George Washington's Prophecy.

The story that follows is of visions that George Washington's once had. Washington, a pious Christian devout, received the vision at Valley Forge during a cold winter in 1777 at a time when the revolutionary army was facing its worst trying hours. It was a time when the Continental Congress failed to supply food or money & some of the troops didn't even have shoes to wear in the snow. Many soldiers were sick, dying & the morale was very low. Although the Colonies were pretty worn out & had enough of trying to secure America's freedom from England, George Washington was persistent to see it through.

The old soldier, Anthony Sherman narrates the vision.
The account of the prophecy that Washington had comes to us through an old soldier by the name of Anthony Sherman who recalled it in 1859 & gave these information to a writer, Wesley Bradshaw. The 3 visions are about 3 great wars in America. The first being a revolutionary war, the 2nd is of the civil war & strangely till today, the 3rd war is yet to come. Two years after the old soldier confessed to the writer, the Civil War broke out in 1861.

These accounts were printed.
The old soldier's account of Washington's vision was reprinted in December of 1880 by The National Tribune, the U.S. war veterans' paper, and on December 21, 1950 by The Stars and Stripes.

The old soldier relates account when George first had his vision..
"One day, I remember it well, when the chilly winds whistled through the leafless trees, though the sky was cloudless and the sun shown 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. There seemed to be something on his mind of more than ordinary importance. Returning just after dusk, he dispatched an orderly to the quarters who was presently in attendance. After a preliminary conversation of about an hour, Washington, gazing upon his companion with that strange look of dignity which he alone commanded, related the event that occurred that day."

George Washington's own confession & his words describing his experience.

"This afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. 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 her presence. 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 her 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 address her, but my tongue had become useless, as though it had become 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 as if it had become filled with sensations, and luminous. Everything about me seemed to rarify, the mysterious visitor herself becoming more airy and yet more distinct to my sight than before. I now began to feel as one dying, or rather to experience the sensations which I have sometimes imagined accompany dissolution. 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.

The Mysterious Angel begins to forewarn Washington...

"Presently I heard a voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn,' while at the same time my visitor extended her arm eastwardly. 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 midair; 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 hand he cast some on Europe. Immediately a cloud raised from these countries, and joined in mid-ocean. For a while it remained stationary, and then 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.

(The First Peril: The above vision could be the ongoing revolutionary war between "Europe and America".)

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 cometh, look and learn.' At this the dark shadowy angel turned his face southward, and from Africa I saw an ill-omened spectre approach our land. It flitted slowly 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,' bearing the American flag which he placed between the divided nation, and said, 'Remember ye are brethren.' Instantly, the inhabitants, casting from them their weapons became friends once more, and united around the National Standard.

(The Second Peril. the end of century ....and from Africa I saw an ill-omened spectre approach our land..."Remember, ye are brethen" probably depicts the Civil War.)

"And 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 countries arose thick, black clouds that were soon joined into one. Throughout this mass there gleamed a dark red light by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America. Our country was enveloped in this volume of cloud, and 1 saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns and cities that I beheld springing up. As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I heard again the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn.' When 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 shone the word 'Union,' end who bore our national flag in one hand and a sword in the other, descended from the heavens attended by 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 a loud voice:'While the stars remain, and the heavens 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 National 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 disappearing, 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 is the third, but in this greatest conflict the whole world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land and the 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 to me the birth, progress, and destiny of the United States."

The Third Peril.
.....Europe, Asia & Africa..dark clouds joined as one. We know that Asian countries such as Pakistan, India, Korea are now equipped with Nuclear powers. "Instantly, a light as thousand suns shone above me"... could this be a Nuclear attack?

Angelic intervention to the rescue of America?
There is some word mentioned about the need to attune oneself to God. "kneeling down...saying Amen". There is also some mention that the Angels will come down & protect the inhabitants of USA in times of despair. "...descended from heavens attended by legions of white spirits.

Battle of the Traditional ways?
"...marched by land & sailed by sea to America...". This is a thing of the past. Remember during the Gulf war, missile weapons? The Saddam had "Scuds" versus the "Patriot" from USA. In our present time, we have air planes. Remember the"Kamikazes" by the Japanese planes during WWII? This statement regarding sailing by sea & marching by land is a thing of the past & does not bite any sense to say that it has yet to come.

Finally, in relating to the 3rd peril, the question is whether has it come, yet to come, or all of this a mere halucination of a man battered in a cold winter? We have come to see many fortunes told by layman as well as prophecies foretold by mystique spiritual personalities from all parts of the earth. Nevertheless, there is also the famous doomsday cult who take a liking for the world to end & never learn to appreciate what lays before their eyes in the Present!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

(People are so worried about the unknown future)"never learn to appreciate what lays before their eyes in the Present!"

Yes, it is time that we appreciate what lays before our eyes in the present and let's not brood or worry about what might happen.


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