AND THE DEVIL ENTERED INTO HIM because he did not believe.
1. WE HAVE BEEN REVIEWING THE DOCTRINAL BASIS OF THE NEW EVANGELIZATION.
We are painting a portrait of the Church TODAY from the truths of Divine Revelation, the writings of the Fathers of the Church, the propositions of the Holy Popes.... and applying them to the current events of the day.
We had been discussing the doctrines on which the 'new' evangelization of John Paul II and Benedict XVI are based on. The 'new' evangelization is essentially the classical evangelization instituted by Christ as written in the last chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew. The slight difference is because of the state of the world during those two different times that is surrounding the Church to which She had to adjust. This adjustment is necessary for the Church to evangelize effectively. The slight adjustment dictates how the Church should relate to the world.
The 'new evangelization' is based on two prophecies of Christ which were explained by the Fathers, emphasized by the Popes and confirmed by the Blessed Virgin in her apparitions.
2. TWO PROPHECIES OF CHRIST which the 'new evangelization' had seriously taken into account and which irritates priests when reminded to take them into account.
Christ described how His Church will be from His time up to the end of time. First, it will experience the 'decay of Faith' and secondly, it will experience the 'waxing cold of charity.' The Church experienced these mildly at the time of Christ but will experience them very severely in these our times; basing it on the ascetical principle 'he who does not progress regresses,' i.e. either you grow from Faith to the perfection Charity OR you regress from Faith back to paganism.
With the two prophecies of Christ fulfilled today, we added prophecies from the old testament where the prophet threatened that because of unbelief God will withdraw from the priests both the power to absolve sins and the power to consecrate the Bread and Wine. This was a prophecy pre-figuring the state of the church before the birth of Christ and during the Passion of Christ; wherein in both cases the Jews lost the Ark, thus, their ability to offer the sacrifice. The world will eventually lose the power to consecrate the Bread and Wine. There will be no Mass as Christ prophesied to the Samaritan Woman at the well. St. Thomas writes, when the reality of Christ is about to appear, the shadows or types disappear.
The liturgical abuses that started after Vatican II, the dislike of Pope Francis for the Old Mass and the recent appointment of Benedict's liturgical mortal enemy at the Congregation of worship and the sacraments had rung the death knell for the Catholic Liturgy and eventually the Catholic Church. We are seeing, indeed, the fulfilliment of the Prophecies of Christ and the warnings of His Mother.
The prophecies tell us that most of the priests, bishops and cardinals are without Faith and as a consequence, as St. Paul wrote, 'all that is not of Faith is sin, they will only teach us to sin and lead us to hell. It will be very rare to find a John Vianney, a man of Faith, who can show us the way to heaven.
Because of these two prophecies Pope Benedict insisted that every Catholic, without any exception, from cardinals down to the laymen, should check if they had Faith. He, first addressed the whole Church with the 'Jubilee of St. Paul,' where he reminded us that Faith comes with grace. Then in his 'Year of the Priests' he was insistent that all priest (I suppose including bishops and cardinals) return to the seminary and relearn their Moral Theology kneeling down before the Blessed Sacrament because that is the only way to learn theology; as expressed in the 'new evangelization' and quoting Christ in praising Peter in learning his theology the right way.
3. LET US ADD ONE MORE PROPHECY to those mentioned above. This is the release of Satan from the bottomless pit as prophesied in the Book of Revelation.
It is a Catholic belief that there are devils who were once angels but who rebelled against God. When the devils were driven out of heaven they were not sent to hell but to earth to test the children of men. But after the birth of the Catholic Church their leader, Lucifer, was chained in the bottomless pit to allow the Church to grow and multiply with little resistance. The 'little' resisting devils who were left behind, however, did a good job in attacking the Church; generally in two ways. First, by violently attacking the physical bodies of the members of the Church and/or secondly, by obfuscating their minds with doubts and error. Both to lead the soul to sin and heresy.
The 'decay of Faith' is a defect of the human mind. The 'waxing cold of Charity' is a defect of the human will. Both defects were inherited by man in his fallen human nature. The devil's work is to worsen the defects of the mind and the will. After all the devils are pure spirits with corrupt minds and wills, thus designed to corrupt the minds and wills of men and possess them. Done by little devils before, their leader, Lucifer, the Seraphic devil, is prophesied to be released sometime around this century to test the Church one last time.
Evangelization is meant to correct the defects of both the mind and will to enable man to possess God, instead.
4. TWO KINDS OF DIABOLICAL POSSESSION
There are two kinds of diabolical possession; physical and the spiritual. The first, physical, is when God allows the devil to control the physical or bodily parts of a man. Their manifestations are what we ordinarily see in movies, like guttural voice, ugly faces, green saliva, levitation, super strength, etc. Many of the possessions in Scriptures are of these kind.
It is easy to exorcise physical possessions. Priests, with the permission from their bishops, can easily exorcise this type. Often a mere life of conversion or entering a monastery can drive away such diabolical presence. It becomes more difficult, however, when physical possession is in the national or international level, i.e. the devil physically possessing whole towns, country, nation or even continents...as among the Aztecs in Mexico or the entire Africa, once upon a time.
The second, spiritual possession, is more serious as in the case of Judas. Here, the person himself, by an act of his mind and free will opens his souls for the free entrance of the diabolical through avarice. Though this cannot happen without God's permission He allows it for the chastisement of the person concerned. God can, of course, exorcise such but He will never do it on His own. In the case of Judas, because of his avarice, neither Christ nor His apostles were able to convince Judas to willingly reject the devil.
5. TWO DIABOLICAL ATTACKS ON THE CHURCH in an attempt for possession.
While the above possessions occur in individuals, it can, also, and in fact often occur to groups, nations, continents and the whole Church in the form of attacks.
The physical attacks often happen to adults when they have the beginnings of Faith in the form of martyrdom or genocide. God allows it to perfect their Faith. It happens to children because of their innocence in the form of abortion. God allows it to bring them to heaven earlier. Both are rampant and world wide. The devil is cheated by God on both occasion but the violence of these attacks shows that the devil knows something we do not know.
Because of the 'decay of Faith' and the 'waxing cold of Charity,' that are consequences of fallen human nature, the Church had become vulnerable to spiritual diabolic attacks. Lucifer's foolish ambition, is the destruction of the Mystical Body of Christ by spiritually possessing the priest, bishops, cardinals and, if possible, by raising an anti-pope spiritually possessed by him. On Good Friday he thought he succeeded in killing Christ. Today he will try to destroy the Mystical Body of Christ. Lucifer thought that by possessing one of the first bishop-apostle in Judas he could destroy Christ. Which he, in fact, seemingly succeeded without realizing he was playing into the hands of God who used him to redeem the world. Never creative in his ways, Satan will try it again these days.
6. THE ACTUAL ATTACKS ON THE CHURCH TODAY.
The kingdom of God was made for children and it is being filled up through abortion, plaques, hunger and war. God is getting them, St. Augustine writes, before the devil can possess them. Adults with the beginnings of Faith are given the occasion to perfect their Faith through red martyrdom or through white martyrdom, described by St. Bonaventure as 'new monasticism.'
In the group enumerated above only two are left out. Those without Faith and those with Faith. Those without Faith, merely tempted before, are now possessed spiritually by the devil, of which Judas was a type. While those with Faith and progressing towards the perfection of Charity are possessed by God in preparation for the last spiritual battle against the hordes of hell. The 'new evangelization' teaches us how to be possessed by God and to prepare for battle; as Pope Benedict wrote quoting the Prologue of the Rule of St. Benedict.
Since this is the final battle, the host of devils will possess those without Faith, i.e. followers of all false religions, atheists, politicians, sinners, priests, bishops, cardinals and the existing anti-pope (uncanonically elected) will join forces. How will this force look like? The famed Anglican convert who become a fine writer on Catholic spirituality, Robert Benson, whose book Pope Francis read and commented on in a homily which he confessed he did not understand wrote: this force will be headed by the most evil man who ever existed; he will rule the United States and put under his control the European Union and United Nations. By the end of the book he is still trying to control the East specially China and Russia. After that he is joined by apostate Catholic priests, specially by one who becomes the Master of ceremonies of an entirely new religion where all opposite philosophies and all contradicting religions are united into one idolatrous religion in the worship of self. The apostate priest becomes an anti-pope and his name was Francis. Coincidence or prophecy?
Let us compare Satan's possession of Judas and see how he will possess most of the priests, bishops, cardinals and even an anti-pope as eschatologically pre-figured on Good Friday. The Jews (the type of the Church) had no Faith; today most Catholics will have no Faith. The priests of the Jews (Pharisees and even the high priest, Caiphas) had no Faith and were, in fact, about to crucify Christ; most of the so-called catholic priests, bishops, cardinals will have no Faith (as Christ prophesied) and 'crucify Him again.' The few true followers of Christ, the apostles, were in hiding; today the few with Faith will be praying contemplatively. Judas, a bishop who had no Faith and was pretending to follow Christ was spiritually possessed by Satan and give the 'coup de gras', the last act prior to the arrest and crucifixion of Christ; today a bishop, raised as an anti-pope, will give the last death blow on the Church.
AT THIS POINT ADD TO THE EARLIER TRUTHS THE FOLLOWING. That we are surrounded by people possessed by the devil who are all out to damn our souls.
Satan's strategy from the beginning was to possess the unbelieving world and, eventually, the unfaithful priest, bishops and cardinals....and in the words of Don Bosco....with the goal that these faithless bishops and cardinals would elect one of their kind to be an anti-pope (only God selects the true Pope). If the devil succeeds as he thought he succeeded on Good Friday, he will think he is victorious over God. His rebellion is complete. But Satan was not expecting Easter Sunday.
AT THIS POINT ADD THIS TO THE ABOVE . That those whom we were supposed to obey and lead us to holiness is leading us to heresy and damnation.
THE PORTRAIT ABOVE is the situation the 'new evangelization' is trying to resolve. Here is a summary: the world that is outside the vineyard of the Lord is the kingdom of Satan. The cockles who are inside the vineyard of the Lord are spiritually possessed by 'little devils;' while the priests bishops, cardinals are spiritually possessed by the leaders of the devil. Satan will enter unto a particular
bishop of which Judas was the pre-figure (it is not a pope that will be possessed but a faithless bishop who will act like a pope... thus an anti-pope.) They were all given a chance to know Divine Revelation but refused.
Each one of us stand alone in the battle for the salvation of our soul.......against the whole choir of demons; the whole pagan world of men; the whole world of unbelieving catholics; the priests, bishops and cardinals who are guilty of apostasy; and an anti-pope whom Satan had entered. This is an all-out attack on the foundations of the Catholic Church. The anti-pope will attack the dogmas and morals of the Church. He will appoint in the Curia apostates who would destroy the Mass and the Sacraments; thus fulfilling the prophecy about the disappearance of such sacraments as Penance, Holy Orders and Holy Eucharist. He will appoint faithless bishops who would destroy marriage and expose children to pedophiles thus eliminating the foundation of the Church. He will remove every priest teaching the religion of the Apostles and the Fathers. He will join with secular powers similarly possessed by the devil to prevent Catholics from obeying God's commands and, instead, force them to disobey the same commands as he, himself, is doing.
This awful scenario is actually God's chastisement for an unbelieving generation. Its accompanying background will be the revolt of nature against men who had revolted against the Creator. Is there an Ark or a boat that can save us? Yes! But only those with perfect Faith can find it. John Paul and Benedict's 'new evangelization' tells us how to enter that Ark.
8. JOHN PAUL II AND BENEDICT XVI's COUNTER MEASURE. The 'new evangelization' and its first rule.
Having seen the doctrinal basis of the 'new evangelization' let us begin to describe it.
From whom should we learn the way of salvation? The answer from the current evangelization is: from faithless priests ,bishops and some self-appointed ignorant lay preacher. The answer from the 'new evangelization' is: from none of the above. They are possessed by the devil (even Pope Francis admitted this in an address to the Evangelical Charismatics in Rome). They are all liars, heretics, apostates, fakes and everything that the devil is.
The 'new evangelization' answers, quoting St. Augustine and Blessed John Cardinal Newman. Since all the above have no Faith and Charity, they do not know the answer....then learn directly from Christ (through the New Testament), from the Fathers of the Church and from the good and authentic Popes (at least from Pius IX - Benedict XVI). In other words learn from the Old Liturgy and Divine Office.
And when you have learned the way to salvation whom should you evangelize? The answer from the classical evangelization is; to everybody specially the marginalized. What is the answer of the 'new evangelization?' Don't go to foreign lands, don't go to different religions, don't go to young and old, don't go to protestants and evangelicals, don't go to homos and lesbians, don't go to adulterers and idolaters, don't even go to your husband, wife or children. Concentrate on yourself. Stay in your room, lock the door and perfectly put into practice what you have learned from Christ and the Fathers of the Church. Not having done this you are completely useless to yourself and to others. In fact, not having done this you will cause great damage to yourself and others.
The words of the 'new evangelization' is to be contemplatives first. That is almost like saying; go to a monastery, live a life of study and prayer in silence and solitude until you reach the illuminative state, i.e. the perfection of Faith and Charity......just like St. Therese of the Child Jesus whom Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Patroness of the 'new evangelization. Yes, just be like her who saved so many souls thus proclaimed as the co-patroness of missionaries, without leaving her cell in the Carmelite Monastery. Stick to yourself, only. And don't move until you are perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Just with this beginning, John Paul and Benedict's 'new evangelization' is completely different from the evangelization of Pope Francis and the Bishop's Synod 2012 whose evangelization looks more like a protestant revival meeting.