7 Ways to Fend Off the Devil, From an Experienced Exorcist

Everything you need to know to protect yourself from demonic attack
By Wesley Baines, excerpted from Beliefnet.com


The very name causes many of us an instant jolt of panic. Personified evil is an incomprehensible thing, and what we cannot understand, we fear.

These spiritual entities are, according to Christian tradition, angels that were cast out of heaven after following their leader, Satan, in rebellion against God. Because of their transgressions, they now roam the earth as they await the final judgment.
But what if you really have nothing to be afraid of? What if you could easily protect yourself from demonic attack?

The truth is this: you can. And Father José Antonio Fortea, a world-renowned Roman Catholic exorcist and author of “Summa Daemoniaca,” is here to show you how you can protect yourself from these invisible entities.

For some, the advice Fr. Fortea gives will feel familiar. There is no magic bullet here, no mystical incantation that will safeguard you for all time. Protecting yourself against demonic attack takes work, perseverance, and a life devoted to Christ.
Are you ready for that?

If you are, protection is at your fingertips. We’ve spoken with Fr. Fortea about the most effective things you can do to protect yourself from demonic attack, and have distilled his advice and writings down into 7 key ways to fend off the devil.

Let’s take a look at what Fr. Fortea has to say.

Live a Moral Life
Unsurprisingly, the foundation of fending off the Devil begins with making moral choices.

What do we mean by moral? We mean scriptural morality that lies in loving God, loving one another, and working hard to cultivate the Fruits of the Spirit, which are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. This is what creates a moral life.

According to Fr. Fortea, your denomination doesn’t matter. You don’t have to be Roman Catholic. What truly matters is that you make a good-faith attempt to act in ways which are objectively, scripturally good. Read the other steps Fr. Fortea outlines in the remainder of article on beliefnet

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