“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh
and blood, but against the principalities,
against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness,
against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
DREAMS AND THE ADVERSARIAL FORCES
It is not our intention to mislead readers into thinking that all of your dreams are going to take place in the heavenly realms among the angels of the Lord. While such sublime dreams may happen to any sincere believer on occasion, as a rule you are far more likely to be contending with unclean and evil spirits in your sleeping dreams. These are dreams that originate with the adversarial forces, i.e. Satan and Lucifer, and as a general rule they depict those areas of our lives in which we have succumbed to their temptations. The frequency and intensity of these experiences will depend on your degree of evolvement in the Lord.
The adversarial forces and their legions of helpers (“. . . the devil and his angels . . .” Matthew 25:41) are entities from the realm of darkness who have placed themselves between human consciousness and the light of the Christ. These dark entities have a consciousness of their own, they are parasitic in nature and extremely deceptive and manipulative, and they work tirelessly to tempt humans with their hypnotic and magnetic powers. Often, your dreams will be pictographic representations of the cosmic contest between the Christ and the adversarial forces as it unfolds within your consciousness. There is a war going on between the forces of light and the forces of darkness and many of your dreams will be reports from the front.
For a Christian, the only proper response to the presence of these dark forces is to banish them with all your might—should your strength be insufficient then call upon the Christ for assistance. Here are two invocations that will serve to strengthen your will and improve your spiritual defenses. When confronted by unclean or evil spirits, (no matter whether you are sleeping or awake) look at and speak directly to the entity, apply the force of your will, and say:
“Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered;
let those who hate him flee before him!
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
as wax melts before fire,
let the wicked perish before God!”
“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I fear you not, and I command you to go away!”
Learning to use these invocations in your dreams will take a little practice, however, with training and a strong determination you will be able to expel unclean and evil entities, not only from your dreams, but also from every aspect of your earthly life.