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Transcription from youtube, part one John Mulinde (Ugandan Pastor) March 2011 The Lord gave a sister a message for John Mulinde back at his home church,
Jer. 7.2-11 2
“Stand in the gate of the LORD’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, ‘Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah who enter in at these gates to worship the LORD!’” 3 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. 4 Do not trust in these lying words, saying, ‘The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD arethese.’ 5 “For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor, 6 if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your hurt, 7then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever. 8 “Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit. 9 Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you do not know, 10 and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say, ‘We are delivered to do all these abominations’? 11 Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of thieves in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it,” says the LORD.
John got up at 4am but could not pray, there was a door closed, he could not get into the presence of the Lord, he was cold, no joy, for two hours. He asked God to be specific of what to repent.
Rom. 2.1-5 1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. 2But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. 3 And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? 5 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, …
John then finally could pray, but did not feel peace, didn’t feel anything lifting. He was trying to deal with an act, the Lord was dealing with his ways, how he walks. It wasn’t as if Y’shua said that John sinned and needed to repent. Example, look at the life of Saul, also the life of David. Saul, for the sake of the people, they were scattering, Saul emboldened his heart, and gave his sacrifice. And Samuel told him the kingdom would go to another. The next time the Lord sent him on a mission, to kill the Amalekites, the Lord repented of sending him on the mission and even of making him king.
Saul said he brought back sheep and cattle because of the people. Samuel asks if sacrifice is better than obedience … Saul lived his life before the people. Saul then wanted to go worship … torn garment (kingdom torn from his hands) … Saul said he had sinned against God and against Samuel. Saul said to give him respect before the people, honor him before the people … even in that moment of brokenness his concern was more about his appearance before the people … Samuel prayed till God asked how long he would pray for a man He had rejected.
David too had sinned. Bathsheba, etc. Nathan confronted him. He passed judgment, Nathan said ‘you are the man; and then David realized it was against he himself. David then said, I have sinned against God. Nathan says, The Lord has forgiven you. What was the difference? Not so much the act it is the way David, the Bible says, his heart was after the Lord’s heart. His way was after the Lord. He fell, the way any man could fall. But his way was desiring all his life to live for the Lord. That’s the big difference.
The Lord was not confronting an act, He was confronting a way of life, calling John out of John’s ways into the Lord’s way. John was already serving Him seeing people getting saved, planting churches, seeing people healed and delivered, and the Lord was saying He wanted John to come out of his ways into His way. That is what living by faith is. What shall we do that we may work the works God requires? This is the work God requires, Believe on Him Who was sent. When we believe on Jesus, what happens? We believe our lives are futile, are hopeless, are vanity, we are condemned to death, we give up our lives to Him to receive His life. From that moment we speak like Paul, I am crucified with Him, and I no longer live. The life that I live is no longer mine, the life is of Christ, and I live it by the faith of Christ.
John Mulinde continues, This is what the Lord was calling me to. Stop living in your human ways, human wisdom, human effort, human will. Drop that. Die to that that you may live to Me. Take on My life. Let your mind be convinced your old life is given up, you can no longer live for yourself. The Bible says, The Spirit of the Lord compels us, that one died for all, therefore all died. And because all died, they can no longer live for themselves. They can only live for Him Who died and rose again for them. Whoever comes into Jesus has become a new creation. The old has passed away behold everything has become new. That new identity is from God, Who has reconciled us unto Himself, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. To whit that, the Father was in Christ Jesus, reconciling the world unto Himself. And He has given us the word of reconciliation.
Therefore, we are Christ’s ambassadors, as though the Father was imploring the world through us to be reconciled to Him, He was calling for an identity change, to come away from my human ways, my identity, my ability, my effort, my wisdom, and to lay down all of that, to come and take on that life that came from Heaven. It came into the world, it had a mission. It didn’t come to make money, it didn’t come to make a name, it didn’t come to make an impact of human fame or prestige, it came for a mission: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but will have everlasting life. He did not send Him into the world to condemn the world but that the world may be saved through Him.
He was calling me (John Mulinde) to live His life, His identity, His cause, His mission, to give up my ambitions, my dreams, my desires, my rights, that I may take on His. That I may therefore lay claim upon the inheritance that is in His Name, the identity that is in His Name, that’s what He meant, Believe on Him Who was sent. That’s the work of the Lord. And I had never connected the two. So that day that He had spoke to me, as we were praying, I prayed and I felt, I have prayed enough. I’m sure He has heard my prayer, by now, He has forgiven me. But I didn’t feel His peace. I didn’t feel release. I felt that same guilt. To be continued.