|Oil discovered in Dead Sea|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Sunday, 08 October 2006 00:00|
Sorry I didn't update yesterday, eyes sore, and once again under a different kind of spiritual attack before Sunday School. Feeling a little down today, not knowing what to make of things. Please pray. This link from my friend Bud...
A new oil reserve has been discovered in the Dead Sea area of Israel, according to the national oil company Genco. Although the amount of oil in the area is considered to be small, roughly 4-6 million barrels, it is expected more wells could be dug which may provide Israel with commercial quantities of oil. The operation in the Dead Sea was started around 10 years ago, but was put on hold after it was deemed uneconomical. Now due to global oil prices on the increase, companies have been forced to look for oil in other places.
Quote: "Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer said it was "just the beginning" and that is was vital to find out whether the oil field was commercially viable or not. "It is an encouraging sign," he said. "We are checking the entire area and we are opening the whole region for drilling. We will give our full support to any company that wants to try."
Some Christians have been saying for a number of years that Israel will one day discover it is sitting on a vast quantity of oil, which could shift the strategic balance in the Middle East. One Christian man is even searching the Scriptures for clues on where to start digging.
Quote: "Brown, pointing to the Bible he says he always carries with him, referred to several biblical passages he is certain indicate where to find petroleum. He stressed that two passages, detailing God's blessings to each of biblical patriarch Jacob's 12 sons, are very specific: * "Let Asher be blessed... and let him dip his foot in oil." - Deuteronomy 33:24 * "Joseph is a fruitful bough by a well ... blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that couches beneath shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head." - Genesis 49: 22-26
The Bible states that God's plan for Israel is that they would be the head of the nations and not the tail, that they would lend to many nations and not borrow (Deuteronomy 28). While the desert literally blossoms for the Israelis, it seems the Arabs have always possessed most of the oil wealth in the world. If significant quantities of oil is found in Israel, perhaps this could help Israel become the head of the nations once again.