Exorcism and Spiritual Warfare

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An important teaching on Exorcism from Msgr. Esseff

An important teaching on Exorcism from Msgr. Esseff

This podcast offers a critical teaching from Msgr. Esseff, who has served the Church as an exorcist for over 40 years and is President of the Board of the Pope Leo XIII Institute a school for Exorcist training in the United States. He addresses the issues that appear not only in the demoniac but also those which occur in the heart of the family. He also strongly cautions against public deliverance services, especially those which attempt to cast out spirits from victims of oppression, obsession, and possession. He emphasizes the private nature of the deliverance/liberation and the pastoral care that is necessary.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation – the gift of the healing that flows from the confessional

The Sacrament of Reconciliation – the gift of the healing that flows from the confessional

Msgr. Esseff discusses the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  What is a “core wound”?  What prevents us from being Christ in the world today?  Who do we encounter in the confessional?  What is the role of the Cross in the confessional?  What does Jesus see from the Cross?  What is the role of the Holy Spirit in

The Authority of Jesus

The Authority of Jesus

Gospel Mk 6:7-13 Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick –no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Ancestry, and Spiritual Warfare

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Ancestry, and Spiritual Warfare

Msgr. Esseff reflects on the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the area of spiritual warfare.  He encourages all listeners to engage in a deep reflection on their own ancestry (particularly their parents) and it’s possible influence on our own spiritual battles. reading 2 Gal 4:4-7 Brothers and sisters: When the fullness of time

A Time of Spiritual Warfare – Recognizing the Enemy

A Time of Spiritual Warfare – Recognizing the Enemy

Msgr. Esseff refers repeatedly in this podcast to “The Manual for Spiritual Warfare” by Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D. which he HIGHLY RECOMMENDS!   Reading 1 1 jn 2:18-21 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. Thus we know this is

The Reality of Evil and the Triumphant Power of Jesus Christ

The Reality of Evil and the Triumphant Power of Jesus Christ

Msgr. Esseff, who has served the Roman Catholic Church as an Exorcist for decades, discusses the reality of evil and the Triumphant power of Jesus Christ. Gospel MT 8:28-34 When Jesus came to the territory of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs who were coming from the tombs met him. They were so savage that no one

“Whoever is not with me is against me” – The Need for Exorcism

“Whoever is not with me is against me” – The Need for Exorcism

Gospel LK 11:14-23 Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke and the crowds were amazed. Some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.” Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven.

What is your particular temptation? 1st Sunday of Lent

What is your particular temptation? 1st Sunday of Lent

Gospel MT 4:1-11 At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of

“This kind can only come out through prayer.”

“This kind can only come out through prayer.”

Gospel mk 9:14-29 As Jesus came down from the mountain with Peter, James, John and approached the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and scribes arguing with them. Immediately on seeing him, the whole crowd was utterly amazed. They ran up to him and greeted him. He asked them, “What are you

“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one”

“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one”

How are you tempted?  What is your weakness? What is the remedy? Reading 1     JAS 1:12-18 Blessed is he who perseveres in temptation, for when he has been proven he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him. No one experiencing temptation should say, “I am being tempted

The Battle for the Human Heart

The Battle for the Human Heart

Gospel mk 3:22-30 The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said of Jesus, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “By the prince of demons he drives out demons.” Summoning them, he began to speak to them in parables, “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

Discerning the Spirits

Discerning the Spirits

Reading 11 JN 3:22-4:6 Beloved: We receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And his commandment is this: we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as he commanded us. Those who keep his commandments remain in him,

The Reality of Hell

The Reality of Hell

Gospel MT 13:36-43 Jesus dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He said in reply, “He who sows good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world, the good seed the children of the

First Sunday of Lent – The Battle

First Sunday of Lent – The Battle

Reading 2  ROM 10:8-13 Brothers and sisters: What does Scripture say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart —that is, the word of faith that we preach—, for, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,

What is the spirit of the World?

What is the spirit of the World?

What is the “spirit of the world”?  Why is it so deadly?  Msgr. Esseff addresses these questions and several more.  How do I love someone when I really do not like them?  How do we properly “not judge” someone, even though we are called to test the movements of the Spirit and speak out in

Healing Ministry of Deliverance & Exorcism Conference Day 2

Healing Ministry of Deliverance & Exorcism Conference Day 2

Msgr. Esseff shares with us his experience at the Healing Ministry of Deliverance & Exorcism Conference at Mundelein Seminary. The discussions on this given day focused on how we are made for happiness and we are designed to love.   Sometimes we neglect the soul and overemphasize the body, and vice versa.  Balance is what we

Healing Ministry of Deliverance & Exorcism Conference Day 1

Healing Ministry of Deliverance & Exorcism Conference Day 1

Msgr. Esseff shares with us his experience at the Healing Ministry of Deliverance & Exorcism Conference.  He discusses the event and the abundance of participants who are priests and bishops.  As it begins he reflects on the important passage from Ephesians 6: Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the

Day 8 Spiritual Retreat for Missionaries of Charity in Australia / Spiritual Warfare

Day 8 Spiritual Retreat for Missionaries of Charity in Australia / Spiritual Warfare

Msgr. Esseff discusses the last day of this spiritual retreat.  The topic is the spiritual warfare that takes place in each human heart.  All mankind is engaged in a head on clash in the depths of each person.  We are going to live in light or darkness, joy or despair, simplicity or complexity, good or

The Clash of the Two Kingdoms

The Clash of the Two Kingdoms

Msgr. Esseff continues his reflections in the Chapel of the Apparitions in Paray le Monial, France. Msgr. Esseff discusses the clash of the two kingdoms….salvation history in light of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  In every heart there is a collision between the force of light and the force of darkness, between the force of lies and

Exorcism and Deliverance – What is the difference?

Exorcism and Deliverance – What is the difference?

Msgr. Esseff describes the difference between Exorcism and Deliverance.  The role of the Bishop and the priest.  The power we have by virtue of our baptism. What is possession?  What is a curse?  The rite of Exorcism and the need for inner healing of the individual.  The ministry of Deliverance and how it differs from

A Prayer to Take Authority

A Prayer to Take Authority

Msgr. Esseff teaches about the need for healing, protection and deliverance. Msgr. Esseff discusses the importance of the “Our Father”. He then leads the following prayer: In the name of Jesus, I take authority and I bind all the powers and forces in the air, in the ground, in the water, in the underground, in

Prayers for Spiritual Healing with Msgr. Esseff – Mp3 audio prayer and text

Prayers for Spiritual Healing with Msgr. Esseff – Mp3 audio prayer and text

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE FORGIVENESS PRAYER The following prayer covers most of the significant areas of forgiveness. Often, such a prayer will bring to mind other areas that need forgiveness. Let the Holy Spirit move freely and guide your mind to persons or groups that you need to forgive. This is especially useful before confession. Lord

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