Cloak of Darkness


Dream on Saturday, December 16, 2006

Between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

I went to sleep that night, nothing unusual transpired prior to me going to bed. I also had a very normal day shopping and running my errands for Christmas. Throughout the day I had been praying and singing worship songs. That night as I was sleeping lost in a dream, I was awakened by the Holy Spirit, I sensed danger in my room. I was aware of someone watching me, a cold dark presence. As my body slept, my spirit man looked ahead to see what appeared to be a dark shadow. As I looked closer, trying to adjust my eyes in the spiritual realm (physically my eyes are closed) I saw that it was a figure in a black hooded cloak,

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the face was blackened out and it was now standing at the foot of my bed. My eyes stared into this evil faceless being. I sensed that it knew that I saw it and it was looking right at me. Then without warning it came towards me, swooping towards me so quickly. As it flew closer I noticed how large it was. But just as quickly as it came towards me, the Holy Spirit within me, started warring against it, using my mouth. I started speaking in tongues, but this time the tongues were faster than I had spoken before, and it was a different tongue than what I am used to speaking when I pray. I almost didn’t recognize the tongues coming out of me. As I opened my mouth to allow the Holy Spirit to do battle for me this being rushed right past me and over me, showering me with a gust of it’s essence as it flew by me. Yet, as it did so the feelings and nature that this being possessed were beyond explainable, feelings that no words can adequately explain the horror and terror. It’s intent I believe without the power of God to protect me, was to take me away with it. But, God is faithful, the Holy Spirit my armor of protection, who watches me, even when I sleep. I praise God for his faithfulness!

I will try to explain what I felt as this demon brushed passed me. The words I can describe are: anguish, sorrow, torment, hate, evil, dark, bottomless, grotesque, sickening, vile, never ending, sinking, loneliness, hopelessness, without God. That feeling was just but a passing, almost a brush of the cloak, and a gust of wind passing by me and OVER ME, with those intense feelings it had, it was so sick and nauseating I felt that I wanted to throw up. cast-into-the-pit3My thoughts wondered for a second where is my Lord,because for a split second I felt so alone, so alone, as if I was falling in this pit, but just as quickly as that feeling came to me, it passed by and all the time as I am thinking this, the Holy Spirit is warring, warring so quickly so mightily, praise God! I would not have been able to stand a full onslaught of this evil demon alone, and I praise God that He did not allow it and protected me, for He never left me.

I was impacted greatly by the event that transpired.  Upon waking I did not have any sense of fear over me as I have had previously during demonic attacks. I will point out as well that there were no type of ‘frozen’ feelings. This was very different. After it was over, which only lasted but a few minutes, perhaps seconds, but it seemed much longer.

Sealed by Christ

And they were told that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. – Revelation 9:4

I prayed and thanked my Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit for their protection. Throughout the day I was keenly aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit within me, and for some reason after this incident, I have a better understanding of the Holy Spirit, to understand that He is really a person, Holy, mighty. It really became clear to me, that He knows me, my thoughts, who I am. Yes, I know, we Christians read this in the bible and I truly believe it and have ever since I became a Christian. But it became almost crystal clear to me, very real to me, from my experience, having witnessed the battle within me, outside of me, and around me. I am His, He resides in me, is a part of me,lionkeyswithchristpowerfulimage

when I am asleep and when I am awake. But the interesting part is that I am more aware of Him when I am sleeping. I thought about why this is so, it is because when we are asleep, in that dream stage one’s mind is quiet, more quiet than it would be during the day, when we get so busy with life, with distractions, living our life, that we don’t take the time to listen to God, to the Spirit within us, but he is always there (He resides within the believer). I know that it is God’s desire to speak to us, not just when we are asleep, but when we are awake, and this can and does happen, and will increase in the days we live in (the believer’s livelihood will depend on it), however, not to go on a diversion, back to the story.

Spiritual Warfare

During the battle I felt my soul, the very nucleus of my being letting the Spirit of God take control, to do the battle, for me and within me, I am just the physical body where He resides. Without Him, I am nothing, His life in me, IS my life, gives me the breath, He cannot be apart from me, He is APART of me, woven through my body, my mind, my blood, my bones, covering me fully through and through. It made me much more not fearful of death or what can or may happen to me, for He is in control. Even knowing that the demonic being of darkness from the pit of hell is out there, roaming the earth, yes people, ROAMING THE EARTH!

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1 Peter 5:8

I am not fearful, because I know that I belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. He has left His Spirit to reside in me and I am His. The reality of “sealed by God” that is spoken about in God’s word is true, to read it and believe it is one thing, to experience it is another. I know that I have always believed this, in faith, but I praise God even more so, to make it so real to me, that I am sealed by him and no one, no one in heaven, on earth or from hell can snatch me away from Him.

Somber thoughts… What really bothered me throughout the day, as I thought about what happened was that I am reminded that those people who do not have Christ in them, sealed by HIM, they are vulnerable to this onslaught from the pit of hell. This vile of unspeakable horrors, that seeks to destroy.

Hell is real, many do not believe, they think it is a made up place. But hell and evil are real, this is what I believe is the main message of this encounter. I almost don’t want to write what I am about to write right now, I wanted to tell the story and leave this part out. After thinking about it a day or so I decided to write about it. It is something too awful to think about and when I do, I am sad, dismayed and sickened. I have felt down about this today.

So here it goes: As the being passed by me, it is as if it was a black hole, a deep dark black hole of these unspeakable horrific feelings, and it carried within itself what I felt was the soul’s of many and I sensed as it swooped over me that these souls were crying out, from within this cloaked being, silent cries of anguish, and I also heard screams, many screams crying out as if they were in hell in a bottomless pit. It is hard to explain the emptiness, the horror, their horror was beyond anybody could think of or imagine. I do believe that it was as if but a split second a moving pit of hell, a dark hole of lost captured souls flew over me, carried away by the cloak of darkness. The smell was horrific, a stench of sulfur, rottenness and decay that made me ill. I pray to God that I will never ever have to encounter that again, nor would I want anyone ever, ever to encounter that without the protection and seal of the Lord God Almighty. Praise God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for HE is alive and is coming quickly.

Amen and Amen

So they will fear the name of the Lord from the west And His glory from the rising of the sun, For He will come like a rushing stream, Which the wind of the Lord drives. – Isaiah 59:19

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. – Ephesians 6:12, 13

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. – 1 Thessalonians 3:3

Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.

– 1 Corinthians 2:21, 22

In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation – having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 1:13, 14

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