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Are you having dreams where the story takes place in your house? These are super common dreams. In order to understand what God is saying through these house dreams, let’s take a closer look.
The most common dream people have about houses is being in their childhood home yet being their current age. This dream indicates you are either dealing with things from your childhood that are affecting you now or there could be things your family is called to do that you will be fulfilling.
Please remember that for this type of common dream, that is the basic meaning and just a generalization. Always ask God for help interpreting your dreams.
“'We both had dreams,' they answered, 'but there is no one to interpret them.' Then Joseph said to them, 'Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.'” Genesis 40:8 NIV
House Dream Examples
Here are a few examples of different kinds of house dreams:
You are in a house and you discover rooms you never knew existed. This represents things in your life that you have yet to discover. These could be hidden talents, gifts or future accomplishments that are available to you.
A tornado is coming toward your house. This symbolizes that you are about to experience turmoil. Usually, if the tornado is white, then God is allowing this to happen.
You are having people over to your house and the President drops by for a visit. Because the President is symbolic of authority, it indicates that new authority is coming to you. The dream is confirmation that God is giving you new authority.
Rooms in the House
Even more than just a house, an important detail of your dream is the room of the house you are in in the dream. Here is a list of meanings to jump-start your interpretation process. This is great for beginning dream interpreters.
House: various aspects of your life, family, job, ministry
Living room: family, relational, fellowship, community, new life
Kitchen: place of preparation, nourishment, food
Bathroom: flushing, cleansing, healing
Dining room: spiritual growth, spiritual food
Basement: hidden, beneath the surface, foundational issues
Garage: rest from job or ministry, not using talents, storing up
Attic: the past, neglected, stored
Family room: community or fellowship, family oriented
Bedroom: intimacy, rest
Porch: community, recreation, leisure
Backyard: past, play time
Closet: stored away, hidden, time of personal prayer, something personal
Window: vision, insight
Context Is Important
Please know that symbols of a dream can change based on what they—the symbols—are doing. There is danger in using symbols without taking into consideration the context. You need to know context in order to figure out the symbolism.
While dreams that take place in and around your home represent some aspect of your life, you still need to notice the context. Are people there from work, school, your family or are they unfamiliar? Watch for clues.
Example of Context
You dream that you are going into a bright white closet. A closet can represent a few different things as mentioned above such as: hiding, prayer or something very personal. That is why we have to note the context. A bright white closet would most likely indicate God is calling you into a time of prayer and intimacy that will bring God’s purity and holiness.
Let’s say you dream that you are going into a closet where you find your co-worker. Again, a closet represents hiding, prayer or something very personal. In this context, a closet with your co-worker would mean that God wants you to pray for something that is happening with your job or career because your coworker is in the closet.
If you dream about a closet which leads to other rooms you neverknew about, this could mean that you will discover some new gifts, callings or things you did not know about yourself previously, by spending time in prayer.
If you want to know more about your dreams, click here for more of my online training resources.
P.S. Dream interpretation is something that you can actually go deeper into and get better at, the more you learn and practice and the more training you get. This is why I created the Dream Crash Course. The Dream Crash Course is a professional level dream interpretation training, but it is accessible and available to anyone. If you need to take your dream interpretation to the next level, you will want to enroll in the Dream Crash Course.
Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author, life coach and stand-up comedian. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His unique style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California.
Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is best known for his Daily Prophetic Words and Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and acceptance reaches people around the world! His powerful, lighthearted style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their spiritual identity and personal destiny as they experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts and entertainment and media industries.