"For a long time I have held my peace, I have kept myself still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in labor, I will gasp and pant" (Is 42:14)

Day 24: "The Next World War Will Be Because Of Water"

chomawi Native American creation myth says "In the beginning all was water." The Bible could have used such opening line too. Everything at first was wet following the Babylonian creation story, Enuma Elish—everything came from a "watery chaos" which served as the primordial element. Similarly, the old testament books attest to this fact with the belief that the earth was enveloped by waters not only from below, but above beyond a glass-like dome with doors and holes called the firmament. To put order into the world, ancient Near Eastern civilization, from the time of the Israelites until Medieval ages, placed east, oriens in Latin, at the tops of their maps, not north. And it meant logically where everything rises not only the sun but the moon, planets and stars as the earth spins or rotates toward the east. It is the dawn, source, proper orientation and beginning—orientem. These words are not just mere words, they are tied to the properties of God who is properly the source. Water, as formless element, is one of the first to be created for it is the element of life in the entire cosmos. The Creator God is a living God who brings forth life. The God of the Israelites even had a first name replete with life. His name means the One Who Is, the I AM, the Beginning and the End.

The image of water became the standard element not only of life, but of healing, purification and rejuvenation across the ages. Some are saying the next world war will be because of water, not because of the abundance that will kill, but its scarcity; as a matter of fact, the war has already begun. 8thWorker.us