Unifying the Kings of the East
Is North Korea Serving God’s Purpose?
By Holly Bedard
5/2/2017 – In recent months North Korea’s
Kim Jong Un has stepped up his rhetoric about
his ambitions in the development of long-range nuclear missiles, capable of reaching the shores of the United States. He has even acted by launching medium-range missiles off the coast of Japan on at least two occasions this year, as a demonstration of their abilities. Additionally, Un has boasted he has a submarine vessel which has fired a test missile, capable of delivering a strike on his foes anywhere in the world. In February of this year, North Korea launched their second satellite used for guiding long-range nuclear payloads and jamming US nuclear defenses and communications. The ability to back up their threats of waging nuclear war appears to be nearly in place. The only thing preventing their ability to attack the US directly is the missile launch accuracy and perfecting the long range delivery. Kim Jong Un’s adversarial relationship with the US and its allies is based on his nuclear ambitions coupled with resentment over the retaliatory economic sanctions imposed by the UN, that have been promoted by the US and her allies. It has also been driven by Kim Jong Un’s desire to be taken seriously on the global stage as a major player, as his father and grandfather had before him. Un has taken the adversarial relationship with the US, Japan, and South Korea to a new level of vitriol and tension. To date he has been unfazed by sanctions, in fact, they have only served to motivate him to move ahead with the nation’s nuclear program. The tough rhetoric of Donald Trump during the election and since coming to office has provoked more demonstrations of power from North Korea. These missile launches have provoked The United States to send heavy weaponry and manpower into the area, including anti-missile defense systems to South Korea. Now, North Korea has become a powder keg, and apparently, waiting to explode, with nuclear weapons.
While these actions appear very ominous and cause for all to be concerned, I am seeking what is really going on in accordance with God’s plan. North Korea is never mentioned specifically in the Bible prophetically. It didn’t exist as such at the time the Bible was written. The closest one could identify it with is the Kings of the East spoken of in Revelation. However, from a global perspective, North Korea is going it alone, and that insistence on being a rogue would appear to serve God’s purposes in His prophetic plan. Just as God used World War II to motivate and gather the Jews to Israel, when they vowed “Never again” (see The Miraculous Return of the Jews), God could be using the lone wolf, North Korea, to unify the other major nations in Asia, into the confederation of the Kings of the East spoken of in Revelation and referenced in Daniel. Revelation 16:12 “And the sixth angel poured out his bowl upon the great river Euphrates; and its water was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.” Daniel 11:44 “But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him (Antichrist): therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.”
The global movement and positioning cited in Daniel is moving very quickly now, especially
in the west, i.e. Britain’s Brexit and new Prime Minister May, President Trump, French President Macron, Justin Trudeau in Canada, South Korea’s new president, the political shake-up in Turkey, and more. The convergence of all this geopolitical movement is coming into play so keep your eye on it, with a prophetic eye for the emergence of the Ten Kings, leading to the appearance of the Antichrist on the global stage. I trust that because we do not see any prophetic evidence in the Bible of a nuclear showdown destroying the players involved with this latest conflict, it is not a crucial detail in God’s end times plan. I would suggest that it is, more a tool in getting the Kings of the East to form a more solid alliance or confederation. If some nuclear action takes place, I venture it will be ended very quickly and it is not what the downfall of the United States looks like. Elisha’s Outcast Eagles have identified the United States as “The Raiser of Taxes” spoken of in Daniel 11. The Bible says this about the “Raiser of Taxes” Daniel 11:20 “he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.” Therefore, a skirmish with North Korea will not be the undoing of the United States as the superpower in the World. Much of the undoing of the US is already done, in terms of our lost economic pre-eminence in the world. That occurred in 2008 with the housing crisis and subsequent economic meltdown. Our continued status of power has been eroded and any insistence that we continue to enjoy the top global position is exaggerated. We are completely dependent on the global economy and at the mercy of it in many ways. This is one piece in the setup for the Antichrist (one-world) system to be employed by the coming confederation of the Ten Kings, which is the next inception of the Antichrist Kingdom. (See: Last Empire Before The ‘Ten Kings’)
AP – May 01, 2017– “Japan’s navy has dispatched its largest destroyer reportedly tasked with escorting U.S. military ships off the Japanese coast amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula. The helicopter carrier Izumo departed the Yokosuka port near Tokyo earlier Monday.”
AP – May 1, /2017 – Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the front line of North Korea’s dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just minutes to shelter from incoming missiles. “It’s impossible. There is no way we can run away from it,” said Seijiro Kurosawa, a 58-year-old taxi driver in Fussa, near Yokota Air Base. “We don’t have bunkers, shelters or anything like that.”
Japan and South Korea are working closely with the United States in military exercises to take defensive measures against North Korea’s potential aggression. In the biggest show of naval force since World War II, Japan is deploying warships in defense of their nation to the Korean Peninsula. South Korea has been working jointly with the United States since the end of the Korean war to protect their borders from the North’s ambitions of reunifying the nation under a communist regime. It only remains to be seen if China will add their military forces into the equation to persuade North Korea to give up their ambitions of attacking the US and our allies. China has already imposed some mild sanctions on North Korea to encourage them to back away from their stance on nuclear weapons and military aggression in the region, which have been largely ineffective.
The annual Trilateral Summit Meeting of the three nations, South Korea, China, and Japan has been in place since December of 2008. It was formed to promote cooperation in the regional economies, trade, and to promote regional peace and stability, which is in the interest of all three nations as the economic leaders of Asia. India is an up and comer in Asia economically, but as yet does not share all their interests. China’s envoy to the Summit urged the other two nations not to be influenced by outside interests with a “cold war” mentality that could impede their progress in strengthening the regional stability. It is not a stretch to interpret this as the influence or interference of the United States and the Western allies. Until recently, the divisions between the three countries ran deep, dating back to ancient times but exacerbated during WWII when Japan invaded and occupied both China and South Korea. The wounds from the war are still deeply felt and borders are still in dispute in the Sea of Japan and over a number of islands in the Pacific. These continued disputes have kept the region divided and tense since WWII ended, even with the “Summit” meetings. This is all stated to point out that it is a miracle these parties can meet and agree on anything. It took the rogue North Korea to motivate them and the power of interdependent economies to bring these nations together for a mutually beneficial agreement. A new confederation is being forged in Asia, possibly making up the contingent of the Kings of the East. Will others join this Trilateral agreement? It is quite possible that India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar could be added later. Or they could be absorbed in some way into a single Eastern economic grouping. But the other Asian nations outside of the “Trilateral” will not hold any significant military presence or power apart from India. This is due to India being a nuclear and a military presence in the region under the current level of economic and military strength they enjoy.
Meeting of the Top Three Asian Leaders at the 2016 Trilateral Meeting
Where is all of this heading? To the ultimate showdown at Armageddon. The Kings of the East will join with the Antichrist and all the remaining armies of the world in the ultimate battle against God himself when the King of Kings comes with the host of heaven to destroy all the unrighteous in war. As it stands, I do not personally fear nuclear war as the ultimate horror, but I do fear what happens if I am found on the wrong side of Armageddon, the ultimate battle. I for one hope to make my election sure on the side of the army of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
|“And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” Rev. 16:12-16