I get a sense of the African countries that has always relied on outside finances to help relieve poverty, were the outside finance are no longer readily available and how the people are going back to being self-sufficient. There is a pride standing up in nations that has previously relied heavily on been rescued and now people are going back to self-reliance. There iseducated people returning back to their countries and using their knowledge for their own countries. There is a focus on crops that is being produced that is going to result in a massive source of exports, where previously these countries were relying on welfare they are now providing welfare for others. God is placing a responsibility on the African nations as being thesupplier of major resources for the rest of the world and pressure is being placed to step up into their supplier role. I see plant seed plant seed making investments into countries to start developing crops and doing the research to advance crop production.
Posts in Category ‘Agriculture’
I don’t sense that we are going to hear much about agriculture. It will play a low-key role and there are certain reasons, strategically, for that. The Lord is putting a low-key plan in place and he is using a number of individuals jointly to start doing that. He is also using our farming skills and expertise in other nations in Africa. The national agricultural strategists will find this alarming. They are not sure how we are going to provide for food security in the nation. The Lord has a greater plan for South Africa in the long run in terms of the development in the other nations, so we mustn’t be alarmed by it. We must allow what the Lord is doing so that He can ensure a basket and a security for a greater area. The strategy is much greater than little South Africa – a much greater regional area like SADC is to be impacted. We will not be able to impact SA as much as we will do across the borders. This will finally flow back into much greater food security for the entire region.
I feel that the leadership of China had a very specific plan with Africa but they totally underestimated the Africans. They felt they could instil and install certain of their plans and certain of their ways thereby harnessing Africa for their specific purposes, but they did not take the people of Africa into account. The wheels are coming off the Chinese leadership’s plans within the continent. They are realizing that the honour they are receiving is just lip service. They are presently re-evaluating their whole plan which has come into disarray. My sense is that the Chinese will be less involved in Africa in the future and they will be more respectful of Africa as the Africa nations
move away from the influence of a dictatorial spirit. They were hoping, due to the influence of a dictatorial spirit, that they could just harness and pocket a few people and then run Africa. As a result of the swell of democracy within these nations this has not materialized. They are viewed with suspicion within Africa and this has derailed their entire plan. Where China has been seen as a threat, they will increasingly withdraw from the African continent.
The delivery model for missions is changing. It is not that certain things are being taken away, but rather, the Lord is adding to an initial model. The model is going to be redefined and emerge as a business and investment model, whereby missions will be combined with business and investment. This mechanism will also give entrance to the gospel in such nations as those of the Middle East and other regions that are antagonistic to the gospel. The purpose is the economic upliftment of the people and their training. Where we previously had mission stations that were purely focused on going into the bush and trying to preach the gospel, they are now, through business and investment, bringing employment, entrepreneurship, business and investment opportunities to the local people. Through this the gospel, whether it is in hidden form or being allowed to be preached openly, will be funded in those nations. This will happen because of mind-set changes in the foreign sending nations. The traditional countries that have been sending missionaries for many decades are going to re-evaluate, mainly due to their own problems at home. Their own churches are struggling for survival in the present model. A whole generation is going to emerge that will be affected on a greater level through the combination of the “business and church” model.
I sense such a spirit of peace over the SADC nations and Kenya, even though they have a lot of internal turmoil. The Lord is saying that this is because of the mandate of those nations to be a safe haven. There is specific productive purpose for agriculture- feeding other nations and helping other nations to stabilise. Out of this peace will come a lot of life, which is almost indescribable. This life will be a major thrust that will affect many, many parts of the world. There is a lot of connection between South America and this region of Africa. The Lord is connecting specific people under the radar that will influence both sides making them extremely effective and productive areas, due to the spirit of His peace hovering over these areas.
Somewhere during 2012 there will be a scare regarding food supply and agriculture (national or international) that will cause the government to change their strategy over agriculture and food supply. The government will also stop the import of certain products. This will cause a lot of controversy (for instance the import of cheap milk that threatens the South African milk industry). Their motivation for taking these steps will be to promote the South African industry rather than importing these products cheaply.
The South African government will also start looking across their borders to other African countries and support, work together with these countries in agriculture and importing and exporting these products within the African context.
Community farming will become bigger and more viable. On the outskirts of townships and rural areas there will be pieces of community ground that doesn’t belong to one person but to the whole community. Individual community members receive allotments on this communal ground on which they can grow their own crops and farm. Government will buy pieces of land and give to the community to make use of it in this manner. Land will not be re-appropriated by giving it to one individual but it will be given to a community and property will be used as mentioned above. Sewage will be used in the farming process in stead of using expensive chemicals. Farmers markets will become more popular in 2012. These markets will not be exclusively for the organic niche market. Small towns will also start up farmers market where locals can come and sell their produce. This will start a small scale economy that makes it affordable for even the lower income people to buy their everyday produce. Some products (like tomatoes and lettuce) will become so commonly available that the big supermarkets will be challenged in their sales of these products. Because of the growth of these small markets and small producers there will be people that move out of the big cities back to the rural areas where they can live off the ground again.
Regarding the fishing industry in South Africa: The government is going to become stricter with regulating fishing. In 2012 certain types of fish that were allowed to be caught in the past will not be allowed anymore. And certain areas where fisherman were allowed to catch fish will be off limits now. The government will be pro active in this regard because of the international situation. Poaching of fish in South African waters will become a big problem and receive a lot of attention in 2012.
Chicken will become a very affordable and successful product. There will be an expansion of chicken farming in South Africa.