Having Anything Occultic Can Invite Evil Spirits

Moreover, Josiah removed the mediums, the spiritists, the household idols, the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, so that he might fulfill the words of the Law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.

2 Kings 23:24 NASB

Every Christian should make sure that there is nothing occultic in their homes. Even things that might seem innocent could be an item that is used for devil worship. For example: The Ouija Board is sold in stores but that board game is no game at all that you would like to play with. It is used to tap into the spiritual world of the demonic. The moment you start to play it, you will invite demonic spirits into your home. “Household idols” of religious symbols must be discarded at once because in 1 Corinthians 10:14-21, it reveals that demons attach themselves to these idols to enter into your homes and your lives.

You can also include books and movies as well. Any of them that promote witchcraft in any shape or form can attract evil spirits causing havoc to your family. If you have invited them in, the first thing that they will do is attack your time that you have dedicated to the Lord. Instead of being in His Word, in prayer and in His will, you will find yourself giving that time to your flesh. You will start to feel the desire you once had for the Lord dwindle. The longer you stay there, the worse your spiritual life will become. Depression and doubt is the number one killer of one’s faith. And the only thing that feeds your faith is God’s Word. That is why they will push you away from it.

If you find yourself in that predicament, look around and see what’s in your house that shouldn’t be there. Clean your house of anything that can be occultic by throwing it away. Get back to the routine of reading the Scriptures and praying to get your faith back up. Ask the Lord to use you by spreading the gospel to those that He will send you.


God’s Favor Will Fall Upon Those Who Live Righteously

15 One who walks righteously and speaks with integrity, One who rejects unjust gain And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; One who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed And shuts his eyes from looking at evil; 16 He will dwell on the heights, His refuge will be the impregnable rock; His bread will be given him, His water will be sure.

Isaiah 33:15-16 NASB

The phrase “One who walks” refers to one’s commitment on living his/her life according to God’s standard. The word “righteously” means to live or to make it your goal to imitate the life of Jesus Christ as told in the New Testament. Even what comes out of our mouths must be sprinkled with love and grace which is kindness.

Without any question, we have to never give in to a bribe which corrupts one’s good conduct and from hurting or killing anyone—making you evil.

The phrase “shuts his eyes from looking at evil” is a very broad statement that can include the following…

but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. -Matthew 5:28

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male slave, or his female slave, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” -Exodus 20:17

If we live with integrity, shunning evil and clinging to the Lord’s righteousness, we will find safety in our Rock—the Lord Jesus Christ. Whoever builds his life on Christ, his faith will never be toppled—enduring the storms that come.

24 Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. -Matthew 7:24-25