How are you? I’m well. Hope you are too?
I shared some of my dreams with you in my previous blogs. I started having some dreams that I thought were meaningful and from the Lord, since last year. Then, this year, I got to receive more dreams and even recently, I had dreams almost every day. Though I asked the Lord what the dreams meant, I felt the need to refer to books written by His servants on interpretations of many dream languages correctly.
I learned the lesson that I should not interpret a dream as literally as it was shown. I learned that there are some dreams that need to be interpreted without symbolic meanings, but just as simple as it is. But other dreams need to be interpreted in a symbolic or metaphoric way. Last year, I had a dream about my friend. She had two daughters. But in the dream, she had a newborn baby boy, who was with her and her other two girls. Still in the dream, her younger girl prophesized to my friend that her elder sister, my friend’s oldest daughter, would pass the examination of the university, and my friend would be baptized by the Holy Spirit. I was so happy to hear that my friend would be baptized by the Holy Spirit, as it had been my prayer. So, I shared the dream with her, and I also said to her, “I saw you had a newborn baby boy in the dream!” But I was not aware that she got shocked and stressed out for the dream about the newborn baby, as she had been stressed out by childcare. I only thought everybody would welcome babies as blessings and joy, just like I would do! I found out later she was not glad about the dream on the baby. Much later, I got to learn dreams about babies mean that God would bring forth something new. Getting to know the dream language, I found it made more sense to me that the Lord would bring forth something new to my friend, together with the Holy Spirit baptism. Later that year, the first thing I heard in the dream that her eldest girl would pass the exam for the university came to pass. She passed the exam and became a student in one of the best universities in Korea. I look forward to seeing the next new thing being fulfilled.
Not only the matter of interpreting plainly or symbolically, I found that there is some confusion in interpreting symbolic dreams in some cultural contexts. In Korea, I heard that babies in the dream mean some concerns or problems. And I used to have many dreams on broken or chipped teeth or teeth falling out since I was young. Then, my mom said it would mean a parent or parents would die or be very sick. But, if that had been the case, I would have been an orphan since my youth.
From the lessons learned and many dream languages that I do not understand, I felt the need to learn more about the dream language from the Lord’s faithful servants. So, I bought two books: John Paul Jackson’s “Top 20 Dreams” and James W. and Michal Ann Goll’s “Dream Language.” I found they are very helpful. I think I would write more from the books, when sharing some of my dreams in my future blogs.
While I was in the middle of reading “Dream Language,” I was so touched by the story of Michal Ann, the late wife of James Goll. Michal Ann, as a mother of four little children and wife of a pastor, who frequently traveled for his ministry, was so weary. She longed for the intimacy with the Lord, but she was not able to find time at all:
It touched me so much, as it was exactly what I felt over the last few years. While looking after mom, I really missed my own space. Many times, I missed the time alone with the Lord in my place in Singapore. But, I tried to think to myself, “If I were married, and I were a mom of little kids, I would be even busier. I wouldn’t have much time alone with the Lord.” Yet deep in my heart, I had the same cry as did Michal Ann: “Oh God, I just want to be with You. I just want to spend time with You. I just want to hear You.” Now, I got to understand that our loving Father started to visit me at night and to speak to me through dreams. I never sought dreams much as I would rather prefer receiving visions. Since I realized His love toward me, I became so eager to listen to Him through dreams, and I began to say to Him, when going to bed, “Father, I want to download Your messages through dreams. Give me Your dreams!” This had made me become so excited when I go to bed.
In addition to my prayers before sleep, I started to develop a habit of journaling my dreams as soon as I wake up. I got to learn that there are fierce battles between the Lord’s Angels and Satan in the second heaven, when the Lord gives us His dreams from the third heaven. So, I learned that I should honor all this effort in the heavenly realms. Indeed, I found dreams are very elusive, and Satan tries its best to steal the messages from the Lord’s people.
In the past, I used to play out audio Bible on my phone when I wake up, but still lingering on bed, half-awake. I learned from Derek Prince that he didn’t pray first, but listened to the Lord, when he woke up. I agreed with him that it should be our heart attitude to listen to Him first, before we speak out. But these days, since I got to learn many things from James Goll’s book, I started to make some adjustment in my habit. I play out piano worship music, trying to recall what I see in my dream or dreams, and write down some key words. I think both the Words from the Bible and what I see in my dreams are from the Lord, hence I listen to Him. Sometimes, I am not able to recall anything from the dreams, when I wake up, while knowing I had dreams. Then, I would ask the Lord to help me recall them. Interestingly, while I lingered on my bed, listening to quiet worship instrumental music, the dreams would come back into my memory.
Are you excited to hear from the Lord through your dreams? Will you ask the Lord to visit you and speak to you tonight? I wish you do. I feel His dreams are love letters, and He is indeed a loving Father. Join my club, please!
Have a bliss!
 Goll, James W. Dream Language: The Prophetic Power of Dreams (p. 43-44). Destiny Image. Kindle Edition.
Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.