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Prophetic Symbols And Meaning

Prophetic Symbols And Meaning
THE SYMBOLS IN BIBLE PROPHECIES AND THEIR MEANING

SYMBOLS

MEANING

1

Wind

Warfare, Strife, Commotion [ref. Jer. 25:31-33; Jer. 49:36-37; Zechariah 7:14; Jeremiah 51:1, 11]

2

The Great sea

The World or the Earth [Daniel 7:2-3, 17]

3

A Beast

A king, kingdom [Daniel 7:17,23]

4

Wing

Strength, power [Isaiah 40:31]

5

Eagle’s wing

Great power or Mighty strength

6

Ribs

Territory, region, an area of land, province

7

Head

Leader or Leadership, Authority [Daniel 2:36-38; 1 Corinthians 11:3]

8

Teeth

Rule of law, decree, policy or regulation

9

A horn

  1. A king, kingdom, a nation, a leader [Daniel 7:24; Daniel 8:21-22]
  2. It could also mean: Strength or power [Zechariah 1:18-19]

10

The Clouds of heaven

Host of Angels

11

The Ancient of Days

God, the Almighty

12

The Son of man

Jesus Christ

13

A woman

A nation or a city [Jeremiah 6:2; Revelation 17:18]

14

The Dragon

Satan, the devil [Revelation 12:7-9]

15

Star / Stars

Child / Children [Genesis 37:9-10; Numbers 24:17]

16

A day

One year [Numbers 14:34; Ezekiel 4:6]

17

Waters

A group of nations - a Continent [Revelation 17:15]

18

A Virgin

The Church [2 Corinthians 11:2; Matthew 25:1-13]

19

The Sun

  1. The Sun represents Jesus Christ, the Light bearer, the ruler of day [Genesis 1:16; Malachi 4:2; Psalm 84:11]
  2. The Sun also represents Father [Genesis 37:9-10]

20

The Moon

  1. The Moon represents Satan, the ruler of the night or darkness [Genesis 1:16]
  2. The Moon could also represents Mother [Genesis 37:9-10]

21

A Rod

Judgement and Justice [Jeremiah 23:5]

22

Flood

Violence, Persecution, Warfare

23

Crown

Kingship, Victory [1 Chronicles 20:2; 2 Kings 11:12]

24

Cup

Suffering, Judgement [Psalm 11:6; 75:8; Isaiah 51:17; Jeremiah 49:12; Matthew 26:39]

25

Fire

  1. The Spirit of God [Revelation 4:5; Acts 2:1-4]
  2. Testing, Trial, Tribulation [Zechariah 13:9; 1Peter 1:7; Revelation 3:18]
  3. Judgement [Revelation 16:8; 17:16; 18:8; Genesis 19:24-25]
  4. The Word of God [ Jeremiah 23:29]

26

Seven heads

Total dominion, Complete authority

27

White

Purity [Revelation 12:9; 20:2]

28

White garment

Covering of righteousness, Holiness [Isaiah 61:10; 52:1; Zechariah 3:3-5; Romans 13:14]

29

Lamp

  1. The Word of God [Psalm 119:105]
  2. The spirit of man [Proverbs 20:27]

30

The colour Blue

The Law, the commandment of God [Numbers 15:37-39]

31

Purple

Royalty [Mark 15:17; Judges 8:26]

32

Incense

The prayers of the Saints [Psalm 141:2; Revelation 8:3-4]

33

Ring

Authority, Seal of approval [Genesis 41:42-43; Esther 3:10-11]

34

Tree / Trees

Man, Men, People [ Deuteronomy 21:22-23; Psalm 92:12; 37:35]

35

The Lamb

Jesus Christ [ John 1:29]

36

Yeast

Sin

37

Leaven

Sin

38

Wolf

Disguised enemy or deception [Matthew 7:15]

39

Sword

The word of God [Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12]

40

The Woman in Genesis 3:15 / Revelation 12:1-3

This woman represents the nation Israel; Her seed is Jesus Christ, the Messiah; Her crown of twelve stars represents the twelve tribes of Israel.

41

The dragon in Revelation 12

This is Satan, the devil.

42

The First Beast in Revelation 13:1-10

This is the old Roman Empire. This is the same beast mentioned in Daniel 7:7-8.

43

The Second beast in Revelation 13:11-18

This is the Roman Catholic Church who inherited the first beast – the Roman Empire. This is the same beast mentioned in Daniel 7:8 as the ‘little horn’.

44

The ten horns of the fourth beast in Daniel 7:7-8

The ten nations that came out the Roman Empire. But three were totally destroyed by the ‘little horn’ – the Catholic Church

45

Bitter herbs

Faith (Hebrews 4:2; Exodus 12:1-8)

46

A Tree

A person (Daniel 4:20-22; Psalm 1:1-3)

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