The Biblical Meaning of Pigs in Dreams

The biblical meaning of pigs in dreams is unworthiness, sin, spiritual warfare, foolishness, destruction, and spiritual poverty or growth.

In dreams, pigs are often used to convey a symbolic message. Symbolic dreams usually have a hidden meaning that is relatable to your everyday life. Also, God often speaks in parables and riddles to encourage believers to seek him for the interpretation. Fortunately, God has given you “the secrets of the kingdom of heaven” to help you understand his messages. (Matthew 13:11)

4 Biblical Meanings of Pigs in Dreams

1. Feeling Unworthy

Do you feel unworthy of a relationship with God? Seeing unclean pigs can depict low self-worth.

Feeling Condemnation

Do you feel unworthy due to sin and ungodly thought? Well, conviction and condemnation are not the same. You can feel remorse for sin, but you shouldn’t feel dirty or believe God loves you less because of it. Jesus didn’t die for you to have painful flashbacks and burdensome shame. (1 John 3:32 Corinthians 7:10)

God has ultimate authority to make unclean things pure by the finished work of Jesus Christ. There is NO sin that can’t be cleansed by Jesus’ blood.

Similarly, in Acts 10:9-16, Peter received a vision indicating that all unclean animals are now clean. The unclean animals represented non-Jews, pagans, or Gentiles which didn’t know God and were steeped in sin. Fortunately, Christ made a way for them to receive salvation. Through the vision, God made it clear that everyone was deserving of Christ’s purifying blood. In contrast, under the law, pigs were unclean animals that were unworthy of being sacrifice to God. This transition is indicative of God’s restorative power. (Leviticus 11:7 and Isaiah 66:3)

Also, the prodigal son left home, spent his inheritance, and ended up in poverty working with pigs — a degrading and low paying job. His rebellion and love for the pleasures of the word made him financially and spiritually poor. He eventually realizes that his father is forgiving and he can return to his goodness. This story is also a representation that God has open arms for back-sliders. He can raise us up out of our filth and bestow us with purity, favor, and blessings. (Luke 15:15-31)

A Pig Being Cleansed Means Purification

Essentially, seeing a pig that need cleansing or is being cleansed in a dream represents purification in your life. The blood of Christ makes us clean: “For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirt.” (Titus 3:1-11)

2. A Need for Caution

Are you giving your personal life details to someone that isn’t kind? Or have you been sharing wisdom with someone that doesn’t listen? Individuals that love sin are like pigs that roll around in their own filth and cause destruction. Similar to pigs, they devour diseased food – unhealthy doctrines and ideologies– and harbor them in their bodies. 

One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.” (Proverbs 14:16)

Essentially, believers should not throw their pearls to pigs. In Proverbs 11:22, Solomon also mentions that jewels are a waste in the hands of the foolish, ungrateful, and careless. Ultimately, seeing a pig might be a warning to spend less time and resources on those who consistently chooses a sinful lifestyle. (Proverbs 11:22; Matthew 7:6;)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.(Proverbs 1:7)

3. Spiritual Growth

It is important to also explore what attributes of pigs God is sharing based on your personal understandings. While pigs have a generally negative tone in the Bible, they are still God’s creation. They contribute to the ecosystem by tilling soil and providing natural fertilizers. Additionally, pigs are also playful and curious.

Since the Bible references God as the Gardener that helps us to bear fruit. Specifically, we are the garden and we need healthy soil to grow. Therefore, seeing pigs can represent abundance, contentless, joy, and spiritual growth if you feel an overall sense of happiness and positivity in your dream.

4. Demonic Activity

Seeing darkness and dirty pigs may represent the presence of dark spiritual activity. According to some theories, when Jesus casted out the legion of demons they begged to reside in pigs because pigs represent filth. This demonstrates that darkness likes to operate where there is sin.

Perhaps, you are dreaming about pigs because your behaviors or something you’re exposing yourself to. It is beneficial to evaluate your life for open doors. For instance, listening to certain music about sex is an open door to experiencing lustful thoughts, dreams, and feelings. (Matthew 13:45; Luke 11:25) 

Oppression is different from possession. Being oppressed is coming under the weight of negativity and darkness which is a strategy from the enemy to make you feel weak. Unhealed pain, shame, and unbelief invites oppression. And entertaining pride, rebellion, and sin can cause us to leave God’s protection. (1 Corinthians 3:16)

Don’t fear if you’ve engaged in any activity that has caused an open door for demonic influence. Simply repent and change your behaviors. Ultimately, demons can’t live in active Christians because they are temples of the Holy Spirit: “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) If the Holy Spirit lives within you then nothing else can.

The Biblical Meaning of Dead Pig in Dreams

Perhaps the biblical meaning of a dead pig in dreams means the removal of sin and things that are tormenting you. This type of dream is good news as God desires you to live a life that is free from fear and spiritual distractions.

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