God tends to employ symbolism in dreams, so learning the meaning of the symbols is essential if you are to undertand what He is trying to say. Why does He use symbols? The answer couln't be simpler! He is a creative person, and He loves doing creative things! Much of His symbolism comes straight out of the Bible, but He can also use symbols, sayings and music from your national background, and also from pop culture. He may even use references that only you will understand!
Key symbols. I will provide examples of dreams using these symbols in future blogs.
Unseen person = The Holy Spirit
Wind, air = The Holy Spirit
Water = The Holy Spirit
Fire = The Spirit of Prophecy (Holy Spirit), or judgement, or trials.
Storm = God's judgement on the world, or persecution.
Food , drink = The Word of God, religious teachings.
Cafe, kitchen = church, church hall, etc
Place of work = church or other ministry
Car = your ministry or activity
Bus = church
Train = denomination or large-scale ministry. Steam is better than diesel! Think about it.
Watercraft = similar to land vehicles. Sail power rules!
Aircraft = powerful ministry
Spacecraft = dramatic & powerful movement in the spiritual realm.
Bicycle = you are moving by human power, not by the Spirit.
Motorcycle = dynamic or solo ministry
Going Up = spiritual progress
Going Down = heading the wrong way!
Military stuff = spiritual warfare
Faceless person = angel, e.g., wearing a full-face motorbike helmet.
Horse = powerful warrior angel
Dolphin = spirit-filled Christian (a mammal who lives in water), or (less often) guardian angel.
Cat, Dog = someone you care about: a dog person won't see their loved one depicted as a cat!
Cat = (less common) a stubbornly independent person.
Dog = (less common) an unbeliever, a false teacher or a predator.
Wolf = predator
Sheep = believer
Snake = deceiver
Rat = traitor, deceiver
Mouse = coward
Spider = demon
Wasp, hornet = higher demonic power
Boy = unbeliever, or a fellow Christian worker.
Girl = a young church, or a believer who is learning something new.
Man = The Lord Jesus Christ, or sometimes an Antichrist, or even Satan.
Woman = a mature church, the church global, or possibly the false church of the last days!
Your Dad = sometimes he represents your Father in Heaven! But only sometimes.
Your Mom = sometimes she represents the church in which you grew up.
Your house = your life, or possibly church. A past house = an earlier phase in your life.
Shower = being cleansed of something which might adversely affect you later.
Toilet = an opportunity to get rid of some dangerous toxins.
Hall = a place of transition
Circle = agreement or covenant
Window = opportunity to see something
Door = opportunity to move into something new.
Watching TV = learning from prophetic teaching. You're watching TV right now!
Reading a Book = often represents Bible study.
Tree = leadership. "If you want to know what sort of tree you're looking at, look at the fruit it produces!" The Head Gardener said that.
Next blog I'll list the meaning of numbers.