SPIRITUAL HOUSE CLEANING
PART 2, ITEMS N - Z
NATIVITY SCENE (includes image of Mary; mother/child images were used by the Egyptians as objects of false reverence; also, when the wise men brought gifts to Jesus He was not a baby but would have been approximately 2 years of age – the nativity scene is scripturally inaccurate – and it is nothing more than idolatry)
NATURE WORSHIP (Romans 1:25: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. The Greek word for ‘creature’ in Romans 1:25 is “ktisis, ktis’-is; …creation, creature”. Hebrews 11:3: Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. The New Living Translation reads: By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Nature did not create itself – and nature is not to be worshipped!)
NEW-AGE – “Generally the New Age borrows its theology from pantheistic Eastern religions and its practices from 19th century Western occultism”. Quotation from Watchman Fellowship’s 2001 Index of Cults and Religions. Pantheism is the belief in all deities.
OCCULT BOOKS CONJURING UP ANGELS, VISIONARY DREAMS, OR LUCID DREAMING (Jeremiah 29:8: For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. Jeremiah 23:25: I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. Ecclesiastes 5:7: For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God. Books on lucid dreaming teach people to control their dreams and how to experience astral projection – out of body.)
ORIENTAL MASKS/ORIENTAL CLOWNS (ritualistic face painting)
OUIJA BOARD (this is not a game but a spiritual doorway to Satan’s evil spirit realm; also promotes necromancy which is forbidden by God in Deuteronomy 18:10-11 The Hebrew word for ‘spirits’ in Deuteronomy 18:11 is “owb, obe; …a mumble …skin (from its hollow sound); hence, a necromancer (ventriloquist, as speaking from a jar)… bottle… familiar spirit”.)
OWL STATUES/AMULETS -- Hebrew meaning of the word owl (taken from Isaiah 34:14) is Liyliyth or lee-leeth. The Hebrew word ‘owl’ in Isaiah 34:14 is “Liyliyth, lee-leeth’; a night spectre, screech owl”.
PALM READING, OR READING TEA LEAVES
PICTURES WHERE BABIES LOOK AS IF THEY ARE GROWING OUT OF THE GROUND OR OUT OF VEGETABLES OR FLOWERS (these pictures insinuate that babies come from nature; but all babies are created in the image of God; Genesis 1:26-27)
PICTURES OF A PERSON IN A CASKET (the clothes they died in, or their hair, teeth, etc.); any obituaries of a person who may have committed suicide (or their suicide note); any letters you may have written directly to a person after they died (whether their death was through suicide, accident, or a natural death) writing to the dead is necromancy – and necromancy is forbidden by God (Deuteronomy 18:9-12); also remove any ashes from the dead, they should not be in your home, they need to be buried. Scripture tells us in both Genesis and in psalm that people are to return to the dust of the earth from which they were created. Genesis 2:7: And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 3:19: In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it was thou taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. Psalm 146:4: His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. [The ashes of cremation are not really the dust of the earth from which people are created, but if you have someone’s ashes you still need to bury them!] I also strongly recommend that you put any pictures you may have of a person (taken while they were alive, but now they are passed away) into a photo album. Do not hang them on the wall where you will see them every day because this will make it emotionally harder for you to heal after their death. By placing pictures in a photo album you will not see them daily but can periodically take the photo album out in remembrance of them, allowing yourself time to heal.
PICTURES OF CEMETARIES
PICTURES OF MUMMIES, OR BURIAL GROUNDS
PICTURES AND STATUES OF ANGELS (this includes the male, female (which is actually Lilith), and the so-called baby angel, which is really cupid; Acts 7:42-43 the Greek word for ‘host’ is “stratia, strat-ee’-ah; …the angels, the celestial luminaries.”)
PICTURES AND STATUES OF JESUS (including pictures found within the pages of the Bible [especially old Bibles], or pictures that someone claim is the actual image of Jesus, pictures of the Lord’s Supper, pictures of the finger of God touching the finger of man, or any of the so-called religious and many times naked paintings by Michelangelo and Davinci; Scriptural warning against pictures of Jesus! Acts 17:29-30: Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent. Colossians 2:8-9: Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Romans 1:20-32: For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.)
PICTURES/IMAGES OF ANY PAGAN MONUMENTS -- includes the Statue of Liberty and the Washington monument, or obelisk
PICTURES/IMAGES OF ANY PYRAMIDS (including Mayan flat-topped pyramids because they were used for human, many times child, sacrifice)
PICTURES OR STATUES OF WARRIOR INDIANS (full headdress and/or peace pipe; each feather being symbolic of an achievement done while under the direction of a false spirit guide, and usually accompanied with meditation)
PICTURES/IMAGES OF WOLVES (popular image/power animal of the shaman)
PICTURES OF STONEHENGE (astrological monument)
POKEMON (this is nothing more than dungeons & dragons for kids)
SCIENCE FICTION (Ephesians 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.)
SNAKE STATUES AND IMAGES (In scripture Satan is referred to as a serpent; he also used a serpent to beguile Eve – he can surely use an image/idol of one as a spiritual doorway into our home! II Corinthians 11:3; Revelation 12:9, 14-15; 20:2)
STAR OF DAVID (Pagan image the bible refers to as the star of Remphan. Acts 7:43: Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. Though you may not worship it remember it is still an object of reverence (worship) and is a pagan object. Acts 7:43: Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.”)
STATUES OR PICTURES THAT ARE PART HUMAN AND PART ANIMAL (animal spirit guides are symbolic of the shaman – shaman means witch doctor)
SUN, MOON, AND STARS (IMAGES) WITH FACES ON THEM, OR STARS THAT GLOW IN THE DARK; usually placed on the ceiling in a child’s room Deuteronomy 17:2-3: If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded. Also see Deuteronomy 4:19; II Kings 17:16; Jeremiah 19:13; Zephaniah 1:5; Acts 7:43. In Acts 7:42-43 the Greek word for ‘host’ is “stratia, strat-ee’-ah; …the angels, the celestial luminaries”. Celestial luminaries are the sun, moon, and stars.
SUPERNATURAL POWERS/ENERGY SOURCES INCLUDING GAMES, VIDEOS & TELEVISION SHOWS
TAXIDERMY OR BONES -- All bones are to return to the ground; Genesis 2:19: And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. Ecclesiastes 3: 19-20: For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Genesis 3:19: In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it was thou taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. Psalm 146:4: His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. I know that in taxidermy they put a mold under the animal’s skin and that it is not really the animal’s bones; however, the mold itself is still a sculptured or graven image and a likeness of the animal.)
THEATRE MASKS WITH A SMILE AND FROWN (cause mood swings of extreme happiness or extreme sadness)
THINGS FROM A FUNERAL (i.e., statues of angels, wreaths)
THINGS DUG UP FROM ANY TYPE OF SACRED GROUNDS (especially sacred burial grounds)
TOTEM POLES (are associated with ancestral spirits; also, totems usually depict the false animal spirit worshipped by the family as the clan’s spirit guide. Isaiah 44:19: …shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?)
VIDEOS, GAMES, TOYS, AND BOOKS ABOUT SHAPE-SHIFTING AND ANIMAL MORPHISM (this is a form of lycanthropy – mental shape-shifting)
VOODOO; VOODOO MASKS, VOODOO DOLLS, OR ANY VOODOO PARAPHERNALIA
WIND CHIMES -- in Chinese false religious philosophy it is believed that some wind chimes ward off what they refer to as bad chi [life energy], wind chimes are tuned to ward off evil – but in reality they DRAW IN evil spirits.
WITCHCRAFT/WICCA (this includes fairy tale books, movies, decoration, toys, clothes, jewelry, etc.) – a perfect example of wicca [white witchcraft] is BEWITCHED AND ENDORA.
WREATHS OF GARLAND (a plant used as a form of false worship is ‘garland’; this information is found in the Bible. Acts 14:11-15: And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and ‘garlands’ unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out. And saying sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein. The Greek word for ‘garlands’ in Acts 14:13 is “stemma, stem’-mah; …a wreath for show”. Today we use wreaths of garland as decoration when they were used to worship the false gods Jupiter and Mercurius. Sacrifice was also part of this false worship! (Which may explain why some wreaths are used today as a symbol of death! If you have a wreath(s) from a funeral I would not keep it, even if it is not made out of garland!)
YIN/YANG SYMBOL -- based on the Taoistic principle of the balance of forces, Taoism is a false religion; TRIPLE YIN/YANG SYMBOL (known as "gankyil" or "wheel of joy" is Buddhist in origin third part represents Tantric Yoga which is sexual in origin)
YU-GI-OH (Japanese animation involving “magic and wizards”; quotation taken from Wikipedia, The free encyclopedia)
YOGA, PILATES, AURIC HEALING, REIKI [channeling energy], FENG SHUI, REFLEXOLOGY, HEALING MAGNETISM (includes magnetic bracelets, bands, insoles, back braces, mattresses, etc. – healing magnetism allegedly generates a life-force within one's own Self)