What is the biblical meaning of wearing white clothes in a dream?
You can never go wrong with wearing white.
The color brings out a spark in you and makes you stand in a crowd. White represents purity and holiness. However, what does wearing white cloth or garment in the dream signify?
Biblically, white clothes have more profound meanings.
If you have dreamed about wearing white or seen someone in white in the dream and are seeking answers, you are in the right place.
This article will teach you the biblical meaning of white and what it means to wear it in the dream.
The Biblical Meaning of a White Dress in a Dream:
Forgiveness of sin
Most of us struggle with sin. This is the experience of every Christian because we have the sinful nature inherited from our fore-parents, Adam and Eve, who disobeyed God and fell.
But the good news is that Jesus came to right the wrong through His sacrifice on the cross and the shedding of His blood.
Jesus’ blood washes our sins and brings forgiveness.
Isaiah 1:18 says that even though our sins are as scarlet, Jesus’ blood will make us as white as snow.
That means we are forgiven, and the record of our sins is wiped out.
The white garment we wear is the outward evidence that our hearts have been washed and cleaned of sin, and we are whole in Christ.
Therefore, seeing yourself wearing a white dress in the dream means you have received forgiveness from God for all your sins.
This dream is symbolic if you newly gave your life to Christ or you backslide and ask for forgiveness.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
A sign of your newness in Christ is the white garment. Also, wearing white signifies restoration and acceptance into God’s presence if you have prayed for forgiveness.
Holiness and righteousness
In Isaiah 64:6, the Bible refers to those in sin and iniquity covered in filthy rags.
Filghty rag is a symbol of sin and unrighteousness.
Zechariah 3:3-5 perfectly illustrates what a filthy garment represents and its implication.
That scripture says Joshua was clothed with a filthy garment, which made him unworthy of standing before the Lord. However, an angel of God ordered that his filthy garment be removed as a sign that his iniquity has been removed or forgiven.
Then, he should be given a new robe and clean turban to symbolize holiness, newness, and acceptance.
Zechariah 3:4 says, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”
The Bible says God is holy and cannot behold iniquity. Therefore, we must change our garment from a filthy one to a holy one to be able to come before Him. We must be holy to see the holy God.
As such, seeing a white dress in the dream is a sign that God has removed your cloth of filthiness standing before you and Him and given you a new garment and holiness that grants you access to the throne of mercy.
However, you must maintain that white garment by not staining it with sin. It must be sparkling.
A sign you will walk with the Lord
“You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.” (Revelation 3:4)
Those who are clothed in white, spotless garments are the ones who remain faithful in their Christian lives.
They maintained righteousness and avoided sin.
Their faithfulness affords them the right to walk with Jesus Christ in eternity because they are worthy.
They have earned the right to be beside the Lord and reign with Him. Thus, seeing a white dress in the dream signifies that your relationship with the Lord is solid and you’ll walk with Him.
God is covering your nakedness.
“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed” (Revelation 3:18)
Nakedness means shame and reproach.
The woman with the issue of blood was naked because of her condition.
That was why she was always hiding from the public eye.
For some people, nakedness could be poverty.
And for some, it could be failure or barrenness. However, when you are clothed with a white cloth by God, your nakedness is covered.
It means you have received help, and what used to be the source of shame and reproach is no more.
That is another thing seeing a white dress in the dream could symbolize.
Little wonder Ecclesiastes 9:8 says, “Always wear white clothes to show you are happy. Anoint your head with olive oil” (NIRV). Therefore, happiness becomes your reality as a result of your white dress.
Dreaming of Angels Dressed in White
“And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.” (Revelation 19:14)
Angels are divine messengers and warriors.
The Bible talks about the most significant battle ever fought since the creation of the universe.
It was the battle between Lucifer and his fallen angels’ army and the angels of God led by the Archangel Michael (Revelation 12:7–12).
Lucifer’s angels belong to the kingdom of darkness because they rebelled and sinned against God.
While the army of heaven belongs to the kingdom of God or light. White signifies light.
Revelation 19:14 presents the army of angels led by Jesus Christ, the Ultimate General, adorned in white garments.
Therefore, seeing angels dressed in white in your dream might be a view of the army of heaven. You will be one of them if you make it to heaven.
You will reign with them.
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands” (Revelation 7:9)
Seeing an angel dressed in white is seeing a glimpse of God’s glory and how heaven will be.
It’s a reminder that God is real. Heaven is real, and you must strive to make it there.
Everyone who reaches heaven will be adorned in white like the angels. As such, if you are in right standing with the Lord and see a white angel, see it as a message that you will also reign with God in eternity.
What does it mean when you dream of someone wearing white?
The person you see in a dream wearing white will determine the dream’s meaning.
God – Power and authority
“I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire” (Daniel 7:9)
Daniel saw a vision of God sitting on a throne.
He described His garment as white as snow. Therefore, if who you saw in your dream fits Daniel’s description, you have seen God.
What God’s appearance in that vision signifies is power and authority. As such, God is seated in majesty, clothed with the power to judge the world. His words are decrees and final, bringing commendation or condemnation.
Jesus – God’s glory
“And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.” (Matthew 17:2)
Jesus’ disciples had been with Him for some years. However, they knew Jesus as an ordinary man with supernatural power. However, Jesus appeared before them in the cloud in His divine glory on the mount of transfiguration.
They saw shining like the sun and His clothes white as light.
If you see Jesus in the dream, you have come in contact with His glory.
This kind of encounter transforms you.
Angel – Divine encounter
“And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed.” (Mark 16:5)
Seeing the angel of the Lord signifies divine visitation.
Hardly does one see an angel of the Lord without getting a message from them. Therefore, seeing an angel in the dream means God has a message for you, like Mary, Joseph, Zechariah, or Elizabeth.
Those who made it to heaven
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands” (Revelation 7:9)
If those you saw in your dream wearing white are many, then they are those who have made it to heaven. These are the people that will reign with God for eternity.
This kind of dream is a vision of a glimpse of heaven. Desire to be there by pleasing God and eschewing iniquity.
The Biblical Meaning of White
White is often used as a symbol of purity and cleanliness in the Bible.
Revelation 3:5 mentions white garments as a representation of those who have remained pure and faithful to God.
White garments can symbolize righteousness and moral uprightness.
In Revelation 19:8, it is said that the fine linen worn by the bride of the Lamb represents the righteous deeds of God’s people.
White is also associated with holiness and consecration.
In the Old Testament, priests were instructed to wear white linen garments when performing their duties in the Tabernacle (Exodus 28:39).
Victory and Triumph
In Revelation 3:4-5, white garments are mentioned as a reward for those who overcome sin and remain faithful to Christ.
White robes symbolize victory over sin and the world.
Resurrection and Transfiguration
In the New Testament, white garments are associated with the transfiguration of Jesus (Matthew 17:2) and the angels at the empty tomb (Matthew 28:3), signifying divine glory and resurrection.
Cleansing and Forgiveness
Isaiah 1:18 speaks of the Lord making the sins of His people “white as snow,” indicating forgiveness and cleansing.
In several passages in Revelation, white robes are worn by those who are in the presence of God in heaven. This signifies their purity and righteousness before God.