Some great thing seems about to happen! Apprehension is everywhere. Every thinking person can sense that events of the world shaking magnitude are pending. Russia has given fair warning that she plans to conquer the world for communism. She has been building and planning for the time when she make the death blow by any means necessary against her greatest foe, America But her great mistake is that she has not given consideration to what God will do about her plans and intentions.
In Old Testament times God revealed His plans to the prophets. In the New Testament He promises He will do the same thing in our time, The Apostle Peter stated, as recorded in the second chapter of Acts, beginning with verse 17, in the New Testament, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:”
Our Future Revealed
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 later reprinted in that publication.
Wesley Bradshaw wrote-
“The last time I ever saw Anthony Sherman was on the 4th of July, 1849. in Independence Square. He was then ninety-one and becoming very feeble; but though so old, his dimming eyes rekindled as he looked at Independence Hall, which he said he had come to gaze upon once more before he was gathered home.”
Withheld Message Disclosed
“What time is it?” he said, raising his trembling eyes to the clock in the steeple, and endeavoring to shade the former with a trembling hand.
“What time is it?” I can’t see so well as I used to.”
“Half past three.” “Come then,” he continued, “let us go into the Hall; I want to tell you an incident in Washington’s life – one which no one alive knows of except myself, and if you live you will before long see it verified.”
“From the opening of the revolution we experienced all phases of fortune – now good and now ill; at one time victorious, at another conquered.
“The darkest period we had, however, was, I think when Washington, after several reverses, retreated to Valley Forge, where he resolved to pass the winter of ‘76’
“One day – I remember well – the chilly wind whistled and howled through the leafless trees, though the sky was cloudless and the sun shining brightly, he remained in his quarters nearly the whole of the afternoon alone. When he came out I noticed that his face was a shade paler than usual and that there seemed to be something on his mind of more than ordinary importance. Returning just before dark he dispatched an orderly to the quarters of the officer I mentioned, who was presently in attendance.
“After a preliminary conversation which lasted some half an hour, Washington gazing upon his companion with a strange look of dignity, which alone he could command, said to the latter:
An Uninvited Guest
“I do not know whether it was owing to the anxiety of my mind or what, but this afternoon as I was sitting at this very table, engaged in preparing a dispatch, something in the apartment seemed to disturb me.
“Looking up, I beheld standing exactly opposite me a singularly beautiful figure. So astonished was I – that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the cause of her presence. A second, third and fourth time did I repeat the question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor. I began feeling as one dying, or rather to experience the sensation which I have sometimes imagined accompanied dissolution; I did not think, reason, or 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 her arm and forefinger eastwardly I now beheld a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually disappeared, and I looked upon a strange scene. Before me lay stretched out in one vast plain all the countries of the world -Europe, Asia, Africa and America; I saw rolling 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! A century cometh – 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 his hand he sprinkled some water on America with his right hand, while he cast some upon England with his left. Immediately a dark cloud arose from each of these countries, and joined in mid-ocean. For a while it remained stationary, and then moved to the westward. Until it enveloped America in its murky folds. Sharp flashes of lightning now gleamed through it at intervals, AND I heard the smothered groan of the American people. (The REVOLUTIONARY WAR)
A Great Victory
“A second time the angel dipped from the ocean, and sprinkled it out as before. The dark cloud was then drawn to the ocean into whose heaving waves it sunk from view. A third time the mysterious voice saying. ‘Son of the Republic, look and learn.’
“I cast my eyes upon America and beheld villages, towns and cities springing up one after an other until the whole land from the Atlantic to the Pacific was dotted with them.
“At this the shadowy angel turned his face southward, AND FROM AFRICA I saw an ill-omened specter approaching our land. It flitted slowly and heavily over every village, town and city of the latter, the inhabitants of which set themselves in battle array, one against the other. (THE CIVIL WAR) As I continued looking I saw a bright angel on those 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 forth their weapons became friends once more and united around the national standard. And again I heard the mysterious voice, ‘Son of the Republic, THE SECOND PERIL IS PASSED – look and learn!”
“And I beheld the villages and cities of America increase in size and number, until at last they covered all the land from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and their inhabitants became as countless as the stars in heaven, or the sand upon the sea shore. (225 million people, 1980 census) “And again I heard the mysterious voice saying, ‘Son of the Republic,’ THE END OF A CENTURY COMETH – LOOK AND LEARN.” (SOON – BOOM “H BOMBS”)
“At this the dark and shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth and blew distinct blasts. (SEE REVELATION Chapters 8 and 9) and taking water from the ocean, sprinkled it out upon Europe, Asia and Africa.
“THEN MY EYES LOOKED UPON A FEARFUL SCENE! From each of these countries arose thick black clouds, which soon joined into one; AND THROUGH THIS MASS GLEAMED A DARK, RED LIGHT, (“RED” COMMUNISM) by which I saw hoards of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by the sea to America, which country was presently enveloped in the volume of the cloud. AND I DIMLY SAW THESE VAST ARMIES DEVASTATE THE WHOLE COUNTRY, and pillage and burn the villages, cities and towns which I beheld springing up. As my ears listened to the thundering of cannon, clashing of swords, and shouts and cries of a million 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 fearful blast.
“Instantly light, as from a thousand suns, shone down from above me and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At the same time I saw the angel upon whose forehead still shone the word Union, and who bore our national flag in one hand and A SWORD IN THE OTHER, descended from heaven, attended by legions of bright spirits. These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who seemed to take courage, again closed ranks and renewed the battle. Again, amid the fearful noise of the conflict, I heard a 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 THEY HAD BEEN BEFORE, while the bright angel, planting the azure standard he had brought in the midst of them cried in a loud voice to the inhabitants, ‘WHILE THE STARS REMAIN and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Republic last.’
“And taking from his head the crown on which blazed the word Union, he placed it upon the standard, while all the people kneeling down, said ‘Amen!’
“The scene instantly began to fade and dissolve; and I saw nothing but the rising, curling white vapor I had first beheld. This also disappearing, I found myself once more gazing upon my mysterious visitor, who, in the same voice I heard before, said:
“Son of the Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted: THREE PERILS WILL COME upon the Republic. The most fearful for her IS THE THIRD passing which the whole world united shall NEVER BE ABLE TO 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 to me the birth, the progress, and destiny of the United States.”
“Such my friends,” the venerable narrator concluded, “were the words I heard from Washington’s own lips, and America will do well to profit by them.”
In the words of Anthony Sherman we state, “Mark the prediction, you will soon see it fulfilled.” Read the prophecy statement below, given by Dimitry Z. Manuilsky, professor at the Lenin School of Political Warefare in Moscow, Russia, 1930.
“War to the hilt between Communism and Capitalism is inevitable. Today, of course, we are not strong enough for attack. Our time will come in thirty or forty years. To win, we hall need the element of surprise. The Western world will have to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down we will smash then with our clenched fist.”
And in spite of this warning we are almost daily hearing of new concessions and surrenders America is making to the Communists. At this writing we are going down the road to what will positively result in surrender to the enemy. That course must be changed if the prophesy given George Washington is to come true. And we believe this will soon happen. However, it is evident that when we do not surrender the enemy will attack. This will mean death to millions in America before it’s over.
The Bible clearly predicts that Jesus Christ will return to this earth and rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords for one thousand years. However, before that rule begins, just previous to it, the Bible prophesies that there will be a time of tribulation and bloodshed such as this world has never seen.
Where is Your Future?
The main issue is, where will you personally be when it’s all over? Whether you die because of war or by other means is immaterial. The great and awful truth which confronts every one of us is, “…it is appointed unto men once die, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27. We will all surely die by one means or another, and it may be sooner than we think. Are you ready to be judged by God? Are you sure?
The Bible says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” It also states,’ The wages of sib is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” We have all rebelled against our God and gone our own ways. But God has sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to become His sin-offering for us, dying in our place, that God in righteousness might forgive those who call upon Him.
We quoted from the Apostle Peter at the beginning of this article, from the second chapter of the book of Acts in the New Testament. Notice what Peter says in continuation. He states that God declares, “And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood and fire, and vapour of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” God has given His warning, and the day is upon us. Acts 2:19-21.
Through Peter’s pen God promises that all who sincerely call upon Him for forgiveness will be saved. Peter also stated, “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, consider the kind of lives you ought to live, how you ought to serve God!” You may be living now to obtain wealth, pleasure and ease. But all these things shall be burned up and destroyed! Then what will you have, and where will you be?
Jesus said, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
Surrender your heart to God while He gives you life and opportunity to do so. Tomorrow may be forever too late!
We Have Today
“Prepare to meet thy God!” The Bible is God’s message to man. READ IT! Start reading with the Book of Luke in the New Testament, and when you have finished the volume then read the first two books Matthew and Mark.
We live in the greatest time this world has ever known. Let us each make sure we also live to enjoy God’s great kingdom forever. This is your chance to really live! Don’t miss it! Destruction, and hell, await those who refuse to repent and surrender to God. But life in such glorious measures as we have never known it before awaits those who accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour and their Lord. “…behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2Corinthians 6:2.
For prophecy references read Acts 1:9-11, Revelation 19:11-16, Revelation chapter 20, and the 24th chapter of Matthew.