Israel’s Gas – A Hook in Russia’s Jaw?

March 1, 2012 by  

Russia's President Medvedev

Russia’s Gazprom, the Russian natural gas monopoly, was back in Israel this week meeting with Delek Group executives to ‘examine possible cooperation’ in producing and delivering natural gas to Europe from Israel’s newly discovered massive gas fields in the Mediterranean.

According to a Globes Business report, “Gazprom’s aims are still unclear. The major concern in Israel’s gas exploration sector is that the Russian energy company wants to block possible gas exports to Europe. Even if Israel’s Leviathan is a relatively minor player in the European gas market compared with the Russian giant, the prices agreed upon and types of contracts signed by Israeli companies could create unwelcome precedents from Gazprom’s point of view.”

The report goes on to say that Gazprom is the world’s largest natural gas producer and, unlike other multi-national energy companies, has no concerns over Arab boycott threats.

For more than three years, has been reporting on Gazprom’s attempts to participate in and plans to control the Mediterranean and European gas markets (see “Russia Tried to Buy in to Israel’s Gas Discovery”). Gazprom isn’t merely the world’s largest natural gas supplier, it is a company controlled by the Russian government. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, was Gazprom’s CEO before taking his current position as head of state.

The prophet Ezekiel wrote: “‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Gog (Russia), chief prince of Meshek and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army …’” (Ezekiel 38:3-4)

“On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme. You will say, “I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people (Israel) —all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land.” (Ezekiel 38:10-12)

The Bible prophesies that, one day, God will ‘put a hook’ in Russia’s jaw to draw it down into Israel, where it will plan to ‘plunder and loot’ an ‘unsuspecting people’. Are Israel’s newly discovered natural gas fields and, eventually, it’s oil the ‘hook’ that draws Russia into Israel? That may be.

But if it’s so, Russia had better take warning in Ezekiel’s prophecy:

“This is what will happen in that day: When Gog (Russia) attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD. In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.’” (Ezekiel 38:18-23)

If there is an “evil scheme” brewing in the mind of Gog, I would advise Gazprom, and Russia’s President, Mr. Medvedev of the one lesson that continues to repeat itself throughout history: Don’t mess with Israel.


5 Responses to “Israel’s Gas – A Hook in Russia’s Jaw?”

  1. moses on March 6th, 2012 11:47 am

    GOD bless lsrael

  2. Olivia Wyatt on March 17th, 2012 8:24 pm

    Ok I want god to stand up and stop the enemies of Israel and Christians . I know that he will. My heart aches for all the pain suffered by people of this world who desire peace true peace. Ezekiel 38 will come to pass. If you haven’t yet read this bible passage, its time to do it today. Really read it. yes it will be the newly discovered oil and gas that is the hook put into Gogs mouth. Greed is very difficult to overcome.

  3. Mike Edwards on July 4th, 2012 9:11 am

    Interesting article. I would be concerned too if I were a stockholder/Government in Gazprom. When and if the European’s become a customer of Israel, Gazprom will be losing customer’s, and it will force them to lower their prices to stay competitive. I agree with you about “(Ezekiel 38:3-4); hooks in the jaw”. This gas situation has their attention. It’s just a matter of time! Thank you for this article. Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem. M. Edwards

  4. henry on October 29th, 2012 5:14 am

    u assume the jaw is russian…..convenient.

  5. JAN SWART on April 7th, 2014 4:46 am

    I don’t know for sure about the oil being the hook but it is interesting to note that back in Deut. 33;24 Moses prophesised that Asher would “dip his foot in oil”.
    This make me exited as it proves that oil in Israel is definitely a very strong end time phenomenon

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