Bible Believers' Newsletter 1232
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are always pleased when you join with us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Today we will be investigating "Shadows and Types" found in Brother Branham's vision of a large caribou and a silver tip grizzly bear which spell the end of US global hegemony and the near term elimination of that self-proclaimed "exceptional nation." We have included the index to the prescient "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" which have been on the Church Website for decades and should be understood because they announced how Goy nations would serve their hidden master over future centuries: that's "exceptional." The reason our nations are subject to these aliens and are not free is that as individuals we are ignorant of "the present Truth" of God's Word—serving mammon, the lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life, amply provided by "the usual suspects" who think for us.
Our News Items explain how these powerful people have made it unlikely that I will be able to travel overseas for ministry because the "squeeze" will require Vaccine Passports mandating "the inoculation of diseases" as specified in Protocol X part 19 based upon the fraudulent application of the PCR and RAT devices that cannot disgnose disease. Some United Nations member states are requesting its relocation to a nation that permits delegates unrestricted ingress and egress.
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Volcanoes rumble into Action in Russia's Far East
November 21, 2022 — Towering clouds of ash and glowing lava are spewing from two volcanoes on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula which extends into the Pacific Ocean about 6,600 kilometers (4,000 miles) east of Moscow; one of the world's most concentrated areas of geothermal activity, with about 30 active volcanoes. At Klyuchevskaya Sopka, which at 4,754 meters (nearly 16,000 feet) is Eurasia's tallest active volcano, as many as 10 explosions an hour were being recorded. Lava flows and ash emissions also are coming from the Shiveluch volcano Full story: abcnews.go.com
Comment: November 23, 2022 — Search effort intensifies after Indonesia Quake killed 268. With many missing, some remote areas still unreachable and more than 1,000 people injured in the 5.6 magnitude quake, the death toll was likely to rise. Hospitals near the epicenter on the densely populated island were already overwhelmed, and patients hooked up to IV drips lay on stretchers and cots in tents set up outside, awaiting further treatment . . . Full story: apnews.com
The eruption of Kratakoa, a volcanic island between Sumatra and Java in 1883 was one of the largest explosions in history. Its sound was heard 3,000 miles away and effects on tides and barometric pressure were felt around the world. More than 30,000 people perished, mostly by drowning in the resulting tsunamis and it triggered a period of global cooling.
G20 declares Vaccine Passports will be adopted for International Travel
November 17, 2022 — We acknowledge the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of the IHR (2005), to facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognizing digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccinations.
The leaders of the G20, an intergovernmental forum made up of 19 countries and the EU, have been meeting in Bali over the past two days. It claims to work on the global economy, international financial stability, climate change (a Rockefeller HOAX, like COVID), and sustainable development. The White House has just published the declaration signed by each of the G20 leaders at the conclusion of the two day summit. It makes for very interesting reading.
Pay attention to Paragraph 23:
We support the WHO mRNA Vaccine Technology Transfer hub as well as all as the spokes in all regions of the world with the objective of sharing technology and technical know-how on voluntary and mutually agreed terms. We welcome joint research and joint production of vaccines, including enhanced cooperation among developing countries. We acknowledge the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of the IHR (2005), to facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognizing digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccinations. We support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics that should capitalize and build on the success of the existing standards and digital COVID-19 certificates.
Paragraph 24 addresses online safety and disinformation:
We acknowledge that affordable and high-quality digital connectivity is essential for digital inclusion and digital transformation, while a resilient, safe and secure online environment is necessary to enhance confidence and trust in the digital economy. We recognize the importance of policies to create an enabling, inclusive, open, fair and non-discriminatory digital economy that fosters the application of new technologies, allows businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive, and protects and empowers consumers, while addressing the challenges, related to digital divides, privacy, data protection, intellectual property rights, and online safety. We acknowledge the importance to counter disinformation campaigns, cyber threats, online abuse, and ensuring security in connectivity infrastructure.
Comment: Vaccine passports can lead to the implementation of a global digital identity scheme that will threaten privacy and freedom across the world. Satan is not expected 'til after the Day of Pentecost. His henchmen have rolled out the Red Carpet: the "squeeze" is out in the open with no holds barred. Vaccine passports, digital inclusion, digital economy and censorship are on steroids. Tyranny reigns supreme. Freedom of expression went down with all hands.
The worldwide Corona crisis is a global coup d’état against humanity. The most egregious example of FDA malfeasance is the intent to withhold release of the Pfizer regulatory dossier on its COVID-19 vaccine for 55 years knowing it contained reports of 1,223 deaths shortly after administration of their vaccine. In a continued set of historic blunders, the FDA approved the COVID-19 bivalent vaccines with no randomized trials powered for clinical outcomes with Omicron, and no information on safety. I believe Drs. Demasi and Gortler are correct, the FDA is broken beyond repair, officials and staff involved in malfeasance should be named as targets in federal investigations since so many lives have been impacted by their malfeasance (petermcculloughmd.substack.com).
Australian Legislative Amendments to FORCE QUARANTINE and INJECT! commencing November 16, 2022 Full story — zeeemedia.com . . . and euthanasia of elderly in the UK legislated.
The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion
Protocol I The Basic Doctrine
Protocol II Economic Wars
Protocol III Methods of Conquest
Protocol IV Materialism Replaces Religion
Protocol V Despotism and Modern Progress
Protocol VI Take-Over Technique
Protocol VII World-Wide Wars
Protocol VIII Provisional Government
Protocol IX Re-education
Protocol X Preparing for Power
Protocol XI The Totalitarian State
Protocol XII Control of the Press
Protocol XIII Distractions
Protocol XIV Assault on Religion
Protocol XV Ruthless Suppression
Protocol XVI Brainwashing
Protocol XVII Abuse of Authority
Protocol XVIII Arrest of Opponents
Protocol XIX Rulers and People
Protocol XX Financial Program
Protocol XXI Loans and Credit
Protocol XXII Power of Gold
Protocol XXIII Instilling Obedience
Protocol XXIV Qualities of the Ruler
None Dare Call It Conspiracy, by Gary Allen shows in some detail how they had simultaneously financed both the Soviet Union (page 71) and the Third Reich (page 85), like people fattening birds for a cock-fight. The book is quite even-handed. While it indicts such Jewish luminaries as Rothschild, Warburg and Schiff's Kuhn Loeb and Company, it also assigns prominent roles to many Gentile houses, including Rockefeller's. (But, of course he too is a Jew).
David Rockefeller seems to have had a finger in everything. Many famous names in politics, Nixon and Kissinger, were alumni of his system, whose imperial reach was by NO means confined to the United States. Chase Manhattan Bank was formed by merging Warburg and Rockefeller units. How closely Jewish and Gentile "insiders" worked together is shown for instance by a roster of blue-chip American corporations, along with prominent politicians of both parties who joined the "insiders" in the CFR.
Allen's book makes a compelling case for the existence of a conspiracy—or at least a close working relationship between financiers of international clout. And an even greater centralization of money-power in the Western world has occurred since 1972. And that a great many other people have long since come to see some kind of world government as a necessary goal. They show too deep an understanding both of Gentile weaknesses familiar to us all and of the sort of mind set which might ruthlessly exploit them for sectarian gain. Fictional or not, they were written by somebody who knew very well the kind of men whose utterances they supposedly report. They express a wealth of hard-headed insight in a tone of arrogant superiority which is not unfamiliar to us either. We cannot quarrel with the comment of Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent—which publicized the Protocols in America around 1921—that the work was "too terribly real for fiction, too well-sustained for speculation, too deep in its knowledge of the secret springs of life for forgery." That a document first published in 1905 should have predicted the collapse of European monarchies, the Bolshevik Revolution and World Wars yielding little change in territory but a big one on the map of international finance is surprising enough. That it should also have anticipated a Great Depression caused by the arbitrary cutting-off of credit, the resurgence of Israel, the current squeeze on countries with large external debt.
. . . Putting aside fine phrases we shall speak of the significance of each thought: by comparisons and deductions we shall throw light upon facts that governments worldwide have been following the Protocols for centuries. What I am about to set forth, then, is our system from the two points of view, that of ourselves and that of the GOYIM [i.e., non-Jews].
It must be noted that men with bad instincts are more in number than the good, and therefore the best results in governing them are attained by violence and terrorisation, and not by academic discussions. Every man aims at power, everyone would like to become a dictator if only he could, and rare indeed are the men who would not be willing to sacrifice the welfare of all for the sake of securing their own welfare. What has restrained the beasts of prey who are called men? What has served for their guidance hitherto? In the beginnings of the structure of society, they were subjected to brutal and blind force; afterwards—to Law, which is the same force, only disguised. I draw the conclusion that by the law of nature, right lies in force.
Political freedom is an idea but not a fact. This idea one must know how to apply whenever it appears necessary with this bait of an idea to attract the masses of the people to one's party for the purpose of crushing another who is in authority. This task is rendered easier if the opponent has himself been infected with the idea of freedom, SO-CALLED LIBERALISM, and, for the sake of an idea, is willing to yield some of his power. It is precisely here that the triumph of our theory appears; the slackened reins of government are immediately, by the law of life, caught up and gathered together by a new hand, because the blind might of the nation cannot for one single day exist without guidance, and the new authority merely fits into the place of the old already weakened by liberalism.
Zelensky trapped by Moscow & Washington
November, 22 2022 — In eight months of war, [pornographic movie actor] Volodymyr Zelensky became a billionaire. The imputation is unverifiable, but the scandal of the Pandora Papers (2021), makes it credible. Is it necessary to bleed to the four veins not to see the donations arrive in Ukraine, but disappear in offshore companies? . . . All the Latin American, African and four Asian participants said that the domination of the American world order was over; that the world is now multipolar.
The Westerners must have felt the ground shake under their feet. They were not the only ones. Volodymyr Zelensky saw, for the first time, that his sponsors, until now absolute masters of the world, were letting him down without hesitation in order to maintain their position for a while longer.
It is likely that Washington was in league with Moscow. The United States realizes that things are turning against it on a global scale. It will have no hesitation in blaming the Ukrainian regime . . . the core of the problem had nothing to do with the Ukraine country, nor with NATO. It is essentially about the end of the unipolar world . . . Ukraine has been warned: in the coming months it will have to negotiate with Russia. President Zelensky can plan his escape now, because his bruised compatriots will not forgive him for deceiving them. Full story: voltairenet.org
Israeli Military Chief tells US to step up Planning for Joint Attacks on Iran
November 22, 2022 — The US acknowledged in its recently released Nuclear Posture Review that Iran is not building a nuclear weapon, but Israel continues to hype up the threat of Iran's nuclear program. "On the one hand, Iran is under many economic, military, and internal pressures, and on the other hand, it continues to promote its nuclear program. The IDF strongly promotes all operational plans against the Iranian threat," he said. Full story: antiwar.com
Comment: If the non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israeli self-styled Jews read their Bibles they would know that the modern Israel State will be forever finished as a military power, and the United States will itself be invaded with the Pentagon surrendering and the nation conceding defeat and in no position to assist Israel in its dastardly plot against Iran. Furthermore, a mass exodus of non-Semitic, anti-Semitic Israeli self-styled Jews from the modern Israel State will allow the Semitic blood descendants to repatriate the Land of their Covenant without "fear of the Jews". . . It is later than the impostors think or dare imagine.
US aid to Ukraine invested in crypto FTX scheme
November 11, 2022 — The sudden collapse of a crypto exchange linked to the Democratic Party in the US, has revealed that FTX presently suffers from $10-$50 billion in liabilities and virtually no assets. And among those liabilities, are "investments" made by the Ukraine's leadership clique. The company FTX, in its bankruptcy filing appears to have held tens-of-billions in American "military aid" to Ukraine. Instead of using the alleged funds to fight Russia, the money was instead invested in the FTX Ponzi scheme. From the bankruptcy filing it is clear that this money has now disappeared.
"Instead of using US military aid to fight Russia, Ukraine 'invested' part or all of it, into FTX, and right now, it looks like all the money's gone," said Hal Turner, a well-known American radio host. The crypto money from unsuspecting clients was also used to fund the Democratic Party in the United States. More evidence has surfaced suggesting that the funds may have been stolen. Full story: freewestmedia.com
US-Dollar Dominance vs. China's Yuan as an International Trading Currency
November 18, 2022 — For Chinese people, the past decade has been epic and inspirational. The country, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, has made great endeavors in boosting its economy, deepening reforms, improving the rights of its people and acting as a responsible global power.
It is irrational of the current international financial and monetary architecture, that currencies around the globe were and largely still are linked to the US-dollar economy. Hence, Washington, through US-dollar dominance, may interfere in most countries' economies with sanctions, coercions and outright blackmail.
The phenomenon, "dollar-dominance," has been significantly reduced in the last couple of decades and tends to further lose on importance in the near future.
One significant factor is that China has internationalized its currency, the Yuan, also called Renminbi. A key step in that direction was taken in 2016, when the Yuan joined the IMF basket of currencies, the SDR. This was a milestone in Beijing's efforts to internationalize its currency. The US currency's current weighting in the SDR basket amounts to 43.38 percent, and that of the yuan to 12.28 percent . . . way undervalued, given China's economic strength, as the world's second largest economy in absolute terms, and number one in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP).
Other important steps in stabilizing the Yuan internationally are the Yuan's properties as an international trading currency. Until about two decades ago, most trading worldwide took place in US dollars. Today's ratio is significantly lower, fluctuating between 60 and 80 percent, while international foreign exchange reserve holdings in US dollars have dropped to about 60 percent.
Today, a growing number of international deals are traded in Yuan, rather than in US dollars. Within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), trading will take place in yuan or local currencies of the trading partners . . . Within 3 to 5 years, the RCEP is expected to account for up to 30 percent of world trade. The RCEP will be true to the principle, promoting local production for local and regional consumption, as well as gradually extending into international markets.
The People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, is testing a central bank digital Yuan for cross border trading with the country's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This virtual currency, or digital central bank currency (DCBC), can function outside any Western currency exchange system, like SWIFT, Wall Street Banks and the City of London.
Importantly, however, is the continuation of physical cash, bank notes and coins. Cash must continue being available for people to use. Cash is and remains a signal of strength and security for people to be able to manage autonomously their own accounts, their own earnings, resources and spendings . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Shadows & Types
In researching this main article I encountered Newsletter 94 "Invasion of the United States. Soon?" in which we stated, "Not this year, but Russia will attack and invade the United States shortly after the resurrection and translation of Christ's Bride of all Ages. That is THUS SAITH THE LORD by God's vindicated prophet, the late William Branham." Russia was preparing to defend itself against the United States, whose colonial troops enforce edicts of the City of London and collect debt due the IMF and NATO: following the agreement with President Gorbachev the US aided the usual suspects in looting Russian assets; sunk Russia in debt, and encircled the with nation with previous satellites like Hungary, East Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic now united with the West via NATO. The usual suspect, operating under a different name and in another occupation directs NATO and the United States from the shadows. Daniel and Jesus foretold the conflict of the past 2,000 years would be a power-play between Rome and "Jewry," in whose service the real objective of NATO aggression in the Balkans is the break-up of Russia and control of her vast resources of untapped wealth.
Jesus portrayed America as a lamb rising in an unpopulated land and free from government direction. Church and state will at last unite and America will speak like Rome, demanding obeisance as a dog licks its master's hand and that those who decline should be killed (Revelation 13:11, 15; 17:5).
Notice how Libya, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Panama, the Sudan, Grenada and Serbia have paid for their insubordination. The lamb is speaking like the Dragon, its sights also set on North Korea, Pakistan and Cuba, Europe, Russia and China on the pretext they pose a threat to world peace or for "humanitarian" reasons. Yet America imprisons more people than any other country—perhaps half a million more per capita than China.
The West is provoking World War III because vast and permanent geo-political changes only be made in the extreme of all-out war. Islam is to be brought into conflict with the political Zionism, and like our so-called democratic nations, ruled by an unelected elite from behind the scenes . . . When the earthquake sinks Los Angeles, splits the mount of Olives and sends tidal waves around the world at the close of the Gentile dispensation, the West will be weaker and more disadvantaged than Russia is today. Russia will then invade mainland USA in the interest of peace.
The Russian invasion of America is not Armageddon. This is not the end of it. World War III will be a very short war. The 1871 plan of the elite calls for three World Wars and three major revolutions to give them absolute world dominion. The final revolution, which will become Armageddon, is to occur several years after this war. Rather than ceding world dominion to Satan's synagogue it will destroy life on earth, binding Satan for one thousand years.
Jesus was aware of these plans. God spoke of them through Ezekiel, and typed them in Elisha (II Kings 2:11-24). Like Jesus, Elijah was translated, and a double portion of the Spirit came back upon Elisha. Jesus said, "Truly, He who believes on Me the works that I do shall he do also; and more than these shall he do; because I go to My Father" (John 14:20). Elisha types the Christ's end-time Bride will have the double portion—new birth and translation without death.
The children of disobedience, "despisers of those who are good, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof," mocked Elisha, calling him "Baldy" as they mock Christ's Bride today. Judgment awaited them as it awaits America now for rejecting God's prophet whereby his Message is the Holy Spirit. Two she bears came out of the forest and killed forty two of these unbelievers.
In 1961 the Lord showed Brother Branham the vision of a strange caribou which he would shoot and a silver tip grizzly bear which he would also shoot. From the base to the rack of the horns would measure 42 inches, signifying that as the image of Imperial Rome America will rule with Papal Rome for 42-months, the first half of Daniel's Seventieth Week (Revelation 13:13-18; 17:16-18), and will call 144,000 elect Israelites through the ministry of two Hebrew prophets. God deals with all Israel together as one entity, revealing Himself to an election within Israel who can receive faith. He will never deal with Israel outside the Land of their Covenant. Any Israelite outside the Land has no claim upon God's Covenant.
Late in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week, the silver tip grizzly will eliminate America from the face of the earth for her perfidies. Perhaps a Panda will assist the grizzly because in the 2022 National Defense Strategy the United States declared it was "ready to prevail in a conflict, prioritizing the challenge of China in the Indo-Pacific region, and then the challenge of Russia in Europe".
[The Kremlin's basic mistake was to regard its intervention as a legalistic rather than a strategic matter. The Kremlin was concerned not to open itself to being labeled a war criminal by attacking Ukraine. Therefore, Russia went to the aid of independent republics that were under attack. The purpose was to protect the Donbass populations, not to defeat Ukraine. This is permissible and not considered an attack on the Ukraine. It is unclear why the Kremlin thought the West would refrain from calling Russia's intervention an "invasion of the Ukraine."
The limited intervention was a strategic mistake. The Kremlin somehow overlooked that Washington, having forced the Russian intervention, would not allow the conflict to be limited. Much had been said and written in US foreign policy circles about involving Russia in a "Vietnam" in the Ukraine in order to break off European business deals with Russia and growing energy dependence, both of which threatened Washington's hold on its European empire. Apparently, the Kremlin paid no attention to this dimension of the situation (paulcraigroberts.org).
The apostate United States and NATO are fighting for City of London dominion over Russia to bring the largest and wealthiest nation under Jewish one world government. President Putin is fighting for Russia's sovereignty and peace in a multi-polar world. Unlike the Jews' UN, WEF, WHO, Judaeo-Catholic, Rockefeller and Rothschild traitors who rule in our western, once Christian nations President Putin has a tender heart and clear conscience. The downfall of America's global hegemony was represented in Belshazzar's impious feast. While the king of Babylon and his court caroused from the sacred vessels belonging to God's Temple, a Hand was seen to write their fate on the palace wall in unknown tongues, while at that very moment the enemy was marching under the city walls . . . as today the US unipolar world is being divided].
Jesus spoke of this in Matthew 24 when His disciples asked, "What will be the sign of the consummation?" He replied, "That sign will be the restoration of Israel (the fig tree) in the Homeland" (Matthew 23:3, 32-34; Isaiah 18:3). We take this to be May 15, 1948 when the British Mandate ceased. Legally, Israel was restored as a nation as May 6, 1946 as Brother Branham explained, "Remember the Jewish people was declared a nation [at Lake Success by the UNSCOP Committee on April, May 6 (UN docs. A/C.I/P.V.46-57 (May 6-13)] on May 6, on 1946, and the Angel of the Lord appeared to me on May 7, 1946 at Green's Mill, Indiana . . . come into the room where I was at, a Man walking. He didn't have wings; He was just a big man, had a white garment down to His feet. And He said that I was born to pray for sick people. And I told Him I was uneducated, illiterate, and I wasn't able to go. He said I'd be praying for kings and monarchs, and Message around the world, a Message that would bring the second Coming of Christ was near . . . THUS SAITH THE LORD, I said, America made her final decision in 1946. Watch, since then. She's gone, and there's nothing left but judgment and chaos" (The Handwriting on the Wall, #58-0309).
Not only did the fig tree have its revival, so did all the trees. Former colonies received independence, and there was revival among the denominational people as when the three witnesses of Luke 17:28-30—William Branham revealed Jesus Christ in the first two "pulls" of his ministry, revealing "Jesus Christ the same, yesterday and today and forever," while Billy Graham preached a basic salvation Message, and Oral Roberts reached out with the Pentecostal Message.
In September, 1961, William Branham returned to northern British Columbia for another try at hunting in the Canadian Rockies. He met Ed Byskal at Dawson Creek and together with Billy Paul they drove 400 miles north to Bud Southwick's cabin. Bud was eager to tell Bill about his brother's healing. "Brother Branham, he hasn't had a seizure since the day my wife threw his shirt in the fire".
"And he won't ever have another one, as long as he believes it," Bill said.
"Now I'll tell you about a vision I had in August." He described the deer-like animal with antlers that were exactly 42 inches high, and he told them about seeing someone with a green-and-beige checkered shirt just before he shot a huge silver-tipped grizzly bear.
Bud Southwick rubbed his chin thoughtfully. "I doubt any of that will happen on this trip. For one thing, we're not going into bear country; we're going into sheep country, high above the timberline. And as far as that big deer goes, I've never seen an animal quite like the one you're describing."
"That doesn't matter," Bill said, "because God can do anything. Let me ask you brothers, do any of you have a green checkered shirt?"
"I don't," said Bud.
"I used to have one," Ed Byskal said, "but it was worn out, so I threw it away".
"Then it must be another hunting trip when I'll shoot that bear. But it will happen; you just wait and see. It is 'Thus saith the Lord.'"
It took them a couple of days to ride their horses into the high country and set up a base camp near the timberline. Early the next morning they hunted along the alpine slopes. Later that afternoon about six miles from camp they spotted a herd of mountain sheep, including three rams with horns that curled so far around they made a full circle. It was too late in the day to pursue the herd, so the hunters went back to camp with the idea that in the morning they would get an early start, return to the same spot and catch the rams sleeping.
Early the next morning Ed Byskal crawled out of his warm sleeping bag into the chilly air of his tent. Lighting his kerosene lantern, he rummaged through his duffle bag looking for the warmest clothes he could find. He was surprised to find his old green-and-beige checkered shirt folded at the bottom of his bag—surprised because he had told his wife to throw it away. Instead she had mended the big tear in its side and had packed it for this trip. Ed slipped it on, then put on his orange coat, zipped up the front and went outside to start the campfire and make breakfast. The vision Bill had described four days ago was far from his thoughts.
By nine o'clock the hunters had hiked up to the ridge where the day before they had seen the rams and sheep. Today through their binoculars they spotted a bull caribou down in the timber. Ed and Blaine went after it, while Bill and Bud climbed higher up the ridge to look for that herd of sheep. After a while Bill heard a shot echo through the valley. He pulled out his binoculars and searched along the timberline until he saw the orange of Ed's coat. Ed Byskal was leaning over the carcass of a bull caribou.
Feeling contented, Bill leaned back against a rock outcropping so he could rest and admire the beautiful fall scenery. Below him stretched a wide, expansive valley speckled red, yellow and green with tamarack, aspen, fir, spruce, and pine trees. The colors near the timberline were mostly the blue-green of pygmy spruce and the red of buck-brush. Above the timberline the slopes were carpeted with yellow moss and blueberry bushes that grew only a few inches tall. Farther up, the slopes turned into shale slides below majestic granite cliffs. Here and there, glaciers clung to the mountains like frozen tears. Scanning this panorama with his field glasses, Bill spotted a large animal just a few miles away. "Bud, what's that over there?"
Bud squinted into his binoculars. "Brother Branham, that's a caribou, but it sure looks different than any caribou I've ever seen before. Look at the points on that rack."
"A caribou, huh? Well, that's the animal I saw in a vision last month. Let's go get him."
"How are we going to get him? He's nearly two miles around the side of that shale slope".
"I don't care if he's twenty miles away. He's mine. The Lord gave him to me".
First they went down to the spot where Ed and Blaine were gutting and skinning Ed's caribou. They arranged to have the younger men bring the packhorses along the timberline to a ravine below Bill's intended target. Then Bill and Bud hiked back up the slope. Eventually their path leveled off and they picked their way along the loose shale slopes as quietly as they could. By now they were hot enough to take off their coats. That singular caribou must have been sleeping in the warm September sunshine because Bill was able to work his way within 30 yards of it. One shot was all it took to kill the animal.
Bud scratched the stubble of whiskers on his chin. "You say these antlers are about 42 inches high?"
"Forty-two inches exactly."
"I have a measuring tape in my saddle bag, so we'll soon know. Now, what about that silver-tipped grizzly bear?"
"It's around here somewhere. What puzzles me is this—where is that guy in the green checkered shirt?"
Bud lifted his field glasses to his eyes. "Well, I'll be . . . Brother Bill, look."
Through his binoculars Bill looked down the slope to the bottom of a ravine a few miles away where Ed and Blaine were waiting with the packhorses. Ed had taken off his coat, revealing the green-and-beige checkered shirt he had donned that morning. Bill said, "Everything is in place. Somewhere between here and that green checkered shirt we'll see a silver-tipped grizzly".
Bud still had his binoculars up to his eyes, scanning the slopes and ridges. "I don't mean to doubt you, but I can see every inch of these slopes, and I don't see him".
"He's there somewhere. You'll see".
Tomorrow they would come back for the caribou's meat. Today the only thing they would pack out was its head, which Bill planned to stuff and keep as a trophy. Bill balanced the head on his shoulders and started down the mountain. Bud followed carrying both of their rifles. After a while they switched jobs. The caribou's head weighed over a hundred pounds, so it didn't take long to get tired while carrying it. They crossed a small glacier, and then stopped to drink ice water dripping from its base.
"What's that up there on the ridge?" Bill asked.
Bud focused his binoculars farther along the slope. "So help me, it's a silver-tipped grizzly."
Bill nodded. "That's him. Let's go get him."
"You're going to shoot him with that little rifle?" asked Bud skeptically, pointing at Bill's Remington model 721 with its small .270 inch bore. "Maybe you should use mine."
"This is what I used in the vision, and in the vision I dropped him with one shot."
"I know you've shot bears before, but those black bears are nothing compared to these grizzlies. When you shoot a grizzly, he doesn't go into shock like most animals; he just keeps coming. You'd better shoot this one in the chest. That way if you miss his heart, you could still break his back".
'The bear was about two miles away. As they stalked nearer, the two hunters dropped into a ravine that hid them for most of the remaining distance. When they came out of the ravine, there lay the grizzly a hundred yards or so up the slope, watching them alertly. It looked like a brown haystack. Its fur was dark brown close to its body, but the ends of the hairs were silvery-white; hence the name silver-tipped. Bill aimed for its chest and fired. With a ferocious roar the grizzly charged, crashing down the slope like an army tank, jaws open, lips peeled back in a snarl, teeth poised to bite and tear. Before Bill had time to bolt another shell in the chamber, the grizzly collapsed scarcely 20 yards away.
All the sunburn had drained from Bud's face. He sighed with relief and muttered, "I didn't want him in my lap".
They gutted and skinned the bear, but of course there was no way they could carry the skin by themselves. Just the bear's skin alone weighed 300 pounds. They would have to bring a packhorse up later and get it. Walking back to the spot where they left the caribou head, they picked it up and carried it down the mountain to the place where Ed and Blaine were waiting for them with the packhorses.
Eagerly Bill told them about his two kills. Then he said, "Brother Ed, you told me you didn't have a green checkered shirt."
"I'm sorry I told you something wrong, Brother Branham. My wife packed it and I didn't know it was there".
Getting his measuring tape out of his saddlebag, Bud knelt beside the caribou's head. He ran the tape up one antler from the base of the skull to the tip of the main beam, but because of the way the antler curved, the tape kept slipping off. The second time he tried Blaine reached down with both hands and held the tape in the middle. Bill elbowed Ed in the ribs, whispering, "See, there are those two small hands I saw in the vision." With the tape in place, everyone leaned over to see the results. The tip of the antler reached exactly to the 42-inch mark on the tape.
For sixty years we have looked upon the shadows and types with the promise THUS SAITH THE LORD. Soon and very soon the reality of the antitype will manifest, but we will not be witnesses.
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.