Pastor Greg Laurie's Take on North Korea and End Times Prophecy
Leah Marieann Klett : May 2, 2017
"...in the last days there is no mention of any nation that would resemble North Korea..." -Greg Laurie
[Gospel Herald] Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, has shared how the threat of nuclear war between the United States and North Korea "fits into" the End Times prophecy in the Bible. (Photo: Harvest Ministry/via Gospel Herald)
"As you know, the conflict with this rogue nation has escalated dramatically in recent days and even hours," Laurie said in a Facebook video on Monday, explaining that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's threat to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons "can't be dismissed or taken lightly."
"How does this fit into the prophetic puzzle? Well, in the last days there is no mention of any nation that would resemble North Korea," the pastor said. However, he explained that Iran, which is mentioned in the End Times scenario, could potentially acquire weapons from North Korea.
"Here is what concerns me. We do not find the reigning superpower on the face of the Earth anywhere in the Last Days scenario. Other nations emerge. So where is America? I pray we are not out of the picture, because we have been in some kind of nuclear conflict," Laurie added.
The pastor, who will take part in several White House initiatives surrounding the upcoming National Day of Prayer, encouraged Americans to pray for President Donald Trump, whether they voted for him or not, and for the nation, "That God helps us to make the right decisions in the days and the hour ahead."
To drive home his point, Laurie referenced Timothy Chapter 2 in the Bible, which reads: "Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence."
The passage continues: "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."
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