Pray for the Church in October: October 2018

Prelude

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

 

Words

Emily Stimpson Chapman

Our Sunday Visitor

Understanding the “dark night of the soul”

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Understanding the ‘dark night of the soul’ The feeling of spiritual emptiness, or being abandoned by God, is natural in the process of growing closer to Christ Emily Stimpson Chapman OSV Newsweekly

When the world looked at the face of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, it saw pure, simple joy. Then, in 2007, 10 years after Blessed Teresa’s death, a collection of her private letters was published. Suddenly, the joy that the tiny sister from Albania once radiated seemed anything but simple.

As the letters revealed, for the entirety of her public ministry, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity endured unceasing feelings of desolation and abandonment by God.

“I am told God lives in me,” she wrote in 1957, “and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul.”

For some, the letters became a source of scandal. But for those familiar with the stages of spiritual growth, they served as a profound testimony to Blessed Teresa’s sanctity. In those decades of desolation, she lived what St. John of the Cross termed, the “dark night of the soul,” which was the title of a poem he wrote.

The timing and duration of Mother Teresa’s dark night was unusual — and markedly so. But the fact that she encountered a dark night wasn’t. Every Christian, on their way to God, must pass through his or her own dark night. So, what is (and isn’t) the dark night of the soul?

It is necessary

Every fallen human being has disordered desires and attachments. We love what we shouldn’t love, or we love what we should but in the wrong way. We seek our own comfort, our own pleasure, our own will. We value what we want more than we value what God wants. We do wrong, even if only in our hearts.

But we can’t do wrong and stand before God. We can’t even want to do wrong and stand before God. A prerequisite for seeing God face to face is that every attachment to sin, both in our lives and in our hearts, must be broken. If we want to become saints, we have to desire only God’s will. And we have to desire God’s will not out of fear of hell, but rather out of love for heaven, out of love for God. Some of that breaking we do, as we learn to avoid vice and pursue virtue. But some of that breaking only God can do. The dark night of the soul is, in part, how he does that. By seemingly withdrawing all spiritual consolations — all the little comforts and supports that typically come from pursuing a relationship with him — and allowing an almost crushing sense of abandonment to descend upon us, he purifies our desires and prepares us for heaven.

It is unique

The dark night of the soul looks different in different lives. Laypersons don’t necessarily experience the dark night the way religious do. Nor do active religious necessarily experience the dark night the way contemplatives do. Some people experience it primarily through external circumstances. They find themselves persecuted or afflicted. In the midst of those afflictions, all calls for help go unanswered. To the person passing through this type of dark night, it feels like God has left them to deal with their cross on their own.

Others experience the dark night through temptations: Temptations to pride, vanity, anger, sexual sin, and even unbelief assail them. Then, there are those who experience the dark night of the soul mainly through inner desolation: The gates of heaven seem barred against them, and no matter how much they pray, no consolation seemingly comes. Lastly, there are those who experience the dark night as a combination of all three: trials, temptations and abandonment.

Likewise, for some, the dark night comes but once. For others, it comes many times. Usually, it lasts for only a short while. Occasionally, it lasts much longer. But when it finally ends, it ends for good. A definitive work has been accomplished in the soul.

It is unpredictable

The dark night of the soul doesn’t come at the beginning of one’s journey to God. Traditionally, spiritual directors identify three primary stages (or ways) of growth in holiness. The first is the purgative way, where we break habits of vice, acquire habits of virtue and learn to live a Catholic life. The second is the illuminative way, where we grow in virtue, charity and the life of prayer. And the third is the unitive way, where our wills and hearts move in perfect harmony with God’s.

Near the end of the purgative stage, we experience a type of dark night — a time of trial and affliction where it feels as if God no longer loves us. This dark night, however, is not the dark night of the soul. Rather, it’s the dark night of the senses.

In the dark night of the senses, God purifies us of our attachments to the things of the world — physical comfort, physical pleasure, material success, popular acclaim — as well as of our consolations in prayer. Sorrows afflict us, and things that used to comfort us — food, sex, shopping, compliments, even the liturgy — no longer do. Through this dark night, God prepares us for the illuminative way and a deeper, more contemplative life of prayer.

The dark night of the soul occurs at the end of the illuminative way, as we prepare to enter the unitive way. During this dark night, God roots out our deepest attachments to sin and self, and the desolation that accompanies that rooting out is overwhelming and crushing. More than just a lack of consolation, this dark night plunges a soul into an abyss of darkness and nothingness, essentially revealing to us what we are without God and preparing us to not only carry our crosses, but to love our crosses and carry them joyfully in union with Christ.

It isn’t depression

From the outside, depression and the dark night of the soul bear a striking resemblance to one another. And they’re not entirely separate things. As St. John of the Cross noted long ago, depression (or as they called it in the 17th century, melancholia) can go hand in hand with a dark night, whether by exacerbating it or resulting from it.

But while clinical depression is triggered by an objectively sad event (losing a loved one, fatal illness, etc.) or by a biochemical problem, the dark night of the soul is purely an act of God; it is God working in our souls to draw us closer to him.

Likewise, while depression weighs down both body and soul, eventually rendering those who suffer from it unable to go about the normal business of their life, throughout the dark night, the spirit stays strong, and those suffering through it can perform great works of charity and service. They remain active and don’t experience the same temptations to total self-loathing or suicide that those struggling with depression suffer, nor do they lose their faith in the midst of the dark night. Belief remains.

It isn’t evil

The dark night of the soul is not an evil to be endured; it’s a good for which we should be grateful. Of course, it doesn’t always seem that way. The thought of plunging into a spiritual abyss and losing all the sweetness in our relationship with God strikes few as appealing. But neither does surgery. Having cancer removed from our bodies isn’t a fun process. Nevertheless, we submit to the surgeon’s knife readily and quickly, knowing that the sooner we have the surgery, the sooner we can live a healthy, full life.

What’s true on the natural level is true on the supernatural level. If we want to become the people God made us to be and live the lives he made us to live, we must let him excise sin and unhealthy attachments from our souls. There’s no getting around it. Before we can enter heaven, it has to happen. It can happen in this life or it can happen in the next — in purgatory. But here is better. For the sooner we let God root out unhealthy attachments, the sooner we can get on with the business of being saints.

And there’s no better business than that.

 

Videos

  1. The Pope
    • #PrayForTheChurch – Special prayer campaign for the Church – The Pope Video – October 2018
      • Profile :- October 2018. The Pope Video: The Devil is a seducer. This is why, without our knowing it, we let him enter into our lives. This also applies to the life of the Church. This is why the Pope is asking us this month of October to pray the Rosary of the Virgin Mary and the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel to fight against the power of evil and to protect the Church. Will we all join in with this request? “The Devil presents himself with great power. He brings you gifts. But you don’t know what’s inside. I renew the invitation to everyone to pray the Rosary every day in October, ending with the antiphon “We fly to thy patronage” and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, to repel the attacks of the Devil who wants to divide the Church.”
      • Videos
    • Pope Francis asks for prayers to protect church from “attacks by the devil”
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          • Channel :- CBS Evening News
            Link
  2. Kanaan Ministries SA
    • Understanding Second Heaven
      • Profile
        • The following is an extract from the latest course ACTS (Advanced Counsellors Training School). For the complete course – there are 23 DVDs and 3 manuals, which can be purchased from our office, please contact our office: http://www.kanaanministries.org/contact/ or order from our eShop: http://kanaanministries-eshop.org/ Second Heaven: As with all kingdoms, there are levels of authority, governors of territories or regions, and so on. These beings operate within a region of the lower heavens. According to Scripture, there are three Heavens. God warns us in His Word that in the last days many will be deceived, that there will be many FALSE signs and wonders that will mislead many. In this session, Amanda discusses the false holy spirit that operates from the second heaven.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- KanaanMinistriesSA
          Published ON :- 2016-June-2nd
          Link
  3. John Paul Jackson
    • Dreams & Mysteries – The Mystery of Spiritual Warfare
      • Profile
        • Join author and speaker John Paul Jackson as he reveals some of the spiritual mysteries of the Bible… including how God speaks today through dreams!
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- Dreams & Mysteries
          Published ON :- 2014-May-2nd
          Link
    • 5 Reasons Not to Engage in Second Heaven Warfare
      • Profile
        • In this companion video to the episode “The Mystery of Spiritual Warfare”, John Paul Jackson discusses some more reasons why focusing on second heaven principalities and powers is not a good idea in prayer.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- Dreams & Mysteries
          Published ON :- 2014-May-21st
          Link
  4. Derek Prince
    • The Three Heavens # Derek Prince
      • Profile
        • The Three Heavens # Derek Prince (engleza) # Casting Down Strongholds # Lesson 02
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- Carti, predici, poezii
          Published ON :- 2016-Dec-12th
          Link

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

 

Quotes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on her Catholic faith and the urgency of a criminal justice reform
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Innocence, in its mercy

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Forgives and Transforms Itself

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Least Among Us

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Neglect and Cynicism

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Knocking On Doors

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Remedy & Hope

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Interviews

  1. MSNBC
    • Political Newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Her Upset And The Road Ahead | Morning Joe | MSNBC
      Profile :- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Bernie Sanders campaign organizer with no electoral experience, beat Rep. Joe Crowley, a top-ranking Democrat in Tuesdsay’s congressional primary in New York. Ocasio-Cortez joins Morning Joe to discuss.
      Channel :- MSNBC
      Published On :- 2018-Jun-27th
      Link

Ravi Zacharias – Sermons & Discussions – 2018/Feb

 

Videos

  1. Ravi Zacharias on Roman Catholicism
    • Is Roman Catholicism a cult? – Ravi Zacharias at Texas A&M’s Veritas Forum
      Dr. Ravi Zacharias answers the question, “Is Roman Catholicism another example of how unity does not equal uniformity within the Christian community or is it at its core a derivative of true Christianity?” at Texas A&M’s Veritas Forum on
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        March 19, 2014.
        Channel :- Fiat Lux
        Published on :- 2014-March-20th
        Link
  2. Ravi Zacharias talks about Joel Osteen
    • Profile :- Ravi Zacharias talks about Joel Osteen and it’s not good. God Bless You Ravi keep up the good work.
    • Videos
      • Ravi Zacharias talks about Joel Osteen
        Channel :- Johnny OnTheSpot
        Published On :- 2018-Jan-4th
        Removed On :- 2018-March-10th
        Link
      • Ravi Zacharias Drops TRUTH Bomb on Joel Osteen & his followers
        Channel :- The Vigilant Christian
        Published On :- 2018-Feb-6th
        Added On :- 2018-March-10th
        Removed On :- 2018-August-8th
        Link
      • Ravi Zacharias talks about Joel Osteen
        Channel :- TVC Faith
        Published On :- 2018-Feb-22nd
        Added On :- 2018-August-8th
        Link
    • More
      • The full video is From “The 2007 Ligonier National Conference with Ravi Zacharias, Albert Mohler, R.C. Sproul, and R.C. Sproul Jr.
        • Mohler, Sproul, Sproul Jr., and Zacharias: Questions and Answers #1
          Link
  3. Ravi Zacharias and Dennis Prager with Jeff Foxworthy The Death of Truth, The Decline of Culture Q&A
    • Videos
      • Ravi Zacharias and Dennis Prager with Jeff Foxworthy The Death of Truth, The Decline of Culture Q&A
        Channel :- Bryan Caron
        Date Published :- 2017-Oct-17th
        Link
  4. Ravi Zacharias 2017 – Living A Life Used By God – DECEMBER 2017
    • Videos
      • Living A Life Used By God
        Channel :- Christian Sermons
        Date Published :- 2017-Dec-18
        Link

 

Adam Blai

 

Videos

  1. Adam Blai – Demonology Seminar (Audio)
    • Video
      Link
    • Published on :- 2016-Apr 23
    • Occasion :- Adam Blai speaking at One Faith Experience – April 2016.
    • religiousdemonology.com
      Link
  2. EWTN On Location – 2016-01-02 – Exorcism In The Modern Church And How To Keep The Doors To The Demon
  3. Catholic Demonologist Adam Blai On Demonic Possession
    Video

 

Indepth

Adam Blai – Demonology Seminar (Audio)

  1. Exorcist
    • Only a priest can do exorcist by Canon Law
  2. Participation
    • Over 100 solemn exorcism
  3. Unworthiness
    • I am not holy
    • Do not be afraid to do what God the father has called you to do
    • Do not let Satan trick you into thinking you are not holy, you are not equipped
    • He is going to use if you say Yes
  4. Reasons
    • Do not do it for
      • Excitement
      • Selfish reasons
    • Do it
      • It has to be because you are called
      • Asked to serve
        • By Bishop or elder
  5. Election
    • God allows us to be tempted
      • So that we can exercise free will
      • Grants us an opportunity to love God and be obedient to God
      • Corrective experiences
        • Enter into a deeper relationship with God
        • God allows extraordinary activities so that we can know the limits of our power & grace
  6. Permission
    • The Devil can not do anything unless permitted God
  7. Authority
    • Authority given by Jesus to the Apostles
    • Permission to Bishop
      • Bishop lent to the Priest
    • Oversight
      • Do not want to exercise if patient is
        • Mentally ill
        • Physically ill
  8. Demons
    • Demons are fallen Angels
    • At Creation
      • They had a ministry
      • They had work assignment
  9. Dominic Activity Increases ( Segment 12:### – )
    • New Missions
      • In the History of the Church for missionary activities
      • When Christianity goes into new communities
    • Missionary Country in Reverse
      • In the west, we ar nation in reverse
      • Reject God
      • Give demonic new room
    • Pray
      • Pray for priest
      • help up it
      • put on the altar every day

Arlington Renewal – Deacon Marques Silva – Charism/Spiritual Gifts

Introduction

Catholic Diocese of Arlington is a Catholic Charismatic Church in Arlington, Virginia.

 

Benedict XVI: God Is Faithful But Surprising….

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Videos

  1. Gifts of Words of Knowledge and Wisdom
    • Published On :- 2014-June-21st
      Link
  2. The Gift of Prophecy
    • Published On :- 2014-June-21st
      Link
  3. Gift on Tongue & Interpretation
    • Published On :-2014-June-20th
      Link

 

Indepth

Gifts of Knowledge and Wisdom

  1. Definition
    1. Word of Wisdom
      • God enlightening a person and allows the person to know how to best handle a given situation
  2. Revelation
    • Types of Revelations
      • Divine Revelation
        • Prophetic Word
        • Encourage a Community
          • A lot of us have very good prayer time and we hear the Lord speaking to and for us
          • And, God gives us words to share with other people, but we do not want to give a word to other people that we have been praying for
          • If you have a healthy prayer life, you are supposed to be able to start speaking for/to other people
    • Lord is bringing something to Light
  3. Wisdom
    • Natural
      • Accumulate from own Life experiences
      • Lived experience, Lived Wisdom
      • Negatives
        • Insufficient
          • Sometimes our lived experience will not be enough
          • The way we tackle our life may not be enough to help those we love
          • Darkened by Original Sin
        • Dangerous
          • Little knowledge sometimes hurt us
      • Confession
        • Confession helps clear us out
    • Spiritual Wisdom
      • Scripture
      • Church Teaching
        • How she teaches it
        • Hard Study
        • Great deal of prayer
        • Clergy
        • Ecumenical that we work with
      • Applied Knowledge
        • Study of not only Scripture, but Church Teaching, and also Gifts
    • Word of Wisdom
      • God’s Power breaking in
        • Solomon and the two mothers
      • Parables
        • Confuse people
        • Jesus spoke truthfully and openly until he was accused of being Satan
        • Difference
          • Public :- Parables
          • Private :- Open Words
      • Blindness
        • Isaiah 6
          • I will make you a mouthpiece
            • “Make the heart of this people dull,
              And their ears heavy,
              And shut their eyes;
              Lest they see with their eyes,
              And hear with their ears,
              And understand with their heart,
              And return and be healed.” – Isaiah 6:10
        • Jeremiah
          • Hear this now, O foolish people,
            Without understanding,
            Who have eyes and see not,
            And who have ears and hear not – Jeremiah 5:21
        • Ezekiel
          • “Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which has eyes to see but does not see, and ears to hear but does not hear; for they are a rebellious house.”  – Ezekiel 12:2
        • Jesus/Matthew
          • For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
            Their ears are hard of hearing,
            And their eyes they have closed,
            Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
            Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
            So that I should heal them.’ – Matthew 13:15
    • Responsibility
      • You have to present something to them to get them out of that situation
  4. Worldly Wisdom
    1. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
      ( 1 Corinthians 1:19  )
    2. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness.”
      ( 1 Corinthians 3:19  )
  5. Sin darkens the Intellect, and dumbs the will
    • Since Original Sin, our decision making has been set back
    • Gave themselves over to perverted acts
      • Romans 1:24
      • Romans 1:27
      • Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
        ( Colossians 3:5 )
  6. Requirements
    • Just because you have a prophetic word, just because you have a word of knowledge does not mean you have to say it
    • It does mean it is for that moment
      • Lord should I say it now
    • Is this the audience to deliver it to
    • I am so glad that the Lord is using it, but I need you to expand it
  7. Timing
    • In 1988, the Lord gave me a word for a good friend
      • The Lord said to hold it, and that she will call you
      • 12 years later she called
      • And, it was a very specific word for that moment ( 12 years later )
  8. Prophet
    •  Daniel
      • 400 years
    • Isaiah
      • 1000 years
  9. Coupled with
    • Word of Knowledge
    • Word of Prophecy
  10. Taking Care
    • Grace how to reveal insight
      • Is it for today, is it for this person, how do I say it
    • Nuances
      • Is it to be acted out
    • How to pray for that person
      • Open our hearts so that we can act it out
    • Let me become this word first before I speak it
    • Avoiding Dangers
  11. Holiness
    • Confession matters
    • Holiness matters
    • Culture matters

 

Words of Wisdom

  • You never minister alone
  • Ministry is personal, never private
  • Is it possible to give it in the form of a question
    • Give the person a out
    • I am still learning
  • Never minister opposite sex alone
    • Give comfort
    • Very precise
  • You need an advocate for the other person
  • Don’t let outsiders minister
    • Words of knowledge and occult knowledge are very similar and mimic each other
    • Form relationships with them
    • Know how they live their lives
    • People do
    • relatively balance
    • Do they have a good prayer live
    • baseline on where the other person is
    • To be able to properly weigh God’s word
      • Know them
      • Know their lives
    • Protect people
  • Jesus at the Well  ( John 4 )
    • Not there to speak to the person, but to the person’s heart
      • Repairer of the Breach ( Isaiah 58:12 )
  • Solitude
    • To increase gift, isolate yourself
  • Prayer
    • Pray that God can reveal things to you
    • And, lay bare my heart so that I can help others
  • When God uses us
    • When God uses us, he uses by context
    • The things that we are taken in
  • Leadership
    • Make prophetic people your best friend
    • So that you can correct and shepherd them
    • And, they will in-turn grow

Gifts of Tongue & Interpretation

  1. Ministry happens within a family
  2. Can not exceed what is written
  3. Pray for the ones you need, not the ones you like

 

 

Additional Materials

  1. Prophecy
    Link
  2. Word of Knowledge
    Link

Chad Ripperger – Spiritual Theology

Prelude

As always Father Chad Ripperger delivers a No-NonSense teaching on the Holy Ghost / Holy Spirit.

Videos

  1. Spiritual Theology: Gifts of the Holy Ghost ~ Fr Ripperger
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Published :- 2013-Nov-16th
        Link
  2. Spiritual Theology: Fruits of the Holy Ghost ~Fr Ripperger
    Published On: – 2013-Nov-16th
    Link
  3. Spiritual Wounds by Fr Chad Ripperger
    Published :- 2017-April-6th
    Link
  4. Sin and the effects -Fr. Chad Ripperger
    Channel :- Truly LUS-IGNACE
    Published :- 2017-Feb-16th
    Added On :- 2018-Jan-8th
    Link

 

Indepth

Spiritual Theology: Gifts of the Holy Ghost ~ Fr Ripperger

  1. You First have to turn away from the World and then  you start judging God properly
  2. Motivation is mixed
    • Natural
    • Godly
  3. Fear of the Lord
    1. Fear
    2. Sanctity and Pureness of God
    3. temper the Soul
    4. Loss of Interest
    5. Turn away from yourself
  4. Interior Silence
  5. You can not follow your emotional life

 

Fr Chad Ripperger – Generational Spirits

 

Discussions

  1. Generational Spirits ~ Fr Chad Ripperger
    What are generational spirits & how do they influence families, regions, diocese, individuals, etc?
    Published On :- 2017-March-9th

  2. Fr. Ripperger: Generational Spirits Conference
    • Part 2:- Discernment
      Part Two of a 3 part series – the complexity and details of “Generational Spirits”, detecting their presence, recognizing symptoms, patterns, aka “Discernment”.
      Published On :- 2017-Feb-24th

  3. Generations
    • The 6th Generation: Generational Spirits: Lost Generation to the One Current~ Fr Ripperger
      Each generation has a virtue to give the world or a vice to gain. Since the ‘greatest generation’ we’ve been in a spiral gathering up demonic influence from neglecting our duties and state in life. What are they? What have been the outcomes? Fr goes generation by generation on this to the current day.

      • Published On :- 2016-April-18th
        Crossed Out On :- 2018-April-4th
        Link
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sensus Fidelium
        Published On :- 2018-March-6th
        Link
      • Video #2
        Channel :- Nick Fluh
        Link
  4. Spiritual Warfare Conference
    • Fr Chad Ripperger – Spiritual Warfare Conference – Weapons Against the Demonic
      Published :- 2015-Nov-5th
      Added On :- 2017-March-25th
      Link
  5. The Psychological & Spiritual Effects of Being Negative ~ Fr Ripperger
    • The Psychological & Spiritual Effects of Being Negative ~ Fr Ripperger
      What are things that make people always look negative on things? Family, politics, the state of the Church are areas that can do that. What do we do about that to keep from being negative?
      Published On :- 2016-April-16th
      Link

In Depth

Generational Spirits ~ Fr Chad Ripperger

Generational Spirits ~ Fr Chad Ripperger – Part 1

  1. Conference
    • 1st Conference
      • What Spirits are
      • How the operate
      • How they continue to stay
    • 2nd Conference
      • How to identify them in your own Family
        • 99% of families have them
        • I have never met a family that did not have them
    • 3rd Conference
      • How to get them out
    • 4th Conference
      • How more than one can be present
      • Deal with that
      • 6th Conference
    • 5th Conference
  2. Generation Spirits
    • Definition
      • Any Spirit that is passed along
  3. How they pass from one person to another
    • Family Line
      • Lineage
      • Child
        • At Childbirth
        • Child passed when young
        • passed within  a family
    • Familiar Spirit
      • Does Something
        • Doing something and it gets in
        • If the person has a headship within the family, they can pass it on
  4. Breakdown of Generational spirits
    • Assigned by Devil
      • God assigns them
      • The one above says get me into this family
    • Generation
      • Assigned to that generation worldwide
        • Hippie Generation
    • Assigned to a Country
      • Nazi Germany
        • Place under a particular leadership
    • Races
      • Every single race has one
        • Native Americans
          • Spirit passed on based on Spirituality
        • Hispanics
          • Skip a generation
          • Aztec or Mayan
    • Corporation
      • Will stay with that Generation until it collapses
    • Regions / Area
      • Fresno, CA
        • Illness
      • Los Angeles
        • Unreality
      • US South ( Alabama / Georgia )
        • Slaughter Native Americans
        • Europeans came in and fought each other
      • Characteristics
        • Mindset
        • Gene
    • Dioceses
    • Religion Order

 

Generational Spirits ~ Fr Chad Ripperger – Part 3

  1. Complications
    • One of the trained exorcists says, if things start to get too complicated, you know you have already gone down the wrong path
    • Daemons set up little traps
  2. Daemon of Apostasy – 34 Minutes
    • Yes, Satan stands behind everything
    • Any daemon will cause us to start doing things that will cause to start sinning
    • If you lose your faith, you are not going to get saved lose the ability to see clearly
    • Sometimes it is a Daemon that is sowing the doubt
    • Religious Indifference
    • Daemon is attached to a Moral Problem
      • And, you have to attack the Moral Problem
      • That moral problem causes us to go in and out
  3. Psychiatric Medical Drugs
    • Interfere with clarity
    • Acts on parts of brain that can dull judgment
    • Can cause suicidal thoughts

 

Fr. Ripperger: Generational Spirits Conference

Part 2 – Discernment

  1. Identify generational spirit
    • Natural
      • Look at consistent pattern within generation line
      • Daemons can obfuscate it and make it look one thing when it is another
      • Look for specific sins and vices
        • Anger
        • Unwillingness to suffer
      • Where are the roots
        • Cardinal Virtues
        • 7 deadly sins
        • Look for root
        • Look for daughters
          • Vice that flow from the sin
        • Country – US
          • Avarice
            • Spirit of our country
            • What does it drive
              • Fraud
          • In-temperance
            • Lust
              • Unwillingness to forgo something
  2. Examination
    • Where it leads to
      • Is it a way of medicating yourself
      • Intemperance
        • Or do you just not want to be separated from Pleasure
    • It is very unreliable
  3. Education & University Degrees
    • They have not helped me solve anything
    • God has to give us the grace to help
    • You have to look at the lineage
      • 5 Generations
      • Spirit has to tell us
      • Man was an evil man
  4. Watch interior emotions
  5. Rabbit Hole
    • Issue
      • Sometimes we choose something that we think is good, bad it actually has vices
      • We become blind to it and we do not clearly
      • We sometimes can see it in other people
      • With time, we lost sight of the fact that it might actually
    • Correct
      • Meditate
        • Find Grace
        • Start to see if it is emotional or grace
        • God starts to strengthen the will
        • Discern God’s wills
        • Emotion quiets down
        • See subtleties
      • Ask Guiding Angel
        • Our lady
          • As a result, the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your very soul. ( Luke 2:35 )
            • Simon told her
          • Queen of Martyrs
          • God will let her reveal things to us
          • You will see it in yourself
            • I have always had a problem in this area
              • Fear
              • Depression
              • Intemperance
                • lack of Moderation or Restraint