North Korea

According to Matthew 24:6, "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come."

Wars have always been an unfortunate part of human history, but in the End-Times, Jesus said they would get worse. In his Olivet Discourse he identified four phases of the future: "The Beginning of Birth Pains," "The Tribulation," "The Great Tribulation," and "After the Tribulation."

We are apparently living in the first phase, "The Beginning of Birth Pains." Jesus said there would be certain signs accompanying this period of time. One of them is "wars and rumors of war." During the past century we have had two world wars, the use of nuclear weapons, the cold war, terrorism, and cyberwarfare.

North Korea has become a great threat in recent years, constantly ignoring world sanctions and UN resolutions to develop a serious nuclear capability, which now includes interconeinental ballistic missiles that can reach the United States. They have even tested a massive hydrogen bomb. They are, of course, not mentioned by name in Bible prophecy, but they do figure prominently in the build-up of Iran's nuclear ambitions, exchanging information with them about missiles and weapons. Iran is a key player in the major future war of "Gog and Magog" predicted in Ezekiel 38 and 39.

There will be other wars in the future, including the war of the Second Seal (Revelation 6:3-4), the Beast's campaign to rule the world ( Revelation 13:5-8), the Battle of Armageddon( Revelation 19:11-21), and Satan's Last Stand ( Revelation 20:7-10) after the Thousand Year Reign of Christ.

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US on high alert for possible ‘Christmas gift’ missile from North Korea

Dec. 22, 2019 - U.S. officials are calling a possible missile launch from North Korea a “Christmas gift.”
A significant launch or nuclear test would raise the end of North Korea's self-imposed moratorium on missile launches and tests.
Source: Bradford Betz - Fox

Prophetic Significance of North Korea

Space-based radar suggests North Korean nuke equivalent to '17 Hiroshimas'

Nov.15, 2019 -
The researchers find that the most recent test shifted the ground by a few metres, and estimate it to be equivalent to 17 times the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
Source: Space Daily

North Korea breaks off nuclear talks with US in Sweden

Oct. 5, 2019 -
North Korea’s top negotiator said late on Saturday that working-level nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington had broken off, dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate.
Source: CNBC

Pompeo says hopes for progress in talks with North Korea

Oct. 5, 2019 -
The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that he was hopeful of progress in nuclear talks with North Korea... U.S. and North Korean officials gathered in Sweden on Saturday... in an attempt to end months of stalemate.
Source: Reuters

North Korea fires 2 short-range missiles into sea, US officials say

July 24, 2019 -
North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, U.S. officials told Fox News late Wednesday, in the latest apparent provocation from Kim Jong Un's regime.
Source: Fox

Trump meets Kim in DMZ, becomes first sitting US president to step into Hermit Kingdom

June 30, 2019 -
Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un... Despite their nearly hour-long chat, Trump said that sanctions on North Korea are still in place... ... possibility of scaling them back as part of renewed negotiations.
Source: Nicole Darrah - Fox

North Korean ship used to illicitly transport coal is seized over sanctions violation, US announces

May 9, 2019 -
A North Korean cargo vessel used to transport coal... was seized, [by] the U.S. Justice Department... The 17,061-ton vessel, called the Wise Honest, is one of North Korea’s largest bulk carriers.
Source: Katherine Lam - Fox

North Korea resumes work at rocket site

Mar. 6, 2019 - According to the AsiaTimes, work on a rocket launching site has resumed by the North Koreans.
At a time when the diplomatic outlook is unclear following the failure of last week’s North Korea-US summit in Hanoi, US think tanks and South Korean analyses indicate that work has restarted ... in North Korea.
Source: Global News
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