A Kingdom Perspective Of Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-un is undoubtedly a very dark reckless leader in North Korea, preceded by senseless killings and imprisonments of his own people. Currently, his days of reign are narrowly numbered. Nonetheless, as dark as this young man may appear to be, I must, as a prophetic son of God, encourage you to pray not only for the destined intervention of the North Korean people, but for one last opportunity for Kim Jong-un to see how temporal and fragile his earthly reign really is.
As you can imagine this young man was groomed by a father whose dictatorship was filled with dark intent. Day after day, this same young boy was taught how to hate, to deceive and to live with a suspicious mind of anyone who might try to overtake his throne.
Therefore, anyone who dared to speak against his leadership in anyway, was destined to be killed or imprisoned.
Today, I was struck by the intense darkness that once governed King Nebuchadnezzar. I was reminded of the influence of his father Nabopolassar, who undoubtedly groomed his son to follow in his footsteps. Yet, seemingly against all odds, God supernaturally intervened in Nebuchadnezzar’s life and brought him into the timeline of heaven.
For seven years, Nebuchadnezzar was struck with a spirit of madness, roaming the land like a beast. Then at the end of those seven years he came to his senses. At which time, he created a city renowned for intellectual and artistic pursuits, and women enjoyed equal rights. The citizens of Babylon were able to learn literacy, mathematics and craftsmanship in the many schools. Temples were also abundant, and the people enjoyed religious freedom and interest.
Today, many would have viewed Nebuchadnezzar as a worthless cause; beyond any hope of restoration. Yet, God intervened through the prophet Daniel and turned a seemingly hopeless situation into an historical intervention that is still read in the 21st century.
I would ask, “Where are the prophets of Daniel in this hour?
Where are the prophetic seers that are able to see beyond the hopelessness of world leaders who have been groomed by evil? Is this not our opportunity to create a tomorrow that few believed possible? Make no mistake. Now is that time. God still “so loves the world.” North Korea will be set free from a dark regime. The gift of Jesus has not stopped giving.
I see divine interventions that are breaking through the darkness of the day, interventions that will lead to life. Now, the light of God is penetrating the darkness; breakthrough in ways most never dreamed possible. I refuse to side with a darkened view of prophetic hopelessness, no matter how impossible the odds of redemption might seem.
The agreement of love and hope is the most powerful force there is against evil.
It’s the kindness of God that leads us to repentance. (Rom 2:4)
I pray that Kim Jong-un…experiences a supernatural kindness that heals his heart; a heart that was severely wounded during the earliest stages of his life.
“The queen, because of the words of the king and his lords, came to the banquet hall. The queen spoke, saying, “O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your countenance change. There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and King Nebuchadnezzar, your father—your father the king—made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers. Inasmuch as an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and explaining enigmas were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called, and he will give the interpretation.” (Daniel 5:10-12)
So it shall be in Russia, Syria, Pakistan, Iran and countless other countries across the world.
We stand on the threshold of seeing the healing of the nations.
“…in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” (Rev 22:2)