- Ezekiel 47:8 This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the [b]valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. 9 And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes. 10 It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many.
The Dead Sea in Hebrew is called the “salt sea” or the “sea of death.” the Dead Sea has a salinity of 340:1000 parts, or over 34% salinity. People have died choking on its contents. Is it possible this sea could be healed?
Fresh Water in the Dead Sea? The water level of the Dead Sea has been going down; it’s been shrinking. That’s because water has been diverted from the Jordan River that feeds it, and because of the effect of evaporation as the salt is harvested. As the sea has been getting smaller, sinkholes have been opening up around its edges.
“As the briny water recedes, fresh groundwater wells up and dissolves layers of salt, creating large underground cavities, above which sinkholes form (LiveScience.com). “…many of the craters developed along seismic fault lines in the Jordan Rift Valley. Inside these faults, the dissolved salts are less stable and more susceptible to invading freshwater, which hollows out the gaping holes.” These holes are dangerous for tourists and even automobiles.
Some of these sinkholes line the very shores of the Dead Sea. They contain fresh water and are beginning to support life.”
The mountains west of the Dead Sea where Ein Gedi is located are currently lush oases with waterfalls and freshwater ponds galore.
Ezekiel does not identify the timing of this event whether now, in the tribulation, or in the millennium. However we are witnessing prophecy in the making.