It is funny that Revelations 3 is about 3 groups of Christians; the first group was reprimanded for bad works, the second group was commended for good works and the last group was reprimanded for being lukewarm. It is all about works. So the father-in-law was offended about this. He was disgusted about Jesus Christ taking people on about their works (See “Cigarette” – Cigar has the same meaning but it emphasizes that the person who is offended is rich and sophisticated (social position in the community a lot like a Pharisee).
So, in the dream this part emphasizes that legalistic people don’t like to be judged on their actions because they are self-righteous.