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I found myself wandering around in a prison. The light was dull and somehow dark at the same time. The air was damp and dusty with the dust floating around. It was a very dreary atmosphere. The smell of the prison was damp and heavy. The place was decaying. The bars were detached from the walls and there were piles of the roof and falling walls everywhere. It was drafty and cold in this place. I was given notice that I was now free to go from this place, previously I was meant to be there for my entire lifetime. As I explored the prison one more time before I left, I no longer had any chains on me and I felt very light as I walked around. In my dream, the prison was no longer a solid structure, it had become a broken-down memory of what it once was and there was no way to repair it. It was history soon to be forgotten and demolished. As I walked around, I felt a great sense of relief to be leaving this place. I also had a sense of awe of how complicated the prison had been to me, but now I had no lingering feelings of what I was in this place. My feelings were now of peace and a sense of moving forward with each step I took towards the broken-down front gate. I was leaving this place and never to return back.
Events and Settings of My Life at the Time of the Dream
Throughout my life, I have used many tools to become whole and find healing for my hurt and traumatic experiences. I went to college to study psychology and did many years of secular counseling of all kinds. Then one day at a church class I was attending, we had to share our testimonies. This was very hard for me since I had never shared my story in a church setting. The Holy Spirit helped me through this and the two women leading this class prayed for me in tongues; this was a new experience for me. I received more healing in those minutes than all the years of secular counseling. I was very excited and wanted to learn how to do this and to share it with others who were hurting and in bondage. This new experience set me on a journey of learning about all the tools our Heavenly Father has for us for healing and freedom. As I kept getting more revelation on healing, I discovered that there were still some aspects of my life that were still in bondage. As a born again Christian, I came face to face with the reality of not living in my destiny or the abundant life I knew God’s Word promises His children. So, I sat down on the floor, completely broken and helpless, and I asked the Holy Spirit to lead me to His Truth. I told Him I was ready to face whatever I needed to in order to finish what was started here. God honored my deep heartfelt prayer and took me on a new journey that led me to a new beginning and a new growth in my relationship with the Holy Spirit. During this journey, suddenly I became very ill and debilitated just when I felt my life was finally coming together. At first, I was so discouraged and in a lot of pain. I just wanted to sit down and be defeated, but I summoned the strength to pray and go deeper with God. This determination led me to Inner Healing work with Simi Adigun of Divine Purpose Counseling and Coaching. I remember telling her I just believed I needed a couple of sessions and that would be all, but several months later I learned that God had so much more for me in this part of my journey. I learned more tools for my tool belt and we did a lot of work in the Courtroom of Heaven. Healing began to take place in my body, mind, and soul. I was finally and truly being set free. This dream came from my prayer to Father asking where I was in this process. I wanted to know if all of the work in the Courtroom of Heaven had produced fruit. I wanted confirmation of some kind. What an amazing Father we have and what a powerful confirmation of my healing through this dream He gave me.
The meaning of the Symbols in my Dream
Decaying Prison – the place I found myself. Dull lighting, dreary, damp, decaying, dusty, falling down, cold. The prison and the bondage I have lived in under the curses.
Atmosphere – dreary, damp, and heavy. The way my life felt.
Broken down gates, walls, ceilings – the confirmation that the bondage and curses are broken, destroyed, ended.
Cold, dull, dark – the way life was when I was in bondage.
Dust in the air – blinders, and confusion that kept me from seeing truth no matter how hard I worked at it.
Piles of rubble – they were all the curses and demons and bondage that I had been set free from.
The Notice – God telling me I have been set free. The curses were just broken-down memories in the past. I am set free.
Self In Dream – My conscious self, I was walking out of the bondage and curses into what God has for me. Full of hope and awe.
Broken-down front gate – The hindrance and roadblocks to my freedom had been removed, I am going forward. Moving into my destiny.
For me, this was confirmation that the counseling and my prayers in the Courtroom of Heaven have done what God said He would do in the book of Isaiah 49:24-25. A supposedly complicated structure of bondage and imprisonment in my life has been destroyed by God through Jesus my Advocate in the courts of heaven. I could see how what seemed impossible had become possible. The old foundation in that area of my life was all destroyed, and I was leaving it all behind. I have no verbal words to describe the joy God’s confirmation through this dream has given me except to say “Thank you Ancient of Days…thank you, Papa.”
Events after My Dream
I shared this dream with my daughter and her words were very comforting as was her excitement. She said the message of the dream was that the bondage and chains are now destroyed and there is no turning back. It is over! She was excited to see this whole process coming together in this dream. She is what I would call, the doubting Thomas(unless she sees it, she will not believe), and this was a confirmation of God’s power and deliverance for her. I am excited to know that now I am going to be receiving and walking in the promises of God and taking part in my inheritance to bring God’s Glory to a broken world. I walk forward now with renewed hope in freedom. GLORY TO GOD!