Ad Jesum per Mariam

Ad Jesum per Mariam
...if you genuinely wish to reach a high level of prayer in all honesty and without falling into the traps that the devil sets for those who pray, SAY your Rosary everyday... St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

Monday, August 19, 2013

Food for Thought! On the Existence of the Evil One

Those people who do not want to have a head-to-head combat with the devil by forgetting about him and believe that we should focus only on God are cowards, putting themselves in a very dangerous disposition, not detecting and educating themselves about the evil that is everywhere and invisible but real. They fear the devil but they do not fear God who is greatly feared by the devil - the only One who deserves to be feared by all creatures. These people cannot be considered as followers of Jesus whose entire ministry was composed of one-third of healing, deliverance and exorcisms. They are also victims of Satan, the evil one who wants everyone to believe that he does not exist. - Jesus Mary Hao

"God allowed Satan to have maximum freedom even to Judas."

"If we are aspirants of these modern times to become holy as God is holy, there is no other way than to imitate the saints, who are evident persons in imitating Christ."

"No part of the Gospel is not written down otherwise those are of no purpose and of no importance."

"Science cannot prove spiritual realm. Fr. Candido Amantini(+), and Fr. Gabriele Amorth who is the official exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, visited mental hospitals. They had done deliverance and exorcism on the patients. Half of them went home."

"Do you want proof about the devil's existence? Bring me a man who do not believe that the devil exist and you will have proof." - Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman

"Christians nowadays are the more persecuted than the Christians of old."(Because Satan uses institutions so that his presence will not be detected.) - one of Pope Francis' Homily.

"We should not attack one another. Rather, we should stand united and attack the one who is evil and toying us to attack each other."

"If you are a true follower of Jesus and is under attack by the devil and his demons, then, that's a good sign! This shows that we are a threat to him. But if not, then, something is wrong and in this state, he will not for now 'rock the boat' until he has full power over you."

"If we are real followers of Jesus, we are under attack by the evil one."

"Do not keep them (Christians) away from spiritual combat but protect them from the attacks and snares of the enemy."

"The early pagans before baptism undergoes exorcisms every week. Their God-parents were exorcist themselves. These pagans were believers of Grecko-Roman religion."

"The favorite method of the devils is idolatry."

"Islam is the heresy of the early Church in the 7th century. Mohammed just snatched or robbed a bible of the early Christians and changed many details of it on his own."

"St. Ignatius of Loyola is known as Master of Discernment."

"In Folk Catholicism : Inculturation is all right but it should not consist of anything that is pagan in origin or those beliefs, actions, rituals, prayers, and the like that should be condemned; these are not compatible with the Church' teaching and cannot be used as means for adoring, glorifying, and worshiping God. We can preserve the cultures that is compatible with religion and for God and avoiding contamination."

"Many Filipinos avail the sacraments and use the sacramentals of the Church together with the use of things or actions that were not used by the early Church nor of the saints of their time. The sacraments and sacramentals for many Filipinos were for good luck and not devotion."

"Blessing and grace of God is enough."

"Demons can predict but are out from the existing and present things or events. They do not know the future. That's why manghuhulas or fortune-tellers do not engaged in lottery or if engaged, with no winnings at all."

"Charismatics must be discerning when it comes to 'gifts'. It is questionable now if they are charisms from the Holy Spirit, or psychic powers that are demonic. For many 'charisms' are used that are demonic."

Material faculties of Man that the Devil can play with :
1.) the five senses
2.) imaginations
3.) emotions (feelings)
4.) psychic faculties

Sometimes where we are most psychic :
1.) Sleep
2.) Near-death
3.) childhood

What he cannot play with are the spiritual faculties such as :
1.) Will
2.) Intelligence

"Devils attack people who are religious and spiritual, if it is so, then that's a good sign!"

"Superstition will put you to a fear and anxiety based disposition."

"Don't say your prayers. Pray your prayers. No lip service." - Fr. Jose Francisco 'Jocis' C. Syquia

"New Agers believe that God is  life force."

"The real angel will never point to himself; He will not desire to be the center or attention of everyone. That's why they do not appear to us for they know there is a danger of worshiping them and we may forget whom we must only worship."

'Good luck' Catholics actions, bad, paganistic inculturation examples:
1.) Scapular side-by-side with anting-anting
2.) Novenas side-by-side with orasyon
3.) Devotion to the angels side-by-side with having an 'alagang duwende' or white dwarfs as cared companion.
4.) Sacred Heart Statue side-by-side with Buddha
5.)Image of the Child Jesus side-by-side with Good luck figurines (popular is a golden-colored cat who waves its one hand back and forth.)
6.) House blessing side-by-side with 'padugo' and feng shui (geomancy) that leads to house' infestation.
7.) St. Benedict's Medal side-by-side with saying 'Tabi-tabi po' (a Filipino incantation that is used to excuse oneself from the elementals such as dwarfs giving them respect out of fear and anxiety of Filipinos and by doing so, they will not be attacked and punished by them.)

Some Current Filipino Occult Practitioners
1.) Albularyo
2.) Mangkukulam
3.) Mambabarang - Its expertise is the use of fungus beetles or insects to send curses
4.) Magtatawas
5.) Manghihilot (with bulong, or whispering)
6.) Mananambal
7.) Manghuhula

"Know that God is a jealous God."

"We are against cosmic powers."

Some of the text were quoted from Ministry of Liberation Talk on Exorcism and Deliverance by Fr. Jose Francisco 'Jocis' C. Syquia, Santuario de San Jose Greenhills Mandaluyong City, August 17, 2013.

"Ite inflammate omnia!"

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