Israel is entering the 6th year of a major drought, with no relief in sight. As a result, the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s primary source of water, is approaching a 100-year low. In fact the water level is dangerously close to the level in which intake pipes of water pumps will be above the water line, making it impossible to pump needed water out of the Galilee to neighboring farmland and orchards.
Fortunately, about 70% of Israel’s drinking water now comes from desalination plants along the Mediterranean Sea. If not for that fact, Israel would quickly be out of water. Regardless, water needs are such that authorities are warning residents that water consumption may be limited within a year or so.
I am reminded of a time when water will not be an issue! Zechariah 14 describes that glorious day when, after gathering the nations against Jerusalem, Jesus steps foot on the Mount of Olives to take care of business! A mighty earthquake will split the Eastern Gate wide open and He will enter. Then, notice:
And in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.
Plenty of water will flow from Jerusalem (of all places!)
However, today’s drought is real, and I hope you will join me in praying for the Lord to bless Israel with significant rainfall. But there is a greater need. Jesus described Himself as “Living Water” in John 4:7-14. Then, in Revelation 22:17, He says:
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
A greater drought is occurring in the heart and soul of the Jewish people. Spiritually, they are thirsty, and we (the bride of Christ) join with the Spirit of God, saying “Come…drink from the Living Water!” God will take care of physical drought conditions, but only Jesus can rid the spiritual drought.
As we’re “about our Father’s business” in these last days, let’s engage in the task before us. Let’s pray for Jews and Gentiles alike, who are experiencing spiritual drought. We know the solution! Are we sharing it?