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Many students of history consider George Washington to be the greatest man who ever lived. Certainly, he was the greatest American - a brilliant, educated, successful man who risked everything for the freedom of our country.
Washington was a man of great moral character. He was forthright, honest, charitable and a gentle man of quiet modesty and proper deportment - considerate, kind and courteous.
Washington was also a man of great talent. He was knowledgeable in agriculture, was a surveyor with an established reputation, and early in life became a land owner of some importance and considerable wealth.
He was held in such respect that at the age of 21 he was made a Major and Adjutant of the Virginia Militiaand so distinguished himself that at the age of 23 was made Commander in Chief of the Frontier Forces of Virginia. Washington had a commanding appearance. He was the most physically impressive of all of our Presidents, and in his prime stood over 6 feet 4 inches tall and was a lean and powerful pounds. In addition, this handsome figure had a distinct military bearing.
Washington was appropriately described by colleagues and writers of the time as " Most important of all, Washington was a man with a total sense of responsibility, unquestioned integrity and deep devotion to God. Among the many outstanding men of leadership in the American ColoniesWashington stood out above all. Washington had the impossible task of taking a few thousand untrained volunteers and leading them against the armies of the world's greatest empire.
Great Britain was a powerful and progressive empire. Great Britain was a powerful and progressive nation with colonies and influence around the world, and she had mighty armies and fleets to defend her possessions.
England could accurately boast that the sun never set upon her flag or the British empire. To add to the difficulties was the fact that the American Colonies were not united, were economically weak, had no standing army and no navy, and had only three million people, who were seriously divided as to whether or not to fight for freedom. It is not known what percentage of the Colonists genuinely supported the cause for freedom.
Many of those who opposed independence constantly gave help, comfort and support to the enemy. Then, as now, apathy, self- interests, uncertainty and fear prevailed among a large portion of the population. Once the Declaration of Independence had been signed and Washington's forces were pitted against the British, his army was so greatly out numbered and so ill equipped that many thought him fool hardy to even attempt to fight the most powerful nation in the world.
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However, Patrick Henry in his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech hit directly Destiny To Live - Various - Freedom Festival: Anarchy For You his reasons for hoping for ultimate victory when he said, "God will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. General Washington led his men with a passion, courage and fortitude that could come only from total dedication. When the Continental Congress did not, or could not, send the funds for his soldiers' supplies and salaries, Washington paid for them out of his own pocket.
He gained and held the allegiance of his men because he was fair, firm, resolute and dedicated. Moreover, he was a devoutly Christian man who made no apology for prayer. He repeatedly called upon God for deliverance and victory in the struggle for freedom.
The paintings of George Washington kneeling in prayer in the snow-covered woods of Valley Forge are based on fact. He believed that God would lead him to victory, and anyone who has read his hand written letters and documents cannot help but be impressed by his reliance on the Almighty and his deep belief in Divine Guidance. Strengthened by a sense of duty and honor, driven by a love of freedom and a hunger for justice, sustained by faith and confidence in divine providence - George Washington would not fail.
He would fulfill his destiny. This uncommon man would lead the colonial forces to victory, become the father of our country, be unanimously acclaimed our first Presidentand set the course for what was to become history's greatest nation. Little wonder then that he was shown great favor by the God of our universe. As the prophets of old were shown the destiny of mankind, so was Washington shown the destiny of our nation. General Washington shown the destiny of our nation.
General Washington had an unusual and profound spiritual experience in Valley Forge. He was given a vision of so momentous importance that it prompts the writing of this paper and the dissemination of this information to all concerned Americans. Washington told of the event shortly after it took place. It was repeated to his close confidantes and follow patriots during the 22 years he lived after its occurrence. And it has been carried in print from time to time over the past years. However, since spiritual experiences tend to be ignored by secular historians, it has remained at times an obscurity.
Thomas Jefferson best expressed the relationship between man's highest aspiration and the great Creator when he wrote, "God who gave us life, gave us liberty. It is the personal opinion of this writer that God moulded, inspired and directed George Washington.
He was, indeed, chosen to be a special man, at a special time, for special purpose. Various accounts of George Washington's vision and prophecy all agree in content.
There have been only minor variations in some details as the story was repeated over the years by those to whom it was related by General Washington. The place was Valley Forge, in the cold and bitter winter of Washington's army suffered several reverses and the situation was desperate. Food was scarce. The Continental Congress was not sending supplies or money.
Some of the troops did not even have shoes to wear in the snow. Many Oh Bury Me Not - Johnny Cash - Underground were sick and dying from disease and exposure.
Morale was at an all-time low and there was great agitation in the Colonies against continued effort to secure our freedom from England. Nevertheless, General Washington was determined to see the struggle through. These are the words of a first-hand observer, Anthony Shermanwho was there and describes the situation: "You doubtless heard the story of Washington's going to the thicket to pray in secret for aid and comfort from God, the interposition of whose Divine Providence brought us safely through the darkest days of tribulation.
When he came out, I noticed that his face was a shade paler than usual. There seemed to be something on his mind of more than ordinary importance. Returning just after Confidential - Manda And The Marbles - Angels With Dirty Faces, he dispatched an orderly to the quarters who was presently in attendance.
After a preliminary conversation of about an hour, Washingtongazing upon his companion with that strange look of dignity which he alone commanded, related the event that occurred that day. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. 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 her 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 her eyes. I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I assayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become useless, as though it had become paralyzed.
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. Leland Iowa - Kevin Costner & Modern West - Untold Truths was only conscious of gazing fixedly, vacantly at my companion. 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. 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 Tammy - Various - Vergeten Pareltjes - Volume 3 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 dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean, in whose heaving billows in sank from view. It flitted slowly over every town and city of the latter.
The inhabitants presently set themselves in battle array against each other. 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 Destiny To Live - Various - Freedom Festival: Anarchy For You 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 Destiny To Live - Various - Freedom Festival: Anarchy For You . At the same moment the angel upon whose head still shone the word Unionand 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.
Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious!
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 Destiny To Live - Various - Freedom Festival: Anarchy For You 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. George Washington's vision has been published from time to time and is recorded in the Library of Congress.
What I have related regarding this prophecy, as well as the explanations and remarks setting the historical background of this profound event, are Destiny To Live - Various - Freedom Festival: Anarchy For You original thoughts or even initially reported facts. It has simply been my duty to set them down in order to increase your understanding and motivation for the struggle ahead.
We are now moving rapidly into the third and greatest peril of Washington's revelation.
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