THE SACRED CATHEDRAL OF NIME

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Tanasee and Ramesee were two notorious brothers of Law in the town of Nime, west of River Orpher — a river, famous for the trade and merchandise it provides the neighbouring Town-dwellers. In those days, Nime was the commercial capital of the world; and was therefore a famous trade empire. But more famous than Nime and River Orpher were the two notorious brothers, Tanasee and Ramesee. They were verse in government and religious law. When it comes to law, at that time, there was none to contend nor to compare with them: no not one born of a woman!

It was said, Tanasee and Ramesee were even more respected than the King of the Empire. It wasn’t difficult for anyone to believe this, when you hear how they converted the white sacred Cathedral — built by the King solely for prayer — into an Uphill Trade Centre, by simply subverting religious and government laws. The once sacred white Cathedral became a vault of all kind of merchandise known to exist, and all the trade were controlled by the two brothers. Every chamber within the edifice, housed different trade of goods and ‘colours’ — making the edifice the hypocrite of its innocent outward appearance.

These brothers were not just respected, they were also revered because they appeared pious to their followers and acquaintances. They were the incognito ruler of Nime Empire!

“There is a New Teacher of law in Nime!” Tanasee and Ramesee had heard their followers said these many atimes, but their pride and ego did not suffer them to pay attention to this. Until one fateful day that their loyalist forgot to show up for their daily trade meeting, because they were learning at the feet of the New Teacher.
As it is the brother’s usual display of authority and power over their subject, they took one of their imprisoned perpetrators — whom they claimed was guilty of false balance while trading — to meet the Teacher to ask Him what the law charges against those found guilty of their claim.
“Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, because a false balance is an abomination to the Lord: thus says the law in Leviticus 19:11 and Proverbs 11:1; what say ye to this offense”. The brothers asked the Teacher.
The Teacher looked around, saw the inquisitive eyes of the crowd upon Him and said:
“It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.(Matthew 21:13) Or haven’t you read the saying:
‘And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? [4] Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? [5] Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye’.” (Matthew 7:3-5 KJV) SELAH

That evening, immediately after the Teacher’s response, silence engulfed the crowd, and reverberated across the entire Land of Nime till the next day, as though Nime suddenly became a ghost village. The Teacher never said anymore than this on that day — even that fateful day that rebirth a new Nime Empire.
As for the two notorious brothers, no one knew, with certainty, what became of them after that evening encounter with the Teacher. But what history recorded was that the brothers’ trade empire was brought to the ground few days after the encounter. A new Cathedral was rebuilt; Nime became famous again, but this time for Santity!
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Beloved, be not as the Pharisee and the Sadducees, who say a thing and do the opposite only for them to accuse others of same or greater sin: they have their reward. [Read more of Jesus’ account of them in Matthew 23:1-39].
May God help us all in Jesus name! AMEN.

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