Prophetic meaning of a waterfall and water
Mentioned only in Psalm 42: 7. It means a great torrent of water sent by God, perhaps large storm floods.
The water in the prophecy
The Bible reveals that in the end-time great plagues will devastate the Earth’s water systems. But, after the return of Christ, our planet will be full of fresh waters that will give life to even the aridest land.
Just as God promised that obedience would bring blessing, he also warned that disobedience entails punishment, such as water scarcity (Deuteronomy 28: 23-24; Psalm 107: 33-34). The growing drought we see in the world today is one of the consequences of disobedience, and, in fact, at the end of time, water will be one of the factors that will lead humanity to repentance.
The trumpet plagues
The biblical prophecy describes a time when the sins of humanity will increase so much that Christ must intervene to prevent us from destroying ourselves (Matthew 24:21). When this happens, God will punish the world with a series of plagues announced by trumpets, of which two will directly affect the oceans and freshwater (Revelation 8: 8-11).
With the plague of the second trumpet, a third of the sea will become blood, and a third of the sea creatures will die. After the third trumpet, freshwater will be contaminated and poisoned, causing the death of many.
Unfortunately, humanity will not regret their sins even after six terrible plagues (Revelation 9: 20-21).
The last plagues
Most people will resist repentance even when the seventh trumpet has announced the return of Jesus Christ, and then God will send seven catastrophic “cups of wrath” over humanity. Again, two of them will have a direct impact on the water: both the waters of the sea and the fresh waters will become blood, and everything in them will die (Revelation 16: 1-6). (For more details about these prophecies, download our most recent free booklet The Book of Revelation: The Storm Before Calm ).
Surrounded by the foul stench of death and the terrible suffering that a planet without water implies, the stubborn human beings that have been left will undoubtedly be one step closer to repentance.
Christ will restore all things, physically and spiritually
When Christ returns, the Earth will be in a state of chaos challenging to imagine. However, in the midst of this devastation, God promises a future of restoration related to fresh and healing waters.
Peter describes the time after the return of Christ as a time of “refreshment” and “restoration of all things” (Acts 3: 19-21). Isaiah made an excellent description of that new era: “the desert and loneliness will rejoice; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom like the rose … Then the lame will jump like a deer, and sing the tongue of the mute; because waters will be dug in the desert, and torrents in solitude. The dry place will become a pond, and the dry land in water springs” (Isaiah 35: 1, 6-7)
Ezekiel prophesied: “the desolate Earth will be wrought, instead of having remained desolate in the eyes of all who passed. And they will say: This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden” (Ezekiel 36: 34-35). (See also Isaiah 41: 18-20; 43: 19-20 and Psalm 107: 35-38.)