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A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of Israel says that North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il's death still leaves the North Korean state a danger for Israel especially since Kim Jong-il's regime produced nuclear technology and military arms for Israel's enemies. North Korea has helped arm Syria, Libya, and Egypt with missiles and technology and has been closely involved with the Iranian nuclear program in the development of a nuclear weapon of mass destruction.
It was North Korean nuclear technology that helped Syria build a nuclear weapons factory that was totally destroyed by the Israeli Air Force several years ago causing Israel to be very concerned about the future of North Korea.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
A change in leadership in North Korea is not good news for Israel in light of past experiences with this Asian nation especially in light of what Bible prophecy calls for in the last days.
The death of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il does not change the philosophy of this nation that has become a real threat to the world because of its nuclear arsenal. In addition, North Korea has supplied nuclear technology and military arms to a number of Middle Eastern nations that have a stated purpose of annihilating the Jewish state of Israel. At the time of Kim Jong-il's death there were hundreds of North Korean nuclear scientists in Iran helping that nation to build its nuclear weapon of mass destruction.
Bible prophecy lays out a scenario that will include North Korea and its partners in preparing their militaries for destruction of Israel. Revelation 16:12 reveals the invasion of Israel by the kings of the east. Now that would include China, India, and North Korea. This invasion takes place when all the armies of the world will gather at Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:2). Prior to this military buildup in Jerusalem, North Korea has played and will continue to play a key role in equipping the nations including the nations mentioned by the ancient Jewish prophets who will move against Israel in the near future - nations like Libya, Syria, and Egypt (Daniel 11:40-43).
New leadership in North Korea will only enhance the possibility of Bible prophecy being fulfilled in the very near future.