Therefore, we can be assured that nightmares and night terrors are not of God. If they are not of God then we know they are of the enemy. The question that needs to be asked is: what is giving the enemy access or what is harassing my child or my family? We found that when we prayed for people to get set free in our home that one of our children was particularly affected. This child has a perceiver anointing and could see things in the spirit, both good and evil.
There are several keys to help your child have peaceful sleep.
1. Check you house for any access point the enemy has. On one occasion when the children were restless we discerned there was something in the house. We got out of bed and began to pray. The Lord directed us to both a tapestry and a book about a wizard that friends had given us. We had not shown the children the book, as we were unsure about the subject matter. But we had put it away because it was a gift. We took both articles out of the house and put them in the garbage. We then prayed through the house and took authority over every unclean spirit that we felt was there and released the blessing and peace of God. Why did we do that? Well, your house is a refuge and you need to protect it and keep it clean. Not everything is, as it seems. So be led in prayer by the Holy Spirit.
2. When the children are going to bed pray over them. Speak Psalm 91:5 and have them repeat after you that their sleep will be sweet and they will not be afraid. Ask God to speak to them in the night season. The word says that our spirit counsels us in the night season so ask God to speak to them as He spoke to Samuel. Read the bible to them and peaceful stories that will bless their spirit. As you are putting them to bed tell then you love them and that angel are watching over them to protect them.
3. Put worship or the word on in their rooms as they are going off to sleep. The word or worship will wash over their spirit and bring them peace.
4. If they wake up with a nightmare take authority over the spirit of fear. The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. He wants to steal peace but Isaiah 32:18 says my people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.
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