Revelation Explained

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Saturday, October 14, 2006


"The Serpent vomited a river of water to swamp and drown her, but earth came to her help, swallowing the water the Dragon spewed from its mouth. Helpless with rage, the Dragon raged at the Woman, then went off to make war with the rest of her children, the children who keep God's commands and hold firm to the witness of Jesus." (Revelation 12:15-17 - The Message)

God's use of the earth to help the Israelites will anger Satan. He will seek to use the earth to destroy the fleeing Jews with a great flood. Satan will divert the waters of the Euphrates River.

Tom McElmurry wrote, “The headwater tributary system of the great river Euphrates begins in the same general area as the headwater tributary system of the Jordan River. And oddly enough, a tremendous subduction fault zone runs through Turkey and northern Lebanon beneath both headwater tributary systems. . . . These massive structure changes in Turkey and northern Lebanon will cause the runoff waters of the tributary system of the Euphrates River to be diverted into the Jordan River system. This additional runoff water in the upper headwaters will greatly increase the depth and width of the Jordan River.” (page 46, The Tribulation Triad, Tom McElmurry, Bogard Press, Texarkana, 1983)

Satan will send a massive flood of water into the Jordan River. This will flow towards the Jews fleeing into the Jordan River Valley from Jerusalem. God will then use the earth to not only prevent this flood from destroying these refuges but to cut off those pursuing them.

We know from Ezekiel chapter forty seven that during the thousand year reign of Christ, there will be a great river about 1850 meters from Jerusalem. Today the Jordan River is about 30 km away. So God will divert the Jordan River into a new course much closer to Jerusalem. This new river will flow behind the fleeing Jews cutting off those seeking to pursue them. This flood which Satan hoped would destroy them will protect them.

Unable to reach those Jews who are protected by God in the wilderness, Satan increase his persecution of Christians, especially Jewish believers. The Tribulation will be a horrific time. Yet even in it, God will be at work and for those with spiritual vision, His hand will be clearly seen.


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