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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

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

Sable antelope

A sable antelope in dreams and visions symbolizes a person or a family where the wife plays the dominant role. The husband stays in his own known boundaries. He does not lead the family as the head of the family. He also does not take up his responsibilities when “danger” looms or when the family goes through some spiritual attack. When the family experiences hardships such a husband withdraws and he leaves the problem for the wife to fix.

All the above actions and attitudes are symbolic characteristics observed with the African sable antelope where the male allows a dominant female to take the lead in the herd.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Scales or balances

Proverbs 11:1

A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.

In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word for hearing and obedience refers to a balanced scale. The scale is balanced because “hearing” and “obedience” weigh the same. It speaks of a person who does what he heard.

Psalm 40:6

Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

If we “hear” and “do” we are balanced in our spiritual walk. Our ears cause our bodies to be perfectly balanced. When our spiritual ears are open to hear from God and when we are obedient to that word it brings balance in our lives. When we are spiritually death or unbalanced (partially death or hard of hearing) it causes problems in our lives.

John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

Scales and balances also symbolize honesty and obedience to God’s instructions when it comes to business and other situations in our lives. In a negative sense, it speaks of a dishonest person. Such people changes the mechanism of their scales to benefit financially through being dishonest. These people sometimes also pretend that they are struggling and going through hard times financially to receive more financial benefits although they are actually very prosperous.

In some cases, scales or balances symbolize the judgment of God when nations and even people have been weighed and found wanting. God’s grace and God’s judgment are symbolized by the two balances of a scale. According to Isaiah 65:20 (There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man that has not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed) the time of grace, given us all because of the blood and grace of Christ, runs out if a sinner is still alive at an old age, when the curse of sin will suddenly become a reality in such a person’s life. Usually, old people receive warnings in dreams and visions about the devastating conditions of their lives and souls a few years before the grace of God runs out on them. Many of them do not know what these dreams mean. They also do not bother to find out. I have heard of a lot of old people who, a few years or months after such a warning, experienced things seriously going wrong in their lives and most of them end up dead after such a dream.

This is an example of such a person: Someone I know once had a dream about him being the captain of his own ship. In the dream, he was sailing fast and straight toward a huge and thick wall right in the middle of the sea. He could see that the ship was going to collide with this wall. This was a wake-up call. It was a chance to allow God to be the Captain of his ship. This person, although very old, until his death (only a couple of months after this dream), never accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Needless to say, in spite of the warning, he stubbornly stayed on a collision course with that wall until it cost him his salvation.

Even with nations, although there are differences, God from time to time visits them with acts of judgment to change the course some of these nations have taken. There is no condemnation or judgment on the righteous. Even unsaved people are not punished by God the Father because of the blood of Jesus Christ. He took the punishment for our sins but, when the time of grace runs out when unsaved people reach the end of their lives, the judgment (curse) of God will suddenly fall on them.

See “Ship” where you can also read about the dream of the person I mentioned above.

Scars (Sores, holes, damaged areas, medical conditions, physical impairment, etc.)

In dreams, scars, sores, holes, damaged areas, medical conditions and physical impairment on human bodies or body parts speak of hindrances, spiritual inabilities and stumbling blocks preventing spiritual maturity, growth, development, obedience, responsibilities, and authority in peoples lives. The area on the body or the body part and the condition of the damaged area (new, old, scar, fresh, cut, infection, swollen, etc.) reveal more information regarding the relevant spiritual hindrances in such a person’s life.

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 (In this case, injured or damaged). See “Directions and Locations (movement or location) in dreams and visions (Human body parts)”

Sea

Isaiah 57:20

But the wicked are like the troubled sea, When it cannot rest, Whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

Revelation17:15

Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.

Isaiah 60:5

Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

The sea symbolizes the multitudes of people and nations of the world. It also symbolizes the spirit of the world and the treasures of the world. Beneath the surface of the sea is a vast source of treasures. Think of the fish which symbolizes the souls of mankind. A fishing boat or fisherman at word symbolizes the church winning the precious souls of men among all the ungodly multitudes of the earth.

The sea also symbolizes the worldly or fleshly systems of the human race. A cargo ship or any other ship which is used to generate a financial income symbolizes businesses and other financial systems searching for all the riches the world has to offer.

Sea monster (Yellow)

A yellow sea monster in dreams and visions symbolizes a large or a strong deceiving rebellious spirit causing jealousy and hate.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the sea)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Seed (In bags)

Seed in bags speaks of a financial harvest. The crop has been harvested and the harvest is stored in bags in a store.

In a negative sense, bags with seed speak of the seed not being sowed but remaining stored in a bag. I once had a dream of the seed pouring out on the floor through a hole in one of the bags. This speaks of losing financial blessing instead of sowing and claiming a harvest.

Serpent

See “snake”

Sex

In dreams, apostles, teachers, and missionaries, (especially teachers), are often called to minister the word of God in another country by dreaming they have sex with females of such a particular country or region. God is actually giving such a person the following instruction: “I have permanently imparted and established my word in you. I want you to impart this specific word (seed) that I have put in you in the church of… (the relevant country or people). Remember a woman symbolizes the church or a specific congregation and therefore this can even speak of a specific congregation and even a specific person for that matter. Even Jesus Christ injected his spiritual seed into his bride, the church. These dreams differ from erotic dreams. People having these dreams are not sexually aroused and they do not physically experience an ejaculation.

Someone I know had a dream once having sex with a specific woman. It turned out God wanted him to teach this specific woman a specific doctrine that she needed to set her free from a specific bondage.

When, in a dream, sex is perceived as wrong, immoral or not acceptable, it speaks of a person teaching wrong doctrines, having a wrong attitude or a having a wrong motivation. When sex is perceived to be right (when there is no guilt or nothing in the dream that suggests that the sex deed is wrong) it speaks of a person teaching the church or a specific congregation the true authentic word of God.

In some cases though, the acts of people in dreams and visions look as if they disapprove of the sex act but in fact, they are disapproving of what the symbol represents. In a specific dream that I interpreted for a person, it was clear that the person in the dream disapproved of the false teachings that a specific pastor preached. The sex act was thus a message from God and it had a symbolic meaning although a person in the dream disapproved of the act.

This seed can be compared with the seed of wheat or a tree except that it is the spiritual seed of everybody born of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Word of God. When that word is truly part of believers it becomes a seed and therefore part of their spiritual DNA. When the five-fold ministry or any believer are ministering the word of God onto other people, it is sometimes symbolized in dreams by them injecting that seed into a woman or having sex with a woman.

A lady friend of mine once had the following dream: She was lying on a beautiful green lawn in the sun close to a swimming pool. She was very aware of the rays of the sun on her skin whilst she was attempting to get a bit of a summer tan. A white man was standing close to her with a smile on his face. He was quietly watching her. The next moment another white man and a white woman approached her. They were friendly and smiling at her. They started a conversation with her and after a short time the white man started to have sex with her whilst the lady embraced her and kept on kissing her. Whilst this was in progress she saw that the swimming pool was square with the most beautiful pure water. She again noticed that the lawn was lusciously green and well maintained. Then she noticed the first white man still watching her whilst the other man was still having sex with her and the lady was still embracing and kissing her. When their eyes met she noticed the look of approval and the smile of satisfaction on his face. This is where the dream ended.

This lady used to be very traditional in her faith-walk with Christ. She attended a congregation where the Holy Spirit was not moving at all. It was a very legalistic congregation and the church members were against any moves and workings of the Holy Spirit. I noticed over quite a few years how God was slowly but surely delivering this friend of mine from that congregation. She really did not want to disappoint her natural father who was still an elder in that congregation and therefore she was very reluctant to leave the particular denomination. It was a very slow and painstaking process.

After a few years, I suddenly noticed that this lady was making a lot of progress. She was starting to open up to the truths of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. She increasingly allowed Pentecostal ministers and other people to teach her the true doctrines of the kingdom of God. Soon after this change in attitude, she started to attend a Pentecostal church. She also made a clean break from the congregation her father attended.

This dream was actually a direct message from Jesus Christ showing his gratitude and his approval of her change of attitude. He was, in fact, the man in the dream, who watched over her. He arranged for those true ministers to inject the true seed of Christ (the word of God) into her. The white man who had sex with her in the dream probably symbolized all the ministers who taught her the true word of God. The white lady who embraced and kissed her symbolized the Christ-like congregation who cared for her when she joined the Pentecostal congregation. Embracing her and kissing her speak of care and favor. See “Kissing” and “Embracing” for a better understanding of this symbol. The tanning in the sun (God the Father) symbolizes the willingness to be under the influence of God. It speaks of the righteousness of Christ (rays of the sun – the son of righteousness) and also of the healing of Christ. The green lawn speaks the spiritual blessings that became part of her life after she changed her attitude about God’s will for her. The swimming pool speaks of spiritual blessings but also about the inspirational spiritual blessings of the Holy Spirit that became part of her life. The fact that the swimming pool was square in the dream, speaks of the true word of God (truth or revelation knowledge) setting her free. You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.

See “Numbers in dreams and visions (the number four).” See “Shapes in dreams and visions (square)”

See “Sex (Oral)” and “Rape” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Shark

Jeremiah 23:29

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

A shark in dreams and visions symbolizes a person with hidden aggression and rebellion. Such a person has the attitude of a shark by aggressively and openly rebelliously showing discontent. Like a shark, people with this attitude attack very suddenly, without prior warning and very aggressively with the purpose to kill, usually when least expected.

In a natural sense (non-spiritual), a shark speaks of a person who is aggressive toward other people. Such a person’s attitude is hidden until the moment that he “launches” the attack. All creatures in the sea are under water and therefore hidden. This symbol is the opposite of an aggressive creature of the land, like a gorilla, who is openly aggressive toward people.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the sea)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Sheep

John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

Ezekiel 34:12

As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

Matthew 25:32

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.

Sheep symbolizes obedient people of God. A person who is sheep-like is a person who repented of all goat-like sins like stubbornness, disobedience and rebellious reasoning.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Sheets

Bed sheets speak of sexual intimacy. Through the years many people had dreams of spiders on beds or on or between the bed sheets. In this case, a bed and the sheets speak of sexual intimacy and the spider of false suspicion or jealousy. This indicates that a person has a false suspicion that his or her spouse is cheating on him or her.

Shin

A shin speaks of a spiritual stumbling block. Usually, people dream that they have a scar or a sore or damaged area on their shins which reveals more information on the reason for the stumbling block in their lives. If there is not a scar or damaged area on the shin it still speaks of a stumbling block. The details of such a stumbling block might not be revealed or the details are in some cases revealed by other symbols in the dream or vision.

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)”

See “Shin (With a sore on the left shin)”

Shin (With a sore on the right shin)

A sore on the right shin speaks of a stumbling block that will cause a person to carry out negative actions or a person getting involved in sin or bad things.

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)”

Ship

A ship symbolizes the church’s evangelistic ministry or outreaches in the world (sea). Under normal circumstance the church is symbolized by a white woman (nothing to do with race but all about the meaning of the color white), or by a tree (spiritual congregation), or a plantation (a group of spiritual congregations), or by a little girl (expansion) or a little boy (new ministry).

The institutional church is symbolized by a house (local congregation) or a big building (local or national church institution), or a skyscraper (national or global church institution). Take note that the true spiritual church within the institutional church is also symbolized by the natural organic symbols like a tree, a woman, a little girl or a boy.

A ship and boats are all about evangelical outreaches. A ship is symbolic to the church on its way to fulfill the desires of God. It is important to note the color of the ship, the color of the sails, the condition of the water and the waves, the direction of the ship and deep or shallow waters. All this information will tell you more about the situation in the life of a person, a congregation or a ministry regarding their evangelistic outreaches.

In another sense, a ship symbolizes the personal zeal and tenacity in a matter. A person embarking on a very important quest which takes up a lot of time and energy can also be symbolized by a ship or a boat depending on the scale of the quest.

A ship can speak of the motivation of a specific person. Someone I know once had a dream about him being the captain of his own ship. In the dream, he was sailing fast and straight toward a huge and thick wall right in the middle of the sea. He could see that the ship was going to collide with this wall. This was a wake-up call. It was a chance to allow God to be the Captain of his ship. This person, although very old, until his death (only a couple of months after this dream), never accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Needless to say, in spite of the warning, he stubbornly stayed on a collision course with that wall until it cost him his salvation.

See “Vehicles” and “Ship (Battleship” for a better understanding of ships.

Ship (Canoe)

A canoe speaks of a person’s own personal quest, tenacity, and zeal to achieve something that he feels strongly about. This quest can be negative or positive. A person rowing a blue canoe speaks of a person who goes through a lot of trouble obtaining and supplying people with true revelations from God. A canoe with the colors of a leopard skin symbolizes a person who zealously attacks the church with all sorts of blasphemous and rebellious acts and strategies. A black canoe speaks of a person with the same zeal and attitude with the purpose to destroy.

See “Vehicles” and “Ship (Cargo)” and “Shipwreck or ship becoming stranded” for a better understanding of ships.

Shoes

Ephesians 6:14-15

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

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.

Clothes symbolize our spiritual preparation. Shoes symbolize our readiness and willingness to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. It also speaks of our readiness and willingness in other situations.

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)”

See “Clothing” and “Shoes (Black)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Shoes (Pale)

A pale shoe speaks of a person who is ready and willing to die. Such a person is not prepared or willing to walk the road of life anymore.

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Shop or store

God has “shops” in heaven. These different shops in heaven which are all selling different spiritual food or spiritual equipment, are always open. We have access to these shops whenever we need something. We buy from God with our spiritual currency which is “faith.” God said in the Bible that we must “come” and “buy” from Him (Isaiah 55:1 and Revelation 3:18). We do that with faith.

Money in dreams and visions can also symbolize the word of God (money bills symbolize the written word and coins symbolizes the spoken word). See “Money” for a better understanding of this symbol. When we actually dream without any focus on the money itself, but instead on the “buying”, then it symbolizes the purchasing from God with our spiritual currency called faith.

See “Shopping center”

Shot (Dead)

When a person is shot dead in dreams and visions it symbolizes the end of a relationship because of bad and destructive words.

See “Revolver”

Shot (In the back)

Fiery darts and bullets symbolize words of bitterness, hatred, and criticism with the intention to damage or to hurt other people.

Shower

A shower symbolizes the repentance of sins that tires the spirit. It differs from bathing in the sense that we stop certain sins in our lives which cause a lot of emotional problems in our families or in our lives. These type of sins tires people and we need to stop it to bring refreshment and restoration in our lives.

See “Bathing”

Sicknesses

See “Diseases”

Silver

See “Colors (Silver)”

Sister

Matthew 12:50

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

1 Corinthians 5:11

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

Dreaming of a person who, in the dream, is your sister or resembles your sister it speaks of likeness or character or relationship. It really depends on the context of this symbol in relation to the other symbols in the dream. The likeness and the character and the relationship between you and this person are therefore emphasized and need to be considered. In terms of relationship, it speaks of us needing to get along with our Christian family because we are family. In terms of character and likeness, it is all about us being like each other because we are all born of God and we are all the same.

A medical sister in a dream speaks of a person who is in the healing ministry assisting a doctor.

See “Brother” and “Nurse” and “Doctor” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Skateboard

See “Vehicle (Skateboard)”

Skin infections

See “Boils” and “Sicknesses” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Skunk

A skunk symbolizes a homosexual person. The terrible stench of a skunk can be associated with a homosexual person. It has been reported by exorcists that a terrible stench often can be experienced when casting out demons from a homosexual person.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Sleep

Sleeping in dreams and visions speaks of spiritual inactivity. It can be because of a positive cause but also because of negative circumstances.

In a positive sense, being asleep in dreams and visions symbolizes spiritual rest or refreshment. Such a person is temporary inactive in a spiritual sense with the purpose to rest.

In a negative sense, it symbolizes a person who is spiritually indifferent, lazy or spiritually insensible. Such a person do not understand the ways and the will of God and is ignorant of God’s ways.

In a natural sense, a person sleeping can be a call to rest from work.

Smiling

See “Kissing” and “Embracing” and “Smiling” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Smoke

Isaiah 42:3

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

Revelation 8:4

And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.

Isaiah 65:3,5

A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick

Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

Proverbs 10:26

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

Smoke symbolizes the prayers of the righteous like the smoke that goes up from the Old Testament altars of God.

In a negative sense, smoke symbolizes religious activities of unrighteousness. It speaks of ungodly ways or activities that is offending to God. When religious people attempt to please God by means of religious rituals or hypocritical behavior, it offends God. It may appear righteous but in fact, it is a form of self-righteousness. These acts are like smoke irritating once’s eyes. Biblical examples of smoke offending God is the smoke that rises up from the altars of idols. See “Cigarettes”

I have noticed that a money making scheme like a pyramid scheme or something similar can be very offending to God, especially when the organizers of such a scheme operates and sell the scheme like a religion.

A lazy man is an offense to God and other people. Smoke can also symbolize this aspect of mankind.

In another sense, smoke polluting a room can indicate that the atmosphere during a meeting will be powerless and heavy (feebleness and heaviness). Such an atmosphere will cause people to be depressed and negative and there will be a resistance toward the Holy Spirit. See “Clouds (Dark or black)”

Smoke may also mean that somebody lost their excitement and zeal for their relationship with God (the fire went out and now it smokes).

In another sense, a terminal sick person dreaming that he starts breathing out a “darkish” colored smoke whilst he is on a sick bed speaks of the “breath of death.” It is like breathing out their last breath. Usually, after a few of these “breaths”, the room will become dark because of the smoke hanging around. This speaks of an atmosphere of heaviness or depression. The dark breath speaks of negativity or unbelief. It speaks of a person who feels concerned about his chances to make it through the sickness or disease.

Usually, this is a call for praise and worship. God wants us to trust in Him for healing and deliverance. If we do, our healing is guaranteed. He does not want us to sink into a pit of depression when we face dire circumstances. He wants us to believe in Him and his word and He wants us to trust him. There is nothing better than praise, worship, prayer and meditating on the word of God in times like this.

Smoking (Cigarettes)

Somebody smoking cigarettes cause offense to other people. It is a symbol of a person giving other people offense by the way he acts. Religious activities of unrighteousness or pride or bitterness or envy or unforgiveness or jealousy or self-righteousness or conflict are all activities that can cause people to be offended. It is like the smoke of a cigarette in their eyes and faces. People sometimes dream of a person throwing a packet of cigarettes or a cigarette butt at them. This symbolizes that you offended them. You can also be offended at the same time.

See “Smoke” and “Smoking (Pipe)” for a detailed explanation of this symbol.

Snacks (Salty)

Salty snacks symbolize the solid (bread and meat) word of God presented to people in a more attractive way than normal with the purpose of promoting the word of God in their lives. For instance, these are training sessions and Biblical courses that have been prepared in such a way that it makes it more enjoyable and easy for people to understand.

Compared to chocolate and cakes, salty snacks do have a lot of nutritional value, especially when meat is part of the snack. Finger lunches (mini meat pies, samosas, glazed smokies, ham balls, roast meat sandwiches, etc.) falls under this category.

See “Food” and “Chocolate” and “Cake” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Genesis 3:13

And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

2 Corinthians 11:3

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Snakes in dreams and visions symbolize the workings of the devil or the work of evil. The devil and demons are basically utilizing two strategies; to deceive or to tempt. The Scriptures above say it all. The devil and demons cannot do you any harm at all. They cannot kill you and they cannot physically do anything to harm you or your belongings.

The only weapon they have is their mouths. The only strategy they have is by lying to people and/or tempting people to influence them to sin. Both are achieved through our intellect and therefore attacks by evil are always intellectual deception.

The lying is all about bringing doubt in God and his word.

The temptation is all about influencing people to sin.

Both these strategies are deceptive in nature and make no mistake, if we give the enemy a foothold here it can and will result in us allowing harm in our own lives. Although evil cannot harm us, we, if we believe their lies and if we give in to their temptations, will end up being oppressed, sick and injured. It can even result in death.

A snake, therefore, symbolizes the sly or cunning or deceiving acts of evil. Technically, it is not an attack of power and authority that harms us. No, it is the deception and cunning influences of evil spirits to move us to believe, to say and to do what they want us to believe, to say and do that harm us.

The devil leads God’s people astray by seducing or deceiving or beguiling them (sly, cunning, and deceiving influences). This is done by means of reasoning and intellectual deception. The enemy is occupied with our minds. If he can get any access into our minds we are in trouble. He succeeds to control people’s minds when his reasoning appears logical or true. This is the danger area for the people of God. He never comes with outright lies.

When you dream of snakes you need to take notice. Think “deception.” Evil forces are attempting to deceive you. Remember, the devil also uses people to deceive people. If you see snakes in dreams and visions, although the deception sometimes comes through people, demonic forces are always behind it. It is important to notice that when you receive a warning of this nature, your focus should always be on God and his word, meaning the truth, to counteract the onslaught from evil forces. It is not our actions but rather the truth that we believe that defends us against evil forces. When you dream of snakes, it does not mean you must now attack demons (the wrong way of spiritual warfare). It means you must be aware of the lies and the temptation. Try to identify the specific lie and the specific temptation when you are warned about an imminent attack. Look out for lies and temptations so that you can resist it successfully. The best way to deal with lies and temptation is to be close to God. Pray, praise, worship, pray in tongues, meditate on the word of God and so forth. This is true Biblical warfare.

When you dream you kill a snake it symbolizes that you have conquered the enemy during a particular attack. This usually happens when you managed to achieve victory over a specific area of your life where you suffered a lot of defeats in the past. This means that you managed to resist the lies and the temptations of evil forces for good in the particular area of your life. The color of the snake will reveal the area of victory.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Adder)

Psalm 140:3

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips.

This is a symbol of false teachers. These people are sly, cunning, and full of deceit like vipers, serpents, or satan himself. Adders symbolize people with a deceiving spirit like the Pharisees. Jesus called them “adders”.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Black)

Revelations 6:5

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

A black snake symbolizes a demonic deception with the purpose of deceiving God’s people through intellectual reasoning. This intellectual reasoning influences people to accept failure and/or defeat which results in people becoming depressed. It causes unbelief in the lives of people. Evil forces always want us to give up hope and to sink in a hole of depression and to doubt in God’s word and promises.

A black snake, therefore, symbolizes lies of unbelief to accept failure, defeat, and poverty.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Brown)

A brown snake symbolizes the seduction and deceit of people through intellectual reasoning and unclean thoughts to lust after and to get involved in fleshly desires like pornography or other selfish ambition, striving and indecent acts. Brown speaks of the flesh and fleshly desires.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Cobra)

Psalm 58:4

Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear.

Isaiah 42:20

Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

Zechariah 7:11

But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

A cobra snake symbolizes a person who is deceptive regarding his relationship with you. It speaks of a person who appears to listen to you and even partakes in certain actions with you but is secretly deceiving you. It appears that such a person listens and that he responds to you, or to the gospel truths, but in reality, he does not. The problem with such a person is that they cannot respond to the truth because of their ears being shut. They do not want to listen to the truth and they cannot respond to the truth because of the shut ears.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Killing snake by crushing head with staff)

When a person kills a snake in dreams and visions it symbolizes the person being victorious over evil spirits who were trying to tempt or deceive him.

It could also mean that a person spiritually reached maturity in terms of dealing with temptation and deceit in a specific area.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Golden)

Colossians 2:15

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

A golden snake symbolizes a person being deceived into a false belief that the devil is powerful. The devil often uses other people to influence us. In this case, the snake can speak of a person who is teaching you that the devil is powerful.

People who are deceived into believing that the devil and demons possess authority and power actually provides a foothold to demonic activities in their lives. There is a saying going around that “God is almighty but the devil is mighty.” This is not the truth. The devil is not mighty. The devil and demons have no power other than telling lies and tempting people to sin. This is not a great power. Jesus Christ stripped the devil from all the power and the authority he enjoyed before the crucifixion of Christ. Evil definitely has no power or authority over people. It is a dangerous deception to believe the contrary.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Green)

Psalm 23:2

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

A green snake symbolizes a person being deceived by an evil spirit by means of deceptive intellectual reasoning. Such people are deceived and they also deceive others. The color green is about fleshly intellectual reasoning. A green snake represents the deceit of God’s people through intellectual reasoning to accept false doctrines or false religion or false peace. Usually, this symbolizes people who believe in Christ Jesus but their experience is of a fleshly nature and based on intellectual knowledge. There is no relationship with God and, therefore, this symbolizes a dead religion.

A green snake, therefore, speaks of a false doctrine or religion which is usually based on intellectual reasoning or intellectual knowledge without a deep spiritual experience. A green snake primarily symbolizes a false peace based on deceptive intellectual reasoning.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Rattle)

A rattlesnake in dreams and visions symbolizes an intellectual attack from the enemy by deceiving a person by diverting the attention from an important matter to an unimportant one.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Red)

A red snake symbolizes the seduction and the deceit of God’s people through intellectual reasoning and selfish thoughts to get involved in a conflict. This often leads to violence or hate or racism or murder. Evil spirits symbolized by a red serpent causes conflict, hate, and strife in people’s lives.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Pale)

Revelations 6:8

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

A pale snake is a deception on the mind of a person to cause death. The aim is to kill by deceiving or seducing a person into suicide or to murder somebody else. A pale snake in a dream should be countered by the wonderful and the positive Scriptures of hope, life, and peace. The promises and the word of God bring hope, peace, and deliverance.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Python)

A python, which is also known as a monster snake, is not poisonous but huge and strong. A python in dreams and visions symbolizes the workings of a strong evil spirit which operates by means of intellectual thoughts of deception by attempting to make people passive by overpowering their emotions and their will.

People are being deceived by this evil spirit to believe that everything is hopeless and they soon feel totally overwhelmed and powerless. With this attack, the enemy attempts to put a lot of pressure on people similar to the way a python squeezes the life out of its prey.

People under such a deception gives up easily if they do not resist it. The whole purpose for the deception of a “python” is to get you to stop praying and meditating on the word of God because of a feeling of hopelessness.

When you dream about a python you urgently need to do the following: Praise and worship God, especially in tongues, pray and meditate on the word of God and thank him for everything that He has done in your life. This easily stops the enemy in its tracks.

Meditating on the promises of God is very effective to conquer over this type of attack. The color of the python indicates the area of the deception. This type of deception makes it difficult for the people of God to achieve victory in certain areas of their lives. The aim of this type of deception is sometimes to make God’s people give up in certain areas of their lives. Remember that such evil spirits are sometimes making use of other people to influence us. For this reason, a python can symbolize certain people in our lives who try to overpower us with force. A red python can symbolize a person with a violent attitude and a black python a person with a negative attitude of unbelief.

In another sense, a python symbolizes the spirit or attitude of a lazy person. This has nothing to do with deception but about the attitude of such a person. Usually, when such a person has made “enough” money, he decides to quit his job and live on this money until it is finished and then he starts working again.

The python is very active until it has devoured its prey. It is then very passive for quite a time before it needs to feed again. This applies to financial matters and spiritual matters. In a spiritual sense, such a person may seek God for some insight or he may sign up for a Bible course for a period of time only to follow up with quite a long period being inactive. They can easily abstain from prayer or from Bible study for quite a period of time.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (White)

A white snake symbolizes the deceit of people through intellectual reasoning by influencing them to believe that they are righteous although they did not receive Jesus Christ as their Savior. This is a false righteousness through own works or martyrdom. Even Christians who are already righteous through faith are similarly deceived to do certain religious acts to obtain righteousness. They are also gradually deceived into believing and embracing a false peace and a false righteousness. Dreaming of a white snake, therefore, is being warned of deception to accept a false righteousness.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snake (Yellow)

A yellow snake speaks of the seduction and deceit of people by evil spirits through intellectual reasoning and selfish thoughts leading to hate and jealousy. This includes deceptions of a racist nature like a belief that only white people can be saved and that all black people are forever lost and other similar scenarios.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snakebite

Proverbs 23:32

At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

A snake biting a person in a dream or visions symbolizes that demonic forces or an evil spirit succeeded in tempting a person. It means that such a person allowed the evil spirit to deceive him or to tempt him. This symbol is often seen in dreams and visions when evil spirits tempt people to make financial debt without considering the interest rate of a loan or other negative conditions in terms of the agreement.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Soap

Malachi 3:2

But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap.

Soap symbolizes the blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses us from sin. It refers to the forgiveness of sins and the cleansing of sin.

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

Son (Young Boy)

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.

A baby boy or a young boy speaks of renewal in a ministry or in a specific situation. If you prayed for a couple or a woman to conceive, a baby boy could mean that she will bring a little boy into this world.

See “Baby”

Sombrero

See “Hat (Sombrero)”

Sores

External sores in dreams and visions symbolize spiritual injuries or damage of some kind that causes hindrances in the life of people in a spiritual sense. The body parts and areas on the body that’s injured will provide more detail in terms of the type or spiritual area that’s injured or damaged. Sores like cuts and bruises differ from boils and infections. Where boils and infections speak of past hurts that a person struggles to deal with, cuts and bruises and all sorts of fresh injuries deal with recent injuries or incidents that hurt a person spiritually.

See “Boils”

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)”

Spacecraft

See “Rockets and Spacecraft”

Spider

Isaiah 59:4

None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

A spider symbolizes false thoughts of suspicion and jealousy. Just as a spider regards any movement around its web as suspicious, so people symbolized by a spider regards random incidents or events as suspicious. They can easily become jealous because of this. Through the years many people had dreams of spiders on beds or on or between the bed sheets. In this case, a bed and the sheets speak of sexual intimacy and the spider speaks of a false suspicion or jealousy.

This indicates that a person has a false suspicion that his or her spouse is cheating on him or her. The spider indicates that the suspicion is not true.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the land)” and “Spider (Web)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Square

See “Shapes in dreams and visions”

Stainless steel

Raw iron is not like stainless steel. Stainless steel is iron, representing man, of which all impurities have been removed by its creator representing the holiness of God, into which other substances are added and subsequently changed, representing input from God and the Holy Spirit. Because of this “co-operation” or this “mixture” of “earth” and “heaven”, stainless steel symbolizes the mature child of God who is a vessel of excellence or an instrument of excellence in the hand of God. Such a person allowed God to change him into a vessel of excellence which cannot “rust” by being contaminated by man-made influences.

See “Steel” and see “Beam” for a better understanding of this symbol.

See “Stains (Spot, wrinkle,blemish)”

See “Stains (Sheets)” and “Stains (Wedding dress)”

Stairs

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.

Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Psalm 75:6-7

6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Stairs have the same meaning as an elevator or a lift with one difference; with stairs, human effort is required. Not so much effort is required as with a ladder but still, some effort is required to obtain the promotion. This speaks of some spiritual activities needed to obtain spiritual promotion. Stairs speak of promotion (going up) or demotion (going down) in a spiritual ministry or in a work situation.

See “Elevator” and “Ladder” and “Stairs (Down)” and “Stairs (Up)”for a better understanding of this symbol.

Star

A star speaks of a prominent person.

Star (Falling)

A falling star symbolizes a backsliding person who is removed from an authority like satan and the demons were removed from authority.

A falling star also speaks of a Christian who has lost his faith by turning his back on God.

Stars

Stars in dreams and visions symbolize the descendants of Abraham (Christians).

Star Fish

A starfish is a living creature from the sea. It is regarded as a living animal (fish) but yet it is like a plant. This symbolizes people who look very promising but yet nothing ever becomes a reality in their lives. It is if they are living in an unrealistic and fanciful world and therefore not able to make sound assessments of financial situations. A starfish is actually a worthless creature and so are the financial decisions these people make.

See “Animals” and “Creatures (Of the sea)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Steel

See “Stainless steel” and “Beam”

Stomach

Proverbs 25:28

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

1 Corinthians 2:10-11

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so, the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

Luke 9:55

…Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

Ezekiel 3:1-3

1 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.

3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Job 20:12-16,23

12 Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

13 Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:

14 Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.

15 He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

16 He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper’s tongue shall slay him.

23 When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

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.

The stomach symbolizes the spirit of a human being. 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 diverted to his soul. He judges (digests) spiritual food (word of God) with his brains (fleshly intellect).

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

Stone (Marble)

See “Marble”

Storm

Psalm 107:28-29

28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

A storm in dreams and visions speaks of a drastic change in the spiritual atmosphere which causes disturbance and conflict. This causes trials and times of difficulty in the lives of people. A storm suggests that a person or people suddenly have to deal with people or difficult circumstances caused by people and even by God and sometimes satan.

See “Cyclone”

If a person prayed for rain a storm in a dream can indicate that rain is on the way.

Street

Streets speak of spiritual direction and the circumstances that we experience in our spiritual journeys (walking or driving). It speaks of the spiritual conditions on the way ahead in our lives. It is important to note the surrounding objects or places that we pass when are traveling or moving on these roads. Buildings and areas and obstacles and geographical locations play an important role in the sense. It is important to understand that just a few seconds or minutes of traveling or walking on roads and paths and streets can symbolize or represent months or even years in our lives.

The meanings of “streets” and “roads” in dreams and visions differ in the sense that streets are more about our interaction with denominational churches when it is among skyscrapers and similar buildings. It is about people or small churches like house churches when it is among houses. Roads are more about our spiritual journeys in life.

See “Path” and “Roads” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Substitutions

See “Substitution in dreams and visions”

Suitcase

A suitcase speaks of a place for spiritual “giftings” or where spiritual “giftings” are kept. Clothing in dreams and visions symbolizes the preparation for ministry. When a person has been thoroughly prepared for ministry, such a person possesses quite a few pieces of “clothing” that he can dress himself with to minister the gospel of Christ and the word of God. In a dream, you might even see all sorts of food like chocolate, cake and even other kinds of food among the clothing. This speaks of the spiritual food that such a person possesses which he can give people.

See “Clothing” and see “Food”

Sun

Genesis 19:23

The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

Genesis 32:31

And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

The sun in dreams and visions symbolizes God the Father. When a person, in a dream, lies in the sun to tan, it speaks of the person allowing God the Father to “influence” him with his righteousness. The righteousness is symbolized by the rays of the sun on a person’s skin. It heats the skin. We are absorbing the righteousness and goodness of God by intently lingering and resting in his presence similar to the earth being heated by the rays of the sun.

See “Sun (Rising)” and “Sun (Setting)” 

Sweet

Ezekiel 3:3

And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs 27:9

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

Judges 9:11

But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?

Sweet tastes in dreams and visions symbolize happy circumstances and joy because of the word of God and the good counsel of friends and people. Remember that everything we eat in dreams and visions symbolizes either the word of God or lies or “bad” words of evil and people who are ignorant in terms of teachings and counsel.

See “Food” and see “Herb (Bitter)” and “Bitter” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Swimming pool

A swimming pool symbolizes the spiritual or financial situation of a family or a church. The color and the condition of the water will reveal more information on the financial situation or the spiritual condition of the congregation or the family.

In another sense, a swimming pool speaks of the excitement and enjoyment in terms of the ministry and functioning of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It speaks of the preparation and training and excitement and joy to minister in the flow and inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

Sword

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Ephesians 6:17

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…

Revelation 2:15-16

15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.

16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

A sword symbolizes the written word of God (“Logos”) or the inspired or revealed word of God (“Rhema”). It speaks of the power of the written word as well as the inspired or “spoken” word of God. It is sharper than a two-edged sword and cut through all resistance. When a word comes alive in our spirits and we use it to change our circumstances, that word is actually “anointed” and therefore Holy Spirit driven or quickened.

A sword can also be a symbol of the teaching ministry. It cuts away tradition and wrong teachings. According to Revelations 2:15-16, a sword symbolizes the judgment of God on people who are refusing to distance themselves from wrong doctrinal teachings and erroneous ways in the church.

See Sword (Black or dark)” and “Sword (Golden)” and “Sword (White)” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Sword (Green)

A green sword symbolizes an attack on the lies of the enemy resulting in intellectual thoughts being renewed and replaced by the true word of God.

Sword (Silver)

A silver sword speaks of the word of God used in faith to bring about deliverance, purification, and cleansing in a person’s life.

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