Yesterday I posted on Facebook about my getting the #Covid19 #Johnson&Johnson shot and I was very happy about it. My daughter always tells me that I have to be careful what I do because I am now considered as a so-called “leader” in the Christian community, of which it will take a while for me to get used to hearing and accepting. I put a picture on my Facebook page with my Band-Aid that the Pharmacist gave me at Rite Aid after he gave me my Johnson & Johnson Covid19 shot.
I also put up a picture of my shot card that they give you to prove that you’ve been inoculated. Now that I think about it, that is not a good idea because I’ve seen this morning where Airlines are having problems with people using fake Shot Cards. I don’t think we should help them with pictures.
But then to my surprise someone who said that they had been following me online for years, which they have, told me that they were very shocked of how I’m “not listening to Jesus” by getting the shot. It shocked me for a quick moment, and I mean quick. I immediately thought about how those who follow me would look to me for resolve in various situations and I wasn’t thinking that this would happen to little ol’ me. I never expected it. I felt responsible for my actions and immediately went to God’s Word to prove my action, which is a good thing to do. I looked up scripture to explain why I decided to get the shot. The scriptures that I found were:
1Jn 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. (My heart did not condemn me,)
Tit 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every GOOD work, AND
Rom 14:22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
I also told them (all online and publicly) that I DID talk to the Lord and he said it was okay to do so. I really didn’t expect for someone to call me out publicly about it and my daughter was shocked as well and she commented on it also. She was shocked to see another Christian call me out publicly like that. The Word tells us in Matthew 18:15 to go to the brother who offends you alone first.
Mat 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
Mat 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
Mat 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
I have been saying all year that, if it does not make you bow down and worship then it is not the antichrist. You would think that Christians are mature enough to know better but we have a long way to go folks.
Well, this morning when I got up I got cleaned up, got my coffee, prayed, answered prayers, took care of the ministry’s finances etc., got online and saw that the complete post was gone! Folks I did not remove that post. Uncle Facebook was at it again. Put it this way someone was at it again and I believe it could have been the war that’s going on between these shot companies. When a preacher puts on scriptural references as to why it is alright to take a shot, especially the Johnson and Johnson shot which is a traditional shot and it is not an RNA shot, then there’s going to be some backlash. I believe someone was upset because I was defending the shot but then again, that’s just how I feel. It doesn’t make it true. This is just the beginning. We shall see. How many more posts are they going to remove from peoples accounts over these shots?
I’m just saying.
Rev Essie Scott