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11 reasons why you have nightmares

11 reasons why you have nightmares

People often have nightmares or bad dreams as you may want to call it, but there are certain reasons for it, you need to know firstly what is the cause of the nightmare you are having, after knowing the cause of the nightmare then you can now start knowing the kind of prayers to do. Constant nightmares can come due to the following reasons.


1. Fear and anxiety

2. Evil Covenants that you have entered

3. Covenants entered by someone in your bloodline affecting you

4. Sin

5. Breaking vows and covenants

6. Offence of someone whom you are not to offend

7. What you watch

8. A fearful event that occured during the day

9. Having an object in your house that is demonic

10. Living with Someone in your home that is a demonic agent

11. Living or working in a demonic terrain or environment



Nightmares can be quite disturbing but all that is about to end below I will be explaining this 10 reasons and how you could possibly stop having them


1. Fear and anxiety: Fear and anxiety is one of the reasons why people have nightmares, but when a person begins to suffer from fear and anxiety there is an evil spirit involved, this spirit is called the spirit of fear, the bible says in (2 Tim 1:7) "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." Any spirit asides this is of the Devil, because the bible says that the righteous are as bold as as a lion, that scripture means more than not being shy, but also not being afraid, the Lion which we are compared with is not afraid, the spirit of fear, uncertainty, anxiety all comes from the devil, the spirit of fear is a starting point for depression. When you have nightmares one major reason that can contribute to it is the fact that you are afraid or anxious, you are anxious about an event, you are anxious about how your marriage will take place, how you will survive the next day etc. There are so many reasons why people are anxious Just like there are so many reasons why people are afraid, you need to come out of fear and anxiety today if you trace your nightmares to be coming from that area.


How to overcome Fear and anxiety

One thing you must always do is to meditate on God's word if you are suffering from fear and anxiety, you have to always affirm those words, meditate on these scriptures


Isaiah 43:1

"But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: 'Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. "


Jer 46:27

"But fear not, O Jacob my servant, nor be dismayed, O Israel, for behold, I will save you from far away, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease, and none shall make him afraid."


Matt 10:28

"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell."


2. Evil covenants that you have entered: Another reason why you may be having that nightmare is because of some evil covenants that you have entered, there are people who have entered into demonic covenants just by patronizing charm for luck, favour, love etc. They always feel that as long as they do not wrong anyone or do charms to hurt anyone but for the betterment of their own life then they are good, whereas such things will always have effects, before certain spirits work for you they have to cut a covenant with you and that covenant might even be established in your dream, that is the reason why we have to be careful, if we are careful enough with the help of the holy spirit we will not fall into the covenant of darkness.


How to break Evil covenant

When talking about breaking evil covenant the truth is that some of these covenants will require intense prayer and fasting, one has to pray and fast thoroughly, if possible you can go on a dry fast, do whatsoever it takes in the place of prayer and fasting to break that covenant and that nightmare is going to disappear. Also for a covenant to be broken a new covenant has to be made

Rom 8:1-39

"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit." We saw in this scripture that God established a new covenant to deliver his children from the old covenant of the law, this is what is needed when you know that a covenant has been established, you have to cancel that old one with the authority you have in Christ Jesus and plunge into the new covenant.


3. Covenants entered by someone in your bloodline affecting you: Sometimes your nightmares can be caused by covenants entered by someone in your bloodline that is affecting you, it could even be before you were born, this covenant may cause nightmares, let us look at the scripture in (Deut 5:9) "I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands of generations, to those who love Me and keep My commandments." This is just to show that the consequences of the sins of the fathers were visited even upon the third and fourth generation. So a father for instance might have engaged or entered into a covenant with certain spirits and forces, and these forces will actually be oppressing the Child, I have seen cases where I pray for people who are suffering from their parents sins.


How to overcome covenants entered by someone in your bloodline affecting you


First of all you have to approach God's throne with asking for mercy, ask God to have mercy on you, because you are not the one who committed the Sin, when you are praying you read Psalms 50


4. Sin: This is very common, people often allow Sin into their lives and once you allow Sin into your life it is something that can open doors for Nightmares, someone who is spirit filled after falling into Sin is sure to have nightmares, God will be using such dreams to warn that person that he or she has derailed and have gone astray from the ways and doctrines of God, someone who fornicates with someone with strange spirits might end up experiencing nightmares, aside from the fact that Sin generally gives the Devil that opening to torment you in the dream there are also some specific Sins that when done they themselves can lead to having nightmares, something like murder for instance, casting demonic spell on someone, fornication, harlotry etc.

When you notice that the reason for your nightmare is sin go before God in prayers ask for his mercy and he will surely forgive you, amend your ways and turn a new leaf


5. Breaking vows and covenants: When you break vows and covenants it can lead to nightmares, any kind of vow or covenant can lead to nightmares, whether Godly covenants or demonic covenants, whether you break your marriage vows or vows between you and someone else it is very dangerous and it can open doors for nightmares (Ezek 16:59) "For thus says the Lord God, “I will also do with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath by breaking the covenant." God says in this scripture that because they have broken the covenant he will also deal with them as they have done to him, so there is punishment for breaking covenants and such punishment can come from opression in the dream of the night.


How to be free from broken vows and covenants

In other to be free from broken vows and covenants there are things you have to do, first of all if it was a demonic covenant that you broke, run to Jesus for deliverance, go to any bible believing church that you know that do deliverance and let them conduct deliverance for you.

If you broke a covenant you established with God then you have to approach God and ask him for mercy, but make sure you make amends after asking God for mercy.


6. Offending someone you are not supposed to offend: We see different people on the road, market, in the society etc. but the truth is that some of these people whom we see are demonic people, if you don't have enough fire inside of you, and you offend these people it is dangerous, it can lead to nightmares, on the other hand some people offend God's chosen people and God reveals to them in the dream some things making them know that they have made some mistakes the bible says in Psalms 105:14-15 "He allowed no one to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their account, saying, “Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!” this is the issue we often see. It is important to obey God's commandment and do away with strife, rage, fighting, quarreling etc.


How to overcome

If there is anyone you know you are keeping malice with ask God for mercy and forgiveness, make peace with whomsoever you are having a rift with, not because that person is powerful but because it is the right thing to do, the bible says if possible be at peace with all men.


7. What you watch: What you watch influences you alot, you should be careful what you watch on Tv, on the internet etc. The mind captures and retains any information it sees, most times when we are asleep the mind plays back everything it has seen in the day and this can lead to nightmares at times depends on what you see, if you watch horror movies or movies that depict violence there is a tendency that such things manifest in your dreams, the Devil uses the pictures you already have stored in your head to work against you the bible says in (Phil 4:23) "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." We need to guard our hearts against pollutants, don't feel you are strong, because when you are asleep no matter how strong you are the mind must certainly play it out, the brain is the only part of the body that does not sleep, every other part of your body sleeps but your brain never sleeps, and if it does not sleep it is processing the things it saw throughout the day.


How to overcome what you watch

You need to sieve or filter what you watch, on social media, T.v, even in real life, take your eyes what is evil, you cannot escape all of it because you are in the world but you can reduce it, pay attention to the word of God and let it cleanse you from within.


8. A fearful event that happened during the day: Events like war, fighting, natural disasters, armed robbery attack, police arrest, court cases etc can create fear, and one weapon the devil uses alot against believers is the spirit of fear, when these events occur the person is afraid and when the person goes to bed he/she sees something in the dream that springs up because of what the person has seen in the physical, so this is another reason for nightmares, the bible says in (Jer 46:27) "But fear not, O Jacob my servant, nor be dismayed, O Israel, for behold, I will save you from far away, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. Jacob shall return and have quiet and ease, and none shall make him afraid." God says in the scripture be not afraid, there are situations and issues in the world that may cause you to be afraid but do not be afraid, Jesus says that those who love their lives will end up loosing it, you have to come out of whatsoever that fear is, because God did not give us the spirit of fear but of love.


How to overcome a fearful event

One thing we should always do is to pray that such events should not occur in the first place, and if they now occur you have to stand firm and know that God is with you and that he will not forsake you.


9. Having some object in your house that is demonic: If you have a demonic item in your house that you collected from a witchdoctor or a false prophet, or someone who claims to do spiritual work and that thing is placed in your house, under your pillow, under your bed etc. It is something that can cause you to have nightmares, I know a certain person who received an object from a certain false prophets, put it underneath her pillow and could not sleep at night because of the kind of dreams that the person began to see, when you have some form of evil objects in your house it brings about demonic presence and where there is demonic presence demonic dreams are sure to be seen


How to overcome

If you know you have these objects in your house do away with these objects as they can attract demons, objects of spiritual work etc. Should be done away with


10. Living with Someone in the house who is a demonic agent: If you live with someone who has witchcraft spirit, the spirit of divination and sorcery there is a high chance you will begin to have nightmares, a lady who had witchcraft powers lived with my parents many years ago, and my mum will always have this terrible dreams because that lady would roam about in the midnight in the spirit realm. God could speak to you through your dreams to make you alert and to know that there is something about that person, light and darkness cannot stand, as a matter of fact all the darkness in the world can not quench the fire from a candle, that is how powerful a candle is. So you may see that nightmare in such circumstance as an indication that you need to pray or beware of the person around.


How to overcome

If the person you sense has this spirit is someone you can take for deliverance then you have to take that person for deliverance, but if you can't take the person for deliverance then you have to pray and set that environment on fire.


11. Living/working in a demonic terrain or environment: When you live or work in a demonic terrain or environment you can have these disturbing dreams showing you that something is going wrong somewhere, if you stay in a house whose foundation has being rooted with demonic charms and activities you are going to see this dreams the bible says in (Psalms 11:3) "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" That is to show that when there is an issue with the foundation of the place where you are staying then there is a problem, if where you are working is not set on the right foundation as well there is a problem there as well, so when you see those nightmares are they pointing to the fact that where you are living in is not set upon the right or solid foundation? These are questions that need to be asked.


How to overcome living/working in a demonic terrain or environment

It is important that you know that when you get a new house or a new job serious prayers must be made before you even start living there, if you experience this nightmares it might be an indication that you need to leave the place or you take the much more harder route of conquering the spirits that are domicile in that environment.



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