Grace and peace to the household of faith, and greetings to the unbelieving.
I’m still in Germany visiting with my wife and children, and, thus far, it has been a very good visit. One thing that is for sure is that my presence is greatly needed. As many of you may know, my wife is not saved, and though she claims to be a Christian, I have always believed she was a Roman Catholic. This is because of the terminology she uses (such as catechism and the Portuguese translation of “mass,” which she uses to mean church service). Additionally, Roman Catholicism is the largest religious denomination in her country, and, quite simply, her religious beliefs seem to be based largely on tradition rather than the Bible. I came to this conclusion during our four-year separation and had always anticipated the day when I would ask her in person to either confirm or allay my suspicions.
Well, on the second day of my visit, I asked her directly if she were a Roman Catholic and was mildly surprised when she admitted that she was, in fact, raised a Roman Catholic, even though she claims to have left the church years ago. You have no idea how important this was for me. It confirmed my fears that my wife’s problems are spiritual and stem from a generational curse. I say this not only because she was a Roman Catholic, but also because her family practiced witchcraft back in Africa, and I suspect even until the present day.
Understand that when a person is under a generational curse, he may have great problems discerning truth from error, as discernment comes from the Holy Spirit. While a person under a generational curse can become a Christian and be sealed by the Holy Spirit (I was such a person), I don’t believe he can be filled with the Holy Spirit. He may therefore be susceptible to myriad deceptions. Because my wife is not saved, and is easily deceived, I warned my children that they should be on the lookout for anything in the house that was anti-Christian.
I did this for two reasons. The first was because the crucifix is extremely important to Roman Catholics. As many of you may know, the crucifix, which is a cross with a dead “Jesus” hanging on it, is an abomination in the sight of God: not only because Roman Catholics worship it, making it an idol, but because it is actually a curse because of the dead Jesus hanging on it (Galatians 3:13, Deuteronomy 21:23). For more information on this, it would prove most illuminating to read our post on Generational Curses.
Because it is a curse, to bring a crucifix into one’s home is to bring a curse upon one’s family. So I have been concerned for some time that perhaps my wife had a crucifix or other occult object somewhere in the house, for although she claims to have left the Catholic church, she is and will always be a Roman Catholic, unless she repents and accepts the Lord Jesus as her Savior and denounces the Roman Catholic religion.
I have been married to two Roman Catholics, and I can tell you that Catholics worship a number of idols—not just the idol Mary—and are very accepting of other religions, having no problem reconciling them to their Roman Catholic faith. My wife likes to talk about religion—to everyone but me, of course—and it seems that people are always giving her things, which she, in turn, brings home. So, I have always had to keep my eyes open and be on the lookout for any religious items that she may bring home. Because my wife rarely turns anything down, I have had to be especially vigilant.
I had been doing this alone, until one day, when I discovered that one of my youngest daughter’s teachers was giving her class instruction on occult symbols. It happened on this wise:
One day I was reading the book, The New World Order, by A. Ralph Epperson, which features the all-seeing eye within a pyramid on the cover (a symbol that has been associated with the “Illuminati”). Suddenly, my daughter points to the pyramid and exclaims, “Papa, my teacher showed us that the other day.” It turns out their religion teacher had shown her class a gold Illuminati pyramid, which he seemed to characterize as a good thing. Shocked, I decided that the time was right to explain to my children the war between good and evil and the role that symbols play in this war.
Consequently, my children understand that symbols are deceptive, and they know that certain symbols are, in fact, evil. Mystery Babylon, as the worship of Nimrod and Semiramis is called in the Bible, uses occult hand signs to communicate. You may read more about it here. I had, therefore, enlisted my children’s help in looking out for occult symbols in their home in my absence. And it has paid off.
A couple of days ago, that same daughter, while helping her mother shred papers, pulled out from her documents a pocket calendar, the reverse side of which featured the Hindu God, Ganesh, the Elephant God.
I was horrified. Of all the gods and goddesses in the world, the Hindu gods are to me the most demonic-looking. (By the way, I believe all gods and goddesses are simply manifestations of Nimrod, the son of Cush, and his wife, Semiramis. One of many pieces of evidence from the above photo that this is true of Ganesh, is the fact that he has a halo, or sunburst behind his head, which identifies him with the sun. After Nimrod was killed, he was deified as The Sun God. Thus, many gods such as Apollo, Zoroaster, and Horus, are also identified with the sun and are often depicted with halos or sunbursts over or behind their heads. And Apollo, Zoroaster, and Horus are all merely names for Nimrod.)
It sent a chill down my spine to know that this image of Ganesh was in my children’s home. My daughter said that the image frightened her too. She knew instantly that it did not belong in the house and she brought it straight to me.
I explained to her that Ganesh is a God of the Hindu religion and that there are temples to Ganesh all over India. Hindis worship the image of Ganesh, which makes him an idol, and the Bible teaches that behind every idol is a demon (1 Corinthians 10:19-20). Having an image or statue of Ganesh in one’s house, then, even imprinted on a card, could invite a demon into one’s home and into one’s life.
Many physical problems have a spiritual origin and often our problems are the result of sin in our lives. Though the Bible teaches that all disobedience is sin, there are certain sins that God hates more than others. God calls these sins abominations. Idolatry is number one on God’s list of abominations, and many who name the name of Christ unknowingly practice idolatry by bringing pagan images and objects into their homes in the guise of art. Fifteen minutes in the average person’s home would bear this out.
A reader, for example, sent me this photo:
This is the goddess Artemis, also known as Diana, the goddess of virginity and (ironically) sexual love and prostitution. This lady, having recently converted to Christianity, knew of the Holy Spirit that this did not belong in her home, and she wrote me for confirmation.
Now, some may say that if one is not worshipping a painting, sculpture, or any other artifact featuring a god or goddess, there should be nothing wrong with it. You must understand that all gods and goddesses are, in reality, Nimrod and Semiramis, the first king and queen of ancient Babylon. These two were, and still are, worshipped as gods, which makes them idols. If you are a Christian, then you want to make it absolutely clear that you worship no other god but the Lord Jesus.
So, I explained to my daughter that because her mother is not a true believer, she is not totally protected from satanic attack. The Bible teaches that the unbelieving spouse is sanctified by the Christian spouse for the sake of the children (1 Corinthians 7:14). I believe, therefore, that God protects my wife to some degree. But God also says that He will “by no means clear the guilty” (Exodus 34:7). That means that the spouse that is under a generational curse will be vulnerable to certain attacks by Satan, because this is part of the punishment for a generational curse. This will manifest in some way.
I cast out whatever demon Ganesh may have brought into the house, and my daughter tore the card into pieces and threw it into the trash. My wife denied ever seeing the card, and perhaps she was telling the truth, but there is no doubt it was with her things. What was more important was that my daughter learned, in a very tangible and practical way, that the Hindu religion is demonic. I had never thought to explain this to her, more concerned, as I was, about the Roman Catholics and Muslims among whom she lives. God, however, in His mercy and grace, provided an object lesson that was better than anything I could ever have thought of. Ultimately this was an example of how God uses for good that which Satan means for evil. Praise God for His goodness!
Keeping your home free of occult and antiChrist images and objects should be the concern of every Christian parent, especially if your spouse is a non-believer who practices or has practiced an idolatrous religion like Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, Buddhism, Hinduism, or any form of witchcraft like Santeria or the like, as many of those coming from these religions tend to have idols or shrines hidden in their homes. Someone with whom I was once involved, for example, used to hide glasses of water that she had prayed over, in various places in the house. She was also a Roman Catholic and practiced Santeria. Additionally, she had a small, wooden Buddhist shrine, which she kept in her closet. There is no doubt in my mind that these had a devastating spiritual effect on her and her family as they experienced many, many problems.
We should not strive to become experts on the occult, but we should have at least a rudimentary knowledge of what is not of God so that we can police our homes to make sure that there is nothing in them that is an abomination in the eyes of God or that blasphemes or dishonors the Lord Jesus. Satan is working overtime to influence our spouses and children, so we have to be diligent to protect our homes from satanic influence.
The Still Man
P.S. Further evidence that Ganesh is really Nimrod is the fact that one of his tusks is broken. Is it not strange that Ganesh, who is a god, would have a broken tusk? A broken tusk is a defect—a blemish—and gods are supposed to be perfect. Why then, would a perfect god be depicted with an obvious defect?
It is because the broken tusk is a symbol. A symbol of what? you may ask. Well, tradition has it that Nimrod, the great grandson of Noah, was killed by Noah’s son, Shem, who was Nimrod’s uncle and the father of the Jewish race. An ancient hieroglyph to show that someone had been killed, or “cut off,” was to show something related to the person as being broken, or cut off. Usually, it was something straight such as a pole, a staff, a column, or even a sword. In this case, it is a tusk.
Ganesh is Nimrod.