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Are You a Spiritual Warfare Target?

I am aware how much ground there is for fear about this, and I have been very much grieved by certain people I know, in whom I have seen what I am describing; they have left Him Who in His

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Posted in 4th Mansions - Chapter 3, Spiritual Warfare

The Chaos of Our Thoughts: Part Three

I do not think that all the scorn and all the trials which we may have to suffer in this life can equal these interior battles. Any unrest and any strife can be borne, as I have already said, if

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Posted in 4th Mansions - Chapter 1, Spiritual Warfare

Fixed Determination

Perseverance: Part III Let him have a fixed determination not to allow himself to be beaten, for, if the devil sees that he has firmly resolved to lose his life and his peace and everything that he can offer him

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Posted in 2nd Mansions, Spiritual Warfare

The Third Strategy of Evil: Undermining Love

The Devil’s aim here must not be made light of, for he is trying to bring a cooling of charity and love among the sisters, and if he could do this he would be working a great deal of harm.

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Posted in 1st Mansions - Chapter 2, Spiritual Warfare

The Second Strategy of Evil: Distraction

Everyone, however, who wishes to enter the second Mansions, will be well advised, as far as his state of life permits, to try to put aside all unnecessary affairs and business. (Teresa of Avila, First Mansions, Chapter 2) Teresa warns

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Posted in 1st Mansions - Chapter 2, Spiritual Warfare