23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses. 1 Timothy 5:23
It’s obvious that the water during that time was nowhere able to drink than it is now. Many diseases have been spread through the water ways. And yet it is the one basic element we all need to survive. The earth is 3/5ths covered with water, much of it is not potable in its present state.
Right now I know of two countries and one State that could benefit from desalinization plants, but they refuse to build the infrastructure. Those industrial-sized plants would purify sea water enough to drink, bathe, wash clothes, and any other activity requiring clean water. At this point in time, desalinzation is a known technique used to separate salt from water. Many countries are using it successfully.
The nation of Israel has offered to help Iran and South Africa in this endeavor since they were in the same situation 10 years ago. For whatever reason, the leaders in those countries refuse to allow Israel to help them. That’s truly sad. The looming water crisis is entirely unavoidable.
God is still moving in Iran and South Africa. Many believers (and non-believers) must suffer because of anti-Semitic hatred. The believers in those two countries are also persecuted for their faith. Pray first that God will open up the doors for evangelists to enter Iran. Its leaders have suppressed the people for far too long. Pray also for enterprising believers in South Africa to be bold in their faith as they are going through the mess of this year’s drought.