ARE YOU FOLLOWING AFTER CONSPIRACIES OR AFTER GOD?
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every
wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; Ephesians 4:14
There are so many distractions and conspiracy theories that one can read about these days. Every day
there is yet another one that grabs our attention. If one were to believe and swallow every one of
these theories, then their lives would be marked by a constant state of fear and dread, and bewilderment.
There are many horrible things that are constantly going on in our world. There are murders that take
place in our schools and in our streets like never before. There is disillusionment everywhere for many. But in spite of this, there are many promises and things that can fill us with hope because of the one we look to. However, I am constantly being made aware of certain conspiracies that some seem to think are happening or are being planned for our demise. We are shown aerial photos of abandoned military bases that some say, are being planned for Christians. Abandoned railroad cars it is said, will at some point be used to lock up and hold groups of people in these cars. It is said that the government is behind this secret plot to eliminate our freedoms and to hold us captive.
And yet I know that the time will come when our nation will come under attack and many will lose their
freedoms and lives through the events that are to come. But in the meantime I choose to not be
dissuaded by these distractions. I choose to listen to the voice of the Father as He speaks rather
than to the many voices that are around me.
The mark of the beast is already being developed and will be in operation soon through the new health
care program, some would say. And yet if you were to show factual evidence that this is not part of
the plan, then you are thought of as a heretic or non-believer, or at best, very naive.
Surely the ebola crisis is dissipating because the powers that be had us on a string for a while so
that other news is more important now. Surely, the school shootings were engineered under the guise of
a dark and secret government, and not by the hands of disturbed and depraved individuals. To this I
say, not so.
One could be led to believe that the very air that we breathe will poison us soon. Perhaps we shouldn't
eat or drink anything anymore. I'm certain that the government plans to kill us off. It's not to say
that there aren't harmful additives that are present in our processed foods, there are. But that
doesn't mean that some have planned our demise through the digestion of these foods. If we are to
think this way then we might as well stay in our homes and not venture out to do anything, otherwise
we might die.
We seem to be people of sensationalism. Our boat is rocked by every approaching wave that comes our
way. And our attention is always being diverted by these many theories that we hear about. And yet
we so easily forget how our Lord reached out to Peter as he attempted to walk in the stormy sea. I
am not so naive that I am unaware of the corruption and greed that surrounds us daily. I am also
quite aware of what is coming to our land in the form of catastrophic divisions in the earth, and the
very land masses and geographical look changing due to these forces. But lets's keep our eyes upon
Jesus and be wise and discerning when we hear of another report. Let us look beyond the sensational
propaganda that some would want us to buy into.
There are so many winds of doctrine that come at us from every side these days. Let us keep our
eyes looking straight ahead and not be deferred by these winds. Otherwise, we are seeking the
winds and not the one who is in control over them.