September 19, 2019
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7 Principles of Spiritual Warfare



what I'd like to do this morning is I'd like to share with you seven principles of spiritual warfare okay seven principles of spiritual warfare number one we need to remember who we are remember who you are are our first parents Adam and Eve when the enemy went after them when he attacked them the first thing he went after was their identity the first thing he went after was who they were we know in Genesis chapter one it says that then God said let us make man in our own image and likeness and in Genesis chapter 1 verse 27 God created man in His image and in the divine image he created him male and female he created them and then two chapters later in Chapter three the ancient serpent serpent slithers in to deceive to attack to corrupt Adam and Eve and what does he say oh we know they're not supposed to eat from the forbidden fruit of the knowledge of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and chapter three verse five the devil says no God knows well that the moment you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods you will be like gods now what should have been Adams immediate response to the devil he should have said to the devil hey wait a minute I know who I am I know who I am he should have went back two chapters back and quoted the Bible to the devil you see Adam should have known in the word and he had no excuse there was only three chapters by then shoulda went back and said you're telling me that I'm going to be like gods I am like God I'm made in His image and his likeness God breathed his spirit into me but instead Adam and Eve they were they were confused they had forgotten who they were they fell to the temptation they fell to the deception of the enemy and they bit into that Apple thinking that the devil could give them something that was good and as soon as they bet in they realize this fruit is rotten and they lost that breath they lost their immortality they grew old withered and died again the devil can't give us anything good he will offer us things we already have pretending he can give us more of them he'll offer you freedom the devil can't give you freedom he'll offer you peace he can't give peace he'll offer life he can't give life they're not his to give he's a deceiver he's a liar and again he'll begin by going after who you are he doesn't like the fact that we are God's children redeemed in the blood of Jesus made new recreated born again we have the Spirit of God and as the devil doesn't like that and he'll go after that that's the first thing he'll go after another example in Genesis of someone who forgot who he was was Esau do you remember Esau Esau was Jacob's twin brother Esau was born first he was the firstborn and as the firstborn there was a special dignity he had a special dignity as the firstborn there was a special privilege a favor on the firstborn the firstborn got a double portion of his father's inheritance the firstborn in the Old Testament before the oddish meant of the Levitical priesthood the firstborn would become the the priest in the family it was an honor it was it was a privilege in God's eyes to be the firstborn but in Genesis chapter 25 verse 34 were told that Esau cared little little for his birthright he didn't care he didn't probably know who he was this is how the story goes beginning in Genesis 25 verse 29 once when Jacob was cooking a stew Esau came in from the open famished he said to Jacob let me gulped down some of that red stuff he probably didn't have good table manners I'm starving but Jacob replied first give me your birthright in exchange for it look said Esau I'm on the point of dying what good will any birthright do me now I don't think he was on the point of dying you know you go into the kitchen all the sudden you smell the good food you think if I don't eat I'm going to die he wasn't going to die but Jacob insisted swear to me first so he sold Jacob his birthright under oath Jacob then gave him some bread in the lentil stew and Esau ate drank got up and went his way Esau cared little for his birthright what a tragedy to give up your birthright for a bowl of lentil stew foolishness it's like I meet a lot of people they say to me oh yeah I used to be Catholic I used to be Catholic but now I'm not into organized religion I'm just I'm just a spiritual person is that right well let me ask you something what if God so loved the world that He sent His Son that He gave His Son and what if this son the son of God shed his blood so that we could be redeemed and what if this son decided to establish a church would you want to be part of the church that the son of God established I hope so what are you going to say to the Lord sorry Lord I didn't want to be part of the church because I just wanted to be a spiritual person if your spiritual listen to the voice of your father who says this is my son listen to him did Jesus build a church that he established a church of course he did in Matthew chapter 16 verse 18 Jesus says and so I see to you you are Peter and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it Jesus built a church it's right there in Scripture he says I will build my church now let me tell you something when Jesus built something he builds it to last forever Jesus is the master architect he's the master builder he's the master engineer when Jesus built something he builds it to last forever you know in the time of the Enlightenment the people of the Enlightenment they said the church is outdated the Catholic Church is outdated it's not going to be around much longer then came the modernist modernity they said the Catholic Church is outdated it's not going to be around much longer then came the Communists see they said religion is the opium of the people the Catholic Church is outdated it's not going to be around much longer well let me tell you something the Enlightenment has come and gone modernity has come and gone communism has come and gone the Catholic Church is still here why because when Jesus built something he builds it to last forever is the church taking a pounding has the church taken a beating over the centuries yes but it is well built to me it's on the its bordering miraculous that the church is still around today with all of the scandals and hardships and awful things it's still here it's still strong it's still growing because it's the church built by Christ and the truth is is that Jesus wants you to us to be part of that church he doesn't want us to be ashamed of it he wants us to see it as a privilege to be part of the church when paul formerly known as saul was on his way to Damascus he was persecuting Christians putting them in prison and having them put to death and the Lord Jesus appeared to Saul and What did he say to Saul did he say Saul Saul why are you persecuting my Christians know that he say Saul Saul why are you persecuting my church no he said Saul Saul why are you persecuting me because to persecute the church is to persecute Jesus because the church is the body of Christ we are the body of Christ to be part of the churches to be part of the body of Christ to persecute the church is to persecute Jesus to be part of the church is to be part of Jesus and we should see it as an honor to be part of the Lord's Church you know a lot of people you know again they say I don't want to be part of you know an organized religion well I don't have a problem with that because as a matter of fact the Catholic Church in many ways is very disorganized so you can tell people I'm not part of an organized religion either the church which I belong to which was founded by Jesus on a bunch of fishermen it's not very organized so we're in the same boat but I do want to be part of Jesus's body the mystical body of Christ and I'm not going to sell my birthright and my Catholic you better believe I'm Catholic and I'm not going to treat in my Catholicism for a bold lentil soup we need to recognize how great a treasure our Catholic faith is to not be ashamed of it I know who I am I'm a child of God I'm a member of the body of Christ I'm fed with his body and blood do you know who you are when the enemy comes to attack you better be able to say to the enemy I Know Who I am principle number two principle number two is remember that we are at war we have an enemy brothers and sisters who wants to destroy us it's the truth John in John chapter 10 verse 10 the Lord Jesus says a thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy I came that you may have life and have it more abundantly that thief is the devil he's our enemy and we can't say oh I want to remain neutral I don't want to be war what does what this Peter say in 1st Peter chapter 5 verse 8 he says be sober and vigilant your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour again some people say oh I'm a lover not a fighter I just want to be neutral well let me tell you something you go out in a field out in the African you know plains and if you have a pack of lions after you and you think you're going to be able to say to those Lions excuse me excuse me excuse me I'm neutral white flag I'm a lover not a fighter guess what you're going to be Tiger chow you're dead to not ignores the fact that you are in a war that you have an enemy who wants to destroy you is to is to die we're at war brothers and sisters the devil prowls like a lorry roaring lion looking for someone to devour and that's why in Ephesians chapter 6 verse 10 Paul says we can begin in verse 11 put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil for our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities with the powers with the world rulers of this present darkness with the evil spirits in the heavens therefore put on the armor of God that you may be able to resist on the day on the evil day and having done everything to hold your ground it's foolish to think that you don't have an enemy who's after know that you know that you're at war principle number three know the tactics of your enemy there's two main tactics of the enemy we find in Scripture first of all in Revelation chapter 12 verse 10 it says the accuser of our brothers is cast out who accuses them before our God day and night that's who the enemy is he's an accuser he accuses us day and night day and night he says to us you're no good I know the bad things you've done you call yourself a Christian I know you're a weak person you can't be forgiven look at the things you've done you're an awful person a accusation accusation accusation and if we don't realize that the enemy is doing this to us we will allow those thoughts into our minds and they will cycle through our minds and they will hold us captive what did Jesus say he said the truth will set you free does the enemy speak truth to us know in John chapter 8 verse 44 and this is the enemy's other tactic or part of it it says he was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth because there is no truth in him when he tells a lie he speaks in character because he is a liar and the father of lies again the enemy speaks lies to us or he twists the truth we can look at the things you've done you're a bad person are you trying to tell me God is pleased with you how could he be pleased with you and again if we don't guard our minds and second Corinthians chapter 10 verse 5 Paul tells us take every thought captive in obedience to Christ what are your thoughts are your thoughts true are they beautiful are they pure are they holy thoughts or have you allowed your mind to take in the lies of the enemy now good old David you remember King David young King David and Goliath there's a lot of symbolism here First Samuel chapter 17 verse 49 David put his hand into the bag and took out a stone he hurled it with the sling and struck the Philistine in the forehead the stone embedded itself in his brow he fell prostrate on the ground and he died and again the scripture scholars they tell us that this this there's imagery this stone going right into the forehead of this Philistine this lawyer this accuser you see David he went right for where the problem was in the thoughts we need to be very aware is my mind filled with thoughts that are true or is my mind filled with lies I remember father Francis Frank image teaching us this years ago as seminarians it was revolutionary for me guard your thoughts what are your thoughts no your thoughts in Romans chapter 12 verse 2 Paul says be transformed by the renewal of your mind as a young seminarian I allowed my mind to be renewed in the truth of Jesus and in his word have you done that what kind of thoughts cycle through your mind are they true if they're not true you need to renounce them you need to speak truth into your mind principle number four principle number four in spiritual battle you always have to keep your peace it's like you know on your kids you know your big brother or your uncle taught you when you get to fight don't lose your cool if you lose your cool in your in a fight you've already lost the fight you don't lose your piece in battle in Colossians chapter 3 verse 15 Paul says and let the peace of Christ control your hearts and other translations let the Peace of Christ rule in your hearts if you fall you get up and you don't lose your peace you keep going if the enemy's attacking you you don't panic you keep going you know Saint Faustina one of my favorite Saints sometimes she would be attacked by you know wolves from you know Devils in a form of wolves and all that and she'd never lose her peace once I know it was a pack of dogs said we're going to tear you apart and she said to them well if that's God's will that's okay and they were furious and they took off she never lost her peace don't lose your peace and battle guard your peace that's what the devil wants to take away he wants to take away our peace don't let him take it away even when you fall get up maintain your peace repent and keep going prynt principle number five principle number five you need to know your weaknesses when an enemy attacks us the first thing he looks for is our weakest line of defense when you want to attack a city you find the weakest wall only a fool doesn't want to know what his weaknesses are do you know what your weaknesses are when the enemy attacks us it's very rare that he'll attack us in the form of a fire-breathing infernal dragon with glowing red eyes the devil knows our weaknesses he knows it's a lot easier to get us than that he knows that our for all of us our weakest line of defense is our fallen passions our fallen passions he knows this person's lazy I just got to make use of his laziness and he and I'll destroy him or he'll think this person this person is lustful easy to get him I just got to go after that I'll destroy him what are the seven deadly sins we should know that's anger gluttony greed pride laziness lust and envy these are the angles that the devil will try to get us he knows hey you want to destroy a family real easy just get one of the members or both of the members of the couple to start spending too much money rack up a lot of debt it'll make them very stressful they won't be able to deal with simple things the family will be destroyed simple as that do you know what your weaknesses are you better know what they're in Romans chapter 8 verse 6 and verse 13 st. Paul says the concern of the flesh is death but the concern of the Spirit is life and peace he goes on to say if you live according to the flesh you will die but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live you've heard my deep theological and philosophical this philosophical description of what the flesh is right the flesh is the interior whiny child the flesh is the one that's when our alarm clock goes off in the morning says oh go to bed it's too early and when we go to have lunch rather than making a healthy sandwich the flesh does not want cookies I want cookies I want cookies we have an internal whiny child and Paul tells us if we live according to the flesh we'll die if we let this interior whiny child control our lives if he sits in the throne on the throne of our kingdom it'll kill us if we listen to his voice and obey his commands and so again what are your weaknesses the devil knows what they are you better know what they are and you better strengthen them principle number six we need to have a holy spirit-inspired specific strategy when you go into battle you don't just run into battle unprepared you need to think you need to plan you need to organize and so to our battle with our weaknesses in our battle against the enemy we need to use our brains a lot of religious people think when you'll go into church you take your brain out and you don't use your brain for a little while that's not true scripture says love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your mind soul and strength Jesus in Luke chapter 14 verse 28 says which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion otherwise after laying the foundation and finding himself unable to finish the work the onlookers should laugh at him I say this one began and say this one began to build but did not have the resources to finish the Lord gave us the gift of an intellect when we pray to the spirit and use our intellects the Lord will give us a strategy to overcome our weaknesses remember is a my first assignment years ago there was a young man he was a welder he made a lot of money welding he was a single man and he had this major conversion a few years earlier he was totally in love with God very faithful very devout but he had this this struggle with with pornography as much as he tried he couldn't break the habit of looking at pornography now this guy he had a lot of money again a single man he had a one of these specialty welding jobs travelled around he had the four wheel drive truck this could do the four wheeler the motorcycle the bully thought somebody he knew it and one day I remember what years ago he was he was stuck in this habit and a couple years later I met him again and I and he brought it up when he mentioned that at one point he felt the Lord asking him how much are you willing to pay to be set free and he assumed the Lord was speaking symbolically but then he realized the Lord was challenging him to come up with a specific strategy and he decided that what he would do is if he would fall into pornography when he fell into pornography he would give a thousand dollars to charity again the guy had tons of money and also when he travelled and he was he struggled with the TV in hotel rooms if he turned the TV on he would give a thousand dollars to charity well the moment he made this decision when he traveled he never turned the TV on again it's amazing how one one vice can work against another vice he we're not going to give a thousand dollars during a TV on and over a period of time he achieved with the grace of the Holy Spirit freedom he also gave thousands of dollars away but he said that giving money to the poor he members giving an envelope hundreds of dollars to a poor family they don't even know him he said the joy was inebriating one of the most joyful experience no scripture says just more joy in giving than in receiving but he was willing to pay the price he had a strategy was inspired by the holy spirit and he had chained freedom and one of my own life I've inspired by him I've tried a few things lately I've been going to bed too late and you know I like to get up early in the morning you can't get up early in the morning less you go to bed early and I I one of the things I enjoy most of my daily routine is in the morning I read my bravery in my armchair while I'm drinking a tea I love it takes about half an hour's wonderful and I told myself a few days ago if I'm not in bed before 9:30 unless I have duties that require me to be up later if I'm not in bed before 9:30 the next morning I'm not going to have tea with my bravery and I'm going to read it in an upright chair well guess what I'm getting the bed before 9:30 because I love my tea in the morning you know and so again if we're struggling with something hope isn't a strategy hope is good but to say oh I know I gossip too much and I've been gossiping for years and I hope one day all stop will do something about it do you drink coffee the next time you say something negative about someone no coffee the next day Oh have a specific strategy inspired by the holy spirit and finally number seven principle number seven remember who is the example in the Old Testament of a person who fell from such a great height because he forgot it was Solomon you remember Solomon set up her success had his father David's Kingdom the wisest man in the world the most powerful man in the world the richest man in the world he started off with a heart for God then what happened he decided he needed seven hundred wives like can you imagine Solomon's cellphone bills at the end of each month in first Kings chapter 11 verse 4 when Solomon was old his wives had turned his heart to strange gods and his heart was not entirely with the Lord his God as the heart of his father David had been David forgot his for rather Solomon for God his first love Solomon the great king the wise King the powerful King he lost it all he lost his his union with God because he forgot what was most important a lot of people when life is tough they start to pray they start to go to church they start to do good and then life gets good they start making money things work out what do they do they stop they forget they don't remember the Lord and then they lose what they've gained and maybe even lose eternal life the book of Deuteronomy written after they people the Hebrew people escaped Egypt went through the desert and made it to the promised land the land of milk honey the book of Deuteronomy can be summarized with one word remember I've set you free I've given you a land of milk and honey I worked miracles now don't forget that's why in Deuteronomy chapter 6 verse 6 and this is probably one of the greatest scriptures of the Old Testament the Lord says hear o Israel the Lord is our God the Lord alone therefore you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your strength take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today drill them into your children speak of them at home and abroad whether whether you are busy or at rest and get this bind them on your wrist as a sign and let them be as a pendant on your forehead again the forehead that some Jewish people have this little pendant with God's Word written on it and it's on their forehead because they know if they forget god's word they'll die to forget is to die what a tragedy if we reached great heights in the spiritual life great union with god just to forget it and to lose it all and so brothers and sisters these are the seven principles remember who you are know you're at war know your enemy's tactics keep your peace know your weaknesses have a specific strategy inspired by the Holy Spirit and don't forget the Lord

Otis Rodgers

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50 COMMENTS

  1. claudees Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful video on YouTube 👍

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  2. oil flask Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Anecdotally: Easter Service, Saturday. The priest opens the sermon with "We all know what Judas did, but we can not know why he did it."

    No. Just a few pages earlier you can read "and Satan entered into Judas…" .
    Tidbits from roman catholic exorcists also point towards demons gleefully boasting about having hyped the crowd into a frenzy back then to shout for Barrabas. There are more occassions strewn all across the bible, to be found by the attentive reader.

    I was expecting a lesson about spiritual warfare. Instead, the sermon drifted off into speculations.

    The Holy Spirit inside me was flipping up and down in a triangle, and not of joy.

    I can't blame him.

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  3. Ger Loke Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    I refuse to be religious.

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  4. rachel hutchinson Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Father Mark! Yes!!! Proper priest and deciple of Our Lord Jesus!

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  5. rachel hutchinson Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    "Principal number two." LOL!

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  6. Renee Zettek Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    God Bless you Father Mark. A dear friend of mine told me years ago that one of the most important prayers is for the vocation of Holy Priests. Thank you God for Father Mark.

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  7. catherine galathianakis Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Anton LaVey – the Founder of the church of satan had this to say about the New Age / Occult / Mystery School movement: “….but in truth, all “New Age” labelling is, again, trying to play the devil’s game without using his infernal name”
     
    In the past, it was commonly known to stay away from such things as the ouija board, fortune-tellers, mediums, witchcraft (which usually was all hidden and underground and hardly anyone came into contact with them)  – but now since the New Age / Occult / Mystery School movement has mushroomed into a shopping-mall phenomena and Satan and his minions have insidiously infiltrated every walk of life – not only in the music/Hollywood industries but also deceiving and "enchanting"  Christians into the whole New Age/ Occult /Mystery School arena.  All of it has become so mainstream, it’s everywhere – Christians have become desensitised to it all, it has been normalised – a whole array of bedazzling classes and courses that lead Christians away like the Pied Piper – and straight into the Abyss, their souls forever damned to hell, in the company of Satan and his Demons. 
     
    It’s now accepted to partake in a whole conglomerate of services out there, visit healers, attend courses and “healing sessions” consisting of  – to name but a few that is on offer ….., DNA activations, Divine Feminine classes, Spirit Guides workshops, Warriors of Light / Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Light / Hierarchy of Light,  Enochian and Goetia – (conjuring of Demons) –  as well as so-called healing techniques  – (all of these teachings which can be traced all the way back to the Fallen Angels as stated in the Bible –  it is Sorcery disguised as “serving the Light”),  classes about and healings from Angels and Archangels, Fairies, Dragons,  Unicorns, Vampires, kabbalah, sacred geometry, numerology, astrology, Adept / Empower Thyself initiations, ritual and ceremonial magick, wicca, druidism, celtic magick, alchemy, shamanism, workshops on self-love, galactic activations, – (supposedly received from a so-called alien – but in reality they are demons), healings, esoteric teachings, classes to develop your gifts of the spirit,  keys to magick mastery, self-mastery, yoga, meditation, exorcists  available for  – (these are not Ordained Catholic Priests) – home and land cleansings and blessings, making and selling holy water and holy salt,  baby blessings – you don’t even want to know what that involves…(and thousands of dollars are charged for this – and of course, when the parents have this done, they are deceived into thinking their babies have been “saved” – in the meantime it is a consecration of your baby to Satan and they do not have their babies baptised in a Christian or Catholic Church because they assume that the “baby blessing” is the same as baptism), Reiki sessions – which is “universal energy” being channeled through your body – this is a Buddhist healing modality and this Reiki energy is not of God,  Crystal healing, workshops and retreats to learn how to channel, become a medium, a healer, so that you too can open your own spiritual practice and make money off desperate and vulnerable souls,  Goddess ceremonies – (because people are being deceived and being taught to believe we are gods and goddesses), Binaural and Solfeggio music for relaxation, but it actually puts you in a trance-like state – emptying your mind….and now the demons have a doorway to enter.
    Then we have the seemingly innocuous healing sessions – for example “in the name of Christ and Holy Virgin Mary”.  The Jesus they speak of is not the Jesus Christ of the bible!
     
    Mystery School / Occult / New Age teachings places their False Jesus as an “Ascended Master” who forms part of the Hierarchy of Light” and is part of the first “Quorum” – on par with Archangel Michael!   Jesus Christ is God – he is the Creator, who created everything, including Archangel Michael, so how can he be lumped together with Archangel Michael…..and they do not teach that Jesus Christ is God made Flesh.  They do not teach that it is only though Jesus Christ and his Word in Scriptures that we are saved.  They conveniently do not teach Jesus – Son of God’s Words:  “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.  No one comes to the Father, except through me”
     
    And it's all promoted as seemingly in alignment with God's teachings – using the name of God, Jesus, Our Lady, Archangel Michael and Raphael as selling points, which when Christians see or hear this –they now think it's all ok…..but actually it's all Satanic. 
     
    People are really, in truth,  seeking to know God, Jesus Christ our Saviour – God made flesh – who came to open the way to Heaven, but they have either left their churches for whatever reasons, or not really applying the warnings in the Bible to stay away from all things magick because when some of us were younger it wasn’t a big issue),  or they have never been raised in the faith and so it is very easy for these False Teachers and Healers – predators disguised as Teachers and Healers of Light – wolves in sheeps clothing – to hoodwink the unsuspecting soul, pounce and deliberately exploit their ignorance, by deceiving these souls  into believing they are serving our Heavenly Father, when they are really serving Satan.
     
    The terms ‘balance”, mind-body-spirit”, “harmony”, “know thyself”, ‘self-love”, “organic living” –  (which now incorporates the whole Health and Wellness genre)  – and you get pulled into the New Age movement very easily here –  (one even hears of Psychiatrists and Psychologists recommending yoga and meditation and Reiki sessions to their patients and even now being allowed to be practiced in some hospitals) – because now the doors are open to try the various “healing sessions” that are on offer for relaxation in this stressful world…… there is “meditation” – which teaches one to empty the mind….and opens the gate for demons to come in, which is why we Christians are instructed to meditate on the Word of God, guarding our minds.  Then yoga is suggested as a wonderful way to keep supple and to stretch the body – it is punted as an exercise…..yet, yoga is a Hindu Spiritual practice, any way you slice or dice it.  The asanas (poses) and pranayama (breath exercises) – all designed for the raising of the Kundalini (the Serpent God) – and each asana connects you to a particular Hindu deity – for enlightment and self-actualisation. 
    Therefore, as can be seen, yoga is not stretching, nor is its goal exercise.  Most people who teach yoga have New Age beliefs or are open to them.  There is no such thing as “Christian Yoga”.  That is an oxymoron, because being Christian means we believe in the One True God and yoga – being a Hindu Spiritual practice means we are then worshipping the Hindu Gods and breaking the First Commandment!
     
    The lure of the occult is almost always on the basis of acquiring knowledge or power and money.  It also plays into the sin of Pride and Arrogance and Greed.  Satan is busy trying to pass off his counterfeits for God’s knowledge and power, as the real thing….if he can get us to accept his versions of “knowledge and power” enticingly designed to rebel against the True God of the Bible and accept these false teachings as truth, then he has a foothold in our life.  There is power to be had, magick is real, however – the power does not come from God.
     
    The Bible clearly warns us Christians from all this and tells us that all magick is Sorcery  – (God makes no distinction between “white and “black” magick – magick is magick – period!) and not of God. And all of the above falls into that category and no-one bats an eyelid anymore and accepts these things as part of modern living.  That is how subtly Satan is deceiving everyone in our modern world today!
     
    This is truly insanity – the human race has become insane, blinded, deaf and willfully going our own way, deceiving ourselves that we know more than God by following these false teachings of the New Age / Occult / Mystery Schools and no matter how they try to convince you otherwise –  all knowledge, teachings and healings that fall under the New Age / Occult / Mystery School umbrella come directly from the Fallen Angels
     
    Ephesians 6:12
    We don't fight against flesh and blood..we fight against the rulers, and the authorities,against the powers of this dark world, and against the forces of evil in the spiritual realm."

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  8. JacGBoots1 Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    " I don't wanna get out of bed, it's too earrrrly…" – eternal inner whiny child !!! – Discipline !!! your inner whiny child !!!!!!!!! Brilliant way to describe "the flesh"….
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  9. Barbara Mazzocca Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Does this priest speak Spanish?

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  10. Paul Hersee Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Great sermon. Just what I needed to hear today. Praise God.

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  11. Tom Borsos Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Amen! Amen!

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  12. marc little Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Very inspiring!

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  13. Consciousness Transformation Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Intead of preaching about Christian mythology, teach what Jesus did – to love every person as yourself. Do that to your enemies and we'll live in the kingdom of heaven.

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  14. Michelle Mailloux Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    This was an amazing talk!!! God Bless you, Fr.!!

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  15. All Roads Lead Here Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Not sure if I can think of myself as a pious man, in all good intent. I'm definitely not an enemy of Christianity, though.

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  16. d' Lourdes Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    FATHER PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW APPLAUSE IN THE CHURCH DIRING MASS

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  17. wms72 Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    This priest seems to have an authentic spiritual life that empowers his preaching.

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  18. K Happy Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Catholics– Read the BIBLE. God says you must. YOU CANNOT FIGHT THE ENEMY WITHOUT KNOWING GOD'S WORD because GOD IS His word. Read the Bible. Memorize it. Eat it. Devour it. Forget your golf game your luncheons your bongo your chanting -Read the Bible. All the instructions are there for defeating the enemy.

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  19. Tony Cevallos Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Father Mark, I truly want to come back to my Catholic roots as I miss the sacraments so much but I just cannot worship Mary or consider her Co-redemptress. I can never praise and worship Mary as there is just no way that jives with sacred Scripture. That isthe only thing/ If i'm wrong then please Pray for me. I have a hunger for the Catholic Church but when I start hearing all this Praise for Mary to me its like pushing Jesus aside and making Mary equal. I just know that is so wrong and from the satan. There is no other name under heaven to which one may be saved according to Scripture JESUS ALONE .

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  20. Antoinette Corsi Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Great sermon father Mark. You're God's gift to us.

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  21. steve coley Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    I know thyself. I know who I am. You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I am a space cowboy called the lone ranger. I have taken command of a lightship.

    I am here to engage the darkship called "greed" and vanquish it's commander…the number speaking , number worshipping "count" Dracula (Trump).

    With my breath, I intend to use words to shine light on this lifeless monster and drive the truth through his chest.

    So that he will stop sucking the joy out of US and devouring the planet like a ravenous cancer.

    The situation is dire, so I have sent out an SOS to all lightships in the universe to come to my assistance.

    I have also asked Tarzan to cut loose his legendary howl for all "life" in the jungle to assist.

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  22. Julie King Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Prayers for this beautiful faithful priest, who has been told to cease and desist by his superior, for speaking the truth. What a wonderful preacher!

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  23. john steves Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Amen! Father, may God always bless you, thank you, you are not ashamed to preach the TRUTH.

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  24. Joan Born Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    This priest is beautiful! I wish they would all be like him! He is on fire with the Holy Spirit!Gods Catholic Church is the greatest !!! Keep us are close to you Lord!

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  25. Richard Sumer Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Praise the Lord.. God bless your ministry.. Greetings from India

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  26. Christian Aaron Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Easily one of the best sermons I’ve heard EVER

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  27. Veronica Awungshi Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Strong, truth and meaningful preaching….. Keep it up…. any kind of preaching with accusation of others or other religions is the worst preaching I don't want to hear at all

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  28. wilfreda iwaskiewicz Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Keep going father your doing well!!!

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  29. Glenda Agostino Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    He is so good!

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  30. John Farren Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Fr.you give me great hope again.also the truth you tell is what this world needs. Thank God for you Fr.

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  31. Lucy Nyama Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Amen God bless u fr u are just tell me what am passing now I want to be a religious but I have da gift of the holy spirit but all dat are beside me are those who are not Catholic this is cos my family have rejected me and the priest around me say I should go and do any work to end income for my education and formation and am confused right now cos those outside the church want to help me to see dat the gift of god is seen pls help what should I do???pls

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  32. Brian Ryan Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Great – spread this clip far and wide! Those who listen will be appalled that such mindless nonsense is being preached in the Church; it will undoubtedly encourage people to have nothing to do with religion…perhaps this has already happened since atheism is increasing…wonderful!!!!

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  33. Tolkien Lewis Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    His sermons nourishing me here in Berlin

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  34. Dominic Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    JESUS said I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH,AND THE LIFE,NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.

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  35. Ashleigh Pattillo Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Such solid teachings . Thank you Father Mark.

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  36. Marianne Hedström Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    The church is not an organization. It doesn't matter if we are Orthodox/Catholic/Protestant, the question is if we are born again. "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven." Matt. 10:32

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  37. Lexi Noel Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    yeah, I probably wouldn't trade anything for lentils lol 🤢😷😉

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  38. Joy Corcoran Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    principal number 2!! GOd Bless u Fr!!

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  39. Joy Corcoran Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    THERES NO SALVATION OUTSIDE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH!

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  40. Joy Corcoran Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Fr we love you! UR awesome Preacher like Saint Anthony.' _ old school Catholic

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  41. julietspaghetti Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    That's right, he cant give peace, if you believe the liar it is all lies.

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  42. Alda Rizzo Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Thank you, please don't stop, catholics need you now more then ever

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  43. shaunrosedux Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    FOOLISHNESS….

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  44. Caprice123 Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    The devil and his demons are the ones to watch more than anything else. They are never far away, tempting us away from God and wanting us to deny or shelve our faith. Love this priest because he is in the here and now. He mixes the Catholic eulogy with modern day reality, sometimes tinged with great humour, but he never forgets to honour Jesus Christ and promulgate the purity and goodness of the Holy Trinity.

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  45. chateaumojo Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Too many priests tread the top of the fence, tiptoe between issues, avoid taking a stand, and don't want to rock any boats. I think their bishops insist on that. That is a shame. THIS is spreading the gospel. THIS is evangelizing.

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  46. josephine Murphy Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    food for thought thank you fr.

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  47. cyn di Posted on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    glory be to God forever and ever …Amen amen amen God bless you for such a powerful gospel teaching …

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