The Birds Of Babylon
n Christ’s parable of the Sower and the Seed, the LORD used the analogy of devilish birds who steal away the seed of truth, which bounced off those in the tale who heard the Word, and did not understand it. This imagery evokes a comparison of the latest strain of the Apostasia, as clusters of these unclean birds of a feather are being hailed as prophecy “experts,” even as they are warmly received in the whited sepulchers of the Rapture Cult.
Christian Media has discerned this marks a new phase of the Falling Away, as the Rapture Cult stronghold that is Calvary Chapel recently hosted a prophecy event featuring several non Pre-Tribulationist authors and speakers – including at least one post-tribulationist. While this might be initially perceived as a good thing to those versed in the fraud that is Pre-Trib, there is more to this than meets the eye, and the discerning observer will recognize another subtle transition has begun – a change of perspective that will invariably bring about a deeper delusion.
The conference in question featured a motley crew of Jewish Supremacists espousing everything from the Pre-Tribulational Rapture, to Post-Tribulationism, and even the so called Pre-Wrath perspective.
This marks a departure for Calvary Chapel as the non-denominational denomination has staunchly defended Pre-Trib for decades. However, in the paradigm shift which is occurring with the passing of founder Chuck Smith, who consistently espoused the patriarchal paradigm, change is now underway.
The idea that “we can agree to disagree” permeates all transitional periods as this is the Dialectic in spades. Evangelical Rapture Cults have used this mantra for a very long time, as Diapraxers (those caught in the praxis of the Dialectic) have long ago departed from the Didactic, fixed truth of the Word of God. However, as we predicted some years ago, this was destined to happen, for as Tribulational circumstances become more and more pronounced, the brunt of the Rapture Cult body will inexorably become progressively dissatisfied with the Pre-Tribulation Rapture interpretation, and the corporations masquerading as the “church,” which continue to Spiritually enslave so many, must be responsive to their constituency.
The conference in question was produced by a ministry run by a former Calvary Chapel pastor named Doug Hamp, so he functions as the facilitator between the Post-Trib contingent, and the existing Pre-Trib consensus. The “facilitator” is, of course, a thoroughly Antichrist office, but the lost its moorings well over a century ago, and is now about to go over the theological equivalent of Niagara Falls – and it won’t be pretty.
Although the Calvary Chapel franchise hosting the event (there are well over 1,200 of them), is in the Cult stronghold of Orange County (just South of Los Angeles), Hamp was joined by his apostate pals from the Sacramento cesspool of prophecy “experts” – those centered around a hub of misfits associated with one Doug Krieger, who fronts something called The Tribulation Network.
Krieger is a false prophet who is so confused that his rambling discourses on prophecy point towards a Rapturist oriented Post-Trib, even as he addresses Dispensationalist inconsistencies – however, his critical statements notwithstanding, he clings to the “chosen people” myth of Jewish Supremacism, which is the primary element of a Dispensationalist.
Hamp and Krieger were also joined at the Calvary Chapel conference by man pleaser, L A Marzulli, a prophetic lightweight, who leaves the eschatological heavy lifting to others. The crafty Marzulli, who takes calls on his radio show, scrupulously avoids being pinned down on his prophetic outlook, lest he offend anyone, and it cost him any market share.
Marzulli’s hypocrisy is easy to detect by noting in his archives which programs are missing. Although he flatly states on his website he “doesn’t censor anyone,” archived shows in which radio guests made statements he disapproved of are inexplicably absent.
Once a substitute radio host for Nephilim aficionado Steve Quayle, Marzulli emphasizes the same exotic turf trodden down by the Fallen Ones. In this regard, he is a kindred spirit with filmmaker Gonz Shimura, who also serves as a portal of dishonor, through a radio program which promotes another branch where the Babylonian birds congregate.
Shimura confesses to a Pre-Wrath position, which puts forth the idea the “Church” will be in the tribulation, standing side by side with Israel, but will be raptured before the wrath of God – which the Cult teaches occurs late in the tribulational cycle. This faulty view is shared by Dene McGiff, who has co-authored a book with fellow conference speaker Doug Krieger, so the leavenous ambiguity concerning prophecy in this incestuous bunch is spreading like a Spiritually Transmitted Disease (STD).
Conference organizer Shimura, confessed in a recent interview that “we have different views here, we have different rapture views,” so any members of the flock who hoped for authoritative clarity form these babbling birds, saw their confusion compounded.
“For it the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” (I Corinthians 14:8).
The fact is, prophetic ambiguity abounds at such events.”I think,“ followed by “in my opinion,” is the epitome of the Marxist refined Dialectic which now permeates all religious perspectives – and this coalition form of interpretation has its roots in what Christ called “the leaven of the Pharisees” (Matthew 16:6).
The LORD is blasphemed through this refusal to acknowledge His singular truth, and the Scriptures clearly reveal the harlotry associated with the confusion is eternally linked to the flesh and blood Israelite rejection of Jesus Christ.
For instance, another conference speaker, Bill Salus, has definitive links to the Jewish Supremacist group WorldNetDaily, which is influentially moving many towards the Hebrew Roots apostasy. The Southern California based Salus is staunchly Jewish Supremacist, with close ties to a larger nest of vipers which holds the likes of Hal Lindsay, David Reagan, Arno Fruchtenbaum, Jack Kinsella, and even the grandfather of Cult liars, Chuck Missler (see the book The Rapture Cult to review Missler’s various quotes demonstrating his intellectual dishonesty).
The conference organizer, The Prophecy Forum, consists of Gonz Shimura and Doug Hamp, and significantly, just about everybody involved in this sordid mess is fascinated by the Nephilim. For example, Shimura is likeminded with other Nephilim mesmerized “birds” roosted on the branches of the tree of Babylon, and he is clearly committed to utilizing their story in his version of Jewish Supremacism.
As a case in point, on his website, Shimura lists among his ministry friends, P.I.D. Radio and A View from The Bunker, the latter a radio show hosted by one Derek Gilbert, whose wife Sharon wrote the forward for a prophecy book by Rob Skiba – another one of the speakers at the very prophecy conference mentioned herein.
Sharon Gilbert, Rob Skiba’s literary associate, has publicly regurgitated the enormous lie that the Antichrist will build the 3rd temple – an antithetical position which denies Jesus Christ, when the unholy concept is unconscionably ripped out of Daniel 9:27 by the Rapture Cult:
“Plans are being made to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. This is significant for a couple reasons. First it’s prophesied in Daniel 9:27 that the antichrist will `cause the sacrifice and the offering to cease.’ Since there is no temple now on the site, that implies that it must be rebuilt before the antichrist’s rise to power” (Sharon Gilbert, PID Radio website).
The absolute truth is, Jesus Christ caused the sacrifice and the oblation to cease through His incredible work on the cross, and those who deny it, are in eternal peril.
Gilbert’s gushing praise for conference speaker Rob Skiba, in her forward to his book, demonstrate that unclean birds of a feather do indeed flock together. Skiba has recently denied the trinity, so it is not surprising to find he is influenced by the thoroughly apostate Hebrew Roots movement, which is the fountainhead of such apostasy – but his abominable doctrine did not stop conference organizers from allowing him to participate in the conference.
Indeed, Rob Skiba recently functioned as the regular co-host of another radio show with conference organizer Doug Hamp, but since they can “all agree to disagree,” surely Skiba should be included, right?
To bring this into focus, here is a former Calvary Chapel senior pastor, who brought in a guest speaker who has denied the trinity, and foisted him on the mindless sheep who are already caught in the Rapture Cult.
It should be pointed out that the Dialogue To Consensus being addressed here requires a disparate group with opposing views, in order to inaugurate the process which will eventually result in consensus. The system, codified back in the 1930’s by what is called the Frankfort Group of Communists which targeted the American way of life, is riddled with Social Psychology, as opposed to divinely inspired, Scriptural truth – a process not unfamiliar to conference organizer Gonz Shimura, since he lists Sociology among his academic credits.
Although most “believers” in this evil and adulterous generation think a multitude of opinions among believers is acceptable, the Scriptures don’t allow for diversity, or mankind’s “interpretations” of the Gospel – something the Rapture Cult has never understood.
The truth in all of this requires discernment. Every effort made to defend an individual’s relationship with a belief system comes into conflict with the absolute truth, and as the Dialogue To Consensus is inaugurated, the emotional and intellectual centers are sensually stimulated through the group dynamic. It’s not an accident the word sensuous is related to consensus, for this is a staple of the neuro-linguistic programming being described.
The Dialectic engineers claim that truth is defined by whatever everyone can agree upon, but the Word of God declares the LORD is sovereign, and His truth is absolute, and does not depend on how many “agree” with Him.
“If we deny him, he also will deny us. If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself” (II Timothy 2:12, 13).
Very few stop to realize that in spite of all the varying shades of belief within the Cult, there is one common denominator, and it is illustrative in the realm of the Spirit. In the present instance, the unifying thread among the Pre-Tribulationists, the Post-Tribulationists, the Pre-Wrath adherents, and even the non-trinitarians at this conference is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as one might think, for they are all presenting another gospel.
What they do have in common is the belief that the Jewish people are still the chosen people before the LORD. This is Spiritual “communism” and, in the present instance, it is manifested as Jewish Supremacism -- and it is the smoking gun which identifies of the Spirit of Antichrist.
This ministry has stated for some years that present day Dispensational thought – the idea that God has different “dispensations” for Jews and Gentiles – will ultimately morph into the idea there are two saved bodies who will face the end side by side, when the Scriptures tell us there is only one saved entity.
It is inevitable the Pre-Tribulationists will be forced to concede Tribulational events at some point, and because their perspective on salvation is widely tied to the expectation of the so called Rapture, many will be compelled to abandon their existing apostasy for another faulty system in order to preserve the relationship with those who deceived them in the first place.
The final Abomination of Desolation will ultimately be connected to Jewish Supremacism, manifested amidst political turmoil throughout the world.
The similitudes seen in Scripture, wherein the “birds” are described as those who hijack the seed of truth, are also seen in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a great tree associated with Babylon. In the book of Daniel, this modern multitude of false prophets is visualized as birds lodged throughout the branches of this great tree – and they are strategically located:
“Behold a tree in the midst of the earth…and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth…and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it” (Daniel 4:10-12).
The Birds of Babylon, which are clearly identified as filled with the power of the Devil in the Gospels, show up all over the prophetic texts. Furthermore, when JESUS described the kingdom of God as like a mustard seed which grew into a great tree, it is clear He was describing an aberrant mutation of the body of Christ – for mustard seeds do not grow into gigantic trees.
“It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it” (Luke 17:19).
This conclusively ties the mysterious entity known as Babylon to the corrupted version of the body of Christ in the end times. In the book of Revelation, just as the cycle of events is nearly complete, we see the vessels of dishonor serving as portals, for the carrion disseminating these false doctrines are also imaged as birds – and they are all in one place, as they’ve come to consensus:
“Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird” (Revelation 18:2).
Most “Christians” will never respond to such radical statements, because
“…it is given unto [the true disciples] to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given” (Matthew 13:11).
Thus, we say to all with ears to hear, this is the Word of Truth.
“And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow: And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
“When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side” (Matthew 13:13,4 19).
The bottom line is, the only defense against the Birds of Babylon is a thorough understanding of the genuine Gospel of Jesus Christ, and you won’t find that in any “branch” of the Rapture Cult.
-- James Lloyd
James Lloyd has four books which directly address the Rapture, with several others covering adjacent issues. The first book, with crucial documentation on how the teachers of the doctrine have been exposed for intentional twisting of the anecdotal data, is entitled THE RAPTURE CULT: Dishonesty In Dispensationalism.