In studying the Hebrews when
they left Egypt, we find that they were led by a cloud and a pillar of fire. Since Jehovah is an all-consuming fire, we understand that it was him that led them in the wilderness. They were mobile. They did not stay in one place too long. They packed up and moved when the cloud moved. They yielded to transitioning.
In today’s world most of us are conditioned to living in one place for a long time because it becomes comfortable. Many are still in the same city that they were born in. They are “tied” to their roots. Some have never travelled from the town they live in. Whether it is fear, or lack of faith, they have become stationary.
Many want to see things like they were in the early church. One thing for certain is that they were not stationary. If God said go, then they went. When they did not go and he said to go, then persecution came, and they were forced to leave quickly.
In Matthew 28:18 the King James version says, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations……” The correct rendering should read, “In going, go ye therefore.” By not going those that did not follow this verse became stagnant. The Apostle Paul is the greatest example of one that followed the leading of the Holy Spirit, despite the circumstances, and despite being persecuted and imprisoned. He wanted to be in the will of God.
In the days we are living in, which I believe are the last of the last days, we should be flexible to move and go or willing stay when the Holy Spirit says to “go or says stay.” We will save lives by being obedient. We will be in His will by being obedient. We may even see a great move of God by being obedient.
Yes, it is important to have roots, but those roots must be in Jesus, and not people, places, and things. Those are only temporary. Being willing to transition with God keeps us in his will, which is the safest place to be, whether it is where you are now, or where he will lead you to.
Be prepared for transitions. They are coming.
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