Biblical Meaning of Snake Dreams

Biblical Meaning of Snake Dreams

Biblical Meaning of Snakes In Dreams

We are told in the book of Genesis that, after God created all that He created, 'He saw that they were good'. Therefore, 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. 

Everything God created was good (including snakes and every other wild animal). 

In the physical realm, like every other animal God created, snakes are innocent creatures. We should not attribute them to evil in this physical plane of existence. 

Snakes can harm, as well as dogs and lions. Even bees can harm also. 

A remarkable thing about snakes is that they are very wise (shrewd)—way wiser than many other animals. Even to the extent that Jesus recommended 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. It was the devil who possessed the serpent in order to use the serpentine wisdom to deceive Eve. 

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 is only when it comes to the spiritual, that snakes should be attributed to evil. That is a righteous judgment. 

What The Bible Says Concerning Snakes


  • What does the Bible say about snakes? 

Christianity is spiritual. And the Bible is a spiritual book. You will find several occasions in scriptures where snakes are attributed to evil. 

This should not sound odd to us, because Satan the devil took on the special characteristics of the serpent for his evil intents. 

The Devil As A Serpent


In the holy scriptures, God Himself clearly pronounced Satan is 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.

Other instances where snakes are attributed to evil in scriptures:

Matthew 23:33 KJV
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? 
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.
2 Corinthians 11:3 KJV
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Seeing Snakes In Dreams


  • What do snakes symbolize in dreams?

Dreams are spiritual. And spiritually speaking, Satan and his cohorts are evil serpents. There is no better way to describe them. 

Snake dreams will always symbolize evil. These dreams should never be taken lightly. 

Dreaming about snakes speak of the presence of demons, witches and warlocks—together with their activities.

When you see snakes in dreams, this means that the enemy and his cohorts are out and working evil against you. 

Also take note of the particular location where you saw the snakes in your dream. If it was a location in the physical realm, let's say a home, that 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 alters run by demons and serviced by evil human priests in that family. You have to be very prayerful and careful. 

Big snakes in dreams often symbolize high-ranking demons or occult practitioners (speaking about witches and warlocks).

Seeing snakes in dreams often bring badluck, frustration, stagnation and setback in life. The presence of evil brings nothing good. 

Getting Attacked By Snakes In Dreams


  • What does it mean to dream about snakes attacking you?

To dream about getting attacked by snakes is a direct attack from the kingdom of darkness. 

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.

We must always stay equipped spiritually and ever ready to confront and destroy the works of the enemy, as revealed to us via dreams. 

Seeing Many Snakes In Dreams


  • You consistently find yourself surrounded by many snakes in dreams
  • You always find many snakes around where you are in dreams. 

This means that there are very evil people around you and probably in your circle. 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

But their assignment must be paralysed. Every demon assigned against you has to be sent packing. 

Killing Snakes In Dreams


To see yourself killing snakes in dreams often represent victory over agents of darkness and their works against your life. 

Such dreams will always come to Christians who are prayerful and are those who always confront the kingdom of darkness in spiritual warfare. 

Prayers Against Snake Dreams


1. Thank you Father for the authority, dominion and power You have given me upon Satan, his agents 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!

Look forward for complete prayers against snake dreams in our next article. 


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