Seek The Lord Before Traveling Or Moving

It’s important that we seek the Lord in all areas of our lives.  Let him be our guide and consult him before making any plans.  We must learn to hear him clearly, as instructions may come where we have little time to act on them.

We must continue to love one another no matter what their circumstances and be open to Hospitality.  Seek the Lord on who you should let into your house and always remember that if someone is truly asking for help (with no ulterior motives), we should not turn them away.

There may be people wanting to travel for the purpose of fellowship, but it may not be the correct time to do this;  we must put our wants aside and ask the Lord what he wants instead.   If we don’t seek the Lord before allowing a guest to stay at our house,  that guest may be there for “the long haul” and can create an atmosphere of stress; all because it’s not in the Lord’s will.  

The Lord is gathering people together in strategic places for his purpose.  Some are still being called to move, but have been distracted by many other things.  Not everyone will be called to move, as the Lord has plans for them right where they are;  seek him for confirmation about this.   Some may even be called to places that may place them in harms way, but they must obey in faith.   If we truly have faith, the Lord will be there with us.

Praise the Lord, as he directed me to the place where I am living and gave me all the provisions to make it happen.  To some, it may not make sense as I have moved closer to the New Madrid Fault.   This move was made in Faith and in Obedience; it’s all for his purpose.  

Wisdom dictates that we seek the Lord before traveling short or long distances, as we are in a time where “suddenly” events can take place.


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Hebrews 2:1-4

We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away.  For if the message spoken through angels was legally binding and every transgression and disobedience received a just punishment,  how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.  At the same time, God also testified by signs and wonders, various miracles, and distributions of gifts from the Holy Spirit according to His will.

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Hebrews 11:6 Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.

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Hebrews 13:2 
Don’t neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it.

 

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Hebrews 13:16 Don’t neglect to do what is good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.

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Luke 11:42 “But woe to you Pharisees! You give a tenth of mint, rue, and every kind of herb, and you bypass justice and love for God. These things you should have done without neglecting the others.

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1 Timothy 4:1-16

Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.  They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods that God created to be received with gratitude by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, since it is sanctified by the word of God and by prayer.  If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and the good teaching that you have followed.  But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness, for the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance.  In fact, we labor and strive for this, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of everyone, especially of those who believe.
Command and teach these things.  Let no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.  Until I come, give your attention to public reading, exhortation, and teaching.  Do not neglect the gift that is in you; it was given to you through prophecy, with the laying on of hands by the council of elders.  Practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all.  Pay close attention to your life and your teaching; persevere in these things, for by doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers.

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Matthew 6:1-8

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.  So whenever you give to the poor, don’t sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be applauded by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward! But when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward.

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“Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward!  But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

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When you pray, don’t babble like the idolaters, since they imagine they’ll be heard for their many words.  Don’t be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask Him.

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Matthew 6:19-24

“Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.  But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness—how deep is that darkness!   “No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.

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Romans 2:8 but wrath and indignation to those who are self-seeking and disobey the truth but are obeying unrighteousness;

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1 Corinthians 10:24 No one should seek his own good, but the good of the other person.

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Colossians 3:1  So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God.

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Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.

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Matthew 7:13  “Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.


“Jesus Paid It All” – By Elvina M. Hall (1865) – Sung By Altar Of Praise Chorale


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42 thoughts on “Seek The Lord Before Traveling Or Moving

    1. Agree with Vicki. Thank you. I’ve been praying about many areas but one involves a trip. The closed it gets the more unsettled …. In regards to a personal situation

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  1. In My case i dont have any need to move yet because Even though my demands in life increase with family i also have work and adequate income to support them. But an excellent theme JC on your blog as always.

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    1. Indeed IT is praise to the Lord. As example When My wife took the drivers license i had My leg accident which was bad but in retrospect IT was a blessing because i could be home with the kids while she took lessons. Now she has a Car an 15 yo BMW but in good shape and another blessing also.

      She is expecting our 4 th child for next year! Some might call IT bad but i think every Life born is a gift from God.

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      1. Oh WOW Stig…a beautiful new baby! Congrats to you and your family. There is nothing more precious here on earth then the touch, smell, sight of a new life. Praise the Lord!

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  2. Fleas Carrying Bubonic Plague In Arizona — 8/13/17

    Luke 21:11
    There will be violent earthquakes, and famines and plagues in various places, and there will be terrifying sights and great signs from heaven.

    Revelation 6:7-8
    When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and there was a pale green horse. The horseman on it was named Death, and Hades was following after him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill by the sword, by famine, by plague, and by the wild animals of the earth.

    Jeremiah 21:6
    “I will also strike down the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast; they will die of a great pestilence.

    2 Samuel 24:15
    So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand men of the people from Dan to Beersheba died.

    Amos 4:10
    “I sent a plague among you after the manner of Egypt; I slew your young men by the sword along with your captured horses, And I made the stench of your camp rise up in your nostrils; Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.

    *************************************************************************
    Consider a review of Exodus Chapters 7-11 — History of Plagues sent to those in Egypt.

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    1. Good article but please use caution with D Earth. It’s extremely dusty (do not breath it, wear a mask) and the majority of us using/used to use it for natural health methods for controlling mites, lice, etc in chicken coops have given up on it and gone back to Sevin Dust or premetherine.

      DE takes an amount of time to work so if one is dealing with a deadly issue like the plague, I would take my chances with something that works rapidly and has been around for more years than I have. Sevin dust sprinkled on grass, carpets, (vaccum after half an hour) pets etc. It’s the same ingredient in pet flea powder. Be cautious with cats. I read that and don’t understand it. We bought one for dogs, one for cats, exact ingredients last month dealing with a mite infestation. We’ve always bought a 4 lb bag of garden sevin over the past years ago and used it on all animals. Now you can only get it in shaker containers.

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      1. I use the Food Grade DE to help control ants. It can take awhile for it to work, but it does. Prayer is even better 🙂 Faith in the Lord is the only thing that can protect true believers from what is going to unfold. That protection will be for his purpose.

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    1. Agree totally James. I want to share a praise report! Last night we got caught out in a bad storm. The wind just hit hard like a tornado was in it. Temps dropped, lightening was back to back and hail was first. I spoke to the storm commanding it to do no harm to us, our neighbors etc and the hail stopped. We waited out the lightening in the shop and for the rain to lighten up.

      Shortly afterward my son called and when the phone rings twice with my kids I know it’s important. I missed the first calls. When I dialed back, he was really scared and asked for prayer over the storms. Said he was hearing things odd and never seen such evil looking clouds with high winds and tornado warnings. I was able to quickly share our hail stopped in Jesus name, thank You Jesus and prayed over the storm at his place and neighbors. It calmed at his house. Thank you Jesus.
      The storm did hit the airport there but no persons were injured in the storm and no loss of life to people or animals etc. He hasn’t called and asked for prayer in quite some time now and I just give all the glory to the Lord!

      https://texasnewsblog.blogspot.com/2017/08/storm-damage-possible-tornado-at.html

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  3. This is Part 2 of an Audio recording from Rick Wiles (TruNews) — I haven’t listened to all of this yet, but the topics are interesting. There is talk about people hearing various alarms; dreams/visions and many current events.

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  4. The Role Of A Watchman — they must warn; otherwise they will be held accountable.
    There’s a very strong warning in scripture here about a righteous person who continues down the path of iniquity.

    Many have defined the use of iniquity as one who knows the truth, but twists it to: justify his own actions, hide his guilt, continue in sin, spread sugar-coated messages, etc… Anyone who continues down the path of twisting the word of God, will meet with harsh punishment!

    Ezekiel 33:1-20
    The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, speak to your people and tell them: Suppose I bring the sword against a land, and the people of that land select a man from among them, appointing him as their watchman, and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows his trumpet to warn the people. Then, if anyone hears the sound of the trumpet but ignores the warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but ignored the warning, his blood is on his own hands. If he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. However, if the watchman sees the sword coming but doesn’t blow the trumpet, so that the people aren’t warned, and the sword comes and takes away their lives, then they have been taken away because of their iniquity, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.

    “As for you, son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me. If I say to the wicked, ‘Wicked one, you will surely die,’ but you do not speak out to warn him about his way, that wicked person will die for his iniquity, yet I will hold you responsible for his blood. But if you warn a wicked person to turn from his way and he doesn’t turn from it, he will die for his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.

    “Now as for you, son of man, say to the house of Israel: You have said this, ‘Our transgressions and our sins are heavy on us, and we are wasting away because of them! How then can we survive?’ Tell them: As I live”—the declaration of the Lord God—“I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked person should turn from his way and live. Repent, repent of your evil ways! Why will you die, house of Israel?

    “Now, son of man, say to your people: The righteousness of the righteous person will not save him on the day of his transgression; neither will the wickedness of the wicked person cause him to stumble on the day he turns from his wickedness. The righteous person won’t be able to survive by his righteousness on the day he sins.

    When I tell the righteous person that he will surely live, but he trusts in his righteousness and commits iniquity, then none of his righteousness will be remembered, and he will die because of the iniquity he has committed.

    “So when I tell the wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ but he repents of his sin and does what is just and right— he returns collateral, makes restitution for what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without practicing iniquity—he will certainly live; he will not die. None of the sins he committed will be held against him. He has done what is just and right; he will certainly live.

    “But your people say, ‘The Lord’s way isn’t fair,’ even though it is their own way that isn’t fair. When a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, he will die on account of this. But if a wicked person turns from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he will live because of this. Yet you say, ‘The Lord’s way isn’t fair.’ I will judge each of you according to his ways, house of Israel.”

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  5. I don’t think I am what would qualify as a watchman. I do warn because I see danger coming and what is unfolding. Some I get from Holy Spirit, as in dreams and visions but not as detailed as others. Much, I get from what others share and just know in my spirit it is true. I just know its coming so I warn because not to, there’s a chance someone could not know, and be caught off guard…….

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    1. I identify with what you say here Sonshine…me too but it’s somewhat new to me.
      Sometimes certain circumstances cause me to see (in my mind) something like a video fast forwarding into the future. What I see is the consequences of a wrong decision made before its made. I try to warn but am not always taken seriously. Whenever I felt an urgency causing me to become anxious, it turned out what I saw was correct. And so the consequences were not favorable to the person I warned.
      Theses experiences have made me aware of what I feel inside of me and this allows me to know it’s the Holy Spirit.

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      1. Amen Vicki. I know we are to warn regardless of mans opinion, thoughts, or feelings towards us whether on a personal level or global. Not an easy thing to do by any means.

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  6. Hello all,

    While reading the book of Amos last weekend, my wife and I saw some connections to judgment on America. Some of these involve timing elements that would suggest an imminent catastrophic event. Prophetic timing is a place where angels fear to tread, so I simply reported what we saw in this post and will leave the interpretation to you:

    https://mystic2020.blogspot.com/2017/08/a-basket-of-summer-fruit-for-season-of.html

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    1. Great post Mike!
      Sharing my thoughts…

      Not only are we approaching the final month of summer we are approaching the final harvest for this season/year before winter sets in.

      Yes, the eclipse is on Aug, 21st and on Sept 23rd all the alignments that will take place as told in Revelations 12 is also a sign.

      Isaiah 6:9-10 surely represents what we see going on in our country/world.

      I feel the destruction coming, its tangible to me.

      Even with the news today that NK has backed off…I feel in my spirit, that’s a lie. I believe we are headed for war.

      Thank You Mike…I felt the Holy Spirit’s presence as I read your post.

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      1. Tangible is the perfect word Vicki. Watching crops fail around the country and watching my garden just now begin to produce……..the weather changing……day before yesterday it was like all fell together for the hour we are truly in. I never realized it was a reference in Amos!

        Yesterday morning I looked up an old infamous Gospel singer. I used to buy his albums. He fell into the gay lifestyle and as I looked over the comments on his page, I realized the intensity of hatred that will be coming from false Christians. One remark was how God was going to get the evil Christians who were judging them. He was referring to how hateful true believers were………I’ve really had a burden to pray for this man and those on his page.

        The most difficult to deal with in the last days, won’t be the ones lost to the evil one or those deceived who don’t know profess to know Jesus. It will be the ones who do profess to know Him…….it’s

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    2. Well in scripture people who accept Christ as a saviour are grafted into Israel as heirs to the promise. Since most western countries are officially christian in name they are subject to the same judgements as Israel i reckon.

      God is just and uses his word as the measure and your observations Mike are on the spot id say or bullseye.

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  7. Sharing another testimony. This is related to peace.
    My dog Cody will be 10 years old in a few weeks, and he’s always been totally scared during storms with lightning and thunder. Last night, we had a storm here. Instead of laying hands on Cody, I prayed for total peace to fall on him. The amazing thing … Cody ended up laying down in the Living Room and fell asleep. He’s never done that during a storm, as he always goes and hides in a dark small space.

    Another example on whatever we ask in Faith from the Lord, he always provides.

    John 14:12-14
    I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

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    1. Awesome testimony James!
      I’ve been praying over mine here. Sooooooooooo for this situation I’m gonna post Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

      It seems there’s a victory and it hits again. All FOUR of ours are having issues. 3 major health issues from aging, one, the timid one we’ve had a couple years is acting like someones going to beat her 😦 (I think it started over me swatting a fly………but it hasn’t stopped, we don’t know what she’s been thru) The one I inherited when my aunt died is keeping me up at night with a type of sundowners…..I’ve been up since 1:30 AM…..

      The frustrating area is gaining victory, then losing it……

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  8. John 15:9-17
    As the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you. Remain in My love. If you keep My commands you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commands and remain in His love.
    I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
    This is My command: Love one another as I have loved you.
    No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father. You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.
    This is what I command you: Love one another.

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