How do I prevent dreams that are not from God, i.e. from Satan? How does he have access to our dreams? Can we block his access?
These are excellent questions. We know that God created us and has created us to dream. Everyone dreams whether they remember the dream or not. Dreams are how we file in our minds what we have done every day, which is all done by pictures. God uses dreams to speak to us because it is a time when we are not going anywhere, we do not react or apply logic, and we cannot tell Him no at the moment.
Your spiritual atmosphere can determine what dreams you receive. If your life is not pure and you are living in known sins, then you have open doors in your life and because of this Satan then can gain access to your dream state. Satan cannot create dreams but can only distort what God has designed for his own use. Much of what I hear others call demonic dreams because they carry negative messages or arouse negative emotions are actually dreams that are coming from God. God could be showing you what the enemy is doing or trying to do in your life. God could also be showing you your sins and areas where you have opened your life up for Satan to flow freely, which you may perceive in your dream in a very negative way. There are also times when we enter into spiritual warfare with the enemy who comes against us wanting us to give up and stop what we are doing, and this can affect our dream state.
Our dream state is sensitive to the spiritual atmosphere around us, and we need to learn to change this state wherever we are.
If you spend any time travelling, you will notice that in some places it is easier to sleep while others you seem to have nightmares. This is very true and depends on what is happening around you. If there happen to be lots of sexual sins around that area, then your dreams will have a negative sexual state to them. If there are lots of murders, then you will find unrighteous death in your dreams. You will find this in hotel rooms where all kinds of different people are sleeping, and many of them are not walking a righteous walk, and your spirit will pick up on this even if you do not notice it.
A few things that will change the atmosphere no matter if you are at home or somewhere else: Worshiping and playing worship music in the background. Praying through your house or the room you are sleeping in should become a standard practice to keeping the spiritual atmosphere clean around you. Also make sure that you are living a holy and pleasing lifestyle to God because if you are not then, you are fair game for Satan and his demons.
Timothy, author and friend of God, shares out of a place of daily walking face-to-face with the Lord, encountering both the angelic and the saints of old, seeing and understanding things from a heavenly perspective.