No, it was not a nightmare, nor a hallucination. I was awakened by something in the middle of the night. My little daughter was sleeping in the bedroom down the hallway. My husband lay beside me in deep sleep, snoring. I was overwhelmed by a sense of imminent danger. I suddenly knew that there was an intruder in my home. I wanted to run to my daughter, but I couldn’t move. For the first time in my life, I was literally paralyzed with fear
Then I saw him. He filled the bedroom doorway. He was not human. I attempted desperately to awaken my husband but was unsuccessful. This creature was without a doubt, evil incarnate. He stood upright, approximately 7 feet tall, on haunches like an animal. He wore no clothing, exposing male genitals which he was fondling while staring at me with wild red eyes. It was clearly not of this world. I kicked at my husband trying to awaken him. In panic and disbelief, I sat up and scanned my bedroom, assuring myself that I was awake and this was not a bad dream. I made eye contact with this demon that had entered my home for reasons I could not fathom.
I found my voice, and croaked weakly “Get out….now!” I knew this demon understood my words, or at least my fear. I also knew that it intended to inflict harm. As this creature continued to stare, moving toward my bed, a memory from Sunday school in my childhood came into my mind. I grabbed at this lifeline. Desperately praying, “I hope what they taught me was the truth, because I have nothing else but my faith.”
I took a deep breath and blurted, with an authority that surprised even me, “I command you to get out and never come here again, IN JESUS NAME!
What happened next was like something from a movie. I saw this evil incarnate start spinning so fast that within seconds he was a blur. I saw it clutching it’s long pointed ears and heard it howl in agony and disbelief as he was literally sucked upward and out of the house. I laid there in a cold sweat, in awe. I felt the fear dissipate. We need never be afraid! God’s love for us is sufficient!
I still wonder about that night. Why me, why my home, why did this demon choose to terrorize me? I may never know the answer. I do know that should any of my brothers and sisters in Christ ever be stalked by Satan or his demons, in any form or disguise, rally your faith, and order them away in Jesus name! The Sunday School lesson is true. We have access to the greatest power in the universe….God’ protective love!