Are you dreaming about a flag and wondering what the flag in the dream might be symbolizing? Every flag has its meaning and is important to consider the actions in your dream. We all know that flags symbolize the sovereignty of a specific nation. Another thing to note is that all flags come in different colors and each color is significant in interpreting your dream.

meaning of dreaming about a flag

In most cultures, flags play an important role in the way they identify their people to the outside world. Flags are usually associated with countries, states, or cities and they are used by the people in that country or region as a symbol of unity and pride. Some countries have flags with different colors and symbols, which may or may not have a significant meaning.

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Dream of holding a flag

When you dream of holding a flag, it simply means you are representing your nation. You are proud to be part of that region. This is what people do in sports when they are cheering up their athletes who are representing their nation. Even in politics, people walk down the streets holding a flag to symbolize their rights as members of that state.

Dreaming of a red flag

Dreaming about a red flag symbolizes violence that will lead to bloodshed. This dream is a warning of events that might occur in the near future, therefore stand in the gap for the sake of your nation. This dream most often occurs on the verge of an election, during riots, terrorism, and natural calamities which will eventually lead to massive loss of lives.

The dream may not make sense at first, but if you dig deep into the interpretation you will be shocked by the revelation. The dream may also be confusing if your national flag is red, in this case, you have to observe the action that accompanies the flag in the dream.

Biblical meaning of dreaming about a flag

Flags in the bible were predominantly used to signal an incoming inversion. This is seen clearly throughout the prophetic books when God gives warnings to nations and signals of calamities.

In Jeremiah 4:6 the LORD warns the people through His prophet to “Lift up a signal flag toward Zion. Run for cover! Don’t stand still! For I am bringing disaster from the north -a great destruction. A lion has gone up from his thicket; a destroyer of nations has set out. He has left his lair to make your land a waste. Your cities will be reduced to uninhabited ruins. Because of this, put on sackcloth; mourn and wail, for the Lord’s burning anger has not turned away from us.”

This was not meant to invoke fear among the people but rather to demonstrate the depth of their sins which will bring destruction to their land. It was also intended to invoke an urgency for repentance.

Again, we see the mention of the signal flag in Jeremiah 51:12 when the LORD God pronounces judgment against Babylon– ‘that great whore’- declaring, “Raise up a signal flag against the walls of Babylon; fortify the watch post; set the watchmen in place; prepare the ambush. For the Lord has both planned and accomplished what He has threatened against those who live in Babylon. You who reside by many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come, your life thread is cut.”

Dream about a white flag

The dream about a white flag symbolizes peace or cleansing. It is important to understand the significance of each color in a dream as it will help you have a clue about your dream. White generally symbolizes peace and purity. The dream is informing you that your nation is about to experience peace especially if there has been trouble previously.

This dream may also indicate that revival is coming for the sake of cleansing your nation or your life. Sometimes the dream may be personal meaning it does not symbolize the nation but it is meant for you. If you have been experiencing a lot of trouble, God is telling you a season of peace is on the way. This will cheer up your spirit and give you the strength to keep fighting through your circumstances.

Depending on your cultural background, the dream may also symbolize surrender not necessarily to your enemies but to a divine being (God) as you are tired of doing things your own way. It is good to relate the dream with what is happening in your waking life to get a clear understanding of your dream.

Dreaming of a black flag

The black color symbolizes doom, darkness, ignorance, and sin. This should not be taken personally as there are no black or white people; those are abstract terms. The dream means there is a lot of evil dominating this region which has made the people ignorant because of their wickedness. The region might be dominated by witchcraft which has arrested the minds of these people.

Dreaming of a black flag may also represent an evil leadership in power. The seat of governance is occupied by a demonic authority that passes legislation that is contrary to the will of God, such as abortion, gender ideologies, critical race theory, homosexual lifestyles, and similar things. (Romans 1:18-32)

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Romans 1:21
For this reason, God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 

Romans 1:26-28

Dreaming of an American flag

America is a superpower, and hence the dream of an American flag symbolizes its dominance and influence on the world’s economy and politics. What you are seeing is a nation that exacts its power on other nations and every decision it makes affects every other nation directly or indirectly.

Dream of a torn flag

Dreaming of a torn flag represents a nation that is divided among itself. This might be due to political reasons. This is symbolized by ancient Israel which was divided into two for political and religious reasons. It is not strange for this to happen presently. We recently observed the united states of America divided into two halves after the 2020 elections due to political differences. History repeats itself (Ecclesiastes 1:9).

Dream of a dirty flag

Dreaming of a dirty flag symbolizes a defiled people or nation. This might also represent that their social and political systems are corrupted.

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Raising a flag in a dream

Dreaming of raising a flag represents a nation that is about to experience prosperity. Their economy will boom and the people flourish. May also indicate a nation that is recovering from a disaster.

Dream of lowering a flag

Dreaming of lowering a flag symbolizes the decline in the economic status of a nation, loss, and defeat. They will no longer experience the prosperity they once had. It may also represent a nation that is about to be humbled because of its pride. There is a spiritual transfer of wealth from this territory to another. (Ezekiel 28:1-7, Ezekiel 30:1-26)

And I will make the land of Egypt a desolation in the midst of desolated countries, and her cities shall be a desolation forty years among cities that are laid waste. I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them through the countries.

“For thus says the Lord God: At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered, and I will restore the fortunes of Egypt and bring them back to the land of Pathros, the land of their origin, and there they shall be a lowly kingdom. It shall be the most lowly of the kingdoms, and never again exalt itself above the nations. And I will make them so small that they will never again rule over the nations. And it shall never again be the reliance of the house of Israel, recalling their iniquity, when they turn to them for aid. Then they will know that I am the Lord God.” 

Ezekiel 29:12-16

Burning a flag in a dream

The dream of burning a flag represents war and disaster that shall leave this nation in desolation. This dream symbolizes judgment against this nation and its people. We see a repetition of a similar context in the entire book of Ezekiel when God of all the earth judges the nations for their iniquities.

By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade you profaned your sanctuaries; so I brought fire out from your midst; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.” 

Ezekiel 28:18-19

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Dream of washing a flag

Washing a flag in a dream symbolizes a cleansing process for the nation. This nation will have o go through hardships for their cleansing to be perfected. The cleansing process may be in series and can take a while, however, the results will be desirable, yielding righteousness. (Psalm 51:2, Psalm 51:7, Isaiah 1:16, Jeremiah 4:14)

Wash yourselves. Cleanse yourselves. Remove your evil deeds from My sight. Stop doing evil. Isaiah 1:16
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! Psalm 51:2
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7

Yellow flag dream meaning

Yellow color has a different meaning depending on your culture and experience. Yellow is the brightest color of the spectrum which is thought to evoke the feeling of happiness, optimism, and warm sensation. I believe yellow also symbolizes some sort of dominance just as the sun’s light rules the day.

The only places where the color yellow appears in the Bible it is used to symbolize glory (Psalms 68:13) or a symptom of an infection on the head or chin (Leviticus 13:30). In this case analyze the other actions in the dream to arrive to a reasonable conclusion.

Dreaming of a green flag

A green flag in a dream symbolizes prosperity. The green color is one of the dominant colors in nature and is associated with fertility and fruitfulness. In most cases, it is the color used to represent nature.

Since a flag is symbolic of a nation, then dreaming about a green flag portrays a prosperous nation or a season of success.

Dream of a blue flag

Blue is the most dominant color in the universe. The sky and the oceans are blue. Dreaming of a blue flag symbolizes authority, loyalty, and trust. Blue is my favorite color.

In the Bible blue color is used to symbolize royalty, righteousness, and purity. It was used to cover the golden altar, the table of the presence, and the lamp-stands in the tent of the meeting. (Numbers 4:7-11, Esther 8:15)

They are to spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, cover it with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert its poles. 

Numbers 4:11

Stepping on a flag in a dream

When you dream of people stepping on a flag it means that the nation symbolized by the flag shall be humbled, put to shame, and taken over by an enemy. Foreign men shall inherit their land and plunder their possessions. We have observed nations going to war and their enemies possessing part of their territories.

Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: Because you regard your heart as that of a god, I am about to bring strangers against you, ruthless men from the nations. They will draw their swords against your magnificent wisdom and will defile your splendor. They will bring you down to the Pit, and you will die a violent death in the heart of the sea. Will you still say, ‘I am a god,’ in the presence of those who kill you? Yet you will be only a man, not a god, in the hands of those who kill you. 

Ezekiel 28:6-9

It might also symbolize an economic collapse that shall render the nation in question poor and strip it of its former glory.

You who reside by many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come, your life thread is cut. The Lord of Hosts has sworn by Himself: I will fill you up with men as with locusts, and they will sing the victory song over you. 

Jeremiah 51:14

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