Dreaming About Keys? Here Is The Biblical Meaning Of Keys In Dreams

If you have ever seen a key in your dreams and wondered what it means, today we have written for you the spiritual meaning of keys in a dream.
Spiritual Meaning Of Keys In A Dream

A dream about keys may not be easy to come by, but if you happened to see this dream, you may have become restless and confused concerning its possible meaning. That is why we're here to provide interpretation for your dreams—by God's Grace. Today, we will learn the spiritual meaning of keys in a dream. 

It is rare to dream about keys. If you found this article while you were searching for the spiritual or biblical meaning of keys in dreams, I presume you are one of those who have dreamed about keys. You have to treat your dream as very important, because the rarer the dream, the more serious it should be. 

Dream of keys can be so powerful, they can reveal your next steps in life or the specific things preventing you from moving forward in life. Read on and let's trust the Spirit of God to bring understanding concerning your dream

Revelation 3:7 ESV
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.

Since dreams of keys often come in various forms, we will explore our interpretation based on the following:

  • Spiritual meaning of keys
  • Meaning of keys in dreams
  • Spiritual meaning of a key
  • Spiritual meaning of finding a key
  • Biblical meaning of keys in dreams

Dreaming about keys can be a good or bad omen. If your key dream comes from God, it is definitely going to be a positive one. But dreams of keys can as well come from the enemy. In this case, it's apparently going to be a bad omen. 

Again, one must be very discerning and diligent to know when a dream about a key comes from God (even when it doesn't look good). I'm saying this because sometimes, the Lord could choose to reveal to us the works of the enemy against us through key dreams

What is the spiritual meaning of dreaming about keys? A key in a dream can either symbolize a breakthrough or bondage; success or hindrance to the same. Identifying the source of our key dream will have a great role to play in enabling us understand the meaning of our dream. 

Spiritual Meaning Of Keys

Before we delve into the spiritual meaning of keys in a dream, it is important we understand the spiritual meaning of keys according to the holy scriptures. The Bible has given us many clues to understanding what keys symbolize spiritually. 

Matthew 16:19 NLT
And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.  

In the physical world, we know that a key is mainly used for locking and opening doors. As big and well-furnished a house may be, without the house keys, no one can get in that house

It is safe to say that, keys provide access to the good things in life. For example, money is the key to purchasing anything we want on earth. Faith is the key to receiving from God.

Without money, one can only desire and stare at the things they want in life, but won't be able to obtain them. The Bible says that (in this present world), “money answers all things” (Ecclesiastes 10:19). We are also made to understand that if we ask God for anything in faith, we will receive it (Matthew 21:22).

You see, faith and money are too powerful keys that makes a lot of things easy—in the spiritual and physical aspects of life, respectively. 

Matthew 16:19 NIV
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 

Mere looking at this statement (in Matthew 16:19) from our Lord Jesus Christ, you will notice that a spiritual key is such a powerful thing to lay hold of!

A key can also be any crucial, pivotal and indispensable thing to man. It is something of utmost importance. 

Spiritually, keys often symbolize authority and access, or lack thereof. Notice the instances where keys were used figuratively in the Bible, viz:

  1. Peter having the keys of the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 16:19). 
  2. Our Lord Jesus Christ holding the keys of death and of Hades (Revelation 1:18); also having the key of David (Revelation 3:7). 
  3. The Angel of God being given the key to the bottomless pit (Revelation 9:1; 20:1). 
  4. The teachers of the law taking away the key of knowledge from people, and by so doing, locking the doors of truth against them (Luke 11:52).

Now that you know the spiritual meaning of keys, I believe it is easy to understand that seeing, receiving or losing a key in a dream isn't something to treat lightly. 

Spiritual Meaning Of Receiving Keys In A Dream

A dream of receiving keys is one of the powerful dreams that anyone can see! But we must be cautious when it comes to the person giving us the keys in our dreams—as accepting keys from the wrong hands can lead to misfortunes. 

The spiritual symbolism of a key is that of a powerful thing that can either make or mar a person's life. Being deceived into receiving keys from the enemy in a dream is equivalent to accepting an assignment from him. Pray against dream manipulations, so you can be safe from such a scenario. 

A key (also known in Hebrew as maphteah, i.e., the opener - Judges 3:25) is often a piece of metal with incisions, designed to open a lock. The Greek version is kleis, culled from its use in shutting (Matthew 16:19; Luke 11:52; Revelation 1:18). 

In our tech world today, a key can be likened to a password, a fingerprint or a face id. Without these, it is impossible to gain access to our smart devices or even most smart homes we have today.

In most godly key dreams, keys will often symbolize the following:

  • Access to the uncommon things of God 
  • Delegated spiritual Authority 
  • Delegated Power from God
  • A call into an Office
  • Solution to a stubborn problem
  • Breakthrough in areas of life where it's been difficult to gain the same. 
  • The solution to a difficult problem.

Most dreams of receiving keys are often good dreams from God, and you should pray to have such.

Dead Person Giving Key In Dream Meaning

As I earlier stated, not every dream of receiving key is a good omen. This is where we draw the line on such dreams. A dead person giving you keys in a dream is obviously a bad omen. It is a form of demonic manipulation. If it were God, He wouldn't choose to use the image of a deceased person to do it. It is Satan who does that instead. Take note!

Receiving Keys In A Dream Biblical Meaning

Christians have authority through Jesus Christ to do exploits on earth. This in itself is a key to all-round success in our walk with the Lord. 

Luke 10:19 NKJV
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Having this delegated authority from God makes a lot of things easy for us. It makes the impossible possible. It makes us victors on earth, and not victims of the works of darkness. 

As a Christian, if you found yourself receiving keys from someone in your dream, the following are the possibilities:

  1. You just received the long-awaited answers to your prayers
  2. God just entrusted something of great value to you in that dream (ask Him). 
  3. You have just been called to a particular office in the Body of Christ. 
  4. Receiving a key in a dream could represent authority from God over a particular dimension of the works of darkness. 
  5. This can be a sign of promotion or elevation from God. 
  6. You have been ordained and commissioned by Heaven into a position of authority or leadership—in the Church, your workplace or in connection with your purpose.

Godly dreams of receiving keys are rare. They are often very prophetic dreams from God. If you happen to see such a dream, obviously you're a great person in the Kingdom of God.

Seeing Lock And Key In Dream

Seeing a lock in a dream can symbolize what is bound up spiritually by the enemy, with the intent of destroying it in the long run. I say this because we must understand that Satan and his cohorts also operate their own hierarchy of spiritual authority. 

If a Christian can bind up and loose something in the spirit realm, don't be surprised that the enemy and his servants can as well do the same—using their evil spiritual authority. Remember, the Egyptian magicians were also able to make their staffs turn into serpents (Exodus 7:12).

Lest we forget: we are seated with our Lord Jesus Christ in heavenly places (divine hierarchy of spiritual authority)—far above principalities and powers—where Satan and his minions operate (Ephesians 2:6). By the authority of Jesus Christ, we can always clamp down on the works of darkness—to loose what the enemy has tied up. 

In most cases, seeing a lock and a key in a dream reveals a spiritual bondage the dreamer or someone they know is in. These dreams are quite rare—they always come as powerful revelations—and mostly to people in the deliverance ministry

For instance, a pastor saw a dream where he arrived in his church and found out that the door was padlocked by an unknown person. There was no key found anywhere to use in opening the door. 

In this pastor's case, that was a revelation on what the enemy has been doing in secret—a deadly attack from the enemy against his ministry which has been fast dwindling. 

Psalm 124:7 NIV
We have escaped like a bird from the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.

A dream of broken lock is therefore, a sign of deliverance. A dream of a lock opened up by a key also symbolizes deliverance

Dream Of Opening A Door With A Key

From Heaven's standpoint, a key is the latent power and authority of God. If anyone receives this key, they can effect changes on behalf of God on earth. They can set captives free. They can as well open doors of opportunities and breakthrough for other people.

If you saw yourself opening a door with a key in your dream, and you felt it in your spirit that this wasn't an ordinary dream;

  1. Expect promotion and uncommon breakthroughs. 
  2. Expect the tangible manifestations of your answered prayers.
  3. Expect to be free from the things that have been frustrating your efforts to move forward in life. 
  4. Expect open doors to unlimited blessings and possibilities.

Lastly, thank God for your open doors! 

Broken Key Dream Meaning

A broken key in a dream can be the manifestation of the attack of the enemy against the dreamer's breakthrough and progress, revealed via that dream! 

If a person saw a dream where their key was broken, evidently, there is a serious attack purposed to frustrate every effort of theirs to experience success in all their life endeavors. Seriously confront and destroy the effects of such dreams through prayers.

Final Thoughts On The Meaning Of Keys In Dreams

The symbol of a key in a dream can connote something great—from God to the dreamer. At the same time, it can as well be a revelation on what the enemy has done to prevent the dreamer from laying hold of all that God has in store for them. 

This is because God has only good thoughts concerning us (Jeremiah 29:11), while the enemy always us the direct opposite of these (John 10:10).

In both cases, understand when praying to affirm your dreams, or destroying the effects of dreams is necessary. 

Beloved, I trust that by reading this article, you were able the grasp not only the spiritual but also the biblical meaning of keys in dreams.

God bless you. 
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