George Washington and the Prophecy of 1777
George Washington and the Prophecy of 1777 is a short documentary about a lesser-known part of the history of the Republic of the United States. This is a story of George Washington’s vision given by an angel while Washington and the Continental Army was garrisoned at Valley Forge.
A Story Rarely Told About America and one of its greatest Founding Fathers . . .
George Washington and the Prophecy of 1777 | Run-time: 28 minutes
George Washington received a vision of America from an angel at Valley Forge in the Winter of 1777.
The weather over that winter was brutal, and thousands of soldiers tried to endure disease, malnutrition, and exposure ~ more than 2,500 soldiers had died by March 1, 1778. The war between this band of American rebels, led by Washington, and the new Republic called “America” they were dying in droves against the empire of the British. They lost extensive and key battles in 1777 ~ and hope looked bleak. It was then that it is reported George Washington had a visitation from an angel and saw the future of America.
The George Washington 1777 prophecy of America is infamous part of the start of the United States. This is a story of George Washington’s vision given by an angel.
The Continental Army of George Washington were at Valley Forge in the Winter of 1777. They were encamped against any British attack.
The weather over that winter was brutal, and thousands of soldiers tried to endure disease, malnutrition, and exposure ~ more than 2,500 soldiers had died by March 1, 1778. The war between this band of American rebels, led by Washington, and the new Republic called “America” they were dying in droves against the empire of the British. They lost extensive and key battles in 1777 ~ and hope looked bleak.
George Washington 1777 prophecy
George Washington and his Continental army suffered in harsh weather, dwindling supplies, and the British army was now only 18 miles away. The British were stationed in the relatively comfortable Philadelphia; laughing and drinking and mocking whilst preparing to wipe out any memory of the remaining “Rebellion,” the Continentals, as soon as the weather allowed them to march.
The American rebels ~ in their fight for freedom ~ were more or less alone.
Everything changed at the Battle of Saratoga on October 17th of 1777.
Washington, our first president, who is recorded as thanking the Lord, every morning, for another day, destroyed the northern army of the British.
The Revolutionary War lasted roughly 8 years.
It was the Lord, working through George Washington. Freedom and prosperity has spread from the United States to the world.
The father of our country, George Washington, was a man of prayer. Many of us have 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 give 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.
Encounter with the Angel
“This afternoon,” George Washington began, “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 angel. 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 this being’s 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 the eyes.
“By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the angel before me rendered volition impossible. I assayed once more to address, 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 companion.
The Prophecy Given to the First President of America: George Washington. George Washington 1777 prophecy
The First Peril – The Revolution
Presently I heard a voice saying, ‘Son of the Republic, look and learn,’ while at the same time my visitor extended its arm eastwardly, I now beheld a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually dissipated, and I looked upon a stranger 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 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.
The Second Peril – The Civil War
“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 in 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 specter 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 Third Peril – America’s Final 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 I saw these vast armies devastate the whole county and burn the villages, towns and cities that I beheld springing up. As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of sword, 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, 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 will 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 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.
This ended General George Washington’s vision and prophecy for the United States of America as told in his words.