A nightmare occurs when an invisible person presses us down on the bed while we are sleeping. Literally, it means someone rides us like a mare at night. According to European myth and legend, a nightmare is a demon or evil spirit that harasses and suffocates people in their sleep.
Nightmares are real and they often betray our weak spiritual conditions. They indicate that we need to be better nourished with the word of God, and walk accordingly. Thus, David plea-bargains with God: “O LORD, do not rebuke me in your wrath, nor chasten me in your hot displeasure! For your arrows pierce me deeply, and your hand presses me down.” (Psalm 38:1-2).
This does not mean it is God himself who literally presses us down on the bed. But he allows the enemy to do this in order to alert us of the need for repentance and to pay more attention to spiritual matters. One thing is certain, no one presses down on us when we are on fire for the Lord. If they dare, they will get burnt. Add a comment