Dear beloved: Another common point of entry for the demonic to come into our lives is in idols in the home. It is very important that we keep our homes, cars, and work places cleansed. Deuteronomy 7:26 Neither shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be a cursed thing like it; but you shall utterly detest it, and you shall utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing. Many times demonic spirits are associated with objects brought into the home, especially if the objects are from other countries and are associated with false religions, witchcraft, or shamanic practices. If you are a world traveler or have even been to Mexico or to native American tribal areas, many of the handicrafts are made by people that are in false religions, and their handicrafts are laced with images and symbols from their shamanic religions. Before you buy things in foreign countries and bring them into your home, ask the Holy Spirit if this is something you should possess. You will have an uneasiness and a check in your spirit if you are not supposed to have it.
Several years ago I made a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, and while there toured an ancient ruin of the Mayan people called Monte Alba. It was an ancient city that covered the top of an 8,000 foot high mountain, and many of the structures had been uncovered revealed a complex culture that included child sacrifice and adult sacrifice to the demon gods. I purchased some post cards of the place, because in the physical realm it was an extremely beautiful place; huge edifices similar to the pyramids, amazing architecture, all set in a beautiful place that overlooked Oaxaca valley and the city below. But when I got back to Kansas I didn't have a peace about those post cards, they just kept eating away at me. I finally got up one night and threw them all away, and I slept better from that point on. Spirits can attach themselves to objects and wait for the opportunity to enter into a human being. Matthew 12:43 "Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and does not find it." The attachment to objects could be described as the waterless places, it is not the final or desirable abode of demons, but they will use objects as a way to gain entry if they have no other means. Dream catchers and other articles from native American culture also represent spiritism as they speak against the work of the Holy Spirit and its ability to cleanse or to bring us dreams of the Lord, so get rid of those things also. Acts 19:18 Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices ( witchcraft and pagan religions).v19 And many of those who practices magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of all; and they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. Don't let the real or sentimental value of the object sway you into hanging onto it, get rid of it in the name of Jesus and get your house clean. Even pictures of your party life can sometimes be a hindrance and a cord to the demonic as we hold onto the party life or alcohol and drugs through the pictures taken at parties. Revelation 16:13 And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; v14 for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. Get rid of the frog toys and all the clothing with dragon images on it also, they are signs of the demonic.
You can see that this cleansing of our homes can take time and prayer and should be done on an ongoing basis. Don't forget the tv programs, too! Ask the Lord what is in your home that needs to go. Hang some crosses and some scripture on the walls and anoint the doors and windows with oil and tell the demons to leave in the name of Jesus. They will go if you are acting under the authority of Jesus Christ, and you will sleep better because of it. God bless you this day as you take back your home for the kingdom of our Lord. In Christ, Jim