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Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by BelovedoftheLord on Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:17 am

ok this is the dream: Its in the evening and im in the kitchen in my home, I open the back door and a man runs in and disppears into the house. He is dressed in black and knocks me flat on the ground as he runs into the house. As i try to get up, my husband who is watching all this from the lounge says to me casually "Oh thats Philip" . I get up and get a sharp wire coathanger as a weapon and look for the man but dont find him in the house, I then go outside to look for him in the yard with 2 male cousins. All the while my husband remains seated on the couch in the lounge like nothing happened!!! End of dream.

Any thoughts???

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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by greyfort on Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:42 am

Phillip means lover of horses. If you know someone named Phillip it's likely his personality that is being represented unless there is something to do with horses. Irregardless there is somethi g you are going through that's bothering you and you appear to be frustrated because your husband doesn't appear to be doing something about it.

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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by BelovedoftheLord on Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:30 am

Hi Greyfort; thanks for responding. It is possible that the dream did manifest soon after i posted. Phillip turned out to be negative situation involving my husband which i was unaware of. When it came to light, it literally knocked me off my feet for a while and as in the dream my husband was quite casual about it maybe not realising the gravity of it....I still dont understand all the symbolism completely like why the name Phillip, etc?

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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by Daisy on Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:41 am

These are just my thoughts...not an interp. I do know that there were 2 philips in the bible...one was an evangelist and one was one of the 12 disciples! Not sure if that helps or ties in at all...but those r just my thoughts. Hope it helps somehow...

This was a study online I found from Philip the evangilist...Philip, not to be confused with the Philip who was one of The Twelve Apostles, was one of "the Seven," or seven deacons (although no where in The Bible are they called anything but "the Seven") who were selected to attend to routine matters of the church, to permit the apostles to concentrate solely on preaching the Gospel as Jesus Christ chose and sent them to do. Some, if not all, of the Seven became prominent preachers of the Gospel in their own right. One of them, Stephen, is regarded as the first Christian martyr (which at first meant witness, see Martyrs), and the Holy Spirit certainly did not limit Philip to waiting on tables, as the Seven were originally given to do (i.e. Acts 6:1-6). Philip is later referred to as "the evangelist" (see also Evangelists)

Philip The Evangelist

Evangelist As the early church rapidly grew, the twelve apostles were no longer able to do all of the work themselves, hence their choosing of "the seven":

"And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians [see also Hellenists] against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the Word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the Word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them." (Acts 6:1-6 KJV)

It was after the martyrdom of Stephen, and the scattering of the church, that, by means of the Holy Spirit, Philip became a powerful witness in the face of growing adversity (see also No Pain, No Gain).

"Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city ... And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the Kingdom of God, and the Name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized [see Baptism, also The Origin of Baptism], both men and women." (Acts 8:4-8,11-12 KJV)

It was Philip that The Lord sent to introduce the Gospel to the Ethiopians, and hence to Africa:

"And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship ... Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus."

"And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing." (Acts 8:26-27,35-39 KJV)

Philip's prominence is attested by the people who visited him, including the apostle Paul (who is the author of much of the New Testament) who stayed with Philip "many days." By that time, Philip was called "the evangelist," who also had four young daughters who "did prophesy."

"And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him. And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy. And as we tarried there many days" (Acts 21:8-10 KJV)

This was a study online I found from Philip the disciple/apostle
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Philip, from the Greek name (pronounced) fil-ip-pohs, was one of the twelve apostles (not to be confused with Philip The Evangelist). He was from Bethsaida, as were at least two of the other apostles, the brothers Peter and Andrew. Although apparently not one of the apostles in The Inner Circle, Philip was more prominent, at least as far as the Bible record is concerned, than some others of the Twelve - a result more of personality than greater ability or righteousness. Not all had Peter's very forward "in your face" character (something that he seemed to grow out of, based what is written about and by him later in the New Testament), but all, with the obvious exception of Judas Iscariot, were equal, then ("one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren," Matthew 23:8 KJV), and in the future ("that ye may eat and drink at My table in My Kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel," Luke 22:30 KJV and "the wall of the city [i.e. the New Jerusalem, see The City To Come] had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb," Revelation 21:14 KJV).

Philip The Apostle

Bread and Fish Philip was one of the Twelve:

"Now the names of The Twelve Apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot" (Matthew 10:2-4 KJV)

Philip was called the day after Peter and Andrew; Philip then told Nathanael that the long-ago prophesied Messiah had come:

"The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter."

"Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the Law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth [see Nazarene], the son of Joseph." (John 1:43-45 KJV)

False prophets demand "blind faith" from their followers because they have nothing to back up what they say and teach. Jesus Christ never required that from anyone; faith in the Messiah has always been based on proof, such as when Jesus provided Philip, and all of the others, with the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand near The Sea Of Galilee:

"When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this He said to prove him: for He Himself knew what He would do."

"Philip answered Him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little."

"One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?"

"And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, He said unto His disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost."

"Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a Truth that prophet that should come into the world." (John 6:5-14 KJV)

The proof continued after His Resurrection; Philip was among those who witnessed the Christ's ascension from "the mount called Olivet," The Mount Of Olives:

"To whom also He showed himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith He, ye have heard of Me."

"And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud [see The Clouds of Heaven] received Him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven."

"Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a Sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brethren [see Mary's Other Children]." (Acts 1:3-14 KJV)


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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by Daisy on Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:52 am

Sorry for the length.... sigh


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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by Angelwings on Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:49 am

This caught my eye. A word was given to me last with the name Philip. I'm. Still praying about it...so Ill come back to this.

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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by Angelwings on Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:42 pm

Oh Daisy, thank you for sharing those devotionals.

Last night during my sleep I received a word from the Lord with the name Philip. But I will write about it on a separate post.

BelovedoftheLord....I was just curious, you were obviously startled by the man. Did you feel threatened or scared in your dream? or did you go after him out of anger because he knocked you down and just left?
I know those probably sound like silly questions....but those would be questions I know I would ask myself if it were my dream.

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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by Daisy on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:24 pm

It didn't seem to fit into the context of belovedofthelords post...but thats all I could find in the word with the name Philip. Maybe it may mean something to beloved, but if not, Im glad it caught your eye and ministered something to you Angelwings.


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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by BelovedoftheLord on Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:27 am

Thanks for all the responses; thanks again for the study Daisy it is quite interesting. Like i said above i think the dream did manifest in a situation in my life BUT i was wondering why the name Philip was so prominent since it means nothing to me. If im right then Philip is a demonic character or entity (black clothes and all!)

Angelwings - yes i was quite startled by the intruder, he did not just leave, he kinda disappeared into the house then the scene changed to where im looking for him outside in the yard with the metal coat hanger. I went out looking for him not so much coz of him knocking me down but coz was he was an intruder and i had to get rid of him - like he had no right to be there.

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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by Angelwings on Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:35 pm

Hi Greyfort; thanks for responding. It is possible that the dream did manifest soon after i posted. Phillip turned out to be negative situation involving my husband which i was unaware of. When it came to light, it literally knocked me off my feet for a while and as in the dream my husband was quite casual about it maybe not realising the gravity of it....I still dont understand all the symbolism completely like why the name Phillip, etc?

I didn't see this post earlier so it looks like you already know what its about.
Your dream just caught my eye because the name Philip came up in my sleep as well the other night.

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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by JoJo on Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:10 pm

Hi Beloved.

Just a few thoughts here.

Although most of the time when a name is mentioned in a dream it is significant, however, in your case, I actually don't think that the name is as significant as the actions and feelings you experienced in the dream. My feeling is, your husband could have said any name or object. It would not have mattered. What stood out for me was the casual way your husband responded to the negative man/force that entered your home and your response to that negative man/force, not his name.

Again my dear, these are just my thoughts, not an interpretation in any way. Please toss what does not apply and continue to pray to the Lord for understanding if nothing that has been shared with you in relation to your post has given you clarity.

Take care,

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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by BelovedoftheLord on Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:39 am

Joanna, thanks for your thoughts, u r quite right. In fact i was also beginning to think along the same lines. When i posted the dream i was hoping that getting some insight into the significance of this name would unlock the meaning of the dream!

God bless!!!

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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by JoJo on Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:34 am

God bless you too! laugh

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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by butterfly on Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:16 pm

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Re: Significance of the name Philip in a dream

Post by Deborah on Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:45 pm

[quote="JoJo"]

Although most of the time when a name is mentioned in a dream it is significant, however, in your case, I actually don't think that the name is as significant as the actions and feelings you experienced in the dream. My feeling is, your husband could have said any name or object. It would not have mattered. What stood out for me was the casual way your husband responded to the negative man/force that entered your home and your response to that negative man/force, not his name.

I agree with Joanna. I have to throw in my 5 cents here--in my own life, I had a real life situation with a young man named Phillip and his mother. They invaded my home, so to speak (long story) and my husband did nothing to stop them and I ended up getting really hurt. I later found out the mother was into witchcraft. The mother did a lot of whispering around behind my back and caused a lot of confusion/damage with my relationships with other people. I really think this is a warning dream. In hindsight, had I to do things all over again, I would have stopped Phillip and his mother much earlier before they caused so much trouble.





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