General Meaning: These are those people who are senior to you and have authority over you. • They may be represented by your parents, boss, pastor or any other figure who is set over you in an administrative or spiritual position. • Dreams Positive: If you dream of an authority in a positive light, then it could indicate that your leadership is being accepted and that you are growing in that area. • It could mean that you are attaining to that level of leadership and authority in your spiritual walk. • If they are authorities from worldly circles, they could speak of archetypes and mindsets that control your thinking. • Negative: Dreaming of being in bondage to an authority would mean that you are under some form of oppression or attack. • Perhaps you are being controlled by influences not of God and been brought under the domination of something that is against the Word. It may also indicate that you are trying to dominate and impose your own will on others. • Visions Positive: Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to higher authorities. For there is no authority except from God: those that exist are ordained by God. • The highest authority is naturally the Lord Himself. • I will often see this depicted as an umbrella in the spirit. I will see someone with an umbrella above them with holes in it. Or I will perhaps see that they are not standing under the umbrella away from the storm. • When I see this I know that the Lord is saying that this person’s authority is not covering them correctly. Secondly they are not under cover at all and are under attack. • As the Scripture says, all authority ultimately comes from the Lord. Negative: To rebel against an authority that you personally know God has told you to be under, is tantamount to rebelling against the Lord Himself. • See also: Father •