This prophetic word was shared with Paul Swearengin, Sr. Leader of the River, and was confirmed several times. Paul felt it is a word pertinent for this season in Fresno and other cities that want to adopt it. We bless those with eyes to see and ears to hear what The Lord has to share through His people:
Prophetic Word for The River and Fresno
From: Ryan & Kathryn Wegenast – Nashville, TN
Sept 22nd, 2012 - Saturday Morn. Ryan and Katie Wegenast
After our return from ministering in Africa, Katie and I began to pray and welcome the Glory of our heavenly daddy to come rest upon us. I felt this weight come over me, like someone had rolled a stone over my body. I could touch my wife, but she felt miles away, she also drifted off to sleep in some divine rest. I then began to see and hear Abba speak to me about a coming move of his Holy Spirit that would be bringing the masses to his feet. I began to feel the heart beat of God in the palms of my hands speeding-up. I then began to see his river increase in a specific region of California, so I asked where and heard Fresno, I also asked for a location and saw a long 2 story type of brown building that looked like a shopping center, but wasn't a shopping center. All I heard was River. Shocking, because I don't know a soul in Fresno, never been to Fresno & don't know anything about Fresno. This is what I heard following the encounter: (We aren’t aware of any churches in Fresno, so following the encounter, I simply Googled River, Fresno, church. Yours came up and I knew in my spirit, this was the place I had seen in the vision.)
Fresno, California! The heartbeat of God has sped up the plans He has for you. The Lord's eyes are upon Fresno for a transformation through the Holy Spirit! Not an outpouring, not a revival, a move of transformation. The standard on earth will no longer be set by the outpourings of the past, but by the transformations of heaven for the future. Not only a transformation for the church, but especially for the city. It's a transformation that will cut down segregation lines and begin to form a unity amongst the people & city. Because the Government of the city and the church are in need of a father's blessing. I see people in places of authority within the church and outside the church that are exactly where I have placed them, in order to bring transformation.
I'm not looking for a simple healing outpouring or even a revival of some sort. I'm looking for a transformation of the land, people, hearts and business, as you know it.
I'm turning what has been a barren land into fruitful land. Spiritually, physically and something financially over the city. I see the soil in Fresno being watered and turned over, ripe for a harvest to be planted deep into the roots of its very existence. It's Harvest time. Because you have decided to look directly into my eyes and have not looked to the left or to the right, you will receive what I have placed upon your hearts.
They will be coming by the masses, but not according to earth's measure of masses. Their response will be that of bowing on their knees. They will be bringing their physical idols to lie down at the feet of Jesus. Be prepared, you're going to need translators. Translators In the NATURAL for different languages and translators in the SPIRITUAL for all the different religions.
Your faith has made you known in heaven and your humility will continue to make you known on earth. You have been called to my chamber of intimacy, by living from this place of faith & humility. You must give away, as freely as I have and will be giving to you. If you keep it for yourself, the flow of the river will slowly begin to slow down and dry up. I'm not asking you to do things the way other parenting churches do them; I have no desire for paper cutouts of each other. You are a fully mature child of mine - allow my meekness to be your strength.
Come up to me my beloved, this next season will be one of me showing you how to live on earth exactly as we live in heaven. It's all really simple - I'm removing the fear from Fresno in order to reveal the love of a father. I'm also removing the fear of loving the poor from the church in order to accelerate my love to those hunger for a father's embrace.
All I'm asking is that you help the Holy Spirit do what you see him doing and he's only doing what he sees so the father doing in heaven first. So fear not, your daddy is here.
You have stood well these past few years, thank you for being stable during the times of internal church toils. That was a thing of the past, I'm now doing a thing of the future. The time has come, the time is near. Watch and Wait - I'm moving amongst your city.
***Something to do with the spring of 2013