When I say, my bed shall comfort me, my couch shall
ease my complaint, then You scare me with dreams and
terrify me through visions.
Job had been given over to satan for a season and he
experienced demonic dreams and visions. The
characteristics of dreams from the enemy are full of
twisted accusations and darts that wound. Sometimes a
dream will have knives, darts, sharp cutting instruments
that inflict and cause pain. They may be threatening
and tormenting. They may contain lusts of the flesh,
eyes and world. They may contain violence, anger,
wrath... arrogance, argument, debate and any number of
the carnal works of the flesh.
I can always tell an enemy dream because it is almost
always a personal accusation to that particular day.
The problem with enemy dreams is that there is always a
measure of truth in them. So, after I take heed to the
partial truth, I must then overcome guilt and
condemnation and remember that I am covered by the blood
of Jesus. I must also remember it is His righteousness
that keeps me, not my own. The Lord does not want us
buried in guilt that puts another layer between
ourselves and His love.
DEMONIC INTENTS OF A DREAM
To thwart or kill faith
To impose guilt and condemnation about past
To manipulate oneís will or decision
To coerce oneís will to change
To bring a veil or barrier to onesí relationship
with the Lord.
To condemn and accuse.
Enemy visions and dreams can have a numbing,
immobilizing or even paralyzing influence over manís
will. This can happen with an inability to speak or
move the body, or have a lack of freedom in exercising
the will. Another characteristic of an enemy dream is
the inability to wake up. Because the sleep is so deep,
when the person does wake up in the middle of it, there
is such a lethargic state that it is very difficult to
stay awake. Frequently, there is the tendency to fall
right back to sleep into the same enemy onslaught.
One can learn to truly fight oneself awake, then stay
awake to do adequate warfare to gain the peace of the
Lord before going back to sleep. The dream can also be
resisted and stopped by thinking ďIn Jesusí NameĒ during
the dream. If you unable to do this, pray that the Lord
will help you to stand in your dreams and the Holy
Spirit will remind you to do this while you are
sleeping. If you suffer this, always remember that
thinking or speaking the Name of Jesus will break the
enemy restraint. His Name is a very powerful weapon.
WHAT OPENS THE DOOR TO DEMONIC DREAMS?
Enemy conflict is a current sent against us for two
reasons. Both are because THE LORD ALLOWS IT. The
first is that we are called to be overcomers and put
darkness under our feet. The second is that our
lifestyles open demonic doors. If we heed the
chastening that comes through demonic dreams, we can
repent and change and thus overcome evil with good.
In the Bible, the Lord continually mentions that we
shall find the Lord when we search for Him with all our
heart. He is to be our first love. The Lord is a
rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. Seeking Him
is not a mellow, ďWhat will be, will be,Ē attitude. It
is a pursuit, and it goes upstream against the current.
Christians are not immune to enemy experiences. Satan
puts many things in our path to try to get us off
course, discouraged and tired, waylaid and delayedÖall
the while hoping we will give up. The Lord allows this
to help us to grow, overcome darkness, and find HIM. We
cannot find Him without resistance. The two go hand in
We have entered a last days war between good and evil.
The witches gather at midnight and send curses, etc upon
the Christians from 12 AM - 3 AM. Much of a Christianís
warfare at night is due to this united onslaught. Start
taking authority over your sleep and bind the forces of
witchcraft sent against you and your loved ones in Jesus
Rev 21:6-8 NKJV
He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will
be his God and he shall be My son.
Rom 12:21 NKJV
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with
Proverbs 3:24 NKJV
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will
lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
Jeremiah 31:26 NKJV
After this I awoke and looked around, and my sleep was
sweet to me.
Living ungodly lives warned about in scripture opens
demonic doors. God allows demonic dreams to chastise us
so that we will repent. When we disobey the training of
our conscience, we give the enemy cause to speak
reproach, the hedge of protection is lifted and we get
ďdumped on.Ē The more mature we become in the Lord, the
more sensitive our conscience becomes to very slight
details in a day. An example would be attitudes that
grieve the Holy Spirit, like being critical of others in
Demonic doors open to demonic dreams when:
1. We have a defiled conscience.
Acts 24:16 NKJV
This being so, I myself always strive to have a
conscience without offense toward God and men.
2. When our behavior gives opportunity for the enemy to
speak against us.
1 Tim 5:14-15 NKJV
...give no opportunity to the adversary to speak
reproachfully. For some have already turned aside after
3. When we make choices and doubt or wonder if God
approves, it is sin.
Rom 14:23 NKJV
...for whatever is not from faith is sin.
4. Intentional sin lifts the hedge.
5. When we choose entertainment that is impure, violent
Isa 33:15-16 NKJV
Who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, and
shuts his eyes from seeing evil: He will dwell on high;
his place of defense will be the fortress of rocks;
bread will be given him, his water will be sure.
6. When we do not guard our eye gates.
Matt 6:22-23 NKJV
The lamp of the body is the eye . If therefore your
eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But
if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of
darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is
darkness, how great is that darkness!
7. When we choose the desires of our sinful nature.
Gal 5:19-21 NLT
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature,
your lives will produce these evil results: sexual
immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful
pleasure, 20 idolatry, participation in demonic
activities, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts
of anger, selfish ambition, divisions, the feeling that
everyone is wrong except those in your own little group,
21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other kinds of
sin. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that
anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the
Kingdom of God.
8. When we focus on bad news.
Prov 11:27 NLT
If you search for good, you will find favor; but if
you search for evil, it will find you!
9. When we do not forgive.
Matt 18:34-35 KJV
And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the
tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto
him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto
you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his
brother their trespasses.
WRATH VS JUDGMENT DREAMS
The most common deception within the church is called
warning dreams. They swallow the lie that because the
dream has some kind of an alarming disaster in it, that
they have heard from God and need to send out a
warning. Most of these kind of dreams are not Holy
Spirit inspired dreams. They may be supernatural dreams
but are most likely inspired from second heaven
Most demonic warning dreams are full of wrath. Wrath
dreams show the demonic intent to totally destroy.
Wrath in the Hebrew means a violent passion to punish.
Scripture says Christians are not appointed to wrath.
Godís warning dreams are not sent to promise wrath, but
sent to keep people from it.
1 Thess 5:8-10 NKJV
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain
salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
God does send forth His judgments. Judgments are the
spankings and chastisements of God and they are given
with warnings for repentance and change. Judgment in
the earth is to teach the inhabitants of the world about
Isa 26:9 NKJV
With my soul I have desired You in the night, yes, by
my spirit within me I will seek You early; for when
Your judgments are in the earth. The inhabitants of the
world will learn righteousness.
Heb 12:8-11 NKJV
Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected
us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more
readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and
live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as
seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may
be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no chastening seems
to be joyful for the present, but painful;
nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of
righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Judgment comes after God carefully weighs in the balance
scales, the pros and cons, just like the discernment
process of separating every motive and matter of the
heart. The discernment process is the act of weighing
and separating each part. Once the piles are separated,
if a decision is rendered of guilty, judgment comes
unless there are intercessors to stand in the gap.
1 Peter 4:17-18 NKJV
For the time has come for judgment to begin at the
house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will
be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Jer 9:24 NKJV
But let him who glories glory in this, that he
understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising
lovingkindness, judgment , and righteousness in the
earth. For in these I delight," says the LORD.
Godís heart is always to look for an intercessor,
because mercy triumphs over judgment.
James 2:13 NKJV
For judgment is without mercy to the one who has
shown no mercy . Mercy triumphs over judgment .
Ezek 22:30-31 NKJV
So I sought for a man among them who would make a
wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the
land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.
31 Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I
have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have
recompensed their deeds on their own heads," says the
Isa 50:2 NKJV
Why, when I came, was there no man? Why, when I
called, was there none to answer? Is My hand shortened
at all that it cannot redeem?
Or have I no power to deliver?
Isa 59:16 NKJV
He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there
was no intercessor; therefore His own arm brought
salvation for Him; and His own righteousness, it
Jer 5:1 NKJV
"Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem; See
now and know;
And seek in her open places if you can find a man, if
there is anyone who executes judgment, who seeks the
truth, and I will pardon her.
Ps 106:23 NKJV
Therefore He said that He would destroy them, had not
Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach, to
turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them.
FAITH IN THE DEMONIC DREAM
There are many Christians that are feeding on unclean
meat from the enemy and thinking it is Godís voice. They
are perceptive enough to recognize inspiration and
revelation through dreams, visions, etc but not
understanding the source is from the wrong camp. These
sources of ďrevelationĒ are being interpreted as
prophesy, warnings, corrections and judgments.
With lack of discernment and ability to separate strong
meat, when we receive these things as Godís will, we are
releasing them to come to pass. Faith is what activates
the spirit realm. If the devil shows what he intends,
and people believe it, it only empowers it to happen.
That is how the occult gets so strong along with the
Fear Releases Negative Faith In The Devil
One of the reasons demonic dreams have so much power in
Christian lives is because they believe in it through
fear. They rehearse it in their mind through worry,
they report it to others, and they are fearful about it
coming in the future. Fear is actually faith in the
devil and that is negative faith. Fear dispatches
demonized forces to set up the negative circumstances of
How to Respond
to Demonic Revelation
When we see the real source, we can learn to prophesy in
the opposite spirit and release Godís battle plan
against what has been exposed. How? Without actually
telling the demonic revelation, we can prophesy and
decree the exact opposite of what was shown. Like for
instance, saying that God is going to raise a standard
against it. God is not calling us to prophesy and
believe the demonic intent, but to release to His people
a future and a hope. We can also prophesy a call to
repentance that corresponds to what was seen in the
demonic revelation, without telling the revelation.
A Christianís place is to STAND against such, that it
wont happen... not prophesy it to happen or believe that
it will. Find your focus on Godís goodness, abundant
life and standing against the destroyer with your
weapons of warfare.
The massive collection of scripture about Godís goodness
is very profound. He is good, does good, promises
good. He has created us as His children to do good,
think good, expect good, speak good. One of the most
powerful weapons we are given is to overcome evil with
good. We can do this by praying against bad news and
declaring Godís goodness and promises over bad news.
Rom 12:21 NKJV
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
1 Thess 5:21
Test all things; hold fast what is good .
1 Peter 3:10-11
"He who would love life And see good days,
Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from
speaking deceit. 11 Let him turn away from evil and do
him seek peace and pursue it.
3 John 11
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good .
WORD TO PONDER: WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? 7/23/07
When I labored and created the earth, I looked over
everything that I made and saw that it was very GOOD. I
also gave gifts of creativity so that mankind could
understand that what is created comes out of the heart
of the person creating it. The creation is a message
that in someway represents the person behind it. What I
created was good, because I AM GOOD.
Live in such a way that men will see your GOOD works and
glorify Me, for a good man will bring forth good things
from the good treasure stored in his heart. When I
walked the earth, I went about doing GOOD and healing
all who were oppressed by the devil. I give GOOD gifts
to My children and I do not change; I AM GOOD. Every
GOOD and perfect gift comes from Me. I AM and always
will be, the GOOD Shepherd.
Remove your focus off the devil. Overcome evil with
good. Abhor evil and cling to good. Never repay evil
with evil. But instead pursue good. If you want to see
good days, refrain from speaking evil. Turn away from
evil and do good. Beloved, all in the world is very
simple. You have only 2 choices: good or evil, coming
from the kingdoms of light or darkness. You need to make
your choice and stick to it until the end, knowing Who I
AM and Who keeps you. Separate and discern what you are
listening to. You need to separate the mixture and
choose the good part. A good report makes My body
healthy for I know the good plans I have for you, to
give you a future and a hope.
Jer 29:10-12 NLT
For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD.
"They are plans for GOOD and not for disaster, to give
you a future and a hope.
Ex 33:12,13,18,19, 34:5-7 NKJV
Then Moses said to the LORD, "See, You say to me,
'Bring up this people.' But You have not let me know
will send with me. Yet You have said, 'I know you by
name, and you have also found grace in My sight.' 13 Now
therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight,
show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may
find grace in Your sight... 18 And he said, "Please,
show me Your glory." 19 Then He said, "I will make all
My GOODness pass before you, and I will proclaim the
name of the LORD before you. ... 34:5 Now the LORD
descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and
proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6 And the LORD passed
before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God,
merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in
GOODness and truth, 7 keeping mercy for thousands,
forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no
means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the
fathers upon the children and the children's children to
the third and the fourth generation."
WHAT IS AN AUTHENTIC WARNING DREAM FROM GOD?
Job 33:13-18 NKJV
Why do you contend with Him? For He does not give an
accounting of any of His words. For God may speak in one
way, or in another, yet man does not perceive it. In a
dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls
upon men, while slumbering on their beds, then He opens
the ears of men, and seals their instruction. In order
to turn man from his deed, and conceal pride from man,
He keeps back his soul from the Pit, and his life from
perishing by the sword.
Authentic God given warning dreams will have some aspect
of heaven covering and protecting the person in the
dream, so they feel secure and safe. They may hear the
voice of the Lord telling them not to fear, they may
have an angel standing with them. Jesus may be pointing
and telling them to look. There may be a message of
redemption for those who repent, or how to stay safe.
They will be validated and backed by other confirmations
of 2 or 3 witnesses.
The most important thing to remember about an authentic
warning dream is that God always provides a way out. In
some way, there is a redemptive quality, even in the
worst news, because that is Who God is.
Neh 9:18-19 NKJV
Even when they made a molded calf for themselves, and
said, 'This is your god that brought you up out of
Egypt,' and worked great provocations, yet in Your
manifold mercies You did not forsake them in the
wilderness. The pillar of the cloud did not depart from
them by day,
To lead them on the road; Nor the pillar of fire by
night, to show them light,
And the way they should go.
Jer 15:1-2 NKJV
Then the LORD said to me, "Even if Moses and Samuel
stood before Me, My mind would not be favorable toward
this people. Cast them out of My sight, and let
them go forth.
Num 14:20-23 NLT
Then the LORD said, "I will pardon them as you
have requested. 21 But as surely as I live, and as
surely as the earth is filled with the LORD's glory, 22
not one of these people will ever enter that land. They
have seen my glorious presence and the miraculous signs
I performed both in Egypt and in the wilderness, but
again and again they tested me by refusing to listen. 23
They will never even see the land I swore to give their
ancestors. None of those who have treated me with
contempt will enter it.
EXAMPLE OF A WARNING DREAM
WAYNE WARNER DREAM - GO WEEP FOR DAVID
My husband, Wayne, was given the following prophetic
dream about David in the Old Testament. While pondering
the dream, I realized that God was not speaking about
the lost who will come in during the great harvest ó He
is speaking to David ó the king, the leader, the
prophet, the intercessor, the worship leader, the
anointed one, the warrior! God is weeping over His
chosen ones who are entangled in carnal entertainment.
WAYNE'S DREAM: I was in a palace that looked like
a palace in Napoleonís day. There was a great sadness
throughout the whole palace. I am standing before some
kind of a booth and there was an angel who was working a
video game controller really fast. Many other angels
were standing around him and they all had on long white
robes. When the angel was done, he handed it to the
angel who was in control of that station. That angel
said, "You have 200. David at his very best only got
15." They were speaking of David of the Old Testament.
The angel started to hand me the controller and he said,
"No, I just canít do that, it belongs to David." He had
been Davidís teacher and he walked off crying for David.
Another angel came by and said, "Jesse is coming home."
At that moment I knew in my spirit that David had been
wounded in battle by a sword. I walked out on the
portico and I could see a big long fountain in the
courtyard. The whole palace belonged to David and it
was filled with many angels, all dressed in long white
robes. All these angels were dedicated to Davidís
service. I could see that God had done all this for
David while he was a young man, and now he had left the
palace and gone out into the world. The angels had been
waiting for David a long time, and had nothing to do but
wander around the palace. They were all extremely
grieved and at the point of tears.
As I looked down the long courtyard, I saw a jeep
driving into the palace grounds. Two children angels
were with the jeep. One was driving and the other was
laying on top of the hood. David was in the passenger
side. As I watched David coming down the driveway to
the palace, I knew David had been living with the Romans
and partaking of the debauchery of their world.
The jeep stopped where all the angels were standing.
David got out and climbed on top of the short wall
surrounding the fountain. Dressed in a foolís outfit
like the court jester, he began to talk about all the
wine and the women and the song and joys of living in
the debauchery. I could see a wistfulness in his
demeanor and eyes ó that he still wanted to live that
life. When he finished talking about his longings of
the world, he said, "A sword has brought me home."
I looked at his body and he wasnít wounded in a physical
sense. David, with great submission and even
compassion, said, "The sword of the Spirit." At that
moment, all the angels in the courtyard raised their
hands in unison to the Lord in heaven and began
worshipping God. I did the same thing and could not see
anything because I was sobbing so much.
[end of dream]
"If My people who are called by My name will humble
themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from
their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and
will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2
Chronicles 7:14 NKJ)
Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner. To
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