When you see a door in a dream, it symbolizes the following depending on whether it is opened or closed. The door is a symbol of a path or an open passage, an invitation into something, favor, rejection, or freedom.
The dream has different implications depending on its unique context and content.
Biblical meaning of an open door in a dream
An open door in a dream is a sign of invitation to something depending on the context of that dream.
An open door can also represent favor or an answered prayer. (Matthew 7:7-8).
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
If you have been trusting God for a job or business, then an open door means your request has been answered and an opportunity opened for you. Therefore in this context, the door symbolizes an open opportunity.
If you are planning to propose to someone and you dream of an open door, then this is a sign of acceptance. The opened door in a dream represents acceptance.
An open door in a dream can also symbolize freedom. You have been realized from bondage and now you are free. (Acts 5:19, 16:26).
It can also mean you are accepted and granted permission to do something. For example, God opened a door for Paul to preach the gospel at Troas. (2 Corinthians 2:12).
The open door also symbolizes freedom of choice. You have the choice to either walk through it, remain where you are, or walk away.
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
The biblical meaning of a closed door in a dream
A closed door in a dream may have three meanings, rejection, isolation, and hardness of heart. It may to some extent be a sign of protection as God is preventing you from making a foolish decision, hence He chooses to close certain doors in your life to protect you.
The closed door in a dream represents rejection as you are shut out. You are not invited. This may be due to your character, sin or simply you do not qualify for that which you seek. (Luke 13:25).
Related: Dreaming of a Back Door
The dream may also represent the hardness of a person’s heart. Jesus likened a heart to s door and urged us to open it up for Him to come and reign therein. Refusing to open the door for Him is a sign of a hardened heart. (Revelation 3:20).
A closed door can also represent isolation as one is shutting himself away from everyone. He doesn’t want to associate with people or welcome anyone in his affairs. This state may be a result of betrayal, consequently making him unwelcoming to anyone.