You can’t talk about the earliest livestock to be domesticated without mentioning the ram. Ram has played significant roles in our waking lives: they are a source of meat to people who find them appealing, bring profits to herders, and almost all the parts of their bodies are useful for one purpose or the other. But what is the biblical meaning of a ram in a dream?
Rams in the Bible stands for provision, sacrifices, leadership, power, and forgiveness. Unlike their female counterparts who are docile and meek, rams can be very stubborn and aggressive and they love to rule which is seen in the contest that goes on between them to determine who rules and breeds with the flock. To understand your dream, read further and see what it means to behold this steadfast animal in your dreams.
Biblical Meaning Of A Ram In A Dream
The biblical meaning of a ram in a dream can be interpreted as a sacrifice. Do you find it hard to sacrifice for people in your waking life? Or have you been asking God to do something in your life? It’s a call for you to make sacrifices.
2 Samuel 24:24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
If you dream of a ram chasing you, it shows a lack of purpose or direction. Pray and ask God for direction in your life.
Killing animals in the dream is a bad omen, but killing a ram in your dream can be a good or bad omen. if you dream of killing a ram in your dream, it means you have overcome the strongholds of the enemies in your life. While it also shows your attitude or actions in your waking life are persecuting Christ directly or indirectly.
What does a ram symbolize?
For many Native American civilizations, sheep are central. Sheep and mountain goats are sometimes thought to represent the sky, while in other places, they are revered for their use in Native American cuisine.
Sheep and rams are highly regarded among the Navajo due to their function in traditional wool-based crafts.
Every year, a festival called “Sheep is Life” is held to honor these industries and the significance that sheep and rams play in sustaining them.
Except for the Navajo, no other Native American tribe uses sheep as a symbol, but both mountain goats and Bighorn sheep are widely used as symbols across a wide range of civilizations.
Early Anasazi pictographs and rock carvings are still visible today.
The western parts of the United States are home to these petroglyphs
The ram symbolizes Rulership and Authority
The Ram is a powerful symbol of authority and rulership. In many cultures, the Ram is associated with the sun and the sky and is seen as a symbol of royalty and power.
The Ram is also a symbol of fertility and virility and is often associated with the god of war. In some cultures, the Ram is also associated with the underworld and death. An important symbol in the Hindu religion, and is often depicted on the walls of temples. The Ram is also a popular symbol in Buddhism and is often seen in artwork and sculptures.
Strength and Power
The ram is an impressive animal, with its large horns and muscular body. It is no wonder that the ram has been seen as a symbol of strength and power throughout history. In many cultures, the ram is associated with virility and fertility and is often seen as a symbol of masculine power.
The ram is also a symbol of perseverance and determination. It is not easily deterred from its course, and its determination is legendary. This is a quality that we can all aspire to, regardless of our gender.
Provision and Abundance
When you put your trust in God, he will certainly provide. Depending on the context of your dream, the ram can be a symbol of God’s provision in times of adversity and lack. As seen in the Bible verse below when God tried the obedience of Abraham, he made provisions for sacrifice instead of Abraham’s child. If you had a dream where you were lacking, and you saw a ram, in your waking life God is about to change your situation.
Genesis 22:12-14 12 Do not lay a hand on the boy,’ he said. ‘Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.’
Sacrifice and Atonement
Having a dream where you see a ram being roasted, symbolizes the need for you to atone for the wrongdoings in your life. You need to make some sacrifices to pave the way for great things that are about to take place in your life.
Leviticus 5: 16-19
He shall make restitution for that which he has sinned against the holy thing, and shall add to it the fifth part of that and give it to the priest. The priest shall then make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering, and it will be forgiven him. “Now if a person sins and does any of the things which the Lord has commanded not to be done, though he was unaware, still he is guilty and shall bear his punishment. He is then to bring to the priest a ram without defect from the flock, according to your valuation, for a guilt offering. So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his error in which he sinned unintentionally and did not know it, and it will be forgiven him.
Redemption and Forgiveness
A dream of a ram on the altar is a pointer for redemption and your need to forgive and clear your heart. When we don’t forgive, we hold both ourselves and the person that offended us. Unforgiveness is a sin, and it’s likened to witchcraft as you are limiting good things from happening in the life of those who offended you.
Leviticus 19: 21- 23 He shall bring his guilt offering to the Lord to the doorway of the tent of meeting, a ram for a guilt offering. The priest shall also make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering before the Lord for his sin which he has committed, and the sin which he has committed will be forgiven him.
If you have a dream of a lamb, which is the child of a ram. It’s a call for you to adopt the christlike nature of meekness and love. Being meek doesn’t mean keeping your head for people to crush it, it means being slow to anger and putting more effort to listen than replying.
John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
Dreams can be likened to the subconscious informer that details events in our lives that we are oblivious to. This message may be cryptic which is why we need an interpretation to understand exactly what our dreams are trying to say.
Dreaming about a ram is usually a positive dream but it could be a reflection of a stubborn situation in your life that you need to address. Get in touch with us to interpret your dreams according to context.