The small island south of India; Ceylon (Sri Lanka) has disappeared from everyone’s thoughts. Nobody thinks of them anymore. Once they were a force to be reckoned with in the area of imports and exports. There is going to be a disaster near the island, a shipwreck or an aeroplane crash something terrible is going to happen there. This will put Ceylon (Sri Lanka) back on the map, so once again others will see what is going on there.
There has been mismanagement and misuse of funds in the government. The people have seen it and they have tried to get the attention of the world because of this but no one has taken notice of them. This disaster will get the attention they need and they are going to be seen again as a grouping and as a people.
The Russian Government and leaders are in confusion. They are not sure where they should focus. Must they focus on manufacturing, sport or agriculture? This has caused much confusion. They decide on one area, talk about it and then push money into it. When it does not appear to work and does not bring in the income to feed the nation, they drop it and try something else. The nation has grown faster than the economy. There is a huge level of poverty in Russia, much more than we are aware of. There are people who are desperately poor, with one set of clothes and no food in the cupboard and no seed to plant in the ground. Seventy percent of the nation is desperately poor and that is also being hidden from those outside of Russia.
We need prayer warriors to pull them out of that poverty and give them Godly ideas, so that each person can become an entrepreneur like they do in the east. In Bangkok everybody has a job they all cook and feed each other, everyone is doing something. There is a hopelessness in Russia. They look around them and see nothing. No big city nearby just a small little village in a rural area and there is just a hopelessness that has descended over Russia that needs to be lifted and it can only be lifted by the entrance of 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.
I see a turn around for the very poor and downtrodden of this country. I see the people coming out of the slums. There are people in leadership that are concerned for the poor and will help them to be more self sufficient and this will in turn have a positive effect on the Indian economy.
Integration is coming between the church, business and investment, but this does not mean the church is a business. Due to the relational component that integrates these groups they are moving much, much closer together, to such a degree that you almost can’t see a difference between them. What it is really depicting is the body functioning together in unity and it’s got nothing whatsoever to do with running the church as a business. It’s got to do with the effect of the church in the business and investment realm. This has been happening in the last 8-10 years. The philosophy and related fears behind keeping church and state separate is failing. These realms are interwoven as is unity in the body of Christ. Fear based ideologies should not stop these sectors moving closer together especially in terms of spreading the gospel to the utter-most parts of the earth. This could be part of the engine and thrust to get to the utter-most parts of the earth.
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.
Russia: I sense that there is going to be a very big change of heart towards the gospel in one of the very senior leaders in Russia. I feel the person is already struggling with the issue as he is feeling the tug of the Lord on his heart. This is due to many prayers over this leader, not only by the church in Russia, but especially by the church in America (USA). I see strong intercession in America (USA) of which few are aware. There has been a move of a core group of intercessors praying for this leader resulting in him sensing the pull toward our Lord. This will be seen as subtle changes in the way in which this very prominent leader will start doing things. God is going to use him to influence the way in which the entire Russia functions, releasing an even greater opportunity for the preaching of the Gospel. This will be so influential that it can be likened to a stack of dominoes falling, “toppling” large numbers of people. Look for the subtle things. The Gospel will be able to enter Russia more powerfully than ever before.
North Korea will try to show its teeth in 2014. Empty threats will be made that will cause frustration to other countries. A duality in the leadership will take place. More media coverage will take place regarding the lives of people in North Korea and the conditions of the country. This will give a new realistic understanding for the outside world of what is going on in North Korea. The outside world will even see positive things in North Korea that they were not aware of. The government in North Korea will use this exposure as propaganda to improve their image, but the opposite will happen. More people will become concerned for the people of North Korea and a great number of people will be moved to see change happening in that country. I see a big idol, a statue in that nation starting to crack and readying itself to fall.
Sri-Lanka: Many of the challenges in India will spill over to Sri-Lanka but the Sri-Lanka government will learn from the Indian government’s mistakes and will take a different route. This will cause the country to start moving into a productive direction. Many years of turmoil and strive in Sri-Lanka will be laid to rest and a good environment for sound practices will be created. The people will become instigators for economic growth. God is bringing a spirit of ingenuity and business amongst the people. All the economies in Sri-Lanka will be renewed with new thinking and become profitable and productive again. Exports will increase.