What Does it Mean to Cast Demons out of People in Dreams?on December 7th, 2010 Posted in Demons and Evil Spirits
What does it mean to cast demons out of people in dreams? This is a very common question, so if you were looking for information on what is the casting out demons dream meaning, you’ve come to the right place.
You might have also wondered: What is the meaning of expelling demons in a dream? Why am I casting evil spirits out of people in dreams?
Since these are very common questions, you now know that many people are having the same types of dreams you are about expelling evil spirits. You’re not alone or weird, and nothing is wrong with you!
It Means You Have Been Chosen by God for a Special Job – Expelling Demons
If you have had dreams in which you were casting out demons or spirits, it’s important to know that you’ve been chosen by God for a very special job. Casting out demons is something that every Christian is charged to do:
17 “And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
-Mark 16:17-18, NIV
While every follower of Jesus is given this job and this power over Satan and his demons, much of the Christian church today has stopped teaching about it. Many people do not know what deliverance is, how to cast out demons, or even that it is our responsibility to expel demons in Jesus’ name!
Because you likely won’t hear about this in your Sunday sermon at church, God is calling people all over the world to this responsibility through prophetic dreams. Yes, the dreams you’ve been having about casting out demons are prophetic: God is showing you what you are capable of doing with His power and what you will soon be doing for His glory.
So the first meaning of dreams about casting out demons is to alert you to your Godly calling. But that’s not all.
It Means You Have Started Your Training – The First Ones Will Seem Like Dreams
Battling demons in your sleep may seem like a dream because you are asleep and things are happening. However, it is most likely that your first demonic encounters will be while you are sleeping. These dreams that you are having are real, the fights are real, and the power God gives you during them is real.
You are learning to cast out demons in a dream situation where the Holy Spirit controls how difficult the encounter is and how long it lasts. Casting out demons is physically and emotionally taxing and can leave you exhausted, even after a full night of sleep.
In my experience, the dream training for casting out demons in dreams starts out with relatively easy demons that leave quickly, then progresses as you get stronger to tougher demon fights that take longer.
The situation in your early dreams will likely seem like a dream: it will take place somewhere else and have other people around you in the scenario.
God will not give you harder dreams for casting out demons that what you can handle. He usually will give you a few nights in between dreams so you can rest and recover to get back your strength for the next fight.
If you are especially tired, make sure you pray before you go to sleep and ask God to please let you skip tonight in order to get more rest. He listens – I know because I have done this in my own experience!
It Means You’ll Move Onto the Next Step – Casting Out Demons While You Sleep but are Not Dreaming
The next part of this progression, in my experience, is that your dreams of expelling demons will change. When you are ready, you’ll be casting out demons while you are asleep but NOT DREAMING. What does this mean?
It means you will probably be sleeping, lying in your bed, with your husband or wife lying next to you, having words with a demon for possibly hours in your OWN BEDROOM. This is not a dream- it is real, even though you are asleep.
Demons can do a role reversal, which can be really scary or upsetting the first time it happens to you. In a role reversal, you will see yourself and your spouse lying in your bed and you may even see yourself talking. You are seeing yourself through the demon’s eyes, and it may even be making its own words come out of your mouth. It has gone into you, and you into it.
The reversal will usually end as soon as you realize what is happening. Usually, it will startle you so much that it will end and you will sit up in bed.
If you realize the demon has reversed roles with you and it doesn’t stop, take action right away. If this happens to you, it’s important to realize it and begin to speak about Jesus firmly. Be stern with the demon and bind it immediately (say, “I bind you in heaven as on the Earth in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ”), then command it to leave you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
It Means You’ll Start Seeing Demons While You are Awake – Be Ready to Fight Them
This dream training for casting out demons is not for nothing. God will grant you discernment if you pray for His help, allowing you to see demons in your everyday life and know when people are not acting under their own control.
You should be thankful and pray to the Lord, thanking Him for this gift right now! You are being trained to go forth and do Jesus’s work of expelling evil spirits and preaching about the coming salvation!