And I could see this shadow person quickly turn away, back into the darkness. It was like it had to turn away from me prematurely, because it went so quickly. I now suspect that it was interrupted or prevented in whatever it wanted to do with me in the dream world.
Hello Readers, hope all’s well with you. Things are quite good with me today after a rather rough patch late last week.
In the previous post I mentioned that I was under heavy spiritual assault. I’d been having witchcraft dreams for about a week straight—violent dreams, dreams of getting robbed, and so on. You can refer to Part 32 for more info on witchcraft dreams, and how to recognize them. I knew I was under direct spiritual attack.
My whole life was being affected. I was backsliding into sin and dishonoring God with my failures. I was consumed with lust all the time, burning with lust from when I woke up to when I went to bed. I was waking up in the middle of the night with lustful thoughts, usually during the three o’clock hour.
Disturbing thoughts and images were invading my mind almost non-stop, coming unbidden to the forefront of my thoughts without me thinking of them. These disturbing thoughts sometimes involved lust, sometimes violence and horror. Every time these came up I had to say “Shut up, Satan!” and dismiss them from my mind. I had to say this nearly all the time last week. Here’s hoping this week will be better. I have faith that it will though, as I’ll soon explain.
Something major happened last Saturday night/Sunday morning, and I sense a significant change. I believe my situation has turned around, for now. So what happened? I experienced another lucid dream, and it was combined with another demonic shadow person attack.
A Quick Refresher
First let me give a brief explanation of both of those things, since I wrote about them months ago.
Lucid dreaming is when you realize you’re dreaming, while you’re still in the dream. This allows you to begin controlling what happens in the dream.
I wrote about my first lucid dreaming experience way back in Part 11. That experience, the one I described in Part 11, wasn’t pleasant either. Steven Bancarz, the co-author of The Second Coming of the New Age, also described a lucid dreaming experience which was overtly demonic.
These things taken together lead me to conclude, for now, that lucid dreaming is demonic and of the enemy. I believe that when we’re lucid dreaming, we’re either in the enemy’s domain in the spiritual realm, or we’re somewhere where the enemy can get to us. Or maybe we’re giving off some signal in the spiritual realm that enables the enemy to interact with us. No matter what, whenever we’re lucid dreaming it’s not a good thing for us. No good can come from dealing with the enemy, so if you ever realize you’re lucid dreaming, be smart and tell yourself to wake up.
Shadow People Attacks
I wrote about this in Part 15. My first true experience of a spiritual warfare “fight” was when a shadow person was present in my living room.
The shadow people are demons that appear usually at night, and usually while you’re sleeping. People have described them having different forms. They don’t speak, they only glare at you with their red eyes. They stay and they don’t leave, not until you drive them out using the name of Jesus and reciting Scripture.
One thing that’s in common among the various descriptions: These things hate the name of Jesus. The name itself has power over them. Proclaiming the name Jesus Christ and wielding the Sword of the Spirit—that means reciting Scripture—is the way to drive them out, and get them to leave.
Again, I described my first experience with defending against one of these attacks back in Part 15. You can check out that post for the full details on how I defended against the attack.
OK then, now about what happened in the early morning hours of 8/16.
A Demon Interrupted?
I allow myself to enjoy video games twice a week, on Friday and Saturday night if I’m at home. For me, this is a nice pleasurable distraction that other people would get by having a few beers on the weekend. Games are a vice, but I’m able to successfully limit my gaming to these two days a week. So, on Saturday night I was up late playing video games. I went to bed after midnight, so that’s Sunday morning now.
Like I said at the start of the post, I’d been suffering under a heavy demonic, spiritual, witchcraft assault for about a week. And earlier this Saturday, I’d had an incredibly stressful experience at the beach. I foolishly got my car stuck in some sand, and needed help to get out. I had all my dogs with me too, making the situation harder. I thank God that people were around to help me get my car out of the sand, and that I made it home at all, because my car was really stuck.
So I’d had a bad day, after a week straight of spiritual assault and witchcraft dreams. Yes, even my dreams were not times of safety and refuge. I was run down and worn out, more so than I realized.
Before I fell asleep, my mind was bombarded with unwanted images that came to mind without me thinking of them. I saw the characters from the video game I was playing, I saw close-ups of their faces. But their faces were covered in blood, their eyes were melting out of their sockets, it was gruesome. From the bloodiness of it all I knew it was a satanic attack on my mind. “Shut up, Satan!” I said yet again, for the millionth time this week. These images kept coming, I kept rejecting them. I started feeling fear because I knew this was a direct demonic attack on my mind. That meant I was being targeted with spiritual warfare, right in that moment. But I kept rejecting the images until finally, I fell asleep.
I don’t remember much of the dream that came next, only that I was in a place resembling my home. The layout resembled my home, though it was much more spacious. And much more dark too, no light sources. I got irritated as I saw water coming down the stairs leading to the second floor. It was irritating because this is a problem I’ve dealt with before in real life, due to an issue with my water heater.
“Damn it,” I said as I climbed the stairs to investigate the source of the water. When I touched the water with my feet though, I realized it was quite warm. Not hot, but very warm. I leaned down and touched it with my hands too. Even in the dream, I felt the physical sensation of warmth. It was all very real.
I arrive on the second floor, and now the place doesn’t resemble my home anymore. The layout is different. I see a spacious living room area to my left, with comfortable couches. I look to my right and see the source of the water.
I see a glass door bathed in bright white light, the water is coming out from beneath it. The bright light is coming from behind the glass door: Someone is in there, in that room. I can hear them moving around, and it sounds like a shower is running. In the dream I know this is my house, and no one else should be here, so this means I have an intruder in my home!
I approach the doorway, but before I get there I clearly hear my father’s voice speaking. He says: “Don’t worry about the trip, [99:9]. I have travel insurance. The whole cost of the trip is insured, everything.” I don’t know why I would hear his voice, and what he said was 100% irrelevant to what was going on in the dream. But hey, dreams are weird, so it is what it is. I heard my father say that to me about his travel insurance. I didn’t see him though.
And now I’m suddenly lying on one of the couches, and I’m aware I can’t move. In the dream, I see the outline of a shadow person in the darkness. I don’t see the red eyes, just the outline of the body. There’s a shadow person here, looking at me as I’m on this couch, unable to move. Since I know it’s a shadow person, I try to recite some Scripture, but I can’t speak. I can’t move my lips. Try as hard as I can, all I can do is expel some air.
I’m paralyzed, but in the dream it hasn’t quite dawned on me yet. I keep trying to recite: “Our LORD did not give us a spirit of fear” (2 Timothy 1:7), but all I can make audible is “Our LORD” in a very quiet, out-of-breath voice. It’s near-impossible to utter even one word. I keep trying to say “Jesus” too, but each time it comes out as something like a raggedy exhale. Still, I kept trying and trying and trying. I kept trying to recite 2 Timothy 1:7, I kept trying to say Jesus, even though I couldn’t get the words out.
Since I’d heard my dad’s voice only moments before this, I had an idea. At the same time, I also realized from the shadow person situation that this was a dream. But anyway, I had an idea and acted on it. I started thinking out loud in my mind: “Dad, I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming!” This changed things immediately.
Now I could move my arms, and I raised my hands to show my two middle fingers at the shadow person. “F$&# out of here!” I said. And then I brought my hands back down and thought: “Oh wait, that’s not good. Cursing isn’t a good thing, it’s demonic. I shouldn’t do that.”
But it didn’t matter. Now I could speak, so I said “Our God did not give us a spirit of fear!” And I could see this shadow person quickly turn away, back into the darkness. It was like it had to turn away from me prematurely, because it went so quickly. I now suspect that it was interrupted or prevented in whatever it wanted to do with me in the dream world. Maybe this shadow person is the demon that’s been causing my witchcraft dreams lately??
It was no longer visible to me in the room in this dream of mine. It had run away from the impending Scriptural assault I was about to unleash. Just because I couldn’t see it didn’t mean it wasn’t there. I had to make sure.
Going for ‘Overkill’
And now I woke up, in the real world. When I did, I felt a jolt of energy zap me and I shuddered. But it was like I’d regained control of my body, now I could move freely. I could move freely, and I was entirely awake now too. Was this my spirit coming back to my body as I woke up in the real world or something? I don’t know, but I felt some energy hit me with a noticeable impact.
Now I went on the attack. I couldn’t see the demon—the shadow person—in the physical realm, but I knew it could still be around. I had to make sure it was gone. I started reciting Scripture, as this is wielding the sword of the spirit. I remembered from my previous attack that I needed to keep reciting Scripture even after I thought the demon was gone. I had to go for “overkill,” if you will. That’s the way to be sure.
I recited 2 Timothy 1:7, and even misquoted it, saying “Our God did not give us a spirit of fear, but one of courage and self-control!” Which is not exactly right, but I still felt power from saying it.
(7) For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)
I invoked the name of Jesus many times, saying: “In the name of Jesus, I command you out, NOW demon!” I called the demon filth, and yelled at it that it wasn’t welcome in my home. That my home belongs to Jesus Christ. I commanded it out many times. Then I recited other Scripture at it, such as Luke 10:19, “I have the power to tread on snakes and scorpions, and no power of the enemy shall harm me.”
(19) Look, I have given you authority to crush snakes and scorpions underfoot. I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you.Luke 10:19 (CEB)
And Isaiah 54:17, “no weapon formed against me shall prosper.”
(17) No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; […]Isaiah 54:17 (Partial) (KJV)
I must point out something very important here. I didn’t say which book, chapter, and verse these passages came from. I only said the words. For example, I couldn’t remember the exact chapter and verse of Isaiah where “no weapon formed against me shall prosper” comes from, so I didn’t say it. Same with 2 Timothy 1:7. I remembered that “no power of the enemy shall harm me” came from Luke 10:19, but I didn’t have the verse memorized in its exact order, so I said the words out of order.
When you’re under attack, just start swinging the Sword of the Spirit. Start throwing Scripture at them. You don’t need to give the demons the exact chapter and verse, the Scriptures alone are toxic to demons. Hit them hard with what verses you know and don’t let up. Keep invoking the name of Jesus Christ too, and command the demons out in His name. Do these things and you’ll be OK. The demons can’t physically harm anybody … yet. That day might be coming in the future, but as of now, no.
Of course, how can you wield the Sword of the Spirit if you don’t know it? Meaning, how can you recite Scripture if you don’t know it? You need to read God’s Word every day, and study.
Another interesting thing is that while I was doing this, reciting Scripture, a firefly was in my room. It was lighting up the ceiling with bright green flashes. It was a pleasant sight that made me feel encouraged somehow.
In the Aftermath, Relief
When I felt the demon was gone, I started praising Jesus, the King of all Kings. I got out of bed and down on my knees. I thanked Jesus for saving me from the shadow people, again. I praised God many times. I thanked God and praised Him because He is greater than any problem, any witchcraft, any curse, and any power of the enemy.
I said that in the name of Jesus Christ, and by the power and authority of Jesus Christ, I took control of any curses or witchcraft aimed against me in the spiritual, and I broke them by Jesus’s power. Something in my soul told me: “It is broken.” This makes Biblical sense, because of the idea of binding and loosing. Jesus told us in Matthew 16:19 that what we bind on earth by Jesus’s power is bound in Heaven, and what we loosen on earth by Jesus’s power is loosened in Heaven.
(19) I’ll give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Anything you fasten on earth will be fastened in heaven. Anything you loosen on earth will be loosened in heaven.”Matthew 16:19 (CEB)
What we do in Jesus’s name on earth has repercussions in Heaven.
By invoking the Holy Name of Jesus Christ and standing in our authority as saved believers, we can take control of curses aimed against us in the spiritual realm and break them in the name of Jesus Christ. This also works for breaking soul ties. In this case we are loosening on earth: We are loosening the bonds of a curse or soul tie in Jesus’s name, and breaking free of them for God’s glory.
I thanked and praised Jesus for saving me from the shadow person attack, and for the fact that His power is greater than any witchcraft. I knew I was protected, I knew it in my soul. I arose and went back to bed. I mentioned at the beginning that I’d been consumed by lust the whole week. But now, I saw a loving image in my mind instead of a lustful one. I’ll keep that to myself though. Maybe the shadow person I interrupted (assuming that’s what happened when it went away so quickly) in the dream world thanks to the LORD’s help was the demon tormenting me with lust?
I woke up on Sunday morning feeling good. I felt happy. I felt like a weight had been lifted. I’ve still had to say “Shut up, Satan!” a few times today because of intrusive thoughts, but nothing like last week. I know that this dream and the spiritual fight I got into had a major impact on my situation. The spiritual attack against me has faltered, for now it’s been defeated.
I know this is only a battle, and the war will go on of course. This won’t be the last spiritual battle I have to fight—far from it. I’m sure these battles will get harder as time goes on. I know Satan and another demon will be back to oppose me another day. They’ll oppose me as long as I keep working for Christ, part of which is running this blog.
So I know they’ll be back, but for now, I have a respite. And I’m grateful for that. This week I expect will be much better than the last. Through this event I was once again reminded that I am under God’s protection. No power of the enemy shall harm me.
God shows me I do need to work more on renouncing my sins, including my sins of unforgiveness. This may be part of the reason He withdrew His protection from me temporarily to allow witchcraft to hit me. I’ve made improvement recently as far as sins go, but I still need to go farther. I am trying, I can at least say that much.
I was reminded that God is with me, protecting me from the spiritual threats I’m learning to fight. God is the one fighting my battles for me, in the spiritual realm. I only need to call on Him, have faith in Jesus, and act righteously. All that is easier said than done, and yet all that is all we need to do. Remember, and be encouraged by what it says in 2 Chronicles 20:15. God will fight the battle; it isn’t your battle, it belongs to Him.
(15) “Pay attention, all of Judah, every inhabitant of Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat,” Jahaziel said. “This is what the LORD says to you: Don’t be afraid or discouraged by this great army because the battle isn’t yours. It belongs to God!2 Chronicles 20:15 (CEB)
I’m happy that things have turned around for me, and I’m getting a respite from my spiritual warfare. A respite from the demonic mental attacks. For now things are good, and I’m grateful for that. I praise the LORD in good times and bad, but I’m grateful for the spiritual peace I feel today.
If you ever encounter a shadow person in your waking life or in a dream, remember:
- Invoke the name of Jesus; command them out in the name of Jesus
- Recite Scripture
- Do not fear; the shadow people fear the name of Jesus, you have the advantage
And also remember that demonic assaults on your mind don’t last forever either. Spiritual warfare doesn’t keep going without any end. At some point God will end the attacks on you, if you are righteous. Then the devil has to regroup. Endure till the end, hold out against spiritual warfare attacks and satanic assaults on your mind. The LORD protects! Take refuge in our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, call on His name and He will save you!
No power of the enemy shall harm you! Amen!
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