I Thought I Was Being Attacked By The Demon Of Opression

It all started around May of this year (I'm 32 years old) I would be laying in the bed at night and I sleep with a fan on. You know how, when you have a fan on, and someone walks in front of it, how it stops for a nanosecond? Well, that started happening. I thought, at first, that it was because I was so tired and sleepy, so I brushed it off. Then it started happening more and more. Then, one night (in June, I think) I kept hearing the sound of someone walking in front of the fan. I turned to look at the fan and there was nothing there (obviously) but I kept hearing the noise. Then, all of a sudden, just out of nowhere - I couldn't speak. I couldn't move. I couldn't yell. I couldn't do anything but wonder what in the world was going on. I tried to open my mouth and scream for my roommate, James, but nothing came out. Then, I tried to open my mouth and scream AHHH (for a lack of better term, but that's what it is) and it just sounded raspy and barely any sound came out, no matter how much I tried to scream. This went on for a while. It was never physical - just, well, what I have been describing. When I was finally about to yell, I would yell for James and he would come in there and I'd ask him to lay with me until I went to sleep. I don't know why I felt more secure with him there. I'm not sure why I felt that it wouldn't happen with him there, but it never did. I guess I felt that if it happened, he would be right there to help me. I really don't know. But every time he stayed with me, it never happened. Finally, I had to leave my bedroom. It got to the point to where it was happening every night. So, I moved to the living room on a blow up mattress. Nothing happened for a week or so ( I don't remember how long) then, out of the blue, I started hearing the fan again. This time, things got physical. I fought that thing, whatever it is, all over the living room. When I was able to actually move - I moved and I moved with a vengeance. When it was all over that night, the fan was knocked over into the wall, the covers were off the bed, things on the coffee table were knocked over, and the lamp on the end table nearest to the air mattress was in the floor. I finally had my preacher pray with me and my mother and aunt came to the house and anointed my home with oil and prayed with me. It all stopped after that. Then last night, I was laying in my bed with my miniature dachshund and I heard the fan thing again. Ellie (my dog) was really restless for some reason, and she's normally not like that. I turned to face the wall where the fan was and all of a sudden - the "walking/pacing in front of the fan" became frenzied. It was almost as if someone were running in front of it or multiple people were running in front of it. Then - I became paralyzed. It's so frightening. I tried to scream, but of course I couldn't. Then I heard an awful noise (think the sound that you hear in the movie psycho, when Norman Bates is going to use the knife - only very shrill) from behind me, where my dog was laying, and I felt her trying to move. Then, suddenly, I could move again. This is so scary when this happens. I want to scream - but I can't. I want to get up and move or run, but of course, I can't. Scary doesn't begin to describe it. I'm not scared - I'm terrified. Is this sleep paralysis or is this something more sinister? Any type of guidance would be greatly appreciated right now.
shylum shylum
1 Response Dec 3, 2012

Sleep paralasis is just a term that people use to pretend that demons are just a figment of one's imagination. The next time it happens, try praying the "Our Father" prayer, or try calling out to Jesus instead of James. They are there because they have permission to be there and to do those things.

The first few times it happened, I couldn't figure out what was going on and I was terrified. Then every night before I would go to sleep, I would pray. As I started to fall asleep I would chant over and over "god has not given us a spirit of fear but of love power and sound mind" - Then when it would happen, I would start to rebuke Satan. It would stop and then I could yell. A preacher told me to talk to "it". Ask it what its name is. I'm scared to do that. If it answers me like it did Jesus "Who are you?" "Legion", I would probably die right there. I pray before I enter my house, I pray before I go to sleep, I pray as I'm falling asleep. I don't know why I'm being tormented. I told a friend of mine about what was going on and he informed me that I have "sleep paralysis" because it happens to him, too and "I'm not a Christian, I don't believe in that, so it can't be a demon" <- that's what he says. It's just so terrifying when it happens, that thinking it is sleep paralysis helps me not be so afraid when I lay down at night.

Oh man, have you studied up on demonolgy? Personally I wouldn't trust everyone who dresses nice and has a "college" degree and asks for money, not every preacher knows what they are talking about, that's why Jesus said to test the spirits to see whether they are of God, and even people back then compared what the teachers said to the scriptures to see whether they be legitimate. Jesus was talking to a man who was posessed, right, he wasn't speaking to demons in the vicinity but in a person. People have told me that they had sleep paralysis and that when they started praying, knowing and trusting full well that God loves them and is listening, it stops and they are able to get to sleep. Have you studied on the "hag" that supposedly causes these sleep paralysises? I know a woman who had that happen to her except she could see and feel and hear the 'woman' demon on top of her, she got up and started rebuking it in Jesus name and telling it to GET OUT, she was angry. It left, she could sense it leaving. Know that your words carry the power of life and death and that you have a right to tell these things to get out. You may need to ask Jesus to increase your faith, because then you wouldn't be scared of demons because you'd know full well that Jesus and his angels got your back. Whatever you do, don't go thinking that you need to love this entity, it is your enemy and God's enemy, what you need is for God to fight for you and through you. Do you sleep with the lights out, ever try sleeping with a night light, that helped me when I was being bothered at night on my bed, so I do understand your feeling of helplessness. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, you must believe in the power of your words and in the power of God's love for you. I wish I could help you further somehow but I'm here if you need someone to rant or talk or just say anything about anything, okay?

I just want to say that I wish I could hold your hands and pray with you about this. Jesus is so real and so beautiful and so loving, I look forward to reading about how he's going to work in your life, it'll be marvelous!
Also I wanted to share with you this site I just found. I really hope it helps, it's helping me too. We could all use some stories of encouragement from time to time. (Hugs)

Last night, I was advised to put salt around my home and use sage and olive oil all the while rebuking Satan and praying. I also left a camera rolling all night while I slept to see if I could see or hear anything when I woke up and viewed the recording. I wasn't attacked last night - not the paralyzing/mute attack, but I did hear noises. Conversations, is what I got from it. I couldn't understand it, but there were 3 different types of noises. They all sounded different and in varying levels of urgency. Except for one. It sounded quite monotone, yet was shrill at the same time. When I got up this morning, I stopped the recording, turned off the camera, and saved it. I walked away for a few minutes and when I came back, the camera was on again and the recording was gone. I don't know what happened to it. I haven't yet experienced the "hag" I haven't had the "person sitting on my chest" feeling yet. Which also helps me to lean away from it being sleep paralysis. I have spoken to quite a number of people about this, only one of them thinks that it is sleep paralysis. Last night was just the oddest thing I have ever encountered. Also - I kept the heat off last night because I wanted to check for differences in the temperature in parts of my house. At one point, I woke up, and I was drenched in sweat. My hair was wet, my body, my clothes, my bedclothes. Even my dog was too hot to be under the covers and she ALWAYS sleeps under the covers and shivers constantly from being cold. I walked out of my room and into the hall to check the temperature on the thermostat and it was 60 degrees. It had to have been in the 80's or higher in my bedroom. The other rooms in the house were cold. I know I sound like I'm crazy and need to have the paddy wagon called on me and need to be locked in a padded cell, but I'm not crazy. These things are really happening to me. Also, I know that I wasn't dreaming because the voices actually woke me up from a dream. I really want some answers and I want to be free from this. I'm not going to talk to it, I don't want to invite it to stay longer. I don't want to know what it wants. I don't want to know its name. I want it to go away. Just.Go.Away. I'm tired of being petrified to go to sleep at night. I'm tired of being scared to come home. I'm tired of being afraid to walk in my door.

You're just like me....when I told my friend...he said I need to confront it etc...I wanted to smack him. Cause what if I do and it responds...I'd probably die right there too with fear heart attack whatever. It's been more than a month since last episode..my heart has calmed down but I still sleep in my living room with lights on. Scared of sleeping in bedrooms alone.

SweertBiella - I would love to be able to tell you that a change of venue within your home will change things - but that would be optimistic to the point of foolishness on my part. When this first started happening to me, I too, moved to the living room. It took a little while, but eventually it found me there, as well. Stay there for as long as you are getting peace, however , the move again. That's what I do. I was getting ready to abandon my bedroom again, but then I decided against it. I'm not going to continue to run from this thing. It isn't going to ruin my life and run my life. Greater is He that is in me. Don't let this thing have anymore power over you. I laid in my bed a couple of hours ago, and I spoke directly to Satan. I went over the heads of his little minions and told him what a coward he was. What a coward his little minions are. Why attack me when I'm at my most vulnerable? I yelled at him. I rebuked him back to the depths of hell where he and his demons belong. I feel more at peace now. Who's to say it won't happen again tonight? But, you better believe. I am armed with my spiritual armor and I am ready for spiritual warfare if that is what that coward wants. No longer am I going to remain a prisoner within my own mind. Rise up against him, Sister. I will pray for you tonight. WondersBeyond: I am going to include you in my prayers as well. The three of us need to stand strong and fast in our faith. As long as God is for us, who can be against us? Satan can, but our God is more powerful than satan is - Think about it, God cast him out of Heaven - We can surely cast him and his cowardly minions out of our homes.

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