Genesis 28:12-14 NLT  As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway.  At the top of the stairway stood the LORD, and he said, "I am the LORD, the God of your grandfather Abraham, and the God of your father, Isaac. The ground you are lying on belongs to you. I am giving it to you and your descendants.  Your descendants will be as numerous as the dust of the earth! They will spread out in all directions-to the west and the east, to the north and the south. And all the families of the earth will be blessed through you and your descendants.
Genesis 28:16-17 NLT  Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I wasn't even aware of it!"  But he was also afraid and said, "What an awesome place this is! It is none other than the house of God, the very gateway to heaven!"