I am honored to participate in this historic Interfaith Prayer Rally for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula. I want to honor and encourage Mother Moon for her great work as a spiritual leader who loves the Lord and seeks to carry out and bring comfort to the heart of God in all the areas of conflict in the world. I thank you for not quitting or giving up, Mother Moon, when the persecution and suffering was intense. Because of your courage, tenacity and bold spirit cloaked in love for God and humanity, we are seeing revolutionary opportunity around the world for peace and unity.
We thank the Universal Peace Federation for this Rally of Hope, which is calling on the faith leaders to stand in Unity and Prayer. God is RESTORING back to the way things are supposed to be. Mt 12:13 refers to a man with a withered hand: “He stretched it forth; it was restored like the other”. Mark 8:25 refers to a blind man: “Jesus laid His hands on his eyes again and his sight was restored”. Mark 9:12 states that after the mount of transfiguration, “Elijah does come first to restore all things”.
All throughout the New Testament you find the term “apokathistemi”, which is translated to ‘restore’, which means “to reconstitute”. The CONSTITUTION of something refers to the way it was made and how it is designed to function. In the New Testament, reconstituting means the restoring of things back to the way they are supposed to be. The Lord is restoring people back to WHO they are supposed to be. He is restoring bodies to work as they are supposed to work. He is restoring cities and nations into what He called them to be. This restoration will include making you whole, bringing forth true sons and daughters, and the birthing of finances, property, and resources for ministries in order to reconstitute nations. And I believe, THIS RESTORATION will include the reunification of North and South Korea.
This restorative, resurrecting, recreating power of The Most High God is about to be released on this planet as never before! This move is not a result of who we are and our desires. It is a move birthed in WHO HE IS and WHAT HE WANTS. This move will bring every tribe together like in Joshua 6. The Bible tells us: “Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in.” Much like North Korea.
And the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city … for 6 days … On the 7th day march around the city 7 times, the priests blow the trumpet. All the people shout with a great shout and the wall of the city will fall down flat”. This Prayer Rally has the same meaning as when Joshua united the 12 Tribes of Israel and marched around Jericho. At the end they shouted, and the Walls came down. The walls are coming down between North and South Korea…
When we unite as Faith Leaders, we will see walls come down. God is bringing together every tribe in unity who will “shout”– obey an illogical instruction by God - to what was a barrier is about to become a bridge. The Lord is very determined to bring in this harvest. He will not be stopped! MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. This is not just a new season – it is a new ERA. We are about to see the greatest harvest come into the Kingdom and entire nations be transformed.
Many people in the Ekk-le-sia (the church - the called out) feel frustrated, because they KNOW they have not fully tapped into WHO they are and WHAT God has called them to do. God brought you here to prepare you and release you into this new era to do what you are destined to do. The Ekk-le-sia army (HIS CHURCH) is emerging with a rejuvenated spirit and the confidence to function as a well-trained fighting force.
In Ephesians 6:12, it says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness in high places”. The Ekk-le-sia is all about government – The Legislative arm of God or His Kingdom government on the earth. You are not just called to bring an awakening, revival and outpouring, BUT to bring transformation and reformation. When you are TRANSFORMED there is a marked change in your appearance, form, function, character and nature…
TRANSFORMATION is Changing Thoroughly through the process of Forming. To be squeezed, pressed, mold into a form, fashion and frame. REFORMATION – “Is to straighten thoroughly, to put back into correct order or form”. WE ARE ENTERING AN ERA WHERE WE WILL SEE THE ANSWERS TO OUR PRAYERS. And THE PROMISES TO OUR PROPHETIC MOMENT COME TO PASS. We will see the Reunification of North and South Korea.
Rid yourself of any theology that allows Jesus to lose. Any theology that says we are barely going to make it in. You are part of an ever-increasing Kingdom, and we serve a King who CANNOT be defeated. He will do what He said He will do. You’re not saved just to get to heaven; you are saved to be endued with POWER from on High. Habakkuk 12:44 says “To be Baptized in fire – and to partner with The King to turn the world upside down for Him! That is WHO YOU ARE!” This is what is emerging NOW and throughout the rest of this era.
Mature sons and daughters walking in power and authority. The enemy (Satan) will not be dealing with the same people he dealt with in the past. We will not be deceived, delayed, or denied. Shaking has occurred – Wheat is coming forth. We are being radically changed into God’s image, as a true legislative army of people who understand the AUTHORITY. He has given to them and KNOW WHO He’s made them to be…
Mt 28:18 says “All authority in heaven and in earth has been given to Me… Go therefore…” And by our love for one another. We often think of our spiritual life as just being with God, BUT HE tells us that spirituality is a life of love with both Him and with each other. Matt 22:37-40 says “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” John 13:34-35 says “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this ALL people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another”.
I have seen Mother Moon practicing the teaching of true unconditional love. She teaches that True Love comes from having blessed marriages that are faithful to God. That is the love that Jesus has, we believe Father and Mother Moon have that love. How else could they survive going to the North to meet Kim Il Sung. They are strong anti-communists. They are against communism because it advocates that material is the only reality. They stand against communism because it denies the existence of God. However, they are not against people or the leaders of the communist countries. They believe if they can turn to God they too can be saved. And this is our prayer for Kim Jung-un and all that lead in North Korea.
In that light, we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Father and Mother Moon’s visit to North Korea in 1991. 30 years ago, today, they were in North Korea, having gone to bring truth and love to the leader of the North. They could have been killed – but something happened that touched the heart of Chairman Kim Il-sung. He understood that Father and Mother Moon were family and that they did not come to destroy anyone, but to testify to God and give His love. This feeling passed on to his son and now his grandson Chairman Kim. May God complete the work of restoration through all of us today as we each take responsibility and do our part to see the reunification of North and South Korea.
The leaders of this world have important responsibilities, however only religious leaders can lead the people of the nation to repent for their sins and seek God’s grace. Then with God’s grace the families and the people of the nation can become strong. II Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, l forgive their sins and heal their land.” Mother Moon is counting on us as religious leaders to speak the truth with the love of God to the people and their leaders. That is what is different about the power of Faith leaders, we have not come to destroy the enemy but to transform them through love and truth.
Though it is a life risking mission to speak truth to power, it is also a life-or-death prayer of commitment that can allow us to speak that truth with love. Only with love will the truth reach the hearts of the leaders of nations. Only with God’s love can the people be awakened to the possibility of real peace. Rom 13:8 reminds us, “Owe no-one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law”.