The Voice of God Sounding in My Ears, "Prepare for Reunification!"
you there when they crucified my Lord
Were you there when they crucified my Lord
Oh... sometimes, it causes me to tremble, (tremble, tremble,)
Were you there when they crucified my Lord..."
Have you cried while holding your dying child in your arms?
Have seen the grave of your beloved mother whom you just buried through tear drenched eyes?
How many times have you wailed and bemoaned for your devastated countrymen?
I have cried for such. Yet I can't recount the number of times I wept for my lost countrymen. Those whom I couldn't lead to the Lord still.
Even though I prayed and prayed... they still remain in that land.
Does God know my groaning heart that questions, is it all that I can do for them?
stood in Jerusalem.
In the midst of pilgrims walking, talking, and taking pictures. In their midst I'm crying. I'm crying because I could not hold back or extinguish the burning grief deep in my soul.
After speaking in Jerusalem for the fourth time this year, I felt despondent because I could not ignore the emptiness growing in my heart. I did not bring North Korean believers to Jerusalem yet; my country is still divided.
In 1952 I made a promise to my mother. Then after ten years she reminded me again, "You have to go to North Korea! Either you're buried there or take them to Jerusalem..."
I cried because I could not keep the promise made with the words "Yes mother!"
While in Israel blankly staring out the window I could only shed more empty tears.
After the trip and rest of the group had returned to Seoul I remained behind and toured with a guide. Riding up a hill I clearly perceived a voice, "Prepare for reunification..." Knowing no one's behind me I had to look back. In front me were two companions and besides me was my wife. I wanted to preserve that moment so I glanced at my watch. It was Israel Standard Time 3:45PM on October 4th.
I started to pray silently, "You said to prepare for reunification? How? With what?" While pressing these questions inwardly we arrived at a hill, the Ebenezer Hill. Ebenezer!
1 Sam 17:12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.” The place where God spoke to Samuel, at that place I heard His voice in my ears.
Why was it at that place?
Was it because of the phrase "Thus far"?
This place is not frequented by pilgrims; no landmark guidepost but a few Hebrew signs. There I heard the voice instructing me "Prepare for reunification."
Why did it had to be the place?
I yearn to lead believers from North Korea to that spot. If reunification were to happen today I would lead them to lift their eyes to see the land of Israel.
Before one elderly man from North Korea asked me, "what's happening in Israel these days?" I still remember those words. He said he was waiting for the return of the Lord. "Heaven isn't this hard is it?" he wondered.
We're longing for those who will pray for that day.
For that day when the Lord returns...
For that day when North Korean believers will go up to Israel...
For that day when we will walk together the hill up to Ebenezer...
Won't you pray with me for that day?