The best way to destroy the work of Satan


#1

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all evil originates from the devil and human weakness.

the best way to overcome the devil is through the Holy Mass…

the 2nd best way is through the Rosary…

i hope everyone is praying the rosary at least once a day… :slight_smile:

(they are not used in exorcisms for nothing…) :highprayer::knight2:


#2

Yes, while the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is where we receive all the graces to become saints and the rosary is a very powerful devotional prayer, I would say that the best way to destroy satan is to keep each choice we make focussed on God. Our life is a series of choices and in our human weakness we sometimes choose inifnitely lesser goods in place of the infinite Good. The Mass and the rosary provide us (especially the Mass) the power to overcome temptation and a perfect love for Jesus Christ. The best way to destroy the work of satan is to not be a part of it. God bless you.............teachccd :)


#3

Pray the Rosary.

“The woman will crush the head of the serpent.”


#4

[quote="teachccd, post:2, topic:177307"]
Yes, while the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is where we receive all the graces to become saints and the rosary is a very powerful devotional prayer, I would say that the best way to destroy satan is to keep each choice we make focussed on God. Our life is a series of choices and in our human weakness we sometimes choose inifnitely lesser goods in place of the infinite Good. The Mass and the rosary provide us (especially the Mass) the power to overcome temptation and a perfect love for Jesus Christ. The best way to destroy the work of satan is to not be a part of it. God bless you.............teachccd :)

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thank you... so true..

but sometimes we are part of satan's work whether we wnat to be or not.. Sometimes when i just talk to someone who is not walking in the Right way... it leaves me with this awful feeling of the devil... of him winning or something.. and so i grab my rosary...

and sometimes the feeling of evil persists and persists and i feel it will never end :(, even after a few prayers of the ros... but then, eventually, truth and Jesus and Mary and etc... win... and i have peace again.. :)

i hope everyone here promotes the rosary... Give one out every day and after a year you will have given out 365...


#5

what’s the deal with that Obama quote?? i dont;’ understand… :confused:


#6

[quote="distracted, post:5, topic:177307"]
what's the deal with that Obama quote?? i dont;' understand.. :confused:

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Genesis 3:15

catholic.com/thisrock/1997/9709chap.asp

Genesis 3:15 is one of the most famous passages in Scripture, since it offers the first, veiled prophecy of the coming of the Messiah. But confusion results from differing translations of the passage.

In most editions of the Douay-Rheims Bible—the Catholic counterpart to the King James Version—Genesis 3:15 says, "I will put enmities between thee [the serpent] and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel."

In the New American Bible, and all other modern Bibles, it says, "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel."

The difference turns on who will crush the serpent’s head and whom the serpent tries to strike. The Douay-Rheims uses feminine pronouns—"she" and "her"—implying that the woman is the person being described. Modern translations use masculine pronouns—"he" and "his"—implying that the seed of the woman is the serpent-crusher.

This disparity results from a manuscript difference. Modern translations follow what the original Hebrew of the passage says. The Douay-Rheims follows a textual variant found in many early Fathers and some editions of the Vulgate, though not the original. Jerome followed the Hebrew of this text in his edition of the Vulgate. The variant probably originated as a copyist’s error, when a scribe failed to note that the subject of the verse had shifted from the woman to the seed of the woman.

FWIW. Genesis came before Obama.


#7

The best way is to agree with him initially and form a deal with him to be in his service, then pray the rosary behind his back so he ignores you and thinks you're already allied with him.

Then, when he isn't watching, infiltrate hell and free everyone, also put a "I love Jesus" sticker on his mirror, he will undoubtedly be upset when he returns, but what does it matter, you've destroyed the work of Santa.


#8

Sometimes when we pray we tend to drift and all that’s coming out is words. Satan takes full advantage and puts all sorts of thoughts in our heads to fill the void. Because The Rosary involves a lot of repetition I think we are vulnerable to distraction. I have found that it is easier to concentrate on prayers when I am hungry…fasting is the key to quality praying as Jesus knew…Satan also tempted Him during time of fasting…conclusion has to be that Satan hates fasting souls…or as “The River” says wear your "I LOVE JESUS " sticker. Fasting is a much under rated practice in our western society because we don’t like hunger…Satan is well aware of this too and so I say onto ye “starve and pray” if you like kicking Satan. GOD BLESS


#9

[quote="TheRiver, post:7, topic:177307"]
The best way is to agree with him initially and form a deal with him to be in his service, then pray the rosary behind his back so he ignores you and thinks you're already allied with him.

Then, when he isn't watching, infiltrate hell and free everyone, also put a "I love Jesus" sticker on his mirror, he will undoubtedly be upset when he returns, but what does it matter, you've destroyed the work of Santa.

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Good one River! :D

However, in all seriousness, do not underestimate satan. Angels (even fallen ones) are above us intellectually. Don't try to engage evil. Just pray.

Although one saint (not sure which one) was awakened by the devil. She rolled over, looked at him and said, "Oh. It's only you." and then turned back over to go to sleep.

What faith!

St John Vianny suffered numerous attacks by the devil, including once where he set John's bed on fire!

Peace,

John Marie Vianney


#10

I don’t agree. Anyone who is part of Satan’s work it is by choice. It cannot be by accident.


#11

[quote="thistle, post:10, topic:177307"]
I don't agree. Anyone who is part of Satan's work it is by choice. It cannot be by accident.

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Then repent evil one, you are clearly working for Beelzebub. Repent now.


#12

[quote="TheRiver, post:7, topic:177307"]
.............. you've destroyed the work of Santa.

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Your typo seems to have come from the grinch.........:D


#13

[quote="TheRiver, post:11, topic:177307"]
Then repent evil one, you are clearly working for Beelzebub. Repent now.

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Que? :hmmm:


#14

[quote="teachccd, post:12, topic:177307"]
Your typo seems to have come from the grinch.........:D

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Ahhh, I meant Satan.

[quote="teachccd, post:13, topic:177307"]
Que? :hmmm:

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It was a joke.


#15

[quote="thistle, post:10, topic:177307"]
I don't agree. Anyone who is part of Satan's work it is by choice. It cannot be by accident.

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are our sins of omission not part of Satan's work?

#16

A CCC quote to back this up would be helpful for the readers.:)


#17

[quote="fultonfish, post:6, topic:177307"]
Genesis 3:15

catholic.com/thisrock/1997/9709chap.asp

Genesis 3:15 is one of the most famous passages in Scripture, since it offers the first, veiled prophecy of the coming of the Messiah. But confusion results from differing translations of the passage.

In most editions of the Douay-Rheims Bible—the Catholic counterpart to the King James Version—Genesis 3:15 says, "I will put enmities between thee [the serpent] and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel."

In the New American Bible, and all other modern Bibles, it says, "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel."

The difference turns on who will crush the serpent’s head and whom the serpent tries to strike. The Douay-Rheims uses feminine pronouns—"she" and "her"—implying that the woman is the person being described. Modern translations use masculine pronouns—"he" and "his"—implying that the seed of the woman is the serpent-crusher.

This disparity results from a manuscript difference. Modern translations follow what the original Hebrew of the passage says. The Douay-Rheims follows a textual variant found in many early Fathers and some editions of the Vulgate, though not the original. Jerome followed the Hebrew of this text in his edition of the Vulgate. The variant probably originated as a copyist’s error, when a scribe failed to note that the subject of the verse had shifted from the woman to the seed of the woman.

FWIW. Genesis came before Obama.

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still don't get the Obama connection... :confused:


#18

that doesn’t work… unless you are trying to destroy the work of Santa… (typo??? i presume???) :confused: :smiley:

anyway… the devil knows you are praying the rosary…

and Jesus said to acknolwedge Him before others so he will acknowledge you before the Father… so we can’t hide…

isn’t that kinda cowardly anyhow??

I admit i am a coward… but i try not to be one when it comes to my faith… not always successful… but uh… that goes w/o saying… :o


#19

i totally agree… i always feel closer to God when i am “fasting” or near fasting or whatever… :slight_smile:


#20

you’ve never felt the presence of great evil and felt that you were powerless against it?

(other than this last election, that is) :smiley:


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