In this two part blog series I will lay out and discuss one of the biggest challenges that we as humans face which is to remain righteous for God. In part one of this blog I shall discuss aspects of a person who does not live righteous (i.e. sinful living) for God a negative consequence is placed upon a person or a nation by God and this is called Spiritual Pollution. The Bible discusses spiritual pollution as a negative consequence for not obeying God. In Numbers 35, the specific reference was to “bloodshed,” and in our standards today we would call this violence or murder. However, the concept of living unclean or unholy before God was a recurring issue in the writings of Moses and sadly is still occurring in the 21st century.
Numbers 35 verse 34 states “Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the Lord, dwell among the Israelites.” Today, many Christians boast of returning to their Christian roots in one form or another. This act is not exactly the same as the relationship Israel had with God. However, there is a sense in which we who are Christians are called to live and hold accountable others to live according to God’s plan for our lives. Why? When we don’t do as God instructs us, there are consequences, both individually and collectively as a nation.
Spiritual Pollution is a deep seated or rooted problem that many people face and refuse to admit it. Spiritual pollution in a nut shell is "something" that a person embraces in their lives which does not bring glory to the Holy Trinity of God. The Holy word states “Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, to the oppressing city. She has not obeyed His voice” Zephaniah 3:1,2 a NKJV. I will now provide a layout to an understanding of this spiritual pollution.
The above scripture from Zephaniah 3 is a harsh aspect to understand. This instruction given to a people who are described in the word as a shameless nation. In this two part blog, this word will serve to illustrate for the reader on a local level how one must guard against contaminating their spiritual life or consequences shall occur. Christians are not exempt from all the worldly influences which is all around these people.
The holy word in Romans 12:2 commands or states to those who profess to be Christians “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” In a nutshell we who profess Jesus Christ are not to become spiritual garbage dumpsters. Christians are to sow the Holy Spirit and not sow the flesh. Basically this means we’re to clean up our act so to speak recorded in 1 Peter 1:16 “Because it is written, Be Ye Holy, for I am Holy”. When we as people chose to rebel against God and we chose to live open sinful lives we shall suffer penalties. Some examples of these penalties for spiritual pollution imposed by God against both Christian and non-Christian’s are listed below:
1. Sudden chronic illness which come out of nowhere
2. Recurrent bad dreams and nightmares
3. Insomnia or unusual sleepiness
4. Behavioral problems in adults and children
5. Relational problems - Continual fighting, arguing and misinterpreted communication
6. Lack of peace, lack of joy, lack of hope, lack of prosperity, so on and so forth
7. Restless, disturbed and angry children
8. Unexplained behaviors, explosive behaviors, unsettling behaviors
9. Ghosts or familiar spirits which are demonic apparitions (to which young children are particularly susceptible).
10. Poltergeists (The movement of physical objects by demons).
11. Foul, unexplained odors from unknown sources
12. Atmospheric heaviness, making it hard to breathe, atmospheric changes in temperature
13. Continual nausea and headaches
In the midst of the carnality of this world and ever growing sinful lifestyles around us we are commanded to live lives of purity, but sadly very few do this. As humans first of all and secondly as Christians we need to become furious about incest, drug and sexual abuse, atrocities committed against children of our communities, and the evil corruption of our local and national governments.
Thus we are required to do a spiritual cleansing (i.e. repent of our sins) of not only our life but over our household as well. Thus a spiritual housecleaning against occult curses (sinful activities) to receive the anointing and releasing of spiritual power which God intended us to have.
Later on I will point out the 7 steps to purification from the sinful life that one has lived. First of all repentance of sins to God is foremost and a rejection of future sinful living. Next comes the purification of heart – home – and family. A way to obtain power of the Holy Spirit and the power over the devil and the demons is to have a repentant inner spirit. The promises of God depend upon our direct obedience to his holy word. As Christians we are to repent of our actions as well as our sins. Sadly we as humans collect physical objects and these objects can carry spiritual significance and when we seek God, He will reveal to you through the Holy Spirit the defiled things that one clings onto their lives. Now, the estimated value of all the occult items the Ephesians destroyed in town square (read Acts 19:18-20) was approximately $4 million U.S. dollars (in rate of today).
Repentance of our sins and sinful life keeps us close to the Lord Jesus Christ and prevents the devil in gaining footholds upon our lives. As an example, pornography and such defiled acts are found in our homes, places of work and worship centers. This act will grieve the Holy Spirit away from a person, and it will withdraw like in Samson’s life and you will be left powerless in the Spirit realm, just like Samson was. Thus allowing the demons entrance into the life of the person to create havoc and promote further sinful acts to further defile the individual.
Now the Old Testament speaks about a defiled (spiritually polluted) land more than 15 times. Sadly our homes as well as the land resided upon can be spiritual polluted, which allows the demons even more access. I will provide some examples to note: Viking’s place of sacrificing slaves in Lund, Sweden, Aborigine’s barren circles in Australia, stones arranged in a circle in Czestochowa, Poland.
The freemasonries secret rooms, Satanists meeting places for sacrifice, chambered barrows, Hindu temples, Buddhist temples etc.
In part 2 of this blog I will continue the discussion of spiritual pollution within the lives of people especially Christians. I will further advance the defilement of the homes which embraces the spiritual pollution that we face in our lives.
Rev. Bradley Luoma, Exorcist