CHURCHILL: “I avow my faith” – Part 3 – “I shall be in command of the defences of London”

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series GOD & CHURCHILL: The Evidence Exposed

London will be attacked…I shall be in command of the defences of London and…
it will fall to me to save the Capital and save the Empire
Winston S. Churchill
Harrow School, 1891

Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

In CHURCHILL: “I avow my faith” – Part 2 – “London will be attacked”, we began a more in-depth examination of Great-Grandpapa’s prediction at sixteen years old. I raised the point that in the same year that Churchill made his prediction, physicist Samuel Langley attempted flight with his steam-powered Aerodrome. Although not widely reported in the media, Wallace and I found no evidence to support whether Churchill knew of this attempt or not, and if so, did he then use the information to predict that London would one day be attacked using aircraft?

Despite being highly improbable that without aircraft, London would be a battlefield, and no evidence to confirm Churchill’s awareness of Langley’s attempt which could have prompted a lucky guess, we felt it was best to dismiss this part of his prediction, and instead move on to analyzing the remaining two parts, both of which aided us further in our belief that Great-Grandpapa’s life was directed by ‘that High Power which interferes in the eternal sequence of causes and effects more often than we are always prone to admit.’

“I shall be in command of the defences of London”

Churchill’s awareness of Langley is irrelevant. The validity of the prediction does not hinge on London being attacked. Churchill’s words take on new understanding when one analyses his confident statement that he would be “in command of the defences of London.”

Looking at the raw statement, one realizes that in order for this prediction to come true, Churchill would have had to accurately predict that there would be an attack on London, and that at the time of that attack, he would either be, or rise to be, “in command of the defences of London.” This part of the prediction is too specific to dismiss as a lucky guess. Only in the light of history can we appreciate the magnitude of his words fifty years before the start of the Second World War.

This is where religions around the world separate prediction from prophesy. A prediction can come from anyone and may or may not come true, however, prophesy can only come from God, and in order for it to be considered a prophesy, it must come true exactly as has been spoken.

“Will you be a general, then, in command of the troops?” Evans asked.

“I don’t know,” Britain’s future leader replied. “Dreams of the future are blurred, but the main objective is clear.”

Unsure of his career path, Churchill was very confident that whatever it was, it would be a great adventure, “I have dreams about it,” he told Murland.

In reviewing Churchill’s career path, his brief stint in the British Army, his time as a war correspondent, and then his political career to 1940, one might find it hard to imagine that what Great-Grandpapa spoke of in 1891, could possible become a reality. Aircraft had been invented as was predicted however, throughout the 1920s and 30s, Churchill’s popularity and political career were at an all-time low. Churchill’s staunch position against Indian Independence pushed him to the backbenches of Parliament during the 1920s, and his warnings throughout the 30s of the rising threat of Hitler and the Nazis kept him there.

Misunderstood and labeled out-of-date because he was in favor of keeping the Empire going, Churchill refused to back down. He saw the vulnerability of Britain without the protection of “our Empire beyond the seas,” and fought tirelessly to prevent its demise.  When Hitler came to power in 1933, this further fueled Great-Grandpapa’s fear that Britain alone would be easy pickings: “I dread the day when the means of threatening the heart of the British Empire should pass into the hands of the present rulers of Germany,” he told fellow Members of Parliament in 1934. His warnings fell on deaf ears and he was shouted down. Undeterred by the rejection, Churchill rose again, and kept rising, despite all his colleagues threw at him.

“I shall be in command of the defences of London.” How unlikely this part of the prediction was. Churchill was widely considered a failure in his career. The First World War tore him down over the Gallipoli disaster. Returning Britain to the Gold Standard as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 1920s, proved him to be useless with finance as Britain sunk into a deep depression. His stance against The India Bill and then the warnings of the threat of Hitler, further confirmed the uselessness of the out-of-date, ageing lunatic, who clearly missed the battlefields of his youth. Throughout his political career, Churchill proved the accuracy of his 1904 statement: “In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.” – Based on his record, Churchill was the last person one would call upon to lead in a time of crisis. However Destiny was to play its hand, and on May 10, 1940, Winston Churchill was, as per his prophesy, invited to “be in command of the defences of London,” and serve Britain as our wartime Prime Minister.

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“London will be attacked” – SANDYS/HENLEY – GOD AND CHURCHILL: How the Great Leader’s Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours, p.4

‘that High Power which interferes’ – Ibid, p.37

“Will you be a general” – Ibid, p.4

“I have dreams about it” – Ibid, p.4

“our Empire beyond the seas” – Ibid, p.86

“I dread the day when” – LANGWORTH, Richard – Churchill by Himself, p.155

“In war you can only be killed” – Ibid, p.31



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