I'm an Agnostic atheist (former atheist) but I had an intimate relationship with God after being an atheist for a few years but now due to lack of physical evidences, I became an Agnostic atheist but still yearning for the love that I've experienced when I was a Christian yet couldn't find God.
I've been going through a few sleep paralysis episodes for a couple of years, I'm 22 now, one thing I've noticed is, most of the times, the later episode will be terrible then the former one. Initially I had a few mild episodes wherein, finding myself awake but couldn't move even an inch and later on things like voices, or God talking to me but I could feel that he's not an actually God, etc have started.
Lately, I've been feeling a presence of a young lady, on the backside when I sleep on one side; I often feel a strong hugging sensation as if she's hugging me very tightly. In my last encounter, it was around 3:00PM (I work nights so I sleep during the day), my mom hadn't cooked anything, when I woke up she said that would bring some stuff to eat from my sister's place who lives not to far from our house.
I was taking a nap meanwhile and I had a quick dream in which my niece was demon possessed and was acting freaky, I was so scared and was asking God to reveal himself if he's really there and then. I woke up suddenly and noticed that it had been 15 minutes or so and was mad that my mom had not turned up yet knowing that I was hungry. So, I thought of calling her. I tried to take my phone, which was lying beside me but noticed that I couldn't move. I tried to move my hands over my face and felt like I moved them but couldn't see them with my eyes, this creeped me out. I tried very hard to move and finally got up and was trying to get out of the bed but the lady was trying to pull me back with a very strong force. Weirdly I noticed that my scarf which I regular wear while travelling to protect my hair had been attached to my dress but in reality it was on my shelf at that time (was it merely a dream?), but this is most scariest episode ever as I could feel a very tremendous pressure on my body and a force pulling me back and that was SO REAL and every time I either get by force or I'll try to go to sleep but this time I couldn't do either of them.
My forces are not working and it was so uncomfortable that I couldn't even think of going to sleep.
So there seemed to be no way out, and then I remembered God and asked Him to rescue me from this. "I'll believe that you do exist" and I was astonished to notice that the presence, paralysis and everything disappeared within at matter of minutes and every time whenever I come out of SP, I'd still feel a kind of pain or something on my physical body but this time I felt so good that I was 100% that it won't come again but after a few day it did come again but I shouted saying "this is the temple of the Holy Ghost and You've no right on it" and it went away within minutes. That was so wonderful but sadly I was a believer for a few days and after that lost my faith thinking that it was all my imagination and there's no such thing as ghost. Yet I still miss my first love that's God.
Was it a SP or OBE or just a dream or did God really save me from a devil?