Year B- First Sunday of Lent
12 And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusThe spirit is totally different and distant from the flesh, even though it dwells in the body, it only reveals itself to those who accept it and live by its instructions. It was because of the action of the Holy Spirit which descended upon me in a very special way during my Baptism in the Jordan, that I was prepared for my mission of salvation.
Being filled with the Holy Spirit I was tempted by Satan, but defeated him by choosing good instead of evil. Now Satan can only be seen or felt in the spirit, and here comes my teaching to you.
The spiritual world is very real, God is spirit and He is the father of all spirits. Satan was thrown from heaven with all his followers, those who questioned the authority and will of the Most High. His kingdom of darkness is located here in the world, not to be seen physically of course, because it is spiritual. But being here, Satan is allowed to influence human beings in order to put them to the test.
Everyone is tested, and everyone fails, but not all the time thanks to the help of the spirit. As a human being I was also put to the test, but making use of the perfections of my humanity I overcame the evil one, in order to teach you that it is possible to defeat Satan. In fact, it is necessary to be very alert spiritually, so that by living in a state of grace you may keep the enemy away.
When you live by the desires of the flesh, your spirit is annihilated, you surrender to your passions and give yourself to Satan, you become his property.
In the spirit you are tempted, but because you donít accept that subtle encounter with your spirit, you dismiss it too quickly and do not discern the inner voice that helps you. You are then convinced by the devil to do his will, not the will of God.
Once you get caught up in your sinfulness you only have one option in order to save yourself: renounce Satan, renounce his evil ways, listen to the voice of your spirit, repent and come to the light again.
In Baptism every person is clothed with my light, in that new state the divine influence defends the soul against the attacks of the evil one, but is powerless if the person consents to sin. By prayer and by a life in accordance to the teachings of my gospels every person regains the power that was lost and the soul becomes strong against the evil one.
My little soul, do not listen to the evil one who wants to destroy you. Listen to my voice, listen to the gentle persuasions of the spirit. Do what is good, reject what is evil, follow me and you will share my eternal kingdom.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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