Vanity Fair published an article recently about “the Vatican Exorcist,” a priest by the name of Father Gabriele Amorth. The article is fascinating, the more so because it was written by William Friedkin, director of the 1973 movie The Exorcist. Having never seen an actual exorcist at work, Friedkin sought out Father Amorth to bear witness to his work.
In his article, Friedkin recounts Father Amorth’s struggle to exorcise a demon from an Italian woman named Rosa. This post is not written to repeat Friedkin’s fascinating story; you can read it for yourself at the link. In this post, I want to share a few quotes by the now late Father Amorth, may he rest in peace:
Satan is pure spirit. He often appears as something else, to mislead. He appeared to Padre Pio as Jesus, to frighten him. He sometimes appears as a raging animal.
Today Satan rules the world. The masses no longer believe in God. And, yes, Satan is in the Vatican.
There’s someone who plants the seed and someone else who harvests. And Jesus reminds us it is He who sets people free, not the exorcists.
Today, it seems that Satan rules our country, too. If Father Amorth believed that Satan is in the Vatican, can there be any doubt that Satan is equally present in Washington DC?
What We the People need is an exorcist. A fumigator. A drainer of swamps.
God, our Creator, endowed us with “certain unalienable rights,” as was professed in the Declaration of Independence, one of our Founding Documents.
Today, in Washington DC, an evil cabal strives to deprive us of those unalienable rights. God, our Creator, can set us free from their demonic influence. But we need to pray (hard), and we need an exorcist to help us.
Exorcists, like all human beings, are imperfect; but exorcists have great power because they have been chosen. They have been given power by the Creator, because He uses them to achieve His ends.
We the People have suffered greatly over the past 8 years. We’ve seen our country fall further and further away from all that is good. We’ve seen decent people punished, and evil people exalted. Sin is promoted, while morality is condemned.
The world is turned upside down.
Many in this country saw, considered, and cried out for relief. The Lord has promised:
[I]f my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Now comes an exorcist for the USA: Donald Trump. We need Trump so that God may, through him, heal our land.
While Trump may not be perfect, who’s to say that he hasn’t been chosen, that he hasn’t been sent, that he won’t have the power to cast out the demons? Trump may indeed
We have to make Trump president to find out what he can do.