I have been coming across more and more people who have these kinds of tormenting dreams, so I wanted to repost this today. If this is something that affects you, please know you can be set free.

(Originally posted Feb. 20, 2012)

As I have mentioned a few times before, I used to have terrible nightmares (of a sexual nature) for many, many years. I had these dreams for a long time, but a few years ago they started to get much worse. They were sexual dreams that closely resembled the movies I used to watch and pornography I would look at online.

These dreams were so graphic, and I would wake up feeling like I did so many terrible things. It was like I had one life during the day and a totally different life in my dreams at night. I felt like I was leading a double life, and I didn’t know how to make it all stop.

I have always remembered all of my dreams with such clarity, which was always a negative thing when it came to these dreams. I had asked God to forgive me for all of those things in my past, but these dreams brought it all back – just as if it was still part of my life.

I was always so careful about the movies I watched and content I viewed online, but it would only take one sexually suggestive moment to trigger these dreams. Once I had one, I knew that I’d also have them the next 3-4 nights.

I prayed before I went to sleep, and I eventually had my husband pray over me before I went to sleep, but nothing helped. These dreams affected how I felt during the day, and my mind would often wander off into the last dream I had, and it was a constant battle. I felt so guilty, and even though I really hadn’t done anything…I felt like I had.

I never considered that this was something I could be delivered from…

One day, I just couldn’t take it any longer, so I scheduled an appointment with my pastors concerning it all. You know it must have been bad if I decided to meet with my pastors to tell them I was having graphic sexual dreams.

My husband came with me, because I thought I might feel a little less uncomfortable if he was there with me. I wanted to discuss with them the dreams I was having and the absolute need for them to somehow go away.

My husband mentioned to them that he thought the dreams were demonic, when one of my pastors smiled and picked up a book she had been reading on deliverance. She agreed that she thought this could possibly be the cause of these dreams and asked if I minded everyone praying for me.

At that point, I didn’t care what needed to happen – as long as I could be set free from those dreams. I was already familiar with deliverance, so I knew a little bit about what to expect.

I started out by asking God to forgive me for all of my past sins, and I renounced (verbally broke ties with) several things that night that I had been involved with in the past. I renounced everything that I felt like the Holy Spirit was bringing to my mind that may or may not be related to the nightmares I was having.

At that time, my pastors started telling the demons to leave me.  (Please stick with me! 🙂 ) They calmly said things like, “Pornography, you have been renounced and have no legal right to stay with Amy anymore. I cancel your assignment over her life. Leave her now in the name of Jesus.” This went on for a little while before we stopped.

My husband commented on how he felt such a strong presence of God, but I didn’t feel anything. My pastor also told me that my countenance looked so different, but I wasn’t so sure that anything had really happened.

I went home that night feeling a little unsure anything took place, but just hoped that something really took place. Only a few nights went by before I realized I had not had any of those dreams! I certainly would have had one by that time, and I was just so excited to realize that I had indeed been delivered.

It is now 17 months later, and I have only had 2 dreams like this, and they have been much less graphic in nature. I have truly been delivered, and no one (not even the devil who does his best to kill, steal and destroy) can take that away from me.

Over the last couple of years, I have learned that these types of nightmares seem to happen commonly with people who have been involved in homosexual/bi-sexual relationships and/or exposure to pornography or a history of being sexually abused.

Sometimes there is a clear cut moment of deliverance (like with these nightmares), and other times God takes us through a process of healing and deliverance. I have experienced both ways, but I would have to say that the process of healing/deliverance is the norm for me. Both ways are miraculous, as far as I’m concerned, and I love that Jesus cares enough to set us free!

Our God is faithful, and He wants to see all of us set free. If you are wanting to be set free from something, such as demonic dreams/nightmares, bring it before God, and tell Him your heart’s desire to be delivered.

This is not something that God expects you to deal with the rest of your life. It is not His will for you to have nightmares. Be open to what He shows you, and follow His leading. Pray for guidance concerning anything God wants you to confess, ask forgiveness for, repent of and/or renounce. You do not have to dig anything up. The Holy Spirit is more than capable of showing you anything you need to know. Jesus wants to see you set free!

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  1. Amy, I just love love love your blog. Your boldness is so inspiring… I always look forward to your posts! I am so glad we serve a God who delivers us from all of our fears! Blessings to you and your family in Jesus name!

  2. I just listened to a podcast yesterday about spiritual authority and taking control on out territory. This is along the same lines and there will be other attacks but as long s you cast them out they will leave. I have been struggling at work and my plan is to start taking spiritual control of my work place. We would miss something as Christians if we didn’t realize there are other sit it’s around us trying to captivate our attention and turn us from God. Great job Amy 🙂 so blessed to know you!!!

  3. Amy, that is so awesome that you were set free from nightmares! I used to have nightmares all the time as a kid (always with the theme of running away or being kidnapped), but i haven’t had any in probably 20 years. Yours sound horrible & I’m so glad you have a husband & Godly pastors who could help you through this!

  4. Hi Amy – I have struggled with similar nightmares for years, and your post inspired me to pray for freedom. Thank you so much for your post!!!! I am so grateful for your willingness to share your experience. By God’s grace, it put me on the path to being freed from a spirit of wickedness as well. Thank you, once again, for showing such beautiful vulnerability on a subject that few people wish to talk about – Have a Blessed Day!

  5. Nicholas Nganga says:

    Please pray to our heavenly Father that i may experience total deliverance from bad dreams that includes disturbing childhood and past memories.

    God bless you.

    Yours in Christ,

    Nicholas Nganga
    Founder & International Director
    Globalnet Prayer International
    P.O Box 3305
    Phone:+ 254 020 352 8347

  6. Hi Ms Amy,

    Thank you for sharing how you got delivered from these nightmares. I appreciate the fact that you highlighted the need for deliverance ministry for this. Here in the Philippines, Christians don’t really understand the need for deliverance in cases like this.

    Coincidentally, I’ve started having strange dreams EVERY NIGHT starting 5 days ago while I am currently battling demonic oppression. One night I had a bad dream and when I woke up I was frozen with fear, I couldn’t move in the bed for fear of demonic presence because I heard little, playful demonic voices inside of me. Every night I would pray that I wouldn’t have strange dreams but they still occur so far. Thankfully, I can’t remember anymore my strange dream last night.

    As you have advised, I am seeking deliverance from this. You are right, God doesn’t want us to be dealing with for the rest of our life.

    God bless and more power.

    1. Hi Hannah, Yes please let me know how that turns out with the church I mentioned to you.

      1. Hi Ms Amy,

        Will do. Will share it a bit in another blog entry of yours – the one about demonic oppression. I think it’s more suitable to share it there so that people suffering from it will find encouragement.

        Thanks x

  7. Am going through it,pls help me

  8. Any, first I want to thank you so much for your transparency and boldness to share your experiences. I have been struggling in these areas for years now and I have believed the lie that I have been the only Christian woman to deal with this. I am so blessed to have come across such a timely resource. Your testimony has given me so much hope. I have had very disturbing dreams more recently involving unwanted sexual experiences, and it did not occur to me to take authority over this issue! Again, thank you so much for sharing and I am extremely excited about the amazing transformation that is about to take place in my life and the lives of others through your ministry!

    1. Yes, you are definitely not alone in this! I am so glad this was a timely resource for you. You are welcome. 🙂

  9. Mike Banks says:

    Thank you for this posting.
    I am have tormenting sex dreams though I haven’t had sex in two years almost as I am trying to obey Jesus fully committed to Him to the best of my ability. I’m also dealing with a familiar spirit that has seemingly gotten back inside me that constantly torments my mind with profanity and cursing language and slang I no longer use I don’t willfully do anymore. It constantly refers to women as whores or the b word and talks about their sexual behavior. I have renounced and repented for all of my evil ways even though I still make mistakes I don’t believe I live in willful sin other than dealing with a person I know the Lord told me to get away from and I didn’t and I’m dealing with the reprocusion of that disobedience. In spite of all that I haven’t been able to find solid help or deliverance from the Lord yet. There is so much confusion and bad teaching out here, I’m pretty confused now though I wasn’t when I realized God was teaching me. Right now I’m very frustrated and confused. I have forgiven everyone I can think of, I believe in God and I want to know Him better. I tell Him this often yet my torment and affliction get worse. I still believe for a deliverance though. It’s frustrating because everytime you talk to someone they tell you a different way. Some Christians I have spoken with don’t even think demons and unclean spirits are real though Jesus clearly dealt with this. This spirit constantly makes me doubt Jesus being risen from the dead and is always Trying to lead me to the occult mI believe this is connected to at least three girls from my past who were well know for their promiscuity and bi sexual behavior and one whom I know dealt heavily in the occult and I committed the sin of having sexual interaction and relationship with both of them and unfortunately reading and exposing myself to occult knowledge though God forbids it and calls it an abomination. I hate the dirty way I feel and I often sometimes get angry for even touching these women and the ungodly things I’ve done and. Read . As I just wish to be clean before the lord. Please pray for me. I know God is merciful, that he might have pity on me and set me free like I believe He is. Thank you and God bless you for your testimony.

    1. Hi Mike – Yes, there are many different teachings, and it can be very confusing and quite overwhelming when everyone tells you something different. I have been there and understand what you mean.

      I will pray for your complete deliverance, for Jesus to heal your heart in every way that it needs healed, and for you to be able to build deep intimacy with Him. I am believing that the Holy Spirit is going to guide you in all of this. ~ Amy

  10. Thank you so much for this. I had no idea this ever happened to anyone else. I appreciate you sharing this article!

    1. Hi Melissa. You are welcome! Yes, it is much more common than many people realize.

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