"An Angelic and         Heavenly Visitation" 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     General George Washington was leading the Continental Army and we as a Nation were coming out from under the British.  And the Army had come to a very hard place in the fight for all of our freedom.  That winter of 1777 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania is where George Washington, himself said that the War was won due to what happened in himself and the men at Valley Forge.  Some were terribly cold and sick.  Some had shoes, some did not.  Clothing was worn fine and some just on the men by threads.  And due to the conditions, environment and health of the Army, 2500 men died at Valley Forge.  Even George Washington knew that something had to change or the War would be over!  Morale was low and desperation had set in.
 
     And then something happened!  Something that we just don't read about in our History books.  General Washington had an Angelic and Heavenly Visitation while on the Grounds of Valley Forge.  General Washington was shown a Vision By God about America and of The Days We Are Living In Now! The following is in George Washington's words. 
 
 
". . . 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 the language to inquire the cause of this 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 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."
 
"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 hallow 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 a while it remained stationary. And then it move slowly westward until it envelope 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." (This may be interpreted to have been the Revolutionary War then in progress.)
 
"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. 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." "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 sat 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, ye are brethren." "Instantly the inhabitants, casting down their weapons, became friends once more and united around the National Standard." (This may be interepreted to have been The Civil War. "From Africa . . . He placed the flag between the divided Nation and said, "Remember, ye are brethren.")
 
"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 through out 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 the cloud. And I dimly saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns, and cities which I had seen 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 again 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 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 village, 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 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 destiny of the United States."     
 
 
 

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