Scripture reading: Hebrews 10:10-12
Yesterday, we were admonished to be careful as not to be more conscious of items of prayer and spiritual personalities than we are more conscious of Jesus the Saviour. The believers of this day are gradually slipping back to the age that gives the native doctors opportunities to thrive. More so, these native doctors have repositioned themselves as Spiritual leaders. They operate in different names, mostly as prophets and most times they prophesy.
“The Prayer of Liberation” written by Fr. Uzegbu reveals some of the demands that were made by different Pastors. He said, “A female pastor was organizing a prayer session for a woman in order that she and her husband will be in peace, love and in unity, for the prayer session, she was asked to bring the following, “A long incense made in India with the tag 777; a female goat; a packet of red candle; a packet of blue candle; an image candle bearing a shape of a man, during the prayer session, the female pastor asked the woman to speak out her prayer points through the mouth of the goat” Another one is like this; “A pastor went for a family liberation session. He collected thirty thousand naira as liberation fee. In one of the sessions of the prayer he took them to the street, prayed over a kolanut, broke it, threw it to the four corners of the earth- East, North, West and South.” These acts are obviously demonic, and a simple way of inviting all types of demons into the life of a victim. Brethren, we must look unto the Blood of Jesus Christ, that is the greatest sacrifice the Lord has done. Martin Luther says these of Jesus Christ: “…. In his resurrection, a conqueror; in his ascension, a King; in his intercession, a high priest”. To this end, we must be very careful to seek prayers and or present items demanded as articles needed for effective prayers. Many of such are demonic and not from God.
As believers we must totally separate ourselves from activities that promote Satan. Satan is very cunning. At Baptism we rejected him and during the Easter celebration we renew our baptismal promises but guess what? The devil keeps coming in different forms making us also renew covenants with him, giving him legal hold on our lives. Let us therefore be very vigilant. Jesus is the only Way, the Truth and the Light.
MASS: VIOLET: Is 40:1-11;Ps 96:1-2, 3 & 10, 11:13; Matt 18:12-14 OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE F READINGS FROM COMMON OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, 2ND SUNDAY OF THE ADVENT
1. Ask God for forgiveness for every act of disbelief in Him.
2. Pray with St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, “Jesus source of life, sanctify me. O my strength, fortify me. My commander, fight for me. Only light of my soul, enlighten me. My Master guide me.”
3. Take the Prayer of Self deliverance in “ Amen: It Is Done ”
Exercise: Flee every spiritual exercise to make any form of sacrifice.
Meditation: Matthew 24:24