Welcome to the Official BLOG of N.A.P.S. The purpose of this blog is primarily education & awareness. The name of this blog is NOT a glorification of Satan, whom we know to be a personal, evil being - a fallen angel as described in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (see CCC: 390-395; and 2850-2854). Rather, it is recognition that this world is the domain of the Evil One (2 Cor. 4:4) and that the Kingdom of Light is engaged in active battle against his kingdom of darkness (Eph. 6:12).
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The following is our approach to blessing when doing deliverance ministry in a home with individuals and families. These three areas that are addressed in our prayers cover the major causal aspects of many cases: psychological, human spirit(s), or demonic, evil spirit(s). This is done because discernment as to cause is not infallible, and by doing these, all are covered. This is done of course, after ruling out that the cause might be physical or pharmacological (drugs) in nature. We learned this three-fold blessing from a Catholic priest who helped us in one of our cases a few years ago. We thought it was brilliant and have used it ever since. No prayers are listed below, just the three categories themselves along with some brief notes. What is below is actually contained in a handout we give clients at the scene, so they can review it afterwards and use it themselves. Our purpose in helping people is to teach them to help themselves. As to the prayers we use, we use many Catholic prayers for deliverance - both formal prayers that are traditional prayers for such occasions, and prayer simply spoken "spontaneously" while we are there. In this way, the family is prayed for by sharing in traditional prayers used by "the faithful" for centuries, as well as addressing their own specific situation.
When you pray for
liberation from spirits, pray for the following three areas:
1. Peace of Mind[For the Victim’s Psychological,
Mental, and Emotional State of Mind]
2. Any Human Spirits present to Leave
and enter their Eternal Rest[Spirit Rescue]
3. Any Demonic and Evil Spirits present
to be Exorcised or sent away, forever. [Deliverance]
TIPS TO REMEMBER:
You and those living in the home ultimately decide what happens in your home.
It often takes time to get the situation totally and 100% resolved. Please, be
patient and persevere. It may take six months, it may take six years. The most
important thing is for the activity and anxiety to be reduced to a level that
you and your family can abide and live by until things can get totally resolved.
We are here, and have been here, to help and assist you to learn to take command and solve your situation. We do not
magically come in and do this for you. We are aids and guides that come in for
a time, and assist.
If a crisis arises that is beyond your ability, contact us right away. We will
respond as soon as we can, but be patient with us also. This is volunteer work,
and we all have families, lives, problems and jobs of our own to attend to. We
will get to you as quickly as we can. We do care! Indeed, we even feel called
to this work.
Adults are responsible for leading, teaching and guiding their children in what
we have taught you. Just remember to be gentle and give age appropriate
guidance to them in a loving, secure environment.
Do your best not to react in strongly emotional ways that display to the
spirit(s) and one another that you are
“freaking out” and are anxious and afraid. Granted, this takes time, but you
will be amazed at how soon you can show calmness in the face of what in the
past would have caused you to react very emotionally or with much fear and
anxiety. Be determined and resolute. Teach this to your children. Teach them a
prayer to pray when and if something happens, and teach them to roll over and
go back to sleep or to continue to do what they were doing. Strive to peace of
mind and peace in the home. We strongly encourage psychological evaluation and
counseling as appropriate to each situation.
Remember that negative spirits often feed off of anxiety and fear. Human souls
who are lost and need help should only need a few sessions of prayer to help
them move on to God’s place of eternal rest for them, and that is how you
should pray for them. Pray for them when and if it arises and then put it out
of your mind. Don’t let your mind wander or excess over such “lost” or
“trapped” souls. Also, please do not be naïve to the fact that the situation
could be an evil spirit playing upon your sympathies – disguising itself as a
poor, lost human soul who needs your help and wants to stay there because it
finds comfort there. A real problem in some of our cases is a client who,
either consciously or subconsciously, really doesn’t want to lose the spirit or
for the activity to stop, even though they may actually be afraid sometimes.
You may, despite all these efforts, still have activity from time to time. This
may be because God is allowing it to keep you close to him (as was Paul the
Apostle’s case of his “thorn in the flesh” in the New Testament, found in 2
Corinthians 12:7)…or perhaps because someone in your family is a sensitive and
they are attracted to him or her. You may have to learn to live with a certain
level of activity from now on. What you need to know is, when that level is too
high – your threshold –then you do a blessing or in severe cases, contact us.
Remember, that what you have learned is not what most people live by. You now
know that the spirit world is a reality and it is all around us all the time.
Given now that you know this very well, you realize and understand that if they
manifest (show) themselves in some way, that this is not weird, really. You
always knew and believed they were there; now you know in a more profound,
experiential way, but do not let this “new reality” alter your lives. Take
control of your lives and live the way you know you are to live…keep right on
living and don’t let them distract you or throw you off track.