Christianity is not a bed of roses. God never promised us in His word that we would live a problem-free life when we get saved. Every genuine Christian should understand that spiritual disturbances are a normalcy. If we are truly born of God, the enemy will hate and fight against us.
We are in a battle field and every person who knows God is involved; whether they know it or not.
The Enemy came to steal, to kill and destroy(John 10:10). And the Holy Bible tells us that he roams about like a roaring lion, looking for whom to devour; and for that reason we shouldn't be ignorant of his devices.
1 Peter 5:8 KJV
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
2 Corinthians 2:11 KJV
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
It is easier to resist the enemy when we know his tactics and that is what the Bible instructs us to do:
1 Peter 5:9 KJV
Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
I once got on Google and tried to deduce the percentage of those who have been victims of Nightmares and I happened to find out that there are very many out there who are seeking help from persistent nightmares.
This isn't limited to Christians. Even unbelievers are victims of nightmares too. In most cases, the unsaved are actually the ones who experience the worse nightmares.
Can Nightmares Be Treated Medically?
It is funny and at the same time saddening that science thinks the solution to nightmares can be proffered medically.
Anti-depressant pills or whatever kind of medications and counselling from 'experts' can not provide solutions to nightmares. Our weapons of warfare are not carnal (2 Corinthians 10:4).
If they are willing to admit it, many who resort to medical and psychological treatments for nightmares know that these do not provide solution to nightmares.
What Are Nightmares?
Nightmares are all forms of bad and frightening dreams. They always tend to leave many in fear, shock, sadness and depression.
By estimation, more than 90% of nightmares people experience have their root in the spiritual, not from diet or stress. One of the tactics of the enemy is to make many believe he doesn't exist, so that he can operate undetected.
The menace of nightmares must be overcome; they must be stopped. That is the will of our LORD Jesus Christ for everyone on Earth. But we can not get the solution anywhere else apart from Him. He is the Deliverer; the only One who provides the best and permanent solution to spiritual problems.
Forms of Nightmares
Nightmares often come in diverse forms, some of which are as follows:
The most common form of nightmare is what science calls sleep paralysis. People tend to wake up to this strange and frightening feeling of being pinned down in bed by some sort ofa spiritual force, only to be told it is sleep paralysis. A demon, witch or warlock is always responsible for sleep Paralysis.
Eating In Dreams
Many people often find themselves eating in dreams. On many occasions, such dreams are neither good nor from God.
The major reason why people find it difficult to overcome this is due to having a weak spirit-man. The best way to handle this What works here is feeding our spirit man while we are awake. That actually happens by much Infilling of the Holy Spirit, staying in the Word, Fasting And Prayers etc. A person who is spiritually weak can not avoid eat in dreams
Having Sexual Relations In Dreams
People will rarely admit this one. But most times, problems shared can be problems solved. The enemy is ready to take attacks to any level in order to achieve his three-pronged assignment which is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). This form of attack is always against one's destiny and blessings, and therefore must be treated seriously!
How To Overcome Nightmares
If you’re reading this article and you've not yet genuinely accepted Jesus Christ as your personal LORD and Saviour, know that it is the first and most vital step to your deliverance.
Romans 10:8-10 KJV
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
If you are yet to received Jesus into your heart, make the decision now and pray this short prayer:
Lord Jesus I come to you today recognising that I am a sinner. I submit myself to You, asking that you come into my heart and take absolute control of my life. Wash and cleanse me from all my sins. Make me righteous and holy. And write my name in the book of life. Thank you Lord Jesus for I know that you have done it. Amen.
If you just said that prayer, believe and it is done. Welcome to God's family.
Submit To God
We must submit to God in order to overcome the enemy. Satan likes to see people being disobedient against God because it makes them his easy prey.
James 4:7 KJV
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Invite The LORD To Take Over Your Battle
This does not mean that you should stop waging spiritual warfare against the enemy. But you're only letting the LORD know you can't do it by your own strength and He'll go before you and fight for you while you remain prayerful.
Constantly Feed Your spirit-man
If our spirit-man is healthy, we'll always remain victorious over all devices of the enemy, including nightmares.
Start making feeding your spirit man a priority today, not the flesh. The human body is literally helpless while sleeping.
My prayer is that God grants victory to everyone read ing this post, against demonic nightmares, in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen!
God bless you!
This post first appeared on IBlogGospel | Daily Devotionals, Christian Dream Symbols, Warfare Prayers, please read the originial post: here