An Unholy Redemption Final Chapter
“Welcome home Altithronus. It has been a long time, but I am glad you have found your way home.”
Lucifer opened his eyes to see he was once again sitting in his heavenly place, but this time he was not being held down with chains. He was sitting on a glorious golden throne.
“Is that my name again?” Lucifer said to the Most High who presence was hidden behind a white light.
“Yes Altithronus, I could not tell you before because it was up to you to rediscover your old name.”
“But what about the people of Earth, what has befallen them?”
“Look,” God said and parted the clouds beneath their feet. “You see, men are alive and well thanks to you. They are once again living in perfect harmony now the balance has been restored. I am very pleased that people believe in me again. Your actions have invoked a new belief in me and I am alive again in their minds.”
“How did that happen? I only saved them from a physical death.”
“Is that what you really think? You did more than that. In your selfless act of sacrifice, you were willing to destroy your own evil. This showed them that the evil inside themselves was no longer needed. You helped them to face up to their own dark side and spiritually gave them the strength to destroy that within them. It was my intention to let you feel unloved during your existence in order so that when you found that love again you would appreciate it much more. This was done so that at the time of your death that feeling would resonate in the hearts and minds of man. For so long man has felt abandoned and unloved by me, they had turned to evil or worshipping false idols in pursuit of happiness. Altithronus, you were my firstborn when you decided to be incarnated in matter and eventually into human form. We have travelled a long journey together but now we have come full circle and now man is born again.”
“Yes, but I do have one question for you. How come I know of good and evil, but can still be in your presence?”
“The reason you can be here in my presence, higher than all the other angels, is because at the beginning, you were the only one who had enough faith in my love for you to sacrifice your angel status. You knew that you would move far away from me, but deep down you knew your love for me would bring you home. Michael and the other angels only know good. They had not been down to earth and seen the evil of man. I am not saying I think any less of Michael and the other angels, I love their fidelity and their love for me, but you decided to share your knowledge and my love for man by your own sacrifice.”
Altithronus began to weep.
“Why do you weep?”
“I am just glad to be home. I have travelled a long journey and my heart is humbled in your power, my God. But before I take my leave answer me this, will man now finally be at peace?”
“That even I am not sure of, because of their free will, but I am sure one day you might have to answer another call.”
“Until then I will meditate and remember the only one person on Earth who knows my new name. I hope she will pass it on from generation to generation, so it will be kept safe until we meet again and man is in need of it and the world will finally know the truth.”
Back down on Earth, the shimmering heat danced on the sand like a mirage of water as a convoy of jeeps and lorries grew nearer. The sand was thrown up behind them as they were being driven at great speeds. It was not long before they came to a halt in the middle of the desert.
“The sword must be here somewhere,” A man in uniform and wearing glasses was studying a map and talking to the general next to him.
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, according to the readings and the alignment of the stars, this is where the impact took place here within a mile radius.”
“Okay men dismount and set up camp, we start digging in the morning.” The General barked his order.
“General Silas, do you think we will find the sword we are looking for?”
“I am sure and I will not let my friend’s suicide be in vain.”
General Silas pulled out the Captain’s family photo which he had taken off his friend’s dead body after he had shot himself in the head when realising that the end was not coming.
“Believe me, when we find it, I will use its power and I can assure you that I will not be fighting on God’s side. I will raise an army on Earth, a terrifying army that will make God quake in the heavens, then I will take my revenge into heaven and bring God and the angels to their knees. Then, and only then, will I hold that sword and take my revenge on a deceitful God.”