,Last week was my Birthday and Birthday gifts can always be interesting especially when then come from people of different backgrounds and beliefs. This year I received an intriguing gift which led me to an interesting train of thought, and in a round about way, enabled me to talk to The Blessed Mother while doing dishes....lol..A little background on me....I'm notoriously hard to buy gifts for because I'm just totally uninterested in normal worldly things and am therefore largely misunderstood in my circle of immediate family and friends. In short, most people don't know what to do with me. This year though, there was a theme of plants which was awesome. I have recently taken up the hobby of gardening, so my 32 going on 82 year old soul was thrilled to receive not 1 but 2 indoor plants. There was however a slight problem with one of the plants. The concept of it was as follows: Put this log looking apparatus in water dish and it would supposedly sprout a bonsai type plant decoration. Very cool and exciting no problem there. The problem was the intention and the figurine that went on the top of it. The marketing of this treasure was that it would bring luck and fortune, definitely superstitious and bordering on dabbling in the occult, but worse that that, there was the problem of the figurine on top of the log containing the plant (which in the giver's defense they did not think it came with). To me, it resembled what appeared to be a pagan nature spirit aka a demon. Maybe a type of the infamous "green man."
What I found out upon much research was that it is supposed to represent Marvel's character of the "Groot" who is described as part of the "guardians of the galaxy" who are evidently a "rag tag group of rebels." From what I gathered, Groot is a tree alien type creature that works to "keep humans safe." Now most people would tell me I am overreacting when I give my analysis (in fact the giver of the gift nicely chimed in that I am reading too far into the things), but let me give you the background of the weekend... For some reason, on this particualr weekend I was obsessing on trying to articulate the fact that we are living in a world in which everything is filtered through a demonic lense in order to manipulate us into being sympathetic to the enemy's agenda. My point was that we have reached a point where you cannot even watch a simple nature documentary without the evil one's agenda being shoved down your throat and that I was considering becoming a hermit because just leaving the house or turning on the tv is not doing anything good for my sanity. So you could imagine my delight at being able to prove my theory right via the demonic Groot who's "rag tag team" of space beings uncannily resemble fallen angels who rebelled from the creator of the galaxy and now interfere with human activity... Only we are told by Marvel that they are" guardians " and here to help "save" us! HA! Totally demonic but totally proves my point..... It is a classic case of a story being told to manipulate the person on the other end to view the bad guys in a positive light. Truly and ridiculously obvious once you start being able to see behind the schemes of the Evil One. Nice try Satan, but not today.
Furthermore I suspected that this tree alien posing as a good guy was symbolically and ritualistically being brought to live via the growth of the bonsai plant (at least metaphorically speaking), which I could not allow. So what did I do? Well I'm glad you asked. I ditched the statue of the demon and put the Holy Mother on top instead. I am now able to venerate her image and talk to her while doing dishes. I also put a drop of holy water in with the regular water to make the plant grow and to banish any evil alien tree demons. I did all of this with a smile on my face and a general amusement of the situation, almost making a mockery out of the ridiculousness of the enemy.
After all of this madness, it occurred to me that the entire story of the Bible is precisely what I had just done with this weird little tree. In my own small and suburban way, I had reclaimed territory for My Lord. I had taken something meant for evil and made it good, but more than that, I returned the miracle of life to it's rightful owner.
This reclaiming of God's territory has been going on since the Old Testament which we will get into in a minute, but more relevant here, since the early church. Many protestants misunderstood the Catholic Church and call us pagans because rather than destroy pagan idols, images, temples, etc, the Church has always been big on consecrating them to God instead, which is really returning to God what is rightfully his (hint everything is rightfully His). Satan has many convinced that Christians stole pagan ideas or days or whatever, but the truth is, it is Satan who highjacked God's creation and Christians are returning the stolen goods and ideas to their rightful owner. We see this concept throughout Church history. In pagan Rome, buildings and statues were made into Churches and depictions of saints. Structures such as obelisks were brought to Saint Peter's and topped with crosses to signify the Churches triumph over paganism etc... but it did not start there. Oh No....it starts much earlier. Let's for a second examine the Book of Exodus. In Exodus 3:1 (the Burning Bush incident), God commands Moses to remove his shoes because he is now standing on Holy Ground. Where was the ground that God made Holy?....Mount Horeb. A common belief is that Mount Horeb and Mount Sinai are the same mountain. Why did God need to point out that this ground was now Holy? Because it was formerly an important mountain for Pagan worship. Furthermore it is on that same mountain later on in Exodus, that Moses and the elders (70 of them which is significant but for another time), share a meal with the Lord which is a for shadowing of the Eucharist and the eternal covenant. There are many more examples of this, In fact, the whole book of Exodus is a demoralization of those who worship false Gods. By the end of the plagues and calamities, the Egyptians are literally throwing silver and gold at the Israelites to just go away out of their land, and you can't tell me God wasn't greatly amused by that! This brings me to my next point...not only is God on a mission to take back what is His throughout the entire bible, he openly mocks Satan while doing it. Let's look at Elijah for a minute. He literally mocks the priests of Baal, who many agree is just another name for Satan. In this incident in 1 Kings 18, we see the bull worship (bulls have long been worshipped to pagan "gods", take note of the horns)... Scipture states the following: "Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, choose one young bull and prepare it first for there are more of you. Call upon your gods but do not start the fire. Taking the young bull that was turned over to them, they prepared it and called upon Baal from morning to noon saying Baal answer us! But there was no sound. ...When it was noon Elijah taunted them, Call louder for he is a god; he may be busy doing his business, or may be on a journey. Perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened." Now we need to note here that these characteristics were not unique to the god of Baal, which is how we know that all the pagan religions were derived from one satanic source. For example we see many of the same themes in Greek mythology such as the journeying god of Hercules (thanks Disney for teaching for glorifying Herculese to my 7 yr old brain *eye roll8) There are the gods of nature (much like the groot) who sleep during the winter and then wake up during the spring causing everything to come alive and turn green. Here Elijah is literally making fun of Satan and the scheme that the has convinced the Baal worshipers of. In this story, God is claiming back his chosen people from this deception.
The entire Bible is a story of reclaiming territory and restoring to God what is rightfully His, all while mocking the serpent. Trick woman into falling from Eden? No problem, salvation will come through a human woman. Use a tree as a means to cause humans to fall? No problem, salvation will come through a tree in the form of a cross. Use food to condemn in the form of the forbidden fruit? No problem, Salvation comes via the Heavenly food of the Eucharist. Trick humans into building great monuments to worship you? No problem, my Church will display those monuments in their Holy places and top them with a cross as a reminder to you, the serpent. Try to make your way into the homes of my people with alien tree demons? No problem, my people will top it with She who crushes your head instead.....
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when As I journey on day 2 of my 5 day fast in the name of reparations to lessen the duration and severity of what's coming (note what's coming will come and can't be stopped at this point), the Lord is insisting that I use my skills and knowledge to war game a potential underground church scenario, and who am I to argue? Outside of being a devout Catholic, and a mother, I also am a self employed private investigator. I make my living by hunting people down to serve court documents to, following around cheaters and bad parents, and gathering evidence on the occasional fraudulent claimant. With that being said, I spend my time putting pieces together, doing surveillance (a lot) and documenting my findings. If there's one thing I can do, it is go dark so to speak or as I like to call it, hide in plain sight. I know how to think like "the hunter," and I am certainly not used to being hunted.
The underground church is nothing new. In fact we were born in the catacombs of Rome, where mass was celebrated literally underground amid persecutions. The church in China and other countries under communism or Islam are currently receiving the Eucharist in this way, and while the use of technology, and the big tech tyranny does complicate the situation in our modern times, the concept is still the same.
Let's for a minute imagine the following scenario : Communists take over and start purging the conservatives first (which officially started on January 11, 2021 with the removal of Parlor). This will continue on and become more extreme with political actors staging violent events in order to label conservatives as terrorists, take their free speech, guns, and lives if they can. However, make no mistake about it, while the human commies dislike the conservatives for their insistence on keeping the moral law of God in society, the situation we currently find ourselves in goes much deeper than that. It comes down to Revelation 12:17And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Communists are just pawns for Satan and clearing the way or laying the groundwork for the Antichrist. They are useful idiots plain and simple for our real enemy who is Satan. Satan will wipe out an entire population to kill 1 devout Catholic, make no mistake about it. Why? Because the God of the universe lives in us via the Eucharist. His body, soul and divinity, transform us quite physically. The lockdowns that started in lent were no coincidence. It was a diabolical attack on the faithful and attempt to rattle us during our most important liturgical season. The season which the ancient serpent cannot tolerate because it is a celebration of his defeat and a revelation of God's plan to save humanity. Satan hates us because when we receive the Eucharist, we bring the light of God into the world. All graces come through the Catholic Church and he does wage war against us, every single day.
To summarize, the goal of this whole massive evil conspiracy (NWO, Great Reset etc...) is to simply attempt to wipe out the Catholic Church and stop souls from being saved via the Eucharist. That is it. Everything else is simply collateral damage to get to that ultimate goal. That is what we are up against, and that is what we as a church are LARGELY unprepared for and naïve about. Lucky for us, the Lord promises that hell will not prevail against His church and we have the help of heaven on our side, which is infinitely more powerful than the army of darkness. However, we should also do our part to "be as wise as serpents," which I will begin to outline in small doses on this blog and on my Youtube channel based upon where we find ourselves as this ugliness progresses.
Where are we now?
2020 did an excellent job of revealing who is on what side. We have been able to clearly define which church/secular powers will persecute the elect. We should have taken note of this and started to distance ourselves from our enemies. We need to continuously form networks of like minded true Catholics, and be very very leery and careful around the false ones.
Currently, we are facing the threat of what the army would refer to as IDF or indirect fire by the secular powers. These are not targeted attacks. In general, conservatives are being silenced, a political category which good Catholics fall into, but as far as I can tell, the technocracy is not yet silencing purely Catholic voices for the sake of being Catholic (no worries that will come). The lockdowns seem to have lessened (for now), (no worries they will come back).
However, the beast of the antichurch which is made up of modernist Marxists, is starting to rear its ugly head in this area as we have watched good priests silenced for speaking truths and Bishops shutter the church doors. It will all get much worse.
The hierarchy has appeared to betray us on two main topics that we are not allowed to compromise on and which will set us up to be persecuted for. The vaccination program with its roots in abortion, and the apparent blessing of civil unions by the Pope and his minions. Now, when we object to these sins, the bad Catholics and the secular powers will question us to how we could object, since the Pope does not. These two events were a horrific betrayal of devout Catholics and we will pay dearly. They are trying to take away our right to consciously object, especially when it comes to vaccines.
One thing is for sure that needs to be constantly kept in mind, as things progress, Technology, with a capital t for big Tech, is not going to be our friend, especially social media. As an investigator, you would not believe the information I can get off of Facebook and Twitter. These two platforms will become a nightmare for when attacks become more targeted.
Practical steps that should be taken now January 12, 2021:
Delete Facebook and Twitter- Youtube is also not great but I think it should be kept as long as possible to be able to get information out. Why is it my preferred method?... because it is harder to hack. It's way harder to make a fake video to set up your enemies or spread false information on, than it is to make a fake social media profile and post.... Individual websites are probably safe-ish right now, but everything will eventually come down, so the sooner we can come up with another system, the better. Do not be lulled into a false sense of security with platforms like Parler either. Parler to me sounds like a great way to get all your enemies in one place (virtually speaking), and to start keeping serious tabs on them. If we could make a giant push back to radio, and the printing press that would be best.
Live Streaming Mass- Tell your traditionally minded priests to be leery of the livestream. Maybe just focus the camera on the altar alone in an attempt to protect the parishioner's identities. IF the plan is to have a particularly spicy homily that day, skip the live stream. If this is not an option, as a parishioner stay out of view of the livestream. The more traditionally minded priests will be the first to be persecuted.
Protect Parishioners' Information- The information of parishioner's should not be given to any authorities and if it is kept digitally, it should not be kept on a system that is able to be hacked into. Do not attend a parish where they are trying to "keep you safe from Covid" by having you sign in or make reservations.
Sensitive Topics- Do not email, text, or message any sensitive information. Voice calls are a little better but not great. Snail mail is better and meeting in person is best if possible. We live in a world where everything we do can be tracked. We aren't at the point of total paranoia yet, but start training yourself to think this way.
Analyze Logistics- My guess is that now that the Church has folded with the first set of lockdowns, the first order of business for "catholic" Biden will be to try to use that as an excuse to totally lock down churches again at which point I have very little hope of any Priest or Bishop defying him. However, once they realize these lockdowns will be permanent, the clergy may have no choice but to defy the great catholic, rosary carrying, Biden. We aren't there yet, but for those of you who are involved in the everyday workings of the church, you need to analyze your logistics and have a plan B. Are you going to be cut off from your Mass supplies? How are you going to get supplies if they shut down your ability to purchase online etc....the specifics, I do not have the answer to, but if you are someone who does, you need to totally assess your supply chain so to speak and come up with ways to make it bullet proof. We need to essentially start coming up with ways to get the church off the grid. We also have to come to the realization that we may need alternate places to conduct mass....monasteries seem to be a forgotten gem, just saying. We aren't there yet, and the answers will be revealed in time, but for now a complete analysis of these things need to be done.
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This is a topic that is very close to my heart and has caused me great pain throughout my life. Also, with the now very obvious of the polarization of the children of light and the children of darkness, this topic is extremely important today. The Lord has more times than not, given me a front row ticket to watching the destruction of my loved ones, and every single time, since I was a child, I can also see Satan and his crew in the background, sneering and laughing at me. I think we have all experienced this to one degree or another, and I just want to share some inspiration and practical advice for what to do when it seems, all hope is lost.
The first thing I want to say is that Our Lord and Our Lady understand and are always there to comfort us when we have the experience of watching someone run in the wrong direction. When we see our loved ones on the comfortable paved road and know that up ahead there's a cliff that leads to their end. We try to get them on our road, but our road isn't all that fun sometimes and is most certainly NOT paved. The ways of the Lord is a wonderful gift that most people won't even take the time to accept, let alone open no matter how much we scream or cry, or beg. Our Lord and Our Lady experienced and experience intimate sorrow with us when souls are lost. They are there with us through the tears and the frustrations and a sword pierces their hearts for every soul that is lost. I have frequently found myself crying at the foot of the cross, asking the Lord to help me understand why. Why people choose the wrong way when presented with the opportunity to follow Him or to follow Satan/self/the world. I have spent countless hours of my life, begging Him to please just help me find the right worlds or be a better example for these lost souls, but the answer is always the same. He always reminds me that the world rejected Him to the point of betrayal and death.
However, there is another message in the cross, and from Our mother. Sacrifice. Not everyone rejected the Lord, and the ones that accepted Him were able to do so through sacrifice. Hope lies in sacrifice. It took me many years to learn that when people are consumed by darkness, they literally CAN NOT see the light. No amount of crying or begging or convincing from other humans is going to change their mind, you might as well be speaking a foreign language, and to make matters worse, I have even found myself in situations where I get caught up in the darkness and sins of others, by trying to bring them to the light so to speak. If there is someone in your life that you love, and that refuses to fight off the demons, sins, and temptations, there is an answer but it is counter intuitive. The answer is first of all to never give up hope for this person, because only God knows who can and will be saved. This is especially the case if this person has been baptized into the church, because the Lord can work miracles through the sacraments of the church. Second of all sometimes you have to walk away in the physical realm. If their darkness is a threat to you, do not call them, do not visit, do not check in on them, especially if it is a romantic situation or some other situation that may make YOU betray the Lord and his laws...I assure you I am speaking from experience. This may seem like the opposite of what we should be doing, since the Lord commands us to love one another. But how does he tell us to love one another? Well first he tells us to love Him above all, which means our loyalty to Him and His laws comes first. Then he tells us to love one another as He has loved us (John 15:12). How did He love us?....well just look at the cross. Sacrifice. He laid down our lives for us and we are to do that for each other. Now obviously this doesn't always mean to the death, but we can and need to make daily sacrifices for each other. This looks like fasting, this looks like giving up some earthly pleasure for the conversion of someone's soul...and by the way be careful when you throw yourself at the foot of the cross and tell the Lord you will do anything for the conversion of so and so....I did this recently and the answer I got back was to give up wine as an acceptable sacrifice.....so that's annoying, and I must really love this person LOL, but I digress. The point is this, Souls are paid for with sacrifices. Obviously people have free will BUT the Lord can and will bless lost souls with mercy and graces because of the sacrifices and prayers of his faithful. Patience obtains all things in the words of Saint Teresa of Avila. Moral of the story stop talking, stop begging, stop crying, stop checking on the person and most of all STOP despairing. We are not powerless in this battle, we can get souls out of enemy territory but we have to do it wisely because we are greatly outnumbered. Most importantly, we have to stay in a state of grace to be effective. You'll know when the person converts because they will either tell you in the physical world or you'll learn about it in the spiritual world when you get to Heaven DO NOT GIVE UP.
In the words of Our Lady of Fatima; "Many souls go to hell because there is none to make sacrifices and pray for them."
Enemy Rules of Engagement
Satan and his demons are able to do nothing without the permission of God or outside of His created order, which means that the demonic cannot act in a way that is above their pay grade. They cannot conduct activities set aside for the Creator such as reading our minds, creating new life, possessing our souls, etc. The lower demons, cannot act above their pay grade which speaks to which demons can influence what. This will be described in detail in the next post regarding who makes up the Army of Darkness The creature can never be the Creator, which is how sin entered the world to begin with. The enemy does have to adhere to rules of engagement, meaning he can only strike under certain circumstances and for the most part is extremely weak compared to the heavenly army. With that being said, he is stronger than a human who is outside of the grace of God because as humans we can do nothing apart from the Lord.
Satan never ceases to watch and study us so that he can tempt us. Temptations are always allowed, even until our dying breath. In this way, the enemy is always allowed to engage us in ordinary demonic assaults. You can expect this to be constant and non-stop, however in my experience, personal holiness can limit these temptations, but always be on guard because God does allow us to fall if we become too arrogant. Complacency kills. One of the most important parts of the Our Father Prayer is “lead us not into temptation.” This should be recited frequently and meaningfully.
Sin is the primary way in which we allow the enemy to engage us. Sin is anything that takes us away from God. To strive to be free from sin, is to make yourself a hard target. To live a sinful life, opens you up to all kinds of attacks both ordinary and extraordinary and makes you a soft target. Simply put, the demonic are able to influence our lives when we sin with the goal of enslaving us to the sin in this world and to hell in the next.
When we sin, we go AWOL from God’s army and join the Army of Darkness at which point we are commanded by the diabolical. We are genuinely enslaved to these powers if we do not reconcile with Christ to be allowed back into his ranks, the only truly safe place. For something to be a sin we must first know that it is wrong. In our current world of rationalism, we must always refer to the commandments of God as our compass or, if you were in country when I was, Blue Force Tracker (don’t worry God’s ways work better than the BFT). Sins can be venial or mortal with the latter meaning they lead to death. They can also be sins of omission (you fail to do something) or sins of commission (you do something bad).
Sin is nothing else but revolt and disobedience to God (Rom. 4:15). The sinner throws off the yoke of God, saying “I will not serve” (Jer. 2.20). When we commit sin, we take up arms against God. Sin is the ultimate betrayal of our Commander in Chief who so greatly loves and fearlessly leads us to victory. Nothing pains Him more, than a soldier who betrays Him.
Common mortal cultural sins today are sexual sins, especially in the areas of adultery and fornication which can lead to other mortal sins such as abortion and homosexual behavior.
Refer to the teachings of the church for complete knowledge of sin. The most important thing to remember is that when we sin, we give authority to the enemy to engage us because we have stepped outside of the protection of God’s ranks. The enemy is a coward, so if you are living in a state of grace, you become a hard target to him because you’re are under Holy protection which he is terrified of. I think of it as a soldier who decides to go off on their own and wander away from the hardened protections of their unit’s base. They open themselves up to attacks and could become lost and disoriented. Eventually the enemy will pick them up and either kill them or make them a POW. The more we sin without reconciling with God, the more disoriented we become to the fact that we are even living in sin and the further outside the wire we wander. When we die in a state of unrepentant sin, we risk eternal damnation as we have decided to join our leader of darkness, Satan, in FOB Hell. It is important to note when reading the next ways in which the enemy is allowed to engage us, many originate from sin even if it is far removed or not committed by the person that is being assaulted.
Generational demons and curses are a widely debated topic. Some exorcists seem to think that the effects of mortal sins can be passed down generationally as well as curses, and some do not. I personally think there is a scriptural bases for this theory. With that being said, the enemy may sometimes be allowed to engage us as a result of sins committed in prior generations, or generational curses, especially involving the father of a family as the father is the head of the family and holds the authority. There is a story in my family regarding a certain curse. My paternal grandmother’s family hailed from Matera Italy. During the 1500’s Giovanni Carlo aka Giancarlo Tramontano, an ancient relative of mine, was made Count of the area by King of Naples, Ferdinand II of Aragon. He was not received well as the people of Matera had worked to become a free city. However, Giovanni was a noble and had a claim because he belonged to the ancient noble feudal family of the barons of the House of Tramontano. Therefore, he was given Matero as his county and he began to erect Castello Tramontano which is still standing, and still unfinished today. Long of the short was that he was a tyrant and raised taxes to an unbearable rate which ticked off the working class. He had no mercy, and it is also noted in some places with little proof, that he also had a reputation of sleeping with the newly married brides. In response to his refusal to show mercy to his people so that he could live in luxury, the people revolted. After mass one night, the townspeople brutally beat him to death and it is said, a curse was put on my family that was to last seven generations. To make matters worse, the crown took this as a political assassination and sent 4 investigators to Matera, who being unable to find the guilty parties, hung 4 innocent men. I am unsure if there was an effective curse put on my blood line, but this is an example of what one may look like if in fact it is possible. Just to be on the safe side, as part of my daily prayers I pray a deliverance prayer from generational issues.
In this same way, a demon can be given authority and let into a family if someone in that family commits a mortal sin. Usually this person is the father because again, the father is the one tasked by God with protecting the family. If the father fails to take on his responsibility of spiritual protector, he is putting his entire family at risk. A mother has authority over her children and can bless and protect them, but she wields no spiritual authority over the father. Naturally because of this, the demon will try to take out the father first in order to get to the rest of the family. If he is successful, then he can engage the family for generations and wreak havoc if left unchecked in theory. Again, using myself, as an example, 11B refused to take on the role of spiritual protector and the diabolical was able to engage us. My efforts may have saved my children and I from total destruction, but did not save my family unit because I was not the one with the authority to do so, spiritually speaking. Sin and therefore demons can enter the family through another family member, but if the father is taking his role as spiritual protector seriously, the family has a much higher success rate of winning the battle and kicking the demon out. One cannot underestimate the importance of a spiritually strong father in the home.
Acting out of Authority
People acting out of authority can make themselves a giant enemy target. Imagine if you will for a minute, a private making the decision to invade a country. The private could by all means command his peers to invade the country with him but they do not have to obey him because he holds no authority over them. In fact, everyone will most likely laugh at him. Even worse than not being obeyed, he could be severely punished for acting outside of his rank. There is a chain of command for a reason. It is no different in the spiritual world, there are some areas that need to be addressed by certain roles. Self- proclaimed exorcists and demonologists are acting outside the backing of the spiritual military, the church, and could put themselves and their loved ones in grave danger. Furthermore, these ghost hunters and paranormal investigators are not only putting themselves in danger, but they are most likely being laughed at by the diabolical who will most certainly take the opportunity to mock and attack them.
Participation in or Associating with People involved in the Occult
One way Satan is given authority is by you or a family member or acquaintance participating in occult activities or being around people, places, and things that these nefarious practices are occurring. Warlocks, witches, African magic practices, Satanism, voodoo etc, are all the active participation and cooperation with the powers of darkness aka Satan and his demons. The lure of these practices is that one will receive powers to manipulate the natural world in exchange for worshipping the diabolical. These practices are a grave violation of the 1st commandment which is that we shall have no other God’s before the one true God. These people often take pleasure in ruining the lives of others because it makes them feel powerful. They also do it for financial gains. The problem with this mindset on behalf of the practitioners is that Satan and his minions are all liars so the person pays a high price and becomes enslaved as a result. Even in cases where the outcome may appear to be something such as a physical or emotional/spiritual healing, one must understand that there is no true healing outside of the one true Lord. The diabolical can fake many miracles to lead people away from Jesus with the goal of then enslaving them. All practicing of any kind of magic is condemned by the church for our own benefit. It is condemned because it is known that the powers or entities being “tapped” into, are demonic. The Catechism states the following in paragraph 2117; “ All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have supernatural power over others- even if this were for the sake of restoring their health- are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible.”
It is also important to note that even one who contracts such a person to conduct such activities is opening themselves up to demonic influence. Furthermore, innocent people can be affected by this dark magic, especially when the person contracting it is a blood relative. Curses, while rare, can be extremely hard to break in these cases. Common reasons why someone would participate in such a practice is to break up a marriage or engagement, seek revenge or obtain a desired outcome in the area of money, lust, or power. Magic rites and rituals are conducted to work with the demons to obtain a desired result. In doing my research, I was surprised to learn that people can be affected by things such as unknowingly ingesting cursed food, or being in the presence of a cursed object or amulet (Amorth 2016). It is also worth noting that if the person the curse is contracted to affect is a holy person, the affects can be lessened because the demon is scared and miserable in the presence of that person because that person is in the presence of God and his heavenly army.
Even more subtle and widely accepted practices that seem harmless such as Ouija boards, new age spirituality, eastern spiritual practices, tarot cards, consulting psychics, etc, all give the enemy the right to engage you because while you may not be actively and knowingly worshipping darkness, you are still trying to gain some type of advantage and manipulation over the natural world or in the case of spirituality you are again in violation of the 1st commandment. To me it also signifies cowardice especially in the practices of divination, or telling the future, because it shows that the person engaging in such behaviors is scared to suffer the unknown. We as Christians must never be afraid to suffer, but especially not at the cost of sin. Our Lord suffered on this earth immensely, and a servant is not above his master. We are not promised earthly riches or happiness, but eternal.
Sometimes God will allow holy people to be assaulted by or even partially possessed by demons through no fault of their own. It is thought that this is done so that they can become, holier, and so that they can become the nemesis of the demon that is assaulting them. The lord I believe, takes great pleasure in using his lowly humans to beat up on the proud enemy demons. These souls are also able to use their suffering for redemptive purposes to save and convert other souls and for the glory of God. Saints who endured particularly brutal attacks are powerful allies for us and especially for exorcists.
Amorth, Fr. Gabriele. An Exorcist Explains the Demonic; Audiobook. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institue Press, 2016.
All created beings including angels, demons (fallen angels) and humans, were created within a hierarchy. We cannot operate outside of our pay grade, and unless God gives us His grace, humans cannot sit upon heavenly thrones that were created for the angels, and left vacant by their fall. Demons are ever aware of this hierarchy and are able to engage us when we do not fill our roles or if we act outside of our authority. There is an order within the church as well as within the domestic church, or the family unit. On this feast day of Saint Padre Pio, a very masculine, spiritual and holy warrior for God, I discuss the fact that men MUST step up and fulfill their role as spiritual protector in order to combat the evils in our present day. The problems we are facing today will not be rooted out with a merely natural approach. Saint Padre Pio, pray for us!
What if I told you a militia was developed in 1917 as a response to the evils we are facing right now.....
According to the NIH director and his institution BioLogos, Christians should should pledge their allegiance to masks, vaccines, racism, and discarding conspiracy theories.....Another case of someone using the Lord to fit their agenda. What about those concerned Christians who are showing charity and love for neighbor by considering that not everything is as it seems. What about those of us who look at the whole picture instead of obsessing over a virus with come to find out, a very high recovery rate? Are we not doing the will of God? What about those of us who do not feel we can be a part of a medical treatment that uses aborted babies? Is that not Christian of us?
Lebanon seems to be constantly in the news over the last couple of months. First due to an inevitable famine caused by economic hardships, then because of the terribile explosion in Beruit in early August that wiped out 85% of their grain supply, and now another fire. Lebanon is also notable in scripture. I believe we need to start paying attention to the signs of the times!
I came home from Iraq in 2010 at the age of just 20 years old. like many of my generation, I struggled for years with trying to find my place in the world (sometimes with disastrous consequences). I often felt restless and that everything I was ever going to do paled in comparison to the war I had just been a part of. Oh how wrong I was. The Lord in all of his mercy woke me up to the fact that the most important battle I will ever fight is one that can't always be seen; The one for my soul and for the souls around me. It is against powers and principalities who influence the earthly enemies I had just encountered. Over the last 5 years or so, I have become intimately aware of this battle, and more importantly how to fight it! Although the weapons are different, the concepts are the same. My mission is now to share my knowledge with others, especially my fellow combat veterans who are struggling in the midsts of dysfunction or an identity crisis. I assure you brothers and sisters, we are in the fight of our lives.