In the Old Testament days, if a woman was accused of adultery by her husband, he could take her before a priest and have her drink bitter water to prove her guilt or innocence. If she confessed, she would only face divorce and her dowry taken away. However, if she didn’t confess, was guilty, and drank the bitter water, which included dirt from the tabernacle floor, her belly would swell, and her thighs rot. That’s a terrible way to die! If she were innocent, she would prosper by conceiving. There was no power in that water; it was just dirty water. The power came from God, who knows if we are guilty or innocent whether we confess or not. Though we don’t have to go before a priest, God will show his power; it may take some time when others have wronged us, but eventually, he will bring justice. When someone has done others wrong, and we pray for God’s mercy, to see God bring justice lets you know how good and loving He is. They may not swell up and rot, but seeing them paying the price for their crimes is often better.
On a similar but different note, Our country is in a world of hurt right now, and we are victims of government criminals. They have committed adultery with satan. Wait for it; God will make them drink the bitter water, and we will watch them rot before our eyes.
And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people. Numbers 5:27