The Vision and the Calling
From John Brown, Zion Oil & Gas, Inc., Founder & Chairman
When first visiting Israel in 1983, I believe that God gave me a scripture (1 Kings 8:41-43), a vision (Oil for Israel) and, as a Christian Zionist and New Covenant believer (Isaiah 65:1), the calling to render assistance to the Jewish people and Nation of Israel, and to aid them in the Restoration of the Land by providing the oil and gas necessary to help the People of Israel maintain their political and economic independence (Leviticus 19:33,34 & Exodus 6:6-8).
In the Bible, God sovereignly declares that Israel is His chosen people (Exodus 4:22); and we can gain some understanding of God’s choice, His vision and purpose by reading Deuteronomy 7.
As a Christian Zionist, I declare, “…thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God” (Ruth 1:16). And I believe that, as true Christians, we must all so identify with Israel, as we are all part of the “wild olive branch” grafted onto the olive tree by the grace of God (Romans 11).
But as the Bible declares, God has not forsaken His covenant people (Jeremiah 31:31-40); and, as new covenant believers we are commanded by God in the Bible to stand together with the Jewish people whom the world has abused.
Fulfillment of prophecy is for the Jewish people – for them is the realization of their covenant and for them is the answer to their prayers of countless generations:
“And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.” (Amos 9:14-15).
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