“But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.” 2 Timothy 2:23.
“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.
“We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.” 2 Peter 1:16.
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.
We now hear about the possible threat of the agency CERN, and how it has somehow invaded the space/time continuum in an effort to change the veryWword of God in the King James versions.
We know that the enemy himself is a master of disguise and that he wants to instill fear and confusion wherever he can.
Having said that, God’s Word is eternal, and it never changes. Perhaps man can change a translation or rephrase the wording, but the original Greek and Hebrew texts, and the ultimate meaning of His Word, will never change.
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.” Matthew 24:35.
I do know however, that in these last days that knowledge shall increase more and more. We see this with our technology and in many aspects of our world. Having knowledge is certainly not a bad thing, but without wisdom, then one won’t know how to use it.
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Daniel 12 KJV
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 . And now as we are so well aware, the Corona Virus epidemic has spread throughout the globe and while it is beginning to dissipate, many claim that this was orchestrated and was actually not a real epidemic, but has been done to keep us under control of the government and perhaps is even the mark of the beast, which it isn’t.
My wife’s mother actually died because of Covid, as did others that some of you know. Certainly we have choices and yet our choices can affect the lives of others around us in either a good way or a bad way.
Now, I do know that perhaps some of this will indeed lead up to the mark of the beast and that system that will take over the entire world, under the control of the man of perdition, but what is happening now is not yet that.
Many still think that this past election was stolen and that the one in office now didn’t actually win. Votes are counted again and again, and even afterwards, it is still labeled as illegitimate.
The children of Israel looked for an earthly king to lead them instead of the One and true King . Perhaps many still have chosen this alternative rather than following after truth.
Our nation is still divided more than it ever has been, and it seems that this will continue. Propaganda looms large all around us, and the airwaves and YouTube provide fodder and tasty morsels of theories for many to swallow.
Perhaps it’s a good time to reevaluate your ability to discern.
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 let us 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.
Original posted HKP January 21, 2015.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?