Do we take the devil seriously?

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Do we take the devil seriously?  He certainly exists and he certainly takes US seriously.

Some of us have, or have had, an intellectual vanity to overcome when it comes to the evil one. 
Yes, I was one of those who had to overcome such excessive pride.

I use to wonder how any person with "half a brain" could think that there was some "unseen" evil force at work. 
Little did I know that the mere fact I doubted was a victory for the evil one and could have been very dangerous!
Someone in Heaven was praying for me!

When my disbelief in satan started melting away, I was terrified to learn just how active he could be.
He immediately starting using his "minion's" when I came back to the faith.

It is painful to acknowledge that sometimes the behavior of others is the evil one using them to hurt you...and they are quite unaware (most of the time).

The evil one likes to use those who deny him.  He also likes to use those who think of him as a fictional cartoon character.  Even doubting can open a big window.  He looks for any crack.

Satan's favorite thing to attack is the family...the domestic church. 

Just look..what does marriage mean to society?  The 6th Commandment means nothing to many and is broken in so many ways.  I need not explain as it is quite obvious what I mean.

Am I casting stones?  No.  We are all sinners...we are all at different places in our journey.  We don't remain "static". 
The difference is we need to repent of any wrong doing and realize that satan is REAL.

We need to realize that not only is satan real... he is "full on" with his attack against the backbone of every society...the family!

As the family goes...so goes the church, so goes society. 

We must call him out, we must bind him.  We must not allow him to find a chink in our armor.
We must not allow him to get at our family!

He will use others to throw "fiery darts".  Pray for them.  Most do not realize they are being used. 

One good indicator that it is not of God is the use of their language.  Are they foul mouthed?  Do they insult?  Is what they say constructive?  Are they defending an immoral position?  Do they like to bring up your past sins to justify theirs? 

If so, we know who is using them.  Unfortunately, they don't always know this.  Many times they are demonically oppressed and do not realize it.

Demonic activity is real.  It is ripping the family apart.

If the family is "tight" and "as one" standing on moral ground, satan will more than likely use close friends or relatives to shoot the firey darts at you. 


We can't fight HIM and each other at the same time.  We must focus on fighting HIM only, that is how we react.

Shooting back "fiery darts" (insults, etc) is exactly what HE wants.  You are then doing HIS bidding! 
I always respond to "fiery darts" with an "I love you" and "I'm praying for you"! 

Remember...he's not that cute little red cartoon character.  He is a fallen angel and he seeks your soul and the souls of those you love.

The difference is we KNOW he is real, we KNOW we can combat him with prayers and yes...sacramentals.

I beg you to pray the St. Michael Prayer Every Day and pray for those who unaware that they are being used as his pawns! 

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Love and Blessings, Wendy C.

"Healing Mind, Body & Soul"


 

 

 

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16 Comments

Please pray for my family and friends all have abandoned their faith.
I especially ask for my son and my husband.
My son has lost his faith from pornography.
My husband uses the language you mention and continually puts me down,
mostly he gets at me about my faith. He tells me religion is more important to me
than real life on this world.
I often wish God would take me home.

Caít Holmes

Posted by Catherine J Holmes on October 14, 2016

I agree..He is attacking me fiercely with finances. I can barely hold my own. Please pray for me

Posted by JANET SUMNER on April 13, 2016

Dear Wendy

Excellent article. Unfortunately Satan is so active in these terrible times. Fortunately he is already defeated. We still have to contend with the rage of his death-throes however and the Prayer to St. Michael and our baptismal vows are wonderful weapons.

God Bless and happy Divine Mercy Sunday to you and your family.

Greetings from Tasmania
Elizabeth

Posted by Elizabeth Linnemans on April 03, 2016

Please pray for our family who is under attack and especially my daughter Roxy. She uses the language you mentioned in your blog and just is mean sometimes and not understanding which hurts me and in turn I cry because I wonder where I went wrong. Just one of many examples. I think that this is all happening as we are being attacked as we want to be closer with God.

Posted by Kathy Bohdan on April 02, 2016

I so appreciate your prayers! I’m confident if we pray for each other, we will triumph and rejoice together as one. God bless our families! We are not alone.

Posted by Missy on April 02, 2016

A GREAT reminder Wendy. Sometimes it seems we may be ‘taken by surprise’ so to speak by hurtful insults hurled by family. And by all means, family members are the ones that can wound us to the core. And Satan, as even the days, weeks and months move along, is ever MORE POWERFUL. We see this in the culture, in the Church and in our own individual families. I don’t think I have seen fallout this great from Satanic attacks in every arena EVER! He is using a multiple strategy attack. But………..where sin abounds, grace abounds even more. Prayer and sacrifice is needed now more than ever before in human history.

Posted by Terri on August 17, 2015

Hello Wendy, I am the silent reader for many years, but when I read about the reality of the devil – the article just on top of this page. I could see clearly, how the enemy making use of us in anyway they can to make us get into trouble, to get angry, get hurt with small thing which ordinarily is petty to even consider it as serious. It is nice to know how you deal with it by saying ‘I love you’ or ‘I am praying for you’. With this simple phrase, will calm things. Thank you for writing that article. We have to take it seriously. The enemy is everywhere, they can be found in the govt. in society, family and it is easy to listen to their whispers. The only way out is humility, prayers, sacramental.

Posted by A. Luy on August 17, 2015

Thanx for da very wonderful article dr

Posted by Mbawa Justine on May 24, 2015

Your 2 cents are worth a million.
Thank you

Posted by Maria on May 24, 2015

It is always a blessing to have your articles. They hit spot on! Thank you for all you do and God bless you and your family!

Posted by Maureen on May 17, 2015

What a great article to fight the devil. Thank you very much and be blessed always

Posted by Bernadette B on May 15, 2015

Powerful article. Thank you Wendy. This is so true. Thank you for sharing of your gifts with us, you are such a blessing. I have missed you on Facebook, being going through alot but know God is with us.
I pray God may continue to bless you a nd your beautiful family abundantly.
Happy belated birthday dear sister. You are a blessing in my life.
Love, Alexandra

Posted by Akexandra (Lexi) on November 02, 2014

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