Spiritual Deliverance Whilst Dreaming

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Is it possible to receive deliverance whilst sleeping? From my experience yes.

January 2016

I dreamt that I was removing a tick (Zecke) from my inner thigh. The tick came out effortlessly and with it came a lot of yellow pus (Eiter). The tick had been in my body poisoning me the whole time without me knowing it. In real life there was no tick on my body. This was a spiritual parasite which had been draining and poisoning me. Beware of spiritual parasites. I am only grateful that whatever that was which was attached to me was removed along with it’s poison.

I had  similiar experience later that same year, where I was half asleep and half awake. I was lying in bed and releasing a lot of gas. I could hear it as I was sleeping so I was very much aware of my surroundings. At the same time I saw a vision of many unclean animals leaving my body as I was farting (sorry, I had to say the word :-p). There were all manners of frogs, snakes and snails. It was incredibly disgusting. This continued until I stopped releasing gas. Once again I was delivered and this time from unclean spirits. With the kind of background that I have, it is not surprising that I picked up all those unclean spirits along the way.

It is very important for ALL Christians to seek out the ministry of deliverance. Yes, when we become saved, the Holy Spirit enters us and our spirits are delivered from eternal death. But we can still be carrying all sorts of demons in our soul and in our flesh that we picked up from our sinful past, from our bloodline (generational curses), witchcraft or even from sin which we commit after we become Christians. Many Christians are still under the control of strongholds like Fear, Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, Sexual Immorality, Rejection, Rebellion, Addiction and many more. When a habit, a weakness, a way of thinking or a behaviour has a strong hold over a person, it becomes a strong-hold in their life that needs to taken down by spiritual warfare. For more about strongholds (and footholds) click here Strongholds and Footholds.

I write the names in capitals because many demons call themselves even by their function. Deliverance ministers will often say something like, “You spirit of fear, come out in the name of Jesus.” It is not always a requirement to name a demon in order to cast it out. More importantly, it is very important for a christian to learn how to do self-deliverance, so that their deliverance can be maintained.

So what is an unclean spirit?

Luke 8: 26-29

26 Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes,[c] which is opposite Galilee. 27 And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes,[d] nor did he live in a house but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!” 29 For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.

This passage takes place when a father brings his son who has been tormented by an unclean spirit to Jesus.

Mark 9: 25-26

25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” 26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him.

Matthew 12: 43-45

43 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. 44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”

Unclean spirits are demons. Their assignment is straight from the devil and it is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). The unclean spirit in the boy in the above passage was a deaf and dumb spirit; the demon stole his hearing and ability to speak and sought to destroy him by attempting to drown him or burn him. The man who was possessed by many demons had his whole life destroyed. He was living amongst tombstones and his sanity, his sound mind had been stolen from him.

These are quiet dramatic examples but don’t be fooled. The devil’s agenda is still the same: steal, kill and destroy. Many people don’t realise how crippled they can become when they have demons, mostly because many demons enter during the childhood years and are just a part of that person until that person receives deliverance. Frank Hammond, author of “Pigs in the Palour, the Practical Guide to Deliverance”, talks about how the Spirit of Rejection is one of the most common demon found in many people and how it often enters at a very young age. Remember, demons can enter people through trauma and through moments of weakness (e.g someone can receive a spirit of fear after being in a frightful accident). Be alert and vigilant. People with a Spirit of rejection often also suffer from self rejection and fear of rejection. You can imagine how much of an influence such negative things can have on a person’s life.

In Frank Hammond’s book, he also talks about how demons can often be found in groups. We know in the Bible that Mary Magdalena was delivered of seven demons and how the man living by the tombstones was delivered of many demons:

Luke 8: 1-2

Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons

Mark 5: 3-10

This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”

Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

Through many years working in the deliverance ministry, Frank and his wife and their deliverance team were able to discern some of the common groupings of demons.

One example is if a person has a strongman demon of Bitterness, he will often also have the spirits of

  • Resentment
  • Hatred
  • Unforgiveness
  • Violence
  • Temper
  • Anger
  • Retaliation
  • Murder

This would explain why I saw different types of animals in my vision as I was releasing gas. Another reason why it is so important for Christians to seek out deliverance.

How do the Unclean Spirits come out?

  • Normally through the mouth.  The most common manifestation when a demon is leaving a person is coughing, which may or may not be accompanied by phlegm. Crying, screaming, burping/belching and yawning are other manifestations of a demon departing.
  • A person being delivered may also blow his nose continuously during deliverance, or release a lot of air through his nose.
  • A good friend of mine believes he was delivered from four spirits when he heard a whizzing sound coming out of his ear four times.
  • and then there is the anus, which is what happened to me.

So basically wherever there is an orifice in the body, they can use that as their escape.

Who did the delivering in the two cases I named at the beginning (during my dream)? I can only conclude that it was the Holy Spirit. I have had quiet a few occasions where I am praying in tongues and then suddenly the urge to cough overcomes me. This is usually a cough that really involves a lot of stomach contractions and is accompanied by phlegm. So whilst I am praying in tongues, the Holy Spirit is casting out demons inside me through my own mouth. Isn’t that INCREDIBLE? Just another reason I would encourage Christians to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and pray in tongues.

There is hope. Jesus came to set the captives free, He is a God who liberates. Turn to Jesus and receive your deliverance

Luke 4: 18 (NKJV)

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,[a]
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed

 

Joel 2:32

32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.

 

 

Recommended Book: Pigs in the Parlour; The Practical Guide to Deliverance

How to be delivered from Demons and Demonic Oppression – Derek Prince

Strongholds and Footholds

Can a Christian have a demon?

List of Demonic Doorways

Thoughts that open demonic doorways

 

 

 

 

Recruited in the Night

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I usually write my dreams down so I can remember them, but this dream, or nightmare I should say, I will never forget. It is burned in my brain.

I had it in January 2016.

I found myself in a city. The streets were completely empty, there were only tall buildings around me. It was extremely humid and the air felt heavy. Those who have been in Durban, South Africa in the Summer know what kind of humidity I am talking about, but in the dream it was much worse.

A group of laughing people to my left caught my attention. There were maybe five of them. I do not remember the faces of the others, but one of them was a lady I used to work with in Cape Town.

I called out to her but she did not hear me. Everything was moving in slow motion. My voice didn’t even carry far enough for her to hear me because the air was so thick. I decided to follow them. I was walking in slow motion, the weather was sooo humid. They turned around a corner and disappeared from view. I followed them and saw them disappearing through a door just a few meters away. I went through the door after them (first mistake, going through a doorway).

Suddenly I was in a huge shopping mall. Wierd, from the outside the building had looked like just a normal, grey office building. There was bright light everywhere, as if the shopping mall was decorated for Christmas. There were no Christmas decorations however, just light everywhere. The whole place was illuminated. I remember looking up and seeing the many storeys (levels) which were in the building. You couldn’t even see the roof of the building because the there were so levels. (The shopping mall looked familiar to another shopping mall I had dreamed of before, which was in France if I remember correctly, and in the dream I was there because of a school trip. In this shopping mall there was also many stairways and escalators).

Recognising the shopping mall, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to use normal money here. I also knew though, that I had the chips that were used as currency here in my pocket…three red chips. I put my hand in my pocket and felt the chips (another red flag: Rev 13: 16-17 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name).

Then I noticed an escalator with no steps. There was only the two rotating edges which you usually use to hold on to for support whilst going up. The second strange thing I noticed about these escalators was that they were perpendicular i.e at a 90 degree angle, unlike normal escalators in shopping malls which are slanted. So in order to get to the second level, you really would have to travel in a straight vertical line. I wondered how people used these escalators with no steps and at such a strange angle.

At this moment I saw a group of people, they stood at the bottom of the escalators and traveled upwards and stepped onto the second level. I was still confused as to how they had done this. I decided to go to the stairs and hold on to the rotating support edges which you usually hold on to, and supposed that this would somehow help take me up.

It worked. I found myself traveling upwards, vertically. However, as I got closer to the second floor, I started to worry about how I was going to step off onto the second level. Would I just let go, put one foot in front of the other and be okay? I hadn’t noticed how the group before me had done it. They seemed to have just floated up the stairs and onto the second level in one smooth movement.

I started to panic. Then, just as I approached the second floor, I noticed a huge man wearing a black coat with a cape covering his face. It startled me to see him there. I questioned why was there a security guard at the top of the escalators. He looked over at me strangely, obviously noticing that I didn’t know what I was doing, that I did not belong there, wherever that was. I became afraid, I felt exposed. That’s when it hit me; There was something very demonic about this place!!! As soon as I realised that, I fell! I fell like a stone towards the floor. That’s when I woke up.

If you have read my post Rituals in the Night you will know that the enemy also operates in the night, because when we are asleep we are at our weakest. If we are not aware, we can get ourselves into all sort of deals and covenants with the enemy during our sleep. Spiritual attacks during sleep come in all forms: Some people have experienced almost passing out because of feeling choked in the night, although there isn’t anybody visible doing the chocking; some have felt something heavy sitting on their chests, others have felt paralysed and unable to move, not even being able to call out the name of Jesus.

Dreams where you are being chased and pursued relentlessly by people, demons, animals, you name it, are spiritual attacks. Dreams where you are physically fighting for your life, dreams where you are being tempted to steal something, eat/drink something, or you are being coerced into doing something that is against your values; be aware of these, they are forms of spiritual warfare. There are reasons why children of God experience spiritual warfare in the night. Sometimes it could be that the enemy is coming into your life through an open doorway in your waking life (sin, curses, lack or an incomplete deliverance etc) and has legal rights to torment you, or you could be growing in your faith as a Christian and the enemy wants to hinder your progress among other reasons. I will do a separate post about the reasons another time.

What I didn’t know until yesterday was that the enemy can also recruit people into secret societies in their sleep. Why would the enemy do this? Because he is here to steal, kill and destroy your destiny and your calling in the kingdom of God. Also just the simple fact that you have chosen to follow Jesus makes you a target. We are in a war. The more I researched the dream symbols from this nightmare (90 degrees, levitation, black cape, stairs, levels, light) , the more I found out some pretty disturbing things. I will not name them here, that is not the point of the blogpost.

The book Power Against Dream Criminals by Dr. D. K. Olukoya is such a great resources in terms of understanding night visitations, spiritual warfare at night and how to come up against it. In his words:

“The only way you can be free from night raiders is to totally surrender your life unto God. If you allow evil nights raiders to gain access into any department of your life, you will be attacked. Get rid of everything that invites evil powers into your life today. Pray until you are free from every attack of night raiders.”

Buy the book here Power against Dream Criminals

I really want to warn Christians to take their dreams seriously. Pray to God to help you to discern what is from God and what is not from God. Ask God to show you what sin has not been dealt with in your life, what doorways have been opened and need to be shut and covered in the blood of Jesus Christ. We cannot afford to be complacent, even in our sleep we must be vigilant. Just as Jesus speaks to us in dreams, the enemy too comes like a thief in the night to do his work in darkness. The good seed is the Word of God in man’s heart. The enemy either snatches this seed away, or comes in the cover of darkness to sow his own weeds.

Matthew 13: 18-28 NKJV

18 “Therefore hear the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. 20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. 22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’

There is freedom and power in the cross against every nightmare, night visitation, night raider and night watcher if you surrender your life to Jesus today. The blood of Jesus can deliver you from any curses that were sent to you in the night, and from any spiritual ties which you might have unknowingly have agreed to in your sleep. Amen!