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Dreams of Rebuking Satan: When the War is Over

A few years ago I wrote a post about my experiences with Spiritual warfare and dreams. At the time, I was having some pretty horrible nightmares. These weren't your typical nightmares. They were awful. They were so terrible that I would wake up and cower in my bed, while rebuking Satan over and over. I could sense evil all around me. Literally. I could feel it in the room with me, and it was one of the most terrifying times in my life, to by lying there in bed in the midst of some kind of attack that you can't even see. 

This almost sounds like a scene out of a horror movie, doesn't it? However, it's not. It's real. The battle for dominion over a person's soul happens every day. Even as I type this, it's happening right now in someone's life. 

And it often happens when a person is asleep, a time when they are at their most vulnerable. 

Since writing that post in 2012, a lot of things have changed. I'm no longer plagued by those terrible nightmares, praise God. But as I look back and reflect over the last several years, I wonder what changed?

At the time, I was in my spiritual peak. Many of you who are believers know what I'm talking about. It's that time when you're riding the wave of your faith at its highest. It's that wonderful, joyful feeling you get when the Holy Spirit is unleashed inside of you. 

While I was going through that, I was also going through a terrible personal tragedy. What a feeling that was, to be the closest to God I've ever been, while at the same time going through something so awful. It was a complete contradiction. 

I was also doing a lot of work for the Lord here on this Earth. God rarely left my thoughts. I was literally living for the Lord. 

The Bible talks about Jesus being tested. He fasted for forty days and nights, and eventually Satan tested him by offering Jesus everything the average man would have wanted. Can you imagine how terrible that would have been had Jesus fallen? 

But Jesus didn't. He stood strong in his faith, in his knowledge, of what he knew about God, his father. Everything rested on that one moment and how Jesus would respond.

Looking back now, was that my moment? Was that my temptation after my own forty days, so to speak?

All I know is this. When people are Attacked in the middle of the night in their dreams, this is terrifying. It's not your typical nightmare. It's so much worse. I'm not sure I can even put it into words how frightening it truly is when Satan is attacking your dreams. I think you actually have to go through it for yourself to understand the seriousness of it. 

What amazes me is how many people have gone through it, judging by the comments on my other post. 

Having lived through this myself, the only advice I can give you is to persevere. Continue to pray and keep the lines open to God. Read your Bible daily, as this will give you an even greater understanding of everything holy. 

If you're one of those people that can sleep with background noise, get the audio version of the Bible and set it to play throughout the night. I'm not one of those people that can sleep with noise in the background, but I'm going to tell you something. When I was in the middle of that Spiritual Attack, I learned how to be one. It was so frightening that I played the Bible throughout the night, and there was a time or two I had some really weird experiences with this. Namely, waking up to find the audio stopped, etc. It's enough to make your skin crawl, believe me.

Scared you, yet? I'm not trying to. I never would have believed these things for myself if I hadn't lived through it. 

So what causes this? I think it must have something to do with when a person is standing on the edge of fully committing themselves to God. I mean FULLY giving yourself over. I believe the attacks strengthen when someone is standing at the crossroads of that one moment in life when you are really and fully committing yourself to God for the rest of your life.

I think it can also happen when you're about to find yourself in a situation that will be detrimental to you one day becoming a Christian yourself... or when you're about to play a part in situation that will eventually lead to someone else finding their own faith. 

The Bible tells us that battles are fought all the time in the supernatural realm. I believe this. Do you? So if it's happening there, it has to be affecting us here on Earth, too. 

So I wanted to return back to this post and let you know that you can get through this. Eventually, it will pass. For most people, there is only a window of time before we make a real and true commitment to God. Once this has passed and the decision has been made, I believe that this is when the attacks are over... at least for a while. 

Even the most dedicated are still attacked by the enemy. However, I have to say I haven't been attacked through my dreams in his type of horrible manner in a long time. But although I say this, that's not to say I am not still attacked. I am. Every Christian will be. Every Christian is. 

If the dreams are really bad, you are right in the heart of it. Use the suggestions I gave you above. If you need to, sleep with a nightlight or hallway light on. If you wake up and you're in the midst of attack, rebuke it in the name of Jesus, as we all know it is by his power and authority that we are able to rebuke demons. Call out to God and ask him to send his angels down to protect you. I even ask for protection of my yard and house, and it's a wonderful feeling to know that an angel is watching over you, even if you can't see them!

Readers, now it is your turn. I want to hear your stories of spiritual attack below. Tell me how it's happening and what you're doing to overcome these attacks. Please share your experiences for others to read. We are believers, and as believers we need to support one another. 

May God keep you at peace, even in the midst of spiritual attacks.


This post first appeared on The Single Mom Minister, please read the originial post: here

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Dreams of Rebuking Satan: When the War is Over


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