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Day 54: Anoint Your House!

The Daily Word: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
Leviticus 14:1-57
Mark 6:30-56
Psalm 40:1-10
Proverbs 10:11-12
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
…and he shall take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times. – Lev. 14:51

Our church is located in Manhattan’s East Village. We often have members and attenders who approach me after service and ask me to pray for their home. Many say they feel a “dark presence” in their home, often like someone is watching them. The neighborhood has a history of witchcraft and bruhería, which means that someone who lived there before them (or someone in their own household!) may have invited a demonic presence inside that shouldn’t be there.

My counsel in these cases is usually the same: anoint your house! This is what God told Moses: whenever there was a “leprous plague in a house” (Lev. 14:34), the priest was to sprinkle the house with the blood of an offering. On this side of the Cross, that means we plead the blood of Jesus over our house! We declare that because the blood has been applied, no plague can dwell within. We cast out every dark force and invite the Holy Spirit to come and fill our home with His presence.

I also recommend anointing every doorway in your home with oil. Take some olive oil, pour it in a bowl, and bless it in the name of Jesus. Then take some on the tip of your finger and use it to paint a cross over the entryway to your home, as well as the entryway to every single room in your home. As you do it, you are making the declaration that the only spirit allowed in your home is the Holy Spirit.

Are you experiencing trouble of any sort in your dwelling? Anoint your house! Plead the blood of Jesus over it, and anoint the doorposts with oil. As you do, your whole household will be healed.


Father, thank You for my anointed house! I am so grateful that You have given me authority over my home. I plead the blood of Jesus over my house, and I declare that the only spirit allowed in my home is Your Holy Spirit. My house is a house of peace and of healing, in Jesus’ name!

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