There are many reasons God could be leading you to cleanse a home from spirits, entities or energies that are not of Him.
Here are a few:
- If the space was used for witchcraft practices.
- If the space was inhabited by someone with suicidal tendencies or addiction issues.
- If the space was occupied by a person engaging in un-marital sexual relations or pornography.
- If the space was used for indulging in drug use or any other kind of addiction.
- If the space was occupied by a person who is abusive. This is all forms of abuse; verbal, physical or mental.
You don’t always need a negative reason to spiritually cleanse a place. Sometimes, God may lead you to consecrate a particular space to Him. This will make it easier to hear His voice and welcome His Holy presence.
Anytime you ‘cleanse your space’ keep in mind that cleansing is a start. You are responsible to ‘keep’ or maintain the cleansing. This entails continual assessment of what enters the home, what activities are engaged there and the culture being built. God has empowered you with His authority to relegate a godly atmosphere and He expects you to do this with excellence.
Before you begin:
I always recommend praying over a bottle of oil and consecrating it to be a conduit for the Holy Spirit. In the spiritual realm, everything goes by faith. There is nothing ‘magical’ about this oil. This an act of faith, allowing you to mark God’s territory. By an act of your will and the stance of your heart, you are taking dominion by dedicating your house to the Lord.
Prayer of consecration for the Home
Place the oil upon the doorpost of each room. Read the portion of prayer for that section of the home.
On the outside doorpost:
“Holy Spirit, this is not our home but yours. Today we dedicate this to be your holy residence. We do not welcome violence or abuse or destruction of any kind so all of that must stay outside this door.
Entryway of home:
We welcome peace and banish chaos, confusion and division. We bless each member to see how to support each other in ways that feel like freedom, not bondage. If anyone enters this space without an intention of harmony, give them the unction to leave.
We bless this kitchen to be a dwelling of health, love and abundance. Let every person who enters be refreshed with rivers of living water and allow any food that is cooked, prepared and eaten to be marinated in loving care and kindness. Help us to remember to invite your blessing at each meal so our conversations are centered around pleasing things and our bodies are relaxed and ready to absorb every nutrient to perform at the highest level.
Living Room doorway:
We bless this place to be the central hub of holy communion. We bless the television and the portals it opens; that our eyes only watch and receive what will bless our spirits. If our viewing goes against your heart, let ours feel heavy with conviction. Help every member to keep in check with the Holy Spirit within. Fill the air with your intangible songs of praise and let the walls echo your truths, so even if we are sitting silently, our cells our being recalibrated to your peace, love and healing.
Each Adult Bedroom Doorway:
We sanctify this place of rest and recovery. Pornography, infidelity and affairs of the mind, body and heart cannot root itself here. This bed is the place where the portal of heaven is opened; where our spirits receive visions, dreams and divine downloads from God himself. Seal each window and entryway with your guardian angels to watch over us as we receive from you.
Each Child Bedroom Doorway:
We sanctify this room to be a retreat of comfort, peace, security, rest and recovery. Any assult against the mind, identity and purpose of this little one cannot happen here. We bless this precious one to only receive visions and dreams from Abba and we banish spirits of fear, dread and night terrors in Jesus’ name.
Bless the backdoor or circle back to the front door:
We seal each window and door with the blood of Jesus. Lead each heart dwelling here to seek you and find you, Lord. We consecrate this to be a dwelling for your Holy Spirit. Thank you for residing with us and bless us to host your spirit well. Amen.”
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you anything that grieves Him. He may lead you to destroy, return or dispose of items in your home, preventing you from hearing His voice clearly. Remember, God never imposes His will upon us; if we choose to house items that come with a curse, He will always honor our choice. God leaves it up to us to draw closer to Him.
Examples of items that disturb His Spirit are:
- Any items used during witchcraft rituals. (Ouija boards, tarot cards, astrology charts, crystals)
- Any items honoring foreign gods or deities. (Prayer beads, statues of saints, dream catchers, candles, etc.)
- Gifts with soul-tie attachments. (People not in covenant relationship with you, gifts that came by nefarious means)
- Anything that signals a personal alert from the Holy Spirit.
“For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.” 2 Chronicles 7:16