- 1 FOREWORD
- 1.1 SECTION 1: SOUTH AFRICA
- 1.2 SECTION 2- THE CHURCH
- 1.3 SECTION 3 GLOBAL ECONOMY
- 1.4 SECTION 4- THE NATIONS
- 1.5 AFRICA
- 1.6 SECTION 5: WARNINGS
We are thrilled to present you with a prophetic word for 2015, comprised of detailed words for specific nations, compiled in August 2014. Those of our esteemed readers who are familiar with the work of the Prophet’s Round Table should be aware that these words have been received in a time of reclusion, concentrated prayer and meditation on the voice of God. The words for 2012, 2013 and 2014 have proven exceptionally correct as you can verify at our members’ online platforms such as andriesvanheerden.wordpress.com, crocus.co.za and wipapostolic.co.za. We ask that you read prayerfully through this document a couple of times. God wants to point us in the right direction regarding business and personal life decisions and warn us of upcoming dangers. You can come back to this document throughout 2015 to intercede for the nations and receive guidance for your personal practical walk with God.
Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established;
Believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.
2 Chronicles 20:20
Praise God for a word on our local economy in South Africa. During our time of prayer we felt God said that in 2015 economists will become more vocal and critical towards government and the powers that be. There will be a lot of discussion taking place in the media and public debates will act as attempts to stabilize the economy. There will not be an upward trend but rather a levelling that will take place. Although there will be many endeavours to grow the economy rapidly, it simply will not happen.
A new leader, who will bring planning and organization to a different level, will rise up. The current expansion of infrastructure is going to be enlarged exponentially, far above what the government outlines have been. The black economic empowerment program is going to go into a season of great transformation which will lead to a lot of opportunities for businesses. Where it was once a closed pool, it will now be open. Over all the rand will gain some ground in the coming year and contrary to certain predictions it will not lose much ground against the dollar.
BUSINESSMEN IN THE ECONOMY
The government will attempt to involve business people in their decision making processes with regard to their role in the economy. Business people will be reluctant because their agenda(s) and the government’s plans regarding the economy do not coincide. Ultimately the government will try to bring everything under one covering, and by so doing, under its control. Business people will distance themselves from what the government is doing in certain aspects of the economy.
Economy and business are two different and separate categories. This can even be perceived in the spirit. Businessmen do not want to speak into the economy. The economy needs solid, sturdy, steady conservative people that will steer the ship and keep it upright, so that decisions regarding the economy can be executed on ground level.
The government has ordered that certain amounts of money have to be spent. Heads of departments, especially regional departments, have been commissioned by the various premiers to make sure the money will be spent on pressing issues such as roads, water and sanitation. Government wants to institute certain demands of the public to still the rioting voices of the people. There is a group of agitators going around the country with the aim to raise awareness of the pressing issues. They are holding the government accountable for not providing essential services.
God showed a vision of bags of money opening up. There are various departments which budgets are going to be used positively in this coming year. There will be relationships between departments in government that will aid the economy. Money will be transferred from one department to another and there will be projects that will be launched together. This will aid the economy as it will have a positive effect on how the country is perceived internationally.
Some of these projects will be purely aimed at building awareness and improving South Africa’s image internationally. The theme will be the upliftment of the people, showing that South Africa is moving ahead. It will seem as if there is instability with regard to putting new plans into effect. This is however God’s plan in action. He will use the plans and available funding to assist the economy. The Lord will use certain role players in departments to re-plan and funds will be moved so that there will be an effective outcome. The economy in general will stabilise, but will not see huge growth very quickly. Plans to change this will emerge. These plans will have an effect in the future and lead to more stability.
PUBLIC SERVICE SPENDING
There will be a great increase in public service spending. Fast tracking the need for housing, electricity, water and sewage will be seen especially in the more economically active regions. Government will become more serious about the management of municipalities in areas where the economy is really active, focussing on changing first those economically valuable municipalities before tackling the small municipalities that do not have strong economies.
Part of this will be due to the reaction of the strikes that have taken place in South Africa in 2014 and the demands that were made from the people regarding basic services.
More attention will be placed on new models and systems for public transport. Other countries will be investigated and a lot of attention will be placed on the possibility of solving South Africa’s transport problems by implementing infrastructure and models not yet seen in this country.
A vision was seen of gold coins falling into golden bowls with people waiting to grab them. The vision continued with the gold melting which then becomes difficult to grab. We felt this vision was referring to corruption in this nation. God will put strategies and legislation into place by which corruption will be made more difficult. The Lord then showed a vault with angels standing in front of it, which means that the country’s finance is being protected. The melted gold then turns into bars of gold, being stored in the vault, indicating that the economy will gradually become strong again. We need to pray for Gods protection and strength.
We will see many people being exposed and losing their jobs because of corruption. This will pave the road for leaders with noble, open and honest hearts to come into position. Systems that will be brought into place will start to work. Anti-corruption programs, feedback and check systems will start to function in the local economy. Although this won’t grow in leaps and bounds, it will definitely not decline but continue to be a positive factor.
The regional and rural economies specifically will gain crucial importance. A shift away from the cities has developed over time and will continue to increase for the next couple of years, this will include a return of professional people. We advise people to not be weary of moving to the country, the so-called “Platteland”.
There has been an overemphasis on mining and the Lord is correcting this. The reason we see so many problems in the mining sector is because it has been seen as easy money and it is still very alluring to corrupt people. There are many other aspects of the economy that can be opened for business opportunities, which few are looking at. These aspects have not received the attention they deserve. Many new prospects can be revealed if the people are willing to give attention to the other aspects of the economy. God will address a lot of corrupt people in governmental spheres that have very strong ties with illegal drug trading. They planned to establish a counter parallel economy in rural areas but the Lord is going to address this in serious ways over the next year or two. Please keep this in your prayers.
OCEAN HARVESTING PROGRAM
An Ocean Harvesting Program will be implemented. This program is going to have great regional success in small groupings of the economy, which will help to alleviate poverty. The economy is going to advance in areas that were not open before. The environmental program that the government has been trying to implement will start to come into effect this year.
A soup bowl with people eating out of it was seen; with a hand appearing, indicating that it is enough, this must stop. In this coming year there will be a restructuring and resourcing plan, which will bring many ‘cut back waves’. It will seem like a resurgence of an old regime, but this notion will dissipate.
Over the last years the South African business sector had to become very adaptable to different economic climates. In the next year businesses will flourish in the niches that they have settled themselves into. A lot of new initiatives will come from small businesses, with great advancements being made, that will have a major impact on our country.
Government has made a lot of promises to the business sector in the past without taking the necessary action. During 2015 government will undergo a change in attitude and fulfil their promises. SARS (South African Revenue Services) will make adjustments to meet business people halfway.
Small business is burdened by government. This will be addressed by leadership in government who will be able to discern this burden and have a different perspective than those who led before. They will have a heart to reach out to businesses instead of dictating to them.
Entrepreneurship will increase and encouraging stories will emerge in the media that will inspire even the most disadvantaged person to start their own business. The need from entrepreneurs will be so great that government will have to respond with more support.
Although government has approached businesses to cooperate on their agenda, businesses have not been interested in collaborating with them. However, on the other hand, a group of businessmen have, out of their own initiative, brought something new to the government and requested a relaxing of the rules as they feel there are far too many restrictions.
There are businesses that do not adhere to regulations and some will be caught out with things like not paying customs and other irregularities.
A vision was seen of a big thick book of rules that nobody opens or looks at. On account of this, business people are calling for the simplification of rules. Government will attend to this call.
There is a multi-level business movement that is going to appear in different regions and provinces. This movement will include businesses that in the past worked against each other but will now work together to move boundaries that have been put in place by government.
SMALL TO MEDIUM BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Regarding smaller businesses God is saying, “Get your act together with regard to tax”. The government looked at the bigger businesses with regard to tax offences but there will be initiative to look at smaller businesses as well. Because of this, smaller businesses will also work together and some will amalgamate and become bigger companies. The words, “Made in Africa” were heard during our time of prayer, indicating that Africa will lead a brand movement. It may not necessarily be branded as “Made in Africa”, but there will be a positive message behind this movement and other African countries will be pulled in as well. The main country where development will take place is in South Africa, but South Africa and some other African nations will work together with regard to business and producing products.
IDENTIFYING YOUR NICHE
Small businesses; with a turnover of between half a million up to one million Rand a year, need to identify their niche and keep to it. These small businesses are owned by one, two or three individuals and have very specialised products or services. They should only focus on that. There will be more than enough market share for them. These business people are looking at all kinds of plans to enhance their trades but this is going to lead to a lot of wasted energy. God’s advice to such businesses is: Simply focus on what you are good at, deliver good services and products to your clientele. You are extremely important to the economy of the country, and your region. The importance of innovative small business will become prevalent.
To those people who are sitting on their ideas, God is saying: You have to figure out how to launch these even if you are running them parallel with a business or job you currently have. Start getting these ideas off the ground so that they may be realised.
A vision was seen of women in their kitchens, manufacturing beauty and hair products. There will emerge a whole new industry of these homemade products for the African market.
It will start as home industries, expanding and reaching across borders. Sales women will go to people’s homes to demonstrate their products. Men will also become involved and the products will go into the homes of other countries as well, especially those bordering South Africa.
DOORS OF OPPORTUNITIES
Similar doors of opportunity are opening for small businesses to market their products in South Africa’s neighbouring countries. There will be new product initiatives that will be driven by certain major banks, whereby small to medium businesses will be able to market themselves in other nations.
SMALL BUSINESS FORUMS
Small business forums will start up from townships to suburbs, where small businesses will come together and become support and investment structures for one another. Gatherings, where discussions will take place about topics like good financial management, will assist young people to start businesses. This will also help other businesses in the community with their finances. The more disadvantaged areas will see these business forums coming to the fore, motivating each other and supporting one another with resources. The government will buy into these forums and start to assist them with further help like education.
A SPIRITUAL COMMAND
There is a spiritual command going out to niche businesses to start writing down the things that worked for them – what they have done right and how to connect with other businesses. These helpful hints will be published in a book. Between the next three to five years books will be published about niche businesses. These “How to” books will go out into the world and help small businesses in other countries, especially in Africa. They will have a unique South African flavour but will be successful throughout Africa. They will also instruct on how to implement and use investment money effectively.
Businesses in the inner cities will be going through some tough times. Some of them will close, and people must be prepared for that. Many businesses will go ‘back to basics’; ideas that were thought outdated will be perceived as good again. They will also go back to traditional, handmade products.
There have been many disputes around labour law which government will re-look in order to come to a place of agreement. There will be some changes that will help employ South Africans again.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS VENTURES
Many international businesses will move to South Africa in the next year. A lot of smaller start-ups will be run by foreigners. A spark of new ideas is needed amongst the rural people, besides the usual fruit or curio shops. New avenues are opening and God is bringing foreigners in to create these opportunities.
HOME BASED BUSINESS
A new initiative is coming particularly for already existing businesses. Home-based businesses will be crossing borders to supply goods to neighbouring countries right from their homes.
BUILDING AND HOUSING SECTOR
Housing models and projects that were successful in SA will be exported to neighbouring countries. Resources for building will be developed in SA. These resources will be exported to neighbouring countries. SA businesses will help develop these countries’ own resources in order to be able to sustain building and housing development in their nations. The building sector in SA will continue to grow locally and abroad. A lot of construction companies will start to build in other nations.
The government will become much more serious about preserving the fishing industry and fishing waters of SA. The value that SA has in its waters will be rediscovered, not only for feeding people but also for export. The government will take strong action against other countries fishing in South African waters. Great focus will be placed on advancing the industry, and stabilising and preserving the water resources.
Manufacturing businesses will rise up again. A vision of clothes being manufactured was seen. There will be a restriction on import in order to allow the clothing industry to move forward again. South African fashion has many people with fabulous skills who will take the world by storm. But these people need better standards in manufacturing in the South African industry. There will be an exchange of expertise between South Africa and neighbouring countries in the cotton and clothing industries. Fashion is drawing the attention of artistic people. More of them will get involved in the local fashion industry.
There will be a growth in the produce industry in 2014-2015. Exports of products like fruits and vegetables will increase and new optimism will return for producers and export businesses in South Africa.
There will be greater pressure on the publishing industry. There is an interim phase where e-platform(s) have to show better growth and where traditional printing and publishing will show a slight decrease. During this process the niche printing publishers have a chance to stabilise and grow into bigger businesses.
A new season is dawning that will become visible to the public in the next season.
The DA and other opposition parties will increasingly complement the ANC on decision making. A lot will be said about the ANC adopting the opposition party’s ideas. This will show a turnabout that is taking place in government. The Freedom Front will also take hands with government to work together in certain sectors.
A change of government attitude towards farmers and their plight will take place. Safety and security of farmers will be on the agenda and there will be a strategy implemented to facilitate a turnaround in the struggle of the farmers.
Government policy on the South African Rand will prepare a platform for strengthening the currency in the future.
The Public Protector’s Office will be lifted up and a new level of respect and honour will come from government towards the Public Protector.
There will be an integration of decision making between the Justice system and Public Protector System which will vindicate decision making and uplift the Public Protector to a place of honour, also in government. Military investment from countries like the USA, France and UK will increase. Out of that SA will start training other African countries with regard to their military. SA will have war games with other African countries to educate and train those military forces in African countries, the same way the South African military forces were trained and educated by the USA, France and the UK.
A LEADERSHIP CRISIS
The South African government is looking for leaders. Leaders cannot be found in the traditional way anymore. Looking for people on the same level of qualification and experience as current leadership is not delivering the leadership needed. This strategy will change. Government will start to go to universities and have discussions with the institutions. They will approach the lectures and professors to name the top students so they can enter sponsorship programs to receive training in the areas of finance, geology and other key areas where there is a huge lack of qualified leadership. The mining industry is also experiencing a lack of expertise. There are not enough geologists, metallurgists and other people to manage the mining resources. The older generation is not considered anymore. Those in their thirties who are confident, well dressed, well-spoken and can represent South Africa accurately, will be considered.
If candidates have three to five years’ experience, it will be seen as sufficient enough. There is a new push to get the young leaders up. The system of bringing friends into position will fade away. The old cadre has come to an end. The wives of the current cadres are not going to be involved anymore.
A total restructuring of advisory positions in government departments will take place.
Many young faces (including white faces) with expertise will appear in government departments. A new excitement will appear in the lower ranks of government – people with a vision, mission, cohesion and cooperation amongst one another. In-house training and lifting the level of skills of current employees, will become very important in government. There will also be a new focus on service quality and service delivery to the public.
EXPOSING CORRUPT LEADERS
There are individuals in government that are perceived as being good, but they are deceptive. People who are ‘calling them out’ will be attacked and criticised. They must stay strong as they are used by God and should not doubt themselves. The resignation of Pallo Jordan will cause the public to place more pressure on government to get rid of officials and individuals that overstepped the line and are being caught out. An increasing number of African graduates will emerge in the public sector. They will differ from the previous generation. Their aim will be productivity and effectiveness. Although they will demand high salaries they will work hard and enjoy what they are doing.
The consultants appearing in media and advising at the boardroom tables will be younger than previously. An increasing number of young doctors and professors will start to surface.
A PUSH FOR SKILLS
A vision was seen of fifteen high level government officials coming together. These officials did not include Jacob Zuma or Cyril Ramaphosa. The Pallo Jordan incident set an example of the necessity to verify a person’s qualifications in order to avoid any further scandals. The people coming in position will be credible, approved and authentic and have verified qualifications. Some of them have studied abroad and came back with international degrees. These degrees will be desirable because of its superior standard compared to many South African qualifications. The younger generation will be encouraged to enrol in International Business Schools like Harvard Business School. Students will receive sponsorships to study abroad and return to South Africa with the urgently needed skills attained. There will be a push for proper skills in the area of government.
SA will not be announcing to the world that they are a Christian country; but there will be increasing evidence in the nation that South Africa is a Godly country. People will strive to act right in order to honour God and be a witness. This will reflect on the future preparation and plans the government is making. A five year plan was seen on the table that has been rejected. A new plan has been settled upon. The new plan is much smaller and condensed but can be implemented more effectively than the previous one.
Our current president will not be the president for his whole term; Jacob Zuma will be standing back from the presidency in the next season.
The ANC has been looking for a new presidential leader who will be a long term leader. They are looking for someone who is upstanding and with an unquestionable track record. An appropriate candidate was seen: A person with a church background, with a praying mother and a pastor father, a person that veered away from faith during formal education, but the principles are still inside the person.
One of Jacob Zuma’s three younger wives is highly educated and is ambitiously pursuing a seat in parliament. The Lord will use her to stand in the gap for women and bring a good message. She will face resistance but the Lord has called her to be a spokesperson for women in parliament. She has a long term vision. When her husband Zuma exits, she will enter.
The BRICS members will increasingly develop into industrialised countries, distinguished by their large, fast-growing economies and significant influence on regional and global affairs. The impact of BRICS and the integration of those nations, working together will become evident. An increasing number of Brazilians, Russians, Indians and Chinese will be involved in structural components in the South African government. This must not be seen as negative. The relationships between the BRICS countries will strengthen and will be constructive to the development of South Africa and the other countries.
A vision was seen of the South African president crowned and dressed as a king. This could indicate that the new leader, after Jacob Zuma, will be regal in stature.
CHANGES IN PARLIAMENT
A vision was seen of rows of benches being removed from parliament. A change is coming with regard to the structures and number of people in parliament. There will also be a new design for the parliament building. The new building will symbolise the leaving behind of the old. The building will have a contemporary amphi-theatre style design resembling the UN’s general assembly hall.
The next year will see a lot of improvement on local government level; many changes that have been brought in the area of accountability will start to realise. That which has been dysfunctional will start to function properly in the next year. There will be a number of draft policies by several local governments that will be scrapped as leaders will realise that the policies will not work. Heads of regional government will need advice or wait for miracles as they wont know what to do next. Limpopo will lead the way with regard to regional policy. The changes to the Limpopo government will become a blueprint for other local governments.
Focus will be placed on regional government and service delivery during next year. Christian business people and leaders will become unofficial advisers to local government. Those that follow their advice will prosper and lead their regions to prosperity. The counsel of these business people will gradually emerge in the Limpopo government in particular and will bring relief to the citizens. This process will not take place in all regions of the country or be widely published.
Limpopo is an important province to watch because, contrary to most people’s beliefs, it will create a pace and momentum for progress. Deep-seated innovation that has never been revealed before will come out of that province.
The rural economy in this province is going to develop to a great extent and have a life of its own. It is not going to be pampered by government, but stand sturdily on its own feet. Something very important is going to come out of this province in terms of government in future.
The power regulator ESCOM will be in the news a lot. People will not so easily accept the new approved higher rates. This will become a debate. Concessions will be made by the government, especially to local business in this regard.
In 2015 the prophecy of 2014 that a higher budget will be allocated for the military, will start to become apparent. There will be great improvements in the South African military. Government will focus on raising the military to a whole new level. National pride in the military will feature on television, with the aim to encourage young people to get involved in the military. Employment will increase in this sector of government. Conscription service to the army will be reviewed, over the next year or two, re-evaluating the possibility of compulsory military service for young men in the future.
SARS is adjusting its public relations image from antagonist to friend. Legislation is being considered with the aim to help businesses to be productive. A whole new model being developed to modernise the tax structure within the next five years will receive a lot of public attention.
Because of major focus by government, the national strategy on access to water on district level will bear fruit in this next year. Many more people will have access to basic levels of sanitation as was often promised.
The low level employee is concerned about the strife present in top level government and how it will affect their work environment. The government is, however, reluctantly implementing a new system, at high cost that will assist the basic workers in their duties. This new system will be cost effective in the long run. It will solve many queuing problems in government facilities. At first people will assume that the system was developed by an international company. It will, in fact, be a young South African that is responsible for the new system.
THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION
Despite the public outcry against the minister of education, Angie Motshekga, a system of oversight has been put in place by her to insure better accountability of the leaders in education in addressing poor performance. Schools will have to be accountable to one another. Teachers and principals will have initiatives amongst themselves to hold one another responsible and adhere to high standards. Increased controls and cooperation will take place between schools.
A NEW PLAN
A new education strategy will slowly be implemented, on a small scale. The strategy has already been tested in some pre-schools and will first be implemented in pre-school and grades 1 and 2. Outcomes based education has been fairly successful in some areas. More training and equipping will be on the agenda and more resources will be made available to rural schools that have been struggling.
There will be a greater focus on blended learning. Electronic products for education and different methods of education will be developed. Small research groups will focus on new methods like e-learning, new ways of teaching, interaction and transferring knowledge in classes. Research will first focus on further education before it will influence the traditional types of learning models of the education department.
Senior learners will participate in a mentoring program for younger learners, assisting in their training. Educators will listen to the suggestions of students in order to adapt the educational system to a new way of teaching and training. The young people in education will have a great influence on higher education first before it will spread to the junior levels.
BOOKS & RESOURCES
A new distribution system will be used to deliver books via commercial couriers to schools. Even in holiday periods the deliveries will happen. Teachers will be on duty during school holidays to coordinate book deliveries and prepare for the following year. 2015 will see a huge improvement in education and in available resources. Parents will be much more involved than before in assisting their schools with basic resources and other initiatives.
The government is allowing home schools to continue without interference. Although there is opposition in some circles towards home schooling, any attempt at stopping it through legislation will not succeed.
MODEL C SCHOOLS
The old model C-schools will be under greater pressure to perform. These schools are trying to uphold the standards and will find a new way of doing the necessary. There are specialists developing a new way of teaching in model C-schools.
INVESTMENT INTO EDUCATION
A vision of a group of business people was received. These business people have taken it on themselves to make sure all the rural schools have proper toilets. In the vision they visit schools to evaluate them and determine sponsorship needs for bathrooms, toilets and shower. Teams are sent to install these facilities. Instead of waiting for the department of education to fulfil the needs of schools, private individuals will be moved by the Lord to provide for what is needed.
Many churches will establish their own schools resulting in more involvement from businesses supporting church based schools. There will also be moral initiatives from churches going into schools. Churches will use local media and create educational, upliftment and holiday programs. Christian programs will help provide children with food over the holidays who usually received meals at school.
Community and business will become an important factor of investments into SA schools. Education will become a focal point in the social upliftment programs. Big companies will start investing specifically in schools through their social development programs. Selected schools, especially rural schools, will be used to pilot new programs and ideas by the education department. School transport programs will be developed to ensure a better and more effective system for school children across the country; the taxi industry might get involved in this program. The health department and the education department will take hands to address issues like teen pregnancies, drug abuse etc. in schools. Health clinics will be placed in or next to public schools to assist in this program and project. University mentorship for teachers and schools will start to take place. Different departments of universities will make their lecturers available to help to further train teachers in their different subjects, especially via holiday programs for teachers.
Communities will join with business and government to develop sustainable feeding programs in schools. Vegetable gardens are developed in communities to feed school children. NGOs and entrepreneurs have already pioneered this in other areas of the country, but the education department will learn from these projects and multiply them. There will be strong Christian student movements in schools in SA over the next season; these Christian student movements will become actively involved and verbal about social issues in their schools and surroundings.
A lot more money will be pumped into education, especially with regard to students in the process of graduating. Graduates are currently struggling to find jobs. The board of education is coming together to see how they can make provision for them in the future by educating the youth in areas where skills are needed, also with regard to providing a skills focused tertiary education.
There is going to be a major buy-in from government into infrastructure for schools, not only with regard to the building of new schools but also regarding the provision of equipment. Through the bulk purchasing of school equipment, schools will be upgraded and mobile laboratories will become available.
Popular sports like soccer will be promoted in very simple and easy ways especially in schools that did not have access to sport facilities in the past. Social programs as well as investment of sport bodies and sportsmen will create an easy way of training, educating and equipping students in sports like soccer. In areas where students do not have access to facilities like soccer fields mobile equipment will be produced, that can be used in smaller areas other than a big soccer field. This will give the opportunity for use and practice of soccer skills. Extraordinary soccer events will be held – not normal soccer field type of events. This will be a pre-cursor to train and develop students in soccer so that in future they will be able to move on to the real types of soccer tournaments and events.
As with soccer, cricket nets will be set up as well. There is a push, especially in junior schools, to get children to exercise. Businessmen will sponsor and manage the equipment, because previously they gave the equipment to schools and it simply disappeared. Busses and caravans will come with equipment locked inside. These caravans will be serving multiple schools.
Because of the large number of indigenous South African languages, the issue of which language to use in schools is being discussed. Parents will push towards the use of the English language and request that English stays a predominant language in schools although it is a new language to a many children.
There will be great investment taking place in libraries and in providing access to literature, even at rural schools. This access to literature and libraries includes access to the internet which will be a focus of foreign investment coming into SA. Rural children will be provided with access to literature and the internet. This will be a twofold process. Firstly physical books will be made available and secondly, digital literature via internet and e-books will be made available. Mobile libraries will go around and mobile internet and computer sites will travel around, making books available not only to schools, but also to communities. Books and material that was only available to universities ten and twenty years ago, will be easily accessed by members of the rural community. This will bring about great change in education in rural areas.
PRAYER FOR SCHOOLS
God’s grace is being released into the school structures in the next season. The Lord is placing His hands on the children, specifically in schools. The Lord sends out a warning that there is going to be a lot of violence. The enemy’s strategy is to release violence into the schools and the Lord is calling us to prayer and intercession for children in schools.
RAISING THE BAR
Parents will demand a better quality of educational standards .The bar will be raised, not from the top but from the bottom. The system previously lowered pass rates, which resulted in demotivating students and lowering the standard of education altogether. This will be exposed to the public resulting in demand for changes which will take place. There is a call to parents to become involved and provide solutions on how to better schools.
Pride will be restored in the education system over a period of time. Teachers identified as being non-committal and just plain lazy will find that their work in the education system will be cut short.
A new solution is coming for Mathematics, Science and Biology teaching. A unique way of teaching will be implemented which will result in a lower dropout rate in these subjects.
The Department of Education will take a strong stance against the teachers union’s unrealistic demands. The public will take the education departments side on this stance against the unions and put pressure on the unions and the teachers to let go of unrealistic demands and step up their performance and be the teachers they are supposed to be.
The political wrangling within teachers unions will come to the fore and be exposed. It is not conducive to any improvement in schools or teaching, and much will be said in the media concerning this.
A vacuum between the ministry and the schools are being filled. It is not a departmental structure. This structure will be suggested by the unions to advise the department and bring consensus on the implementation of the national strategy. The national strategy is correct but there are problems with implementation. The ministry will receive the support that it currently lacks.
A vision was seen of somebody bringing a presentation to the education department for solar energy in the schools, providing in needs like lighting, heating and internet access. Solar panels were seen on the roofs of schools. The department of education is listening and realising the value of this. It will not be an expensive system. This solar project needs the backing of the government for it to realise.
Education will be the measuring stick for solar power usefulness in the public sector. Places with school-going children or students will be preferred for the provision of solar power.
Cell phone towers will be erected on school premises to provide access to wireless internet for schools as well as for the community. There will be some controversy regarding that in some communities concerning the effect of wireless transmissions on children’s brains and development.
Mining will be less dominant but take on its rightful place within the economy. It’s volume contribution will not decrease but it’s role will be more sober. Much restructuring will take place with the strategy to cut the mining cake into smaller, diversified units. There is a huge opportunity for contractors, both old and new, to service these mining areas. There will be less bulk employment by an entity – employment will be spread over a number of contracting entities in a bid to minimise the effect of strikes shutting down the entire mine. The unions are at present clambering for their survival as their power-base is being eroded. Their relevance and credibility will be increasingly questioned. Financial mismanagement issues are going to come to the fore.
Mining industries (specially the platinum mines) will expand in the next year. Many new stakeholders – not only the mines, government and unions, but a lot of different people – will get involved in mining. Even the suppliers to mines will become more involved in conversation around mining.
People are worried about China being involved in South Africa’s mining industry. China is perceived as a threat in mining. God says they will not be a threat. If there is any involvement from China it will be controlled. The advisory companies in the mining industry will continue to grow. They went through a difficult season, but things will turn around and they will start to grow again.
MINING AND THE CHURCH
Churches and church leaders will get involved in mines incidents. Community prayer meetings will start up. There will be a call in the mining community to turn to God, to pray and for peace to prevail. A head-on collision between the needs of the people versus the spirit of greed of leadership and people in political positions will play itself out in the media and public domain. This will bring a change and a turn in the mining union member’s perception of what the unions’ role and function is supposed to be. Government will have to step into the process to regulate the union space and prevent union monopolies in the future. Smaller unions will come to the fore that in future will become stronger. These smaller unions will be run by the younger generation.
At first it will seem as if they are incapable of fulfilling their mandate but, as time progress, they will make wise decisions and serve the people instead of succumbing to greed. These unions will have a positive effect on South Africa.
MOVING AND SHAKING
There has been an overemphasis on one or two mines, including Anglo American although there are other companies that also have a lot of authority in the mining sector. Many mines are closing under false pretences mere to open up new mines elsewhere. Thus the company overheads and income will not change. These closures are used to write off profits and benefit from tax write-offs. Some of the companies want to leave SA but they have been persuaded to stay.
Increased automation will occur in the mining sector. There will be a stronger focus on re-evaluating processes to make them more streamlined.
MOVING INTO AFRICA
South African’s knowledgeable mining people will start to go elsewhere. God is going to sow expertise and people into Africa, establishing new mining training institutions. South Africans will lead the way.
New mineral discoveries will take place in the more remote areas of SA, especially in the Northern Cape and Eastern Cape in the next 5 to 10 years. New towns will develop in these areas because of these discoveries. Areas that did not seem to be economically active before will become extremely active due to these new discoveries. The discoveries will open up a whole new era regarding specific mineral and resource deposits found in SA. The rest of the world was previously completely unaware of these mineral deposits. The new developments will introduce a whole new spectrum of mining that has not been practised in SA to any great extent before. The world’s attention will be on these new rich fields in SA. It seems that a lot of international companies wish to leave SA, but secretly many of them are discovering new mineral and resource possibilities in SA. These international companies are secretly planning to increase their activities in SA. Thus the mining industry will see positive development in SA in the future. There will be a few years of uncertainty. Many of these international companies will make use of this uncertainty to discourage the general population and other companies to become involved with the aim to lead them into letting their resources go and to let go of their involvement in SA, so that the international companies can pick it up in secret.
There are great reserves of oil in the country. Oil mining will start and over time many people will be employed for the mining of oil. Better packages will be provided for the miners and workers will be happier.
Another big diamond will be discovered. This event will be covered by a lot of press and will draw attention to SA. This diamond will be sold abroad.
Much will be said about mining in South African oceans in the next season to come. The public will become more aware of the potential of resources in the ocean. Overseas companies will become more involved in ocean mining ventures in SA. This arena was unknown for a long time to the public and general population of SA. South Africans will become more aware of ocean mining. The borders of SA do not stop at the shoreline but extend into the ocean where there are a lot of resources to be found.
A certain degree of discontent will arise regarding government regulations towards mining and mining companies in SA. At the same time there will be new legislation that will make certain mining ventures possible and much easier than in the past. Currently many people are leaving SA to mine somewhere else. But gradually people working in the mining industry that left SA will return for good job opportunities in the local mining industry and bring the expertise and the understanding and wisdom that they have learned while they were abroad back into SA. While many international companies will be functioning in SA in the mining industry, in the future many of the top positions will be taken up by South Africans.
With the purchase of mines the government will try to step into the process. Quite a few mines that belonged to big companies will be sold off and other companies will buy these mines. In this buying process the government will get involved and regulate some of the requirements. This will partly be done because government will try to prevent situations like the Marikana incident. There will be regulations on protracted strikes against mining companies, profit sharing and how mining companies treat their workers.
There will be a lot of problems with illegal miners. We saw a warning against the collapse of a mine in the Barberton area where a lot of lives may be lost. Please pray that God will warn the people before this happens. The government is going to take stronger and stricter measures and will close off certain areas. These mines had been abandoned. Fences are gone and the holes are open, therefore unauthorised people were able to get in. The entrances are going to be covered up effectively so that the illegal miners will not be able to go in, thus averting a crisis that would have received international attention. It is believed that the ones doing the illegal mining are doing so to alleviate poverty, but it is actually greed driving them.
Stricter measures by government will be implemented, which will naturally cost more money. This is going to cause mines to close down, or try to close down, because of financial issues. Some of them will try to bypass these stricter measures. To do that will cause a lot of damage.
A vision of a tremor was seen causing an underground collapse. This seemed to happen at night without a lot of injuries.
A concerted effort will be made to level the playing fields in terms of labour. The mining industry will put its foot down against legislation and the unions. They will even threaten the closure of their mines if their offer in negotiations is not accepted. This will force legislation to become more conducive towards mining in SA. The fights amongst unions themselves will become a major problem this year. There will be many deaths because of this conflict.
There is going to be a great shake up and scandal in the leadership of mining unions. It will be a shock to the nation and even union members will be shocked about what is going on. There will be a huge spiritual involvement in the unions, with a clash involving witchcraft. Please pray against the forces of witchcraft, superstition and manipulation in this regard.
The Lord is saying there are too many women venturing into the mining industry, which is going to crush them. The Lord is advising women to stay away from this field because it is tough and the negotiators are tough. It is changing the whole makeup of women who choose to get involved. It is a field that women should generally avoid and stay away from.
Too many towns have focussed on mining. They need to diversify, and allow other industries and factories to come in. Allowing diversity to come into mining towns provides alternative means of income for a community in times of trouble at the mines, preventing the shutdown of whole towns.
The word received over agriculture is: lifestyle. This has far more to do with an emotive connection than an economic one. Innovation will come from the deep, distant, difficult to reach rural areas. Due to this emotive connection the popularity of farms will increase dramatically, which will open up a lot of other business opportunities that were not seen as linked to farming previously. Affluent people will be buying farms, even though it does not seem to make any economic or political sense. These people’s presence will affect the areas surrounding them.
Opportunities will be created, not only in eco-tourism, but also in “lifestyle” tourism on running farms. There will be a new desire by farmers to open their farms to outsiders due to this interest in understanding and experiencing farms. Farmers, who traditionally would not consider the option, will have the desire to expose more people to what they are doing on their farms. This will have a settling effect on the agricultural market. Farming will transform into a lifestyle economy despite the predictions of doomsayers.
A Vision was seen of a father, son and grandson on the same farm who have put many years into the farm because of their love of the land. The Lord wants people to love the land because then they will love the country – God is going to bless these family farms.
A HERITAGE LABELA heritage label will be added to farming as a lifestyle. This will not be driven by government but by the public. There will be a desire to preserve this in as many forms as possible and it will cause an influx of capital from the business sector.
Farmers have been coming together for discussions because they don’t know the way forward. The future is vague and they are insecure. Some government announcements have made them nervous. The Lord is going to protect the landowners. The food security of SA will not be compromised. The world is watching SA with regard to the issue of land.
The government will not allow land grabs. They will find a way to give the people the land if they want it and develop areas where people can own their own land, rather than to take land that has already been utilized.
New plants are being cultivated. A new nourishing fruit, growing from a bush, will become very popular. Entire farms will grow this unique fruit. It will grow easily and can be stored for long periods. It will not be genetically modified.
Because of the discovery of available underground water in arid and remote areas in SA due to mining, new agricultural ventures will pop up. To support the development of these ventures, information will be gathered from countries like Israel about the development of crops in arid areas and knowledge gained from the Netherlands about green houses. Conservative use of water will also be on the agenda.
New pest control methods are being developed. Farmers, familiar with the old ways of pest control, are now transforming their farms. It is a slow start but these farmers are producing results and other farmers will follow. A company, supplying pest control product, will introduce farmers to a new way of controlling pests. There will be research in sound and frequencies with regard to pest control. Some of this research has already being applied on farms. The study results will motivate farmers to start using these new products. Although research is expensive the final results of this new method of pest control will be cheaper in the long run. We heard the Lord say “Let my sound heal the land”, and that is why research is being done in this area.
New types of beef, targeted at a niche market, will become available in SA. Due to the marbling qualities of the beef, cattle from Japan and other islands will be imported. New meat cuts, never before seen in SA, will become popular in South African stores and restaurants. The quality of meat will be higher and more meat will be produced and exported. There will be an increase in direct marketing, straight from farms, which will increase famers’ profit and decrease the costs paid by end users.
A vision was seen of canola plants being grown for oil. Similar to Europe there will be a great increase in the production of oil from plants in the coming year.
Difficult times lie ahead for the milk industry in SA. Dairy producers must investigate the feasibility of developing sour milk products as well as new uses for it in cooking and baking. New fermented milk products will appear on the market. This will help to revive the dairy market in SA. Some of these new products will be unique to SA. A new South African, affordable type of cheese will be in high demand. This cheese will be exported to other African countries and find its way to exclusive shops in Europe.
There will be an increase in demand in SA for fresh water fish. Interest from overseas markets will increase and that in turn will spur on local production.
There is going to be a problem with the maize crop in the Free State. A lack of maize meal will cause the government to realize the importance of positive relationships with farmers to assist them in looking after their crops. Research will be done on how and why crops fail, tunnel farming and farming in general.
A vision was seen of different poultry products on shelves e.g. turkey and quail. Less prominent poultry varieties will become prominent. Sales of a larger variety of products will stimulate growth in this market. Previously exclusive products will become accessible.
Many coastal sugar farms have been sold with the aim to develop mini-cities, resulting in a lack of sugar. Sugar imports have caused an imbalance of payments, which has to be equalized. Too much money is being spent on importing sugar. This will influence the future of sugar farming. The sugar industry will come under pressure. There are trade secrets in sugar production that people are reluctant to share. A partnership between the older and younger role players in the market will develop, resulting in trade secrets being shared and the establishment of a healthy market.
Exports in tea and green tea products will increase. Tea trees will be planted and exported to other countries.
The wine industry will receive lot of international acclaim in the next year. Many prizes will be given to wine farmers in SA.
A vision of many plagues, including worms and insects of all kinds, was received. Part of the difficulties South Africa will be facing in the next year is that pesticides will render produce not useable for human consumption. Especially the milk industry and partly maize and other industries will be influenced. This will lead to the innovation of new products and the use thereof aside from human consumption.
SMALL SCALE FARMING
Small scale vegetable gardens as well as livestock kept on a small scale will increase. Vegetables will be sold by street vendors and at markets. The street vendor concept will become more competitive and formalized. A vision of a mobile store concept was seen, where fresh produce was sold directly from the producers. In poor communities there will be a greater awareness of the importance of fresh food and vegetables versus processed and pre-prepared options. Health awareness will become prominent in poorer communities as well. This will create a whole new market of affordable food and vegetables.
THE CONDITION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CHURCH
In 2015 the South African Church will focus on people rather than buildings, vision and purpose. More pastors that love and care for the flock are being raised up. Many churches will evaluate their courses on the grounds of necessity, value and practical benefit.
People are being challenged to push beyond their present limits to become community-minded and lay down their lives for others. Due to this, borders and boundaries will be crossed while churches will be established as “lights on the hill”.
Not only rural churches, but also city churches will start to impact their surrounding communities in more practical ways. Because of the plight of the less fortunate, churches will use their resources to assist those in need. The desire and compassion to help have developed because of a new influx of the pastoral anointing into the church. The emphasis falls no longer only on apostolic and church planting ministries. Churches will not measure their importance on how many branches they have but will instead be concentrating on integration with the community. It is not about numbers any more but about reaching out to people that the Lord has placed around them. Bigger churches will extend their ministries to support smaller ones, similar to an umbrella covering them.
Although churches seem to be in a healthy financial state, households are experiencing financial constraints. Many churches have taken the warnings of the last two years seriously and placed a restraint on spending. Because of this they are now able to help struggling congregants in practical ways i.e. compiling and distributing food parcels. Instead of using finance for grand publicity, the church is utilizing what they have in a more humble way by helping the flock. Church leaders and congregants are in agreement; murmuring and complaints have changed into appreciation. The Lord is putting compassion into the leaders’ hearts. Many building projects, garden maintenance and hiring of new staff will be put on hold. The Lord said, “you need to tread water for a while, keep things afloat and first look after the people in need.”
Competition between churches has almost come to an end due to a realization that they do not have to compete with one another. This will have a stabilizing effect on the church environment. Churches will start to focus on their unique character. Identity will in general become a focal point, congregations will talk about who you are and God’s unique view of who He made you to be with regards to individual qualities. Local ministries will minister to their unique communities, leading to a new understanding of who the communities are and what they need. They will receive Godly input and direction on how to minister to their communities. Networks of churches will still exist but they will not build organisations. They will rather build up God’s people.
The government will reach out to the church in SA for counselling and advice. This will lead to a sharp increase in moral conscience. Political leaders will become active church members without VIP status. The Lord is making the importance of following Jesus public. Certain political parties will become active followers of Jesus and lead others in following Christ. It will become evident that parties’ members pray and seek God. This will not only happen in Christian political parties, but also in those not known to be Christian. Prayer rallies will accompany this.
A vision was seen of churches taking responsibility for public parks and the maintenance thereof. This will become a way by which the church will minister to families and communities. The Lord is saying: “You have been faithful in the past and I am entrusting you with more”. He has raised the level maturity of the church so that communities can be influenced. Municipalities and communities alike will welcome this strong community move as people are hoping that someone will take a stand. Municipalities will place parks under churches’ direction and fund children’s ministry in these parks. The Lord is opening doors that were previously shut.
Movement of leadership in the church will cause new congregations and church groups to be formed. Positive networking between different leadership and groups will increase. Even though many will leave large churches for smaller groupings, large churches will still increase in numbers. Many individuals will be involved in activities in more than one congregation at the same time. New emphasis will be placed on Bible knowledge and understanding, accompanied by a greater degree of Holy Spirit-revelation. Old teachings will return, accompanied with greater revelation and understanding.
Theology will come alive; emphasis will be placed on the practical application of Bible knowledge. Leaders walking with their people will advance very quickly, but those dominating their people will experience more difficulty. Churches have to be frugal with their finances in this season to come, even if a lot comes in.
Prepare yourselves for the next season that is to come. More church leadership will connect with businesses. Youth development will become increasingly important for the prosperity of congregations. Elderly care will become a great concern in communities and the public and churches will be expected to fill the need for caring for the elderly. Normal settings for the church will be re-invented in SA and unconventional places will be used. Great pressure will be placed on morality, leading to conflict in church. A choice to stay true to the Word and not to compromise will be required.
People in church will help leaders to “carry the light”. A vision was seen of a dim light that illuminates the path just enough for other people to be drawn onto it.
In the past church structures have not accommodated the youth; causing a generation gap. This has led to some leaders becoming discouraged. There are 30 or 40 leaders that wish to exit in the next few months, saying: “I had enough, I cannot continue with this, I am getting out”. God is encouraging them to not give up. He is saying: “I am raising a generation that will break out of their boundaries to help you to cover missing ground. Just hold on.”
In the previous season church members have grown in maturity. The Lord is going to use this development to influence the nation. He has strategically planted his church in different areas – for example politics, business and other spheres of life. Due to a reshuffling over the last years, we will this year start to see fruit coming forth from people’s lives in their jobs, business, and in government offices.
People in the nation are maturing and thinking for themselves. People are starting to take responsibility for their own growth on an individual level. They are spirit driven in their choice of church rather than being led by ulterior motives. Within the church in general there is a greater desire for accuracy versus visibility; people are seeking God’s blue print for their lives. Their specific calling is becoming far more important than competing with that which neighbouring churches are busy with. Churches will be mature enough to realize that each congregation should follow their unique calling from God.
A vision was received of churches that take hands with the media, especially Christian media. The Christian media sector will start networking. Although they previously have been rather reluctant to join hands because of competition; they will be reaching out to each other. This will create platforms in the Christian media where it is possible to come together and seek God’s will regarding further moves.
2015 will see a lot of media development within churches, by which very close relationships will be built with local media. We will see a lot of new churches on television and churches will become involved with radio productions. This will establish great worship events comparable to the “Huisgenoot Skouspel”. High quality Christian media events will draw even international Christian artists to come and perform. This will be similar to Angus Buchan’s mighty men conferences; huge crowds will be drawn to convention centers. Because of an overwhelming response these events will have to run multiple nights to accommodate all the people.
Local churches will be making powerful movies, based on real life stories. These movies will make a big impact on screen. Churches will bring many true heartfelt stories through this medium to the nation. A lot of training with regard to media will be required in churches. There has been training before but it happened on a very small scale and has by far not met the level of need in churches. Media will play a major role in the next year.
Networks between churches and church organizations will start to develop around themes, focusing on objectives such as the youth, feeding the hungry etc. Churches and organizations will come together in order to try and combat these issues and give hope.
Many outreaches will be planned with the aim to help people with regard to certain areas like becoming self-sufficient, going back to basics and teaching God’s word in a simple manner.
A vision was seen of a church that wanted to start with outreaches but it seemed that nobody was willing to go. God is saying: “I have put people in place, the passion is birthed in their hearts and they will be available to move when you call.”
In 2015 very mature and recognized prophets from across the world will pronounce prophetic words over the church of SA and Southern Africa. These will be strategic words of confirmation about what God is doing and planning. God is preparing a whole new move that will spread beyond Southern Africa. Many more congregations that, in the past, were not open to the prophetic ministry or hearing God’s voice will open up to that. Even the most traditional congregations and denominations will become open to receive the prophetic word.
There will be a greater demand for the ability to hear the Lord and therefore raising up prophetic people will become important. Initially there may be great resistance but churches will soon realize that they need to have these prophetic voices. Due to a waning resistance towards the prophetic, an increase in the maturity of the prophetic should occur. Present prophetic voices will still work hard, but there should be a definite increase in the number of disciples. This will put pressure on people who do not want to hear His voice because they will be constantly confronted with it. Prophetic people will, as a result of the maturing process, be displaying a pleasant boldness. A new wave of deliverance and supernatural healing will occur. The power ministry will be of greater importance than the need for information and teaching. People need to experience God’s Word; therefore Words need to be understood. As a result of moving with boldness in God’s power, local traditional tribes will be delivered from witchcraft and deviousness. This will happen in areas all around the country.
RESTORATION OF HOPE
There will be a theme of hope springing up from churches, spilling over into the nation. The nation will start to see the church as a place of hope. God is saying to this country that He wants to bring hope back to this land and this hope will bring forth the faith that we need. Because of that faith the church environment will have an impact on the economy and government. People in church will start to have hope and faith, which will inspire them to take action.
More churches are developing a strong social conscience. Programs that do not help communities will be discontinued. Instead of focusing on building, pastors will be looking after the flock and developing social programs. Churches will provide aids like clothes for nursery schools. They will also get involved with schools, police stations and other community service points.
A vision was seen of a movement in the spiritual atmosphere opening up in Soweto. People will start to stream to churches in Soweto. God is going to open up doors in Soweto which will have a huge impact, almost comparable to the move when people started streaming to Nigeria. Soweto is going to start to become a focal point of what God is doing in the South African church. Drug addicts will start to go to church because God is planting people there who will be able to help them. Instead of using drugs, they will be going to church expecting to be touched by God’s Holy Spirit. They are going to be turned around and will pull other people into church.
Testimonies in the form of ‘story telling’ will become popular in churches and communities. This move will especially become pronounced in the African churches. ‘Story telling’ will create better understanding. Through this people will be equipped, similar to the way Jesus equipped people by using parables. A lot of poetry is coming particularly out of the African churches. New poetry books will be published out of the church and Christian environment.
TIMES OF REFRESHING
A season of refreshing is on its way. The Lord is saying He is breathing a fresh breath over churches; it is as if the dust has been blown off, refreshing the hearts of His people. Acts 2 says that times of refreshing will come from the presence of the Lord. All over we will hear of churches that entered a season of revival, flowing in the Holy Spirit and manifesting His touch. People will fall over, roll, laugh and lie on the floor.
Church leaders will work with the people and resources they have available instead of searching for professional musicians. The focus will fall on teaching the church audience about worship and how to do it. A new influx of worship music will develop in the church arena, but not necessarily within the congregations.
Worship bands will take part in art festivals such as “Oppi-koppi” and “KKNK”. Youth bands are going to become exceptionally popular. They will not compromise and will draw both young and old audiences. Even elderly people attending the art festivals will love it and throw away their walking sticks as God touches and heals them during the shows. Secular artists are going to be touched by this. This will add fuel to the fire because even these artists will want to flow in this “product”. The Lord wants this to touch the rest of the world because of the radical nature of these people.
The Worship bands will receive a lot of exposure on television. Music programs and TV interviews will introduce them to the rest of SA, even secular music shows on television will have interviews with these bands because of their popularity.
Big youth festivals will take place that will expose SA youth to new worship. This will not be merely nice Christian entertainment but challenge the youth to become radical Christians.
God is warning to not try to keep the youth bound to specific congregations. Congregations should not try to grow their “numbers” by focusing on the youth. The youth will not be told what their preferences should be. They are going to move between congregations and be equipped by various churches. At times there will be a total mix with them visiting more than one church in a week, to be equipped through the various ‘gifts’ in which the different churches flow. They will not visit churches because these churches look good – they will be after true spiritual growth. Churches will be chosen on the grounds of how they are perceived in the spirit and not on a ‘pretty picture’.
WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
A vision was seen of churches that were collapsing, it looks like the whole building is imploding. They did not have a strong foundation to keep the building together. Make sure to adhere to building regulations.
Young leaders, which God has selected will be boosted into higher positions quite quickly. The older leaders should not feel rejected or upset but work together with those who have a specific calling.
More prayer is necessary for senior pastors and their families’ lives. Specific groups are called to pray for the senior pastor and the family surrounding them and they must take this call seriously.
New denominations will be created by the mixing together of traditional type of churches and the Pentecostal/Charismatic in a manner not seen before in SA. A greater emphasis will be placed on the pastoral and teaching gifts in this next season and less emphasis on the apostolic and evangelism anointing. Prophetic prayer, intersession and worship will be popular areas of development; this will create a future platform for stronger evangelism. The stronger evangelism platform in turn will create a new platform for the apostolic.
There will also be a stronger connection between the Christian and Jewish communities. The importance of baptism will come to the fore again. A John the Baptist type of anointing will come forth, where saved people will rededicate themselves to God with visible actions and signs.
Traditional churches still have value in the nation, because they have solid rules that have kept them to a high moral standard. A lot of them don’t agree with divorce, a lot of them have the Ten Commandments constantly before them. The followers of the traditional churches have a very strong moral fibre that is very important to the country. They have a much bigger following than we realise and they need to know that they are important in the nation.
There will be a melting of the barriers between the traditional church and all the others. Many of them are coming together already. There have been forums that are non-threatening and the traditional churches have begun to attend these forums. Although the traditional churches will still remain traditional, they will look different in their services, in their attitudes and the people that are their members. The previous generations have been accommodating but have dwindled and their voices are weak. Traditional churches will have a brief service for the traditional folk but then have another service for everyone else.
National Leader Changed
There is a strong traditional leader that had an encounter with the Lord. He has been known to have refused the manifestations of the Holy Spirit in services and baptism in the churches, but he had an encounter with the Lord and now he has changed his heart. God is busy giving him a strategy to address these issues. There will be an announcement coming in February/March 2015 where this leader is going to announce what has happened to him. He is a very strong man of prayer. He is wearing the traditional black toga signifying that he stems from within one of three traditional Afrikaans denominations. The Lord is touching him first and then this renewal will spill over to the congregations.
No More Theology
The words “stop your studies” were heard. Many of the students in theological seminary, are going to stop their studies because God is calling them to be authentic. Because of this the boundaries between charismatic and traditional churches will blur as people are looking for solid answers. Theology by itself, and experience by itself is not be enough anymore. There will have to be co-operation between the two flows in ministry to get answers to speak to the people’s hearts with the true word of God.
Renewal vs. Revival
Revival does not equal renewal. Renewal alone will not be enough anymore, revival is what God wants to bring into the churches. He is going to bring revival into the traditional churches, first on a small scale but it will just increase and spread among traditional churches. God is warning against renewal in terms of trying to shake things up a bit and simply adding a more modern approach. God wants to bring genuine revival.
A strong movement in the traditional church towards life in the word will occur, but there will be a small faction that will try to protect their customs, cultures and traditions. This faction will break away from the bigger traditional movement and start their own movement. This movement will be marginalised in rural areas and very conservative places. Their buildings will run empty. Because of the renewal in the previously traditional denominations some charismatic churches that have not been open to revival will become the “new traditional” church stuck in customs and traditions.
A vision was seen of the traditional church. A big church building was seen standing on the edge of a cliff with a landslide taking place and the both the foundation of the church and the church itself came crashing down. There is a moving away from the strong foundations of the church beliefs. This is putting the traditional church at risk, and the Lord wants to remind them of the true values of His Word and not the dogma. Traditional churches that are built on the true values of God will stand in this coming season, but those who focus on dogma will fall by the way side. Every church including the traditional churches are called to uphold His word in society. The frustration growing in the hearts of the members of the traditional church will cause people to want to get out, and a small action towards commitment to God’s word in the church will have an immense positive impact on their lives.
There will be some rather peculiar shakings surrounding the Pope. This will have Catholicism spinning and turning on its head. A lot is happening behind the scenes that will be brought to light and this will cause cracks and division in the Vatican and again in Catholicism.
A New Move
There has been a slowing down and stagnation in the Pentecostal Church. For many years there has been no progress. The leaders are coming together at an annual forum with their agenda. They will put this agenda aside and wait on the Holy Spirit to reveal the next phase of the plan for the Pentecostal churches. Revival will visit the hearts of the leaders. Many traditions they developed and held dear will be addressed and removed. The people in the pews will be shaken by the new things that are going to be implemented and by revival coming into the churches. Many of the Pentecostal leaders are so set in their ways and unable to break out of the mould they created for themselves. They are too conscious of what the people will say about them to allow themselves to grab hold of the new. Those that don’t embrace the changes will have empty churches.
The Pentecostal groups have tried to close the circle and lock it so that no one else can get in. This is a futile exercise as the Lord will keep breaking those doors down. He will keep sending people deemed unnecessary to disturb them and prohibit them from forming a closed group.
The Lord is disciplining the Pentecostal church saying: “I have called you to make disciples and not to cage people in”. Instead of discipling them the church has held on to people. In this next season there will be a whole strong focus from God for a discipling process in Pentecostal churches. Where leaders have held onto a shepherding function instead of a discipling function, and the Lord said is calling leaders back to disciple their people. A lot of Pentecostal churches will run empty, people will join other Pentecostal churches because of their focus on shepherding people instead of discipling them. Unless there is a clear strategic move of discipling these churches will lose purpose and the people will move away.
The plans of the Pentecostal churches’ counsels will be shaken during the next move. These churches have followed their own rigid set of rules for a long time. But God is saying: “No more! These are not My plans and not My commandments.” The slate is clean, all own agendas will be removed.
A constitutional change will take place in many Pentecostal denominations; for some it is only a partial constitutional change but it will transform their church environment.
A prominent Pentecostal leader
God will increasingly use people like Dr. Izak Burger and other prominent Pentecostal leaders in a public capacity to speak against atrocities and corruption on government level. He will be a regular feature in the media.
Many charismatic leaders are old and worn out. They have forgotten the original intent of their calling. The only way that they are going to revive themselves is by waiting on the Lord. The responsibilities of keeping the ministry running caused many pastors not to have the time to wait on the Lord. There will come a renewed realisation of their need to spend time with God. He wants to revive them by rekindling their first love. Then revival will spread to the rest of their church. These churches have gone into maintenance mode where people have become inactive and dissatisfied with nowhere else to go. The leaders have fraternised with friends in high level positions and lost their love for the ministry and the people. It is time for these leaders to get back to the things that inspired them originally.
God is saying: “Feed My sheep, feed My people”. Some charismatic church members will move out of the church to home churches. God is firstly going to feed the leaders so that they can come to a place where they can lead again. The Lord is using the assistant leaders in the church to feed the sheep in the home groups, in the home cells and in the home churches. This will happen for a season and then God will call the people back. Those who have gone out of the charismatic movement will come back again with new vision and determination. A new connection with the leaders will take place. Some home groups will bring new ideas and a new flavour. This will be seen as the new charismatic.
A vision was seen of a big bus with a driver in the bus. The bus represents the charismatic congregation and the driver represents the leader or pastor. This bus started off on a highway where it was able to travel quickly for long distances with high speed. But the charismatic road has changed into a winding road that goes up a mountain pass which is precarious and dangerous. The driver of the bus is holding onto the steering wheel trying very hard to steer the bus. God is saying: “Let go of the steering wheel and fall back in trust and depend and rely on Me”. The moment the driver lets go of the steering wheel the bus leaves the road and starts flying. God says: “I will be in control now. It will not be what you understand through human endeavour and knowledge.” God wants to take control and take the charismatic church to a place where it’s never been before.
There are many charismatic leaders that have become proud and arrogant in what they have accomplished. They have removed themselves from the people and set themselves above others. Because of this the flock cannot associate with their leadership anymore. Pride comes before the fall. God wants these leaders to repent and add themselves once again to the rest of the body. The traditional leaders will start to become mentors and teachers to the charismatic leaders in humility, in serving and in having a heart for the flock.
A vision was seen of pastors on television especially in America where a big X was drawn over them in order to cancel them. There are shows which are doing more harm than good. Christian media is called to be genuine and true and not puffed up.
The Charismatic movement is old and needs to move on. How will that be done? Leaders need to connect to those who have moved on but have been rejected. Through the support of the previously rejected pioneers, the entire direction of the charismatic move will be changed and renewed. The Lord wants a new momentum to get people out of stagnation. The process of finding those who have been criticised before will facilitate this.
Release of Finance
A Vision of a huge river with a dry riverbed being flooded was seen. The Lord is saying that for those who have been really working and labouring hard there is a great release of finance coming like a mighty river. The Lord is going to enable many churches to carry a lot of projects and other ministries along. Churches will have a big influence in areas where there are great needs.
Refreshing of Hearts
The Lord is going to refresh the hearts of His tired people. Many have been pulling and working very hard but have neglected some of the basic principles that brought them to a new life. God is calling us not to bind ourselves to a movement but to bind ourselves to Him. He will renew is from day to day. His mercy is new every morning. Instead of connecting to a movement, we must connect to a God that continually moves. The Lord is saying to the charismatic movement: “I want to move with you, move with Me and do not be bound to what you know as charismatic but be bound to Me and you will be continuously renewed.”
There will be a refocus on leadership and taking of hands. This will produce a different team dimension not only in team leadership but team strategy as well as pulpit ministry. Team ministry will increase.
The Fire of God
A vision of a huge fire was seen and as the fire subsided, it looked like the fire was extinguished. But the burning embers remained and became prevalent. God will do a secret work in the hearts of the people that will carry a fire across the nation. The Lord has used the leaders to ignite the fires. God will raise up specific people that will still infuse flames but coals are important. The coals still contain warmth and the fire of God. These coals within the hearts of the charismatic people will continue to burn and make big impact on the people.
The Lord is much busier than anyone could fathom and the church throughout the world is not going to fall apart. The Lord has appointed and identified people in every region and nation and He is convicting, convincing and bringing them in. Often the church might not resemble your own model of what church should be, but it is still church in the Lords eyes. The fact that we may not always see it does means that we have to trust Him with His church. The Holy Spirit wants to lift people to a higher place in order to have Gods perspective over the world. The church and individuals have lost some perspective and the Lord wants to change the focus away from all the crises; not looking at the things below, but to look at what He is currently doing in order to have the correct insight.
The church globally is far healthier than it’s ever been and is increasing in the Kingdom dimension. A young group of people will start to see these things happening under the world’s radar and they will start to document it. This documentation will bring a whole new release of life into the Body of Christ worldwide. The western church has been very vocal and very prominent whilst the eastern and African churches have been quiet and community focused. Through this documentation a balance will come and we should stand in awe of what the Lord has done as His glory covers the earth.
A vision was seen of a lot of angelic activity around the world and it speaks of a lot of supernatural protection over the church which will be necessary in this present-day phase of the global church.
Business opportunities will be opening up for the Body of Christ. A new move with regard to evangelism, specifically through business, will take place, particularly through Africa.
INCREASE IN SUPERNATURAL WORKS
There will be an increase of the supernatural amongst the body of Christ that will inspire many to know and understand the power of God. God is calling His Body into a dispensation of divine visitations. The supernatural is going to be very important. People in troubled areas will see equippers being transported via supernatural means (Phillips transport) to equip them. People in these remote areas and in areas of persecution will testify of this. God has transport beyond airplanes and our natural environment.
We will hear of miraculous provisions like the miracle of Jesus multiplying the fish and bread. We will hear lots of testimonies of Gods supernatural provision in difficult situations.
There is going to be a strong release of the miraculous in different ministries like healings, signs and wonders. Ministries will start to encounter God showing up at the most desperate times.
A vision was seen of the Middle East; in a desert area massive crosses were falling from the sky and landing on the ground up straight. As they were coming down the ground shifted. God is moving into the Muslim world. As the crosses are taking ground there will be more space created for Christianity in the Muslim world.
NEW BIBLE TRANSLATION
There is going to be a release of a new translation of the Bible. Theologians have been working on it for many years. They are going to release parts of it next year. It will be a translation that will bring great refreshing and take people back to reading the Word in a very easy to understand format.
Regarding the prophetic in the global church the words: “I have trained you now I will send you” were heard. Although the church might not be moving around a lot in this season to come, God is saying He is sending the prophets out globally in the world. Many of them will go undercover without people knowing what they are there to do. God is commissioning them to go and equip the saints. There are many equipped prophetic people in SA who are sitting on their gifts and God is challenging them to go out. “You will go and you will teach, preach and equip the nations”.
THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
Great worldwide growth will be seen in the hidden church. A secret spiritual work is taking place in dangerous places of the world causing an increase in the supernatural. God is supplying for and protecting His people supernaturally. Persecution of Christians in hot spots in the world will increase. The media will paint a very bleak picture of what is going on. But in truth an increase in Christians will take place. In many western societies churches will have a re-awakening of their Christian values because of the publicised persecutions. The fear that extremists are trying to instil in Christians will have the opposite effect; it will cause more Christians to be activated to see Gods Kingdom come. There is a great call to go out and reach the Muslims.
Many western government officials will openly support Christianity and take a stance against persecution. Even celebrities will get involved. The Lord is raising up people to pray, to be sensitive and stand in the gap for the nations and for the church.
2015 will see a decline in certain traveling ministries. Churches will be forced to focus on and strengthen their home bases.
God is going to bring a re-awakening in the church. People will become more passionate and radical about the truth of God and the truth of scripture. This will ignite many people into passionate Christian living which will inspire many from other countries and similar re-awakenings will take place in other parts of the world because of what is happening in UK churches. The British will return to their Christian heritage.
Last year’s (2014) warning about air travel to the Middle-East still stands and it will stand for the foreseeable future including 2015. Flights that hub through the Middle-East should be checked with the Lord.
In the next few years to come air travel in Africa will substantially increase. There is a hold up in the growth of aircraft industry in Africa because of political wrangling and monopolies. More airlines should have been in the air by now but because of the wrangling it was postponed. These problems will get sorted out and a whole new opportunity for airlines to do business in Africa will start opening up that will cause many airlines to take their place in Africa. Most of this travel will take place not from the African continent to other continents but between African countries. New routes and connections will become possible.
Aircraft maintenance has not been up to the excellent standard that it should be. Sub-standard products are being used and repairs are being pushed through too fast. Aircraft mechanics are being re-trained, new suppliers of parts are looked at and a new fuel mixture will be used in the running of the aircraft. The use of sub-standard product will be eliminated. Simple changes will make a big difference in the aircraft safety.
NASA is developing new technology for airplanes. A lot of this technology is actually warfare focused and new warfare planes are being developed. A very large airplane, with a big capacity to transport passengers will be manufactured. The design was originally meant for warfare purposes. It will be used to relocate large amounts of people from one place to another.
NEW FLIGHT PATHS
New flight paths will be developed as near accidents have frequently occurred on busy routs. Some of the overcrowded flight paths are going to be trimmed and new flight paths will be implemented.
Much less disastrous air accidents will occur than the past year. The aviation industry will spend the year investigating the recent disasters. The world aviation authorities will increase safety procedures that will lead to the decommissioning of aircraft that are older than 20 years of age. This applies specifically to the jet engine planes and less so to the prop engines.
Some changes in policies need to be done on how to effectively manage pilots and their flight schedules. Many of the accidents were caused by human error because of an over utilisation of human resource and pilots.
With the economic meltdown Airlines are trying to save costs and taking risks on people. This will have to be re-addressed to prevent future human error.
A more efficient aircraft engine with less air pollution will be implemented into some aircraft this coming year.
There will be major terrorist attempts on airplanes and a lot of wisdom will be needed from the national governments on how to combat it.
Because of a shortage many pilots have been rushed and pushed through the system. A condensed program is used that is not sufficient. They need to go back to yearlong training to complete the necessary requirements. There will be a slowdown in air travel. People will be thinking twice before booking a flight. Because of the competition between airlines for more flights and passengers, the standard of services has declined. During the slowing down period the quality of services and products in the airline industry needs to be reviewed and improved upon.
A outbreak of an infectious disease (similar to the Ebola scare) will cause flight limitations between countries. This will lead to new products and advancements in preventative measures for these kinds of situations.
There is a great expectation for growth of digital books in SA but the growth will not be as rapid as predicted. Printed books will sell more in SA than other parts of the world. In America and Europe the e-platform will continue its growth.
Farming is usually highly esteemed globally but in terms of the economy has a very low rank. People’s estimation and interest in agriculture is increasing as they become more interested in where their food is coming from and how it is produced. Research into the viability of food production to feed the nations will become a hot topic. The European nations will continue with their agricultural subsidies and increase it. They will partner with nations that have more ground available for agriculture through this mechanism of subsidies. Through this bartering strategy resources will be shared instead of mere financial provision.
The concept of “putting your hand in the soil” will start to increase among the normal population. More people will try their hand at farming in green spaces like city rooftops. Edible gardens (where people will plant gardens that are not just pretty but can be eaten) will become a fad.
Communal plots for growing vegetables will also increase. Many people will go back to the original seed (before they were genetically modified). Original or old genetic seed will become valuable.
The great fish shortage will cause governments to step in and create safe haven areas for the fish. These areas will be guarded and heavy penalties that will be imposed to ensure the recovery of the fish population.
Action will be taken against some countries that are not keeping to international agreements that were made regarding fishing and restrictions on fishing.
A new way to dry freeze fruit and legumes like soya beans and peas will be developed. This new method will reduce spoilage and allow longer storage for produce.
New packaging material and method will be developed that will receive attention internationally. It will be biodegradable and environmentally friendly and a viable replacement for plastic.
A new type of rice will be developed in eastern countries that produces a bigger grain. The farming method for this rice remains the same as other rice but is more profitable.
In the coming year international farming will be affected by pests and plagues and a lot more pesticides will be necessary. People should be wise in which pesticides they use. Some areas will experience shortages in the coming year. Wisdom is required in the handling of crops.
The farming community in Europe should prepare for extremely cold weather conditions.
A picture was seen of a rice field with brown stains (some kind of disease) on the rice. The field seemed to be located in China.
Banking has received a very bad reputation, and people don’t trust banks anymore, not for insurance, not for investments, nor to put their pension fund in. The banks will regain credibility.
A lot of shocking information is still to be revealed in the banking sector. Legislation towards banks has changes but the safeguards towards the individual is not in place. Banks need to take responsibility for the individual. This will force banks to create new products that will be more beneficial to the people.
Certain big banks in America came together after the last crisis and started planning for the next phase ahead. A picture is seen of a safety belt that had been tied around all three of these banks. The goal of this safety belt is to jointly protect them and increase their profit as it was before the financial crisis. This new profit making will be done under the false pretence of client consciousness while in actual fact it is an attempt to get more money into their own pockets. These banks think they are getting away with it but their actions will have the opposite effect of what they expected and force them to fulfil the obligations that they promised to their clients.
Banks will be investing in building projects in various countries in the world. Financing building projects is going to be a theme for banks in 2015.
Some banks will be shutting down in this coming year. Some countries that think they are fine will experience difficult economic times and they should prepare for it or else they will be caught unaware. This will necessitate a reshuffling in their National government and new leadership.
A whole division of ABSA is going to be cut off or sold. ABSA will endeavour to make itself light footed and modern.
New Young and Innovative Leaders
Smart clever men are graduating and preparing themselves to go into the financial and banking sector. There is not enough people with management skills in banking. Therefor banks poach these workers from each other, recycling the same persons through the system. Young innovative people will come in and bring new ideas.
Smart banking will become increasingly important in the banking industry. Through smart banking banks will be able to be more cost effective and accessible. In 2015 it will seem like international banking is stable and has recovered. Most banks will become more profitable.
Christians Need to Get Involved
Although there is a strong Muslim influence in Algeria, the Christians of the country should not fear getting involved in the politics of their nation. The leadership of the nation has manipulated the law to stay in power. God will reveal this. The hearts of the young people will revolt against the regime that professes to be democratic but is not.
Change of Leadership
Troops are massing at the borders with war in their hearts. The local population will once again be the people who suffer. The Lord is bringing a change in the leadership of Algeria. The present leaders are arrogant and shouting for war but God will not allow it.
A lot of movement will take place across the borders of Algeria in the next 6 months. Factions within the country are receiving guns and ammunition from an unknown country in the Middle East, to stir up war. These shipments of weapons will be intercepted and sent to a harbour in Europe and destroyed. Thus the war in Algeria will fizzle out.
Cleansing the Land
Initially there might be an uprising and conflict, and leadership will be ousted. But then rain will come and wash the land and cleanse the country. The people in Algeria became numb, but God is awakening the nation. International funds will be released into Algeria for education and literacy in areas where there was no education before.
The focus of the economy is on oil and gas exports but the Lord will redirect the focus to other sources also to improve the economy. A future growth in the tourism industry will further improve the economy. A vision was seen of different coloured cloths symbolising an increase in trade.
The Favour of God
Because of the many refugees Algeria is receiving, God will give the country favour.
The northern parts of Algeria will have turmoil. In the southern parts there are tribal groups that do not feel part of the rest of Algeria. They feel disconnected to what is happening in the north. They want to go on with life and not be involved in the northern conflict. It is important to include these tribes in nation building and representation. There might be the possibility that, if there is no integration, a similar demand for southern autonomy could happen in Algeria as did with Sudan and southern Sudan.
A vision was seen of women praying for the children of a barren portion of land. Their prayers will cause crops to grow again. There will be a settling towards the second half of 2015. People will again begin to grow the crops to sustain themselves in Algeria. There will be fewer deaths from hunger as they will sustain themselves with their own food.
A vision was seen of Burkina Faso as a diamond, there is a special light that is over the country. God’s cross was seen over it signifying a strong base in Christianity in the country. Not a lot of attention is given to this nation as God has hidden it for a special purpose.
Although Burkina Faso has not been in the spotlight because of the the Ebola outbreak, its proximity to the outbreak will cause more international attention on this nation, and bring more foreign help to Burkina Faso. Pressure will be placed on government to change their ways. God is calling in a new stability and responsible governance into Burkina Faso. Rural development will increase because of outside help especially in agriculture and farming.
Education and health will also receive a lot more aid. The hearts of the people are being prepared to receive outside help, not to depend on it but to use it to position themselves to develop themselves in years to come. The people of Burkina Faso will become an example to other African countries on how to empower your people and how to make use of foreign countries and foreign aid to start up a new economic self-growth and development.
A Safe haven
Burkina Faso is in a region that is surrounded by nations with a spirit of ethnic violence and they have been called by the Lord to be a safe haven for those who are in need. The Lord wants to give this little nation a strategy to be able to dismantle the power of the warring spirit in that region, as it has to be addressed by the people that live under the oppression.
Though Burkina Faso has the lowest literacy rate in the world, in the coming years there will be major technological advancements. Companies from eastern island nations (perhaps Malaysia or Philippines) will build a technology factory that will manufacture cell phones or iPads. Burkina Faso will export this product to the other African nations. The learned people of Burkina Faso people have received their education in foreign nations. They love their country and they will use what they have learned in their own homeland.
There seems to be a large Christian women prayer movement in Burkina Faso. Congregating in these prayer groups has been restricted to a maximum of groups of five. They don’t want to draw attention to themselves. The woman are praying for their families and their nation. Because of their prayers the Lord is sending angels to bring a new level of prosperity to the people of Burkina Faso. Surrounding nations will want to learn from them.
A Hidden Leader
It seem to the people of this country that they do not have a choice with regard to leadership. But there is a hidden leader that God has been preparing. When the leader comes into power many changes will take place in government. This new leader might not come into power in the upcoming elections but the next.
Botswana is a model of African development. The people and government are very close together. It is a far richer nation than anyone anticipates – an oasis in the desert. It is a very important platform for southern African development and for launching into other southern African nations. A vision was seen of the Lord as the Lion of Judah that has stepped into this nation and make it flourish.
Previously, the nation did everything in their own strength, but God will change that. He has placed Botswana strategically so they can help the nations around them.
Illegal trading will be exposed Botswana banks. They will stop this by implementing new policies. Business people from other nations in southern Africa are hiding their money in the countries’ banks.
A vision was seen of high rise buildings going up signifying growth in the country and increased investments and business ventures.
A car building factory will be put up in Botswana. Heads of German companies are deliberating the advantages of constructing a factory in Botswana. This new factory will not be located in a big city. The Botswana economy will be diversifying to more than just diamonds and mining in order to employ the population and thus alleviate poverty and decrease state dependence. Investment in the country will be simplified. A diverse range of factories will arise; from car factories, bottling plants and boxing factories etc.
Mining and power generation will increase. Infrastructure will develop much faster in Botswana than the countries around them.
Green field energy projects like wind power will be expanded. A vision of wind turbines covering the landscape was seen.
Developments in media and telecommunications will take place in Botswana. There will be great investment in cell phone technologies developing new services in the industry.
A Tertiary Hub
Intellectuals and well educated individuals will emerge in Botswana. The Lord is setting Botswana as a new tertiary educational hub in southern Africa. Economic development will continue.
Most of Cameroon’s huge oil reserves have not yet been documented or seen. The Lord is keeping His hand over this nation and its oil reserves because He wants it to be discovered by the people that He designated it to. Nothing will be found until the right person or the right groupings come along.
A big emphasis is placed on the agriculture and the export of produce from Cameroon. Good trade will take place between Cameroon and the European Union that will open up the export market for produce. High production of maize will come from the fields.
Growth in the fashion industry and its export will occur. New fabrics and fabric patterns will be developed that is unique to the country. The country has been underestimated. God is ushering in a new season of prosperity. He will place His creativity and uniqueness on the people.
Cameroon has had a turnaround policy which will bear major fruit in their nation. The economy of this country has been downplayed. But God will bless the Cameroonian economy to be an example to Africa. Development and foreign investments will increase significantly in the years to come. Gods heart for Cameroon is to make it a hub for stability in the region.
The small and informal businesses will become prosperous. Informal shops and stores will move into solid structures. Well educated people will be produced by Cameroon.
Stability is coming in the government. God is placing His servants in key places and key roles in this country. Very stable economic development will take place over the next few years that will go unnoticed by many other countries. God is protective over foreign businesses that are allowed into Cameroon. New mining ventures will open up. The government will handle mining investments with wisdom for the benefit of the people of Cameroon.
Intercession for the unborn babies
The church has to pray for the protection of unborn babies, babies and children.
Sport development will take place in Cameroon. Sports training facilities will be built to attract European sport clubs. International athletes and especially soccer players will make use of newly built facilities, stadiums and sports venues. A prominent tennis player will come out of Cameroon. He will have a multi-coloured background and attract a diverse following. This sports star will restore the pride of Cameroon.
Hopelessness has settled over Libya. New laws will be written to restore hope to the people. Heads of state will come together and discuss a new constitution. But implementation of the new constitution will take time.
There was a lot of potential for progress and change after the old government was taken out in Libya. Many people were excited and full of hope, but it seems that the opposite is happening from what everybody had hoped would occur.
Many dissatisfied groups, who were living under fear and could not voice their demands and needs, have now, for the first time, taken the courage to speak out and make their needs known and fight for their right and position in the country.
A new equilibrium amongst the people groups in Libya and a new spirit of nation building needs to come forth. This will happen through dialogue between the different groupings. They need to understand their position in the country and their relation to each another. The conflict in Libya is being escalated by the Muslim brotherhood and other factions who use the turmoil for their own personal gain and towards the bigger Muslim plan for the whole of northern Africa and the Middle East. There is a great demand for democracy in many of the civilians in Libya, but it is in conflict with the Muslim extremism that wants to settle itself in Libya. This conflict will not be resolved in 2015.
A new education program will be implemented. Because of the current danger of public places, homebound women and children will begin to implement new home schooling systems. The women will have wisdom to protect their families and warn them of possible danger.
Business, farming, import and export has ground to a halt. The country has become a place of fear. This wall of fear needs to be demolished, but it will take time.
For many years international companies were uninterested in Libya. But God will now put the international business attention on Libya. Selected opportunities and niche markets will open up for foreign investment. This will start to grow the Libyan economy.
A New Openness
Libya will open for outside assistance. The older generation fear foreign influence because of the possible change it will bring. The younger generation is in favour of help from western nations. Governments of western nations, in future, will have a strong influence in Libya and bring stability and ease the conflict between tribal factions.
Prayer for Libya
Because of persecution many Christians are leaving the country. Without the Christians in the country there will be no prayer. This will open up a gap for the enemy to escalate the conflict and the loss of life. A window of God’s grace, hope and help has opened for Libya. Christians need to take hold of this opportunity and use it wisely. Conflicting forces are pulling the nation into different directions. Prayer is needed in this regard.
Peace will come
The military has a strong influence in the country. A vision was seen of hail falling signifying hard times ahead.
A vision was seen of Muslim women wearing traditional clothing, and then taking it off; change will come in the land. The Lord showed an olive branch over the country which means that there will come a season of peace.
Israel is financially strained and struggling to find money. Although some people have been sending money to the country others are convinced withholding the money will end the war.
A Vision was seen of young Israelis getting fed up with the situation in their country and leaving to work elsewhere. They are sending money back into the country to support their parents and families. These young Israelis are losing their faith and their identity in the process. Parents are praying for peace in Israel so that their children will return to their nation and their faith.
The Israeli leadership are not looking to God for solutions. Rabbis have tried to counsel the leadership according to scripture. An impasse has been reached between the spiritual leaders and government.
Fuelling the Conflict
There are behind the scene antagonists fuelling the conflict between Hamas and Israel in Gaza. In 2015 the parties involved will be revealed. The media will expose the countries and parties and their involvement in the attacks against Israel. Israel will continue to experience attacks throughout 2015.
A vision was seen of the Israelis laying down their weapons and, in doing so, giving their enemy an opportunity. The Palestinians will put up a deceptive facade of innocence and attack when Israel shows the first sign of weakness.
In public people will say they are not supporting the Palestinians but in secret they will fund the Palestinian military with weapons. Signs of peace and negotiations for peace will take place but no peace will come.
Interceding for Israel
A vision was seen of a serpent or dragon coming out of the Mediterranean Sea and attacking the coast line of Israel. It will be an unexpected attack. In the vision the serpent or dragon seemed to come from the ocean depths and only reveals itself when it reaches the shoreline. Many people that have never before prayed for Israel will be moved to pray and intercede for the country and its people. Conflict will arise in America regarding support for Israel. It will become a contentious issue amongst politicians.
A Nuclear Threat
A nuclear threat against Israel will occur in 2015. This will further threaten the peace and stability in the Middle East. A vision was seen of a tremendous aerial explosion over a greatly populated area of Israel. This explosion will cause terror amongst the people but will have no effect on the ground.
Times and Seasons
2015 will be a very significant year for Israel. People will have to clearly discern the times as the Lord will show His arm concerning the nation.
Scripture God gave for the people of Israel was Zachariah 12:3, “On that day when all the nations of earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations, all that try to move her will injure themselves”.
We will see a lot of other nations join the outcry of Israel against Palestine, especially China and Russia. The alignment to the Palestinian people will cause a global escalation of the crisis. There will not be a quick solution as everybody hopes but ultimately the Lord will show His hand in Israel’s favour and they will not lose the ground that they have taken.
Iraq has seen a big turnaround of leaders. This trend will continue into the next year. The people are dissatisfied with proposed leaders and cannot find an appropriate candidate. Nobody seems to have a solution for Iraq. There is a lack of proper government, housing, farming, import and export. The country is fragmented and disorganised. Eventually a new military leader will arise that will unite the people of Iraq.
The Role of the European Union
A vision was seen of a huge military intervention coming from the European Union, specifically the UK, which will be supported by the USA. This will again bring stability for a season within Iraq. The governing of Iraq will not be taken over by these countries but assistance will be given to the current government. Those in power will be a thorn in the flesh to the foreign nations involved in the intervention.
Dismantling of Power
A dismantling of power will continue in Iraq and the surrounding countries. The inner workings of ruling powers and factions will be exposed. The turmoil in Iraq will bleed over into the neighbouring countries. An international blockade will be put in place to try and prevent the spread of the conflict. Because of this terrorist retaliations will take place in western countries, causing a higher security threat in all the countries in the northern hemisphere. Israel will join the fight against this threat.
America will be sending troops as advisors into Iraq, it will bring a flicker of hope that will be short lived.
Russia has again become a force to be reckoned with and should not be forgotten. They are funding areas of conflict like Iraq and Palestine and supplying weapons to these areas.
Military threats of Russia towards the west will escalate in this next year. There has been constant undercurrents of violence and terror from Russia that will be openly displayed in this next year revealing Russia’s animosity towards the west.
Russia will promote destabilisation of the oil reserves in the Middle East because of sanctions imposed on it. They will try to put pressure on the rest of the world to lift sanctions and buy Russian oil again.
A vision was seen of cycling accidents in South Africa: A car clipped a bicycle during a cycle race and a truck ploughed into many cyclist because of brake failure. Please pray against this.
A vision was seen of large plots of land and city office blocks burning.
Many harbour disasters were seen: Big container ships, entering harbours having foolish accidents as well as anchor’s breaking as they are dropped and crashing into the side of the dock. A ship going sideways into the harbour. A container being lifted off and being dropped on the side of the ship damaging the ship and causing the ship to topple. Large scale neglect in harbour equipment will cause failure in electric motors, chains and ramps leading to loss of life. Safety regulations need to be revised.
There will be a global nuclear threat coming in 2015. Hundreds of thousands even millions of people will be impacted by that nuclear threat or explosion. Intercession against this will be very necessary.
A spirit of suicide was discerned over Gauteng province in South Africa, causing an unnatural amount of suicides. Please pray against this.
There are some terrorist threats which are not being taken seriously. Pray that the authorities will take them serious before it is too late. There is a serious onslaught that is coming and the nation has to be proactive in resisting it, through proactive prayer and measures, it is not like anything that has happened before. The Lord is specifically warning the US in this regard.
The crisis with Boko Haram in Nigeria will escalate severely again and assistance from other nations will be required. There will be a response for assistance and Boko Haram will be taken out of the picture.
Many terrorist attacks and kidnappings will take place in the Middle East and America as a means to get people’s attention.
A vision was seen of a drought in Argentina causing pestilence and loss in the banana and pawpaw crops.
There will be many earthquakes around the world. A chain reaction will be caused: one earthquake will trigger the next earthquake. There will be earthquakes in regions of Africa where they are least expected. These earthquakes will not be intense, but it will be a precursor to bigger earthquakes that will come in later years. In the future tsunamis will cause great damage in major coastal African cities.
An earthquake will occur on the Californian coast that will cause tidal waves.
A lot of rain will occur in South America, causing whole village to disappear under mudslides. The governments of these nations should prepare adequately for this.
A vision was seen of a meteorite heading for earth and bouncing from the atmosphere. The entire earth was white. The meteorite was supposed to hit earth but Gods hand of protection will prevent it.
Many pests and insect plagues will occur during the next year. Locusts plagues, hornets and wild bees attacking people will be in the news. Diseases associated with plagues and insects like malaria and bubonic fever will increase.
Tornados will occur in areas of Northern America that usually do not get tornados. There will be incessant rain in the northern parts of Europe (including Scotland).
During 2015 there will be an abnormal occurrence of high seas and possible tsunamis.
Please pray against corrupt government officials in South Africa.
Pray against drug cartels trying to establish parallel economies especially in rural South African areas.
Pray against violence and violent attacks in South African schools.
Pray for peace to prevail in the mining industry and communities.
Pray for God to protect and warn people against a mine collapse in the Barberton area.
Please pray against the clash of unions in South Africa and the forces of witchcraft, superstition and manipulation involved.
Pray for pastors, senior leaders and national Christian leaders. Pray for their families, health, finances and safety.
Pray against acts of terror and terrorism.
Pray against the collapse of an African church building.
Pray for the Muslims. God’s desire is to reveal Himself to them. Pray for hearts to be open.
Pray against conflict resurging in Libya. Pray for Christians who are being persecuted within the nation of Libya.
Pray against the spirit of suicide in the Gauteng province of South Africa.
Pray against the spreading of pests and diseases like malaria, Ebola, and various plagues through insects and animals.
Please continue to pray against the dangers pointed out in the prophetic warnings.
Pray for the protection of the lives of people and the ultimate salvation of the lost.
The Prophetic Round Table for 2015 consisted of Andre Coetzee, Paul Bevan, Anita Giovannoni, Jean Lung, Mary Stamatiou, Andries van Heerden. Round table guest: Bennie de Waal
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