Symbolism of Colors

I'm not going to try to come up with a fancy hook to try to keep you entertained and reading this blog. This is informative and revelatory in nature. The purpose of this blog is to give you the information required in order to translate God's cryptic sleepy time parables, and reveal his glory both to you and to other dreamers seeking revelation of what God is saying to them.

Some questions that I am asked are typically, 'How did you come to the conclusion that that symbol meant that?' To most, as well as to me, I can't just accept what someone says to me is true without information to back it up. If a person comes to me with some theological topic of discussion I can't just accept what they are saying. I delve into the scriptures and look at each verse related to the topic, I pray and ask God for wisdom and understanding, and I research both sides of the topic to form an educated opinion on the matter based on biblical truth. The topic of colors is no different.

There are so many colors that I can assure you that I will not be able to give you a meaning of each color. I will give you the basic colors of the rainbow, the 12 stones, and some other colors in the bible that are very common to dreams. From those colors you will be able to piece together the hidden meaning of colors in your dreams.

I have discovered that the best place to start understanding is in exodus 28: 15-21,

“You shall make the breastplate of judgment. Artistically woven according to the workmanship of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, you shall make it. It shall be doubled into a square: a span shall be its length, and a span shall be its width. And you shall put settings of stones in it, four rows of stones: The first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and an emerald; this shall be the first row; the second row shall be a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond; the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They shall be set in gold settings. And the stones shall have the names of the sons of Israel, twelve according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, each one with its own name; they shall be according to the twelve tribes. "

Let's start today's color with Red. The first color of the twelve stones is a ruby. Ruby is a deep red color. Since the twelve stones are associated with the twelve tribes of Israel, then I believe that the colors are correlated according to the births of the sons of Israel in chronological order. Thus ruby red would be associated with Reuben.

The meaning of red can be deduced through several scriptures. The attributes of Reuben, as well as the attributes of items that are used in association with the color, will give you the basic meaning of red. Genesis 49 we see Jacob blessing Reuben. Red: Honor, strength, power, excellence are listed as positive attributes. On the negative side we see anger, flesh nature (Adam was so named because it is believed he was made out of red clay. Adom means red, ruddy, or earth man) Reuben slept with his father's concubine therefore red can symbolize lust; We see that blood is used throughout the bible (it is red) can represent forgiveness; sin; The blood of Jesus; In some cases may represent authority given by man; royalty; wealth. It is also important to look at what color represents in the society of the dreamer as well. Red may mean anger; rage war; stop. If someone said everything they looked at was red in a dream it may indicate they are seeing red, or that they are very angry.