Not long ago, a new exorcist called me and shared an experience that was troubling him. He noticed that after exorcism sessions, he was unusually tired…actually he felt exhausted. He didn’t understand why. It was important for him to know that this is a common experience among exorcists. Demons suck the energy out of you!
A number of the afflicted whom we are currently seeing are also reporting periods of being unusually exhausted. One man in particular, who has a mild case of demonic oppression, is getting markedly better after only a few sessions. He suffers from common demonic symptoms but also reported unusual periods of exhaustion. In a recent session, I asked about the exhaustion and he said, “It is almost gone. I’m getting my old energy back.”
It only makes sense. Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. On the other hand, Satan is a death dealer. Satan sucks the life out of us. When we engage in a spiritual battle with him, we are victorious in Jesus, but we may be exhausted in the process. It is not uncommon that, after an exorcism, I find myself needing to rest a bit, and sometimes even lying down for a while.
There are many medical and psychological reasons for exhaustion. These should be explored first. But I wonder if a few who suffer from periods of exhaustion might have a spiritual problem, of which they are unaware. If doctors and psychologists can’t help, it might be good to be prayed over.
As for exorcists, suffering from a little exhaustion is a small price to pray for a soul to be liberated from the Death Dealer.
Monsignor Rosettis’s new book, Diary of an American Exorcist, can be purchased here.
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This post was originally published on catholicexorcism.org and is republished here with permission.