And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet.
Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Mat 10:14 -16
When the Lord speaks, it is most advisable to listen.
The Lord is longsuffering, gentle, and kind. He is not forceful nor demanding. He will tarry with man for so long, but here will come a time when He will leave man to his own devices.
We see this is the scriptures below.
Psalm 81: 11 – 13
“But My people did not listen to My voice, And Israel did not obey Me. “So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices. “Oh that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!…
Romans 1: 23 – 25
and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.…
Jeremiah 18: 11 – 13
“So now then, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem saying, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Behold, I am fashioning calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh turn back, each of you from his evil way, and reform your ways and your deeds.””But they will say, ‘It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.’ “Therefore thus says the LORD, ‘Ask now among the nations, Who ever heard the like of this? The virgin of Israel Has done a most appalling thing.
When we have done all we can that the Lord has directed us to do, we still should wait patiently on Him for further directions.
There is not a specific time frame, or number of rejections of the Gospel. There is not a particular season or a specific sign to look for, but only His voice that will tell you when it is time.
Time to shake the dust from your feet and move on.
That means your going somewhere. There is another mission for you, so start shaking, packing, and walking.
Someone else needs you.