Thursday, July 2, 2015

Is it possible to cast out the demons from an entire country? You’ve got to give Mexican Catholics credit for trying. At the cathedral of San Luis Potosi, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, the archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, performed an “Exorcismo Magno,” a huge exorcism on the whole country of Mexico. The Cardinal, and his associates, concluded that the devil had such a grip on Mexico, with rising interest in witchcraft and the violence of drug cartels, only a really big exorcism affecting all of Mexico would work. To avoid a media frenzy, the exorcism was done in private last May 20. Fr. Iniguez was joined by demonologist and exorcist Fr. Jose Anontio Fortea. Said Fortea, “To the extent there is more witchcraft and Satanism going on in a country, to that extent there will be more extraordinary manifestations of those powers of darkness.”

This effort to get the devil out of a nation, as opposed to casting out demons from a person, is worth considering. Fr. Fortea points out that he doesn’t expect immediate, dramatic results, but does anticipate “positive repercussions” to at least make “a great number of the tempters [of Satan] flee.” Fortea concludes, “In any case, if this ritual were to be carried out in more countries once year, this would put an end to any extraordinary manifestations which would show us the rage of the devil. Because, without a doubt, the demons hate to be driven out of a place or to be bound with the power of Christ.”

Good for him. His heart is in the right place. Who among the Protestant or Catholic leaders of America has had the guts to suggest anything like this? The Assemblies of God? The Southern Baptists? Methodists? Presbyterians? ANYONE? To my Protestant compatriots I ask this question. If you don’t like the way the Catholics do exorcism, what are you doing? Who wants to join me in an exorcism of America? God knows we need it!

 An encouraging word: WAR IN HEAVEN

“And there was war in heaven.” That passage from Revelation 12:7 seems a bit unusual. Most picture heaven as a place of pure bliss, all pastoral with never-ending blue skies and serenity as far as the eye can see. But the Bible says that once there was war, when Lucifer rebelled against God and His holy angels. That war still rages, not in heaven, but here on earth. The battle is for souls, and the devil and his demons haven’t given up yet. Are you aware of this war in your own life? Do you realize that Satan is seeking to tempt you each day, and that only the power of Christ will allow you to endure? The devil will flee in the name of Jesus, but only if you take action to battle in His name!

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