Four Ways to Test The Interpretation
Once you have analyzed a dream and are reasonably comfortable that you have arrived at the correct conclusion, dream professional Herman Riffel suggests these four spiritual tests to confirm the meaning of the dream:
"When an interpretation comes, test it four ways to be sure of its accuracy;
As a side note to this excellent advice, I have gotten good results after having a dream by asking God to give me a Bible verse that would summarize the dream. I have been very surprised at how succinctly a verse will be given to me. In one instance the Holy Spirit responded with the single word "cockatrice," which after looking it up in my concordance, pointed to this verse:
"They hatch cockatrice's eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats of
their eggs dies,
What was so surprising about this verse is that my dream was both about a poisonous snake and black widow spiders, so this Scripture matched it perfectly! Now it doesn't always happen that I get a Bible verse every time I pray for one to be applied to my dreams, but it's always good to start here, because when you do receive one, it's usually right on the money, and that builds confidence that you're on the right track.