Could we be seeing the opportunity to fulfill the Prophetic passage of Ezekiel 38 unfolding in Israel? According to the prophet Ezekiel there will be a day come in the near future in which the Lord will somehow put a “Hook in the Jaw” of surrounding nations of Israel to draw them in and invade her. Scholars have questioned and debated what exactly the “Hook in the Jaw” could actually be? Could the “Hook” be Oil? If so, then according a new report, A giant oil deposit has been found in the southern Golan Heights region near the Israeli-Syrian border. After more than a year of round-the-clock drilling, large amounts of oil have been found in the Golan Heights.
Ezekiel 38: 4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.
Estimates are that the amount of oil discovered will make Israel self sufficient for many years to come. Globes quoted Afek Oil and Gas Chief Geologist Dr. Yuval Bartov as saying, “We are talking about a stratum which is 350 metres thick, and what is important is the thickness and the porosity. “On average in the world, strata are 20-30 metres thick, so this is ten times as large as that, so we are talking about significant quantities. The important thing is to know the oil is in the rock and that’s what we now know.” Large amounts of oil have thus far been found in three drilling attempts which have taken place in the southern Golan Heights. The potential for production is in the billions of barrels. Israel consumes about 100 million barrels of oil per year. CONTINUE