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A Possible Thaw or a Ruse in Upcoming Talks Between North and South Korea?

 
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A Possible Thaw or a Ruse in Upcoming Talks
Between North and South Korea?

Tuesday, 9 January, may be regarded as the day the thaw began between North and South Korea, or it could mark a veiled threat against the free world. North Korea has accepted South Korea's invitation for face-to face talks in the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone.

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, expressed hope in his New Year's Day address that the North Korean delegation might participate in the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea beginning in February. He also expressed a desire for a "peaceful resolution to the decades-old conflict with South Korea." Last year, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said that the Pyeongchang Olympics would "provide a very good opportunity for inter-Korean peace and reconciliation."

According to CNN News, a top Russian official has urged the U.S. to avoid any rhetoric that could undermine talks. However, skeptics abound. Japanese Prime Minister Abe, called a nuclear North Korea "absolutely unacceptable," and said that Japan's security was the most fragile since World War II. U.S officials have also expressed doubt about Kim's sincerity in easing tensions. Kim has long resented the joint U.S.- South Korea military drills. Both countries agreed to suspend them during the period of the Olympics. Pray that a new peaceful era dawns.

The nation of North Korea is number one on the 2017 Open Doors World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians in the world. Window International Network partners pray for North Korea on Day 27 in accordance with the Praying Through the Window 9: Global Terrorism and World Religions prayer calendar.

Please pray for:
 
  • The talks between North and South Korea to reveal that cooperation between the two countries would provide healthier political and economic opportunities for North Korea (The Bible, Proverbs 15:22, Proverbs 14:11, Proverbs 24:6).

  • The talks to provide the opportunity for genuine exchanges between the two countries that will lead to peace, open borders, trade and communications (The Bible, I Kings 5:12).

  • The talks will ease North Korea's brutal inhumane treatment against Christians and to give hope to the severely oppressed famine and poverty-stricken population (The Bible, Romans 8:35).

  • South Korean Christians to reach North Koreans with the Gospel message. Pray for Kim Jun-un and multitudes to come to the Lord (The Bible, Matthew 20:18-20).

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