\\did anyone take into consideration that sleep paralysis and the appearance of demons (or other odd activity) can happen simultaneously but do not necessarily cause each other?\\
Good point, aka.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/24/12|
something to consider. do you realize there are people who deliberately go out to hurt and destroy your faith in God? also they believe in satan instead of God, therefore he has trained them how and given them secret tools to cause you to think wrong and confuse you. look up FFCH, marsboy
---katherine on 12/24/12|
Gordon, first, I want to wish you and family a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of Christ. Second, I've disagreed with you on a few times and you have responded very respectful, bless you brother.
Third, don't you think you are going a little too far saying angels stop cars? forth, Nothing is impossible with God, but with man and angels many things are impossible.
Why didn't you first think it was God who stopped the cars? The Spirit of Christ within us guides us and protects us until He calls us? How can anyone ever say they saw an angel stopping a cars if they are invisible? Only the TV avangelist say those kind of things.
---Mark_V. on 12/24/12|
markv, we know the devil is an angel of light. evil spirits can even get into objects. there was one in my grand daughter's keyboard. with all the batteries gone it would still play in the middle of the night when all were asleep. I was there and I know it happens. when the light came on, it was quiet, turn off the light and it started again like something I have never heard. the next morning they were destroyed and went to the dumpster. several days later, a news item came out where paranormal activity was in a "toys r us" warehouse in california. demons can do anything that God gives them permission to do.
---shira4368 on 12/23/12|
Mark V., The demons are SPIRITUAL BEINGS. They are invisible, in general, to our limited, fleshly vision. The holy angels are invisible, too, but does that mean they can't, for example, STOP OTHER CARS from hitting us?? Doesn't that require them to TOUCH THE CAR in order to stop it? Or, do they "twinkle their noses" like Samantha from "Bewitched"? YOU HAVE MUCH MORE TO LEARN ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL REALM, MARK V. BUT, WILL YOU BOTHER TO TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN IT?
---Gordon on 12/23/12|
Kim, you said to me,
"..but just because you haven't seen or experienced something personally doesn't mean therefore it can't exist. Your knowledge or lack of knowledge doesn't confirm or deny the existence of the Devil, demons, or evil spirits.".
Sister, I've never denied the existence of satan and demons. The Bible tells us they exist. No spiritual being outside of God, can hold a human being physically down. With God nothing is impossible.
I can understand a human being possessed by a demon holding a person down, or moving another to murder, and even feel their presence, but no spirit who is invisible can hold someone physically down. Since spirits are invisible, how does anyone know what they look like?
---Mark_V. on 12/23/12|
did anyone take into consideration that sleep paralysis and the appearance of demons (or other odd activity) can happen simultaneously but do not necessarily cause each other?
---aka on 12/22/12|
not trying to be facetious but just because you haven't seen or experienced something personally doesn't mean therefore it can't exist. Your knowledge or lack of knowledge doesn't confirm or deny the existence of the Devil, demons, or evil spirits. The Bible confirms that they are real. Whether some people see them or not means nothing. Let God's word be true and every man a liar. If you're not a born again Believer in Christ, if you're unsaved or a babe-in-Christ then you have NO ability to discern of spirits. This means you are still blind to the things of the spiritual world. You haven't grown spiritually mature enough at this point to perceive (see or feel) the presence of an demons-aka-evil spirits.
---Kim on 12/22/12|
Gordon, if you know how a demon holds someone physically down, give us the secret. I would like to know how something invisible can hold someone physically down. Jesus could see the demons and even speak to them. But He is God. The only images of demons come from paintings. Someone's imagination. I could possible say, a person is demon possessed, by their very evil actions, but not because I see some demon and know what they look like. A none believer could be possess by a demon, and hold someone physically down but you cannot see the demon. I would like to know how you can see demons. I have never seen a demon, if one was in front of me, I would not know it because I would not see him. I never even felt the presence of one, at least not yet.
---Mark_V. on 12/22/12|
Mark V, If you REALLY understand how demons operate, you would be able to understand how a demon can hold you down in sleep with fear. We have so much more to learn and so little time.....
---Gordon on 12/21/12|
Gordon, I don't want to make fun of what you say but you said,
"Yes, Vanessa. It's frightening, isn't it? You try to speak, or cry out for help, but, you can't. The fear you experience by the mere presence of the demon spirit is so strong that it "paralyzes" you temporarily"
How can you possibly know what was holding her down was a demon? You do know that demons are spirits right? Can something that is invisible hold a person physically down? And how do you identify it is a demon if you cannot see it? Have you physically seen one before? What do their faces look like since they are invisible? Don't you think it could have been her husband holding her down? Maybe he was possessed by a spirit?
---Mark_V. on 12/20/12|
Yes, Vanessa. It's frightening, isn't it? You try to speak, or cry out for help, but, you can't. The fear you experience by the mere presence of the demon spirit is so strong that it "paralyzes" you temporarily. If you can eek out the Name of "YAHUSHUA" (or "JESUS"), that is Salvation from such a thing.
---Gordon on 12/19/12|
No, and you haven't had it happen to you either, vanessa.
It's called "sleep paralysis," and it's purely natural. It happens when you're not fully awake.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/18/12|
A friend of mine in high school told me of a similar incident. He stated that a demon jumped on him and he couldn't breath. I've never had this happen to me, but I did have a woman tell me she thought I was protected by God from evil. Her statement reminded me of Job.
Job1:10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
---trey on 12/18/12|
"demonic spirit jump on you"
Eph6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness,
---JMarc on 12/18/12|
"demonic spirit jump on you"
Study v 8 & 9!
1st Pet.5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
---JMarc on 12/18/12|
Yes, demons are real. I have had the experiences of being pressed down by strange invisible hands as I slept. These demons always flee at the mention of the name of Jesus. When you manage to say audibly or inaudibly Jesus! Jesus!they do leave immediately. I don't have these experiences anymore. You too can have permanent victory in this area. First thing is to genuinely surrender your live to Jesus. To have permanent victory over these oppressive demons and not be harrassed by them anymore, the key is to move closer to Jesus, renounce all known sins and determine to walk in love and pursue holiness. Lastly, refrain from all acts, behaviours that your conscience or your spirit condemns you of.
---jonathan on 12/18/12|
Peter, thanks for your comments. The reason I ask you was because I didn't remember if you had ask a question and I had answered.
Concerning tongues or a tongue, after all I have read on the subject, and from many commentaries, Paul was very concern with people who were speaking in a tongue in 1 Cor. 14. it was called "unknown tongue" the same is found in ( Acts 17:23), because it edified no one but the person speaking it. It made him proud of something he claimed he had that others didn't. On the other hand "Tongues" edified the church. My purpose to answer Shira, was not to mimimize the demons, they are for real, and they are around us. People always go to far to the left or too far to the right on many subjects.
---Mark_V. on 11/4/11|
No, Mark V, I just added a comment out of interest.
The discussion got into tongue(s) and I just added that because I've always wondered.
My long-running question is because I've seen a lot of people, in prayer generally, switch into a language they and I did not understand, but to me it always seemed the same!
Again, it was out of interest only
---Peter on 11/2/11|
Hi Peter, I don't remember answering you here. I answered Rene, Did I miss something?
I said what languages concerning "Tongues" Plural, because there is many languages. When a person say he spoke in a "Tongue" singular, it is gibberish, there is not many gibberishes. Gibberish is Gibberish and no one knows what gibberish is. Gibberish is spoken by pagan's, heathens, santaria, voodo and so many others. They also don't know what it means.
If God did give a different language to Adam before Babel, then it is a different language. I have not read what language it was. Maybe that language is gone now, nothing on that matter that I know of.
---Mark_V. on 11/1/11|
|Read These Insightful Articles About Debt
Mark V: 'You did not mention what language you were speaking of when you spoke in tongues.'
My experience of others (never happened to me) speaking in tongues(these were people from different languages, Greek, English French, Portugese) who appeared to me to actually be speaking the SAME language, which I'd recognize immediately if I heard it again.
I think it is probably the language from before Babel, the language God gave Adam.
But I can't know, I just mention it because of your question.
---Peter on 10/29/11|
Sister Shira, your right, we know there's demons for Scripture tells us so. But I have never seen one. Don't know what demons look like if I never saw one. I witnessed myself two events where they supposely take demons out of people. These were children. And they shook the children around an prayed, and then they said, the demon came out. Praise God, but I never saw any demon come out. They believed it did, but I'm sure they didn't see it either. I asked, "what does a demon of hate look like?" no one has an answer. "How about a demon of racism?" no answer. If demons are spirit, no one can see them. No one can know what they look like. Then after seeing a demon including speaking in tongues, it's scary believers saying that.
---Mark_V. on 10/28/11|
Markv, there are demons and they manifest themselves in many different ways. I wouldn't be surprised if a demon didn't hold a person down but I also believe tongues is demonic so they both go together. I have never had that experience but I do believe it. You don't say very many things I disagree with. I love most of your post and appreciate you.
---shira4368 on 10/27/11|
Rene, I hate to disagree with your story but it sounds bogus for many reasons. I'm not saying you are lying, only that you misinterpret what you think you saw and felt and that it was a demon.
1. How do you know what a demon looks like?
2. If he is spirit how can he hold you down?
3. If you are a Christian born of the Spirit and have the Spirit within you, how can he be in you?
4. You did not mention what language you were speaking of when you spoke in tongues.
I know you don't like to be questioned, I can understand that, but to say it was real and you had your eyes shut, how can you possibly know it was real with hands?
I had dreams last night but know they were dreams. And dreams might seem real but they are not.
---Mark_V on 10/27/11|
Yes,i have had a demon jump on me 2 times i saw the second time with my eyes closed which was seeing spiritually,my mouth was moving by it self.I was half awake and in the spirit. I began speaking in tongues it was sitting on top of me i couldn't see the face it was a black figure and everything in my room was the same while my eyes were closed looking at this he was very strong with 2 hands pushing down on my chess,but nothing is as POWERFUL as JESUS CHRIST and i said,"i rebuke you in the name of Jesus Christ" and it flew away in a blink of an eye my body shot up like a rocket from the force that was on me and i open my eyes instantley and i saw everything normal but i Know what i felt and saw it wasn't a dream.
---Rene on 10/26/11|
Joe Parker, I have not heard from you. I was waiting for an answer if it was possible. I would like to know how you know they were demons? Maybe I need to learn something that I never experience. Someone else said, we should not judge, but how can we believe what is said to be true? No explanation, only that such a thing happened. And we should not question.
---Mark_V. on 10/24/11|
Isn't dishonesty a sin? Why change names in order to answer? First question is,
1. How do you see a demon jumping out of you? No example given.
2. How do things come out of your face? are they cuss words out of your mouth? No example given.
3. Jesus said He would never leave us, are you suggesting that Jesus did?
4. And to the blogger, how do you know that what jump out of you was a demon while sleeping? Did you see a demon in your dream in the form of a person? Did you wake up and see a person jumping out of you? Is the Spirit of Christ who lives in you waking you up so that you can see the demon?
---Mark_V. on 10/18/11|
Cat i have been living with demons attacking me the past 4years. i feel them jumping in and out of my body, i feel somthing in my head all the time and i feel like dieing , its destroying my life wife and relationships. i feel god has left me . i have things in and out of my face all day long. PLEASE HELP. even i have said the blood of jesus and they dont go. fasting is the only thing that works, but i want them gone forever.
---joe_parker on 10/17/11|
1 John 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not, but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
---Bruce5656 on 10/13/11|
I am here to tell you that these manifestations are real..Whoever judges me and says that I should do this or that or says maybe I have this sin or that sin really needs to read the book of Job. Be careful because if you judge it may come upon you 10 fold...I love everyone in the body of Christ and the Lord is still cleansing me daily. He is purifying me whether they are there or not. That shows me how powerful HIS manifestation is. Whether the demons are on me or they leave it will not change my determined mind He has given me to serve Him with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength and love Him the same. I love Jesus and He will always be my Savior and love..To Him and Him alone be the glory and honor to God the Father.
---cat_jewell on 10/13/11|
My name is Cat. Several years ago I had two demons jump on me as I was asleep but I screamed in the Name of Jesus and they left. Unfortunately I was up for eight consecutive nights praying in the Spirit. Recently I have had demons on my head, shoulders, covering my face. I pray and I feel a sense of them pulling at me and sometimes I think they have gone but they have not. Some days are worse than others. And you are right it calls for fasting.I feel as if they have covered my entire head and neck. It is an awful feeling. I pray and pray and plead the blood and call on angels and pray and pray but they do not leave only when someone intercedes for me do I get a break from them.
---cat on 8/2/11|
I'm a born-again Christian and stay on the path, walk the walk and talk the talk and last year after praying that the Lord may annoint my eyes/ears to see/hear the things he wants me too, he lifted the veil dimensionally. I take and download 100's of pics a week and all of a sudden, there they were, in every picture. Every single picture, if you pull it up 50%, there they are. We've never noticed. They are in all churches, on and around Christians as well as non-believers, Jews, Muslims, etc.
---mbjac on 5/30/11|
Cathrine poor 'jesus' NOT Yoshua The Christ.... in your case he hasnt got a prayer then cos he was not only close to God the father Jesus is the son of God.
satan tempted him and he casted demons out who manifested themselves by speaking, WOW...
what did you say about not being close to God if demons attack?
Jesus actually told his desciple how to deal with demons and they would have likely been his best friends, eating, and resting in the same place as the son of God, were they not close right?.
---Carla on 5/27/11|
If your being serious I'll tell you, I just get a little frustrated when christians seem to feel there are no evil spirits with the power to harm christians/non christians.
What I mean about hold you down is you wake with a stronghold keeping you from either speaking of properly waking from sleep.
You know it is happening but you cannot wake or speak until it releases you. I now know after years of this awful experience, how to command them to leave in Jesus's name.
Spoke to my neighbour today coincidently who told me of her ordeal where this happened to her and how she had to get a vicar to pray in her home for the evil spirit to leave her alone after three accounts of this type of encounter.
---Carla on 4/22/11|
I have had demonic spirits jump on me throughout the years. I have heard them speak and laugh. The only thing that will loose the hold is saying the Blood of JESUS inwardly. Often if I don't pray or fast like I should it would happen. However, last night while I was sleep, I was praying and thinking about my cousin which is going to church, but having a relationship with a married man that is separated from his wife. She lives in another country. I was dreaming that my cousin told me that the devil was after her in her sleep. I pulled her from behind me and began to pray for her so I thought but it was a demon that jumped on me. The only way I loose the hold was to say inwardly the Blood of JESUS.
---Demetria_Moore on 4/22/11|
Before I became a christian, a friend & I were both mildly involved in the occult. I dreamed that an invisible demon was sitting on my chest & I could not move. I could only get one word out, "Jesus". A voice laughed & said, "He can't help you now". My friend had the same dream with the same verbal response. No attacks after I became a christian. Many years ago I read a christian book giving examples of this: "The beautiful side of evil".
---HOPE5979 on 2/2/11|
Hold you down
Physicaly or mentally?
just to know
---Peter on 2/1/11|
Never be afraid of demons when you fear them they try to take a stronger hold on you. You are speaking the truth because I have experienced them and still do. Dispute the cynicalism on this site where people speak of eating food or taking medication. well taking medication would give demons a stronghold, but food stories are just excuses because the person refuses to accept the truth about demons.
I don't have a clue how someone can dispute demons hold you down spiritually and physically while you return from sleep or attack you while you are awake.
If people are lying they're all telling the same lie!
---Carla on 12/26/10|
I have had it happen to me wide awake. Before i was saved and about 20 years old. I remember listening to my parents talk in the other room when i lifted my arm for whatever reason and it instead lost total control. WHich immmediately spread to my entire body. Simoutaniously a dark figure fell ontop of me holding me down. Same thing, couldnt breath, talk, nothing. Asking God to save me in Jesus name just in thought, since i could not speak, usually did it. Its not sleep paraylisis i know the difference. Its totally different. This is demonic to the core. Since i was saved I no longer had the attacks. Or like i call it being jumped by demons.
---Jason on 12/23/10|
If we could only see the angels and demons in their warfare.
---shira3877 on 11/9/10|
You are not walking close enough to God, if you are even saved. Most likely you are not. On the other hand, if you aren't, you wouldn't believe in demons. In dealing with demons, you must be walking close to God.
---catherine on 11/9/10|
I was lying on my side and I closed my eyes to go to sleep and suddenly after 2 minutes or so, I couldn't move or even breath, not open my eyes either. I wanted to wake up to do something, but something was holding me in that position for a while. Of course I was panicking and after calling the blood of Jesus Christ, it let me loose and I could open my eyes and move. It happened to me twice and I thought after the second time, let me check the internet if there were more people who had the same situation. At first I told someone about it and that person told me it could have been that I was very tired or something, but I didn't think so. I was very surprised to see that there was a christian site and topic about it.
---steven on 11/9/10|
yes!!!! only about a month after my wife and I got married. I remember one night waking my hands and arms were freezing cold, and i screamed, but nothing but loud "moans" came out. didn't sleep for the rest of the moring. 2 nights later same thing only this time as soon as i opened my eyes i saw something dark not sure what it was, and the sound of wings flapping. i was scared. at work my wife and close friends of ours prayed but i would still wake at night with the same feeling. so i began sing out loud a worship song, and fell to sleep. only your faith will make demons leave, not a bible, not holly water, you yourself ordering them to leave giving them no place in your home.
---Jj on 1/20/10|
I was talking to "vanessa_burnham", but I'm glad that you are OK and had found God! :)
---Joel on 12/7/09|
joel,thanks for your concern,that was about 18 years ago shortly after i had given my life to Christ i guess Satan was trying to scare me off, he failed and never tried that trick again.i guess he got a fright when i called to Jesus for help.....we are never alone!!!.
---beany on 12/5/09|
I've heard this before.
Have you been the same since, or do you feel eerily different?
If I were you, I would find a pastor who knows alot about demon possession and tell him that story. But be careful because some believe that this is alien possession, as in E.T. stuff?
Just talk with a pastor, for yours and Jesus' sake, do it!
---Joel on 12/4/09|
Yes i have been asleep then fully awake with something pushing down on my chest it literally sucked the air from my lungs,but mentally i called to Jesus and away it went,oh he hates us alright loves the fear to try and get us to back off,my advice is advance into his realm full of power speak out with the sword and do him some damage, spiritual warfare i love it,you are a warrior in an army sharpen up on the truth and lets advance we cant set captives free sitting in church listening, we need to get active just like the word.
---beany on 11/28/09|
I walk with a cane. I have a friend who travels back and forth to Asia. Recently he brought me a very fancy handcarved cane. Immediately upon looking on the cane I knew that somehow some way it contained evil. I refused to use the cane and think it was sold in a garage sale.---- I also agree with what has been written concerning praying and speaking about the Lord's blood to free ourselves of demonic influences.
---mima on 11/24/09|
|Read These Insightful Articles About Education
This happened to me before when I was in Malaysia. I was laying down in my bed about noon, my friend was sitting few meters away facing the TV. Suddenly something invisible sat on me and can hardly breathe and move,tried to call my friend but no voice came out.I believe its evil spirit, and alot of old people die because of this.Doctor might say its a sudden heart attack.
---jay on 11/24/09|
Put your hands on your head and plead the blood of Jesus. "I plead the blood of Jesus over my mind, my body, my emotions, my family, my will, etc., in Jesus name I pray."
Demons hate it when you mention the blood of Jesus because they know it has power in it.
The name of Jesus is the most powerful name on earth. When you get scared cry out, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS HELP ME.
Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world....amen?
---Donna on 11/24/09|
I just had one of these dreams the other night. It was like I was awake because it was in real time, but I was sleep. I got very calm and in my inner spirit, because I couldn't talk I said Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.I rebuke you in the Name of Jesus..I plead the blood of Jesus..You have no power over me.I am covered with his blood and I kept saying that over and over and it left. My dad who is a preacher said it can mean 1 of 3 things. 1. Your relationship with God is wavering and not where it should be. 2. You are getting closer to God and the Devil wants to intervene. or 3. A demon was trying to get within you but your inner spirit was too grounded in the word. If this is happening to you, I encourage you to plead the blood of Jesus over your life.
---Toya on 11/24/09|
I used to think it was sleep paraylsis until the very last time it happened to me.
I woke up on the couch, eyes opened, I could move my toes, but nothing else. Couldnt speak at all. Had a horrible evil feeling come over me. Clear as could be I heard someone tell me "call my name" and I KNEW who it was.
After 3-4 attempts to move my lips, I finally got them open enough to whisper the name of Jesus, and immediately it was over. I could move all parts of my body. I consider moments like that blessings from God. They build faith.
Science cant explain everything
---JackB on 11/21/09|
Late brother's experience: An acquaintance (son of an African hunter) proposed to help my brother with power & gave him something in a tiny gourd to keep in his room. From that day an evil spirit in the form of a pig enter his room every night to rescue/fight/disturb him. When our Mum noticed his lack of peace, sat him down, he confessed. Our Mum told him to return the gift back to his friend. Then the evil spirit never came back. So normally/usually, there is a physical/contact link to these evil experience(s) but many cases may not be that easy to decipher. Heartfelt/sincere prayer to Jesus Christ to break you away from the forces of darkness will solve all these problems. AT THE NAME OF JESUS(sincerely called)..all evil spirits flee.
---Adetunji on 11/21/09|
One night when I was sleeping at a friend's house, I woke up and felt this dark and evil presence that entered the house. I could see a dark figure move towards me and it was as if it went into my chest. I was thrown flat down on my back and my arms straight by my side. I couldn't move anything, but my eyes. It became hard to breathe and my mouth was frozen open. I tried and tried to call for my friend for help, but couldn't get out much more than a moan. It seemed to last forever when just as quickly as it had happened, I felt the presence leave and saw the figure go through the wall. I didn't want to sleep for days after this.
---Allen on 11/20/09|
No! However, God can tie you in a chair Like a rope around you. I can feel His power, so tight when lying in the bed, yes..
---catherine on 11/13/09|
I too had problems with demons. When my fascination with Satan's and demonic power stopped and was replaced with an indignation toward this I was able to close the entranced points. I did it with the Blood of Jesus. I normally don't even respond to blogs about this subject because I somehow think it edifies Satan. I don't want to dignify his tricks. The bloggers are right however when they say that it is us that create openings for demonic activity. Focusing on following the leading of the Holy Spirit, praying, and diligently seeking/speaking wisdom through the word of God will help identify those holes. You may need to fast and pray. Remember "they overcame with the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony".
---jody on 11/13/09|
---exzucuh on 11/12/09 gives a awful hard answer nevertheless I believe that answer to be true. Read it, absorb it, and cast these demon off of yourself
---mima on 11/13/09|
You are having these experiences because you are opening doors to demons. You are doing it because you are in denial about your life and how you should live it. If you are truly in the right place following Jesus you would have power in your life and these demons would be terrified of you and would not even touch you.
You could tread on serpents and scorpions. I have already been though what you are talking about and came to the place to totally surrender myself and take up my cross. You are the one that is giving power to these demons by the weakness of your flesh. You resist the devil by submitting to God and then the devil will flee.
---exzucuh on 11/12/09|
experienced demons pinning me down to my bed, growling in my ear. The demon breaths fire in my ear. The demon takes total control of my body. My body feels like its on fire. I can not breathe, speak, or move. The dream always takes place between 3:00 3:44 a.m. I notice I wake up right before the dream occurs. Once I fall back asleep, the dream usually lasts 25-35 minutes. The demon holds me down, I try to yell and rebuke it using Jesus name and the words dont come out of my mouth because the weight on my body is so heavy and I cant breathe. After several attempts to yell, I can finally get the words out. The demon and all the heavy weight are pulled off my body and I can breathe again. I yell so loud it wakes me up and the nightmare is over.
---Kim on 11/12/09|
I've had this happen to me before too where i cannot wake up from a dream unless i do something i would never do such as jump off a building or find a gun and shoot myself. it is very scary and when i do wake up i am usually covered in sweat and shaking. I think you are right though it usually only happens when i watch a scary movie or if i am worried about something bad happening.
---Jake on 9/9/09|
I believe there are ranks of them some come at night, some in the day some use a force some don't.
strange things happen when your alone with in your family home they'll cause havoc throw things turn things off or on... if your or upset, of if you mess with the Occult...loads of different ways really. when Your confident and know what your dealing with you feel them but they won't hang around for you to cast them Out. Your body hair raises and you become super sensitive you hear the most minute noise.
Then they run at just the though of Jesus's name, that's how you know through experience.
---Carla3939 on 6/19/09|
I don't like speaking about them Ed I'm not afraid but the experiences were frightening and it's like reliving those experiences I've wrote this several times now but it gives too much detail and it's a long story and It's nerve racking thinking just how bad things were, I'm over them now but it does me no good writing in too much detail, sorry i had one very bad experience which Left me and my sister timid for several months.
I guess I'm still nerved by it all, just believe me when I say I now believe that my experience help me to help others to over come them. Jesus's name works every time and when you fast and pray you can move the noisy /harmful ones that hurl things at you and they come while you are awake subtle but they exist .
---Carla3939 on 6/15/09|
Unfortunately while my friends were dabbling with the board i didn't believe them and asked a question(not saying what) but the answer materialized through the request I asked and the table went up and everyone ran out my friends house. I guess this could be why I have these experiences but through demon busters on-line I got some useful prayers that I utilised to my own needs and since then I have no more strange goings ons that I can't handle.
Overcoming them is much better to write about!
---Carla3939 on 6/15/09|
Okay my friends said they used to either say the lords prayer, the psalms, one said she just used to find herself saying Hallelujah????
another said she used to speak in tongues, others just said they tried to fight but none of them thought they were demons, because this happen when I didn't know myself what it was until I convinced myself I was going off my trolley and testified in church.
The church prayer group came to pray but they were right off the rails they said it was demons in a picture my sons had on their wall and took the picture down.
But the experiences got progressively worse and worse where now I could see them and here them but it's not obvious because you only ever felt them coming in or out of sleep.
---Carla3939 on 6/15/09|
I have had demonic visitations of various kinds before Christ became my lord and saviour. I dabbled with witchcraft in early adulthood and paid the price in the future. I have been held down against my will and I have also been physically molested and emotionally tormented. I fear I also was possessed on several occasions. The latter I can't be sure about. This is all very hard to talk about, but I have wondered if other Christians have had the same experiences.
---Dan on 6/15/09|
Also what did the demons do to you and your friends? How did you know they were demons?
---Ed on 6/15/09|
Demons come to oppress you during the late part of your sleep as you are about to wake, they sometimes appear to be someone you know until reality hits you and you realise no one is in the house with you, with fright you jump to get up but can't, eventually either a psalm, prayer or the name of Jesus springs to mind and the presence leaves.
Over the years these attacks got worse and I asked both my saved friends and unsaved if this ever happen to them mixed response from Christians and my unsaved friends said with different stories that they experienced not been able to wake as though someone was holding them down/been unable to speak.
I have helped them by telling them to repeat Jesus name all of them said Jesus name worked.
---Carla3939 on 6/15/09|
Carla, please give us the detail of the demons attacking your non-saved friends.
---Ed on 6/14/09|
Yes I have experienced this and so have many of my friends both saved and unsaved.
---Carla3939 on 6/13/09|
Was it a dream or real? Did you wake up from sleep when it happened? If it wasn't something you felt while you were asleep, maybe it was a demonic attack due to witchcraft. A witch might have sent it to you to curse you. Are there occult objects, dirty magazines, dirty/violent movies, books in your home? Is there sin in your life? Demons are drawn to those things-it gives them entry into your life. You need to repent of sin, ask God's forgiveness and pray & keep praying for the Holy Spirit.
---Betty on 6/12/09|
The brain is an amazing gift from God and that is why God instructs us to know him with our minds as well. I agree that in many cases our dreams are simply creative instant replays of the days events however we can have some control of the content and not be helpless sponges. We had a tornado in our town the other day, in my youth I would have had terrible dreams about it, however last night I had wonderful dreams about flying. In essence, if we try to find the positive and good in our daily situations our dreams often will fall in line as well. If you dwell on satan, either positively or negatively, guess what you will dream about that night?
---TIMOTHY on 6/12/09|
\\During this time, it was if a hand was pressing on my stomach (where your spirit and soul are),\\
Where did you get THAT idea?
---Cluny on 6/11/09|
This used to happen to me when I was a teen, whenever I would watch scarry movies (which are of the devil, and opens up doors to the demoninc). I would dream that I was being chased, and could not run to escape, I also could not wake up. During this time, it was if a hand was pressing on my stomach (where your spirit and soul are), and holding me down, so I could not move. These dreams were in black and white (demonic dreams). Since I stopped watching these kinds of things, I have not had any of these dreams since. This goes to prove that we must watch what we put into our eye gate, ear gate, and mouth gate - so we do not open doors to the demonic.
---Leslie on 6/11/09|
This phenomenon is called "sleep paralysis."
It is probably behind the tales of alien visitation and experimentation.
Very few people I know, including myself, are spiritual enough to be attacked and restrained by demons in their sleep.
---Cluny on 6/11/09|
yes several times hundreds
---michael on 6/11/09|