The EU will have to revisit their subsidies that they have for the different industries. A new way forward will be forged to create an export environment where European products will be developed into a unique niche that sets it apart from the rest of the world. More and more the EU will realise that they have to cut subsidies as it is not sustainable. They will reinvent what they have to give to the rest of the world. Research and technological advancements will become an export commodity. There will be a new emphasis on technologies and the development of it in Europe. Europe will start to take the lead in space exploration and science. Europe will take the baton over from the US in this regard. The motor industry is also going into a new phase of invention in the EU through production and profit. European car makers will have new technological advancements that sets it apart from other motor vehicle producers like America and the East. This will make them very successful in comparison with some other parts of the world. This new technological advancement in Europe will fuel a couple of industries in Europe and place them on a new level. Europe is going into a season where a new life will come in the economy because of this new direction and focus.
Anger and frustration in many cities will cause people to search for answers at Gods’ feet for how they should respond. This will be a great season for planting of new seeds from God in the hearts of His children, because as they spent time to seek and get answers from God, God will start to plant seeds in their hearts. These germinating seeds will cause many Christians to become active in their communities in various ways. Many will join political parties to affect their influence on society. In Europe a great increase of Christians actively involved in politics and political parties will occur.
Churches and congregations (even poor congregations) will start taking responsibility for their area in cleaning up their parks and even beautifying areas. God will use this to impart His presence and His sense of love into these places. This change will be the mark that is left behind as a commemoration that the place has been claimed back for God. It will have multiple effects: practical help in communities will be intercession in action, the painting of an ugly wall or fixing a children’s playground in a park will be a prophetic action that will impart the presence of God into places. For example: By fixing up a children’s playground in a crime ridden park, crime will stop because of the spirit that has been left in that area. Reason cannot explain the change as it will be a spiritual influence that caused the change.
Travelling ministries will increase a lot in the next five years; it will be common to meet ministry teams on flights. Airliners and travel research will find that the Christian or ministry market will become significant and worthwhile to market specifically to.
Church planting: Many wealthier churches that use to start new churches in other affluent areas will start planting churches in poorer areas, and bring training and resources in these areas that have not been available before. There will be cross pollination, the two different parts of society, rich and poor, will bring their best to one another and bring Christ’s humanity out of each other. Many first world churches will feel the call to plant projects and churches in other less fortunate countries.
Finances: The river of finance will have a steady flow through 2014. There wont be abundance or lack but enough. It is time for the church leaders to show wisdom in how they spend money and for what. Things that seem important in the past will take the lowest rank. Spending will sometimes shift dramatically or cause some departments to close down, or be incorporated into other departments. Although this will happen there won’t be a lot of lay-offs, but a refocusing on how money is spent and why.
The financial supply that is available in the church environment will be available for everybody ( those with good intentions and those with bad). Only when the seeds have grown and fully matured will the discernment come to see what is from God and what is not. Don’t be discouraged when you see both those with good intentions and bad intentions flourishing in the church environment because God will deal with each in the end.
Leadership changes: The older generation will step out of execution and administration, more into fathering and mentoring roles. They will take up places of counsel, observing more than having control. It is time for the younger generation to take up leadership positions. God wants the younger generation to learn integrity from the older generation, but not the old way of doing things. God is instilling new understanding and wisdom in the younger generation to bring in changes in programmes. These programmes will be inclusive of all generations although the balance of influence will move to the younger generation. The method for change: A new younger generation will rise through the ranks. They will not be interested in money, power or fame but in making a difference and effecting change. Those who still want to built their own kingdoms and ministries will built their own fall. The new type of leader will blend areas of ministry, business and politics. Many of them will become effective councillors for people in influential positions. They will sit on the back of the stage supporting others instead of standing in front. God is bringing the entrepreneurial spirit into the church. Churches will help start up new ventures and creating jobs. I see the churches’ hand in the ground sowing, harvesting and feeding the people, not just spiritually but in other ways also. In this new season it is especially important for the younger generation to be exposed to the importance and significance of volunteering. This will open their eyes to new ways of functioning in their calling through ministry, business and community development. Out of this many new ventures and businesses will be birthed and started out of the church. In the same way that many of the greatest popular singers had their start in church choirs or worship teams, God will cause big businesses to be birthed out of churches and church activities that will grow and become well known organisations or businesses that will become very effective and famous. I see business courses been given by congregations.
The weather and climate in Europe will be full of contradictions. There will be areas where there is not going to be a lot of rain but in the south eastern parts of Europe a lot of flooding will take place.
In the Netherlands immigration will become a strong talking point again and issues around it will flair up. The Dutch will go on with life in a manner that will make them wade through the troubles in Europe to the other side where prosperity is waiting. There will be courage and a determination to not be tossed and turned around by waves of problems. Many of their good work will go unnoticed by the rest of Europe.
Greece: A settling down after storms is taking place, although there will still be some stirring in the coming season. There will be understanding that things have changed and it cannot be avoided, therefore people will not resist the drastic change in their lifestyle anymore. Unions and the voices of the masses will be entrenched stronger into Greece and Greek lifestyle. More pressure will be placed on the rich and their lawlessness. Through this uneasy process financial stability will be won. The people’s voices are going to be heard: A new law or regulations will be introduced to protect the masses from exploitation by the richer classes. In the past the richer class had a level of impunity. This is going to change.
Italy will still go through difficult times. There will be stubbornness to effect drastic change. The Italians will try to do things in their own way and not be told what to do. They will make life difficult for themselves.