Fear is a natural emotion built into every human being. It indicates danger and helps people protect themselves. When a person is under a spiritual attack, fear moves beyond what is normal because it is something that can’t be understood or controlled. The person cannot see what is attacking them, they can only sense it, and that turns fear into terror. The person knows they are being attacked, but they can’t identify it. This kind of fear touches every aspect of the person. Meaning it isn’t just a physical reaction but one that also attacks the mind, spirit, and emotions. Once this progression takes place, it is difficult to escape it.
These are some of the symptoms that will help people identify this kind of attack from the enemy. The person will feel an evil presence around them all the time. And it causes a terrible nervousness that upsets the stomach and spreads throughout the whole body. It is a panicky feeling. The person is always looking around to see if someone is there, but there is no one. As the day goes on, the anxiety builds, but no matter how hard they try, they can’t stop it. An elevated heart rate and rapid breathing are both normal signs of anxiety and fear. But when it comes to a spiritual attack, there is little relief, if any at all. The person just cannot be calmed. Paranoia becomes their constant companion, their new way of life. Fearful thoughts flood the mind and get caught up in an endless loop. They can’t make sense of what is happening to them, so they will retreat deeper into themselves, shutting out the world and everyone in it.
A person cannot live in this state without it taking a toll on them. They will be weak and have little strength to fight. Out of exhaustion, they will accept their fate and do the best they can to get through the day. Some people will know in their hearts that only God can save them. But they will feel so desolate that they will believe God has abandoned them forever and they are alone. It is such a drastic life change, that they won’t know who they are anymore. Anxiety and confusion will dominate their days and terror their nights. These demonic attacks are vicious assaults on the human person. The only way to survive is to run to God. These souls need Jesus. The Mass, the sacraments, and Eucharistic Adoration will be their saving grace and provide them comfort and strength to get through their days. This is where they will find relief from their suffering, even though they won’t be able to pray much or feel Jesus close to them. But it is in this struggle that everything changes. It is how the person falls more and more in love with Jesus.
“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.”
Section 2 Part One 395 ccc
This passage from the Catechism shows that the devil can do nothing without God’s permission, and for those who love Him, “everything works for the good.” The devil attacks all people. There is no doubt about that. But sometimes, God allows certain people to be attacked more viciously by the demonic. As horrible as that is, it is sometimes what God deems necessary as part of that person’s journey toward Him. These attacks build strength, encourage hope, and instill a deep and lasting faith and trust in Christ. They make them holy, and that is always good. The purpose of these articles is to give people a well-defined understanding of what happens during a spiritual attack. The information should not only bring hope and encouragement but also a newfound strength to do everything in your power to regain your life and fight to break free from the enemy.
Prayers For Troubled Souls
Oh Jesus our Savior, My Lord and my God, My God and my all, with Thy sacrifice of the Cross You redeemed us and defeated the power of Satan. I beg Thee to deliver me from every evil presence and evil influence.
I ask Thee in Thy Name,
I ask Thee for the sake of Thy wounds,
I ask Thee for the sake of Thy Blood,
I ask Thee for the sake of Thy Cross,
I ask Thee through the intercession of Mary, Immaculate and sorrowful.
May the blood and water that flowed from Thy side wash over me to purify me, deliver, and heal me. Amen
O most High Queen of Heaven and of the Angels, we humbly beseech Thee, who receivest from God the power and the mission to crush Satan’s head: Command the heavenly host to pursue the demons in battle wherever they are, to rebuke their daring and to thrust them into the abyss. Amen
O Father, come and visit our home (shop, office, etc.) and protect us from the lures of the enemy; may Thy holy angels come to guard our peace, and may Thy blessing remain with us forever. In Christ our Lord. Amen
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