George Washington's Vision at Valley Forge
On the Future & Destiny of the United States
The Founding Father of our country, George Washington, was a man of prayer. We have all read of how he went to the thicket many times to pray during the winter his army was at Valley Forge. However, little publicity has been given to the vision and prophecy he received at that time. The account of this vision was given in 1859 by an old soldier. He gave it to a writer, Wesley Bradshaw, who published it.
In the vision God revealed to George Washington that three great perils would come upon the Republic. He was given to know that America was going through the first peril at that time. The old soldier who told the story of the vision said that the nation would soon see the account verified by the second peril descending upon the land. We give the account here as it was reprinted in the U. S. war veterans' paper The National Tribune, in December, 1880. The National Tribune is now called The Stars and Stripes. This article was reprinted in the Stars and Stripes December 21,1950.
Here is the report of this phenomenal and most important heavenly message for us at this hour. Wesley Bradshaw wrote: The last time I ever saw Anthony Sherman was on the fourth of July 1859, in Independence Square. He was then ninety-nine years old, and becoming very feeble. But though so old, his dimming eyes rekindled as he gazed upon Independence Hall, which he came to visit once more.
"Let us go into the hall," he said. "I want to tell you of an incident of Washington's life-one which no one alive knows of except myself; and if you live, you will before long see it verified. Mark the prediction, you will see it verified." "
From the opening of the Revolution we experienced all phases of fortune, now good and now ill, one time victorious and another conquered. The darkest period we had, I think, was when Washington, after several reverses, retreated to Valley Forge, where he resolved to pass the winter of 1777. Ah! I have often seen the tears coursing down our dear commander's care-worn cheeks, as he would be conversing with a confidential officer about the condition of his poor soldiers. You have doubtless heard the story of Washington's going to the thicket to pray. Well, it was not only true, but he used often to pray in secret for aid and comfort. And God brought us safely through the darkest days of tribulation."
"One day, I remember it well, the chilly winds whistled through the leafless trees, though the sky was cloudless and the sun shone brightly. He remained in his quarters nearly all the afternoon, alone. When he came out I noticed that his face was a shade paler than usual, and there seemed to be something on his mind of more than ordinary importance. Returning just after dusk, he dispatched an orderly to the quarters of an officer, who was presently in attendance. After a preliminary conversation of about half an hour, Washington, gazing upon his companion with that strange look of dignity which he alone could command, said to the latter:
AN UNINVITED GUEST
"I do not know whether it is owing to the anxiety of my mind, or what, but this afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something in the apartment seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful being. So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the cause of the visit. A second, a third, and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of the eyes."
"By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I assayed once more to speak, but my tongue had become useless, as if paralyzed. A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitor."
"Gradually the surrounding atmosphere seemed to fill with sensations, and grew luminous. Everything about me seemed to rarefy, the mysterious visitor also becoming more airy and yet more distinct to my sight than before. I began to feel as one dying, or rather to experience the sensations, which I have sometimes imagined, accompany death. I did not think, I did not reason, I did not move. All were alike impossible. I was only conscious of gazing fixedly, vacantly at my companion."
FIRST GREAT PERIL
"Presently I heard a voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn,' while at the same time my visitor extended an arm eastward. I now beheld a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually dissipated, and I looked upon a strange scene. Before me lay, spread out in one vast plain, all the countries of the world-Europe, Asia, Africa and America. I saw rolling and tossing between Europe and America the billows of the Atlantic, and between Asia and America lay the Pacific. 'Son of the Republic,' said the same mysterious voice as before, 'look and learn.'"
"At that moment I beheld a dark, shadowy being, like an angel, standing, or rather floating in mid-air, between Europe and America. Dipping water out of the ocean in the hollow of each hand, he sprinkled some upon America with his right hand, while with his left he cast some over Europe. Immediately a cloud arose from these countries, and joined - in mid-ocean. For awhile it remained stationary, and then it moved slowly westward, until it enveloped America in its murky folds. Sharp flashes of lightning gleamed through it at intervals, and I heard the smothered groans and cries of the American people."
"A second time the angel dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it out as before. The dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean, in whose heaving billows it sank from view."
SECOND GREAT PERIL
"A third time I heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn.' I cast my eyes upon America and beheld villages and towns and cities springing Up one after another until the whole land from the Atlantic to the Pacific was dotted with them. Again, I heard the mysterious voice say, 'Son of the Republic, the end of the century comes, look and learn."
"And this time the dark shadowy angel turned his face southward. From Africa I saw an ill-omened specter approach our land. It flitted slowly and heavily over every town and city of the latter. The inhabitants presently set themselves in battle array against each other. As I continued looking I saw a bright angel on whose brow rested a crown of light, on which was traced the word 'UNION.' He was bearing the American flag. He placed the flag between the divided nation and said, 'Remember, you are brethren.' Instantly the inhabitants, casting down their weapons, became friends once more and united around the National Standard."
THIRD AND MOST FEARFUL PERIL
"Again I heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the Republic look and learn.' At this the dark, shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth, and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia and Africa.
"Then my eyes beheld a fearful scene. From each of these continents arose thick black clouds that were soon joined into one. And throughout this mass there gleamed a dark red light by which I saw hordes of armed men. These men, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America, which country was enveloped in the volume of cloud. And I dimly saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and the villages, towns and cities which I had seen springing up."
"As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of the swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I again heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn." Where the voice had ceased, the dark shadowy angel placed his trumpet once more to his mouth, and blew a long and fearful blast."
"Instantly a light as of a thousand suns shone down from above me, and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At the same moment the angel upon whose head still shown the word UNION, and who bore our national flag in one hand, and a sword in the other, descended from the heavens attended by the legions of white spirits. These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were well-nigh overcome, but who immediately taking courage again, closed up their broken ranks and renewed the battle."
"Again, amid the fearful noise of the conflict I heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn.' As the voice ceased the shadowy angel for the last time dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious."
"Then once more, I beheld the villages, towns and cities springing up where I had seen them before, while the bright angel, planting the azure standard he had brought in the midst of them, cried with the loud voice: "While the stars remain, and the heaven send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the UNION last." And taking from his brow the crown on which blazoned the word 'UNION,' he placed it upon the Standard while the people, kneeling down, said 'Amen'."
The scene instantly began to fade and dissolve, and I, at last saw nothing but the rising, curling vapor I at first beheld. This also disappeared, and I found myself once more gazing upon the mysterious visitor, who, in the same voice I had heard before, said, 'Son of the Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted; Three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful for her is the third. But the whole world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land, and UNION" With these words the vision vanished, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision wherein had been shown me the birth, the progress, and the destiny of the United States.'"
"'Such, my friends,' the venerable narrator concluded, were the words I heard from Washington's own lips, and America will do well to profit by them."
- First Published by Wesley Bradshaw in 1861.
Comment by the Son of Man Christ:
This George Washington's Vision at Valley Forge was first published in 1861, and later was published in multiple publications in the United States. Some people disputed the authenticity of this George Washington’s Vision as a fiction, but it did accurately prophesy the coming Civil War and the outcome of the Civil War in 1865 with the victory of the Union and the reconciliation between the North and the South.
More amazingly, the vision of the “Third Great Peril” fits the current situation in the United States very accurately. The “thick dark clouds” from Europe, Asia and Africa that enveloped America in this vision represent the Dark Force behind the globalism that is undermining the foundation of this nation and destroying America both economically and spiritually. It stirred up the wars and conflicts in America just like what happened during the Civil War and the riots in the last several months. It also oppressed the American people and took away their freedom of speech through media censorship and cover-up of the evidences of scandals. American people was overwhelmed and overpowered by this Dark Force, and “were well-nigh (almost) overcome” at this time.
Then the angel blew the trumpet, and the “Light from Heaven” would shine from above and break up the dark cloud that enveloped America. An angel with a “Crown of Light” which shown the word “UNION” would come with the “the Legions of White Spirits” to help Americans to recharge and defeat the Dark Force and win the final victory of this spiritual warfare.
This George Washington’s vision matched the Visions in the Bible’s Book of Revelation perfectly. The Dark Force that represented by the “Thick Dark Clouds with vast armies from all over the world” was the Beast of Antichrist prophesied in Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation, which “was given power to wage war against the saints and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.” (Revelation 13:7) It would defeat and conquer the saints at the beginning until the “Light from Heaven” and the “Angel with a Crown of Light” with his “Legions of White Spirits” come.
"Because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the Rising Sun will come to us from Heaven
to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace." (Luke 1:78-79)
The Angel with the “Crown of Light” would be the Archangel of the “Legions of White Spirits”, which would be the Messiah of the “Second Coming” for the New Millennium as prophesied in the Bible’s Book of Revelation (12:5-12 & 19:11-21). And the “Light from Heaven” would be the New Revelation of the Word of God for the New Millennium to “pierce and break into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America.”
All these would happen after the “Trumpet/Trump of God” sounded, which matches the prophecies in the Bible, both in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 & the Book of Revelation 19:11-21.When the "Trump of God” sounds, the “Light from Heaven” shines and the Christ/Messiah for the "Second Coming" comes!
At the current stage of the United States, the traditional value and Christian faith of the United States were constantly under attack and under censorship. The multiculturalism and extreme ideologies from those failing countries are undermining the successful tradition and principle of this Great Nation, which will turn this country into another mediocre or failing country like Venezuela or South Africa. This is the plot of the Beast of Antichrist, which already destroyed the Old Christendom in Europe.
The Good News is that the Son of Man Christ, the Messiah for the “Second Coming” prophesied in Revelation 12:5 & 19:11, has already come with the New Revelation of God of the “Eternal Gospel” (Revelation 14:6) for the New Millennium. The Son of Man Christ has decoded the 2,000-year mystery of the prophecies in the Book of Revelation with the historical testimony of the major historical events in the last two thousand years.
Once American people learn the true meaning of these prophecies in the Book of Revelation and the Vision of George Washington, they will have the knowledge and wisdom to see through the trick of the Beast and defeat this Beast of Antichrist. This New Revelation of the "Eternal Gospel" prophesied in Revelation 14:6 will be the New Millennium Testament for the New Millennium Kingdom, the 1,000-year New Era of Peace & Wisdom prophesied in Revelation 20:1-5.
From this vision of George Washington, people can see that God already had all these events and the destiny of this Great Nation prophesied a hundred years ago. Therefore, to keep the blessing of God for this Great Nation under God, people need to “learn to live for his God, his land and the Union” and hold the strong faith in God even in the toughest time like the time during the American Revolution and the Civil War. Please remember that God will always deliver the victory in the end.
Here is the promise of God for this Great Nation in this George Washington’s Vision: "While the stars remain, and the heaven send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the UNION last." Therefore, don’t forget the Motto of this Great Nation:
“In God We Trust!”
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