Biblical Meaning Of Being Chased In A Dream

Dreams about being chased are some of the most common dreams, and they happen to come more frequently. Let's see the meaning and solution in this post
Biblical Meaning Of Being Chased In A Dream

One of the most common dreams that people (reportedly) frequently see, happens to be dream about being chased. At least eight out of every ten persons will admit that they've seen dreams where they were chased either by a man, woman, police or an animal. 

What exactly chases people in their dreams and why do dreams about being chased happen to be so common and frequent? These are some questions that should pique our curiosity. Let's trust the Holy Spirit to provide clear and helpful insight into the meaning of this dream. 

1 Samuel 23:25 KJV
Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David: wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.

I believe that a dream about being chased is a very important dream — such that no one should ignore or rate as irrelevant. I think they shouldn't be discarded as “just a dream”; instead, the dreamer should find the scriptural interpretation and possible solution to such dreams. 

I'm aware of the fact that dreams about being chased doesn't just come to Christians alone. They are oftenly seen by both Christians and non-Christians. I've overheard unbelivers repeatedly talk about getting chased in their dreams too.

Some of these dreams often come in the following forms:

  • Dream about being chased by a man
  • Dream about being chased by a killer
  • Dream about being chased by police
  • Dream about being chased by a group
  • Dream about being chased and hiding
  • Dream about being chased by a stranger

Let's trust the Lord to enable us touch on these as we proceed. 

What Does Being Chased In A Dream Mean?


Whenever people find themselves being chased in a dream, there's always this feeling of fear within the dream. Dreams from God are often peaceful, but fear is the weapon of the enemy. A dream that has the component of fear in it is rarely from God. 

Being chased in a dream signales a spiritual attack; possibly an ongoing spiritual attack against the dreamer. With this understanding, such dreams must be confronted and prevented from continuing. 

1 Peter 5:8 KJV
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. 

The activities of the enemy are multifaceted; and if possible, he would always prefer to conceal his attacks and cover up his tracks so that they never get noticed. But we're not ignorant of his devices (2 Corinthians 2:11).

The Bible instructs us to be sober and vigilant, because the devil prowls like a lion, seeking whom to devour. Seeing a dream about being chased is often a sign that the enemy is all out once again, against the dreamer. Such dreams are often followed by series of other spiritual confrontation dreams. If you happen to see such a dream, understand that it is time to sit up and pray more. Don't sulk but confront your adversary through spiritual warfare

1 Peter 5:9 KJV
Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

Whenever a person finds his/herself being chased in a dream, they must understand that they are under attack — a serious spiritual attack. That isn't a time to slack in prayer or your relationship with God; if you do, that might give the enemy the opportunity to succeed in causing you harm. 

  • Some people often dream about being chased and caught in dreams. That is often because they are spiritually weak. They always ignore the signs of an impending attack until the enemy strikes. 
  • For some other people, in every dream they find themselves being chased, they always lack energy and feel too weak to run from their pursuer. I noticed that this happens to non-Christians more than it does to Christians.
  • Being chased in a dream and hiding isn't the best either, but sometimes it can be helpful. 
Proverbs 28:1 KJV
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

The Bible makes us understand that it is the enemy who is supposed to be running from us and not the other way around. The righteous is expected to be as bold as a lion; standing tall to confront and curtail the activities of darkness. The Lion of the tribe of Judah isn't timid, therefore a Christian shouldn't be also. 

  • In the physical realm, the police may be your friend. But in the spiritual realm things are quite different. If you saw yourself being chased by the police in the dream, you just saw that the forces of darkness have risen against you. 

Jesus Christ is the only source of victory in spiritual warfare. If you have not yet accepted Him into your heart as your personal Lord and Saviour, go ahead and pray this salvation prayer

Spiritual Meaning Of Being Chased In A Dream


The spiritual meaning of being chased in a dream simply put, portrays that there are enemies risen against the dreamer. If you happen to find yourself getting chased in a dream, you must understand that the kingdom of darkness is out against you. There is a spiritual conspiracy against the dreamer and forces of darkness are all out to execute it against them. 

Exodus 15:9 KJV
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

The enemy always has a plot against the people of God but the Lord always plans ahead of him. If you walk closely with God, you can be rest assured that your victory is always guaranteed. 

The enemy can be very tricky in his attacks. Sometimes, he chooses to cloak his presence and activities by using the faces of loved ones to chase people in their dreams. This calls for wisdom, that we don't go about randomly accusing people of being a witch or warlock; simply because we saw them chasing us in a dream. We must always resist such temptation. 

Also know that demons are fond of using the faces of real people (including people we may know) to attack in dreams. If you're knowledgeable on how to make them reveal their true identity, you'll always find that they were covering up by using the face and appearance of a person. 

There is also the possibility of the enemy using a witch or warlock to chase a Christian in their dream (and this person might decide to use their real face). I'm not going to write off such possibility because it's actually happening. 

2 Samuel 17:1 KJV
Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night. 

There exist evil persons who are bent on seeing that the innocent are cut off from the face of the earth. An example of such people was king Saul who confronted and chased after David to destroy him. Today, an evil person will rarely chase after a person in the physical to destroy them, but in the spiritual. I'm sure you get what that means. 

Dream Of Being Hunted Down To Be Killed


What does it mean when you dream about someone chasing you and trying to kill you? 

The intent for which the enemy chases anyone in their dream is often to trap spiritually and possibly destroy them. 

John 10:10 KJV
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

The overall goal of Satan has been revealed to us in the Word of God. The kingdom of darkness doesn't go after anyone to catch fun with them; it is always for the purpose of destruction. Every Christian should understand this, live and act accordingly. 

If you happen to frequently see a dream about being hunted down to be killed, this should become one of your prayer points:

Psalm 35:3 KJV
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

Dreams of being chased or hunted down to be killed are very serious dreams. When spiritual attacks get intense, that is not a time to take a spiritual break; it is a time to upgrade your spiritual life and draw from God to strike back against the enemy. During these times, engaging in fasting and prayers can be very helpful. 

Prayer Against Being Chased In A Dream


Isaiah 54:15 KJV
Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

  1. Fire of God, locate and destroy every conspiracy of darkness against my life in the Name of Jesus Christ. 
  2. By the blood of Jesus Christ I cancel every decree of darkness written against me. They shall not be successfully executed in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  3. Warroir Angels of God, arise and arrest every agent of darkness assigned against me, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  4. Let Heaven's army rise against the forces of darkness assigned against. Let their plans be thwarted and their assignment aborted in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  5. Finger of God, rise and strike every pursuer bent on destroying me. Let them be put to shame in the Name of Jesus Christ. 
  6. I receive power to confront and overcome every pursuer in my dreams, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  7. I declare that I shall no longer fear my pursuer. I shall become a terror to the kingdom of darkness in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  8. I decree and declare that from now henceforth, when the enemy comes against me like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall raise a standard against him, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  9. I receive power from above, to pursue, overtake and subdue my pursuers in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  10. Every form of spiritual weakness in my dreams, come to an end in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  11. I shall be victorious in my dreams. The enemy shall not be able to pursue and catch up with me anymore, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
  12. I don't care where my pursuers come from. So long they are not of God, the hand of God is risen against them today, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ! 
  13. By the authority of Jesus Christ, I bring under by feet every power of darkness risen against me. I am unstoppable in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  14. Every persistent dream about being chased, I command you to come to an end NOW, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ! 

N/B: We don't believe in killing other people through prayers. Desist from praying such prayers. We believe a Christian is [suppose to be] unstoppable; that is the essence of having and exercising dominion in Christ. As a Christian, you've been equipped with all it takes to put the activities of darkness in check and move on to fulfil your destiny unstoppable. No witch or warlock is powerful enough to stop a person whose life is in complete submission to God Almighty. 

Final Words On Dream About Being Chased


Beloved, I trust that you got a clear understanding on the biblical meaning of being chased in a dream from this article. 

If you need a personal interpretation concerning a related dream, feel free to reach out to me. 

If you were blessed reading this dream interpretation, do not hesitate to share with others. 

God bless you! 

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