Spiritual Warfare – Importance of Prayer

Dear friends in Jesus Christ,

In my last letter to you God has told you to Rejoice, because he has forgiven all of your sins, and its better for you to accept that face too, so that the guilt of the past sins do not have any power left to dominate your daily life.

But do you know this friend, Being Saved means Staying Saved.

It does not mean at all that once we are saved by grace of Jesus Christ, that we are going to go back to the old ways that used to dominate us, or had power over us, that we will go back to our sinful lives. 

For the Scripture compares such a person as “worse than Dogs who eat their own vomits”, and I know you are not one of them.

For 2 Peter 2 19-22 says:

They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption; for people are slaves to whatever masters them. For if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overpowered, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment that was passed on to them. It has happened to them according to the true proverb,“The dog turns back to its own vomit,”
and,“The sow is washed only to wallow in the mud.”

However Staying saved does not mean staying in Peace with our Real Enemy and live life as its going, and as it will be, it means to doing Spiritual Warfare, every single day, every single moment, & with the Right Weapons, you all can be masters of all the tactics of Spiritual Warfare.

Trust me, if you are in constant conversation with God, and if you can hear him speak, if you can feel assured, that He walks before you always, you are half way there!

So what I want you, or better put it into this way that our God, that our Heavenly Father wants you become a Warrior, A Prayer Warrior, A Hero on the Spiritual Warfare.

Do not be lukewarm friends, do not just go the Church, for the sake of Going, do not Fast for the sake of Fasting, do not Pray for the Sake of Praying, do it for your sake, for trust me, you will need it more than anyone when you are into a battle. And all things that God has given you, you take it or not, you use it or not, will be required, to Hold that Stronghold of Faith. That Word, by which you are Saved , you need to protect it, with everything you have, otherwise I or any of the Apostles or even God won’t be of any help to you.

For one of our duty as Apostles, is to pray for you, which we do when we can, we plead with God, that God may forgive your sins, and give you another chance, that God may help you to live your life again, but if you reject us, reject the words that God has put into our mouth, that is healing for you, you are not only rejecting your only means of salvation, but also you are blocking the grace that was meant to Save you.

You of all people are given to us, and it is through us, that God will glorify you, so if you reject and block us, it makes our work, and in time, God’s work of saving you, delayed. We have hope that God has given us you so that we can help you, to bring into fullness of Glory of God, and we also assure you that the help that we provide, in either prohesizing, or in the commands that we issue for you, are spoken by God to first to tell you. And friend, we tell you that out of our love for you, and God tells you through us, because you have blocked him, that is why he is using us to help you remove that road block. 

Trust me friend, once you have been restored, I as your spiritual Father, will have more joy, than I have now, in assisting you, in building you, in Jesus Christ, for that time, I would be confident that you are under God’s direct care, that you have become God’s Apostle, and I will be honored them to work with you, as brothers in Faith Sharing.

However till that time come friend, please do listen to us, for it is not we who are speaking to you, its God who is, so that’s a request from the side of light, from God almighty, whom we all serve and praise, for you sake.

Friends, if you reject us, who are bringing you hope in the name of Jesus, you do not stand a chance in front of God, to blame Him that He is not helping you because, what if We were the Answer to your Prayers? Do you know that we are not?

God works through many ways friends Friends many of which we do not know, so it is my humble request to you on behalf of all of us, who are anointed by God to help each other to give you that same anointing that we have received in Jesus Christ, so that we can lead you to Jesus, and Jesus can give you the same authority power and love by which we dwell now, so dear friends do not block God, by your sins, stay sin free, confess your sins, as many times as you can.

God is loving and faithful, and He will restore you as always he does. 

Be in Constant Conversation with God almighty, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Praise the Lord.

Now this is just an introductory post, for your Spiritual Warfare in the next two letters I will reveal to you what God has revealed to me.

So to keep it simple, I would share a Revelation of one of the most popular Saints of time with you.

(Please not this is not my writing, this is Written by KATHLEEN BECKMAN for Catholic Exchange, and She and others hold the complete copy right of this article, I do not own this. I read this under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that is why I want to share it all with you.)

Jesus to St. Faustina on Spiritual Warfare: 25 Secrets

In Cracow-Pradnik, June 2, 1938, the Lord Jesus directed a young Polish Sister of Mercy on a three-day retreat. Faustina Kowalska painstakingly recorded Christ’s instruction in her diary that is a mystical manual on prayer and Divine Mercy. Having read the Diary a few times in the past 20 years, I had forgotten about the unique retreat that Christ gave on the subject of spiritual warfare. Then, recently, I was invited to lead a retreat in Trinidad based on Christ’s “Conference on Spiritual Warfare” as presented in the Diary. The Sanctuary of the Holy Family, an amazing group of lay leaders in service to the Archbishop and priests, sponsored the retreat in the Archdiocese of Trinidad and we filled the Seminary of St. John Vianney to ponder this teaching.

Here are the secret whispers of Jesus to his little bride Faustina on how to protect herself from the attacks of the devil. These instructions became Faustina’s weapon in fighting the good fight.

Jesus began, “My daughter, I want to teach you about spiritual warfare” (1760). (The Lord’s words are in bold text; my comments follow.)

  1. Never trust in yourself but abandon yourself totally to My will.

Trust is a spiritual weapon. Trust is part of the shield of faith that St. Paul mentions in chapter six of Ephesians: the armor of God. Abandonment to God’s will is an act of trust; faith in action dispels evil spirits.

  1. In desolation, darkness and various doubts, have recourse to Me and to your spiritual director. He will always answer you in my name.

In times of spiritual warfare, immediately pray to Jesus. Invoke His Holy Name that is feared in the netherworld. Bring darkness into the light by telling a spiritual director or confessor and follow his instruction.

  1. Do not bargain with any temptation; lock yourself immediately in My Heart.

In the Garden of Eden, Eve bargained with the devil and lost. We have recourse to the refuge of the Sacred Heart. In running to Christ, we turn our backs on the demonic.

  1. At the first opportunity, reveal the temptation to the confessor.

A good confession, a good confessor, and a good penitent are a recipe for victory over temptation and demonic oppression—without fail.

  1. Put your self-love in the last place, so that it does not taint your deeds.

Self-love is natural but it should be ordered, free of pride. Humility defeats the devil that is perfect pride. Satan tempts us to disordered self-love to lead us into his pool of pride.

  1. Bear with yourself with great patience.

Patience is a secret weapon that helps us to keep our peace of soul even in the great storms of life. Bearing with oneself is part of humility and trust. The devil tempts us to impatience, to turn against our selves so we become angry. See yourself from God’s view. He is infinitely patient.

  1. Do not neglect interior mortifications.

Scripture teaches that some demons can only be evicted by prayer and fasting. Interior mortifications are weapons of warfare. They can be small sacrifices offered with great love. The power of sacrificial love evicts the enemy.

  1. Always justify to yourself the opinions of your superiors and of your confessor.

Christ is speaking to St. Faustina who lives in a convent. But we all have people in authority over us. The devil aims to divide and conquer so humble obedience toauthentic authority is a spiritual weapon.

  1. Shun murmurs like a plague.

The tongue is a powerful vessel that can do great harm. Murmuring, gossiping, is never of God. The devil is a liar who stirs up false accusations and gossip that can kill a person’s reputation. Shun murmurs!

  1. Let all act as they like; you are to act, as I want you to.

To mind one’s own business is key in spiritual warfare. The devil is a busybody attempting to drag everyone down. Please God and let the opinions of others go by the wayside.

  1. Observe the rule as faithfully as you can.

Jesus is referring to the rule of a Religious Order here. Most of us have made some vow before God and Church and we should be faithful our promises—i.e. Marriage vows and baptismal vows. Satan tempts to infidelity, lawlessness and disobedience. Fidelity is a weapon for victory.

  1. If someone causes you trouble, think what good you can do for the person who caused you to suffer.

Being a vessel of divine mercy is a weapon for good and for defeating evil. The devil is about hatred, rage, revenge, and un-forgiveness. Others have hurt us all at some time. What good can we do in return? Returning a blessing breaks curses.

  1. Do not pour out your feelings.

A talkative soul will more easily be attacked by the devil. Pour out your feelings to the Lord only. Remember, the good and evil spirits hear what you say aloud. Feelings are fleeting. Truth is the compass. Interior recollection is a spiritual armor.

  1. Be silent when you are rebuked.

Most of us have been rebuked at some time. We have no control over that but we can control our response. The need to be right all the time can lead into demonic traps. God knows the truth. Let it go. Silence is a protection. The devil can use self-righteousness to trip us up also.

  1. Do not ask everyone’s opinion, but only the opinion of your confessor; be as frank and simple as a child with him.

Simplicity of life can drive out demons. Honesty is a weapon to defeat Satan, the Liar. When we lie we put a foot in his camp and he will try to seduce us all the more.

  1. Do not become discouraged by ingratitude.

No one likes to be taken for granted. But when we are met with ingratitude or insensitivity, the spirit of discouragement can weigh us down. Resist all discouragement for it is never of God. It is one of the devil’s most effective temptations. Gratitude in all things wins the day.

  1. Do not examine with curiosity the roads down which I lead you.

The need to know, and curiosity about the future is a temptation that has led too many people into the backrooms of psychics, witches, etc. Choose to walk in faith. Decide to trust in God who leads you on the path to heaven. Resist the spirit of curiosity always.

  1. When boredom and discouragement beat against your heart, run away from yourself and hide in My heart.

Jesus delivers the same message a second time. Now He refers to boredom. Earlier in the Diary he told St. Faustina that the devil most easily tempts idle souls. Beware of boredom, a spirit of lethargy, or acedia—the noonday devil. Idle souls are easy prey for demons. Be about the business of God.

  1. Do not fear struggle; courage itself often intimidates temptations, and they dare not attack us.

Fear is the second most common tactic of the devil (pride is the first). Courage intimidates the devil—he will flee in the face of persevering courage that stands on Jesus, the rock. All people struggle, God is our provision.

  1. Always fight with the deep conviction that I am with you.

Jesus instructs a Sister in a convent to “fight” with conviction. She can do so because Christ accompanies her. Christians are called to fight with conviction against all demonic tactics. The devil tries to terrorize souls, demonic terrorism—resist! Invoke the Holy Sprit throughout the day.

  1. Do not be guided by feeling, because it is not always under your control; but all merit lies in the will.

All merit lies in the will because love is an act of the will. We are completely free in Christ. We must make a choice, a decision for good or evil. What camp do we live in?

  1. Always depend upon your superiors, even in the smallest things.

Christ is instructing a Religious here. But, we all have the Lord as our Superior. Dependence upon God is a weapon of spiritual warfare because we cannot win on our own. Proclaiming Christ’s victory over evil is part of intentional discipleship. Christ came to defeat death & evil. Proclaim Him!

  1. I will not delude you with prospects of peace and consolations; on the contrary, prepare for great battles.

St. Faustina suffered physically and spiritually. She was prepared for great battles by the grace of God who upheld her. Christ clearly instructs us in scripture to be prepared for great battles, to put on God’s armor and resist the devil. Be vigilant and discerning always.

  1. Know that you are on a great stage where all heaven and earth are watching you.

We are all on a great stage where heaven and earth are watching. What message is our life giving? What radiates from us—shades of light, darkness or grey? The way we live attracts more light or more darkness. If the devil does not succeed in pulling us into darkness, he tries to keep us in the category of the lukewarm, which is not pleasing to God.

  1. Fight like a knight, so I can reward you. Do not be unduly fearful, because you are not alone.

The Lord’s words to St. Faustina can become our mantra: Fight like a knight! A knight for Christ knows well the cause that he fights for, the nobility of his mission, the King who he serves, and with blessed assuredness of the victory, he fights to the end, even at the cost of his life. If a young, uneducated, simple Polish nun, united to Christ, can fight like a knight, every Christian can do the same. Trust is victorious.

Quotes from the Diary of St. Faustina are copyrighted by the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, Mass.

Be not afriad! For I am with you says that Lord.2

So Dear friends,

Now that know, do not just stand and let the devil take away the word of you, the word of peace that Jesus Christ, has died to plant in your and me.

Friend that Kingdom of God is near, and it is in you and me, do not let Satan, take that away from you.

Fight like a Knight, because God is with you. Only a Knight in real life, will die to Protect His King, here A King’s life was taken to Protect yours, do not waste that gift  of life that you have in you.

Don’t just live for the sake of living life, enjoy it, have peace it with, love one another, love God, Praise Him, stay Happy, Pray, Sing, Dance, do all things that make you Happy in the name of Jesus, if that means praying for hours, if that means evangelizing, if that writing for Jesus, do all things, that He has commanded you to do, you see if you follow Jesus, Peace, Mercy and Love will follow you where ever you go.

Friend, it only takes a YES MY LORD, you can do it, you can win against Satan, no matter what are you going through, a Prayer a Day, can take all of them away, and make you very very strong, you will feel the power of the Holy Spirit friend, and that is amazing, that I cannot give you, only God can, and to be honest He has already gifted you that, when you went to the Sacrament of Confirmation, because now your status is complete as an Ordinary Priest, your Status as an Matured Apostle, An Apologetic is complete, Go without fear and win battles and do even greater things that Father will lead you into, that others have done before you Amen God Bless you all.

Praise the Lord, Praise The King, Praise Him because through His death and Resurrection only that you and I can live. Amen Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Glory to God in the Highest. Amen Praise the Lord. Amen Praise the King Amen.

Come Praise with me friends, let us lift our hands to the air, let us give thanks to the Lord our God for teachings us so much today, for empowering us with His will, and His vision for us today, God is great, Yes my Lord, Our God is great, He is the best thing that can happen to anyone. Amen Hallelujah Glory to Father, on who’s Image and Glory we, all of us who are created,  Glory to the Son, for Forgiving us, and giving us life, when we just dying, Glory to Him for He has made us at peace with our Father, He has given us all authority in Heaven and Earth what has been given to Him. If He is King, we are His Ministers, If He is our Leader, we are His Followers, If He is our Master, we are His Servants. Glory to the Holy Spirit, for He has always lead us, he has always been our guide, our mediator between God and Man, For all things that Father has done with us, to Build His kingdom is only possible through Him. Amen Praise the Lord Oh My Soul Praise His Holy Name Amen.

In the next two versions of the Spiritual Warfare, I would give you all the necessary means to fight the enemy, I will not keep anything for me alone, I will reveal it to you, all the prayers that I know, all the verses that have helped me, or that have been brought to my attention by God almighty our Heavenly Father, when I was compiling all of them together.

God Bless you all dear friends,

Hallelujah Praise the Lord 

In Jesus Name 

Abraham

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