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A Warrior of God

Updated on September 21, 2016

This is a true story...

The events in this hub are true, even though it is awkward and difficult for some to believe.

The topic of this hub has showed up quite often in my reading and research. I may come off as a little off my rocker, but I feel God is sending us a warning… a message…his return is soon. I would like to thank you for joining me, if you are curious what this message is.

We are living in an age of deception, lust, greed, vanity and many other “sins”. It’s Satan’s playground. It is becoming evident that Satan and his followers have a bigger hold in the world then was apparent years ago. Back in the day it was mandatory to go to church. Now…well…that can be saved for another hub.

I am coming off as preachy, so let me back up a step. I’ll tell you about an experience I had to prove to me that God is there and very real for me. It is a story that is easier to tell in person than on a hub, so please ignore how bizarre I come across. (This is just one of a couple of experiences I have had.)

I was a teenager that hated scary movies because I felt that my basement was haunted. I have a vivid imagination so it didn’t take much to scare me.

Big deal, you think, every kid can be like that.

James 4:7

Arm yourself. Trust in the Lord and Satan will flee from you.
Arm yourself. Trust in the Lord and Satan will flee from you. | Source

Demon or Ghost?

One night I had been plagued by a heavy negative feeling. It felt like someone was sitting on my chest. I woke up sweating and scared. Shadows played across my walls. It took me a little bit to calm down before I excused them as lights from outside my windows. I told myself I was overreacting. While I was getting comfortable, one of my sisters snuck into my room, asking me if she could sleep with me. (I am the oldest of a lot of kids)

I asked her why.

She claimed she had heard someone sneaking around her room moving stuff; but when she looked out of her blanket, nothing was there. Being scared myself, I shared with her what happened to me as she climbed into my twin bed. We fell asleep holding each other.

The next night someone ran into my bed as I was sleeping. Expecting to see one of my siblings again, I sat up. No one was there. Creepy! I prayed to Jesus to stay close. About an hour later I could hear breathing around me. I looked up again to see if someone was standing by my bed. Instead I saw a dark shadow moving about my room. I held my breath and watched it… praying. Calming myself, I again excused it as lights from outside. As I uneasily settled into my bed, my little brother showed up.

I freaked and nearly screamed.

He asked if he could sleep with me.

“Why?” I whispered to him.

He told me he had heard someone shuffling around the house. Thinking it was Mom or Dad, he went upstairs. Instead everyone was sleeping. I was becoming really scared again. I let him crawl in bed with me and we went to sleep holding each other.

The next morning we told Mom what happened. She just laughed saying that she had heard us playing downstairs. She had thought we were just trying to scare each other.

The next couple of nights were quiet.

Night three, I remember going to sleep thinking about God, Satan, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the roles each had. My dad told me to *beware* that Satan can take form of an angel so I needed to test the spirits to make certain they are of God. I can honestly say that I took it literal. I would confront the next shadow in my room.

I fell asleep with these thoughts. I dreamt about the spirits I felt were haunting me.

I could hear voices softly calling my name. I could feel heavy breathing. I felt cold but hot at the same time. Fear began to overwhelm me. I could feel a being so evil I can’t describe it, but could only think of vampires and demons. I could feel myself screaming but no sound came out. My body shuddered with terror. I felt depressed with no hope of being saved. I tried to wake myself up. I remembered that it was only a dream. A dream that I wished would disappear. I remember coming awake, feeling lightheaded, like the room was spinning. That feeling one gets as they are falling out of bed. I opened my eyes, clutching my mattress and blankets, knowing that this wasn’t a dream anymore. There were evil beings in my room. My bed shook as they swooped down from the ceiling tormenting me. I tried screaming. There was no sound, just a terror that it wouldn’t stop. Then I heard a voice that could only be described as coming from God. “Cast them out in my name.” It said. I had tears streaming down my face. I was sitting upright in bed with it hovering inches from the floor. It was still shuddering as the tormentors pursued in their mission to control me. I saw, as much as felt, the hand of the most evil one reach out for me.

“Lord, I need help.” I cried.

“Trust me.” was the reply.

“Leave me…in the name of Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior; leave me.” I whispered.

The room swirled as I provoked their anger.

“Leave me…in the name of Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior; leave me.” I said again with more energy.

The room came alive. Every kind of evil negative emotion churned, building into one entity.

“In the name of Jesus Christ… I command you to leave my room and leave me alone!” I mustered with all the bravery and strength I had, knowing that God was with me. I could feel his presence overpowering the room. In one amazing second, my bed dropped to the floor and the evil was gone.

I dropped back on my pillow… staring up at my ceiling…drained.

“Thank you so much, Lord.” I prayed with tears still streaming down my temples and pooling on my pillow.

Arm yourself!

I feel that as a Christian, we as Christians, become a warrior for the Lord when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.



The warnings are endless…just look around you.

The problem is no one seems to care. They act as if they exempt from the power Satan can have over them. They don’t believe that God exists.

We are warned to search out the truth because Satan and his followers are brilliant deceivers, manipulators, tormenters, etc.

How are we to fight such a formidable foe?

We are not asked to fight, but to arm ourselves with the armor of God.

A Girdle of Truth.

Feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace.

A Shield of Faith.

A Helmet of Salvation.

A Sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.

And most importantly…don’t forget to pray!

Nothing can separate us from God’s love. He writes not to shame us but warn us.

People will read my hubs and label me one way or another. To me, that is ok. Everyone is entitled to their own belief. The stronger you feel your connection to God, the more you feel you are a Warrior for God.


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    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from USA

      @ Kevins blog, I will be sure to read about your experience. I recently had another paranormal experience this summer that left me a bit stunned. I haven't had time to write about it yet, but plan to do so as soon as time allows. It is an amazing thing to witness when you tell Satan to get behind you in the name of Jesus Christ, and he goes away. It is in those moments that I could feel God watching over me in a protective cocoon. I agree, there is a feeling of peace that can't be descibe. Thank you for taking a moment to share you thoughts. I am sorry it took so long to get back here to respond to all these comments.

      @ Edmond, Thanks for sharing that experience. God will watch over and protect his children. All we have to do is have the faith and trust. Salvation is a free gift. The problem is that Satan doesn't like to loose, so he will do what he can to prevent that. Even if it means scaring the life out of us. Thanks again for stopping by.

      @ Ric, it sounds as if you have some serious issues going on. I will be sure to add you to my prayer list. I know it may only sound like words that don't mean anything, but it helps to know that there are others out there going throught the same box of craziness that you may be experiencing. Don't try to fight the battle on your own. Have faith that God will guide you if you allow him to. I often repeat Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strenghteneth me. Some paths are paved with more potholes and rocks than others, but that doesn't mean that God loves us any less. It just means that maybe we need a little more action to get our attention. Find other Christians to help you get through these tough times. Use the power of pray, daily bible reading, and journaling to help you down this rocky road. Go to you local library and check out books by Christian authors such as Max Lucado and Stormie Omartian. I found one called "This too shall pass. Keeping the faith during tough times." New Christians are sometimes more challenged than someone whom has been walking with the Lord for years. It is easier for Satan to lead them astray when times start to get tough and the new Christian is struggling with their walk. It sounds as if you are starting in the right direction, but need some guidance to help you. I wished I had more answers and I am truly sorry that I didn't get to your post before now. Please feel free to read other testimonies posted here at HP. I have found many Christians here to help me through my dark moments. Keep the faith, and as posted before, I will pray for you.

    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from USA

      @ Sam, I am very sorry I didn't respond sooner. Keep trusting in the Lord. Many time I have given up following his path, but never giving up my faith in him. I called it "putting God on the shelf till I needed him." Over the years I have had some very terrifying moments when I thought God was showing me that I needed to follow his path, not my own. I could have chalked those moments up to him turning his back on me, but instead seen where sometimes it takes a bit of a shock factor to get my attention. God's love and salvation are there for us to receive reguardless of the "bad things" we have done. Just look back on the story of the thieves hanging on the crosses beside Jesus. One asked for his love and forgiveness, the other chose a different path. Fear is a common thing when it comes to giving up one's habits. To cross into the unknown can be very paralizing. Don't analize living up to what you think may be God's standard. I have always fallen short by miles when trying that route. Ask yourself, which is more important to follow the path to God, or the one you are on now. What do you think his purpose is for you? To help others? To use your testimony to show others the importance of God in your life? These are some of the questions I have asked myself. Too many times it is easy to fall into the rut of being a hypocrit with all the temptations of the world knocking at our doors. It is easy to be chastised for beliving one way, but living another for whatever reason haunts us and keeps us from giving up those temptations. Ask yourself...what is it God wants you to do? Why? I firmly believe in the power of prayer. Use it to help you through this trying time. Even on those days when you think your words only reach the roof, God is still listening. I hope this helps you out a bit and again I am sorry for the delay in responding back.

      @byoung, thank you for your words of encouragement and support. I hope your words help Sam find the answers she was looking for. It is a blessing to know that others are there to help lead us through the rocky paths that are often filled with doubt and fear. Emotions often have a way of derailing even the strongest of us from God's path. Thanks again for this encouragement.

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      6 years ago

      Ok so I can...well im 24 now not new to the hole christen world but faith been lil off not strong as it was few years ago...let me tell you my 16 my mom passd from cancer then my grandma then my aunte all from canser..three years apart from each at eightteen I was in a mentle place for severe depression givn pills n stuff never been in to God I revold his name for him taking my mom but wat happened next was crazy one day I was in my room living with my brother n his wife n kids pumpd on pills I felt like shit thaught I wasn't worthy fornothen this n that went through my head been having crazy dreams of my mom n other things I didn't know were so sick of life I overdosed took all my pills n wat I could find took over easly 200 hundred bout 30 mins passd n it hit my wtf did I do I calld the help line n wat not woke my sisnlaw up rushed to the er an lil over hour passd gave me a drink to throw up n I did but the Dr said that most of the pills been in my system I got moved to somere else I drifted in n out of alertness my sisnlaw was next to me sayn stay awake don't crash n next thing I know I was awake n every one was around me cryn my dad my btother his wife my younger aunte I didn't know why I left that nightit was midnight I was like wtf I got here at noon n its midnight...Hella lost felling week my dad dropd me off sayn wat dads do still kinda tearyd eye get home go to sleep couldn't sleep felt uneasy tossn turnin confused lost scared...woke up next day it was different I didn't talk no facial expressions Hella tense just lookn at my brother pissd off shaking fingers twiching uncontrolable movements I couldn't help my tounge stikn out some weard shit.then he took me back to the er got emamentd again but he left n this is wat scared me the most I began to twist my body my head twisting to the side as if lookn at some thing then the Dr cam in she just paused n lookd terror in her eyes kinda then I said hello...she gave me a shot said it was bengril it will help me relax n wat not never cared for the dr...took me to a room then went in to a deep sleep don't reamber havn any dreams idk woke up n I seen my brother there lookn as if lost in thaught...then he told me...dude ilost you...u were gone but some how u cam back ...he said now he belives n God n that day on so did I that day after I felt soooo fuckn good the weard body tristing gone idfk wat that was n I had a visit from this lady in a whell chair she said she was a pastor at a church n said as I slept she prayed for me n said I had a spechal auor to me I was like ok n she lookd at me n smiled tben she said ill be seen u around n left..never seeing her again..went to my Dr meeting after n said I seem to fully recoverd from my odeal my liver had been damageg tho but u seem alealtby tho so they took me off the pills ..few Weeks later I went to a church metting with my cusuon n his girl at her her house really nice people n her mom just fell in love with me told her my story n she nust said he has plans for u wasn't ur time he gave u a gift I can feel it ...was reborn that same day n every thing changed I was alert to every thing compassion empathy it was crazy could fell every thing around,me I was puure took off to school in sac...first day on campass it was dorm living I seen some thing lookn at me coulnt see it but it was blk n had red eyes lookn at me im wtf he lookn at look back he was sick that week horable night mares sweating I got better few days later tho I didn't lime the feling I got there...becam close to this other guy becam best friends told him my story n he knew a lot about things of this world sprits n he told me some intesting things...lot of things happened to me tere one night I awoke to white noice blaring from the raido ok no woke to turn it off n tbe guy who I befriended didn't move n he was a light sleeper ...I got up heard nothing but that white noiceno snoring or nun room with tbree other guys that all, I missd the off bution turnd it louder n no one moved it freakd me out turnd it off walkn back to my bed I saw a a shodow of a wing on the floor or wall cant reamber I lookd back for some reson out tbewindoe like some one was lookn at me climbed back in bed closed my eyes then I heard the snores as if it got unmutedbodies tunring..idk...then graduted ended up homeless in nashvill for some tging dumb found a christen shelter ..felt good but also felt other people didn't fell so good lol brother ended up giving me a way out a week I stayd there havnt ate in three days not really hungry back to Cali on a Monday night happy as can be not much going on had few gfs here n there but all fell start this year is where my faith began to fade..lost my dad the girl I gave every thing to left me I was driving home thinkn I have every thing a new car..end of last year I did crash my other car pertty bad got out my self olny thing I got from that crash was a card prayer of the arch angel micheal..any I lookd up to that catd I had on my new cars visor thinkn u took every thing God my mom my soon to be wife why cant I be happy for a while..I said thes words as a speed on...fuck you I don't need u I longer serve u ...I was stupid full of anger painthen it got worse I said saten I want money power I want it all...few Weeks later my dad leavs lost our house free back from my brother sayn I don't need tou...lost my car I had every thing went to shit walkn wandern why ...then bamm God ur tryn to tell me some thing I thaught..homeless going to wor in the same clothes not eating every day hungry then one night I ,cried out loud dropeing to my knees sayn okay I hear you im sooo sorry I turnd my back on u please forgive me please have mercy on me I am terrifoied take me back please cryn like a baby sayn I was dumb n I feel them around me putting hatred thaughts in my head makn me hate n envry ..I felk asleep..over the next week I prayed every day to where I havnt before found a nice place to live rentn a room with a family of christens...that has tbe phelms I saud every day the lord is my sheperd I shall nit want dont reamber it all sad I know they have that on the wall I love that one...its getn better but...for some reson I fell uneasy as im battleing some thing inside of myself its weard I fell angry every thing at times..then nothing but joy n love I still feel compassion I fell kt every day it over welmbs me ...idk I hope some one reads this n can give me some insight...I know I messed up calling out the lord im payn for it trust me..the part of my story happened last month so its sorry lord

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      Edmond Eaos III 

      6 years ago

      Dude my transition to becoming a warrior of God is similar to yours only difference is I was being attacked by demons who the average human refers to as aliens (P.S. I'm seeing a figure in my perifial vision at first it was standing a few feet away from me now I see it sitting on the sofa where my cousin is sleeping and this is happening right now but I'm not phased by it and neither should any of you if you have God of course. Oh yeah and to Hell with Satan. Literally

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      kevins blog52 

      6 years ago from southern Indiana

      I to had these negative feelings and visits from some presence I couldn't explain I just kept saying satin get the behind me in the name of Jesus Christ My personal savior and it went away after a while. I Had a massive hart attack in 2007 I died and was brought back to life. I wrote a hub about my experiences after death, There was a feeling of peace that words cant describe.

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      6 years ago

      You are no different than the rest of us. We all have done bad things but God loves us so much. He is waiting for you to give your life to him. God doesn't save us because we are good or because we have done everything right. The bible says the sick needs not a physician. He saves us because he loves us and he knows we are a mess. He knows we are sinners...that's what Jesus died for, sinners. Just surrender your life to his. Ask him to come into your life. Ask him to save you. You don't have to understand it all. Just read Romans 10:9-11. He loves you so much that he allowed himself to be beaten, humiliated and ultimately gave up his life for you and all of us. Don't let the devil use your past to keep you from the eternal future God has in store for you.

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      6 years ago

      I read this and burst into tears. I felt someone/something sitting down on my bed last night. It woke me up, I knew there was a presence there without lifting my head up to look. I began to recite the Lord's prayer out loud (which I hardly ever do, out loud). Then I was lead to pray on the armour mentioned in your testimony above. I then fell asleep. This testimony is confirmation for me. This same thing tried to stop me breathing a few nights ago. God has been calling me for a while now, but I am terrified. I have done so many bad things, things I am still doing now. How can I live up to what He wants me to do?

      Thank you for sharing this with people like me.

    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks Bob, sorry it took so long to get back to you. I have been out of town this last week working. It will be nice when I have internet again once my laptop gets fixed. Then I can keep up with my addictions here at HP...LOL!

      I remember that line. That was a terrific but sad movie. Some days I feel like I need a few crutches, which is when I am reminded to trust in the Lord. Thanks again!!

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      Civil War Bob 

      6 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Good Hub, tipoague...voted up, useful, beautiful, and interesting. Band of Brothers has a line in it when Captain Winters is told they're surrounded at Bastogne, "We're paratroopers...we're supposed to be surrounded." That's what Christians are here in enemy territory. Stand firm, like Paul says!! May His grace surround you always!!

    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks teachertalking, I sometimes feel the same way. That is why it says to flee from the devil and he will reisist you. My problem is that I am surrounded by people don't have the same belief as me. It ranges from believing in God, but not worshipping him; to no belief at all. So, it is very hard to not fall into the temptations I am surrounded by. Thank you for your prayers. I know I will need them. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. :)

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your story. As a Christian, I do believe in the dark spirits, however, I still have a difficult time reading/hearing about others experiences with Satan. It leaves me feeling very uncomfortable, like if I go there (exploring this darkness) then I am inviting that into my life. Weird? Naïve?

      I pray that your faith remains strong and that God continues to give you wisdom and the awareness to sense Satan's presence - and when you do, that He give you the strength, in His name, to command it out of your life. God Bless!

    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks Freelanceauthor, I am glad you enjoyed it!

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      6 years ago

      Nice hub with deep discernment.

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      7 years ago from USA

      No problem, I am glad I could help.

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      Alexander Silvius 

      7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      I feel the same way about church, I just feel out of place and it's really hard to make a real connection with people, people who pressure you into participating, but care very little about establishing a personal relationship with you. Very often I meet other "Christians," who smile and nod but are not excited to meet another believer, as if we have no common ground at all. Today's church is overrated.

      It's hard to understand why the church you went to wouldn't want a more mature person in charge of the youth group. But you know, not attending church on God's appointed Sunday is a sin (ha ha).

      I suppose you're right, being involved with evil behavior (like watching a bad movie or playing with a ouija board) can bring in evil as much as doing the right thing can provoke Satan to try and pull you off track. I think there's a saying that the devil loves mediocrity, so that would explain it!

      Thanks for the response and trying to answer my questions, I also appreciate that you are not one to say that you have a definitive answer when you don't. Discussions like these help a lot, just bouncing stuff off someone else can spur your own thoughts I find.

      I'll certainly be reading your future hubs as time permits, and check out "A Spiritual Cry..."

      Thanks so much for the reply and thanks for the prayers.

    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks Alexander,

      Where to begin?...I have had these strange occurrences going on for years. I would have to say that sometimes I feel like Job, where my faith in God is being tested. I was never one that read the bible much for various reasons. Most of it being that at the time I didn't understand what I was reading. I began understanding it more as I prayed for help and did some research.

      I have had a hard time fitting into a church because of my outlook on life. I don't agree with some of the political views or the dictation of rules and regulations churches put on their members. (For example, I felt called to substitute as a leader for a youth group and was denied because of my age and attendance.) I thought to myself, what does age or attendance have to do with doing what God wanted me to do? Unfortunately there are a lot of unhappy Christians attending that church. I felt the need to move on. I was judged for it, but didn't let it bother me.

      I have hit many dry spells with being a Christian. I once told my husband that I didn't see myself as being one. He told me that I was more a Christian than anyone he knew. I have a strong belief that God does exist. I have a strong belief that Satan also exists and to be prepared. I may not always be prepared but I know that God is there. I don't know how to explain that any better.

      To answer your question on what brings these in...I would have to say it varies on a lot of possibilities; from a negative family member to something you may have watched. I sometime think that even a conversation between two Christians about God and Satan can provoke this. Why the conversation? A test of faith. Think of the conversation between God and Satan in the book of Job. I could ramble on and on over this topic alone, but hopefully I have helped you.

      As for scriptures in the bible to help me...a fellow hubber by the name of Marliza Gunter once in a hub of her's asked anyone to take a spiritual challenge. In your daily bible study, write down scriptures that spoke out to you and place them in a story format. (This is how I came up with my hub A Spiritual Cry That Led to a Spiritual Challenge.) I tried this one day and seen a pattern emerge from scriptures that I have highlighted or underlined. It seem that those scriptures were some that I had quoted to the negative entities I had faced in my struggles. Along with telling them to leave in the name of Jesus Christ.

      Thanks again for your comments. If you have any other questions, just shoot me a line and I'll try to help you out. I will keep you in my prayers! God Bless!

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      Alexander Silvius 

      7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      You are a true inspiration: that last comment about reading and praying, coupled with your story.

      I absolutely believe you, I have had a similar experience although not as intense! I woke up the same way, paralyzed, unable to speak, an evil presence in the room, laughing with the most horrible whisper and calling my name. I saw a dark shape standing next to my bed, nearly level with my body, it was a small head and torso and thankfully all I could see was black, a shadow in a dark room. Disgusting.

      I also called out to Jesus. It took some doing but I persisted and was able to force out His name.

      I hate to glorify evil by writing this, but I wanted to share so that other readers know this stuff happens and that you know that I know you're not crazy!

      I have to admit I am in a dry spell myself. What do you think brings these things in? I haven't experienced anything that heavy for a long time, when an unsaved family member had demonic presences around them years ago.

      Let me ask you, once in a while, I get that all too familiar feeling - that negativity, demonic nightmares and so on, and I wonder what brings it in? Do you know any scripture that applies?

      I know the Bible pretty well, but there isn't much about the day to day spiritual battle as far as demonic attacks, and yet even an obedient Christian will run into it from time to time.

      Sorry to gab so much, but I appreciate this hub and the subject interests me a great deal - as far as sharing and understanding how to combat it. Thanks!

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      8 years ago from USA

      Thank you Memoreton,

      I have noticed that if I don't keep up in my prayers and daily reading of my bible, that it is easier for the negativity to chip through my armor and affect my daily life.

      Thank you for your prayers and welcome to HubPages.

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      8 years ago from Blaina South Wales UK

      Wow! that was some spiritual warfare, and you trusted and applied Gods word and trusted God and had the promised victory. Praise God! I'd love it if we could share our experiences, as I too have had similar experiences on several occassions. I also banished something from my sons bedroom when he was a young boy. May God continue to bless and protect you. I will keep you in my prayers.

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      8 years ago from USA

      Thanks Marliza for the encouragement. Sorry it took me so long to respond back. This is just one of many experiences I have encountered.

      I think that knowing that God was close by allowed me to be able to call upon him in my time of need. By studying scripture gave me the weapons I needed to make a stand.

      Thanks again for you comments and God Bless!

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      Marliza Gunter 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      I had many similar experiences..I understand the spinning room, shadow, bed moving, all became like one evil entity..oh, and the terror effects of scary movies..

      You gave me a ray of sunshine when you said that the closer your connection with God, the more you feel you are a warrior for Him..that just happens to be so true in my life also..

      Would like to read more of your experiences with the accompanying scriptures..the scriptures goes with the revelation or experience for a reason..the scriptures are the part of the education that the human spirit needs to complete the whole learning process.. :)

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      8 years ago from USA

      Thank you Jason. I may not always live my life the way Christ wants me to live, but I know he is always there for me. I see people playing with fire when they prevoke the spirits around them. I guess I have had too many encounters of the darkside to want to mess with them.

      Thank you for your comment and God bless.

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      Jason R. Manning 

      8 years ago from Sacramento, California

      TL – you give the glory to God when you worry not of those who judge and scoff. Great story of triumph, invoking the one whom you give your life to. I pray you are able to influence many more by your conviction and gratitude. Thank you for finding me and commenting on my article.

      God Bless.

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      8 years ago from USA

      Thank you Quill! For some reason I have always been sensitive to my surroundings, medications, and weird things like that. I was 8 years old when I gave my life to the Lord, but I don't think I truly understood what it meant to be a Christian till later on. I hit a dry spell for awhile, not rejecting God, but not following too. One day he gave me an eye opener and I realized what I needed to do. He has given me an opportunity to use my experiences to share with others. I was afraid at one time to share my experiences because there are people out there with strong opinions on this matter. But, by sharing this, I hope to help someone else going thru a similar situation. Thank you for your comment and God bless!

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      8 years ago

      Hi tlpoague... demons are alive and very well. I believe it was a book from Frank Peretti someone gave me when I first became a Christian where he wrote of the realm most never see or imagine which exists above us. Scary read and one which I soon disposed of.

      A few years later I watched a questionable Christian manifest into something as hideous as any Hollywood producer could create right before my eyes. It was not until I took authority in the Name of Jesus did it leave.

      What you have written is very real, the experience you have shared is real and I commend you for taking the stand and sharing it with us. For those who would judge and laugh well I say wait their turn is coming.

      We are living in a world that is very dark, the leader is deception, often deception led by those calling themselves Christians. We need to be awake and allow our decrement to take the place of our own greed and money making schemes.

      Blessings and Hugs

    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from USA

      Thank you! It was one of many experiences I have had over the years. I had a lot of scripture to go with this, but decided it would be better to write about the experience itself than quote scripture. If anyone is interested in the scripture side let me know. Thanks for you comment. I am glad to know that people are interested in reading this.

    • Troy C. profile image

      Troy Wilkerson 

      8 years ago from Norfolk, VA

      I'm blown away by that testimomy and it serves as proof that, yes we are spiritual warriors but all we have to do is call on God and he will fight our battles for us. Just as you did. That was useful and awesome.

      To God be all glory, Amen


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