Man’s Conspiracy or God’s Plan!
Given the current world pandemic and shutdowns on every hand, and all of the possible scenarios, we have to be steadfast to see these events through God’s perspective. Conspiracy theories, which may not be theories, abound and yet, we never really hear what God is truly saying. There are voices in the church that offer up pieces here and there, and occasionally someone offers a huge piece from God’s perspective. Nevertheless, many in the body of Christ are calling for this as a time of rest or reset or basically seeking the Lord afresh and anew.
Conspiracies have been around since the garden of Eden where Eve was the victim of a plot to take rulership of the earth from mankind and keep it for himself. Then there was the conspiracy between their sons, Cain and Abel. Governments have changed overnight due to plots, schemes, and conspiracies. What does God have to say in His word about nations’ conspiracy or even more what does He say about His people and how they should react?
In the scheme of God’s plans for the ages is the unfolding of His plans, as well as those of Satan and His kingdom. What we call conspiracies of governments, corporations, or nations are simply part of the diabolical plan to eventually rule the world through the Babylonian system begun thousands of years ago at Babel. So, if these conspiracies are made known to God’s people how should we react?
We must always use wisdom and discernment. It is not God’s will for innocent people to be sick and die as a result of a few leaders’ plots, or for innocent people to be deceived through whatever means. I also believe that God wants us to be aware of activities of the kingdom of darkness working through governments, and other leaders so that we are informed and to know how to pray.
Our focus should always be on God and His Kingdom, not on this world. In other words, we need God’s perspective. Consider Isaiah 8: 11-12 where God tells the prophet
“For the Lord spoke to me with mighty power and instructed me not to walk in the way of the 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.”
Basically God was telling the prophet to not get caught up in what the people are calling conspiracies and not to fear what they are fearing. The news media offers up a plethora of ways to bring fear on us all. What are we to fear? We are to fear God and Him alone. This is a healthy, reverential fear It is more than respect it is to be terrified and in awe of Him. Yet we can still come near to HIm. When we hear of a conspiracy behind the scenes we need to seek the Lord and get His perspective. We need more and more discernment in this time.
Isaiah 55:6 “ Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.
Isaiah 8:17 I will wait for the Lord who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.
You may ask why do we need to seek the Lord if the Holy Spirit lives inside of us as believers? While we do have the Holy Spirit in us as a believer of Jesus, we do not have Him all. We are told to have fellowship with the Son and the Father. We are to seek His face and stay in His presence. We should be in this hour constantly before the throne seeking His face. Now, can He really hide from us. He can do whatever He likes as long as He doesn’t violate His word or covenant.
I think there are times that God hides or seems hidden where He calls us to come deeper. We should always be seeking Him, but as Isaiah wrote we need to wait for Him and seek Him now more than ever. We should put news and events before the Lord. Even what Christian leaders, pastors, and ministers are saying must be weighed before the Lord. We live in a time where deception abounds and we cannot afford to be taken off guard by following some false word or revelation.
In 2 Kings 5:27 Elisha asks the prophet Gehazi a pertinent question in saying “ Is it a time to receive money and clothes and olive groves, and vineyards and sheep and oxen and male and female servants?” He is not asking this because those things are wrong and it is certainly wise to put aside and save up in this hour. However, it is a heart issue that Elisha refers to. Gehazi got greedy and went after Naaman for some money or something since Elisha had refused to take anything for his work.
The church can certainly get a lesson today from this in that the gospel is always free. Yet, it costs money to get it out. However, my point is that we don’t need to be greedy. Trust in the Lord in these last days. Seek Him and obey Him. He will show you how to put aside, where, when and He will take care of His people just as He did when He protected the children of Israel in Goshen.
Ultimately those conspiracies will unfold as part of the plan of the ages as God uses events to cause nations to become sheep nations and not goat nations and follow His son the Lamb of God, Jesus.