When you complete this lesson, you will…
- Appreciate the significance the Bible places on dreams in the communication of God to man.
- Know Psalm 16:7 NIV (I will praise the Lord who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.)
- Understand the role of symbols in dreams.
- Know the seven foundational principles for interpreting dreams.
Before you begin…
Remember, we are not so much interested in filling your mind with facts as we are with bringing you to a place where the Holy Spirit will speak into your heart and change your life. Invite His Presence and His revelation before you begin your assignments.
Lord, I draw near with a sincere heart, repentant and washed by the blood of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I set aside my thoughts, my reasoning, my theology, my fears and my pride. I relax, cease my own strivings, and tune to Your flow within. Holy Spirit, I open my heart and mind to You. I ask that You anoint the eyes of my heart and enlighten my understanding. I ask that You grant me God’s thoughts, God’s pictures, God’s emotions and God’s creativity. Thank You for what You reveal, in Jesus’ name, Amen. (Ps. 46:10; Ps. 62:5; Heb. 10:22; Eph. 1:17,18; Jer. 29:13; Isa. 1:18; Jn. 7:37-39; Acts 2:25)
Assignments for Lesson Two:
1) Listen to or watch Session 2 of the MP3s or streaming videos, following along as directed in the Hear God Through Your Dreams textbook. Take notes and highlight important points. You will want to use a split screen as described in Lesson One.
NOTE: We are providing a link to the textbook in each lesson for your convenience, to make it easier for you to read the assignment anywhere you are. However, you should only highlight and add notes to the copy that you downloaded to your computer. This can be done on mobile devices too, but there’s no real way to synchronize PDF annotations across devices, so plan which one you want to use for your notated copy, and stick with it, or just decide ahead of time that you don’t mind having partial sets of notes on multiple devices.
Sample Dream 2:
2) Do biblical studies 10 – 18 in the Hear God Through Your Dreams textbook. Each of these studies should be completed in the manner described in Lesson One.
3) Turn to page 83 in your Hear God Through Your Dreams textbook, and complete the “Exercises to promote ongoing revelation at home.”
4) Continue keeping a journal in which you record your dreams and the interpretation you receive from God. Also make note of any new insights or applications of the teaching on Christian dream interpretation that you receive.
If you tend to remember your dreams every morning, you may choose to record only those of special emotional or spiritual impact. You should be recording at least two dreams per week and more if you would like.
5) When you are ready, complete Quiz Two below.
6) Share your journey: Everybody dreams! And nearly everyone has had at least one dream that they believe held a significant message for them. Include your family in this journey of discovery you are taking. Take time to share and discuss your dreams together – over breakfast would be a great time, but with the busyness of our lives today, that may not be possible. But a discussion of your dreams and their meanings can be a fun and invaluable way to get to know each other on a deeper level than you ever have. Make it a priority for you and those you love!
> If you would like to read the interpretation of some amazing dreams by previous students of this course, click here. You will be blessed.
Prepare for Quiz Two:
Remember that you don’t need to try to recall everything on your own. You have a Teacher and a Helper Who is right there inside you, waiting for you to turn to Him. As you take your quiz, pray this prayer from your heart:
Holy Spirit, I quiet myself before You, and I ask that You remind me of the things I have learned. You have promised to bring things to my remembrance. I ask You to do that now. Thank You!