I returned from Seoul, S. Korea several weeks back where I saw and experienced a prayer culture and movement in that country of Christ believers so dedicated to prayer. People in the midst of hustle and bustle of city life, still go for prayer meetings early in the morning at 4am and 6am. This is rare and almost extinct in developed countries where people in cities tend to be more self-centered. Almost every church of the 60,000 plus churches in Seoul alone has prayer going on every other morning. Almost every Christian Korean I met longs for, in prayer, God to move in great revival over North Korea: - that which once happened in Pyongyang in 1907-1910 which swept many souls into the kingdom of God will happen again in present day communist N. Korea (World War II divided the nation to the communist North and the democratic South with the flourishing church in current day South Korea and persecuted Christians in the North)
For decades, churches in S. Korea have been preparing teams of young pastors to be ready to share the Gospel once the doors open in the North. It’s no wonder that people say the Korean church will experience one of the greatest revivals ever. While I was there, I certainly caught and felt the tremendous heartbeat God has placed in the heart of Koreans for the unification of their nation and also revival. As great darkness covers N. Korea, so shall the glory of God arise over the nation (Isa 60:1-3)!
During the short 5 days in Seoul, a significant day in history also unfolded with the election of Park Geun Hye as South Korea's new president and first ever woman president to take office. People everywhere are wondering what her election will mean for the future of North-South relationships. So do continue to stand with Korea in prayer in this critical hour.
We are living in a critical hour where God’s people must rise up to make disciples of the nations and shine forth His glory even as darkness covers the earth!
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