One of the most common yet unusual dreams
that people see daily is a dream about sweeping
. Waking up from a dream where you saw yourself sweeping may leave you perplexed, wondering what it means. Let's trust the Holy Spirit to unveil the meaning of your dream in this article.
Sweeping dreams come in various forms to different people, but all sweeping dreams tend to communicate the same meaning. In this article, we will touch on some sweeping dreams that many have seen as follows:
- Sweeping the market in a dream
- Dream of sweeping sand
- Dream of mother sweeping
- Dream of sweeping leaves
- Dream of sweeping under the bed
Although dreams about sweeping come in various forms, most of them often pass the same message: that there is an ongoing spiritual cleansing in the life of the dreamer. God is purging the dreamer of something that shouldn't exist in their life.
Luke 11:25 ESV
So it returns and finds that its former home is all swept and in order.
From the above scripture, we learn that sweeping keeps a place in order. Sweeping is not meant to make a place untidy, but to tidy up an untidy place. Therefore, sweeping dreams are always a good omen.
Also, most sweeping dreams will come from God—as they always point to something positive. On very rare occasions do sweeping dream emanate from the enemy—as a negative dream or bad omen.
What does it mean to dream of sweeping? Whenever a person dreams of sweeping, such a dream is often an indication that God is working to purge and transform the dreamer. They may be addictions, bad habits or stubborn problems that have been plaguing the dreamer’s life for a long time.
Sweeping dreams often confirm God's intervention in the life of the dreamer—in order to bring about change, a new thing and a turnaround in the dreamer’s waking life.
That being said, each time a Christian dreams about sweeping their apartment, there is no need to be worried, but understand that something positive is going on in your life, spiritually. Thank God for it!
What does it mean to see someone sweeping in a dream? When you see someone sweeping in the dream, it means that a positive change is taking place in their life. This change is often due to their personal efforts and God's intervention to make their life better.
Prophetic Meaning Of Sweeping
In the book of Matthew 12, our Lord Jesus Christ tells us a story of a man whose house was swept and kept in order, yet unoccupied. When the unclean spirit that was once cast out
of the house returned to it, he found out that there was still an opportunity for it to re-occupy that house. The Bible said that the evil spirit brought in with himself seven other wicked spirits.
Matthew 12:43-45 NIV
When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”
The story in this scripture is not about a house but a man himself. The fact that the house was initially swept clean means that the man had earlier been delivered from evil spirits, and his sins were purged. Yet, he didn't occupy himself with the things of God after his deliverance
. So the demons and other evil things he was once delivered from had the opportunity to return.
Sweeping in the dream means deliverance
. When you see yourself sweeping your apartment in the dream, notice that there is always dirt that you were sweeping away in that dream
. You don't sweep a place that is already clean. This shows that there are things that shouldn't be in your life; you recognized the need to be delivered from these things (and likely talked to God about them), and the Lord intervened to deliver you from them.
Isaiah 14:23 BSB
I will make her a place for owls and for swamplands; I will sweep her away with the broom of destruction, declares the LORD of Hosts.
A broom has a powerful meaning in the spiritual realm. With our God, there is a broom of deliverance and a broom of destruction. The first is used on the children of God—to cleanse and purify them, and to expel stubborn problems from their lives. The second is used on the kingdom of darkness (in spiritual warfare
), to destroy their evil works. The hand of God sweeps away all forms of evil in order to restore order, holiness and sanctity—in lives and places where they are needed.
Spiritual Meaning Of Sweeping In The Dream
Whenever a person finds theirself sweeping in the dream, I presume that they are already aware there are challenges they need to overcome; spiritual bondages that they need to break away from, and stubborn problems in their life that need to be fixed.
If you found yourself sweeping your apartment in the dream, understand that such dreams often symbolize the following:.
- Deliverance (from sin, evil, demons and stubborn problems, spiritual attacks, etc).
There are people who often find themselves sweeping in their village. It is true that seeing oneself back in the village (as I earlier mentioned in our village dream interpretation
) is a sign of backwardness and setbacks in the life of the dreamer.
Seeing yourself sweeping your family house in the village further reveals that the root of the problems you are facing in life is your foundation. Seeing yourself sweeping that house in your village reveals your efforts to gain deliverance from the foundational evil that has been holding back your progress.
The above is a powerful revelation that shouldn't be swept under the carpet. God has shown you the root cause of your problems, it's now left for you to start praying ruggedly aiming your prayers at the right target—in order to gain your deliverance. If this speaks to you, I suggest you read our article on prayers against evil foundation
Whenever you find yourself sweeping in the dream, the wise thing to do is to partner with God through prayer
and obedience, in order to perfect your deliverance. When this is done, expect the following to begin manifestating in your life:
- Prosperity and progress
- Open doors
- New opportunities
- Financial breakthrough
- A better relationship with the Lord, etc.
Seeing yourself sweeping the market in the dream symbolizes your struggles and efforts to get rid of public shame. There are problems in your life that have been so visible for everyone to see, causing public mockery. But I pray for you today, that the Mighty hand of God intervenes to sweep away with the broom of destruction, every problem that has persisted in your life for so long, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
Sweeping a family home in the dream (where the dreamer long moved out of) is a sign of the presence of witchcraft attacks emanating from the dreamer’s household. There are foundational witchcraft powers fighting the progress and prosperity of the dreamer. See our article on prayer againts household witchcraft
Sweeping Dirt In Dream Meaning
What people sweep away is never needed in their apartment. You don't keep dirt in your around you because you know that it shouldn't be there in the first place, but should be discarded.
Psalm 51:7 NIV
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Sin is spiritual dirt, and just like the dirt that occupies our living space, sin occupies the life of a man and defiles him.
A person who has been living in sin, but became remorseful and asked God to deliver them from their sin, is likely to dream about sweeping away dirt
. This dreams shows up to let them know that God has heard their prayer
and has began working on them.
In this case, there is need for the dreamer to continue partnering with God (through prayer and consecration
), in order to perfect and sustain their sanctification. Your prayer should be fashioned like that of the Psalmist, “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean”.
Dream Of Sweeping Church
Sweeping church in the dream what does it mean? Sweeping church in the dream often means that due to your service to God, your problems have been taken away by Him. But if you are not rendering any service to God, yet you found yourself sweeping church in the dream, it is a sign that you should start serving God in whatever capacity He has enabled you to.
Final Words On The Meaning Of Sweeping In The Dream
Apart from the fact that some sweeping dreams do signal the presence of spiritual attacks from the enemy (as highlighted in some instances in this article), most dreams
about sweeping are often a good omen.
If you found yourself sweeping away dirt in your dream, there is no need to fret, but be thankful to God for what He is doing in your life. Also remember that after seeing such a dream, God expects you to start living a consecrated and prayerful life.
Abstain from all appearances of evil, and give no room for the enemy to attempt returning to your home that has already been swept and made clean.
Beloved, I trust that by reading this article, you were able to grasp the biblical meaning of sweeping in a dream. If so, then go ahead and share this article with other people.
God bless you.
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