I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. 2 Timothy 2:9
2 Timothy 2:1-10 (nkjv)
BE STRONG IN GRACE
2 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, 9 for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
North Korea is widely considered the most difficult nation on earth for missions. Christians are executed there, and any effort to even whisper the message of Christ could mean torture and death. But the Gospel is not chained, and several missions agencies are sending the Gospel into North Korea using helium-filled balloons. This effort has been going on for many years, and everything depends on the direction of the wind. One children’s missions group has the Gospel printed on the balloons, accompanied by pictures and explanations. Another group launches balloons with small radios attached, tuned to a Korean-language Gospel station. Another organization attaches Bible-filled flash drives to their balloons.
Recently, however, the summit meetings between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un complicated the balloon launches because the South Korean government doesn’t want anything to upset the talks. Still, the Word of God is not chained.
Who knows what God is doing inside the darkest land on earth? North Korean missiles are no match for Gospel balloons, for the Gospel is not chained. Pray for North Korea!
Just as a dandelion needs the wind to spread its seeds, we need the wind to spread the message. A South Korean evangelist
1 Timothy 2:8-15 – Men and Women in the Church