NOV. 7 – DAY 7
GREAT HARVEST 2027 PURPOSE:
PART I – GOD’S PROMISES TO KOREA
Ezekiel 37:1-14 (entire)
9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.
11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”
2027 commemorates the 120th year since the Pyongyang Revival of 1907. During this time Pyongyang was known as the “Jerusalem of the East” for the number of churches in the city and native missionaries sent throughout the country to share the gospel. The prayers offered during this period, for the good news of Jesus Christ to transform the hearts and lives of the people, are still remembered by our kind Father in heaven. The work that God began in the North is not yet finished. The early missionaries, who were from different nations and denominations yet united in prayer and mission, asked God to create one church in Korea who would reach out her arms to China, Japan, Russia, and then reach out to the world with His love.
We add our voices to that prayer today, asking God to breath new hope and life into the people of the DPRK. As the Holy Spirit moves across North Korea resurrecting hope and faith in God, a great harvest will come in the North— His Body which will ultimately go out to the nations with the same message of reconciliation and love.
Pyongyang is the capital city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. With a population of over three million people, it is the largest city in North Korea. Regarded to be one of Korea’s oldest cities, Pyongyang is rich with history and legacy. It is home to many historic and archeological sites which are included on the Preliminary UNESCO World Heritage List. Pyongyang is the nation’s industrial, political, and transport center. Fun facts: Rŭngrado May First Stadium is the largest stadium in the world with a capacity to seat 150,000 people. It is located on Rŭngrado Island, which is in the middle of the Taedong River.
Photo: This is a flash-lit photo taken at the regular weekly prayer meeting in Pyongyang, where the average attendance is about 500 persons. Taken sometime between 1908-1922.
Photo Credit: “Prayer Meeting, Pyeng Yang, (s.d.)” by Methodist Episcopal Church. Public Domain.
Praying the Psalms – Psalm 25
Adore Yahweh for forgiving sin, for leading with truth and love along the proper path. Praise God for His faithful goodness to Korea throughout the centuries & these past 75 years. Worship God for keeping our NK siblings safe in His hope; praise God for His Body living and growing inside.
Confess thoughts and attitudes that limit trust in God’s goodness and faithfulness to North Korea. Admit to any sins in speech and actions that belittles the hope and desires of God’s heart for you, the Body of Christ, and the Korean Peninsula.
Thank God that those who trust in Him and His word will never be put to shame. Thank Yahweh for being a friend through the good and bad times. Praise God for hearing and responding to the cries of His children.
Pray for North Koreans in South Korea: for their relationship with South Koreans, often fraught with political tension and historic distrust – empathy, healing & reconciliation. These feelings are also prevalent in the Body of Christ. Pray that the stigma surrounding North Korean churches and ministers be removed in the name of Jesus, so they can have Christ-like relationships with other SK churches and ministers. Ask Father to help more SK believers see the North Koreans among them with the eyes and heart of Jesus as they get to know them. Pray for public churches in North Korea: that the Holy Spirit of Truth will shine through any distortions.
Praise: Great Are You Lord by All Sons & Daughters
Encouragement: Come, Breath of God by Levistance
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Fast meal(s), daily coffee fix, technology, Netflix … whatever God places on your heart to fast and hunger more for Him. Pray during the fasted meal/activity time.