By Bryant Muldrew
Many Christians are aware of the devastating evil that our world faces just from everyday news. Some of us go beyond the mainstream media to discover even more horrible events and deeper truths about the events we see. This is a very sensible action. After listing many events that were to take place in the end-time, Christ said, “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord come.” (Matt. 24:42 KJV) Christ’s instruction meant to pay attention to the events in the world to recognize when the Lord is coming.
In this quest for information, many discover terrifying information about the way the world is organized and controlled. This information is commonly dismayed as conspiracy theories. Many dismay conspiracies out of fear and/or ignorance. So then we must raise this question: Do conspiracies exist?
The First Conspirator
Conspiracies are real and you can prove it for yourself if you would comb the pages of your bible first. Then research the other things going on in the world for the physical understanding.
The first conspirator can be found in your bible.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isa. 14:12-14 KJV)
This is biblical evidence of the first conspiracy. Lucifer who is now Satan intended to overthrow the government of God. Notice it says he intended to exalt his throne above the stars of God. Contrary to popular belief, Satan’s throne is on earth not in a place of everlasting fire called hell (more evidence for this fact can be found in the book of Job). He sought to exalt that throne over the angels of God. The word stars is a symbol for angels. Revelation 12:4 says that Satan’s tail, “drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth.”
Now read the following:
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” (Rev. 12:9)
This brings us the full picture. Satan and his angels (the angels under his command) rebelled against God. They conspired together to dethrone their Creator. Ezekiel 28:12-16 gives another account of the source of this conspiracy. It tells how Satan was a throne covering cherub who also was in the Garden of Eden. It explains that he lifted his heart up against God because he was made “full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.”
Notice what Jude 6 says:
“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” (KJV)
Jude coupled with Revelation shows us that Satan was not the only conspirator. Obviously from the verses we have read so far, we can identify that Satan was the leader of this conspirator therefore he is the first conspirator of all time!!!
Conspiracy in the Temple of God
The first conspirator has the entire world deceived as mention in Rev. 12:9 and has expanded this conspiracy to the Church of God. Notice what Paul wrote to the Thessalonians:
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (II Thes. 2:3-4 KJV)
Paul was referring to the end of this age. He is saying that there must be a falling away before Christ’s return. This falling away includes the man of sin being revealed. This man sits in the temple of God with the same attitude Satan has, as identified in Isa. 14:12-14. (Note: This has already happened and is explained in detail in the Philadelphia Church of God’s book Malachi’s Message) But it’s not just this man of sin who carries this attitude.
In Rev. 3:9, John while recording the message to Philadelphia era of God’s Church mentions that there are people in the Church that are, “of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie.” This indicates that the man of sin is not alone in his conspiracy against God.
So what happened in this conspiracy? Take the time to read Ezekiel 8. In this chapter, Ezekiel records a vision he had of what was to come in God’s Church. Read this entire chapter thoroughly!!! Notice what verse 16 says:
“And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord‘s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.” (KJV)
In this vision, God shows Ezekiel different abominations. The greatest abomination God showed Ezekiel occurs in verse 16. Ezekiel sees a group of 25 men in the inner court (near the altar which represents being closer to God) with their backs facing the temple. These men worshipped the sun while being in the inner court of God’s house. This means these men are high level priests who are rebelling against God in His own temple just like the man of sin in II Thes. 2. So we can see that the man of sin is not alone in this conspiracy; however, he is leading the conspiracy just like Satan led the angels under his authority!!!
Verses That are Rarely Discussed
Do you still think there are no conspiracies in the world? Your bible says there are conspiracies. These conspiracies are still in play today. I know this to be true because the following verses are rarely mentioned and discussed by the ministers of mainstream Christianity.
“There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath not spoken.”(Ezek. 22:25-28 KJV)
“And the Lord said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.” (Jer. 11:9-10 KJV)
Remember that the books of Ezekiel and Jeremiah are end-time prophecy books. These verses are referring to our time now. These verses clearly say there is a conspiracy amongst the prophets and men of the descendents of Israel. There are people on this Earth who conspire with Satan to dethrone God and destroy what God has built!!! (Reflect on this statement and see how evil this world really is.) If you read these chapters, you’ll see that these words come straight from God. This is important to note. This means it is God saying there is a conspiracy not Jeremiah and Ezekiel!!! They were merely vessels used to record God’s words.
So what does this all mean? It means that there are leaders and spiritual leaders who are engaged in a conspiracy that destroys us spiritually and physically. Read these verses again. Then read the entire chapter of Ezekiel 22 and Jeremiah 11. There should be no mistake about what these verses are saying. These chapters are powerful messages directly from God to His people in the end-time.
Putting It All in Prospective
Again, there is a physical conspiracy that is designed to destroy spiritually and physically. For those Christians who are observing the offshoots of this conspiracy (whether in belief or disbelief) note what your bible has to say about it all. What many may view as something physical is really spiritual. When you get to the root of any conspiracy, you’ll discover that it is rooted in evil, unrighteousness, and ungodliness.
While Christ said to watch world events for the sign of His coming, we should also reflect on the following verse:
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” (Ps. 2:1-4 KJV)
These verses point to a conspiracy as well. Do you believe the word of God? Do you still doubt that there are conspiracies? The bible says that the top of these conspiracies are directly against God!!! This should be a wakeup call for any Christian who holds to the word of God. But note what Ps. 2:4 says. Despite the conspiracies that exist against God, God laughs and mocks their plans. Do you know why? Because Revelation 19 says that those in this conspiracy (and those influenced by the conspiracy) will gather together to fight Christ at His return and will lose that war. (Rev 19:19-21 KJV) You must abstain from being a part of this conspiracy.
Much more can be and will be said on this topic in later writings.