Did one Free Masons Dream Set the Course for a Fledgling Nation?One of the most telling events in the life of this Man of Destiny will not be found in any of our high school or college history texts.But it certainly should be!It is said to haveMoreDid one Free Masons Dream Set the Course for a Fledgling Nation?One of the most telling events in the life of this Man of Destiny will not be found in any of our high school or college history texts.But it certainly should be!It is said to have taken place at Washingtons headquarters at ValleyForge during the dread winter of 1777.
This was a time when the Revolutionary War wasn’t going well for the vastly outnumbered and ill-equipped Colonial forces.The Continental Army had been defeated in two major battles and British invaders occupied Philadelphia!Washington had retreated to the Pennsylvania plains.The situation was desperate!There was near famine!Temperatures fell far below zero!Winds blew with gale force.Soldiers with no shoes struggled barefoot in the snow and ice.Bloody footprints could be seen in the snow on the ground.Feet and legs froze until the turned black and were amputated.Morale was at an all time low.More than 3,000 patriots died that winter.Men had no blankets to wrap around their bodies while trying to sleep.Nor did many have clothing to cover their bare bodies.Defeat and surrender were staring Washing¬ton in the face.Nevertheless, a great number of people believe that God chose this time of misery to give a prophetic vision to George Washington.The story of this remarkable event is fully covered below.There was little hope for victory that day during the winter of 1777.
American forces were desperately fighting against the British, at the time the most powerful nation in the world. Did it happen that the great General momentarily dozed and dreamed while sitting in his headquarters at Valley Forge?Or did he have an angelic visit through a daydream?This is the time when George Washington is purported to have had a vision that described the future of the Republic – included were victory in the Revolutionary War- the fighting between Americans in a Civil War- and a World War yet to come.Dr.
John Grady, nationally known author, speaker, and patriot, as well as being my friend, offers this: “As the prophets of old were shown the destiny of mankind, so was Washington shown the destiny of our nation.“God molded, inspired and directed George Washington.“He was, indeed, chosen to be a special man,“At a special time,“For a special purpose.”