Hi, I’m Scott Stanley, Founder and Executive Director of DTGministries.The bible symbols list was created to make people aware of how scripture can be understood spiritually. Spiritual being “of the mind”. Words convey thought, and because God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, Isa 55:7-11, His words have a deeper meaning, more often an inward, spiritual meaning. Jesus told his disciples, the Pharisees and the people around him that they must eat his flesh and drink his blood (Jn 6:50-56) to have eternal life. All of the people struggled with these words, and all Jesus' disciples left him, except the 12. His only explanation of what the words meant were - John 6:63: It is the Spirit giving life. The flesh profits absolutely nothing, not one thing! The Words which I speak to you are spirit and are life... (Literal with Greek emphasis).Everything God created is an outward picture of an inward truth. We want to give clear-cut examples, from the bible itself that you, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, can begin to comprehend the deep things of God. Example: A lion is considered King of the Beasts, and ruler of the Pride (group of lionesses). The LION in Daniel 7:4 is a symbol for the nation of Babylon, cp Jer 4:6-7 with 25:9. It is, however, also a spiritual symbol for pride, which was a key attribute of the nation’s king, Dan 5:20. The primary focus of this list to reveal the spiritual symbols, which apply to the inner man, or the mind.As stated above from Isaiah 55, God does not think the way we do. His thoughts are as different from ours as the heavens are high above the earth. In the symbols list you will see how the heavens, earth, and sea are spiritual symbols of levels of understanding. Heaven is God's understanding, the earth is what we have devised for ourselves, and the sea is what we have been told from the world.
Remember, Revelation 12:12: Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.In this verse we are told that those who dwell in God's understanding should rejoice but woe to those who are walking according to their own understanding (the earth) or what they have been told from the world (the sea).Obviously, in this brief paper, we cannot explain every symbol used in scripture. We can give enough examples though, to set you in the right direction of learning to discern them for yourself.