Once Cursed in the Bible, The Dead Sea is Now a Blessing for Life

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BIN: On the shores of the Dead Sea – more than 400 meters below sea level – are freshwater sinkholes, created as a result of dropping water levels. These large sinkholes were discovered in 2011, carpeted with microorganisms and on the sea’s shores – fish and algae.

“One hundred and sixty researchers and almost every university has something to say about saving the Dead Sea,” said Jackie Ben Zaken, Dead Sea guide and expert on the Dead Sea ecosystem. Sinkholes, he said, are caused by “fresh water running under the ground, meeting the sediment layers and melting them.”

“As a result of these sinkholes, we see habitats with less than 1.5% salinity – water you could drink – surrounded by salt water as well as minerals like bromium, magnesium, and potassium,” he told Breaking Israel News.

But this is no scientific miracle, said Bedein – it’s Biblical prophecy coming to fruition. more …

Opinion: Ezekiel 47:1-2 Then He brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. 2 He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side.

Ezekiel gives us a picture of a life-giving river flowing from the temple in the Millennium (Revelation 20:1-2), as an angelic being leads the prophet along the river bank.

In Ezekiel 47:3-4 the angel shows the prophet various depths of the river indicating additional streams were feeding into it, and Ezekiel 47:5-6 the prophet goes back to the bank of the river and sees many trees that had beautiful vegetation.

Ezekiel 46:7-9 When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, were very many trees on one side and the other. Then he said to me: “This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever [c]the rivers go, will live “

As the new river enters the Dead Sea the waters become fresh.

Ezekiel 47:10-12 “It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many.”

But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt. 12 Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.”

In Ezekiel’s vision everything lives, and the only remaining salt will be in the swamps and marshes along the river as God will provide fruit for Israel and the leaves will provide healing.

Like hundreds of unfulfilled prophecies, those who study God’s word are given a glimpse of what is to come. Maranatha.

(For more on unfulfilled prophecy see Bible Prophecy 101 Chapter 10 here)

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