I. Ambush Journalism
Over the past 693 days, I have examined and written about the fear based messages emanating from the anointed Watchmen of the Christian Alternative News Media’s Inner Circle. What sparked my inquiry into the nature of this group was the article published by Douglas Hagmann and Steve Quayle on February 10, 2015 called Setting The Record Straight: Joint Response Addressing the Character Assassinations Underway. The removal of this article from the internet was noted on October 2, 2016 by Revelationnow.net in an article by Michael Erevna called Hagmann and Quayle Take Down Their Lies “Setting The Record Straight”.
Much of the theology which is promoted by these radio hosts represents a significant departure from the Bible, even when they directly quote the Bible. At the heart of Steve Quayle’s messages are the prophetic visions and words given to Steve from 1987 to 2014. These words have been published at his website, stevequayle.com in a sidebar linked here. Perhaps it is time to ask, as Ezekiel 13:7 asks, Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it: albeit I have not spoken?
On January 9, 2017, Steve Quayle posted a QAlert which he titled, My Response To the Ambush Journalism Against Doug Hagmann, David Lankford, and SQ, Concerning V-AKA Viji Varghese- By ‘A Self Professed Unreasonable Man’-which means from the Scripture-One Who Causes Injury.
(See screenshot below.)This QAlert is Steve Quayle’s response to John Little’s written commentary on the recent disclosure of the true identity of V-The Guerrilla Economist as Viji Varghese, whose fake identity and false credentials were promoted by Steve Quayle, Doug and Joe Hagmann, Wayne Willott AKA W-The Intelligence Insider and other Alternative Media radio hosts, to the detriment of their listeners. Because federal criminal laws stand against such fraud, Michael Erevna of Revelationnow.net, who once was a guest on a Hagmann broadcast with V-The Guerrilla Economist, decided to publish the real identity of V on November 20, 2016.
So what excuse do Douglas Hagmann and Steve Quayle offer for promoting the false credentials of V, and then keeping silent for a number of years while Viji Varghese conned the Christian community, based on their trust of Hagmann and Quayle’s vetting of his credentials? Now that Revelationnow.com, this blog Tracking The Leopard Meroz, and more recently, John Little of OmegaShock have been publishing the facts of this situation, all we see is a QAlert from Steve Quayle saying that the Christian Alternative Media audience should trust him, Hagmann and Lankford because they have been around for years longer than the bloggers who have reported on this fraud. It was on that basis of trust that their listeners were conned in the first place.
Steve Quayle, how about addressing the facts and the applicable criminal penalties for the fraud which the promotion of V-the Guerrilla Economist represented, in the first place? And now once again we hear of Pastor David Lankford stepping forward to defend these unrepentant sinners, while directing his wrath at John Little in an email. While John Little’s name is not specifically mentioned in this QAlert, he is the main target, with the lesser targets being those other bloggers who have written on the V-the Guerrilla Economist scandal. As of yesterday, January 12, 2017, John Little of OmegaShock has written another article entitled, SPECIAL REPORT-UPDATE-Steve Quayle and Doug Hagmann, which is linked here. If you are naïve about these anointed Watchmen, please read this update from start to finish.
Michael Erevna of Revelationnow.com was one of those in the crosshairs of the February 10, 2015 ambush journalism written by Doug Hagmann and Steve Quayle. The other target of that article was an investigative journalist, who has since filed a lawsuit for defamation against Hagmann and Quayle. I find it ironic that Steve Quayle uses the term Ambush Journalism to defame those who dare to question the words and deeds of these self-appointed “anointed men of God”. The truth is that Quayle knows a bit about setting up an ambush himself.
II. The Theology of Ambush
In the following section of this post I am going to step away from the particulars of this controversy, to discuss some of the scriptures which have marked the tracks left behind by the leopard Meroz, who is a Master when it comes to setting up ambushes. This blog has in the past suggested that the language of fear based messages and the setting up of fake Insiders as a source of news within the Alternative Media is characteristic of a PSY-OP. So let us wander down that road, for discussion’s sake.
Meroz, like Balaam, is what some might call a hired gun; someone who can curse another person using spiritual bullets. Now this would seem like the way to commit the perfect crime, but in truth, it is a very dangerous method of attack, because there is a real possibility of what is called The Return Blow of the curse, coming back upon the sender.
Balaam received the rewards/wages of divination, for both blessing and cursing. The problem for this master of the return blow was how to overcome the words of God which demand justice. One such scripture is Deuteronomy 27:25 which says, Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say Amen.
Balaam asked in Numbers 23:8, How shall I curse whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied? Because the LORD would not curse Israel/Jacob, he then advised the King of Moab to set up a snare to entrap Israel in the sin of fornication and the worship of strange gods, so that the LORD’s hand was forced to judge Israel at Peor.
Now many genuine Christians receive threats and curses because of their witness against evil and wrongdoing. Generally, the Christian is protected, unless there is need of chastisement in their life, or they are in a situation similar to Job, where higher unseen actions between God and Satan are in play.
One of the most powerful Psalms which Christians can pray when they are in conflict with wicked men is Psalm 64. It begins, 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 then in verse 7 of this psalm, the world is turned upside down for these wicked men who have created ambushes for the godly. It is the most fearful aspect of the sorcerer’s prayer, that what they have prayed will come back on them as the target. Verses 7-10 of Psalm 64 make this promise: 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. You can be sure that the Balaams of this world have deeply analyzed Psalm 64 in order to master the skill of avoiding the Return Blow of their own words.
The book of Jude contains deep observations on certain men crept in unawares who turn the grace of God into lasciviousness. A verse or two later, Jude mentions those angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, which presumably are the fallen angels of Genesis 6. Steve Quayle with his GenSix Productions company, his books and his radio broadcasts has explored these stories of fallen angels and giants extensively, as well as others who are prominent in the Christian Alternative News Media.
I read extensively, and read on such subjects years ago, because it is a fascinating aspect of history on this earth. But there are warnings in the Old Testament about inquiring too deeply into dark subjects, lest one become ensnared. Deuteronomy 11:16 warns, Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them, yet here in the Christian assemblies described by Jude, certain evil men who worship strange gods were allowed to walk freely and partake in the fellowship of the saints.
The first exhortation of Jude is to “earnestly contend for the faith”, and after describing in great detail these false Christians in the church, he gives some advice on witnessing to others in such an environment. Jude 1:22-23 says, And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by flesh. Over the years I have witnessed one-on-one to many a soul, and I understand those verses in the depth of my experiences.
One example I recall was of a person who exemplified these verses in Jude, and whose personal sin nearly caused me to be drawn into a net woven by Guile. My witness was not for nought however, as I met The Art of War by Deception with The Art of Guileless Guile. But in response to my deepest concerns, the other person who was accustomed to praying in the name of Jesus, while at the very same time rejecting the counsel of God, grew more and more angry. I am still praying that the Holy Spirit would work in the heart of this person and that they would step away from standing in the crosshairs of the judgment of God.
Often those caught in a stronghold of sin are but the victims of an ambush themselves, set up by their so-called friends, their family or their employers. We have seen what happens to the expendable elite when the sins of their higher-ups are revealed, and those down the line of authority are chosen to be sacrificed.
Now this person whom I tried to pull from the fire would be considered an expendable elite and they identified closely with David’s prayer in Psalm 26. The first two verses are integral to this psalm, saying, Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD: therefore I shall not slide. Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
JUDGE ME-EXAMINE ME- PROVE ME-TRY MY REINS AND HEART. This can be a dangerous prayer if you really believe that you walk through life in your own integrity. But if in truth you are walking in sin, it will be a great affront to your pride when the Lord sends one of his lesser servants to test your words and character. One of the marks of the selfless love of a faithful Christian witness is noted in I Corinthians 13:6 as that Charity rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth. It is a sign of a lack of love to ignore another person’s sin, especially if the Holy Spirit desires you to speak and not remain silent.
Even that false prophet Balaam, who was angry over being withstood in a narrow place, where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left (Numbers 22:26), was forced to acknowledge his sin. Numbers 22:31 says, The LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? Behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me: And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive.
The problem with Psalm 26:1-2 being used as a prayer for one who claims to be a Christian, is a very subtle one. The verses in the New Testament which get to the heart of this subtlety are Romans 9:31-33, which say, But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
It is similar to the illustration of the differences between the prayers of the Pharisee as compared to that of the Publican. Luke 18:11 says that The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. The publican who prayed in humility, acknowledging his need for mercy was the one which God justified. The word of God is as a two-edged sword and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).
Over the past several years I have noted that the Charismatic churches are increasingly promoting the concept of Watchers and Watchmen as a gift and calling of the Holy Spirit. Watchers refer to those holy angels in Daniel 4 who delivered a decree of judgment from God. Watchmen are men who stand upon the wall of a city to warn when the enemy approaches. This Order in the Charismatic churches appears to be some sort of anointed warrior priest class, headed by a Captain.
When one examines the NAR(New Apostolic Reformation)/Vineyard’s promotion of a concept of prayer which is called Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare (SLSW), it is observed that it represents a military style of attack against unseen rulers of the Satanic principalities of this world, whether it be cities, states, or nations. Unity, power, strength and commanding authority are the hallmarks of this approach to prayer, versus the humility which normally accompanies the prayers of the individual.
That such entities are real and have rule over principalities can be found in the Bible; for example, the Prince of Persia referred to in Daniel was from the unseen spiritual realm. And so in my conception of a fallen angel named Meroz, which I use as a motif for this blog, I point to Judges 5:23 as the emblem and source of sin of a warrior sorcerous class of priests who wield the sword of guile and ambush against the genuine Christian who is reproving works of darkness. Judges 5:23 says, Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.
Note that it was the angel of the LORD who also stood, with drawn sword, to confront Balaam, because his way was perverse.
I am a Baptist and so I was taught that my final authority is Sola Scriptura. Baptists have their inherent set of sins; legalism is but one. I first discovered the priesthood of Meroz in the Baptist churches where masculine authority is a dominant trait, and membership in fraternal lodges is common. Baptists who pray in earnest will have some experiences which might be termed “charismatic”, but generally they have been taught that it is wise to test the spirits.
I have noticed that many of those who identify themselves by name or practice as Charismatic or Pentecostal, often go beyond the boundaries of the Scriptures by exalting their dreams and visions, and there is little authority in these churches to withstand their abuses. Most false prophets who are women are given great license in the Charismatic churches. By definition, false prophets are worshippers of strange gods(Deuteronomy 13). The Charismatic churches, as a rule, defy the warning given in Colossians 2:18-19, Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
The danger for the Christian is to go beyond the walk of faith, and to enter into the unseen world of sorcerers who walk by sight, seeing as gods. In the occult world egregore is a common word used to represent the collective image of a group mindset. This Greek word is also used for the Watchers. So what might be the egregore of the Watchers and Watchmen? The late David Flynn on his Watchers website displayed in his header a Pentagon, which imagery relates to the shape of the building which houses the command and control of the gods of war of our nation.
One of the egregores of America is an eagle, and as a nation we have always stood alone and above as unique in modern history, whether one considers our Christian and Freemasonic roots, our recent appearance as a world super power, our freedoms, our economy, or our planting of the flag of Double Headed Eagle Crowned upon the moon.
The Christian Alternative News Media radio hosts have united in one common message over the past few years, and that message is that the United States of America is about to become as Babylon, fallen, fallen, fallen. But apart from the comparison to Babylon, the sins of America also resemble that of Esau/Edom. Within the warning of Hebrews 12:14-17, the sin of the fornication and profanity of Esau is emphasized, saying: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
Fornication is a sin that does manifest itself in the flesh, but there is also spiritual fornication, the yoking of righteousness with unrighteousness. This Union of Opposing Principles can also be referred to as the Synthesis of Thesis/Antithesis. James 1:8 declares that a double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Note that the eagle which was chosen to symbolize America has a single head; whereas the ancient eagle which was chosen to represent the highest levels of Speculative Freemasonry is the Double Headed Eagle Crowned. Thus in John 19:15b we read of that strange cry of the chief priests of Israel, who were originally delivered as a nation by Jehovah, declaring We have no king but Caesar. Caesar as ruler over the Roman Empire was a double headed eagle crowned.
Several years ago my husband and I visited the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. That strange building was modeled after the Pharos lighthouse of Alexandria and has walls so thick that it feels like being inside of a tomb. The day we went there were few visitors, so we walked up and down the stone staircases by ourselves, peering into the various lodge rooms. Finally a bus arrived with a small group of visitors and we decided to join them in a guided tour of the upper floors which feature an outdoor over-look, a library, and a museum on the life of George Washington. There stood a large banner displaying Double Headed Eagle Crowned, and I looked at it in wonder. This symbol represents the higher degrees, but especially the Supreme Council 33 degree, and a formal title is given: The Supreme Council (Mother Council of the World) of the Inspector General Knights Commander of the House of the Temple of Solomon of the Thirty-third degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America.
In the world of the occult, titles and names are paramount and they have a numerical equivalent which ties them into the world of fallen angels. Genesis 6:2 (a half sentence) says, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. The uniting of fallen angels and women produced giants, the men of renown mentioned in mythology. While Freemasonry is masculine, there is a feminine element. The egregore of the Supreme Council 33 as a double headed eagle is referred to as the Mother Council of the world. Likewise, the book of Revelation highlights a Mother of harlots, Mystery Babylon, who fornicates with the kings of the earth. Now the body of this double headed eagle is one, and this reminds me of Matthew 19:6, which says, Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
The two heads of this eagle are watching, and held in its talons is a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the tree of life.
The motto is Deus Meumque Jus, meaning God and My Right. The Double Headed Eagle Crowned reveals the Sephiroth of Justice joined with the Captain of the Watchers/Watchmen. This marriage is a union of opposing principles creating the double mind of unsaved mankind or of counterfeit Christianity. The Captain of the Watchers has a warrior mentality; the personification of Guile waiting in Ambush, like the man of Psalm 10. The New Testament declares that Christ cannot be yoked with Belial, nor can Righteousness be yoked with Unrighteousness. The body of Christ joined with the Head of Jesus Christ represents marriage at its perfection: Love, purity, and holiness without which no man shall see God.
This double minded eagle is portrayed in Obadiah 1:3-4, The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee,thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD. Another scripture which is a second witness to this declaration of God is found in Jeremiah 49:16, Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord.
In conclusion, Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them. (Deuteronomy 11:16)……. So that you might say in truth, these words from Psalm 124:6-8:
Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.