B – Symbols Dreams And Visions

B – Symbols Dreams And Visions

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

Colors in dreams and visions

Numbers in dreams and visions

Shapes in dreams and visions

Directions, movement and positions in dreams and visions

Substitution in dreams and visions

B – Symbols (The meanings or the interpretation of most symbols in this dictionary are derived from the Bible)

Baby

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 26:17

Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord.

Each and every person is born for a purpose. Christ was born to redeem mankind. All of us were born to follow in his footsteps. He delegated us to finish the job He started. We are all ministers and we are all in ministry. It is For this reason, that babies symbolize the beginning or the birth of a new ministry. When it is unclear whether it is a boy or a girl, a baby speaks of the birth of a new ministry or that souls will be born into the kingdom of God. In this sense, a new ministry is symbolized by the birth of a living creature. A ministry is part of the church and the church is a living organism. Whilst a baby-girl speaks of expansion of the existing because of the ability of a woman reproducing the same, a boy speaks of something new.

In a natural sense, babies do sometimes symbolize the beginning of an endeavor or a close relationship or a common purpose or a common goal. It means together these people give birth to a new “thing.” People who start a business together or two people who decide to begin a relationship together can be symbolized by one of them dreaming giving birth to a baby. The baby speaks of a new beginning From whatever these people embarked upon

Baby-girl

A baby-girl symbolizes growth and expansion in a ministry. This implies that the existing ministry is expanding. It becomes bigger and it becomes more influential and more effective.

Baboon

See “Ape”

Baldness

Isaiah 3:24

And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.

Jeremiah 47:4-5

4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that remaineth: for the Lord will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.

5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?

Baldness is a symbol of weakness and humility. A person without hair in dreams does not have authority. For instance, a bald person driving a powerful black motorcycle symbolizes a person who is weak when it comes to prayer. In spite of praying often he stays negative (black motorcycle). See the meaning of “Motorcycle” Such a person should pray in tongues or he should learn to pray the word of God with authority. A powerful prayer-life starts with meditating the word. We need to pray the word of God in faith. People with long white or blond hair symbolize people who know and meditate on the word of God. Such people are victorious and spiritually strong because the long blond hair which is rooted in the head or skull of such a person suggests thinking and meditation on good thoughts or on the truth which is the word of God. No hair suggests no thoughts or no meditation on the word of God.

Ball

A ball in a dream symbolizes an opportunity to speak or to teach (preach). More detail in the dream, reveals more information about the meaning of the dream. Details like the color of the ball, the players involved in the game, the interaction of people, the circumstances about the area or the place and buildings or vehicles all reveal more information.

See “Games (Sport/Playing)” to understand the reason why we dream of balls.

Ball (Gold)

A golden ball speaks of a conversation about faith or the opportunity to preach about faith.

See “Ball” and “Games (Sport/Playing)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Ball (Golf)

A golf ball speaks of a very relaxed discussion about the word of God where each participant gets a turn to speak or to make a declaration. This is a very effective and civilized way of sharing the word of God with each other. The chances of the discussion resulting in an argument are very slim. Participants are not focused on outwitting each other but are merely sharing the word of God without putting any pressure on each other.

See “Ball” and “Games (Sport/Playing)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Ball (Silver)

A silver ball symbolizes a conversation about redemption and/or purification. See the color “Silver”

See “Ball” and “Games (Sport/Playing)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Ball (Tennis)

A tennis ball symbolizes preaching or a discussion where each one gets a turn to speak. This differs from golf. In tennis, each participant is motivated to outflank or outwit each other. This is a negative way to share the word of God with each other.

In a natural sense, balls also symbolize natural arguments and in such cases, it has nothing to do with spiritual matters at all. A person dreaming that he is involved in a tennis match with somebody like his employer is actually warned to prepare himself for an argument with his employer. He might have to outwit his employer to save a specific situation.

Sometimes an argument bothers a person. In such a case such a person might dream of a tennis ball or a tennis match soon after the argument took place. In such case, such a dream is an emotional restoration dream.

Remember that dreams are not always about spiritual matters. It is also about people getting involved in all sorts of situations. God might be preparing you for a specific situation. The color of the tennis ball will give more insight into the meaning of the specific dream. For instance, a red tennis ball indicates that the argument will be characterized by anger, fury, and conflict. See “Colors in dreams and visions”

See “Ball” and “Games (Sport/Playing)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Balloon (Blue)

A blue balloon draws attention to a spiritual truth or spiritual revelation from God.

Balloon (Red)

A red balloon draws attention to conflict or tension in a situation.

Balm

Jeremiah 8:22

Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

In dreams and visions, balm refers to the healing ministry. In a dream, this might speak of ministering unto a sick person. The laying on of hands on sick people or good spiritual counseling is, in fact, the application of balm unto spiritual wounds. These wounds might be physical or emotional.

See “Medicine” and “Pharmacy” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Banner

Isaiah 13:2

Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

A banner in a dream or vision speaks of the standard of God lifted high. A banner is a statement or a declaration for what we stand for. In dreams and visions, it stands for the standard of God. The color and the words or symbols on the banner will reveal more information to interpret the meaning of the dream.

A banner also speaks of celebrating and the praising of God.

See “Flags”

Banqueting

Song of Solomon 2:4

He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

Banqueting is a symbol of a festival time or spiritual celebration and fellowship. In dreams and visions, a celebration party symbolizes praise and worship. When we praise and worship God we are celebrating his goodness. It means that we are relaxing a bit and our souls are being refreshed whilst we are enjoying our fellow Christian brothers and sisters in the presence of God. It is a time of enjoying the goodness of God. He provided for us so that we can enjoy the banquet.

In a sense, banqueting symbolizes us celebrating the word of God. See “Food” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Barley

Hosea 3:2

So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley.

Barley is a symbol of poverty or lowliness or a low reputation. This may speak of a natural situation but it often speaks of a condition of a person or a group of people like a church or congregation being poor in a spiritual sense.

Barrier

A barrier in front of animals or people in dreams and visions symbolizes people being hindered to move into certain aspects of the blessings of God. There cannot be spiritual progress because of the barrier preventing progress in the particular situation. The symbol associated with the barrier usually reveals why or in which area the person is hindered and misled or deceived. See “Dove (Dark barrier)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Basin

Ephesians 5:26

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.

A basin is a symbol for spiritual cleansing. In dreams, washing is all about spiritual cleanness. It is all about washing away sin. Other symbols and colors will reveal more about the meaning of the dream or vision. Soap symbolizes the blood of Jesus. When we are washing with soap we are actually repenting of our sins and allowing the blood of Jesus to cleanse us from sin.

In a negative sense, washing in a basin can be negative because it might symbolize that a person is only repenting from certain sins. One usually concentrate on your face and your teeth in a basin. You might be allowing some sin in your life by a half halfhearted repentance. Washing in a basin is not considered to be a thorough wash like it should be.

See “Bathing” and “Bathroom” and “Shower” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Bathing

Titus 3:5

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

Ephesians 5:26

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.

Bathing is a symbol of cleansing and purification. When you are bathing you are allowing God to wash you with the blood of Christ. Repentance of specific sins is symbolized with bathing. A person bathing is repenting. See “Soap” and “Shower” and “Basin” and “Bathroom” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Bathroom

John 3: 3-5

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

A bathroom symbolizes our personal responsibility to repent from sin or to cleanse ourselves from unrighteousness. The blood of Jesus Christ washed our sins away. It made us righteous in the presence of God. But we need to walk in holiness. When we fail to do that we need to repent. Soap is thus a symbol for the blood of Jesus Christ but we need to act by applying to soap. See “Bathing” and “Soap” and “Basin” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Beam

A beam (support beam) is a symbol of strength and support. A beam supports the roof. The roof is a symbol of God’s covering. We as children of God always find our strength in God. He supports us, He maintains us and He protects us. He is our strength and He covers us.

Beam (Steel structure)

A steel beam is a symbol of man-made support or man-made support structures. These structures are not God’s will for us but part of the worldly systems. All steel structures or pieces of iron, often rusted or greasy, speaks of human-made or human invented resources. It speaks of man-made methods or structures.

See “Stainless steel” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Bear

2 Samuel 17:8

For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people.

Amos 5:19

As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

A bear symbolizes anger, bitterness, and rage because of a life of defeat or because of negative events and experiences in the past. A person with a bear attitude is bitter about many things in his or her life. They are full of doubt about the future and thus not enthusiastic about things. They usually live in the past harboring thoughts of defeat. They are very doubtful of the future and always ready to retreat or to give up.

A bear can also be a symbol of evil or cunning or cruel men. It speaks of manipulative or aggressive behavior toward other people.

See “Animals” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Bear (Brown)

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Apart from the above (See “Bear”), a brown bear symbolizes a person waiting on something because of laziness and not because of the active waiting on God in obedience.

See “Animals” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Beard

Jeremiah 48:36-38

36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished.

37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth.

38 There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the Lord.

A beard is a symbol of spiritual strength or honor or being aged in a spiritual sense. A Gray beard speaks of a person with spiritual wisdom, honor, and strength. The input or counsel of this type of people can be trusted. We often dream of people with gray beards or mustaches or long gray hair. This symbolizes that these people can be trusted although there may be areas in their lives which are not yet according to the will of God.

My wife had a dream about a specific person with these characteristics. She often listened to podcasts about general Christian topics created by this person. These podcasts are very uplifting and this person does exhort people a lot with these podcasts. But, my wife once had a dream about this person. In the dream, this person was symbolized by a person with gray hair, gray beard, etc. Although my wife does not know this person, in the dream, the two of them discussed a few things in the lounge. A little later they moved to this person’s bedroom where they sat on his bed continuing their discussion. It is then when my wife saw a cat, next to his bed in a very cozy cat basket.

The meaning of this dream is that although this person is wise and although one can look up to him, when you know him better (move from general discussions to more intimate spiritual discussions as symbolized by moving from the lounge to his bedroom), you will find a cat (a person who is rebellious and blasphemous toward God. Not as aggressive and arrogant as a leopard who openly rise against God but cats still represent arrogance and pride against God and his kingdom, especially when it comes to the gifts of the Holy Spirit).

My wife still listens to the podcasts but she is now aware of the flaw in this person’s spiritual preparation when it comes to the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This dream was a warning from God, revealing to my wife that she must watch out for false teachings in this regard.

Beard (Fake)

A person who wears a fake beard in a dream speaks of a person who hides behind a fake reason for not moving into a spiritual position of strength and honor. Being humble to such an extent where it hinders spiritual growth or spiritual blessings is not a spiritual virtue. We need to remove fake attitudes and boldly take up our inheritance. We need to stand up and be counted!

Bed (Overturned)

When a person overturns your bed while you are sleeping it speaks of a person disturbing your rest. This symbolizes a person who is about to cause you a lot of unexpected problems.

Bed (Sheets – Navy blue)

Blue bed sheets speak of revelations from God through dreams. The “blue” symbolizes revelation knowledge and it emphasizes that the particular dream is about new revelations.

In a negative sense, blue bed sheets speak of God not able to reveal new revelations to a person because of such a person being spiritually inactive or ignorant.

I once had a dream of fluffy white powder like fine manna or bread flour raining on me like snowflakes whilst I was sleeping on my bed. This flour represented the word of God coming to me by means of dreams. See “Manna” or “Bread.” When I looked out of my window I could see this fine powder like flour falling from heaven on people all over the world. God was confirming that not only does He speak through dreams but also that the contents of those dreams are like his word. This is why dreams and visions always conform to the word of God (flour falling from heaven). Dreams can, therefore, be revelation knowledge and the revelation knowledge coming to us through dreams and visions do not contradict the Bible.

Bedroom

Romans 14:17

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Revelation 2:22

Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

A bedroom in dreams and visions symbolizes spiritual rest or inactivity. It speaks of people who are either resting from normal spiritual activities, which is not necessarily a bad thing. It can also speak of people who are spiritually inactive because of laziness and ignorance.

In another sense, a bedroom symbolizes spiritual intimacy. This is where people sleep and this is where they keep their clothes and their most precious possessions. When you know a person in his bedroom you really know them. There they do not hide things. People do not wear make-up in their bedrooms and they are not making public statements with the clothes they are wearing during the day.

See “Bed”

Belly

Psalm 31:9

Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 20:27

The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

A person’s belly symbolizes the spirit of man. The Bible says that out of a Spirit-filled man’s belly streams of living water flows. The Spirit of God is in the spirit of the born again person. The belly symbolizes the location of the spirit of man. Christians have a spiritual belly where the spiritual food of man is received and digested. See “Food” and see Proverbs 18:8 above. As the belly receives and congest natural food, so the spirit of man receives and congest spiritual food. Although that food comes through the natural senses like hearing and reading, the word of God needs to be revealed to our spirits to bring life. Our spirits are born again because of the word of God. Like a baby or a toddler, our spirits need to grow and develop. For this reason, it needs spiritual food. It then assists our souls to redeem itself by the same word of God.

See “Stomach” and see “Heart” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Bind

Matthew 12:29

Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

Psalm 129:4

The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

Proverbs 5:22

His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

In a positive sense, whenever something is bound in dreams or visions it symbolizes the conquering or subduing of the enemy. When you dream about ropes and cables or chains you are dreaming about the spiritual capability to conquer the enemy. The characteristics and the color and size of the binding material will reveal more information on the meaning of the dream.

In a negative sense, it can also symbolize people in bondage or people being subdued by the enemy (evil forces). In such a case, any material which is used to fasten or bind something or someone like fetters, ropes or chains or cords or similar items symbolize binding, oppression, and punishment. An important truth to remember is that people are actually bound because of sin (triggered by temptation) and unbelief (triggered by lies) and not by people or demonic forces. Yes, people and demonic forces play a role and they are instrumental in causing us to be in bondage. Evil has only two strategies; temptation, to get people involved in sin and lies to get people to doubt in the Word of God. If we do not allow this to happen or if we reject these two strategies then demonic forces and people for that matter are absolutely powerless against us. More detail about the ropes or chains reveal more about the circumstances of the particular bondage.

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Bitter

Numbers 9:11

The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

Job 10:1

My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Proverbs 14:10

The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

Bitter tastes in dreams and visions symbolize sufferings and bitterness. It speaks of people losing their joy because of difficult circumstances. It speaks of a particular incident in a person’s life that is not easy to endure. See “Herb (Bitter)” and “Sweet” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Blanket (Red)

Giving another person a red blanket speaks of a person who wants spiritual rest for another person in spite of the conflict between them or in spite of conflict or because of conflict that they endured together.

Blazer

See “Jacket” and see “Clothing”

Bleeding

Genesis 9:5

And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.

In dreams and visions bleeding speaks of a person slowly losing his spiritual life unless something is done to stop the bleeding. This speaks of spiritual deterioration or backsliding. See “Sores”, “Ambulance”, “Hospital”, “Doctor”, “Nurse”, “Medication”, etc. That is why ambulances and hospitals and doctors and medication in dreams and visions speak of the spiritual treatment of spiritual emergency situations.

The color of blood is red and a person bleeding, thus, symbolizes violence or conflict or disharmony or disunity. Of course, most of the damage is done by people, demons also play a role in this. But, spiritual deterioration needs to be laid at our own feet 99% of the time. It is our own actions that determine our spiritual condition an not the actions of external forces. See “Colors in dreams and visions (Red)”

A person can “bleed” himself to spiritual death. In a spiritual sense, conflict and disunity and actions causing injury kills those who are involved in the conflict. The moment it turns to hate it brings death.

See “Blood”

Blood

Genesis 9:5

And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.

Matthew 27:25

Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

The life or the death of Jesus is in this verse given as his “blood.”

Blood is a symbol of the life of all flesh. Blood (pure) also speaks of holiness. Your kidneys are bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. They are located near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. The kidneys are sophisticated trash collectors. Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water. The waste and extra water become urine, which flows to your bladder through tubes called ureters. Your bladder stores urine until you go to the bathroom. A person urinating in a dream symbolizes that he or she has repented or confessed a certain sin in their lives.

Our livers also remove all kinds of impurities from our blood. This is also true for our spiritual livers. See the meaning of “Liver.” The bad food is removed and separated from the good food.

When we dream our veins are damaged like being cut or punctured, and hanging out, for instance near the elbow of your left arm, it speaks of a serious problem about the pursuit of holiness in such a person’s life. Our digestive system and our organs which cleanses our blood like our kidneys, our livers and our veins all need to be in good condition to purify our blood. In a spiritual sense, this is also true.

When our spiritual livers, our veins, and our kidneys are functioning well it speaks of a life of holiness. However, when our spiritual veins or organs are damaged it means that a person cannot pursue holiness anymore. It means that the enemy has succeeded in “permanently” damaging a person’s ability to live a holy life. Such a person needs to be delivered. He cannot help himself. Most of the time such a deliverance includes the casting out of demons, counseling, and repentance.

See “Kidneys”, “Toilet”, “Food”, “Urinating”, “Veins”

Blue marlin

Acts 15:22,23,25,26

22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas and Silas, chief men among the brethren:

23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia.

25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

A blue marlin symbolizes a person with evangelistic potential. As a blue marlin is a pioneer in the natural sea, so is a person symbolized by a blue marlin in dreams or visions. Such a person has the spirit of pioneering. He always wants to explore new territories and such a person is usually very courageous.

See “Creatures (Of the sea)”

Boat (Dinghy)

A dinghy speaks of a small evangelical outreach or ministry as part of a recreational trip. It is very informal and on a small scale.

Boat (Military)

A navy ship or boat symbolizes an aggressive and powerful evangelical ministry or outreach. The aim of these outreaches is to penetrate hostile countries with the gospel of Jesus Christ to reach as many people as possible.

Boats (Small)

Small boats symbolize evangelistic outreaches and ministries on a smaller scale.

Body

Ephesians 2:16

And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby.

Romans 12:5

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

1 Corinthians 10:17

For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

1 Corinthians 12:12-15

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

14 For the body is not one member, but many.

15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

The human body symbolizes the spiritual structure or framework we are made of. The condition of every element or cell or fiber or organ or body tissue in our bodies speaks of or symbolizes the spiritual condition we find ourselves in. This condition determines how we function in the body of Christ and how we act and live in the body of Christ and with others.

See the meanings of all the human body parts in this dictionary. Remember that left body parts have a different meaning than right body parts. See “Body (Left side of the human body)” and “Body (Right side of the human body)”

Body (Right side of the human body)

The right side of the body, which includes limbs and internal organs, speaks of negative or positive actions in the life of a person. This is all about actions. More detail like positive or negative colors or symbols will reveal more about the meaning of the specific dream.

See “Body (Left side of the body)”

Body boarders

A body boarder symbolizes an unsaved person. Remember that the sea symbolizes the unsaved nations and populations of the world. A body boarder is a person who uses the sea for his own pleasure. His only priority in life is his own pleasure. He is constantly looking out for opportunities to make the best of each wave. In real life, such a person is trying to exploit every situation or opportunity that presents itself for his own benefit and pleasure.

Boil (Water)

In a positive sense, water (financial or spiritual blessings) that boils (like a kettle or even a dam with hot water) speaks of imminent financial or spiritual breakthroughs. This indicates that the “blessing” is already available and that you will receive it very soon.

Boils

Boils of different sizes on different body parts with leaking puss in dreams and visions speak of inner healing. It speaks of past heartaches and emotions caused by people, incidents and traumatic experiences (like the death of a loved one) being healed. When we are pressing out the puss in dreams and visions it speaks of the fact that we have a part to play when it comes to inner healing. Things like obedience and working with God in this regard are very important. If we dream of dry puss just sitting there and getting almost fossilized it means that we were healed but we did not yet get closure. We should get on with our lives. Forgive (get rid of the dry puss) and go on with your life. God wants us to be whole so that He can use us. The location of the boil on our skin (body part or area) will reveal more information about the specific inner or emotional healing.

Always remember to take the difference in meanings into consideration in terms of whether it is the left or right body part that you dreamed of. See “Directions and Locations (movement or location) in dreams and visions (Human body parts)”

This type of inner healing and cleansing is different from getting rid of emotional garbage and sins like bitterness, hate, contempt, loathing, and detestation. The latter is caused by spiritual “toxic” food and bad incidents. With these emotions and these sins, we acted contrary to the will of God. We brought these bad emotions and sins over us. See “Toilet – Passing solids”

The former is caused by hurt and by actions out of our control.

Borehole

A borehole speaks of financial provision or spiritual blessings but it involves a substantial amount of human effort. Although the provision or the blessings are from God, human effort is needed to access these sources or blessings. With a borehole, we need to pump water on a daily basis just enough for the use of the day.

A friend of mine had a dream about two persons entering his property. They arrived with a big tanker filled with water. These two people walked to the borehole and they connected a big pipe to the borehole. They then pumped millions of liters of water down into my friend’s borehole. This dream symbolized the provision of God for this friend. Although he has worked very hard during his lifetime he did not obtain the financial or spiritual blessings that he deserved. The borehole did not provide enough water.

In real life, it turned out these two people (in the dream) made an appointment with my friend. They informed him that they will financially provide for him and his family on a monthly basis. They subsequently did indeed cover almost all my friend’s financial obligations for more than two years. This was quite a large amount of money symbolized by the millions of liters of water that they pumped into the borehole.

When dreaming of a borehole it speaks of spiritual or financial blessings or provision from God, but, we have to play our part in obtaining that blessings or provision. The blessings are there but we need to put in an effort from our side as well. In the case of my friend, God informed him by means of this dream that He will make financial provisions available for him but that he will have to work for him. The money was paid in monthly and my friend worked for God on a full-time basis right through this season in his life.

Bosom (Abscess leaking fluid)

An abscess on a person’s bosom leaking fluid speaks of a person being healed of past emotional issues. If the abscess is not close anymore but opened to get rid of the bad fluid or puss. This speaks of a person being emotionally restored. The bigger the abscess the more serious the emotional hurt restored.

This speaks of non-sinful emotional issues. It is different from being healed of emotional sins (bitterness, hate, resentment, etc.) which is symbolized by us using the toilet (solids).

See “Toilet”

Box (White)

A white package or box speaks of a spiritual gift from God. It speaks of righteousness, purity, holiness, and victory.

Bow (With arrow)

Psalm 38:2

For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

Job 6:4

For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

2 Kings 13:17

And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the Lord‘s deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.

A bow is a symbol of judgment. The color of the arrowheads determines the nature of the words spoken. The bow speaks of the power and the authority of the person to propel words of judgment (arrows). Remember that judgment does not belong to us. In this sense, a bow speaks of the negative implication of judgment. When we dream of a person shooting at another person with a bow and arrow it speaks of a person judging another person.

In a positive sense, Christians use bows and arrows like they do a sword (sword of the Spirit). We apply the sword of the Spirit onto negative situations in our lives. We call things that be not just as though they were. We cast out demons with the sword of the Spirit. We instruct demons to leave a person and to stop their maneuvers in a specific person’s life. We speak to negative situations in our lives. We do the same with a bow and arrow. The colors or the strength of the arrows reveal more info. If an arrow is made of a weak substance like “khaki‐bush” (a certain type of weed), it means the person’s words are not spoken in faith.

In another sense, Christians are shooting arrows of love, peace, hope, revelation, victory, and deliverance into the hearts of people when they proclaim the gospel of Christ or when they preach the word of God. These arrows or the metal points of these arrows are identified by means of positive colors (white, purple, blue, green, gold, silver, etc.)

Brains

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Romans 8:6-7

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Brains in dreams and visions symbolize carnal or fleshly intellect. It thus speaks of the soul.

The stomach symbolizes the spirit of a human being (character or inner man). See “Food” for a better understanding of this symbol. We feed our spirits (spiritual stomach) with the word of God. The soul, in this sense, is represented by our brains (intellect).

An unrighteous person eats without being fed because his spiritual stomach is unable to receive spiritual food. Such a person has a cobra snake in his stomach. He listens to spiritual messages but does not hear. He eats spiritual food (swallowing riches) but without it being beneficial to his spirit. It is not absorbed into his spirit but is diverted to his soul (fleshly intellect). He judges (digests) spiritual food (word of God) with his brains (fleshly intellect).

Bread

Deuteronomy 8:3

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.

John 6:51

I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Psalm 105:15

Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

Bread is a symbol for our Lord Jesus Christ and a symbol of the staff of life. He is the Word of God in the flesh. He was bruised for our iniquities (the bread being broken whenever we bring his body into remembrance when we celebrate the communion). Bread also symbolizes the word of God.

He who eats Christ will never hunger again. See “Food.” Somebody preparing bread for people (sandwiches) are preparing teachings for people.

Breastplate

Ephesians 6:14

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.

A breastplate is a symbol of defense. It protects the heart against the arrows of the enemy. It thus speaks of our hearts being protected against the lies of satan and evil forces because of us being the righteousness of God in Christ. Because we are in right standing with God evil cannot touch us. Arrows are words.

See “Arrows” and “Pistol” or “Revolver” or “Rifle”

Breathing (Underwater)

Sometimes people dream that they can spend time underneath water without drowning. Their experience is that they do not need to breathe underwater.

It speaks of a person who is spiritually mature enough to handle or face really overwhelming circumstances and situations. They just do not give up and they just persevere until the circumstances or situations change.

A person who dreams that he is drowning in a swimming pool speaks of a person who just cannot handle overwhelming situations or difficult circumstances and they ultimately give up (drowning).

A person who dreams that he is drowning in a river speaks of a person who is overwhelmed by the spiritual deliverance process of God (a person with emotional and fleshly issues which prevents him or her from growing or developing spiritually).

A river in flood speaks of a strong flow of the Holy Spirit which removes spiritual blockage like a natural river in flood removes all sorts of blockages preventing it from flowing freely. To some people, the process of spiritual deliverance can be very challenging. In some cases, such a person decides to commit spiritual suicide by drowning, which speaks of the person giving up. In such cases, the person is not allowing the process of deliverance to take its course.

See “Drowning”

Bridge

A bridge symbolizes a phase of transition (from one ministry to another or from being unsaved to salvation or from a great loss to restoration). It speaks of overcoming a certain matter and experiencing a breakthrough or progressing to another matter. It can symbolize the transition from a difficult situation (like a divorce) to being delivered from the hurts and sorrows that the situation brought. It speaks of the building of a relationship between two people or groups of people. It speaks of removing mental blockages by putting our faith and our trust in the word of God. All sorts of activities on, about, under and around the bridge will reveal more information about the particular transition or breakthrough.

A bridge also speaks of the surrendering of a person’s own problems in the hands of God.

Briers

Hebrews 6:8

But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Ezekiel 2:6

And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

Isaiah 7:23

And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns.

Briers are thorny bushes. It is a symbol of punishment, false or hurtful teachings or a person or people with judgmental or hurtful attitudes. Bushes symbolize people or groups of people just like trees.

Brown

See “Colors in dreams and visions”

Buddha

A Buddha idol symbolizes an atmosphere of an emotional and sentimental nature caused by the overemphasis of sentimental aspects during worship. This is, in fact, a form of idol worship. God does not want to be worshiped that way. He wants pure and simple childlike praise and worship presented to him as a natural result of the love, gratefulness, and adoration that we have for him. Sentimental worship often leads to feelings of self-glorification, self-contentment, and self-pity.

Buildings

1 Corinthians 3:9

For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

1 Peter 2:5

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:20

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.

Buildings symbolize many aspects of spiritual growth and development in the lives of the children of God. From the ground up; the foundations, the bricks, the windows, the ceilings, the roofs, the cornerstones, the pipes, all sorts of building materials, the taps, the tiles, the toilets, the bathrooms, the furniture, the different rooms, the outside of the buildings, the gardens, garden tools, the swimming pools, the fish ponds, the motor garages, the fences and many other buildings and maintenance tools and equipment all symbolize many aspects of our faith-walk, spiritual development and spiritual growth in the body of Christ. Remember that all the symbols regarding buildings all speak of spiritual situations in a spiritual building.

The furniture in a room speaks of spiritual situations and issues in a spiritual building. For instance, an elevator moving up in a huge skyscraper speaks of promotion in the life of a person involved in an institutional church denomination, probably on a regional or national level or, in a natural sense, in his job or business.

Buildings can also symbolize a person’s personal spiritual body. For instance, the different rooms inside a house speak of the different spiritual aspects and situations inside a person’s heart and soul. A bedroom speaks of a person’s intimate relationship and privacy. A sitting room speaks of a person’s social situations or social behavior. A bathroom speaks of a person’s personal repentance, etc.

Bull

Psalm 22:12

Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

1 John 2:20

But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

To understand the symbol of a bull in dreams and visions you need to know this; a bull does not recognize its owner and would quite easily attack its owner. Similarly, some Christians do not always recognize the ways and the will of God in the church. They also do not recognize the anointing of God on people. They also do not recognize the move of the Holy Spirit in the church. They usually resist people who are anointed by God or who are led by the Holy Spirit. To them, attacking an anointed servant of God is not a big deal. They are totally unaware of the fact that they are in conflict with God when they do so.

Many people with this attitude sometimes viciously go after the five-fold ministry and people who operate in the gifts of the Spirit with the intention of hurting them and their ministries. Although some of them speak in tongues, they are still very skeptical toward the gifts of the Spirit. They are usually under the influence of people who actually resist God and his kingdom entirely.

See “Animals” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Bull (Black)

A black bull or bulls symbolize a person or a group of people who resist anointed people because of an inherent state of unbelief. They just do not believe that the God of the universe still heals people, still baptizes people in the Holy Spirit and still casts out demons through the ministry of his children. To them, God does not speak anymore. They believe that God said everything that He wanted to in the Bible and that He does not communicate with his children other than through the Bible. Because of this belief they actively resist anointed people of God who functions in the gifts of the Spirit.

See “Animals” and “Colors in dreams and visions (Black)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Bullets

Psalm 64:2-4

2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

Deuteronomy 32:23

I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.

Bullets symbolize critical words or fiery darts from the evil one or from people who act as instruments in the devil’s hands. It is, in fact, the modern-day version of the Biblical “arrows”

In a positive sense, a purple, blue, white, gold or silver colored bullet symbolizes Christians “shooting” words of love, revelation, righteousness, deliverance, faith or redemption into the hearts of other people.

See “Rifle”, “Revolver” and “Arrows” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Butterfly

Psalm 121:6

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Butterfly activities and behavior are influenced by weather patterns and weather changes. For this reason,, butterflies symbolize people whose thoughts and actions are controlled and affected by their feelings and moods.

In another sense, a butterfly symbolizes a person who renewed his mind in a positive sense. It is sometimes symbolized by a butterfly going through the metamorphose process (from worm to butterfly).

See “Insects” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Butterfly (white)

A person serving the Lord only because it makes him feel good is symbolized by a white butterfly. We should serve the Lord faithfully, steadfastly and obediently irrespective of our moods or state of minds.

See “Insects” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Buy

Revelation 3:18

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.

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

In a spiritual sense, we buy with faith. Faith is our spiritual currency. When we buy something in dreams it means that we proactively put our faith in action to get what we believe God for.

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