Posts in Category ‘The Global Church’

2014 – New Ministries

I see churches releasing people to start their ministries, in the past it was almost a cut off from the house and the fathers and more division being the result that anything else. There comes a return of hearts to each other, as people start their own ministries the family bond to their original churches will still be in place. There will be a bigger sense of family and the global church being one. There is coming a new level of not only tolerance of one another but genuine family love.

2014 – Mantle of Elijah

I see in 2014 the process of Elijah and Elisha, how the torch is being passed on to the next in line, from Elijah to Elisha, the point being that the Elisha’s can continue with the work and the Elijah’s are being freed up to start breaking new ground, there is a deeper level of anointing and revelation that will follow when individuals step into their own appointed place in the body.

2014 – The Global Church – Change of Leadership and the Handing over of the Baton

What we heard in 2012, concerns the change of leadership and the handing over of the baton in the churches. It will go very smoothly and happen for the good. Those people who are handing over the baton are actually doing it gladly and effectively. There are just a few hiccups in those to whom they are handing the baton. It is as if they are handing the baton to their favourite people, instead of hearing God and handing the baton to the one the Lord chooses. The person the Lord chooses does not always suit the current leader’s personality type; sometimes it is a sandpaper relationship. They should listen to hear the Lord before they hand over the baton. There should be a fine tuning of their spiritual ear and not allowing their own opinions to come into it.

In South Africa, I especially feel there are some very old leaders who are still the head of the church. There are younger people who are doing much/most of the work and they have not handed the baton over to them. So, there is a need for a spiritual push, to get that change-over of the baton through. The young leaders are becoming discouraged. The baton change is between the older and the younger leaders and many ministers are not able to come to grips with this change.

The resistance of the older leader in handing over the baton is because they can see the ineptitude and inadequacies in the next generation and they are holding onto the baton as a protection. It is not protecting the work, it is stalling the work. They have to hand over and let the next generation make their own mistakes. They may not be the same mistakes; they are going to be different mistakes. I just keep zooming into South Africa; I feel it is a word for South Africa.

Those ministers, who are retiring from their calling, will live twin track lives. They will support and sponsor themselves financially and continue to be active in the ministry. It is a new thing for South Africa. People have a desire to be in the ministry and want the church to support them. There will be this other group of people supporting themselves, having their own income and ability to support themselves. The church will lay hands on them and send them but they will finance themselves. So there will not be any financial drain on the church. There has been a blockage in stopping independent people from going into their ministries. The finance has not been available for it. If people are prepared to sponsor themselves, there are going to be many more people in the mission field.

I do not yet see South Africans going into Africa to the level that God desires. We seem to be bored with Africa and the South African missionaries want to go to other far off nations, they do not want to go into Africa. God is going to push them into going. I see God urging the people to go to the other African states. What we think will be found there will surprise us. We will be well received and we will have a ministry and a place to do the ministry. There have to be new choices, that the South African ministers and missionaries make, to take Africa for Christ and they should use their expertise for it.

In South Africa, I just see gold within the people of the gospel. People have gold in their spirits. They have a good word, they have a good ministry but they do not want to go. They think going into Africa will demean what they have. This is not so and there are people who will receive what they have to give.

There is a method change that is very closely linked to church planting. There will be a metamorphosis in the way church and church planting is done. It is not going to be in the usual way, like getting a building and starting a church. There is a new method of church planting. The old method of cell growth which then evolves into a church, is going to change. I see groups of people who are called; they then go and live in the community. They get to know the community, before they try and draw them into Christ. This is important because usually the communities’ view the new church opening with suspicion. They first need to know the people coming into their community, before they accept them and the gospel they bring. Those who are sent, first have to know the community before they can plant a church.

We have grown weary of reclaiming our city and we need to start doing that again. Every city, every village must be claimed for Christ; we are waiting for God to claim the city and we have stopped doing it. I don’t know when last I personally walked around the Union Buildings or walked around the suburbs and claimed them for the gospel. We all need to go right back to basics to claim our cities. Even as we drive past places, we need to claim the place in the city for God. It is not just going to happen because we want it, we have to put effort into it and as prophets and prophetic people, God is looking to us first. We each need to begin where we are, Middelburg, Midland, Louis Trichardt and Val de Grace and Muckleneuk and Garsfontein, Moreleta and Faerie Glen; we need to start where we live, as a prophetic action. Each of us needs to plant a scripture in our own city. God will give us a scripture, and we need to plant that scripture in the ground in our suburb as a remembrance. The Holy Spirit will prompt us to pray. It is as if we have to relearn that. We have fallen away from the old ways.

There is a big motor company in South Africa that is donating combis to churches in the rural areas. This is going to double. These combis will become multipurpose vehicles, for school transport and for the church. The church is going to take control of the management of these vehicles. They are going to transport school children and church people. This sponsorship is not going to be the mainline, well known Motor companies, like Mercedes and BMW but lesser known Motor companies like TATA and Daewoo. Presently they are plunging much finance into advertising. They are meeting together and discussing where they are going to reach the people with their product. It will no longer be costly billboard advertising but an actual Combi or vehicle with their logo on it. As they do their routes and pick up the School children and use them for church, their advertising will become effective and twofold. This will be advertising their product as well as helping the communities.

2014 – Asia and the Gospel

Strategically, for Asia, the emphasis should be on spreading the Gospel. The church needs to pray for missionaries to go to Asia as it is a difficult arena. People need to ready themselves to go there just as the body of Christ needs to continue sending people into those areas. The poor will be an area of impact. This sounds foolish because our logic may say that reaching the influential people will facilitate reaching the poor versus going directly to the poor. The Lord wants to reach the poor and He will give us, as South Africans and many other pioneering nations the heart for the East. Take the simplicity of the Gospel into China. The African missionary work model of forty years ago needs to be applied here.

2014 – Asian enviromental clean up

A sign for Asia will be the initiation of cleaning up of environmental pollution. Initially these may be small areas, but they are going to grow and expand as the actual gospel becomes prevalent in the entire region
of the Asian continent.

2014 – Australian Missionaries

I sense the Lord speaks about Australia and New Zealand as a slumbering giant in terms of Christianity and the gospel. I also feel that there are far too few Australians on the mission field and they somehow locked themselves in and never got onto the mission field. I feel that, in the coming year, God is going to start addressing this and we will start seeing Australians on the mission field where we haven’t seen them before. We are going to see their impact and their impact is going to be pioneering. It is going to be coarse and rough but it is going to be effective. This is because they are a strong nation in essence and God is
going to use that to open up areas that nobody else can open. They need to heed this call to missions.

2014 – Pacific Islands Gospel power-house

The pacific islands, Australia and New Zealand have strong bonds that are going to strengthen even more. There is an admiration within the Australian and New Zealand population for the Pacific Island citizens and these guys are gospel power-houses. The Lord has raised them up – the people from these small insignificant islands will sweep across these nations with the power-house of the gospel. They have been especially designed by the Lord in this way – to influence these nations. It is not going to be a little trickle, it is not going to be a drop, it will be a tsunami that will continually wash over them. I see that these Islanders already have a vision and mission in their hearts as far as Australia and New Zealand are concerned. This is a massive vision and mission that will affect every single corner of these nations.

2014 – Popularity in Australasia

I have a word of warning for leaders about the populist movement in Australia and New Zealand. I feel that the Lord wants to say to them that He did not put them there is to be popular, He put them there to be a leader. Even though their perceived leadership season may be very short lived, they must see to it that they stick to the clearly defined mandate that brought their ascend to the leadership podium. They must not worry about the persecution and the popular opinion which will remove them from that throne or seating. They are there to do what they have to do. There will be some longer “throne” seasons than others, but it seems that most of these seasons will be very short lived. Get done what must be done; it won’t be easy; it is not something that will be popular. It is something that needs to be done for the good of the entire community and even the entire nation that they are serving.

2014 – USA Economic and spiritual outlook

The economy of the entire North America will still be the biggest economy in the world in the foreseeable future. There will be much clambering for all kinds of other markets for the fear of this economy toppling, but that too will subside. People are going to concentrate more on what they have to fix at local level. The entire economy is going to be very vibrant and retrace its confidence in the next year or two. In the USA there is a lot of negative prophetic typology, not recognising their privilege and forgetting to look at the detail of their progress because of their connection to the Lord. I feel America is still in a good place and the doomsday utterances are not going to come about. There is a fibre in the American people that will not allow certain of the things to come about that they are so fearful about and I feel the government will be under increasing pressure to line up with what the American people really want. They want an ethical, moral, solid, functioning, workable government that functions according to Christian ethics. The north and north-eastern parts of America are known to be more liberal but conservatism will come to those areas. What they will call conservatism is really a gospel related move. There will be a huge amount of growth which is already taking place, but there is going to be a shift in the psyche and thinking of the American people and they are going to return to the spirit of their constitution which is based on Godly principles.