I would say, As a whole...go. looking at the seasons and times we are in. Individually, to some it is wait. Some are in need of preperation for their calling. There is a harvest that is ready. There is a God in heaven that has always been ready. Is His people ready? The laborers are few. So, to me that suggests it's the right time, the right season, but His people need to be in a right spirit to Go and only some are.
I thought about the urgency of the harvest too. What better time than now to show that Jesus is the answer?! Prepared to go...that'll preach.
I think wait. I think that with everything happening we should wait. I think he is allowing all of this stuff to happen so people can come closer to him during quarantine.
That makes a lot of sense Anna. We need to make the most of this time!
I think on one hand the Lord is trying to get us to slow down to hear His voice. For some, that Voice may say "Go!" and some He may be saying, "Wait..." The most important thing is to be led by the Spirit and not just "Going." If every part of my body said "Go!" all at once there would be a mess. If COVID-19, working from home, social distancing, and shelter-in-place can't get us to spend some time hearing His voice we're in trouble. He may be saying "Go" to spending time with your children, fasting, or intercession. He may be saying "Go" to a new way to minister to your community that wasn't necessary yesterday.
I think some of us have been running "100 miles an hour in the wrong direction" even though we have the best of motives. Make the best of this time (It may never happen again). See if there are any doors that are open to you now that were closed before. Ask the Holy Spirit about these doors and let Him show you where your "Go" and "Wait" should be.
Hear the Voice!
The Lord has instructed me personally to stay under authority, but I believe God is using the wait for those who will have an ear to hear. Waiting is as important as going. While we wait we get instructions for the go ye. There were times David pursued and times he did not, but it comes down to being obedient to the Spirit.
Evangelism is a different matter, because if the door opens to preach the gospel I believe we preach the gospel.. once again come under authority and the leading of the Spirit. I agree with brother Michael, while some may hear wait others may hear go, but it’s all the leading of the Spirit (we hope).
I was reminded of a message the other day by Jeff Arnold, “Coming Out of the Cave”.
David was instructed to wait until he heard the "going in the mulberry bush." I need to listen to that message again by Jeff Arnold.
I think it's both. When Paul and Barnabus were sent forth by the Holy Ghost and set out on their missionary trip, they were going on a journey. However, while going they had many pauses (waiting times) along the way. God has perfect timing. Sometimes on the journey, they were not to stop at certain places. God, who knows hearts, leads us, while we're going, to wait to speak to certain people. It takes the leading of the Spirit because it's usually go and wait.
I think I have trouble with "wait" sometimes. There is a tension between go and wait...it makes the difference when we are in synch with the Spirit. That's when miracles happen and lives are touched and changed through us.