WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

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WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by nubava on Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:52 pm

Hi everybody, I have question - what do ants symbolise?

I have recently dreamed this.



There were
ants on a bed, on white sheets, I think it was mine but not IRL. And near the bed (may be on the floor) there was
a small hill of rice and ants were somewhat mixed with the rice and I was trying to separate the ants with a
tool.



Thanks in advance.

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by Cholette on Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:46 pm

Hi Nubava,

The first thing that came to my mind regarding the meaning behind ants is a scripture in Proverbs 30.

"24 Four things on earth are small,
yet they are extremely wise:

25 Ants are creatures of little strength,
yet they store up their food in the summer;

As far as your dream and the context of it which involves the ants, I'm unsure of. Hopefully one of the more anointed interpreters will stop by and help.

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by nubava on Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:13 am

Thanks Cholette, I also read that scripture but still I can not understand why they were on the bed and I was trying to seperate them.

Anyway thanks for your input:)

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by lola21st on Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:24 pm

A gross question, but were the ants alive and moving about or were they dead?

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by nubava on Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:22 pm

yes, they were alive and moving.

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by Dove-Solutions on Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:35 am

Maybe this is telling you that you are wise and working hard toward your relationship with the Lord. If not this then maybe there is something in your life that you are working hard toward or at. Just some ideas.

God bless,

Connie


~Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Himand He will direct your path.~ Proverbs 3:5-6

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by nubava on Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:54 pm

Thanks Connie, I just can not understand why I was trying to separate them from the rice and why they were on the bed

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by lola21st on Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:42 am

Hi Nubava -

Just a thought, I could be way off base, so please forgive me if this doesn't bear witness...

Maybe you were separating them from the rice because the rice was the provision that the ants provided. Ants are considered wise because despite their small size, they can carry things that exceed their weight by a huge percentage. They work together, each one knowing their role and execute perfectly. They are also considered wise because they work hard and diligently. The scripture that came to mind was also from Proverbs but from chapter 6:

Proverbs 6:6 -

6 Go to the ant, you sluggard!
Consider her ways and be wise,
7 Which, having no captain,
Overseer or ruler,
8 Provides her supplies in the summer,
And gathers her food in the harvest.
9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
When will you rise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to sleep—
11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man.

Is there an area in your life where you feel that you may be reaping the reward/positive results but you're not working as hard as you could?

Blessings,

Lurdys

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by butterfly on Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:48 am

In a natural sense having ants on your bed and having ants in your food is problematic because ants can sting you if they are on your bed, and no one wants to eat food with ants in there. I would say perhaps something is attracting those ants to near where you are. Perhaps the ants represents some pesky problems that keeps on appearing near you because they are attracted by something.

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by Desiree (Starpop) on Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:36 am

I would have to agree with Lurdys on this one!

Have you been working hard for something or is there something that you have to keep "plugging away at" in order to finally see results?

Rice to me symoblizes something that is plentiful and filling. Have you ever noticed on "Feed the Children Programs" lots of rice is given away to the hungry? Just rice alone can be a meal all by itself!! I wonder if you continue to do what you need to do, you will see a sure harvest and a victory in your favor?

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by cyndiee777 on Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:32 pm

Ants mean working hard at something that doesn't have much power but can do much. This can be positve or negative..

I had a dream that I had 4 ants in my mouth. I spit it out!!
Interp: I had 4 people who were trying hard to stop me from spreading God's word. I am no longer on speaking terms with them.


Something is working hard to take your provision away that God is or will give you. That's why you are seperating it. :)

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by nubava on Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:06 pm

Thanks a lot for your thoughts and directions.

Now I think I know what this dream means. There are many small things, small problems in my
life and in the life of my family which I/we try to solve and finish. And every
time when I think that this is it we are done, we can now move on, focus on our
future, etc. then new things from the past come forward which require our/my
attention, time and energy, and distract me and Butterfly is right they are pesky. So I guess I
am tired of them. And when I was separating those ants from the rice, I
remember I had the feeling like – Oh come on stop, not again, leave me alone.

I have been thinking what Butterfly said that they are attracted by something – still can
not figure out what can it be.

As for the bed and the hill of ants on it I think it showed the problems which are already
gone and are solved. Because the bed was not mine and I was separating the ants
from the rice and throwing them back on to the bed.

I pray and ask God that these small issues just be solved and be vanished away from my
life.

And again thank you all again. It seems the dream is short and there is no message in it
but it reflects my feelings.
Praise God :)

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Post by jezreel31 on Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:09 am

The ants know by instinct which season they are in. It is 2nd nature to them to know when to sow and when to reap.. or when to gather and to store up. Always keep in consideration the Law of Seed time and Harvest with the ant. Rice is a symbol of provision. They were in your bed maybe saying- "Wake up you Sluggard" when you woke up the first thing you saw was ants. you looked down and saw them and the provision that they have. The Bible says that we need to be like the ant. Because they know which season they are in. The Book of Jeremiah says to separate the Precious from the Vile. (Jeremiah 15:19) In its context it was pretty much saying put away all the doubt and once you do that and separate the precious from the vile then you will be as my mouth. or my mouthpiece. Doubt can make you sluggish. Doubt can make you lazy and cause you to not move in the appropriate season. The ant doesnt sleep in the summer and store in the winter.. it stores up so that way it doesnt have to work too hard when the times are already hard as it is. It always prepares for what is coming.. and what is coming for us? WHat ever it is that God has planned for us.. we can either be in the permissive will or the perfect will of God. Just ask the Holy Spirit to Guide you on this one.. he will guide you into all truth and reveal to you things that you know not. Glory to God.. and God Bless you -Jezreel

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Re: WHAT DO ANTS SYMBOLIZE?

Post by silentqueen on Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:17 am

Jezreel31

I was blessed by your interpretation. God wanted me to read it and to prepare for what He has promised me. God gives us promises and when He does, part of us receiving those promises is preparation. He keeps showing me harvest in different dreams (eating corn, full bottles of milk, shopping for my family, eating a seafood stew after a catch).

I, like the ant, must prepare to receive the harvest. In my case, I must make room for it.

Thank you and the person who dreamed of the ants.

Marla

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