“And the third angel poured out his vial on the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, ‘You are righteous, O Lord, which are, and were, and shall be, because you have judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.’ And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.” Revelation 16:4-7 AKJV
How many stories have we seen in the news over the past several months of rivers, lakes, bays, oceans turning red? They always are ‘debunked’ if you will as a red tide–an algal bloom that colors the water blood-red and makes it toxic to marine life. Implied in the scientific explanation of these events is that because they can be explained, they are therefore mundane and have nothing to do with God or bible prophecy.
I beg to differ. Who better than God Almighty, creator of all that is or was or ever shall be, would know how his creation works? Where does it say that because something is a divine sign, it must have an absolutely divine, supernatural origin beyond human explanation? I don’t know if red tides are becoming more frequent or if they just get more exposure in media. Whatever the case, we are seeing blood-red waters happening a lot lately. Anybody who reads this blog knows that I have abandoned the rather narrow-minded view of prophecy that natural occurrences cannot be the fulfillment of prophecy. We should pay attention to ANYTHING which piques our interest because it seems to echo bible prophecy.
So here we have another episode of blood-red water. There are a couple of different things in this case of which we should take note. First, this has occurred in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a Muslim city in a Muslim country. Secondly, it occurred on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Lastly, it’s really blood.
That’s right. Heavy rains, poor drainage, and thousands of ritually cruel animal sacrifices have resulted in blood tainted waters flooding the streets of Dhaka. Are these rivers or springs of water turning to “blood”? No, but it bears examination, don’t you think? It is even more so when you consider that this has happened in a city and country controlled by a religious system hellbent on murdering as many Christians as it can, and on one of their chief holidays.
So what if this isn’t just another weird coincidence with Revelation? What if this is prophetically significant? If it is, there is only one thing I can tell you for sure: that means we are in the Third Bowl of God’s Wrath, and the end isn’t far away. The Fourth Bowl is scorching sun; solar flares perhaps, or other abnormalities in our usually stable sun.
By the way, here also is the explanation for all those naysayers who scoff at the prophecy in Revelation 14 of blood flowing up to the height of a horse’s bridle for miles, saying that it would take more than the population of the world to shed that much blood. Pure blood wouldn’t flow, first of all; it would just coagulate into a gelatinous goo. But here we see how the blood of a few thousand (probably) goats and other such animals can color the flood waters of a city. It isn’t hard at all to see the slaughter of armies coloring a large volume of water as is described.
Anyway, just keep watch. Don’t be caught sleeping.