Crossover to 2021
Prophet Elisee Yao / 31 Dec 2020
As this difficult year has come to an end, there is much to be thankful for. These are times to celebrate, because we know that the end is near. As we are drawing closer and closer to the return of the Lord, we must keep the faith that not all is lost. What Satan has meant for evil, will surely turn out for our good!
Leading Scriptures for 2021
- James 1:2-4
- Numbers 23:19
James 1:2-4, New International / New King James Version
2My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3knowing that the testing of your faith produces [perseverance]. 4But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Count It All Joy When You Fall into Various Trials
James chapter 1 was written at a time when the church was undergoing terrible persecution, so much so that the people were questioning their faith. Yet, in the midst of it all, James told them to ‘count it all joy’ because there is always a deeper purpose at work. Your 2021 will be successful if you choose to take on God’s perspective of things rather than your own.
James did not specify the trials, He just said that there would be many, and the same is true today with the coronavirus, national lockdown, the decline of the economy, and increased unemployment. But how can we 'count it all joy' when things aren’t going well? When we know that our God is a covenant-keeping God, that He backs everything we do from His throne in heaven, and when ‘we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose’ (Rom 8:28, NIV).
The Testing of Faith Produces Perseverance
The body of Christ lacks genuine perseverance. We want everything, and we want it now! Yet, doesn’t the Bible tell us to run this race with perseverance? Whatever you are going through is a test of faith, so count it all joy knowing that the outcome will be great. “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us… And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies’ (Rom 8:37; 11, NIV).
We have a lot to be thankful for because we have the Holy Ghost inside of us! We can rejoice because we have the light of this world and the answer to this broken world living in us. The purposes of God will be fulfilled in your situation, regardless of what is happening around you. Jeremiah 29:11 was declared during the time when God’s people were in captivity in Babylon. They were under strict measures, just like this lockdown. The grace of prosperity is hidden in the trials you face. Those who submit themselves to the discipline of God, refuse to murmur in the midst of challenges, and look patiently for the redemption of Christ to be revealed will be spiritually promoted.
Perfect and Complete, Lacking Nothing
Maturity does not come overnight; it is a process that involves testing. You will never be mature unless you have been tested, because tests and trials reveal the things that are not in order in your life. Testing then brings repentance and growth in the Lord. So these times are an opportunity for the body of Christ to grow, to be more deeply connected to Jesus. We can rejoice because God has given us an opportunity of a lifetime: we are the generation witnessing end time events; the generation who will say maranatha and see the Messiah’s return first-hand.
Walk by Faith: What God has Promised Will Come to Pass
Numbers 23:19, New International/New King James Version
God is not [a man], that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
You cannot put your trust in men, but you CAN put your trust in God because He cannot lie! it is not the facts that confirm the Word, the Word of God confirms itself, and facts (reality) must adjust themselves to His word. For example, if you are sick and God says you’re healed, it is not a lie; the sickness has to adjust itself to the Word that God spoke, and you will have to be healed. In a similar way, at the time when God said, ‘let there be light’, the reality was that all was in darkness. It was when God spoke that light had to come to show that the word of God was true. This means that when God proclaims something over your life, all the elements of nature will have to align themselves for that word of God to come to pass. There is no way that it can fail because it is impossible for Him to lie.
Got does not, and will not, change His mind about you.
What God has promised will come to pass. Whatever promise went unfulfilled in 2020, is still valid for you in 2021. Remember that prophecy exists in the domain/realm of eternity and we should not limit a prophecy to our human concept of time. Don’t limit prophecy because it is limitless. Consider Amos who prophesied about the miraculous coming of Jesus; the virgin who would be pregnant and give birth to a child. All the people who lived in Amos’ time died without seeing the promise, but this did not make Amos a false prophet. It was hundreds of years after the prophetic word was released that it came to pass: in God’s time.
Prophecy exists in the realm of eternity
God is reminding us that He is not a man that He should lie. What God says is bound to come to pass. God does not tell the truth, God is the Truth. Whatever proceeds from the mouth of God is the absolute Truth. It is up to us to hear the word of God, believe it, declare it, and walk according to it because the Word of God will force your situation to align itself to what God says. This must be our walk in 2021: a walk of faith, not sight. The joy of the Lord will come into your life when you walk by faith. But you cannot rejoice in the Lord if you put His Word under limitations. You must know that the word of God is both perfect and limitless.
Philippians 4:4, New International Version
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Prophetic Insights for 2021
Don’t let anyone deceive you. In the natural, many things will go wrong, and there are difficult times ahead of us because we are in the end times.
Yet, in the Spirit, things will flourish. We will experience the hallelujah life. In the midst of the chaos, God is going to release an anointing like never before that will be an answer to the broken world. It will be like Genesis 1 when the earth was covered with darkness and the Spirit of the Lord was hovering over the surface of the deep. It was chaos when suddenly God said, ‘let there be light’.
I believe that this anointing will catapult us into a dimension of the spirit like never before. This is the anointing of the last days declared in the Word: “I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh” (Joel 2:28-29, NKJV).
The Bible does not say that God will give us peace in the end days, but rather that He will pour out His Spirit. There will be a greater release of the anointing of the Holy Ghost than we have ever seen in our lives before. God will move in an amazing way because we are entering difficult situations where we need exceptional measures.
We are entering a time of revival. The answer does not lie with government; the answer lies with God. As governments are shutting down the world, and people are being conditioned for the vaccine, God is going to move in a powerful and unusual way. His people are going to experience the power of the Holy Ghost in new and amazing ways. That’s why I say ‘count it all joy’.
2021 is the year of the beginning of the manifestation of the sons of God. And this is why there is an urgent call to amend your ways. You need to forsake all incorrect ways. I have to warn you, though, that those who continue to walk in corrupt ways will face severe tribulation. This is why every child of God needs to walk with God. Not in the legalistic or religious sense, but walking by faith, amending your ways, and dying to self. There is no substitute for death to self. We will need to be serious about saying no to the things that are not of God. We will need to turn radically towards Him, and run the race with perseverance, because God has a plan, and His plan will be fulfilled.
We are at the gate of an exciting year. Exciting not because things will not go wrong. Things will be difficult, but difficulties are a platform for miracles. Every time hard times hit, it’s an opportunity for a miracle. So we are at the gate of miracles.
Many countries will experience very difficult and tough times. It is not with a happy heart that I’m saying this, because I know that the people that are not in the kingdom will experience intense tribulation, even the children of God. But the difference is that with us, there is hope: Jesus Christ. “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28, NKJV).
Some nations will experience natural fires. There will be complete devastation, and burning forests. Yet, in the midst of this chaos, the Holy Ghost is choosing His people.
I see America going through difficult times. The coming of Joe Biden is an announcement that America is set for a time of judgement. Leaders are appointed for two purposes either to be a blessing, or as a sign of coming judgement. When you see a leader being promoted at the head of a country, we must read the times to know what the underlying purpose is.
Under the administration of Joe Biden, America will go through a great time of famine. A time of major crisis; it will look like civil war. But God says that if that nation will turn and praise God again, as the founding fathers did, then revival will break out, and God will visit them.
In spite of this critical time, God is going to raise up people in America that will stand and declare the power of God. There will be signs and wonders, and tremendous power being released. God will send people to America with the fire of the Holy Spirit and those people will be like olive trees that God will move and plant.
Back to our own nation, South Africa is in a time of purification and rebirth. This is why corruption has begun to be uncovered, and this will continue to a greater degree in 2021. Influential leaders are going to fall not only in the political arena, but in the arena of Christian leadership. Things will be uncovered that will shock you. God is positioning South Africa to be the real feet of Africa; the place where revival is birthed (ignited) and goes forth to upper Africa. Unfortunately, many will die on that altar of purification because they will not surrender themselves to God. Some people will die without warning, because they will not surrender themselves completely to the purposes of God.
Our economy will decline further, but take heart for God will provide for His people! I told you that we are in a time of Goshen. When there was darkness in the whole of Egypt, there was light in Goshen.
The passports of South Africa will not be like they were before.
In spite of these trials, there is hope for South Africa. God has a plan for this nation as a place of revival. And every place of revival needs to be purified. So that the fire might burn brighter.
God will raise up a lot of people in South Africa. I see a lot of prayer groups being raised up and churches catching the fire of prayer and revival. There will be a tremendous administration of the Holy Spirit in South Africa in the year 2021.
Grace will be given for success. The children of God are going to know promotion. Where worldly people will fail, God’s children will be positioned and promoted. 2021 is not all doom and gloom, there is a window of hope for this nation!
The current administration that you see in this nation will not stay like this forever. South Africa entered a time of judgement, but we are going to see the end of that period, as a restoration is coming to this nation. South Africa is being positioned as a country that people look up to, but purification must take its course. God will visit South Africa again!
2021 marks a time of crisis in the leadership of our country. People are becoming tired of poor leadership and there will be an outcry in the land for righteous leaders. You will witness it with your own eyes! In this year, 2021, something will come up inside of people and it will be like an outcry for righteous leadership. People will turn against their own leaders, and there will be a lot of people who will be martyred on the altar of change. And God is going to move and align people into strategic positions so that the country may move forward. God will position leaders in South Africa that are glorifying His name. God is moving on behalf of Africa; those leaders that are not walking a righteous path according to God will be completely wiped out of leadership. Some presidents will die; others will be removed. God is then going to position people who have a different Spirit and they are going to lead entire nations to God. So there is hope! We are in the time of revival. It is a time of cleansing, but also a time of revival.
This is a word from the Lord, stop worrying about coronavirus, get your head straight, focus on the Word, focus on God, and everything around you will change. Much is made of the coronavirus, but little will come of it. The Lord God is on the throne, and no man will die before his time. Some people may die, but they will die because God has set their time to die. Other people will die because it is the death of judgement. Do not fear because God will not let you fall by the wayside; God has you in His hands. Your name is written in the palm of His hands.
Great anticipation and great things are ahead of us!
There is a time of positioning; a shifting. There will be a time of lifting up, when people are saying that they are falling down. You have been lifted! Among the people that you are walking with, friends and family, you will be like Joseph: wherever they send you, you will prosper. It doesn’t matter where they put you, the anointing of the Holy Ghost will come upon you and you will shoot up to the top!
There is no going down, there is only a going up so that when Jesus comes for us, we are already going up towards Him. And the ascent has started! Our feet are not touching the ground anymore, because the Messiah is coming. We will go higher and higher and higher until Jesus returns.
This is the year of blessing for you. And I want to announce upon your life that nothing will stop you for you will go from glory to glory.
2021 is your year of breakthrough and favour. Arise and shine for your light has come! (Isaiah 60). Favour is most needed when there is crisis. It is a system of advantage in the kingdom that moves you forward in a time of crisis or when you’re stuck. 2021 is your year of mounting up!
I prophesy with the anointing of the Holy Ghost, and the covenant that is upon our lives; with the throne that backs us in heaven, I prophesy in the name of Jesus that your chains are falling off. Anything that was binding you now is hereby divinely decreed BROKEN. In the name of Jesus you are free from demonic bondage, sicknesses, and curses.
2021 is the year of the beginning of a great harvest of salvations. Family members and children are coming to the Lord with strength. This year we find ourselves at the beginning of a mighty outpouring of the Holy Ghost. So love your people. This year make it a point to love people; that everything you do will be about the people. That your main assignment is to love the one next to you as Jesus loves you. Share Jesus with the broken world. Let the truth of the Word of God be shared. Let us stop being selfish and let us be people who share.
I prophesy the hands of Jesus upon you.
Iprophesy that nothing will stop you.
I prophesy, in the name of Jesus, that the things you have been trusting for: 2021 is your year of release.
2021 is your year of breakthrough!
May the Lord rise upon you in 2021.
May His goodness go before you.
May the Lord cause His face to shine upon you, and give you peace.
In Jesus name, I propel you into a greater future.
I call forth change NOW, and I say maranatha, Jesus is coming back soon!
Look up for your redemption is near!