Q. I have been listening to your mp3 series on Revelation for two days and I have to take a little break to try to work out an idea that has cropped up. If a river flows out of the temple mount and runs in two directions and one of the directions is toward the Med. Sea, then I can’t see how the Med Sea flow into the river won’t change the direction back toward the other end. The other end of that flow would be the Dead Sea. Isn’t the Dead Sea way below sea level? And if so, won’t the water try to reach it’s own level which would be the level of the Med Sea?
Maybe I missed something but I can’t see water staying at two levels in the same river without some kind of lock system like the Panama Canal. How much of Israel and Jordan (the whole mid east) would go under water if the Med Sea gets a chance to flood it? I’m stumped.
A. I’m only reporting what the Bible says about this. Zechariah 14:8 says that on the day of the Lord’s return, living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the Eastern Sea (the Dead Sea) and half to the Western Sea (Mediterranean). Ezekiel 47: 7-11 explains that this river will turn the Dead Sea fresh and fish will swim there. From Zechariah 14:10 we learn that the topography of the area will change. Everything south of Jerusalem will drop to the level of the Dead Sea area, while Jerusalem will be elevated, perhaps to prevent the water flowing west from reversing itself. The good thing is that God already has this all figured out, so we don’t have to worry about it.