Keep the Demons Out

Keep the Demons Out

Keep Demons from Your Life

Patriots’ Soapbox Daily has explored Exorcism in a series of articles beginning in November of 2019 – Series begins. Please have a look at the aspects we have examined for a better understanding of the information that follows, as well as links to sources from Christian Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism.

An Ounce of Prevention

Among the clerical and scholarly professionals who are familiar with Demonic Oppression, they would concur: The best way to keep Satan and his dangerous band of soul-crushers from attaching themselves is clear.  Never let them in. Once the demonic is demystified, it becomes far less threatening and much easier to defeat. Being human, we are destined to miss the mark, often inviting an attack without even knowing it.

Opening the Door, Finding a Portal

The following are the ways a demonic manifestation is most likely to occur:

  1. Oppression: Your life falls apart. The world as you know it is turned upside down. You may have lost everything and suffered serious physical illness, all in a very short time. You may become severely depressed and suicidal.
  2. Obsession: Results from the commission of habitual mortal sins. Sexual deviance, fornication, dishonoring your body and mind. Pornography is the most prolific. Obsession/addiction seen in the lives of those under Demonic attack. Habitual immersion in intimate relationships with those who are evil
  3. Temptation: Adultery, illicit drug use, habitual intoxication, gambling, spending beyond means, greed, theft and other lawlessness are a result of falling prey.
  4. Subjugation: An intentional pact with the Devil that may involve blood ritual, rites and ceremony. Said to be the hardest Demonic attachment to break, other than that initiated by Satanic Ritual Abuse of a child. Such child has grown up in a family of Devil worshipers. The victim has become the abuser and participates in abuse of others, blood rituals, which may include human and animal sacrifice and cannibalism.
  5. Infestation: May be based on location. Places that have been used for Satanic rituals or places that have been cursed by practitioners of Satanic Black Magic – witchcraft. Portals which have not been closed …

A Portal is an opening through which demons come and go. Ways to open a portal are easier than imagined. In no particular order, the usual suspects with the most power to call demons involve activities: Palm Reading, Tarot Cards, Witchcraft, Ouija Boards, Séances and Conjuring of Spirits, Paranormal Ghost Hunting, Deviant Sexual Behavior, Indulgence in Pornography, Freemasonry. It is worth noting that many of those involved in the production of porn and violent video games are themselves practitioners of Dark Arts. They insert demonic images/frames within the porn that are intended to be absorbed subliminally. Basically, the Pornbrokers send them out with a special curse to hijack your mind and your soul.

Reports of Demonic possession have gone way up in recent years. Reasons why reports have increased are secularism, an “anything-goes” culture, the hook-up mentality of young people, the Demonic is a major source of Entertainment in movies and video games. The surge in the Ghost-Hunting phenomenon …

Prevention

Christian minister and immigrant from Ukraine, Vladimir Savchuk has an ongoing series of sermons aimed at Spiritual Warfare in every aspect of life. His sermons about battling Demonic Oppression contain fascinating information and some juicy details about how we are to fight and why we have to fight in the first place. link

Sunscreen, seatbelts, umbrellas and bug spray are the things we use to protect ourselves from serious harm or just irritation to varying degrees. The perils we guard against are innumerable. Yet, we have confidence to drive in the rain to the beach or go for a hike in the woods.

That is how we need to view demons. They are everywhere. But they are not as resilient as they pretend to be. Neither is Satan. However, it is important to recognize the Enemies, how they show up and where they hang out. In addition, the strategy for prevention of Demonic Attachment is found in knowing what to do and what not to do

Fiery Serpents Spiritual Warfare Part 1

Enemies

The World

Our biggest foe is the troublesome tenant of the world whose purpose is to lie, steal, destroy and deceive God’s finest creation, human beings. Satan’s goal is to have us, through our weaknesses become so enamored of the things in this world that we abandon the Lord in favor of them.

Prince of the Air/Airwaves

His realm beneath the heavens and above the earth, in the air and so much over and through the airwaves, can be like an iron dome that blocks and jams up prayers and any interaction with God. Do we ever feel our prayers bouncing back? Fight harder and keep praying.

Sons of Disobedience

Evil spirits can work behind and through the people who surround us. Disobedience and rebellion have enveloped them. They may be scoffers and mockers of tradition, faith, social graces and wholesomeness. “Demons find rest anywhere they are not resisted.” This is their Identity. For example, a new Believer may have a group of friends and acquaintances he backed away from say, for spiritual reasons, but he’s drawn back to them thinking, “Oh, I can help save souls at the party!” We should not abandon them entirely, but stay back until we are spiritually better equipped. The group of friends are further immersed in sin and darkness than we are yet immersed in light and prayer life. Distance yourself from them. Savchuk

The Flesh

A Pornography curiosity can turn in to an addiction, obsession or subjugation of the entire body such that God’s gift of intimacy between Man and Woman is taken away from a married couple forever. The marriage may be destroyed. The Devil’s delight is divorce. Adultery, fornication with a devil worshiper, materialism, envy, covetousness are more sins of the flesh.

Pastor Savchuk’s list of Demonic Door Keys

Hatred of Parents

Illicit Sex/ Incest

Cruelty to the Aged or to Helpless Infant (Abortion)

Anti-Semitism

Stealing

Perjury/ Bearing False Witness (Is this not the very debacle we are witnessing within the austere body of the United States’ Senate chambers?)

Stinginess with God

Unforgiveness

Accursed Objects – Talismans, Dreamcatchers, Primitive Masks and weaponry used in Demonic rituals, Voo-Doo charms, relics

Accursed Places – Where there have been murders or suicide, buildings or natural spaces used for Satan worship or conjuring up the dead

Items of Cloth used in SRA, or pieces of Clothing (“I found this handkerchief that seems to be MAP related”) MAP is an acronym for “Minor Attracted Persons.”

Haters, Trolls and Keyboard Terrorists

Demons are highly attracted to people who complain, tear down and who murmur, when complaining and murmuring are part of one’s character. Murmuring and grumbling are to Satan as Prayer is to GodVladimir Savchuk, cont’d.

Those who stir up drama for drama’s sake feed into the mouth of the Devil’s favored son, Chaos.

“The Lord sent Fiery Serpents to those of Israel who murmured, complained, grumbled and whined.”

We are often questioned and sometimes mocked for our daily reliance upon focused prayers. Some may wonder why we have to pray for individuals or the President again and again. Everybody has their moments of weakness. There are times when we let our guard down or neglect to “armor-up.” For this reason, we must invoke daily prayers, lift one another up in illness and strife. We rely on the prayers of the strong when we are weakened. Our roles often change, depending upon what we face individually.

It has become apparent within our platforms, there are those who infiltrate for the sole purpose of endangering our status by posting content intended for “strikes.” Savchuk notes, in his “Fiery Serpents” lectures: There are those who are God’s children, whose hearts and minds are given to the Lord and a noble purpose, who cannot be oppressed by Demons. However, Satan comes first to steal and to destroy. Inciting dissent where there is harmony gives him great pleasure.

Pastor Savchuk warns against online arguing.

‘When you fight with people, you feel lost. Arguing and fighting disturbs the peace. ‘

‘A Bulldog can tear a skunk apart, but does he really want to deal with the smell?’

Savchuk, Part 2

Spiritual Warfare

An old quip about a man who goes to the doctor:

Doctor: Well Hello Mr. Jones, what seems to be the trouble?

Mr. Jones: Doc, every time I do this, it hurts real bad!

Doctor:  So, don’t do that anymore and it should be fine.

Whatever the this and thats are in our lives, awareness of the doors we may have opened or entered comes down to the unending war between Good and Evil. If the Devil cannot possess or oppress us physically, his first strategy is to steal something. What is stolen depends upon which door has been left open.

The book of Ephesians  6:11-20 says we are to:

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

King James Version (KJV)Public Domain

“Natural wars kill Evil people. Spiritual wars kill the Evil in people” – Savchuk, above. The armor not only protects the one who wears it, it equips us to help defeat the Evil in others. So the implements of God’s armor are not only defensive but offensive in terms of conquering Evil.

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Notes on Feature Image and Its Location in Rome

St Michael Archangel, 1636, by Guido Reni: The Archangel Michael trampling Satan wears a late-Roman military cloak and cuirass. Held in Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome.

Skulls and Bones

… The crypt is located just under the church. Cardinal Antonio Barberini, who was a member of the Capuchin order, in 1631 ordered the remains of thousands of Capuchin friars exhumed and transferred from the friary Via dei Lucchesi to the crypt. The bones were arranged along the walls, and the friars began to bury their own dead there, as well as the bodies of poor Romans, whose tomb was under the floor of the present Mass chapel. Here the Capuchins would come to pray and reflect each evening before retiring for the night.

The crypt, or ossuary, now contains the remains of 4,000 friars buried between 1500 and 1870, during which time the Roman Catholic Church permitted burial in and under churches. The underground crypt is divided into five chapels, lit only by dim natural light seeping in through cracks, and small fluorescent lamps. The crypt walls are decorated with the remains in elaborate fashion, making this crypt a macabre work of art. Some of the skeletons are intact and draped with Franciscan habits, but for the most part, individual bones are used to create elaborate ornamental designs.

The crypt originated at a period of a rich and creative cult for their dead; great spiritual masters meditated and preached with a skull in hand.

A plaque in one of the chapels reads, in three languages, “What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be.” This is a memento mori.

The popularity of the crypt as a tourist attraction once rivalled the Catacombs. The Sedlec ossuary (1870) in the Czech Republic and the Skull Chapel in Poland are said to have been inspired by it. – Skeletons sell.

Fascination with the contents of this unassuming little chapel, relative to the grandiose Basilica nearby, is not hard to understand. Decorated with the bones of those long dead, used as a place for rites and rituals that commune with the Dead, on behalf of the dead, it is still a major tourist attraction.

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Mimi

Great articles thank you so much none of us are safe we must put on the armor of God daily. Sometimes we find out who our friends are. Pray for them from a distance. Love is necessary but we do not have to love the sin. We are in a Spiritual War Good Versus Evil 👿 Thank you again I… Read more »