I am grateful for the recent rejection of the OSHA “vaccine” mandate by Iowa and by the Supreme Court for employees of larger businesses.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.Philippians 2:14-16
Me: Good evening Jesus!
Jesus: Good evening Jon!
Me: The phrase “all things” covers a lot of territory!
Jesus: Yes it does. What do you think murmurings are?
Me: Expressing anger under one’s breath?
Jesus: Secret anger. It assumes grudging compliance. Disputings are doubting questions about what ought to be done.
Back up a couple of verses and see the context of these things.
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.Philippians 2:12-13
Jesus: So you see, the “all things” that are to be done cheerfully with a willing heart are those things that I Am working in you to further your growth in salvation (sanctification). How will these actions be done with that kind of attitude, for discipline is not enjoyable in the moment?
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.Hebrews 12:11
These instances of exercise (discipline) will only be embraced as you see them as from Me for your perfection. You will be cheerful about them in as much as you delight in your relationship with Me.
Me: I pray health-care workers will find protection from vaccine mandates, as they have been treated differently under the law than other citizens. Please let them find equal protection!
Jesus: Had you not come to the conviction that you would not “practice taking the mark”, no matter the outcome of decisions about the mandate?
Me: Yes, without doubt.
Jesus: And you were trusting Me for the outcome, not the decisions of courts?
Me: With full conviction!
Jesus: Then pray, also, that healthcare workers will be strengthened in their relationship with Me. I will uphold. My promises are true. My plan is steadfast.
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.2 Corinthians 1:20
Me: I will. Thank You, Jesus! I love You!
Jesus: You are welcome! I love you!