EVIL
Evil—Part 2:  Satan, the Devil
EVIL
with
Satan, the Devil,
His Demons and Evil Spirits,
Hell
&
The Protection and Victory
(Compiled by Michael T. Sullivan, MD)
From
The Words of God the Father,
The Lessons of Our Lord Jesus Christ
&
The Messages of Our Lady of Emmitsburg
 
And both
 
Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church
 
Evil—Part 2
SATAN, the Devil

 

“…This was the way that God the Father created the world.  However, the angels, especially one now known as “Satan,” who was a great angel of light, through pride recruited other angels to try to overcome God’s Kingdom. So they were thrown out as the fallen angels.  So too today, God once again through purgation will weed out and throw out the wicked people who desire to turn my children away from God.  They will also become the fallen, like the fallen angels from Heaven….” 

(Our Lady of Emmitsburg, Apr. 2, 2006)

 

In our study of “evil” and the role of Satan, the devil, we will need to further review what our faith teaches regarding the sin—the fall of the angels and the fall of man.   In each case, we see the role of free will in the rejection of God and His Love and the disobedience to His Plan.  Once again, we will turn to the Catechism of the Catholic Church to better understand these truths of the faith:

Catechism of the Catholic Church
(2004)
The Fall

385      God is infinitely good and all his works are good. Yet no one can escape the experience of suffering or the evils in nature which seem to be linked to the limitations proper to creatures: and above all to the question of moral evil. Where does evil come from? …

The reality of sin

386      Sin is present in human history….To try to understand what sin is, one must first recognize the profound relation of man to God, for only in this relationship is the evil of sin unmasked in its true identity as humanity’s rejection of God and opposition to him….

387      Only the light of divine Revelation clarifies the reality of sin and particularly of the sin committed at mankind’s origins. Without the knowledge Revelation gives of God, we cannot recognize sin clearly and are tempted to explain it as merely a developmental flaw, a psychological weakness, a mistake, or the necessary consequence of an inadequate social structure, etc….

Original Sin—an essential truth of the faith

388      With the progress of Revelation, the reality of sin is also illuminated. …We must know Christ as the source of grace in order to know Adam as the source of sin. The Spirit-Paraclete, sent by the risen Christ, came to “convict the world concerning sin, by revealing him who is its Redeemer.

Freedom put to the test

396      God created man in his image and established him in his friendship. A spiritual creature, man can live this friendship only in free submission to God. ….The “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” symbolically evokes the insurmountable limits that man, being a creature, must freely recognize and respect with trust. Man is dependent on his Creator and subject to the laws of creation and to the moral norms that govern the use of freedom.

Man’s first sin

397      Man, tempted by the devil, let his trust in his Creator die in his heart and, abusing his freedom, disobeyed God’s command…. All subsequent sin would be disobedience toward God and lack of trust in his goodness.

398      In that sin man preferred himself to God and by that very act scorned him. He chose himself over and against God, against the requirements of his creaturely status and therefore against his own good. …

399      Scripture portrays the tragic consequences of this first disobedience. Adam and Eve immediately lose the grace of original holiness….

400      The harmony in which they had found themselves, thanks to original justice, is now destroyed: the control of the soul’s spiritual faculties over the body is shattered; the union of man and woman becomes subject to tensions, their relations henceforth marked by lust and domination.282 Harmony with creation is broken: visible creation has become alien and hostile to man….

401      After that first sin, the world is virtually inundated by sin. There is Cain’s murder of his brother Abel and the universal corruption which follows in the wake of sin. Likewise, sin frequently manifests itself in the history of Israel, especially as infidelity to the God of the Covenant and as transgression of the Law of Moses. And even after Christ’s atonement, sin raises its head in countless ways among Christians….

The consequences of Adam’s sin for humanity

402      All men are implicated in Adam’s sin, as St. Paul affirms: “By one man’s disobedience many [that is, all men] were made sinners”: …The Apostle contrasts the universality of sin and death with the universality of salvation in Christ. “Then as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one man’s act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men.”….

404      How did the sin of Adam become the sin of all his descendants? The whole human race is in Adam as one body of one man.  By this “unity of the human race” all men are implicated in Adam’s sin, as all are implicated in Christ’s justice. Still, the transmission of original sin is a mystery that we cannot fully understand. But we do know by Revelation that Adam had received original holiness and justice not for himself alone, but for all human nature. By yielding to the tempter, Adam and Eve committed a personal sin, but this sin affected the human nature that they would then transmit in a fallen state.  It is a sin which will be transmitted by propagation to all mankind, that is, by the transmission of a human nature deprived of original holiness and justice. And that is why original sin is called “sin” only in an analogical sense: it is a sin “contracted” and not “committed” — a state and not an act.

405      Although it is proper to each individual, original sin does not have the character of a personal fault in any of Adam’s descendants. It is a deprivation of original holiness and justice, but human nature has not been totally corrupted: it is wounded in the natural powers proper to it; subject to ignorance, suffering, and the dominion of death; and inclined to sin—an inclination to evil that is called “concupiscence.” Baptism, by imparting the life of Christ’s grace, erases original sin and turns a man back toward God, but the consequences for nature, weakened and inclined to evil, persist in man and summon him to spiritual battle.

A hard battle...

407      …Original sin entails captivity under the power of him who thenceforth had the power of death, that is, the devil.  Ignorance of the fact that man has a wounded nature inclined to evil gives rise to serious errors in the areas of education, politics, social action,  and morals….409      This dramatic situation of “the whole world [which] is in the power of the evil one”302makes man’s life a battle.  The whole of man’s history has been the story of our combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day. …

“You Did Not Abandon Him to the Power of Death”

410      After his fall, man was not abandoned by God. On the contrary, God calls him and in a mysterious way heralds the coming victory over evil and his restoration from his fall.  This passage in Genesis is called the Protoevangelium (“first gospel”): the first announcement of the Messiah and Redeemer, of a battle between the serpent and the Woman, and of the final victory of a descendant of hers.

411      The Christian tradition sees in this passage an announcement of the “New Adam” who, because he became obedient unto death, even death on a cross, makes amends superabundantly for the disobedience of Adam.  Furthermore many Fathers and Doctors of the Church have seen the woman announced in the Protoevangelium as Mary, the mother of Christ, the “new Eve.” Mary benefited first of all and uniquely from Christ’s victory over sin: she was preserved from all stain of original sin and by a special grace of God committed no sin of any kind during her whole earthly life.

412     But why did God not prevent the first man from sinning? …. God permits evil in order to draw forth some greater good. Thus St. Paul says, ‘Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more….’

 

 

The Fall of the Angels

391      Behind the disobedient choice of our first parents lurks a seductive voice, opposed to God, which makes them fall into death out of envy.266 Scripture and the Church’s Tradition see in this being a fallen angel, called “Satan” or the “devil.” The Church teaches that Satan was at first a good angel, made by God: The devil and the other demons were indeed created naturally good by God, but they became evil by their own doing.

394    Scripture witnesses to the disastrous influence of the one Jesus calls “a murderer from the beginning,” who would even try to divert Jesus from the mission received from his Father.  “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.  In its consequences the gravest of these works was the mendacious seduction that led man to disobey God.

395      The power of Satan is, nonetheless, not infinite. He is only a creature, powerful from the fact that he is pure spirit, but still a creature. He cannot prevent the building up of God’s reign. Although Satan may act in the world out of hatred for God and his kingdom in Christ Jesus, and although his action may cause grave injuries—of a spiritual nature and, indirectly, even of a physical nature—to each man and to society, the action is permitted by divine providence which with strength and gentleness guides human and cosmic history. It is a great mystery that providence should permit diabolical activity, but we know that in everything God works for good with those who love him.

 

Satan, the Devil

“…The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.

Pride, arrogance, the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate….”

(Prov 8:13)

 

According to Our Lord in His Lessons to the world, Satan, the evil one, in his arrogance and defiance of the Eternal Father, was granted a period of time in which he could attempt to draw humanity away from the Father for all eternity.  Although the Father was confident in the outcome, Satan was convinced he could prove the Father wrong and win the battle for the souls of the chosen.   Examining our own consciences, to whose confidence have we succumbed?

“...My people, these times are times in which the evil one has asked My Father to be allowed to rule.  It is a time granted by My Father, because the evil one has the belief that you will follow his way, instead of desiring the Truth and Light of My Father.  My Father granted him a very short period in which His people would have, once again, the choice of following the way of the world over the way of Him.  I ask you to persevere and to be strong soldiers.  This war is not a war of people, but a war in the heavens….

“…Procure your relationship with Me, and be free.  Your soul’s future depends on this time of choice!  Be at peace, knowing that in the midst of the present happenings, My Hand is guiding you who truly desire safety.  Even when you think I have abandoned you, I am with you, guiding you, not only to safety, but to a place of ultimate bliss!  Satan’s reign is only short.  He told My Father that no one will desire to follow His Way because the people desire their freedom of mortal life and to live by the way of monetary measures.

“My Father told him that those who are chosen will follow only the Way of Light, but Satan is convinced that he can prove My Father wrong due to free will….”  (JOM, Vol IV, #90, Nov. 1. 1992, War in the Heavens)

“I will send you to open their eyes

that they may turn from darkness to light

and from the power of Satan to God,

so that they may obtain forgiveness of sins

and an inheritance among those

who have been consecrated by faith in me….”

(Our Lord to St. Paul, Acts 26:18)

 

Our Lord has gone into great detail in His Lessons to define and describe how Satan will pursue each of God’s children.  It is through deception, slander, envy, impatience, jealousy, impurity, hatred, vanity and pride that he can establish his kingdom of darkness within each of us.  It is through the love of money and power and through doubt in the Truth that humility is squelched and the path to eternal life is lost.

“…The evil one of deceit and darkness will lurk and eavesdrop and creep into all situations to attempt to destroy the work of God!....Be aware that he lurks and wishes to cause harm, but he cannot come in, unless you let him inside from the outside.  If he comes in, he will bite you with his poisonous venom and build his offensive and defensive structures within you. 

“Always be vigilant!...He will always be around to deceive, slander, persuade and use any situation to his favor.  Faith, hope and charity are the weapons which slay him and are the shield you wear….The slyness, calumny, persuasiveness and lurking, creeping ways of the evil one cannot harm you, unless you allow him to make his place of stay within you….”  (JOM, Vol III, #3. May 16, 1990, Vigilance)

 “My dear people, do not allow the evil one to torment you interiorly and cause harm to your soul.  Always call on My Mother and Me, and WE will fly to your aide.  Do not allow undue duress, because the evil one wishes to see you unhappy and weeping.  Know that he does not want those who have turned to him, but he wants those closest to Me!...”  (JOM, Vol II, #14, Oct. 26, 1989, Internal Suffering)

“…The evil one shall always attempt to snatch souls with his poison.  Know that where I am, so is he, lingering.  When I evangelize, he will always try to prove Me wrong. I will always protect My people from his weapons and external harm; but they   must interiorly have the will to follow Me and be purified from his poisonous venom.  Be co-redeemers in Me, My people.  Receive My dignity by being imitators and procreators of My Father.  It is good; and it is the power you have, that no evil can strip from you.  Use your gifts of power….”   (JOM, Vol II, #11, Oct. 15, 1989, Co-redeemers)

“…How this human generation has become blind to its own dignity!  Do you not see that those who are chained to the vices of envy, impatience, jealousy, gossip and hatred, are slaves to sin?  They no longer are great but have become small, and are no longer rulers but have become slaves to the prince of darkness.  That is why the prince of darkness, Satan, was hurled down from the heavens.  His pride and jealousy caused him to boast in self-righteousness and self-love to the point that he would have no glory shared with any human being.  He wanted all for himself.  For the poison of envy, pride and jealousy grew and incurable hatred which resulted in death.  (JOM, Vol V, #10, Mar. 26, 1995, Poisonous Venoms or Refreshing Waters?)

“…My people are vain.  There is no humility or self-denial.  My people do not renounce themselves and ask for My Spirit to purify and sanctify them---vanity!  Woe to those who seek My knowledge out of curiosity, instead of seeking My knowledge with humility and with lack of pride….Your external treasures are short-lived.  The body spoils and decays, but your soul lives!  The interior soul is what needs to be fed with My treasures.  Vanity and seeking external stimuli as your treasure will only kill your soul!  If you wish your soul to live, then seek Me with humility and self-denial.  Vanity inspires the evil one, but self-denial slays him….”   (JOM, Vol I, #74, Aug. 8, 1989, Vanity)

“…Those people who do not belong to Me are those who have given their souls to the evil one!  They are those who worship idols, and do not practice doctrine of My Church.  They are forever gone because they choose to walk with Satan.  Those who fall into the trap of evil can be saved through prayer and devotion.  However, those who turn away by their own free will from the Trinity, lose life forever….

“…To My people who are on the edge of darkness, My people of pride and confidence, My people of success and money, I urge you to pray.  Do not be deceived by your materialism.  If you do not have time for My Father, make time; or He will not have time for you in your hour of most need.  If you are so sure that you do not need to pray as I have asked, or do not need Me, then be sure that you are in most need of My Divine Mercy!

“It is you who are my lost ones.  It is you for whom My Heart bleeds.  It is you who are farthest away.  If you give money in order to receive recognition, beware!  Your only recognition will be from man….Do not allow money to be your god of power.  There is only one God of power.  Find Me before it is too late!...My treasures are of more value than the most money your mind can conceive.  Humble yourselves so that you can be first.  Live as you are now, and you shall be last, if at all!...”  (JOM, Vol II, #27, Dec. 18, 1989, Guard Against Evil)

 

“It is a simple and true oath I have given to My people, yet so hard for them to grasp.  I promise everlasting life, and they have a difficult time believing that they shall have it.  I tell them that I live, and they wonder.  I speak to them, and they doubt in My Truth.  I tell them to be on guard against the evil one, and they shun Me away, afraid that I am He!”  (JOM, Vol II, #27, Dec. 18, 1989, Guard against Evil)

“Whover believes in the Son has eternal life,

but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life,

but the wrath of God remains upon him.”

(Jn 3:36)

 

However, in speaking about Satan, Our Lord proceeds with a message of hope, a promise of a finite period of the evil one’s terror, and the reassurance that God in His Glory will prevail.  He challenges all mankind to sainthood and proclaims the awesomeness of His Father’s works and the ultimate victory of His Truth over the devil:

“My dear little one, the time of Satan’s reign is ending and, soon this world will know that the God of Glory truly exists!  All deceptions will be put aside, for the Truth of God’s reign will be revealed.  Soon all will realize that their current stresses and worries are irrelevant and trivial compared to what is to come at the destruction of your hands….”  (JOM, Vol IV, #82, Aug. 17, 1992, Your Future)

“…My hope for My people is that they will hear My words with their hearts and ask Me!  All they need to do is ask Me!  Those who choose to ridicule and slander the words I have spoken to each heart and who choose recognition through worldly props, such as money, choose to walk with Satan.  There are many empty seats on My Throne because many of My people have not believed that I extended an invitation to them to be My saints.  There are now still available spaces for saints to come, if My people believe sainthood is attainable through humility and lack of pride!  It is not their humanness I want, My child, it is their souls.  Sainthood awaits all who desire it and reflect their love for My Father through genuine humbleness and the elimination of self-pride!”  (JOM, Vol II, #23, Dec. 4, 1989, Sainthood)

Come to God the Father.  His works are awesome and true….He has crowned Me with glory and honor….He gives life and brings death.  He brings healing to many and He inflicts injury on many.  He decrees what is necessary to bring the soul to perfection in His Love….He is Light without falsehood.  In the Truth of His Love, He confounds the devil and destroys his lie so His people can follow the path to His gates of Heaven….” (JOM, Vol V, #9, March 20, 1995, The Wondrous Works of God)

The arrogant cannot stand  in your presence.
You hate all who do wrong;
   you destroy those who tell lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
 you, Lord, detest.

But I, by your great love, can come into your house;
in reverence I bow down
 toward your holy temple.”

(Ps 5:5-7)

 

The Tactics of Satan,

the Devil, the Evil One
”…And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth,

and their armies gathered together to make war

with Him that sat upon the horse and with His army….” 

(Rev 19:19)

 

“…Today the world lives by Satanism in many aspects, more than by Christianity.  Many others believe that Satan does not exist, and the need for and the lack of prayer will only fuel the events that will lead you astray.  Prayer must be central in your life; and God must be first or you cannot love, because you truly will not understand the meaning of it….”  (Our Lady of Emmitsburg, June 17, 2010)

Indeed, Our Lord affirms the role of His Mother—our Mother—as both prayer warrior and teacher in this war in which we will be facing all the tactics and trickery of Satan.  Yet, so many in the world do not know her as Mother; or worse yet, they may have knowingly rejected her as Mother and all that she stands for, most especially the Plan of the Eternal Father and the salvation won for humanity by her beloved Son: 

“So My dear ones, the war is in the heavens, but you are all subject to its effect, because Satan wants you as victims.  My Mother continues to pray for you and to teach you of life’s true happiness, that of surrendering and living as whole persons through simpleness, devotion and commitment and purity to God….”  (JOM, Vol IV, #90, Nov. 1. 1992, War in the Heavens)

 

Distraction, Deception, Confusion & Temptation

“…And no wonder,

for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light” 

(2Cor 11:14)

 

In drawing from Ignatian Spirituality and the Second Week of the Exercises of St. Ignatius, Jesuit author, William A. Barry, S.J. writes:

 

“It is characteristic of the evil angel, who takes on the appearance of an angel of light, to enter by going along the same way as the devout soul, and then to exit by his own way with success for himself.  That is, he brings good and holy thoughts attractive to such an upright soul and then strives little by little to get his own way, by enticing the soul over to his own deceits and evil intentions….Ignatius had to act in faith on his discovery that God is not the only source of pious thoughts…The discernment of the spirits rests on the belief that the human heart is a battleground where God and the evil one struggle for mastery…A human being might have a part in choosing which ‘field of force’ would dominate his or her life…; but no human being was free to choose simply to be free of these supernatural forces.  One was dominated by either one or the other, and to pass from one was necessarily to pass into the control of the other.  At least over the long term, one could not maintain a neutral stand vis-a’-vis God and Satan.”  (An Ignatian Spiritual Reader, Barry, S.J.. Rev. Wm.)

 

Who, other than Our Lady, about whom the Lord God said to the serpent, “I will put enmity between you and the woman,” could better describe the tactics of Satan—his distractions, deception, confusion and temptations, his fear mongering, discouragement, distrust and division, his destruction, impurity and pride, and his compulsion to bring down the United States of America?  Our Lady of Emmitsburg warns all her children:

 

Please do not be deceived these days, my little ones.  Satan would like you to be deceived….”  (Public OLOE Feb. 9, 1994)

“…Do not let your thoughts wander or work up in you tensions and fear of things that have not yet surfaced.  Whenever God speaks words of love and encouragement, Satan is there to try to distort, confuse you, cause fear and ultimately division.  Always be on guard to the subtleties of his deceptive ways….”  (Public OLOE. April 13, 2000)

“…You cannot obtain this grace unless you ask for the grace of prayer and utilize this great gift.  The evil one is much alive and would like you to be distracted from praying.  He would like you to be fascinated with the sweet enticements of the world….”  (Public OLOE, June 6, 1996)

 “…Now surely it is difficult, because the evil one is angry.  He uses anyone who does not know how to form or broker peace.  He will go up against their wills to manipulate them and entice them, so that they will go against the Truth of God….”  (Private OLOE, July 8, 2004)

“As I told my children at Fatima:  ‘Hell does exist!’  Everyone needs to know that the devil is trying to tempt, to distract , to confuse and to destroy anything that is good, anything that is good!  I want all the children of the world to know that this is not a game.  How real this scenario is!”  (Private OLOE, Oct. 12, 2005)

Fear

“…Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer.  Indeed,

the devil will throw some of you into prison that you may be tested….

Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life….” 

(Rev 2:10)

 

“…Satan would like you to be distracted by fear….I have said that perfect Love casts out fear, and Satan cannot love.  Do not focus on fear, but instead focus on changing your old ways to new ones of honesty, love, compassion and works of mercy.  My Heart is sorrowful to see people motivated by fearful circumstances….There are so many deceptions and demoralizing issues which have infected the world.  Many people don’t know what is God’s Truth.  Unless people become centered on Jesus in prayer, His True Presence in the Eucharist, and unless they live a sacramental life, His Truth will only continue to be diluted by the pollution of sin; and fear will become the end product….”  (Public OLOE, Oct. 28, 1999)

“Come to Jesus Who was dejected and betrayed….He awaits you to dress His Wounds with your love.  Do not allow the devil to frighten you by presenting to you the sins of your youth….Humble yourself and repent….”  (Public OLOE, Aug. 26, 1999)

Discouragement & Distrust

“For all of them were trying to frighten us, thinking,

‘They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done.’

But now, O God, strengthen my hands….”

(Neh 6:9)

 

“Satan is trying to discourage you.  He would like you to believe there is no need for penance or faithfulness in fidelity to God.  Please, little children, cast off the burden of your sins and allow God to make for you a clean heart and spirit—one of Love.  My Son does not take pleasure in the death of a soul.  He desires all to live in Him….”  (Public OLOE, Aug. 11, 1994)

“…Do not be bothered by the fact that so many elements are coming towards you that make you feel unworthy and discouraged.  When this happens, it should be more of an authentic uplifting and rally for you to know that God Himself is guiding you and leading you onto this new horizon because there is so much evil trying to discourage you and distract you.  When negative things come your way and seem to crush and suffocate you, know that it is only a gimmick the evil one is using to try to dissuade you from following the True Path.  When this happens, you should joyfully acknowledge that the evil one not only cannot accomplish what he desires to accomplish, but also that you have freely given yourself to God.  With this acknowledgment, no contamination can approach you, surround you or envelop you; and your soul will remain pure.  This does not mean that there will not be any troubles that you might encounter, because this is the way of humanity.  However, your souls being pure and free will allow the Holy Spirit to guide you onto this new horizon….”  (Private OLOE, June 8, 2003)

 “…I have told you:  if you believe with all your heart, it will happen.  But you must not doubt. You must believe with all your heart, because nothing is impossible with God.  The evil one would like you to fill your mind with distrust, and He would like you to believe that this is a fallacy.  But you control your heart; and in your heart, all you must do is believe and not doubt, knowing that in good time—God’s time—all fruition will come to the surface….”  (Private OLOE, Jan 15, 2009)

Division

“…These are the ones who cause divisions;

they live on the natural plane, devoid of the Spirit…”

(Jude 1:19)

 

 “…There are evil forces trying to make you feel inferior and tempt you with unworthy feelings.  The evil one would like to confuse you and cause division among you in the most trivial situations in order that you would not focus on God’s Mercy and Love.  If division exists among the lease important issues, how can peace exist on a larger scale…”  (Public OLOE, Sept. 28, 1995)

“…Please do not cause disgrace for others..  Satan is desperately attempting to cause division.  Anger, hatred, resentfulness, jealousy, malice and premeditated attempts to strip others of respect, dignity and self-esteem are poisonous venoms to evil.  Silence is the shield and Love the sword to battle evil….”  (Public OLOE, June 23, 1994)

“…Those who are true servants of God have Peace within them, even in the midst of turmoil.  Division is caused by Satan himself; and wherever I have been throughout history, Satan has tried to cause division, and that division is from him.  But the lack of peace in many of my children, the lack of peace within your communities and within the world stems also from the sin within humanity that causes the division to intensify and metastasize….”  (Public OLOE, Mar 13, 2003)

“   The evil one would like all humanity to think that there is no place in this materialistic world for people of prayer and for those who hold in their hearts the Truth and follow my Son’s Word in the Gospel.  Do not look to this world.  Look at my Son’s Life from the Incarnation through His Resurrection, and focus on His Salvific Act of love for you….”  (Public OLOE April 9, 2004)

 

Destruction

“…Those who seek my life lay snares for me;

And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction,

And they devise treachery all day long….”

(Ps 38:12)

 

“…I assure you, children, that the devil exists; and he desires to hurt you!  In his rage he desires to attack and destroy anything and anyone that gives God glory in His creation….” (Public OLOE, Oct. 1, 2006)

 

“Remember, little ones, that Satan wants to destroy all people and have none turn to Jesus.  Satan desires to destroy mankind through hatred.  My Son on your behalf lived a difficult life and accepted the contempt of the world, the cruelty with which He was treated and all persecution for the salvation of the world.  He accepted all persecution for love of you….”  (Public OLOE, April 27, 1995)

“…The devil will use whatever tactics there are to destroy all children.  The devil does not care what color your skin is or what your beliefs or moral values are.  He will harbor such hatred in you that you will desire to kill.  So, because of this, there is so much sorrow in the world.  However, if people prayed and believed in God, they would not allow the devil to do evil works in them.

 

Do you know what kills?  Hatred! 

Do you know what heals and keeps away the devil?  Love!

(Private OLOE, Feb. 4. 2009)

 

 “…Join me in prayer and in love in reparation for the many sins against the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Pray for the conversion of all sinners and for peace in the world.  It is very important that you pray every day and take seriously my call.  Satan is strong and is trying to destroy Love in the world through division, scandals and deception….”  (Public OLOE, June 15, 1995)

Impurity

“…I am afraid that when I come again my God may humiliate me before you,

and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past

and not repented of the impurity, immorality and sensuality

which they have practiced.” 

(2Cor 12:21)

 

In His Lessons, Our Lord discusses how impurity can affect our minds and our very dignity:

“…Begin to receive My dignity that I wish to give you by allowing Me to give you pure hearts.  The purer you are, the more you will understand.  Impurity causes a dense thickness, like fog.  Use your senses, and then, My passions!  See things clearly and with purity.  Cleanse your minds by what your eyes give sight to!...”  (JOM, Vol II, #11, Oct. 15, 1989, Co-Redeemers)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg

“…There is so much impurity today that the children growing up do not know the difference between good and evil.  They think actions of impurity are an expression of their freedom….The subtleties of evil are infiltrating at every level….The urgency to pray daily as a family with a fervor is now….”  (Public OLOE, June 26, 1997)

 

“…There is a tremendous amount of evil today.  The evil one would like you to be unfaithful.  He would like you to lose your graces and be filled with tears, suffering, bitterness and misery.  (Public OLOE, Aug. 28, 1997)

 

“My little ones, you are all called to a life of purity, a life free of sin, a life filled with joy, happiness and peace.  Satan would like you to dwell on your sins.  He would like you to live in shame and guilt and to be unforgiving to yourselves and others.  In prayer you will realize that Jesus loves you and is calling you not to sin, shame, or guilt, but to freedom, joy, purity and forgiveness….”  (Public OLOE Dec. 8, 1993)

“…Prayer is needed for my priests.  Pray for Divine grace and the humility to believe in the Holy Eucharist.  Satan is flooding your world with moral issues; and without Divine grace, intervention and prayer, many people, including priests, will walk in darkness….”   (Public OLOE Aril 17, 1997)

“Be aware, and join together in unity.  Protect yourselves and blanket yourselves through prayer, often seeking the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Be pure, avoiding all things that lead to sin.  Purify yourselves, and all shall be made new!”  (Public OLOE, Oct. 1, 2006)

 

PRIDE

“…There they cry out,

but He does not answer
Because of the pride of evil men….”

(Job 35:12)

 

“…Pride is a kingdom that My people create, and destruction comes to the kingdoms of pride because of the ego!  If My people would put their pride in Me, their Lord, there would be no destruction…”  (JOM, Vol I, #50, April 9, 1989, Pride“…As I purify and cleanse My people, there are emotions and sentiments of self-pity, sadness and sorrow. But…the pride must be stripped in order that humility can replace it.  It takes time to grow in holiness, charity and love because of human weakness, sinfulness and vices of the flesh….”  (JOM, Vol V, #11, April 30, 1995)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg:

“Vanity, pride, worldly carnal desires and the renunciation of God are all sin, sin that surely takes you on the path to hell….There is so much power and pride in the world today, and yet God seeks holiness for you….If you do not repent and reform your lives and return to God, your sin is like worms devouring you, like excrement so undesirable and horrific….”  (Public OLOE, Mar 5, 2006)

 

“My little ones, it is necessary to put aside your pride and forgive those who have caused you pain.  Do not seek revenge or justice, for evil begets evil.  Ask God to change YOU!...”  (Public OLOE, Mar. 7, 1996)

 

“How can you be obedient to Jesus?  By being obedient to your superiors, confessors and spiritual directors….If at times you are disappointed with their advice, do not despair….Judgment belongs to God alone and will be between Him and your superiors, confessors and spiritual directors.  Jesus allows moments as these to protect you from the danger of spiritual pride.  Pride is what banned Satan from Heaven for all eternity….Jesus will remove all obstacles and changes their hearts when the time is right….”  (Public OLOE, Mar 11, 1999)

 

The United States of America

“…For behold, I am going to arouse and bring up against Babylon

A horde of great nations from the land of the north,

And they will draw up their battle lines against her;

From there she will be taken captive.

Their arrows will be like an expert warrior

Who does not return empty-handed….”

(Jer 50:9)

 

Just as the United States has played a major role on the world stage for the last two centuries, so too will this country play a major role in these times at the end of this era in thwarting the plans of Satan and in leading the world back to the Eternal Father—not however, before a much needed purification.  Our Lady of Emmitsburg has repeatedly said that this country is “Satan’s turf,” and it is his desire to destroy our nation and all the souls in it.   For that reason her works will be different here where lies the “Center of her Immaculate Heart, where God’s Divine Mercy will be unveiled as the Child Jesus leads humanity into the Era of Peace”:

 

“…This country is not safe.  The world is on the verge of a new beginning.  There will be both controversy and challenges with the unveiling of God’s Truth, especially regarding those who manipulate and monopolize all of this world’s monetary means.  The Church and politics will merge; and the drape will fall, revealing the true masterpiece of turmoil, malicious slander and evil.  Middle East Peace will come, and you will be the mouthpieces of my Son as I have revealed before.  Without His words of Truth, there shall not be any peace….”  (Private OLOE, May 15, 2003)

“Satan dwells in the United States.  The battle truly is no longer just in the Heavens, but you will see the unveiling of my Son’s Divine Mercy here on earth through a battle against Satan himself, who seeks to destroy humanity through malicious acts and in harmful manners.  Many shall die.  Those who think that God will take their sides and that they are righteous should perhaps reflect on the words of the humble servant who could not raise his eyes to Heaven in prayer (Lk 18: 9-14),  and they should ask for God’s Mercy.  All are vulnerable.  These words are not given to frighten you, because God can only be faithful and will remain faithful to His Words and promises….”  (Private OLOE, Apr. 8, 2005)

 

“…You cannot compare any other place where I have visited to the United States; because our works must be different here, as I have previously said.  I am here now in my country which is consecrated to my most Immaculate Heart, but it is also Satan’s turf.  There truly is a battle raging, a battle that people do not see; because over a significant number of years, quietly and through various deceptions, little by little, Satan has invaded this country and pulled so many people away from my Son and from the Truth….”  (Private OLOE, May 27, 2005)

 

“…You have seen in an instant how easily it is to lose many possessions.  You have seen weather and climate changes.  You have seen genocide and civil wars.  You have seen illnesses in different parts of the world, like plagues.  This country alone has witnessed devastating acts from weather as well as in other areas, especially today in your own economy.

 

“Who is to say that a moment’s glance, through hatred and greed, once again people will not turn against one another?  This is what the devil desires.  He does not care about your skin color or your possessions or your power.  He only desires to destroy, to kill the soul….”  (Private OLOE, Feb. 11, 2009)

 

“…Be prepared.  Be at peace.  Now you know who are with you and who are not.  Allow me to say that some family members may not be with you.  Be prepared and be vigilant, for this mission can change the world’s focus.  Here on the ground of the United States of America, which has been consecrated to my most Immaculate Heart, can now become the first and long-lasting site in history where Satan is no longer even an obstacle, but simply another statistic.  Those who are warriors will make known forever that Jesus, my Son, reigns as King and as God and I, His humble servant, am graciously by Him, as are all of you within my Heart….”  (Private OLOE, Nov, 8, 2005)

 

 

The End is in Sight

“…Because you have kept the word of My perseverance,

I also will keep you from the hour of testing,

that hour which is about to come upon the whole world,

to test those who dwell on the earth….”

(Rev 3:10)

 

In spite of the evil intent and relentless perseverance of the enemy, Satan and all of his cohorts, Our Lady of Emmitsburg rather abruptly ends the discussion with her explanation and promise—a promise that it takes only a few faithful ones to save the world and to bring about God’s destruction of the evil one and all of the effects of evil:

“…It seems to many that much has fallen upon my Church, but you must also know that for 2000 years Satan has reigned because he asked God the Father for that reign.  His reign has ended, and now he is angry; and in the unleashing of his anger there have been tremendous attacks on the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of all people….So be strong, and know that with only just a few of you, this battle shall continue; and we shall be victorious as long as you continue to surrender, remain humble, and focus on Him….”  (Private OLOE, June 18, 2003)

It does not take many to save the world when you are invited to my Son’s Cross; because it was One, and only One who saved the world.  It takes only a very few who will join together in prayer and be messengers of my Light to reveal my Son’s words so that all can return to a life of purity, innocence, fruitfulness and pure joy….”  (Private OLOE, May 15, 2003)

“…When the evil one thinks he has conquered the world, the righteousness of God will destroy him and all the effects of evil in a flash of a moment…”   (Public OLOE, April 15, 1999)

“…Then I saw an angel come down from heaven,

holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a heavy chain.

He seized the dragon, the ancient serpent, which is the Devil or Satan,

and tied it up for a thousand years and threw it into the abyss,

which he locked and sealed, so that it could no longer lead the nations astray until the thousand years are completed.

After this, it is to be released for a short time…”

(Rev 20: 1-3)

 

 

End of “Evil—Part 2: Satan, the Devil”