Spiritual Warfare: Remaining in the Lamb
All of Fr. Michael’s formation talks are interconnected to help souls live their life Ablaze with the Spirituality of the Lamb of God.
Remember... Contemplation births the Intercessor who is JESUS. When Jesus is allowed to be born again in your life and you allow him to live more and more through you, then he will go to war for souls. This is where and why spiritual warfare happens.
Talking about spiritual warfare without contemplative formation is like putting the cart before the horse. There is no spiritual war if we aren't living a contemplative life. Why is this? This is because the spirit of the anti-Christ is he who denies that Jesus came in the flesh. A contemplative prayer life will birth Jesus in our lives and Jesus desires to live his life through each one of us. St. Paul says, “It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me.” Christ will always wage war against sin. Sin is the rejection of God in your flesh. It is saying NO to God. Sin doesn't want God to become flesh in our flesh. The deathly sins attack the life of God in our flesh.
Spiritual warfare is staying on the cross. Spiritual warfare is taking up the cross daily. God has given us weapons to fight with and we need to learn how to let God fight through us. We cannot fight Satan. Jesus alone fights the war and he alone wins the war. In this series, Fr. Michael speaks about some of the weapons of the spiritual battle. How to REMAIN IN THE LAMB!