North Korea attacks South Korea

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North Korea just attacked South Korea:

November 24, 2010…NORTH KOREA has burnished the leadership credentials of its 26-year-old dictator-in-waiting with a deadly artillery attack on South Korean territory, causing its neighbour to return fire and scramble F-16 fighters.

Two South Korean marines died, and at least 12 were wounded. There were reports of civilian injuries and houses were set ablaze as scores of shells fell on Yeonpyeong island…

A North Korea expert at Beijing’s Central Party School, Zhang Liangui, told the Herald that Kim Jong-un was deliberately destabilising the environment in order to mobilise the military and consolidate his power.  There have been previous skirmishes along the border – including the deaths of 46 South Korean sailors when the corvette Cheonan was torpedoed on March 26 – but the stakes are getting higher.

North Korea claims that South Korea fired first (North Korea also suggested months ago that South Korea sunk its own ship in March to try to blame North Korea).  South Korea, at this instant, has apparently decided that it does not now want to retaliate in a major military manner.  North Koreans would be so much better off if their government would change its focus from confrontation to cooperation.  People in North Korea are hungry and need our prayers.

Back on July 24, 2010 I wrote the following in a post titled North Korea Talks Nuclear Response:

North Korea’s latest statements may inadvertently help fulfill that prophetic understanding.  Hopefully, the Red Horseman of war (Revelation 6:3-4) will not have to visit them first–but something like this may happen later this year.

We will see if this escalates further now.

The North Korean politicians have been playing a dangerous game in 2010, and one that they are very likely to lose. This latest incident is likely to get South Korea to come up with some type of plan to overwhelm North Korea militarily.  And while North Korea continues to act like it has a nuclear deterrent, if enough North Koreans get hungry and disgusted enough about the situation there, civil unrest could break out and South Korea may see that as an opening to solve the North Korean problem once and for all.

Biblical prophecy seems to suggest cooperation in Korea in the final time just prior to the return of Jesus Christ (Revelation 16:12).  North Korea’s latest actions and statements may inadvertently help get the Koreas to fulfill that prophetic passage.

Two 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?

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