NASA studies recently have indicated that the Fertile Crescent region in the Middle East is losing fresh water at a rapid rate. The water flow in the important Euphrates and Tigris Rivers has decreased as a result of this trend and formerly arable land in the area has become cracked and dry. The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers are drying up, and these are the very rivers that were once a critical part of the Cradle of Civilization in ancient Mesopotamia 2000 years before Christ. The decrease in water primarily has resulted from a major drought in 2007 and the loss of snow pack in the mountains to the north. The image map from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the National Center for Atmospheric Research shows the vast decrease in fresh water in 2008, which continues today. This loss has occurred over the last decade and amounts to over 144 cubic kilometers of water lost from these ancient river basins, which include vast areas in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.The Euphrates River is mentioned in the Bible in the Book of Revelation in a prophecy that is predicted to occur just before Jesus returns. During the Great Tribulation when the global destruction of the last days is threatening the very existence of life on Earth, the Apostle John says:“And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.”Rev. 16:12During the coming World War III, just before the attack of China and the other countries to the east upon Israel, the Euphrates River will be removed as being an obstacle by being dried up. This will permit the march of a 200,000,000-man army to reach the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Armageddon) just as Christ returns to fight against them (Rev. 9:16). Could the current trend toward drought in this region and the dramatic decrease in the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in recent years be the first stage of the fulfillment of this prophecy? It appears that this is only another important indication of how close we are to the Second Coming!from: http://endtimestruth.com/tigris-and-euphrates-rivers-are-drying-up/
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Why doesn't the Bible mention the Tigris river drying up when both would have to be crossed by a 200,000,000 man army?And of course this begs the question as to why an army would need to cross a river on foot given modern warfare (like transport planes). Wikipedia says that a bunch of dams built on the river is drastically lessening the flow of water.
Although it is an interesting hypothesis, one has to also consider the trumpets and other 5 bowls that come before the drying up of the Euphrates. And it would seem more likely that it is the actual pouring of the bowl itself that causes the drying of the river and not a slow gradual process that takes several years or even decades. Just my thoughts on the matter.
Turkey has one of the major dams that can essentially run the eurphrastes dry over a period of years. They are already doing this.One big thing that is happening is the water is so low that it is showing forth many ancient archeological sites that are literally showing out of the water. Much of ancient biblical world was formed in this area.Many muslims are aware of a prophecy of Mohammed that says that a mountain of gold will be found in the eurphrastes when it dries up and it will cause all mankind to fight over it and 99/100 will die.
"One big thing that is happening is the water is so low that it is showing forth many ancient archeological sites that are literally showing out of the water. Much of ancient biblical world was formed in this area."----That is pretty cool! I would love to look into that further as to what archaeologists have found if you happen to have any resources that you could point me to. It's so crazy how the scientific and archaeological community tries to discredit the Bible by calling it a mythological book, but instead it has become an essential handbook for any self respecting archaeologist and as time goes, more and more of the sites and details mentioned in the Bible are proven true again and again.