It has been a while since I returned back to the States. But Lord’s work continues even in the States. I have to check on news from Pyongyang, share training program on the field and continue to work with the Seoul office to coordinate ministries from Pyongyang to Jerusalem. Tomorrow, I have to be on a plane to speak one hour. Yesterday I had a quick chance to see my grandchildren. And already, I found myself packing my bags for next three months for the Lord’s work before me.
I consider myself to be a soldier of Christ. A solider has to obey the commanding officer. It is duty of the soldier regardless about personal will and purpose. And our commanding officer is Jesus Christ our Lord and savior. Therefore, what I do has to be in the confines of God’s will. To live and die is not so important but rather to live according God’s will be significant. Being chosen is all to do with God’s grace. And being called is a blessing. Furthermore, being sent is a bigger blessing. Being able to obey is a blessing itself.
A life of a soldier can be difficult. But it all depends on your perspective. If it is your purpose to live as a soldier just live accordingly. If you complain about your life as a soldier than you are not a soldier. Today, I want to keep my post as a soldier of Jesus Christ.
Because I was sent to China, I was able to work by obeying. The scope of work was about distributing Korean bibles and Chinese bibles. In addition, I had to translate and to print and publish Chinese commentary bibles. I had to make Hanyu pinyin Chinese bibles. I also establish Chinese seminary. And I had to teach Chinese church leaders.
Because I was sent to North Korea, I obeyed to do the Lord’s work. I had to make North Korean translation of the bible. And I had to smuggle the NK bibles to North Korea. I am continuing to preach God’s word by radio and internet broadcast. And I am focusing on a ministry to teach and send North Korean escapees in China.
Because there was the Lord’s work to be done in South Korea I was sent there.
The scope of work was to tell South Korean churches about mission to North Korea. There were times when I was mistreated, misunderstood, and many false rumors really hurt my feelings. But a solider has to just obey the commanding officer.
I am also sent to Israel. I distributed Russian bibles in Israel. The ministry involved helping Jews returning from Russia. I was able to help Korean young adults and missionary families in Israel. I learned Hebrew and preached using radio broadcast. I also help to bring NK escapees to Israel.
My wishes have no significance. All I have to do is to obey my commanding officer’s will. Opening the door is my commanding officer’s job and mine is to obey. Provisioning is also commanding officer’s job. All I do is use what He provides.
I am just Christ’s soldier. I just fight with what has been given and carry out the training I received. The method is already recorded in the bible.
I am sent to preach. I have to preach God’s righteousness. I have to preach what the commanding officer wants not what people want to listen to. I believe this is the life of a soldier.
Today our God the commanding officer tells us to comfort His suffering people in North Korea.
Thus, we have to send more North Korean bibles and Manga Messiah for the children in North Korea.
Since there is Northward wind, we need to go late at night to send gospel balloons.
We have to send bibles to China to meet the needs of Chinese church members.
We must also continue seminary training for the leaders in China and NK escapees Christian leaders.
Utmost we must train 120 specialized soldiers to share the gospel in North Korea upon opening.
We must expand broadcasting hours and frequencies to send God’s word into North Koreans who are eagerly waiting and thirsting for God’s word.
Is Jesus Christ your commanding officer?
If so, please obey His commands.
Isaac & Peter