This post is all about the Euphrates river
The Euphrates River is a Biblical river that has been mentioned in prophecy for centuries. The Bible speaks of the Euphrates in relation to the Garden of Eden and the coming of the Antichrist.
There has been much discussion about the Euphrates River drying up in recent years. Archaeologists have found evidence that the river is drying up faster than expected. What does this mean for Biblical prophecy?
In this blog post, I will explore the mystery of the Euphrates River and what it could symbolize for the future of humanity.
Ready? Let’s go…
Why I’m writing this post
There is a viral video that has been circulating all over Christian circles. The video is said to have been from archaeologists along the Euphrates river. The video claims that they are recording the sounds of the four angels bound in the great river Euphrates. (Read Revelation 9:14-15).
I, of course, got interested because I had just wrapped up my study on Revelation. On my study, I wrote a blog post titled “12 Spectacular Symbols of Heaven in the Bible.” I also talk about New Jerusalem etc.
So, in short, I was super intrigued and decided to write this post.
P.S. I have linked that viral video at the end of this post.
Facts about the Euphrates river
Here are some facts that I’ve obtained from Britannica:
- The Euphrates River is one of the longest rivers in the world. It runs for over 1740 miles (2800 km) through Turkey, Syria, and Iraq.
- The river is an important water source for these countries and is used for irrigation and hydroelectric power.
- The river has also been a key trade route throughout history.
The relevance of Euphrates to the Garden of Eden
Genesis 2:10-14 says that the river flowed from the garden and that four rivers flowed from it. These four rivers are thought to be the Tigris, the Euphrates, the Nile, and the Gihon. The Euphrates is believed to be the easternmost of these rivers.
When Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden, they were placed east of the river. The Cherubims were then placed to guard the way back to the garden.
Side note: I honestly wonder where exactly the Garden of Eden is. This entire discussion on mysteries reinforce the little we know as humans and highlights the Lord’s magnificence. He is omniscient: all-knowing!
All in all, the connection between the Euphrates River and the Garden of Eden is significant because it shows that the river has been around since Biblical times. It also shows that the river is an integral part of Biblical history.
Mystery of the drying Euphrates river
The drying up of the Euphrates River has been a topic of discussion among Biblical scholars for many years. Some believe it is symbolic of the end times, while others think it could simply be a natural phenomenon. There is evidence to support both theories.
Let’s look at the scientific reasons/theories of the river drying, and later in the post I will give biblical theories.
- One possible explanation is that the river is being diverted for irrigation purposes. This is a common practice in many parts of the world and can lead to rivers drying up.
- Another possible explanation that scholars give is climate change. This is thought to be a significant factor in the drying up of the Aral Sea, and it could also be a factor in the Euphrates River drying up.
In recent years, there has been an increase in reports of the Euphrates River drying up. I went to the NASA website and found a study they did via Satellite imaging. The study was conducted between 2003 to 2009. They noted the following findings, “The research team observed the Tigris and Euphrates river basins—including parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran—and found that 117 million acre-feet (144 cubic kilometers) of fresh water was lost from 2003 to 2009. That amount is roughly equivalent to the volume of the Dead Sea.”
Most recently, the Smithsonian Magazine reported that the Euphrates river dried up so much that archaeologists have discovered a 3400-year-old city that is being called the “Mittani”! Now, I’ve never heard of that name in the Bible, I tried to do an e-search on the digital Bible, and nothing came up. I wonder if this is at all connected to Babylon?
The Euphrates, Nimrod, and Babylon
Nimrod was a Biblical figure mentioned in Genesis 10:8-10. Through additional historical text, we see that Nimrod is thought to have founded the city of Babylon. The city of Babylon was located on the Euphrates River, and it was one of the most powerful empires of its time. The connection between Nimrod and the Euphrates River is significant because it shows that the river has been an important part of Biblical history for thousands of years.
The relevance of the Euphrates River to Babylon is also significant because it shows that the river is a key element in future Biblical prophecy. In the book of Revelation, Babylon is mentioned as a great city that will fall in the end times (See Revelation 18).
Is it possible that the falling of Babylon will be connected to the drying up of the Euphrates River? I don’t know, but I’m just thinking about it. I don’t think anyone has all the answers to this.
Euphrates river in Biblical prophecy
Why is the Euphrates river drying up?
There are many different theories about the Euphrates River drying up in Biblical prophecy.
- One theory is that it will happen during the Battle of Armageddon. This is thought to be the final battle between good and evil, and it is possible that the river will dry up so that the kings of the east can cross it.
- Another theory is that the river will dry up before the Second Coming of Christ. This could happen as a sign of God’s judgment of humanity.
Let’s expound on this…
The Euphrates River is a crucial element in Biblical prophecy. In the book of Revelation, the river is mentioned several times concerning the end times.
Revelation 9:14-15 & Revelation 16:12, the Bible says that the Euphrates will dry up so that the way of the kings from the east may be prepared. This is thought to be a reference to the Antichrist and his army coming from the east to invade Israel.
In Revelation 16:16, the Bible says that the final battle between good and evil will take place at a place called Armageddon, which is thought to be located in modern-day Israel. The Euphrates River will be involved in this battle, as it says that the river will dry up so that the kings of the east can cross it.
And that’s it, folks, End Times Biblical Prophecy and the Mystery of the Drying Euphrates river
The mystery of the Euphrates River is yet to be fully understood. But as we continue to see reports of the river drying up, it is clear that this is a phenomenon that we need to pay close attention to. It could have significant implications for Biblical prophecy and the future of humanity.
As promised, here is that video that I honestly don’t know the authenticity of it. But I’m glad it is shedding light on the book of Revelation!