How’s this for a conspiracy

Posted: April 22, 2013 in christian living, ecclesia, Jesus
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How’s this for a conspiracy

Infowars is making fearful merchandise of Gods people, causing anxiety in them, leading them astray from matters of the heart into all manners of foolishness (with some truth mixed in), and this is slowly choking the life of Christ out of them as they are caught up in distractions that only have an outward form of godliness.

This post at infowars on the boston bombing ends in the words “Anyone who believes the official story on all this is a fool.” (of course those words are shadowed by all of the advertisements for gold, survival kits, etc).

Let’s contrast that to those who Jesus refers to as fools.

Luke 12:16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.

Though admittedly a sightly different context, in the most basic sense it seems this man in the parable was all “prepped” up but was not rich towards God.  I am not saying that there isn’t a place to be wise of the devices of the enemy or to take practical preparations for the days ahead, but consider what a fool you will be found on the day of judgment if your barns are full of survival rations and conspiracy theories but you are not found rich towards God.  Infowars is like an automated seeding machine that sows the thorns of life into peoples hearts. The greatest conspiracy in this whole story is God’s people spending their time chasing the latest conspiracy theories instead of chasing after His very heart. Lord help us to stay on track and run our race in Jesus name.

Submitted lovingly for His glory and for your edification,

Jim

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Comments
  1. Mark Finger says:

    You have scriptural support, Jim: “Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it,” (Isaiah 8:12).

  2. Al Nelson says:

    Good one Jim, having spent some time listening to these kinds of voices, they can and do instill a spirit of fear. It does take our focus off Christ worrying about if we are physically prepared more than spiritually prepared. There’s nothing a man can totally do on his own anyway. There’s a lot left to chance for the lost who prepare and for the believer everything depends on the leading of the Spirit. I think any preparations made work out for the best when those in the Body are pulling God’s resources and talents together anyway.

    • Mark Finger says:

      I wrote what follows at another time, Al, but I thought it related to your comment:

      God’s counsels that the locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands (Proverbs 30:27). Like the locusts, we must form small groups of [relationally] networked assemblies for mutual assistance, so as to magnify our strength. Notice, the locusts all seem to move in concert, yet they have no identified leader among them. Christians are all under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, having the scriptures to guide them. No one man rules over them: rather, those mature men among them who have demonstrated wisdom and right conduct over time are to work together to care for and provide guidance to their local assemblies. We must move away from a culture of isolation (which is a perversion of the Lord’s congregation) and develop a corporate lifestyle and perspective.

      • missdebra says:

        Isolation is a result of the spiritual drought that has put our country where it is right now. The physical drought is nothing compared to the lack of on-fire Christians. I don’t mean those who can make a great show singing and preaching on stage. I am referring to those who get lost in the Spirit of God praising and worshipping Him at home and all through their day!

        It is impossible to adhere to the traditional understanding of “corporate” when there appears to be so few true on-fire believers. Pretending to have fellowship in public meetings called “church” is a deception. Currently, just one or two sincere believers assembling at my kitchen table is far more meaningful than rubbing shoulders with apostate crowds in their pointed buildings. Finding called out ones (the ecclesia) in that arena has been like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Because birds of a feather do flock together, I have made quality not quantity the basis of my “corporateness.”

  3. Natasa says:

    Agree with you and brothers!

  4. missdebra says:

    Anything that steals the Joy of the Lord from us is a trap! We can and should know what is going on, but when we begin to feel burdened, dark and oppressed, its time to get back to singing, dancing and praising! God has it all figured out!

    The best part is, He is coming soon!

  5. Rachel says:

    Amen! The Lord recently told me to trust Him & stop following those stories. I think they ARE thorns & weeds of this life & choke us! Thank you for sharing this analogy & verses! I hope The Lord uses it to bring peace to others as well!

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