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Starting With H-O

Dreams Symbols Beginning With Letters H-O

Browse all listings for the Letters H-O. Clicking a link in the index below will take you to the exact position of the interpretation on this page.
  • HAIR
  • HAND


  • INSTRUMENTS (See: Harp)






  • LEG






NIGHT (See: Darkness)


  • OWL

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When I have seen a harp in the spirit, it has usually represented the gift of psalmody. I have seen angels playing harps in the spirit as well. Mainly though, it represents music and the gift of being able to play music and be inspired musically by the Lord. There are many other “spiritual instruments” you may see in the spirit. In the message “Prophetic Praise and Worship” in the Prophetic Course I share a bit on instruments I have seen and heard in the spirit during praise and worship.  

If you see the Lord giving someone a harp or stringed instrument, then it means that He desires to give them a spiritual gift. Others have been known to see a guitar or similar instruments. The point of the vision is not the instrument itself, but what it represents, which is Christ inspired music! 

Speaking of praise:

Psalms 33:2 "Praise the LORD [Yahweh] with harp: sing to him with the psaltery [and] an instrument of ten strings." (GMR) 

Speaking of prophetic song:

Psalms 49:4 "I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp." (GMR) 

Speaking again of the gift of psalmody:

1 Chronicles 25:3 "Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD [Yahweh]." (GMR)

See also: Instruments, Music, Singing

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Honey speaks of the sweetness of the Lord, richness, abundance, prosperity and of luxury. The Lord spoke many promises of giving honey. It was considered a food of luxury and wealth. If you were wealthy in those days, you ate honey! It was a delicacy and one to be sought after.

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I have often seen honey in the spirit. I remember one time the Lord saying to me, “open your mouth wide and I will fill it” then as I did, I saw Him fill it with this rich thick honey that poured into my throat. As I drank in, He told me that I was to consume His word this way. That He was going to fill me with his anointing and with his goodness. I literally felt as if I was drinking Him in! 

The Lord’s nature and presence is often likened to honey. His sweetness, richness and beauty being as honey. Honey has some wonderful meanings if you take a look in the Word: 

Speaking of blessing and prosperity:

Numbers 13:27 "And they told him, and said, We came to the land where you sent us, and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this [is] the fruit of it." (GMR) 

Speaking of the Lord’s nature:

Song of Solomon 4:11 "Your lips, O [my] bride, drop [as] the honeycomb: honey and milk [are] under your tongue; and the fragrance of your garments [is] like the smell of Lebanon." (GMR) 

Speaking of prosperity:

Ezekiel 16:19 "My meat also which I gave you, fine flour, and oil, and honey, [with which] I fed you, you have even set it before them for a sweet savour: and [thus] it was, says the Lord GOD." (GMR)

There are times in the scripture where a prophet is made to eat a scroll that tasted of honey but was bitter in the stomach. The Lord told me once that this represented the world. That those who sought after the world and did not know him chased after everything they thought was fun and exciting. They sought things that tasted sweet in the mouth (satisfied the flesh).

While they were tasting of the world and going to all the clubs, bars and places of sin, they tasted honey in their mouths. Every time they sinned, it tasted good to them for that moment. But when they went home, that same honey was bitter within their hearts. 

That the sin and what the world offers, tasted like honey for but a moment, but left behind a bitterness, emptiness and void deep within. This is why they kept seeking that taste of honey. They tasted the false. We have the real honey to give them that never runs dry or makes bitter - Jesus Christ whose touch is rich and sweet! 

Revelation 10:10 "And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter." (GMR)

Proverbs 27:7 "The full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet." (GMR)

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Just as in the interpretation for a wife, your husband will represent a different part of yourself in light of your real life relationship with him.

In most cases your husband will represent your recreated spirit in Christ. You might dream that your husband takes you to a specific place or that you and him have a disagreement. The first would mean that your spirit is going to lead you in a different direction, the second interpretation would mean that you have conflict in your spirit! 

In some cases your husband would represent your relationship with the Lord Jesus. You might have a dream where you and your husband are trying to make love, but keep being interrupted. You might wake feeling frustrated and confused, wondering how this could relate to the Lord! The interpretation of this dream would be that the enemy has been sending many interruptions that are preventing you from spending intimate time with the Lord Jesus.

Speaking of a husband being as Christ to his wife:

Ephesians 5:24 "Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;" (GMR)

If your husband or ex-husband is a negative figure in your life, then it is not likely that they speak of your spirit or the Lord. He would then speak of sin, pride, the flesh, fear, insecurity or any other emotion that they trigger off in real life. It is likely that you will dream of him often so in context of your internal dreams, identify what they might represent.

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Jesus is our Groom. He is loving and yearns for us. May times I have seen the groom desiring to take the Bride to the wedding chambers. This speaks of His love for us and His desire to woo us into receiving all He has for us. To become intimate with Him. 

Speaking of the Lord as He rejoices in us:

Isaiah 62:5 "For [as] a young man marries a virgin, [so] shall your sons marry you: and [as] the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, [so] shall your God rejoice over you." (GMR) 

Christ as our husband:

Ephesians 5:23 "For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body." (GMR)

In personal ministry, it would be common to see a husband or wife in the spirit, depending on the circumstance. The person might be divorced, in which case the Lord might be telling you to break the ties between the ex-spouse and them (See ‘Branches’ for more on this).

See also: Man, Wife, Woman

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A key speaks of license, authority and calling. Every believer has been given a key to salvation. When you became born again, you were given the name of Jesus to use against the enemy. You were given the license to loose and to bind.

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I often see keys in the spirit. We see a golden key when releasing a person into prophetic training and a large jewel encrusted key when releasing someone into the apostolic. We often sees a brass key when releasing someone into the teaching ministry. Either way the key represents your authority. Some are given prophetic, apostolic and teaching authority depending on their calling. 

When you see a closed door or gate in the spirit, the Lord will be saying to you, “Take the key (authority) I have given you and open this door!” This is especially relevant in the prophetic ministry where the prophet builds up, tears down, opens doors of blessing and cursing, restricts and looses on behalf of others. 

Referring to the authority to loose and to bind:

Matthew 16:19 "And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." (GMR) 

Having authority over satan:

Revelation 1:18 "I [am] he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hades and of death." (GMR) 

Referring to Jesus and His authority and Kingship:

Isaiah 22:22 "And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open." (GMR)

See also: Door

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The lion can by a symbol of many different things. Here are a few: Royalty, strength, the Lord Jesus, defender of the righteous. On a negative note the loin can speak of destruction, Satan, uncleanness and theft.

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A lion often speaks of the Lord Jesus. The scriptures refer to him as the Lion of the tribe of Judah. In a positive dream or vision, the loin would represent the Lord as your defender, as a king of strength and of Him being able to care for and protect you - His ability to overcome the enemy and His royalty. 

Referring to Jesus:

Revelation 5:5 "And one of the elders says to me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals of it." (GMR)

The enemy is also referred to as a lion, so you will need to discern if the vision is positive or negative. In a negative context a loin can represent a spirit of destruction that has been given license through a curse in a person’s life. (Also see ‘Bear’ on the spirit of destruction) 

Referring to Satan:

1 Peter 5:8 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:" (GMR) 

Referring to destruction and theft:

1 Samuel 17:34 "And David said to Saul, Your servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:" (GMR) 

Psalms 7:2 "Lest he tears my soul like a lion, tearing [it] in pieces, while [there are] none to deliver." (GMR) 

Isaiah 38:13 "I reckoned till morning, [that], as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day [even] to night will you make an end of me." (GMR)

See also: Bear

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A familiar but unknown male character in an internal dream often speaks of your masculine side – the anima. This side is left brained, analytical, and logical. Spiritually speaking, a man in your dreams often represents a teaching function. Perhaps you might dream that you are embracing this strange man. This would mean that the Lord desires you to embrace your teaching orientation. 

Perhaps you dream that a man that you are familiar with in your dream, but do not know in real life dies. This would mean that your analytical nature is being brought to death. If the Lord has been leading you into a teaching orientation in ministry, you might dream of meeting or marrying a man that you feel comfortable with, but do not know in real life. This dream would confirm your direction in moving towards a teaching function. Review the Woman symbol for an all round look at the animus and anima

Further, if you dream of a well known person, consider what he stands for (This also applies to a woman character). It is common to dream of a famous character such as the president or a pastor. Now when you have a dream of such a person, instead of applying the dream directly to them, consider what they would represent. A president could be a representation of the world system or government system, while a pastor in your dream (depending on your relationship with that pastor), could represent the church system or even the Lord’s work in your life. 

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If you see a man in vision, you will likely see someone you know, if they are a real person. If you are in intercession, then you will likely see a person to direct your prayers towards. This person may actually look like you see in vision, or the vision you see may simply be a representation of what they stand for. Take Paul’s experience with the Macedonian that appeared to him in a dream telling him to come to them. Now the person he saw was not an actual person, but he represented the Macedonians. 

When I see demons or angels in the spirit, they are always masculine in gender. Depending on the level of demon, I will see various forms. See the ‘Demon’ definition for more information.

In the case of Paul, the Macedonian he saw was a positive vision. Consider what the man in your vision or external dream is wearing:

Acts 16:9 "And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us." (GMR)

A picture of a negative man in scripture would be Goliath. I have often seen a “spiritual Goliath’ in vision. Goliath represents the spirit of fear and the Lord often leads me in intercession to break his stronghold over the lives of God’s people. Just take a look at what kind of influence Goliath had on God’s people:

1 Samuel 17:23 "And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spoke according to the same words: and David heard [them]. 24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid." (GMR)

See also: Husband, Wife, Woman

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You would need to assess your relationship with your mother to discern if she is a positive or a negative picture in your dreams. If you did not have a good relationship with your mother and she did not know the Lord, she could represent the flesh in your dreams. She could represent, pride, jealousy, anger – all depending on your relationship with her in the natural. 

If you have a good relationship with your mother, she could represent the church in your dreams. Your father often representing the Lord, would then make your mother a representation of the church (the Church being the bride of Christ)

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Depending on the person you are seeing in your vision, the vision could relate to an actual person or simply be a representation of a type of person or group. Read up on ‘Man’ and ‘Woman’ for more details on people in visions.

A picture of a mother speaks of nurturing, healing and of restoration. It is the mother who cares for the child and feeds it. If you see someone fulfilling a mothering role, then the Lord would be indicating that they are called to nurture and mature His people. This is a pastoral function. 

When giving personal ministry I often see a person holding a baby, as a mother. Now this is not always literal. What it could speak of is that they are about to birth a new ministry. Always share a vision with someone to see if they can witness with it before jumping to any interpretations. 

Referring to how a mother is accepting and loving of her child:

Proverbs 4:3 "For I was my father's son, tender and unique in the sight of my mother." (GMR)

When giving personal counsel I often see the actual mother of the person I am praying for. When I do, then I know that the Lord is wanting to deal with an issue that involved their mother. There might be a generational curse coming from their mother’s line that needs to be broken or negative words she spoke over them. It might even mean that their mother had caused childhood hurts that need to be addressed. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. 

Speaking of generational bondage and sin:

1 Kings 22:52 "And he did evil in the sight of the LORD [Yahweh], and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:" (GMR)

See also: Father, Man, Woman

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A neck speaks of that which holds up and turns the head. It speaks of strength and of direction.

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A strong neck could also be a positive picture of strength.

Song of Solomon 4:4 "Your neck [is] like the tower of David built for an armory, on which there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men." (GMR) 

Speaking of strength again:

Job 41:22 "In his neck remains strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him." (GMR)

A stiff neck speaks of being stubborn and rebellious. It also speaks of pride and of arrogance. Consider these passages:

Psalms 75:5 "Do not lift up your horn on high: do not speak [with] a stiff neck." (GMR)

In other words do not be arrogant and stubborn, thinking you have all the answers! 

Deuteronomy 31:27 "For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against the LORD [Yahweh]; and how much more after my death?" (GMR)

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Depending on the context of your dream a net could be positive or negative. Negatively speaking, a net represents bondage, being bound, restricted and brought under bondage.

Micah 7:2 "The good [man] is perished out of the earth: and [there is] none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net." (GMR)

Ecclesiastes 9:12 "For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so [are] the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them." (GMR)

Psalms 35:8 "Let destruction come upon him by surprise; and let his net that he has hidden catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall." (GMR)

Psalms 31:3 "For you [are] my rock and my fortress; therefore for your name's sake lead me, and guide me.
4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me: for you [are] my strength." (GMR)

Positively speaking, it could represent evangelism (in the case of catching fish), of prosperity and of provision.

Matthew 13:47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is similar to a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered a mixed assortment:" (GMR)

Habbakuk 1:14 "And make men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, [that have] no ruler over them?
15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad." (GMR)

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One of our students shared once how the Lord kept showing them a vision of a net over their bed. They searched and searched but could not find the interpretation to this vision. It did not seem negative, yet still no interpretation. Then one day as he browsed the internet and the Lord led him to GMR NETwork. All along the Lord was indicating that he was to become part of a network of believers and ministry leaders. 

So in this case, the net spoke of linking up with other believers around the world. Seeing a net in a fishing picture, speaks of evangelism - the Lord bringing provision and blessing. 

Speaking of evangelism:

Matthew 4:18 "And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishermen.
19 And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." (GMR) 

Speaking of provision and blessing:

John 21:11 "Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty three: and even though there were so many, yet the net was not broken." (GMR)

I have often seen the enemy using a net to snare and to steal, in vision. Often when we have been believing the Lord for provision, I have seen the enemy having horded all our provision in his net. I would then speak forth and demand that he let go of that provision! 

When giving personal ministry, I have also seen people bound up in nets. Usually the nets speak of negative words and curses spoken over the person. It also would be a result of personal sin and getting involved in things they should not have and so have given Satan license to bind them and bring a curse into their lives. 

Referring to a net laid by those who speak negative words and a curse over someone:

Psalms 35:7 "For without cause have they hidden for me their net [in] a pit, [which] without cause they have dug for my soul." (GMR)

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OIL / Ointment

Oil has many interpretations and symbols, most of which you will find in the Word. Most of the references to oil are positive and depending on the context of your dream or vision, it could have the following interpretations: Anointing, healing, cleansing, beautifying, softening, the Holy Spirit, restoration, prosperity (crude oil), placing in ministry, etc.

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I have see oil many times in vision. A beautiful vision that the Lord gave me once was of having oil poured over my head until my hair glistened. It not only spoke of Him anointing me for ministry, but also of Him preparing me and making me His beautiful bride. The emotion that came with the vision was one of feeling beautiful and of being in love with the Lord. You can find a good illustration of this in the book of Esther where she was prepared for a year before meeting with the king. As she was prepared, so are we also prepared and made ready to meet our heavenly bridegroom – Jesus! 

I often see the Lord anointing people in the spirit. It speaks of being covered in the anointing. At times I have seen Him apply oil to specific parts of their body, speaking of healing and restoration of any ailment they had. It also speaks of a purging and a cleansing. To eat the oil – to consume it - speaks of a cleansing and inner healing. 

Speaking of the Anointing:

Exodus 30:25 "And you shall make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the are of the apothecary: it shall be a holy anointing oil." (GMR)

Psalms 133:2 "[It is] like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, [even] Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;" (GMR) 

The love of the Lord, as being a picture of oil. The love of the Bride and Groom:

Song of Solomon 1:2 "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for your love [is] better than wine.3 Because of the savor of your good ointments your name [is as] ointment poured forth, therefore the virgins love you." (GMR)

Speaking of favor:

Ecclesiastes 9:8 "Let your garments be always white; and let your head lack no ointment." (GMR) 

Speaking of healing:

Jeremiah 46:11 "Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shall you use many medicines; [for] you shall not be cured." (GMR)

Oil that has been spoiled has a negative connotation. It means that the anointing has been tainted with something that is not of God. It speaks of sin and of the enemy gaining a stronghold in a person’s life. 

Speaking of defilement:

Ecclesiastes 10:1 "Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth an unpleasant odor: [so does] a little folly to him that has a reputation for wisdom [and] honor." (GMR)

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