Revelation, Radiation and Wormwood

“Then the third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from the sky, burning like a torch. It fell on one-third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star was Bitterness. It made one-third of the water bitter, and many people died from drinking the bitter water.” ~ Revelation 8 : 10 – 11 (NLT)

Like you, I’ve been following the events in Japan and praying for her people.

I’ve also been interested in the nuclear disaster in light of Bible prophecy. Ever since I learned that Chernobyl translates as “wormwood” in Ukranian, I’ve looked at the prophecy of the third trumpet a bit differently. I don’t think Chernobyl was the fulfillment of this prophecy because one-third of the Earth’s fresh water has not been contaminated by radiation, causing many deaths; however, 2000 years ago, when this prophecy was made, God used “wormwood” to catch our attention.

Here’s some similarities between the Revelation 8: 10 – 11 and nuclear contamination:

  • Apparently, when reactor four ignited in 1986, it burned like a torch.
  • Both Chernobyl and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disasters contaminated water.



3 responses to “Revelation, Radiation and Wormwood

  1. I’d like to add, What exactly is a star? Our Sun is comprised of ongoing nuclear reaction. In my mind this prophecy has been fulfilled. Many will die from the bitter waters. We are now beginning to see mutations worldwide in many plant species. Check the dandelions. There are reports of increased heart failures of young males in western Canada allegedly linked to Fukushima fallout. This is a most serious threat to our planet.

    • Thanks for visiting and for your comments. I hadn’t heard of the heart failures in Canada. I’m sure we have many repercussions from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster that we aren’t aware of. You’ve piqued my curiosity. I think I’ll do some googling on the different after effects.

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