DICTIONARY dreamer

©2013 Joanna Schock

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
Proverbs 25:2

This dictionary will be updated continually

Dreams in the Bible
Visions in the Bible
Trances in the Bible
Hebrew, Greek and Dictionary Definitions
Types of Dreams
Names
Notes/ Introduction (below)
Dream Dictionary (below)

Useful Books on Understanding Dreams

 

NOTES

Dreams are frustrating and overwhelming because they are enigmas that we don’t always understand “but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.” Daniel 2:28a

Every person has a unique set of symbolic master keys that unlock the inner depths of their heart.

When interpreting dreams, we must always rely upon hearing Holy Spirit to rightly understand what we are interpreting, no matter how educated we are.--Shane Mason

"Dialoguing in dreams can span a period of minuites, hours, days, weeks, or months. Therefore, it is most important that the dreamer record all his dreams" Dreams and Visions by Dr. Joe Ibojie 2005 Destiny Image page 34

 

DICTIONARY:

This dictionary is to assist dreamers with a basic vocabulary of symbols. Keep in mind that every dreamer's personal dictionary will differ from person to person as they differ in culture and personal experiences. In today's culture cell phones are used by most people to communicate. A telegraph is a device that was once widely used to receive and transmit messages until the late 1800s when the telephone was invented. A telephone is a universal example that we know as a symbol for communication. Neither of these communication devices are found in the Bible. Before the 1800s you would communicate through letters carried by messengers. Living today in our culture it is more likely that we would dream about using a cell phone than a message being delivered by a messenger on horseback. God uses the terms that we use from our lives and therefore we need to seek God and listen to the Holy Spirit for proper understanding and interpretation.

 

ANIMALS

ALLIGATOR -- ancient, also one with a big mouth who is hidden (gossip, lies, slander)

ANT -- unity of work, stinging accusations

BAT -- blind, occult

BEAR -- strong enemy, destroyer

BEAVER -- busy, nuisance, ones that stop the flow of the spirit, (damning the water)

BEE -- busy, stinging accusations

BIRDS -- gifts from heaven, songs of the Lord, messengers of the Lord, see birds in specifics

BULL -- stubborn, strong, unrestrained, anger, desire

BUTTERFLY -- resurrection life, the end of metamorphosis

CAMEL -- burden bearer, longevity in the spirit

CRAWFISH -- unclean spirit that hides below the surface

CROW -- (see ravens)

CAT -- deceptive, stalker, hunter, clever enemy

CHAMELEON -- a spirit that changes to blend in with its environment, strong delusion.

CHICKENS -- fear, awkwardness, lacking the ability to fly high

COW -- production, prosperity (producing milk and livestock, fat cows) famine, (skinny cows)

CALF -- prosperity, idolatry

CROCODILE -- see alligator

DEER -- sure footed animal that stand in the high places (Psalm 18:33)
buck -- A robust or high-spirited young man

DINOSAUR -- very old enemy, memory, person

DOG -- growling, a betrayal in friendship as the dog that bites the hand that feeds it, dog, tail wagging, friendship, pet dog from past returning, an old friendship being restored, or a friendship arriving that will contain great loyalty. Gentile, or unbeliever. strife, contention, offense, unclean spirit., also loyalty and friendship       

DONKEY -- stubborn,

DOVE -- Holy Spirit

DRAGON – Satan, enemy, slayer, murderer, devourer

DUCK -- unaffected by weather and storms (water off a duck’s back)

EAGLE -- prophetic ministry

ELEPHANT -- the ability to hear, sounds the trumpet (trunk), and have the great strength to carry out the assignment given

FALCON -- great hunter, trainable, blind trust

FISH -- souls of man, clean or unclean man

FLEA -- very annoying almost impossible to see enemy

FLY -- is a demon, as Beelzebub is the devil and it means Lord of the flies, unclean spirit

FOX -- crafty, skilled and deceptive

FROG -- unclean spirits, new age, sorcery

GOAT -- is unsaved man, as in goat nations verses sheep nations

GOOSE -- gander slander

HAWK-- great sight, great hunter, predator

HOG -- gluttonous, unclean

HORNET-- relentless pursuit with stinging accusations

HORSE -- meekness, regal, restrained or unrestrained (bridled or unbridled) passion and desire, free spirited

HIPPOPOTAMUS -- large mouth, very powerful, liar slanderer and manipulator

LEOPARD -- untamable

LICE -- plague

LION -- apostolic ministry, the Lord, the devil

MAGGOT -- a place of death that might follow regeneration

MICE-- a small devourer, usually a demon that fits through very small openings (open doors)

MOCKING BIRD -- one operating out of a false spirit that mimics the sounds of heaven, music, teaching, preaching, prophesying, etc

MONKEY -- mischievous, doctrine of evolution

MOTH -- destructive over the prosperity of God, a moth would display poverty

MULE -- (see donkey)

OSTRICH -- ignorant, unteachable (head in the sand)

OWL -- predator of the night, a spy of witchcraft, one that stalks in darkness

PARROT -- mocking spirit, or one who speaks only what he hears others or the Father (God) speak. No fresh word

PEACOCK -- A peacock could be considered proud, strut or arrogant while showing off because of fanning out its tail feathers to attract females. The phrase "proud as a peacock" became popular from an advertising campaign by NBC to go with their logo. "Strut like a peacock" is also a common phrase. A Peacock is an analogy to God beckoning or wooing his bride as a male peacock woos the female of its desire. Peacocks have a hidden beauty because of the beautiful and vibrant colors that are hidden in its closed feathers. Peacocks represent the integrity that is only shown when they are willing to open up and show their true colors and show their true beauty. Peacock blue (see Blue in the colors section) is a common color and shown so vibrantly in almost all of the species of peacock. A peacock is known to be a part of royal courts.
2 Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His..." Zechariah 4:10, Revelation 5:6
Romans 8:16-17 “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.”
James 4:8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”  John 6:44


PIG -- unclean, gentile, unregenerate

RABBIT -- varmint in the field of the Lord, or a way of multiplication

RACCOON -- thief, robber

RAT -- evil dealings, deceit

RAVENS -- messenger of Satan, scavenger

ROACH -- like mice, where you leave trash in your life, roaches and mice slip in, hard to get rid of

SCORPION -- powerful witchcraft

SHEEP -- a person who is saved, the fold of Jesus

SLOTH -- slow, slothful, lazy

SNAKE -- long tales (tails) lies and deception; rattle snake, noisy and boisterous
    COBRA -- strong levels of witchcraft; pythons, divination

SPIDER -- witchcraft
    BLACK WIDDOW -- jezebel spirit, rebellion to structured authority
    SPIDER WEB -- strong deception (caught in a web of lies)

STEER -- dominated, controlled, restrained

TERMITES -- an attack of the enemy to secretly destroy the structure of any operation, ministry, home, family etc.

TICK -- uninvited guest, someone who sucks the life out of you.

TIGER -- feminine prowlness, Jezebel

TURKEY -- false prophet, unable to fly high

VULTURE -- related to death, prey on things about to die

WASP -- stinging accusations/combating witchcraft (wasp have the ability to kill spiders)

WEASEL -- sneaky, tricky, deceptive

WHALE -- subconscious thoughts, they are usually deep and hidden

WILD GAME -- untameable

WOLF -- wise and clever predator, as in a wolf in sheep’s clothing

WORM -- the unregenerate soul

ZEBRA -- undecided, halting between two opinions, black n white in color

 

BODY PARTS

ANKLE -- the ability to put strength to my walks

BACK -- the strength of a man is in his back. Also going back to something. If I see your back as you walk away from me then I see where you are going.

BELLY -- the spirit of man, out of your bellies shall flow rivers of living water

BREAST -- nurture, milk, life

CALF -- fat calf, prosperity, a lean calf, famine and pestilence

FACE -- If I see your face, then I see where you have just come from. If I see your face I see your past, if I see your back, then I see your future.

FINGERS -- discernment, works, 5 fingers, thumb-apostle, index finger, prophet, middle finger, evangelist, ring finger, pastor, little finger, teacher

FOOT -- peace, feet balance

FOREARM -- strength, right arm, covenant power, left arm spiritual power

HAND -- works, agreements, covenants

HAIR -- covering- covenant, humanity, the old sinful nature, doctrine, tradition
WASHING HAIR -- washing the old sinful nature away

HEAD -- in charge, the boss giving oversight to any group or organization

KNEE -- the place of prayer, the ability to make a man walk with graceful strides

MOUTH -- (see tongue, teeth)

NECK -- can be manipulative, in the sense that a woman would claim she is the neck that turns the head who is her husband

SHOULDER -- burden bearer

TEETH -- the ability to chew the word, wisdom

THUMB -- apostles

TONGUE -- power of life and death, blessing or cursing, the creative power given to man from God, ability to taste and see the Lord is good
    BITTER -- judgment
    SWEET -- God’s goodness

WRIST -- the ability to receive in hand something new, or the lack thereof to receive something new, connects the hand with the arm, signifying the connection of strength and works, the act of twisting, twist and turn a matter in the arm of the flesh like in manipulation, it can signify the ability to turn your works, the Right way, of the left (wrong) way, the wrist is where 8 bones join together

 

COLORS

BLACK -- sin, darkness, ignorance, separation, death

BLUE -- divine revelation, spiritual, spiritual gift, heavenly visitation, depressed (as in being blue), baby boy

BROWN -- earthly, sin, dead (like brown grass)

GOLD -- Divinity, kingdom, wisdom purity (processed and refined), riches

GREEN -- life, greed, new growth, money, envy, jealousy

GREY -- unclear, uncertainty, grey area, compromise

ORANGE -- humanism, seasons change, warning

PINK -- sensualism, baby girl, feminine, birth

PURPLE -- royalty

RED -- redemption, passion, anger, emotion, warning (red alert)

SILVER -- redemption, knowledge and at times wisdom

WHITE -- righteousness, and holiness, purity, sanctification and godly authority

YELLOW -- fear, caution, timidity, gift

 

CLOTHES

BOOTS -- spiritual warfare, preaching the gospel, preparedness (barefoot, gullible, unprotected, unprepared

CHANGING CLOTHES -- changing positions, also defines changing seasons, winter clothes, summer etc

DRESS -- covering, anointing, authority, protection

ROBE -- clean robe, righteousness, spotted robe, tainted by sin

 

DIRECTIONS

RIGHT -- you are going the right way

LEFT -- you have left the right way, you have left something behind

UP -- elevating towards God, such as in elevators, or stairways, promotion

DOWN -- may be coming in to a state of depression, demotion

 

FOOD

APPLE -- fruitfulness, comparing apples to oranges (what is something to one is completely different to someone else)

BUBBLE GUM -- the inability to digest

YEAST -- the kingdom of God, the doctrine of man, and the lifestyle of sin

 

GEOPHYSICAL

AIR -- Hebrew, ruach, Greek pneuma, meaning spirit, breath, wind and cool.

CLOUDS -- glory, judgments, storm

DIRT -- the past, as finding dirt about someone, also dirt is the ground in which to plant (see soil)

EARTHQUAKES -- judgments in the earth, Earth itself groaning and waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God

ELEMENTS --
    COPPER --Conducts heat and electricity well. Used in wires, brass, bronze, coins, pipes etc

Deuteronomy 8:9 a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper.
Job 28:2 “Iron is taken from the dust, And copper is smelted from rock.
Matthew 10:9 Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts,
Mark 7:4 and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they cleanse themselves; and there are many other things which they have received in order to observe, such as the washing of cups and pitchers and copper pots.)
Mark 12:42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins,                          which amount to a cent.
Luke 21:2 And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins.
2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
    GOLD -- a pliable metal that is dense and does not tarnish.
    IRON -- a magnetic metal used for structure in vehicles also in the earth’s core and blood.
    LEAD -- a dense, soft, toxic metal that does not corrode.
    SILVER -- soft metal, highly conductive. Used in jewelry, silverwear, coins, dentistry.
    SULFUR -- brittle yellow solid.
    TIN -- soft metal that is non-corroding

GEM -- gem stones would deal with the treasure that lie with ion them, Going back to Genesis where Jacob blessed the 12 sons, we find a prophecy introduced for each stone that was represented by each tribe of Israel. Gem stones are in fast gifts from God, prophetic unction spoken to you by the Father.

GOLD -- divinity, wisdom, transcendence

FIRE -- the ability to makes things pure

HURRICANE -- a massive storm that can do large and wide damage

ICE -- solid form of liquid, dangerous

IRON -- weaponry, ministries of man, as iron sharpens iron

MUD -- soil too wet, not good for foundation, stuck in a mindset, tradition etc.

OIL -- anointing

TORNADO -- very powerful storm, depending upon the color we will decide the meaning of the dream

RAIN -- out pouring of Holy Spirit

RAINBOW -- covenant

ROCK -- Christ, firm foundation, truth

SAND -- fragments of truth, shakable foundation

SNOW -- purity

SNOW FLAKES -- mysteries of the Kingdom

SOIL -- containing nutrients needed for plants, the heart of man

STORM -- stressful times in one’s life

TORNADO -- distress; overcoming irresistible power; great trouble; sudden disturbance from the norm; swift change; spiritual warfare; judgment; sudden disaster or destruction; trial; persecution; opposition; witchcraft (see whirlwind)

TREE LINE -- entering into uncharted territory, a place where few have traveled, the end of traffic

WATER -- life, spirit, word and therefore the Spirit of God, the spirit or man or the spirit of the enemy, unstable

WHIRLWIND -- power on a large scale, inability to overcome, judgment, if white, could be revival

WIND -- spirit, good or evil

WOOD -- carnality

WORLD -- a global mandate

 

NUMBERS

ONE--unity

TWO--agreement, discern, divide, judge, separate

THREE -- trinity, witness, resurrection power, conform, obey, copy, imitate, likeness, tradition

FOUR -- seasons (winter, summer, spring, and fall), earth, (north, south, east, and west)

FIVE -- grace, and five-fold ministry

SIX -- man

SEVEN -- completion, perfection, finished work

EIGHT -- new beginnings, put off (as in to sanctify), manifest, reveal, die, death (therefore new life)

NINE -- deliverance

TEN -- law and order, the whole of something, the teaching gift

ELEVEN -- prophetic, paradigm shift and change, eleven is when the earthly law (10) changes to apostolic government (12)

TWELVE -- apostolic government, coming of age

THIRTEEN -- rebellion, and antichrist

FOURTEEN -- double annointing

TWENTY FOUR -- heavenly elders, the council of heaven

FOURTY-NINE -- Jubilee, the fullness of 7s, 7 times 7, every 7 years debts were canceled and the ground would rest a whole year from planting so every 49 years the year of Jubilee it was exponentialized

THIRTY -- age for ministry, spiritual maturity

FORTY -- generation

FIFTY -- pentecostal power, golden opportunity (example, 50 year anniversary, golden years)

SEVENTY – Daniel’s 70 weeks, the fullness of time.

ONE HUNDRED -- fullness of time, century

SIX HUNDERED AND SIXTEEN -- mark of the beast ( various Greek translations)

SIX HUNDERED AND SIXTY SIX -- mark of the beast, humanism, man placing himself in the position as God

PLACES, LOCATIONS, BUILDINGS

BRIDGE -- support or way, faith trial of faith, joined, connected, transition

CLOSET -- the past, hidden sins, secret place

FARM LAND -- harvest, productiveness, fruitfulness

GYM -- Spiritual conditioning (Hebrews 5:17)

HOSPITAL -- the church
EMERGENCY ROOM -- in need of emergency divine intervention
SURGERY -- God doing a deep corrective work in you
    RECOVERY ROOM -- a place of restoration and healing
    LABOR/ DELIVERY -- God is birthing out of you a movement, ministry or your destiny
    EXAM ROOM -- a place where God tries your heart and identifies your level of sanctification

HOUSE --
    CHILDHOOD HOUSE -- an issue that took root at the time you lived there
    OLD -- a place where you are still haunted by certain memories from events that had occurred in that home
    NEW -- old things have passed away, the new has come! This may mean you will get a new house, or it may mean God is about to realign you with the house hold of faith
    ATTIC – old memories
    BASEMENT -- foundations of your life
    BATHROOM -- desire or cleansing, prayer of repentance, confession of offenses or sins to another person, passion, strong lust
    DINING ROOM --
a place of great blessing and abundance
    HALLWAY -- time of transition
    KITCHEN -- place of preparation

LAUNDRY MAT -- making your spotted garments clean

LOCATION -- changing location, coming from or going to

POOL -- a spiritual oasis, a place where one may move with the Spirit

SHOPPING CENTER -- the ability to possess what God intends for you but you will have to pay a price to have it

THEATRE -- place of revelation and vision

TEACHER -- the Holy Spirit, Jesus, or a pastor

ZOO -- a place of dominion (Genesis 1:26-28)

 

PROFESSIONS/PEOPLE

APOSTLE (prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher) -- The Lord or the specific man of God in your dream may represent a specific calling in your own life

CARPENTER (mason, construction worker etc.) -- apostle, or any type of building and equipping ministry

DOCTOR -- healer, authority, Christ, preacher, medical doctor

FATHER -- God, or an earthly father

GRANDFATHER -- generational blessings or cursings

MOM -- church, authority, generational

NURSE -- minister of the Gospel

SIBLING -- body of Christ, brother or sister in Christ

SOLDIER -- A soldier in the army of God or the devil, Note specific ranks of soldiers and officers in military, such as Generals to Privates

 

SOUNDS

TRUMPETS BLAST -- warning, call to warfare

CAR HORNS -- the declaration from a certain ministry

GROWLING -- a warning of a coming attack

HUMMING -- lacking the ability to articulate the voice of God

SINGING -- praise to God, or to the enemy, depending on the language of the song

 

VEHICLES

various ministries, size and make of vehicles would determine the type and size of the ministry

BICYCLE -- ministry based on human effort

BULDOZER -- a reforming ministry (Jeremiah 1:10)

BUS -- teaching or youth ministry, learning working together

BOAT -- boat- support life, person, recreation, spare time.
    LARGE SHIP -- the church
   
SMALL BOAT -- personal ministry
    SAILBOAT -- moved by the Spirit, being driven by every wind of doctrine
    POWERBOAT -- powerful ministry or fast progress
    WAR SHIP -- spiritual warfare

CAR -- personal ministry
    STATION WAGON -- pastoral ministry, related to the family
    CONVERTIBLE -- ministries that lack a covering, a ministry that has the ability to feel the wind of and movement of the Spirit
   CONVERTIBLE )COVER DOWN)--ministries that have a covering

TRUCK -- a ministry that can carry its weight, a ministry that pulls others out of situations, and into the purpose of God

VAN -- generally a larger ministry, compare to a bus

 

MISCELLANEOUS

ANGELS -- seeing angels in dreams usually typify you are having a vision

ARROWHEAD -- getting the point, pointing the way, primitive weaponry, not as effective in warfare, the ability to be on target

AXE -- the ability to sever the root (look at John the Baptist prophecy about laying the ax to the root in Matthew 3:10)

BATHING -- cleansing, sanctification, repentance

BULLETS -- spoken words, good or bad

 CANDLE -- mans spirit, Holy Spirit, as the 7-fold Spirit of God (Isaiah nine)

CAMERA -- the ability to capture a vision, memories etc, it is a tool of remembrance

CHAIN -- linked together, unity, strength, as one is as strong as its weakest link

CHILD -- oneself or themselves, characters or behavior reveals something about yourself, immaturity

CHURCH DENOMINATIONS -- division and factions

CLAY -- the ability to mold, human transformation, as in the hands of the potter

COINS -- may signify change is on the way (as coins being loose change) money

COUNTRY FLAGS -- represents the nation of its flag

DEAD PEOPLE -- generational issues, good or bad, may represent an unfinished assignment being presented to you in your generation

DEATH -- earth, fleshly, uncleanness, carnal, death (dead grass turns brown), also transition, there cannot be resurrection power without death, so death is the end of one season and the beginning of a new one

DIVING --
SKY -- into the vastness of revelation
SEA -- into the nations of the earth
INTO POOL -- into the operation of the Holy Spirit

ELECTRICITY -- power of Holy Spirit

EYEGLASSES -- help with eyesight or hinder eyesight if they are the wrong prescription, may mean a type of equipping

FAMILY -- the church, of natural family

FLOATING -- a spiritual high, full of hot air

FRIENDS -- past friends would signify appearing in a dream would signify that an old way of loyalty may be reentering your life present friends speak of present loyalty, help and companionship

GANG -- lawlessness and rebellion, chaotic fellowship

GUNS -- words, accusations, slander, gossip, power

JEWELS -- revelation of scripture, gifts of the Spirit, earthly children, family heirloom

KNIVES -- the ability to divide, cut away, could mean, God’s Word

LAMP -- illumination from the Spirit

MAP -- a source of direction when one seems lost or confused about a certain direction in life

NAKED -- vulnerable, exposed

OLIVE -- a candidate to become anointed

PAPER AIRPLANE -- imagination (but not a vain imagination, but the imagination of the creative quality that the Father has placed in His children, to dream big, and believe that they in essence can fly.), creativeness, a paper plane says you can take something one dimensional and fold it and make it into something three dimensional

RADIO -- a way of receiving information through the air. The voice of God, a one way source of communication

SUNGLASSES -- changes the color of what you are looking at, alter the how you see things, filters out light. God is light

SWIMMING -- spiritual (as in spiritual acts or activity); Serving God; worshiping; operating in the gifts of the spirit, prophesying

SWORD -- the Word of God

TIME -- watches or clocks, a set time, a kairos moment

UMBRELLA-- covering and protection from the storms of life

URNATING -- inner cleansing of impurities

WINDOW -- revelation, unsecure or unguarded opening

X-RAY -- looking past or under the surface, discernment

YEAST -- the Kingdom of God, the doctrine of man, and the lifestyle of sin

 

 

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