How are you? I’m well.
On January 11th this year, I had a dream:
I seemed to be in a big hall in the university to take a class. Then, it dawned on me that I didn’t wear the clothes I had to put on or didn’t bring them with me for the occasion on that day. So, I went back home to wear them. Then, I was dressed up as if I would be a bride or a bridesmaid. Coming back to the big hall, I saw people see my dress, and they thought I looked so good and my dress was so beautiful and special. But, I felt very uncomfortable in getting their attention, and I thought their attention shouldn’t be unto me. Then, I saw my ex-colleague in a beautiful white wedding dress with upper part made of beautiful laces. She was looking at me, standing in front of me. Facing her, I said to her that I like the style of her dress. While saying to her, I got to see her busts were really big, and I was a little bit uncomfortable, thinking where I should look away to take my eyes off them.
When I awoke, I wondered what on earth the dream meant, thinking it was from the Lord, though. Anyway, I wrote it down in my mobile phone, not understanding the meaning of it. Later in the evening, when I continued rereading a Rick Joyner’s book, The Final Quest, I was amazed again. He gave me the interpretation of the dream timely through the portion of my reading on that day. In the chapter I was rereading, Rick Joyner was given a cloak of humility that looked so shabby, yet he wore it. I recalled “a cloak of humility” from my first reading, but I wasn’t able to recall the rest of the story from that chapter:
Wisdom remarked, “You have taught that there was no armor for the backside, which meant that you were vulnerable if you ran from the enemy. However, you never saw how advancing in pride also made you vulnerable.”
To my amazement, when the arrows of pride struck the warriors they did not even notice. However, the enemy kept shooting. The warriors were bleeding and getting weaker fast, but they would not acknowledge it. Soon they were too weak to hold up their shields and swords; they cast them down, declaring that they no longer needed them. Then they started taking off their armor, saying it was not needed anymore either.
“Pride is the hardest enemy to see, and it always sneaks up behind you,” Wisdom lamented. “In some ways, those who have been to the greatest heights are in the greatest danger of falling. You must always remember that in this life you can fall at any time from any level.”
“Stay close to me, inquire of the Lord before making major decisions, and keep that mantle on. Then the enemy will not be able to easily blindside you, as he did them.” I looked at my mantle. It looked so plain and insignificant. I felt that it made me look more like a homeless person than a warrior. Wisdom responded as if I had been speaking out loud. “The Lord is closer to the homeless than to kings. You only have true strength to the degree that you walk in the grace of God, and ‘He gives His grace to the humble.’ No evil weapon can penetrate this mantle, because nothing can overpower His grace. As long as you wear this mantle, you are safe from this kind of attack.”
In the dream, I was uncomfortable, when I got attention for my dress from others, thinking I was not the one to be paid compliments. And my ex-colleague is in reality pretty, and she is kind of a person who would buy luxurious brand goods from head to toe. I wondered at that time how she would afford them, as she was a secretary and her paycheck wouldn’t be enough to satisfy her lavish life style. Not only that, I had an impression that she didn't say in a respectful or polite manner toward managers who are higher in the company ranks, out of her pride, thinking they are no better than she. So, I got to understand the Lord used her in the dream, to represent those who are prideful. And I interpret her big busts as pride, thinking of the words “If you got it, flaunt it.” I was grateful to Him, as He continued to give me dreams, to teach me and give me alert so that I wouldn't fall. Pride is not limited to so-called secular areas like our profession, finance, education and so on. Spiritually we can be really prideful, and fall at any time. He hates pride.
I would say to Him that I would wear a cloak of humility and I would humble myself and remain teachable. And I thanked Him for His teaching through the dream and giving me the interpretation through the book. In a couple of days, when I got up in the middle of the night, I felt He want me to check my email box and see Lana Vawser’s words. When I checked my email box, there was none from her ministry. Then, in a few hours, a new email from her ministry came in. To my disappointment, it was not her usual prophetic words from the Lord, but it was kind of a promotion letter, to let me know her online course sales would end in one day. She has two online courses: “The Prophetic Voice of God” and “I heard the Lord say New Era.” I said to myself, “I’m not interested in prophetic stuffs. That’s not for me.” Then, He reminded me of what I read the other day from The Final Quest. Rick Joyner met eagles, and one of the eagles said to him, “You have some of our gifts,” the eagle noted, “though they are not very well developed. You have not used them much. I am here to awaken these gifts in you, and in many others like you, and I will teach you how to use them. In this way, our communication will be sure. Unless we have sure communication, we will all suffer many unnecessary losses, not to mention missing many great opportunities for victory.”
I thought to myself, “Perhaps He is speaking to me. Like Rick Joyner in that book, I have some of eagles’ gifts, but they are not well developed.” And He also made me realize pride in me. I didn’t want to be taught by Lana, as she is not a pastor, but a prophet. And she looks younger than I am. While I have been praying that I would wear a cloak of humility and remain teachable, I had pride that I would not be taught by prophets or by younger people. Later on that day, I bought her online courses. You know what? They turned out to be a precious channel of His blessings. Hallelujah! I can’t wait till I share more. But for now, I wanted to share how important it is to understand pride is the hardest enemy and we can fall at any time from any level. Friend, it’s my prayer that you and I always wear a cloak of humility and remain teachable.
Have a bliss!
When pride comes, then comes shame;