Can Demons Speak Through My Dreams?

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Question from Obed about Dreams

I am trying to understand how dreams can be a medium of communication by spiritual beings. I am of the belief that only God knows our thoughts. Satan is incapable of this. However, I do not fully understand the biology or the physics of dreams. I do not believe in communication with the dead for the bible teaches that the dead know nothing. So that leaves us with heavenly beings or demonic beings.

An angel appeared to Mary to inform her that she was with child in a dream.  If heavenly angels can communicate with us in a dream, I assume that demonic angels can do likewise. My question then is how they get in our heads seeing that only God knows our thoughts. During our unconscious state, how do spirits feed information into our heads by way of our visual, audio, smell, and touch and even taste senses? If demons are capable of interacting with us via our dreams, what defense do we have against this spiritual rape?

I am highly disturbed over this idea and I wish you can grant me an intelligent and biblical resolution to this. I anxiously await your response.

Response from Mark Virkler

The Bible says God speaks through the dream, and we have about 50 dreams in the Bible proving this. My experience also confirms this. I have only had one dream that the Lord told me not to consider for He said it was of the devil. And I have interpreted my dreams for 30 years. So 99.999% of my dreams have come from God.

I did have one re-occurring dream that I had a stroke and I would awaken and my head and arms actually felt paralyzed and I had to shake the sensation off. I dreamed this about 3-5 times a week for 10-15 years.

I finally discovered that this came from a demon which had entered me when my grandfather died unexpectedly and I was traumatized by his sudden death. A demon of “fear of stroke” took that opportunity to enter and instill an ongoing fear within me for many years.  So I would characterize this dream as a valid dream, showing the condition of my heart, which was that it was damaged and in need of prayer ministry in order for it to be healed. I am grateful to report that I did get that demon of “fear of stroke” cast out about 30 years ago and the dream has never returned.

So dreams come from our hearts and if our hearts are wounded or under demonic distress, then the dream shows that. Once the heart is healed, the dream shows that. The dream mirrors the condition and messages from your heart and from God to your heart.

We have lots more training material on dreams here: http://www.cwgministries.org/store/dream-your-way-wisdom-complete-discounted-package. I trust it will be helpful to you!

 

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curious and confused

I am 18 and i was spending the night at a friends house and i noticed a strange energy coming from her closet. This energy was different from the energies of any human or animal for that matter. So, I asked if she knew that she had a spirit in her closet. She said she did. However, it was later that night that she told me that one year before her house was burnt down and a new one had been built in the pastier and her closet had ended where it is now. She had tried to summon a spirit but, she didn't know she had until they built the house. When it was time for bed she warned me that i may have some bruises on my legs in the morning. I told her i was use to that. It happens all the time at my house. However, when i did go to sleep the demon appeared in front of me. It was a boy... Maybe a year older than me. But, he was lonely and i was at my friends house but it was just me and him. In the dream i was seduced and then it was like time fast forward and i was with child. Then the alarm went off and my friend had to go to public school and i had to go home. I go to school on the computer. But then i noticed two bruises on my left thigh.... one in the shape of a demons head. the other... the shape of a baby. i was wondering if anyone could explain this??? my email is (all lower case) [email protected]... Thank You!

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Encountering Demons in Dreams

Yes, it is possible to encounter demons in dreams. It looks like what occurred is what is described here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incubus So you want to have your friend repent of her sin of inviting the spirit to come and then renounce it and cast it away and pray for the Holy Spirit to fill the area. Living in righteousness is what keeps demons away, so you and her should both repent of all sins, and receive cleansing by Christ's blood. Then walk in holiness so you don't attract demons to yourselves.
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I few thoughts based on my experiences

Hi Mark, I thought I'd add my understanding purely based on thoughts. I'm an LDS christian and have been dealing have been experiencing demonic activity for some time. As far as I can tell, demons CAN influence our dreams, though I agree they cannot read out thoughts. This is a common belief among other mormons. Like you, I always wondered how it was that a demon could so easily influence my dreams when they come nearby. After some research and a lot of pondering on the issue, the answer became clear that it was all spiritual communication. When an angel or demon influence out dreams, it's not because they are controlling our cognitive functions in any way, but we are receiving some kind of communication. The spirit of God doesn't communicate to us through words, but in a much purer and fuller way; though our thoughts and emotions. Unfortunately demons do the same thing.

Now, I've done a lot of research on dreams as well. Dreams are a combination of symbols that our mind chooses as it recalls what we experienced that day. So if you had an embarrassing experience, you're dream may contain people or objects that represent that emotion of humiliation or awkwardness. Typically dreams are transferring your short term memory into your long term memory and then trying to make sense of the random data being processed by turning it into a linear event as if you were awake. HOWEVER, what I have found is that all changes when a spirit is nearby. God has given all humans a certain portion of a gift of discernment so that we can communicate spiritually, or at least receive communication. When we experience a dream that is influenced by God or a demon, it is because we are picking up on a nearby communication. So whatever feeling or communication is being given off, our mind is already interpreting into symbols and visions. Often when a good communication is given, there are symbols of peace, like light, church, or people I love around me. When evil communication is being received my dreams suddenly become chaotic; lights go dim, and then dark, people and animals become ugly and vicious, or dark creatures appear. This is because my mind is feeling a feeling and then interpreting what I am feeling, just like I would with a memory, but in real time.

That is the best explanation I can give, but one that I believe is right. Demons cannot read our thoughts, but they can speak to us through our thoughts and feelings. If they do this during our sleep, we will dream according to what they are communicating to us, just like when someone tells you a story and you picture it in your mind, but with much greater accuracy because your not just hearing words, your feeling feeling as well. Spiritual communication is a great gift, but also a two-edged sword. Therefore I don't believe there is always a defense against it. We are in a war and sometimes the other side will come in contact with us. Obviously keeping ourselves clean and pure before God helps because it lessens our fear and gives them less power over us, but I personally don't believe we will ever really be able to shut out their communication with us, or else we'd also be shutting out their ability to tempt us, which is impossible. Even Christ was tempted, but he was not afraid. Temptation is possible because of spiritual communication, but so is a witness of Christ. :)

 

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