I ask for your understanding for these thoughts. It is for some days, a long while, I have been thinking over my lifestyle and what drives me. One wonders how God sees us and in what manner are we His child, or a child of filth. Therefore I ask because of today's circumstances and worldly influences how many of you have wondered who really does possess us in a spiritual sense? I maintain in today’s world and Papal Catholic Church, not many obviously. Why do I say this or how can I say this you think. We hear so much about the signs of the times and I have to smile as the real signs of this world, are never truly considered. There is a reality a sign that does exists, found in a simple question, “What has happened to fear, the fear of God, or fear of the filth of Satan?” Frankly, neither exists. Is this a lack of a sign? The majority of the Church today think they are in a state of grace and they are holy. Those who do not believe what you read, then ask your brothers and sisters in Christ this double-barreled question. What is a state of grace and how does it apply to your life today? I do not know of one priest who would have the fortitude to ask just one of his parishioners. I am sorry it is like expecting the priests who write and analyze what I think about to be honest with themselves. My challenge for them all and criticism dries up when I say, “Tell me of the times you have sermonized on Humanae Vitae and I can accept your critiques”.
The opening thrust of my thought is that the existence of satan is denied, some call it his greatest lie. The Church goes along with it or else why did the priestly order, which used to contain I believe seven steps to priesthood drop the position of exorcist. I maintain if one bishop drops it then the Church has dropped it, as the unity of rituals and Liturgies have been severed. The church in some incomprehensible move also discontinued the Roman Breviary which in the lesson for the First Sunday of Lent St. Gregory the Great states, “Assuredly the devil is the head of all the wicked, and all the wicked are members of his body”. Does that make all sinners his possession? Very nearly I would think.
We were created by God to do His will and His will was we were to love Him and serve Him in this world to be happy with Him in the next. Then Adam was tempted through Eve, and His God’s wrath took over and we inherited Adam’s estate. The King of Glory was replaced for us with the Prince of this World and God considered us foolish. We went from God’s delight to be the devil’s expressed and active hatred for God. Mankind went through many ages with Heaven locked and barred for us until along came a woman who did not sin,. Her soul created before Adam's, this Woman, this glory of God untainted by foolishness was considered graceful enough, that is her chalice unsullied and into which God could pour His seed.
Heaven was opened and those justified could enter
However, what is the possession by the filth of satan and what forms does it show? The Church has records of many exorcisms and of the conversations that took place between priest and the filth that possessed the unwitting, the deliberate aquiesent or perhaps witless creature owned by sin. The first of these wicked creatures are self-committed wretches. It would seem they pick their position by offering the action of the seven deadly sins to death, seven deadly murderous acts upon their soul, a dreadful spiritual suicide. Scriptures tell us of Mary Magdalene when faced with God cried bitter tears until Christ forgave her. There is no sign of her confessing to God of her lifestyle, yet in her way she must have. There was definitely penance and humility. Her act of washing His feet with expensive nard the riches of our world and drying His feet with her hair, woman's crowning pride makes this obvious. What woman today would do so for her husband’s feet? I do state that the Sacrament of Confession was not yet a Sacrament.
Then there are the so called wizards, witches etc., the channelers, the spiritualists, the fortune tellers, the ouija board users, fortune tellers, table rappers and those who still use spells to conjure up love potions, sexual favors and revenge, all are on a slow steady march from using filth as a servant towards domination by the false prince. These all become the natural man, deserted by grace, they dominate satan and finally fall prey to his demands.
Some are possessed by small ineffectual nuisances, some as Jerome wrote by animal demons howling and baying like barnyard animals. Literally baying at the moon as John Chrysostom is reputed to have written of the charismatic demoniacs of his time.
How can we know of these possessions and what witness do they bear upon one’s religious life. The Sacraments and Rituals of the Church are anathema to them. Sacramentals such as Rosaries and Blessed Medals are either destroyed . The sight of the Host is more than they can stand. All this is recorded in the history of exorcisms kept by the Church.
I have not mentioned the special occasion when God for His reasons allow some victim souls to suffer with possession either by His decree or by a request of the wicked filth of hell.
Let me now write of a very serious concern of mine few catholics use the sacrament of Confession, to hear them speak, many say I confess my sins directly to God. I ask this. Are they possessed by pride and is therefore confession seems to be anathema to them. A holy ritual to be refused? Do they then make some atonement for their sins? Is the Bread they then receive not the Sacrament of Thanksgiving but rather the bread of mourners as written about by Jerome and Cyril of Alexander??