What a tornado means in a dream. What does it mean to dream of a tornado?
When we dream of tornados the first thing we need to look at is where we are, in relationship to the tornado. Because tornados (known as whirlwinds in the bible) often represent sudden, and unexpected calamity. Our location (in view of one) is the first clue on how it will effect us. In the dream, are we in its path? Or, is it passing by? Are we with it outside of the house? Or, are we inside a shelter? These are questions that we need to ask ourselves, after having a tornado dream, to unlock its message. Sometimes tornados have a positive implication, such as scripture describing God riding in on a whirlwind. But, I wouldn’t imagine that being a positive for everyone. Or, Elijah being taken up to heaven in a whirlwind, and chariot of fire. In this the glory of God is being associated with a whirlwind. But, my personal experience has been what they are, a destructive force of nature. What ever they are representing. The following article will give you examples and tools on how to interpret tornado dreams.
Many people dream they are looking through a window and seeing a tornado. Windows in a dream can have their own prophetic meaning. They are symbolic to the revelatory giftings. They let in the light, and allow us to see things that would otherwise be hidden from view, they can be an indicator that we’re about to see something through the lens of the prophetic, when we dream of looking out the window. Therefore, what we see through a window in a dream, is often being framed through the prophetic gift. So watching a tornado through a window is a common occurrence. If the window is open, we shall see and hear this raging force of nature with our eyes and ears. Often it represents a sudden whirlwind of events and not an actual tornado, itself. Behind an open window we hear and see of its effects, but it won’t be directly damaging to us, because we are not outside of shelter. If you are outside of shelter when a tornado comes in your dream, you will feel its effects to the level it impacts you. If it passes by it will produce all the fearful feelings of seeing a potential disaster, but those fears will not be realized. I have had many tornado dreams that have warned me, as an intercessor to pray, for our family, and our nation. In 2007 I saw a tornado or whirlwind blow across the waters from the North Atlantic. It hit a target across the sea then turned into a tsunami. When it hit the shores of the US, people were overcome by it, they were sleeping. I saw a woman who was awake but not watching out, get hit by the water and she was treading in the water up to her waist. This woman would later lose half her savings in the stock market. In the dream, I was ready to run up a flight of stairs and the water just swelled under my feet. We knew, after prayer, it would have something to do with the economy and my husband and I began to warn all we could, about the coming economic tsunami of 2008. My husband and I began to change our lifestyle, and downsized our monthly expenses. We also, moved some investments around and avoided substantial loss, we made a career choice that actually sheltered us from the economic down turn, and actually did better financially during that time, than previous years. Not because of the dream, but because of prayer over the dream and its ramifications. See Genesis 41:1-7 On how God gives dreams to prepare for bad economies.
Other Tornado examples.
My daughter had a dream that she saw the trunk of a tornado come through my window, and hit me in my chest. The tornado was at the end of the back yard. The dream meant that my daughter was seeing (prophetically) that something sudden and destructive would personally effect me in my heart. But, that it was going to come from outside of the house. With in a week I was actually looking out my back yard and noticed in the neighbors field, next to us, a tree laying out. The trunk of the tree was facing me. I looked over to the end of the yard and found that the neighbor cut down our cheery tree! It hit me like a ton of bricks, in my chest, the anger I felt. The nerve! I then watched him walk five feet past our property line and go after a large flowering bush, with a worker. I ran out there and he got a good yelling at. I began to understand God was trying to warn me, through a dream, that this neighbor was going to lose his mind, and come in like a whirlwind and start cutting down trees and bushes with in my property line. The neighbor had erroneously rationalized that when they were just twigs he could have cut them down, when he was clearing the land. He sold the land to someone else and they let the bushes and saplings grow into trees, but he didn’t like that. After we bought the land he felt entitled that he could go and cut them down, even though they were not his, and on our property. It doesn’t make any sense, I know! But this really happened! I think he started realizing how ridiculous his thinking process was, as his explanation to me began to fall apart, under my incredulous gaze. He thought that the transference of the title to us was his opportunity to get rid of what he didn’t finish off. But we liked the bush and tree and wanted them. Hilariously, both grew back with a vengeance! Even after he braved an effort to poison the cherry tree’s root. But, at the time our tree was cut, nothing could be done for it. It was a 14 year old cherry tree, and I was mad.
It hit me in my heart just like in my daughter’s dream.
Because I have a decree in landscape and horticulture- plants, trees, landscapes; and the nurturing of wild flowers; and their natural growth, is very important to me. God knew that. I didn’t engage that dream in prayer like I have so many others. I think because it wasn’t my own dream. But, it was about me so I should have. You see I believe God gives us dreams for the purpose of prayer, to change outcomes or warn people. Not to foretell futures, but to engage with us concerning a futuristic matter. Sad and disturbing dreams processed through prayer brings peace. But, how many people fret over such things? Many who are supersticious do. The scriptures from the very beginning teach us what we should do about prophetic dreams: but, many churches don’t.
Well, I forgave my neighbor and to his credit he bought me another tree. Although, a few more of his antics didn’t end with that incident. I learned a lesson to take all tornado dreams serious. As I have before and after this one. You might ask how did you know the blow to the chest wasn’t a physical heart attack as oppose to an emotional one? We don’t unless we pray for interpretation. It would have to be revealed. God gives us prophetic dreams and we need the Holy Spirit to interpret them. So symbolism really is a small part in understanding these mysteries of God. Relationship with Him unveils mysteries. Our practice has been to cover prophetic warnings on every level in prayer. For the whole man or woman. Body soul and spirit. Also, you may ask how do you know such a dream doesn’t have a more broader application? The answer is you don’t unless you pray. That being said, often ”back yard dreams” relay to ”your own back yard.”
Ask God for wisdom for He gives to all men liberally, with out reproach, He gives to them that ask. James 1:5
The foretelling of a calamity, such as a tornado, are meant to warn us. So we can prepare in prayer, that they won’t happen, or that they won’t devastate us, when they do. God is ever merciful, dreams of calamity are not designed to scare and torment us, but to inform and protect us, if we engage them biblically. Not with superstition. God is a very present help in times of trouble and whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. In the book of Job it says that dreams do terrify us at times to “keep us from the pit.” Job 33:15-18 So don’t let anyone tell you that a bad dream is not from God. They often are there to wake us up! That we might look at how we are living our lives with more soberness. When you need help with your dreams, seek a believer who reads the Bible and prays. Preferably, a prophetic BELIEVER. Unfortunately, some churches don’t encourage prophetic gifting. So you will need to ask the Holy Spirit to send you a prophetic believer.. We interpret dreams here at NeWinePouring.com or at least coach people on the biblical interpretation of their dreams. The ones given by the Father.
What isn’t from God.
Dream paralysis, with entities attacking you are not from God, these come because we have opened up our selves to spiritual trouble. Sleep terrors need rebuked in Jesus name, so seek the Lord, or find people who will pray for you, in the name of Jesus, to stop them. That, and removing all cultish objects and practices from your midst cleans up the spiritual atmosphere of your life, and helps defeat night terrors. Others may resort to therapy or medications to manage their difficulty in this area. But, why not try the manufacturer’s manual, or His call center first? After all, God made us! So He can fix us too. Renouncing dark arts and receiving Christ, is the beginning of deliverance from satanic attacks in our dreams. Drawing closer to Jesus. The word of God says resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw close to God and HE will draw close to you! James 4:8 He gives His beloved sleep, when you lie down you will not be afraid. Psalm 127:2, Psalm 91:1-3
Whosoever calls upon the name of JESUS shall be saved!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only son that whosoever believes on Him should not perish but have ever lasting life. John 3:16
Call on Him today! By the way, there is no good magic or nice witchcraft. The Bible says that Satan himself masquerades as an ANGEL OF LIGHT. We were meant to walk with God and in the power of His might. He hates sorcery and magic. The Holy Spirit is the only true source of power we should ever desire. Because we were created to be lamps full of the Holy Spirit. Vessels of honor and privilege in Christ the son. He brings peace to the tornadic upheavels, sometimes, called our lives. Our prophetic dreams and visions were designed for His imput, and no other. Joel 2
It is a joke to the devil, that will soon be judged, that he can deceive vessels made for God, that he can enter into their lives, and bodies, because they invite him in by turning to the occult; rather, than to the Father of all creation. While most dreams are designed to process daily life data; as well as our thoughts, and emotions, some dreams are actually night visions given to us by our creator to whisper into our ear to seal up instruction, teaching us in the midnight hour.
Seeking God’s counsel when we have dreams of a destructive force coming our way, such as a tornado, could be paramount in our survival of what may be coming. Or, extremely useful in warning others. But our we willing to go to God for understanding? Many in the world do not seek Him out, to teach them. He wants to be our shelter for every storm.
To the mockers that scoff at His wisdom and instruction, He has had great patience, allowing them to continue in their rebellion, showing them much restraint and kindness while they live in their head strong ways. Letting the rain and sunshine fall on all, the godly and ungodly. Many are deceivers and being deceived, because that is their world that they have chosen. But time is running out for the wicked.