In this hour of great tension, fear, and uncertainty, having nuclear warheads in the discussion, it’s important to remember that our God reigns, and there has never been and never will be a nuclear bomb in play without God’s direct involvement. North Korea may be out of most people’s jurisdiction and oversight, but no one is out of God’s jurisdiction and oversight. The nations may rage, evil may set itself against the Lord our God and the endeavors of good, but remember this, the Lord our God sits in the heavens and laughs. All of these schemes shall ultimately come to nothing; the enemy shall be filled with confusion, and our God shall have the last laugh (Ps.2:1-3).
MY FIRST VISION EVER OF NORTH KOREA
It was in the year 2012 when I happened to be in Seoul, South Korea, right near the border with North Korea, that I found myself having a vision of this nation. I was praying at the time in the greenroom of a church right before I was set to come out and minister to the South Korean people. I was praying for revival, praying for God’s spirit to be poured out. As the prayers flowed from my heart I found myself praying also for North Korea. I knew that many of the South Koreans had relatives, family members, going back generations, who were living in that land under the iron fist of that demonic rule. I was asking for revival in North Korea, when suddenly I saw missiles being launched out of South Korea into the North taking out key strategic attack positions, disabling the North Korean’s ability to attack Seoul. I was shocked when I saw this. Could it be that in response to my prayers for God to move among the North Korean people that bombs would eventually fly? Yes, it could be and it will be if Kim Jong Un doesn’t repent of his wicked ways and start serving his people the way God has called him to.
VISION OF TRUMP RECEIVING GOD’S COUNSEL, HIS HEART, & HIS STRENGTH IN THIS HOUR
In this vision I was observing my President driving all over the place, in what looked to be a barren deserted place. The ground was brown and scorched, it looked like very little vegetation could survive in this harsh environment. He was driving himself around in a black car stopping at various spots talking to men and women, and then getting back in his car to go on to the next meeting location to talk and get counsel from these people. I perceived these individuals to be prophets in the night vision. I knew that Trump was receiving God’s prophetic counsel in this place. As I observed Trump going here and there, I thought of the scripture which speaks of the Lord going “to & fro”.
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him…”
It’s interesting to note that in (2 Chron.16) there was a conflict between the northern kingdom and the southern kingdom of Israel (just as there is a north & south korea). The northern kingdom of Judah was besieged in the story, just as North Korea is a closed state. Being cornered, Asa king of Judah reached out to a middle eastern nation for assistance in that of Assyria, and there was finance that flowed between those kingdoms. The Lord says that North Korea and Iran have had alignment since the Iran-Iraq war sharing mutual interests in seeing western society fall. They’ve been partners and there has been technology and resources shared to elevate them to the position they’re both currently in as rising nuclear powers. In (2 Chron.16) when the time came for God to address the king of the north’s actions, God sent a seer prophet named “Hanani” (whose name means “gracious”) to speak a word of rebuke for Asa’s actions, to give him a plumbline word to repent with. In that word the prophet uttered the scripture found in (2 Chron.16:9) about how the Lord is searching for a ruler to show himself strong on behalf of. But as the prophet spoke, this only happens when you turn your heart to God and obey his word. I believe currently the Lord is speaking to Kim Jong Un in a similar way. God is being gracious in this hour to speak, as Hanani the seer spoke to the king of the northern kingdom in his day. This man wants to show strength, but it will only come to ruin if he doesn’t submit to God in this hour. In the story of (2 Chron.16) Asa rejected the word of the Lord and threw the prophet into prison for his word. Then Asa’s life ended in retched disease and misery. There are consequences that remain, despite the grace age which we live in, when you reject the word of the Lord, especially when the lives of millions of innocent people in a nation like North Korea are in the balance. God will answer the cries of those people going back generations. I believe the current events unfolding to be a manifestation of God’s heart for the Korean people, and God has put President Trump in office for such a time as this to deal with this threat, and I believe also to liberate a nation. I also believe Kim Jong Un’s actions to be a manifestation of the current demand for justice coming from God’s courts in heaven. In his pride, his arrogance, and the hardening of his heart toward God’s word visiting him in this hour, he will lose his power and his regime will fall if he doesn’t humble himself to God’s word visiting him now. The cup is full, the prayers have heaped up, God will answer the prayers of David Yonggi Cho going back to the 50’s.
The eyes of the Lord has ran to and fro to find a man who could have God’s heart and be mantled with God’s strength to deal in God’s righteous judgment, to the benefit of all, which he has been been able to find in a commander and chief for decades. The eyes of the Lord found Donald Trump many years ago and prepared him for this day. Make no mistake about it saints, this is not happening randomly. This is a manifestation of God’s dealings in the nations. What’s happening now is an answer to prayers going back generations.
THE VISION CONTINUES
Next in the vision, I saw President Trump get out the car and walk out onto what looked like a playground. It was still the same scorched earth, still the same barren lifeless environment, yet there were tiny children running around playing. Most of these children were very small, barely old enough to walk. They were toddlers. One of the toddlers with jet black fine hair walked up to Mr. Trump. I was behind the child, facing Mr. Trump, as this scene unfolded. I could not see the face of the child. This child waddled up to Mr. Trump, staggered like He had just learned to walk, and the President picked the child up and embraced the child pulling him close to his chest. As this occurred I found myself walking around to the side of this scene, and as I looked into the face of that baby resting on my President’s bosom, I could clearly see it was a Korean baby.
GOD IS GIVING PRESIDENT TRUMP HIS HEART FOR KOREA
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
When we look into the heart of God we cannot see him as one dimensional. As I heard one minister say one time, “You cannot flatten this multi-dimensional God”. Our God is a loving God, a gracious God, granting mercy and giving abundant grace, but He is also awesome, all-powerful, and all together just. The vision was clear which the Lord gave to me. Our God is giving President Trump His heart for Korea, but understand that that heart is filled with love and wrath at the same time. Don’t try and flatten Him. Don’t try and water down His character and nature to fit your preferences of God. It’s clear in scripture who He is and what is in His heart.
“But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.”
“God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies;
3 The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all aquit the wicked. The Lord has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.
4 He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, and the flower of Lebanon wilts.
5 The mountains quake before Him, the hills melt, and the earth heaves at His presence, yes, the world and all who dwell in it.
6 Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by Him.
7 The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.
8 But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of it’s place, and darkness will pursue His enemies.”
Nahum’s words here are a good reference because there’s insight given into both the goodness of God’s nature and the manifestation of His justice and righteousness. “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble”, the prophet says (vs.7). “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power”, the prophet says (vs.3). So God is good and He’s not an out of control rage machine. He’s actually slow to anger because of His gracious and loving heart. But having said that the prophetic utterance still comes out giving the complete picture of the awesomeness of our God, and just what it looks like if you do not humble yourself to Him.
Where christians struggle with reconciling the nature of God found in the whole of scripture is in considering the implications of the New Covenant made with the love of the Father poured out by His own Son’s precious blood. But we must remember that there remains no benefits of the cross for people, even nations, that do not accept this covenant, and who do not come to the grace which God has afforded them. If you do not have the blood covering issued by the Lord then what do you have? You have the judgement, which awaits all evil works and sins which are performed, in this life and that which is to come. There remains no mercy for those who reject the truth and do not come under Christ’s blood covering. This is the way it works according to God’s word. So we must understand that God will not deal with Kim Jong Un and the wicked North Korean regime the way He would a Christian.
In (Rom.12) Paul writes, “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse” (vs.14). “Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men” (vs.17). “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (vs.21). But then in (Rom.13:4) Paul writes that if you do evil then be afraid, for the ministers of government are the ministers of God, ordained to execute wrath on those who practice evil. Why the difference in language and instruction? In Romans 12, the chapter is written to the believers (look at Rom.12:1). In Romans 13, the scriptures refer to government.
The Lord says He’s giving Trump his heart for North Korea. I believe the nature of God will be manifested through this man in this hour to deal with this situation according to God’s love and justice for the North Korean people. I believe wisdom will be his, even supernatural intervention and assistance, because God’s people are praying and have been praying for many years for God to move in that land. I believe those prayers have arisen and North Korea’s time of deliverance is at hand. Kim Jong Un can either repent and agree with that word which is coming from heaven, or he can suffer the consequences of resisting the Lord at this hour when God is calling him to give an account of his actions and his ways. That’s aspect of God’s judgment, when you’re called to give an account and you receive the consequence of your actions. This I believe to be happening now in the North Korean regime.
Understand, our God is good, our God is loving, our God is gracious, but he is also a righteous judge and king. The foundation of His throne is righteousness & justice (Ps.89:14). These are two powerful outworkings of his nature and character which cover the earth and cause one to rise and another to fall. It’s time for North Korea to fall and for God to have His way in that land.
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