Water Rising Behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, July 2020

Isaiah 19:5-7 And the waters of the sea will be dried up, and the river will be dry and parched, and its canals will become foul, and the branches of Egypt’s Nile will diminish and dry up, reeds and rushes will rot away. There will be bare places by the Nile, on the brink of the Nile, and all that is sown by the Nile will be parched, will be driven away, and will be no more.

Three prophets (Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah) in the Bible make the claim the Nile River is going to run dry at some point in the future.

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July 2020: Water is beginning to rise behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The source of water for the GERD is the Blue Nile.

There are conflicting reports from the region if Ethiopia has begun filling the reservoir behind the dam.

Currently, water rights talks between Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt have broken down. To date, no agreement has been reached. Ethiopia has openly discussed the idea of beginning to fill the dam without reaching an agreement.

The following tweet is from Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

The following satellite photos were taken between June 27th and July 12, 2020 by Maxar Satellite Technology.

The government of Sudan reports water levels in the Blue Nile had dropped by 90 million cubic meters per day.

“The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources reiterates its firm rejection of any unilateral action taken by any party, especially following the continued efforts of the African Union and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to reach a consensus among the three countries on this outstanding issue, which could be resolved through strong political will,” Sudan Government statement.


Egypt is obviously not happy about the GERD. Egypt depends completely on the Nile River for its water.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi remains in close contact with his Defense Council regarding the matter. Egypt is also moving military equipment to the Libyan border.


There are multiple places in the Bible that says the Nile River will dry. Isaiah is not the only place. See what Zechariah and Ezekiel have to say.

Zechariah’s comments are interesting. The prophet states God will strike the waves in the sea to bring this about.

Zechariah 10:11b …And He will strike the waves in the sea, so that all the depths of the Nile will dry up…

Ezekiel 30:12 And I will dry up the Nile and will sell the land into the hand of evildoers; I will bring desolation upon the land and everything in it, by the hand of foreigners; I am the LORD; I have spoken.

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