Who, which group or organization runs the world? To be honest, I have absolutely no idea. If you research and ask around you might have a list. Illuminati, Freemason, Life Insurance etc… But is that really accurate? And how do you know you’re not being tricked into believing so and so is running the world? What if it’s all a distraction? When we ask the lost world who Jesus is they’ll come up with many conflicting responses! It’s no difference when we ask them who’s pulling the strings. Depending on who you ask, there will be many conflicting answers. Some will even say Aliens!
What if I told you that it doesn’t matter, and that labels, groups and organizations are there to distract and keep you blind from seeing the real Enemy who is not flesh and blood?^[Eph 6:12] God in His wisdom didn’t put a label or name names because He knows our Enemy better than we do, and He doesn’t want us to be fixated on a certain or specific group because they could easily change their identity easily. Instead, He gets right to the root: “We wrestle not against flesh and blood,” and this helps us to discern the spirit behind every group or organization under the Sun. It doesn’t matter what the name or label is because behind them all it’s the same spirit of the antichrist, “He who is not with Me is against Me.”
We can’t see the wind, but its effect can be seen and observed^[John 3:8]. Similarly, we can’t see the spirit that is operating behind all these groups, but we can see and observe its doctrines and influences in society. The god of this world has an agenda and will form groups and organizations to bring about it. A group, even an individual, might appear to be harmless on the surface but in reality could be carrying out the agenda of the Evil one that the Bible speaks of—either knowingly or unknowingly! In other words, from a human’s point of view, many groups can appear to be unrelated and even opposing one another but in reality could be serving the same master. Left vs Right paradigm, for example, are two wings of the same bird.
I’m not a conspiracy researcher and I consider myself uneducated^[1 Cor 1:26]. But I can tell you this: If you study and know your Bible then you won’t be deceived that easily^[1 John 2:14]. This is why we must pay close attention to doctrines and test them. Satan can put on many different hats but his doctrines can’t be hidden for long.
“If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.” —Chinese Proverbs
“The tongue exists to reveal our hearts.” —John Calvin
The doctrine will reveal the true nature of any group or organization. They might say they have none, but don’t be deceived. Everyone is preaching a “gospel.”
“Beloved, do not believe every [spirit], but test the [spirits] to see whether they are from God, because many [false prophets] have gone out into the world…” (1 John 4)
Notice how spirit is mentioned first and then “false prophets.” This is because false prophets are guided by seducing spirit(s)^[cf. 1 Kings 22:21-23; Micah 2:11 NKJV; Ac 16:16-18]. False prophets are operating under “another spirit” which preaches “another Jesus” and “gospel” (2 Cor 11:4).
“By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God…” The point is: Get to know God and His doctrines so that you can discern! Do not waste time going down rabbit holes. Yes we can look into things a bit to get an idea, but be watchful that you’re not consumed by it. The way we go about fighting this is not by exposing and researching all these organizations, but to bring the true light of the Gospel into this dark world. It’s what Jesus and Paul did. Wherever they went, they filled the place with their doctrines. In a confused world, what is needed most is truth and clarity. As Christians, we must know God and His truth if we are to be a true guide to the lost and confused. Demons manifested and revealed themselves when the true Christ showed up. True Light exposes darkness, and what you just read here is an example of how that is achieved.
To give a few practical examples:
- MGTOW: This group seems to be harmless. They just want to mind their own business and go their own way. But when you pause and observe carefully, there is a hidden “doctrine” that it’s promoting. The people in this group aren’t aware that they’re being led by the spirit of antichrist, “forbidding to marry” (1 Timothy 4:1-3). “Stay away from marriage!” is the beating drum of this group.
- Veganism: There’s nothing wrong with not eating meat, but when a movement or group is formed around and promoting this hidden “doctrine” of “meat is bad” you can be sure that something is going on. Again, see 1 Timothy 4:1-5.
- UFO/Alien: What are Aliens? Who are they? I’m not a ufologist, and didn’t spend years studying or researching it. But let me ask you: What is the hidden “doctrine” of these so-called Aliens?^[Hint: They say Christians are wrong] Once you have the answer to that, you’ll begin to see that it’s the same spirit behind MGTOW and Veganism.
There are many more examples I can list, but the point is this: All conspiracies are conSPIRITcies. To reiterate what I said earlier: It doesn’t matter what the name or label is because behind them all it’s the same spirit of the antichrist, “He who is not with Me is against Me.” Whether they realize it or not, secret Groups and Organizations are formed for that very purpose: To wage war against Christ and His people (Dan 7:25).