In this blog, in our training manual (God’s Plan for His Church) and in our on-site training, we often point to Acts 1:4 as a critical starting point for anyone who wants to do the Lord’s work; “And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me” (Acts 1:4). Both references underscore how important it is to obey the instructions we have received from Christ. They make the difference in being in the right place and having divine power or being out of God’s will with no power.
Be sure that you see the principle here. The point Jesus is making is not the physical location of the mountain or Jerusalem. It is that we become more concern about being with Him in the specific direction that goes beyond the time He was here on earth. That is why “the promise of the Father”, the Holy Spirit, is so critical to knowing where Jesus wants us NOW, in order that we conduct His command to “GO” in the right place.
If where you are is a place that prohibits or hinders your obedience to the Lord, you are in the wrong place. This question is not about denominations, mission boards, or money. This issue has to do with your heart and the influences that either help your obedience to the Lord and the Holy Spirit, or hinder it.