The Conspiracy against God is about "The Word", and the profaning of His Holy Name within us. Adam fell in the garden, breaking the direct connection to God. Jesus, the "last Adam" was a quickening Spirit, the Word made Flesh, and the only one with whom we can re-establish our relationship with God. Michael\'s story is still unfolding. He is the one who is, is not. But Jesus is the only name given under heaven by which we must be saved. Many are trying to rewrite HIStory. We were given a help to instruct us. Learn more "here".
April 15, 2010 – Michael, the Last Witness
This is where the rubber is going to start to meet the road when opposition to a person’s beliefs stands face to face with them. I am getting increasing pressure from people that I personally know about this blog and what I’m doing. These are people that not only do not understand, but do not WANT to understand. Maybe it is just that they are incapable of understanding. They can’t see because they are looking through world-view eyes or . . . media eyes.
The media is the new empire. They dictate to us what truth is, what is right and wrong. They twist society opinion and what society accepts as normal, moral, just and important.
It will never be enough for people like this to just leave you to your convictions. No, they have to take it upon themselves to try to bring you into conformance. It’s a control issue as I see it now. “If you don’t believe as I believe and think as I think, there is something wrong with you….” So be it. These tactics are nothing new. The Pharisees and the Saducees tried to frame Christ with their laws and unspoken rules of society, and herein lies the problem:
Christ and God, filtered through the lens of the world, is still through the world. This is exactly what the Bible tells us to watch out for. God’s word, not societal opinion (which constantly changes) determines right and wrong. With Michael’s own words, they sought to destroy him. These Bible verses were very enlightening. I wonder if the prophets foresaw the cancer of the press and the media in our world today:
Isaiah 28:15 - Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, It will not come to us, For we have made lies our refuge, And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.”
Galatians 4:17 – “17 They zealously court you, but for no good; yes, they want to exclude you, that you may be zealous for them.”
2 Peter 2:3 – “By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does[a] not slumber.” (Bashir anyone?)
2 Peter 2:18 – “For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.”
Daniel 6:4, 5 – “So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. 5 Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.”
The devil tempted God to smite Job with to prove Job would denounce God once his blessing were taken away. Job refused to denounce God after losing everything to the devil.
Job 2:5 – “But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” (Michael said, “I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to” after being arrested for a second time, ten years after the first family betrayed him for money)
Genesis 39:14 – “that she called to the men of her house and spoke to them, saying, “See, he has brought in to us a Hebrew to mock us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice. 15 And it happened, when he heard that I lifted my voice and cried out, that he left his garment with me, and fled and went outside.”
1 Corinthians 4:12 & 13 – “And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; 13 being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.”
Interesting from Biblical times, things have not changed. A man who refused to budge on God and Jesus and loving people was publicly defamed, slandered, betrayed, deceived, stolen from, mentally tortured, threatened, dragged through the mud and emotionally eviscerated over a period of 15 years before he was finally killed. The media in our country and even abroad, was the engine behind the posse.
It could have been because he was black and the most successful artist of all time. I could have been because his appearance changed. It could have been because he owned half of Sony and the Japanese didn’t want to “share” with a black man. It could have been because nobody wanted to accept a “King of Pop” that also believed in cherishing innocence. It could have been because they thought he wanted to be “white” and it could have been because other artists were jealous. But there are other “stars” and celebrities that are “unique” and odd and eccentric and they are celebrated! So what was the difference between Liberace and Michael? What was the difference between Little Richard and Michael? What was the difference between Phil Specter and Michael? What was the difference between Roman Polanski and Michael? What did Michael do differently then these icon’s of self indulgence?
Not one of the personalities of pop culture mentioned above ever witnessed about God to their admirers in a public forum. Not one of them spoke of Jesus and tried to explain his love on numerous nationally televised interviews over periods of decades. Not one of them. Aside from Little Richard, none of the others even knew God.
Michael was right. The media and the press do not want to print good news . . . good news to them does not sell. But was there a bigger conspiracy to silence Michael then that of a self-righteous and morbidly zealous media? Was the media the co-conspirator or just the tool used by someone/something bigger?
Is there an underground conspiracy to corrupt and infect the innocence that is left in the world? Well, if one were to read the oldest known history book we have available, the answer is an inarguable yes. The conspiracy began with the first man and woman of creation.
I am not trying to sell anyone on the innocence of Michael as a person. He was a human being. It wasn’t that Michael was trying to be perfect. Michael was one of those rare people who sincerely wanted and tried to be Christ-like. He never even claimed that he attained that. Only that he was always trying. He too, saw and understood that God-designed, pure version of love Jesus was. That is what Michael was in love with. That is what he tried to show people through example. It took a massive and suffocating media industry to cover for so long, what Michael was trying to accomplish, with the lies and false witnessing. And this folks, is only the beginning. Michael will not be the last persecuted witness.
We will never again have anyone as influential and globally loved as Michael was. God gave us someone that we did not deserve, to show us again, since the grand majority of us have forgotten, what love and sacrifice looked like. Michael was God’s exhibit. This is what it looked like for someone to struggle and fight and claw and take blows as he persevered and continued to try to be Christ-like.
Michael was not perfect. He fell. He slid down slippery slopes, he worried, he was afraid, he cried, he prayed, but he trusted and he continued to hold on to Him. I believe it is the only way he survived as long as he did.
Was Michael a dying man who finally gave up the fight? That remains to be seen. It Could be that God knew that enough of us would see this struggle for what it was and could no longer bear seeing Michael’s agony. Maybe God saw enough hearts opened up just enough to begin to wake up and take the reins, and called Michael home.
There are so many other children out there, asleep and in the grasp of the corrupt defilers of the innocent. There is so little time left. There are so many who just will not make it. What are we going to do about it?
Michael wanted to help the children of this world. I don’t think he meant just the young ones. There are lost children in every adult. Some have been found and named, but many more are still lost and cold and lonely, isolated and afraid. What are we going to do about it? Are we finally going to accept the purpose for which we were created? Or is Michael the last witness?
An insightful explanation from another one of my dear friends, on why she believes so many people who never considered themselves fans before, find such a connection with Michael:
“Michael was simply...US! In him we found a connection to ourselves. Our vulnerability, our longing, our loneliness, our craving for love, our youth, our innocence, our humanity. And this is the worst agony...all the injustice we see around us was concentrated in what society and the media did to one man...Michael. And he was INNOCENT! It doesn\'t get much worse than this!” - Micheline
Tomorrow, Michael, the witness. We will read about the influence in faith Michael has had on others.
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We are living in Biblically significant Times. Ironically it was the most persecuted man in modern history that lead me to dig deeper into the Bible and taught me more about God than any other human being on the planet. And that man is Michael Jackson. I started a blog to defend him. I ended up researching him and learned just why they were after him. They did everything they could to shut him down. In the song "Cry" he said "take over for me", so that is what I am doing. God bless that man and his faith and strength
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