Heyward Shepherd was an African-American killed at Harpers Ferry on October 17, 1859, by John Brown’s raiders.
Shepherd was a porter at the local railroad station and a property owner in nearby Winchester, Virginia. Brown and his men killed Heyward Shepherd, who was a free black man. Shepherd’s home was in Winchester, about thirty miles away in Frederick County, Virginia, where he owned property and where his wife and children lived.
When away from home Shepherd spent most of his time in Harpers Ferry, where he worked as a porter in the local train station. In addition to handling baggage, Shepherd attended the railroad office when the station agent was absent. From all accounts, Shepherd was well regarded by those who knew him. One prominent county resident noted that Shepherd was “always remarkably civil” and “very trustworthy.” Another man described Shepherd as a “courteous, attentive, honest, and industrious” a man who was “respected by all.
On the evening of October 16, John Brown approached Harpers Ferry, Shepherd was at the train station. Accounts vary as to the precise details of how and why Shepherd’s life crossed paths with those of the raiders. However, they all agreed that about 1:30 a.m. on the seventeenth, shortly after the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) express train arrived from Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), Shepherd walked to the Potomac River railroad bridge where he was confronted by two of Brown’s men. Ignoring their order to halt, he turned and ran, but the armed raiders fired, striking Shepherd in the back just below the heart.
Although seriously injured, Shepherd made his way back to the railroad office, where he lingered “in great agony” for nearly half a day before dying early on the afternoon of October 17. After the raid, newspapers reported about the shooting of Shepherd. One report told of John Brown’s purpose but refused to join the raiders, thus suggesting his refusal to heed their orders showed his opposition to their goals. In a different vein, years later, a former resident of Harpers Ferry suggested Shepherd may have helped the raiders initially but later changed his mind when the danger and likelihood of failure became clear. Shepherd’s deathbed explanation that he went to the bridge in search of a missing railroad watchman suggests he was shot by men he did not recognize and whose purpose he did not know.
Militia groups and white citizens accompanied Shepherd’s body through Winchester to its burial place in October 1859. The group did so because they believed a black man knowingly refused to join Brown’s war on slavery. In reporting on the funeral, the local newspaper in Shepherd’s hometown underscored Shepherd’s race when it specifically reminded readers that Brown’s first victim was a black man.
After his death, as a free black man killed by abolitionists during the raid, he became a symbol to people who believed John Brown’s mission had been wrong, because he was shot while at his job. He also symbolized blacks loyalty to the South.
When Frederick Douglass delivered an oration on Brown at Harpers Ferry in 1881, the Virginia Free Press editors stated they would not let the “negro-worshipers” forget that “the first victim of the old murderer was an inoffensive, industrious and respected colored man, brutally shot down without provocation or excuse.” In 1884, when blacks voted “almost to a man” for the Republican party, William Gallaher, now sole editor of the Virginia Free Press, gave notice that he would not let blacks forget the first victim during Brown’s raid.
In 1920, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans decided to erect a memorial to Shepherd. Opponents were concerned over the intent of the monument, then called the Faithful Slave Memorial, and delayed its placement at Harpers Ferry for a decade. The Heyward Shepherd Memorial finally was sited near the scene of Shepherd’s fatal wounding and dedicated on October 10, 1931.
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In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.
The Jewish people deny Jesus as their Messiah and have stated that their Messiah has been identified and is waiting to be revealed. They say this man will rule the world under a one world religion called “spiritualism”.
They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him. On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple.
The Bible says this false Messiah who seats himself in the Third Temple will be thee antichrist that will bring about the Great Tribulation, though the Jewish people believe he will bring about world peace. It will be a false peace for a period of time. You can watch interviews of Jewish Rabbi’s in Israel speaking of these things. They have their plans set in place. It is only years away!
More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:
He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!
Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11).
People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we need two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.
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