by Melissa Nordell
What is “staking”?
We “stake” the land, whether we own the property or not, which is our dwelling, church, ministry, or business for reasons below. We also must anoint the outside and inside of these structures, dedicating them to the Lord.
KJV Dictionary definition of staking (verb) = “To fasten, support or defend with stakes; to mark the limits by stakes, without as to stake out land; to stake out a new road, or the ground for a canal.” or “That which is pledged and wagered; that which is set, thrown down or laid, to abide the issue of a contest, to be gained by victory or lost by defeat.”
Since the devil is defeated by Jesus’ shed Blood, we have the right and obligation to take authority in the spirit realm over the land, dispelling darkness and bringing His light.
Reasons for staking the land:
- To rid the land of evil spirits. To take the land back from the enemy. Num 33:52: “Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:”
- We are taking our territory, saying we possess it; and no one can take it. Num 33:53: “You are to take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess.…”
- We are decreeing that this land belongs to the one true and only God
- It brings protection and safety, as you are anointing the land and pleading the Blood of Jesus over it
- God gave the land to us and we are to take care of it. Josh 1:3 “I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.”
- We are dedicating it to Him
- This puts a blessing on the land. Deut 28:8: “The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land He is giving you.”
How to do staking:
Buy 6-10 inch large nails or tent stakes that can be firmly hammered into the 4 corners of the land you will stake. Use a permanent marker and write the scripture name/number that you choose on the stakes – as many as you wish. Then anoint each stake with oil and pray over them, declaring that these stakes will protect the people inside, keep darkness outside, etc. Declare the scriptures out loud that you have written on the stakes, saying that these scriptures are permanently imbedded into this land for God. Then hammer one stake into each of the 4 corners of the property as far down into the ground as you can so that they are not pulled out or caught in a lawnmower. For sample scriptures, see my blog “Sample Staking Scriptures” at: https://strategicprayercommandmin.com/2019/03/11/sample-staking-scriptures/
Anointing a building
Always anoint all entrances when moving into a new house, apartment, building, or church; then periodically, since people come in and out.
Pray over your oil, then anoint the doorposts and windows with the oil (sparingly so as not to mar surfaces), like the children of Israel did, signifying the Blood of Jesus. Every door and window should be anointed. Anoint your house, church, or business after staking the land. It is best done with more than one person, in agreement (Matt 18:19). Read the scriptures out loud, intercede, or worship when you do this. Anoint inside and outside. Keep your spirit alert to hear from the Lord during the process – He may tell you roots of history on the land that need repentance or deliverance, sin of previous dwellers, etc., or He may alert you to anoint certain other places as He leads. Many people anoint a hotel room when traveling as well.
Ex 12 is the story of the Israelites anointing the doorposts with blood so the angel of the Lord passed by them and did not kill their children, meaning protection.
Ex 40:9-11 is God’s instructions for anointing the Tabernacle. He said to anoint the Tabernacle and we must do this periodically.
The Jewish Mezuzah always includes Deut 11:13-21 (‘“If you carefully obey the commands I am giving you today, and if you love the Lord your God and serve him with all your heart and soul, then he will send the rains in their proper seasons—the early and late rains—so you can bring in your harvests of grain, new wine, and olive oil. He will give you lush pastureland for your livestock, and you yourselves will have all you want to eat. But be careful. Don’t let your heart be deceived so that you turn away from the Lord and serve and worship other gods. If you do, the Lord’s anger will burn against you. He will shut up the sky and hold back the rain, and the ground will fail to produce its harvests. Then you will quickly die in that good land the Lord is giving you. So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.”) and Deut 6:4-9 (“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates”) and is placed on doorposts of Jewish homes. We now have Holy Spirit and Jesus in us and use anointing oil that has been prayed over, thereby using His authority.
Why and how can we do this? Why do we have this power?
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.”
Eph 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
And we can always judge by the fruit of what we do (Matt 7:16).
(copyright 2019 SPCM Melissa Nordell)