Many years ago, I was warned in a dream about a demonic presence. In the dream, I saw a huge black bird, large enough to cover me, hovering over me. I wrote it down, but wondered what it meant. A day or so later, I had a disgruntled woman come into my home, who was very tall, wearing black clothing, and had dark black hair, hover over me, yelling. It’s amazing to me that people get mad at you, when they are the ones in the wrong. Because of my relationship with Jesus, I had no fear of her, even though she could have harmed me. I bring this up, because in my earlier years, I never realized that demons existed, it wasn’t brought up in church. I feel like it’s a disservice to Christ followers, to leave those portions of scripture out of your preaching. No one likes to think about it, but people need to know this stuff, and that there is a very real enemy out there that we need to protect ourselves from. The lesson in this: sometimes dreams come true, and are given to you as a warning so you can pray; and demons are real, but you shouldn’t fear them, only that their actions can be destructive.
And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, Luke 9:1