In reviewing this movie it will be necessary to reveal some of the details and conclusion of the film’s premise. If you do not want to know this before seeing the movie then do not read on. However, my view would be that given this particular movie’s disturbing subject matter, one would do well to be pre-equipped before watching.
Some members of the CMI-US staff based in Atlanta, Georgia, were privileged to attend a special private pre-screening in order that we could write a review to coincide with the imminent release of this movie. As one of very few Christians unraveling the ever-growing UFO phenomenon I had already conducted four radio interviews just two days prior to this screening, with more interviews for radio and even TV lined up in the next few weeks, all related to this subject matter. In addition, I have received numerous emails from people enquiring about the validity of this movie’s premise.
Why all the sudden interest from the Christian media? In the United States, where this movie will be initially released, there has been a flood of movie pre-hype, advertizing, such as YouTube clips outlining the movie’s premise. And the marketing message was very clear: “We are presenting a docu-drama based upon real events, real case studies and real archival footage to demonstrate that people really are being abducted by aliens.” However, after watching the movie, that particular claim was not really validated. What was clear is that the trailers’ claims were a tad deceptive, as no “real” footage of people being abducted by any entity whatsoever was shown.
A scary movie
Being late at night, the virtually empty cinema had a strange spookiness about it even before the movie began. But the atmosphere was about to get a lot chillier as the lead actress Milla Jovovich (who has previously starred in science fiction and horror movies like The Fifth Element—Resident Evil) appeared on screen playing herself. She stated that although she would be playing the part of “real life” psychologist Dr Abigail Emily Tyler, the movie would be interspersed with real footage of interviews with patients and police video of events that besieged the small Alaskan town of Nome. Such forthright statements were clearly intended to lead the viewers along the path of belief that the producers want them to tread.
Next we see the alleged real Tyler undergoing hypnotic regression at the hands of a fellow psychiatrist. The screen then divides with actress Jovovich on one half accurately reenacting the same scene at the same time and word for word. This was the pattern throughout most of the movie. This was a very clever ploy by the movie’s makers, because on the occasions when Jovovich was not sharing the screen with footage of Tyler, it gave the viewer the impression that every last detail of the script was based upon factual occurrences. To avoid confusion as I go forward if I mention a single person’s name, such as Jovovich or Tyler, it means that the person was appearing alone on the screen, but if you see Jovovich/Tyler together it means that the screen was split between alleged real footage of Tyler (or events recorded by her) and the actress (Jovovich) playing her, or even switching back and forth between the two.
Tyler’s/Jovovich’s regression is an attempt to relive the night surrounding her husband’s death, which she believes was at the hands of a murderer. However, during such therapy she is always unable to see the face of the killer. The death of her husband has caused unresolved trauma not only in her own life but the lives of her teenage son and young daughter. Afterwards, Jovovich returns to her own clinical practice in Nome and we see Tyler/Jovovich interviewing a succession of patients who are all suffering the same “sleep terrors”. They are unable to consciously recall what is actually occurring to them with the exception of a common image—that of a white owl appearing at their window. So Tyler/Jovovich regress one of the patients, who, while under hypnosis, relives a terrifying ordeal—so disturbing that he does not wish to share the details with even his own counselor. Later that evening we witness the same patient murdering his own wife and children (reenacted and with allegedly real police footage, which created a disturbing sense of realism) because he wants to spare them from undergoing the same horrific experiences he had.
Hypnosis is not valid testimony
As mentioned in my book Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, the practice of hypnotic regression is commonly used by UFO researchers due to the belief that the subconscious mind can recall events that one cannot remember while conscious. Of course there is much debate in the Christian community about hypnosis and it is not my intention to discuss the spiritual merits or otherwise of same. However, it is well-known that past events can indeed be unlocked by such practices. But a major problem is that the hypnotist cannot know for sure if real actual events are being recalled. This is because it is also now well-known that one’s mind or imagination can create false memories. Children who naturally have fertile imaginations are adept at this of course, but unresolved trauma in one’s life can also create alternate imagined scenarios that one might eventually believe to be true. Once such past events are recalled, often there can ensue a kind of self-reinforcement and self-delusion. Most people do this anyway, to some extent, during their normal waking lives. Stories of the past get added to and then repeated often enough until they can become “truth” in a person’s life. Another problem is that the hypnotist themselves can, either intentionally or inadvertently, through suggestion create an imaginary scenario or event in a patient’s mind. Once the suggestion is planted the imagination and the mind can do the rest.
The continued regression of the inhabitants of Nome reveals that they believe they are being visited by entities in the middle of the night and that such entities are performing grotesque experiments on them. It is during this splicing of footage and reenactments that we see the alleged transmogrification of people into contorted shapes as they scream with ear-piercing terror. I have seen several regressions of alleged abductees and they do suffer induced traumatization as a result of the regression. This is because they are reliving an experience that they really do believe was an alien abduction. But to date, as a researcher of this phenomenon, I have never seen or read of any accounts where a patient/victim while under regression levitates, or has their body twisted violently and bones broken as portrayed in the movie. Although it was the producer’s intention to have us believe that residents of Nome were undergoing alien abductions, the types of incidents that occurred during the alleged regression of patients in this movies actually reveals otherwise. The fact is that many people all over the world are indeed undergoing experiences, but it is not with alien beings from another planet or extradimensional universe. When people recount the details of their experiences, and even the ones portrayed in this movie, it is clear that they represent spiritual experiences. It really looked like it—the attacks seemed to be inflicted by non-visible beings. The alleged footage of the regression of abductees was extremely similar to demonic possession and reminiscent of the incident in Mark 9:17–26, where Jesus healed a young boy who was possessed by an evil spirit. On exorcizing the spirit we are told that:
“The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, ‘He’s dead.’”
The examples shown in this movie (although not real—see later) were similar in their morphology to supposedly “real” alien abductions, and these “real” experiences are very similar to real spiritual ones. For example, this movie implies that people are in fact possessed by aliens who entered bedrooms through the ceilings or walls, and that the abductees left via the same method. Such actions defy the very laws of physics. In addition, we are shown that the experiencers are supposed to have painful drills and probes inserted into them yet show no signs of having such procedures. But instead of being able to see that such things are an illusory spiritual deception that is being planted into the minds of experiencers to create the “reality” the movie’s producers, and indeed, the majority of the world’s UFO researchers, defer to some unknown advanced technology or force that aliens “must” possess because they are older and smarter on the evolutionary scale.
“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor. 2:14).
It’s a worldview issue
All this once again demonstrates how one’s view of origins will shape the way we interpret “all evidence”, everything from fossils in the ground, to distant starlight and even the strange occultic experiences that people are having in their bedrooms. The movie also takes potshots at the Christian faith. It shows Jovovich praying with her children before a meal, but later, when trying to understand the reason for the awful events in her life she looks up and asks (God), “Why?” She discovers that her husband was also trying to unravel the Nome mystery and she stumbles across a book about ancient Sumerian clay tablets. She enlists the help of the author of the book and he discovers from an audio recording of one of the abductions that the entities speak this ancient Sumerian language. He also claims that the tablets’ creation account predates the Bible’s Genesis account of creation and that its account of Noah’s Flood was taken originally from these same tablets. This false analogy comes straight out of the writings of famous UFO-believer Zechariah Sitchin, a self proclaimed expert on these tablets who claims that human beings’ creators are aliens known in these Sumerian texts as the Anunnaki ,which the Bible records as Anakim. (See Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection for more on this).
Movies and the media are a powerful medium. Many people don’t realize that when we watch such “information” we are actually giving permission for the teller of the tale to tell us their story and even their version of the truth. It’s a bit like saying, “Ok, so tell me your story—I’m here because I want to hear it”. It makes one inclined to believe what one is being told.
The truth about the movie
At the risk of receiving hatemail from the many UFO-believing wannabees around the world, and for brevity’s sake, I simply state here that I have discovered the following facts about this “truthful” docu-drama.
There was no rash of alleged alien abductions in Nome, Alaska. There was a spate of disappearances of individuals. Most cases were solved and the FBI concluded that it was not the work of a serial killer, but the combination of being a town with high alcohol consumption and very cold winters. You can read the official report from The Anchorage Daily News here. [This article has been removed since we posted our review, but you can view another newspaper report here], or this Wikipedia report that indicates the movie was entirely fictional.
Dr Abigail Tyler is a fictitious person. There is no record of her having worked in Nome, Alaska.
The producers have not provided any evidence to support their claims of real cases, archival footage etc.
Statements by officials in Nome deny any such occurrences as depicted in the movie ever took place.
The movie claims to have changed the names of the characters (including the police officers involved) for their own protection, and at the end of the movie it states that these persons declined to be interviewed or take part in the movie. This is very convenient, because it prohibits anyone from checking on the validity of the alleged events or event interviews. It also adds to the conspiratorial notions that silence means culpability.
Supposed news-type websites have suddenly appeared on the internet claiming to authenticate the premise and the characters in the movie, and particularly the person of Abigail Tyler (even a dummy website listing her biography). Some researchers have discovered that many of these sites were constructed in a matter of weeks and just before the movie’s publicity started to roll off the line. This is a method known as 'Internet footprinting'.
It appears that the movie is a complete work of fiction, although drawing to an extent from abduction folklore. The method of claiming that the realistic, almost home-movie style footage of interviews is genuine is very similar to the tactics used in movies such as The Blair Witch Project and The Alien Autopsy documentary.
The climax of the movie reveals that Tyler/Jovovich herself is an abductee. During one experience her young daughter is also abducted by aliens and never returned. While undergoing regression to retrace the event, she relives an awful abduction experience that reveals further details about what is really happening. But the regression permanently damages Tyler/Jovovich physically and emotionally, who is subsequently told that her husband was not murdered but committed suicide—likely due to the similar experiences he appeared to have suffered. Apparently Tyler/Jovovich knew this all along but had blocked it from her subconscious because it was simply too painful to deal with. We are told that she is insane, and thus, this leaves the viewer with some doubt that any of what occurred to her was real. The final scenes are played out with Tyler, wheelchair bound, being interviewed by the movie’s real-life screenplay writer and director at Chapman University (a real university, but like the points above they have denied ever conducting such interviews or even knowing Tyler). The portrayal of the scarred Tyler is harrowing, though. Although this may be a fictional account, the reality of such seriously damaged people is only too evident to those involved in abduction research. It is the real evidence of altered and broken lives that is only too recognizable as the fruit of the evil one using such deceptive and destructive practices to spite His Creator and turn the very subjects that God loves away from Him. Sadly, this fact is lost on secular researchers. Amazingly, the last scene with Tyler is extremely revealing. Her interviewer asks, “You said they claim to be God” (one entity was recorded saying these words in the movie). Tyler responds and says, “No, they pretend to be.”
“… how credible is it to think that literally thousands of extraterrestrials would fly millions or billions of light-years simply to teach New Age philosophy, deny Christianity, and support the occult. . . . Why would they consistently lie about things which we know are true, and why would they purposefully deceive their contacts?”1
All reading this should empathize with the trauma such people are undergoing. Many have never been to a church, never read a Bible and do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour. As such, they are prone to deception, and movies such as The Fourth Kind are only going to reinforce alien abduction theories and make people more vulnerable to such deceptions because of their lack of spiritual discernment. This area of spiritual warfare should be “bread and butter” for the church. It grieves me that many leaders do not know how to reach, and are not even willing to try and understand what is happening to, these people. A loving church that could embrace and explain this phenomenon will have people turning up at its door for answers. Unfortunately, most experiencers that I have met have felt shunned by the church. Instead, they seek the assistance of those in the UFO community who, sadly, will only reinforce the lie that they are being visited by highly evolved benevolent beings from another planet.
A theory in progress
For the last few years I have been developing an abduction hypnosis theory to account for the seeming details that people report about their experiences. Just like in this movie, most of those details are only ever recounted under hypnosis, the very same method that can be used to plant such ideas in the first place. At the request of supporters over the years, the next edition of Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection (its fifth printing, due out in the first half of 2010) will include an enlarged and expanded section on this theory. Indeed, many who watched the movie with me commented that the portrayals on the screen were like pages out of my book.
At CMI our hope is that the church will see that this origins issue is central to virtually every aspect of someone’s belief systems. Beliefs about where we came from will ultimately shape someone’s worldview about the meaning of life, whether there is any life after this one, and even whether we are the only inhabited planet in the universe. The Bible and this website has answers to all these questions.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
As suspected by the author (Gary Bates/above), Universal created fake online news articles and obituaries to make it appear that the movie was based upon real events. Since this article was published news services revealed that Universal Pictures agreed to a $20,000 settlement with the Alaska Press Club “to settle complaints about fake news archives used to promote the movie” and also contributed $25,000 to a scholarship fund.1
Thank you so much for this article. I had not heard of the film, so am very grateful to be forewarned. I’ll be forwarding your insightful review to friends. What a blessing you all are; how wonderful to know the truth. How tragic for those poor people who desperately need deliverance.
Richard G., United States, 9 November 2009
Thank you for this detailed article. I saw the 4th Kind this weekend with my wife for the purpose of seeing what was being promoted. It was obvious immediately that these “alien” encounters acted more like demonic possession and their purported EVPs created a magnetic discharge of the supposed videos. If this is fake as suspected there is an agenda here to disseminate false information. The statements about the Sumerian Tablets was a blanket falsehood and obvious opinion of a UFO devotee whom you have obviously recognized.
Jennifer P., Australia, 9 November 2009
Thank you for such excellent review and explanation. I look forward to your new edition.
It is strange that if one shifts the first letter to the last letter spot the name of the town in Alaska is Omen ( Nome )! Also the Matrix character was Nemo, just another shuffle of the letters? Mirror imaging Inversing?
May God bless you and family in your shift to the USA. Gary I am sure He will greatly use you there as it seems to be the vanguard of this demonic alien death culture. I will keep you all in my prayers and my God grant you His wonderful protection and blessings.
Chris B., Australia, 10 November 2009
Wow I just love CMI’s ability to expose the consequences of an evolutionary world view. A very helpful article.
Cindy M., United States, 11 November 2009
Thank you, sir, for your diligent research and the excellent article! How sad that so many are being deceived.
Al C., Australia, 11 November 2009
Great article guys. Prior to salvation (18 years ago) i was very interested/participated in many things occultic and in particular UFOlogy. Upon salvation (from that nite!) I started experiencing lucid dreaming, out of body experieinces and unpleasant spiritual (and physical) encounters with demonic entities. I have friends who have had similar experiences even though it’s not that common or talked about. It’s great to see such out and out deception countered with the truth. Keep up the good work. In Christ Al
Russell F., Australia, 11 November 2009
This is vital information for anyone doing outreach. It’s sadly true that many people are roped in by rubbish such as “The Da Vinci Code”. Interestingly, a proportionately increasing number of people in the street are also making mention of UFO’s. This movie can only fuel such demon-sourced speculation.
I’ve cut and pasted portions of Gary’s excellent review-particularly his points regarding objective (non)substantiation of the claims and inferences of the film-in preparation for meeting people who’ll want to bring up the movie in conversation.
I thank and praise God for the ongoing and up-to-date equipping CMI supplies to counter the deceptions of the enemy and help lead people to the Truth.
Schonhaar H., Canada, 11 November 2009
As it was in the days of Noah …
In Genesis 6 we see fallen angel activity as we do today. These beings are firmly associated with this planet and will do anything to bring deception that keeps people from the true God.
For the skeptic: does it make any sense that aliens, if they did exist, would travel light years just to teach Eastern Mysticism and that Jesus is not God? The whole UFO thing is demonic throgh and through!
Gary Bates responds
Dear Mr H.,
Thanks for your email. Much of what you speak about has been covered in my book Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection which if you have not already read, I recommend to you. You may also like to read an extract called “ Who were the sons of God in Genesis 6?”. Just follow the link.
I think one needs to be cautious about applying a spiritual explanation to all UFO activity. There is no question that much of it is spiritual in nature, but each event needs to be examined on its merits rather than applying a broad brush to it. My book looks at many cases and finds the overwhelming majority to be benign in nature. However, it also uncovered a dark and sinister on behalf of fallen angelic beings that is still going on today.
Matt G., United States, 12 November 2009
It is true. Having faith in the Lord, I had full discernment of what I was experiencing when I was under spiritual attack. If I had no knowledge of Jesus and satan’s evil minions, I would probably try to explain my experiences away as alien abduction too. I can tell anyone who is having troubles like the ones represented in this film to call on Jesus and the experience will stop immediately. Why would intelligent life forms from another planet who supposedly tell us they or we are gods, shriek and flee at the mention of Jesus’s name? It just doesn’t add up. We as Christians, should be able to offer sufferers of these attacks some council and plan of relief. Thank you for your work to educate and expose the truth of! these deceiving evil entities. God bless you!
Dan K., Canada, 12 November 2009
A Grand Illusion or a Great Delusion?
Were you referring to the famous song from Styx’s album of that name?
Remember the words from “Come Sail Away”? by Dennis DeYoung
A gathering of Angels
appeared above my head
They sang to me this song of hope
And this is what they said
Come sail away
Come sail away
Come sail away with me, lads etc.
The next verse is key;
I thought that they were angels
but to my surprise
We climbed aboard their Starship
And headed for the skies!
There is a conditioning process that has been going on for years. Gary you have hit the nail on the head!
In the book of Revelation three spirits of demons come out of the mouth of the Devil, the Antichrist, and the false Prophet, looking like frogs. They produce miracles and deceive the armies of the world. I think John said frogs because he didn’t know the twentieth century popular idea of “little green men”.
I believe that the Tribulation will be characterized by “aliens” (demons or fallen angels) walking about in the open, just as they did before Noah’s flood. I suspect you have also come to a similar conclusion?
Gary Bates responds
No I wasn’t referring to the Styx song, but a good friend of mine and former abductee, Guy Malone, wrote a book about his experiences and he called it “Come Sail Away” playing on the words of that Styx song. You can find his book here http://www.seekye1.com/ (its free online BTW).
With regard to end times events, of course we don’t go into that as a ministry, and personally I am always very careful about hanging my hat on any particular belief about what is being described or not. The UFO literature is replete with its own UFO end times scenario that often closely mirror the Bible (as you would expect with any counterfeit theology). Quite simply, the future hasn’t happened yet and I feel that we must always be careful not to project too much. What I would say though is that if one believes in the rapture of the church, I do not think that there has ever been a more believable explanation for those who would be left behind than the explanation that aliens took them away. However, if the Lord does not return for hundreds of years, in the future there may well be another plausible scenario that we have not thought of yet.
With regard to the idea of those fallen angels prior to the flood, you can read Who were the sons of God in Genesis 6? for a treatise on who they were. Enjoy! Once again, thanks for your encouragement. We’ve had lots of emails over this article.
Richard C., United Kingdom, 12 November 2009
Gary and Co, Thank you for all your hard work on this subject. Dark times are ahead but with support from CMI and the Lord we can really make a difference with the UFO lobby. I used to work for a big toy superstore and the amount of alien toys available for the children is getting worse. it might be an idea to look into this and research the names and places for these “toys”. In Christ we trust.
Cathy B., Australia, 13 November 2009
Fantastic pre-movie information. I was able to discuss it with my 17 y/o son, who thought the movie sounded interesting and relay the facts. He now understands the evolutionary foundation of aliens.
Dawn E., Canada, 17 November 2009
Thanks for exposing any untruths in this movie in this article. Demonic possesion is a growing problem, and it seems to be escalating in North America as this culture continues to throw off every last vestige of biblical truth. The increase in Austism in children is unprovable physically, and yet no one denies these children are “different”. One friend who worked with an autistic child says that after that child just “grew out” of it that they told their parents their “friend” kept telling them no one in this world loved them, they needed to go “back” with them. Frightening. Then there are the schizophrenics who hear voices and either kill others or themselves. And “churches”? They have been so decived that they deny the existence and power of satan. Just like CS Lewis says in the Screwtape Letters-the best lie the devil ever told is that he doesn’t exist, and the ignorant masses look to UFO’s for explanation because the dead churches refuse to teach the truth, stand under the truth, or act with the truth.
Josue M., United States, 17 November 2009
I loved this article! Thanks for posting it. I think one of the few honest statements in the movie is where they say that “aliens pretend to be God”. Demons/evil spirits, as aliens, are convincing more and more people of just that.
Justin A., Australia, 20 November 2009
“Every scene in this movie is supported by archived footage…”
The incorrect claim at the start of the fictional film for factual credibility reminds me of Dan Brown’s bogus “fact” page in the Da Vinci Code (page 15), when indeed this ‘fact page’ was also part of the his enticing fiction which began on page eight.
It is a dangerous and new ‘sloppy genre’ which seems primarily designed to make money by capitalizing on our society’s lack of education and love of sensationalism.
This sloppy genre is not ‘fact-based fiction’ but fiction deceptively claiming to be more than fact-based fiction for the hype value.
The Fourth Kind was more miss than hit it seems because they over-did the marketing and making of spin websites and got caught out too soon before the film’s official release. The Dav Vinci Code however managed to go to less effort beforehand with false website campaigns etc. and instead made most of its claims within the novel itself; which of course means through making sales.
Even though money and product success would be the primary goals of book publisher’s and film studios, what is disturbing is that people like Dan Brown and it seems some of those involved in The Fourth Kind film have another axe to grind. That is, some of these people actually have a genuine belief in conspiracy theories and alien beliefs, which they want to promote in our culture.
So even though the method used by these people lies about what if fact and what is fiction; for the conspiracy faithful who would like to see their beliefs promoted, the end would seem to justify the sometimes effective means.
Christians should be more aware of these issues as the success this method had at times in our culture shows us our society clearly is not.
Loren S., United States, 24 November 2009
Excellent review, Mr. Bates. I’ve been convinced for years that the UFO “phenomena” had to have a hard and definite biblical response, but was often dismayed when my Christian brothers and sisters would roll their eyes and ask if I really believed “that stuff” was going on. Going on, yes, but not like what it was being portrayed as by the UFO culture. In other words, I would tell my friends that I believe people are seeing something, but to keep in mind that we face a foe who puts on a great show of deception.
I’ve come to find that in many of these supposed abduction cases, people are actual told not to believe in Christ. Now, why are these aliens singling out Jesus? It’s because they are demonic in nature and are trying to lead many astray, offering salvation from the stars, just not from Jesus.
I practically laughed in the movie yesterday when the “alien” made the give-away claim…“I am God”… Well, there you have it. Who else claims to be God like that, manifesting anger and hatred and such. What a deception. Like you said in your review. Nothing new under the sun.
I look forward to the fifth printing of Alien Intrusion. Keep up the good work.
Dallas M., Australia, 1 December 2009
The publicity treatment described for this movie reminds me of that of the ‘Blair Witch Project’, which was presented as a real event and deceived (and still deceives) many. In reality Blair was a total work of fiction but was promoted in such a way that it appeared to be of real supernatural events, captured on a video camera. I find the practice of presenting falsehoods as truth for the purpose of deliberately deceiving to be reprehensible because it leads unwary people into lies and the polluting of one’s life with evil.
P. B., Korea, Republic of, 30 August 2012
Having lived in a demon worshiping culture,(back blocks of PNG) It was interesting to note that they knew that they were dealing with spirit beings, knew that they were evil, and served out of fear. It was also revealing to see the power of God, and how these demons cannot stand in his presence. I suppose in this way the uneducated nationals knew more than there educated UFO people. They also experienced the power of God over demons, that only God can save and protect you. Having witnessed the spirit world first hand, I was saddened to see the constant denial of such things in the church in the western world. The problem with denying the truth (the reality of demons) is it opens up the door to deception (acceptance of UFO's). It also reminds me of the deception that is constantly taught in our media about the war between God and the devil, sorry but the devil has already lost, and dose not sit in hell on a throne! When he is finally thrown into the lake of fire, there will be no escape for Satan, and no throne.
P. B., Korea, Republic of, 30 August 2012
add on to my last comment if it gets published
I have noticed that the false understanding of the Bible promoted by the world does two things, one it gives too much power to Satan, Satan can never challenge the ultimate authority of God, in fact a reading of Job describes his true position before God, as one who can appear before God and ask to test, and God limiting his actions. It also gives too much power to humans, God has already won the victory irrespective of any human involvement, and humans cannot do battle with demons and win without Gods direct intervention and a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ (and the a reading of the bible also recommends a lot of prayer). I am so glad to know that I have nothing to fear, for He who is in me (Jesus) is infinitely stronger than he who is in the world (Satan) and I have his blood protecting me.