“Do not bring any detestable objects into your home, for then you will be destroyed, just like them. You must utterly detest such things, for they are set apart for destruction.“ -Deuteronomy 7:26
Believe it or not, inanimate objects can become vehicles for satanic power. Yes, there is such a thing as demonic attachment or focalization in certain objects. One example is pagan idols, which are not merely artistic pieces of deadwood or stone. They can have a power behind them, as idol worshipers know only too well. Indeed, many objects used in occult practices have spiritual potency. For example, Ouija boards, tarot cards, I Ching, rune dice, crystals and gems, astrology charts, talismans, dowsing rods, and many other physical implements used in occult, idolatrous practices may become channels for demonic power. This is perhaps why God commanded the Jews to burn pagan items and to not have them in their home (Deuteronomy 7:26).
Consider the following quotes [bold mine]:
“…Be very cautious of what you buy for your HOUSE/GARDEN. Gnomes(underground magical spirit), sun god, female angels(Babylon/Ishtar), fairy(casts spells/predicts future), dream catchers(intended to manipulate the spirit world), dragons(the devil), gargoyles(demons, wards off evil spirits, superstition), statue of mother Mary(idolatry), statue of Jesus(idolatry), etc. These types of things are demonic entryways for spiritual attack and more than that, violation of God’s commands that invite judgment. Destroy them, repent, and renounce any ground you have given to the enemy in Jesus Name. Please warn others and share this on your wall.” – Yasmeen Suri
“Destroy all occult objects like amulets, talismans, fetishes, mascots, letters from heaven, lucky charms, threatening letters, figures of gods and cultic objects belonging to non-christian religions are crystallization points for demonic powers.” – Occult ABC A comprehensive examination of 71 forms of occult activity, their effect, and deliverance from them. Kurt E. Koch
“How often missionary wives have told me that from the moment that their husbands hung up a devil’s mask in their living room, there was strife and discord in the family. It is extremely foolish and shows a great lack of experience for missionaries in their collectors zeal to bring home devil’s masks and other cultic objects and to keep them in their homes” Occult ABC A comprehensive examination of 71 forms of occult activity, their effect, and deliverance from them. – Kurt E. Koch
“A ministers wife on Prince Edward Island had collected a whole table-full of figures of gods and cultic objects from the mission field. Today she is in a mental institution” Occult ABC -Page 228- A comprehensive examination of 71 forms of occult activity, their effect, and deliverance from them. – Kurt E. Koch
“I have often been asked if it is advisable to take figures carved in wood home from the mission field as souvenirs. Objects carved from new wood and those which were not consecrated to any deity are not dangerous. Unfortunately, it is the custom in some areas, like the island of Bali, to consecrate even the newly carved figures to gods to some demon.” Page 290- A comprehensive examination of 71 forms of occult activity, their effect, and deliverance from them. – Kurt E. Koch
“In South Africa there are about 1.1 million Indian Immigrants. These immigrants brought their Hindu gods with them. I have visited a number of communities where they live. An evangelist who works among them told me the following story. A certain Hindu family had a daughter who had been dumb for years. Since the Hindu gods were unable to help, the parents came one day to the missionary asking for his help and prayers. Brother N. visited the family and prayer with them, The first day there was no reaction to be seen in the girl. She only uttered an inarticulate cry. Bother N. Wrnt the next day and the day after. On the third day, the girl suddenly asked a question. Everyone was filled with joy. The events of the next days, however showed that the girl was not completely free. One evening she started to writhe around on the ground like a snake. The father dent her to bed. The next morning he called in the missionary again. Brother N visited the family once more and asked them to bring out all their gods. The family had some sacred Hindu nails, used to ward off the spirits. The nails were handed over. Then the missionary prayed again for the girl. She still didn’t have complete deliverance. “Have you brought out everything?” the missionary asked the parents” The parents said they had. The daughter however interrupted and said: “Mother, what have you hidden in the bath?’ It was a beautiful idol which the mother was very loath to part with. Nevertheless she resolved to give up this idol, too. Then, the girl was freed. The child’s dumbness was not organic, but the effect of a ban resulting from sorcery” Occult ABC: A comprehensive examination of 71 forms of occult activity, their effect, and deliverance from them. – Kurt E. Koch
“Again and again, as I sought to help those needing deliverance, I observed the close association between occult involvement and serious problems of depression. It became clear to me that this had probably contributed to my own struggles against depression when I was a young pastor.
One day in 1970 I was meditating on Deuteronomy 7:26: ‘Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it; but you shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.’ I walked around my home and realized I had a number of ‘abominations.’ So I made a decision that I believe had an important bearing on the future course of my life and ministry: I determined not to keep in my possession anything that in any way dishonored Jesus Christ or that opened the door to demonic influence.
I rid myself of a succession of items I had inherited from my family: four antique, beautifully embroidered Chinese imperial dragons and a whole assortment of Chinese antiques, all carrying the emblem of the dragon. I also disposed of items containing elegant Arabic calligraphy, some of which undoubtedly gave glory to Mohammed and the Muslim god, Allah. I also cleared out my library, especially Plato’s books, and everything that in any way glorified the occult. Then I threw away a series of poems I had written in the days when I was still enamored of India.
This dramatically changed the spiritual atmosphere around me. It was like passing out of twilight into the clear light of day.
I have real concern for the many Christians slow to recognize God’s intense hatred of every form of the occult. Tolerating any kind of continuing occult influence in our lives exposes us to forces that threaten our own spiritual well-being.” – They Shall Expel Demons – Derek Prince
Objects you may want to remove from your home or workplace (not an exhaustive list):
Pentagrams- 5 Pointed Stars-either inverted (2 points up, the symbol of Satanism, or upright, (one point up- the symbol of “white” witchcraft)
Hexagrams- 6 pointed stars, the symbol of the anti-christ in satanism. Even more evident is the start circumscribed by a circle
Statues of Buddha, Guanyin (观音) or Guan Yin, Fuxi (伏羲), Foo dogs and similar Asian sculptures
Native American Sandpaintings, kachina dolls, or dream catchers
African Statues: Especially when they are overtly sexual in nature
African Wands or Staffs
Dragons (an obvious one)
Ankh-Crux Ansata or a looped cross-Egyptian symbol of eternal love and lust
SS runes (Nazi and Ancient Norse)
Skull and Crossbones
Religious Crucifixes, statues of Mary, and other Catholic Statuary
Heavy Metal Rock Posters
“Maneki-neko” or “Beckoning cat” (or Marushime-neko)
You may want to read Cursed Objects for more information.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins, just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”