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There is an unseen POWER behind what is happening in the world today.  This power affects literally EVERY institution established upon this earth and more often than not is not recognized for what it is!  

The Prince of the Power of the Air

By Lowell Vickers


The main purpose of this site is to "Hold Fast" to "All Things" restored by God through His end-time servant, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong.

No other man has made it clearer that this whole world is DECEIVED by Satan the Devil:

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

But HOW does Satan go about his deceit and lies?

Once more, the Word of God makes it clear:

Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

The Word of God also shows us that Satan is at this time the god of this world:

2Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Mr Armstrong taught us through the Word that Satan is the Prince of the Power of the Air:

Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Here is a quote from Test 10, Covering Lessons 37-40 of the Ambassador College Correspondence Course (1965, 1969):

"Satan is the prince of the power of the air (Eph. 2:2). He is still in the office of control over this world and its affairs insofar as God allows him to exercise that control."

From "The Unpardonable Sin" booklet – By Herbert W Armstrong

You have a natural mind that is in tune with the devil's wavelength (Eph. 2:2). It picks up the very attitudes of Satan as expressed by selfishness, criticism, envy, unhappiness, etc., etc. Satan actually transmits to humanity that attitude of mind and heart which travels the way of sin …"

Satan does not need help in transmitting attitudes of selfishness, envy, lust, unhapiness etc. He can spiritually transmit these attitudes directly at us – and he does!

But does he use help?

Consider these quotes:

"There is no such thing, at this date in the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.

There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the street looking for another job.

If I allowed my honest opinion to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. You know it and I know it. And what folly is this - toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance.

Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
John Swinton - New York Times - New York Press Club

"The news and truth are not the same thing."
Walter Lippmann, American journalist, 1889-1974

"News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising."
Rubin Frank, former president NBC News

"We tell the people what they need to know, not what they want to know."
Frank Sesno, CNN News

"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have."

Richard Salent, former pres. CBS News

I have reluctantly and painfully been becoming all too aware of the role of the world’s mainstream media in spreading lies and deceit, and in being instrumental in "marketing" Satan’s philosphy to the world.

One such question in particular, challenges the "Official Report" that jet airliners were used in the 911 attacks.

I quote from an article by a Gerard Holmgren, one of the growing number of investigative journalists who questions the official line on 911:

"Why they didn't use planes

Sometimes people ask me "why would they use missiles or whatever and run the risk of being caught out? If they're going to sell a story about planes, why not make it as convincing as possible and use real planes" ?

It's a silly question, because in the face of direct visual and forensic proof that they didn't use planes (mostly supported by what little witness evidence we have), speculations about their thinking and planning are meaningless.

Nevertheless, since we live in extremely silly times, I'm going to address this question on its own terms.

Put yourself in the position of the perps. You have to think through what could go wrong in each possible scenario and then decide which scenario poses the smallest risk.

You want to sell a story about hijacked planes.

At the first level of decision making, you have two choices.

1) Actually use planes.

2) Use missiles or whatever the blobs 11 thing is, and convince people that they were planes.

Lets first look at the second scenario. You have the media on your side to tell the story. What could go wrong?

1) Witnesses might see that they were not planes and report it.

Well this has actually happened, but it seems that nobody takes any notice. The myth of "thousands of witnesses" to a big plane strike keeps getting trotted out on the basis of a circular assumption. "Because big jets were there, then people must have seen them - because people saw them, that proves they were there."

Clearly the perps thought about how to minimize the problem of contrary witness reports, and came up with a simple but effective plan.

This problem is easy to minimize. The first strike happens, and because the object is small and fast and unexpected, no-one is too sure what it is, or whether they saw it correctly. A few witness reports go to air reporting missiles or small planes or no craft at all, but there is only an 18 minute window for this to occur before the whole world sees a big jet live on TV - using commercially available real time animation technology. This distracts the media from interviewing many witnesses to the second strike, because everyone is fixated on the video replay. Those few witnesses who might get a moment with the media, then lack confidence in what they saw, because once again, the object was small, fast and unexpected. Seeing the TV replay - which was instantly available - would make most people think that they just didn't see it properly. The few who remain unshakable in their belief that it was not a large plane are easily shouted down and drowned out by the endless replays. In addition the airlines release a statement saying that they've lost two big jets and any witness dissent is *instantly* - the moment the second strike happens - marginalized almost to the point of oblivion.

This is not speculation. Read through the transcripts of broadcasts as they unfolded between about 8.47 and 9.30 and you will see that this is *exactly* what happened. From the moment the second strike occurred, anyone who tried to say that it was not a large jet immediately had a TV replay shoved in their face.

What little witness evidence was gathered in the brief time available between the two strikes was not enough to do any real damage, and everything after that was corrupted by everybody having TV replays of the second jet shoved in their face as soon as they opened their mouths.

In that brief period between the two strikes, there was only one witness who said a large jet - and that just happened to be the vice prez of CNN, which of course is a major player in the scam - just as pivotal as the govt.

So we can see that the problem of contrary witnesses, while a minor inconvenience is easily overcome with some good planning.

Again, this is not speculation. The successful execution of this plan has been tested on the real world - and it works. The scenario I have outlined exactly fits with the documented record of the events.

Once the sheeple factor sets in, everyone is chanting "what about the people who saw it ? " without ever bothering to check what those people actually did report. And if they do check, the numbers of reports are not high enough to inflict major damage on the official story. What little there is overwhelmingly supports something other than a big jet, but there wasn't enough time to gather enough numbers for this to be a significant evidence factor. And as for the ordinary person on the street - most of them would be easily convinced that they just didn't see it properly. Some might have lingering doubts or suspicions, but would be quickly silenced by ridicule and denial from the overwhelming pressure of the TV footage, and the whole world trying to convince them that they just didn't see it properly. Most would eventually come to believe that themselves….
– end of quote.

The entire article can be viewed at 911closeup.com, and I would encourage readers to visit this site, to familiarize yourselves with the whole of Mr. Holmgren’s argument. If you’re still sceptical, you may want to read through: To boil it down to brass tacks, Mr. Holmgren is trying to show that what people ACTUALLY SAW AND EXPERIENCED at ground zero, is DIFFERENT to what the rest of the world SAW THROUGH THE FILTER OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA!

I use this as but one example, amongst many out there, of how that there is also growing evidence that the "mass media" do not necessarily have the TRUTH at heart.

My point? Take everything you see and hear in the media with a (rather large) pinch of salt!!

Visitors to this site should also by now understand that one of the purposes of this website is to WATCH and be AWARE.

God’s Word is full of this admonition:

Mark 13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Mark 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

I Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

1Thes. 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

1Cor. 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

…..to mention but a few…

In other words, WAKE UP to what is going on around you.

The Word of God has plenty of help in this matter:

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

James 1:7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Prov. 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

In summary: Satan is still very much in control here on planet earth, and most of this world’s philosophy originates with him – and he uses a very effective and powerful medium – the world’s chosen medium of entertainment and news broadcasting – TV and movies.

Do you find yourself WRESTLING, at times with the content of mainstream entertainment – the deceit, lust, lies, violence, hate, adultery and fornication, corporate corruption, etc that is spewed out at us via the AIRWAVES (Eph 2:2) – well maybe it is time to begin to SWITCH OFF TV, or at the very least BECOME HYPER SELECTIVE with what you’re EXPOSING yourself to in the mainstream media!!

But we should KNOW THIS:

Rev. 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, 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.

Rev. 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

Rev. 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.


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