'All that is in the world, the cravings of the sinful nature, and the list of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.' - 1 John 2:16
So the world is a big place and the Angel of Light is a smart one. He is the father of all lies and often appears masquerading as holy, genuine, or figuratively speaking as a wolf in sheep's clothing. As I get closer to my vocation and calling, these attacks are starting to come from unexpected places and people.
I believe the world we are living in is part of a master plan contrived by the father of all evil. The single sin in the garden of evil has multiplied and grown not only in a linear fashion, but exponential. The advancement of science and technology in the past 200 years has connected our thoughts to a nearly unlimited amount of possibilities. While the use of these innovations in a way consistent with the faith would create significant good for the world, sadly we are falling behind in potential and average lifespan (lifespan recently peaked and decreased in the US due to obesity).
Inferior genetics is causing much turmoil in our bodies, our food, and our soil. God is perfect and nature is a reflection of God. We have begun to tamper with the perfection in our bodies and in the soil; it is affecting the minds and bodies of the current generation and leaving lasting effects on those to come.
After a rather lengthy introduction I would like to revert to the initial question posed in the title:
How do you avoid the Angel of Light?
When facing intense spiritual battle, these are my weapons:
- Saying the rosary as much as possible
- Burying myself in the Bible
- Attending mass daily
- Spending time on my knees in prayer
- Carrying St. Michael's medallion
- Following the Liturgy of the Hours as much as possible
- Seclusion if needed
- Fasting if needed
- Adhesion to natural and organic foods, especially green vegetables
- Staying hydrated if possible
- Wearing blessed objects
- Using holy water
- Seeking counsel and blessing from priests
Lucifer will try to alter our state of mind through either:
a) What we do/do not intake (ie food, water, alcohol, drugs, vitamins)
b) What we are/are not exposed to:
- Primary : Events, People
- Secondary : Thoughts, Reactions
- Tertiary : Dreams, Subliminal Thoughts
- Natural : Instincts, Reflexes
God Bless You! :)