What It Means Biblically When You See A Pastor In A Dream

Seeing a pastor in the dream is one of those dreams that Christians have reportedly seen. Here is the biblical meaning of seeing a pastor in a dream.
Biblical Meaning Of Seeing A Pastor In A Dream

If you're a Christian, there's the possibility that you have been seeing dreams about men and women of God. It's likely that you've also seen your pastor in your dream before. Today, we will share with you the meaning of seeing a pastor in a dream.

If you've been searching for the accurate biblical meaning of seeing a pastor in a dream, you're at the right spot to learn the meaning of your dream. Let's trust the Spirit of the Lord to bring understanding and help decipher your dream. 

Many people out there (especially Christians) dream alot about their pastors, a man of God, or a woman of God. Dreams about pastors are among the most frequent dreams prevalent among Christians. At least eight, out of every ten Christians will admit that they occasionally see their spiritual leader in their dreams.

Jeremiah 3:15 KJV
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Firstly, let me bring to your knowledge that dreams about pastors are often from God. In other words, most of such dreams will manifest as very prophetic dreams from God.

If the enemy attempts to show anyone a dream about a pastor, then he does that with the intent of manipulating the dreamer. But with the help of the Holy Spirit, a Christian should be able to discern between a dream of a pastor that is from God, and that which is from the enemy.

Pastor dreams often manifest in various forms. Most people have repeatedly seen such kind of dreams as;

  • Dream of dating a pastor
  • Dream of pastor and his wife
  • Dream of pastors wife
  • Dream of a pastor hugging you
  • Dream of pastor dying 
  • Dream of a pastor's picture
  • Dream of marrying a pastor, etc. 

Are you one of the many who have been seeing your pastor or prophet in dreams? These dreams could simply mean that God is revealing to you a very prophetic information, through that dream.

Let's trust that by the time you're done reading this dream interpretation, you will get a clear understanding concerning what it means to see a servant of God in your dreams. So, sit tight as we delve deeper into the biblical meaning of seeing a pastor in a dream

Biblical Meaning Of Seeing A Pastor In A Dream 

Pastors are public figures and influential people in the Christian Church. They are also seen as God's mouthpieces by many Christians. 

Pastors are often leaders with followers under them, in Christian denominations. Most Christians see their pastors as God's representatives on earth. Hence, they honour and heed to their pastors instructions more than that of anyone else. 

Pastors are also seen as overseers over God's people on earth. Like a good shepherd, they play the role of oversight over the souls of men under their care.

Pastors are also known to teach, educate and equip the Christian Believers sitting under their ministration. Their teachings provide guidance to their followers on how to grow spiritually and have a better relationship with God. 

The calling of a pastor is obviously a very delicate and serious one, that is why the Bible says that not everyone should teach, because teachers will be judged more severely! 

James 3:1 ESV
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

Apparently, pastors are held in high esteem in all Christian communities. They represent God to the people, and they show the people the right path to God.

This also tells us that a dream of pastor should be taken seriously! As it is one of the most important dreams anyone can see.

Follow up as we delve deeper into the meaning of seeing a pastor in a dream, in this article. 

What Does It Mean When You Dream Of A Spiritual Leader? 


A pastor is a calling existing within the five-fold office gifts (according to Ephesians 4:11). Like the office of the Apostle, Prophet and the rest, the pastor is among the major Church leaders called, sent and commissioned by Jesus Christ, to oversee the welfare and activities of His Church.

Ephesians 4:11 NLT
Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.

The word "pastor" stems from the Latin word "pastor", which is interpreted as "shepherd". Jesus Christ is the perfect example of a Shepherd. He is the Chief Shepherd of the Church, and all other genuinely called pastors submit to and work under Him.

The Bible calls Jesus the Good Shepherd, because He perfectly does the job of tending the flock. True pastors working under Jesus Christ, are further responsible for leading and caring for the flock under their supervision.

Pastors play a very important and indispensable role in the spiritual growth of Believers, and the overall growth and expansion of the Church in general.

Most dreams about seeing a spiritual leader (especially a pastor) is often a good omen. Only on rare occasions do such dreams mean something negative. A Christian would rarely see a bad dream about a pastor, except God wants to expose a fake pastor to them through such a dream. 

That said, you can expect more than 80% dreams of seeing a pastor to emanate God. But it is also needful to highlight the fact that, not every spiritual leader is of God.

We also should not deny the fact that most dreams people see are often full of manipulations. As a matter of fact, the enemy does most of his manipulation through dreams

That is to say, not every dream about seeing a pastor will come from God. The enemy can go to the extent of manipulating people to submit to a false spiritual leader through pastor dreams. We have to be very cautious and discerning, especially in these last days.

Before we jump into conclusion that the dream we saw about a spiritual leader we know is from God, it is important that we first of all be sure that, the particular man or woman of God we saw in our dream is truly called and sent from God. This is a very important step that shouldn't be skipped.

Acts 20:29 KJV
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

What does a pastor represent in a dream? You'll agree with me that, not every preacher with a microphone who preaches from the pulpit has a genuine calling from God.

Sometimes, people see dreams about their spiritual leader, not because that particular man or woman is of God, but because they are a follower and they feel that person's calling and ministry is from God. This is where one needs to be extremely cautious and discerning when trying to understand, interpret and act on such dreams

We must not forget that Satan is a master manipulator; that is why it is advisable before anyone draws the conclusion that a dream they saw about their favourite preacher is a message from God, they should be sure that, that particular preacher is genuinely called and sent from God.

Since in most cases, pastors in dreams represent God Himself, it is important to stress that, it is not in God's character to use the image of a false preacher to convey a message to a genuine Christian in their dreams

Meaning Of Seeing A Man Of God In Your Dream


So let's assume that you've been able to discern, and the Lord has confirmed to you that a particular man of God is genuinely called and sent by Him. Whenever you see this man of God in your dream, you need to pay attention to every detail in that dream, because through such dreams, God will always have something very important He wants to reveal to you.

What is the meaning of seeing a pastor in a dream? Understand that when you see a genuine man of God in your dream, it rarely means that you are seeing the man you know, but God Himself is using the image of that person to communicate or deliver a message to you.

John 3:34a KJV
For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God. 

Because that man is God's vessel, just as the Lord passes through them to deliver a message in the physical realm, He could as well decide to do the same through dreams. There is nothing strange about this.

Sometimes, one could see a “not so pleasant” dream about a genuine minister of the Gospel. Such a dream could appear like man of God needing help or being in trouble. The first thing you should do in this situation is to pray fervently for that servant of God. Make sure you are led when it comes to telling or not telling them about this dream, but always make sure that you pray for them. 

Dreaming Of Pastor Talking To You


Prophetic dreams are very common in the end times, and a dream of pastor talking to you happens to be one of them. The Lord is revealing Himself to many people through dreams and visions. He is giving instructions to many through diverse dreams—including dreams of seeing a pastor.

Let's not forget that, the role of the pastor is shepherding the flock (i.e the Body of Christ), and Jesus Christ Himself is the Chief Shepherd.

Jeremiah 3:15 NIV
Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. 

The Lord made us to understand that one of the major means through which He will communicate with us in the last days is dreams and visions (Joel 2:28). In most dreams where a person sees their pastor talking to them, it is Jesus Christ Himself communicating with the dreamer.

Job 33:14-15 KJV
For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. [15] In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed. 

God speaks to us through dreams and sometimes, He might decide to do that through a dream of a pastor talking to you. Whenever you see such a dream, I'll advise that you don't take handle it with levity. Every detail within that dream matters. It is also advisable to have a dream journal handy, where you can document your dreams. 

If you dreamt and saw yourself with a pastor having a conversation, it would be great if you could recall every detail of that conversation and get the message that was conveyed to you, because it is very possible that God was speaking directly to you in that dream.

If God can pass through a man of God in the physical realm to speak to you via a prophecy or word of knowledge, then He can as well do the same through a dream

What Does It Mean When You Are Delivered By A Pastor In A Dream? 


Our God works in mysterious ways, no man should attempt to fit Him in a box. God is versatile in His operations, and we shouldn’t try to limit Him to one mode of operation.

I've heard stories of people receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit in their dreams. Many have been receiving impartations from God in their dreams. 

If our Jesus Christ can baptise and fill someone with the Holy Spirit while they are asleep, then He can as well deliver them from demons and spiritual bondages in their dreams. Such could manifest in form of seeing oneself delivered by a pastor in a dream. This also shouldn't be perceived as a strange thing. 

Dreaming Of A Pastor Praying For You


If you dreamed that a pastor prayed for you, in most cases, this is an indication that someone somewhere is interceding for you. 

Since prayers provide solutions to spiritual problems, this dream could also come as a confirmation that God has taken away a certain problem from your life. 

Dreaming that a pastor prayed for you in your dream is sometimes a very powerful encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. If you're someone who has been seeking God for a particular thing for some time, the Lord may decide to meet you and give you what you've been asking for through a dream. That could manifest as an impartation, via a dream of pastor praying for you. 

Dream Of Fake Pastor


If you happen to see a dream of a fake pastor, it is possible that God is exposing some forms of deceptions around you. He is warning you about wolves in sheepskin. If you know the person shown to you in your dream, wisdom should tell you to be extremely careful in your dealings with them. 

Matthew 24:4-5 KJV
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. [5] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

If you had a connection with such an individual before seeing that dream, this dream could have come to let you see who they truly are behind their veil, so you would be cautious in your dealings with them. 

Yet, it's still left for the dreamer to inquire from God (just to be sure) and be led by the Holy Spirit on what to do with this dream. 

Dream Of Sleeping With Your Pastor


For ladies who have seen a dream about their pastor sleeping with them, I'll say that is a very serious and strange demonic dream that shouldn't be treated with levity. Such dreams should be fought against through prayer, and not allowed to continue. 

If you saw a dream of sleeping with your pastor, it is likely that the one you saw in your dream is not actually your pastor, but a demon using the image of your pastor in order to gain easy access and mess with you. I have written an article about spiritual husbands on this blog, which I believe you will find really helpful. 

I'll also wouldn't want to omit the fact that, persistent dreams of you sleeping with your pastor could be a manifestation of a spiritual attack from a false man of God. Firstly, you should ask God to reveal and confirm to you whether that preacher is truly called and sent from Him. Tell God to unveil to entity behind the attacks.

If you have recurring and disturbing dreams of you sleeping with your pastor, while praying for such dreams to cease coming, you also need to be very cautious with this person that always appears in your dreams to sleep with you. 

Also be sure that you are not lusting after your pastor in your waking life. Evil spirits search for such open doors to step in and wreak havoc in people's lives. 

Seeing Your Dead Pastor In A Dream


The image of your dead pastor in a dream can as well be used by God to communicate important messages to you. But if these dreams tend to be recurring, you need to be very careful. I say this because, always seeing dead people in dreams is not a good omen. If these dreams tend to be recurring, you may need to seek deliverance from them. Again, it is not a good omen to constantly see dead people in dreams

Dream Of A pastor Hugging You


If you saw a dream of your pastor hugging you (but not in a lustful manner), this could simply be the Lord Jesus Christ Himself letting you know that you are loved, safe in His hands, and that He is pleased with you. 

People have seen dreams of Jesus Christ hugging them, there is nothing strange about it. But it is also important to always discern the feelings that accompany such dreams. If it is holy, then it is from God. If it was lustly, then that dream didn't come from God. 

Dream Of Receiving Gift From Pastor


When you receive a gift from a pastor in your dream, you are receiving a blessing, a spiritual gift or an impartation from the hand of God. It is on very rare occasions that such dreams would manifest as your pastor actually giving you a gift in waking life.

Dream Of A Pastor Visiting Your House


If you saw a dream of a pastor visiting your house, in most cases, this dream symbolizes a powerful encounter with the Lord Jesus in your home.


God's Presence has come to your dwelling, and you will begin experiencing series of breakthroughs, miracles, signs and wonders, etc. 

You may also begin to sense the tangible presence of God in your home, after seeing this dream. Be expectant. 

This dream may also reveal that a powerful servant of God will visit your home, carrying the presence and power of God to your home, and things will no longer remain the same for you.

Final Thoughts On Seeing A Pastor In A Dream


Overall, dreams about a pastor are often prophetic dreams. In most cases, God passes through such dreams, and uses the image of the pastor to communicate or do what He intends to do with the dreamer. 

Also remember that, certain dreams about a pastor may not come from God. The Lord wouldn't use the image of a false preacher to speak to you, impart you, pray over you or deliver you in a dream. 

God may expose a false preacher to you through a pastor dream. Such dreams will rarely appear pleasant or holy. 

A dream of a pastor sleeping with you is not from God. It is often either a demonic or witchcraft manipulation. 

If you were blessed reading this article on the biblical meaning of seeing a pastor in a dream, do not hesitate to share with someone else who has been seeing similar dreams. 

Thanks again for reading. 

God bless you. 
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