Revelation at a Glance – Day 22

Rev 8:10-11  And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;  (11)  And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

Good morning, reader! I pray you are receiving a blessing as you read this series. It is not to scare the believer but to give you a glimpse of what will happen to those who remain on earth after the Rapture. It is intended to motivate the believer to share the Gospel before it is too late to do so. Once the Rapture occurs, our work here on earth is finished and the chance to lead someone to salvation through Christ is over. For the unbelieving reader, I pray that this series will shake you into reality and that your heart is unsettled when you read these posts. If it is, that’s the Holy Spirit of God pricking your heart and trying to get your attention (Revelation 3:20).

Today’s post covers the Third Trumpet judgment. This judgment is set to affect the world’s fresh water supply, which in turn affects the drinking water. One third of fresh water will become bitter due to what appears to be a falling star named Wormwood. Is this the actual name of it or is it referring to its effects? We can’t know for sure but one thing is for sure, fresh water will be affected.

This could be an asteroid or comet. The word is defined as bitterness as we see here in Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:

WORMWOOD, n. [G.] A plant, the artemisia. It has a bitter nauseous taste; but it is stomachic and corroborant.

It is referenced in these verses: Deuteronomy 29:18, Proverbs 5:4, Jeremiah 9:15, Jeremiah 23:15, Lamentations 3:15, Lamentations 3:19, Amos 5:7 and here in Revelation 8:11. Each of these verses reflect the “bitter” definition. It is a bitter plant used literally for medicinal purposes and figuratively as God’s judgment upon the earth. Here’s an interesting fact: the word “Wormwood” in the Ukrainian language is “Chornobyl”! If you recall, this disaster in 1986 released 8 tons of radioactive material into our atmosphere and 8,000+ deaths and many illnesses occurred as a result. This is a small sample of what is about to occur. How do I know it will be worse? Because Jesus said: Matthew 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Can you imagine the outcome of one third of fresh water being lost? Think of the food we receive from fresh water. Drinking water is what keeps us alive. The average adult is comprised of about 50-65% water! We absolutely need fresh water to stay alive. I drink approximately 80-90 ounces of water daily. Now multiply that for each person alive. I can only imagine the extreme struggle for those who live in dry and barren lands who don’t have access to bottled water! According to National Geographic:

Freshwater is vital for life, supporting ecosystems and human civilizations. We use freshwater in many aspects of daily life including food production, power generation, manufacturing, and sanitation. However, it is becoming increasingly threatened. Although the Earth’s surface is two-thirds water, less than three percent is fresh.

National Geographic’s Teaching Resources

So stop for just one moment and think about this. If earth’s entire fresh water is less than 3% of all water, now imagine it with 1/3 less! That leaves us with 1% fresh water… globally! It stands to reason that many will die due to lack of it. This judgment won’t only just affect the water we consume. Fresh water is needed for agriculture; plants and trees need uncontaminated rain water; animals need drinking water just as humans. If the waters are contaminated, the evaporated contaminated water will turn to contaminated rain. Contaminated rain will kill plant life, etc. Planet earth cannot exist without fresh water to sustain life.

Do you really want to go through the Tribulation and suffer through these types of judgments? Never has human kind, nor the planet, experienced judgments of this magnitude! If I were not born again, I would want to be sure that I settled that matter before the Rapture calls Christians Home! Christian, it is your Christian duty to tell others in your circle what is about to befall upon them. Jesus said that the Gospel shall be preached to all the world before His Second Coming. (Matthew 24:14)

Where will you be during this period, reader? Will you be safe in Heaven with our Groom or will you be on earth, experiencing the worst time in history? Friend, it is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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