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Against God in the End Times
A Biblical Look at "Conspiracy"
What does the Bible Say?
Against God in the End Times
Records the Conspiracy
Lifespan of the Conspiracy (Part 1)
Lifespan of the Conspiracy (Part 2)
The Religion of the Conspirators (Part 1)
The Religion of the Conspirators (Part 2)
1: Mystery Religion in Modern Groups
2: Financial Influence and Freemasonry
3: The Great Merchants and Global Deception
Study Reference and Research Section
the News: Goldberg and Quigley
defines "conspiracy" as follows:
Conspiracy - 1) a conspiring 2) and unlawful
plot 3) a conspiring group
Conspire - [Latin com-, together + spirare, breathe]
1) to plan together secretly, esp. to commit a crime
2) to work together toward a single end
For our purposes we will use the term conspiracy to refer
to "the secret plan of a small group to accomplish a single
Up to this point we have shown that the Hebrew words of "conspire"
and "conspiracy" occurred on many occasions in the Old Testament,
but, so far, we have only demonstrated these words as they
apply to political plots to overthrow governments primarily
by assassinating kings. There is at least one Old Testament
example where a conspiracy is made against God himself. We
find it in Psalm 83:3-5.
Psalm 83: 1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold
not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2 For, lo, thine
enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted
up the head. 3 They have taken crafty  counsel 
against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden
ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from
being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in
remembrance. 5 For they have consulted  together
with one consent: they are confederate  against thee:
6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab,
and the Hagarenes; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines
with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8 Assur also is joined with
them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
...17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea,
let them be put to shame, and perish: 18 That men may
know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most
high over all the earth.
The word for "crafty" in verse 3 is defined as follows.
a primitive root; TWOT - 1698; v
AV - subtilty 1, crafty 1, prudent 1, beware 1, very 1; 5
1) to be subtle, be shrewd, be crafty, beware, take crafty
counsel, be prudent
1a) (Qal) to be crafty, be subtle
1b) (Hiphil) to be crafty, be or become shrewd
The word for "counsel" in verse 3 is defined as follows.
05475 dwo cow sode
from 03245; TWOT-1471a; n m
AV-secret 9, counsel 6, assembly 5, inward 1; 21 1) council,
1a) council (of familiar conversation)
1a1) divan, circle (of familiar friends)
1a2) assembly, company
1b1) counsel (itself)
1b2) secret counsel
1b3) familiar converse, intimacy (with God)
The word for "consulted" in verse 5 is defined as follows.
Notice the definition even includes "to conspire," although
this nuance is listed last.
03289 Uey ya‘ats yaw-ats'
a primitive root; TWOT-887; v
AV-counsel 25, counsellor 22, consult 9, give 7, purposed
5, advice 2, determined 2, advise 2, deviseth 2, taken 2,
misc 2; 80
1) to advise, consult, give counsel, counsel, purpose,
1a1) to advise, counsel, give counsel, consult
1a2) counsellor (participle)
1b) (Niphal) to consult together, exchange counsel, deliberate,
1c) (Hithpael) to conspire
The word for "confederate" in verse 5 is defined as follows.
01285 tyrb b@riyth ber-eeth'
from 01262 (in the sense of cutting [like 01254]); TWOT-282a;
AV-covenant 264, league 17, confederacy 1, confederate 1,
confederate + 01167 1; 284
1) covenant, alliance, pledge
1a) between men
1a1) treaty, alliance, league (man to man)
1a2) constitution, ordinance (monarch to subjects)
1a3) agreement, pledge (man to man)
1a4) alliance (of friendship)
1a5) alliance (of marriage)
1b) between God and man
1b1) alliance (of friendship)
1b2) covenant (divine ordinance with signs or pledges)
2a) covenant making
2b) covenant keeping
2c) covenant violation
Psalm 83 is addressed to God. In verse 1 it starts out, "Keep
not thou silence, O God." And in verse 5 it says to God, "they
are confederate against thee." The use of these three Hebrew
phrases ("crafty counsel, consulted together with one consent,
confederate") paints a very clear picture for us. Men have
gotten together to create a plan and have bound themselves
together to accomplish this plan to wipe out Israel as a nation.
This plan is considered to be a plot against God himself.
And according to verse 6-8, this plot involves multiple nations.
While we believe this passage from Psalm 83 is very likely
a prophecy of an end time plan against Israel by the neighboring
nations, the context itself does not necessitate that conclusion.
Psalm 83 may not prove the existence of a conspiracy in the
end times, but it does prove one thing. Biblically speaking,
there is such a thing as political conspiracy against God.
In fact, from this passage we learn that according to scripture,
any national or international plan designed to destroy Israel
(or God's people) can be considered a plot, not only against
them, but against God himself.
We will now take a look at some other passages from Psalms
very similar to the one we have just looked at in Psalm 83.
However, these passages further indicate not only the existence
of a plot against God himself by the kings of the nations,
but that the timeframe of this plot is during the end times.
Psalm 2: 1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people
imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and
against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their
bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He
that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have
them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his
wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet
have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will
declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my
Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall
give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost
parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break
them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like
a potter's vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings:
be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with
fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he
be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled
but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in
Here in Psalm 2 we find several interesting points. First,
in verse 2, we find that kings and rulers of the earth have
counseled together and set themselves against God. This perfectly
parallels Psalm 83. Verse 3 even tells us that their plan
is to throw off the reign of God.
Second, this passage is talking about the conditions on the
earth at the time of Jesus' return. Verse 5 speaks of the
wrath of God coming upon these conspiring kings. The "Day
of Wrath" is a common phrase in both the Old and New Testaments
used to describe the Battle of Armageddon and the surrounding
events (Job 21:30 Proverbs 11:4 Zephaniah 1:15 Romans 2:5,
1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Revelation 6:16-17,
Revelation 14:19, Revelation 19:15). Verse 6 expounds on verse
3. Verse 3 tells us that the kings and rulers wish to throw
off God's rule over them. Verse 6 tells us more specifically
that God is setting his king, the Messiah, as ruler in Zion
and he will now rule the nations with an iron rod (verse 9).
And this is also perfectly parallel to Revelation 19. Revelation
19 describes the end time battle of Armageddon where kings
and their armies have gathered around Israel and are defeated
by the returning Christ. We know from both Revelation 12:5
and Revelation 19:15 (as well as Daniel 2:44-45) that Jesus'
rule with an iron rod will be initiated at the Battle of Armageddon
on the Day of the Lord during what is prophetically referred
to as the end times.
So, here in Psalm 2 we find the kings and rulers of the earth
taking counsel and binding themselves together against God,
just as in Psalm 83. And, this time, we find that these events
occur when Christ returns to establish his kingdom here upon
the earth. And again in Psalm 110, we find similar imagery.
Psalm 110: 1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou
at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out
of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 3 Thy
people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties
of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew
of thy youth. 4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent,
Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings
in the day of his wrath. 6 He shall judge among the heathen,
he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound
the heads over many countries. 7 He shall drink of the brook
in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.
Here we see that the Psalmist is speaking of "a rod" coming
"out of Zion" to establish God's "rule...in the midst of [his]
enemies." This is extremely similar to Psalm 2 (and Revelation
12:5, 19:15, Daniel 2:44-45) where we also saw a rod of iron
with which God's king would reign from Zion, ruling the nations.
And here again we also see the "Day of Wrath" mentioned along
with the fact that the coming king will destroy the rebellious
kings on that day.
These 3 passages together not only demonstrate the continuity
within Psalms on this particular topic, but they also demonstrate
a conspiracy made by the kings of the earth to destroy Israel
(God's people) and resist the returning Christ as he comes
to establish his kingdom with Israel as the head of nations
in the end times. And all of this is also depicted in the
end time book of Daniel, where we see the very same things
Daniel 9: 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for
one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the
sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading
of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the
consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the
Daniel 11: 21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile
person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom:
but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by
flatteries. 22 And with the arms of a flood shall they
be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also
the prince of the covenant. 23 And after the league made
with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up,
and shall become strong with a small people. 24 He shall
enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province;
and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor
his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey,
and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his
devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
Daniel 11: 37 Neither shall he regard the God of
his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any
god: for he shall magnify himself above all. 38 But
in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god
whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver,
and with precious stones, and pleasant things. 39 Thus shall
he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he
shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall
cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for
Here in Daniel, we see that the antichrist figure is described
several times as forming a covenant or league and as obtaining
his kingdom through flatteries (or intrigue.) We should also
note that he becomes strong with only a small group of people
(Daniel 11:23). And we should also remember Daniel 11:37 for
later on in the study. Daniel 11:37 states that the antichrist
will magnify himself above all gods. A little further in the
study we will show that this is consistent with the words
of Paul who taught that the antichrist will exalt himself
above all that is called god (a practice which is consistent
with the Gnostic mystery religions of John and Paul's day.)
From Daniel and Psalms we have shown that there will be a
conspiracy against God in the last days before the return
of Christ. This is consistent with the events described in
the Book of Revelation chapter 17 and 18 as well. After a
brief summary, we will then turn our attention to demonstrating
the lengthy existence of this conspiracy for centuries prior
to the final 7 years of human history.