Is it okay for Christians to sage their homes? No, it’s not okay, let’s find out why. First of all, what is saging or smudging? And where does it originate from? Burning sage is a ritualistic practice originally used by Native American shamans to spiritually cleanse the atmosphere of an area, such as a home or a person from evil spirits, negative energy, or to release healing.
What is a shaman? A quick search on Google defines a shaman as a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of good and evil spirits, especially among some peoples of northern Asia and North America. Typically such people enter a trance state during a ritual, and practice divination and healing. Other names for a shaman would be, medicine man/woman, sorcerer, or a witch doctor.
This practice of saging a house is common among followers of New Age and Shamanistic beliefs, and sadly is becoming increasingly popular in Christian homes. Why would this practice go against Christian beliefs? Because the center of Christianity is Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, our Savior, our Deliverer, our Healer. Acts 4:12 tells us, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Who should we trust to save us from evil?
I wait patiently for God to save me; I depend on him alone, Psalm 62:1.
Acts 4:12 has this to say concerning Jesus as our Savior, “Salvation is to be found through him alone; in all the world there is no one else whom God has given who can save us.”
Salvation is to be found through him alone; in all the world there is no one else whom God has given who can save us, 2 Thessalonians 3:3.
The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; Psalm 121:7.
What does the Bible have to say about those who practice witchcraft?
Revelation 18:23 says concerning the practice of witchcraft, “The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s important people. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.”
What does Revelation 21:8 have to say about this? “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Galatians 5:19-21, “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.“
Let’s take a moment to pray a simple, but heartfelt prayer of repentance from this evil practice in the name of Jesus.
Forgive us for not understanding that burning sage to protect us and cleanse us from evil spirits is a sin. And that such sinful practices testify that we do not believe in the power of the redemptive blood of Jesus to deliver and protect us from evil. Jesus forgive us for not valuing Your blood. Cleanse us and our homes from any and all lingering spiritual effects of this demonic activity. From this moment forward we renounce the ties to this occult practice. Help us Holy Spirit in these last days to use godly wisdom found in Your Word for us this day.
In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.
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