Monday, October 7, 2013

"My Dream Last Night: A visitation by the enemy himself



Can I be real with you all? My husband and I got into a small spat last night. The usual, marriage, every now and then dispute. So, I went to bed mad. I snatched the covers and rolled over to the other side. How dare he not "die to himself." It's so ironic that we can know that the bible says "not to go to bed angry" AND while I was focusing on what my HUSBAND needed to do to "change"-- I totally ignored what I could change-- which was ME. 

Nonetheless, we got into a small spat. I woke up at about 2:30am to check on a sleeping Logan (my son) and I remembed our spat and I was mad! How dare he! As I meditated on how my husband made me mad, I drifted off to sleep, I had one of the most powerful, unforgettable dreams. This dream was so real and not only was it REAL but God interpreted the dream for me as I was sleeping. God rarely speaks to me through dreams, but at times, He does. I didn't even realize that this particular thing was happening but I believe that it will change your life the way it changed mine.

This was the dream:

Out of nowhere, I saw a demon. Its face was completely disfigured. It was short and it looked like a mix of a gremlin and an alien. As I looked at the demon, it said that it was the "marriage demon." And that little demon was laughing at me. I recall turning to the Lord in the dream and asking Him what does that mean?" He said, This is the marriage demon, it's purposed to destroy marriage. There are demons on this earth that are assigned to DESTROY certain areas in your life. There's demons that attack your faith, trust in God, your single life, your children, your family, your mind, your very SOUL and every other area of your life. It's exactly what they do, try to destroy it."

I woke up SHOCKED!! You mean to tell me that I got this little demon running around my house trying to ruin my marriage and I am LETTING IT??? I actually got MAD at it!! I am letting some fallen angel and my PRIDE tell me to go to sleep angry?? Ohhhhhh, no! NOT on my watch and NOT in my house! I turned to my husband and repented so quickly!! Minutes later, all was well. A total mis-understanding. The crazy thing about that test was that it was so REAL. I blamed my husband without actually looking at myself and seeing what I could have done differently.

Then, I began to look over my life and I said, GOD-- when I moved to NYC for the first time and stepped out on faith, I got hit with so many tests and it was PLAIN hard. I look back and I was being attacked by a particular demon that was trying to get me trust in IT instead of trusting in the living God. I believe that after we pass that test over and over again-- then that demon leaves. This goes for every season in your life! When you're a child, there's a demon attempting to place seeds in your mind that grow and try to destroy you as an adult!

Ok, you may say-- HEATHER, where is this biblical?! You're freakin' me out.
Let me show you what I found:

Ephesians 6:12 
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places

Job 1:6-12
God and ‘the satan’ have the following exchange.
One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil.” Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have you not put a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, all that he has is in your power; only do not stretch out your hand against him!” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

1 Peter 5:8
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

Luke 4:13
When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.

So what does this tell me? That satan WAITS for another opportunity to attack you!! As soon as you STEP out on FAITH, GET ENGAGED, DECIDE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO TRUST GOD or whatever else, it's an opportunity for satan to come in & TEST YOU! Satan and his little demons have ruined marriages, relationships and whatever else all in the name of another PERSON. And HE keeps slipping BY and nobody is recognizing the part that he played!

Where do you think 1/3 of the angels went that got kicked out of heaven? They're with satan-- taking HIS assignments on this earth & instructions! THIS is why when you begin to live for Jesus, you get HIT up with attacks! Satan now sees you as a threat because you no longer live for him and you NOW live for Jesus!!

Are you getting this??? THIS is the reason your friendships, job, money, marriage, emotions and everything is getting attacked! It's a SET-UP!!!! SATAN IS TRYING TO WIPE YOU OUT!! He doesn't care about you! He wants you OUT of the way!! THIS is why it's so important for you to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY and keep praying! Keeping the presence of Christ in your heart, prepares you for each attack. It renews your mind & you refuse to entertain satan's lies.

Ok, so as you can see in Job that GOD allows these temptations to come! Praise God that when you pass them, you GROW up and you mature.

Romans 5:3
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings and tests, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.

Are you seeing this? Now that I saw that little marriage demon that was trying to destroy my marriage last night, I REFUSE to entertain him! I ain't entertaining no little fallen angel that has ZERO power and authority over me!

God promises that HE will be with me and that I won't be tempted beyond I can handle and that HE will give me a way OUT. (1 Cor 10:13)

Are you taking the way out?? Or are you giving into all of these temptations as satan and his little friends are laughing at you?

You choose. 

THERE are demons ASSIGNED to ruin your life. Don't LET them.

And, for clarity-- if there's sin that you pursue and then, you welcome 7 other demons more evil than itself to enter your body.(matthew 12:43-45) Are you opening the door to satan with your LIFE? Are you freely letting him come in & life in your heart? If so, then, it's time to close that door and give your entire heart to Christ. Repent and turn from your sins! God is calling you back to HIM!


Love you all dearly,
Heather Lindsey


Just a few things:

1. I am opening up a Pinky Promise Boutique!!! Think modest, fashionable, affordable clothes for women! Opening day of the boutique: October 15th via www.pinkypromiseboutiques.com

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8. I'm headed to London October 25th and I would LOVE to meet you if you're out there! Be sure to register for the events via www.heatherllindsey.com








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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this! I admire the fact that you dont try to make it seem like you and cornelius are perfect......it allows us wives to truly relate. Ive only been married for 2 months and went to bed angry one time and woke up still angry and it was like my day just didnt get any better. I vowed to my god and my husband that i wouldnt do That ever again..... The scriptures yu noted will b used in my bible study tonite. Thanks again and god bless!

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  3. Thank you for this post Heather. God has been dealing with me about getting up early to pray. Your dream just reminded me of why it is so important to stay on my knees. God bless!

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  4. Mrs. Lindsey
    God bless you soooo much for posting this
    I will be praying for you marriage as well :)

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  5. Loving the transparency and Biblical accuracy, sis! This is almost exactly what Agatha said to me when she was praying over my marriage in Montgomery. God is so amazing! I love the way He loves us, and allows us to go through certain struggles just so we can deliver His love and word to someone else when they are in need.

    xoxo

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  6. Wow do much of this post is happening to me right now. Especially the paragraph that starts with, " Are you getting this???..." This was amazing I will need to read this several times over.

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    1. A perfect word for this season. Sis continue to let God use you to encourage others! Endure to the Finish! In prayer/warfare for you and family.

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  7. Bravo to patching things up with your husband. Where would your marriage be if God didn't have His Hand in it?...don't even want to think about it. BUT GOD!!!!!

    Thank you for sharing your testimony and scriptures to back it up.

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  8. Jane
    All last week I was feeling down. I was trying to figure out Why did God take me out an abusive marriage for me to struggle. A voice spoke to me and said where is your faith my child. At that moment I knew it was God. Then my phone buzzed for an incoming email. Heather I thank you because I needed to read every word. I rebuke Satan trying to tempt me take my joy.

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  9. Wow, I felt Jesus in every word I read, so blessed by this!

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  10. God used you to minister to me at this very moment. When I replace husband with mother it made perfect sense that the enemy is attacking my family. You hit everything on the head and thank you for sharing. Your words ministered to my heart and helped me to not go to bed mad and to keep pushing in my walk with the Lord! Amen!

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  11. God will always confirm his word ..I thank him for using you because all I asked was for confirmation....I tell you he will always lead you when you need him

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  12. Wow! This is amazing. I am a music minister in my church & just recently started working with the youth ministry as well. My health has been getting attacked constantly for the past 2 years & I know that it's the enemy trying to keep me from doing what God has called me to do. I literally just finished writing about these back to back trials, and how I wasn't/am not going to allow anything or anyone to stop me from running towards Gods calling on my life. And then I get this email about your new blog. What a blessing! This is a confirmation for me to keep moving forward, knowing that no matter what may come my way, God will rescue me and continue to lead my life. We are the apple of Gods eye & we are resting safely in the palm of His hand!

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  13. Funny that you mention this.

    I decided to draw closer and closer to God. To give up my desire and to do His will. Well guess what? Since then my appetite has shot through the roof (gluttony), and I get attacked with these lustful thoughts and feelings of insecurity and low self worth. Not only that but when I make up my mind to pray, to study all of a sudden I get extremely tired. My house hasnt been cleaned in a few days, not that its filthy, but Ive been lazy and basically saying I dont care. I cant focus on my job even when I try.

    In all essence these are demonic forces that are trying to lock me into laziness, proscratination, lack of self control, gluttony, and insecurity. Ive had it with him too.

    Im going to sincerely pray and repent and ask God to forgive me for any part that Ive helped these demons play in my life. Im not pitiful. Im not a wimp. Im a warrior for Christ. Im in a war. Niceness wont cut it with the enemy of my soul. Not anymore. Ive let him stay too long in my life and Ive been allowing him access into my mind and into my life. Im done.

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    1. I have experienced the exact samething. I was lead to go on a fast you may want to consider that as well. somethings are only overcome through prayer and fasting. The spiritual warfare is real and I'm so thankful Heather addressed it.

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    2. Ha! Confirmation! I was led to go on a fast as well (on it right now) and He brought that same scripture to mind. I recognized the enemy trying to hold me back with laziness, procrastination, and tiredness and I said NO MORE. Praying for us all. We shall be what God has called us to be in JESUS' name! <3

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    3. Nadia I am going through something very similar. Thank for reminding me we are warriors :-) Sharon

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    4. That's been me for moooooooonths if not a full year. Recently I tried to give up on God regarding my love life and I learned fairly quickly that was not the road I wanted to go down AT ALL. Thank God for His grace and His mercy! I need to pray more and I certainly need to fast!

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  14. thanks for posting this, just the other day I was actually thinking of sending your a message about considering starting to have a full intercessory team for your ministry. Also I was just kinda navigating in my mind and I hadn't seen you really delve into spiritual warfare so I was a bit not sure where you stand. However with this post, I beleive God has really spoken to you and through you about the level of warfare that is after you. You are a beacon of hope for many in this area of relationships, so the enemy knows if he can get you, its not only you but the other people who are receiving from your ministry. The Ephesians 6:12 you quoted those are ranks that these spirits come in. Whilst many people are still dealing with family demons, you are no longer dealing with that, just this morning I had a sense that you are now dealing with high ranking demons, no longer the smaller bloodline demons, but either way, God has spoken and I know you will continue to win as you remain steadfast, keep up the good work and again the enemy has failed!!!! God bless you.

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  15. Can I b real? Lol I've been getting dreams as 'spiritual attacks' from the devil. I realise that they are a distraction. He wants me to pray more abt 'fighting him' more than I do for other people because I've realised that my prayers are more about me which is wrong. I'm pressing on!

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  16. Awesome testimony!! I have the same issue as Nadia. My prayer life has been lacking and I know it is all distractions of the enemy. Thanks Heather for this blog this evening. God bless you!!!

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  17. Thank God for this post the enemy has been coming against my family and negative thoughts I took authority tonight over the power of darkness and spoke life over myself and my family

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  18. Wow! This is a confirmation from God! Like Nadia, I had a revelation from God this week. It really clicked that bit is not about me! I have so much joy in the Lord. The last few days I was hit with lustful thoughts. But the major thing has been insecurity and depression. Today I found myself depressed and extremely insecure. I went to work and today was the last day that I can submit my application for a position that I really want at work. I had to email my information by the end of the work day. Well I sign in and my company email does not work. I'm the only person with the issue! I immediately knew there was a demon involved. For hours I fought to send in my application but it wouldn't work. After I got the email to work, then for some reason the email would not send. It was crazy! I had thoughts to just forget it and not apply, but I just prayed and kept going. It eventually went through. I was just telling this to my mom when I got your email :)

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  19. I thank GOD for you Heather! Thank you for allowing GOD to use you. Yes, this word was truly from GOD. I almost had tears in my eyes as I was reading this. Oh my godness, I really needed to read this. It's like GOD had you to write this just for me. I'm going to read this again. All I can say is it makes me want to fight even harder in the spirit. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  20. I love this..im getting hit but im trusting him

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  21. I can so relate to this! No more giving in. It's about time we laugh at them too. God is with us...we have all the power we need.

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  22. Wow, thanks Heather for your transparency!! See you in London :)

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  23. Thank you so much for this message Heather! I've been having these demons surrounding me in my relationship, work, home, and my self-esteem. This speaks to me on so many levels. Satan I rebuke in the name of Jesus Christ AMEN AMEN!

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  24. Thank you for sharing this.. A real eye-opener.. May God continue to bless and protect your marriage and ministry xx

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  25. Thank You Jesus!!!!!!! In church sunday the pastor spoke about Job

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  26. This post was seriously awesome! When I first came to Christ I would get attacked for what seemed like weeks by demons in my sleep. It wasn't until I stopped being scared and fought back in prayer that they departed. 'NEW levels, NEW devils'. Thank you for your transparency.

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  27. The devil is seeking to destroy marriage! The other day you posted an instagtam message about this very thing!!! The devil hates that you are working to encourage others in their marriage so of course he would try to attack you after your bold words spoken against him. He thought he might have caught you no weapon formed against you shall prosper!

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  28. Heather, Thank You for sharing. My bible study group and I will use this story as a discussion topic tonight. (if thats okay) God is so amazing!!

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  29. Heather, I thoroughly enjoyed this post! Thank you for being so transparent and honest! This post was food for my spirit and soul! Thank you!

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  30. Jesus! I woke up around 7 read this and laid back down.... i fell into a deep sleep and was unable to wake up after my mom attempted .... hid was dealing with me through my dream! Thank u jesus for loving me enough! Thankbyou Heather for sharing.

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  31. This is really touching. Satan has been trying to find ways to put his grip on my son. He has problems with obedience and listening at his daycare, and my husband and I believe that it is a demon that is trying to control him. I was praying over my son (who is almost 4) and asking the Lord that he guide my sons mind and heart and protect him against any unclean spirits, and that he cast all evil spirits from our home and before I could finish my sentence my son blurted out "ME!" I was just stunned. I knew that my son did not have an understanding of what I was asking the Lord to do, yet that spirit made itself known at that time. We have been praying like crazy asking God to guide and protect him. This blog just served as confirmation. Demons are powerful over those who find themselves weak-minded in a time of distress or temptation. An extra prayer would be appreciated.

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  32. My sister, yes!!! The enemy wants to destroy families!! That's why I mentioned that in my comment on your blog about family trouble. The enemy will even use a bible verse to confuse us and lead us to strongholds. Genesis 4:1-16, more specifically Genesis 4: 7 God says to Cain “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” I am not surprised about this either especially with the launch of your new app, the greater the level God has brought you too the more the enemy will work to destroy! Fear not, God is greater than any weapon formed against you, he is a mighty warrior by your side (Jeremiah 20:11) Love you, praying for you!

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  33. This message was very much needed for me today, thank you, you were a blessing to me today

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  34. I have been a big dreamer (awake and while sleeping) for as long as I can remember. God does speak vividly to me in my dreams. Some dreams have been informational i.e. who my spiritual parents are, my desire to be married, etc. Others have been plain old scary where I have awaken terrified. Thank you for sharing. Your post is a reminder for me to get back on guard and protect my spirit through prayer and God's word!!

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  35. My God! This blog def blessed and confirmed things for me!! Love your transparency!!!!

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  36. Heather, thanks so much for praying! This blog was just in time. This past weekend Pinky Promise MA met on prayer and ended up crying out to God over a couple of out sisters that were being attacked. He started declaring freedom and rebuking the demons that were trying to attack. Needless to say, we must have gotten a breakthrough because the devil was MAD. Immediately on the way home one of our sister was so close to getting into a car accident and barely missed it and another one of our sisters (the car I was in) got into a car accident. Four of us were sent to the hospital with none life threatening injuries but we're all in a lot of pain. We have no doubt that the devil is trying to eliminate us but we won't stop. Please pray for the girls as we recover. I am now walking with new clarity knowing that the devil is trying to wipe me out and fully armored to fight back.

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  37. Thank you so much miss Linsey woke up this morning and read it right away an I can truly say it really blessed my soul I sent it to like 5 other friends to read :)thank u again for sharing an thank you Jesus for an awesome and obedient woman of God :)

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  38. Oh my goodness! THIS MAKES SO MUCH SENSE! For weeks-months I've been wondering why everything is excruciatingly hard for me? Why am I getting attacked like crazy these last few months? God has clearly revealed to me why through this post. It's so obvious now! Satan and these little demons are trying to wipe us out! As children of God, we need to do as God says with the authority He's given in in Jesus' name and put on our armor! Know who we are in Christ! God bless you and your family Heather.

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  39. Thank you Heather! Just started university this September and things didn't seem right but you have touched my heart because God keeps reminding me how far he has brought me. God bless you and your marriage.

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  40. I really needed this!!!!!

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  41. Great article! Just got into an argument with my best friend and this spoke directly to me. I'll be getting it right immediately!

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  42. Whew! This post gave me chills! God loves us so much that he warns us about the devil and his attacks...and gives us armor and weaponry to fight that ol scheming, lying, and deceitful devil!! I praise God for your testimony and that it may open the eyes and hearts of those who need to kick those demons out of their lives and let Jesus in! Oh let us magnify the Lord for He is GOOD and his mercy endures FOREVER!

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  43. Ohh Lord !!! This article reminds my argurment with my father and i had the worst nightmare ! Thank u so to sharing this experience ! U such an inspiration ! God blessed you & your family ♥

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  44. Thank you for sharing, and reminding us what we up against. Have you read "This Present Darkness" by Frank Peretti, Your dream reminded me of that book.

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  45. Great post. I've been attacked with laziness and not wanting to clean...not wanting to eat right..not wanting to study the Word or have a quite time (but I ALWAYS make time to get on FB)...not wanting to be patient during my season of singleness. And the crazy thing about it...before I read your email/post, I opened a post from a sister who sends out prayer requests within the Singles Small Group and after reading them...I had NO desire WHAT SO EVER to pray over them. I just didn't "feel" like it. And when I don't feel like it, then I believe the lie of "wel God won't accept your prayer if you're feeling this way"....demons are real...and very crafty. Even now I'm sleepy but I have the desire to read a godly book and the Word. We can't give him the victory ladies! He was defeated when Jesus died and was resurrected with all authority and power! Thanks for sharing your heart Heather!

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  46. Wow...Right. On. Time! sheesh! Thank you for sharing sis! <3

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  47. I read this post when you first published it but I didn't think it applied to me as I'm not married.......yet! It wasn't until today that I realized the evil spirits that were attacking me. I made the decision to omit animal protein (except dairy and eggs) from my diet two weeks ago. I've been reading books and blog posts (such as yours) for months now. I FINALLY decided to fast from one of the things that I believe was hindering my physical health goals. In addition, I wanted to learn discipline as I have a tendency to start projects or goals that I never finish. After beginning my vegetarian journey, my pastor stated in a sermon that fasting is a journey in which you learn how your spirit leads your body and not your body leading your spirit. For the past week, I've had demons attacking me through my dreams. Trying to discourage me and leave me discontent. I had a dream last night that had me waking up in the middle of the night discouraged and questioning God. I then remembered this blog post and began to shift my focus on God. That demon was sent to bring back those old feelings of lack of self worth, discouragement, and discontentment that I've worked and prayed so hard to overcome. Now I know how to recognize those evil spirits that are sent to destroy me. Thank you for your insight and this post!

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  48. Thank you for sharing and blessing us. They say the devil is in the details and it is, in the small things we don't even realise.

    Stay Blessed.

    Abigail
    TL. Xx
    Twynkle Loves

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  49. For about a year now I have been through a life changing experience and since then have depended on Jesus for support however since I have become closer to Jesus than what I was before I have had thoughts placed in my head questioning Him and if he can really help me through my problems. I have never questioned His power before I became so close to him as I am now. I'm starting to think the devil is putting these thoughts in my head along with the bad dreams I have been having. I'm glad that I found this blog entry.

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  50. The same thing happened to me just last night, but what happened was the devil was testing me to see if I would doubt God and lose faith In him. I am so glad I found this blog entry. Reading it made me feel so much better.

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  51. thank you, needed dis

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  52. God bless you Heather!! Thank you for sharing your struggles with us. I found this blog a little while ago through a friend of mine and I subscribed and have been very touched by your words. I believe that God speaks through those He chooses and am thankful He has chosen to do so through you. May we all decide to let go of anything that prevents us from loving Jesus with ALL our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Satan is attacking Christians particularly and trying to silence us from proclaiming the Word of God

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