In an interview on The Today Show in mid October, Jenna Bush Hager, 36, the daughter of former US President George W Bush, claims that the American White House may be haunted.
Jenna spoke of the time when she and her twin sister were awakened in the middle of the night by a phone call and suddenly started hearing “1920s piano music, as clear as day, coming out of the fireplace.”
Frightened she jumped into bed with her sister who also heard the music. The next week they heard opera music.
Jenna’s sister Barbara confirmed the story was true in a 2017 interview with People and E! News stating that the incident was “the wildest thing that ever happened to us living in the White House.”
Barbara added that the two thought of running to their parent’s room but talked themselves out of it.
If it is not their imagination, could this be signs of demonic activity in the White House?
One of the stranger stories in the Old Testament involved a spiritual battle to control the country of Persia. While in captivity, Daniel realized that earlier prophecies indicated the time was near for God to return Israel from their captivity to the Promised Land.
He began praying for the fulfillment of this prophecy and became aware that there was a war brewing and he began a three-week period of fasting and prayer (Daniel 10:1).
It was shortly after this that Daniel received an angelic visitation.
During this visitation the angel said he had been hindered by the Prince of Persia from delivering a message to Daniel, but the godly angel was finally able to break through after the Archangel Michael was dispatched to help (Daniel 10:13-14).
Because of the involvement of two godly angels, most believe the Prince of Persia was a demonic or territorial spirit that at this point was negatively influencing the Persian government.
During Jesus temptation in the wilderness, Satan said that the kingdoms of the world had been given to him so obviously, the devil would want to influence governmental affairs (Luke 4:6-7).
The angel then said he was returning to fight the prince of Persia indicating the war that Daniel was sensing was spiritual, not natural (Daniel 10:20).
And then in probably one of the worst chapter breaks in the Bible, the godly angel continues:
11 And in the first year of Darius the Mede, I took my stand to support and protect him. (Daniel 11:1 NIV)
The way the chapter falls, you would think Daniel made this statement, but in fact it was the godly angel who was still speaking. With the help of Michael, the Angel was now going to take a position beside the Persian King to support and protect this governmental leader.
But the word protect is interesting. It is the Hebrew word “maoz” and it refers to a “mountain stronghold, place of refuge, fortress.”
In the spiritual realm the godly angel was creating a spiritual stronghold around the King of Persia that would ultimately benefit Israel and all the nation of Persia.
I suspect Satanic angels also try to create similar demonic strongholds around government leaders to negatively influence them to resist the Kingdom of God and the spread of the Gospel, as we see happening in China.
4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. (2 Corinthians 10:4 NASV)
Which is why Paul encourages us to pray for those in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-2):
Though some have referred to the spirits in the White House as friendly, this is far from true. It is sign that American Christians need to pray for their government. Not only does God want us to pull down satanic strongholds over nations, but the Holy Spirit wants to influence governments in a godly way.