14th Century Tapestry of the Third Horseman of the Apocalypse Representing Famine
North Korea has so little food that some few have gone to eating children, and sometimes unknowingly, other people:
January 29, 2013
North Korean parents ‘eating their own children’ after being driven mad by hunger in famine-hit pariah state
- Undercover reporters found a ‘shocking’ number of cannibalism incidents
- Up to 10,000 people feared dead after ‘hidden famine’ in farming provinces
- Drought and confiscated food contribute to desperate shortage, reports say
- Reports of men digging up corpses for food and murdering childrenIn 2013 increased sanctions following missile tests drove North Koreans to cannibalism with reports including details of one man who dug up his grandchild’s corpse to eat and another who boiled his child and ate the flesh.Another man was executed after murdering his two children for food. (North Korea. Wikipedia, viewed 01/29/13).Numerous reports from North Korea indicate that starving residents of the isolated regime, where famine is an all-too-regular occurrence, may now be resorting to cannibalism…a man who reportedly killed 11 people and sold their remains as pork was executed by firing squad. These and other disturbing news reports of cannibalism were originally relayed by Asia Press, a Japanese news agency with citizen reporters in North Korea, and published in the Times and other Western news outlets.
Starvation has visited North Korea regularly since the 1990s, according to the Global Post. In 2003, following another bad crop, reports of famine and cannibalism began to circulate widely, the British newspaper The Independent revealed.
Despite these disasters, North Korea has pursued an aggressive policy of saber-rattling and arms building. http://www.livescience.com/26677-north-korea-cannibalism.html
The North Korean politicians have often been playing a dangerous game with their country and their people and this is not the first report of famines and cannibalism from that nation. Their focus has been so wrong.
This idea that some may eat their own their own children is warned about in the Books of Lamentations and Deuteronomy:
19 “Arise, cry out in the night, At the beginning of the watches; Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him For the life of your young children, Who faint from hunger at the head of every street.” 20 “See, O Lord, and consider! To whom have You done this? Should the women eat their offspring, The children they have cuddled? (Lamentations 2:19-20)
54 The sensitive and very refined man among you will be hostile toward his brother, toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the rest of his children whom he leaves behind, 55 so that he will not give any of them the flesh of his children whom he will eat, because he has nothing left in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates. 56 The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and sensitivity, will refuse to the husband of her bosom, and to her son and her daughter, 57 her placenta which comes out from between her feet and her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of everything in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates. (Deuteronomy 28:54-57)
As the above passages indicate, they are not intended to be prophesies particularly for the land of Korea–such problems will ultimately strike the Anglo-lands. But those nations still have some time. But their time will run out as the Bible warns that there will be food shortages and serious food inflation:
5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” (Revelation 6:5-6)
And that time could come within the next decade or so. However, it seems worse than that now in North Korea.
Those in North Korea need prayers, food, and a new government–quickly. Pray for them and for the Kingdom of God to come (Matthew 6:9-11).
Some articles of possibly related interest would include the following:
Korea in Prophecy, Any Witness? Does God have a plan for the Koreans? Is Korea mentioned in any prophecies? Will Koreans be among the first in the Kingdom of God? 한국의 언어로 : 한국 예언, 모든 증인에?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, Koreans, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2013, 2014, or 2015? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?