You may have heard warnings about having occult objects in a home or office. Of course, having evil things and thinking about evil invites evil in, both by asking for that by focusing on it and by legal right in the Old Testament Holy Bible.
Who would want to intentionally have objects that are evil in their home? Absolutely not! That is not what we want when we are seeking to do good by loving others. I think we agree on that point and we agree the Holy Bible is the authority in this and certainly Lord Jesus is our authority above all.
We love to hear good testimonies of people talking about how they got saved from doing evil by the love of God, forgiveness of sins, and redemption through Jesus Christ.
Thank God for sending Jesus Christ to save us from our sins, our mistakes, and to keep us from such evil.
When referenced Holy Bible versus, it appears that there is both guidance to avoid this, forgiveness for mistakes, especially when there was good intentions in the first place, or as a child, and moving past what wrong to focus on what’s right, the great commandment to love. We care deeply about doing what is right, helping others, and what the Holy Bible says.
It seems that as a child exploring, there is less judgement, but certainly there is correction. Parents are there to help children to see good things in the world and not get into studying or watching what is evil, and so is our Father God, our Good Shepherd Jesus and Holy Spirit. Children tend to listen to others and check things out in exploration of the world. Then as adults we have more decernment as we learn.
Rather than focusing on what’s wrong, we want to be quick to forgive, correct, and focus on what’s right in love. To love is the greatest, which we all know and want in our right minds. Seeking righteousness and love is where we all want to be, as Proverbs 21:21 says:
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
Our focus is on being genuine in helping, encouraging, healing and loving people as Jesus did. Jesus didn’t focus on what was wrong with everyone, although he did confront evil and cast it out whenever it was in the way of love. He forgave others who needed healing and healed them. Likewise, we want to focus on what is good before God, helping, encouraging, healing and loving and learn wisdom by fearing God.
In fear of God, we know He can see us. Fearing God is not like fearing evil, it is like fearing what is greater than us so we are humble and stay on the straight path far from evil. We gladly accept discipline from the One who is Love. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
We are thankful for Love from our Father God and Lord Jesus, listening to the Holy Spirit in our heart who does not like us getting into what’s wrong, but rather getting into love, as God showed us in Jesus, who gave his life for the forgiveness of our sins, saving us from the condemnation of our own sins.
We focus on love because that is the greatest commandment, to love, and it is hurtful to the love in our hearts to focus on what is opposite to love. Our hearts wants to do good, to love, not argue. We understand how serious this concern as. This topic is covered extensively in the Holy Bible and by St. Paul in the epistles, the letters to the churches.
If we make a mistake by trying to do good but mess up or even learn something evil by trying to avoid evil then Jesus will shepherd us back on the straight path to God. Of course, this is intended for people who are acting out of loving good intentions.
Let’s reference the Holy Bible here, the words of our Father God and Jesus Christ who followed God and spoke only God’s words.
Let’s start with Ephesians Chapter 1 which covers some serious ground on this topic.
Holy Bible, Ephesians, Chapter 1, New International Version:
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To God’s holy people in Ephesus, a the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
In him we were also chosen, ehaving been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
Thanksgiving and Prayer
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit f of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
So, for those that are in faith, we have forgiveness and power, that is power to do good, and doing good would be of course loving others according the great commandment to love others (referenced below).
This is “far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” So it’s far about any demon or that sort of thing.
Forgiveness of sins removes that legal right. And we even have power! In faith, we choose to use that power to do good. The power is the same power that raised Christ from the dead. (See above chapter Ephesians 1) Do you imagine how powerful that is? That means we can pray and see people raised from the dead too! We can cast out demons!
“And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” said Jesus in Mark 16:17-18
By the Ephesians chapter 1 alone, demons have NO RIGHT to mess with us when we follow Jesus because in Jesus we are blameless through belief not being perfect by following a law. (I only reference demons because that is what the videos were talking about… that having something not right before God in one’s life would give demons right to mess with you.) For someone who hasn’t read the Holy Bible, demons are the same as entities or evil spirits or evil beings or evil ghosts or spirits that have not gone to the light… those nasty pests that taught and disturb on the other side of the spiritual veil.
Belief in God, belief in Jesus, removes the right of what is evil to devour or destroy someone. But we need to use the power to cast out demons in faith.
We need to use the power of God given to us in faith to cast that out evil.
Then we can focus on what is good, what is love.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8
And when we mess up our good shepherd corrects us and saves us. He does discipline us and we gladly submit because we LOVE him and he is gentle with us like a good shepherd.
“because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” – Hebrews 12:6
So in the Old Testament did they have the right. In the New Testament, Jesus finished the curse on the cross and took the nails. He took on the punishment and disciplines his followers going forward in the New Testament.
A good sherpherds leads, guides and feeds his sheep He does not condemn and beat them. He even gives His life for them. Did he condemn is disciples and beat them for being sinners? No he didn’t, he disciplined them lovingly as disciples.
Remember Peter! Peter was a sinner, admittedly. He gave His life to save Peter and restored him after He denied Jesus which Peter knew was wrong but he did it anyway.
Peter was sinful, prideful, and denied Jesus’ name after all that Jesus did for him and Jesus still forgave him, restored him and helped him fulfill his life purpose by being the one to speak at the Pentacost when God gave us the long promised gift of the Holy Spirit coming to us.
Now we can be holy because the Holy Spirit is with us and we believe in God in faith not because we are Holy otherwise. In the physical we are certainly still not perfect or Holy which is why the Holy Spirit came to counsel us and help us so we can be one with God through unity of love not self perfectionism.
We live in the new testiment times not the old testiment. Jesus paid the price of the mankind breaking of the Old Testament. Jesus went to the cross and finished it.
The ESV Study Bible comments,
“It is finished proclaims that all the work the Father had sent him to accomplish (cf. 4:34; 9:4) was now completed, particularly his work of bearing the penalty for sins. This means there was no more penalty left to be paid for sins, for all Jesus’ suffering was ‘finished’ (see Heb. 1:3; 9:11-12, 25-28).”
Let us seek to do good not judge others.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9
Why not judge me or yourself or anyone? Because Jesus said so!
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37
Follow Jesus and do good in faith, take action, not judge!
“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” – James 2:17
If we believe and have faith we have to use it to do good. Be innocent of what is evil and wise in what is good, as it says in Romans 16:19-20:
“Be wise about what is good, innocent about what is evil”
We cannot be justified by the law, which is the ten commandments. That would be like being a Pharisee who tried to be good by the law but didn’t do good in faith action.
“know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.” – Galatians 2:16
Jesus said when we follow him we will never walk in darkness. He said this after not condemning an adulterous woman who broke the 10 commandments. As in the other verse I sent, from John 8.
“When Jesus spoke to the people, He said ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12
The only way to redemption is by following Jesus because He is the way not the 10 commandments. You can read that whole chapter John 8 to confirm this for yourself.
…. read it and see the Pharisees did not know the way even by following the law because no one is without sin. To say we are perfect is pride.
“Who can say, ‘I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin’”? -Proverbs 20:9
Only God is good!
Jesus said. “No one is good–except God alone. “ – Mark 10:18
We are not even “good” by doing good! What we do may be good but it doesn’t make us perfect is the message. We are still flawed beings and therefore not perfect. We are still messing up the world as a whole, still sinners by definition, and still not right before God just because we do something good. That’s the message here. We are only justified and made right by the One who shepherds us.
Only man who is good is Jesus because He is one with God. And even Jesus didn’t boost about being good, He humbled himself before God even though He was one with God and the only good one of all humans.
Yet, he was one with God.
“I and the Father are one.” said Jesus in John 10:30
See how terrible we feel if we do anything wrong and repent immediately, because the Holy Spirit is in us and Jesus is our shepherd. It’s out of Love we follow and repent, not because of a law. We WANT to do right and seek to do good.
Just like a good shepherd, if the sheep goes on path the shepherd gentle uses His rod to nudge the sheep back on path and if really lost He goes after them, even leaving the 99 to get those lost 1. The scriptures say he is so good he will not lose a single one.
“And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.” said Jesus in John 6:39
As said in Ephesians 1, we are predestined, chosen! Not being being good, by being chosen, but we seek to do good because of love! We love!
Once a lawyer asked Jesus, “What is the most important of all the commandments?” Jesus answered, “The most important is: ‘The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with your whole soul, with your whole mind and with your whole strength.’ “The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Other verses from old testimony and new testimony confirm this. Jesus also confirmed this in other scriptures and by action as recorded in the four gospels, He shall lose none and He asks us to love each other and not judge.
Jesus never said be perfect or I’ll let the demons get you. Rather he forgave people and cast out demons when they went to him or were brought to him. The four gospels show this so many times. We follow Jesus in faith and do good because he said to love.
It’s NOT because of the law that we can be perfect. We are not perfect, only by the hope in Jesus can we draw near to God.
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. – Hebrews 7:19
So can we be put to shame by having something in our home or office (by mistake) that is not in accordance with the Old Testament law?
Romans 10:11 says never.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”
– Romans 10:10-11
If we try to be perfect and so thereby allow shaming by others judging us or us judging ourselves is that going to save us then? No, we live by faith and ask for help in prayer and love others and follow Jesus… there is no perfection in trying to be perfect and having the perfect life.
10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.” 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
– Galatians 3:10-13
It’s not because the sheep are so good they are perfect and never get lost. It’s because the shepherd is so good. And the sheep love their shepherd and know His voice so they are glad to follow.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” Said Jesus in John 10:27
So basically trying to be all perfect by following all of the law or even just the Ten Commandments won’t save us from demons or curses or anything like that or make you good before God. Following Jesus by seeking Him and his voice, His shepherding is the ONLY way because only He is good and only He is the good shepherd. We are not our own shepherd and we cannot be perfect before God or even good before God. Yet we seek to do good but we certainly make mistakes and then Jesus shepherds us and we live. In fact we live abundantly though Jesus’ shepherding.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. ” said Jesus in John 10:10
Don’t listen to the thief… listen to Jesus who came to give life. The thief comes to take the word of God, the word of forgiveness, hope, life, power, and faith through belief in the one is capable of saving us from destruction.
“Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.” said Jesus in Mark 4:15
So don’t listen to the thief and let the good news of forgiveness of sins be taken from you. Jesus preached this and did accordingly in action with good deeds and forgiving others and loving others and healing others. Don’t let this word be taken from you and fall for the condemnation.
If God forgives who are we to judge?
Is judging others forgiving others?
Again, Jesus said do not judge:
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37
So according to the word of God in the Holy Bible, we we stay in faith, we want to listen and follow Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who is one with God, and believe in the power that is far above the lower things we mentioned at the beginning of this article. Through faith, we don’t need to be fear but rather use the power of faith, pray for others and not judge others, wherever they are in their walk with God.
We can pray that they are being shepherded by the Good Shepherd Jesus and become right with God through faith. We want to help others and love others. We are not perfect according to the Holy Bible, and I agree, sorry about that! And accordingly, there is no justification in trying to anyone else to shame.
Ok… so we got that covered… yet still, someone might say that maybe they aren’t judging they are just acting in good intentions of warning people?
Fair enough. Here is what Jesus said about that:
“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.” said Jesus in Matthew 18: 15-17
So you have to follow this protocol if you want to point out a sin to a brother. Even then don’t judge or condemn, just don’t hang out with someone that disagrees with or won’t listen to the whole church.
And pray about it for them, as John said:
“If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.” – 1 John 5:16
What’s the only sin that could lead to death and take away the life of someone who is predestined to be saved by God? Referencing verses above, by not having faith, because we are justified by faith not deeds. And again, those that are predestined will have faith, through the guarantee referenced in Ephesians 1, and will not be lost, because the Good Shepherd is good and will not lose a single one.
It is tempting to judge others, but let us warn them according to what Jesus said to do, first in private, then with one or two other witnesses, then the church. And we pray about it.
It’s only if someone wanders from the truth of faith that we should attempt to bring them back. James wrote this referencing non-believers who didn’t believe in Jesus after witnessing his miracles, which of course lack of faith is the only way that they would be committing a sin that led to death.
My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins. – James 6:19-20
If they are predestined, let the good shepherd save them. Point it out when helpful, pray for them and trust in faith that the good shepherd Jesus is capable of not losing any of his sheep.
As for you who is concerned about this serious concern in faith and seeking to do what is right with good intentions. Follow Jesus. He is the way. He is the Good Shepherd. We can trust in God and Jesus.
Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” – John 6:29
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” said Jesus in John 14:1
So don’t be trouble! Believe!
Turn from evil and do good, seek peace and pursue it, the the Lord watches over those who seek righteousness and love will listen to your prayers, the Lord is against those who do evil, like the demons or people who intentionally do evil, as the Holy Bible says in 1 Peter 3:11-12 and Psalms 34:14-16.
Demons, entities, bad vibes, evil, those things may be around in various environments, in people, places or things… but as believers, we can and shall cast them out! As Jesus said in Mark 16:17-18. Further, Lord Jesus will watch over you and protect you, and through your prayers enable you to cast them out or He will cast them out himself, because of His love for you. As He said, he will never leave us or forsake us, referenced in Hebrews 13:5, Deuteronomy 31:8 and Joshua 1:5.
So… Do Occult Objects In Your House Give Demons Legal Ground?
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – said St. Paul in Romans 8:37-39
Of course, if you know something is wrong in your house, get it out! Turn to love, as is the greatest commandment, as Jesus said in Matthew 22:35–40 and Mark 12:28–34.
Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. – Proverbs 14:22
Through Jesus Christ, we are more than conquerers from any condemnation or judgement from anything or anyone, including demons… NOTHING will be be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Now cast out evil, love God, praise God, and love one another as you love yourself!
Psalm 103 of David.
1 Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.
19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the Lord, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the Lord, my soul.