General Meaning: Also referring to the sea. The ocean is a picture of mystery and untapped blessing. • Dreams Positive: If you have good childhood memories of the ocean, then it would represent pleasure and joy for you. It would speak of just letting go and floating, letting the tides carry you. • If you dream of floating or swimming in the ocean, then the Lord is saying that you can trust in Him and enjoy His presence. You do not need to be afraid, but can just jump in! • If you dream of a large wave that you surf or that you have control of, it speaks of the blessing of the Lord that is coming your way. • Negative: If you dream of large waves engulfing you, this speaks of circumstances that are overwhelming you. It can also speak of the attack of the enemy that is coming in like a flood. • Also if you have a fear of the ocean, then dreaming of being in the ocean speaks of being surrounded by your fears or having to confront your fear. • Sometimes you might dream of a wave that washes everything away. Although it might seem negative at first, this could be of the Lord. Perhaps it is time for you to start afresh. This is a good picture of a death of a vision. • Positive: A large wave although it can be negative, is also a good picture of the abundance of the Lord. The Word says that if you cast your bread on the waters, that it will return to you. • This is a picture of investing financially and spiritually into the Kingdom of God. As you keep giving out, you will reap the reward! • Ecclesiastes 11:1 cast your bread upon the waters: for you will find it after many days. • The Red Sea Situation • If you see the Red Sea in the spirit, then the Lord has led you to face an impossible direction. • You know that you cannot go back where you have come from, but it seems that the Lord is not talking either. You are unsure which way to go. We call this the ‘Red Sea Situation’. • What the Lord is telling you to do is to make the first move. Moses cried out to the Lord about what to do and the Lord said to him, “Why are you crying to me? Speak to the Children of Israel, that they go forward!” (Exodus 14:15) • God was waiting for Moses to do something! He had brought them so far, but now it was their turn. As they took that step though, then God moved once again and parted the waters. • If God has given you a direction and a promise and you see the Red Sea in front of you, you have a choice to make. Once you step out with that decision, God will back you up. • Psalms 106:9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. • Negative: To be tossed around in the ocean speaks of not having a firm conviction of your own. It means that you do not have a secure footing in the Word, and you are allowing the enemy to throw you around. • James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting. For he that doubts is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed [about]. • The book of Hebrews also tells us that we should not be tossed around by every wind of doctrine. • The meaning is the same. If you dream of being tossed around, you do not have a firm understanding of doctrine, and the Lord is telling you to get your feet grounded! • See also: River, Salt, Water, Waves.