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    A dove stands for the apostolic anointing. This is because it’s symbolic of a messenger sent for a specific prophetic purpose. Apostles are messengers of God.

    A dove 🕊 is YONAH in Hebrew. The word YONAH is derived from YAYIN wich is the word for WINE. Wine stands for the blood of Jesus and the anointing of the Holy Spirit that comes upon those filled with the Holy Spirit.

    When you see or hear a dove, always be conscious of the anointing and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Noah sent a dove to inspect the levels of water during the flood. The dove returned to Noah with the prophetic message that the waters were still too deep. He sent the dove again the second time and the dove returned with an olive 🫒 branch in its beak. Olives stand for anointing. The third time, the dove never returned. Three stands for resurrection. A new life had began as the flood waters abated and the dove didn’t need the ark anymore. It was symbolic of moving from law (the ark) to grace (wind or spirit of life). The dove symbolically moved from the law of Moses which was in an ark to the saving grace of Jesus which is in the Spirit of life.

    Gen 8:8-9 KJV

    8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

    9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

    Gen 8:11-12 KJV

    11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

    12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

    Doves or pigeons represent Jesus as they were used for sacrifices. Remember that Doves stands for blood and anointing. Jesus shed his blood for us and made us the anointed ones.

    Lev 1:14 KJV And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

    Two doves or pigeons were offered. One was offered as a sin offering and another as a burnt offering. Jesus took away our sins and taught us to pray. Anything burnt stands for prayer. When we pray with lifted hands, God burns us as living sacrifices and our prayers become sweet incense before him. Remember that we are priests unto God and priests offer incense before God.

    Psa 141:2 KJV Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

    Doves stand for rest. Noah’s name means rest and a dove also means rest.

    Psa 55:6 KJV And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

    Do you remember prophet Jonah who stayed in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights? He symbolised the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    Mat 12:40 KJV For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

    Doves stand for redemption and divinity. They also stand for prosperity and kingship. David talks of a dove with wings of silver and gold. Silver is for redemption and gold is for kingship and anything divine.

    Psa 68:13 KJV Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

    Eyes of doves represent prophecy. Those who see in the spirit have doves’ eyes. Jesus describes his bride as being beautiful and having doves’ eyes.

    Son 1:15 KJV Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes.

    The anointed are found in the cleft of the rock or in the secret place of the most high. They are likened to doves with beautiful voices (groanings in prayer) and beautiful faces (anointed for service).

    Son 2:14 KJV O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

    Eyes washed with milk are eyes that never depart from the word of God. The word of God is likened to milk. Jesus grew in the word and was Heaven’s dove. Rivers stand for the Holy Spirit.

    Son 5:12 KJV His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.

    Doves stand for intercessors because of their plaintive moans.

    Isa 38:14 KJV Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

    The Spirit of God descended the way a dove perches on branch and sat upon Jesus. Heavens were opened over Jesus and God’s voice was heard proclaiming him as his beloved son. Doves stand for open heavens and the voice of prophecy.

    Mat 3:16 KJV And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

    Doves stand for peace, purity, innocence and integrity.

    Mat 10:16 KJV Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

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