Many times, including recently, I get emails from my blog readers with dreams of trains. This is a very common symbol and falls into the category of “common dreams” since it uses symbols that you see in everyday life. Just the other day, I had another dream of a train that served as an announcement of an upcoming event. If you are wondering what trains can symbolically represent, keep reading and I will explain the recent dream plus all the relevant symbols. This should help you next time you get a dream with any of the primary symbols you will see here.
Several years ago, I wrote a short blog with an infographic that gave some brief tips on the meaning of several types of vehicles in dreams. Included in there was a mention of trains. In this blog, I will give a longer explanation of the standard meanings of trains, especially for the type I saw recently. As with all dream symbols, there can be slight details or oddities that carry huge significance in the message God is trying to convey to us. As you will see, that was definitely the case in my new dream. Take a look at that infographic blog post from several years ago for a starting point on today’s subject…
Black Passenger Train Dream
April 25, 2022 – I see (from the front) an old style oncoming black passenger train that is going right through a large open area in a city center. It had unusual large things on the bottom of all the cars at the doorway entrances, like steps but, with a curved shape, sort of like a net. I did not see whether the train was a steam engine from the past but still, it had a much older style appearance.
Here are the primary symbols explained…
- Train (passenger) = represents a large organization or a powerful ministry with many people “on board” and all going to the same destination as with “one accord”, also represents being connected to something much larger than one’s self (see more here); alternatively, a freight / cargo train would represent business / commerce.
- Older style = this represents the “ancient” things of God and can also show up any time you see an older vehicle, or object that has a positive appearance as this train did, old also connects with the concept of showing proper honor.
- Black (color) = (this was a flat paint color, not glossy) in this context, it represents the secret dwelling place of God and the hidden Biblical mysteries of God, things that are hidden from open view; the flat paint style further emphasizes the lack of light which again points to the meaning of a dark place as when Moses went up the mountain into thick clouds when God came down to meet with him (see previous blog on darkness).
- Steps (large, net shape) = going out to “catch” people and bring them in, making an obvious invitation to gather as many people as possible (see verse below).
- City center = going out into the world to gather people at the place of densely populated social gatherings (social media), in full public view; this represents an evangelistic outreach.
A few relevant notes… Within a few hours after this dream, I began to realize what it meant. The train represents the global ministry I am part of (JMMI) which is about to begin a new 12 month program on ancient Biblical mysteries (see more at bottom). The setting where the dream took place (city center) symbolizes a public outreach effort (which this blog is part of). Because I am closely connected to JMMI, I very frequently get dreams about various events that are going on there.
As with many of the blogs I’ve written, the colors you see can carry immense significance which can also be found by a search in the Bible. This is something I have dealt with many times including in this very popular post: People, Names & Colors in Dreams: What Do They Mean?
Relevant Bible Passages
As always, because I am a Biblical dream interpreter, I include Bible passages that support all the primary symbols seen in the dream. These below relate to the following: the black color, the net-like steps, a city center, an upcoming event, evangelistic outreach efforts, the characteristics of a train and the theme of the event involving “ancient mysteries”. Each of the bolded words below highlights the connection with those symbols…
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.Exodus 20:21 (KJV)
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.Luke 14:23 (KJV)
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.Matthew 4:19 (KJV)
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:Isaiah 46:10 (KJV)
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.Daniel 7:9 (KJV)
And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,Acts 2:46 (KJV)
And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayersActs 2:42 (KJV)
Event Announcement – Ancient Biblical Mysteries Series
This dream was my validation to get the word out to as many as possible regarding an new 12-month series on the Ancient Biblical Writings / Ancient Mysteries of God, by David E. Taylor. In response to what God was showing me, I sent out a brief announcement to those on my email subscriber’s list who might find this new program of interest. If you are not on my list (or if you missed that email), you can see the archived version here. Below is an excerpt from that email…
The upcoming new 12-month mentoring program is a follow up to one that took place 2 years ago based on the ancient practice of shutting in with God, as Enoch did. If you ever read the book of Enoch as I have urged in my blogs, you know the amazing things God revealed to him about the workings of the universe and much more.
The standard format for programs like this is regularly scheduled live videos on Zoom, YouTube and other platforms. Click the image / button below to find out more and register for this free program which will begin soon!
For those who see this at a later time, all videos in the program are expected to be archived and posted publicly as with previous events. I will be posting links on social media and occasionally in my blogs, especially when I have new dreams that relate to the content of this program. Use the button to find out more and register…
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- Article: Infographic: Vehicles in Dreams
- Article: Night and Darkness: Common Dream Setting With a Personal Message
- Online symbols reference: Joshua Media Ministries International online dream symbols
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