In our last update we revealed the fantastic amount of water God has stored deep under the Negev. It is in the Negev wilderness that between 1.6 and 1.9 million Jews will live during the last 3 and ½ years of the Tribulation Period. But what about food, could the Negev use this great surplus of water to produce enough food for this new population? The truth is this: Israel is well on the way to doing this today! Once Israel was able to tap into the billions of cubic feet of fossil waters under the Negev, she immediately began to put it to use in production of a variety of botanical products. It has caused the spread of hothouses, orchards, and fishponds from one end of the Negev to the other.
The Negev now grows tomatoes, olives, and melons along with other types of vegetation. Pipelines from the fossil water sources, laid to fish farms, have generated some 15 fish farms in the Negev. Some farms have ponds up to 75 feet in length, which can contain up to 20,000 fish. The fish industry continues to grow and expand, as do all the Negev’s agricultural endeavors. Successful production of a crop of seedless, purple red grapes, will eventually lead to grape vines covering the barren Negev from Ramat Hanegev to Mitzpe Ramon. This botanical development can only accelerate, and within three years there will be enough foodstuffs produced to sustain an initial influx of up to 1.9 million Jews for a few months.
The utilization of a part of this population explosion will dramatically increase food production by the end of their first year, and it will be sufficient to feed all the Negev residents for the rest of their stay. However, there will be a period of insufficient food, but this same God, who provided the water and technology for developing the Negev, will also cover this need by the “they” in verse 6 of Revelation, chapter 12: “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that THEY should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.”
I was taught as a young man that the “they” were angels. I certainly do not preclude this possibility, because God has used angels in the past for such situations. However, I believe I can prove from scripture what seems more reasonable, and will cover this in our next prophecy update.