Father Ripperger, traditional Catholic priest and exorcist, has stated that the demons are talking and that they feel as though God is taking their power because of the nearness of Judgement Day. Even though the world has embraced, celebrated and publicly endorsed new and unusual forms of evil, the presence of the Lord shines even brighter in the deepest darkness.
John 8:12 : Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Though the world be drenched and mired in sin and darkness, let us strive to walk with Jesus in the light.
2 Corinthians 4:6: For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Based on my own experience, as well as some ideas I would really like to apply, I have compiled a list of suggestions that can serve the purpose of greatly irritating the enemy and remaining in the light of grace of our Lord and Saviour.
1. Memorise biblical verses of protection. Some particularly useful ones include:
The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (2 Timothy 4:18)
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. (Psalm 46:1-3)
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. (Psalm 121:7l
2. Develop a Christian phrase that can be repeated regularly. My favourites are:
Jesus saves me. (This cannot be refuted as it is a timeless present tense for “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13))
I am for Jesus. (This is a double edged sword against darkness for it indicates that your will is aligned towards Jesus. It also shows that you belong to God. Very effective.)
3. Prayer to be almost constantly on your lips or in your mind.
The Lord’s Prayer.
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
St Patrick’s Breastplate (partial)
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.
4. Play hymns, prayers or an audio-bible on multiple devices in many rooms. This will certainly irk any unwelcome entity, particularly if you leave it on a constant, low volume if you need to have a break. A choice selection includes:
With glee I seek to irritate the enemy, in the hope to make the home environment as uncomfortable as possible for it to ever reside within. But I do so under the protection of Christ and without hatred.
Experienced authorities in the church usually indicate that demonic possession of an individual rarely occurs. It is strongly recommended that any person suspected of possession should be evaluated for an underlying psychological or physiological condition by medical professionals. Possession should be suspected when one or more of these conditions are present:
discolouration of skin colour and appearance (often ashen grey);
displays unnatural knowledge of secrets, even thoughts of surrounding people;
highly unusual behaviours – for example, excessive masturbation, perverse language, eating animals alive and faeces.
aversion to holy sites, relics and prayers – also finding offence with theological words and phrases, particularly in Hebrew, Latin and Greek.
knowledge of ancient and foreign languages without any instruction;
unnatural strength that does not match the age or gender of the afflicted;
the air within the room or building seems to feel ‘denser’ and colder than would be expected for the seasonal weather.
Most possessed people are unaware of the demon that resides in their consciousness. The best protection is to live in a state of grace – with prayer, worship, bible study and Christian fellowship. If seeking assistance, contact your local church authorities. I have included a reference guide for those who wish to find out more about the rite of exorcism.