It is very rare that we have dreams that are black and white. I would like to dispel a common myth that is spread around the Charismatic Christian Community these days, and that is that black and white dreams are warfare dreams. A black and white dream may mean warfare at times, but the most accurate meaning is that you don't need color in order to understand what the dream means. It is a black and white issue. Now that we got that out of the way, let's talk about Colors.
Not all dreams have color, but all colors of dreams have a purpose. It would be rather foolhardy of someone to assume that colors are meaningless. As we analyze the words used in Greek and Hebrew for multicolored we gain an interesting revelation that is rather enlightening.
Let's start with the Hebrew since the old testament is where it all began and it is the first place that multicolored was mentioned. The word for multi colored in Hebrew is Pasim. The root words for pasim are Pac, and Pacac. While they mean hand or foot, palm or the sole indicating the length of the garment, I believe that there is more to this than meets the eye.
From the viewpoint of "Everything has a symbolic meaning," these words speak volumes. The hand, to me, represents the marvelous craftsmanship of God that placed the rainbow in the sky, decorated the plumage of the peacock, and paints the magnificent sunsets that take our breath away. The foot or the sole of the foot indicates to me how God directs our paths, and lights our way, walks in humility, teaches us what our walks are supposed to look like. It is no coincidence that God chose this word to use for multicolored in regards to a robe worn by the first master dreamer in the bible, Joseph.
In the New testament the we see the word manifold as Poikilos. This word not only means diverse or manifold as it is translated, but it also means multicolored. Poikilos is used 10 times in the new testament. Three times it used to describe various sicknesses, demon possessed, paralytics that Jesus cured; five times to speak of various trials and temptations, once to describe the multicolored miracles, signs, and wonders of God as testimony; once to represent the multicolored grace of Jesus Christ.
The biblical meaning of the number 10 represents divine order, completed cycle, measure, or group for good or evil, blessing or judgment. A tenth part represents the whole in a tithe; a complete congregation, body, or kingdom, whether good or evil; numerical value of ten meaning hand, work, worship, deeds, fist, power. Let's look at how this correlates to the scriptures using the word Poikilos; blessing and judgement (trial and temptation), The Body as a whole (healing the people), signs and wonders (miracles), Grace in service to others (works).
God's fingerprints are all over our lives. He has carefully constructed this world so that you could find him anywhere that you look. He says, " You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." -Jeremiah 29:13; "For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God." -Romans 1:20.
God created all things and in all things you can clearly see his invisible qualities. Since God designed creation to point us towards him then it is safe to conclude that they have hidden meaning. There are countless numbers of colors and shades of colors. The bible is filled with different colors. God didn't put those colors there without purpose. For the next week I will be blogging about the different colors of the rainbow, colors in the bible, and other common dream colors and how to decipher their meaning from scripture. I look forward to sharing with you, and if you want to know what any certain color means please comment and let me know what colors you want to see.