February 22, 2007

Israeli President Moshe Katsav: Salvation of the Dead Sea is a national priority

The receding water level of the Dead Sea has had a negative impact on the Israeli environment and salvation of the Dead Sea is a national priority according to statements made by Israeli President Moshe Katsav at a regional conference in Israel as they discussed the future of the Dead Sea.

There has been an awareness of the Dead Sea problem for more than a century and over the years various Israeli government ministries and regional councils have attempted to find a solution to the problem but to no avail. Several solutions have been proposed in the past, most notably the construction of a canal for transporting water from either the Mediterranean Sea or the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, but as of yet no solution has been decided upon.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Israeli President Moshe Katsav calling the salvation of the Dead Sea a national priority has an interesting connection to Bible prophecy that focuses on this area of the world for the last days. Since the late 1960's, Israeli officials have been urging the powers that be to focus on the Dead Sea and the major problems surrounding this most unique body of water in Israel.

The Dead Sea is actually the lowest spot on earth with its surface at 1300 feet below sea level and daily this piece of water is losing more and more of its resources, a water that is seven times saltier than any ocean on the earth. One project that has been proposed to resolve the Dead Sea problem is the Red-Dead project, which would bring water through a conduit from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, hoping to revitalize this great national resource. The Dead Sea works located at the southern end of the Dead Sea needs this Red-Dead project to move forward or another solution must be found. The Dead Sea is the leading source of national revenue for the little state of Israel.

An End Times scenario found in Bible prophecy is actually the solution for the Dead Sea problem as recorded by the ancient Jewish prophets: Joel, Ezekiel, and Zechariah. When the Temple stands on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem water will issue out of the Temple complex and flow down to the Dead Sea, Joel 3:18, Zechariah 14:8, and Ezekiel 47.

These prophecies will be fulfilled at the end of the seven year Tribulation Period and after the Lord Jesus Christ returns to the earth which, according to other Bible prophecies, could be in the near future. A Dead Sea problem now will be resolved as Bible prophecy is fulfilled.