When reflecting on the News concerning North Korea, I was reminded about truth versus how much is given to us, in a measured sense, via the public News Channels. Here are some truths that we do not hear on the News.
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13 And you will be hated by all for My names sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
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19 For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be
These words were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, nearly 2000 years ago. These words are reality in North Korea today. North Korea is No. 1 in brutality and persecution of Christians. Here is an example :
A group of Christians was discovered in North Korea. They had worshiped God and His Son Jesus. Their children were with them. The adults were told by those who had captured them: If you do not acknowledge our Dear leader as god and if you do not renounce Christ, your children will be hanged. One of the children looked up at her mother. What would she do? Earlier that morning, twenty eight Christians were bound and taken before a screaming crowd of North Koreans. The guards made it clear: If you dont deny your Christ you will die. The mother thought of her child but she could not deny her Lord. The other Christians quietly made the same decision. Their God was real. The North Korean Guards again shouted: "Deny your Christ, or we will hang your children." The children looked at their parents. The parents loved their children but they knew there was an eternal heaven for them. They could not deny their Lord. One mother leaned down to her child and whispered with confidence and peace: "Today, my love, I will see you in heaven."
All of the children were hanged. The adults who were still bound had to lie down on the pavement. A large steamroller was brought which was used to flatten the road. They were given one more chance. The guards told them if you give up your Christ you will live. If you dont give him up you will die. The Christians thought of their children in heaven and started to sing softly. As the steamroller started to roll over them and crushing them to death they were singing: "More love, O Christ, to thee, more love to thee."
Christians in North Korea live under unimaginable horrors and tyranny. Worshipping in public or if caught in private brings systematic torture, imprisonment and or death. Carrying a Bible or speaking to others about Jesus Christ can bring a cruel death; If a Christian is found in North Korea the authorities will kill three generations of his family including the children. The parents, spouses, uncles, aunts and children must all suffer and will be incarcerated in death camps. It does not matter whether they believe. Three generations must be annihilated.
North Korean Christians aren't simply killed for their faith in Christ. They are tormented and then killed with construction equipment and other means. In the death camps some Christians are killed by being tested with biological weapons, or starved to death, or worked to death, or shot or electrocuted. Others are shot in front of children. Some are eaten by guard dogs. Newborn babies have their brains crushed or a needle inserted into their spine in front of their mothers. These are crimes against humanity reminiscent of Auschwitz to which the world declared "Never Again!" Such atrocities are being perpetrated against North Korean Christians today and the world stands by. We hear no such news on television or radio. I am mentioning these things that you might understand the totalitarian thinking of the North Korean Government.
Kim Jong Un, North Koreas leader has brought the world to the brink of a nuclear war with the possibility of weapons of mass destructions being used.
Kim Jong Un has the 4th largest army in the world with 1.1 Million soldiers. In comparison, South Korea has 690 000 troupes. China is a possible supporter of North Korea with 2.3 Million troupes, 40% more than the USA.
Kim Jong Uns Grandfather, Kim IL Sung , was made a permanent god in Korea. He was deified under a State Religion called Juche. Each family must worship. A refugee said: You pray for breakfast to your God, we must pray to our god. They have a 600 page song book for Kim-Il-Sung. Children are indoctrinated from Kindergarten that there is only one god, Kim-Il-Sung.
Kim Jong Uns Father, Kim Jong il , is the Son of God. He is considered to be deity.
Kim Jong Un, the current leader was raised and trained by his grandfather and father, and may believe he is also deity. In other words, what he plans are the acts of god. His brashness may indicate that China and or Russia are in the background supporting him. China has no interest in the presence of the USA in South Korea.
Kim Jong Un has cancelled peace agreements with respect to nuclear tests, he has threatened the USA with war, he has ordered missile preparation on the coast line, he has cancelled peace treaties with South Korea, he has conducted nuclear tests, he has nuclear devices and he has chemical weapons.
North Korean state propaganda tells us how much they love their leader. This cannot be all true. North Korea has suffered from chronic, massive food shortages since the mid-1990s. Food aidlargely from China, South Korea, and the United Stateshas been essential in filling the gap. Between 1995 and 2008, the United States provided North Korea with over $1.3 billion in assistance. The USA Government has stopped such aid.
The former leader Kim Jong Il had classified the North Koreans into three segments - "loyal", "wavering" and "hostile". This system continues to this day. The right to eat is given to the population based on their perceived loyalty to the leader. In 1996, Kim declared that he is willing to let two-thirds starve to death and rebuild the country with just the "loyal" third. But even the army of 1.1 million has little food. They rob villagers of their food. Christians are in the lowest segment and receive no food subsidies.
A refugee testified: We were looking for a way to provide food
for our family. The vast majority of people are extremely hungry. Some ate grass, tree bark and sand. To go to the toilet afterwards is very difficult. Christians are the last to receive any allowance for foods.
The North Korean Leader has a country in turmoil with a large segment starving. On March 7, 2013 the United Nations passed a further resolution for sanctions against North Korea. There is now also a wide range ban on many goods. North Korean Assets and monies in banks were frozen.
How will Kim Jong Un establish his status with the Military and the people?
Can he be seen as backing down? That would be suicide for him. For him to lose face with his people, may be his greatest deterrent to peace. He must make something happen to consolidate his position. Kim Jong Un appears to have made statements that have driven him into a corner. There has to be a face saving device. Could that face saving device be war?
If he proceeds with war, he will use 1.1 million soldiers domestically in a war against South Korea. Millions would die in North Korea and South Korea.
He would use rockets to reach locations nearby and mid range. Millions will die. North Korean Rockets could reach Guam and Hawaii. A senior USA state official is saying that one of the rockets could reach US mainland. Most deny this. If Kim Jong Un is seen losing the war he may use Chemical weapons, and if that does not produce desired results he may use nuclear bombs under siege. Millions will die in a holocaust in Korea and neighboring nations.
Will Kim Jong Un go the way of war? We dont know? Is all of this a media strategy and a foreign policy strategy? The question is: What would he gain compared to what he could have had already?
Does He think he is a son of his god king grandfather? I believe he does. Is he deceived by Satan? There appears to be no other explanation. Beloved I believe only God can stop him at this point. A key date of April 15th is coming up. That is his Fathers birthday, a day to celebrate and to make an impact.
Kim Jong Un, his father and his Grand father act as Antichrist will act in the future. They elevate themselves to gods and Antichrist will elevate himself to god. There is utmost disregard for life. Christians are annihilated with brutality and unthinkable measures.
God knows about this situation. Those who perpetrate such crimes face an eternity of torment in the Lake of Fire. The Christians martyred receive a glorious welcome in heaven. They receive the Martyrs crown for eternity and they will shine with God.
Please do not be afraid of what must yet come as revealed to us in the Book of Revelation. God will bring all evil to an end, when those who should be saved are saved. He will create a new heavens and a new earth without tears and sorrow. I trust that you are a Christian. If not there is yet time to repent and call out to the Son Jesus Christ for a new life, to be born again.
If you are a Christian please pray for a.) No war ( Millions killed ) b.) for spiritual change c.) for our dear Christian Sisters and Brothers in North Korea d.) For ourselves; that we be seen and heard.
Edgar Reich can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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