“Whilst some people inspire, others conspire.” ~Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Ghanaian Writer
Faith is a conspiracy of epic proportions as per the world’s view if I were to be completely candor. After all, “Everyone loves a conspiracy” ~Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code. Even those who are followers find themselves at times dwelling on the what if’s and the unexplained as to relegate its power to something other than Divine. The lack of faith leads to a fix; the necessity to fabricate the existence of your reality. The dangers to fabricating personal pseudo-faith is that it leads to sin and unbelief. Consider the words from the author of the book of Hebrews:
So we see that they (the children of Israel) were not able to enter because of their unbelief. ~Hebrews 3:19 NASB
Also look at this:
And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief. ~Matthew 13:58 NASB
Interesting enough, both Scriptures referenced are end-of-chapter verses, as if a cutoff, conclusion, or some kind of warning (There should’ve been a “Selah” tagged at the end of each verse to consider the ramifications of unbelief.). Both verses hinge on the the idea of unbelief in God. We know that “without faith, it is impossible to please God” (see Hebrews 11:6). So we as the stellar Christians that we are (sarcasm is free), strive to do everything we possibly can to make Him pleased and happy with us.
There are two ideologies that dictate the worlds view of a moral Christian dilemma of belief (or unbelief) in our current culture. They are:
- The unbelief in any form of supernatural sovereign deity that cannot be seen
- The belief that God exists but we don’t need Him
Sadly enough, church-going Christians actually fall into both categories ( see Maximum Faith/ George Barna). Dangerous levels of unbelief lead straight-way to conspiracy and double-mindedness. An adaptation of carnal ideas allows the mind to be intertwined with roots of bitterness and troubled hearts (Hebrews 12:15-paraphrased). It raises the question among possible converts:
“Is God just a myth”? and “Was Jesus just good conspiracy theory”?
Thought-provoking but obviously a waste of time given the fact that the truth is found in what the believer has felt and heard within their spirit-man, the genuine experience with the Lord.
Truth is believable because of the experience allowed by God’s mercy and grace. You can walk through life and experience many things, but until you’ve experienced the power of the Holy Spirit taking over the tri-unity of your existence ( body, soul, and spirit), you have nothing but merely short-lived expectations of what-could-be mixed with skepticism. The intuitiveness of searching for something more, that which seems unbelievable until otherwise convinced is the quest for God. But the quest isn’t that He merely exists, rather that of where to find Him because you know He exists.
The world conspires against us because they hated Jesus from the beginning (John 15:18). The infiltration of hate has permeated every facet of culture and society in an attempt to suffocate the very existence of God. In sheer ignorance, the enemy forgets from Whom he actually draws breath.
This post isn’t designed to lead you astray or to plant some foreign ideology in your mind against God. Its purpose is to help you examine what you believe and why you believe.
There will come a time when you must stand, first before man, then before God to give an account as to what you believe and how you arrived at such. The days in which we occupy right now demands that you come to grips with which side of the dividing line you stand. It’s not a game, nor a joke. The worlds entertainment of poking Christians will escalate before its expiration date. I could go on and on but suffice it to say that 2020 has been a precursor to things that are to come. There’s never been a greater time in all of history to get a hold of God. Be found full of faith, believing in the impossible, believing in the unimaginable goodness of our Lord and His Kingdom, because He will rule and reign.
Blessings and be a Blessing!
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