Rumor of War with North Korea

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The war of threats between North Korea and the United States came up a notch or two on Tuesday. First, President Trump responded to a reporter’s question during a press conference. He said,

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire, fury, and frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

North Korea shot back with a comment published by their state-run news agency, saying the country is carefully examining a plan to strike Guam, which is a U.S. territory and contains a large U.S. military installation.

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This comes after the U.N. Security Council, which includes China and Russia, voted unanimously this past weekend to increase economic sanctions on NK. It is believed dictator Kim Jong-un is putting $1 to $3 billion from the sale of coal and other products into his nuclear program instead of feeding his starving people. China, which is NK’s largest customer, voted in favor of the sanctions. It is hoped that they will be able to influence Kim to back down on his threats.

A report came out on Tuesday morning revealing the belief that North Korea now has the capability of miniaturization: building a nuclear warhead small and light enough to be mounted onto its missiles. Early in July, North Korea experienced its first successful intercontinental ballistic missile launch. Alaska is now within range for such missiles. However, NK may lack the ability to accurately target the missiles and they may not be able to re-enter the earth’s atmosphere intact.

Why this Matters: Since Guam is more than 2,000 miles away from North Korea, and a relatively small island, this could indicate that the threat is simply more “saber rattling.” If the NK missile program keeps on its current trajectory, it is probable that they will have resolved all technological issues very soon and could carry out a devastating attack on South Korea, Japan, or the U.S. 

For more on this story, click here.

Also check out this story from Fox News.

How to Pray: Father, our lives and the future of our nation and the world are in Your hands. Protect us. Give our President and his advisors words from Your heart on how they should conduct business with the North Koreans. We pray for the freedom of believers in NK who are trapped and brutalized by this repressive regime. We pray for the gospel to spread in Korea and for the strength and faith of all who are suffering tribulation and persecution wherever they live. Remind them that You are their hiding place, a strong tower into which they can run and find safety. We bless Your mighty name.

Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

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