How are you? Hope you had or are having a good day today?
Have you ever dreamed of your being in school or taking a test? I had many dreams of being in school or taking an exam and I would like to share a few today.
On September 8th, 2020, in the dream, I was in a school and I knew it was a prestigious school. To my recollection, the name of the school was Harvard School (Not Harvard University.) And I was able to think what James Goll wrote in his book, Dream Language that High School would mean the school of the Holy Spirit. I thought it makes sense, as the Lord sometimes uses pun, and I knew this Harvard School was the school of the Holy Spirit too. Then, I saw the late Prophet Neville Johnson was one of the professors in the school. I saw him carrying a book in the campus. Though we didn’t talk to one another, I simply felt him love the school so much. Then, it started to drizzle in the campus. Professor Neville sat down with his feet put in the stream in the garden of the campus. It was not a deep stream; it was shallow and clean. I was able to see stones at the bottom. I was following what Professor Neville did, so I also took a seat and put my feet into the stream while it was still drizzling. We were the only people in the garden of the campus, and it was still and calm. Then, Professor Neville stood up and went inside a building. I followed him and went into the building. At the entrance, students had to check whether their visa were available in the roll book. I was worried, not knowing whether I had mine in that roll book. When the book was opened, I found each page inside had many pockets with transparent films on them like a photo album. Each pocket was very small, and it was for every single student. I noticed some pockets have small size of visa, which reminded me of ones I received in a trip to Indonesia or somewhere else in South East Asia at the point of immigration at the airport. But other pockets were empty, without visa. Then a roll-checking attendant found my name and said that I had my visa and I could go to the class. I felt so relieved and glad.
On November 27th, 2020, I was in a school. I did not know whether it was a high school or a university. I thought I would not register the next semester to come because I felt I was not good enough. Then one of my teachers came to me. He came to invite me to his class in the next term. His previous class was too difficult for me but somehow, I felt that I could not resist his offer on another class of his. Then, he came from behind my back and encircled me with his arms, as if he gave me a back-hug. I felt it an intimate gesture as a teacher. Then, from behind my back, he touched my nose to wipe out something on my nose. I was a bit embarrassed, but he did it twice. When he showed me kind of white small dead skins he took from my nose, I saw his hand very rough like carpenters’ hands. At that moment, I thought to myself, “Jesus?” Then, I felt him pressing me a bit from back and I suddenly felt embarrassed, thinking he might be able to look at my body inside my clothes.
James Goll wrote on dreams of going to school, in his book, Dream Language:
These dreams often center on the taking of tests. The tests may be for the purpose of promotion. Or you might find yourself searching for your next class — an indication that guidance is needed or a graduation has just occurred. You might be repeating a class you took before, possibly meaning that you have an opportunity to learn from past failures. High school dreams may be a sign that you are enrolled in the School of the Holy Spirit (H.S.=High School=Holy Spirit). There are limitless possibilities. These are just a few examples.
On November 27th, after I awoke from the dream, I was able to make sense why the Lord gave me that dream. The previous night, I prayed with the Scriptures on Beatitude, I meditated on the verse “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Actually, before the prayer, I finally finished my writing on total forgiveness that I had been procrastinating for long. While I mediated on the verse on the pure in heart, it dawned on me that I never repented of my wrong heart motive to try to forgive and bless those who wronged me. Like I shared in the blog, “Total Forgiveness,” I chose to forgive and bless them, as I didn’t want to miss out on any spiritual blessing from the Lord. However, I didn’t even repent of it for long. That night, I said to the Lord, “Father, I repent of my wrong motive. Now, I choose to forgive and bless them, as I love You and I want to obey You.” So, I was able to understand the gesture of my teacher, Jesus, in the dream. His removing the white dead skins from my nose reminded me that nose would mean breath or discernment. I was not able to discern my wrong motive for a long time. Yet the word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). He was not rebuking me, though I was not a good student in His class. He rather invited me to another class. All His gesture to surround me with His arms from my back and my worrying about His seeing my body talked about intimacy and transparency. “There is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” (Hebrews 4:13)
Later in the morning, I opened my Bible and read Psalms 32 as part of a weekly reading in a class. Interestingly enough, the title of the chapter said, “The Joy of Forgiveness.” The verses 8 and 9 hit me:
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you.
If you have dreams of being in school or taking a test, it might mean the Lord would promote you to next level in His Kingdom or He might want you to learn something important that wasn’t learned earlier. No matter what case it might be, would you be willing to remain teachable? I pray that you and I remain humble and teachable and let Him guide us with His eye, in Yeshua’s name. Forget not He is an excellent and patient teacher!
Have a bliss!
So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. (John 13:12~15)