Reading from the Book of Luke 10:1-11
Luke 10:1 After these things the Lord
appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face
into every city and place, whither he himself would come. 2 Therefore
said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are
few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth
labourers into his harvest.3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. 5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house 6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. 7 And
in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give:
for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: 9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. 10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, 11 Even
the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off
against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God
is come nigh unto you.
When Jesus sent His followers out two by two to do His Kingdom work, He said to them, basically, "Go and find a house and say, "Peace be unto you." And if your peace settles on that house, then you can stay there. If it does not, shake the dust off your feet and go on."
Jesus was essentially saying, "Once you find a peaceful place, it can be your base of operations, and you can go out and come back, go out and come back. If it is not peaceful, you need to do whatever you can to gain and maintain a peaceful atmosphere because strife and confusion adversely affect the anointing and power of God that rests on your life.
Everyone who lives and works from that peaceful place will do so in God's power and will have success. We need to encourage each other to do all we can to ensure peace in your "home base."