Home | Be a Christian | Devotionals | Join Us! | Forums | Rules | F.A.Q.


Go Back   Christian Forums > Edification (orthodox Christians only) > Edification (orthodox Christians only) > Christian Advice
Register BlogsPrayersJobsArcade Calendar Mark Forums Read

Christian Advice A forum for requesting and giving Biblical advice.

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 22nd September 2010, 06:34 AM
Newbie

24 Gender: Male Faith: Christian Member For 4 Years
 
Join Date: 9th September 2010
Posts: 12
Blessings: 25,808
Reps: 10 (power: 0)
benny1989 is on a distinguished road
I need help. Satan keeps coming to me in the night.

Hi everybody, for the past couple of years, almost every week there is at least one time in the night where I am woken up in the middle of the night by something. Always between the hours of 3 and 4 also, which I have heard is the hour satan can be most powerful?

Well I have been woken up by knocks at my door, my alarm going off at 3am exact although it wasnt set, lately my laptop has been turning on, and last night the worst of all, I was woken because I felt a physical presence crawling up my bed over my legs, it woke me up and I instantly jumped up and turned the lights on and said that in Jesus' name you are not welcome here, and I prayed for help.

I am really worried that Satan is really trying to scare me, I have recently become a Christian in the last month and I have had some strong interactions with God and Jesus and my Aunty believes that he is working strongly with me. Despite this, I have led a sinful life until the last year, so I think maybe Satan is trying his best to get me back? I am really scared, and I dont know how to fight him.
Reply With Quote
Become a CF Site Supporter Today and Make These Ads Go Away!

  #2  
Unread 22nd September 2010, 06:43 AM
Michael Collum's Avatar
All Humans Are God Breathed

35 Married Faith: Christian-Seeker Member For 4 Years
View Profile Pic
 
Join Date: 20th December 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 15,206
Blessings: 51,408,584
Blog Entries: 105
Reps: 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (power: 9,223,372,036,854,796)
Michael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond repute
Michael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond reputeMichael Collum has a reputation beyond repute
It just might be the sin in your body fighting back . Paul spoke of this . the word "soul link" comes to mind also . it doesn't have to be a demon .

the advice i find helpful is to continue to focus on Jesus

and keep thanking Jesus for everything .

if it is a demon . it drives them made

if it is sin . it drives it away .

and if it is another person playing games . Jesus is stronger . so just keep focused on Him .

in whatever case . this phenomena is amplified by paying attention to it and giving it homage of fear .

so don't give it .

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." (1st John 4:18)

I pray in Jesus name that God's perfect love casts out all fear in your heart .

and hope you are well . and grow in Him knowing that He loves you .

-Michael
__________________
Taking yourself too seriously is actually a form of idolatry.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



God is love . God is holy . God just is .


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 22nd September 2010, 09:05 AM
Newbie for Life

Gender: Female Faith: Catholic Party: US-Democrat Country: United States Member For 4 Years
 
Join Date: 22nd May 2010
Location: East Coast, USA
Posts: 3,256
Blessings: 9,796,527
My Mood Talkative
Reps: 210,266,271,994,928,000 (power: 210,266,271,994,936)
Life2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond repute
Life2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond reputeLife2Christ has a reputation beyond repute
Just curious, have you at one time or another been involved in occult activity or gone to a psychic or medium in anyway? I'm firm believer that demons will cross over onto your territory this way. I've seen it too many times. If not, then just call on Jesus. These spirits can't hurt you because they are scared of the wrath of God. You are a child of God now.
__________________
"Contraception: to make love without a chid. Artificial Insemination: to make a child without making love. Abortion: to unmake the child. Pornography: to unmake love.
All of these, to varying degrees, are incompatible with natural law." ---- Dr. Jerome Lejeune, geneticist who discovered the cause of Down Syndrome.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 22nd September 2010, 09:08 AM
Niffer's Avatar
Hook, Line and Sinker

27 Gender: Female Married Faith: Christian Party: CA-Conservatives Country: Canada Member For 5 Years Armor Bearer
View Profile Pic
 
Join Date: 1st August 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 3,087
Blessings: 12,278,723
My Mood Lurking
Reps: 559,442,967,074,383,744 (power: 559,442,967,074,393)
Niffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond repute
Niffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond repute
Satan isn't like the boogyman. He's no stronger at 3am than he is at 3pm.
However, if you believe he's stronger/more dangerous at 3am, what kind of evil incarnate would he be, if he didn't take advantage of your already made fear?

Remember not to give Satan too much power.
Meaning, he is less than God, any Christian has the strength to cast him out, and throw him away from us.
Do not let yourself be crippled by fear for an enemy you know you can already defeat.

I would seriously reccommend reading "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis - It's a good look at how Satan and demons can trip you or I up, and cause us to stumble.

Satan has fallen Ben, don't let him sit in the throne of your fears.

Peace,
- Niff
__________________
"Strong complementarian women combine things the world cannot explain: a sweet, tender, kind, loving, submissive, feminine beauty, with massive steel in their backs, and theology in their brains." ~ John Piper


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Eco-friendly, baby-wearing, yoga-doing, line-drying, one-car owning,
extended breast-feeding, cloth-diapering, trail-running, herbalist-aspiring, small-town hippie, and ESFJ
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 22nd September 2010, 10:26 AM
Member

51 Gender: Male Faith: Christian Country: New Zealand Member For 5 Years
 
Join Date: 8th October 2005
Posts: 1,840
Blessings: 1,109,938
Reps: 42,705,902,881,204,744 (power: 42,705,902,881,215)
Quasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond repute
Quasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond reputeQuasicentennial has a reputation beyond repute
Revelations 22 (New International Version)
17The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
I pray for you:: Let the holy spirit of Jesus flow through your body like a roaring ferocious river to wipe away the demon power of fear and loneliness .:*:. Your blood will move around your body like a flowing river to bring warmth and peace to replace pain and coldness .:*:. You will feel more joy and healthfulness from the water of life everflowing through you non-stop as you sleep quietly in the night .:*:. Let God's sunshine-like healing Light make the evil darkness disappear from your mind, turning nightmares into dreams of perfume-smelling flowerful forests with butterflies dancing in the still, purifying fresh air .:*:.

__________________
I learn to accept Jesus Christ and our God the Father by default.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 22nd September 2010, 10:58 AM
Peripatetic's Avatar
Restless mind, peaceful soul.

43 Gender: Male Married Faith: Christian Country: United States Member For 4 Years
 
Join Date: 28th February 2010
Posts: 3,175
Blessings: 15,531,627
Reps: 500,719,456,134,155,136 (power: 500,719,456,134,163)
Peripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond repute
Peripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond reputePeripatetic has a reputation beyond repute
Do you watch a lot of horror movies or read occult material? These influences can change the way your mind perceives the world - especially at night. I'm not saying that dark forces aren't at work here, but if you are into those forms of entertainment, that might be good place to start.
__________________
"A positive religious faith does not offer an illusion that we shall be exempt from pain and suffering... Rather it instills us with the inner equilibrium needed to face strains, burdens, and fears that inevitably come." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Almost every heresy that has afflicted the church through the years has arisen from believing about God things that are not true, or from overemphasizing certain true things so as to obscure other things equally true." -A.W. Tozer
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 22nd September 2010, 11:57 AM
HE loves me too.

48 Gender: Male Married Faith: Christian Country: Canada Member For 4 Years
 
Join Date: 2nd March 2010
Location: Canada but really in JESUS! (in HIS Covenant)
Posts: 2,127
Blessings: 78,034,450
My Mood Blessed
Reps: 102,149,185,577,202,848 (power: 102,149,185,577,209)
ezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond repute
ezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond reputeezeric has a reputation beyond repute
The devil has no power over you.

Use the authority (like you have done) in JESUS name
and command them to leave - they will leave.

Sometimes you have to insist, but they can't win
its impossible. (unless we let them).

They can of course lie and try to attack at any time.
But they often do their work, when you are tired, lonely
or feeling under the weather.

Remember JESUS was tempted when HE was alone and
tired and hungry.

So, like a wolf attacking the sheep, they go after them
at their weekest time/place.

But your defense is JESUS HIMSELF and using the authority
HE has won at the cross by the shedding of HIS blood!

Praise the LORD - the battle belongs to the LORD!
1 Samuel 17:47

You will come through this (with the LORD JESUS doing it)
and over time, laugh at it and praise the LORD and tell others
what HE has done!


-eric
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 22nd September 2010, 12:33 PM
Smiler33's Avatar
Smiling .... and meaning it this time!

47 Gender: Female Married Faith: Christian Country: United Kingdom Member For 4 Years
View Profile Pic
 
Join Date: 20th September 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 273
Blessings: 500,144,743
My Mood Cloud_9
Reps: 103,434,917,232,457,008 (power: 103,434,917,232,462)
Smiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond repute
Smiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond reputeSmiler33 has a reputation beyond repute
I'm very new here and not as eloquent as previous posters so I'll apologise now!

I was told that when we become Christians we become 'fresh meat' to the Devil and he will do anything and everything to get to us. I know sometimes that he's trying to play with my mind, always when I'm feeling down (I suffer from depression), am tired or otherwise not quite 100%.

What I try to do is read the bible; especially the bit about putting on God's armour and fighting him away. God is so much stronger than the evil one; he knows that and he can't compete. I tell him I am God's child so he can just leave me; sometimes I'll do this in a loud voice. I always feel better after; like I've won the battle. He really has NO POWER over us, unlike our Lord.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 22nd September 2010, 01:52 PM
SportsJunkie25's Avatar
...

Gender: Female Faith: Non-Denominational Member For 5 Years
View Profile Pic
 
Join Date: 20th March 2009
Location: The beach
Posts: 632
Blessings: 1,201,653
My Mood Thinking
Reps: 27,545,718,540,888,328 (power: 27,545,718,540,894)
SportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond repute
SportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond reputeSportsJunkie25 has a reputation beyond repute
I don't think it's Satan, maybe you are just sensitive to ghosts. Ever seen the show "Paranormal Activity"? I've seen it before and it kind of creeps me out, so I barely watch it, but the same thing you complain about is the same thing the people on there complain about. Some people call it a "gift" but I don't think it's a gift if you're a Christian and not into that kind of stuff.

I've heard that some people are just born w/ those abilities; those who have "crossed over" seem to seek out certain people. Eh...I dunno...but I'd look into it. And, those are the hours the people on the show try to recreate the situation people with those abilities complain about it. They call it "active hours" or something like that. I can barely remember...

And, I agree with the previous poster, if you've been involved in an occult, gone to psychics or mediums or have played games where you try to get in touch w/ this spirit world, this will increase activity...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Unread 22nd September 2010, 04:17 PM
Niffer's Avatar
Hook, Line and Sinker

27 Gender: Female Married Faith: Christian Party: CA-Conservatives Country: Canada Member For 5 Years Armor Bearer
View Profile Pic
 
Join Date: 1st August 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 3,087
Blessings: 12,278,723
My Mood Lurking
Reps: 559,442,967,074,383,744 (power: 559,442,967,074,393)
Niffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond repute
Niffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond reputeNiffer has a reputation beyond repute
I personally don't believe in ghosts - I think strange things and paranormal things can happen, but those are due to demons using our 'belief' in ghosts that has been fed to us through the media for years.

Think like a demon - lets say you know Jane watches horror movies all the time and totally believes in ghosts, poltergeists or other creepies - and if you really wanted to freak her out, ,wouldn't you use that fear against her as posing as a ghost? Something she already believes in and doesn't think to cast out?

Only you can give power to occult things. It's your fear and your belief in them that make them usable tools for Satan to work with.

A Ouija board is cardboard. The pointer is a little piece of plastic, and both people who are insisting that they're "not moving it" are both lying.
Nothing in the Ouija board has power - UNLESS you decide it does.
If you decide that Ouija board is PURE EVIL and a remote right to Satan himself, he'd be pretty foolish not to use it.

However the same could be used for any object, your necklace, your computer game, your camera.....If you give something power, Satan can and will use it to frighten you or cause you to stumble.

Don't give him that power...it's cardboard and plastic.

Peace,
- Niff
__________________
"Strong complementarian women combine things the world cannot explain: a sweet, tender, kind, loving, submissive, feminine beauty, with massive steel in their backs, and theology in their brains." ~ John Piper


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Eco-friendly, baby-wearing, yoga-doing, line-drying, one-car owning,
extended breast-feeding, cloth-diapering, trail-running, herbalist-aspiring, small-town hippie, and ESFJ
Reply With Quote
Reply


Return to Christian Advice

Thread Tools
Display Modes


 
Become a CF Site Supporter Today and Make These Ads Go Away!


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:33 AM.