25 secrets revealed by Jesus to Saint Faustina to fight against the devil
Sister Faustina Kowalska recorded the instructions of Christ in her diary.
In Krakow-Pradnik, on June 2, 1938, the Lord Jesus dictated a three-day retreat to a young Polish Sister of Mercy.
Sister Faustina Kowalska meticulously recorded the instructions of Christ in her diary, which is a manual of mysticism in Prayer and Divine Mercy.
After having read the Diary a few times in the last 20 years, I had forgotten the only refuge that Christ gave on the subject of Spiritual Warfare.
Then, recently, I was invited to lead a retreat in Trinidad based on the ” Spiritual Warfare Conference ” ” of Christ as presented in the Journal.
In the Shrine of the Holy Family, an incredible group of lay leaders in the service of the Archbishop and priests, sponsored the retreat of the Archdiocese of Trinidad and we filled the Seminary of St. John Vianney to reflect on this teaching.
Here are the secrets that Jesus revealed to his little girlfriend Faustina on how to protect himself from the attacks of the demon in the spiritual battle
These instructions became Faustina’s weapon in the fight against the evil enemy
Jesus began: “My daughter, I want to teach you about spiritual warfare”
1.- Never trust yourself, but completely abandon yourself to My will.
Trust is a spiritual weapon. Trust is part of the shield of faith that St. Paul mentions in the Epistle to the Ephesians (6,10-17): the armor of the Christian.
The abandonment to the will of God is an act of trust; faith in action dispels evil spirits.
2.- In desolation, darkness, and doubts, go to Me and your spiritual director, he will always listen to you in my name.
In times of spiritual warfare, pray immediately to Jesus. Invoke His Holy Name, which is very feared in the underworld.
Bring the darkness into the light by telling your spiritual director or confessor and follow his instructions.
3.- Do not negotiate with any temptation; lock yourself immediately in My Heart.
In the Garden of Eden, Eva negotiated with the devil and lost.
We have to resort to the refuge of the Sacred Heart. Running to Christ, is how we turn our backs on the demonic.
4.- At the first opportunity, relieve the temptation to your confessor.
A good confession, a good confessor, and a good penitent, are a perfect recipe for victory over temptation and demonic oppression, this does not fail!
5. Put your love in the last place, so that it does not contaminate your works.
Self-love is natural, but it must be ordered, free of pride. Humility defeats the devil, who is the perfect pride.
Satan tempts us to disordered self-love, which leads us to the pool of pride.