Isaiah on Conspiracies
“Do not call conspiracy
everything this people calls a conspiracy;
do not fear what they fear,
and do not dread it.
The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,
he is the one you are to fear,
he is the one you are to dread.
and He will be a sanctuary…”
– Isaiah 8:12-14
I was reading the Bible this morning and the brakes slammed on when I read the word “conspiracy”
On this blog, we deal with conspiracies all the time. We are constantly told all kinds of things about conspiracies. The list of things to fear or dread is too long to count.
I stopped and pondered about how this might apply to people today. The heart of the message is to not fear or dread the things the world fears. Instead, we are to fear the Lord.
And He will be a sanctuary to us,
a hiding place, a refuge.
A bit of correction
As Dr. Eowyn pointed out, we must not be foolish and think there are no conspiracies. As the saying goes, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.”
We have a panoply of genuine conspiracies. From the Bilderbergs, to the Bohemian Grove summer boys camp, to the dark actions of the CIA, to the Denver Airport, to the hidden agenda of FEMA (You didn’t think they were really there to help after a hurricane, did you?), we are outmanned and outflanked.
There have been conspiracies in this world ever since the time of Nimrod, after the expulsion from Eden.
In this passage of Isaiah, the Lord instructs the prophet to tell the inhabitants of Jerusalem to ignore the evil alliance of 2 of its foes, and instead fear the wrath of God. The result of obedience would be that they would be supernaturally defended, and at peace with God. In other words, there was indeed a conspiracy, but they were not to fear it more than they feared offending their Lord. This is a universal truth.
So yes, evil people conspire. God says not to fear them
So, Rockefellers and Rothschilds, we refuse to fear you. We fear the one true and living God, who will avenge the blood of His saints, and if you don’t repent, will cast you into hell along with your father, the devil.
“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” – Matthew 10:28
“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.” – Proverbs 29:25