We have many types of dreams, lucid dreams which are fun hallucination from our subconscious mind, basic dreams or nightmares that are unconscious clues to psychological or emotional issues from our waking life, but what about prophetic dreams, A Prophetic dream, also referred to as a precognitive dream, are dreams of events or incidents before they happen. A study showed that 42% of people felt they had had a dream about something that later came true.
Despite what all the skeptics may say many people have experienced prophetic dreams and believe that their dream can predict the future.
One of the earliest examples of prophetic dream interpretation comes from the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh dreamt that an axe fell from the sky. The people gathered around it in admiration and worship. Gilgamesh threw the axe in front of his mother and then he embraced it like a wife. His mother, Ninsun, interpreted the dream. She said that someone powerful would soon appear. Gilgamesh would struggle with him and try to overpower him, but he would not succeed. Eventually they would become close friends and accomplish great things. She added, “That you embraced him like a wife means he will never forsake you. Thus your dream is solved.
Many People believe that Prophetic dreams or visions are messages from God about the future. Well there are about 174 mentions of prophetic dream and visions in the Bible. The word dream appears 123 times in the King James Version of the Bible. The phrase “vision of the night” appears 12 times. As seen in Job 33, it refers to dreams. “Visions of my head upon my bed” is found six times.
Joseph the son of Jacob whole life was shaped by dreams and the interpretation of them. The parents of Christ were warned of the cruel edict of Herod, and fled with the baby Jesus into Egypt. Pilate’s wife, through the influence of a dream, advised her husband to have nothing to do with the conviction of Christ.
The ancient Greeks considered dreams to be prophetic or omens of particular significance. Artemidorus of Daldis, who lived in the Second Century AD, wrote a comprehensive text entitled Oneirocritica (The Interpretation of Dreams).
Throughout history Prophetic dreams or visions have played an important role in the lives of many political and spiritual people. Abraham Lincoln is said to have had dreams of his own assignation weeks prior to the actual event. The Pope and other spiritual leaders are said to receive revelation from God through dreams.
We all know that our brain is capable of much more than we use it for. We have all heard of people with telepathic abilities. Is it possible that we all possess these capabilities but they only surface during our unconscious state of mind? If so is it so hard to believe that we might receive messages from a higher state of being or have the ability to transcend time and see our future.
This all being said you might pay attention to your dreams, they may not only be insight to problems in your waking life, but they may have a message or warning about your future.
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