Tag: rebuke

There is Power in the Name

I woke up too early today due to sleeping early the other evening because of the cold weather. After browsing some things, I decided to go back to sleep since I still feel a little sleepy.

Then I was in deep slumber.

I know I was dreaming. First dream is that I was in the house of one of my friends and we’re having some girl bonding.

Change scenes.

Next dream I was with my teammate. We were talking about baptism. I was explaining with her why in my faith, baptism is being done when you are old enough to understand because then you can decide what to believe in.

When I was about to explain why people are being submerged during baptism (see 2 Corinthians 5:17 for reference 😊), I felt someone trying to stop me and covering my mouth. I can’t open it and no words would come out! I felt something heavy in my shoulder as well! Now I know something is not right.

You know this is not the first time I dreamt of something like this. I used to just move around in bed trying to wear out whatever’s stopping me. I usually get out of the grasp but am too exhausted afterwards.

Earlier, as I was trying to “escape”, I was reminded that more than any power there is, Jesus’ name is more powerful. I rebuked the evil spirit in Jesus’ name! I can freely move afterwards.

Told this story to my sister when we both sat down. And she told me, yes, I was moving in my sleep, trying to utter words she cannot comprehend.

And I was fully made aware that now is not the time to be lax. Everyday is a battle for us. As Paul said in Ephesians 6:12: “For we[a] 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.”

Which army are you with then?