March, 2015 (around 4 a.m.)
This warfare encounter was quite vivid, in the sense that there was much going on. It also felt to have lasted significantly longer than anything I've experienced, prior.
This entry showcases how effectively Satan uses music to lead away and deceive many (Ezekiel 28:13).
Prior to falling asleep, I was pleading the blood of Jesus in my mind and commanding demons (in a general sense) to "Enter the pit!", over and over. It was early morning hours; about 4 am, or so.
Just upon dozing off, I then heard this audible, hushed voice hiss out something like "Oh sh--!"...
...upon coming to in lucid-dream state, I was in the entryway of this wide open, unknown house containing hard wood floors, and with multiple rooms off in a hallway, down ahead. I immediately saw multiple normal-sized demons, of various forms, entirely surrounding me within my front and peripheral lines of sight.
Suddenly, and as a once avid fan of rock music I am being very genuine -- the absolute BEST heavy metal music starting booming out from somewhere in this house (and no TV, or anything else, was turned on in my bedroom, in the physical). It was truly unlike anything I've yet heard on the radio or Internet, or any rock/metal CD that I used to own. It had just the perfect strumming guitar riffs, heavy bass chords, and this warring staccato-like, intense bass drum beat that I've yet to hear any metal/hard rock drummer pull off.
It would've made something like Metallica or Slayer seem tame, or even amateurish, by comparison!
As this sheer adrenaline-pumping song began picking up, I felt compelled by a "higher authority" to start "cleaning house" and fighting these things. I then commanded the "armor of God" (Ephesians 6:13-17) to be placed upon me, with something as I recall resembling a white short sword manifesting in my hand; presumably representing the "sword of the Spirit" (Ephesians 6:17).
In my unrestrained soul/spirit body, I proceeded then to go to war.
Fierce strikes...back elbows and back head butts to ward off attacks from behind me...I felt like John Rambo cleaning house and making war. Although at one point in this chaos, I had peered back down into the hallway and into the first door on the right. It was a pitch dark room. The door then creaked further open as this tall, menacing...shadow-form thing manifested from the darkness and gravely stood just from the inside (I used to get creeped recalling it). The darkness of this very room was a silhouette around its even darker form.
That seemed to be the room where this supernatural metal song was, very much loudly, emanating from.
At this point, my memory gets sketchy. I do soberly recall after a certain point of fighting, though, that something just wasn't...right, and that I was being led along.
Upon thinking this, I called out to the higher power influencing me and shouted,
"Did Jesus Christ come in the flesh?!"
...the action and music then abruptly stopped.
And after a momentary passing of time...the scene now changed, as I then found myself in a bedroom, crouched on all fours upon my knees, and upon the center of a king-sized bed.
And I was not alone.
In an attempt to cleanly articulate this, I was surrounded on this bed by a harem of demons (at least 3) taking the forms of ghastly attractive, nude women. I recall one being directly in front of me on her back and gazing at me (legs spread), with at least two others on either side of the bed next to her. And I say "ghastly" in the sense of both their intense, dark-lust glares at me, accompanying their manifested perversion.
To illustrate: the one in front of me, a darker-skinned woman, had an unnaturally widened, trimmed pubic region in the shape of a black bat.
I didn't stay on that bed very long!
My memory gets sketchy here again, but I believe I then spoke something at one of these "women" off to the side near a room closet. And...shamefully...I think I also began to submit to temptation here; from which the Holy Spirit mercifully pulled me out.
This is the point from which I shortly awoke, thereafter.
This actually reminded me an awful lot of the dream encounter I had about a year prior to this one. I'm not sure whether or not it was the same evil spirit.
I do believe, though, that this entire encounter may have been a set up. Specifically, my attention became aroused in hearing the hushed cursing; and then, once coming fully to in the dream, I put myself into fight mode upon seeing all of the demons surrounding me. The supernatural heavy metal songs only served to pump me up that much more.
Prior to my committing to walk with the Lord, I was an avid listener of genres such as hard rock, heavy metal, alternative rock, etc. I had dozen of CDs of my favorite bands in my collection, as well as many of my favorite songs saved onto my laptop and mp3 players. And, it wasn't so much the lyrics or vocals that I was strongly drawn to (yet, lyrics are very important to pay attention to!), as it was the beat: the rhythm created by the heavy guitar riffs, the powerful double-bass drums with the cymbals and snares, the groove of the bass strumming in the background, the lead guitar solos, etc.
Therefore, especially taking into consideration that this song which played was an instrumental (no vocals), this warfare dream, altogether, is a deeper affirmation that such music does not come from God.
Sorry "Christian rockers" or "Christian metal-heads", but I've gotta be the one to say that you're not going to hear a heavy metal song escorting you or meeting you at the gates of Heaven (and I used to listen to some of those bands, also).
The level of playing ability, catchiness, and "heaviness", I believe would make even the most skilled rock/metal musicians of our time marvel.
- Origins of Satan, as Musical Worship Leader in Heaven
...(11)Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, (12)Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. (13)Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
(14)Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. (15)Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
(16)By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. (17)Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. (18)Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee...
- Operations of Satan, as Ruling Prince of the Power of the Air (Think "Airwaves")
...(1)And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; (2)Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (3)Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. (4)But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, (5)Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) (6)And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: (7)That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus...
- Why did I then feel compelled by a "higher authority" to begin fighting?
In spite of the enemy's intentions here, I believe that the Lord used this encounter for good (Romans 8:28) in order to both improve my discernment and learn to better recognize His Voice from the masquerading voice of the enemy. And, if the Holy Spirit had not impressed upon me that something wasn't quite right, this encounter probably would have ended much worse for me...perhaps in an ambush?
As for better hearing His Voice, I believe this truly does require proficiency in multiple areas of His Word; in for instance, knowing what He will or won't do, knowing how He generally speaks to us (I Kings 19:12), as well as cultivating a regular intimate prayer life with Him. All these things, I believe, would contribute to better hearing and discerning Him.
- Be Still...For God Speaks in a Still, Small Voice
I Kings 19:11-12
...(11)And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:
(12)And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice...
...(8)Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. (9)He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. (10)Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
(11)The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah...
...(35)And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. (36)And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. (37)And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. (38)And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? (39)And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
(40)And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?...
- Why was the music's origin within that pitch-dark room...with the menacing shadow form in the doorway?
I believe this may have been conveying a "gate keeper" or strong man spirit guarding the entrance into this room.
Peering into that room brought about a sense of fear in me -- despite the fervent courage I had in fighting the other demons gathered around me in the open living room; inspired by the heavy song booming, throughout (a confirmation to me that it was a false courage, from the inspiration of the enemy's music, which was overriding the courage given and inspired by the Holy Ghost).
- Why did I, afterward, find myself on that king-sized bed...and with that ghastly harem?
Sex and rock-and-roll, right?
(originally, "rocking and rolling" was, itself, a slang term for sex)
After thinking more on this, I believe the two scenes transitioning from one to another symbolizes the evil harmony between the spirit of rock and the spirit of being sexually immoral.
Sex and violence, right?
And despite their forms being physically attractive -- their eyes, which were gazed directly upon me, were full of this...black, seductive, lustful menace for me.
I'm reminded of certain songs from bands which I used to listen to, such as Hinder, Saving Abel, My Darkest Days, and others. Did their beat and lyrics promote a message of waiting until a man is in a godly marriage with his spouse? Or (like I and my friends used to do), does such music inspire one to party it up at the bars and clubs, and seek out pleasurable (Hebrews 11:25) one-night stands?
- Bedrooms Represent Intimacy (Sexual), Privacy, & Deep-Rooted Areas
...(1)And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. (2)Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
(3)Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: (4)Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch...
...(6)For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, (7)And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, (8)Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, (9)In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: (10)And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (11)(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: (12)Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.) (13)So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, (14)I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. (15)Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. (16)I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. (17)I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. (18)Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. (19)For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: (20)He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed...
Song of Solomon 1:1-4
...(1)The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
(2)Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. (3)Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. (4)Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee...
- Admonishment and Standard for Studying Scripture
...(10)And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. (11)These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. (12)Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few...
II Corinthians 13:1
...This the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established...
II Timothy 2:15-16
...(15)Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (16)But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness...
- God Gives Ability to Understand & Interpret Dreams
...(6)And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad. (7)And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day? (8)And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you...
...(13)And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along. (14)And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host. (15)And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian. (16)And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers. (17)And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do...
...(6)Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: (7)Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego...
...(17)As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams...
- Realities of Spiritual Warfare
...(10)Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (11)Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12)For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
(13)Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14)Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15)And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16)Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17)And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (18)Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (19)And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, (20)For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak...
II Corinthians 10:3-6
...(3)For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (4)(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) (5)Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (6)And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled...