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George Washington’s Vision

Did George Washington tell of an angel who revealed a prophetic vision of America to him at Valley Forge?

Claim: George Washington told of an angel who revealed a prophetic vision of America to him at Valley Forge.





By  John Grady M.D.

Poorwiseman note:  It is my belief that the third part of Washington’s vision is upon us now.  I also agree
with John Grady’s commentary (prophecy) at the conclusion of the vision narrative.  For the complete
pamphlet by John Grady, with more on General Washington as well as biographical information on John
Grady see this link at Family Guardian.  For some interesting historical notes on Washington’s vision as well
as another version see this link at Prophecy Truths.
Various accounts of George Washington’s vision and prophecy all agree in content.  There have been only
minor variations in some details as the story was repeated over the by those to whom it was related by
General Washington.The place was Valley Forge, in the cold and bitter winter of 1777.  Washington’s army had suffered several
reverses and the situation was desperate.  Food was scarce.  The Continental Congress was not sending
supplies or money.  Some of the troops did not even have shoes to wear in the snow.  Many soldiers were
sick and dying from disease and exposure.  Morale was at an all-time low and there was great agitation in the
Colonies against continued effort to secure our freedom from England.  Nevertheless, General Washington
was determined to see the struggle through.

These are the words of a first-hand observer, Anthony Sherman, who was there and describes the situation:
“You doubtless heard the story of Washington’s going to the thicket to pray.  Well, it is not only true, but he
used often to pray in secret for aid and comfort from God, the interposition of whose Divine Providence
brought us safely through the darkest days of tribulation.”

“One day, I remember it well, when 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.  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 the
officer I mention, who was presently in attendance.  After a preliminary conversation of about a half hour,
Washington, gazing upon his companion with that strange look of dignity which he alone commanded, related
the events that occurred that day.

                                                         Washington’s Own Words

“This afternoon, as I was sitting at the 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 rarefy, 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

“Presently I heard a voice saying, ‘Son of the Republic, look and learn,’  while at the same time my visitor
extended her 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 the Pacific.”

“Son of the Republic,’ said the mysterious voice as before, ‘look and learn.”  At that moment I beheld a dark
shadowy being, like and 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 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 flashed 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 bellows it sank from view.  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 ‘Union,’ bearing the American which he placed between the
divided nation and said, ‘Remember ye are brethren.’  Instantly, the inhabitants, casting aside from them their
weapons became friends once more and united around the National Standard.”

“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 a 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 I 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 of the cannon, clashing of swords and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat,
I heard 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, and 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 nigh well 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 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 said in the
same voice I had heard before, ‘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.”

Thus ended General George Washington’s vision and prophecy for the United States of America as told in his
own words.




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