AS RUSSIAN-IRANIAN-TURKISH THREAT GROWS, ISRAEL DISCOVERS 1.5 BILLION BARRELS OF OIL: Echoes of Bible prophecy…

Possible huge oil find in Israel…

And also another incentive for Russia and Iran to want to invade Israel, as prophesied by the Prophet Ezekiel!


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AS RUSSIAN-IRANIAN-TURKISH THREAT GROWS, ISRAEL DISCOVERS 1.5 BILLION BARRELS OF OIL: Echoes of Bible prophecy

By Joel C. Rosenberg

(Washington, D.C., August 18, 2010) — Here’s the latest from the epicenter:

* Deuteronomy says “oil” and “hidden treasures” will be found in Israel in the last days of history. The prophecies of Ezekiel 38 & 39 indicate Israel will be significantly prosperous in the last days, before a Russian-Iranian-Turkish alliance forms against her and seeks to destroy her.

* Today’s headline from Ynet News: “1.5 BILLION BARRELS OF OIL DISCOVERED NEAR ROSH HA’AYIN.” Full details on the weblog.

* Another Ynet headline today: “ISRAEL’S ECONOMY CHARGES AHEAD; 4.7% growth in Q2: Israel’s economic growth hits 4.7% in second quarter of 2010, leaving behind Euro bloc at 4.1%.” Key point: Israel now has the fastest growing economy in the West.

* On Saturday, Russia begins fueling Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor. Former Amb. John Bolton says Israel has just a few days to bomb the reactor before it goes hot. I personally don’t think they will, but let’s be praying for the Lord to give PM Netanyahu and his cabinet great wisdom to do the right thing at the right time.

* Regardless of what happens, I would like you to seriously pray about coming with us on The Joshua Fund prayer & vision trip to Israel next May, and attend the 2011 Epicenter Conference in Jerusalem. Many people might think that’s crazy in light of the growing regional tensions, but I believe we as followers of Jesus Christ should be praying for, going to, and standing with Israel because of the growing tensions. As the rest of the world turns away from the Jewish State, let us move closer to our Israeli and Palestinian friends with the courage and compassion the Lord gives us.

1.5 billion barrels of oil discovered near Rosh Ha’Ayin

Israeli public must wait until September to see if country is sitting on profitable oil reserve, but statement to TASE gives peek into extent of Megged reserve. Question remains: How much of it is recoverable? Ynet writers


Could the State of Israel be sitting on an oil reserve that can provide energy, cash flow, and international political influence? This is the question that everyone is waiting to be answered in the engineering report ordered by Givot Olam Oil, overseeing the drilling at the Megged 5 site, next to Rosh Ha’Ayin.

The final report will be submitted on September 5. However, a preliminary report was already issued to Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on the oil reserves on the site. “The amount of oil in place in Rosh Ha’Ayin plot is estimated at 1.525 billion barrels of oil.” In previous reports, the quantity was appraised at only a few hundred barrels of oil a day.

The total oil reserves in the world (as of 2006) is 1.3 trillion barrels, but most of this is concentrated in the territory of less than 15 countries. The oil reserves located in countries not considered powerhouses in the field totals about 133 billion barrels, making the estimated amount of oil in Megged 5 quite significant. In Qatar, for instance, the oil reserves are about 15 billion barrels.

Yet it is still too early to view the report as bearing real economic (or political) tidings. The 1.5 billion barrel figure refers to the oil in place, and not to the amount of recoverable oil in the reserve. The amount of oil that can be successfully extracted will be made known only in the final report submitted in September.

According to Givot Olam’s reports from May 2009, the amount of recoverable oil in the reserve is likely 10-20%.

“This is a joyful and heart-warming discovery,” said Chairman of Israel Institute of Petroleum & Energy Amir Makov said to Ynet on Tuesday. “However, this discovery does not indicate the extraction capability, and the company will have to perform additional tests and drillings until we know what this means both in terms of the company’s commercial potential and in terms of the national potential.”

Tani Goldstein and Avital Lahav contributed to this report

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3938192,00.html

The Bible talks about:

The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras.” (Genesis 10:2)

Ezekiel 38

A Message for Gog

1 This is another message that came to me from the Lord: 2 “Son of man, turn and face Gog of the land of Magog, the prince who rules over the nations of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him. 3 Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord: Gog, I am your enemy! 4 I will turn you around and put hooks in your jaws to lead you out with your whole army—your horses and charioteers in full armor and a great horde armed with shields and swords. 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya[a] will join you, too, with all their weapons. 6 Gomer and all its armies will also join you, along with the armies of Beth-togarmah from the distant north, and many others.

7 “Get ready; be prepared! Keep all the armies around you mobilized, and take command of them. 8 A long time from now you will be called into action. In the distant future you will swoop down on the land of Israel, which will be enjoying peace after recovering from war and after its people have returned from many lands to the mountains of Israel. 9 You and all your allies—a vast and awesome army—will roll down on them like a storm and cover the land like a cloud.

10 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: At that time evil thoughts will come to your mind, and you will devise a wicked scheme. 11 You will say, ‘Israel is an unprotected land filled with unwalled villages! I will march against her and destroy these people who live in such confidence! 12 I will go to those formerly desolate cities that are now filled with people who have returned from exile in many nations. I will capture vast amounts of plunder, for the people are rich with livestock and other possessions now. They think the whole world revolves around them!’ 13 But Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish will ask, ‘Do you really think the armies you have gathered can rob them of silver and gold? Do you think you can drive away their livestock and seize their goods and carry off plunder?’

14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy against Gog. Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord: When my people are living in peace in their land, then you will rouse yourself.[b]


So who is Gog in the land of Magog?

Herodotus who is known as the “Father of History,” writes of the bizarre and savage practices of the descendents of Magog known as the Scythians. They drank the blood of the first enemy they killed; they carried the heads of the victims to their chiefs; they scalped their enemies and used the scalps as “napkins”; they used the skins of their victims to cover their quivers; they drank from the skulls of their victims; they practiced blood brotherhood by drinking each other’s blood mixed with wine.

The Scythians. “bathed” in the vapor from heated hemp seeds. When their king died, they sacrificed one of his concubines and several servants. After a year, they commemorated his death by sacrificing fifty servants and fifty horses. And you thought you lived in a bad neighborhood!

We know the descendants of Magog by their Greek name, Scythians. In Greek mythology the Scythians descended from Scythes, the youngest of the three sons of Hercules, from sleeping with a half viper and half woman.

The name Scythian covers a number of nomadic tribes from the Russian steppes, a fertile area of the Ukraine north of the Black Sea. Other related tribes occupied the area to the east of the Caspian Sea.

The area encompassed by the Scythians extended from the mid-Volga to the northern Urals and beyond. They colonized Media, Parthia, Persia, Central Asia and as far as the Chinese border.

Arab writers confirm that in the Arabic language their name for the Great Wall of China is called “the wall of Al Magog” because the Great Wall was built to keep out the invading armies from Magog. All together an area of about 2,000 square miles. So clearly this was the former Soviet Union, modern day Russia.

http://www.prophecyupdate.com/gog_and_magog_identified.htm


Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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