- Intended to entrap or beguile
- stealthily treacherous or deceitful
- operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with a grave effect. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/insidious)
The other day I had this dream and in this dream I was crossing a boarder into a new country with a team of other people, someone else was the leader. We had radioed ahead to 'control' to check and see if it was alright to cross the boarder but at that time had not yet heard back from them, and the new country's people were welcoming and so we entered the new country without waiting to hear back from headquarters. As soon as we crossed the boarder into the new country, the 'supposed welcoming people' turned and started to kill us all and as that happened, the radio came back from head quarters warning us not to go into the country as it was hostile, but it was too late.
As I have processed this dream, I believe there is a warning the Lord is wanting to show not only myself, but all of us.
Often we believe it is alright to make the next move because it feels good and it seems right, but we have not yet waited to hear from the Lord or those people around us whom we have relationship with, if it is of the Lord.
Often we can quickly move onto the next thing but we have not yet learnt the things the Lord would have us learn. Or perhaps we are just thinking of ourselves and not others that may be involved or perhaps need to be involved, in our decision making process.
I know for myself and Jim we have many times wanted to move ahead with what we believe the Lord is saying but have sought the counsel of others and in the waiting process, the Lord has taught us so many things and it has protected us from making mistakes. We have had many prophetic words about the future and so we know that they will happen, but often we want to try to make them happen. But in the eagerness to step into what we believe the Lord is saying, often we may not seek the counsel of others, we may not wait to hear clearly from the Lord what He is saying and we jump ahead thinking it lines up with some of the words the Lord has given and it may do, but it may just have to wait on a timing factor or perhaps the Lord has a better way, if we would just wait and allow Him to make the way.
For myself right now I know the Lord is moving people, shifting people and strategically placing people, for what is coming, but I believe we are not individuals doing our own thing, we are part of a body. As a body we need to seek the counsel of others of the same spirit and same body, before we jump ahead into those things as it effects not only you but those around you. And when it is right, you will get the yes and amen from those around you, but you may need to wait to receive that confirmation, but in the end everyone will benefit.
Humility is a huge part of this and that is about listening to what others have to say, not just telling people what you are doing and expect their approval, but be a person who listens to advice, and doesn't think they have it all, but is willing to learn and grow.
Prov 13:14 "The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death."
Insidious - The enemy is insidious - deceptive, clever and tries to trap us in ways oftentimes that seem good but we need to keep alert to the work and schemes of the enemy that may lead us away from the counsel of others.