The why for conspiracies at nearly every single level is personal gain. People conspire because they want something to benefit them. Very rarely is a conspiracy for an ideal. People with ideals usually have moral convictions. People operating for personal gain compromise convictions. People with ideals don’t have to conspire; they openly employ their ideals to inspire. No, conspiracies are rooted in selfishness, generally through personal gain. And they have to conspire because their purposes for personal gain are harmful to others, so it cannot be apparent outwardly, thus a conspiracy is conceived.
For instance, earlier I wrote on the conspiracy to alter life in the US to merge with communism, conspired in the early 1900s and reported on in the 1950s. The conspirators had an objective for personal gain. The conspirators were/are part of a group of individuals who want sole control of the world’s wealth and resources. They personally gain abundant resources, but also absolute power. Many are confused and think the “ideal” of communism is the objective. They are incorrect. Communism was created as a means to an end; it would enable the confiscation of the wealth and resources by legal means, and thus less resistance would be encountered. Ironically, the democratic republic of the United States (empowered by the US Constitution) was created to prevent such an event. [Which should demonstrate why America needs altered or taken out of the way to meet that objective of said conspiracy.]
I recently wrote an article [Trial by Fire – rightly perceiving current events] in which a reader challenged me that many of these fires (crises in our nation) have been contrived of conspiracies and thus how could I say they are from God? [For instance, if Hurricane Harvey was manipulated by HAARP, the clouds seeded, and the storm turned by man-made radars, how can I say the Lord is using this crisis to refine His people and separate the righteous from the unrighteous?] If we say the current crisis is from man, how can we say God is judging? Do you see the dilemma? This is the dilemma we as believers come to as we see national and world events climaxing but we know that wicked human players are conducting many of the cataclysmic events.
If you have ears to hear, consider this passage from Matthew 21:23-27:
When He [Christ] entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?” Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?” And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the people; for they all regard John as a prophet.” And answering Jesus, they said, “We do not know.” He also said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
This is the best answer I can give for those who cannot understand the complexities of the paradox we’re living in. (And I don’t mean this for the person who emailed me. RP just reminded me I need to address it.) The conflict was not in the answer, it was in the thought process. Is God sovereign? That’s what it always comes down to. John’s baptism was from Heaven; he was ordained by God to pave the way for Jesus in this manner. Yet the chief priests and elders did not adhere to John’s teachings; they did not repent and they were rejecting Christ’s authority. Their thought process was clouded by their personal conflict of interest. They could not give an honest answer. Likewise when your thought process is clouded by personal conflict of interest, you cannot give an honest answer, and consequently you cannot obtain the truth you are allegedly looking for.
How can I say that the current crises are part of God’s refining process on the earth when much of the crises are orchestrated by wicked men? Because all of humanity is in the hands of God. If the conspiracy is true and 9/11, for example, was orchestrated by national and worldwide bankers and elite to manipulate circumstances for their own agenda, then what is God’s role in that? Doesn’t that implicate that national and world events are being orchestrated by wickedness rather than by God? If wicked leaders like Soros, Rothchilds, Clintons, Rockefellers, Podestos, etc. are engaging in highly illegal, unethical, treasonous activities that are bringing destruction to our nation and its citizens, then how can I possibly say God is refining His people and sorting out the wicked from the righteous? I can only say this if I understand God’s sovereignty.
I can say wicked men’s schemes to orchestrate crises in order to change laws and gain more control are completely in the hands of God. If American citizens followed in the footsteps of ancient Israel and became fat and complacent in the presence of abundance and got lazy and lukewarm in their commitment to their God, then it is a foregone conclusion that those who were diligent in their ambitions were more successful. It’s the law of action/reaction. It’s the consequences of our choices. When conspiracies were made that altered our national laws from their original intentions, and our nation’s citizens refused to disallow wickedness, then our nation will reap the consequences of the depravity that follows. Do I think God uses the wickedness abounding in our nation to discipline His people? I do. Would I rather be disciplined by God than by wicked people? I would. That’s why David chose a plague instead of war. God is merciful when His people are repentant. Wicked people are not. If we are being judged for our complacency, our idolatry, our sins, God can use whatever He chooses to be the rod of discipline. And He is a perfect Father. He knows what to use to bring to the surface the issues in our hearts that need dealt with.
In 1 Kings 22 we have an account of national events in which Syria was a great threat to especially Israel. God used this circumstance to bring about His own judgment on Israel, and especially the death (and ultimate dethronement) of King Ahab. The prophet who was called in to foretell the outcome of their projected war move actually spelled out the events as God ordained them. The prophet told of God in Heaven seeking an enticement for Ahab’s destruction. The strategy God used for this was to put a “lying spirit” in the mouth of Ahab’s prophets to entice him into this war move that would ultimately be for his destruction. We can learn from this. While the wickedness of conspirators may seem of fleshly origin, we’d be wise to understand it can be allowed or planned by God Himself for His own purposes. We have to learn to seek God’s heart in every matter. Only He can reveal what plans He has ordained for His purposes, and it would behoove us to seek out such matters.
Do you realize Jeremiah prophesied for 23 years the coming destruction of Jerusalem and Judah? He warned while they scorned. He said God would raise up Babylon to bring judgment for Judah’s sins. Then an interesting thing happened. He told them if they wanted to live, to turn themselves over to Babylon and go into captivity; but if they wanted to die, to stay and fight Babylon and they would be killed. God raised up a wicked nation to discipline another nation. God said Judah would be captive to Babylon for 70 years as discipline, but then God plainly decreed that at the end of that discipline He would bring judgment to Babylon for its sins and destroy Babylon. The object that is a rod of God’s discipline became disciplined itself. All of the earth belongs to God. If God is using nefarious people to bring discipline to His own, who are we to argue? If He is allowing wickedness to prevail to test the hearts of His people, how can we complain? The same rod of discipline will be judged just as Babylon was. When His people receive the discipline they desperately need, He will turn on the object He used and destroy it. Read Revelation 17-18.
I’m being as real as I can when I say, repent under the judgments of God, in whatever form they may come in, (natural disaster, acts of war or treason, personal crises, etc.) and it will shorten the time of your discipline. Resist and it will only get worse.
If the process of seeking truth does not lead you to God, you’re off in your process. Stop, turn around and go back to the last point you were confident in the character of God. I have had to do this many times. A particular time I was neck-deep in research on a certain black-listed topic, I found myself questioning where God was with so much evil prevailing. I stopped in that matter and laid it out before Him and I asked Him, “where are You in this?” If this research be true, was my honest plea before God, then show me You in the midst of it. And I waited. I waited for weeks and kept asking Him the same thing. And yes, at a certain point He answered and He showed me. Then I could go on. Ultimately what you will realize when pursuing truth regardless of the personal cost to you, is that the conspiracies are (usually) true (even if the details aren’t always), but they are really one thing: war against God.
With no exception I can unequivocally state the world is engaged in a battle between good and evil. The unfortunate thing for uncommitted, complacent persons is that much of what masquerades as “good” is really evil. Thus you have people who cannot see truth even when the facts present themselves, because they are so conditioned to the deception they actually see what is devious as innocuous. [Hence the current blindness to the depravity of Hillary Clinton.]
So the issue of actual conspiracies existing and working against our nation is quite simply an issue of evil vs. good, the unrighteous vs. the righteous. The only reason it’s so convoluted now is because our nation has not kept a moral standard and right and wrong have become subjective, even inverted. When evil began its work (through various conspiracies), the righteous were complacent. They either have not rightly recognized evil for what it is, or they have compromised with it. Regardless, the conspiracies of the wicked have been successful enough that they don’t even have to mask most of their activities now.
When the scope of the pure evil of some of the conspiracies begins to come into focus, there is a sinking feeling of dread and horror. It’s hard to imagine people can be that cold, their hearts that black, their thoughts so conniving, their actions so destructive. This is when it’s especially imperative we strive to get the heart of God. Consider Isaiah 8:11-18:
For thus the Lord spoke to me with mighty power and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,
“You are not to say, ‘It is a conspiracy!’ In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.
It is the Lord of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And He shall be your dread. Then He shall become a sanctuary; But to both the houses of Israel, a stone to strike and a rock to stumble over, And a snare and a trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Many will stumble over them, Then they will fall and be broken; They will even be snared and caught.”
Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. And I will wait for the Lord who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him. Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.”
While this was an ancient instruction for God’s people in regards to an alliance with the Assyrian king, there are other applications. As we seek for the truth in the events around us, we may indeed discover there are conspiracies at work to wreak destruction on our nation and its citizens. But we are not to be in fear of them. We are not to dread the wickedness that is so prevalent. This is part of the separation process as well. Our fear is to only be in regards of our God. Displeasing Him should be our only fear. When we get to that point, He becomes our place of safety – even in the midst of the chaos.
Please note the reference to Christ in this, the stumbling block God speaks of through Isaiah. Our allegiance to Christ is our priority. God will use that as He sees fit in the circumstances that come and go. Our priority is our faithfulness to God, our allegiance to Christ. And in a time of crisis, when it appears that God has hid his face, then you will see that God’s children are for “signs and wonders” in the midst of the darkness and depravity. If we will be diligent to search for truth and walk in it, in the midst of great darkness and deception, Christ will be our sanctuary and we will be His witnesses.
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