The bible and gas and oil prices?
Does the Bible predict that God will create a shortage of oil, to result in increased gas prices?
The answer is “NO.”
If there is a shortage, it is because of man, not God. God does not mention oil from the ground as distinguished from olive oil, or any other kind of oil.
But knowing this is for the end times, he generalizes, and just says “oil.” I am seeing that there will be no oil shortage due to God’s command…only producers shutting down oil wells to control supply levels and raise prices.
Also, I looked in scripture for evidence where people’s travel is restricted during the end times, and that is not an issue. If the oil was affected, it would restrict travel.
The Prophecy in Revelation:
Revelation 6: 5-6: “When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, ‘Come and see.’ So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, ‘A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.’”
The oil is still around in Revelation, chapter 18.
Rev 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
This is the condition of man in the last days, which would produce harming others to their own benefit:
2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy
2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Mankind will turn against God, and will be unkind to each other. It will be a greedy, selfish time, with no concern for the welfare of others.
So if you are paying too much for gasoline or heating oil, blame man and the devil, not God for this issue.
God has provided man with an abundance of oil. We just need to harvest it. See this recent new article from World Net Daily.
“Synthetic Oil” (FTT)-New evidence supports premise that Earth produces endless supply
A study published in Science Magazine today presents new evidence supporting the abiotic theory for the origin of oil, which asserts oil is a natural product the Earth generates constantly rather than a “fossil fuel” derived from decaying ancient forests and dead dinosaurs.
Lost City is a hypothermal field some 2,100 feet below sea level that sits along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the center of the Atlantic Ocean, noted for strange 90 to 200 foot white towers on the sea bottom.
Hydrocarbons were found containing carbon-13 isotopes that appeared to be formed from the mantle of the Earth, rather than from biological material settled on the ocean floor.
see article for more.
The mid-Atlantic ridge – source of FTT oil columns found
Remember, God will not forsake those who belong to Him. So trust Him during difficult times, whether it is famine of bread, or famine of oil, and you will be Ok.
Psa 37:25 I have been young, and [now] am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Update (5-3-08): Gasoline at $10.86 a gallon? Europe and the USA compared.
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