Currently, I am working on a short book on the converging Biblical signs that are pointing to the end times. One thing I found very interesting is that certain rivers in the world are drying up. The Bible actually predicted that this would happen during the last days. Our salvation may be nearer than we think. Consider what the Bible says about these Rivers when God’s judgment will begin to fall.
The Euphrates and Tigris
The Euphrates River begins in the mountains of Turkey and flows 1,700 miles through Syria and Iraq where it meets the Tigris River. The Tigris parallels the Euphrates through the country of Iraq. These two rivers have been the life blood for these countries over many years.
Babylon is in Iraq
Babylon is located in modern day Iraq right along the Euphrates river. It had its beginning at the tower of Babel. There man refused to obey God and wanted to make a name for themselves. Later King Nebuchadnezzar built a great city there, Babylon. The same rebellious attitude of Babylon has continued down through history, infecting each succeeding kingdom. Eventually, God said He would judge Babylon.
The Waters of Babylon are Drying Up
Because of Babylon’s idolatrous attitude, God said 2,600 years ago through the prophet Jeremiah, that Babylon shall not be inhabited, but she shall be wholly desolate”(Jer. 50:13). Part of His judgment will include, “A drought against her waters, and they will be dried up“(Jer. 50:38). The book of Revelation predicts that the great River Euphrates will be dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the east, to gather them for the future campaign of Armageddon. (Rev. 16:12, 16)
Is Prophecy being Fulfilled?
According to WorldAtlas.com, the many dams built in Turkey have caused a significant decrease in water flow of the Tigris River. This has resulted in an 86% reduction of the Mesopotamian marshes in Iraq. It also has caused problems for farmers who need the water to irrigate the land for crops. The Euphrates also is drying up. Rainfall has decreased by 70% and upstream dams impact the amount of available water. The lack of water has created a significant problem for twelve million people in Syria and Iraq. Just as God said, THE RIVERS OF BABYLON ARE DRYING UP!
Jesus chastised the Jewish leadership for their failure to recognize the signs of times. Are Christians today failing to recognize the signs of His coming? These rivers certainly appear to be fulfilling ancient prophecies. Could this change and the rivers return to normal? Maybe. But it should make one realize that God’s patience will not last forever. He has told us through His word that He is going to intervene again. It might be prudent to pay attention.
Are you Ready?
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