Intro from Julie A. Smith:
This is the most insightful prophetic word I have ever read over Asia and Thailand. As some of you know, I am from Thailand and it's where I was born. God has given me an incredible love for both Thailand and Asia.
Below is a word by Apostle Chuck Pierce and others on his team who are prophesying life-changing words over Asia, as well as some road reports of their recent trip. We normally don't post road reports but we think it's important to know who we can pray for and hold up in the Church Body in Asia. There needs to be more prophetic words and prophetic voices speaking over Asia, declaring God's will over the land. I felt a shift just reading this prophetic word!
One Asian characteristic that God has greatly spoken to me about and is returning in my own family is the culture of honor. Asia has the "gift of Honor" like no other culture. Honor means everything to them and makes up who you are. It's not only important for Asians to honor others, but imperative to honor your parents and the elderly who pass on the generational blessing in the family line. There is much for us to glean from their culture of honor.
Honoring your father and mother as the Lord, your God has commanded you is the first commandment with a promise ? that it will go well for you in the land your God is giving you (see Deuteronomy 5:16 and Ephesians 6:2-3). I believe as the Asian culture embraces the real God, it will shift that region to be one of the most powerful regions in the world.
Asia is the most populated continent, with approximately 4 billion people, and they are going to take much ground advancing the Kingdom of God. It's important for us to lift them up in prayer, speaking life and prophetic degrees over this region that is ripe for revival and a move of God, bringing His light into the darkest of places.
A Word Over Asia - From Hong Kong to Thailand the Kingdom of God is Advancing!
Dear Kingdom Pursuers:
While flying back from Bangkok via Tokyo on the 19th of this month, and after praying for the people in Asia, the Lord prompted me to re-read Redeeming the Time. Time is precious. This is God's "now time" for Asia. China will be the most influential nation in the world in the next several years. Thailand is a nation that is modeling a Kingdom change. I want to encourage you that if you do not have Interpreting the Times and Redeeming the Time, to get both of these books.
In 1986, the Lord showed me the year 2012. I saw that in China there would be a new uprising. But this was to be God's people rising up! His people will be making a move in a new way. This may well create some conflict, but God's people will rise up and move in a way that the whole world will take notice that a new move of God is coming out of China. I have written about China's rise to preeminence in world affairs through the year 2026 in God's Unfolding Battle Plan. You can also read the vision of the future in The Future War of the Church.
The thing to note about Thailand is this: What has gone on in this nation in the last three years must go on in every nation. I do not know of another nation that has made a greater shift where the Kingdom of God has begun to manifest. This is shaking every structure of society!
You could equate this to what happened to Argentina in the 1990s. Ecuador is moving, and is very key because of its position in South America between Venezuela and Colombia and then Peru on the south. I feel like the Lord has made me keep our teams focused in Asia because the Body of Christ there is leading in shifting into the new.
The meetings in Hong Kong were very strategic. Larry and Becky Sein, long time friends and Global Spheres members, had invited us to minister there and were instrumental in facilitating the gatherings. On Thursday night, we met with the members of Solomon's Porch. This is an international fellowship of younger men and women who are being raised up as "history makers!" On the flight to Hong Kong last Wednesday, when I would attempt to rest, each time I arose, I would hear the Lord say: "Train their hands for war." In the Thursday night meeting, I began to share this phrase. I invited Robert Heidler to come forward and share on the battle it took to capture Jerusalem. During our time together, the Spirit of the Lord was stirring and I released the following word:
"Get ready, I am beginning to train My people in the nation of China. I am training your hands to war! I will begin favoring you in unusual ways. You will shoot My word in ways and enter into places that no other people or culture group could ever get into. Get ready, the Spirit of God now is forming a new wineskin. You (Solomon's Porch) will become a model. You will begin to expand, and send out. You will do this differently from other churches in this nation. You will form in a way that the glory of Solomon's Porch now begins to be sent out to this entire nation and other parts of the world. The hands of this people will now become skillful, and whatever they touch will begin to prosper in a new way. They will now begin to be energized to prosper, send forth the word of God, lay hands on the sick, and the sick will recover."
Friday Night Touches Most of Hong Kong
The gathering on Friday night was also very powerful. Pastors Eddie and Louisa Ma, who are over Incubator Ministries, a new generation ministry, hosted the city-wide gathering with hundreds in attendance. I shared more on the changing wineskin and the move of God coming to Hong Kong. I began to prophesy: "The heavens over Hong Kong are pregnant with truth that will go up in the heavens and come and bring down into this land My plan. Look up, for there is a river above you that must come into this city. This river is filled with glory. If you will cry out for the heavens to open, the change in the Church will come. For now I am ready to change the way My people move in this city. Get ready ? the change is coming!
"There is a sound rising up in Hong Kong. The new generation will begin to walk in this city. There are a people creating a new covering in this city. I will send them into the banking system. I will place them in the medical fields. I will put them in the police departments. I will make them the writers of their government contracts. There is a sound rising! I have a people who will begin to march into the future. They are a people that are gifted, and their gifts are coming alive. They are a people who will know My Spirit. They are a people who will build the Tabernacle that I will rest in in days ahead.
"I will begin to connect twelve key ministries throughout this region. These ministries will create a new administration in the city of Hong Kong. These ministries will gather once a month for a year to worship Me. Because they worship Me, I will form a divine connection between Heaven and earth. I send dreams and visions through the night. I will give you the ability to understand trade systems you did not understand. For I am creating a new harmony in My people in this city."
We are in a three year process ? a transition of governmental change. I believe the remnant in Hong Kong is already through the first year of transition in the "new." By May 2011, the Lord is going to start raising up His people of worship in that city. He desires to come and gather His people in new ways.
The Spirit of the Lord began to declare, "Look again, the way you are now, you will be eight times greater than what you are now. I will begin rearranging people's lives as they gather to worship. I will raise up the things that have never been fully raised up in this city. A new move is beginning in this city. You will begin to connect in ways that this city has never been connected. And you (Pastor Sam Song) are key in this move ahead, and the remnant that is here tonight will become a mighty troop twelve times over in days ahead."
God has said that they will multiply eight times, but also that they will spread out twelve times in the region.
Hong Kong is the Match Head of All of China
Anne Tate then prophesied: "The Lord has reserved Hong Kong for such a time as this. He has deposited freedom in this city, and kept it free for His purposes. 'But I have already shifted the atmosphere, and will shift it even more in Hong Kong. In this atmosphere, I am nurturing some things and bringing forth some things you have never operated in before.'
"He is going to take you in ways that will link you forward (that do not have to do with education). You will know how to pull this one together with that one, and you will be assembling fingers and make a hand. The apostolic will arise and model. The hand will be able to apprehend the purposes of God. Then when it's time for the fire, the Lord will strike the rock of Hong Kong and the sparks will fly.
'This place is the match head of all of China. I have preserved this match head for now. You (Pastor Sam Song) won't just be pulling pastors together. You will have a counsel of key business people and the apostolic prophetic move that is brooding over Hong Kong will now begin to manifest. Now you will come up above your work level, the way you have been seeing, and you will see into a new dimension. For there are many waiting to lead many into this camp of the Lord. I assembled you tonight for an expression of faith. I assembled you tonight to take a step and decree, "The future is ours!" I THEN RELEASED A NEW MANTLE TO GATHER.'"
The picture above shows the worshipers in Hong Kong crying out for the next level of connection. They also prayed for the move of God to accelerate in Hong Kong.
On to Bangkok, Thailand!
Robert and Linda Heidler have taken several teams to this nation for several years. Two years ago, change began to manifest and accelerate. Not only have we ministered from north to south in this nation, but many of the key leaders have visited our Head of the Year and Starting the Year Off Right gatherings in Denton, Texas.
Before I stood to speak on Saturday night, I had a vision of what is to come over Thailand. I began to prophesy: "My dancing hand is moving across Thailand. I am rearranging many things in this land. I am liberating My people from north to south. I am raising up a new troop of worshipers from east to west. As My hand dances across this land, the people's feet will now begin to dance across this land. Thailand will be known as the land that danced with the Lord!"
I then saw swords start dropping over the land. The people began catching the swords and God's people began to make a new way by opening up places that had never been opened up. I then began to decree that we were here to announce to the leaders and the remnant that "He will train your hands for war!" The sword of the Lord will now be moving throughout Thailand. The sword of the Spirit will start separating and cutting loose, and many who have been bound by religion and structures will now be free to worship. I announced the next worship movement will now sweep Thailand, and that from that meeting onward a new way will begin to open up all across this land and worship will overtake this land.
"The Next Five Months in Thailand is a Very Vulnerable Time"
I began to exhort them: "The next five months in Thailand is a very vulnerable time. Lots of changes will begin to happen. There will be a lot of rearrangement going on in every area of society. And what will be happening with God's people is that He is preparing them to rise up in a new way. So to do that, He is cutting away all of the confusion that will hold you captive. In these next five months, when this nation has confusion, you will be settled, and you will be sure. You will have revelation over how to walk forward. You will find your path into the harvest.
And where the world is confused around you, and the nation is confused around you, God's people will rise up and many will start coming to align with you and God's people. The Kingdom of God will begin to advance. This day the Lord begins to roll away the reproach of your past. Even the reproach that Christianity has held in this nation, will now begin to roll away."
This was a "new wineskin meeting." I declared, "Because you have allowed the Lord to form a new wineskin, even people in the other religions of this nation will begin to see Christians differently. They will start being drawn out of their religious structure toward you, and many will say, 'Let us go with you where you are going.' As of this night, God is cutting away the old.
"In the future ahead there is five months that the nation will seem very vulnerable. But the Lord says for the future, train their hands to war today. He is sending swords from Heaven today. So when things get hard five months from now, He has already re-equipped His people to advance. He is equipping them today for what will seem invincible to them five months from now, so that when they get here five months from now, they already have victory.
"Today, God is setting you into a place to have victory in your future. Not only is He equipping you, not only is He setting new leaders in place, not only is He commissioning leaders from one season into a new season, not only is He training your hands for war and releasing the swords from Heaven, but He is sending the Angel of the Lord over this nation.
"As of this night, this angel will lead you forth to create a worshiping nation. This angel will lead you forth as far north as you can go. As far west as you can go, as far east as you can go, and as far south as you can go. The nations around you will go into conflict, but because you have chosen to break into the new with the Lord, now He is sending a commanding angelic host over this land. You will not be warring alone any longer, for the angelic hosts will now surround this land. The angelic hosts will move from city to city as He creates a worshiping people. The angelic host will move up and down the river systems. The angelic host will liberate many out of old religious structures."
"I have come to train your hands for war. My word will become powerful across this land. You will learn to war with My word, and what appeared to be invincible in your past season will now be overcome by the Spirit of the Lord. Extend your hands, allow Me to lead you now in a new way, for a new movement has begun and has now come forth in this land! And this movement will increase and increase again, and you will multiply and you will prosper and all of the world will know that Christians triumphed in Thailand.
"The Spirit of God is now moving like a fire throughout this land, and the land will now be liberated to worship in a new way. The next four months I will be refining the vision of this place. I will be reviving My Spirit in the midst of the people of this place. The work of this place will create a revival move in this entire region. Many will come to see this move of God. Create ministry teams, for many will start coming and a demonstration will break out of this place. Teach them how to war. Teach them how to worship. And teach them how to impart My Spirit and decree My power. For My power will be demonstrated in this people. I will establish you in a place where many will find you."
We then commissioned 16 new leaders into the New Wineskin as Glory of Zion International Churches and Ministries. I admire Pastor Nimit (one of those commissioned in the picture on the left). He was the leader of the largest church in Bangkok. However, the old wineskin was unwilling to change. He traveled to America to meet with Peter Wagner and me in January. Peter explained how most likely he would have to leave that structure. He chose to leave the old structure in February. His new wineskin church is already drawing 1,500 ? 2,000 each week. In the picture below, I am shown commissioning him into Global Spheres on Sunday morning. Other team members had also ministered that day at Pastor Poom's church in Bangkok. Sunday night all the churches met for a National Gathering to close the Refining Fire of Revival weekend.
A Shaking in the South and a Shift in the Kingdom of Thailand
The worship was amazing. God sovereignly formed an Anointing Tunnel as the dancers began to flow together with a covering of banners. Prophecy broke lose:
"Get ready, for the there is coming a shaking to the southern part of this land. As this shaking comes from the south, the Spirit of God will fall in the east. Watch as a sign the shaking that arises in the south, and watch the people of God cry out in the east. Watch the awakening in the north, and watch the streets of Bangkok begin to change and the glory and the liberty and the celebration overtake this city! You are in the last year of a major transition. You are crossing over into the next new move of this land. This move has already begun, and I am raising the leaders to lead in this move. Beginning in May, you will enter a six-year window. This window will be a window for a major move of My Spirit. Other gods that have ruled this land will lose their power."
The Kingdom of Thailand will begin to shift. The Lord continued: "For you have learned to worship in the Kingdom of Thailand. But in the six-year period ahead, kingdoms will change. Where this land has been known as one thing, it will be known as another. But within the kingdom of Thailand, the Kingdom of God is rising! Where the kingdom of Thailand has ruled one way, the Kingdom of God is now manifesting and there will a major rule of My Spirit begin. Where scattering has occurred, restoration now begins.
"And the sons and daughters that are in the next generation will not know Buddha, will not know Hindu, but they will know My Spirit. This new window now shifts over you, and your sons and daughters will prophesy ? from the north to the east to the west and from the south. From this day forward over the next six years, you will celebrate yearly in this particular city (Bangkok). And the facilities of this city will not be able to hold all of My celebrating people. Heaven and earth are now becoming one!"
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries