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
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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.
BooksWe 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 the things in them.
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.
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching [but diminishes or adds to the doctrine of Christ], do not receive or welcome him into your house, and do not give him a greeting or any encouragement; or the one who gives him a greeting [who encourages him or wishes him success, unwittingly] participates in his evil deeds. (2 John 1:10-11 AMPC)
This clearly states that if we accept or encouraging those who have added to the message of Jesus, then we are guilty of the same sin. There are many ways to encourage or support those with the wrong teachings:
- Purchasing their books
- Subscribing to their blog or YouTube channel
- Being a member or partner of their ministry
- Giving tithes or offerings
By supporting them you are compliant in their sin. I'm not saying leave if it is just one thing. Pray and ask God to grant them wisdom. Send them a message with scripture to back up what they are doing wrong. If they don't correct the issue, then if the Holy Spirit tells you to, shake the dust off of your feet and leave. The biggest danger are those walking in unauthorized authority because you will be guilty by association.
Many books which 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 have discerned the spirit of Leviathan working through prayer books from many well-known and well respected ministers. Several people have become instantly healed by removing these books from their homes.
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.” (Romans 8:14)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 BelieverThe 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).
by Lynn Hardy
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
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 people who felt a certain way about him. 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.
If I hadn’t experienced a miracle to show the truth of what was happening, it would have been much harder to accept. Even though I have seen angels and demons on numerous occasions and helped hundreds of people become free of curses, there is a depth of the influence of the spiritual realm I hadn’t imagined.
As often happens during the Christmas season, people you may not have seen or spoken to in a long while come back into your life. Could accepting gifts from someone be dangerous? Before I tell you of the incredible example of this, let’s see what the Word of God says. 2 Kings 5 tells a story that may shed some light on this. It is a long chapter, so I will summarize, but please take time to read it for yourself if you are able:
- A rich king had leprosy and tried to buy a healing from God’s people by sending God to the King of Israel. The prophet Elisha heard of this and demanded the man come and see him so that God could prove His power.
- Elisha told the king to go and dunk himself in the Jordan 7 times and he would be healed by God.
- The King was upset and angry that Elisha didn’t just wave his hand and have the healing done with. The king’s servant, however convinced him to do as the prophet said.
- The king was healed and returned to thank Elisha and offer him all the gold, but the prophet refused to take it. So then the king declared he would only offer sacrifices to the God of Israel.
This shows two very important things:
- Miracles shouldn’t be bought.
- Accepting a gift can bring a curse.
- Jesus's garment heals (Luke 8:40-48)
- handkerchiefs and aprons of Paul (Acts 19:12)
[Strive to] save others, snatching [them] out of [the] fire; on others take pity [but] with fear, loathing even the garment spotted by the flesh and polluted by their sensuality. (Jude 1:23)It is clear, that though we should try and help the lost, we must keep a distance from things which may be made unclean or tainted by the enemy through them. This is often done often without their knowledge.
Paul did tell the Corinthians that food sacrificed to idols was fine to eat as long as you had faith to do so. However it did come with a warning: don’t let it be a stumbling block for a brother. This is not the same thing as accepting a gift from someone. The food was purchased, bought, just as we are purchased for God by the blood of Jesus. This was for food and not cursed objects.
A gift is something you must accept and receive from another. If you are aware of that person’s feeling toward you and they are negative, you are accepting that person’s opinion with the gift. Also, if there is a spirit on them, it can flow through the accepted gift. Here is my real-life example:
I received a gift from someone, let’s call her Rachel, who hadn’t been in my life for a while. Despite the many miracles associated with my calling, she couldn’t accept it. She actually told me that if God chose me for this, she thought He chose wrong. This was her opinion about me. I knew this. I also knew she had issues with a Jezebel spirit.
Rachel sent me a Christmas gift and the same day I came down with an awful cold. The present was in my garage for a couple of days, when it was brought inside, my throat became so sore I couldn’t hardly swallow medicine.
Lydia, one of the Agape board members, was telling me about how they had to get rid of some really nice jewelry. It had been given to them by an old friend who they now realize was operating in the old wineskin. Lydia could even see Jezebel traits in this old friend and realized when they parted this “friend” had cursed her with some negative words. Lydia could see a curse on these objects when she looked at them now.
The Holy Spirit brought the new gift to mind and the fact I had gotten sick as I received it. I asked Lydia to take a look over video chat. She said there were black snakes all over them. Lydia suggested I call Isaac, another team member, and ask him to verify this without telling him anything about the gift.
I had Isaac on the phone in a few minutes. He looked carefully at the gift and said, “My eyes feel weird and my arm too.” Isaac explained what He was receiving from the Holy Spirit, “I feel that these will hinder your destiny, your work for God.”
“You’ve had experience with things like this, haven't you?” I asked, disappointed that there was confirmation. “Shouldn’t the blood be able to take care of this? This is a super nice gift. I don’t want to throw it out!”
“I had a blanket given to me by a family member whom I knew struggled with accepting me as well as being influenced by a spirit. I tried everything, the blood, anointing it… nothing worked. I finally had to get rid of it.” Isaac confessed. “I think it has to do with the heart of the person who gave the gift. That is not something we can change.”
Shoot, I thought, looks like I will have to get rid of the gift. As soon as I accepted that thought, the pain in the throat left! It was instantly gone! “Oh no,” I whined, “The Holy Spirit just confirmed that you’re right!"
After telling Isaac what had happened, I put the gift back in the garage. I still felt a little yucky and I had a bit of a stuffy nose, but nothing like before: I was 90% healed! I pursued the Holy Spirit and asked about the remaining 10%. He said that was the natural sickness, the rest that was now gone was the attack of the enemy. Who knew that a gift could bring a curse or an attack of the enemy!We should always listen to the Holy Spirit to see if we should get rid of it or ask God to cleanse it. How about anointing it? Next week’s post we will talk about that! (Subscribe at the bottom to receive it in an email automatically) How about pleading the blood over it? Last weeks post dealt with that (read it CLICK HERE)
The next day I spent time worshiping and thanking God for what He had done. I also thanked Him for being my healer and provider. By the end of the day I was back to 100%
This is often the missing ingredient. After we receive some relief, do we spend time thanking God and worshiping Him? Or are we just waiting for the rest to come to pass? Waiting for the plants to grow and bear fruit before we praise God for healing us?
In the Courts, the enemy’s attack may be removed from your life. After that, you need to draw close to God and let Him bring the final pieces into place. This is not only true of healing in our bodies, but in relationships as well. That is why the Courts are not a magic pill that solves all of life’s problems. It gets the enemy out of the way so we can have a deeper relationship with God and He can begin to help us out of the hole we’ve dug for ourselves.
If you'd like to know more about tainted or defiled gifts, here is the questions and answer session of the meeting where we discussed what may be defiled and how to deal with them:
Defiled Objects video
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Many people think of boot camp as a place you train for combat. Any veteran will tell you that basic training is about three things:
- Knowing what weapons are available
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- Receiving orders and following them
Believer’s Boot Camp series is a collection of books which teach us how to hear more clearly from God with the goal to ready ourselves for a face-to-face meeting with our Lord, Jesus. The series reveals the “weapons and tools” God has given us and how to use them, so we can bring God’s kingdom to Earth. Each book in the series focuses on a single topic to clearly define one tool or weapon from our Heavenly Father.
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