Can Evil Spirits Possess Objects?
The Ndebele Woman Dream was a message to throw out objects that have any hint of evil, especially items tied to pagan religions or rituals. The Bible warns us against bringing such things into our homes. “You must burn their idols in fire, and you must not covet the silver or gold that covers them. You must not take it or it will become a trap to you, for it is detestable to the Lord your God. 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 7:25-26
Occult practices may be unfamiliar to you depending on the church you attend and your culture, but it is real and should be taken seriously. The demonic world isn’t just in science fiction movies. There are people who are deep into witchcraft, casting spells, and sorcery.
“Witchcraft is the magical manipulation of energy to bring about change. The energy used by a witch may be environmental, from herbs, stones and other natural objects, or it may come from the witch herself or it may be channeled through the witch from a god or goddess or from the Earth or Universe at large. Witches are best known for casting spells which tends to incorporate all of these methods in a ritualistic practice.” Witchipedia.
Can objects be possessed by evil spirits?
This is what I think on this subject. Please chime in with your own experiences and Biblical understanding on demonic possession of objects.
When Jesus freed the demon-possessed man, the demons asked to be sent into a living being (the pigs), not an object. “There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding in the distance. So the demons begged, “If you cast us out, send us into that herd of pigs.” Matthew 8:28-34
An object has no spirit, therefore, a demon can’t inhabit it. I believe, however, that a demon can cling to things and will use everything in the natural realm to influence the environment to whatever extent we allow them to.
If someone brings pornography into their home, they have given an open invitation to the unseen, demonic world to invade their home. Worse, their spirit, mind, and body. The pornographic magazine isn’t demon possessed, but the influence the enemy has put around that object is powerful and deadly.
Demons are spirit beings who roam the earth. If spells have been cast over a specific item, those spirits may go and reside with it. Their goal is to infiltrate every part of our lives and another way to influence you is to invade your home and wreak havoc in your life.
Many don’t know when they are living under the influence of the spirits of darkness. Satan’s potential influence cannot be overestimated. It isn’t until a believer has prayed the blood of Jesus over the item that it has no influence over one’s life. Many believers and unbelievers aren’t aware of the power we have in Jesus name to take and demolish all attacks of the enemy.
“But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!” Isaiah 54:17
If you sense an evil presence in your environment, don’t give the enemy permission to take control. Throw out everything God hates.
“You must burn their idols in fire, and you must not covet the silver or gold that covers them. You must not take it or it will become a trap to you, for it is detestable to the Lord your God. 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 7:25-26
If you worship idols, have altars and make sacrifices to idols, wear them, or carry them around with you, read what scripture says about manmade things. It’s time to get rid of every hint of evil in your life and surroundings and replace them with the One God - Jesus Christ.
“Idols are worthless; they are ridiculous lies! On the day of reckoning they will all be destroyed. But the God of Israel is no idol! He is the Creator of everything that exists, including Israel, his own special possession. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!” Jeremiah 10:15-16
Pray the blood of Jesus over your home. His blood covers all darkness and brings you into the light of Jesus. “The blood will serve as a sign on the houses where you live. When I see the blood I will pass over you—no disaster will touch you when I strike the land of Egypt.” Exodus 12:13 MSG
Praying the blood of the lamb over your life and your home is to apply the blood. Jesus defeated Satan and when you apply the blood of Jesus over every area in your life, you are taking the power and authority God has given you away from the devil. He is powerless. No idol or object can harm you.
5 scriptures to help you pray the blood of Jesus over your life and home:
Believe Jesus died on the Cross and shed his blood to forgive you of your sins. “But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.” I John 1:7
Ask him to forgive you of your sins and follow him. “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
The blood of Jesus triumphed over the darkness of hell. “Defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony.” Revelation 12:11
Satan “Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last— salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth—the one who accuses them before our God day and night.” Revelation 12:10
Pray in the name of Jesus, believe. That settles it. The enemy must flee. You’re free. Your home is free. The blood of Christ covers and protects all. “Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.” Matthew 28:18
“Lord, thank you for the blood that you shed on the cross for me. Today I ask forgiveness for all the doors that I have opened for the devil to work in and around my life lives with or without my knowledge. I plead your blood over myself, my family and my house and cancel all powers that I have given the devil with or without my knowledge. I cancel every legal right the enemy has against me in Jesus’ name. Lord cleanse me and fill me with your truth, light, and power in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen”
Their gods cannot speak, and they need to be carried because they cannot walk.
Do not be afraid of such gods, for they can neither harm you nor do you any good.”
Lord, there is no one like you!
For you are great, and your name is full of power. Who would not fear you, O King of nations? That title belongs to you alone!
Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world, there is no one like you.
People who worship idols are stupid and foolish.
The things they worship are made of wood! They bring beaten sheets of silver from Tarshish and gold from Uphaz, and they give these materials to skillful craftsmen who make their idols. Then they dress these gods in royal blue and purple robes made by expert tailors.
But the Lord is the only true God. He is the living God and the everlasting King! The whole earth trembles at his anger. The nations cannot stand up to his wrath. Say this to those who worship other gods: “Your so-called gods, who did not make the heavens and earth, will vanish from the earth and from under the heavens.”