A Christian Response To North Korea
If you are seeing what I am seeing, the USA is on a collision course with The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea.
Last Saturday, the UN Security Council voted unanimously for new sanctions against North Korea, to punish the regime for developing ballistic missiles that could reach Japan and the United States. Nevertheless, Pyongyang immediately threatened a ‘thousands-fold’ revenge specifically against the US, because of those sanctions. And President Trump is taking Kim Jong-un’s threats very seriously.
There has been a great deal of technological exchange between the North Koreans, the Iranians, the Russians, and the Chinese. There are fears Pyongyang has secretly developed the ability to detonate a high-altitude nuclear weapon in space, setting off an EMP that would knock out electrical systems down below, with catastrophic results. NK currently has satellites orbiting above the United States, which could hold an explosive payload.
So, should Trump make a preemptive attack against NK (and its space satellites)? Or should he just “wait and see”?
But wait. Should we Christians even be thinking that way??
We are to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44. Luke 6:27, 35). God loves North Korean communists as much as he loves capitalist, Christian Americans. Jesus died for all.
So, what can we Christians do to improve the situation?
First, Jesus warned that the devil *“is a liar and the father of lies” *(Jn. 8:44). The antidote to deceit is truth. The most fundamental spiritual battle for Christians is to reject lies about God’s nature, and to promote the truth about what He is really like.
Regarding God’s true nature, please see, "Is God Violent, Or Nonviolent?” at
[Is God Violent, Or Nonviolent?)
Then, God *does not want *the Body of Christ to have a passive, spectator, fatalistic, victim mentality, either. He wants us to fight. Jesus has given us the keys of the kingdom:
*“And I will give to thee the keys of the reign of the heavens,
and whatever thou mayest bind upon the earth shall be, having been bound in the heavens,
and whatever thou mayest loose upon the earth shall be, having been loosed in the heavens.” * Matthew 16:19. YLT.
God wants it to be ‘on earth, as it is in heaven.’ Jesus taught us to pray in the imperative mood (Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2). We are to bind and cast out death and curses, and we are to loose and proclaim life and blessings.
That means the real battle is against demons, not human beings; and our weapons are binding and loosing in Jesus’ name, not bombs. **So, let us Christians ‘not neglect our so great a salvation’! **(Hebrews 2:3.) God has ‘good, pleasing, and perfect’ plans for the people of North Korea that He wants fulfilled. Let us bind and cast down evil spirits over Pyongyang, and loose the proclamation of the gospel. Let us pray for laborers to enter that harvest field. And let us command the peaceful reunification of the two Koreas. "All things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23.