I am continuing to review the notes I took on an April 16, 2014 prayer spoken by Steve Quayle. One of the subjects discussed on the radio broadcast just prior to this prayer involves Numbers 30:1-2 which in part commands, If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
Now the interesting thing is that Steve Quayle is addressing his points on vows to both those who are military and ex-military, which excludes himself, for later he says, “The thing is that and again ah, I haven’t been in the military, so I can’t say what their attitude is, but I can tell you the one’s I respect and admire, are the one’s that, isn’t it interesting, the ones that take their vows the most seriously are being murdered whichever way they can be.”
In the broadcast which contains the prayer I am discussing, Steve Quayle exalts the Oath Keepers organization as exemplifying men who have bound themselves together, and also to the vows which they took while serving in some military or law enforcement capacity. Two examples of oaths are shown on the front page of the Oath Keepers website, with the admonition, Your oath NEVER expires! It’s time to keep it.
Now here is my question; if you take an oath of office for a government job (military, law enforcement, civil or elected office, etc.) to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and at some time you quit your position to either take a job in the private sector or retire, how can such an oath be deemed perpetual? You are no longer in a position to execute those former responsibilities which you held under that loyalty oath.
Now let me emphasize that I am not discussing the broader subject of Americans who hold life long patriotic convictions and a love for this nation, yet have never taken an oath of loyalty.
The examples of oaths at the Oath Keepers’ website focus on loyalty to the Constitution and to the laws and offices which are in place to defend it. At the end of these oaths, “So help me God” is said, but this statement is not equivalent to the Numbers 30:1-2 command which concerns vowing a vow unto the LORD. Certainly there are many persons in the United States who have taken an oath of office, who did not believe in the LORD of the Bible. These particular oaths are notable because of their declaration of loyalty to the Constitution as being the higher authority to which the oath taker is subject. The reason for these oaths in the first place concerns the serious issue of treason against a temporal government, by those who are in the employ of that government.
So here we have Steve Quayle stating that he was never in the military, yet he is attempting to place a greater burden on men and women who took an oath of loyalty, than would be legally recognized by the Constitution itself. Constitution.org has published an article by Jon Roland discussing the Meaning of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”, which underscores the time limitations of oaths taken for the purposes of holding a government office or position. Arguing that these loyalty oaths to the Constitution equate to a vow made to the LORD pursuant to Numbers 30:1-2 is disingenuous, as it glosses over real and deeper arguments surrounding the interpretation of Biblical law, as well as the American Constitutional laws regarding the taking of oaths, including the penalties for perjury of an oath.
What we need to be cautioned against here, is the trap and snare which is being laid for military/law enforcement men, whether active duty or retired veterans, to subconsciously shift their loyalties to an authoritative structure which in fact has no legal jurisdiction over them. Here are two articles which discuss the legal implications of oaths, which may be of interest for anyone who wants to explore these issues. The first is called the Loyalty Oath at the freedictionary.com. The second article is Oath Rhetoric, Political Identity, and the case of Jon Huntsman. Argumentation and Advocacy 49 at academia.edu.
We must recall that while Steve Quayle was taking to task military and ex-military persons for their loyalty oaths, and warning them of God’s retribution against oath breakers, in the very same prayer he defended John Stokes, a man who had committed perjury, when he broke the oath he took to tell the whole truth, which is a requirement for submitting evidence in U. S. Bankruptcy Court proceedings.
In looking at this time period in 2014, I came across references to a CNN expose of the dismal mess in Veterans’ Hospitals whereby appointments were purposely not recorded in order to conceal the fact that hospital policies were being broken with respect to their overloaded systems. Because of this, numerous Veterans were unable to receive timely medical care. In some cases, the person died. Not knowing the actual medical details, I do not know if their deaths were a direct result of not receiving timely care, or whether their lives were very close to the end regardless of medical care. The Christian Alternative News took these reports, expanding them to make accusations against the Veterans Hospital staff of murder, assassination, employing hit squads, causing PTSD and suicide by infrasound, and other means of killing off Vets.
So Steve Quayle began his prayer, saying, Father in Jesus’ name I pray for every Veteran, Lord Father, I pray that those fighting, who are fighting PTSD, I pray for, for those who are encouraged to commit suicide by the infrasound and everything else that is around them, Lord, I am asking for a miracle, God that has not been asked to my knowledge in the history of the world. I’m asking you to send your ministering angels with miraculous healing in their wings….Lord in Jesus’ name I ask that every assassination attempt that is now in play, every hit squad, every ah, ah surgical excisionist team would be absolutely stopped in their tracks. I pray Lord that as they approach their targets, the angel of the LORD would literally manifest so that their eyes would see and that they would flee in terror, Lord, I am calling upon you. I know I will stand before you on judgment day giving account for this prayer that was prayed. But, God, stop the slaughter of the Veterans…I pray for the conviction on those who are knowingly participating in, Lord God I’m praying imprecatory prayer, those who are part of the plan to kill off the Vets under their care in every hospital or every home or whatever their places. I pray that the Lord you give em literally 72 hours to literally repent, Lord, or Lord,I ask that you take them out and replace them God with people that love people…(note: the parts which I removed among these sentences involved naming the type of persons who needed healing, etc.)
Right at the beginning of this prayer, Steve Quayle makes a very strange boast, Lord, I am asking for a miracle, God, that has not been asked to my knowledge in the history of the world. In the history of the world??? Really? What kind of “knowledge” does Steve Quayle think he has? This is a Satanic boast. Is it not Satan who according to Job 2:2 spends his time “going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it”? Apparently Satan is an observer of the doings of individual men, and knows what prayers have been spoken throughout the history of the world. Whoever made the above statement claims to know the history of the world through personal knowledge.
Steve Quayle emphasized to the Lord that he was making an imprecatory prayer. To imprecate means to curse or pray for evil and misfortune on one’s enemies. This type of prayer (malediction, anathema, execration) is normally a prayer of last resort; an appeal to God for justice in a desperate situation, and it often involves bringing judgment on the family of the offender, in addition to the offender. Long before a Christian comes to this point, one is to pray a blessing on our enemies; we should desire that they repent, stop their evil doings, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.
If one is going to enter into the realm of imprecatory prayer, it is advisable to have a real fear of God’s righteousness and justice, as the Lord is not a respecter of persons, whether they be the accuser or the accused. I have seen the Lord answer such prayers, while at the same time He severely chastens the person who pleaded the imprecatory prayer in the first place.
Years ago, as I pondered the dangers of praying hypocritically, I came across a book on the tarot written by Mouni Sadhu. He made some interesting observations on psychic warfare involving black magicians who are proficient at cursing others using the Scriptures; particularly the imprecatory psalms. Mouni Sadhu claimed that such men understood that what they were doing was highly dangerous, therefore they developed certain strategies to avoid being hit by the Return Blow of their own words.
Sometimes evil men display a greater respect for the reality of the legal dealings of God than some who profess to be Christians. Chapter two of the book of Romans explains why there is no escaping of God’s righteous judgment. Knowing the truth of this, the simplest technique devised by magicians for averting the Return Blow is to curse two targets; the main target plus a weaker one. The theory here is that if the curse rebounds off the first target, like a heat seeking missile, the curse will redirect itself to destroy the second. The second target, in essence, serves as a shield for the originator of the curse.
Because of such tactics, Christians who are under attack by such men often quote Psalm 64 as a plea to God to direct the arrow back on the originator. The ten verses of Psalm 64 say, Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: that they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, who shall see them? They search out iniquities: they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep. But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away. And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing. The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
In summary, it is wise to be aware of disingenuous arguments which serve the purpose of shifting your loyalties to a false authority. When analyzing such arguments, try to observe what the basic set-up is which protects the persuader from the implications of his own words. Identify at least two targets who the archer is taking aim at, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each. In the scenario presented above, all of these elements are easily identified, if you take the time to look.