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SAUDIS FIND MORE OIL AND GAS
God is still taking good care of Ismael

By Steve Van Nattan

 

NEW FIELD CONTAINING LIGHT OIL
DISCOVERED IN THE CENTRAL REGION

Exploration teams from Saudi Aramco, the national oil company, discovered new oil fields containing high-grade light crude oil in the central part of the country in April, according to Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Hisham Nazer. He said the new deposit was discovered at the Borma field 100 miles south of Riyadh.

A test well produced 1,635 barrels per day of low-sulphur crude. The new field will be developed and production will begin soon. Minister Nazer added that a new field, containing high-grade natural gas, came on line in February of this year. He said that the Abu Rakiz field, situated 80 miles southeast of Riyadh, is currently producing 907 million cubic feet of gas per day.

Since launching a major exploration program in 1989 to search for new hydrocarbon deposits in previously unexplored areas, Saudi Aramco has found 13 major oil and gas fields in the central part of the country and others in northwestern Saudi Arabia. Some of these new fields, including Raghib, Hilwah and Hizmah, contain light, sweet crudes ranging in gravity from 44 degrees API to 52.9 degrees API. Others contain high-grade gas and condensates. The discoveries in the central part of Saudi Arabia have supported studies indicating the existence of vast hydrocarbon deposits in other parts of Saudi Arabia besides the Eastern Province. These new discoveries have allowed Saudi Arabia to add to its proven hydrocarbon reserves even as production continues.

It may come as a hard pill to swallow for some of you jackboot Neo-Fundamentalists, but Israel is NOT the only Semitic nation God is watching over.  

Genesis 17:17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

Genesis 21:16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

God is still in the business of taking care of Ishmael's sons.  Neither Abraham not Jehovah hated Ishmael.  It is the late great prophecy nut cases who hate Ishmael.  God keeps pouring the oil into the hands of the Arabs so that they will not be taken slave by the neo-colonialists of George Bush , the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

If you want a riddle, here is one.  There are some descendants of Ishmael's son Nebaioth.  Here is Jehovah's promise to them.

Jeremiah 35:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying,
2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.
3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites;
4 And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door:
5 And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine.
6 But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever:
7 Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers.
8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;
9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:
10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.
12 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
13 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not receive instruction to hearken to my words? saith the LORD.
14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.
15 I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.
16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people hath not hearkened unto me:
17 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.
18 And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:
19 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me for ever.

 

Now, you prophecy groupies, who is the modern day descendant of Jonadab?

They are Semitic and they are in the line from Ishmael.  

Go for it.

Now, here is the return of the Semitic family to Jehovah during the Kingdom rule of Messiah:

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

All of these people are descendants of Abraham.

That God would bless them to this hour with oil and influence is just what we can expect of Jehovah-- He keeps His word.

 

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