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The Euphrates River: Can we believe the predictions?

Euphrates River in Southern Iraq
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Are huge rivers disappearing? Are we moving to Armageddon? Is there any reason to believe Bible prophecy?

The Bible makes many predictions about the times that we are living in. In general, things will get worse, even terrible, and then God will intervene.

Intervention is also known as the second coming of Jesus.

I am a Christian, but imagine taking the point-of-view of a doubter, a skeptic. If we don’t believe, why should we start now? There are different ideas about where our world is going.

One of my best answers is, see the possibilities.

Recently, scientists have become worried about the Euphrates river, and its twin, the Tigris. The cradle of ancient civilization formed near them, and they are important in many Bible stories. They form a huge fresh-water system that millions of people depend on, in the heart of the Middle East.

The Bible predicted, thousands of years ago, that the Euphrates will dry up, and this will be important for events at the end of this age. Huge armies, from the east, will travel across the dry rivers, as they invade the Middle East, and Israel.

In the north of Israel is the wide valley of Megiddo. The Hebrew word for valley is “Hor.” So, the final battle, where God intervenes, will be in Hor Megiddo, known to us as Armageddon.

The Euphrates river system will block the invasion, or make it easy. The Bible predicts easy.

The Lord will divide the gulf of the Egyptian Sea; he will wave his hand over the Euphrates River and send a strong wind; he will turn it into seven dried-up streams, and enable them to walk across in their sandals. (Isaiah 11:15)

Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates and dried up its water to prepare the way for the kings from the east. (Revelation 16:12)

That is the prediction; the rivers will dry up, and large armies will travel from the east to the Middle East. The words are clear, but how is that possible? Imagine predicting the end of the Amazon, or the Mississippi rivers. Who would believe you?

The Bible makes predictions that seem impossible. Can we trust the Bible? When will the mighty Euphrates dry up?


Scientists are telling us now, that the Euphrates river system will dry up by the year 2040, and they are not referring to the Bible when they say that:

A prediction that was impossible now seems possible. An impossible fairy tale is now a scientific reality. A light just came on.

I believe that we are living in a time, in Bible prophecy, when the lights come on, the stage is being set, as predicted.

Until recently, Christians referred the Bible to only themselves. Christians were the New Israel, and there were popular movements like British Isrealism, where the British Empire was God’s Israel, the divine instrument in this world. There was no possibility of a Jewish Israel.

The Jewish people were dismissed as history, and then the Nazis killed six million of them, from a population of eleven million. The trend seemed clear, whatever the Bible said. And then, during one year, something changed:


In that year, the Jewish state of Israel was reborn. The impossible happened, and Bible predictions built around Jewish Israel became possible.

One problem, was that the holy city of Jerusalem belonged to the Arab neighbors who were hostile to Israel. So still, the Bible was missing something. Without Jerusalem, the predictions could never come true, until that year:


The holy city of Jerusalem was captured by Jewish Israeli soldiers, and things promised in the Bible stopped being impossible:

Other lights came on, over several years, and today, the impossible fairy tales promised in the Bible are possible and realistic. The Bible predicted a world just like the one we are living in, although it all seemed impossible.

We are living in interesting times.

It is interesting that Jesus spoke to an audience, and predicted what we are experiencing, two thousand years ago:

“Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.” (Luke 21: 28 to 31)

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