North Korea and Bible Prophecy
By Pete Garcia
With things heating up in the Pacific northeast, people are wondering what a potential war with North Korea means’ in the prophetic picture. Let me be upfront and state that I believe a war with North Korea will transpire, and that they are about to experience fundamental regime change. Let me be clear in saying that the North Korean regime under Kim Jong Un (KJU) will collapse through divine action. Now God may use the military, diplomatic, or economic means, but it will happen because He allows it. As a result, the Gospel will go into North Korea even if for only a brief period of time.
But the Gospel will go none the less and reap a harvest of souls. Note what Jesus Christ stated in His Olivet Discourse:
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14
The last time I checked, North Korea was included in that “all the nations” category.
Consider these two points. The first of which is since 1949 North Korea has remained belligerently and militantly closed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christianity, along with any other religion has not been tolerated. Rather, the Kim’s are held up in messianic-type worship putting themselves before even God. Secondly, of the world’s totalitarian regimes, North Korea is the last remaining one which has not allowed the Gospel in in any meaningful way since the 20th century. Consider the following:
Soviet Union: 1922-1991= 69 years
The Soviet Union killed an estimated 20 million of its citizens with atheistic and communistic purges through Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, and other Soviet premiers. But that regime finally collapsed in 1991 and allowed around a ten-year window for the Gospel to go in and the Russian Jews to come out and back to Israel. Christianity is still allowed, although the Putin regime is starting to clamp down again on anything other than the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Peoples Republic of China- 1949-2017= 69 years
After Mao Zedong’s disastrous Great Leap Forward and bloody Cultural Revolution, along with his death in 1976, China began to change the direction it had been headed. This fundamental shift came 27 years into their original communistic platform shortly after President Nixon opened the communication channels with the Chinese. They had seen the failures under Mao of his experimentation economics and social policies, along with the estimated deaths of 55 million deaths that had occurred and decided to go a different path. Although not a true democracy or republic, China at the presents tolerates in varying degrees, Christianity. Some estimate that there are currently over 100 million Christians in China which is why it hasn’t collapsed as of yet.
North Korea: 1948-2017=69 years
Paraphrasing this article, North Korea is not an atheistic nation, but rather probably the most religious country on the planet. That religious worship is not directed toward God or any other deity, but to men. Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are both revered as “gods” in the sense that all North Koreans are required to direct their prayers toward them for everything. The Kim’s have set themselves up much in the same vein as some of the ancient Roman Emperors (i.e., Nero, Diocletian, etc.) who either acted as a “god” or demanded worship of themselves.
Kicking the Can
As I noted in Rumors of War Part II (June 4th, 2013), North Korea already had the capability then to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and put it in a “weather” satellite. In fact, they’ve had that technology since at least 2008. I said this while most of the so-called paid “experts” scoffed and repeated the same old mantra that North Korea was ‘10-15 years away’ from this technology. This was the same old mantra that had been regurgitated by swamp-agents in the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations for decades. Yet, two satellites were launched under then-president Obama’s tenure: Kwangmyongsong-3 launched on April 13th, 2012 (the truth was buried by the Obama administration) and Kwangmyongsong-4, which launched January 2016. (KW4 can be tracked daily by following the hyperlink)
Since US intelligence agencies have known since 2008 that North Korea could successfully miniaturize a nuclear warhead, it’s not entirely unreasonable to believe that this is the reason why Kim Jong Un is even more unhinged and belligerent than his father. It is because he knows what he currently has flying over the earth at this very moment.
Contrary to most press reporting, that North Korea has nuclear missiles is old news. Previously, the DIA (2011), European intelligence agencies (2009), and a CIA official (2008) have all stated publicly that North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads and deployed them on its Nodong medium-range missile. This is a conservative, sound assessment, since North Korea has been working on nuclear warheads for nearly 20 years, and has had three nuclear tests. (Washington Times, April 2013)
IF North Korea does have a miniaturized nuclear warhead in one or both of those satellites, KJU could detonate a low-yield mini nuke in that satellite the next time it passes over the United States literally at will, which would essentially send the US back to the 19th century. And to a nation, as addicted to our electronics as we are, that would mean the complete societal collapse of this nation. From the Gatestone Institute:
A Super-EMP weapon is designed to produce gamma rays, not a big explosive yield. So a Super-EMP weapon is consistent with all the North Korean tests, including low yield tests, such as the first 3 KT test, and two other suspected North Korean tests. Those were sub-kiloton yet also showed evidence of traces of tritium.
Because a Super-EMP weapon is low-yield, and not designed for blast effects, it can be easily tamped when tested. That possibility could account for America’s inability to detect any plutonium or uranium from North Korea’s tests.
One design of a Super-EMP weapon, of Russian origin, is virtually a pure fusion weapon, so that after an explosive test, there would be little or no plutonium or uranium to detect. As a Super-EMP weapon is, essentially, a very low-yield H-Bomb, it would be consistent with North Korea’s claim.
North Korea’s two successful satellite launches — of the KSM-3 in 2012 and the KSM-4 in 2016 — both look like tests of a Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS). The FOBS, a Soviet-era secret weapon, would, like a satellite, launch a warhead into low-earth orbit. The FOBS could therefore disguise a nuclear EMP attack as a peaceful space launch. It would conceal the intended target because its flight path masked that information. FOBS would also have allowed the Soviets to attack the United States from over the South Pole, the opposite direction from which U.S. early-warning radars and missile-interceptors, under the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), are oriented, both during the Cold War and today. (In Air Power Australia, “The Soviet Fractional Orbital Bombardment System Program,” Technical Report APA-TR-2010-0101 by Miroslav Gyurosi, January 2010.)
Fire and Fury
The liberal press and politicians were virtually apoplectic with Trump’s strong message back to Kim Jong Un. In fact, they were more bothered by Trump’s words, than North Korea’s actual actions. But Trump supporters weren’t shocked to hear him say this when commenting about KJU boasting on striking the US with a nuclear weapon…
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump told reporters just before a briefing on the opioid crisis at his resort in Bedminster, N.J. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal statement.”
Ari Fleischer, the former Press Secretary for President G. W. Bush, was interviewed on Fox News recently about this particular “fire and fury” comment and said (I am paraphrasing this sound bite)
Trump has listened to what the past three administrations have said in regards to our messaging with North Korea, and how they all failed. He chose a different tone and message, which is in part why he was elected. This message was more likely intended for China (who holds the reigns on North Korea) than necessarily North Korea itself to let them know he is absolutely serious about stopping North Korea. The people didn’t elect Trump to parrot the same old narrative that hasn’t gotten the US anywhere with North Korea for the past 20 years.
As I’ve noted in previous articles going back several years, I believe then as I do now, that regime change is coming. I pointed out in The Hermit Kingdom (February 9th, 2015) how technology is forcing its way into North Korea and the people there are being exposed to the outside world for the first time in a generation. The average North Korean is beginning to realize they are not the center of the universe and that North Korea is NOT the greatest nation on the planet.
In Blue Sky Option #4 (April 10th, 2017) I noted what the election of President Trump meant regarding geopolitics, and that he was not willing to continue kicking the can down the road. We have run out of road. What I reiterated in both briefs, is that a collapse of the North Korea regime could mean the Gospel making its way into one of the last satanic strongholds on the planet.
In recent history, there seems to be a seventy-year time limit in how far God will allow these atheistic nations to exist in their current forms…In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed under the weight of its own corrupt and bloated bureaucracy. But in all the cases where communism collapses two things are seemingly and divinely allowed to happen. The Gospel is sent in, and the Jews that are there, are allowed out. (The Hermit Kingdom)
Furthermore, as God is the one who enthrones leaders and rulers for a time and season (Dan. 2:21) it seems that seventy years is about the extent that God has allowed for authoritarian-type governments to remain in control (at least now here at the end of the age). The Iron Curtain collapsed in 1989 after 44 years of control. The Soviet Union (1922-1991) collapsed after 69 years. Both China and North Korea formed communist governments in 1949 and 1948 (respectively), which puts them right about the 70-year mark in 2017. (Blue Sky Option # 4)
North Korea will not be allowed to continue as is going forward. Seeing as both Russia and China have signed on to the latest round of economic sanctions that actually put a bite into KJU’s cash flow, this may be for one of two reasons.
- Both Russia and China have finally come to their senses and realize that North Korea is every bit the failed state the West has said it was.
- Both Russia and China are using North Korea as the attack dog they helped create, and are finally comfortable using North Korea to take out the United States by way of EMP. While this may initially destabilize the world markets and the like, it potentially sets themselves up in a far better position going forward to reshape the world as they see fit.
We have run out of road. The can we’ve been kicking is now the size of a barrel and filled with plutonium, and all we are doing is bruising our feet. The US can’t sweep the threats under the rug anymore, or else we are no longer the world’s superpower. North Korea doesn’t follow the Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) doctrine any more than Iran does. This is why then President G.W. Bush labeled them as part of the axis of evil. They don’t care about the consequences because their leadership has lost the ability to reason. This is why diplomacy doesn’t work with them because they will lie to your face and continue doing whatever they deem necessary to destroy their enemies.
In the West, we have relegated the Korean War (1950-1953) to the dustbin of history. But for North Korea, the war is as alive today as it ever was. That war is all they have because the Kim’s didn’t “exist” before it. The threat of war for them is all they have to preserve the status quo which places them as “gods” to their average citizen. They need their arch-nemesis to continue to cement their control. Unfortunately for them, they have finally developed the technology that allows for the justification for the West to finally finish what should have been done six decades ago.
That is not to say that the US will survive unscathed whatever comes of this action. If we are hit with an EMP, it may very be the key to setting up the Gog-Magog Alliance (Ezekiel 38-39) that comes to power here at the end. The US may not be in a position to help Israel when Russia, Turkey, Iran, and the other confederate nations come against her.
So of the three major communist regimes of the 20th century, only North Korea has remained unchanged. God has pried upon the other nations through a variety of means, and North Korea will be no different. This is why I feel very confident that God is about to tear down the house of Kim and allow the Gospel in for the first time in decades. Light will come into that oppressed nation full of misery and darkness which will bring millions of North Koreans to know Jesus Christ just before the Rapture of the Church. God will not be denied His harvest and those who have belonged to Him from before the foundation of the world.
“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
For wisdom and might are His.
And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him. Daniel 2:20-22