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.
There have been forays into diplomacy with China. Others have tried to enter in but there has been such a wall between Eastern thinking and Western thinking, that the West still does not really have the key for China yet. The Lord will show specific people a subtle way to get into China. The Lord will use the gospel to reach the people. It is the gospel that is going to turn the hearts of the people back to something else besides their own nation and country. They have turned themselves and their nation into a god and they will see that there is another God. Only the gospel can set them free.
People are fearful of going into China with the gospel. There is an innate fear in Christians about China. They do not easily become missionaries to China. The Lord is busy dealing with that in people’s hearts and He is going to divinely call people to China. They are going to do simple things like teach cooking, sewing, English and maths. These simple things will bring the gospel in. They cannot enter China as preachers; they have to go in a different way, to be able to get the gospel to the Nation.
China is a sleeping giant that needs to be woken up and it will not awaken easily. Billboards and advertising cannot shout about this need to turn. It needs to be subtle and will take many years.
I heard music coming out of Russia. Many artists are gathering together and hearing something new, a new sound, not necessarily a Christian sound. They may be Christians but these musicians and artists will receive worldwide fame because of unique paint strokes, operas and symphonies. They will receive the world’s attention. Russia is seen as a rough country but out of this roughness will come this sophistication of music and art.
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.
I sense we have to be very careful travelling to the Middle East. You must know that you have been sent there. When booking cheaper flights that hub there, prayerfully consider whether there is not an alternative option. Due to fundamentalists and extremists, random incidents could occur, although it should not explode into a war. The Jihad extremists are going to take on civilian targets.
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.