Matthew 12:43 Amp
43 But when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through dry [arid places] in search of rest, but it does not find any.
Luke 11:24 Amp
24 When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person it roams through, waterless places in search of rest (release, refreshment, ease) and finds none it says, I will go back to my house from which I came.
This chapter will discuss demon issues in Dry Places. The writer Matthew expresses how unclean spirits leave out of a man. He doesn’t mention whether they were cast out or just left on their own for transference purposes. Yet, when they left they roamed around awhile. Where did they roam? Dry, arid, waterless or (lifeless) places, that’s where.
What are Dry Places?
The Dictionary/Thesaurus defines dry as waterless, devoid, deficient in moisture, arid, barren, and UN garnished. Because these two verses and reference definitions were unclear to me, I asked the Lord to give me understanding. Often hearing other believers binding, casting out demons and sending them to the Dry Places I wondered, “What are these places?” He began teaching me that Dry Places are temporally dwelling places for demon spirits.
A Dry Place is any:
Object or substance that demons can travel through to get to a permanent host body.
A solid, liquid or gas can be a Dry Place. Water is wet in the natural sense but a Dry Place in the spiritual sense because it falls under the above description. See Leviticus 11:36, 38 about water becoming unclean.
They are also paper, fabric, wood, metal, cement, plastic, food, and more…
Leviticus 11:31-32 Amp
31 These are unclean to you among all that creep; whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until evening. 32 And whatever they may fall when they are dead, whether it is an article of wood or clothing or skin (bottle) or sack,
These are vehicles that Satan and his imps use to get to a host body, human/ or animal. It doesn’t matter whether it is a religious item with markings or symbols. Neither if it’s a pair of white or blue socks thrown in the bottom of the closet. The enemy doesn’t care he just needs a vehicle to get to a body!
Let’s discuss some of these Dry Places
Paper, books, money
People handle money including people that are contaminated with spirit issues. Through these items, spirits are circulated around the world.
Old used fabrics, sheets, blankets curtains, shoes, and clothing **See Leviticus 15 verses 5-8.
Of my early years being a Christian, the Lord dealt with me about taking clothing from different people. Being a victim of poverty we were very limited with funds to buy new clothes. Family, friends and, church members donated much of what was owned. The old apartment was constantly flooded with bags of used clothing and shoes. Not to seem ungrateful, some of these items were like new, beside from being very nice. In addition to the clothing and the clutter along came the spirits the former owners were struggling with. God told me to “throw them out”! Why? Spiritual depression had entered into my home through the clothing along with suicide, poverty, fear confusion etc. Satan for many years had used this as a channel to contaminate my home. Spirits love to attach to clutter especially clothing because of the ability to hide there. Take note washing the clothing will not alone remove spirits they must be blessed and prayed over.
A positive point
God’s Spirit or anointing can permeate and bless cloths, aprons, handkerchiefs, oil to heal as well as cast out demons.
Acts 19:11-12 KJV
And God wrought special miracles by the hand of Paul: 12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
If you can transfer a blessing through apron one can also transfer a curse through the same concept.
Evil spirits transfer curses Gods spirits transfers blessing
Wood, plaster, cement, furniture
Spirits issue through furniture, sofas, tables, chairs, desks.
Mattresses **See Leviticus 15 verses 1-8
Envision an old used or refurbished mattress brought from a thrift shop. If the original owners suffered for many years with lustful, depression spirits etc. You can just about imagine what the new owners might experience. Let the buyer beware!
Staffs, rods and canes
Exodus 7:11-12 KJV
11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. 12 for they cast down every man his rod and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.
This may seem extreme but it gives a Biblical demonstration of how spirits can transfer into objects.
Buildings and walls
Living in many apartment complexes including the projects has been a job in itself. It seemed as if I spent more time trying to keep the apartment spiritually clean rather than physically clean. Demons have easy access to travel through walls, floors, and ceilings. At times while in the living room relaxing God enabled me to see a light hazy film or feel a heaviness pervade through the walls. Whatever the neighbors were doing would affect my home if I did not take authority immediately over the atmosphere. Upon interviewing friends they had similar experiences in their apartments.
Elizabeth was in her kitchen one day; all of a sudden, she felt a strange feeling along with a heaviness come through the walls to her apartment. She looked through the peephole of the door and saw a strange man using drugs in the hallway.
Vicki lived in her grandmother’s house on the third floor. Vicki was a born again believer for three years. One evening while asleep she awoke startled in the middle of the night. She felt the sensation of hands all over her, and it felt as if she was being molested. She attempted to go back to sleep but after the episode but had trouble doing it. Later about five in the morning Vicki heard banging on the wall. It was her drunken neighbor banging on the wall begging to come into her room to have sex with her. Vicki was frightened and refused to open the door. Eventually he stopped. He apologized the next day explaining that he did not know what came over him, and that he was drunk. To go on yes, evil spirits including lustful ones can transfer through the walls because walls are Dry Places!
Dust and dirt
Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Is not just a saying but of a truth. Spirits love to attach to and journey through dust and dirt to settle in individual’s homes. When the disciples were not received they were told to shake the dust off their feet. Math 10:14, Luke 10:11, In other words get rid of the spiritual negativity. A foot washing was a courtesy as well as a necessity because during that time there were no trains or buses but dirt roads. Spirits can attach to dust. Oftentimes dirt is associated with poverty, crime, underdeveloped countries, crowded cities as well as depression!
Many spiritualists as well as saved folks believe that they can drive demons out of their homes using candles, incense, smelly oils, bleach or ammonia. About 4 years ago, I was helping this little church out. A woman named Carmen was a member there (not her real name). She was able to speak in beautiful tongues even knew the word inside out. Carmen invited us to her home so we went my daughter and me. Upon arrival, we observed an altar of candles and incense in the middle of the floor. Inquiring out of curiosity, “what in the world is it that?” “Why do you need to do this? Isn’t the blood of Jesus and His name enough?” She brought up something about the Yoruba religion, expressing that the candles and incense are for housecleaning and removal of unclean spirits. Beside that, she said, “Jesus told her to do it.” What Jesus was the real question? All of a sudden, a strange presence filled the room. Carmen gave me the evil eye, then took this big pan, lit some incense and began shaking it around the house. That was my sign to get my happy self out of there. She was a witch! Believers need only to use the blood, the name of Jesus, anointed oil, alongside their God given authority to pray using the anointed Word of God to cleanse, and seal their homes! A life style of holiness together with obedience will also add weight to ones prayer. Our weapons are not fleshly. Using religious candles, a Spiritualist, witchcraft prayers, incense, cultic masks, statues of Mary and Jesus will only attract unclean spirits. The book of James says submit yourself therefore to God resist the devil and he will flee from you! (The legal way)
Utensils, pots, pans, wiring, coins
Leviticus 11:31, 35 Amp
31 These are unclean to you among all that creep; whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean to the evening. 35 And everything upon which any part of their carcass falls shall be unclean; whether an oven, or pan with a lid or hearth for pots,
Any cable wiring,
Including the television, telephone, radio and the computer Have you ever viewed a movie or conversed on the telephone and suddenly your head ached or you felt congested in your throat or head area. Maybe all of a sudden you felt dizzy, unfocused, tired or a heaviness on your back and shoulders? Thought it was you huh, but you noticed whenever you called certain individuals, you felt these same symptoms. For years, you believed it was sinus. Reader these are demon issues passing through the telecommunication systems by way of (contaminated individuals). Because of modern technology, we are privileged to see and experience from all over the world what was impossible to even imagine 25-50 years ago. Television, computers, VCR’S, CD’S, DVD’S, cable, including satellite, enable us to view just about anything 24/7. Not only do individuals receive the movie, music, or the message, but the actual spirits. It doesn’t matter whether the individual is in Africa speaking to someone in America or China conversing with someone in Italy. Dry Places via wiring is the reason. No, I am not glorifying the devil but informing the consumers. Be alert the enemy is setting up his kingdom in homes even Christian homes (maybe yours)! To: all you young or young at heart that love secular hip-hop music. Furthermore heavy metal, rock and roll, music videos, some (Christian music) beware! Much of this music may be reproducing spirits after their own kind lust, fear, hate, as well as murder. The Devil is strategically using electronic devices to set up strongholds in the minds of many. When strongholds spirits are set up it is difficult to receive the flow of the anointing. The reason is you cannot put new wine in old wine skins that are filthy clogged up or contaminated. A river of life cannot flow when there is a dam or blockage full of issues.
The Internet airway
Perverted, as well as pornographic spirits, transfer via the Internet into millions of homes all over the world daily.
Haggai 2:12-13 Amp
12 If one carries in the skirt of his garment flesh that is holy [because it has been offered a sacrifice to God] and with his skirt or the flaps of his garment he touches bread, or pottage or wine, or oil, or any kind of food, does what he touches become holy [dedicated to God’s service exclusively]? And the priest answered, No Holiness is not infectious.
In other words, Holiness is not something you can catch or be transferred. An anointed cloth or eating anointed food cannot make you fit for heaven. You still need to be Born Again, and during this time when Haggai recorded these verses the whole law had to be observed.
13 Then said Haggai, If one who is [ceremonially] unclean? because he has come in contact with a dead body should touch these articles of food, shall it be [ceremonially) unclean? And the priest answered, It shall be unclean. [Unholiness is infectious.]
In both passages the word infectious is a word that also means transferable according to the Dictionary/Thesaurus in MS Word. Un-holiness or unholy spirits are transferable. Contaminated individuals preparing meals can ignorantly transfer unclean spirits to the food or drink. **Take note the longer the individual preparing the food is exposed to the food the more probable the items to be contaminated.
In New York there are hundreds of bodega corner stores as well as chicken restaurants. Whenever I would enter a store and just so happened to hear cultic music playing I would leave in the past. The reason, much of this music is satanically anointed. When it is released it permeates throughout the store. Whatever spirits were reproduced through the music like fornication, depression, murder, witchcraft etc it is now in the merchandise or food. Some Eastern religion restaurants even have altars that include fruit above their counters.
1 Corinthians 8:1KJV
Now as touching things offered into idols…
Revelation 2:14 KJV
14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols and to commit fornication.
Believers are not bound to Old Testament dietary laws but free.
11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beast, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 13 and there came a voice to him, rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean. 15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not common.
This was a two-fold revelatory message:
Salvation through the preached Word became available to the gentiles through the Apostle Paul.
And the direct revelation that your diet does not determine your status of salvation. (For by Grace are you saved Ephesians 2:8)
When in doubt concerning the status of the food you’re eating pray, as a matter a fact pray over everything that enters into your temple.
1 Timothy 4:4-5 KJV
4 Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: The fifth verse says, for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
Amplifiers, Musical instruments, Wireless devices, Satellite devices
Ephesians 2:2 Amp
In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the air [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God].
Satan who is the prince of the power of the airway causes many to become bound through thought and demonic influence. Using ammunitions of strongholds, he infuses the airway with depression, loneliness, fear, worry, oppression and demonic illnesses etc. He is in charge of all the demonic issue energy, the filth that is assigned to hinder the people of God to keep them defeated, spotted and unholy.
Wireless and satellite devices
Again when signals are picked up the spirit attached may be good or evil. No matter how far away the signal has traveled the spirits attached can be transferred right into ones home.
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