Monday, March 4, 2019

Cursed or Defiled Objects

Cursed or Defiled Objects

In the last article we discussed why cursed or defiled objects can still affect Christians and gave scripture to show that. If you have any doubts that we need to be cautious about what we have in our homes, even with the protection of the Lord, please start by reading that post: CLICK HERE


For Mature Christians ONLY

Many of them also who used magic 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. (Acts 19:19) 

Destroying written words is not a new thing. As long as there have been books or even scrolls, there have been book burnings. God commanded people to destroy the written works of any prophet who spoke presumptuously and said “Thus sayth God” and the prophecy didn’t come true. We see this repeated in the New Testament with books with other spirits upon them: witchcraft books. Why is this?

Many Christians read a book and say they can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit upon the book. Is it inconceivable that the presence of other spirits may be upon books? Perhaps this is why God had His people destroy the writing where people claimed the information came from Him but was later proved to be not from Him. The writing would allow the other spirit to influence people who read or own that book.

I am a Kindle bestselling author and a lover of books. This was not an easy revelation for me to accept. However, God revealed the power of tainted books in a very miraculous way.

The Lord brought guidance to our team that books could, indeed hold a spirit other than the Holy Spirit. To our great surprise, even some books about God could hold an evil spirit. We talked about this in a Tea & Coffee meeting online. We also spoke about  contaminated objects. The Holy Spirit led me to bring a picture from my bedroom for testing. Several people were stunned by the level of contamination and said as much. I set the item aside to deal with later.

The meeting continued, led powerfully by the Holy Spirit. The picture sat on the desk next to me. As I began to pray for others, my nose became more and more stuffy, my eyes itched and my throat was scratchy. The Holy Spirit told me it was coming from the picture. I got up and took it to the garage and threw it into the trash.

This was how I discovered one of the ways the Holy Spirit brings discernment to me. I had received guidance like this before, but only upon entering rooms where there were hordes of demons afflicting someone. Now I knew the Holy Spirit was continuing to use this type of discernment with me.

A few weeks later, a member of our church asked for help, let’s call her Mary. She was in her 90’s and had been collecting books for decades. Confusion plagued her no matter how much of the Bible she read. She couldn’t seem to hold onto the teachings about the Courts of Heaven, often asking the same question week after week.

The Holy Spirit suggested to Mary, that perhaps there were spirits attached to her books which were contributing to this issue.  I drove 45 minutes to her house on Saturday to help her discern which books were contaminated.

On the way there, the Holy Spirit said to put the books in my car and throw them away for her. I wasn’t at all surprised when Mary told me that her husband might be upset if he found boxes of books in the garbage: I offered to take care of them for her.

There were four large boxes of books, most by well-known men of God, that were tainted. I had an additional 20-30 set aside and called members of our team to double check them for me. All but one of those had to go.

Not long after I got into the car, by eyes began to itch. “It’s probably just the dust,” I told myself. Halfway home, my sinuses were so clogged, it felt like I had a massive weight upon my face. My nose began to bleed and my back ached like I was carrying sandbags on my shoulders for miles.

I was stopped at a light a few miles from my house and began thinking about one of the books in the boxes. It had really helped me understand the power of the blood and the name of Jesus… it didn’t tell me I should only used these things with the guidance from the Holy Spirit. Suddenly, a thought came into my head, “Who do you think you are telling people they need more than the name and blood of Jesus…” The thought was mean, harsh, condemning. This was not my Counselor who had led me to teach on these things just the week before.

It took a great amount of self-control to not pull over at the next gas station and put all the books into the closest dumpster. If these books could have that effect on me, it’s no wonder Mary was so confused! Oh, and she did let us know that following the cleaning out of her bookshelves, the confusion had left.

Since this time, the Holy Spirit has been talking to me about books and gifts. There is danger in both of these things.

Gifts

I would not take a thread or a shoelace or anything that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich. (Genesis 14:23)
Abram knew not to take gifts from certain people. It is the heart and intent of the giver of the gift that counts. If someone has spoken against you or your destiny with God, you should ask the Holy Spirit before accepting a gift from them. God showed me in a miraculous way that accepting a wrong gift could allow the enemy to hinder you.

 (Read that story in this article: Tainted Gifts)

Books

We do not want to be religious about getting rid of books. For this reason, I am not going to give a list of which books we have discovered that carry a wrong spirit. Instead I will give general guidance that the Holy Spirit has shown me.

Fiction vs Nonfiction

Fiction by definition means that you are accepting it as “not true.” Where Nonfiction is something you are accepting as truth. This means if you have spiritual nonfiction books, you are accepting it is fact, true. A fiction book, you are accepting it as fake, not true.

This makes fiction books a lot less dangerous than nonfiction books. Anytime we overly focus on things that are not of God it can be a distraction or worse. Some fiction books  can be dangerous for these reasons:

1. If they have actual spells in them.
2. If they have materials that will train young minds in ways against God.
3. If they have dragons on the cover.
4. If we focus too much on these things.

As many Christian parents have done, I didn’t let my kids read the Potter series for many years. These books contain magic spells and rituals used in real life and are probably the most dangerous of any fiction books. After I established God's way with them, when they were over the age of twelve, I let them watch the movies. They only watched the first couple of movies then lost interest. The Word of God tells us:
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
I had told my kids why reading the books were not right for many years. Then when they reached the age of accountability where, according to God's Word, they should know right from wrong, I began to let them become exposed to more things. I did this, placing my trust in God to show them right from wrong.

The Book of Romans chapters five through seven speaks of how the Law tempts man into sin. When there are rules, many are tempted to see if they can get away with breaking them. There is nothing as alluring as "forbidden fruit."

I have heard stories of kids whose parents forbid many things, then when they get out of the house, they go wild.  I didn't want a series of books to create this desire in my kids. This is why I let them be exposed to it while under my protection, under my roof.

The book-burning days of fiction may have been well meant, but I think they accomplished little other than giving into a religious spirit. Many people went out and bought those fiction (untrue)  books because they wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

Nonfiction books are a different matter. As the Book of Acts states, burning may be necessary for those books and artifacts. Many have formula prayers in them are the most dangerous. Any book that tells us to trust in a certain prayer or ritual instead of telling us to rely on the leading and guiding of Holy Spirit is provoking us to pride.

We are the Body of Christ: He is the Head. Would you want your mouth speaking, declaring, decreeing without your head telling it to? In the natural world this is a disorder known as Tourette Syndrome. Unfortunately the Body of Christ is suffering from this condition as well.

What is right for one situation may not be right for another. Just because you find it in the Bible, doesn’t mean that God wants you to declare and decree that with the Name of Jesus for your situation. When our Lord walked this earth, His disciples asked if they should call down fire upon those who were preaching about Him without being part of His group. He said, no, not at this time.

Would an earthly king appreciate it if he gave you his name and you began using it for whatever you thought was right at that moment? Our would he want you to use it for the things he told you to use it for?

We have the name of Jesus to use. He told us to use it, but we must read the rest of the book to know how to use it. “If it is the will of God,” then it will be done. How do we know if it is God’s will? “Those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.” We must be led by the Holy Spirit. Then we will know what to ask for in Jesus’ name and it will be done!

Let’s get back to the topic of books: Which books should you get rid of? I will only give you the name of one:
Keys to Authority for Every Believer
by Lynn Hardy
The first edition of my book needs to be thrown out. It was based on the word of faith teaching I grew up under before God brought the deeper revelation about needing the guidance of the Holy Spirit instead of learning formula prayers. If you have a copy you received before 2019, please throw it out and send for a new one (they are free).

You can refresh the Kindle copy from your Amazon account online. I have taken out the old wineskin teaching and put the relevant scriptures to using authority guided by the Holy Spirit in their place. Look in the copyright area for the edition information and the new publication year of 2019.

We are all learning and growing together. Thank you for your patience as God corrects me when I leap out ahead of Him. If you would like help discerning the spirit upon things, you can send pictures to us at CoHvisit@gmail.com

Please note, some things can be redeemed through the blood of Jesus, not all things, but some. These have to be taken of a case by case basis as well.

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