What are the biblical meaning of snake dreams and their interpretation? Since time immemorial people have been dreaming of snakes. The symbolism of snake dreams is also discussed in detail in scripture (Genesis 3:1).
We see the devil using the character of a serpent to trick Eve to rebel against God. He deceived them that by disobeying God they will be like him, little did they know they were already like God as they were created in his image and likeness. They were placed in the garden of Eden to execute God’s Will.
The biblical symbolism of snake in dreams can best be interpreted based on:
- Where the snake bites in a dream.
- Based on the snake’s color in a dream.
- The snake’s action in the dream.
- The type of snake in question and its characteristics.
There are many sources from which we can draw the interpretation of snake symbolism. However, as believers in Jesus Christ, we are supposed to rely on God for the interpretation, for “in Christ Jesus is the total of all wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3
There is only one place in the scriptures where a snake is used to symbolize something positive. It is when God asked Moses to erect a brazen serpent that symbolized that the son of man shall be crucified to bring salvation to all who look to him. Therefore, the symbolism represented the redemption and salvation of mankind from his sinful nature.
The snake is portrayed as an evil entity. It represents the devil himself, the serpent in the garden of Eden. It also represents the schemes of the evil one, his cunning nature to deceive man to fall from the path of righteousness.
Since snakes are poisonous, they can also indicate evil influence and danger that lurks in the darkness to destroy the simple. It is fatal and can also cause paralysis and health issues. It may also indicate witchcraft or even a spell cast to cause sicknesses and poison your life entirely.
Snake dreams may symbolize spiritual warfare with demons of a higher ranking or even the devil himself.
What is the biblical meaning of snakes in a dream?
The spiritual meaning of a rat snake attacking you in a dream
A rat snake is generally nonpoisonous and may symbolize an enemy who tries to harm you but he is not capable as you are sanctified, and covered with the blood of Jesus Christ. (Jeremiah 54:17).
Biblical meaning of a python in a dream
Dreaming of a python snake symbolizes spiritual suffocation. This snake is massive and has very strong muscles to suffocate its prey. I remember having a snake dream in which a python tried to kill me by suffocating me.
It squeezed me so hard, but by the grace of God, I overcome it. The symbolism represented an evil spiritual entity that was trying to kill something precious in my life. As we all know suffocation can lead to serious damage to the respiratory system, even leading to death.
The biblical meaning of a cobra attacking you in a dream
Dreaming of a cobra snake may symbolize something poisonous in your life or even poisonous friendships that have the power to destroy your destiny. Naturally, cobras are among the most poisonous snakes.
The Bible in Luke 10:19 declares, “we have been given authority over serpents and scorpions.” use this authority to crush every evil spirit in Jesus’ name.
From the snake’s behavior, we know that it can also symbolize our emotions of anger and rage. That’s how we always behave when blinded by anger, as it poisons our souls. This makes us bitter and unforgiving.
A white snake attacking you in a dream
A white snake in a dream might represent self-righteousness. The Bible warns us to be watchful as the devil turns himself into an angel of light and ends up misleading many.
The color of the snake reflects the character of whatever or whoever is attacking you.
Biblical meaning of black snakes in dreams
A black snake in a dream symbolizes forces of darkness just as the color black is associated with witchcraft and dark powers. Similar dreams include seeing a black cat in your dreams and dreaming of a black raven.
Being chased by a snake in a dream biblical meaning
If a snake is chasing after you, then it symbolizes that there is a force of witchcraft trying to attack you and you need to pray to defeat it in Jesus’ name. When a snake wraps itself around your body, it symbolizes spiritual suffocation.
What does it mean to have sex with a snake in a dream?
Sex symbolizes fertility and probably may mean the enemy is trying to plant a seed of wickedness and perversion in your life. It might also mean you are being initiated into cultism and witchcraft without your awareness. The dream interpretation differs based on its context.
How to deal with snake dreams
You must first and foremost be born again. Receive Jesus today as your Lord and savior.
“if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes and is justified, and with the mouth, one confesses and is saved.” (Romans 10:9-10, ESV)
You need to plead the blood of Jesus over your life and pray every time before going to bed.
You can use these bible verses against snakes in dreams. Luke 10:19, Isaiah 54:17, and Ezekiel 13:18-23.
Dedicate through an offering to destroy such evil dreams. (Leviticus 27:28-29).