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Linda Dion
May 6, 2023

When the Lord wishes to speak into some particular aspect of our personal life circumstances, He will often use a building to do so.  In our waking life, we recognize different buildings by the purposes which they serve, and these purposes shed light on their symbolic meaning. For example, banks are a place where we can deposit or withdraw money, schools are places where we go to learn and hardware stores are a place to obtain the tools or the materials that we need for a particular project.  So when we find these buildings in our dreams, the Lord wishes to draw our attention to these purposes, whether it be literal -such as withdrawing actual cash from a bank - or symbolic - such as making a withdrawal from the store of "God's favour" (see the post on Money for the symbolic meaning of money). 


We've listed below some of the more common types of buildings that will come up in dreams and their possible symbolic meaning.  This is not an exhaustive list, but it will help you get started in deciphering your night parables. 

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Launching to destiny
Preparing to "fly in the Spirit"


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Place of provision

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Fortress, stronghold
People with authority live there

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Funeral Homes
Something has come to an end
Place of grief
Transition between old and new

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Gift Shops
Place to obtain gifts
of the Holy Spirit

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Place of healing and recovery
Insight into what is going on in you
Healing ministry

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Place to find knowledge
Knowledge of past generations
Place of study and research

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Place to receive or give
spiritual nourishment.

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Shopping Malls
Marketplace for provision
Large ministry or church with
multiple ministries.


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Theatres and Cinemas
Place where you are shown

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Auto Repair Shops
Ministry of repair or renewal
where people go for help

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Place of spiritual influence
for good or for bad
Place of the 'Spirit' or 'spirits'

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Community of faith
Where people with same beliefs gather
Related to spiritual matters

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Gas Stations
Place where you get filled up
Place to get empowered
Can symbolize a church

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Hardware Stores
Place to get materials and tools
to build or to repair with.
"Building" anointing


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Temporary place

Place of transition
Time for a vacation

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Office Buildings
Calling dream
Job situation

One's "office" in ministry

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Place to learn spiritual truths
or to teach them to others

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What you do or see
will impact many people

"Team" ministry


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Place of provision
Place of storage for resources

Larger ministry

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Place of accumulated favour
Place of resources

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Place to get away, to relax
Place of refuge and recreation
Simple life

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Place of provision or
place where you "grow"
Harvest of souls

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Country General Stores
Place where you can go
back to basics

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High Rises
High visibility
Great influence
The higher the building the greater
the influence.

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An aspect of the dreamer's life,
either literal or symbolic
Can symbolize a church

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Prisons and Jails
Stronghold in dreamer's life

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Place to get away and relax,
but not as big as a cabin
Spirit of lack or of poverty

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Place that is even more
temporary than a hotel

I have put before you a number of buildings and their possible meaning but in the following videos, Marcel delves more deeply into the symbolism of each building by highlighting certain details such as the condition, the colour or the ownership of these buildings as well as some of the activities that might be going on in each one, either by the dreamer or by others.

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