thats terrible news. South Korea is the 2nd largest nation in the numbers of missionaries sent out, just a close second behind the US. 10,000 plus.
my spirit tells me that something is going here, in the spiritual warfare realm.
We know the rubric within the islamic 10/40 countries. We know how they regard us, and by us, i mean Westerner's.
then you have the Korean's, and i dont know if you've hung out with , fellowshipped, prayed with Koreans, but i'll tell you, when God the Holy Ghost rings a Korean saint's "bell", they are on fire for Jesus with a capital F.
per capita, this tiny nation, South Korea sends out more missionaries than anybody, right? The nation experiences many many souls brought to Christ since the Pyongyang revival of 1907. after WW2, after the Korean War, started by the communists, the nation of South Korea grows into a propersous economic powerhouse, a vibrant praying Church, missionaries all on fire to go to the ends of the earth preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but......
......the other half of Korea is brainwashed, into believeing the Kims are ACTUAL deities. the other half of Korea is starving, not only for bread, but the Bread of Life.....AND poor as North Korea is, they supposedly have developed nuclear weapons. (though my read is that actually have failed to configure a weapon that WORKS...i have my reasoning for writing this)
my heart grieves, because if one ever has the chance to get into a Korean prayer meeting....go. Because you see such a Love, such a Passion for Jesus, the weeping and crying out for Him will take your breath away, and it is NOT COOKED UP.
in conclusion, who do you think the North Koreans do weapons business with? forgetting the Peoples Republic of China for a second......the islamic 10/40 nations.....
this news is just terrible, my only encouragement lays in the fact, that Korean saints will go anyway, May God bless and protect them..amen.