My entry for today will be very different from the usual blogs I write in here. It was an experience of something supernatural that I wish to share not to magnify the subject of the matter, but to share the POWER of GOD’S WORD in a believer’s life. 

Last midnight, around four-thirty at dawn, I had fought one of the biggest fight I am in. It was not my first time to fight, but it sure was a victorious one. I had a FIGHT with a BAD SPIRIT. I will try to use words or put to words to describe my experience so you can have a picture of what went on. Here it is:

Around 4:30am while sleeping, I was quickly awakened by the unusual SOUND of the aircondition in my room. Usually, the room temperature is just right… but then there’s like a super duper cool sound and feeling that I really thought something is going on with our room… our house… when I opened my eyes, I saw a black silhouette jump over my bed heavily. I thought it was my brother Charles, whom I share the room with. BUT it was followed by another BLACK SILHOUETTE jumping over and making my bed heavier. Then, I realize it was an evil spirit. My mind was very quick to RECOGNIZE it. It was not a shadow, it was not a dream… it was that spirit trying to attack me. So what did I do?

Arlene:  Sit down at my bed, mind all focus with what’s going on… first thing is to rebuke it… BUT the problem is …. I cannot talk. I don’t have the voice. Words can’t come out that time. Am I scared? Not at all!!! But I was shock to feel that I’m in the middle of a battlefield. But I was like… hey Arlene, why can’t I speak the word? It won’t come out. It’s like my lips are sealed. In my mind I am uttering… In Jesus Name! But it won’t really come out. I’m trying to call my brother who is sleeping so soundly… and yet again, no words coming out.

first attempt… FAILED. But I said… one more time… one more time. It is not yet done. Truly after around 2 minutes… the same thing happened. The aircon wind was like became so COOL, that you felt the unusual touch in your face, there they are again… TWO of them… black silhouette jumping over my bed… like a melting candle swaying…I felt my bed was heavy.

2nd Round: This time… (naka-buelo ako)

I was able to utter the words softly and yet with so much authority. I just said :IN JESUS NAME. IN JESUS NAME. Cover me with Your blood. Right there and then, I know they were defeated. I know they were gone. I know they were already trembling in fear, running as fast as they could when they heard the name JESUS.

Then, I declared very silently and gently… NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER. Thank you Lord.

I grab my cellfone beside my bed and check the time, it was 4:45am. I put the lights on in my phone to check if my sleeping brother is still soundly asleep… and yes, he is.

I then said… Lord, why are these evil spirits wanting a fight with me? then I remembered the night before it happened, I was doing a strategic planning for a huge ministry that will be able to bring a big social transformation. That night, I was not able to sleep because when I was to lie down, the Spirit of the Lord spoke and revealed a lot of things to me that can bring social transformation to our nation that I did not wait for the sun to rise to put them to writing. I hurriedly wrote them at my laptop at 2:00am and send them to my partner. I was able to come up with a lot of spiritual “strategies” to bring down the enemy. So I thought for a second, that maybe the evil spirits were aware of that and want a quick fight with me. Too bad… because GREATER is HE (Jesus) that is in me than he who is in the world. After these realizations, I went back to a very sound and peaceful sleep.

What’s all of these about? It’s about the NAME OF JESUS. The POWER of HIS NAME. The AUTHORITY we have as BELIEVERS as we represent His NAME.

The real enemy is not what you see, it is the unseen. The real enemy will try to intimidate us as we do the work of God. His legions are planning how to destroy the child of God, to look for ways to put fear, put lies and do all they can to stop advancing God’s Kingdom. The secret sword as we fight is HIS WORD. Don’t just be acquainted with His Word, dig deeper… read it, meditate, reflect, memorize, live, obey until it becomes natural in you. When the devil strikes again, you don’t have to run and look for your bible to quote scriptures. It is so natural that you can face the supernatural with HIS WORD, HIS NAME, JESUS.

Morning came when I shared this with my brother blow by blow, he was like filling in my sentences. Then I ask if he were there all along? How come we are talking of the same enemy? Then I found out, He has seen them as well days ago… rebuke them with the same name JESUS and it went away. He did not share it anymore with us because he thought it was just a dream. We have different experiences and yet we fought with the same enemy. The good thing is… BOTH OF US WERE VICTORIOUS. So what to do when the enemy fights with you? FIGHT BACK using the WORD OF GOD.




About inthebusinessofchanginglives

God has called me to be in the business of changing lives through advocating for children and youth-at-risk, leading faith-based organizations, equipping ministry workers, and empowering the next generation as change agents in their communities. The author serves as the Executive Director of Visions of Hope Foundation and CCT-Visions of Hope Christian School, the children and youth ministry arm of Center for Community Transformation (CCT). She also co-founded Right Start Community Development Inc. an NGO reaching underprivileged children by providing afterschool programs.

7 responses »

  1. Thank you for posting this! I had similar experience about a week ago, I thought I’m just going crazy because none of my family/friends have experience it. Mine happened at around 12:15am and I literally went to be at 12mn. All of a sudden I felt something heavy on top of me [kinda like suffocating me] and when I opened my eyes, there it was a greyish/black silhouette on top of me. I’m not going to lie, it scared the crap of me, but I have to over come that fear and started to rebuke it. And just like what happened to you, nothing was coming out of my mouth and I can’t get up [felt like it was pinning me down my bed really hard]. I started crying out to God for protection and I kept on rebuking it in Jesus name for at least 5mins and the heaviness on my chest started to disappear and the silhouette became into a mist and left.

  2. thank you for sharing your experience here. The best thing about this is as believers we know our identity and whose are we… they are everywhere, what’s important is we know how to fight back. ^_^

  3. Thank you for posting this! I had a similar incident that had happened to me. I thought that I’m just going crazy because none of my family/friends have experience it.

  4. I experienced similar situations before… When I was a new Christian, very young…I woke at around 3am,,, but I can’t move. I was just lying down facing right side of my bed. My eyes were open, I was looking towards the area of my feet and there’s this figure with long black cape w/ hood and holding something. It was flying towards me. I prayed and asked God to help me and cover me, calling on the name of Jesus several times and I felt warmth of over my body and I woke up. I felt so safe being covered by Jesus.
    That wasn’t the last time. Most of the time, I was awaken by strong wind. With my eyes open, I couldn’t see a thing but my room and like a heavy weight on my chest, or seemed like hands trying to press on my neck. And I would pray, call on Jesus. Sometimes it would take longer but I overcome in Jesus. 🙂 My most recent experiences were the past weeks. Because I experienced it a lot before, I learned to first not entertain any fear and just rest that my God is more powerful and greater. 🙂 I call on Jesus and my body would wake up, the heaviness and strong winds are gone.Then I’ll worship God, play worship songs from my phone that magnify God as I go back to sleep. 🙂

  5. I’ve experienced this too several times, many years ago! Many call it bangungot coz it feels like you’re awake and asleep at the same time. But I agree, it’s an attack of the enemy. A black silhouette pressing on top of me, almost suffocating, and nothing comes out even when I try to open my mouth, keeps you wide awake struggling. It happened to me even while out of the country, in a hotel room. I also pray and rebuke the spirits to make them go away.

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