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Activated September 2005

Activated September 2005

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CHANGE YOUR LIFE | CHANGE YOUR WORLD
WHY DO WEDREAM?
One of life’s greatmysteries revealed
NIGHTMARES
How to conquer them
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The Temple andthe Last Seven Years
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For a wide range of books andaudio and video productions tofeed your soul, lift your spirit,strengthen your family, andprovide fun learning times foryour children, please contactone of our distributors below,or visit our Web site at www.activated.org
 Activated Ministries
P.O. Box 462805Escondido, CA 92046–2805USAinfo@activatedministries.org(877) 862–3228
 Activated Europe
Bramingham Pk. Business Ctr.Enterprise WayLuton, Beds. LU3 4BUEnglandactivatedEurope@activated.org(07801) 442–317
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P.O. Box 2150Westville 3630South AfricaactivatedAfrica@activated.org083 55 68 213
 Activated India
P.O. Box 5215G.P.O.Bangalore – 560 001IndiaactivatedIndia@activated.orgSeptember 2005Keith PhillipsGiselle LeFavreDoug CalderDoug CalderFrancisco Lopez
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© 2005 Aurora Production AGAll Rights Reserved. Printed in Thailand.www.auroraproduction.comUnless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations in Activated are from the New King  James Version of the Bible © 1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc. When other versions are quoted,some typographical changes have been made for the sake of clarity and uniformity.
People have been both fascinated and mysti-fied by their dreams for as long as they’ve beendreaming, which is always. Questions about theorigin, nature, and meaning of our dreams arenearly as numerous and diverse as the peoplewho dream, which is everyone.Some scientists argue that a dream is a simple biological function—ameaningless response of the cerebral cortex to random stimulationfrom the brain stem. Other scientists, using hi-tech equipment such aselectroencephalographs, attempt to decipher and codify dreams. Manypsychiatrists and psychologists believe that a person’s hidden feelings oftensurface in dreams. Those who are more spiritually oriented assert that dreams provide strong proof for the existence of immaterial worlds and for divine knowledge anddestiny.Researchers of the paranormal are intrigued by case histories of dreamsthat foretold future events or resulted in scientific or technological discover-ies, such as Abraham Lincoln’s dream that he had been assassinated threedays before it happened, Otto Loewi’s dream that led to the discovery of the chemical conduction of nerves and a 1936 Nobel Prize, and the Indianmathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan’s dreams of various mathematicalformulas, which he later confirmed.Dreams have also had an impact in the arts. Composers from Beethovento Billy Joel have composed music they heard in dreams. Artists have seenoriginal works in dreams and recreated them when they woke. So have film-makers: Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini used scenes from their dreamsin their movies
Wild Strawberries
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, respectively. Samuel Taylor Coleridge said he had dreamed up to 300 lines of the poem
Kubla Khan
,but after waking was able to get only 54 onto paper before being interrupted.Other literary works, including Robert Louis Stevenson’s
The Strange Caseof Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
, have been generated by dreams.How does God figure into all this? Perhaps the prophet Daniel summed it up best: “There is a God in Heaven who reveals secrets” (Daniel 2:28).Keith Phillips
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but her imagination often took her to places she’dnever been. Parks, lakes, mountains, clouds, and stars wereall hers to explore. You see, Nelica had been severely disabledsince birth.Nelica always wore a smile. People seeing her condition for the first time couldn’t imagine where she got that beautifulsmile. It was from God, she would tell them.One night, Nelica dreamed about a wonderful garden where Jesus was waiting for her. She saw herself in a beauti-ful pink dress with a long train and pearl beadwork, runningto Him. He greeted her with a big smile. Her dream madeher very happy. Sometimes she would draw it. Sometimesshe would sing it. She even wrote a poem about it. Then her condition deteriorated quicker than expected.She grew weaker by the day. Soon she couldn’t even sit up on her own. For a month, her friends all visited often.Everyone knew that this was goodbye. That wonderfulsmile would soon be a memory. Then the day arrived. The ambulance, the resuscita-tion, the frantic voices, the rush to the hospital—allpassed in a blur. Then peace.Nelica sat palely in her hospital bed, propped up by pillows. Needles and tubes had been inserted all over her frail body. The doctors had done what they could,but everyone knew that the time of Nelica’s departurehad come. Her mother cried softly as she read Nelica a story.Nelica moaned.“Do you feel any pain, sweetheart?” her mother asked.“No, Mama.” Nelica’s beaming smile was morebeautiful than ever. “I’m Home now,” she saidecstatically. “I’m in the garden. … Oh, Mama, thedress is so much more beautiful than I thought. …Mama, here He comes! He’s smiling at me! Mama,it is so wonderful!Nelica smiled one last time, and off she went.
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