An event with no generational, geographical or social boundaries.. but with dark spiritual origins, and with, thankfully, a Holy Spirit solution. The below video provides a very thorough and very informative look at what sleep paralysis is and how faithfully calling on the name and authority of Yahushua is the only real solution to it.
A few videos featuring real people who have really overcome these real spiritual attacks with the real authority of Yahushua Messiah..
"...they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with [His] word" Matthew 8:16
stopsleepparalysis.org is the website.. here are some quotes from people who have learned the truth about this event in their lives..
I hope in sharing this story it will help someone who is being approached by these demons. Call on the name of Jesus….. it totally works. The demons RUN!!!!
My first memory of spiritual warfare when I was about 8 in bed with the lights off. I knew I was not alone and could make out a demon in the upper left corner of the ceiling watching me – as I sat there I thought “I am just 8 years old, that is just my imagination, I am just a kid” but then I thought even if it was just my imagination it was not of the Lord God and was not what He intended for me. So I said get out of here in the name of Jesus and instantly it was gone, I do not remember it returning. ...
The reason for this letter is the other night, 36 years later, I was sleeping on a couch next to a window. During the night I found myself enveloped in what felt like an intense static charge, I could not move. I struggled with all my might and could not even move my head, arms – nothing. This is an experience that I cannot ever remember having – ever. I have had dreams where I called on the Lord in situations and was victorious but this is the first ever “sleep paralysis” experience that I remember.
As I tried to struggle I realized that I was enveloped in a field of some type and then either in my mind or a bit out of my body I could see my body with a reddish electric type charge around it, I was rigid about a foot above the couch and looking at my body I followed a red laser like beam of light to about two feet outside the window where a creature was pointing something from which the light and charge had captured me.
It was then I realized I was actually being held by a demon even though his appearance at that moment was quite like the typical alien so widely described. I just knew he was attempting to bring me through the window and I knew he was a demon not the alien he was portraying.
Before I saw him I had struggled against the paralysis saying, screaming, in my mind, something like please help me God, please help me Lord God it was after this intense struggle and me saying that when I was shown what was happening. Then I called out help me Jesus and immediately the field was broken, the demon gone and I was free to move. ...
Faith in the Lord God and His Son Jesus the living Christ is never misplaced.
Since then I have had a few more experiences. A couple of years ago I fell asleep on the couch and I woke up in the middle of the night unable to move and I felt the hot breath of something breathing in my ear. The presense felt evil too. I immediately called for Jesus to help me and kept saying “The blood of Jesus, The blood of the Lamb” and it immediately went away.
I was tortured in my sleep many times as a child, and even woke up to what appeared to be a gnome in my room, his face glowed like the moon , I was paralyzed, tried to scream,. I WAS NOT ASLEEP. I was raised in a church but never put the two together, later someone told me it was just projection and I learned to banish these beings, and to fly like superman, I thought it was really neat at the time. Years later after pulling away from church and God I found myself dreaming one night, then realized it was lucid and I could fly, things were fine until a little being, very similar to one drawn by Aliester Crowley, was standing there looking at me, its face was rotting off, for no reason at all, it began to say some filthy nasty things about Christ, this shocked me, even though I wasn’t doing right by the LORD I respected his name, I felt so much fear, but began saying I rebuke you in the name of Jesus Christ Satan be gone, and it left.
That was the last lucid, astral, demonic dream I have ever had, about 8 years ago.
And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: (Revelation 1:17)
...and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:20)
a brief moment of not being able to move just before fully awakening, a moment which displays none of the symptoms of the type of sleep paralysis discussed here, is normal... typically, it is just the moment it takes for your spirit to completely re-enter and settle back into your body after being awakened during a dream.
when we dream, our spirits leave our bodies and operate on the spiritual plane. forcing this condition beyond what naturally occurs can be highly dangerous. there was a time, before i accepted Yahushua, when i frequently astral projected as well.. it may seem like fun and games, but one in that state is highly vulnerable.
for anyone reading this who may be considering initiating astral projection, please consider.. in the Bible, the Holy Spirit always led His people through the dimensional barrier to the spirit realm.. never did we see one of His people projecting themselves through.. and, if you're still considering doing it, the next best advice to 'don't do it' is: Pray for an answer as to whether or not it is wrong.
Here is some good information from stopsleepparalysis.orgon the common causes of the type of sleep paralysis discussed in this article..
1.) The most common causes of sleep paralysis we have dealt with is people that have in some way been involved with various levels, even very light level occult practices. Things such as:
Generally, the deeper the person goes into the occult the more doors they open, and the more authority the demons gain over them, which can lead to severe physical attacks and even abductions in some cases.
t is important to realize that the demons gain more authority over you the deeper you go, the more you “embrace” the experience. That is, they have a keen interest in a person becoming more active in the occult.
2.) Another cause is some form of a generational “doorway” that has been opened for the person,
3.) Another, rarer possibility is that there is a highly demonized object in the room.
As I said it is more rare, but still is possible. Deut. 7:25-26, Joshua 7:1, 1 Corinthians 10:20-21, Deuteronomy 32:17, Leviticus 17:7
4.) Severe anger can also be a cause.
Ephesians 4:26says: In your anger do not sin, Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
5.) If a significant other or spouse has some level of demonic possession, sexual intercourse can transfer sleep paralysis from one person to another.
6.) People have reported that watching horror movies to an extreme extent can lead to SP.
7.) There have been reports that sexual immorality has lead to sleep paralysis
8.) There are very rare cases where, usually Satanists, either in a group or by themselves, have reported using astral travel to enter into the room of certain people at night (usually for sexual purposes.) This can cause similar symptoms of sleep paralysis but usually this should be obvious that it is a human, and not just an evil spirit pretending to be a human.
9.) Drugs of many types can cause sleep paralysis. Especially the harder types.
10.) It seems that certain people have different “thresholds” as to when they get, or how severe sleep paralysis is for them when they get it.
I've had at least a handfull of sleep attacks/sleep paralysis episodes as a child, the first no older than at middle-school age...possibly a bit younger. I recall being a new Born Again Christian, and some spiritual attachments seeming more desperate in general. Thank YHWH I have a distance now between myself and those old attachments.
It can never be over-stated, the Power His Name has. All thanks to the Maker of the Heavens and the Earth.
The attachments I spoke of were in reference to actual spirits involved in my life.
I recall being a new Born Again Christian, and some spiritual attachments seeming more desperate in general.
Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: And there came a voice from heaven, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Thanks for sharing.
it sucks that there are people out there who teach certain individuals, hybrids and generational offspring, are damned from the start; but, thankfully the truth is the opposite.
And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation. Luk 1:50
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. Hsa 6:6
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Mat 9:13
But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. Mat 12:7
In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge. Jer 31:29
But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge. Jer 21:30
What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?
As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right,...Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD. Eze 18:2-5; 9
There's a reason His Seat is called The Mercy Seat! :)
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Psalm 89:14
Mercy goes first! And who obtains mercy? All of us who are in Yahushua! :)
"if one repents and does astral travel and a demon does not latch hold of the body, is it STILL a inherent sin to astral travel then? If yes, why?"
If one drinks alcohol until drunk, drives a vehicle and does not crash, was it still a wrong choice? Yes, i think so.
If one takes a lot of drugs and does not overdose, was it still a wrong choice? Yes.
He has mercy on us when we make bad choices sometimes, but we are not entitled to it.
Just because a thief does not get caught stealing does not mean he was not wrong to steal. Maybe these concepts are not ones that are new to anyone and someone who is searching for a justification to do what this person wants to do will likely be determined to find it no matter how illogical.
It is a simple choice between answering the voice of His Spirit who speaks to a person's conscience or continuing to search for another voice to tickle their ears.
Tristran Hepburn said:
At present i am in an argument with a person who states that there is nothing evil about astral travel.
if one repents and does astral travel and a demon does not latch hold of the body, is it STILL a inherent sin to astral travel then? If yes, why?
Lets assume that his repentance puts his name back into the Book of Life after initially being born a sinner.
he wants to know how and why astral travel is a sin and how it will make him back-slide.
i suppose communing with the dead (Rephaim, demons) might be adequate and astral traveling is asking for trouble with demonic possession. But he won't listen to me.
As astral travel is not mentioned in the Book of Enoch, then would it be wise to assume that YHWH classed astral travel under the general category of sorcery ?
During the days of Enoch, sorcery was majik and undefined by science at that moment in time, is astral travel sorcery and neutral as astral travel wasn't even understood during those days ?
Everything was generalized as alchemy, sorcery and astrology.
If demons commune with one another is it plausible that there is a demon by his side waiting for him to astral travel seeing that he and i have been thread posting for 2 weeks now ?
he thinks he is safe with the armor of YHWH on Him.
he said he prayed for a direct audible answer and got nothing.
i have tried quotes from Timothy, the Book of Enoch and Revelation 21:8. he won't listen.
Do you have any advice like anything more detailed than 'imagine living in a down-town district and leaving your front door open. Going to bed with your lights on and falling asleep. Either something evil will enter your house or nothing will enter. Eventually a nephil spirit will enter the house through the open front door. ?
Specific detail, like what the demon does will be useful. Will it enter the mind as a new 'altar'. Will it instantly go on a killing spree like in the James Holmes Batman killings ?
Here was his response so far to my general points like 'be wary of the worthless mystery'.
'if you don’t know if astral travel is an inherent sin, after one repents and no demon attaches, then why do you think it still MAY be a sin if you don’t KNOW this?'
Also, you said you trust an immortal seraph about it. Ok, maybe this immortal seraph can withstand the wisdom God gave me and planted in my brain, and God’s wisdom has been around a lot longer than this seraph. I am going to ask the same question to this seraph through you, if one repents and does astral travel and a demon does not latch hold of the body, is it STILL a inherent sin to astral travel then? If yes, why? What’s his answer?
i accept that there are no seraphs here, but does anyone have any ideas as to how to get this sinner to see the light and seek forgiveness before his spirit ends up in sheol ?