By Paul W. Dennis
Lugala, Kampala – Gospel musician and Buikwe District Woman Member of Parliament Judith Babirye has for the first time revealed that a near-death experience a few days to her Introduction ceremony led to her encounter with God.
I arose to the spiritual realm and negotiated with God, she said.
Judith Babirye was speaking at Liberty Worship Centre International in Lugala, a Kampala suburb.
Although she didn’t detail much about what caused her quick retrogression in health, Hon Babirye said in July she rubbed shoulders with death, and efforts where immediately made to save her life.
The incident, she explained, happened on the Tuesday that lead to her traditional wedding ceremony, deemed controversial, that made major headlines across the country.
“As my life hang by a thread – unsure of where I was – I told Jesus I have unfinished responsibilities on earth. I told Jesus I cannot die unless I accomplished what I asked Him to do. My hands are still swollen because of the medical treatment where I was hooked up to several drips fed into my veins,” she told Liberty Worship Centre International led by Pastor Imelda Namutebi.
“God is Able. He takes the poor out of the dust and lifts them up to dine with Kings. The same God who lifted up Babirye, may be lift you up today. I want to glorify the name of the Lord because so many times we speak things and some times they really mean not much to us. But I want to glorify God for the bible says; the Lord is indeed good.
“He is beyond what the tongues of men can speak. When I see where I come from, what I have gone through and where I am today, I am convinced that if it had not been the Lord who was on our side, the children of God would have been consumed by the world. He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world. If it had not been for God I would not be here,” she said.
Judith Babirye thanked God for Pr Imelda Namutebi saying that when some Pastors were afraid of coming to her ceremony and others against it, she [Namutebi] graced the event amid all controversy.
“A time of attack, pain and trouble is a time of being forsaken, but always respect anybody who stands with you during such times,”
“You might be facing what looks like an immovable mountain – it might be like the red sea – it might be equivalent to Goliath – It might be like the Amalekites or King Pharaoh. I need you to understand that those who are with us are more than those who are with them.
“Today I’m a bride, not because I am the most beautiful woman, but God decided that Honorable and Captain, Paul Musoke Ssebulime should be mine. David was never attacked as much as the day he was anointed. The enemies rose against him, but this did not stop him from being King. In the same way, many will attack you but they will see no success as they seek to sabotage God’s plan for your marriage.
“When the world had spoken and I had inquired with God, he gave me a red light and said he [Paul Musoke Ssebulime] belongs to me. I have no doubt in my heart he is the one.
A confident Babirye noted that Christians have a tendency of acting faint-hearted when the enemy raises. “Witches and wizards don’t scare me any more. They are below my feet,” she remarked.
She cautioned believers saying “touch not the Lords anointed, the battle belongs to God.”