Wednesday September 18 th, 2002
First it is important for you to bring to mind the simple fact that there is no recovering from the wars of the seven years of tribulation. Wars in that time will not result in the winner being free, only more enslaved. So, the third war in the vision of George Washington, to be true, has to happen between now and the Rapture of the Lord's Church, the Church of Philadelphia.
Son of the Republic, Look and Learn
~ A Vision of George Washington ~
"The Birth, the progress and the destiny of the United States"
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. 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 the nation would soon see the account verified by the second peril descending upon the land.
We give the account here as printed in the U.S. war veterans paper The National Tribune, in December 1880. The National Tribune became, "The Stars and Stripes", and this article was reprinted in that publication December 21, 1850.
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 engaging in preparing a dispatch, something in the apartment seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite to 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 tried once more to speak, but my tongue became 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 I sometimes imagine accompanying 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 on my companion.
Presently I heard a voice say,
"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 the strange scene. Before me lay, 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 lay 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 flashed of lightning gleamed through 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 drew 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 town and cities spring up one right 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 a dark shadowy angel turned his face southward. From Africa I saw an ill omened spectra 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 look I saw a bright angel on whose brow 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.
Again I heard a 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 the cloud. And I dimly saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns and cities, which I had seen spring 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 of 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 legions of white spirits. These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were well-nigh over come, but who immediately taking courage again, closed up their broken ranks, and renewed battle.
Again amid the fearful voice of the conflict I heard the mysterious voice say,
"Son of the Republic, look and learn."
As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel for the last time dipped the water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark clouds 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 seem them before, while the bright angel, planting the azure standard 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, which blazoned the word 'Union,' he placed it down 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 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 showed me the birth, progress, and destiny of the United States."
Tomorrow, I will tell you why I need your prayers, the Lord God Creator of all heaven and earth, Messiah Yeshua, be with you all and may He hear yours and my prayers.
Part two of pray I'm wrong...
Thursday September 19th, 2002
Yesterday, we looked at George Washington's vision. In his vision he saw three wars, the first of course was the revolutionary, the second the civil war and the third a war yet to come. After having studied the Book of Revelation and President Washington's vision, I found myself realizing that this third war, if it were in fact to come, had to happen before the Lord raptures His church.
Why do I say it has to happen before rapture? Well, as you know, rapture comes the microsecond before the anti-Christ takes over. From that point on, as described in Revelation, there are many wars, but none of them have a happy ending. For each only makes the control of the anti-Christ stronger, and the third war in the vision that President Washington had, ends with the USA being blessed and growing again. Therefore, this third war, if it happens comes anywhere between now and rapture, since there are no happy endings during the reign of the anti-Christ, satan.
Now, why am I asking you to pray that I am wrong and if I am not wrong, that the Lord will change His mind and give us more time? Now as some of you and probably all of you know, at times it is hard to tell if an answer comes form God or from your own imagination. And that is my dilemma now. After realizing how bad this third war will be, how every country on earth attacks us, how it is nuclear devastation right here in the USA, how, and this is just a guess on my part, probably 85% of the people in the USA either end up dead or wounded, I went to the Lord in prayer over several nights and asked Him to show me. To tell me what was going to happen. What came into my mind was the news of today. How we are on the verge of going it alone against the muslim terrorist, how while Britain claims to be with us, they do not seem to have the wherewithal to stay the fight for very long. It came to my mind how the Russians and the Chinese, the Indonesians and the French would just to love to get a shot in at us, but none have either the guts nor the resources to do it on their own. But together, they could give us quite a time, a time like the one described in the vision of George Washington.
When I add into that the fact that by the time the Lord Raptures His church and the seven year tribulation starts, the USA is so weak that Israel turns not to us for safety guarantees, but to the anti-Christ. I believe that the Lord has shown me that we are on the verge of a major war, fought right here in the USA. That or He has not answered me at all but that my imagination has simply put two and two together and come us with this scene. Therefore, I am asking each of you to take a bit of time and simply pray to Jesus, asking Him for me to be wrong and if I am not wrong and what I think He showed me is from Him, asking Him to give us more time. Asking Him to change His mind. For brothers and sisters, while I have not seen anything as clear as what president Washington saw in his vision, I seem to know that this war would be the most devastating war on record, that millions will freeze to death, starve to death and die horrible deaths of nuclear deterioration. While others will be eaten alive by ravaging animals.
Please Lord let me be wrong, let this not be from You, but from my own overly active imagination.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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