March 2019, Pastor Tani Parker:
Broken wings. Bruised wings. Bound up wings.
Destiny, I delight in you!!!
I created you to be like a bird with large wings, so you could soar into realms of freedom, taking the multitudes with you. Yes, I gave this house wings to fly.
Because of my great love and compassion for you I have allowed many of you a season that is now coming to an end. I have quietly stood by and watched as some of you have folded up your wings only to carry them on your back like a heavy load. When you come together, you look around from this ground-level perspective and you only have eyes to see who “isn’t here” and what “ is no longer happening.” You remember how it “use to be.” All along, pretending all is well.
Hear me, Destiny! Because of My great love and compassion for you, today, this changes. Today, this house shall spread her wings, again, only to find out what she thought was broken, bruised, and bound up is stronger than before.
Today, you shall take your little “bird-like- leap” of faith and experience the winds of MY Spirit raising you up. Can you feel the updraft destiny? You shall soar higher than you ever before thought possible! From this place, you will find yourself looking around and seeing all the new faces I have already brought into your midst as a foretaste of all those yet to come. You will find yourself being transparent with people you never thought you would even like, let alone trust. You will feel new fire and see new life in those places you thought were dead. Destiny, I gave you wings to soar and this is your day!
There are spaces and places in My kingdom that have not yet been occupied, but My Spirit is carrying you there even now.
You are entering into a season where you shall come to experience and understand pathways, rhythms, and strategies that will take you into spiritual and natural places that have been hidden and locked up to you until now.
This is the time! WE will not just CATCH fish, but together WE will capture the hearts of regions and nations! This will not happen by hard work alone. It will happen through a people with a heavenly-minded perspective. It will happen by the power of My Holy Spirit being released through a soaring church who has found her rest in Me alone… through a worshipping church who has embraced My ways. And through a hungry church who desires My presence more than life itself.
Yes, seated with Me in heavenly places, you will see farther and wider. And your hearts shall overflow with My love. I will show you other BIRDS with broken and bruised wings that are walking, not flying, under their own heavy load. You will be a body that reaches out to restore and release them into the freedom you know.
Destiny, lack will not hold you back! You will buy and you will build. Builders will raise up other builders. You will plant and great planters will raise up greater planters. You will write and release. You will create and call forth. Like a bright beacon of light I am setting you high in the sky to light up dark places. This very community and the world around you will experience transformation because of how high you soar and brightly you shine.
To the increase of MY kingdom there shall be no end! You are mine, Destiny, and I am ready for this phase of My plan to unfold. it’s time to let My joy heal and strengthen you.
Destiny spread those wings, look up and leap. It’s time to soar!
FALL 2019, Pastor BRENT Parker:
Oh how excited I was when Pastor Shawn shared with me the plans to move forward with relaunching the Occupy! Campaign! He shared several of the improvements that he, Pastor Deanna, and the Council have planned and my heart just leapt!
Here’s the scripture the Lord brought to my heart.
1 Corinthians 15:46 (BBE) “But that which is natural comes before that which is of the spirit.”
What you are about to embark on is a prophetic act. As you build and beautify the building and land, God is going to build and beautify His Body. You are entering into the greatest days Destiny has ever known, and it is going to take a leap of faith and risk. But, you are ready. It’s time to move forward and Occupy!
FEBRUARY, 2021, KAY ANDERSON:
I saw that we will work on this together… lots of packing, boxes, sorting, and shifting as we go. The boxes were supplies, not personal items. Things were being prepared and packed. Twilight before the dawn; but holdfast, the dawn will come.
AFTER WE SHARED THIS WORD IN STAFF MEETING, PASTOR DERICK SHARED THIS THOUGHT: Many times when you are rearranging a space for new purposes, things that are currently in the room need to be shifted around to prepare for the new purpose. Things that are being prepared and packed are put to the side and repurposed in another area or space for their best use NOW.
MARCH 12, 2021, LORI DOHN:
I feel, in my Spirit, a new season is here! Not just that it is changing to spring, but a new season is dawning for the followers of God. I feel as if this massive army of His people are standing at the precipice on the shore facing the Red Sea, and the sea is about to be parted for us to walk thru onto new land to the other side of the promise. The glory cloud is hovering and the earth is breaking and shaking, revealing this new thing about to happen. And when it does, it’ll be massively huge! Miraculously unforgettable!
It has been a tough season, but as Kim Clement always used to say: “No season can last forever. It must change!”
“We can do ALL things thru Christ who strengthens us!!!”
Nothing we face today is an obstacle that’s too big for our incredibly big God!! He promises to give us the strength to walk thru it and overcome. That’s ALL THINGS! Praise His name. Don’t you ever wonder what the Israelites were thinking in their minds when He opened that sea up and made a walkway for them? I imagine they must’ve felt a lot like us many days…(“Am I supposed to trust Him now to walk thru that???!!… are you kidding me??!!”). I imagine it took every ounce of faith, courage and strength as they lifted their leg up to take that 1st step forward. Thank you, Jesus, that when we are weak, torn, worn, tired and small You are big enough and more than enough!!!
May you feel Jesus right beside you wherever you are today and whatever comes your way. Know that He is right there smiling over you. Your burdens are His specialty! Cast all of them onto Him. He doesn’t mind!! He is interceding for you and He isn’t tired. He is right there beside you. There are angels all around you. A cloud of witnesses above you…..and the devil is UNDER YOUR FEET!