Sunday, 2 April 2017

Cleanse Your Home

Scripture: Deuteronomy 7 v 25 - 26:  "The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the Lord thy God. Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing."

Exodus 20 v 3 - 5:  "Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  4  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me."

Of all the things God hates, idolatry is right on top. The first of the ten commandments was that we may not have any other gods. The gods of this world are idols and images, which are made to be worshipped on altars. Some idols demand human sacrifice to this day. In the west its legalised and called abortion. 

Tourists and collectors of souvenirs from foreign countries very often take home objects that are part of worship in another culture.  These objects in your home attract demons like barbecues attract flies. All over Africa soapstone, wooden or iron heads are made to honour the ancestors they worship.

These ancestors are called up by spiritism through mediums and consulted on how countries should be run. The demons masquerading as their ancestors know how to run a country - into the ground. You may have the head of one or more of these demon gods in your home and wonder why there is financial, relationship, drugs, alcoholism, sickness, accidents, fear, robbery going on. Our God says that you have an abomination in your home cursing you. 

South Africa has a government that consults mediums and dead ancestors which has resulted in the mess we are witnessing right now.  Turmoil in the country, fear of the future, financial instability and one man at the top who is doing wholesale plunder of our national resources that will impact the future generations negatively.

I once visited a Christian home in which there were two statues of Buddha in pride of place. There was also strife, addictions, homosexuality, sickness, divorce threats pressurising this family.  I suggested that they get rid of the idols first and then we can pray.  I had flown 1100kms to help them. The lady of the house politely disagreed about idolatry. I came back the next day and she had called in her local pastor who had "baptised the Buddhas" to make them pure! She was one who tithed large amounts to the church and he couldn't afford to lose her.

Very early in my walk with Jesus He started teaching me about cleaning my house spiritually. Our pastor and some church members came to my home and walked through every room praying for anything evil to leave and filling it with the presence of God. I had one specific problem which I failed to mention. This house was infested in every room with little black ants. The next day we watched in amazement as every single ant formed into a river, with tributaries from every room, and marched out the front door never to return. Many praises to God and a testimony to enjoy.

I will share here a list of objects that I have definitely known cause problems of an unseen spiritual nature in homes: wind chimes (used in buddhist temples); rosary beads - they come from Buddhism; dream catchers; evil eye; wooden carved masks -figures -drums -heads; statues of idols - Buddha, Hindu, African, and shrunken human heads.

Many types of handmade souvenirs by other cultures pray over their handiwork as they make it and attach spirits you cannot see to them. Many of them are involved in the occult or witchcraft and those spirits are in your home bringing sin, drama, problems and death.

A visitor to South Africa who stayed with us bought a soapstone head to take home to England. I prayed for him to be protected and that the Lord would find a way to get rid of it. A few months later his home had a break in and one of the items taken was this head. He was most upset about it while I silently rejoiced.    

Serious problems also invade your home in the form of books on witchcraft, heavy metal and rap music, some computer games, tarot cards, angel cards, pentagrams and religious icons. You may think its just an influence, but is an influence that causes sinful behaviour and problems.  You may be in despair over a teenager that has become a stranger overnight.  Take a real listen to the lyrics of songs that through repetition are brainwashing them to reject all authority!

I praise God for the thorough way He made me get rid of things He found offensive. It brought about a peaceful home filled with His presence and opened my eyes to the harm certain objects could bring in to block people from knowing Him.

Do not desire to sell the object for money or remove any gold or jewels off it. Every part of it must go. Smash or burn these objects as the Lord commands. If you are unsure about something pray and ask the Lord to show you. You may suddenly find that you can't be near that object and out it has to go. Ask Him to reveal any and every item that blocks His presence, it may be blocking every answer to prayer.

Daniel had to fast for 3 weeks before the Lord could break through the satannic bondage over Babylon. Even He had to call on Michael the archangel for help. Daniel 10. So if He needs us to remove blockages in order for Him to help us, we must do it without delay.

Prayer: Father God, as people obey this word from You, I pray that every evil spirit, curse, blockage, bondage, illness, financial problem or oppression be removed from them, their homes, offices, cars or workplace. Fill them with peace, love and joy. In Jesus' name. Amen.