Jesus dictates to her the 25 secrets to defeat the devil in the spiritual battle.
1 - Never trust yourself, abandon yourself totally to My will.
Trust is a spiritual weapon.
Trust is part of the shield of faith that Paul mentions in Ephesians chapter 6: the armor of God.
Abandonment to God's will is an act of trust and faith in action dispels evil spirits.
2 - In desolation, darkness and in the face of doubts, turn to Me and to your spiritual director, he will always listen to you in my name.
In times of spiritual warfare, immediately pray to Jesus.
Call upon His Holy Name which is feared in the underworld, and have recourse to spiritual direction.
3 - Do not bargain with any temptation, immediately enclose yourself in My Heart.
In the Garden of Eden, Eve bargained with the devil and lost.
We must have recourse to the refuge of the Sacred Heart.
And it is by having recourse to Christ that we turn our backs on the demonic.
4 - At the first opportunity, reveal your temptations to your confessor.
A good confession, a good confessor, and a good penitent are a recipe for victory over temptation and demonic oppression.
5 - Put your self-love in the last place, so that it does not contaminate your works.
Self-love is natural, but it must be orderly, free from pride, and humility overcomes the devil.
Satan tempts us with disordered self-love that makes us fall because of our pride.
6 - Have great patience with yourself.
Patience is a secret weapon that helps us keep our peace even in the great storms of life.
It is part of humility and trust. The devil, on the other hand, tempts us with impatience.
Look at yourself from God's point of view. He is infinitely patient.
7 - Do not neglect interior mortifications.
Scripture teaches that some demons can only be dislodged by prayer and fasting.
Small sacrifices offered with great love dislodge the enemy.
8 - Always justify the opinions of your superiors and your confessor.
We all have people with authority over us.
But the devil seeks to divide and conquer, humble obedience to authentic authority is a spiritual weapon.
9 - Avoid backbiting as if it were a plague.
The tongue is powerful and can do much harm. Murmuring, gossip, is never of God.
The devil stirs up false accusations and gossip that can kill a person's reputation.
10 - Let everyone act as they will, but you must act as I want you to act.
Mind your own business is key in spiritual warfare.
The devil, on the other hand, is a meddler who tries to drag everyone down.
Please God and leave the opinions of others by the wayside.
11 - Observe the rules as faithfully as possible.
Most of us have made some vow before God and the Church and we must be faithful to our promises: marriage vows, baptismal promises.
Satan tempts to unfaithfulness, lawlessness and disobedience, and faithfulness is a weapon for victory.
12 - If someone causes you trouble, think what good you can do for the person who made you suffer.
Being a recipient of divine mercy is a weapon for good and for defeating evil.
The devil works on hatred, anger, revenge and rancor.
And returning a blessing breaks curses.
13 - Do not unload your feelings.
A talkative soul will be easier to be attacked by the devil.
Unload your feelings only with the Lord.
Remember that good and evil spirits listen to what you say out loud and feelings are ephemeral.
Inner recollection is part of the spiritual armor.
14 - Be quiet when you are rebuked or discussed.
We have no control when we are reprimanded or argued with, but we can control our response.
The need to be right all the time can lead to demonic traps.
God knows the truth. Let it go. Silence is a protection.
The devil can use self-righteousness to trip us up too.
15 - Do not ask the opinion of everyone, but only the opinion of your confessor or of proven sages.
Go only to the one you know is wise, prudent, has the divine anointing and has advised you correctly.
The devil can confuse us with uncertainty and with a multiplicity of apparently pious counsels.
16 - Do not be discouraged by ingratitude.
When we encounter ingratitude or insensitivity, the spirit of discouragement can weigh us down.
Resist all discouragement because it is never from God. It is one of the devil's most effective temptations.
Gratitude in all things is the winner.
17 - Do not examine with curiosity the paths along which I lead you.
The need to know and curiosity about the future is a temptation that has led many people into the back rooms of psychics, witches, etc.
Choose to walk in faith. Choose to trust God, who leads you on the path to heaven.
Resist the spirit of curiosity always.
18 - When boredom and discouragement strike your heart, flee and hide in my heart.
The devil tempts idle souls more easily. Beware of boredom, a spirit of lethargy or acedia.
Idle souls are easy prey for demons.
19 - Do not fear the struggle, courage often intimidates temptations.
Fear is the second most common tactic of the devil, pride is the first.
Courage intimidates the devil, who will flee in the face of persevering courage that relies on Jesus.
20 - Always fight with the deep conviction that I am with you.
Christians are called to fight with conviction against all demonic tactics because God is with them.
The devil tries to terrorize souls. Call upon the Holy Spirit throughout the day.
21 - Do not be guided by feelings, because they are not always under your control, all merit lies in the will.
The merit lies in the will because love is an act of will.
We are completely free in Christ and we have to make a choice towards good or towards evil.
22 - Always depend on your superiors, even in the smallest things.
Christ is instructing a nun here, but we all have the Lord as our Superior.
Dependence on God is a weapon of spiritual warfare, because we cannot win on our own.
Proclaiming Christ's victory over evil is part of discipleship.
23 - Do not be deceived by the prospects of peace and comfort, on the contrary, prepare for great battles.
Christ clearly instructs us in the Scriptures to be prepared for great battles, to put on the armor of God and resist the devil.
Let us always be vigilant and discerning.
24 - Understand that you are on a big stage where all of heaven and earth are watching you.
We are all on a big stage where heaven and earth are watching.
What message is our life giving? What is coming out of us, light, darkness or shadows?
If the devil does not succeed in dragging us into darkness he will try to keep us in the lukewarm category, which does not please God.
25 - Fight like a knight, so I can reward you. Do not be afraid, for you are not alone.
The Lord's words to St. Faustina can become our mantra: Fight like a knight!
A knight of Christ knows well the cause he fights for, the nobility of his mission, the King he serves, and the poise he must have until the end.
Confidence is victory!