How do you close the door to the demonic and cleanse your home from occultic influences?
Here are some signs that you need to cleanse your house from evil spirits:
You feel a foreboding presence or darkness.
This could include the feeling that something is walking behind you, someone is watching you, poltergeist-like activity including door slamming, light switches going on and off, bumps and creaks in the middle of the night, experiencing a supernatural figure/ghost, and hearing voices. Recently I heard the story of a woman who heard a male voice saying, “Shh, it’s gonna be okay,” to her baby and there was no man in the room. It was a familiar spirit.
There’s a lack of peace in your home.
This could manifest as an environment of fear, apprehension, worry, dread, and doubt, causing you to be on edge constantly.
You are holding onto items from another time in your life that you know are wrong.
Maybe you’ve kept items and things from another part of your life that you know are wrong to possess.
“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way that I am commanding you today, to go after other gods that you have not known.”
You Have a Choice
Here we see the personality and character of God in offering us a choice. The Holy Spirit is giving you a choice today. You can have witchcraft, tarot cards, psychics, mediums, the occult, sage, and crystals, or you can have the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Prince of Peace can reign in your home, but you have to choose Him. You can’t have a Word from God and a word from your horoscope in the same house. One of the biggest ways that we can be cursed is by acknowledging and worshipping false gods, which include false religions and new age religion, which is the occult. That is how we are cursed.
According to Galatians 3:13, Jesus died on the cross so that the curse could be broken, but that doesn’t mean that you’re not living under the curse. You have to choose. Jesus paid for us to be completely free from all of the curses, but we still have to make a choice.
But evil shall come upon you,
which you will not know how to charm away;
disaster shall fall upon you,
for which you will not be able to atone;
and ruin shall come upon you suddenly,
of which you know nothing.
Stand fast in your enchantments
and your many sorceries,
with which you have labored from your youth;
perhaps you may be able to succeed;
perhaps you may inspire terror.
You are wearied with your many counsels;
let them stand forth and save you,
those who divide the heavens,
who gaze at the stars,
who at the new moons make known
what shall come upon you.
The prophet Isaiah is mocking them: “Yeah, let all the people you watch online that give you psychic words, all the astrologers, all those you call on the phone and they give you a psychic reading, let them come and save you from what God’s about to release on You.”
The judgment of God is real. Jesus’ death on the cross satisfied the wrath of God. The penalty of sin and the consequence of astrology, psychic mediums, accursed items, and occultic practices didn’t go away. The consequence is still there. Yes, the wrath of God has been satisfied by the sacrifice of Jesus, but the wages of sin is still death. The only hope you have is the blood of Jesus washing you clean and covering your family.
If you throw a pile of occultic objects in your garbage, but you don’t serve the Lord, then all you’ve done is clean your house. You haven’t cleansed your house. I’m not talking about doing a house cleaning. I’m talking about cleansing.
The carved images of their gods you shall burn with fire. You shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them or take it for yourselves, lest you be ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. The carved images of their gods you shall burn with fire. You shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them or take it for yourselves, lest you be ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God.
What Is From The Occult?
How do you define something as being from the occult? It is an object that has supernatural influence that is not from God. They don’t help you, they hinder you and stand between you and God. Occultic items represent counterfeit comfort. The only true comfort comes through the living God, Jesus Christ, that you can know and experience and hear clearly through the person of the Holy Spirit.
Any and every object that represents counterfeit comfort needs to be removed from your house. Here is a list of items that are associated with the occult that you should cleanse from your home:
- Catholic objects such as images of saints, crucifixes, candles, holy water, and catholic prayers
- Objects or written prayers that have been used in witchcraft or given to you by a witch
- Books that influence and change your worldview or philosophical perspective away from a biblical worldview.
- Pictures of dragons
- Items associated with kundalini yoga
- Dolls with no faces
- Tarot cards
- Angel cards
- Any candles that you’ve lit in a ritualistic way
- Toys that draw on or represent the demonic realm (video games, etc)
- Dream catchers anytime
This is Not Legalism
If were to give you an exhaustive list of all the things you should throw away, that would make me an arbiter of religion, but I’m not here to give you legalism and religion. I’m here to empower you through the Holy Spirit so that you can listen and obey His voice. No one can tell you what is detestable; only the Holy Spirit can tell you what is detestible to Him.
As a general thought, to simplify things, I believe that if you have to ask if something is of the occult, it’s probably not of God.
The Blood of the Lamb
When we read about Passover in scripture, the blood of a lamb was applied to the doorpost. The angel of death would pass by and if you did not have the blood of the lamb applied to the doorpost, death would come to your family. Jesus, the perfect lamb, has been sacrificed and His blood has been applied to the doorposts of our lives so the spirit of death passes by. When you don’t have the blood of the Lamb applied to the doorpost of your life, demonic spirits begin to get access to your home. So before we can cleanse your home, we need to make sure the blood of the Lamb of God is applied to your life. We need to start with salvation. If you question whether or not you’re saved, if you question whether or not the blood of the lamb is applied to the doorpost of your life, then the first step is for us to solidify that.
Romans 10:9-10 (ESV)
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
The power is in believing these words:
Heavenly Father, I give you my life. Wash me with your blood, Jesus. Forgive me of all my sins. I surrender to you. I give you my home. I give you my family. I give you my children. In Jesus’ name, amen.
If you prayed and believed that prayer, you are now under the blood!
If you have olive oil, we’re going to anoint your home. In the Bible, oil represents the power, protection, and provision of God. A good shepherd would pour oil over the head of the sheep so that gnats and bugs couldn’t get in their eyes or their ears to cause infestation.
You don’t need a pastor to come into your house. The Holy Spirit has given you the same resurrection power that was in the apostles. So grab a bottle of olive oil and we’ll begin cleansing your home of the demonic.
Start at the Front Door
Start at the front door of your house. Anoint the doorpost and begin to pray over your home. You can pray something like:
Father, as I go through the door and anoint with what represents your power, your provision, and your protection, I release and speak the favor of God in my home. Divine favor that flows from Jesus. Not because we’re good, but because You are good. Father, I thank you for anointing being released to remove the yoke and destroy the power of the enemy.
The Occultic Items
Gather the items you found in your home that represent the occult. Break them if you can (but be careful not to hurt yourself). Pray:
Father, you set before me a choice to choose blessing or curse. I am not going to live under the curse of the occult, witchcraft, or sexual perversion. I choose the blessing.
Your Children’s Rooms
Anoint every doorpost to your children’s bedrooms, and begin to pray over each room:
God, we thank you for your fire being released in my house. I pray that my kids would know you, and that this would be a house of revival. I pray that this would be a house of prayer, supplication, and devotion. Stir a hunger and a desire on the inside of us to seek you like never before. I pray that worship would go out of our houses. I cancel demonic assignments and pray for the strength and power of God over my children’s lives. I call my lost children back to God and declare that Jesus will be their first love.
Go to your bedroom and anoint the doorpost. Enter and pray over the room:
Father, I thank you that even in my place of rest, where I sleep every night, every demonic spirit that would try to thwart my slumber and rob me of rest would be broken right now. I break the power of every single tormenting spirit, lying spirit, perverse spirit, spirit of sexual immorality under the sound of my voice and tell them to go in the name of Jesus.
Build An Altar
God doesn’t remove without replacing. As an end to our cleansing, we’re going to build an altar to the Lord in our home. Lift your hands as a sign of complete and total surrender. Repeat after me:
Holy Spirit, you are welcome in my home. You can have every door, every crack and every crevice. It belongs to you. Everything that happens in this home, let it be to glorify you. Let everything done in secret glorify you in this home. We dedicate our homes to you. God, I give you the [insert family name] family. Everything that we’ve ever been, redeem it for your glory. For a thousand generations, through my bloodline, let every generation that proceeds from me glorify you. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Amen.
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