The Leviathan gas field off the coast of Israel is one of the largest in the world and the partnership behind the development envisions spending about $3.75 billion on the project’s first phase, which outlines a production capacity of about 1.2 billion cubic feet per day. The piping of gas to its slated destinations is expected by the end of 2019.
“Looking forward, 2017 will be marked by furthering the Group’s international presence, by executing on our strategy to focus on the energy sector, with a goal of becoming a key player in global energy markets,” he said. more …
Opinion: This post is not so much about Delek, it is about prophecy.
“Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all its leaders will say to you, ‘Have you come to seize spoil? Have you assembled your hosts to carry off plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to seize great spoil?” Ez. 38:13 (ESV)
If you are new to this site we have hundreds of posts on the future war of Gog and Magog. The prophet Ezekiel 38:1-6 records that an alliance of nations is brought to the mountains of Israel with hooks on the jaw, meaning they are very reluctant to attack – likely due to Israel’s unspoken yet powerful nuclear arsenal.
We can see from the verse that Gog (prince from the north) is after plunder. The prophecy also calls for the invaders to be after gold and silver – great wealth.
Having read the 2006 best selling novel “The Copper Scroll” by Joel Rosenberg, about deciphering the 2000-year-old mystery of the scroll, a March 28, 2017 Breaking Israel News headline caught my eye:
“Secret of Dead Sea Copper Scroll Unlocked, Revealing Location of Lost Temple Treasures ”
Excerpt: “A Noahide (7 laws of Noah) and former criminal investigator believes he has deciphered an enigmatic 2,000-year-old message known as the Dead Sea Copper Scroll, concluding that it is a treasure map leading to the hiding place of the lost Temple utensils. But while archaeological experts agree with his theory, the political complications of the region make it unlikely that the treasures will be revealed any time soon.
The finding conforms precisely to a description in the Book of Second Maccabees, a second-century Greek text telling of the revolt against Antiochus. The book describes the prophet Jeremiah who, with the help of five men, hid the holy objects of the Temple to protect them from the conquering Babylonians, “sealing the cave carefully” and recording the locations on a copper tablet.
“The way things stand today, if we do find anything of value, whether it is monetary or spiritual, there will immediately be efforts to take it away from Israel,” Barfield explained. “Jordan will claim the land used to belong to them, the Palestinians will claim they were here before the Jews so the Temple vessels belong to them. And the world will believe them. And even Egypt will come along and claim it was gold and silver the Jews took out from the Exodus. By keeping it in the ground, the Israeli government is protecting it.”
So in addition to the vast oil and gas wealth, can you imagine the spiritual and monetary value of those ancient temple vessels? And just imagine the uproar that would follow talk of those treasures being used for the 3rd temple.
When we study God’s word in relation to current events, we search for clues. Often, they just jump off the page.