S – Symbols Dreams And Visions

S – 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

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

Sable antelope

A sable antelope 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 these actions are symbolic characteristics observed with the African sable antelope where the male allows a dominant female to take the lead in the herd.

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

Sand

Sand beneath a house speaks of a poor foundation in terms of our spiritual development and growth in Christ.

Sand is also a symbol of the frailty of human flesh. It speaks of the weaknesses of mankind. It also speaks of the fleshly nature of mankind. God changed all that when we were born of the Holy Spirit through Christ. We however still need to crucify the flesh through obedience and through pursuing holiness. See “Clay” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Sand also speaks of the multitudes of people as we have seen with Abraham when God referred to his descendants.

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 speaks 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.

Scales or balances

In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word for hearing and obedience refers to a balanced scale. 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.

Scales and balances also symbolizes 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 in order to benefit financially through being dishonest. These people sometimes also pretend that they are struggling and going through hard times financially in order to receive more financial benefits although they are actually very prosperous.

In some cases it symbolizes 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 means. 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 soon 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 towards 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 collusion course with that wall until it cost him his salvation.

Even with nations, although there are differences, God from time to time visits with acts of judgment in order 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.

School

A school in dreams and visions speaks of a place of learning. It speaks of our spiritual school of the Holy Spirit and and also of the school of life. See “University”.

Scorpion

A scorpion symbolizes a person with a judgmental spirit. Such a person finds it very easy to gossip about other people and to judge other people.

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

Sea

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

Seahorse

A seahorse symbolizes a person with hidden weaknesses. Such people cannot handle change or pressure. They are very happy with the status quo and they will not move out of areas in life where they feel safe. They will not take chances and they will withdraw from challenges. Such people stay in their comfort zones.

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

Seed (In bags)

Seed in bags speak 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 loosing financial blessing in stead of sowing and claiming a harvest.

Seed (Mustard)

A mustard seed speaks of faith. It is a very small seed but it achieves much. When a person is associated with a mustard seed, the work that he does (ministering the gospel of Christ and ministering the kingdom of God), is very successful and achieving much more than we think. The seed is very small but the tree is very big in relation to the seed.

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. These dreams differ from erotic dreams. People having these dreams 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. Jesus Christ injected his spiritual seed into his bride, the church. 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 seed and therefore part of their spiritual DNA. When they (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 I know 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 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 a period of quite a few years how God was slowly but surely delivering this lady from erroneous teachings and from that congregation. She really did not want to disappoint her father, who is still an elder in that congregation, by leaving the congregation. Changing her beliefs and setting her free from legalism was a very slow and painstaking process.

However, after observing how God was working in her life during those years, I noticed at last that this lady was suddenly 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 of attitude she started to attend a Pentecostal church. She also made a clean brake from the congregation her father attended.

The dream she had 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 specific Pentecostal congregation. Embracing her and kissing her speak of care and favor. See “Kissing” and “Embracing”. 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 sun of righteousness) and also of the healing of Christ. The green lawn speaks of 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 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 (a square)”.

See “Oral sex” and “Rape”.

Sex (Oral)

Although there might be nothing wrong with oral sex in real live, and I assume in an erotic dream, it is definitely not right when oral sex in a dream symbolizes the activities of a person or a group of people in the church when it comes to teaching the word of God. Preaching and teaching the word of God has only one purpose; teaching the body of Christ the authentic word of God. It is not there for the enjoyment of the teacher or the congregation. It is not for the purpose to draw personal gain and personal benefits. It is there to fulfill the will and the purpose of God in the Church and in the world. It is there to “inject” the authentic word of God (seed) into the church and not for pleasures or other gains or benefits.

See “Rape”.

Shark

A shark symbolizes a person with a 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 attacks very suddenly, without prior warning and very aggressively with the purpose to kill, usually when least expected.

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

Sheep

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.

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

Sheets

Bed sheets speaks 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 speaks 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.

Shin (With a sore on left shin)

A sore on the left shin speaks of a stumbling block that will have negative influences in a person’s life.

Ship

A ship symbolizes the church’s evangelism 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.

A ship also 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 also 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 towards 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 collusion course with that wall until it cost him his salvation.

See “Vehicles” for a better understanding of ships.

Ship (Battleship)

A black battleship speaks of an attack from people with a zeal to destroy. Such people are demonically influenced ant they need to be resisted by means of spiritual warfare. It is however very important to carry out this warfare correctly. See “Snake” for a better understanding of the true Biblical based spiritual warfare as God intended it to be.

See “Vehicles” for a better understanding of ships.

Ship (Canoe)

A canoe speaks of person’s own personal quest, tenacity and zeal in order to achieve something that he feels strong 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” for a better understanding of ships.

Ship (Cargo)

A cargo ship symbolizes a business that draws from the resources of the world.

It can also symbolize the church carrying supplies for evangelistic outreaches. Many wealthy people financially supporting the church have been symbolized by a cargo ship. It speaks of the a provision ministry.

See “Vehicles” for a better understanding of ships.

Shipwreck or ship becoming stranded

A ship becoming stranded or sinking symbolizes an evangelistic outreach or effort failing. Whatever the people on the ship did prior to the disaster speaks of the reason why the outreach failed. People making jokes and throwing parties (behaving silly or out of control) speak of people who were not serious or motivated to carry out the outreach like they were supposed to. People sleeping speak of the members of the outreach being in a state of being spiritually indifferent, lazy or spiritually insensible in terms of the outreach. They should not have embarked on the outreach at all.

See “Vehicles” for a better understanding of ships.

Shoes

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

See “Clothing”.

Shoes (Black)

Black shoes symbolizes our unwillingness or inability to spread the gospel of Christ or unwillingness pertaining to a specific situation.

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 go 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 symbolizes the written word and coins symbolizes the spoken word). See “Money”. 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”.

Shopping center

A shopping center symbolizes a para church organization. This speaks of an organization that makes the spiritual food of different ministries available to people. It can be a Christian television network or something similar.

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 symbolizes words of bitterness, hatred and criticism with the intention to damage or to hurt other people.

Shoulder

Shoulders symbolizes responsibilities that we burdened ourselves with. The left shoulder speaks of negative or worthless burdens and the right shoulder speaks of good, worthwhile and positive burdens and responsibilities.

Shower

A shower symbolizes the repentance of sins that tires the spirit. See “Bathing”.

Sickle

A sickle speaks of an evangelist bringing in the harvest. In this sense a sickle speaks of the evangelical ministry.

A sickle can sometimes speak of the judgment of God on nations that rejected the gospel of Jesus Christ or because of their sins and unrighteous atrocities.

Silver

See “Colors (Silver)”.

Sister

See “Doctor”.

Skateboard

See “Vehicle (Skateboard)”.

Skeleton(s)

Skeletons symbolizes a person or a group of people who have lost all hope. Such a person has dry bones indicating that he has no more hope pertaining to a specific situation.

Skin infections

See “Boils”.

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.

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

Sky (Dark)

A dark sky speaks of evil or a negative atmosphere or perspective. See “Colors in dreams and visions”. Dark colors, dusky and black colors all speak of evil, unbelief, demonic activities and negativity.

Sleep (Person asleep)

Being asleep 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 spiritually inactive 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 to God’s ways.

Smoke

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. Also 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 also 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 towards the Holy Spirit. Also see “Clouds (Dark or black)”.

Smoke may also mean that somebody lost their excitement and zeal for relationship with God (The fire went out and now it starts to smoke).

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 just before death. 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 a bit concerned about their chances to make it through the sickness or other situation alive. 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 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.

Smoking (Pipe)

A person smoking a pipe in dreams or visions symbolizes him offending others with intellectual pride and/or arrogance. Such a person gives advise in an arrogant way without sympathy.

Snacks (Salty)

Salty snacks symbolizes the solid (bread and meat) word of God presented to people in a more attractive way with the purpose of promoting the word of God in their lives. For a better understanding of this symbol, read “Chocolate” and “Cake” first.

Compared to chocolates and cakes, salty snacks does 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” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Snail

A snail symbolizes a person carrying a heavy burden. A snail struggles to move and to progress. The shell is often in the way and represents a heavy burden. Similar to a snail, people of God often accumulate unnecessary things in their spiritual life and such spiritual things subsequently become burdens that hinder and restrict their spiritual growth. Often such people just do not develop spiritually like they should. When this symbol is seen in a dream it is important to check other details in the dream to determine exactly what causes burdens in the person’s life. This information will be very helpful in order to deliver such a person from the burdens and restrictions in his spiritual life. It can be elementary doctrines or denominational rules, methods or ways in the church causing this situation in people. People like this should be introduced to the many wonderful and precious treasures in Christ.

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

Snake

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 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 in order to influence them. 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. 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 temptation, 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 an 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, in order 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 lies 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.

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

Snake (Adder)

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

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

Snake (Black)

A black snake symbolizes a demonic deception (lies with the purpose of deceiving God’s people through intellectual reasoning) influencing people to accept failure and/or defeat. Evil forces always wants us to give up hope and to sink in a hole of depression.

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

Also 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.

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

Snake (Cobra)

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 these shut ears.

Also 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 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.

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

Snake (Golden)

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 All mighty 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.

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

Snake (Green)

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 soulish intellectual reasoning. A green snake represents the deceiving 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 totally of a soulish nature and based on intellectual knowledge. There is no relationship with God and therefore this symbolizes a dead religion. A green snake can therefore speak of a false doctrine or religion which is usually based on intellectual reasoning or intellectual knowledge without a deep spiritual experience.

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

Snake (Rattle)

A rattle snake symbolizes an intellectual attack from the enemy by deceiving a person by diverting the attention from an important matter to an unimportant one.

Also 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 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.

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

Snake (Pale)

A pale snake is an 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 (Word of God) of hope, life and peace. The promises and the word of God bring hope, peace and deliverance.

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

Snake (Python)

A python (a monster snake) is not poisonous but huge and strong. This is the workings of a strong evil spirit by means of intellectual thoughts of deception, attempting to make us passive by overpowering our emotions and our will. We are being deceived to believe that everything is hopeless and we soon feel totally overwhelmed and powerless. With this attack the enemy attempts to put a lot of pressure on us similar to the way a python squeezes life out of its pray. 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. This easily stops the enemy in his tracks. Meditating on the word (promises) of God is also very effective to conquer over this type of attack. The color of the python also 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 with this type of deception is sometimes to make God’s people give up in certain (difficult) 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.

A python can also, other than evil intellectual deception, also symbolize the spirit or attitude of a lazy person. A person who has made enough money, who decides to quit his job and live on this money until its finished, and then starts working again, is like a python. The python is very active until it has devoured its pray. It is then very passive for quite a time before it needs to feed again. This applies to financial 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 of time abstaining from prayer or Bible study.

Also 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 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 is already righteous through faith are similarly deceived to do certain religious acts to obtain righteousness. They are also deceived into a false righteousness. Dreaming of a white snake is being warned of a deception to accept a false righteousness.

Also 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.

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

Snakebite

A snakebite speaks of a person who has been deceived into making financial debt without considering the interest rate of a loan or other negative conditions in terms of the agreement.

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

Snow

Snow symbolizes a winter season in spiritual things or in a person’s life. It symbolizes a time of resting, purification and preparation for future growth in a new season.

It also symbolizes a time of watching before a new season or future growth or for new opportunities.

Soap

Soap symbolizes the blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses us from sin. It refers to the forgiveness of sins and the cleansing from sin. See “Bathing” for a better understanding of this symbol.

Socks (Shoes)

Socks speak of the protection or the covering of our feet. Our feet goes where we plan for them to go. Socks covering our feet reveals more about our soul motivation in terms of preparation. Whilst the shoes speak of our preparedness to go out and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, the socks speaks of our motivation and covering in terms of our faith-walk in Christ. The color of the socks will reveal more information about the meaning of the dream. Feet with socks but without shoes symbolize a person that is not fully prepared for ministry or for a specific situation. White socks symbolizes a person with pure motivation. Such a person is pure of heart and walks a pure path of obedience, faith and victory. Black or dirty socks symbolizes a person with impure motivation. Such a person is not so pure of heart in certain areas of his faith-walk with Christ or in terms of his life journey. Although such a person might be prepared to preach the gospel of Christ the impure path or “lifestyle” that he or she embarked upon will be a bad influence on his or her ministry.

Son (Young boy)

A baby boy or a young boy speaks of renewal in a ministry or in a specific situation. See “baby”. 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.

Southerly direction

A person moving into a Southerly direction in dreams and visions is attempting to reach a place or a state of quietness and refreshment.

Sombrero

A sombrero symbolizes a person who has a lazy attitude towards work and other responsibilities.

Spacecraft

See “Rockets and Spacecraft”.

Spade (Garden)

A spade is used to dig holes. In a positive sense it speaks of a person who covers the sins of each other or who forgives each other by covering the sin with the spade.

A spade is also used to move or to clear the ground in preparation for planting. This speaks of preparing aspects in a relationship or in a person’s spiritual development in order to ensure spiritual growth in a person’s life.

Spades also speaks of a deliverance ministry. The fact that ground needs to be removed or moved indicates that some spiritual “clearing” or “removal” work needs to be performed first before spiritual growth can be ensured in a person’s life.

Spider

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 speaks 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. The spider indicates that the suspicion is not true.

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

Spider (Web)

A spider’s web symbolizes the thought pattern of a person or the ideas of a person that causes that person to be entangled and caught in the confusion of his own ideas or thoughts. It also speaks of the fruitlessness or the evil of a person’s own works (ideas and thoughts) instead of the word and thoughts of God.

Any movement around a spider’s web is regarded as suspicious by spiders. It speaks of people who harbor false thoughts of suspicion. Dreaming of spiders always speaks of false suspicion.

A spider web also symbolizes the evil thought pattern and ideas of a person in order to “catch” another person. It also symbolizes the evil work of a person. People with this kind of attitude are people who are not interested in righteousness. They tend to be passive when it comes to spiritual matters and they are constantly avoiding the truth. They usually have no desire to change or to renew their minds according to the word of God. In order for people like this to be delivered from this carnal and evil mindset, these thought patterns need to be removed and these people need to repent.

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

Square

See “Shapes in dreams and visions”.

Stains (Spot, wrinkle, blemish)

Stains in dreams and visions symbolize a life or a situation “contaminated” with sin (fleshly desires, sometimes of a sexual nature (physical or spiritual). It speaks of unfaithfulness.

Clothes being stained with blood or mud or any other substance speaks of a person not prepared for ministry in a pure Biblical sense. It speaks of a person who does not pursue holiness. It speaks of a person who has an attitude of fulfilling his own fleshly desires.

It can also speak of a person who is unfaithful to Christ Jesus, our heavenly Bridegroom, by pursuing all sorts of religious acts, rituals or traditions in order to strengthen or to confirm their salvation. This suggests that such a person do not rely or trust in redemption through grace by faith only. Such a person also trusts in himself keeping the law and ensuring his own salvation through his own works. In a spiritual sense such a person is unfaithful to Christ Jesus by “whoring” after other methods for salvation. Very closely related to this, stains also speak of false doctrines and practices. Such a person replaces true doctrines and true Biblical practices with false doctrines and practices. These people usually do just what they want. See “Stains (Sheets)” and “Stains (Wedding dress)”.

Stains “Sheets”

When a person dreams that his bed sheets are stained it speaks of sexual unfaithfulness. It speaks of a person who is involved in sexual activities with other people whilst being married. It can also speak of spiritual unfaithfulness. See “Stains (Spot, wrinkle, blemish)” and “Stains (Wedding dress)”

Stains “Wedding dress”

When a person dreams of a bride with a stained wedding dress (Spot, wrinkle or blemish), it speaks of unfaithfulness or an attitude of unfaithfulness in a natural marriage or a spiritual agreement or covenant. It can be a warning not to enter such a covenant, agreement or marriage.

See “Stains (Spot, wrinkle, blemish)”.

Stairs

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 speak of some spiritual activities needed to obtain spiritual promotion. Stairs speak of promotion or demotion in a spiritual ministry or in a work situation. See “Elevator” and “Ladder”.

Stairs (Down)

Stairs going down speak of demotion. See “Stairs”.

Stairs going down can sometimes speak of activities and viewpoints founded in old tests or truths or doctrines. It speaks of the negative influence (demotion) that Old Testament doctrines have on the Christian church.

Stairs (Up)

Stairs going up speak of promotion. See “Stairs”.

Stairs going up can sometimes speak of activities and viewpoints founded in new tests or truths or doctrines. These new viewpoints are Holy Spirit inspired and it has a very positive and good influence on us (promotion).

Star

A star speaks of a prominent person.

Star (Falling)

A falling star symbolizes a backsliding person who is removed from 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.

Star Fish

A starfish is a living creature from the sea. It is regarded 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 assessment of financial situations. A star fish is actually a worthless creature and so are the financial decisions these people make.

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

Stars

In another sense stars symbolizes the descendants of Abraham (Christians).

Steak

In dreams steaks symbolizes spiritual food, which is the word of God, for mature Christians. It is those spiritual truths which mature Christians are able to consume and which they need to grow spiritually. Children (immature Christians) cannot consume steak. They drink milk and they eat bread which is also the word of God but usually classified as the basic truths of the gospel of Christ.

Stomach

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 diverted to his soul. He judges (digests) spiritual food (word of God) with his brains (soulish intellect).

Stone (Marble)

A marble stone symbolizes some precious spiritual blessing. It is part of the resources that we use for building material. See “Buildings” for a better understanding of this symbol.

In a negative sense marble stone is a bit like tiles which is not really essential when building a house but more decorative of nature. See “Tiles”.

Stork

A stork symbolizes a person with a lack of prophetical insight. It speaks of people who cannot or who are not discerning the judgment of God. Instead they use instinct or past experiences to discern spiritual issues. This causes them to really be confused and to be in the dark when it comes to spiritual insight.

Storks also symbolizes people with a blasphemous attitude.

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

Storm

A storm 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 circumstances caused by people.

See “Cyclone”.

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

Substitutions

See “Substitution in dreams and visions”.

Suitcase

A suitcase speaks of a place for spiritual giftings or where spiritual giftings are kept. 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 in order to minister the gospel of Christ and the word of God. See “Clothing”. In a dream you might even see all sorts of food like chocolates, 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 “Food”.

Sun

The sun 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. We are absorbing the righteousness and goodness of God by intently lingering and resting in his presence similar to the heat of the sun-rays on the earth.

Sun (Rising)

An upcoming sun speaks of the dawning of a new era or a new dispensation in a person’s life or in the lives of a group of people.

Sunset

A setting sun speaks of the completion of an epoch.

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 it 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 to minister in the flow and inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

Sword

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.

Sword (Black or dark)

A dark or black sword speaks of unbelief in the revealed or spoken word of God. Such a person do not believe that the word of God is powerful.

Sword (Golden)

A golden sword speaks of victory over the lies of the enemy because of pure Godly (purified) faith in the word of God. When we speak the word of God in faith it brings victory in our lives.

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.

Sword (White)

A white sword speaks of the use of the word of God resulting in victory over the lies of the enemy. It speaks of breakthroughs or victory or righteousness or holiness or faith in (and because of) the word of God. When we speak the word of God in faith it brings victory in our lives.

Please take note, in order to learn the Biblical language of symbols, you need to read this information: How to interpret dreams and visions symbols correctly

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  1. I love your Book on dreams and I will be ordering it soon. Blessings to your Ministry, may you be used mightily for His Glory and Honor and may you and your family members be blessed the way you bless others by making yourself and these books available to us all who have so many questions. For these days we are living in a time we know many will dream dreams and have visions and for such a time like this were these books written.

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