We have discussed seeing spirits and having dreams of deceased loved ones. But I think it’s time we also discuss how powerful God is, and how He will support us in dark times. We may have feelings that we may dismiss, but those are often communications from God or loved ones beyond the veil. A smell, a feeling, and even a memory or a dream can be sent to us as a form of communication.


Our loved ones are so much closer than we realize. Just because they are on the other side of the veil doesn’t mean they are gone.


For a moment I’d like to talk about dreams, and warnings that we can receive through dreams.


One of the ways spirits and the Lord can communicate with us is through dreams. In college I had a dream that changed the course of my life and saved the life of my roommate.


Powerful Warning Dreams


At the time I had a roommate that I knew was struggling. She had a very demanding program of study, and she and one of her instructors had clashed recently. But one night I had a dream that was a warning.


In my dream there was a little girl I was babysitting. She was supposed to go to bed but was afraid there was a monster in the closet. I told her there was nothing to be afraid of, and I opened the closet door to show her.


When I opened the closet, the room beyond pulled me in. It was dark and there were dark angry spirits in the room. In the center was a figure curled into a ball on the floor. She was crying.


And when I approached, she looked up at me. I saw it was my roommate. She was sobbing as these demons danced and laughed and poked at her. It was so shocking and jarring that I woke up with a start.


I have had a few dreams in the past that were warnings, but none this vivid or terrifying. I stayed close to home the next day and watched this roommate. My boyfriend at the time had a car, but I didn’t have one. He invited me out, but I asked him to just visit with me in the apartment because I had an unsettled feeling. And he supported my weirdness.




My roommate came home from class and it wasn’t long before she came to find me. She said that she had swallowed a bottle of pills and was going to end her life.


But that she couldn’t get me out of her mind and knew she needed to seek help. She asked if my boyfriend and I could take her to the hospital.


I have never been so glad I listened to a feeling. We took her in, and they pumped her stomach. She needed to stay a few days, but she lived. She sought help and is a different woman today. I am so grateful for the times the Lord lets us see what is happening in the lives of those around us through dreams and feelings.


Dark Spirits


Now, for every good thing there is a bad thing. It’s the balance in this world. So for a moment we need to talk about dark spirits. I have seen them too. They have no light, no physical features except maybe for gender.


They are only darkness and malice. I feel they are the spirits who fell from Heaven with Lucifer and never got a body. That is why they have no distinguishing features and only appear as a shadow.


But they are subject to the same laws as the adversary and can easily be banished. You can get rid of them through a prayer. Prayer is powerful!


Or you can raise your arm to the square and cast them out. To illustrate this principal, I need to share a story.


When my sister in law decided she wanted to fight the darkness, she started purposely attracting dark spirits.


She thought she could attract them and kill them off and make the world a better place. As a Pagan, she misunderstood the nature of dark spirits. She had no idea the power she was messing with, but as a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, she thought she had it handled; that is until one fateful night.




On that night she had come to visit me at my parent’s house. I was home from college for the summer, and we talked late into the evening. As we did, I could feel a dark presence in the house.


Everyone was in bed, so this unnerved me. I had no idea she was playing with such powerful evil at the time and said a prayer in my head for the darkness to go away.


Right after my prayer the dark presence left the house and I thought that was the end of it.


I bid her goodnight, but moments later she was back at the front door, very freaked out. She then admitted to me that she had been trying to see dark spirits so she could fight them with her spells.


And she admitted that one had followed her to the house that night. It was now sitting on top of her car and she knew that if she didn’t get help to get rid of it, that she wouldn’t make it home.


She had a deep feeling of dread that this powerful dark spirit was going to harm her. We went outside, and she told me the dark spirit had moved to the roof of the house. So, I did the only thing I knew would make it go away.


Powerful Tool


I stood tall, and raised my right hand, bending my arm into a 90-degree angle at the elbow, with my hand raised, palm facing forward and fingers extended. I said these words “In the name of Jesus Christ, I command you to leave.” The most intense moment followed.


The only way I can describe it is like there was suddenly a giant spotlight of pure light, and heat, and power that came from Heaven in a bright intense tunnel of light. It landed on my head and filled my whole body.


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The power that shot down from the sky, was then blasted forward from my chest directly at the dark spirit. I staggered backward because it was so powerful and intense. And instantly the darkness was gone. I was breathless!


I have never felt such immense power in all my life. In that moment I knew that God will ALWAYS win. His power is far greater than anything the adversary will EVER be able to throw at us.


My sister in law never tried to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer again. And I am permanently in awe of the tremendous power of God. There really aren’t enough words to describe it.


It changed how I communicate with God. I am far more humble and I no longer take His power for granted.  I felt it first hand, and it was intense enough to make my skin feel like it was white hot on a dark cold night. So when you are facing dark or scary moments. Know that you have the most powerful being in the universe on your side. You never need to fear with God nearby.


About Abby Christianson
Abby is capable and caring. She is learning more about Autism and parenthood every day. Having completed training to be an RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) for ABA therapy she is beginning to understand her son. And even though she is the first to admit she makes a lot of mistakes, she is so grateful to be on this journey. She comes from a family with many autistic members. She invites us to join her, as she shares her adventures. She wishes to emphasize that Autism is a difference not a defect. If you or a family member have autism, Abby wants you to know that the challenges can be overcome, and there are blessings in autism. You or your loved one are not sick or broken. Together we will teach the world this new language.

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