From Forums of the Virgin Mary [translation]:
Spirit attacks are more frequent than ever and there are ways to win the battle.
There are external situations that make us vulnerable to demons.
For example, all the changes and inconveniences that we have suffered during the health crisis.
Then it happens that many people become depressed, permanently anguished, demoralized, bitter, confused, which leads them to resort to taking medication.
Or simply to think that the only solution to their problem is for the pandemic to end.
But they do not realize that they may be suffering from a demonic attack, which is not cured by medication or changes in the health crisis.
A demonic attack is part of the spiritual warfare that the evil one has unleashed against you.
And the only way to emerge victorious is to fight it with the weapons of spiritual battle; otherwise it may take a long time to come out, if one comes out at all.
Here we will tell you the 10 signs that indicate if a person is under spiritual attack.
And we will give you the antidotes that must be activated to win that spiritual war and expel the negative influence from your life.
If you feel restless and overwhelmed these days, I must tell you that you are feeling what many people feel.
Because we are facing a demonic attack like never before , and it is global, throughout the planet. It’s not just you who feels this way!
The evil one is the one behind all this trying to destabilize you so that you fall.
You must be clear that the goal is to neutralize you spiritually so that you move away from the only safe source of peace and protection.
Therefore, you must understand that the only way to not be affected by this attack is to remain spiritually strong, firmly united to Divine Providence, as the branches are united to the tree that gives it life.
And that the attack always works trying to produce confusion, emotional weakening, distraction from the main focus of your life, and fear.
And it does so through lies and deceit, even from sources that you previously believed to be trustworthy.
And how to detect that the devil is attacking you spiritually and not that you have a psychological problem or have had some bad days?
Let’s see the 10 characteristic symptoms that you should attribute to the spiritual attack.
First, extreme frustration.
During a spiritual attack the enemy uses a variety of circumstances to oppress your mind and bring you great frustration.
The person perceives himself as in a state of siege, on the edge of the precipice and anxious.
Second, you feel unusually weak and tired.
Lack of energy and vitality are often the result of a prolonged attack.
Nervousness, lack of sleep, battles over your health, are its fruits.
Third, lack of peace.
The enemy bombards your mind with dispersive thoughts and permanent temptations in order to steal your peace.
The mind becomes irritated and you feel exhausted.
Fourth, lack of spiritual passion.
The enemy tries to steal your tenacity for the things of God.
Fifth, confusion about your purpose.
During a spiritual attack there is often great confusion about your spiritual path.
Bad motions start by bringing confusion.
Sixth, strong drive to get out of your purpose
Every believer is born with a unique purpose.
And God also gave him unique gifts and graces, to fulfill that plan.
An attack will overwhelm you with thoughts of quitting and leaving the position.
This is one of the main purposes behind spiritual attacks.
Seventh, you go back to old bondages.
The person is often pushed into negative cycles from which he has already freed himself.
The enemy wants to enslave you once again in the same old bonds.
He can discourage you by convincing you that your sins are not bad enough, so that you stop thinking that you commit sins (and don’t go to Confession).
Eighth, you stray from healthy relationships
When ancient iniquities begin tempting you, the next sign of spiritual attack is sure to be pulling away from Godly relationships.
Ninth, it seems that you have changed your values and priorities.
Sometimes it is such a massive attack that it seems there is no attack but that you have simply changed.
There are times when it seems that all the resources dry up at the same time.
The attacks of the enemy are for you to take your eyes away from God and put them on money and other pleasures.
Tenth, you question the direction and calling that you have clearly felt
As the enemy attacks the life of a believer, he begins to give him reasons to give up the very thing God calls him to do.
This is one of its main tools.
He unleashes confusion, shame, intimidation, and a variety of vile feelings to create a cloud of uncertainty.
When several of these things happen to you, you should be aware that you are under attack. [scroll past ad for more]:
And so it is good to remember what the Lord said to Saint Faustina Kowalska,
“My child, I want to instruct you on the spiritual struggle. Never trust yourself, but abandon yourself totally to My Will.”
And then do these things to do when you become aware of the attack:
Rebuke the attacker even if you don’t see him; he is there; name the demon because that will give you power over him.
Vade retro satan.
And turn to Saint Michael the Archangel, to the Blessed Virgin, and above all to Our Lord Jesus Christ so that they expel from your side the demons that are trying to tempt and neutralize you.
Exorcists give us very valuable information on how to expel demons.
They drive them out with the power of Jesus Christ.
Sometimes Archangel Michael comes into battle and threatens the demon with his sword.
And the demons are terrified of the Blessed Virgin.
Once Father Cándido Amantini asked the demon that possessed a person a question:
“Why are you more afraid when I invoke Mary than when I implore God himself?”
And the demon replied: “I feel more humiliated being defeated by a simple creature than by God himself.”
Break his power over you with your faith in God and his promise of eternal life in Heaven and protection on earth.
Break the attack with the 5 “don’ts”
Do not forget Who made you and what He has done in your life. God has equipped you and you will be able to overcome through Him. (God is endlessly more powerful than the devil; there is no comparison whatsoever.)
Do not abandon the time and place of prayer, the sacraments, and Eucharistic Adoration. And read Scripture, perhaps a psalm or even opening the Bible at random. (Let the Holy Spirit turn the pages for you and direct your eyes.)
Do not abandon places of power: your church, your family, and your works are places of power.
Do not abandon the power that the group gives you.
It is good to be around people who can give you wise advice, faithful and simple friends.
Do not disconnect from pastoral protection.
Many times there are people under attack who refuse to be helped; Confession, spiritual direction, and hanging out with friends of faith are the antidote.
Break through weakening and oppression by praising God
Clothe yourself with a cloak of joy instead of a spirit of anguish.
Hum songs, the old praise songs, letting your heart go to the Lord.
When we give thanks and praise to God, the enemy never triumphs.
Break the vicious cycle of fear, with love.
Scripture tells us that perfect love casts out fear.
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a disciplined mind
No matter what satan tells you, it is not the truth, but a perversion of the truth.
Whenever we bow to the devil’s force instead of God’s, the quality of our life is reduced; something in us dies, when we believe a lie.
And also do these practical things:
Avoid places and people that exude negativity, because they are contagious.
Turn off the media that misinform you with lies: TV, social networks.
Use Holy Water at the first sign of attack.
At the slightest sign, pray until you feel calm, strong, and calm return to you; prayers such as “Jesus I trust in you,” “Mother, I trust in you,” the Rosary, the chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the prayer to the Archangel Michael are very healing.
Get away from the crowds.
Take a walk along the water, through a field. Observe the fauna, flowers, nature — God’s Creation.
In short, spiritual attacks are very common nowadays.
But many people go through them without knowing it, thinking they are experiencing a psychological problem, or depression, or that something has happened to them that has changed their lives.
And since one problem leads to another, they get caught up in a vicious circle that prevents them from leaving.
That is why one should keep in mind the 10 typical symptoms of spiritual attack that we have mentioned.
If you have several of them, then you are probably going through a spiritual attack from the demon.
And as soon as you become aware that this is the case, activate the recommendations that we have given you to get rid of the attack.
[resources: Forums of the Virgin Mary and spiritual warfare books; also: video, Michael Brown retreat]