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, 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 house containing hard wood floors, and with multiple rooms in a hallway, down ahead. I immediately saw multiple demons of various forms entirely surrounding me within my front and peripheral line 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 on any genre of rock/metal CD that I used to own. It had just the perfect strumming guitar riffs, heavy bass chords, and this staccato-like, intense bass drum beat that I've yet to hear any heavy 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 (as I thought...) 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; representing the "sword of the Spirit" (Ephesians 6:17).
In my unrestrained soul body, I proceeded to go to war.
Fierce strikes...back elbows...and head butts to ward off attacks from behind me -- I felt like Rambo cleaning house and making war. At one point in this, I had peered back down into the hallway and into this pitch-dark room, on the first door to the right. The door creaked open as this tall, menacing...shadow-form thing manifested from the darkness and just gravely stood from the inside (I used to get creeped recalling it). That seemed to be the room where this supernatural metal song was, 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.
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 facing me; with at least two others on either side of the bed near to her. And, I say "ghastly" in the sense of both their intense looks at me, and 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).
I awoke from this shortly after.
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- Hushed voice hissing out (prior to fully dozing off and dreaming)
Thinking more on this, this reminds me an awful lot of the demon spirit that cursed out, in a similar manner, in 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 -- but I believe now that this was a set up.
Specifically: arouse my attention with the hushed cursing; then, once I fully come to in the dream setting, put me into fight mode (due to being surrounded by demons) and play the supernatural heavy metal song to pump me up. Perfect, evil setup (which, I believe God permitted for the sake of the testimony and my learning).
- Supernaturally excellent heavy metal song blasting from within house
Prior to be saved (and even, truthfully, some years afterward until I matured in the Lord), I was a very avid listener of hard rock, heavy metal, alternative rock, etc. I had dozens of CDs in my collection, and many of my favorite songs burned both on my laptop and mp3 players. And, it wasn't so much the vocals or the lyrics that I was strongly drawn to, as it was the instruments: the heavy rhythm guitar riffs, the beats of double-bass drums with accompanying snares and cymbals, the grove of the bass in the background, the crazy heavy guitar solos, etc.
Therefore, along with the fact that this was an instrumental song (no vocals), this warfare dream is much deeper conviction that such music DOES NOT COME FROM GOD (sorry, "Christian metal/rockers", etc. I used to listen to some of those tunes, also). This level of playing ability, and catchiness, and "heaviness", would, I believe, make even the most skilled rock/metal musician marvel with awe.
It certainly pumped me with enough sheer adrenaline, if you will, to take on every demon in that open living area of that house (which, again, was a setup by the enemy, all along).
- The "higher authority" compelling me to fight, immediately after
I believe, altogether, this was a test, or training session, designed by the Lord (Romans 8:28), in spite of the enemy's plans, to condition me into recognizing the difference between His Voice and the masquerading voice of the enemy. And, if the Holy Spirit had not impressed upon me that something wasn't quite right, the encounter probably would have ended much worse for me; perhaps in a type of ambush?
As for hearing His Voice, I believe this truly does require proficiency in multiple areas of His Word. For instance, knowing (by His Word) what He will do or won't do; knowing how He speaks to us (I Kings 19:12); spending enough intimate time with Him in prayer to discern this Voice He speaks to us with, etc.
If you have trouble hearing Him speak to you, I advise to immediately start spending time with Him in prayer now! He can also impress within you His peace, in order to help discern your everyday decision making.
- Pitch-dark room -- with menacing, shadow form just inside doorway
This was, indeed, the "source" of where this supernatural music was booming from. I believe that a higher-ranking evil spirit was "gate keeping" the entrance to this room, also.
Peering into that room brought about a sense of fear in me -- despite the fervent courage I had in fighting the demons gathered around me in the open living room (a further confirmation to me that this was a false courage, from the inspiration of the enemy's music; as opposed to the courage given by the Holy Ghost).
- Me appearing on king sized bed...with ghastly harem
Sex and rock-and-roll, right?
(originally, "rocking and rolling" was, itself, a slang term for sex)
And despite being quite physically attractive -- their eyes, which gazed directly at me, were full of this...black, seductive menace for me.
Sex and violence, right?
Bedrooms in dreams represent privacy and intimacy, and this scene playing out was not indicating good information to me! (as dreams, themselves, are feedback from the spirit realm to the individual) So, in piecing these two scenes together, this communicates to me that impure sexuality and rock/metal music are spiritual powers which go hand-in-hand.
Think about rock songs from bands such as Hinder, Saving Abel, or My Darkest Days (bands that I used to listen to). Do songs from them promote a sense of waiting until a man is in a godly marriage with his spouse, before engaging in sex? Or (like I and my friends used to do), does such music inspire one to party up at the clubs and bars, and seek out pleasurable (Hebrews 11:25) one-night stands?