25 DREAMS THAT GREATLY IMPACTED OUR CIVILIZATION

[1] Hitler’s life-saving dream

While fighting in the trenches of World War I, it’s said Adolf Hitler had a life-saving dream. In it, he and his unit were eaten up by the earth and liquid metal. He awoke, bewildered, and left for a walk during which time a shell landed on the trench, killing the other soldiers.
[Credit to list25.com] [2] Madame C.J. Walker

The world’s first female American self-made millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker, made her fortune in the early 20th century cosmetics industry. A black man appeared to her in a dream and told her the mixture which would help her falling-out hair grow back in. It worked, and she enjoyed a lengthy career selling her cosmetics products.

[3] Caligula’s assassination

Caligula, famous Roman emperor, dreamt of his death the night before it happened. In it, he met the god Jupiter (Zeus in Greek mythology) who proceeded to kick him from the heavens back to Earth. The next day, conspirators assassinated the emperor.

[4] Messiah

Not of the Christ variety here (though Mary did learn of Jesus’s coming through a dream) – composer George Frideric Handel came to an impasse when trying to finish his now-famous piece, Messiah. He claimed the ending for it came to him in a dream.

[5] The Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dalí’s famous clock-work The Persistence of Memory may not have been directly seen in a dream, but Dalí often referred to his paintings as “hand painted dream photographs”.

[6] Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson regularly used dreams as the bases for his stories. He saw the scene where Mr. Hyde changes in front of his pursuers and, combined with other nights of dream, wrote the novel within 10 weeks.

[7] Beethoven

Beethoven was rumoured to be a prolific dreamer, hearing many of his piano sonatas in his dreams and writing them out afterwards. Some historians even say his dreams featured instruments not yet invented. We’d love to hear his Symphony No. 5 on one of those!

[8]Satisfaction

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Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones attributed his popular song (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction to a dream. He’s said to have recorded the acoustic riffs just before falling back to sleep. (The riffs were followed by 40 minutes of him snoring.)

[9] Artillery Gun Leveler

D.B Parkinson, an employee at Bell Labs (started by Alexander Graham Bell and at one time owned by AT&T) was designing an add-on to the telephone in 1940. One night, he dreamt he was in the middle of the war in Europe and, after being shown by an artillery crewman, saw the device he was creating helped the cannon take out Nazi aircraft with surprising accuracy.

[10]Inception

Director Christopher Nolan is fascinated with dreams. He would frequently practice waking up and falling partially asleep again to try manipulating his dreams in the semi-conscious state. It’s easy to see how this love turned into the Inception thriller.

[11] Periodic Table of Elements

Dmitry Mendeleev first came up with the idea for the periodic table in a dream. Unable to figure out how to arrange the elements, he used music heard in his dream to figure out the best way was by their properties and atomic weight.

[12] Benzene

You might not know much about it, but benzene is a pretty important foundation in chemistry, partly responsible for cars, leather, and high schoolers dismay. Chemist Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz’s dream of a snake biting its own tail in a hexagonal shape led to his discovery of the six-sided benzene.

[13] Nervous system communication

In the early 20th century, scientists thought our nerves transmitted information electrically. After a dream, Dr. Otto Loewi awoke during the night and scribbled some thoughts on a paper. Upon waking in the morning, he realized he had written about information being transmitted chemically, later proven to be true and winning him the Nobel Prize in 1936

[14] Stephen King books

Global best-selling novelist Stephen King had many ideas come to him through dreams, including the books Misery and It. As King said: “I’ve always used dreams the way you’d use mirrors to look at something you couldn’t see head-on.

[15] The Terminator

With a fever spiking to 102°F (39°C), James Cameron had the idea of the Terminator in a dream (more like a nightmare). Cameron saw the metallic figure with piercing red eyes pulling itself up from a fire – not the kind of dream we’d want to have anytime soon.

[16] DNA’s double helix

One of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time was the discovery of DNA’s structure. Dr. James Watson had a dream involving two snakes intertwined with heads at the opposite ends, leading to his consideration of a double helix.

[17] Mathematical genius

Well-known among mathematicians, Indian Srinivasa Ramanujan is said to have published over 3,000 theorems. He claimed Hindu goddess Namagiri would appear in his dreams and tell him new formulas.

[18] A winning golf swing

Famous golfer Jack Nicklaus lost his groove in 1964, shooting games easily in the 70’s. After seeing a problem with his holding of the club in a dream, he corrected it the next day and his game improved significantly.

[19] Sewing machine

The sewing machine was invented in 1845. Elias Howe had a dream he was taken prisoner by men with spears ready to do him in. Looking at their spears as they were nearly upon him, he noticed a hole at the spears’ points. By the next day, this breakthrough led him to develop the missing link in his sewing machine.

[20] Abraham Lincoln’s assassination

Honest Abe dreamt of his own assassination just a few days before – how freaky is that?! He dreamt he could hear sad wailing in the White House and, in getting up and trying to find it, finally came upon a room with mourners and his own corpse…(OK so you could argue that his dream was not the cause of one of the most momentous events in history, but it’s still a pretty freaky coincidence, don’t you think?)

[21] Yesterday

Beyond having the most covers of any song in history, The Beatles’s song Yesterday came to Paul McCartney while dreaming. He woke up with the music in his head and wrote it out on the piano next to him.

[22] Frankenstein

What would the literary world be without Frankenstein? Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley dreamt up the idea for Frankenstein after Lord Byron (a fellow poet she was visiting) challenged his guests to write a ghost story. She dreamt of the moment when the mad scientist brought Frankenstein to life and, the following morning, began writing the chilling tale.

[23] The Twilight vampire


Like it or hate it, twilight changed the way pop culture saw vampires. Stephenie Meyer, author of the best-selling Twilight series, had the idea for vampires come to her in a dream – specifically for the human-vampire love relationships and where vampire skin sparkled when in the sun but didn’t burn.

[24] Google

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Yes, even the idea for our biggest search engine came from dreams. Founder Larry Page dreamt of Google, seeing that he & Sergey Brin could make a business by “downloading the entire web onto computers”.

[25] E = mc squared

Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity changed the world of physics – and it came from a dream. Einstein dreamt he was sledding down a mountain, ever increasing speed until he nearly reached the speed of light. He noticed the stars looked different and this observation led him to the mathematics by which he figured out the famous formula.

GOD IS THE GIVER OF PROFITABLE DREAMS.
“He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds.”  (Job 33:15)

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit.” (Joel 2:27–29)

PSYCHOLOGIST AND NEUROLOGIST AND EVERYONE WITH INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT OF DREAMS WILL GIVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS ABOUT THE SOURCE OF DREAMS.

HOWEVER THE BIBLE MAKES IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT GOD IS THE ORIGINATOR OF INSPIRATIONAL DREAMS.

THEREFORE THE MORE WE ARE IN TUNE WITH GOD THE MORE BENEFITS WE WOULD GET FROM OUR DREAM LIVES.

SEVEN STEPS TO RECEIVE DIVINE DREAMS.
Step 1:
Ask God to speak to you in a dream.
If you want to receive a dream from the Lord, then simply ask Him. If you ask, He will answer as it says in this Scripture:
Matthew 7:7-11 KJV
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him.

Step 2:
Expect to receive.
If you ask for a dream, do so with the expectation that sooner or later God will give you that dream. Remember to be specific in what you ask, so God will be able to answer you.

James 1:6-8 MEV
But let him ask in faith, without wavering. For he who wavers is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed with the wind. Let not that man think that he will receive anything from the Lord. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Step 3:
Be still when you first awaken.
Sometimes we have dreams but we jump up out of bed so quickly we don’t remember them. When you first wake up, wait to see if you remember anything. If you do, ask the Lord if it is from Him. If peace fills your heart, know that the dream is from Him.
We need to be aware of Satan’s counterfeits that come to torment us. Generally speaking, if a dream fills you with fear, anxiety, and hopelessness, it is not from the Lord. However, sometimes a “warning dream” may at first be troubling, but when you begin to intercede and get further instructions from the Lord, hope will flood your being, and a supernatural peace will come over you.

Philippians 4:7 MSG
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Step 4:
Write the details of the dream down and date it.
Dreams are not necessarily to be taken literally. They often possess spiritual and metaphoric revelation that unfolds to you over time. Dreams of the Lord are usually very vivid and in detail. If you don’t write it down, you may not be able to remember the details later when the revelation comes.

Step 5:
Pray for understanding and interpretation of the dream.
Every dream has a different interpretation. Some dreams are literal, some are spiritual, and others may have both a literal and spiritual meaning. Dreams are often symbolic. You don’t want to be led astray in the interpretation. That is why you have to ask God to help you understand it. He will either reveal it to you or send someone to you who is gifted and qualified in interpreting dreams. It takes a great deal of discernment and spiritual maturity to interpret dreams so be careful to whom you listen.
We aren’t able to go into depth about how to interpret a dream in this writing. It could be a book all by itself. There are some excellent anointed Christian books available on this subject. Don’t go out and buy any of those secular or occult books on dream interpretation; they will lead you into error and deception.
Be patient and wait upon the Lord. Sometimes it takes years for the meaning to be revealed such as in the case of Joseph in the Bible.

Step 6:
Be careful with whom you share it.
Remember, Joseph shared his dream with his brothers, and they threw him into a pit. Later they sold him into slavery because they were so jealous of him. Other people may not understand the meaning of your dream and may talk you out of what God is trying to show you. Some may even be jealous and cause strife to rise up. Seek wisdom regarding a dream only from someone who is spiritually mature and trustworthy.

Step 7:
Never rely on a dream as a sole source for a major decision
Be very cautious about using a dream to direct any major decisions in your life. A dream from God will never contradict the Scriptures because God never contradicts His written Word. If the dream does not illustrate, confirm or illuminate a revelation for your specific situation, it may not be from God. If a dream contradicts God’s written Word or encourages you to take an action that is outside the character and nature of Jesus, it is not from God.
The apostle James spoke about the difference between heavenly versus demonic wisdom in this Scripture:
James 3:13-18 KJV
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
The key to using godly wisdom in making decisions is determining whether the action is taken in a peace-loving manner, in submission to God, and produces good fruit.
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APOSTOLIC -PRAYERS TO INVOKE PROPHETIC DREAMS:

Instruction:
Pray this prayers aggressively before you sleep for 30minutes.

PRAYERS TO INVOKE DIVINE DREAMS.
[Day one]
1)Sweet HolySpirit of God baptize me like Joseph and Daniel, in the name of Jesus.

2)I receive the power and inspiration of God to dream dreams, in the name of Jesus.

3)My Father (3x) encounter me in my dream life tonight in the name of Jesus.

4)Holy ghost Fire of resurrection(3x) invade My dream life, in the name of Jesus.

5)My dream life (3x) receive fire, come alive quickly, in Jesus name.

6)Blood of Jesus (3x) sanitize my dream life, in Jesus name.

7)My God and my Father, activate and empower me and my dream life again, in Jesus name.

8)Blood of Jesus (3x) unblock,the vessel of my Dream in the name of Jesus.

9)O Lord, my God I desire your visitation tonight, encounter me tonight in Jesus name.

10)O lord forgive me of any sin causing a blockage of my dream channel in Jesus name.

11)O lord forgive me of generational curses that blocks my dream channel in Jesus name.

12)Holy Ghost fire, challenge and paralyze anything attacking my dream life, in Jesus name.

13)Every foundational curse in my life affecting my dream channel break by fire, in the name of Jesus.

Instruction:
(Place your hand on your head and pray)
14)I command every Arrow of memory loss programmed against my head to erase my dream life, backfire to sender

15)Holyghost Fire of resurrection (3x) Ignite my dream life in the name of Jesus.

16)I command the source of satanic pollution affecting my dream channel to be destroyed now in Jesus name.

17)In the name of Jesus I arrest that wicked power,of my household,stealing the memory of my good dreams in Jesus name.

18)Father (3x) reactivate and recover all my good,dreams stolen in the past, in the name of Jesus.

19)I,command every dark cloud hovering and covering my dream life be dispersed in the name of Jesus .

20)Every bewitchment upon my life and my dream life, receive fire and be wiped away, in Jesus name.

21)Holy Spirit, turn on the light of my dream life, in the name of Jesus.

[Day two]
1)My Father and my maker reveal to me everything that is making it difficult for me to dream dreams, in Jesus name.

2)In the name of Jesus,I,paralyze the strongman attach to my dream life, in the name of Jesus.

3)Thou power of darkness hear the command, release my dream life, in the name of Jesus.

4)Blood of Jesus (3x) speak into my dream life, in the name of Jesus.

5)O arm of God separate my dream life from every faulty foundation, in the name of Jesus.

6)I rebuke every power paralyzing my dream life, in Jesus name.

7)My dream life(3x) jump out from the cage of the wicked, in Jesus name.

8)You the Dream killers of my father’s house and mother’s house, sitting on my dream life, be unseated by fire, in Jesus name.

9)Every demonic padlock and chain used against my dream life, catch fire and cut to pieces, in Jesus name.

10)I release myself from the satanic bondage that blanks me out of no dreams, in the name of Jesus.

11)I command every Arrows of forgetfulness and memory failure, fired into my brain, to backfire now in Jesus name.

12)I cancel my names from the register of dream erasers, with the blood of Jesus in Jesus name.

13)Every burial ground of good dreams hear my command vomit my good dreams in Jesus name.

14)By the power in the blood of Jesus, I command all my good dreams that is yet to be manifested in my life, to come to pass, in the name of Jesus.

15)I decree that My dream life will not be monitored by wicked powers, in the name of Jesus.

16)Every divine dream ordained for me this year shall not be hijacked or deleted in the name of Jesus.

17)Wicked power that want to waste my dream life, be bound and paralyzed, in the name of Jesus.

18)O Lord my God arise and retrieve back my dream life from the hands of my enemies, in the name of Jesus.

19)Hear this: You dream killers of my dreams,shall fail woefully in Jesus name.

20)Every altars used to manipulate my dreams and vision catch fire now in the name of Jesus.

21)Every power that has turned my dream life into a battle-field: hear the verdict of Fire: BE WASTED IN BATTLE!!! in the name of Jesus.

[Day Three]
1)Anointing to understand and interpret dreams like Jacob, Joseph and Daniel,Baptize me now in the name of Jesus.

2)O lord let the gate of prophetic dreams be opened unto me in the name of Jesus .

3)Channel of my Spirit open up,for prophetic dreams of direction, Instruction and warnings in Jesus name.

4)Every enemy of my dream life, wither by fire, in Jesus name.

5)O lord connect my dream channel to the flow of the HolySpirit in Jesus name.

6)I break and loose myself from every form of dream eraser, in the name of Jesus.

7)Every satanic cage used to,imprison my dream, break and loose by fire, in Jesus name.

8)Any evil pattern in my family line affecting my dream life, be terminated in Jesus name.

9)Every family problem attached to my dream life, be wiped off by the blood of Jesus in Jesus name.

10)O lord my God show me mystery behind my problems in,Jesus name.

11)My father(3x) show me the secret that I need to know to break through in Jesus name.

12)My father(3x) I desire your revelation that will bring my elevation in Jesus name.

13)Show me O lord the secret that will give me an edge over my competitors in Jesus name.

14)In the name of Jesus I RECEIVE the instruction that will bring me into distinction in Jesus name.