The dreams of being arrested symbolize feelings of guilt, fear, or a sense of being caught or trapped in a situation.
Dreaming being arrested indicates guilt and shame about something you have done in real life. This might be related to a specific action or behavior, or it could be a more general sense of guilt about your past and present actions.
Being arrested in a dream indicates that you are being confronted with the reality of your careless actions and you are forced to take responsibility.
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Again, the dream of being arrested reflects a fear of being caught and exposed for something you have done or you are currently doing. Such as being caught in a lie, or engaging in behaviors that are frowned upon by society. In this context, the dream is a warning to be careful.
Dreaming of being arrested might also symbolize a sense of being trapped in a situation. This might be a physical location or a relationship. The dream shows your desire to break free from your current situation.
Biblical meaning of being arrested in a dream
In the Bible, a prison symbolizes punishment and bondage. For instance, hell is a prison for rebellious spirits. The dream might also indicate guilt that causes condemnation in your life.
Apostle John taught that “there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” (1 John 4:18)
The dream of being arrested could indicate spiritual bondage. This could symbolize an attack by the enemy to enslave you in sin or trap your destiny. Pray to ask for discernment concerning the dream and remember to dedicate it for destruction.
Dreaming of being falsely arrested
This dream can represent feelings of injustice as you are wrongly accused in a situation in your waking life. It could also indicate a fear of being falsely accused or judged by others.
Dreaming of being arrested for a crime you didn’t commit
The dream can represent feelings of being misunderstood or falsely accused in a situation in your waking life.
Dreaming about escaping from prison or jail
This dream represents feelings of wanting to escape from a difficult or oppressive situation in your waking life. It could also indicate a desire to break free from negative patterns or habits.
Dreaming of being arrested with friends or family
This dream can represent feelings of being let down or betrayed by loved ones in your waking life. It could also indicate a fear of losing loved ones or damaging relationships.
Dreaming being arrested by the police
The dream might represent feelings of being held accountable for your actions in a situation in your waking life. It could also indicate a fear of consequences or punishment for actions taken.
Dreaming being arrested in public
This dream can represent feelings of embarrassment in your waking life. It could also indicate a fear of being judged by others or a fear of being exposed.