In Rabbi Nachmani’s prediction, he provided an oblique Biblical reference to support his claim that the distant country would one day become a major threat. He warned that ‘She’ol’ would come to Israel. She’ol is Hebrew for Hell...
North Korea was not always considered the rogue nation it is today and has never been considered an existential threat to Israel. So it was shocking when Rabbi Levi Sa’adia Nachamani, the most prominent kabbalist of the time, gave a speech in 1994, one month before he died, he surprisingly warned that of all the threats to Israel, North Korea posed the most danger.
“Not Syria, not Persia (Iran), and not Babylon (Iraq), and not Gaddafi (Libya),” the rabbi said, naming Israel’s greatest threats at the time. “Korea will arrive here.”
“In the prime of my life
I shall go to the gates of Sheol;
I am deprived of the remainder of my years.”
The Christians enemies are "in heavenly places." We quote the passage in Ephesians all the time, but do we believe it?
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness IN THE HEAVENS.
We are expressly told that Satan walks about us seeing whom he may devour (1 Pet 5). He also presents himself as an Angel of Light (2 Cor 11). The lie of Satan is "You shall not surely die." The lie is that we are immortal. This is also from Greek Philosophy (Plato). We are not immortal. God alone has immortality (1 Tim 6). We gain immortality only in resurrection (1 Cor 15).
The same Greek phrase ("in the heavens") is used of the hope of the Body in that same epistle. It is also used of where Christ sits. This is why there must be both a "new heavens" as well as a "new earth." But even in the heavenly places, Christ is far above all!
"He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come." (Eph 1)