June 28, 2019

I want to begin this Update by reminding us of how good and sweet tasting The Heavenly Father actually is. What The Father provides us through Jesus Christ is the sweetest relationship there is in the universe. The following scriptures reveal and confirm all that is true about Him and what actions are required by us to fully enjoy His goodness.

Colossians 3 The Passion Translation (TPT)

12  You are always and dearly loved by God! So robe yourself with virtues of God, since you have been divinely chosen to be holy. Be merciful as you endeavor to understand others, and be compassionate, showing kindness toward all. Be gentle and humble, unoffendable in your patience with others.  13  Tolerate the weaknesses of those in the family of faith, forgiving one another in the same way you have been graciously forgiven by Jesus Christ. If you find fault with someone, release this same gift of forgiveness to them.  14  For love is supreme and must flow through each of these virtues. Love becomes the mark [k]  of true maturity. [l]

Psalm 34:8 The Voice (VOICE)

8  Taste of His goodness; see how wonderful the Eternal truly is. Anyone who puts trust in Him will be blessed and comforted.

Luke 11:13 The Voice (VOICE)

13  Look, all of you are flawed in so many ways, yet in spite of all your faults, you know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to all who ask!

1 Peter 2:1-3 The Voice (VOICE)

1 So get rid of hatefulness and deception, of insincerity and jealousy and slander.  2  Be like newborn babies, crying out for spiritual milk that will help you grow into salvation  3  if you have tasted and found the Lord to be good.

James 2:8 The Passion Translation (TPT)

8  Your calling is to fulfill the royal law of love [a]  as given to us in this Scripture: “You must love and value your neighbor as you love and value yourself!” [b] For keeping this law is the noble way to live.

Footnotes: a. James 2:8 It is a royal law because it is given by our King, but since he has made us kings and priests, it becomes the royal law of love given to his royal sons and daughters who are heirs with him.


Since January of this year, there has been no new forward movement on either the audit or the Form 10 application. We have been stalled out for a season now.

Matthew 6:33 Expanded Bible (EXB)

33  ·Seek first [Be concerned above all else with] God’s kingdom and ·what God wants [ L  his righteousness]. Then all ·your other needs will be met as well [ L  these things will be given to you].

The scriptural truth about priorities has become obvious to me as it concerns Ness Energy’s mission. Discovering the oilfield in Israel should be the primary focus: “Then all your other needs will be met as well [these things will be given to you].” Like the need of returning Ness to trading publically. Up to this point in the journey, the order of the plan to accomplish Ness’ mission in Israel has been to return Ness Energy to trading; then once this was accomplished it would be a means to raise funds for the following; drilling of the well, overhead and create a degree of company viability. Primarily, once our company was trading then the stock sales would then be the source to raise funds for the drilling of the wells in Israel. After much prayer I have made a decision to withdraw, at this time, from any domestic oil and gas opportunities, like Texas and focus only on the Dead Sea Project.

NOTE: please revisit the Mission Statement to view a few modifications required to reflect the changes revealed in this update.

A Spiritual Audit/Examination of Ness Energy

In February of this year the financial audit was halted due to our inability to recover the 2005/2006 financial data from the crashed hard drive. That’s the same month I began a journey of prayerfully seeking divine insight on all facets of Ness Energy and even my own heart. I took this action in order to determine what might be the source or issue(s) hindering or blocking completion of the process to obtain SEC approval to return Ness Energy to trading publically again. Repeating, the primary goal has been to return Ness to trading. This was in order to raise funds so the oil field in the Dead Sea of Israel could be drilled and discovered. I have learned through many years of endeavoring to practice Kingdom principles that if there is a delay or blockage to blessings or answers to prayers there has to be a reason. To discover the reason, the believer has to pray to gain understanding of, not only the reason, but also the remedy as well. As I have logged many hours in prayer over these past months, several matters of spiritual nature have come to light. During this season, it occurred to me I have been in the process of performing a “Spiritual Audit” or examination of Ness Energy and myself. I feel it is safe to assume that if a company was created for a spiritual mission and/or purpose and the company has temporarily “failed”, then a spiritual audit should be a prerequisite to the financial audit, right? I believe so. The spiritual assessment has to be made and the appropriate remedies applied before the company can operate within God’s plan of grace and blessing.

Too often we Believers only pray when we need or want something from God - which is understandable considering the English word “pray” means to “ask or beg”. But the Hebrew word for prayer - tefillah - means to “self-evaluate”. So to the Jews of the Bible, prayer was not a time when they asked God for things … it was a time when they examined themselves and worshipped Him. They would use prayer as a way to compare their actions, behavior and attitudes of the heart against God’s holy covenant standards. Tefillah is a covenant exercise because everything needed has already been provided if the terms of God’s covenant are met.

  • The Hebrew word for prayer- tefillah occurs in this well-known scripture that relates to prayer;

Isaiah 56:7

7      I will bring them into My holy mountain where no foreigner is allowed and give them a joyful welcome within My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will find acceptance on My altar because My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations. [a]

  • Jesus quotes this scripture in Mathew 21:13

13  It is written, “My house will be a house of prayer for all people,” but you have turned this house of prayer into a den of robbers.

This season of prayer has truly been a season of tefillah. I have been examining Ness Energy and my own heart for any failures of integrity or trespasses of any kind that must be reconciled and made “right” by biblical standards. I do so in order to restore blessings and favor so Ness’ mission can be fulfilled. It is all about the mission.

Key Scriptures Pertaining to Examining:

John 15:2 The Voice (VOICE)

2  My Father examines every branch in Me and cuts away those who do not bear fruit. He leaves those bearing fruit and carefully prunes them so that they will bear more fruit;

1 Corinthians 2:14-16 The Voice (VOICE)

14  But a person who denies spiritual realities will not accept the things that come through the Spirit of God; they all sound like foolishness to him. He is incapable of grasping them because they are disseminated, discerned, and valued by the Spirit.  15  A person who walks by the Spirit examines everything, sizing it up and seeking out truth. But no one is able to examine or size up that kind of spiritual person,  16  for the Scripture asks, “Does anyone know the mind of the Lord well enough to become His advisor?” [a]  But we do possess the mind of the Anointed One (Jesus Christ).

1 Corinthians 11:27-29 The Voice (VOICE)

27  So if someone takes of this bread and drinks from the Lord’s cup improperly—as you are doing—he is guilty of violating the body and blood of our Lord.  28  Examine yourselves first. Then you can properly approach the table to eat the bread and drink from the cup;  29  because otherwise, if you eat and drink without properly discerning the significance of the Lord’s body, then you eat and drink a mouthful of judgment upon yourself.

2 Corinthians 13:5 The Voice (VOICE)

5  Examine yourselves. Check your faith! Are you really in the faith? Do you still not know that Jesus the Anointed is in you?—unless, of course, you have failed the test.

Philippians 1:9-11 The Voice (VOICE)

9  Here’s what I pray for you: Father, may their love grow more and more in wisdom and insight— 10  so they will be able to examine and determine the best from everything else. And on the day of the Anointed One, the day of His judgment, let them stand pure and blameless,  11  filled with the fruit of righteousness that ripens through Jesus the Anointed. All this I pray, with a view to God’s ultimate praise and glory.

1 Thessalonians 2:4 The Voice (VOICE)

4  but as we have been approved by God and entrusted with the good news, that’s how we are telling the world. We aren’t trying to please everybody, but God, the only One who can truly examine our motives.

1 John 4:1 The Voice (VOICE)

4 My loved ones, I warn you: do not trust every spirit. Instead, examine them carefully to determine if they come from God, because the corrupt world is filled with the voices of many false prophets.

King David is practicing tefillah in Psalms 139: 23-24

Psalm 139:23-24 The Voice (VOICE)

23  Explore me, O God, and know the real me. Dig deeply and discover who I am. Put me to the test and watch how I handle the strain. 24  Examine me to see if there is an evil bone in me, and guide me down Your path forever.

Psalm 139:23-24 The Passion Translation (TPT)

23  God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. 24  See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting ways— the path that brings me back to you.

Joshua experienced this same problem after losing the first battle in an attempt to conquer Ai.

Joshua Chapter 7: 7-26 Voice version (VOICE)

7  Why, Eternal One, our Lord? Why have you brought us across the Jordan if only to let the Amorites destroy us? It would have been better for us to settle on the other side of the Jordan!  8  Lord, how am I going to explain that our fighting men have had to run for their lives?  9  The people of Canaan, all the inhabitants of this land, will hear that we have been defeated. They’ll surround us and destroy us as a people forever, and then how will the world remember Your great name?

10  Get up. What are you doing in the dirt?  11  There’s a simple explanation: Israel has sinned. They have lied and have violated the covenant I gave them by stealing some of the property that should have been destroyed along with the rest of Jericho and by hiding it among their own belongings. 12  That is why the Israelites can no longer resist their enemies. They run from their foes because they are under a curse and doomed to destruction. I will not be with you or fight for you unless these things devoted to destruction are truly destroyed.  13  Get up, and tell the people to purify themselves for tomorrow. Tell them that the Eternal One, the God of Israel says, “There are items among you that were supposed to be destroyed as I commanded. You will not be able to resist your enemies unless you remove the banned items from among you.”

14  Then in the morning, the people will pass before you tribe by tribe, and by drawing lots you will know which tribe I pick. Then that tribe will come clan by clan, and the chosen clan will come family by family, until at last they come before you one by one and I show you who is guilty.  15  With the person selected by lot, you will burn him and all his belongings, including his family and his livestock, with fire as a punishment for breaking the covenant with the Eternal and for bringing dishonor upon Israel.

The Voice Translation comment: There’s always an explanation in the Book of Joshua when the people of Israel are defeated in their battles for the Promised Land, and that explanation is not that God has been unfaithful. It’s the other way around: God tells the people of Israel to do something, and they don’t. God allows their defeats so that they can see the error of their ways. He corrects His people and punishes them so that they may learn to do better.

16  So Joshua arose early, and the Israelites passed before him, tribe by tribe. First the tribe of Judah was chosen by lot.  17  From the clans of Judah, the clan of the Zerahites was chosen, and from that clan, the family of Zabdi.  18  From that family, the Lord indicated that Achan (the son of Carmi, grandson of Zabdi, and great-grandson of Zerah from the tribe of Judah) had taken the banned items.

19  My son, I urge you now to show honor and thanksgiving to the Eternal One, the God of Israel, and confess. Tell me what you have done, and tell the truth.

20  It’s true. I am the one who broke the commandment of the Eternal God of Israel.  21  Among the spoils of the city, I found a beautiful Babylonian robe, 5 pounds of silver, and 20 ounces of gold. When I saw them, I wanted them and I took them. They are buried now in the ground inside my tent with the silver at the very bottom of the hole. 22  Joshua sent men to Achan’s tent, and there they found the valuables with the silver at the bottom just as he had described.  23  They carried them back from the tent to Joshua, displayed them in front of the Israelites, and offered them to the Eternal.  24  Then Joshua and all Israel led Achan, the son of Zerah, with the robe and silver and gold he had taken, with all his sons and daughters, with all his cattle and livestock, and with his tent and everything he possessed, to the valley of Achor.

25  Why did you bring such trouble upon us? Well, now the Eternal is bringing trouble on you. The people stoned Achan and his family and burned them and all their belongings.  26  Afterward they erected a pile of stones over Achan that still stands today. When all of this was done, the Eternal put away His anger; so to this day that place is called the valley of Achor, which means “trouble.”

The results of identifying the problem and obediently making the correction, thereafter, the Israelites are able to easily conquer Ai in their second attempt.

King David experienced this in 2 Samuel 21 after a three year famine.

2 Samuel 21 The Voice (VOICE)

21 After the people had suffered from a famine for three successive years, David asked the Eternal One why the famine lingered, and the answer came that the nation was guilty for not making amends for the bloodlust of King Saul, who slaughtered the people of Gibeon.  2  (The Gibeonites were not from Israel—they were related to the Amorites. Saul tried to annihilate them in his zeal for Israel and Judah, although the people of Israel had promised to spare them during the days of Joshua.) So David called for the leaders of Gibeon.

This biblical story ends by King David carrying out what the Gibeonites require and the famine is ended. Once King Saul’s sin was reconciled grace and favor were returned. It’s the same process, pray and seek God’s direction to identify the source of the problem and obediently correct it.

I have specifically asked the Heavenly Father to take me on a guided tour to explore the most remote areas of the heart of Ness Energy and me. I have asked Him to put us to the “test” and see how we handle the “strain” and reveal any “evil bones” within Ness or me. I am determined to examine every core issue that could in any way hinder or block the success of Ness and its mission. There have been some heart issues I have found in myself and issues within the company that required repentance and rectifying. There were some past actions taken by former officers and directors that came to light that required reconciliation. I have taken certain action to rectify the issues that could be resolved now and created company mandates and policies to reconcile others when possible in the future.

I have gone so far as to reexamine the very premise of the Mission and the original purpose of the founding of Ness Energy. I reexamined my original calling to serve The Lord in becoming the “shepherd” or steward over the company for the purpose of pursuing the mission and restoring the company. The clear impression I get is that the Mission statement is sound and divinely inspired and my stewardship of the company is a clear calling.

Concerning moving the company forward, I did discover that, first and foremost, I need to reset the order and focus of the available resources. This revised order of priority will now focus on pursuing funding from Kingdom of God, “likeminded” sources for the drilling of the project in the Dead Sea. The funding could come through several means, such as large private sources who could invest directly into the well and/or through Ness. I am not abandoning the plan to restore Ness to trading publically, but will focus first on the funding of the well(s). To repeat, the well funding will be the primary focus and the SEC approval secondary. The private funding sources may include a combination of investing in the exploration drilling of the well and additionally in Ness Energy stock. A portion of the capital raised for the drilling could bring additional funding into the company to provide for overhead and audit expenses.

To accomplish our mission in Ness Energy, the drilling of the wells for the oil field has to be funded. I now believe that as I focus on this primary goal, we will begin to make progress on returning Ness to trading. When the SEC application is finally submitted, the action being taken on obtaining funding for the Dead Sea Project would most likely add credibility to Ness’ business plan in the eyes of the SEC and increase the probability of the application’s approval.

Ness Energy already has all of the exploration studies that were commissioned and paid by the company in years past. Updating the Reports will require additional money to hire the professional’s required to perform the necessary work on the geophysics, geology and engineering.

Although I do not have many of the answers as to how all of the funding will come, I am very excited and reenergized to be able to focus directly on obtaining the funding for the Dead Sea Project. The most important element of this goal will be to provide the information to meet the requirements of the Israeli government to obtain the rights (oil and gas permit) in order to begin to explore for oil and gas there. It is difficult to estimated, but this process to obtain the funds and complete the updates may take approximately 90 days or so.

In The Wonderful Name of Jesus, 

David M. Boyce
Ness Energy International, Inc.