Update on the Situation Here

On Thursday March 10 I was sitting in the Korean immigration office and I looked up as the waiting numbers changed. The number was 211, and I realized that I was holding a ticket that said 311, and the clock next to the number counter on the wall said 411. I got the feeling that I was living on a timeline, and the second 11 was happening while I was waiting for the third 11, and the fourth 11 was the “!!th Hour”. I wondered what this could mean, and talked to Dionne about it when I got home. I knew that the next day was the eleventh, so I waited with interest to see what would happen on that day. That day the Japanese earthquake and tsunami hit. I think that 9/11 was the first 11, this earthquake is the second 11, and we’re waiting for a third, but the fourth will bring us to the time of the end.

Then Dionne noticed that Revelations 11 has an apt description of the Japanese quake: Revelations 11:13 13 At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Many have emailed and asked us how we are doing here in South Korea in light of the critical situation in Japan. Here’s the latest:

The weather seems to be on our side. Sources say that the low levels of radiation seen so far won’t stay concentrated enough to be a health risk as it spreads over hundreds of miles. I hope it doesn’t get worse. They are also saying that the prevailing winds are all to the East so far, which is true — we started our spring weather pattern only days before the earthquake. The wind usually blows strong and steady from China all through spring, bringing yellow dust from the Gobi desert.

Here are a few articles that are helpful:

Conclusion:  “The meteorological conditions in the accident region have so far been mainly off-shore, that is the winds have been dispersing materials introduced into the atmosphere from the accident site toward the open ocean, i.e., toward the northeast and to the east of the NPP at Fukushima.  These conditions will fluctuate as weather systems develop and progress in the region over the coming period.”

Conclusion: “So far they have been mainly offshore. That is, the winds have been dispersing materials introduced into the atmosphere to the open ocean. However, meteorological systems develop and progress,” Golnaraghi told Reuters Television. “Winds on Tuesday and Wednesday in the stricken area would mainly blow towards the northeast and east, but on Wednesday if particles are released in the lower levels of the atmosphere, “they will be westerly, they will be toward inland (Japan)”

A helpful weather forecast.

We’ve been praying, of course, and have this strong sense of God’s protection over the land of Korea. He is establishing a beachhead of blessing, grace, and protection over this land so that it can be a blessing to its neighbors. We are praying that the Korean heart is softened to the plight of those around them and that they will extend love and grace to those who have historically been their enemies. There is a chance for real restoration to occur here and the Japanese people won to the Love of the Father.

Certainly pray for Dionne, my son Jonah, and I. Seoul is 760 miles from the reactors as the crow flies. Here in Asia that is viewed as very far away, but as an American it is quite within my accustomed boundaries. It feels a little too close, especially if the situation takes a turn for the worse. So please pray with us for Japan, for the hearts of Koreans, and for safety here in Far East Asia!

About jscotthusted

J. Scott Husted is a writer, educator, minister and teaching missionary currently living and working in Seoul, South Korea. He carries a passion for cultivating authentic community, the establishment of the house of prayer, the plight of children at risk around the world, and raising up a new generation of leaders with a passion for the Kingdom of God.
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4 Responses to Update on the Situation Here

  1. Joan Massey says:

    Scott, I have been thinking about the three of you and BB over there during this crisis – so glad to know for certain that things are still safe and peaceful in your area, but I had surmised as much from the weather reports of the area I had looked at. I will certainly keep a “prayer-eye” on Korea!
    Amazing what you shared about the 11’s…. I believe it. Talk about the End Times being upon us is all over FB among the Believers, at least as far as the feeds that show up on my page go…
    I wanted to share with you something from “the first 11” that I think may bear somewhat on what you shared. In the early hours of the morning, I woke up briefly, knowing something was wrong that needed prayer, but I slipped back into sleep before I could pray. I have a sleep disorder, and waking up is not always easy. Shortly thereafter I was up and quickly found out the world had changed. That morning of 9/11, I was sitting in my living room, watching in utter horror as the first tower was burning when the unbelievable happened – second plane struck the second tower.
    WHAT was going on? Were we under attack? “LORD”, I cried, “What is going on???” His answer was immediate and nothing like what I had expected.
    “It is the Beginning of the Beginning of Sorrows,” I heard in deep, resonating and very powerful tones. I had never “heard” anything so powerfully before.
    March 11th, I woke up in the early hours of the morning, knowing that something was amiss and needed prayer, but again slipped back into sleep before I could pray (that sleep disorder (both of them) needs healing, I’d say). When I got up, I put the coffee on then checked the news… and once again, to my horror, the world had changed while I lay sleeping and large parts of Japan lay in unimaginable ruins.
    So…. I shared this because I think my small story may confirm your understanding about the 11’s.
    They are both world-changing events. And yes, I believe the clock is ticking.

  2. jscotthusted says:

    Thank you, Joan, for the confirmation. The earthquake in Revelations 11 is the “Second Woe”. The second 11, in Revelations 11. “Woe” translates to “Sorrow”. I believe that you are hearing clearly. Whoa! Have Mercy on us, O God!

  3. “…the world had changed while I lay sleeping…”

    Wow Joan, so profound! This is prophetic. I think there is a song in here that I must write. Wake up bride!

  4. Kathryn Parry says:

    Interesting to note_ Last year I went back to look at correlations with the feast of trumpets/Yom Teruah/Jewish new year. The 9/11/01 crisis was 7 days before Yom Teruah. Seven years later the financial meltdown began on Sept 15, 2008 with Lehaman Bros. bankruptcy filing and the financial markets by 9/21/08 had come within a hairsbreathe of total collapse- and we are living with the ramifications of a financial collapse that began within days of Yom Teruah. How kind is God that He allows natural crisis to get our attention before the real call is made. What astonishing times to be loving and serving God.

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