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What Followers of Messiah Should Believe About Conspiracy Theories

The controversial topics of conspiracy theories, Sovereign Citizenship and the New World Order. These, for too many, burn up countless hours of precious time in vain speculation and useless anxiety. The drive toward one world government is a transparent reality having several Scriptural prototypes (Genesis 10:8-13; Daniel 2:36-44), all inspired by demonic opposition to Elohim's rule (Ephesians 6:12; 2 Corinthians 4:4: Jude 6; etc.) There is nothing new in this game-plan; conspiracy seems to be a part of our human nature. Satan, manipulating self-interest and pride in various groups and individuals, will only be able to hold his inharmonious confederation together for a short while. If our fear is not in Yah, this conspiracy will distract, immobilize, and paradoxically tempt us to compromise with it. Our fear ought to be in Yahuah who has sovereignty and the final say over all things (Isaiah 8:11-13).

This is about a topic that is controversial. It's been a hot topic, both in and out of the assemblies, and that is the subject of the New World Order and conspiracy theories and sovereign citizenship. It's not going to be too much on sovereign citizenship because people who get themselves involved in sovereign citizenship are showing very plainly where their high tower is, and it's in the world. It is not in Yah's work at all. Some are trying to save themselves from the wrong kind of things. It has caused some disturbance within the greater Congregation of Yahuah. It hasn't impacted on us very largely but it is, nonetheless, something that we need to think about and understand from a Scriptural perspective.

Is the world being drawn toward a one-world government? Are there people in the United States of America and in Western Europe and in Russia and in other places working to draw us into its web? Is there a confusing conspiracy underway, or is it all a hoax? Is nothing of that sort going on? Does the Torah indicate at all the possibility of something of this nature being possible? It is very important prophetically, and that its occurrence must occur before the return of Yahushua Messiah. But this is something that we as Believers should not give a great deal of time to. We should give it almost no attention at all once we become satisfied of its existence and once we become satisfied that Yahuah is sovereign and everything is under control and what we do should have more to do with our faith in Yahuah than it does anything that is taking place in this world. So we should set it aside as something that is really nothing more than could be a very dreadful spiritual distraction.

The scriptures speak of “gossip” as one who connives, dreams up, and twists truth that is compelling and masquerades as wisdom. There is perverted sweetness to this deception which is the primary lure of committing this sin of gossip. The main point here in what I want to say is how do these theories honor the Most High in Heaven? Fear, worry, and discontentment take us away from one of the most important things in our spiritual lives which are to “Trust” in Him … to Trust in Yahuah Almighty and to pray.

The information on it is based on assumption and speculation, and very much of the conclusions that are drawn are largely circumstantial. They seem reasonably solid, but they are largely circumstantial and there is not a great deal of proof that can be documented for individuals. But certainly the evidence that is gathered out there in the world leans strongly in that sort of a direction. For Believers this is a confusing waste of time and Satan is a master at throwing out red herrings and confusing subtleties that will lead a person to burn up long periods of time that could be spent much better in other areas of life. Secondly, these matters are not secret at all. Very much of it is right out front and it is in the public, and it is not a conspiracy in the normal sense of the word. Yes, there is conspiracy going on, but it is not your normal type of conspiracy.

This is an operation that is being done now very much right up front, and the general public doesn't know where to look for truth about this. Even if they were told, the overwhelming percentage of them would not believe if you told them where the proof of this is—and that proof is in the Writings (b-ble). Since they don't believe the Scriptures, they're not going to believe the proof, the evidence, that you would give them. Thus, there is a great deal of needless accusation and speculation that is published under the guise of truth.

This is not a conspiracy involving only American liberties, but rather it is a movement designed to bring the entire world under dominion of one government. In it there are sincerely deceived men and women being used, persuaded because they feel this is mankind's last best effort to save us from destruction. These people are not stupid. They know, just as we know, that mankind now possesses ultimate weapons. And they know from mankind's record of history for 6000 years that every time mankind has gotten a weapon, eventually that weapon has been used to suppress the liberties of other people and to grab power for the self. So they (these sincerely deceived people) feel that they are in a race against time and human nature, and they feel that mankind's last best effort is to have a government, a supranational government, that is able to exercise control over all nations.

Let's first define the word conspire from several different Webster's dictionaries. It literally means—"to breathe together." Conspire means to breathe together. It is a word that indicates a unity. It means "to combine, to cooperate toward an end." So far, so good. It looks like an innocent operation, but usage through the centuries has caused the word to take on evil connotations. Thus it has come to mean "to combine secretly for unlawful purposes, to plan and act secretly, especially in order to commit a crime, to devise someone's ruin." Synonyms are "plot, plan, scheme, intrigue, connive, and contrive. "

The foundation for a message like this does not begin with Yahuah, but rather Satan, because Yah Himself would never be involved in something of this nature, nor would He have us involved in something that has evil, sinful connotations. First we need to see Satan's authority and his position established. Let's take this one step further because we know we can fill in with Isaiah 12 and Ezekiel 28 and come to understand that pride entered Satan and he conspired with messengers (angels) who were under his authority and convinced them that Yah was not being fair with them and that they should rise in rebellion and attack Yahuah.

Ephesians 6:12 For we [meaning believers] wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. From this we find that our warfare is against them and they the fallen malakim (angels) who rose up against Yahuah in the third heaven (paradise/2 Corinthians 12:1-4) ~ was cast to the earth (Rev. 12) and now look upon us as invaders. And as any invaded land would do, they look upon themselves as rising to defend their new habitation (as we would look at it), their home and territory despite the fact that they probably know that Yahuah has given this earth to us as an inheritance. See Revelation 12

Yahuah doesn't do things in a corner. He witnesses to people when He does something. So we can be sure that the demons are very well aware that they are defending themselves from those who are going to take over their land and they are going to fight in order to hold it. 2 Corinthians 4:4 states: “In whom the god (elohim) of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Good News (gospel) of  Messiah, who is the Image-Likeness of Yahuah, should shine unto them. In this verse we find Satan's religious position defined, or shown, or revealed. He receives homage as the one worshipped by the unconverted. Thus, the world pursues his plan and yields to his temptations while at the same time neglecting or rejecting the reign, the realm, the kingdom, and the rule of Elohim. We'll add one more thing to this as we show the character, the position and so forth, of Satan the devil.

Pride is rightly defined as the father of all sin, and the word is used in the sense of showing the characteristics of, or that which is descended from. You've heard of the sons of Belial. They were not literally children of Satan, but they showed the same characteristics of Satan, or the son of foolishness would be a more specific definition of Belial (worthlessness). And you can look at your own children and you can see that they definitely have physical characteristics of you, and of your wife or your husband. So the word is used in this sense, that those who are the children of Satan show his characteristics. It is important to understand this. Messiah used this same principle back in John 8:44 when He told the Yahudim (Jews) that they were of their father the devil. He was not literally their father, but He was alluding to this same principle that they showed the spiritual characteristics of their spiritual father who was Satan the devil. He mentions specifically lust, "and the lust of your father you will do." That's what we're dealing with here. The dominant sin of all mankind has its roots in pride. It's usually self-worship.

1 Yahuchanon (1 John) 5:19 ~ “And we know that we are of Elohim, and all the world lies in wicked one. "In other words, here is an all-inclusive statement of position in terms of the earth. The wicked one, Satan, holds authority over all of the operations of all of the cultural systems on earth. He is the king or holds authority over what the Scriptures calls "the world. Revelation 12:9 ~ “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. That brings Jude 6 right around full circle. We know they left their first estate in heaven (Gen. 6) and they were cast to the earth. Now they are here and they are trying to hang on to it and they are fighting against you and me and they are deceiving all the other people on earth because they want to hold onto their territory. The primary characteristic, the very thing Yahuah mentions to you and me at the beginning of the book, is that the serpent is the most cunning of all.

There's enough evidence given that conspiring is a part of man's way of life. It comes to those seeking power, or desiring to win, or to impress, to get the upper hand, almost as naturally as breathing. Sometimes it gets into the dumbest areas seriously, but dumb. Conspiracy is a part of human nature. People will bribe in order to get their way. That is a conspiracy to get the upper hand, to get an edge on the competition. During this past year the Federal Trade Commission sued three of the largest compact disc manufacturers because they conspired to keep the price of compact discs higher than they should have been.  Does Yahuah use men to carry out His purposes among men? Well, the answer to that is obvious.

Yah sends His ambassadors. Yah sends His Set-apart Ones. Yah sends His apostles. Yah sends Overseers and teachers. Yah sends His people. Every single one of us are ambassadors of His Kingdom. Your citizenship is there and you represent Him, and Elohim is working out His purpose by and through men.

Shaul (Paul) said that Yahuah has determined to save man through the foolishness of preaching. Angels aren't preaching to you and me. It's human beings who are just as weak people as you. That's the way Yahuah has chosen to do it. Yahuah uses men to carry out His purposes. Daniel 4:17 ~ ‘This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the command by the word of the set-apart ones, so that the living know that the Most High is ruler in the reign of men, and gives it to whomever He wishes, and sets over it the lowest of men.

Every service we ask for Yah's inspiration. Elohim does that by His Spirit. Does Yahuah at times dramatically intervene in the course of our lives to bring something to pass that otherwise would not have happened? In other words, does Yah bring miracles to pass? Why, of course He does. Does Yah plan far ahead ~ how about thousands of years, billions of years in advance? Of course He does. Does He plan far ahead how He is going to accomplish these things through men? Does Yah give His Spirit to those through whom He is going to accomplish these things? You know the answer to every one of these questions is clearly yes. I ask all those questions for a reason.

Satan is a spirit being. Does not he do the same things? Does he not use men? Does he not motivate men? Does he not inspire men? Does he not live in men until he totally possesses and controls them? Satan is capable of doing things in much the same way that Elohim does, however they always have an evil connotation to them. It's plain and simple. Satan ramrodded his plan through someone who received his spirit very willingly. Satan's use of men is very similar to the KGB's operations using spies in the United States. The only difference is the purpose. The KGB's purpose is not to draw us into a world government, but to weaken and perhaps destroy us as an enemy. The KGB operates a web of people rarely known to each other, but in positions to influence decisions and to obtain information. There never have been very many KGB spies in the United States, but the KGB induces these spies through bribes, sex, and psychological manipulation.

I am not saying that we should be unaware of what is taking place in this world; but we need to know the truth, discern what is a lie, and be knowledgeable about what is gossip and slander so that we can walk spotless before the living Elohim. It is sad to see believers promoting governmental secret society rhetoric ~ Ephesians 5:6-13. There are various conspiracy theories that are floating around on the internet. A particular theory states that the United States is no longer the United States, and that there are plans to mass imprison people who do not follow along with the U.S. Government in coming future events. These future events are tied in closely to Scriptural prophecy relating to eschatology (theological doctrine of the “last things” or the end of the world) before the return of our Master Yahushua the Messiah. We will see how conspiracy theories affect our spiritual walk by the following: (1) causing one to sin, (2) lashon hara and communication rooted in un-Set-apartness, and (3) not truly trusting in the Most High Elohim.

What is a conspiracy theory?

To believe a conspiracy theory is to believe the ultimate cause of an event or a chain of events and/or the concealment of such (ranging from public knowledge to a secret and often deceptive plot) is performed by a powerful or influential people or organizations. Therefore, the majority of conspiracy theories imply that major events in history have been dominated by conspirators, people or organizations who manipulate events behind the scenes. The etymology of “conspiracy” is Middle English conspiracie, from Latin conspirare, and means it is the act of conspiring together; an agreement among conspirators. Conspiracy means “an agreement between two or more persons to commit an unlawful act to accomplish a lawful end by unlawful means” (Britannica Concise Encyclopedia).

Discussion

You know the only thing I can think is “conspiracy…conspiracy…conspiracy.” Have you ever looked online to find anything on conspiracy theories? www.google.com will give you around 650,500 hits on the words “conspiracy theories.” The next thing you can do is look for anything written on the problems of conspiracy theories or the problems with listening to conspiracy theories. There is virtually nothing on the topic. I think there are a few reasons why people choose to believe in conspiracy theories, one is it gives one the sense of satisfaction of being smart enough to have figured it all out. The problem however what is occurring in reality, these theories are projecting their fictional musings onto real-life people, events, families, organizations, groups, etc. So, these theories are sold as politics, similar to the polemic of Adolf Hitler, he was a master of weaving conspiracy tales. We see this throughout history taking for example Nero who blamed the Christians for burning Rome or even in the B’rit HaChadashah (New Testament) how the leaders devised a conspiracy theory to explain away the empty tomb (disciples carried him away). It is my opinion that the Conspiracy theory no matter what it is … is rooted in un-Set-apartness. These tales inflame the fears and paranoia of people to the extent that anything can happen taking for example World War 1 & 2 that took place back in the mid-twentieth century. In fact, people even get a sort of perverse enjoyment from retelling the tales of paranoia, supposed “insight,” fear, discontentment, etc which this propaganda promotes. So, you may be asking, “Why do you say this is rooted in un-Set-apartness?” Let’s look at and see what the Torah has to say: Leviticus 19:16 ~ "Do not go around spreading slander among your people, but also don't stand idly by when your neighbor's life is at stake; I am Yahuah.

Exodus 23:1 ~ "You are not to repeat false rumors; do not join hands with the wicked by offering perjured testimony.

It is sad because Conspiracy Theories are being perpetuated by leaders in the Messianic community. This is nothing less than promoting gossip and slander which is the very definition of lashon hara, even lashon hara against our enemies.  I believe that lashon hara is a sin, even if it is against our enemies. As the Children of the Most High we have to live exemplary lives, which include what we say and even what we think. Ultimately, the decision has to be made on an individual basis, do we trust in Yahuah or do we spread conspiracy theories and enjoy the sweetness of gossip? I am not saying that we should be unaware of what is taking place in this world; but we need to know the truth, discern what is a lie, and be knowledgeable about what is gossip and slander so that we can walk spotless before Elohim.

Ephesians 5:6-13 ~ Let no one deceive you with empty talk; for it is because of these things that Yahuah's judgment is coming on those who disobey him. So don't become partners with them! For you used to be darkness; but now, united with Elohim, you are light. Live like children of light, for the fruit of the light is in every kind of goodness, rightness and truth. Have nothing to do with the deeds produced by darkness, but instead expose them,   for it is shameful even to speak of the things these people do in secret. But everything exposed to the light is revealed clearly for what it is. I am saddened because this information is being perpetuated by leaders in the Christian and Messianic community. This is nothing less than promoting gossip and slander which is the very definition of lashon hara, even lashon hara against our enemies. I believe that lashon hara is a sin, even if it is against our enemies. As the Children of the Most High Elohim we have to live exemplary lives, which include what we say and even what we think. Ultimately, the decision has to be made on an individual basis, do we trust in the Master or do we spread conspiracy theories and enjoy the sweetness of gossip?

Don't be afraid of it. Don't let it distract you into focusing your attention on it. Put your trust in Elohim because He is sovereign. It is His plan that will come to pass. Let Him be your sanctuary. Don't become ensnared in this thing. Be patient. "I am with you," He says with Isaiah. Keep your focus on the law and the testimony. What do we mean by fear? We fear what we respect. What we fear we pay attention to. What we fear we may even honor or reverence. What we fear may even immobilize or mesmerize us. If our fear is not focused in the right place, it will be a tremendous distraction from Yahuah's Kingdom and very likely (maybe) cause us to lose our salvation. Brothers and Sisters, if you're involved in it, let go of it. It is going to come to fruition and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Just be warned so that it doesn't ensnare you. Because if your sanctuary is not in Yahuah, if your fear is not in Him, the sheer terror of what is going to develop is going to mesmerize you or frighten you into submitting to it, and it's only those who have strong convictions about what they believe in relationship to Elohim who reject the mark of the beast (Daniel 7:25), to submit to it. Satan is so subtle that he throws out an awful lot of red herrings. Don't be distracted by them. Keep your eyes on the Kingdom of Elohim and His righteousness, receive His gospel, and be saved.

The only honor here is given to human fears and conspiratorial rhetoric based on political agendas ~ Mark 16:15,16 > And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the Good News to every creature. “He who has believed and has been... immersed, shall be saved, but he who has not believed shall be condemned. Yahuchanon (John) 18:36 > Yahushua answered, “My reign is not of this world. If My reign were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Yahudim. But now My reign is not from here.

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 > For though we walk in the flesh, we do not fight according to the flesh. For the weapons we fight with are not fleshly but mighty in Elohim for overthrowing strongholds, overthrowing reasoning and every high matter that exalts itself against the knowledge of Elohim, taking captive every thought to make it obedient to the Messiah, and being ready to punish all disobedience, when your obedience is complete. As the moral climate of our society has been deteriorating, lying and deceit have become major problems. None of us likes being lied to. None of us likes being falsely accused of lying. The reason is because truth is primarily a self-regarding virtue. In other words, it is in our own best self-interest to see things as either being true or untrue. If we wish to walk carefully through life, to do so we must be able to calculate our true position. When you lie to me, you know your position but you have given me false data which obscures mine. When I lie to you, I create a situation in which you have a false view of reality and you may lose your way. As True Believers, we want to represent our Father well in this life and be honest and free from fabrication and false accusation

The implication of this is that no one who has any regard for his own dignity and self-respect will be guilty of the immorality of a lie. Even a liar does not like to be lied to. The one principle of truth demonstrated, is that lying must always involve malice (the desire to harm others). In addition, it is possible for an honest man to understand truth such that he might make an error without any intention of deceiving. Such an honest man may prove himself to be inept, but not a liar. Just as the hypocrite is justly detested and despised, so should the liar be. However, as no honest man would ever consent to play the hypocrite, so no honest man will ever be guilty of a lie.

What kind of witness are we to those around us? As  TRUE Believers we need to ask Yahuah to forgive us if we are guilty of lying or deceit. Not only do we not want to lie, but we also want to keep our word so that people know we are honest and trustworthy. On the other hand, before we point our finger at another for being a liar, we need to make sure that we can prove malice or intent, lest we be deceived and become liars ourselves. As True Believers, we want to represent our Father well in this life and be honest and free from fabrication and false accusation. We can only do this through the power of the Set-apart Spirit as we seek to be like Yahushua. Yahushua always kept His Word. Yahuah still keeps His Word and is faithful to keep every promise He makes in the Scriptures. That is why He is reliable and we can trust Him. We are called to be like Him.

We must try our best to live in reality and what a conspiracy maybe should remain as one until proven otherwise. When something believed-in is exposed as being false, a reaction is aroused. How an individual reacts depends on how well-equipped they are, and the degree to which they want to believe the falsehood. “A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasn’t the world being round that agitated people, but that the world wasn’t flat. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous, and its speaker a raving lunatic. ~ Excerpt from the book Fossilized Customs (Rev. 10) by Lew White.

"If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.” "Most people, sometime in their lives, stumble across truth. Most jump up, brush themselves off, and hurry on about their business as if nothing had happened."And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion, for them to believe the falsehood ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12. The apostle Paul admonishes, "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good" (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Conspiracy theories may be heard, or be read about -- but they should not be repeated, unless proof is also offered, to share. Otherwise, such theories are "hearsay" only, and therefore should be dismissed in one's mind, without the necessary verification.

But, as  TRUE believers, we are to watch and pray and expose the wicked and evil ...matters in order to be aware of what we are doing ~ right or wrong. Conspiracies are to be left where they are since there are so many people wearing tin hats and inciting hatred against a political figure or party which lead to malicious acts. We all stumble in many matters; but we serve the same Messiah. Our need to rush to point out perceived errors must be tempered with sincere love for one another, not motivated by selfish ambition. We have to accept correction with humility, but this correction needs to come from “The Word”. Arguing over how we are to conduct ourselves with human reasoning is probably a dangerous and pointless endeavor. May we all serve Yahushua Messiah in ever-increasing unity of faith, resulting in obedience He finds acceptable.

The whole point is that our Creator is coming to restore the earth. It is not our task to “fix” man’s kingdom, or fight it, change it, argue about its economics, lack of moral leadership, or any of that. Conquering, overpowering, killing, dividing, controlling ~ these are not things we do, but they are things which men ruling themselves do. Lies have become “mixed” into civil government as well as moral government (Church, pulpit), yet trusted in as truth. So we are “called-out” of the kingdoms of men altogether.

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