I realise that seeing a dream of getting shot at happens to be a routine for many people, especially Christians.
Some always wake up questioning why they always see such dreams, but the simplest answer to this is that the enemy doesn't need to have a hundred reasons before he will start attacking a Christian. The fact that one is a Christian and has chosen to follow God is enough reason for the kingdom of darkness to rise against them.
A good number of people have reportedly woke up out of dreams of getting shot at feeling pains in parts of their body, on the spot that got shot or feeling weak. This is always a confirmation that the enemy is not playing — he means business. Dreams are not “just mere dreams” but things that are really happening in the spirit realm, this is just one reason why we must take them seriously.
What then should be your response when you wake up out of such dreams? It definitely shouldn't be fear.
Psalm 91:5-6 KJVThou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
There are people who slept and never woke up the next day due to experiencing such spiritual attacks in their dreams. Such shall not be your portion in Jesus Name! There is good news! I believe that today God is about to put an end to such dreams (and it's effects) in someone's life, in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
Some questions that have risen from dreams of getting shot at include:
- How can I interpret a dream of being shot at but not hit?
- What does it mean when you dream of getting shot by a bullet and didnt die?
- What does it mean to dream of being shot multiple times in the chest?
- What does dreaming about a shooting mean?
I understand that this type of dream is one that many people need help on. So let's trust the Holy Spirit to enable us answer these questions and more in this dream interpretation article.
What Does Dreaming Of Getting Shot Mean?
Getting shot at in a dream is clearly a bad omen and such a dream doesn't come from God. It is often from the enemy whose assignment is to steal, kill and destroy.
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 three-pronged assignment of Satan is something he goes extra miles to execute in every way possible. One of the major channels through which he tries to carry out this assignment is dreams. This is why it is always advisable a Christian stays prayed up and prays effectively before going to bed.
See Also: Bedtime Prayer For Protection
If you happen to see this dream or if you always see a dream of being shot at, the dreamer should understand that there is a serious conspiracy of darkness against them. The overall goal isn't to afflict but to completely eliminate them.
But if God be for you, who can stand against you? None! Here is Heaven's verdict concerning those who have risen against you:
Psalm 18:13-14 KJVThe Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.  Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
Dreaming of getting shot is a manifestion of the activities of spiritual wasters and the pursuer spirit. The interpretation aligns with the meaning of being chased in a dream. Do pursuers pursue for nothing? No, they pursue to kill.
Psalm 7:13Yea, for him He hath prepared Instruments of death, His arrows for burning pursuers He maketh.
Psalm 119:157Many are my pursuers, and adversaries, From Thy testimonies I have not turned aside.
Like David, these also should be your prayers if you are getting shot in your dreams:
Psalm 31:15In Thy hand are my times, Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from my pursuers.
Psalm 142:6Attend Thou unto my loud cry, For I have become very low, Deliver Thou me from my pursuers, For they have been stronger than I.
Psalm 35:3Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers,and assure me: “I am your deliverance.”
What Triggers Dreams Of Getting Shot At?
- Being on God's side: Every genuine child of God automatically becomes a target for spiritual attacks to the kingdom of darkness.
- Greatness: When the enemy sees the great and bright future which God has given to people, he'll want to take them down and cut short their destiny. The greatness and brightness of your star will attract all manner of spiritual opposition.
- Spiritual weakness: Certain categories of spiritual attacks are only launched at people who are spiritually weak. If we were all Anointed and equipped for battle, the enemy would be scared of attempting some things on us. One of the best things that Christians who experiences intense spiritual attacks can do for themselves is to grow spiritually.
- Envy and hate: Human agents of darkness in families and around true Christians hate to see the progress of the offsprings of God. Out of hate and envy, they will always be used of their master to attack these Christians around them.
Dreaming Of Someone Getting Shot
There are two possibilities when we see a dream of someone else we know getting shot.
The first is that they are going through a phase or season of intense spiritual warfare. If you see such a dream about someone else, it is God's way of showing you the plans and works of darkness against that individual. The purpose of being shown such a dream is so that you can intercede and go into spiritual warfare against the enemy on their behalf.
Isaiah 54:17 KJVNo weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
The second possibility is that there is a planned assassination attempt on that individual (although this is rare). In both cases, the best you can do is to intercede on their behalf in order to avert the plot of the enemy against them (be it physical or spiritual).
Getting Shot And Not Dying
If you saw a dream where you were shot at but wasn't touched or affected by the bullet; and you didn't die, this is a sign of victory. You have God's protection over your life. But understand that if this dream happens to be recurring, you need to rise up and confront [spiritually] the one who is bent on destroying you.
Getting Shot And Dying
There are people who always dream of getting shot and dying in their dreams, but miraculously they wake up safe and sound; they begin to thank God and then go about their business.
If you are seeing such a dream, understand that whenever you dream of getting shot and dying in your dream, a part of your life essence is gone. Whoever is shooting at you in your dream is not playing games with you, they have a goal they are striving to achieve.
Waking up, thanking God and going about your business isn't enough. If such a dream continues, completely loss of life may become inevitable. Sit up and pray, strike back with an equivalent level of spiritual opposition. This is the best way to bring these dreams to a halt.
How To Stop Dreams Of Getting Shot
Get saved - if you haven't yet welcomed the Jesus Christ into your heart as your personal Lord and Saviour), pray this salvation prayer.
Get right with God - If you know that your relationship with God is not in a good state, get reconciled with God and build a better relationship with Him.
Stay prayed up - Make fasting and prayer a hobby and a routine.
Stay obedient to God - Certain spiritual attacks come to people when they step out of God's protection due to disobedience.
1 John 5:18 KJVWe know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
Love Midnight Prayer - If you are someone who always comes under severe spiritual attacks, you literally cannot do without midnight prayers — as this is the right time to confront the kingdom of darkness.
Prayer Against Getting Shot In The Dream
- You spirit of death sent against me, I bind and reverse you back to your sender, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ.
- By the authority of Jesus Christ, I frustrate every assignment of spiritual pursuers assigned against me.
- I abort the assignment of the spirit of death sent against me. I decree and declare that it shall not be successfully executed, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ!
- I receive power to pursue and overtake my pursuers in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ!
- I receive maximum protection from God against every form of spiritual wickedness in my dreams, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
- By the blood of Jesus Christ, I blot out every death sentence spoken against me, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- I decree and declare that I shall not die but live. My God-given destiny and purpose shall not be cut short, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ!
- Father, contend with those that contend with me. Deliver me from my pursuers, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- I command every dream of being shot at plaguing my dream life to come to halt in the Name of Jesus Christ!
- Waster spirits assigned against my life and destiny, your mission is thereby aborted in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ!
- Holy Spirit of God, empower and enable for victory in my dreams, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
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