Let's start with the information God has given us.
We know that prophecy was written in parables, just like prophecy of Jesus, and just like Jesus taught while He was here on the earth.
Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
Prophecy was written the same way, so that those who don't love God will not understand.
The Bible is not vague... it has ALL of the information. We just have to study it!
What did Jesus tell us? That there would be pestilences! This is one of the many signs He gave us that would herald His return.
The Coronavirus is just one of many that we can expect to see.
So, are "they", the elites, the globalists, the illuminati, the super rich, manipulating us? Is it all just a big conspiracy to bring us under control?
Are they Satan's minions?
Remember, Satan is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour!
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
Fear-mongering! That is what Satan does. He misdirects, misleads, confuses, causes discord and disunion, creates as much fear and terror as he can, so as to lead us anywhere away from God.
The globalists do have an agenda. For sure they want to bring about the New World Order. Does that mean that all the conspiracies are true? Does it mean we should believe that everything and everyone is doing the work of Satan and it's all true?
Is it really satan's plan or is he just sowing discord and confusion and causing any chaos he can?
He's using things Jesus prophesied like COVID-19 to cause the world to conform to the model it will use to take over, yes.
Yes, some things are him manipulating to try to change things and cause the world to turn away from God.
But, he knows the prophecies and he knows the when more so than we do, so he just sows as much discord as possible.
Not all of the conspiracy theories have anything to do with what will actually come to pass.
Satan is using the greedy and power hungry, deceiving them and leading them to do things, certainly, because it's easy to use those who are already evil and seeking personal glory.
But it's not all real. Most of it is lies and misdirection and fear-mongering. Satan is doing everything he can to cause any and all discord and chaos that he can. He uses everything he can!
Satan uses the media, world leaders, the super rich "elites", the powerful people, everyone he can to sow discord.
When we understand prophecy we have perfect understanding of all things and have no fear, no test of faith, just understanding that it's going to be bad until Jesus returns. We know this. Jesus warned us it would happen and expects us to understand and know it's coming.
So, as Christians should we rebel against the government and ignore them and do what we want regardless of what they say because we know this???
The Bible teaches us to obey the king...
1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king , as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
Obey those that have rule over you...
Heb 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves... (This does not mean you should submit to a false teacher in a Church or elsewhere. These do not "rule" over you.)
If you're rebellious, you're SINNING!
1 John 2:15 Love not the world , neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
Gal 5:19 The lusts of the flesh are:
Uncleanness (impurity; physical or moral)
Lasciviousness (lacking moral restraints; especially sexual)
Variance (quarreling or contentious)
Seditions (disunion; controversy and uprising)
Heresies (going against God)
Revelings (letting loose)
If we're acting that way, we will not be saved! Think about this!
The only time we should go against authority is when they want you to deny Jesus and eventually to take the mark of the beast. Until then, we need to obey and be a good citizen. We should live a quiet and peaceable life!
1 Tim 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
I've found, in the myriads of discussions I've had with people, that when it comes to prophecy, most people are either "western" and think the Antichrist will
come out of europe, or they're "eastern" and think it's all about the Arab Muslim nations, but don't see that it's both. The false prophet from Europe and antichrist from Islam.
Information on the False Prophet and Antichrist
In the same fashion, so do most people lean only in one direction when it comes to conspiracy theory and prophecy. People tend to lean toward the conspiracy theory and try to spin it into the Bible whenever and whereever they can.
The truth is there is a mix but most conspiracy theory is based on ideas that don't have anything to do with prophecy. People try to make it fit anyway. And Satan loves to sow those seeds of confusion!
People who believe all of Satan's lies and promote the conspiracy theories and rebel against authority, saying that the authority is doing this and that and being manipulated and they're manipulating the people, are the ones who are being manipulated by falling into Satan's sowing of lies and discord.
If you believe these conspiracy theories and promote these things, YOU are the one who is deceived!
We must understand this!
Heb 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. 14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
On another note:
An interesting thought I had about how this COVID-19 thing is changing people's attitude about social distancing and remote work, remote gatherings and doing everything online.
The Bible shows us that the antichrist will have an "image" that everyone will be required to worship while he's in power.
This is almost certainly going to be on your TV or Mobile device or computer.
This change we're seeing today is likely leading to the ease with which that can happen and everyone will be online on their smart TV or phone or computer with camera on worshiping him... can you imagine?
Let us look for that blessed day, and in the meantime refrain from controversy and disunion, and obey the Word!
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