Psalm 64:2, Secret plots of the wicked. When in human history have the wicked—those who hate YHVH—not been hatching up secret plots and conspiracies in an attempt to overthrow YHVH plans and laws and to destroy those who represent his rule of law and kingdom on this earth?
Satan, YHVH’s arch enemy and the one ultimately behind these plots, kicked off this cosmic struggle between the forces of darkness and light, good and evil in the Garden of Eden at the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, when he enticed the first humans to join him in rebellion against haven’s mandates.
This never-ending tug of war between heaven and hell for world domination will culminate in the end times when “rulers [will] take counsel together [i.e., a conspiratorial plot] against YHVH and his Anointed [i.e., Yeshua the Messiah]” (Ps 2:2) in an effort to “break their bands [of YHVH’s rule of law as expressed in the Torah and the Prophets of the Bible] in pieces and cast their cords from us,” (Ps 2:3). Of course, YHVH will laugh in derision or mock and ridicule them for their hubris, and pour his wrath out upon them (Ps 2:4) prior to Yeshua’s second when heaven will place King Yeshua on his holy hill in Zion (Ps 2:6) to rule over the world as King of kings. The book of Revelation prophetically chronicles how this struggle will culminate, even as Psalm two predicts.
All this is to say that the secret plots of the wicked have been going on since man has been on this earth, and they continue to go on to this day. The government-media complex propagandistically derisively refers to this devilish plots as “conspiracy theories” as if to obfuscate their existence and to divert the masses’ attention away from them, but this does not change the fact the wicket of been hatching secret plots to overthrow YHVH and his people since the beginning, even as the Bible clearly shows.
What Does the Bible Say About So-Called“Conspiracy Theories”?
For as long has humans have been on earth, people have formed groups and conceived plans to consolidate resources and riches to rule over other people, forcefully if necessary, for the love of money, power and sexual gratification. It was true when the Bible was written, and it is true today because human nature has never changed from then until now.
The notion that governments and many other organizations are always open and transparent with the people that they supposedly represent or oversee is a belief only for the naive and ignorant. If this were so, then why do governments possess “intelligence agencies” and why do secret organizations exist whose membership is reserved only for certain privileged people and which have elaborate initiation rituals along with penalties if the organization’s secrets are revealed?
All of this is because humans have been attempting to rule over their fellow man by legitimate or illegitimate means since Cain grew jealous of his brother, Abel, and slew him, and since Nimrod rose up and attempted to take charge of the ancient world and challenge Elohim’s authority. Even before human history, Lucifer rebelled against Elohim, and conspiring with other like-minded angelic beings to usurp divine rule (Isa 14:12–15; Rev 12:4). Satan’s greatest coup against Elohim is yet to come, and is currently in the formation and about to be revealed. The Bible calls it Mystery Babylon the Great (Rev 13, 17, 18).
Because of humans’ love of money and lust for power, this is why Yeshua instructed his disciples that in the kingdom of Elohim for his disciples the way to become great is to become a servant, not a ruler (Matt 23:11). This is not the way it is in Satan’s world, and many humans will do whatever it takes to tyrannically dominate their fellow man for personal aggrandizement. For such people, the ends justify the means. And the end goal, always, is power, pleasure and wealth, for, as the Bible teaches, the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil (1 Tim 6:10).
So what does the Bible teach about men’s so-called conspiracy theories?
The Wicked Conspire Plots Against YHVH and the Righteous
The Bible gives us many examples of the wicked conspiring against YHVH and his people. It would be naive to things that this activity does not still go on. In fact, the book of Revelation tells us that all of the so-called conspiracy theories of men will coalesce into one giant plot that will be led by the demon-possessed Antichrist man of sin to establish a world ruling government that will enslave humanity and prevent Yeshua the Messiah from returning to the earth and establishing his kingdom.
The following is a list of plots and conspiracies hatched up and orchestrated by wicked people as chronicled by the Bible.
Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, Against YHVH and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” (Ps 2:1–3)
For they intended evil against You; they devised a plot which they are not able to perform. (Ps 21:11)
In whose hands is a sinister scheme, And whose right hand is full of bribes. (Ps 26:10)
For I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side; while they take counsel together against me, they scheme to take away my life. (Ps 31:13)
Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor who seek after my life; let those be turned back and brought to confusion who plot my hurt. (Ps 35:4)
Rest in YHVH, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. (Ps 37:7)
They gather together, they hide, they mark my steps, when they lie in wait for my life. (Ps 56:6)
Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the rebellion of the workers of iniquity. (Ps 64:2)
They devise iniquities: “We have perfected a shrewd scheme.” Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep. (Ps 64:6)
For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against You. (Ps 83:2–5)
Do not grant, O YHVH, the desires of the wicked; do not further his wicked scheme, lest they be exalted. Selah (Ps 140:8)
Truly, this only I have found: that Elohim made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.” (Eccl 7:29)
Also the schemes of the schemer are evil; He devises wicked plans to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks justice. (Isa 32:7)
But I was like a docile lamb brought to the slaughter; and I did not know that they had devised schemes against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be remembered no more.” (Jer 11:19)
That they may successfully do evil with both hands—the prince asks for gifts, the judge seeks a bribe, and the great man utters his evil desire; so they scheme together. (Mic 7:3)
Examples of Evil Conspiracies Against the Righteous
The following are examples of specific plots or conspiracies that Scripture details.
[F]or they harassed you with their schemes by which they seduced you in the matter of Peor and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a leader of Midian, their sister, who was killed in the day of the plague because of Peor.” (Num 25:18)
And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that Elohim had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work. (Neh 4:15)
Now Esther spoke again to the king, fell down at his feet, and implored him with tears to counteract the evil of Haman the Agagite, and the scheme which he had devised against the Jews. (Est 8:8)
[B]ut when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letter that this wicked plot which Haman had devised against the Jews should return on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows. (Est 9:25)
Look, I know your thoughts, and the schemes with which you would wrong me. (Job 21:27)
You have seen all their vengeance, All their schemes against me. You have heard their reproach, O YHVH, All their schemes against me… (Lam 3:60–61)
Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah have plotted evil against you, saying, “Let us go up against Judah and trouble it, and let us make a gap in its wall for ourselves, and set a king over them, the son of Tabel.” (Isa 7:5–6)
Yet, YHVH, You know all their counsel which is against me, to slay me. Provide no atonement for their iniquity, nor blot out their sin from Your sight; but let them be overthrown before You. Deal thus with them In the time of Your anger. (Jer 18:23)
“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their fullness, A king shall arise, Having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes. (Dan 8:23)
But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ (Matt 21:38)
Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and plotted to take Yeshua by trickery and kill Him. (Matt 26:3–4)
When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Yeshua to put Him to death. (Matt 27:1)
So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, that they might seize on His words, in order to deliver Him to the power and the authority of the governor. (Luke 20:20)
Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs. (John 11:47)
So when they heard that, they raised their voice to Elohim with one accord and said: “Lord, You are Elohim, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: ‘WHY DID THE NATIONS RAGE, AND THE PEOPLE PLOT VAIN THINGS? THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS MESSIAH.’ “For truly against Your holy Servant Yeshua, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. (Act 4:25–28)
When [the Jewish leaders] heard this, they were furious and plotted to kill [the apostles]. (Acts 5:33)
But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates day and night, to kill him. (Act 9:24)
And when it was day, some of the Jews banded together and bound themselves under an oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. Now there were more than forty who had formed this conspiracy. They came to the chief priests and elders, and said, “We have bound ourselves under a great oath that we will eat nothing until we have killed Paul. Now you, therefore, together with the council, suggest to the commander that he be brought down to you tomorrow, as though you were going to make further inquiries concerning him; but we are ready to kill him before he comes near.” (Acts 23:12–15)
Now when Festus had come to the province, after three days he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem. Then the high priest and the chief men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they petitioned him, asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem—while they lay in ambush along the road to kill him. (Acts 25:1–3)
End Times Conspiracies
The plots and conspiracies of wicked men against YHVH and his people as Psalms chapters two and 64 clearly tell us have been going on since the beginning of time. This never-ending tug of war between heaven and hell for world domination will culminate in the end times when “rulers [will] take counsel together [i.e., a conspiratorial plot] against YHVH and his Anointed [i.e., Yeshua the Messiah]” (Ps 2:2) in an effort to “break their bands [of YHVH’s rule of law as expressed in the Torah and the Prophets of the Bible] in pieces and cast their cords from us,” (Ps 2:3). Of course, YHVH will laugh in derision or mock and ridicule them for their hubris, and pour his wrath out upon them (Ps 2:4) prior to Yeshua’s second when heaven will place King Yeshua on his holy hill in Zion (Ps 2:6) to rule over the world as King of kings. The book of Revelation prophetically chronicles how this struggle will culminate, even as Psalm two predicts.
All this is to say that the secret plots of the wicked have been going on since man has been on this earth, and they continue to go on to this day. The government-media complex propagandistically and derisively refers to this devilish plots as “conspiracy theories” as if to obfuscate their existence and to divert the masses’ attention away from them, but this does not change the fact the wicket of been hatching secret plots to overthrow YHVH and his people since the beginning, even as the Bible clearly shows, and will continue to do so until the very end of this age under the direct aegis of Satan the devil who comes to kill, steal and destroy as a roaring lion seeking to whomsoever he may devour..