How to identify the voice of Satan.
|The voice of Satan|
God’s voice is noticeably different from the many voices that we hear on daily basis.
Majorities of Christians wants to hear God voice and want to be able recognize God voice when he’s speaking, but what about Satan, who is looking for how to identify the voice of Satan because he also speak.
How can we differentiate the voices?
How can we tell the difference between the two voice and really identify the Devil’s voice?
St. Ignatius Loyola, a Catholic priest and the founder of Jesuits (the Society of Jesus), on his report to Aleteia, He reveals this in his teaching of the discernment of spirits.
How to know if the devil is speaking to you
Noting from the report, you can tell by the kind of thoughts you have in your head .
Read more: how to hear God Speak to you
According to him, “If in the course of the thoughts which he brings it ends in something bad, of a distracting tendency, or less good than what the soul had previously proposed to do, or if it weakens it or disquiets or disturbs the soul, taking away its peace, tranquillity, and quiet, which it had before, it is a clear sign that it proceeds from the evil spirit, enemy of our profit and eternal salvation.”
Also, if the soul is moving from “good to better” the good Angel touches “sweetly” while the bad Angel touches, “sharply and with noise and disquiet.”
If the reverse is the case and the soul is moving from “bad to worse” then the bad Angel will try to lure us into even worse sin, “sweetly,” while the good spirit attempts to pint us the right direction.
To further know more on how to identify the devil voice, A 16th-century priest named Dom Lorenzo Scupoli wrote, “The devil does his utmost to banish peace from one’s heart because he knows that God abides in peace and it is in peace that He accomplishes great things.”