The Dead Sea Treasures
Israel home to world’s largest oil fields?U.S. expert plans massive drilling project at Dead Sea
By Kaye Corbett
Copyright 1998, WorldNetDaily
IRVING, Texa, U.S.A.
A $30 million, six-to-eight-month project to uncover the world’s largest oil field atop a salt dome at the southwest end of Israel’s Dead Sea, is expected to begin in early 1999, according to respected Texas oil man, Harold “Hayseed” Stephens1.
Until now, Israel’s Islamic enemies have possessed nearly 75 per cent of the world’s oil reserves with Israel’s supply only a fraction of that. It’s reported that Islamic nations such as Saudi Arabia, all sworn enemies of the tiny Jewish state, have trillions of barrels while Israel has only enough oil to supply itself for about one and a half days and depends on other countries for the remainder.
Stephens, a one-time “hell-raiser” and former pro football quarterback with the New York Titans, explained Israeli oil officials had approved his lease in early September and drilling equipment would likely arrive at the site early in the New Year.
Besides being an oilman, Stephens is an ordained minister and said the drilling of Elohim Parezim #1 (meaning “Lord of the Breakthrough”) in the Dead Sea area could mean “the entire geopolitical system will be changed forever.”
The lease license is called Hesed, meaning “the God that keepeth covenant for a thousand generations,” and part of that license is the Ness Carveout, named after the
Texan’s company, Ness Energy (Ness in Hebrew means “miracle”).
“God has it all orchestrated,” explained Stephens, who spent Succot in Israel and visited the Dead Sea site.
Stephens had planned to visit Israel in early June; however, he claimed the Holy Spirit
informed him to wait and let Israeli oil officials come to West Texas.
On Friday, June 26, in a hotel at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, history may have been changed forever.
It was no ordinary corporate businessmeeting.
The Israeli delegation was led by Yossi Levy, director/president of the Israel Oil Company, Inc., from Petach Tikvah, Israel and Haim Tsuff, chairman of the board of the Israel Oil Company, who now lives in Holland.
Astonishing geological and geophysical evidence led to the signing of an historic agreement between Israel Oil Company, Inc., and Stephens’ “Christian-owned” company, Ness Energy, International.
It is believed that there are vast amounts of oil in the Dead Sea region of Israel sufficient on foreign energy sources and from vulnerability to economic “pressure” to give up land for peace.
After the June 26 meeting, Stephens received the lease from Israel and then returned to Israel for his 55th visit.
Stephens has relied heavily on the Scriptures and prophetic words, in addition to the
supporting geological studies, during the emotional roller coaster that’s associated with
the oil business.
The Dead Sea Treasurespage 2
Israel home to world’s largest oil fields?The Dead Sea, once known as the Valley of Siddim, was in ancient times, a beautiful, lush region filled with bubbly lakes of oil, according to Genesis 13:10-11 and 14:10 with Jericho being its major trading center.
Then came the dramatic destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the formation of the Dead Sea. (Genesis 19: 24-25, 28-29)
The Hebrew translation of Isaiah 45:3 reads: “I will shoot up to you deposits stored in
valuable dungeon-type containers, so that you will know that I Am the Lord your God, who called you by name.” However, Stephens had his own version: “I will shoot up (Texas terms: I will gush up to you) deposits (oil deposits) that are stored in the valuable dungeon-type containers (oil traps) so that you will know that I Am the Lord your God Who called you by name.” It should be noted, Stephens said, that in Isaiah 45, God is talking to a Gentile, King Cyrus. He also explained that in Isaiah 60:5, “because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.”
Stephens reiterated that a portion of the profit from the massive oil find will be used in the re-building of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
In 1993, according to Stephens, more than 100 earthquakes in seven days rocked the area from Mount Carmel down to the Red Sea, redistributing the massive oil deposit buried from the days of Lot.
When Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, the southwest end of the Dead Sea turned into a mountain of salt, and that salt dome stretches nine miles long, 3/4 miles wide and 18,000 feet deep. The salt has acted as a preservative for the past 4,000 years. It doesn’t allow oil to flow through it.
“This is the area where Sodom was located,” explained Stephens. “In Genesis 19, God ignited all of the oil and gas in that valley and then it rained back down and blew a hole 40 miles long, eight miles wide and three miles deep. Fire and brimstone fell into that hole and they eventually turned to salt. It made Sodom and Gomorrah oil boom towns.”
Prominent born-again Christian oilmen have drilled in specific locations in Israel based on their interpretation of various Scripture references. Among them have been Gilman Hill, Andy Sorelle, Jr., and Canadian Lyle Harron. Hill invested $ 6 million at a drill site near Mount Carmel in the ’70s. It came up dry. Sorelle also drilled during the 80’s, on the Mediterranean, and spent millions on various leases throughout Israel. Harron spent nearly a decade at a Netanya lease, just north of Tel Aviv. Even the late Armand Hammer was dedicated to finding “black gold” offshore in the Mediterranean.
After a tragic car accident involving his family cut short his playing days with the now defunct Titans, Stephens returned to Texas to make his fortune in the oil business, and to the fast life of Las Vegas gambling and boozing.
In January 1978, Hayseed, who had been “partying” for days, had an experience like the Apostle Paul on the Damascus Road. He told Jesus he’d go anywhere, even to the North Pole. Shortly afterwards, he was holding his first revival above the Arctic Circle, at Prudhoe Bay, an Alaskan oil camp.
A meeting in 1982 played a key role in establishing Stephens’ relationship with Israel and the Jewish people. Hayseed was one of the dozen Christian businessmen invited to pray with then Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin just prior to his making a decision on the war and invasion of Lebanon.
Stephens felt led by the Lord to give Begin a large, white Texas cowboy hat and it was then that Begin, unknowingly, spoke prophetic words: “Maybe you will be the one to come and find oil for us in Israel.”
Two hours later, the Lord spoke to Stephens, telling him the “greatest oil field in the world” lay beneath the southwest end of the Dead Sea.
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Isaac’s Blessings of the Treasures of the Deep on Jacob & Esaupage 3
Israel home to world’s largest oil fields?In the geographical area of Zevulun and adjoining Issachar Israel shall “SUCK the abundanceof the seas and treasures HID in the sand” (Deuteronomy 33:18-19); in the adjacent area of Asher, shaped like a leg, Israel shall “dip (Asher’s) foot in oil” (of course, the word “neft” was unknown to the prophet, as was the existence or importance of petrol). The “shoes” on this “foot” of Asher shall be of “iron and brass,” which invokes a vision of drill towers in that area (see Deut. 33:24-25). Of adjacent Manasseh and Ephraim Jacob says in Bereshit [Genesis] 49:26, that the blessings of the patriarchs shall be “on the HEAD of Joseph” (i.e. the area of Ephraim), “and on the CROWN of the head of him that was separate from his brethren” (which is the area of Manasseh).
I.e., this geographical area of Israel is the prophetically indicated landmass and sea basin underneath which abundance of natural oil (certainly not olive oil!) will be found. Whether that is oil resident underneath our soil or sucked from our neighbors’ oilfields because of our lower position, I don’t know.
Following is part of an article by Hal Lindsay, written in February 2003:
In 1981, a Christian named John Brown heard Rev. James Spillman give a series of messages entitled “The Treasures of the Deep”. The messages were about Spillman’s deeply held beliefs from the Scripture that God was going to give Israel vast wealth through the discovery of oil in the Last Days.
John Brown was strangely and deeply moved by what he heard. A key verse in Spillman’s discovery is about how God would bless Joseph and his two sons in “THE LAST DAYS” (Genesis 49:1-2).
God promised, “Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a WELL; his branches run over the wall … [you will be blessed] by the God of your father who will help you, and by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above and BLESSINGS OF THE DEEP THAT LIES BENEATH …” (Genesis 49:22, 25 NKJ)
Note that it speaks of blessings that will exceed all his brothers’ and overflow to others. And that these blessings will come from “the DEEP THAT LIES BENEATH.”
In ancient times, no one dreamed of the kind of wealth that was stored DEEP under the land beneath his feet. The technology for finding oil by drilling wells was first discovered by the Americans.
The first successful well was drilled at Titusville, Pennsylvania on August 27, 1859 – just in time for the industrial revolution whose lifeblood is oil.
The first oil discovered in the Middle East was in Persia in 1908. It was soon learned that the Persian Gulf area contained most of the oil reserves in the world. Oil has given the Muslim people such leverage over the reborn State of Israel that virtually no one but the US will dare support them.
Virtually the whole world fears being cut off from the Muslim oil supply. But prophecy indicates that this would not be able to destroy Israel, nor keep them from great wealth in the last days.
John Brown could not get this message out of his mind. Although he was very successful at working with a tool-making company, he began to be moved in an irresistible way toward helping Israel find this oil.
Finally, God spoke to John and told him that he was to go to Israel and that He would show him what to do. So in 1983, Brown resigned from his company, took all his savings, which was a little over one million dollars, and went to Israel by faith. He founded a company called “Zion Oil & Gas”.
Zion Explores for Oil& Gas in IsraelIn the twenty years that have followed, there have been many hardships and just-in-time miracles. But to make an exciting story short, John Brown now has licenses for exploration rights to 98,300 acres. These acres are right in the middle of land that was given to the two sons of Joseph.
on the Biblical Lands of Asher and Manasseh
July 3, 2007
Recent evaluations of geological studies reveal that deep underneath the very land to which he has licenses; there is the potential of 20 billion barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas.
Needless to say, this would change the whole strategic balance of the Middle East and the world. Israel would no longer be hostage to the Muslim oil cartel. It would also become incredibly wealthy over night.
Prophetically, I believe oil will be found there on his leases. The first exploration well will be completed by early next year. Another company drilling on the extreme edge of the dome under his leases is making some very encouraging discoveries.
They verify that the area could contain untold wealth. I do know that this is just the right prophetic time for these discoveries to be made.
I cannot believe that God would only bless the Muslims with oil. I can barely wait to see what will happen next. May God bless John Brown and his associates for their vision.
And may God fulfill all His promises to His people Israel.
Comments by Annelore: AMEN and AMEN!!!
I heard the same message by Spillman at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas. I, too, had studied the treasure that coucheth beneath Israel’s soil; the honey to be “sucked” out of the rock, and the “oil” out of the flinty rock2.
Isaac blessed Jacob the heir with the “fatness”, or “oiliness” of the earth, which is NOT olive oil! And then gave to Esau a spill-over from that “fatness”, saying, “… your dwelling shall be the fatness/oiliness/greasiness of the earth…”3 According to Scripture prophecies the calamity of Esau shall come upon Dedan4, which is in today’s Saudi Arabia and the area of most of her oilfields.
The royal house of Saudi Arabia is not only a house of usurpers, who stole throne and kingdom from the great-grandfather of the late King Hussein of Jordan, but they also claim descent from Esau, the Arabic name being Saud.
Therefore G-d also says in Isaiah 34:5-12, that His sword descends with judgment upon Edom… His sword sated with blood and gorged with fat/oil/grease…
“For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah, a great slaughter in the land of Edom… Their land shall be soaked with blood, and their sand/soil made rich with fat/greasy with grease/oily with oil… For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a YEAR of recompense for the CAUSE OF ZION…”
“The streams/wadis of Edom shall be BURNED INTO PITCH (impossible without the presence of petroleum) and her sand into BRIMSTONE; her land/sand shall become BURNING PITCH. Night and day it shall not be quenched; its smoke shall go up forever (impossible, unless the underground oil reservoirs keep feeding the fire, the heat, the smoke). From generation to generation it shall lie waste … They shall name it No Kingdom There, and all its princes shall be nothing.”
Why such judgments? It is for the cause of Zion! Because Saudi Arabia is the main financial supporter of Islamic terror groups sworn to destroy Israel. G-d allowed Esau’s “spillover blessing” to come up first to see what he would do with it — bless his brother Jacob, or curse him? The princes of Saudi Arabia have used the oil to curse Israel and blackmail the whole world into oppressing His people. Therefore their kingdom will fall and all of them will become as nothing at all.
And the United States of America has quitely acquiesced with her “friend Saudi Arabia” in order to keep Edom at good will. Therefore she will also share in the judgments declared upon Edom=Saudi Arabia.
2 Deut. 32:13: raw petrol looks like thick, raw honey, but bees don’t build their hives into rock but into trees or hollowed out tree trunks or stumps. The rock underneath Israel’s soil is “flinty” rock, extremely hard and almost impossible to penetrate even with the most advanced equipment. 3 Gen. 27:28, 39; it does not say, away from the fatness, as some translations do. 4 Jer. 49:8, today known as Al Ula in Saudi Arabia – http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/8d22f/1b949f;
http://www.baynardscastle.com/adventures/medsaleh.html; HOWEVER – there are two locations thought of having been ancient Dedan (Al Ula): one is near the Red Sea – which would be still part of Seir/Edom’s ancient territory- the other where the richest oil fields of Saudi Arabia are located. Look at the maps and then consider the disaster when these oilfields are hit by G-d’s judgment.
Saudi Arabia’s Tayma=Teman To Ghawar Field=Dedan Will Become Perpetual Burning Pitchpage 4
ENDNOTEThe area shaded in pink is the geographical area of ancient Teman to Dedan, today’s major oil- and gas fields in Saudi Arabia. According to Ezekiel 25, G-d will cause this area to be utterly deslated by HIS sword (“sword” usually implies by force of war; it also could be by natural catastophes such as earthquakes; or by Israel whom He uses as a “threshing instrument” with which to thresh the nations)5. Saudi-Arabia’s wadis [streams] will be turned into pitch [tar] from the spilling out and burning petroleum, and her land into brimstone, which is sand congealed together from the extreme heat from the burning oil.
The most common constituent of sand, in inland continental settings and non-tropical coastal settings, is silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO2), usually in the form of quartz, which, because of its chemical inertness and considerable hardness, is resistant to weathering.
The most familiar form of glass is the silica-based. Most glass formulations contain about 70–72 % by weight of silicon dioxide (SiO2).
SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide) Formula SiO2 Density 2.32g/ cm3 Melting point 1713 C Evaporation temperature 1800-2200 C.
Therefore: the enormous heat generated by burning oil wells will melt the silica as well as the sulfur and, because there will be steam, the high temperatures plus the sulfur will make sulfuric acid. These sulfur products combining with the molten silica may produce this “brimstone”, which actually will resemble “asphalt” by the burning petroleum..
All this area marked in pink will become burning pitch/tar. It will burn night and day with smoke going up forever, the burning not getting quenched.
The map of Saudi Arabia is by MERRIAM-WEBSTER GEOGRAPHY,
and featured by About.com
The super imposed oil- and gas fields are from EXPLORER January 2005
5 Ezek. 25:13; Isaiah 41:15-16; 34:9-10; On Line Parallel Bible; Jewish Encyclopedia; see also Letters to Israel’s Prime Minister Shamir