Revelation 16:12 The Dry Mark
To understand the book of Revelation, a child of God must read and study the book of Daniel. Specially to understand why the Lord attacks the Euphrates River and makes it go dry. Surely the Euphrates River isn’t a water source for the whole earth, but it was for the empire of Babylon. Babylon is a symbol of a false church that teaches lies, and many worship it. Babylon was the first great empire of the earth, and it was built near the Euphrates River. In Daniel 2, elements of some value, (gold or silver) represented each empire. In Daniel 7, a symbol of a beast represents each empire. The first empire is the element of gold, Daniel 2:36-38, and a beast symbol of a lion with eagle’s wings, Daniel 7:3-4. The second kingdom or empire was a mixture of Medo-Persia and Greece. Its element symbol was bronze, Daniel 2:3,9. The beast symbol of the Mede-Persian empire was a bear with ribs in its mouth, Daniel 7:5. What is happening in Revelation 16:12 is setting the stage for the final Armageddon battle. So far, with each plague, that God’s wrath has released, attacks elements that only God the creator can do. He causes human flesh to receive painful boils. He turns all the earth’s bodies of water into undrinkable blood. He makes the sun so hot that its flames torture human flesh. He removes all peace of mind, to those who worship the beast, and they are now insane. When He removes His grace from those who worship the beast, the devil and the beast, lose confidence in them. When the ending battle of Armageddon starts, the Lord will win, because He is the One true God. In Daniel 5, the Babylonian King is feeling confident within the powerful walls of the empire fortress. King Belshazzar is having a wild party. He has lots of food, lots of women, lots of wine, and lots of silver and gold. They even have some treasures they took from the temple of God when they invaded Jerusalem. King Belshazzar is mocking the Lord, drinking wine and getting drunk out of gold cups, that were made to praise God, but the king worships the false god of silver and gold.
Daniel 5:3 Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken out of the temple, the house of God, which was in Jerusalem; and the king and his nobles, his wives, and his concubines drank out of them. 4 They drank the wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone. 5 Suddenly the fingers of a human hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing.
The invisible hand that writes a message on the wall, scares the king. Now the king thought, maybe he made the God of the Hebrews, upset. Suddenly, the king’s face turns pale white. None of the loyal men who worship the same god of Belshazzar knew what the writing on the wall said. King Belshazzar knew of Daniel’s wisdom and ask for his help. Daniel reads the writings on the wall and tells Belshazzar, the Lord has numbered your days, and you will die soon, because He gave you the breath of life you breathe, and you mock Him. Little did King Belshazzar know; the Persian King and his army were damning up the water that flowed under the wall of Babylon. When it is dry enough for the Persian army to crawl under. So, they invade and take over the Babylonian empire. There was really no battle, cause the Babylonians were completely drunk, and they killed King Belshazzar, just like the writing said would happen. My brothers and sisters, we don’t have writings on the wall, but most of us have the Bible and we are told to worship God and no one else. If you worship other gods, you already have the spiritual mark of the beast that God can see, 666 clearly in your heart. God bless you all. The Lord Jesus loves you and so do I, Samuel.
Jeremiah 50:38 A drought on her waters, and they will be dried up! For it is a land of idols, And they go insane at frightful images. 39 “Therefore the desert creatures will live there with the jackals; The ostriches also will live in it. It will never again be inhabited Nor lived in from generation to generation. 40 As when God overthrew Sodom And Gomorrah with its neighbors,” declares the Lord, “No one will live there, Nor will anyone of mankind reside in it. 41 “Behold, a people is coming from the north, And a great nation and many kings Will be aroused from the remote parts of the earth.42 They seize their bow and javelin; They are cruel and have no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea; And they ride on horses, Drawn up like a man for the battle Against you, daughter of Babylon.