I love America…but it needs help.
We typically do assessments of individuals who may have demonic activity. If one were to assess our country as a whole right now, there are strong signs of our country being demonically oppressed.
First, there are plenty of openings for the demonic.
There is a significant drop in the practice of the Faith, thus losing a critical graced protection. Moreover, many more people are practicing witchcraft, Wicca, ouija boards and other occult practices, which open the door to the demonic.
Also, there are almost a million abortions each year in the USA, which we have found to be a huge demonic door. And there are other sinful behaviors on the rise, such as internet pornography, drug and sexual addictions, and more. Sin gives evil increasing access to our lives.
Second, there are signs in our country of a demonic mentality infecting our communities.
One of the first signs of the demonic is discord. The level of discord in this country is through the roof. A rising level of unhappiness, hopelessness, and suicides are also typical demonic signs; suicide rates have been rising in the USA for several years.
Outbursts of rage, anger, and violence often accompany demonic activity; one sign of this in our country is a steady increase in terrorism.
Finally, Satan and his minions think of themselves as victims and this mentality is increasingly pervasive in the USA.
These are disturbing trends which point to an increasing influence of Satan and his minions in our country.
Of course, Satan does NOT have the final word. God is in charge and God’s designs will never be thwarted. Nevertheless, I believe our country is becoming increasingly demonically oppressed (not fully possessed!).
What to do?
If our country is demonically oppressed, then what must be done? As with any client who is oppressed, we start with closing the doors to the demonic. Stop sinning; stop practicing the occult; start practicing the Faith.
Barring any nation-wide conversion and/or extraordinary Divine intervention–this is unlikely. In fact, all trends seem to be in the wrong direction.
But all is not lost!
It has always been that the small barque of Peter, with a little band of the faithful, can turn back Divine judgment and “coax” the Almighty into shedding extraordinary graces on the people.
The redemptive graces of Jesus’ death and resurrection are infinite and our merciful God intensely desires to shed these graces upon us.
What must we do?
Love God and love the people…completely. Judge no one–left or right, republican or democrat, black or white. Pray constantly. Invoke the Blessed Virgin. Pray that our little prayers and sacrifices be filled with the Spirit and share in the redemptive action of Jesus. Thus, they will become immensely fecund.
God will not abandon the USA.
I believe it has a special role to play in the Divine plan of salvation. But the influence of the demonic these days is palpable. The country needs you and your prayers right now.