posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 09:29 PM
In the wonder that was given to us thru John the Revelator, we find many things that are "according to him" prophesies which will effect us during
the Days leading to the Tribulation Period and the advent of occurances leading to the Millenium Kingdom on Earth.
One of the most preplexing matters revolve around the Kings of the East and their 200000000 Man Army, which is approximately what China can amass at
any given time thru Regular Troops and Reserves. How would these get across into the Valley of Meggido, the place foretold to be the scene of
We find this will take place in the following.
Revelations 9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
My question about this revolves around a recent N.Y. Times piece which is stunningly relevant and proposed for completely alternative reasons.
Restricting the flow of the Euphrates?
After Years of War and Abuse, New Hope for Ancient Babylon
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Published: March 22, 2010
The most immediate threat to preserving the ruins of Babylon, the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is water soaking the ground
and undermining what is left in present-day Iraq of a great city from the time of King Nebuchadnezzar II.
It is also one of the oldest threats. The king himself faced water problems 2,600 years ago. Neglect, reckless reconstruction and wartime looting have
also taken their toll in recent times, but archaeologists and experts in the preservation of cultural relics say nothing substantial should be done
to correct that until the water problem is brought under control.
A current study, known as the Future of Babylon project, documents the damage from water mainly associated with the Euphrates River and irrigation
systems nearby. The ground is saturated just below the surface at sites of the Ishtar Gate and the long-gone Hanging Gardens, one of the seven
wonders. Bricks are crumbling, temples collapsing. The Tower of Babel, long since reduced to rubble, is surrounded by standing water.
Leaders of the international project, describing their findings in interviews and at a meeting this month in New York, said that any plan for
reclaiming Babylon as a tourist attraction and a place for archaeological research must include water control as “the highest priority.”
The study, aimed at developing a master plan for the ancient city, was begun last year by the World Monuments Fund in collaboration with Iraq’s
State Board of Antiquities and Heritage. A $700,000 grant from the United States Department of State is financing the initial two-year study and
preliminary management plan. An official of the monuments fund said the entire effort could last five or six years.
Now, I realize fully, this narrative is directed towards the need to eliminate the Ground Waters in the area of Ancient Babylon and it's Hertiage
Sites. I know it is not saying this is to prepare for the Kings of the East to cross into the Middle East and face the Armies of Gog and Magog, and
the armies of the World surrounding Jerusalem, but isn't this just the sort of thing that would make it easier to cross the Eurphrates.
Just an observation, and question for consideration.
The Article is quite clear on the need, and of course, for Babylon the Great to become Babylon the Great oncemore, many things will need attention,
and this seems to be the thing needed to be done first. Control the Euphrates.