This Scripture, to me, was a huge revelation when I first saw it:
This is what the Lord says to me with his strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people: “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.
I always thought that the “warning ministries” and that conspiracies and the subsequent conspiracy theories are all from the pit of hell. This Scripture does make a very clear statement and that is that conspiracy theories should be ignored and that we should not take part in these practices in any way. The Bible says that we should not fear what these people fear. We should fear God.
Now the “warning ministries”, ministers and conspiracy theorists have a lot in common. Take for instance the material that has surfaced on WhatsApp after T.B. Joshua’s death. The things that were “revealed” about him and his actions and ministry is actually a conspiracy theory. Similarly all the propaganda and “revelations” about Joyce Meyers, Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Andrew Womack, Benny Hinn, and thousands of spiritual leaders and ministers all over the world. If you look at the definition of a conspiracy or a conspiracy theory, almost all these propaganda are conspiracy theories.
Let’s look at the definition of a conspiracy? A conspiracy theory is information that reveals the hidden motivation, actions, and practices of a person or a group of people or institutions, and associations, who are acting in public differently than what is revealed by the conspiracy theorist. It speaks of hidden deception and dark or bad actions and motivations whilst pretending the opposite.
All this to instill fear, suspicion, and distrust and to hurt the lives and ministries of such people and ministries and organizations. Make no mistake, the “warners” almost always have either bad motives or their actions are almost always acts of ignorance. I have noticed that most of them do not accept the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and they are generally against God and the Holy Spirit. Most of them are not even saved. The people who take part in this by sharing this propaganda are also almost always acting in ignorance.
How do we know if such propaganda is true? The answer to that: Unless you have a very close relationship with Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and God the Father, you won’t know. Will God warn you against such people, organizations, and ministries? Not unless they will have an impact on you or unless these people and institutions or ministries will hurt you spiritually.
The bottom line is that you know absolutely nothing about these people, ministers, organizations, and institutions apart from what the “warners” and the “conspiracy theorists” tell you. With certain organizations it is obvious and you do not need their warnings. You already know enough about such organizations and institutions to stay away from them, but, with people and ministries, it is a totally different story. How can you believe what the “warners” are telling you? You can’t unless God confirms it in an audible voice, or through a dream or vision, providing that the dream or vision was interpreted correctly. If this did not happen you need to ignore that warning. When do we have to ignore the “warners”? Always, because if God did not warn you yet through a dream or a vision or an audible voice, then you need not worry about those warnings at all.
God surely does warn people about ministers, institutions, ministries, and churches and congregations. I have seen it many times happening, even in my own life. I have interpreted countless dreams and visions for many people and even my own dreams in which God warned against ministers, institutions, ministries, and churches and congregations. In fact, this happens quite often.
However, Jesus (the Head of the church) and the Holy Spirit deal with this a lot differently than the “warners”. The symbols in the dream will always reveal the reason why God does not want you to join a church, to connect to a specific minister, to enroll in a specific Bible School, to join a specific denomination, and so on. The symbols in the dream or vision will reveal legalism, or a case where grace has been replaced with works, or erroneous doctrines, or a case where the Holy Spirit is rejected, resulting in the lack of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, or a case where the pastor and the congregation fell into apostasy, or a case where the congregation or denomination and the pastor have lost their first love, or even less serious issues like no spiritual equipping taking place, or even that God is planning something else for you and that the particular congregation or denomination is not suitable for what He wants to prepare you for or use you for. Take note, He never causes damage in the body of Christ.
The reality about conspiracy theories and the warning ministries, across the world, is that they cause a lot of damage in the body of Christ, in the lives of people and their ministries. They are almost always spreading lies. This is from the pit of hell. It is not from God.
Are there conspiracies? Of course, there are and that is bad. But even worse than the real conspiracies are the “warning ministries” and conspiracy theories. These ministers and these people are almost always instruments in the hands of satan. This is why Isaiah 8:11-13 warns us against them. This is why you should never share this propaganda when you receive it by email, WhatsApp, or on other social media platforms. Let’s not go there. I am absolutely convinced that Jesus Christ won’t waste his time watching and listening to this propaganda. He won’t share these materials and neither should we. Let’s be led by the Holy Spirit and not by the people that Isaiah 8 warns us against.