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Is There Anything Like Spiritual Attack?

Do you folks believe in something like spiritual attacks? Is there anything like that? Has anyone experienced it?

If you have, please share your experience with us. I've heard of people getting pressed down on, while in bed and several other stories like that in the past, could it be real?

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spiritual attacks are for real. I used to ignore such claims as being fables but my experiences in the last 7 years of my existence has proved otherwise. There are things that are spiritually manipulated before they begin to manifest in the physical.

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Seun and co and his usual anti-God bandwagon will always try to disprove spiritual things by sheer ignorance.

Of course most of the events happening in the Middle East are manifestations of spiritual attacks in the physical.

Paul said we do not war against flesh and blood but spiritual wickedness in high places.

It is apparent that we are open to spiritual attack whenever we make the wrong choices.

Forget about physical spiritual attacks that Africans are familiar with and which do happen from time to time.

Lets talk about men addicted to sexual perversion, women so vain and addicted to fashion,gluttons , drug addicts , homosexuality etc etc .

These are all spiritual attacks caused and facilitated by man's greed, lust and rebellion against God.

So just to make myself clear, there is the unseen spiritual attack working behind the scenes to destroy souls and there is the physical attack which is to create fear and discourage or destroy one's walk with Christ.

For one thing we can be sure, the son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the devil and if you believe in Jesus he will destroy all the works of the devil in your life.

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i believe only b/c i've witnessed it , but its hard to believe if u dont see it with ur own eyes

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Is there anything like spiritual attack?

A resounding yes!!!. However, the word spiritual suggests that it is not open to the physical eye so if your spiritual eyes are not open(ed) there's everything possibility that you won't see it.

That's not to say that everything evil that happens is a spiritual attack but trust me, in this journey to life eternal, there is no demilitarized zone; so if you're not on the Lord's side, then you're on the devil's side. With the constant battle between good and evil (sceptics, even blockbuster movies reflect this), you will be attacked, whether you see or not, and whether you believe it or not.

Africans, we are more attuned to the spiritual side of things, 'specially since there's still a lot of development going on in our societies. That is not to say that the Western world does not acknowledge spirituality but not just as much as we do; I suppose that's why when we see a fly at night, it automatically is seen as a witch or something similar because ordinarily flies are not seen at night.

Once again, is there anything like spiritual attack? Yep!

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I do not use any substances except those endorsed and allowed by the Federal Drug Administration.

It was a joke. Don't get all hyper on me. Smile.

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I have been spiritually attacked.

Once when a witch was riding my back, I watched helpless as someone who was in my house at the time came and told me to renounce Jesus Christ and when I refused the person got on my back and began to stab me in the back and neck.

Somebody told me to fight, so I began to call on Jesus and cast the demon out in Jesus name.

Finally, I fought my way free.

I woke up. The pain in my back and neck was so intense that I could not move for 20 minutes. I just sat there on the side of my bed trying to recover.

This is how God taught me about how spiritual things do have an effect on your health because that pain was unreal, I could not believe that I was awake and still feeling the pain of 'the witch riding my back'.

The witch riding your back -- is what African Americans call sleep paralysis.

I would wonder why you see things that are not happening in real life when your body is paralysed but your eyes are open?

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There is an indigenous Igbo saying which says,"people do not loo for shelter until the rain get them unawares".I am not surprised that some of exported brothers who do not even have eye clean enough to see what's happening in their enviroment will persistently tell us that there's no such thing spiritual.They take this stand either because they did not understand very clearly the western culture they copy or that there's a world of difference between what should be and what is.

However I am happy that some quys have been able to draw a distinctive line between the exergerations and reality.

Exergerations do not mean that there's no such thing as spiritual attack.if you still doubt go and challange that local herbalist by your own strenght,you may beat him up but the time he finishes with you,you may not be alive.

However be that as it may.You can challenge him/her or anyone moving with negative spiritual if you've got Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.Challenging whatever force that comes in your way in his name Mt 1:21,Jer 1:10,IS 49:25-29,Phil 2:10 to mention a few.

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@m4malik you have sidetracked what I was actually saying and choose to question my intentions of that original post? Why is that? What does the Islamic world have anything to do with what I said, considering the fact that I didn't mention anything related to the Islamic world.

Is that your way of being defensive, when you know quite alright that my intention was leave religion apart and face reality with scientific proof and worldwide acceptable standard?

Please do let me know what exactly you are trying to drive at, because honestly I do not understand your argument?

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So, if your definition of "intellectual opinions" reside outside the Christian world, could we safely conclude that the items you listed below reside within the Islamic world, such as -

1. Taking the life of another individual - (which you have acknowledged is wrong)

2. Telling lies - (which again you said is inappropriate)??

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spiritual attack

umn neva believd in it

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Hi All,

Having gone through the thread I see that the bone of contension here is if there's a reality called SPIRITUAL ATTACK.

To that I Yes,there's spiritual attacks and it happens every moment and it's happening right now around you(yes I mean you) but the problem is that you have no eyes like Gehazi the servant of Prophet Elisha and instead of runing back to the source of all things both metaphysical,cosmoslogical and physical,to open our eyes to SEE we now want to explain everything loggically.

May I ask this qustion,a blind man who sees not the Sun and believes that everywhere is dark.Does that mean that the sun does not exist in reality?

NB:Feel free to contact me for more delibrations via denobleman@fastermail.com.

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@angeldanci u mean modified for better understanding. i really don't understand the kings james version and i personnally prefer the new international version because i understand that better. if u have noticed any contradictions in any of the versions am sure you would have mentioned it? the different versions are like synonyms (for better understanding for different people). if u're waiting for God to personally speak or give u a Bible its best you start believing his word first (in the Bible i mean). i guess u've read the scriptures and it states that the Bible is the revelation of the holy spirit about the word of the Lord unto man compiled by different apostles hence the the Book of the Lord the Bible. start with the Bible and you know God now, , if you ask for a personal one from him, he'll surely give one to you (no bi Bible).

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well then look it up, and then let me know when you have the answer.

As for the Bible, IT IS a man made bible to controll the human mind and to control what is sould be like here on earth in * there eyes*.

If I was going to read a bible of any sort, it would have to be the very *one * written by God himself then I would beleive it, but not something that has been re-written a thousand times and modified to suit.

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I´m also sure there´s a medical term to qualify what you went through.

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Spiritual attacks are simply unknown ailments. As medicine and science improve, a lot of our so called "spiritual attacks" get stricken off the list.

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Because the Bible says so, IT means IT has put everything into perspective. I am Christian, and the Bible is God's Word and a guidline to how i'd live a my life the way God want me to live. so quoting from the Bible brings everything into perspective!!!!!

That's a "true" lie! You need to open your eyes, boy. Your bible was written by confused individuals -- most especially, that your so-called New Testament, which was written by Mr. Paul, the founder of christianity.

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Now take a deep breath. . . . . hmmmmm. . . . let out the steam huney!The bible doesnt have to make you so angry.

You stated your POV,i stated mine,why are you angry?

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. . .and how are you so sure the account you cooked up isn't unbiased? How sure are you that the account given in the movie is biased?

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Because the bible says it doesnt mean it has been put into perspective.

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to answer the question to this thread, i'll quote a bible verse.

Ephesians 6:12

". . .For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms"

. . . i think this puts everything into perspective.

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there are such hings as spiritual attack, yes it happens, but as children of God we are protected, for he said in his word that no weapon formed fashion against us shall prosper an d every tongue that rises against us in jdgement he will detroy

he also said he that lives in us is greater he that liveas int he world

so what do we have to fear?

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I saw the movie-The Exorcism of Emily Rose,real scary stuff but i feel thats the way the catholics choose to interprete the story.You know just like they claim the statue of Mary cries tears of blood.

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I don't deny that those things happen, but can you please tell me how it is a sign of demotion? how do we come by the interpretations of our dreams? when i dream, thank God for discernment, if it is a dream that bothers me i take care of it. If the Holy Spirit doesn't lay an interpretation of that dream on my heart i just treat it as what it is. There are dreams i forget to pray about, and when i get the constant reminder in my spirit i know it's something to take care of. So, my question is: how do people generally come about their interpretations? some dreams are just an expression of our mind's over activity or concerns or something! but we have to spiritualize it! people go to bed with concerns and they dream, and they say it is spiritual attack in the dream! i'm not trying to refute the existence of spiritual attacks--not possible. I've dreamt of beating koko out of somebody before--that one i know was spiritual cuz during the fight i was praying, and i woke up praying (mind you, i didn't know the person from Adam, and there was no one i had beef with to express the dream as one where i was expressing my desire to deal with anyone). I just want to understand how people come by the interpretations of their dreams. And the dream of the uniform, please explain how you know it is a demotion?

How is that different from a person having personal concerns about educational issues, and the mind working up and expressing those fears in that format? why does it have to mean demotion? anyone, please explain to me how you come to conclude a thing like that. Did a demon reveal that that's what it means in their realm?

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@dearzi: really n truly,dt dream u mentioned is a sure sign of demotion as far as d spirit realm is concerned.just that as a child of god,u hv d capacity n resource to reverse it.

@kimba: in as much as i align with ur stance,let mi just say that d misplaced fear of attributing everything to s'attack is actually an aberration as xtians r nt meant 2 live in suspicion but discernment !

@baygirl: u hit it joooo ! spiritual controls the physical absolutely !

spiritual attack is a stark Unclad reality ! another very active plane/realm exists which directly influences activities here.

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I saw that too. Some freaky stuff.

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This Seun sef! hahan! How do you think I will believe everything in that wikipedia writeup? You know me too well not to swallow too much crap.

Thank you for showing me things like her true name and all the mumbo jumbo drugs they administered to that lady during the course of her sufferings. Bottom line is that she was attcked by demons.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anneliese_Michel <-- a more unbiased account of that woman's life.

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Now, that's a wonderful one from baby4u2, I watched that movie, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and boy! I was so shocked that such things happen over there too. I mean that was a true life story of what happened to a young, very intelligent and bright girl at an early age. But demons attacked her and turned her to something else. She talked very much like a beast at a stage, howling and shouting.

Personally, I think that story aptly describes spiritual attack in every sense of the words, cause those scenes are not something that could be explained with the physical.

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well sha after all said. when i've had any health issues like headache, purging or toothache like i had last week its only normal that my pastor and others around pray for me, i've not heard anyone telling me its a spiritual attack (u guys need to check the people u stay around). and there are such things as spiritual attacks am not a fool that i would not believe this things, didnt i stay in naija for a while. i just thank God when i hear this many scary stories, i know i've never face it and will never in Jesus Name. i think if u've not watched exorcism of emily rose, u should. it teaches us that some tend to interpret spiritual attacks as medical issues. even as i believe that some things are physical attacks which can be treated by different medications there are also spiritual attacks as we are all spirits living in flesh.

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Nigerians/Africans tend to attribute most problems to spiritual attacks because of our traditional beliefs. I read somewhere that in African Traditional Religion, it is believed that every physical action occurs as a result of one spiritual action or the other. I believe that there are spiritual attacks though. From the devil or thru ppl.

It is a waste of time explaining it to someone who doesn't believe in the supernatural in the first place. But christians shouldn't fear the devil or attacks.

Let's not deceive ourselves, a large percentage of Nigerians visit native doctors or use one juju or the other, christian, muslim, atheist, traditionalist or whatever. Why do they do that?

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I remember in 1995 one occasion under a tree were we usually play draft when we notice a small bird fell from under the tree and one man standing there tried to pickup the bird and suddenly the bird turn to a Unclad young girl, everybody was amazed.

Then people ask the girl what she was doing under the tree Unclad and she answered they send her on a mission to a community to check if there is electricity in that town she should destroy the transformer from the gas turbine to make sure there is no light.

LOL!! So NEPA failure is caused by the devil! Come on, man, this story is a fabrication!

If there's electricity, she should destroy the transformer from the gas turbine? That makes no sense. Gas turbines are not used to distribute electricity. And why did she even feel the need to reveal her top-secret mission? if she was infiltrating the town on a spying mission, wouldn't it have made sense to have some clothes on?

Ndipe's comment.

Spiritual attacks are real, but the story about about a bird turning into a young girl is a big fat lie!!!

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If there's electricity, she should destroy the transformer from the gas turbine? That makes no sense. Gas turbines are not used to distribute electricity. And why did she even feel the need to reveal her top-secret mission? if she was infiltrating the town on a spying mission, wouldn't it have made sense to have some clothes on?

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Lol @ dearzi.(i luv ur username)

u and kimba av said enuf truth. We all cnt shy away 4m da truth dat it exists.

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Yes there is. Just that most people actually just go over-board with what it really is.

Like in nigeria for example, once u get 'head-ache' they say it's spiritual. Everything is spiritual.

Anyways yes there is.

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Yeah, people lean heavily on the spiritual and neglect what they can immediately take care of, but it doesn't belie the fact that there's a spiritual realm! a realm that our minds can't grasp ordinarily. There's nothing wrong with relying on God, or over relying on Him for that matter. If we could do it all we won't need Him.

If you believe in God, you'd better believe in the existence of the devil as well, but what matters is how much hold you let each have over your life. I'd much rather have God and over rely on Him any time, than be a play ground for the devil.

That said, if i fail the paper i'm supposed to be writing now, much as i'd LOVE to blame the devil, this one i know is not the work of the devil, but because i'm on Nairaland at this time, instead of writing.

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Thanks Afeni,I realise that people always seem sort of 'afraid' to question the beliefs they have been brought up with.

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For all those people that say spiritual wickedness don’t exist should pray very hard that it doesn't happen to you.  

I have seen witchcraft and wizard in action many times so it doesn't  bother me any more,

I know people that are proud of being witchcraft. they will say my witchcraft is to protect my family not to kill.

Some will say I don’t eat another mans child but my own body parts,

Some will wake up in the morning and start saying last night cow was really fresh & sweet.  

Witchcraft have there world as it is in our physical realm.

Blood is there currency as just as we us money in our world.

Witches & wizards only attack the mind of people or there spirit when they are sleeping.

Sleep is a battle front between our world and spirits.

A witch cant attack you if you don’t have witch in your family.  

If you have been born in to a witchcraft family then surely you have been mark spiritually from birth. all your asset  has been seize in your life time that is when you have spiritual attack  cause any witch in the world will recognize you as food,

All spiritual attack starts from when you are a child not when you are an adult.

If you are experiencing attack when you are an adult its because seed have been sown into your life when you a child,

My best friend mother confessed before every body how she made her first son mad,

I  remember in 1995 one occasion under a tree were we usually play draft when we notice a small bird fell  from under the tree and one man standing there tried to pickup the bird and suddenly the bird turn to a Unclad young girl, everybody was amazed.

Then people ask the girl what she was doing under the tree Unclad and she answered they send her on a mission  to a community to check if there is electricity in that town she should destroy the transformer from the gas turbine to make sure there is no light,  

IF YOU LIKE IT OR NOT YOU ARE LIVING IN A SPIRITUAL WORLD.

AS FAR AS YOU A LIVING BEING YOU HAVE A SPIRIT THAT LIVE IN YOUR HUMAN SUIT.

*hemotep*

I go in peace

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Is that what it's called - sleep/temporary paralysis? I used to experience it when I was in boarding house in naija about 3 years ago.

Afeni you say its a pleasnt surprise? Never looked at it that way. Its just strange. My only consolation during times like that is I don't fear death. But imagine being buried alive. I guess I worry too much. I'LL TAKE CUE FROM U AND MAYBE JUST RELAX IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN.

Yes, I believe there is spiritual attack. Everything that happens in the physical has been permitted spiritually. It's just like the wind - you don't see it but you know its there. But I also know that power pass power. Jesus power Super Power!

At times people give the devil too much credit. If you know who u are in Christ and that you are the apple of God's eye and that He watches you ceaselessly then FEAR NOT, HE HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD!

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Yes, spiritual attacks do exist. As a Christian you shouldn't just attribute everything to the devil. Cuz we lie a lot on the devil, something happens and we're so quick to say "oh! it was the devil, if not for him i won't have done it" or "the devil made me do it" please! some times we need to take responsibility for our actions. Each man is drawn away of his own lust! Some of the issues we ascribe to the devil, i won't be surprised if he doesn't know anything about them!

On the issues of attack, yes, a christian can be attacked, unbelievers will constantly be manipulated by the devil and his cohorts! but if God be for you, who can be against you, when Greater is He that is in you than he that's in the world! if you've been attacked by the devil, either in dream or whatever, wake up and take charge--rebuke it in the name above all names.

Some people dream and see themselves in school uniforms they'll interprete it that they're being demoted in life! who told you so? if that be the case, you have the authority to call those things that be not as though they are! that's what i practise in my life. So, instead of cowering because of spiritual attacks and what have you, be bold and speak the word of truth for that situation, and don't be afraid to say "i rebuke you in the name of Jesus." Please don't go and say i rebuke you in the name of "Jesus who Paul preacheth" before one demon would whip you. But if you have faith and know your rights in Christ, no demon hatched out of hell would taunt you--if they do, you have the solution for them.

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oh yes it is real, dont joke with it

but when u have Jesus in you theres no need to fear such they even back off on their own when u engage the power of praise and God's Word.

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@Afeni

Im just saying that since it appears you have a challenge, you should be able to take it to your god of "human stupidity" who could profer a solution.

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@Afeni

Should you say something foul for every reply you make?

and maybe its because of your faith in human stupidity that you cant exactly lay hands on the cause/cure of your experience of "temporary paralysis".

@Ontop

thank you!. You said it right

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Wickedness is reall, oppressions of the devil (witches and wizards) are also real but more reall is your faith in God. For only God sees the visible and the invisible.

They said the greates battle of life is invisible. Eighty (80%) of people in the grave where not killed by guns. How do you fight what you cannot see.

But when God fights your battle, there is no devil that can touch you.

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Can those who are saying that spiritual attacks are real describe some in detail?

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Yes there is what is called "Spiritual attack", just like there is what is called "Physical attack".

The problem with many people today is that they attribute everything to spiritual attack. If they, out of sheer ignorance or stupidity eat something that isnt good for their body and thereby go purging for the next 3-days, they say its a spiritual attack.

As a Christian, you shouldnt fear those kind of things(Spiritual attack), if really Gods Spirit is indwelling you.

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Charlisco believes that beinmg unable to get up from your bed immediately after you wake up is a spiritual attack.. I interpreted it as sleep paralysis.

Others believe that some vivid dreams (such as a young child dreaming that she's flying in the night or attending 'meetings') represent reality. I disagree.

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is real but if u are aprayerful

none can touch for the bible says "if God be for us who Ca ne against us"

So be very strong in prayers

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