Learn Why Jesus BANNED Heaven From Famous Uganda Pastor!

 

 

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  1. alive says:

    what an amazing testimony. i can relate to much of this and know i have need to repent before God.

  2. Kajsa Huckaba says:

    “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 11:15

  3. Cole Thompson says:

    I’m still not clear as to how this Pastor sinned? Was he thinking that he was seeing God do miracles through him by his own virtue? Was this his revelation? Was he also thinking he was saved by his own good works? I’m sorry I’m a little slow sometimes to understand, but I’m trying.

    • Hi Cole! It’s good to see you here. It’s been a while since I saw this video, and I’m embarrassed to say it but I can’t remember the story exactly. I think I’ll have to look at it again as well to remember.

    • Kajsa Huckaba says:

      The Lord first reminded this man of his sins and the man denied in his heart that he had not committed adultery. God saw this man’s private denial of secret sin. God immediately showed the man how he had lusted after a woman on a city street and how he did it all the time in church. The man had become so accustomed to this sin that he did not see his own sin any more. The man also became acutely aware of how he had been walking in sin in the same manner in many other ways. Others then also were convicted of their sins when this man began to be open about his experience.

      We are not the judge of our own sin. We do not set the standard of what is right and what is Lawful. The Lord does. If we do not come clean before Him under the blood of Jesus, repent and turn from our sin– then we are not fit to enter Heaven or stand in the presence of the Holy One.

      This is a powerful reminder to us all to sincerely pray for God to
      “create in me a clean heart, oh God.” [Psalm 51:10]
      and to
      “redeem us from every lawless deed” & purify us. [Titus 2:14]

      • That is exactly it,..thanx Kajsa!

      • Cole Thompson says:

        Kajsa, thank you for your answer. It does however raise more questions, particularly about salvation. We know from Scripture that eternal salvation (Justification) comes by faith in the work of Christ, for it is written:

        Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
        Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

        I could be wrong, but it is my understanding that as we go through life, we should always be learning and growing in our relationship with YHWH. The ongoing renewing of our minds is a part of this process. We all start out as babes who drink but the milk of the Word and continue on into the meat of adulthood. However, even as adults, I would think there is no-one who has everything down to perfection. Even the purest of us still hold on to lies or sins that we are not even aware of. Is this right, or am I totally off on this? From what I understand, even the very worst of us, who have not grown at all, or those who are saved just prior to death, who have not earned a single eternal reward will still be saved and enter heaven.

        1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

        So, unless I’m missing something here or misunderstanding the given Scripture, I’m still confused as to why this Pastor would be refused entrance into heaven at death if he had died still ignorant of certain sins in his life. This is why I was asking if the man was maybe thinking that he had actually earned his way into heaven and was not really counting on the precious blood of our Messiah. If I remember correctly, he did say something to the effect that God had told him that he was thinking he was doing miracles because of his own perceived goodness per say and not that he was doing miracles by virtue of Gods love for the people he was ministering to.

        Truly the most beautiful and precious heart is one that seeks the heart of YHWH and …”That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that fills all in all” –Ephesians 1:17-23

        • Kajsa Huckaba says:

          The Lord is the one who told this pastor that he would not go to Heaven if He came for him now. This is what God said. He judged him. According to God’s standard, this man was not saved. This concept completely wrecks most Christian’s beliefs on their own salvation. But I believe those people have not taken the time to actually sort out what they already know to be true from scripture. Frankly, it is easier for us to believe that all we had to do was say a sinners prayer. As you will discover below, that is not true. I don’t like to use fancy words like “atonement” and all that jazz, so here goes.

          In order to answer your question, I believe we need to define what Salvation is. That is a massive and wonderful topic that is both very simple and at the same time very complex. It is such a worthy topic that it deserves to be a whole article. I may rewrite this comment into an article for others to glean from. For now though I can briefly describe Salvation for our purposes today.

          Most simply, Salvation is to be rescued from something. Jesus is our Savior, our perfect rescuer.
          What are we being saved from?
          Separation from God, Death, destruction, Hell
          How are we being saved?
          Jesus through His sacrifice for us
          When does this happen?
          When we each make the choice to trust, repent, receive, live by God’s standards to the best of our ability, and serve the Lord. Salvation brings healing and deliverance.
          Our ability to- trust, repent, live by God’s standards, serve Him and to have healing/deliverance- changes and improves as we get to know the Lord. People who have experienced this know that you truly do need to walk out your salvation. In short, grow.

          YOUR QUESTION AGAIN:
          From what I understand, even the very worst of us, who have not grown at all, or
          those who are saved just prior to death, who have not earned a single eternal reward
          will still be saved and enter heaven.

          - Those who have not grown have been either
          1. had their sin issues addressed by the Lord and they ignored God
          2.walking in open disobedience from the get go.
          In both cases we are still talking about rebellion. Unrepentance. You see, God always chastens those He loves. If His child is sinning, He will be faithful to let the child know. The Lord wants to have you restored to Him. Every time.
          The child then has a choice to either repent and turn from the lawlessness or continue on in sin. Jesus said: And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:23
          [Please read my article on Lawlessness and it's far reaching implications. http://www.zionfire.org/lawlessness-and-the-church]

          It is the UNREPENTANT HEART, the hearts that have become callous to their own sin, the people who have stubbornly or arrogantly held onto their sins and deafened their own ears until they could no longer hear the Holy Spirit pricking at their heart to turn from their wickedness. We are talking about Habitual Sin. Habitual sin that becomes so much a part of the way they think and do that is nearly impossible to separate or even identify that there IS a sin. Particularly an issue if it is a “secret” sin.
          (For example, let’s say it is a sin to quack like a duck. Then let’s say that every time you met someone you quacked like a duck. Someone or several people are going to mention it or even outright correct you. Quacking like a duck would not be a “secret sin” unless you quacked only in your thoughts or when no one else was around. If you quacked in your mind often enough and long enough, you would not notice it anymore.)

          All this unrepentant heart and turning a deaf ear to the Holy Spirit’s warning is Lawlessness. It is most certainly NOT loving Jesus because, as Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” How can we call ourselves believers if we have turned a deaf ear to God’s prompting and walk in rebellion? We can’t.
          We would not belong to Jesus.
          Just the same as an adulterous wife does not belong to her husband even if she is still wearing her wedding ring. How many times did the Lord rant about His people’s continued harlotry in the Old Testament? How many times did He burn with anger over stubborn rebellion? God’s people have not changed at all.

          The person who has come in at the end of their life cannot enter Heaven without repentance and the the Blood of Jesus. It’s all or nothing. It is all or nothing for everyone- whether they have been saved since they were a child or got saved minutes before death. There is no way around this. Jesus declares plainly that He alone is “the Way, the Truth and the Life”. Unless we COMPLETELY belong to Him, we do NOT belong to Him.

          All this to say- that this pastor knew he had sinned. He knew it way back when he first was doing it. He had made the choice to continue on in his sin and his heart became hardened. He no longer heard the Holy Spirit. He had a habit of this particular sin. Now he had such ingrained sin he could no longer see his sin or himself as he really was.

          If we truly want to be with the Lord and growing in Him and be saved, then we MUST submit ourselves completely to inspection and be willing to hear what God says when He says it. (This is why I referenced the Psalm 51:10 & Titus 2:14 scriptures in my above comment) When He tells us, and He will, we then have the duty to respond with repentance. We retain salvation when we keep our heart open to correction from the Lord and repentance. We cannot “grow” without this process.

          The key to salvation and continued salvation is a repentant heart before the Lord.

          • Cole Thompson says:

            Kajsa, Do you believe that 1Corinthians 3:15 is referring to someone who is FULLY repented over every sin in their life, and has COMPLETELY turned away from every last shred of rebellion against God’s will in their life, but have no works to show for it?

            1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

          • Kajsa Huckaba says:

            In 1 Cor. 3:11-15, Paul refers to gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, and straw as the quality of works done by the Corinthians. He was also, most likely, taking about their motivations and kinds of doctrine they taught. The “Day” refers to the day that Jesus will judge all of our work. This IS NOT whether they receive forgiveness for their sin. The “fire” referenced in these scriptures is not Hell or the Lake Of Fire, but instead is the evaluation of the works.

            The scripture 1 Cor. 3:11-15 is not about forgiveness of sin, but is about the quality and motive of the “saved” person’s works.

          • Hmmm,..just some thoughts.

            14) What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? 15) If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16) and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17) Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
            18) But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” 19) You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. 20) But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? 21) Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22) You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; 23) and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,” and he was called the friend of God. 24) You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25) In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26) For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. ~ James 2:14-26

            Ok faith vs works as always a worthy topic, I can see there is a very good discussion going on here, I don’t mean to intrude(if I am let me know) but I really wanted to add my two cents. First of all when we are talking justification by works, that of course means by works of the Law. We know that no man is justified by the works of the Law in themselves. In other words just keeping the law doesn’t make you right with God.

            We see that in the story of the rich young ruler in Mark 10: 17-22 The rich young ruler knelt before Jesus (an act of worship) and identified Jesus as the source of eternal life by asking Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. Then Jesus tells him to keep the Law by listing it in detail. The man then says he has done all those things, from his youth all the way to adulthood. I notice Jesus didn’t disagree with him so he must have really meant it. Then the Bible says something I don’t read anywhere else, it says that Jesus, looking at the man felt a love for him. Wow! we know Jesus loves us but it is just so amazing to hear it recorded so nicely here in this chapter. However did any of these things result in this man inheriting eternal life? Nope, because Jesus said “one thing you still lack” lack for what? Well, this man’s original question was, “what must I do to inherit eternal life” in other words, what must I do to be saved.

            So to recap, this man knelt before Jesus, identified Jesus as the source or the direction for inheriting eternal life, kept the law satisfactorily since his youth, AND Jesus felt a love for the man and yet none of these things resulted in the man inheriting eternal life. What Jesus said next still shocks Christians today, He said, ” one thing you still lack: go and sell all you posses and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven; and come, follow me.”

            I think most people in this man’s position would have found keeping the law easier, in fact this man did. Because he was able to keep the law since his youth, but he went away weeping at what Jesus said because he possessed many things. Noticed that the act of faith that Jesus was requiring from the man required a ‘work of faith.” In like manner we see the story of Zaccaeus the small tax collector who climbed a tree to see Jesus.

            19- 1) And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2) And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 3) And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. 4) And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5) And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. 6) And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. 7) And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. 8) And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. 9) And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, for so much as he also is a son of Abraham. 10) For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

            It was by faith that Zaccaeus was saved but it was by works that his faith was shown evident, and it just so happens to be the very kind of redemptive work that Jesus was hoping to see in the rich young ruler. As James said, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”

            We have many more stories from Jesus such as the story of the talents, where Jesus expected those who were His to increase the talents they were given by Him, and, what of the one who didn’t? We have the story of the sheep and the goats where those who enter into the Kingdom of Heaven and those who don’t are separated by their works. And many more just like these Jesus shared to reveal the truth of the Kingdom of Heaven.

            In alot of ways Jesus appeared to make the Law harder. After all He said that, we were formerly told not to commit murder (the law), but He said, “I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court” Wow,..that seems a little tougher than just making sure you don’t kill some one.

            Jesus also said that we were formerly told not to commit adultry, then He said, ” but I say to you everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” He even said it was better to cut your eye out to avoid this sin rather than to let your soul enter into the fiery hell. I mean,..What! Jesus also said, ” Do not think that I came to abolish the law or the Prophets; but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, that until Heaven and Earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the law until all is accomplished.”

            So what then am I saying we are justified by the law? I would never say that, we are not justified by works, but rather our justification comes through faith. But I will say that every man full of faith will produce the works of righteousness that are evident when they have become a new creation in Christ. As James said faith without works is dead.

            Romans chapter 3 is probably the most quoted chapter on this subject, but I think many who read it forget the last verse of chapter 3.

            Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the law. ~ Romans 3: 31

            The last example I would like to point to is the literal Law itself most famously the ten commandments. I would suggest that these tablets represented Christ Himself. God literally carved out the rock and carved His Word into it. Later when Moses saw the sin of the people he broke the tablets on the ground. In other words, God’s Word was broken for the sin of the people. Is Jesus the ‘Word of God’? (John 1: 1-7). Later God had Moses carve out another set of tablets and God again carved His Word on the tablets (the Word was resurrected) and then the broken tablets, and the new tablets were put in the Ark of the Covenant, where the Jar of manna (Jesus is the bread of life), and Aarons rod that budded (Jesus is the new shoot and the Holy seed out of the stump Isaiah 6).

            So to wrap up my lengthy answer I would like to say that it is by grace we have been saved, and by faith we have been justified as no man is justified by the works of the Law. But the question is,..will a man who lives by faith full of the grace of God fail to produce the fruit of righteousness? Those are just some of my thoughts. I believe that before Christ men were bound into a relationship with God where they were required to perform outward works to please God, although Isaiah chapter one sounds an awful lot like Jesus where God tells His people that it’s not enough to do the works themselves but they were to be without sin and to make their sacrifices with a real love for God.

            However I believe the major difference is that now that we have been saved by grace, justified by faith, cleansed by the Blood of Jesus, and filled with the Spirit of the living God, these works should now emanate from us and should grow on us like fruit John chapter 15 is such a beautiful example of this. I do consider John 15 to be one of the best ‘calibration’ chapters in the Bible. But I notice that in order for this to work that we must ‘abide’ in Christ, in other words our life is fully in his (not His in ours, big difference), then His Words must abide in us. These two abides are the true Christian life after we have denied our own life, taken fully up our own cross and followed Him.

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