Spiritual House Cleaning – Lesson 5

Should I Chuck, Burn,

Donate or Sell?

“What do I do with all this stuff that is attracting demons to my home?”
Where does all the stuff come from? If you’ve lived in your home any length of time at all, you’ll find you’ve collected stuff. Lots of stuff, and there comes a time when we just have to de-junk. Have a yard sale. Give away the clothes that don’t fit anymore. Donate some articles to your local charity. Just clean out the stuff.
The same thing happens in our spiritual house. We collect stuff.
Stuff that needs to be chucked out, burned, donated or sold.
Determining what to do with the “stuff” can be a tad stressful, so here are some tips that have really helped me over the years.

When do I burn something?

The answer to this is really simple – if the article was used in the study of or the practice of demonic, pagan worship – burn it. Set yourself up a burn barrel in the back yard and burn it. (Or where ever you are allowed by your community to burn something)
It can help to have a friend or family member help or you may want to do this alone, it’s your call.
Do not re-cycle, donate or chuck these items. If they led you astray from worshipping God; the same thing could happen to someone else, who finds them, therefore burn them!
What happens if I tell my husband/wife I want to burn these items and he/she is not in agreement?
1) Box the items up and place them in a far corner of your property away from the family unit. The very fact that you have these things in your home could be influencing your spouse’s decision NOT to destroy them.
2) Show your spouse the scriptures that you have violated by having these items in your home.
3) Pray about it
4) Wait
5) As soon as your spouse agrees, destroy them.
What type of thing are we really talking about here?
If I were to list the things that should be destroyed or burnt, the list would be huge. So, I’m just going to mention some of the categories of things to be destroyed.
All things pertaining to:
1) Witchcraft, Satanism, Secret Societies, Masons & Shriners – including all books, music, ceremonial objects etc.
2) All religious articles and materials that are outside of Judaism and Biblical Christianity i.e. the Koran, Gitta, Runes etc.
3) All computer games, board games, videos, DVD’s and music that glorify; death, destruction, other religions, sin, pornography, nudity, homosexuality in all its forms, cursing, swearing, violence, role playing games, etc.
4) All things used to communicate with the dead or fortune telling: Ouija boards, Tarot cards, Runes, Astrology, or for the purpose of Channeling.
5) All books, tapes, articles used in “religious” healing practices or meditations: Hypnosis, Reiki, Yoga, Martial Arts, TM, Polarity Treatment, Past life Regression, Rose Readings, Self- Realization, Color Therapy etc.
I cannot stress enough that these things must be burned. These articles, the use and practice of such things, will lead to your spiritual destruction, if not taken out and destroyed.
Here are your scriptural references.
Acts 19:19-20(KJV) Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
Lev 19:31(KJV) Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
Deut 18:10-12(KJV) There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

When can I just “chuck it”?

We haven’t talked much about when demons affect you personally.
As stated before demons are spiritual stalkers bent on your destruction. They watch for clues in your personal life, doors that they can pry open to destroy you.
The lifestyle that I led before becoming a Biblical Christian was very sin–filled, I was a teenage alcoholic, I studied Wicca intensely, and I was very clairvoyant and wanted to become a parapsychologist. I was a disco queen and I had the life style that went with it, parties, drunkenness, and extreme immorality. There was much that went with this life style that I had to deal with when I started cleaning house spiritually.
There are things that are not wrong in themselves BUT, because they can open doors in our life to demons; it therefore makes it wrong for us, personally,
Here is a simple example of when to chuck something – after I became a Christian – the need to hide behind a mask of make-up was gone.
The make-up represented a life style that I no longer needed or wanted, I was literally sick of the sin. I found that wearing the make-up hid the real me and attracted demons of sensuality and sexuality.
So, I took a garbage can and completely chucked all the make-up.
The make – up was thrown out for hygienic reasons – you can’t give away personal items like that.
So “chuck ” articles when the article is not hygienically safe to give away or will harm another person physically or spiritually.

When do I give something away?

Here is a prime example – after I was saved I found I couldn’t wear the color red. Red had come to represent a night of disco dancing, immorality and fornication. The color brought back such horrific memories of the lifestyle I used to lead that I just couldn’t wear it any more.
Now, is there anything wrong with the color red? No! Is the color red going to attract demons? No! Does the Bible condemn the color red? No!
However, for me the association with sin and the color red was so great – that I had to get rid of all the clothing that was red.
When an article is in good to perfect shape and does not immodestly expose the body, or will not lead someone else into a sinful lifestyle…give it away.
Some of you may be asking, “What type of clothing could possibly lead someone into an immoral life style?”.
If I take a pair of high leather black boots, put it with black silk stockings and top it off with a mini, mini skirt and a black leather boomer jacket with a tank top underneath, the image that comes to mind is not a little girl heading out to a Sunday school class!
That style of clothing sends not only a strong message to men it sends an even stronger message to demons; by just wearing such clothing you will attract a number of different demons: sensuality, sexuality, lasciviousness, rivalry and many more.

When to I donate?

Let’s say someone in your home has a real problem with internet pornography. He or she has a real “up to date” computer system; the problem is that they can’t go near the computer or the internet because of the association with the sin and the demons that it used to attract.
Donating the system to a local charity is acceptable, don’t mention the problem to the charity, and make the donation after you’ve cleaned out the computer completely.

What about stolen merchandise?

This can be a little trickier but again not impossible, if  possible return the goods to the owner. If it is not possible to return the items, talk to your local RCMP as to what to do with the items – donating them to a charity may be acceptable – or selling them in a yard sale and donating the money maybe acceptable.
Give away an article when it is in good shape and not spiritually harmful to another person/
Donate when the article is of value to a service group or club, and is not spiritually harmful.
Remember when in doubt about illegal articles talk to the local police in your area and be very upfront with them as to what you are doing and why.

What about Drugs and Alcohol?

Nothing in this world attracts more demons to your home than drugs and alcohol.
❖ Illegal drugs need to be turned over to the police for disposal.
❖ The “over use” of prescription drugs need to be disposed of.
❖ Take the alcohol and just pour it down the drain.
I’ll never forget the feeling of complete freedom and joy I felt the night the alcohol in our house went down the drain. My husband and I poured it out together, and we have never craved another drop and that was over 35 years ago.

What about cigarettes?

Cigarettes bring with them an unclean spirit; the only way to combat that demon is to eliminate all the products of smoking.
The night before my husband was to be baptized he had a long talk with the Lord about his smoking. My husband had smoked from the time he was 8 years old and was severely addicted to nicotine. He had tried to quit many times with absolutely no success, the cravings were just too intense. The night before he was baptized was a real mile stone in my husband’s life. He knew he couldn’t smoke anymore and he took his cigarettes, tobacco, cigarette making machine, pipe, and the ash trays and went down to the brook beside our house. He had a talk with the Lord and tossed all his “stuff” into the water. The next day he was baptized and he never craved another cigarette again, that was over 35 years ago.
When all the products of smoking left, along with true repentance, the demons of uncleanness left with it.
Spiritual house cleaning really does work.

What about the T.V.?

Now here is a real conundrum…the physical box of course will not attract demons – however, what you watch and what you entertain yourself with can attract demons.
If you’re watching wholesome programming and have a strict schedule and know where the “off” switch is on the thing; you may be one of the rare individuals on this planet that can control the monster.
If you’re like the rest of us you may want to consider cutting the cable.
If you have a problem with pornography, or you are spending hours in front of the tube you may just want to get rid of the whole system.
Did you know that in the run of a week if you spend just 2 hours a day in front of a T.V. That means 14 hours of your time is gone! Almost 2 full work days!
If you want more time for family and self.
Pull the plug!
There are thousands of people who have gone T.V. free and have found their lives totally changed and enriched because of it.
Like withdrawing from any habit, the first two weeks are tough but after that you will wonder, “Where did I ever find the hours to sit in front of a T.V.?”
Folks who have gone T.V. free find they tend to read more, spend more time on things that re-unite the family, have much more personal time for crafts, gardening and tend to be more relaxed and stress free.
We’ve been T.V. free for 35 years – do I miss it? No.
The internet provides the news for me and I have a DVD player for wholesome entertainment.
Being T.V. free was a great way to raise kids. The library was where we spent a lot of time. My children were able to explore a vast array of books and videos on many topics. We hiked and explored our national parks, it really was wonderful.
My son, now 36 has said on many occasions that he feels he had an exceptional childhood when compared to his peers.
Need a scripture to justify going T.V. free?
Isa 33:15-16(KJV) He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

What about the internet?

Again the problem is not the system but what do you bring into your home.
Are you visiting sites that will attract demons?
Are you spending hours on a chat line?
Look at this scripture…
Titus 1:15(KJV) Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
The problem is with the individual.
If you have a pure mind then all you’re going to want to watch on a monitor or surf on the net for sites that are pure.
Here is another excellent scripture about pure thinking…
Phil 4:8 (KJV) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
There is nothing wrong with having strict guidelines within your home, you will find that you and your family will feel so much better emotionally when they are not being bombarded with negative, harmful TV programming and Internet websites.
Try being TV free or internet free for even 10 days and then go back to your “favorite” programming or site
Then ask yourself these questions:
Now that I’ve fasted from this for 10 days…
❖ Do I really want to spend my time watching this?
❖ Do I really want to spend my time visiting this site?
❖ Is this really up to my personal standards?
❖ Is this up to Biblical standards?
❖ Would I feel comfortable having my spouse, mother, friend, or pastor sitting here with me?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions maybe this is something you might want to let go out of your life.
Fasting from any habit can help you to make a solid decision as to whether or not you really want this “thing” in your life.
So, what are you waiting for? You know exactly what things have to go.
God has already been talking to your heart about this subject.
Let’s do it…
Get a box for the burn-ables.
Get a garbage bag for the chuck-ables
Get another garbage bag for the give–away–ables & donate-ables
Start in one room of your house. Begin with prayer and ask God to help you to remove everything that you know is wrong. You are about to stir up some nasty little demons and just like stirring up dust bunnies it can make you feel very uncomfortable.
These demons won’t give up easy either.
Be aggressive!
Don’t feel bad if you can’t seem to do this alone. Get a friend to help. This is going to take time and energy but with God’s help you can and will do this!
Don’t expect to get this all done in one day, if you find it extremely hard you may have to fast and pray for a number of days to accomplish this task.

The Main Thing is DO IT!

Let us pray…

In the name of Jesus Christ, and through the power of His precious blood that was shed at Calvary I bind demonic fear and every demon of hell present in this place and command them to vacate the premises of the person reading this material who has prayed and asked the Lord for help to accomplish the task of spiritual house cleaning. I loose freedom, strength and power and command the angels of the Lord to surround this place for protection until such time as the one reading this material is in the spiritual position to do so themselves

Proceed to lesson 6