It was on a calm May morning that the Lord spoke this word to me. I was sitting on my front porch, seeking the Lord in prayer, and I heard an unfamiliar word. It was the first time I ever heard a word from the Lord in another language known to man, but not known to me. I heard the word, “sun hi” swell up in my spirit. It was one of those moments where you wonder, “Am I making this up, or is this the Holy Spirit?” To my amazement, I found out that this was a Korean word meaning, “goodness and joy”. The Lord instructed me to release this word in my prayer time over the nation of North Korea.
Shortly after hearing this word, the Holy Spirit showed me a vision of Kim Jong Un with strings attached to his limbs like a puppet. I began to understand that this man was being puppeteered and manipulated by the powers of darkness. I sensed the urge to speak to those strings and to curse their attachments. My heart has been heavy at times for this nation and for their leader. I have found myself in times of deep intercession and weeping before the Lord, declaring the sun hi of the Lord over every person in North Korea.
I have cried out for revival in this nation and for radical encounters in His Presence over Kim, not fully understanding why God was burdening me with this. It was not until a few nights ago that I understood the burden. God was not desiring for revival to visit them, but to revisit them. There is a much deeper reason that the devil is trying to dominate this nation with his darkness and destruction.
The enemy’s fear of revival rebirthed
It may shock you to know that this year marks one hundred ten years since the Pyongyang revival of 1907. It was a great move of God on the Korean peninsula, manifesting in repentance, evangelism, and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Pyongyang is the capital of North Korea, and its name inadvertently holds a prophetic meaning, “peaceful land”. This city became known as the “Jerusalem of the east” during the time of this revival. The revival lasted for forty years, spanning all levels of society, not excluding the political arena. It is said that Kim Jong Il’s grandparents were active in the Protestant church!
This revival came on the winds stirring from the Welsh revival and the awakening of India in 1905. The Korean people were relinquishing their sorrow and grief endured under the oppression of Japanese rule, and they were encountering the Holy Spirit. They confessed their sins to one another, and they surrendered to the Lord for inward change to manifest outwardly. The sun hi of the Lord was unleashed upon them during this time, and the church grew exponentially in this nation.
As I read about this revival and what happened in this nation now divided, I understand why the enemy fights to maintain control. He fears what once was in this land. There is an open heaven for the glory of the Lord to manifest in this nation. Pyongyang was staked and claimed for the Kingdom of God. Kim Jong Un bears the trace of another Bloodline in his family, and now that we recognize it, we have an open invitation to claim him for the Kingdom of God and to declare the salvation of the Lord upon his household. Though darkness looms in this nation, revival cannot be denied from its history. Too much has happened to give it to the devil. Where are the intercessors in this hour? Why are we chanting the rhetoric of the world instead of the prayers authored by the Holy Spirit?
Provoked to pray
I want to provoke the intercessors and prayer warriors in this hour to pray for this nation and for the current situation. We have a great privilege and opportunity in this moment to pray fervently for a nation to be reunited as one. I believe when we pray for others to be made whole, we will catch the vision for our nation to be made whole by the power of God. We need to repent on behalf of our nation for assisting in the dividing of Korea decades ago, permitting the enemy to cast his shadow in the north while attempting to overshadow God’s footprint upon “the peaceful land”.
I invite you to join me in declaring the sun hi of the Lord over the entire Korean nation, including Kim Jong Un. Bombard the heavenlies with declarations over North Korea that the agenda of satan will not prevail and that the land is ripe for revival. Push back the darkness with the Light of Christ! Resist the fear of nuclear war by commissioning angels to war on behalf of the prophetic words and prayers released in alignment with the Word of God.
We have the authority to bind and to loose in prayer by the authority of Jesus Christ. God made a way more than a century ago for His Presence to manifest among the people of Korea. It began with a prayer meeting. May it be rekindled in the same manner.