This is a despicable phenomenon, but nevertheless real. Don’t think you are crazy or weird if you are a victim. I think many people have experienced such an attack more so than many people believe. Even several celebrities have opened up about their experiences.
The late Christian author, Dr. Kurt Koch, who had extensive pastoral experience dealing with those in the occult wrote: “We now come to discuss [spirit] phenomena in the form of sexual experiences, which is surely the most repellent area of pastoral work. There are, namely, some severely troubled people who have nocturnal sexual [spirit] experiences, and are tormented by them. This is not a matter of “wet dream” or of the sexual hallucinations of schizophrenics, but of experiences in a waking state. In the history of religion this phenomenon is known as incubi and succubae. These are male and female seducing demons. In the Bible there is such a story recorded in Genesis 6:4. There we read how sons of God united with daughters of men. This would be the phenomenon of angel marriages.
Among the ancient peoples we can point to such conceptions too. The Babylonians and Assyrians had myths of so-called night maidens (ardat lili), which continued in Jewish tradition as lilith. In the Christian era this motif of demon marriage continued. In the Legend of St. Antony, the devil appears in the form, among others, of an enticing woman. The theme continued in the popular beliefs of the middle ages. In The 6th and 7th Book of Moses it is reported (6,6) how the demons make sexual assaults on people at night in the form of beautiful maidens or young men. In our day the phenomenon is constantly appearing in pastoral interviews. A few examples will illustrate in a striking way the mental distress of those afflicted.
Ex. 84 – A woman often experiences nocturnal visitations. In a waking state she sees five wild boars charing at her, with intent to violate her. The woman cries loudly for help. Her husband finds it hard to calm her. He does not see the boars; he only hears strange noises.
Ex. 85 – A friend of mine who was a missionary in China reported similar things among the Chinese. We have here a problem well known in the history of missions, that of fox-possession. Girls who are by day perfectly normal psychologically, and go about their work quite regularly, are at night sexually plagued by apparitions. Figures appear with the head of a fox. As soon as the figure draws near, the fox-head changes into the handsome face of a man. These girls suffer dreadfully from these nocturnal visitations. It is worthy of note that girls who turn to Christ are delivered from this. Christian Chinese girls are not subject to this affliction” (Quoted in The Coming Darkness, pgs. 197-198).
Christian author Dr. Merrill Unger also observes:
“Perhaps the most terrible and revolting form of demonic oppression is what is known in the history of religion as incubi and succubae experiences. This is the assault by an unclean spirit upon its enslaved victim for the purpose of sexual lust. Both men and women have been attacked and molested by ‘seducing male and female demons.’ Such fully established phenomena show that angelic-human union, a major cause of the flood (Genesis 6:1-4 cf., 2 peter 2:4; Jude 1:6-7), has its parallel in occultism today.”(Quoted in The Coming Darkness, Pgs. 198-199)
Quoted in the Notes in the book The Coming Darkness: “…Many people today are skeptical of the very idea of the incubus/succubus under the assumption that spirits cannot assume tangible form. But the history of the occult shows this to be false. In addition, there are many incubus/succubus experiences associated with poltergeist phenomena. Robert Curran’s book The Haunted: One Family’s Nightmare recounts a contemporary example of an incident with a succubus (a devil that rapes a man). In this case, Jack Smurl of West Pittston, Pennsylvania, who had moved with his family into a house inhabited by a poltergeist, was attacked by a succubus. Smurl described the succubus as a woman “around 65 or 70” with “serpentine-snake-like scales” who paralyzed him in some way, had sexual intercourse with him, and left him covered with a pungent, sticky fluid. The demonic nature of the poltergeist was seen not only in its stench, but also in its destructive ability, its desire to harm people, its aversion to Christian items, and also in its sexual activity” (Pg. 336).
Why do people get attacked by this spirit? I really don’t know but one thing I notice about people who have been attacked by this spirit is that they were involved in some form of sexual sin, whether it was watching pornography, practicing fornication, or masturbation (you may also want to check out this list of other possible demonic doorways).
If you are getting attacked by such a spirit, please repent from such sins, but repent not to just get freedom but repent because you want to obey God and live for Him. If you have Jesus remember He gives believers all authority over ALL the power of the enemy according to Luke 10:19.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you can receive Him into your heart and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”
Categories: Spiritual Warfare, Demonology