A person stuck in fear cannot heal. A person moving in faith can heal. This once again became reality to me and my husband a few weeks ago when the company I work for made the decision to impose the vaccine mandate onto its employees. In my heart I have known for months the decision I would make. Although I have friends and loved ones who have taken the jab for a variety of reasons and (knowing what a hard decision it is) I do not wish to place condemnation on them, for me personally the jab is morally incomprehensible on so many levels and, in my opinion, is the real imposed pandemic (COVID was just the fear vehicle they used to drive us to it).
What I didn’t know was how much the mandate would affect the ones I love once it hit home that I could be without a job by December 1st, with no severance package and no qualification for unemployment insurance. Merry Christmas! I also had no idea how much it would affect me personally. I sincerely felt as if I had been punched in the gut and was reeling.
In reality, the weighty decision was never just up to me alone. My God was always the first one I involved, and He has already been pouring a ton of insight with understanding into me for a while. I align to Him, He does not align to me. Truth is not “owned” by any one person, Truth IS a person – the person of Jesus Christ, and knowing Him is what sets us free.
My husband and I are one on the matter and I know he aligns with the Lord as well. How truly blessed I am for that! It takes the weight off of me in tremendous ways, and I am so grateful for a loving husband – especially when challenged by others that I was not being loving in return by making this decision. Truth be revealed, freedom is always worth the sacrifice. My eyes are fixed on the eternal, not on anything here and now.
As a nation, we’re all walking through this very hard thing together. If this current illegitimate government continues to get away with wreaking havoc, this mandate will only be the first in a series to come in rapid succession, and each time we compromise it will become harder and harder to stand. I am continuing to pray down heaven on behalf of America. I never thought I would live through let alone be a part of a people’s revolt, but here I stand and I am imploring you to wake up (if you are not already) and stand with me.
The world narrative has infiltrated, permeated, and taken control of every sphere of our society. It is being pulsated out to us everywhere we turn, through work, media, government, arts & entertainment, invalidated “science”, and sadly even within families and churches. Their banner is fear and division, and their goal is to destroy the soul of America. They will stop at nothing and so we too must stop at nothing. Their tactic is to isolate us, and so they do not report on the victories in our battles. They want to make us feel we are alone in our resistance and that it is not worth it to take a stand.
Friends, we are not alone and the civil disobedience is worth us taking this stand! Believers in Christ Jesus, if I could encourage you, don’t pull from outside to in (from the world) but rather pull from inside to out (from the Holy Spirit). Choose to be part of the solution, not the problem. Speak LIFE, not death. Forget “Democrat versus Republican”, this struggle is on a much higher level than that. Pray that Christians all over in every place will rise up and take the authority they have been given in the spiritual realm in order to impact our physical realm. Thy will be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven. Christ may be the head but there is a reason it says the government will rest upon His shoulders. His shoulders are part of the body, and the body is us. I am heartbroken that we have been systematically giving away that ground and authority here in the United States for well over 100 years now.
If each one of us stands in truth, through the strength of the Holy Spirit and staying vitally connected to Him in order to do what we can to not bow down and to impact those within our sphere of influence, we can win this war! We can be strong, we can be courageous, and we can actually LIVE our faith in ways we never thought possible. We can learn what it means to go back to a time in our country when we depended on God, not government, to take care of our needs; where we depended upon God, not pharmaceuticals, to keep us vibrant and healthy; and where we sought hard after God’s heart on a daily basis, learning to trust Him in everything.
How do we win this struggle to preserve our republic? Not by waiting on one big mass to arise and fight against another – for they are counting on us to wait for others to take action on our behalf. No, we win this struggle one individual effort at a time, one small battle at a time, joined across and simultaneous with a thousand or more other battles, or as some might put it, death by 1,000 cuts. Most important, we win this war through partnership with our God and His armies.
Walking in His will, for His glory, accomplishing His purposes always fulfills our secret most desires at the same time, for our loved ones and family, in ways far more satisfying than anything else we could ever imagine.
“Whatever happens, keep living your lives based on the reality of the gospel of Christ. Then when I come to see you, or hear good reports of you, I’ll know that you stand united in one Spirit and one passion—celebrating together as conquerors in the faith of the gospel. And then you will never be shaken or intimidated by the opposition that rises up against us. Your courage will prove to be a sure sign from God of their coming destruction. For God has graciously given you the privilege not only to believe in Christ, but also to suffer for him. For you have been called by him to endure the conflict in the same way I have endured it—for you know I’m not giving up.”Philippians 1:27-30 TPT
I leave you with this quote from the book “When a Nation Forgets God”, by Erwin Lutzer:
“In Nazi Germany, the elites, who professed a love of freedom, betrayed the people. Hear the words of Albert Einstein, exiled from Germany because he was a Jew:Erwin Lutzer on Albert Einstein
‘Being a lover of freedom, when the [Nazi] revolution came I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but no, the universities took refuge in silence.
Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers, whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks.
I then addressed myself to the authors, to those who had passed themselves off as the intellectual guides of Germany, and among whom was frequently discussed the question of freedom and its place in modern life. They are, in turn, very dumb.
Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler’s campaign for suppressing the truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration for it because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly.’”
6 thoughts on “The Mandate”
Check out Jon’s take on the mandates: https://missionarysojourn.com/2021/11/09/conviction/.
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Amen, I share in his epiphany and convictions! Good article!
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I am standing in Him as you are. Therefore, I am standing with you, and stronger for it. The darkness longs to obscure the light, but it has no power over it.
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❤️ Amen Jon, amen!
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Thanks for sharing. We stand with you.
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Thank you ❤️