Lion In Dream Biblical Meaning

Here is the meaning of lion in dream from a Christian perspective. We bring you the biblical meaning of lion in dreams.

Lion In Dream Biblical Meaning
One of the most dreaded dreams that some people see is a dream about lions. If you saw this dream and have been searching for the accurate biblical interpretation of it, then you are in the right place. Join us now as we explore the biblical meaning of lion in dreams

Dreaming about lions is not something that happens often, and such dreams don't come to many people. Have you ever seen a lion in your dream? If yes, then it shows that you are a very special person to have seen such a dream

2 Timothy 4:17 NIV
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

Dreams about lions come in various forms. For proper understanding of what it means to dream about lions, we will be discussing the following: 

  • Lion dream meaning
  • Meaning of dreams about lions
  • Dreams about lions chasing you
  • Dreaming of lions chasing you biblical meaning
  • Biblical meaning of lions in dreams

Seeing a lion in dream is good or bad? A dream about a lion can either be good or bad, depending on the details of the dream. Dreams about lions may be scary, pleasant or prophetic dream. Not all lion dreams are a good omen, and not all are a bad omen either.


What does lion mean in a dream? Seeing a lion in a dream can signify God's presence, but in some other cases, it can as well point to a deadly spiritual attack from the enemy. 


For a lion dream to be classed as a good or bad omen, we will have to take many factors into consideration; like the symbols and feeling that the dream produced. Were you comfortable or scared seeing a lion in your dream?

There are people who see a lion chasing, attacking and attempting to kill them in their dream. This is clearly not a good dream. There are other people who see a dream of a lion walking with them and protecting them from danger and harm. This is obviously a good dream. 

I assume that, if you stumbled on this Christian dream interpretation during your search for lion dream meaning, you must have seen a lion dream similar with any of the instances given above. Please read on, because we're going to go into details concerning what seeing a lion in a dream means

Biblical Meaning Of Lion In Dreams


The lion, as the saying goes, is the king of the jungle. The lion is known for his raw power and strength. The presence of the lion commands fear and reverence from every other animal. Lions are built to rule, dominate, protect and predate. 

Psalm 22:20-21 NIV
Deliver me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs. Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen. 

Since the lion is so influential in the animal kingdom, even his spiritual symbolism will also be very powerful. Whenever a lion appears to anyone in their dream, they should understand that such is not an ordinary dream. 

The lion is known to possess the following characteristics:

  1. Aggression - Lions are very aggressive, even while playing with each other. 
  2. Bravery - Lions are one of the bravest animals in the jungle. 
  3. Protectiveness - Lions are protective of their partner, offsprings and every member of their pride. 
  4. Hunting - Lions are great hunters and predators.
  5. Dominion - Lions' mode of government is often dictatorial and domineering.
  6. Scheming - Lions are masters in scheming, especially when comes to lying in wait and catching their prey. 

Looking at these characteristics, one can deduce that the appearance of a lion in a dream could either be a good or bad omen. A lion can appear in a dream to protect, but it can as well appear to in order to kill

Nahum 2:12 NLT
The lion tore up meat for his cubs and strangled prey for his mate. He filled his den with prey, his caverns with his plunder.

Most lions that are close to humans today are kept in the zoo. This is because they could endanger human life and the lives of other animals they come across. One stray lion could pose a serious threat to lives and properties of an entire community.

If you saw a lion in your dream, the first step towards understanding your dream is questioning whether the lion was friendly or aggressive, fierce and evil towards you. This alone will go a long way to help you decipher the meaning of your dream. 

Spiritual Meaning Of Lions In Dreams


Spiritually, a lion can symbolize a saviour or a devourer

I like the way the Bible puts to use the characteristics of the lion to explain the nature and personality of both our Lord Jesus Christ and that of the enemy. 

The Bible refers to Jesus Christ as the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5)—and at the same time—it also calls Satan a “roaring lion which prowls around seeking whom to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). 

1. Jesus May Appear As A Lion In The Dream


The book of revelation highlights one of the many facets of our Lord Jesus Christ—as the Lion of the tribe of Judah:

Revelation 5:5 ESV
And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Below are very positive characteristics of a lion;

  • Leadership
  • Strength
  • Devotion 
  • Majesty
  • Courage
  • Boldness
  • Protection, and 
  • Wisdom.

When we look closely, we find out that these characteristics align with the character and personality of our Lord Jesus Christ. So if you saw a dream of a lion—where the lion manifested any of these characteristics—chances are, you just unknowingly had an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Again, if a lion dream is from God, it is less likely to be terrifying, manipulative or life-threatening. If Jesus shows up to you in a dream as a lion, He will make sure you feel safe, comfortable and protected in the dream. But with the enemy, the reverse will always be the case.

2. The Enemy Also Shows Up As A Lion In The Dream


Much has been said so far concerning the meaning of lions in dreams. Now you know how the enemy could likely manifest taking on the form of a lion in the dream. Lion dreams that emanate from the devil will always be very disturbing and manipulative. Some of them could precede a deadly spiritual attack. 

1 Peter 5:8 NIV
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

I have been opportuned to hear from a good number of people who saw a dreadful lion attacking them in their dream. The interesting part is that, most of these people are very important figures in the kingdom of God. They are people God is using mightily and powerfully. The enemy carefully and strategically launches very terrible spiritual attacks against them; such that could possibly terminate their life. 

For instance, a brother saw a dream of a very mighty lion which showed up from nowhere all of a sudden, and attempted to bite off his right arm. But he was quick enough to pull back his hand. This is just one way attacks from the enemy may manifest in form of lion dreams. 

Psalm 17:12 NLT
They are like hungry lions, eager to tear me apart—like young lions hiding in ambush. 

Also understand that sometimes, the enemy might not show up by himself, but will send some of his strongest demons. High-ranking demons and fallen angels can as well manifest as a lion to attack a Christian in their dream. But rest assured, such dreams rarely come and they don't come to every Christian

Lion In Dream Spiritual Meaning


That being said, the spiritual meaning of lions in dreams leaves us with two different sides of the spiritual symbolism of the lion—A positive and negative one:

  • The lion as a saviour and protector
  • The lion as a devourer and destroyer

Our Lord Jesus could appear to us as a lion in a dream. High-ranking Angels of God could also take the form of lions in our dream. When this is the case, the dream will always be a good one filled with God's presence.

The enemy and his cohorts could as well appear as lions in dreams. It's just that when this happens, the purpose is often to attack, devour and destroy the dreamer. 

But be reminded that, the Lion of the tribe of Judah is more powerful; He is superior to the devourer lion. He will always protect you from the evil one. 

Prophetic Dreams About Lions


Prophetic dreams are often very spiritual dreams from God with deeper meanings. The word of the Lord came through the mouth of the prophet Joel, declaring that in the last days, the Holy Spirit will enable many to see prophetic dreams (Joel 2:28-29). This prophecy has been manifesting and keeps on unfolding before our very eyes. Many will see more prophetic dreams in these last days—and prophetic dreams about lions definitely will not be left out. 

Since the Bible portrays our Lord Jesus Christ as a lion, His offsprings can't be any different. The Bible says that the righteous is to be as bold as a lion—physically humble, but spiritually violent. There is no excuse for a Christian to be anything below this. 

Proverbs 28:1 NIV
The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

The Anointing of the Holy Spirit in a Christian empowers and strengthens them. The enemy and his minions are no match for the Spirit-filled Christian. 

Joel 2:7 KJV
They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks.

A dream about a group of lions going forth to conquer territories might portray a group of Spirit-filled believers going forth to subdue the works of the enemy and snatch souls from his grip. 

Daniel 11:32 ESV
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he pervert by flatteries: but the people that know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Samson is an example of how strong the Anointing can make a person to be. The lion which confronted Samson was strong, but with the Anointing of the Holy Spirit, he was defeated by Samson.

We can say the same concerning the believers and followers of Jesus Christ. We are more than conquerors. In the end times, we are expected to step out and do mighty exploits. And not even the strongest of devils can stop us. 

Dream Of A Lion Attacking


What does it mean when you dream of a lion attacking? If you saw a dream where you came under attack by lions, it simply reveals that there are very furious and evil agents of darkness assigned against you. 


Jeremiah 2:15 ESV
The lions have roared against him; they have roared loudly. They have made his land a waste; his cities are in ruins, without inhabitant.

This is often the devourer spirit in action—with an assignment to destroy the dreamer. If you saw this dream, your prayer should be fashioned as that of the Psalmist:

Psalm 58:6 ESV
O God, break the teeth in their mouths; tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!

Remember that evil lions have always risen against true children of God. They rose against Samson and Daniel but in both cases, ended up defeated and subdued! 

Daniel 6:22 NIV
My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.

My prayer for you is that the Lord sends His Angel to shut the mouth of that evil lion roaring against you, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ! 

Dream Of Lion Chasing You Biblical Meaning


If you saw a lion chasing you in your dream, it simply means that you are under a serious spiritual attack. High-ranking forces of darkness have been assigned and released against the dreamer to destroy them. 

Psalm 17:9-12 NIV
Protect me from wicked people who attack me, from murderous enemies who surround me. They close up their callous hearts, and their mouths speak with arrogance. They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground. They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

If you happened to see this dream, you need to rise up and pray accordingly. Go into fasting and prayer, ask God to fight for you and shut the mouths of the evil lions assigned and released against you. 

Escaping From Lion In Dream


If you were able to successfully escape from a lion which attacked you in your dream, that is deliverance on your part. Thank God for His protection and deliverance upon your life! 

Dream of Lion Protecting You


If you saw a lion protecting you from danger or harm in a dream, it simply means you have God's mighty hand of protection upon your life. Thank God for that! 

Prayer Against Lion Attacks In Dreams


  1. Father, You are the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Every other lion submits to you. Because You live in me, every evil lion roaring against me must submit, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ! 
  2. Because the Lion of the tribe of Judah is always with me, I shall fear no evil. The roaring of the evil one against me is in vain, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. 
  3. Father, arise and pursue my pursuers. Put my enemies to flight, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  4. When the enemies arise up against me to eat my flesh, they shall stumble and fall, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  5. O God, arise and rebuke the devourer for my sake. Protect me from the fangs of the wicked one, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  6. Mighty Angels of God, arise and arrest every devourer spirit assigned against me, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  7. By the authority of Jesus Christ, I frustrate the assignment of evil pursuers against my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  8. Just as Samson, I receive power to defeat and destroy evil lions in my dreams, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  9. Whatever evil the enemy plotted against me through lion dream attacks, I declare that they are frustrated now, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  10. I declare that from now on, I shall only see godly and prophetic lion dreams, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 

Final Words On Lion Dream Meaning


So beloved, that is it for the biblical meaning of lions in dreams. If you saw a dream about lions but couldn't find its meaning here, you can send me a private message asking to know the meaning of your dream.

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