I was having nightmares and the Lord took me through a process. I was reminded of how Jesus faced temptation by the enemy and how he deals with it. He always used the Word of the Lord to make the enemy stop. "It is written."
Jesus said to him, "It is written again, 'You shall not tempt the LORD your God.'"
Matthew 4:6-8 (in Context) Matthew 4 (Whole Chapter) NKJV
Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'"
I used the above idea out loud in prayer before quoting some scriptures before bedtime. NKJV
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. NKJV
[ The Humbled and Exalted Christ ] Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. NKJV
I prayed that the mind of Christ was in me, whether awake or asleep, and that He was guarding my mind and basically told the enemy he had no right to be there some other scriptures I quoted were:
[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. NKJV
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind
Lastly, I prayed the scripture below and reaffirmed that the mind of Christ was in me and the enemy had no place and I was trusting Jesus to do the rest. NKJV
[ Meditate on These Things ] Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthymeditate on these things. NKJV
I was dreaming about people I had wronged before coming to the Lord. I had asked forgiveness, or in some cases was no longer able to contact with the person. The enemy was beating me over the head with condemnation and I would wake up feeling totally condemned. After praying the above, if I had a dream I would wake up and pray for the salvation of those I had nightmares about. It all stopped really quickly.
Pray about this and see what the Lord opens up for you.
Lord Jesus, I pray that you would be with my sister/brother in a most mighty way. That you would give her/him peace and sweet dreams. We bind the enemy in the most mighty name of Jesus and by the blood shed for us at Calvary. Your mind is in us, while we are awake and asleep. Lord we love you. Please set us free from the torment of the enemy.
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. NKJV
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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news