It’s been a really long time since I dealt with this topic but dreams of an embarrassing awkward type are much more common than my blogs seem to indicate. In fact, I can guarantee you already have or are going to get a number of dreams of embarrassing or indecent exposure scenarios. Why? Exactly the question I’m going to answer today!
I’ve had several of these types of dreams myself and had a lot of them emailed to me in the 5+ years since I’ve been interpreting dreams on this website. If you want to know what God is saying through these kinds of awkward dreams, keep reading because the most important part here is that you learn to take the proper response action and correct anything that might be out of order.
Limited Focus Of This Article
Today’s blog is a long overdue follow up to these three below that I posted quite a long time ago. This blog is not intended to deal with ALL the possible meanings but rather to show the negative and warning variety that you may very likely get. Keep that in mind as you read this and for a more complete handling of these topics, you can refer to the recommended products on my store page or the JMMI online dream symbols dictionary.
- Rebukes and Corrections in Dreams: What They Mean and How to Respond
- What’s With The Embarrassing Dreams!?
- An Illicit Dream?
At the end of this blog will be a video by a very well known preacher from several decades ago that many of you probably know. That video will constitute the solution for some of these dreams.
Let me start by saying that many of the embarrassing, awkward weird dreams you may get are NOT “throw away stupid” dreams. If you approach these with that kind of an attitude, you might be on a very dangerous path for reasons explained below. These types of dreams can be God‘s symbolic way of likening your behavior or attitude to something very inappropriate.
Remember that dreams are like parables that liken one thing to another to convey a point. When it comes to warning dreams, God many times uses symbols like you’ll see below to get your attention because it may not be otherwise obvious to you that what you are doing is inappropriate and unacceptable.
Any time God gives corrective dreams of this nature, His goal is to keep you from a much bigger problem in the future if you continue doing what He calls sin. Consider this as His way of upholding His own laws and standards by trying to help you avoid an eternal judgment later on. We see the idea of God giving a “report card” to the letters to the churches in Revelation 2 and 3…
Nevertheless I have this against you,…Revelation 2:4a (NKJV)
I speak from lots of experience with this so don’t take anything in this blog as me pointing a finger. I’m not able to do that because in the process of the last several years, God has showed me many things that needed to be changed. If you saw my last blog linked below, then you have an idea what kind of “training plan” God used to reveal, expose and correct many things I needed for my calling and purpose.
Basic Fact – God Is The Original “Parent”
The basic starting concept for our topic today is that God is a father and He is very much into us growing up into a fully mature state spiritually. In any area where we fail to meet standards, He is going to show our failure in symbolic dreams. Fathers are intended by God to be disciplinarians.
Overall, God is trying to get us all into a fully mature state which means we are as much like Him as possible in every way. This includes: moral character, mercy, patience, wisdom, supernatural abilities and everything else that is needed for us to carry out our ultimate purpose in life (not just our calling). This fully mature state is required for us to reach the sonship stage and to operate effectively as a king.
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:Ephesians 4:13 (KJV)
Correction Is Normal & Expected!
Correction by God is expected just as a parent corrects their children. If God does not correct you in dreams, it is very likely because you are NOT in His plan and you are NOT going to end up eternally in Heaven. I have learned that any time I get “off” in my attitude or mindset or behavior, I want God to show me that in a dream. I do NOT want any surprises when it is too late and I am standing in front of Him at the final judgment.
If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.Hebrews 12:7-8 (NKJV)
You do not want that either. And yes, you can find out God’s report about you and where you stand with Him right now. Ask and you will receive! I’ve done it and I have received answers!
I’ve learned from extensive experience in these corrective dreams that any time I see a person in close proximity to me who is also receiving dreams, if they do something wrong or have a bad attitude or behave in any inappropriate manner, I already know for a fact that God is going to handle that in their dreams either that same night or the one after it.
I have almost never-not received a corrective dream when I got off into a bad attitude, etc. Again, if this is not happening to you, you need to be concerned. God is not into overlooking sin and if you are really concerned where you end up eternally, He will correct you immediately when needed. I have never seen this fail in my last decade since I began learning about dreams! Never!
When God corrects us in dreams, it is imperative that we respond properly! Failure to do that constitutes a test failure and indicates the amount of pride you have. Yes, at first we may not have the best attitude about correction, just like a two year old child, but God expects us to respond properly and promptly if we are ever going to reach the fully mature state. If we do not, there will come a point where He will just stop speaking to us in dreams of this type and that will put you straight on the road to eternal judgment in hell. (See also Job 33 for more on this same topic).
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.Proverbs 16:18 (NKJV)
And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.”Hebrews 12:5-6 (NKJV)
And now with that introduction and reasoning behind dreams of this type, let’s get into a few of the most common that you may get at some point…
Using The Toilet In Public
Dreams of using the toilet in public often mean more or less what it would be if you did that in real life – you are acting in ways that brings dishonor and shame to yourself and it is in a public environment where others are noticing. This includes urinating or defecating. Each is slightly different but this is the basic idea.
The setting of the dream can be out in a city street or in an office location or in the living room of a house. Any toilet use that is not in a proper place constitutes a situation like this.
These dreams indicate you have something spiritually toxic inside of you that needs to come out but you are displaying that openly in a public way. if you literally use the toilet in public, people would be disgusted and avoid you. This is generally the impression you are giving people by some bad attitude or inappropriate behavior.
But the bullock, and his hide, his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with fire without the camp; as the LORD commanded Moses.Leviticus 8:17 (KJV)
And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.2 Kings 9:37 (KJV)
Public nakedness in dreams can indicate you are behaving in a manner that will bring shame to you. Biblically speaking wearing proper clothing is equated to righteousness, salvation and humility. Contrarily, being naked is equated to being prideful, boasting, irreverent and in the works of the flesh.
… Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.1 Peter 5:5b (KJV)
If you go back historically to the 1960’s in the United States, an attempt was made to normalize nakedness and people living in communes. Everything that came out of that era was rooted in rebellion against God and witchcraft. In these verses here, you can easily see the connection between proper clothing and the state of being humble. Just as God uses these descriptions in the Bible, He also uses the same type imagery in your dreams, therefore what you see in a dream, you can often find in the Bible.
…for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,…Isaiah 61:10 (KJV)
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.Revelation 3:18 (KJV)
Just a quick caveat, as I wrote in a previous blog, nakedness does not always indicate a sin but again, I’m dealing only with the warning and correction dreams for the sake of this blog.
Dreams of various types of sex can also be common. Sometimes the best way to understand a dream like these is to go back to the basic Biblical definition of sex which means a covenant or agreement. Of that, three main categories are most prominent…
Dreams of homosexual sex almost always mean you have a spirit of rebellion and you are totally out of order with God’s creation and system. This is one of the worst types of offense because it leads down the pathway to you becoming exactly like Lucifer, who rebelled against God and now we know him as satan.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.Romans 1:26-27 (KJV)
Dreams of adultery or fornication can mean you are agreeing with something that God says is sinful and outside of the boundaries of His law. The person you see yourself having sex with is an indication of what you are agreeing with (their behaviors, worldview, way of life, moral character, etc).
It can also be a literal warning that you are about to engage in this if you do not change the nature of your relations with a person in your real life. Remember that dreams do not always show who exactly God is speaking about in real life so you may need to interpret the person you see symbolically even if it is a literal warning of adultery / fornication.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,Galatians 5:19-20 (KJV)
In some cases, sexual dreams can be the result of demonic activity in your home environment or the result of witchcraft. I’ve had several people email me with dreams of that type. I can’t get into that here but check out a previous blog… Before You Send Me A Dream Involving Witchcraft, Read This.
Still in the category of sex but not with another person, dreaming of self-gratification (masturbation) is generally about fantasizing. Think about the real act and this is the main clue! If you are having excessive thoughts about yourself (idolatry and glorification of self), you may very likely get a dream of this kind. God is not into pride and self-exaltation.
Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.Ezekiel 28:17 (KJV)
As a subset of sexual dreams are those involving sexual organs both male and female. I won’t get too much into detail here but a few general explanations based on experience.
Dreams involving a male sex organ can often represent aggression or domineering behaviors. Why? Because it is linked to the male testosterone hormone. If you have a dream that shows you with an emphasis on this organ, it is a warning that you have or will act in a way described by the above – this is inappropriate.
From my experience, you CAN see a woman in real life represented by a man in a dream with the emphasis on the male sex organ and it means the woman is going to behave exactly as I described above (aggressive).
Personally, I don’t have too much experience with seeing the female sex organs in a dream but there are multiple meanings associated with that. The best way to understand the meaning of a symbol in a dream is to go back to the basic description and function and that will begin to give you ideas about what it represents and how to connect that to a real life situation.
For more descriptions of all body parts in dreams, you can check this page here: Body Parts.
Solution? Deliverance May Be Required!
As you can see, this might be a bigger topic than you realized. I’m not able to give a complete explanation of all the above dream types in this one blog but this is a good start and it all comes from a lot of experience with my own dreams plus the many sent to me here.
Personal tip: some of the safest people to have in your life are those who recognize God’s correction in dreams and take prompt action accordingly. You never have to worry about them getting off track or doing something evil against you because even if they take steps in that direction, God will show them quickly!!
Use this blog and my previous three listed above as a starter along with the resources I’ve listed and you’ll be on track to understanding what God is trying to say through these types of dreams and remember these are the kind that require prompt corrective action on your part.
And speaking of that… True, I did not give much in the way of a solution here in this blog (which is paramount) but decided to add something last minute here that will help in many situations including those situations that I did not specify above…
In some cases, these dreams can indicate the need for deliverance from demons of all sorts. The video I felt the need to add below is an older one from a very well known and respected preacher who covers many very insightful ways that demons can cause behavior problems of all sorts.
You might be very surprised to find out what disorders are actually caused by a demon. Just take my advice on that one because there are too many for me to list here. I make a very strong recommendation to watch the entire video teaching by Derek Prince [unavailable for embedding but you can find it YouTube].
- Article: Rebukes and Corrections in Dreams: What They Mean and How to Respond
- Article: What’s With The Embarrassing Dreams!?
- Online symbols reference: Joshua Media Ministries International online dream symbols
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