Paralyzing Dreams – Are They Demonic or Warning Dreams?
by Reeni Mederos
I wanted to write to you on a more personal level. I am really looking forward to tonight’s webinar on Conquering Paralyzing Dreams. The Bible says that God gives His beloved sleep and yet there are many times our sleep gets disturbed for various reasons. Sometimes our dreams come from much toil and laboring throughout the day as our minds just have a hard time settling down, which can make us vulnerable. But God also speaks to many people in dreams who are prophetic for instruction, for fellowship and also for warning. Sometimes those warning dreams feel like they might not be from God because they can be terrifying in nature. This kind of fear is not a demonic fear, it is the fear of the Lord.
A great example of a terrifying and disturbing dream from God is in Daniel chapter 7 when God takes Daniel into a night vision and Daniel is greatly disturbed by the dream because of its warning nature, but he realizes God is the originator of the dream and He cooperates with God in continuing to see what God is wanting to say and do. In the first 14 verses, Daniel describes the dream. He’s actually within the encounter face to face. Can you imagine the night sweats he must have been having from what he saw? He’s having what seems like a nightmare but it’s an actual dream from God. Then in verse 15-16 it says;
“I, Daniel, was troubled in spirit, and the visions that passed through my mind disturbed me. I approached one of those standing there and asked him the meaning of all this.”
Daniel is quite disturbed by the dream. If you pay attention to the imagery of His dream and think about it, it looks pretty scary. But this wasn’t a demonic dream. Then for the rest of the chapter, God explains the interpretation of the dream. Even after God explains the meaning of his dream, Daniel says in verse 28;
“This is the end of the matter. I, Daniel, was deeply troubled by my thoughts, and my face turned pale, but I kept the matter to myself.”
What? Daniel’s face turned pale? Daniel left the dream very, very troubled. The images in his head had to be terrifying. He wasn’t crazy. God was showing him something very frightening. What I am saying is that sometimes dreams can definitely be paralyzing dreams from the enemy and clearly needs to be renounced and dealt with. We are going to talk about that. Other times, God is trying to get our attention from what seems like a disturbing warning dream. They can feel similar. I have had this happen many, many times. It took time for me to learn the difference. If God is trying to get our attention and we are passing off these warning dreams as demonic, we are missing something huge! The question is, how do we discern which of these so called terrifying dreams are of God and which are not? This is what we are going to talk about tonight.
I know many of you are very prophetic, hear God’s voice and yet God is calling us to a higher realm of discernment and interaction with Him in the realm of the spirit. I have taught prophetic schools for years and years and yet God’s people are still struggling with hearing the voice of God properly. This just should not be. I want to help you and take you to the next level. God uses dreams and other ways to communicate with us that are very Biblical such as His word, worship, prophetic utterances, prayer, encounters, etc. I’m an activator of the Lord and I equip God’s people in the things of the spirit. I want to help you with the right tools, protocols and discernment on these very real spiritual matters.
We ARE NOT to be afraid. God has NOT given us a spirit of fear and yet Daniel’s dream was very terrifying. The difference in this dream is that Daniel is a righteous man of prayer and I believe God revealed deeper, more serious things because of His level of maturity and being able to handle some deeper truths that maybe other people are not yet ready for. This is called MATURITY. God wants us to mature in our relationship with Him, not just by reading the Bible everyday but to also know how to handle these encounters we may have and that He brings us into. It’s time to go deeper guys!
The spirit world is a very real place. Many Christians are afraid to navigate it and they would rather stay comfortable and lukewarm. Spiritual warfare has been taught for so long that the Church have become afraid of the things of the spirit and writes things off as demonic. We are NOT to be afraid of the devil but we are to CONQUER and OVERCOME him. I personally don’t like giving the devil the time of day. I don’t even like mentioning his name. I’d rather give a glory message and hang out with God and get drunk in the spirit all day long. However, as we grow and mature in the spirit and in our relationship with God, He begins to give us mandates to be an influence in a particular arena and we have to be equipped or we will forfeit our calling. We don’t war with old school spiritual warfare practices that bring us more unnecessary warfare, but God is bringing us to a place of maturity and precision in navigating the realms of the spirit. I feel this so strongly in my spirit and I feel like shouting it on the rooftops! I want to see God’s people informed, equipped and empowered!
We are going into the deep tonight. We are going in boldly and fearlessly. We are going to discuss the supernatural world around us. What to do and what not to do. How to discern and how to be prepared. The end times are upon us and the book of Revelation has some pretty crazy details of what is yet to come, but we are NOT to be afraid. If you read Revelation closely, especially concerning the seven seals, the judgment is for the lukewarm. We may think its for the unsaved, but the judgments are released upon those who supposedly know God but are lukewarm Christians. This is why Jesus said He would rather that we be HOT or COLD because the lukewarm will be spewed out of His mouth. Now that’s really scary! These are some very sobering words from Christ Himself. I believe Jesus is prodding us to deep relationship with Him and causing us to make up our minds if we will be for Him or against Him. Being lukewarm and complacent is the same as being AGAINST Him. It’s time for the Church to arise and to take dominion and grow up!
I look forward to seeing you tonight at 8pm EST. It’s gonna be crazy amazing as we ascend to the mountain of the Lord and hear the word of Lord for this season! You will never be the same after the spirit of God gets hold of you!
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Love in Christ,
Reeni Mederos, Founder of Warriors International & Spirit Academy