quote promises from the Holy Word:
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 (KJV)
“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 (KJV)
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 5:4 (KJV)
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11 (KJV)
The Master of Darkness covered his ears and howled. “Shut up! Stop it! I can’t stand to hear the Holy Word quoted when it is driven by the Holy Spirit! Silence, man of little faith!”
Mack got up along with the other four. “C’mon fellows, let’s show this small fry that we don’t tolerate with those who ruin our fun!”
They began to walk toward Eddy but Sloppy Joe stopped them. “Friends, don’t touch him! He has the same glow around him that was on Karen! The Good King is very close to him and is using him. Can’t you see the Light that’s surrounding him?”
His friends scoffed. “Light? We don’t see any light. All we see is a little man who is quoting strange words with his eyes closed. You’re seeing things, Sloppy. C’mon guys, let’s escort the midget out of here!”
Sloppy Joe ran past his friends and stood in front of the Small Faith Person. He was still praying and quoting the beautiful promises.
“Out of the way, Sloppy! We want to continue on with our game!” Mack shouted.
Sloppy Joe refused. “No! This is all wrong! I’m starting to see that there’s a reason why all of this is happening. The Good King is trying to protect us through His servants from whatever is in the basement with us. If we force Eddy out too we may find ourselves in very deep trouble.”
“Don’t you want to continue being Silus the Warrior? According to the book if you succeed in this adventure you will be the next Mystic Master. Imagine what an honor that is! You will be in control of every Magic and Mysticism adventure!”
Sloppy Joe shook his head. “I’m beginning to wonder if maybe that game along with the Communication Board are the reasons why all this is taking place. It’s like their under a dark influence and the Good King is showing us through the two Believers by interfering with the games. If being Silus the Warrior means acting like this then the answer is no. Our game time is over, friends. Please leave.”
The five men looked at Sloppy Joe stunned. Without saying a word they made their way up the stairs and left the basement.
Eddy opened his eyes. “Sloppy, where did everyone go?” he asked bewildered.
The rotund man patted his back. “I guess they couldn’t handle the Light of the Good King’s Truth that was shining through you.”
Eddy scratched his head. “Through me? I don’t understand.”
The door opened and Karen walked in. “I saw the whole thing through the window and I praise His Majesty for what took place here in the basement.” She then embraced Eddy tightly. “Though your faith is very small the Good King used it in a mighty way to stop the Master of Darkness from accomplishing his dark will. You were shining with the Light of the Good King’s Truth when you were praying. When you quoted the verses from the Holy Word the Light became so bright that it made the demonic fiend flee. You are breaking out of your fear by the Good King’s grace, Eddy.”
Tears of joy flowed down Eddy’s cheeks. Thank you Master, for showing me Your might and power. Thank you that You can also work through a Small Faith Person, such as I. He then looked up at Karen. “You were shining too, sister. Before those guys forced you out I saw the Light from the Lantern touch your body with all of it’s purity and glory.”
“The Light of the Good King’s Truth is starting to become a part of us.” Karen explained with great joy in her voice. “The goal of every Believer is to be one with the Good King in His Word.”
Stay Tuned For the Conclusion.