The Christ in Prophecy Journal

Israel Finds the Mother Lode

Israel has just declared their energy independence from the world for the next decade!

Reported by in their January 18, 2009, article titled “Large Quantities of Natural Gas Found off Haifa Coast,” Israel has found the mother lode of natural gas deposits. Noble Energy and a consortium of exploration and drilling companies have after 5 years of drilling at the Tamar site 56 miles west of the northern port of Haifa discovered an estimated 3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The gas could be pumped out and sold as early as 2013.

“We are witnessing an historic moment in Israel’s energy market… we are talking about the biggest find in Israel’s history,” National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer is quoted in a statement reported by in their January 18, 2009 article “Israel Eyes Gas Bonanza From Large Offshore Find” by Steven Scheer.

Israel has been receiving their natural gas from Egypt, a country more often than not openly hostile towards them. Now, Petroleum Commissioner Yaakov Mimran has said that if early findings are validated the site would meet Israel’s demand for 15 years. Yitzhak Tshuva, who controls one of the discovery consortiums, proclaimed “It could solve the country’s gas problems for many years and generations to come. We now won’t be dependent on others for gas, and we’ll even be able to make exports.” Along with 30 billion cubic meters of gas being pumped out of Israel’s southern coast, Israel will no longer be dependent on any other nation for its natural gas needs.

What will this amazing predicament mean in the unfolding scheme of Bible prophecy?

Israel is now an even hotter commodity than it already has been. Besides the world wanting control of Jerusalem for its religious importance (a fulfillment of Zechariah 12:1-3) and their hostile Arab neighbors coveting the financial importance of Israel’s newly restored and agriculturally bountiful land, now this $26 billion find will indeed make Israel a very rich country.Israel’s wealth as recorded in Ezekiel 38:7-13 is the main motivator for the armies of God and Magog, known today as Russia and Iran, to invade Israel in its desire to seize their wealth.

“‘Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them. After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety. You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.

This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme. You will say, “I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land.” Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, “Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?'”

Israel has just gotten a whole lot more valuable to the world, and it won’t be too long before some nations try to take that value for themselves. As Ezekiel 38:17-23 prophesies, God has other more final plans for the invaders.

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Dr. Nathan E. Jones

As the Internet Evangelist at Lamb & Lion Ministries, Nathan reaches out to the over 4.5 billion people accessible over the Internet with the Good News of Jesus Christ. He also co-hosts the ministry's television program Christ in Prophecy and podcast The Truth Will Set You Free.

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  • To Hart_thizzle10_9

    There are more important things to be concerned about than the price of gasoline. Just think, you are living in an era when the bible prophecies, that ages past couldn’t even understand, are coming to pass. Gas in Israel is a major item of importance and there is still a lot of work to be done for and in the kingdom of God.


  • Two more prophecies fulfilled!

    1) Genesis 49:22-26 – Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:) Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb: The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

    And 2) Deuteronomy 33:24 – And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.

    Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38 and 39 can’t be far behind. Even so, come Lord Jesus.

  • great grany,
    i know. I was only half serious. These are exiting times. I hope it doesnt take isreal 5yrs to produce it. The sooner its available the sooner the senerios for the prophecies are fulfilled.


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