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Drugs, Demons, Sleep Paralysis???

The above picture by Henry Fuseli (1781) is said to be a depiction of sleep paralysis

Earlier today I read a post on a blog of someone complaining that some nights ago while asleep someone (a demon) entered her room and began pressing her in her sleep. She said she saw the reflection of the demon in the mirror, she was unable to move or talk and when she finally woke up she called her "Christian sister" and they began to bind and cast. A few days later she found out that what she felt was as a result of the side effects of some drugs she had been taking.

        What she described is something some of us are familiar with, and most of us ascribe to demons, familiar spirit, incubus and succubus (I'm not going to go spiritual on you guys, I'll only scratch the surface). Basically that drowning feeling in your sleep where you feel like you're falling and being pressed down at the same time and you try to move, speak, scream, wake up, but for a few minutes it's impossible. Sometimes we see the "person" or when feel them there. Yes, it has to be demons. Most certainly a spiritual attack, yes? 
        Well not necessarily. I just learnt of something called Sleep Paralysis and it has these very same symthoms too. People who suffer from sleep paralysis are said to be unable to move their bodies and also feel like they're being pressed down or strangled and are unable to speak or move. They also see or feel a presence with them in the room. They are usually in a state of panic or terror when it finally ends. There are some medical/scientific explanations for this. 

Now, all three sound very alike and we as Nigerians, some of us who have experienced this have believed it to be spiritual attacks but reading it now, it makes me wonder. Do people suffer from sleep paralysis or some medical side effects and waste their time going from one deliverance to another in a bid to "arrest" pressing demons?

Is there anyone who can shed some light on this? 


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  1. Hmmm. I don't know o! Thelma that picture can even cause it sef. scary. lol.

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  2. your mind is really a wandering mind. All three apply but to different people. however I'm sure a lot of people that have experienced sleep paralysis think its a spiritual attack. its good to be enlightened.

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  3. I wonder y I read ds post.there's black out n d pix isn't helpn matter

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  4. @ maraim lwkmd! My dear I have cum to discover that anything that happens physicaly also happens spiritualy! I usualy have dis pressing thing, but wen I complain to my hubby about it, he says it's sleep paralysis. Oyibo has a name for everything I tell u!
    Wen God opens ur spiritual eye u begin to see and understand that these things r more spirtual and physical.
    Haven't u hrd were witches/ wizards confess to being d cause of road accidents, sicknesses,mc's broken barreness etc. Yes this things happen physicaly/medicaly but it happens spiritualy!
    D last Mc I had, I kept experiencing dis sleep paralysis some mornings I'd wake up very weak from lack of goodd sleep finaly I lost d pregnancy! And guess what d experirence stopped!
    D only way to conquer it, is to rebuke it wen it cumes and go back to bed, d worse thing u would do to ur self is fear!
    Prov.3:24

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    1. Tokoni I'm so sorry about the Mc, I checked your profile to see if your mail address was there but it's not. You sound very strong and I really admire you for it.

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  5. @tokoni,thanks,NOTED!now thelma can like to bring any scary post,I won't be afraid again,lol

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    1. Ha! Fear is catching Mariam. Sorry Hun, it's now morning, there's no ojuju again. Lol.

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  6. Incubus and Succubus things. its very real.

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  7. My dear u don't know how strong u r till all u can do is to be strong!. Some day I wee share my testimony!
    @miriam ya welcomed

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  8. It could be all three. Each one exists.

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  9. Very true, all three exist but in this part of the world it's more spiritual than physical. That I'm sure of, the westerners have term for every abnormality but even they have been known to consult psychics, exorcists etc when the matter gets out of hand. The best way to handle it is to pray fire prayer whenever to get a whiff of it

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  10. Hmm guys . Like tokoni said, the white man has a name for every abnormality. In the end the spiritual controls the physical, if God opens ur eyes u wud be shocked. I used to have the sleep paralysis thing a lot . I later found out that I was sleeping on the same bed with a witch for almost 16yrs . My mum helped a cousin who asked to stay with us. She came top destroy our family. Drove mum and dad apart. I was even told to move out of my own house at the age of 16 . Cos dad was my stepdad. Inshort it was trouble. I that always passed . Started failing exams. Then I cudnt be in a long relationship. She and her mum and sis didn't want me to get married. Then it became worse wen mum relocated and bros wen in uni and I had to live with this gal. She gave me hyperthroidism which is a very terrible disease (google it) makes u really angry and emotional, makes u lean, gives u hallucinations and tremors . And wen I wanted to Go for AMBo reality show. She tied me down with chicken pox. The funny thing is . Wen I was sixteen and I was so sad that I had to cry for 3 days straight , God showed me it was my cuz that was involved in a dream . My mum then was so scietific and she said it was just a dream. Even wen I ate in my dreams and told her. She said it was just a dream. Anyways I now started seeing everthing in my dream . First I introduced a fiance to my cuz mum in the dream, and I cud tell she wasn't happy. Then it became deeper. Spiritual attacks in my dream , stabbing by my cousin and her sister (my mum trained her and sent her to sch oh) then the biggest one was wen I saw her with wings fully garbed in her witch custom ( very bright colors just like in the movies) . Even by then ple had been telling my mum but she was slow to believe cus she was like a child to her. The story is too long . I wud av to publish a book. I was her chief bride's maid oh , yet she didn't want me to marry. Even till now, I dare not sleep without prayin. I can't even have pre marital sex, cos they might use that avaenue to attack. If u are reading this and u are a xtain. Pls pray that God fights this battle with a final fatal blow

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    1. My dear u will surley come out victorious! Always remember that God's power supercedes every power all other powers are counterfiet!
      Remove anything called fear. And remebr to live ur life Oo°˚˚˚°! If u wan follow how e dey do u fit crase!
      It is well.

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    2. Thank you tokoni. It is well!

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    3. Anon you have been through so much. I hope you see this comment. I would appreciate it if you mail me, pls. Let's talk. I think I could learn a lot from you.

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