North Korea, South Pyongan Province
Friday, April 20, 2012
Starving North Korea
“Whether it be easy or hard, Jesus sends each Christian into the World.”
The Apostle from the dark side of North Korea said he walks daily with a Holy and Righteous God looking to Heavenly things. The elderly man spoke a scripture.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account (Heb 4:12-13 NKJV).
The Apostle explained, since the 1980's, some million people die of hunger each year and the population is starving. But the government does not care. It is dedicated to maintaining a military state with a million man army. The tyrannical leader told his people, he said, that even if the civilian population of 24,000,000 dies down to 30,000, he would still have a country to rule.
Starving people turn to cannibalism. A mother eats her baby, he said. A farmer raises a herd of goats or cows, only to find military trucks pull up to his farm in the night and take his herd. He is forced to hide a few animals in the mountains so he can start a new herd.
The regime maintains its stronghold using the military. Young men conscripted into the army are sent to terrorist training camps. The people believe with fear each soldier is so trained in martial arts that one warrior can rapidly kill a hundred men.
More than 200,000 civilians are imprisoned in secret gulag-style concentration camps where they undergo severe torture and forced, accelerated starvation. When one offends, political prisoners, religious prisoners, any so called enemies of the state are arrested along with three to four generations of their families, men, women, and children, the old and the young. All are imprisoned behind electric fences for life and never seen again.
North Korean citizens attempt to escape to Red China where they find little comfort. Unauthorized, they are hunted down by both Chinese and North Korean security. Tens of thousands of refugee women are placed in cruel brothels, abused, beaten, and forced to prostitution. Men are forced to work on Chinese collective farms with no pay. Both are in constant fear of capture, starvation, and disease, They are forced to hide and to hunt for food. If they are taken back to North Korea, they face execution or imprisonment in the camps.
By these severe hardships, the Apostle explained, the emotions of the North Korean citizens are dried and hardened. They go through life trusting no one, starving, enslaved by fear, and unable to express but little feeling. Only the gospel of Jesus with the Spirit and Truth revives the dead soul as these victims read or hear the Bible and are set free. Joy returns to their faces, he said.
The Apostle, himself, has suffered severe persecution, torture, and time in prisons. He has seen men and women come to Christ, and several martyred. It is treason subject to death in North Korea to possess or read a Bible. The tyrannical leaders claim divine aura for themselves and want no challenge from any other gods. The purpose of the military is to maintain the suppression of the population.
But God is working in North Korea. Not only are disciples giving their lives, Jesus the Son of God is seen ministering in visions and miracles. With no access to hospitals or medical care, disciples perform divine healings and miracles. One vision to pray for, showed Jesus the King of Kings ministering to the Korean War Lords one by one.
“Whether it be easy or hard, Jesus sends each Christian into the world,” the Apostle advised.
“God calls us,” he said. “Go, bring the dead people back to me.”
Will you earnestly pray for the North Korean people?
– Bill Hunt
World in Christ
Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear, And rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him (Psalm 2: 10-12 NKJV).