Q. Lately, in the news there is information about an enormous natural gas discovery containing trillions of cubic feet. Russia, through it’s Gazprom division has expressed a desire to develop the discovery. How does this relate to Ezekiel 38?
A. Many scholars tie the recent natural gas and oil discoveries in Israel to Ezekiel 38:13 which has other nations asking Magog (Russia) if the purpose of their attack is to plunder Israel. Prior to this discovery, Israel really didn’t have any wealth that would justify mounting such an attack. But the recent discoveries are substantial and Russia has publicly declared an interest in them. Currently Russia is bidding for the right to help Israel develop these gas and oil discoveries, but there could come a time when it would make sense to go to war for them.