We are living in a time when prophesies and visions abound, and many prophets are speaking. The Bible says, “Do not despise prophesies” and Paul even says God has appointed prophets in the church (1Co 12:28) but Jesus warned to “Beware of false prophets” so, we bear the responsibility to judge the prophets as well. I want to remind you of a long-ago prophesy given to our first leader, George Washington.
You no doubt are familiar with the vision George Washington is supposed to have had while at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War. He saw three great conflicts that the United States would go through: the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and a third conflict more dangerous than they. The account was taken from the reprint in the U.S. war veterans’ paper The National Tribune, in December 1880. The National Tribune is now called The Stars and Stripes. The vision ended at the close of the third conflict with the angel stating –
“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.”
The first two conflicts predicted came true just as the angel predicted so is it unwise to expect the third conflict will also happen just as foretold? Consider –
God gave seven Biblical Feasts, or ‘appointed times’, to meet with His people, four in the spring of the year and three in the Fall of the year. Jesus fulfilled the first four Feasts during His first coming so it is logical to believe that He will fulfill the last three Feasts at His second coming. In the same way if the first two conflicts given to George Washington were fulfilled, is it not logical to expect the last conflict will also be fulfilled?
A few days ago, while reading my Bible, I felt the Holy Spirit directing me to read Habakkuk 2 where it states –
Then the LORD answered me and said:
“Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.” – Hab. 2:2-4
Is George Washington’s vision such a vision as Habakkuk is speaking? I don’t know but I think I will follow Habakkuk’s advice and stand on my watch –
“I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.” – Hab. 2:1
I have no idea who our enemies would be in such a future war. I only have the realities of the present action of the U.S. Government to date. After withdrawing from Afghanistan with our tail between our legs so to speak, we are now seemingly fixed on getting into a war with Russia over Ukraine. If we couldn’t win against the Taliban how on earth would we win against a nuclear armed Russia? But it has gone so far as Biden invoking the possibility of ‘Armageddon’ in Democratic fundraiser speech. The only thing scarier than Putin with his hand on the nuclear switch is Joe Biden with his hand on the nuclear button! First of all, I have a hard time believing everything our government is saying about Russia’s intents, especially in light of all the corruption that went on between Ukraine and the Bidens! Secondly, I am aware of all the ‘war hawks’ in our Congress and their connections to the armament industry and the big bucks they will make from war! Thirdly, the news media doesn’t have the credibility to make me believe all they’re saying about the war in Ukraine. A simple look at how they cover the story of our southern border ought to eliminate them from any believability!
However, our fate is in God’s hands whatever the enemies try to do to us, and I trust in Him. Perhaps we are not so far away from Geoge Washington’s vision after all.
for certain, it is time to pray!