Happiness is an inside job
Michael Dewar, author
Executive Director, Dwelling Place Cleansing


In as much as you do natural house cleaning frequently, chances are, you never heard about the spiritual cleansing of a house, apartment, condo, co-op or the cleansing of the land the dwelling sits on before now. Most of us are accustomed to a onetime celebration called house-warming, or house dedication. Dwelling Place Spiritual Cleansing is a comprehensive spiritual exercise that neutralizes and removes the residual lifestyle desecration of previous occupants and owners from the dwelling and the land it sits on. It consecrates the dwelling and the land, and blesses the new family. It is an annual spiritual exercise and celebration Christians and other people of faith do at home. Jews, for example, celebrate Passover among other festivals early. Here are five reasons to have your dwelling spiritually cleansed not only once but yearly.

First, home and family are the greatest investments we will ever make. Even if you own a multi-million-dollar corporate jet, your home and family are the greatest investments of your life. That is the reason you go to work and the reason you want to go home at the end of the day. In this age of terror, home and family protection and safety are first priority. A little help from the Almighty Himself goes a long way. That help has to be intentionally invoked and established, and reinforced yearly.

Second, every dwelling places is spiritually desecrated by previous dwellers and owners. If you are not the first family to live in that place, chances are, you don’t know the lifestyle of the previous dwellers, or all that transpired in that space. Therefore, you should assume that the space is spiritually desecrated, and that mess remains even though they are long gone. Natural mess is easy to clean up because you can see it. You may be living with other peoples’ spiritual mess for as long as you are living in that space. That may explain some things that happened to your family. It is not too late for to begin the spiritual cleansing of your home. This book is your step-by-step guide it done this year.


Third, the land that a house was built on may be spiritually desecrated. You may be the first to live in the dwelling where you now live, so there is no former dwellers desecration to contend with, but what do you know of the history of the piece of land the house sits on? That may be desecrated, yet looking good like a toxic chemical burial site covered with a manicured lawn. Of course, if your dwelling is a condo, apartment or co-op, you can only spiritually cleansed your unit, not the land or the common areas.

Fourth, through the years, a family spiritually desecrate their own place. We are people of faith, but we are still imperfect human beings. One of our sins is neglect; we left undone the things we should have done. We are prone to forget; that is why the Almighty have the Jews celebrate seven festivals yearly. Each festival deals with one area of Jewish life. The Feast of Unleavened Bread requires not only that the Jew eats bread without yeast for several days but removes all yeast from the house (Exod.12:15-20). Leaven is a symbol of evil, sin and corruption. This ritual has to be observed every year. The Almighty is having them do dwelling place spiritual cleansing. Your home should be spiritually cleansed every year, because all of us are prone to desecrate things after they are made clean.

Fifth, re-establishing the spiritual hedge. God has a spiritual hedge of protection around his people (Job 1:6-11; Ps. 91:1-10). But this spiritual hedge should not be taken for granted; it can be compromised and leave us vulnerable. It should be intentionally re-enforced. The annual spiritual cleansing celebration is one such time to re-enforce God’s protective hedge around our homes and families. My prayer is that you will get the paperback copy of this step-by-step guide, and spiritually cleansed your home this year and every year after. Give you dwelling place an anniversary celebration. Buy this book here or on Amazon or Barns and Noble.

Published by The Dwelling Place

I am, Michael Dewar, author and director of Dwelling Place and the chief writer. Professionally, I am pastor, Bible teacher, mentor in the spiritual life, a specialist and consultant in church and family conflicts. I also have a background in Social Work (LMSW) and mental healtn.

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