Kim Jong Un’s slush fund running out of fuel after numerous missile, nuclear tests, report says


A view of the newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15's test that was successfully launched is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang November 30, 2017. REUTERS/KCNA ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS - RC19B2C34FD0Kim Jong Un’s trigger-happy antics have nearly depleted a critical slush fund the North Korean despot uses to run his isolated country — and the Hermit Kingdom’s participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics is merely a scheme to refill his coffers, according to a report.

Two Chinese sources with ties to top North Korean government officials told Radio Free Asia that Kim has nearly exhausted his slush fund due to missile and nuclear weapon and tests, as well as vanity projects, such as the much-publicized Masikryong Ski Resort.

“Due to Kim Jong Un’s extravagant spending, the slush fund from his father, Kim Jong Il, is running out,” one of the sources told the news agency. “It won’t be easy to control North Korea’s high-level executives, who are [cunning] like raccoons.”…. more

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China has halted the sales of oil products to North Korea, but…


According to Chinese customs data, Beijing has stopped selling oil products to its largest trading partner North Korea. China had previously refused to buy coal ore iron ore from the Kim regime.

But US satellites showed Chinese ships trading for oil with North Korean vessels just recently, raising questions about the Chinese commitment to denying North Korea energy supplies in accordance with UN sanctions.

Fox News:

China did not export gasoline, jet fuel, diesel or fuel oil, nor did Beijing import any coal or iron ore, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing Chinese customs data. It was the second straight month China did not export any diesel or gasoline to Pyongyang, according to the report… more

Israel, North Korea, Africa, Lybia, Iran and more… Bible Prophecy Update by Jack Hibbs


(wording from the video) …..What I believe personally friends and we will maybe we’ll keep this as our filter for looking at everything and it’s what God’s Word says in Zechariah chapter 12 verses 1 to 3 and I’ll read it to you Zechariah 12 1 begins by saying the burden of the word of the Lord against Israel or regarding Israel thus says the lord who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding nations when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem and it shall happen in that day that i will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all nations all who heave it away will surely be cut in pieces though all the nations of the earth be gathered against it and I’m not going to get into the deep theology of this stuff other than to say that there was the near fulfillment of that and the far fulfillment we are now living in the age of the far fulfillment meaning this friends meaning this Israel is the epicenter of everything that’s going on in the world today and you might say well jack that’s a radical huge statement but spiritually I’m speaking spiritually this is a very critical issue because if you believe the Bible if you’ve read God’s Word look at the book of Daniel that behind the nation’s there are spirit powers in play Daniel show as graphically so I would submit you today that there are demon and heavenly angelic powers behind the policies and the actions of the United States of Canada I think you know where I’m going with Russia with Israel with Iran with North Korea and I want you to be thinking outside the the news headline cycle look at the spiritual powers that are behind what’s going on the reason why I say that is because the Bible announces that Jerusalem is going to be the epicenter of nation’s problems in the last days I’m holding in my hand right now today’s news this is December 1st right now this is the United Nations today the UN marks Palestine day with fresh slew of resolutions condemning Israel and the fine print it says for the first time the United Kingdom England breaks with the European Union and votes against resolutions calling on Israel to give away the Golan Heights this is an amazing thing because we’re talking about right now a time when the nations of the world are forming to depose to destroy to unravel the only viable democracy in the Middle East where women have freedoms where Jew atheist and Muslim and Christian live together in harmony we’re talking about Israel and the United Nations wants to destroy Israel I find that fascinating in light of the passage I just read a moment ago but you guys we’re in such a moment of time right now where again Israel and Jerusalem is the burdensome stone and it’s increasing I’m gonna lay that out to you today ask yourself this question with all the new cycles taking place is Jerusalem and Israel the topic of conversation it’s pretty amazing that Israel’s fighting for her right to exist exactly as the Bible warned us about the second thing I want to talk about you guys is obviously what’s pressing for all of us in the West and when I say West I’m including all of us that live around the Pacific Rim and that is the fact that the United States…. listen to video

North Korea: A Reckoning


By Hal Lindsey

World leaders have known for a generation that a day of reckoning with North Korea would one day come. There were no easy solutions, so they did as little as they could, hoping the situation would resolve itself. But it did not.

While leaders, especially in America, kicked the can down the road, the North Koreans did what they said they would do. They said they would develop nuclear weapons, and they did. They said they would create missile systems capable of wreaking havoc on their neighbors in their region. They did it. They promised H-bombs, and they developed H-bombs. They said they would create intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). They have them.

Finally, they said they would make bigger ICBMS, capable of striking anywhere in the world. And today, they have that, too…. read more

China closing main road connection with North Korea


China is temporarily closing its main road connection with North Korea, an official said Friday.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the China-North Korea Friendship Bridge across the Yalu River at the Chinese city of Dandong will be closed while North Korea repairs the approach road on its side.

Geng said that “after the maintenance, the bridge will reopen for passage,” but gave no date for the reopening or other details.

The bridge closure comes after state-owned airline Air China suspended flights Tuesday between Beijing and North Korea due to a lack of demand, deepening the North’s isolation amid mounting U.N. sanctions…. read more

Of Pride and Man


By Hal Lindsey

The nations are in upheaval. As bad as the Middle East was ten years ago, it’s far worse today. Saudi Arabia recently shot down a missile headed for Riyadh. The missile was launched from Yemen, but the Saudis claim that the launch was an act of war committed by Lebanon. Sound confusing? It gets worse. The missile itself was Iranian. This is just one of many events that has placed that region on a short fuse. I can cite similar situations the world over.

Upheaval of nations is not new, but this time there are important distinctions. From a biblical perspective, the presence of the modern state of Israel changes the context in which we see all otherworld events. It is the mega-sign of the end times.

Today’s upheaval is also accompanied by a technological revolution of staggering proportions. Technological advances are having the effect of throwing gasoline on history’s already smoldering embers. Non-nation groups like the Houthis in Yemen and Hezbollah in Lebanon have sophisticated missile technology. And then there’s North Korea. Even though it’s one of the world’s poorest nations, it has a large nuclear weapons arsenal, as well as newly developed ICBMs…. read more

World War 3: American attack helicopters MOBILISED in Seoul as North Korea tensions soar


Apache helicopter and Kim Jong-unThe south’s Maritime Counter Special Operations (MCSOF) unit is being boosted by the addition of nearly 50 Apache choppers to counter a possible attack by Kim Jong-un’s regime from the sea.

The AH-64D Apaches – the same model of helicopter piloted by Prince Harry – have joined a MCSOF exercise already underway in the Yellow Sea, to the west of the Korean Peninsula.

The announcement comes as North Korean special forces have been spotted near the Northern Limit Line (NLL), the disputed maritime border between the rouge state and South Korea…. read more

EQUIP AND EMPOWER MORE SECRET BELIEVERS IN NORTH KOREA


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Your gift will help raise the $175,000 we need by October 29 to help provide Bibles, emergency food, medicine, safe houses, training and other critical resources to strengthen secret believers and the underground church in North Korea.

EQUIP AND EMPOWER MORE SECRET BELIEVERS IN NORTH KOREA GOAL: $175,000 BY OCTOBER 29

Hostilities in the Korean peninsula have spiked higher than at any other time in the previous decade.

Even as I write, the world watches the lingering threat of war.

But what you don’t see or hear about, on the evening news, are the precious believers hidden in plain sight.

And through God’s protection and grace, we’ve expanded our underground network in North Korea to smuggle supplies and resources to strengthen untold numbers of secret believers.

It’s tedious work. And it’s dangerous. So dangerous, in fact, I can’t share many details in writing.

But I can share that the result is nothing short of a miracle—God is using these resources to strengthen His church and expand His Kingdom in North Korea.

Our partners on the ground report believers are being empowered to pass on their faith—even amidst the incredible risk!

And I believe God is calling us to do more…

That’s why we’ve stepped out in faith and have established a goal of raising $175,000 by October 29 to provide resources to Christians in North Korea that will equip them with everything they need to endure today’s uncertainty and stay strong in their faith.

  1. Bibles
  2. Emergency Food
  3. Medicines
  4. Safe Houses
  5. Training
  6. Other Critical Resources

And I’m turning to friends like you for help. This is about more than survival. It’s about igniting a spark of revival in one of the most oppressive areas on the planet.

We know that the spiritual battle always intensifies when God is doing something amazing.

But please don’t wait. Anything you can give now, God will use to strengthen and equip His people who refuse to worship Kim Jong-un and who risk everything to follow Christ.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

In Christ,

Dr. David Curry
President/CEO
Open Doors USA