Satan lives and he has prevailed over societies and peoples. So dominant has the Evil One become in Mexico that Catholic priests gathered together on May 20, 2015 in Metropolitan Cathedral of San Luis Potosí to perform a “Magno Exorcismo’ (Great Exorcism).
Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, Emeritus Archbishop of Guadalajara, said that the Great Exorcism “is a prayer to God to drive away the enemy, and keep him from these places—San Luis first, and then all of Mexico.” It was important, he expounded, for people to be aware “of the seriousness of the situation that we live in Mexico, which has very deep roots, beyond human evil, which is the devil, who is closely connected with death and has been a murderer from the very beginning.”
Not only has Mexico become the base for some of most dangerous drug-cartels in the world, it has also seen 100,000 abortions since the legalization of the practice in 2007. Father José Antonio Fortea, the Spanish exorcist and demonologist, said that “undoubtedly the abortion, Satanism, corruption, the cult of ‘holy’ death and the legalization of sexual aberrations have caused great satanic infestation throughout Mexico.”
Fr Fortea admitted that it was impossible to drive away demons with just one ceremony but "if with the power we've received from Christ we expel the demons from a country, this will certainly have positive repercussions, because we'll make a great number of the tempters flee, even if this exorcism is partial."
When Jesus exorcised a possessed boy, he addressed the father. “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:23-24)
Though there are many who question the priests’ ritual against demons; we who are followers of Christ must be one with the clergies in their effort. We must proclaim the power of God over evil and declare, “I do believe!” As we pray for the people of Mexico, let us ask God to protect us from Satan whose presence may be closer than we think. (Bro Mel B Libre)