Signs and Wonders
The church is radically awakening. Since the time of the dark ages, the restoration of truths lost has been accelerating and many are longing for the church to return to the power we read about in the book of Acts. Yet I believe God never designed the church to return simply to the standard at which it was birthed. God wants to do exceedingly, abundantly above this. The awakening that has already begun will not only break through to the original standard but also will keep going like an enormous eruption and take the church way beyond anything we have ever dreamed of. We are in a season of amazing acceleration! Signs and wonders, beyond anything we have ever seen will break out, capturing the world’s attention and multitudes, even whole nations will come to Christ. For the church’s past pain, shame and disgrace, there will be a double recompense! (Is 61)
Get ready. This is going to be glorious!
Decade of the Seer
We are in the decade of the seer, 57 which in Hebrew is Ayin, meaning– eye; to see, (and by extension), to understand and obey. We are in a season when the Holy Spirit is inviting us to see more than we ever have before. It is also a time where obedience is more important than ever. With increased pace comes a higher need for swift obedience. Just as driving a car at increased speed means a greater risk of injury when road rules are not obeyed, the increased glory and accelerated pace being offered to people is coming with a reverential fear and awe of God. More than ever before we need the eye salve of Revelations 3 to recognize our dependence on and need of God’s help. God keeps showing me the numbers 11:11 and recently spoke to me from John 11:11. “These things He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.” Lazarus means “God is helper”. The Holy Spirit is jealous to help us more than we currently recognize our need of Him and this awakening is to bring us to revelation of His powerful help for those who will learn to ask for it.
5775 is the year of the window, 75 being the Hebrew word Hey, meaning a window,( behold, reveal, inspiration) and recently the Lord took me into an encounter where I was drawn up into the Eye of God and invited to look through his eyes. The eyes are the window of the soul and as His children we are being invited to see things from the perspective of God’s heart.
Invitation to See
A little while ago I was taking my children to the optometrist to have their eyes checked and while I was there I thought I should have a check up too. After she had done the standard tests, the optometrist asked if I would mind if she just tried something and she then proceeded to do a few more tests. I thought this was a little odd as I had just sat through the standard barrage of eye tests with three of my children. After doing these extra tests, she thanked me and told me that she had been surprised because I could see things most people where unable to see. When I went home I was sitting on our back deck and thought I would use my eyes to focus on the furthest tree in the distance to see just how far I could see. Then I heard the Lord say, “Would you like to see some more?” Immediately I felt Him take me in the spirit to the top of that tree and I was looking at the leaves, feeling them and seeing the insects and then I felt the Lord ask If I would like to see some more. I looked up and was able to see way beyond the tree to the roads and farmland beyond it. Then the Lord spoke and said “you can see as far as you are willing to look with me”. Throughout the books of Daniel and Zechariah we read of the prophets making statements like “I looked… I saw… I watched… I was watching… I lifted my eyes and looked… I looked again, and I saw…” As they continued to look, God showed him things to come and in Daniels case even through to the end of the Age.
Colour, distance and detail
God is inviting us in this season to begin to look with Him with greater intention as He draws our attention to detail that we have never seen before. I heard the words “colour, detail and distance.” God wants to show us the full colour of what we are seeing; that is, we are being invited to experience the emotion of His heart in what He is showing us and the application and implications of what He is saying. The body of Christ is also being invited see in greater detail. We are about to see a dramatic increase in detailed words of knowledge and prophecy being released in the body. We are also being invited to see distance– the Lord wants to show us more of what is to come if we will take the time in intimacy with Him and look with Him at the things he wants to share with us. “Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7) and the Lord is looking for those friends who will sit with Him in His counsel (Jer 23:22), and see what He is revealing.
Katherine Ruonala is the author of the best selling book “Living in the Miraculous: How God’s Love is Expressed Through the Supernatural”. (Charisma House)
Katherine and Tom Ruonala are the founders and Senior Ministers of Glory City Church Brisbane and oversee the International Glory City Church network which has a growing number of churches both in the US and in Australia. Katherine is the founder and coordinator of the Australian Prophetic Council and serves on the Apostolic team of Harvest International Ministries.
For more information on Katherine’s ministry go to www.katherineruonala.com