Tag: Revelation 16
The Euphrates runs for 1800 miles from north-west to south-east and has always been the dividing line between west and east. The usual understanding of this verse is that God dries up the Euphrates in order to pave the way for the ungodly forces of the east to come together against Jerusalem, whereupon they will meet with destruction in the battle of Armageddon.
And so we enter into a grim and melancholy chapter. There is little cheer to be found here. Those who have taken the mark of the beast, hoping to find some form of reward or relief, and having surrendered their soul to the worship of the beast in some shape or form, now find themselves reaping a bitter harvest of ugly and painful sores.