SECTION G- ASIA
Over the whole Asian continent Christianity will have an impact that it didn’t have before. There will be an impact by the love and grace of God and also worship music will be coming to the forefront from Asian nations which will be different and fresh. A lot of this music will be coming from some specific churches in Asia and have a big impact.
For Asia including Russia, India and all the other nations it is now more than ever the time to place an emphasis on the Gospel. The church firstly has to pray for missionaries to start going to Asia as it is difficult. Secondly, people need to ready themselves to go there and as the body of Christ we need to be sending people into those areas. Part of the word that we got for the year 2013 was about the importance of the poor worldwide and that is going to be an area of impact God is going to use. It sounds like foolishness because we feel we need to reach the influential people. This is going to be difficult and is not the route the Lord wants to use. He wants to reach the poor and He is going start giving us as a South African nation and many other pioneering nations the heart for the East. Take the simplicity of the Gospel into China.
There will be pockets where the gospel is starting to get entrance. This will also happen through efforts towards cleaning up the environmental pollution in Asia. Initially these may be small areas, but they are going to grow and expand as the actual gospel becomes prevalent in entire regions of the Asian continent
There is coming growth spurt in the tourism industry of Asia. Small and unknown places in Asia will be visited by tourists who are not looking for well-developed resorts, but places that are more rural and less known. These will become more attractive and accessible to travelers. More flight routes to Asia will open even to remote places and this will create a positive tourism influx into these areas.
There has been a lot of hype focusing on Asia in an over emphasized way for future business markets. For some or other reason the business people are not seeing that it as a finite market. They are seeing it as an infinite market where there is just continual increase. Those that have ears to hear need to hear that the market is not as massive and as relevant as everyone is making it out to be. They are missing things right under their own noses, in their own nations and in the nations around them because they are focusing on some far off wonder and jewel that is really not as precious and huge as they think it is.
Human trafficking will be exposed much more next year. Shockingly it will come to light that national leaders have been involved in human traffic rings. People who are lying concerning human trafficking will be caught out. There are a lot of people speaking out of two mouths. They are on the one hand judging human trafficking but are actually involved in human trafficking. Specific leaders will be caught out who are actually opening up ways for human trafficking, especially in India, Japan and China. Human trafficking in these countries will be excessively exposed.
The Lord will release wisdom to the victims to rise up and, since they understand the industry, expose what is happening and how the traffickers operate. God will divinely speak to these survivors: most of them not even being Christian. This will bring a lot of deliverance for trafficking survivors. There will be a hunger from others to find out more about the source of their “inspiration” or “moment of enlightenment.” Much deliverance from trafficking will come from within the Asian continent.
A great scare of a new strain of SARS will happen in the Asian population, it will be a global scare with that will originate from specifically from Asia, and some health changes will have to be brought. It will affect the airborne industry, air travel and so on.
THE ASIAN NATIONS
BHUTAN, BANGLADESH AND MYANMAR
There will be further conflict and strive amongst these neighbors regarding borders, rights to lands and small minority groups that are resident within these different countries. The threat of civil war and strive will be simmering. Prayer is needed in this area as well as mediation from outside sources.
BORNEO AND BRUNEI
A spiritual hunger and move will take place in these countries. Great miracles and visitations from God will happen. This will cause a new awakening. Together with this awakening will be a counter-reaction through witchcraft and indigenous strongholds. It will be a battle as the enemy will stir up violence and fear. A spirit of intercession will rise up in the people. God will touch leadership with compassion and great wisdom to handle difficult situations that will bring unity amongst fighting parties.
SRI LANKA (former Ceylon)
The small island south of India once called Ceylon (Sri Lanka) has disappeared from everyone’s thoughts. Once they were a force to be reckoned with in the area of imports and exports. There will be a disaster near the island, a shipwreck or an aeroplane crash. This will place the focus back on Sri Lanka. There has been mismanagement and misuse of funds in the government. The people have seen it and they have tried to get the attention of the world because of this but no one has taken notice of them. This disaster will get the attention they need and they are going to be seen again as a grouping and as a people. Many of the challenges in India will spill over to Sri-Lanka but the Sri-Lanka government will learn from the Indian government’s mistakes and will take a different route. This will cause the country to start moving into a productive direction. Many years of turmoil and strive in Sri-Lanka will be laid to rest and a good environment for sound practices will be created. The people will become instigators for economic growth. God is bringing a spirit of ingenuity and business amongst the people. All the economies in Sri-Lanka will be renewed with new thinking and become profitable and productive again. Exports will increase.
There have been forays into diplomacy with China. There has been such a wall between Eastern thinking and Western thinking, that the West still does not really have the key for China yet. The Lord will show specific people a subtle way to get into China. The Lord will use the gospel to reach the people. It is the gospel that is going to turn the hearts of the people back to something else besides their own nation and country. They have turned themselves and their nation into a god and they will see that there is another God. Only the gospel can set them free.
People are fearful of going into China with the gospel. There is an innate fear in Christians about China. They do not easily become missionaries to China. The Lord is busy dealing with that in people’s hearts and He is going to divinely call people to China. They are going to do simple things like teach cooking, sewing, English and maths. These simple things will bring the gospel in. They cannot enter China as preachers; they have to go in a practical way, to be able to get the gospel to the Nation. China is a sleeping giant that needs to be woken up and it will not awaken easily. Billboards and advertising cannot shout about this need to turn. It needs to be subtle and will take many years.
The nation has given the illusion of change from its strong communist roots but in this next year will show a strong return to its communist roots. Behind the scenes some of the leaders have been holding the reigns across the nation and that will be exposed in the next year. China will return to its communist roots strongly. There is an open door for the gospel to come in, although the Holy Spirit has moved across the nation a lot of wisdom is needed not to create a feeling of threat. People involved in missionary work in China have to be very sensitive in how they handle these matters especially in regards to diplomatic documentation.
China is still going remain closed; they are not going to give us a glimpse into what is going on inside the nation. They will continue to be a force to be reckoned with. They are involved in many different arenas like mining and export. The Chinese nation are involved in a broad range of industries and nations around the world (centering on export), neglecting their own people. In the push to export and bring money into the country to built infrastructure they have lost focus of providing for their own people.The money they receive for infrastructure is not been used for what it is gathered in for. They are taking the actual money and are reinvesting it because they want to do something big. It is something in terms of the space race. They are busy building something big and unique in China.
In 2014 China will see more dissatisfaction from the people towards their conditions and government. International media attention around these issues will also increase. It will seem like the people of China are getting a stronger voice. The Chinese government will also take more heed of the people’s complaints. The government will, however, attempt to strengthen their control over the people, but it will have a reverse reaction as to what they expected. Corruption in the government will be exposed even more. An uncertainty in international relations will take place. Human rights complaints will increase against the government that will cause strive and discussion in and amongst countries. Many more people will stream out of the borders of China because of desperation for more; it will be a hunger for truth and significance that will drive these people. Big contracts that China had with importers will be cancelled.
There will be sort of a tremor in the economy and it is almost as if it is going to give people a shock, but it is not too serious, it is going to be like a wake up call to the rest of the world, that the economy of China is not as strong and stable as everyone thinks.
A vision was seen of Jesus standing holding His hand over India and a lot of leaders emerging from among the people. There are a lot of Christian leaders going to start to emerge from the nation. We will hear much about miracles and God’s work even in the worst circumstances, although India’s hardship will continue, changes will also continue. The government is trying to address poverty and issues. New and more effective leadership will be coming in. Many churches around the world have been investing in India. In the coming year the fruit of these efforts will become visible.
India will experience great pressure and criticism on their government in this new season. Old traditional and cultural principles and ideas will start to be challenged publicly by the young generation. Scandals will cause many well-known and influential people in India to lose face in public and this will add to the outcry for change.
A vision was seen of people that are very poor coming out of the slums. There is going to be a turnaround for the poor population. Leadership will arise that is concerned for the poor and willing to help them become self sufficient. This will cause an economic turnaround as well.
There will be conflict on the borders of India, especially in the area of Nepal. A vision was seen of a red line going around the borders of India; the effect of the conflict on the economy will not be good; pulling it down. The Indian government is trying to implement strategies to keep the Indian people inside the country in order to grow the economy, but it is not working. It is as if the conflict in the areas surrounding India is spilling over. This is causing immigration between India and Europe. The Indian government will try to keep Indian people in their country and European governments do not want the Indian people in Europe. Yet still an increasing number of Indians will be going over to Europe and Indian neighbourhoods will be rising all over Europe. Out of that a future new economic system will develop, which will be positive. The process has just started. In future, the governments will lift some of the measures that they put into place in order to expand that economic system, which will lead to a positive turn in the Indian economy.
INDONESIA AND BORNEO ISLAND
There is a release of the power of the Holy Spirit. Indonesia has been a place where the Spirit of God has moved and again there is going to be an explosion, almost in the same sense as when there was a move of the Spirit with Mel-Tari that happened long ago. There is such openness in the spirit in these nations.
The Japanese nation will be going through continual turmoil and shaking as the Lord is addressing the spirit of tradition and control within the nation; which has placed a performance pressure on the people. The Japanese people experience pressure up to unbearable levels and the Lord wants deliver them from this spirit. We will see national figures in Japan just stepping down from their posts because of pressure, which will start to open up a door to people from the outside. Outside ministries will come in and speak to the heart of the nation, and cause an opening to the closed nature of the people of Japan. The country will be strengthened in many areas.
The sun is rising over this nation and there is a new flow of technology and a flow of strength causing a change in their ability to produce. There is again favor on Japan, together with an invitation from heaven.
The Lord is giving a warning to the nation against another a huge tsunami; the enemy has a plan to destroy the nation and God wants to save the people of Japan. A turn to the Lord and intercession for this nation is needed.
God is highlighting Mongolia and calling people into that nation to go and bring the gospel to them.
There are going to be some disasters and crises in that area and they will shut down tourism to the Himalayas. Nobody will be able to climb Mt. Everest. This will affect the economy of the people on the ground. God is going to use that to get the peoples’ attention. They are looking everywhere else; to the Americans, to the North, the Europeans, the Swedes, and the Norwegians. These nations do a lot of climbing in the Himalayas. They are looking to those people to pad their economy.
They have resources within the nation that they are ignoring and are instead relying on tourism. They need to pick up again on their resources that are within their nation. Clothes, weaving and carpentry are some of the products coming from this nation. They will use animal hair to do something unusual; some new products will be made with the animal hair. They will weave with Angora hair and this will be an example of using the resources that they have in the nation.
The North Korean nation will try to show its teeth in 2014. Empty threats will be made that will cause frustration to other countries. More media coverage will take place regarding the lives of people in North Korea and the conditions of the country. This will give a new realistic understanding for the outside world of what is going on in North Korea. The outside world will even see positive things in North Korea that they were not aware of. The government in North Korea will use this exposure as propaganda to improve their image, but the opposite will happen. More people will become concerned for the people of North Korea and a great number of people will be moved to see change happening in that country. A vision of a big idol-like statue was seen in that nation starting to crack and readying itself to fall.
There will be a lot of turmoil and an increase in turmoil around this nation. This will cause a strong leader to rise who will be a person that will bring unity and peace. There is also a connection between America and Pakistan that is not good and the Lord will expose it and bring judgment and clarity.
Pakistan and Sri-Lanka will experience lots of storms and disasters to unbearable levels. The Lord is addressing idolatry and people will begin to turn away from their idols and ultimately we will start to see a great turn to the Lord Jesus Himself. People from these nations will the call on the name of the Lord and be saved.
The scripture we received over this nation is Rom. 10:13: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”(NIV). From the heart of the people in these nations there is going to be a call unto the Lord and we will see Jesus really being lifted high in these areas of Asia.
Music was heard coming out of Russia. Many artists are gathering together and hearing a new sound, not even necessarily a Christian sound. They may be Christians but these musicians and artists will receive worldwide fame because of unique paint strokes, operas and symphonies. Russia is seen as a rough country but out of this roughness will come this sophistication of music and art.
Human trafficking in Russia
In this coming year there will be a lot of protesting and marching, people standing up for their rights with internal fighting occurring. The Lord kept on showing us women being sent out of Russia through human trafficking. The Lord feels very strongly about this and He wants to put a stop to it. He is looking for people to act out His will in bringing an end to this.
The Russian Government and leaders are in confusion. They are not sure where they should focus. Must they focus on manufacturing, sport or agriculture? This has caused much confusion. They decide on one area, talk about it and then push money into it. When it does not appear to work and does not bring in the income to feed the nation, they drop it and try something else. The nation has grown faster than the economy. There is a huge level of poverty in Russia, much more than we are aware of. There are people who are desperately poor, with one set of clothes and no food in the cupboard and no seed to plant in the ground. Seventy percent of the nation is desperately poor and that is also being hidden from those outside of Russia.
Prayer warriors is needed to pull people out of a mindset of poverty and give them Godly ideas. God will increase an entrepreneurial mindset over the people. Especially in remote rural areas people tend to think that it is hopelessly difficult to start successful business ventures. The gospel will set people free to be bolder in discovering their potential of providing sustainable incomes for themselves and others even in areas that seemed hopeless.
There are many possibilities for new exports and imports and links with other nations waiting to be explored. Many opportunities exist but have to be birthed in the spirit.
The Move of God
There is going to be a very big change of heart in one of the very senior leaders in Russia, especially towards the gospel. This person is already struggling with the tug of the Lord on him. Many prayers have gone out over this leader, not just by the church in Russia but especially by the church in America (USA) as well as worldwide. Unknown to the public there has been strong intercession by core group of intercessors for Russia in the USA. We will notice subtle changes in the way that this very prominent leader is going to start doing things. God is going to use him to influence the way Russia functions and there is going to be an even greater opportunity for the gospel, as well as business related change due to the subtle changes in this leader. This is going to have a domino effect on larger numbers of people. The Lord is going to work in a totally amazing way but we need to look for the subtle things. The Gospel will be able to enter Russia more powerfully than ever before because of this leader.
God is changing hearts and preparing a generation to be open for His influence. I see a lot of communities previously being overlooked as insignificant which are now growing and developing and being self-sustainable. Without anybody noticing they are building their own sustainable economies.
There will be drops of revival all over the country. It is not going to be out in the open, but starting small and growing bigger as it progresses. Leaders are going to give their hearts to God. That will not be visible at first, but people will start to follow them. These little drops of revival will start to all over the country and some of the missionaries will come from Europe, facilitating these drops of revival. A strong unseen structure is being built, connecting various parts of Russia. There will be of spiritual movement in Russia and a focus on the Holy Spirit, with things happening and people moving in the Spirit, like the prophets of old.
Russia and Israel
An escalation of conflict between Russia and Israel concerning some issues in the Middle-East will come as Russia will try to protect Iran. Russia will position itself much stronger towards the enemies of Israel specifically in regards to Iran, which will cause Israel and Russian relations to suffer. But the Russian people will enter a phase of prosperity. The Russian people, and specifically the gospel will flourish, it will become visible that Christians are in Russia, the gospel message will become visible to the world.
Russia and Siberia will see an increase in tourism, and uplifting will happen because of tourism. God is doing new things to improve people’s lives there.
South Korea will be frustrated in their attempts to bring stability between themselves and North Korea. A duality in the leadership will take place. The South Korean economy will be strengthening. As they continue what they have been doing, their economy will increase in influence especially with regard to import and export. Some of their products will go all over the world and they are going to become a force to be reckoned with over time.
More export products from Vietnam will start appearing in places like Europe and even South Africa. There is a quiet development taking place in Vietnam; the richer classes will increase rapidly. New found riches in the country will increase this process but, this will cause strive with neighboring countries and in some instances even internally.
The Lord is addressing a homosexual spirit in Vietnam. There is a population crisis coming and it will be coming in the news, they will become dependent on a lot of expertise from the outside. It is like the nation of Vietnam has stopped growing and there is a selfish spirit that has come into the hearts of the people- they all live for themselves. Vietnam is not living to its potential. There is a lot of hidden potential in the nation, but the focus on the individual is a problem and the Lord is going to raise up people who influence the nation from the outside; from the US and also from some other nations.