This weekend, I was a part of teaching a seminar on interpreting dreams. After years of study and receiving many, many dreams I now can interpret most of my dreams.
The Bible speaks of dreams from Genesis to Revelation, and today God is pouring out messages to his people in dreams. Dreams are used to direct us, affirm us, help us make decisions, and to warn us against impending dangers.
Dreams are symbolic, and many times they are literal. Everyone dreams, but most of you do not remember your dreams because you do not journal them, I have a journal on my nightstand for this purpose. Once you get the dream, you must write it down, as remembering every detail is very important. Colors, numbers, animals, and people in your dreams all represent some type of hidden message. I once had a dream and the only thing I could remember was that Proverbs 21 was written on my right hand (right hand means blessings). The interesting thing about this is when I looked up Proverbs 21 this is what is reads ” The King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like rivers of water. He turns wherever He wishes.” This was a personal message from God. My dreams are so frequent and long that I have filled many journals. I am going to share a personal dream and interpretation that took place the early morning of September 29, 2008.
I was in college sitting in the front row. We got an assignment to write a story, I had my story started when my sister Norma came into the picture. I got all disoriented and go back to my class, but could cannot find my purse or assignment. I was wearing a white top and white shirt. I have a beautiful yellow shawl with one white strip. I looked but I cannot find my things. I went down the hall and my instructor tried to introduce me to Sherry, who was mean. She angrily said, “We have already met!” I went back to the room and all my things had been recovered. Mike (my husband) was getting all my personals things together, like my backpack; he was looking out for me. I saw my sister Jo, and followed her to a deserted area, where she went into an abandoned building. I followed her and an Asian man attacked me. I tried to yell for her but the dream ends.
College – Place of higher learning (Godly)
Front row – Good student/wanting to learn
Assignment – Commission
Write a Story – Creativity
Norma- Sister/ close family member
Disoriented – Lost my way
Go Back – Recover
Purse and assignment missing – Loss Idenity/commission lost
Wearing White – Purity/holiness
Yellow shawl – Yellow is a warning color; coward, fear/ it could also mean hope
One white strip – little holiness
Hall – passageway
Instructor – Teacher
Sherry – In real life, is a acquaintance that practices astrology
Things recovered – Bring back
Mike – husband/Jesus Christ
Backpack – God has my back
Sister Jo – sister/family member
deserted Area – left alone
Abandoned building – wanting to be alone
Asian Man- Something foreign to me
This dream is about me growing in the Lord. I get an assignment to write a story but I get distracted by Norma (family member). I realize that I have lost my way, and when I go back, my personal belonging are missing. I am wearing white, which represents righteousness/holiness. The yellow shawl indicates that my outer garment (me on the outside) is not right, as the yellow is a warning color, but the one white strip indicates that there is hope for restoration. I am passing through spiritually (the hall) and the instructor wants to introduce me to a woman that practices astrology; she does not agree with my beliefs, so she is mean to me. (In real life Sherry practices astrology). When Sherry says “we have already met,” it means that I used to read my horoscope. Things are uncovered that were lost. Mike/husband/Jesus has my back (backpack). I am concerned about Jo (family member) so I follow her, but she wants to be left alone. The Asian man represents a foreign evil spirit, one unfamiliar to me. My two sisters in my dream indicate a great concern for my family; for one family member I drop what I am doing, and for the other a concerned for their direction. This was a warning for me not to get so caught up in personal family matters but to remain steadfast and holy.
Do not take dreams lightly, as you may be passing up a prophetic message from God. Most prophetic dreams happen in the early morning, right before you wake up!
28 “And afterward,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.