SPIRITUAL WARFARE: 25 TRUTHS
Christ is speaking to St. Faustina who lives in a convent about the 25 truths about demons and spiritual warfare.
Jesus began, “My daughter, I want to teach you about spiritual warfare” (Diary 1760). (The Lord’s words are in bold text; commentaries follow.)
- Never trust in yourself but abandon yourself totally to My Will.
Trust is a spiritual weapon. Trust is part of the shield of faith that St. Paul mentions in the following chapter six of Ephesians: the armor of God. Abandonment to God’s will is an act of trust; faith in action dispels evil spirits.
- In desolation, darkness and various doubts, have recourse to Me and to your spiritual director. He will always answer you in My name.
In times of spiritual warfare, immediately pray to Jesus. Invoke His Holy Name that is feared in the netherworld. Bring darkness into the light by telling a spiritual director or confessor and follow his/her instruction.
- Do not bargain with any temptation; lock yourself immediately in My Heart.