“And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” (Rev. 8:10-11}. (Emphasis added). 33.3% of the worlds freshwater from rivers, lakes and ground (fountains) sources
“And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.” (Rev. 16:4). (Emphasis added). Remaining 66.6% of the world’s freshwater from rivers, lakes and ground (fountains) sources.
The poisoning of the world’s freshwater supply is incrementally accomplished. The first poisoning comes from a trumpet judgement that pollutes a third of the world’s freshwater supply. The remaining two thirds of the world’s freshwater is destroyed/polluted by one of the final vial wraths. At the end of the Tribulation, all of the world’s freshwater systems have been destroyed/polluted.
Believing that the word of God and this prophecy is true, how would these wraths affect the known freshwater supplies and locations on earth today?
The World’s Fresh Water Sources
The water we use each day in homes and businesses is fresh water, meaning it doesn’t come from an ocean. Only 3 percent of Earth’s water is fresh. The world’s fresh water comes from many different sources – some are nearby, and others on the other side of the world.
How Is Water Distributed?
Of the Earth’s water, 97 percent is saline while 3 percent is fresh water—meaning it has low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids. Nearly 69 percent is held in glaciers and ice caps. Another 30 percent is groundwater that is held in underground soil and rock crevices, while the remaining one percent is surface water and other sources. Of that water considered to be surface water, 87 percent exists in lakes, 11 percent in swamps, and 2 percent in rivers.
Fresh Water Around the World
The Antarctic ice sheet holds about 90 percent of the fresh water that exists on the Earth’s surface. The ice sheet covers approximately 8.7 million square miles. The Greenland ice sheet also contains large volumes of fresh water. These two ice sheets account for more than 99 percent of the fresh water ice on the planet.
The American Great Lakes account for 21 percent of the Earth’s surface fresh water.
Lake Baikal in Russia is considered the deepest, oldest freshwater lake in the world. It holds about 20 percent of the Earth’s unfrozen surface fresh water, the largest volume in the world.
Lake Victoria, which spreads across the African countries of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, is the second largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.
Africa’s Lake Tanganyika is the second deepest freshwater lake, and holds the second largest volume of fresh water. It’s the longest lake, and extends across Burundi, Zambia, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.