• Erica Hackett


Updated: Nov 7, 2017

It’s been a long day. The dishes are done. Everyone has bathed and it’s time for bed. Finally, it’s time to sleep. You fall asleep only to be awakened in your bed by something that just does not feel quite right. You open your eyes and you see your room, yet you cannot move. Suddenly you sense the presence of something dark, scary and evil out of the corner of your eye and before you know it, that energy has surrounded you and one touch paralyzes you. You try to cry out but you cannot scream. You begin to fight it, but the harder you fight the more you feel as though you are suffocating. It feels as though whatever this thing is, is trying to kill you in your sleep. Finally you wake up, you look at the clock and realized that you have only been asleep for a minute or two. You think to yourself, “What just happened?”

Well, you have just been the victim of a spiritual attack during your sleep. Yes, the enemy is very clever and persistent and never takes a rest even when we are resting. The enemy and his demons will attack you and try to scare you while you are asleep to develop a spirit of fear within you. We all know that God doesn’t give us a spirit of fear. (For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7) Fear comes from the enemy so that we focus so much on fear that we forget about faith.

Spiritual attacks can be frightening, but you must remember that us as Christians have the most powerful weapon ever; we have the Word. In Ephesians 6: 10-8, Paul tells us that we have to put on the whole armor of God. The whole armor of God was given to us to protect ourselves against every possible attack that the enemy can throw at us.  We were given this from God so that we can stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Before you go to sleep, be sure to pray over your home, your children, your spouse and get them into the habit of praying these prayers before they go to sleep. Pray for any and all demonic entities that may be in or around your house to leave in the name of Jesus Christ. Render all demonic entities deaf, dumb, blind and powerless in the name of Jesus. Ask God to place His mighty warrior angels in and around your home, pray a hedge of protection around your home and your dreams and as to God to place the flaming sword of the spirit around your home so that you may be protected from the enemy.

Once you get into the routine of praying these prayers and preparing for the enemy, he will flee. If there ever comes a time when you do have a dream where you cannot scream and you feel as though you are paralyzed, it is okay if you cannot cry out, “Jesus Christ!” Call on Him in your mind. Call on Jesus and He will come. He will never leave us or forsake us. Also, examine your life for any doors that you may have opened that have made you vulnerable to demonic attacks and be sure to pray to God on how to get those doors closed and He will let you know what changes you have to make in order to shut them. I pray that his has helped someone. Be blessed and although I may be a bit late, Happy New Year. May God bless you abundantly now and always. -E

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