Biblical Meaning Of Snakes In Dreams

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Biblical Meaning Of Snakes In Dreams

Ever seen a snake in the dream? Or do you have recurring dreams about snakes? If your answer is yes, I believe you're at the right place to learn the meaning of your dream. Join us today as we explore the biblical meaning of snakes in dreams

If you just woke up out of a dream about snakes and found this article, see it as the Lord's doing. I believe that He'll speak to you and provide you the needed solution to such dreams today.

Dreams about snakes appear to both Christians and non-Christians. Very many people have reportedly seen snakes in their dreams—and most times—these dreams happen to be recurring. By the help of the Holy Spirit, we will explore the meaning of snakes in dreams under some of the following subheadings:

  • Lots of snakes in dreams meaning
  • Snake bite in dream meaning
  • is it good to dream about snakes?
  • Being chased by a snake in a dream
  • Dream about snakes in house
  • Black snake dream meaning
  • Dead snake dream meaning

If you saw a snake in your dream, you may have become scared and confused concerning what is going on in your life. But I can assure you that there is no need to fret. Whatever plot the enemy has against you through snake dreams, it is thwarted now, in the Name of Jesus Christ!

What does dreaming about snakes mean in Christianity? If you go through scriptures, you'll discover that the snake is not portrayed in a good light. The symbol of snakes in dreams often represent the devil or evil. 


Meaning Of Dream About Snake


We are told in the book of Genesis that, after God created all that He created, “He saw that they were good.” Literally speaking, God made nothing on earth to be evil. 

Genesis 1:31 NIV
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day. 

God created everything to be good—including snakes and every other wild animal. In the physical realm, like every other animal God created, snakes are innocent creatures. But when it comes to the spiritual, the symbol of a snake is often attributed to darkness and evil. This is due to certain reasons which you will learn as you read further.

Snakes can harm, as well as dogs, lions and bees. Most animals are naturally harmful, but that doesn't make them evil. In the physical realm, no animal is evil. It is what some of these animals represent spiritually that sometimes may be evil. 

One undeniably remarkable thing about snakes is that they are very wise (shrewd)—way wiser than many other animals. Even to the extent the Lord Jesus advised that we should be “as wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” 

Matthew 10:16 NIV
I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 

What transpired in the garden of Eden between Eve, Satan and the serpent was all spiritual. Out of the desire of the enemy to deceive Eve, he had to possess the body of the serpent, to harness its wise and shrewd attributes for his evil intent. 

Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”

It was from thence henceforth that the symbol of the serpent started being used to represent Satan, demons and evil. 

Spiritual Meaning Of Snakes In Dreams


What does the Bible say about snakes? Christianity is spiritual, and the Bible itself is a spiritual book. You will find on several occasions in scriptures where snakes are attributed to evil. We can safely apply the same rule to the meaning of snakes in dreams


1. The Devil As A Serpent


In the holy scriptures, God Himself declared the enemy as “an ancient serpent”—a cunning and evil serpent. 

Revelation 20:2 NIV
He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 
Revelation 12:9 KJV
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Concerning the spiritual meaning of snakes in dreams, I'll say that seeing snakes in the dream often confirms an ongoing demonic spiritual attack against the dreamer

But as Christians, how does the Lord expect us to respond to such dreams? Definitely not with fear! 

Luke 10:19 KJV
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

The Almighty has given us the authority and power to trample upon the Serpent, his cohorts and his evil activities against launched against us. 

Biblical Meaning Of Black Snakes In Dreams


What is the biblical meaning of snakes in dreams? Snake dreams will always symbolize evil and demonic activities. These dreams should never be treated lightly. 

Snake dreams, if not seriously prayed against, could bring badluck, frustration, stagnation and setback in the dreamer's waking life. The presence of evil brings nothing good.  

Dreaming about snakes often speaks of the presence of demons, witches and warlocks—together with their activities against the dreamer. When one sees snakes in their dreams, this means that the enemy and his cohorts are out and working evil against them. 

In every snake dream one sees, it is important to notice the particular location where the dreamer saw the snake in their dream. If it is a physical location (say a home or workplace) that you know, this points to demonic presence and activities within that location. 

If you occasionally dream about seeing snakes in your family home, understand that there are evil family altars run by demons and serviced by evil human priests in that family. You have to be very prayerful in order to rise above and be victorious over their works. 

  • Big snakes in dreams often symbolize high-ranking demons or occultists.
  • Seeing black snakes in dreams further confirms the presence of evil spirits or high-ranking human agents of darkness working against the dreamer. 

The colour of snakes in dreams still do not determine which represents good and which represents evil. Whatever the colour may be, the moment a snake appears in your dream, it comes with an evil assignment.

Getting Attacked By Snakes In Dreams


What does it mean to dream about snakes attacking you? If you saw a snake attacking you in your dream, this is often the sign of a direct and serious spiritual attack from the kingdom of darkness. Do not treat such dreams lightly. 

A dream of getting attacked by a snake is often a sign that there are agents of darkness assigned to harm the dreamer by all means. The effects of getting attacked by a snake in the dream could be very destructive if such dreams are not prayed against. 

Seeing Many Snakes In Dreams


If you frequently find yourself surrounded by many snakes in dreams or you always find many snakes around where you are in dreams, this means that there are very evil people around you and probably within your circle. They are always on the look out for the slightest opportunity to harm you. You should be careful, watchful and prayerful. 

Dreaming About Snakes In Your Home 


This speaks of an impending and serious spiritual attack and demonic presence. Agents of darkness have been assigned and released against the dreamer. In most cases, it is that, the evil spirits assigned against the dreamer are hanging around their home and waiting for the best opportunity to launch attacks and harm the dreamer. 

In this case, home deliverance and cleansing becomes very necessary. If you saw this dream, you should fast and pray, then anoint your home. You can also get a powerful servant of God to come pray over and consecrate your home. 

Biblical Meaning Of Killing A Snake In A Dream


If you saw yourself killing a snake in a dream, this means that agents of darkness were assigned against you, but the Lord has given you victory. 

Victory over the demons, witches and warlocks assigned against a Christian often manifests as dreams of killing snakes.

This kind of dreams will always come to Christians who are very prayerful, and those who always confront the kingdom of darkness through spiritual warfare and midnight prayers

Prayers Against Snake Dreams


  1. Thank you Father for the authority, dominion and power You have given me upon Satan, his minions and activities. 
  2. Thank you Holy Spirit for Your ever-present power which is made available to me, for the destruction of the works of darkness. 
  3. By the authority of Jesus Christ, I come against and destroy every activity of the serpent spirit in my dream life in the Mighty Jesus Christ!
  4. By the power of God, I subdue every evil spirit assigned against me, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  5. Fire of God, locate and consume every serpent spirit operation launched against me, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  6. Migty Angels of God, locate and arrest every agent of darkness loitering around my home and vicinity, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  7. I frustrate every power of darkness assigned to destroy me, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 

For more prayers against these dreams, see Prayers Against Snake Dreams.

Final Words On Biblical Meaning Of Snakes In Dreams


Beloved, I trust that this article helped you understand the biblical meaning of snakes in dreams

If you don't seem to find the exact interpretation for your dream in this article, feel free to use the WhatsApp button to send me a private message. 

God bless you. 

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