I'm hosting two sessions of BitS this year. The 5th annual 61 days of prayer November 1-December 31, 2018 and a mini session June 24-July 7, 2018.
If you need an intense time of prayer to jump start something in your life right now, register. And if you want an amazing 2019 register for the big one later this year. Matter of fact, I'll make you a deal - if you register for #SY5779 by 5/27/18 I'll give you big BitS for free.
If you're a business owner, I'm praying for businesses over the summer over on Prayer Junkie. I'm praying each week's prayer for seven days, but I know some people like to one prayer daily. If you understand building momentum in the spiritual realm, you'll pray one prayer for a week. If you need help understanding building momentum, register for the mini BitS session that's coming up.
I made peace with Seattle. It took more than a year. If you need some background on what I mean click Seattle to read some history. I ran seven of the 14 days I was there this past trip. That's amazing. I'm no longer fighting for each km I run, and I'm gaining speed which means I've broken through.
I've run shortly after eating and on hardly any sleep. That's big peace and it resulted from obeying God. I've been blessing and awakening the land as He desires me to do, and I'm being favored in return. It's kinda hard to explain God's favor, but one way to describe it is that things work for me (you, if you're experiencing it).
For example, before I obeyed God's instruction for me to bless the land in Seattle, I was struggling to run (exercise) so I stopped and was getting big fat. When I got to work handling His business the land began yielding its treasures to me. For one, I began finding seed (money) on the ground. When I'm at home running, by the end of the month I've usually found more than a dollar in change on the street. Now I'm finding money on the west side, too.
If you're thinking so what, you're in need of a spirit adjustment and some wisdom.
It is written: Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of The Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel? ~ Zechariah 4:10
It is written: If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities. ~ Luke 16:10
And just in case you still don't get it: finding change on the ground is a marker that the spiritual climate is opening up.
There's more treasure rising to the surface, but I'll save that for another post because I need to get further into favor first. Also, I wanna stick to the list I made in the last post.
If you're one of the people who read my posts and intercede for/with me, please let me know. You can comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd like to lift you up as well.
Speaking of intercession, please release verbal agreement that the remaining registrations for #SY5779 come in quickly. Thanks.
The sooner the remaining registrations come in, the sooner Patti and I can begin praying specifically for each participant so that when they arrive every God-ordained pump will have already been primed for maximum deliverance in that moment. I get hype just thinking about it! Yes, God!!
Honor to The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Yeshua!
A man gave me these rings yesterday. Actually the day before yesterday 'cause it's after 12 a.m. 5/18. Being a night owl messes you up a little. Being a night owl who's always traveling messes you up a lot.
I'm not sure what to do with them; I was gonna throw them on the ground (yes, litter, and no, I don't usually do that) but I felt convicted. I was getting lunch for me and Nana and he asked if I could get him something to eat. I said absolutely I can and we went inside. I ordered his food, handed him the receipt and waited for my own order. I got up to look at the pies and take pics of them - which you can see on my IG page - and then went back to sit. Suddenly I realized the man was gone - I'm talking nowhere to be seen - and the receipt was on the floor. I picked it up and said to myself: he's not gonna be able to collect his order without this receipt. I set it on the bench.
I kept looking around thinking maybe he'd show up again, but this man was gone.
It is written: Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. ~ Hebrews 13:2
Patti and I totally believe this was an angel or at least a test. Anyway, he gave me the rings to thank me for blessing him. I declined a couple of times, but he said, "Please, please ... you can even give them to your nieces if you want." I don't have nieces, only two nephews ... and I feel bad throwing these things away for some reason. Perhaps I'll pray about them one day. The Lord's sneaky ... who knows what He's up to.
Anyhoo, that man/angel is just part of God's sneakiness lately. As you know (if you've been reading me) that I'm doing this whirlwind tongues tour and have been praying up a destiny (get it? Instead of a storm ... hahaha) since March 29. Well, a few days ago I was kinda whining to The Lord saying, "When are You gonna do something? I've been praying and praying and praying and I NEED some manifestation." Lord Jesus ... He is patient. Thankfully. And, as is often the case, He doesn't waste time answering my little bratty, I think I know everything demanding questions. He was just silent.
When I noticed He was waiting for my tantrum (they've gotten pretty mild over the last year; it's quite amazing what godly maturity does for you) to conclude, I pulled myself together and changed my statement to, "I know You're doing something, even if I don't see it, and I thank You." Let me tell you: The Lord opened up the windows of heaven and poured out a miracle Thursday (yesterday)!!! A mir-a-cle! Such a miracle, I still don't have words for it. It's big enough that I had to call Patti Cake right after manifestation. And we don't talk on the phone very often. We text all day but we don't call unless it's big. BIG. HUGE!
When I get time I'll have to write out this testimony and record it. It's a massive harvest. And not low-hanging fruit either ... I'm all up in the tree harvesting. Woot, woot!
So this miracle is why I'm using the redemptive name of Yahweh Sneaky today. I knew God was working things for my great as I prayed in tongues. But I'd been asking for little things and whining about no manifestations all the while He was aligning everything necessary to do the impossible without me or the enemy having a clue. A miracle. Sneaky. I love it.
Just last week Patti said we were gonna start harvesting the impossible. The Lord agreed and it is so. Yes and amen.
I have so much more to share ... as soon as I get time, I'll write and write about it. Let me make a list here so I don't forget all the developments that have transpired lately:
Thank you to those who've already registered for #SY5779. If you're willing, please share the conference with others - word of mouth and on social media. The Body needs big, deep deliverance, and I'm gonna help as many as are willing to do the work. Thank you!
Oh, yeah ... a young woman who wants to be married to a good man who knows Yeshua has been dreaming and daydreaming about an ex. She got BGC Part 3: Spirit Husbands last night. She's about to get delivered. I'm excited for her.
Last thing. Please release verbal agreement that ZBI be visible to those God has ordained to see my resources and services in this season. Thank you.
Last, last thing. Next week I'll be checking in with those of you I'm praying for and with for deliverances and breakthroughs. God worked a miracle for me so you all have every reason to believe and expect the same and more.
Oh! Last, last, last thing. 😆 I'm thinkin' 'bout hosting another round of BitS this summer. Anyone interested? LMK.
From my #2 prophet's room
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
Greetings in Yeshua's Name!
I'm here to testify that The Lord answered the prayers I had up to Him last week. Did He answer them the way I wanted/expected? Absolutely NOT. But, He came through in the clutch and that's what matters. It's like Prince always says, "It doesn't matter HOW God works, just so He works." And He worked. I mean He didn't miss a beat. 😃
Yesterday (Sunday 5/6 so actually two days ago), the enemy brought some drama to me and put me in a precarious situation. I fussed for a bit and then enlisted the usual suspects to pray. I'm quite amazed at the maturity I've come into of late as I look at my behavior about it. I went from defensive to irritated to whiney to reflective to Kingdom-minded to expecting to thankfulness. And wouldn't you know God met my expectation - actually exceeded it - and favored me greatly with the people involved to boot.
It's totes awesome to have dominion over time. Witness. If you struggle with time - insomnia and always being late are common markers - I recommend you get your timeline healed. Working with time as an asset instead of a hindrance to your daily life is game changing. You'll never have to say you didn't have time or there aren't enough hours in the day ever again.
When you have dominion over time, it becomes pliable. Since achieving this in my own life I've been able to compress and extend time based on need. I've been able to arrive at key moments to make the most of occurrences and resources. It's quite remarkable.
But that's just some testimonies. This post is actually about spiritual DNA so let's shift gears. Which may not be so easy for those of you who are left brain dominant and aren't used to turning on a dime.
I had a phone call yesterday with my sister girl in which we discussed a recent dream. She was wondering how it related to what God wanted her to do. My suggestion was to spend some time seeking Holy Spirit so that He could show her her spiritual DNA.
Having El-ohim, The Creator God, show you the bits and pieces of who you are when He imagined you is powerful. The Lord began showing me my spiritual DNA last fall and, not to overuse the term, it was literally game changing.
Here are a couple things I learned about myself from seeing my spiritual DNA (you may already familiar with these if you've been reading here or on Ztv the past few months OR if you've been with me for a number of years):
I hope this has you thinking. And seeking. And asking The Lord questions about who you are authentically. People love to talk about destiny and purpose, but I've yet to see a teaching on spiritual DNA, and without knowledge of your spiritual DNA you're gonna have a hard time trying to reconcile your actual life with your God-ordained destiny. Witness. Let's pray.
El-ohim, Creator and Sustainer of all things, we honor You and the profound investment You made in knitting each of us together. We confess and repent of everything about our original design that we've dishonored or devalued. We reject and disagree with anything about our original design that others - including parents, teachers, bosses, friends, authority figures, etc. - disallowed or criticized. We repent of not seeking You to receive the blueprints of our original design sooner in life. We plead The Blood of Yeshua over these sins and nail them to The Cross of Christ. We receive Your forgiveness and declare we're the righteousness of God in Christ. Thank You for this new work You've begun in us. Amen.
Don't forget to register for my upcoming course Principles vs. Strategies which will be delivered to email inboxes May 23, 2018, and for #SY5779 Supernatural Harvests in Pasco, WA October 20, 2018. Remember I'm a small-group person so there are truly limited spots. It's not just a marketing ploy. I want to be able to connect with every attendee and get them some deep deliverance in this year of harvest.
From My Prophet's Room on the West Side
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
I got some revelation. I think.
I was washing dishes a bit ago and praying about my party-line situation with the enemy of my big harvests and The God of the Universe. If you didn't read that post, yet, you might wanna click on 'party-line' above and catch up.
I wrote that I needed to know the difference between a principle and strategy for this one. Well, I believe the revelation I got was the specific strategy God is equipping me to use for this predicament. Yes! And amen!! You know I texted Patti Cake right away when it came to me 'cause she's been warring with me in this. Agreement and all that. So, I changed my action and direction and will def keep you posted if I get any breakthrough ... which I'm totes expecting to receive. Quick, fast and in a hurry. <-- That's one of my (natural) dad's fave sayings. It makes me smile.
On another note I had lunch with the great Lady Sharon today, and we brainstormed for the location for #SY5779. All but one person so far is a business woman so there will be networking going on, I'm sure. Please release a verbal agreement that God lead us to the right place so I can begin cleansing and blessing the land it sits on.
One of the things we're going to cover at the conference is deliverance, but another one is ministering to our spirits. I ministered to my son's spirit last night in prayer even though we're 1,400 miles apart. How is that possible? Because there's no time or distance in the spirit. For those of you who have relatives that live far from you and you desire to lay natural hands on them but can't, learning to minister spirit to spirit is a power tool.
That may sound weirdy to some of you, but I told you yesterday, growing up in the things of God is wild and far out. He's The Spirit and made us as spirits living in Him first. The soul doesn't come along until the body is created. And the soul can't function if the physical body doesn't. The spirit of man exists before conception and goes into eternity.
It is written: God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth. ~ John 4:24
As your spirit matures, your worship turns into long talks (intimacy) and walks (exploits/experiences) with El-ohim. You don't stay earthbound. He brings you into His realm and it's good. Witness.
Yesterday was so much fun. God released grace, light and revelation needed to tackle some issues for myself and others. I'm enjoying this season of harvest and deliverance.
I did it! I did it, people! I ran five miles on the West Side!! And not only did I run five miles once, I turned around and ran over five miles the next day. Blessing the land as I went each time. It was good - for me and for The Lord. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you can click the pic or the link above to get up to speed.
So, yesterday - well, in the wee hours of this morning 'cause it's still 4.29.18 for 30 more minutes - I shared that I was in a great place and had been for weeks. I still am in a totes awesome place, but the enemy came a knockin' this morning. I was alerted that they were coming to steal from me and I took authority. They couldn't and didn't steal big, but I had trouble with my lunch order. I kept tripping and bumping into things and got bruised up. I got lime juice in my eye and split coffee all over myself. People were messing with me a little. Nothing major, but it's so typical of the enemy to get jealous of God's favor over me.
The thing is they didn't stop there; they decided to play dirty and hit a soft spot. First, they reminded me that God doesn't usually give me justice when other people abuse me. He does every once in a while, but the instances are few and far between. Patti on the other hand, gets big justice and she gets it quickly. I'm glad for her, of course, 'cause I love her like a fat kid (me) loves cake. But, I'm not sure if I don't get frequent justice because I'm missing some deliverance or because God has favored me in a different way.
For example, God may decide that receiving justice from people abuse is not on my 'get list' but instead He gives me more revelation than most other people get. Or perhaps He's decided I don't need that type of justice because He's favored me in the area of authority extraordinarily. Those are just possibilities, not truths about my life, and as I said, I may be missing some level of deliverance that's keeping me from receiving people-abuse justice. Anyhoo ... the enemy was being a jerk about it.
That wasn't it, though. Next, they were telling me I wasn't gonna get a lot of what I want in life, and that I may as well have a seat ... a back seat.
For a few minutes I allowed them to drag me down, awarding them a smidge of success. Then I remembered I was warned they were on the prowl. They couldn't do too much damage, especially materially, because I took authority but they launched a decent assault on my emotions. As I continued to think over the situation, I reminded myself that the enemy lies. That's one way to discern a demonic spirit - they can only hide for so long and then they end up lying and saying something contrary to God's Word. So whatever they were telling me was false, not true - a lie. The truth makes free so I declared the truth which is God doesn't withhold anything good from me because I walk uprightly. There it is. They fled. I resisted, submitted to The Word and they bounced, defeated.
It is written: Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but The LORD delivers Zari out of them all. ~ Psalm 34:19
On another topic. God and I have been discussing my looks ... since about February. I was complaining on the morning of February 3, 2018 about the challenges I have to make myself beautiful and asking God why He made me look the way I look. Then I went to the deliverance ministers and counselors training where I had a nephilim removed from my brain, and He sent someone at each session break to tell me how beautiful I was/am. This one lady even said, "The Lord has placed a spirit of beauty on you."
I fussed at him again sometime in March about my looks. That same week my church was giving personal prophetic words so I called in to get one, and the word given to me was, "The Lord says you're beautiful and your beauty is pure and can be used as a weapon against the enemy." I didn't want that word or anything to do with it.
Yesterday - 4.29.18 'cause it's now after midnight (I'm watching Livin' Single episodes and eating popcorn while I'm writing; that's why it's taking so long to compose this post) - I was again fussing at God about why He gave me all these beauty challenges when getting dressed for the day. Remember the enemy was trying hard to jack up my day and this woman was staring at me - which I don't like and will mean mug someone in a hot second. Then she said, "How lucky you are ... you're so beautiful and your haircut is perfect for you."
The Lord is obviously trying to fix the stronghold built by my perceived 'beauty challenges' because every time I bring them up, He almost immediately sends someone to speak beauty over me. But I'm wondering why it matters (this is my soul being a brat). Well ... He may just want me to get over it so we can focus on more important things. But, we know each other well enough that if that were the case, He'd just say, "Suck it up, buttercup." On the other hand, I know Him well enough to know that there's treasure awaiting me when this stronghold falls if I'll agree with Him and receive (this is an opportunity for my spirit to rule and overcome).
What are you working on with The LORD these days? Are you conscientious of what He's trying to do in you, for you, with and through you? I'd love to hear about your growth processes and join you in prayer.
Speaking of prayer ... please release a verbal agreement that those who need to be at #SY5779 in October continue to see the conference information and register. God has ordained a season a freedom for some and I'm excited to help them receive it.
I bless you in Yeshua's Name and decree you'll begin to notice those things God's desiring to heal and transform in your lives and that your spirit will take authority over your souls and work with Him to see it done. Amen and amen.
From My Prophet's Room on the West Side once again
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
There's been a lot going on. All good. I even got promoted since I wrote last. Twice.
If you've been tracking with me, you know Patti Cake and I were in an intense prayer season, praying one to two hours a day in tongues. We broke through, of course, because the demonic can't do anything with tongues. They don't know what The Spirit of God is praying through us, they can't understand what we're asking and declaring and they can't stop the power it puts behind the heavenly players that are putting things in motion as a result.
Also, my Apostle, Prince Handley, came to Seattle to ordain me last week. That was fun. People asked me in the past if I was going to be ordained and I said not unless God says so. Well, apparently God said so because Prince contacted me last summer and said to leave April 18-20, 2018 open because he wanted to come ordain me, Lord willing. The Lord willed, provided and it is so. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for the zeal You put into my seminary training; You didn't hold anything back. 😆
That was the first promotion. I got a second one this past Monday by way of a divine introduction to someone who makes things happen. And this brings up something important. When I was praying (Building in the Spirit Nov-Dec 2017) for this year, God and I had several heart-to-heart talks (some would call them knockdown drag outs). He began showing me my spiritual DNA and that He is a PERSONAL GOD.
Many of us know (with our heads) and say (with loose words) that He's a personal God, but then we queue up behind everyone else expecting God to do what He did in one celebrity's life in ours the same way and then get butt hurt when He doesn't - if He takes longer or does differently than what our pea brains thought He should've done. And you know I'm speaking about the Zari Banks choir first. But many of us don't actually go to Him, for AS LONG AS IT TAKES, to get the answer for our specific, individual circumstances.
A lot of times God doesn't do what we want or need because we have mental strongholds that limit His actions because we think we absolutely know HOW He should do whatever. Do you ever consider that God wants to do a new thing through your situation? And the new thing ain't gon' be easy. Matter of fact, it most likely will put you in harm's way ... or at least embarrass (aka humble) you beyond all reason for while.
Heaven is solution central, and there are tons of divine solutions that have never been seen on earth because most of us are too chicken to pay the price to pull them down. If you're still concerned about comfort in life, you won't be doing those wild things with The Godhead. There's no Biblical or historical precedent for comfort prospering us in the long run. Adam and Eve were given comfort and they blew it. Solomon, too, and he blew it.
And finally to my important thought I mentioned above. During the ordination, Prince confirmed what several others have told me before - my ministry isn't like anyone else's. I work best through intimacy or small group and one-on-one situations. To get my second promotion God separated me from a group of 70 known people and even more unknowns. And it was a result of intimacy with Him first and then my small-group work that made the introduction to the mover and shaker happen. Most people want to know who you're connected to or how many you've served, but numbers don't matter when God's doing the promoting. His design matters so He custom-fitted me with a promotion for my unique design.
God is a personal God. I'm understanding and appreciating this more and more all the time. Knowing how He created me individually, to operate best in certain environments, helps me to partner with Him instead of fighting against Him for the sake of numbers. Also, my spirit is alive. My soul is increasingly in submission to my spirit, which is God's plan for us, but my spirit is growing up and communicating to and from The Father like never before.
Another cool thing is that I didn't ask for either of these promotions. God sent them to me without my natural knowledge. Now it is possible that I requested these things while praying in the spirit because then Holy Spirit is praying perfect prayers through me ... all I can say is: The Lord's sneaky and if you don't know that by now ... whoo ... you need to spend some time getting to know Him.
If you'd like to grow up, mature in spirit, and experience the deep deliverance you need for your tough issues (my specialty) come to #SY5779 Abundant Harvests. It's gonna be supernatural! Patti Cake and I are going to minister deliverance as prophet and seer and get attendees set free. Not just surface free either. We're going after sustained deliverance that you will have 5 or more measurable and verifiable evidences following to prove your life has been changed and favor has been released.
And speaking of deep deliverance. I'm facing off the pharaoh spirit again but this time I want it drowned in the sea once and for all, not just facing one of the 10 plagues. You may have a lingering pharaoh spirit in your life if you have a surviving not thriving existence. I can help you with that through mentoring or you can come to the conference in October. Either way, tackle it head on and allow God to release the abundant treasures He's stored up for you for so long.
I bless your spirit to mature and come alive and seek Holy Spirit for your original design. Ha'shem Yeshua!
From my Prophet's Room on the West Side
Federal Way, WA
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
I ran five miles a bit ago ... last night ... yesterday. I'm not quite sure how to label it because it's now after midnight but I haven't gone to bed yet so technically it's still tonight for me. This is my second five-miler this year and second in 7 days. This matters for a whole lotta reasons that have to do with God, and that's why I'm sharing this here.
I have a hard time running in Seattle which is very problematic for a runner who spends 2.5-3 weeks there a month. First, because running is my chosen form of exercise and weight-management system. Therefore, if I'm not running, I'm expanding at an alarming rate because I eat like a growing boy. Second, I write chosen form of exercise because I thought I'd made myself enjoy running because I'm cool. Haha ... but when The Lord showed me my spiritual DNA last year, running was encoded there in full heavenly color, as a characteristic of Zari Banks, chosen by HIM before I was even thought of on this earth. Imagine that. Same thing with teaching. I thought I'd chosen to be a teacher because I love learning and sharing what I've learned, but I'm redemptive gift prophet and manifestation gift teaching. It's all God and me responding properly to His design. I can't actually take credit for it.
Back to running. The Lord told me He needed me to run - He designed me with a motion anointing in my feet - and that's why I despise working out indoors. I hate the gym; especially the dreadmill. Running in one place is complete garbage, IMO. When I run, Holy Spirit and/or angels come and they download much revelation to me and anointing goes into the land under my feet. Many of the products - videos, teachings, book chapters, podcasts - I've produced have come forth after a run spending time with The Lord.
When I first relocated to the west side of WA last May, I stopped running. I tried it, but couldn't gel with the place at all. It has hills and rain and my body and brain raised every objection imaginable for why I needed to stop and go back to the house, almost every time I ran. So, as I got busier over there, I quit. The Lord was NOT pleased with that action at all and I got told about it through consequences and by Himself and my mentor a couple times between November 2017 and February 2018. Needless to say, I bought some waterproof shoes and clothes and have started running over there again. I still don't like it - I have to fight just to run one piddly-wink mile in Seattle. But at least I know what's going on now.
Seven days ago I came home and ran five miles after not having run for two or three weeks. That doesn't happen in Seattle. Then I ran a hair under four miles the next day. Two good runs on consecutive days doesn't happen over there either. So tonight (last night ... whatever) I ran five miles again with several issues after not running for four days. I got a cramp on my right side after the second km, I got a rock in my shoe after the third km, I was hungry because I'm fasting and I tied one shoe too tight so my toes were falling asleep. All that and I still ran five miles.
So I asked The Lord, "What's the difference between here and Seattle?" and before I even got the whole question out, I heard the answer in my spirit: This land has been broken up. While it's easy and comfortable for me to run at home, God has placed me in Seattle part time to run there. To break up the land there and to release His will, Spirit and anointing there. His exact words were, "I need you to begin releasing the treasures of the land." I've been praying and asking why I need to be in Seattle, and I have at least part of my assignment revealed. I just need to get to work on it seriously so I can be promoted to the next and/or get outta there. But I'm not gonna lie ... it's hard so I run a little, then stop. Then a little more and stop.
The Lord started teaching me about land that's blessed or defiled roughly four years ago. Land matters to God - that's obvious throughout The Written Word; especially when He recorded words such as, "Remove your sandals, the place where you stand is holy ground (Exodus 3:5)," and "I have chosen Jerusalem for My Name to be there (2 Chronicles 6:6)." Location matters to God. Make sure you're where you're supposed to be and doing what you're supposed to do (preaching to the Zari choir).
When I finished my run I prayed for God Almighty to make the land respond to my feet and spirit the next time I set foot in Seattle, WA. He'll do it because it's in agreement with His will (1 John 5:14). He wants that land broken up so that it can become and produce what He ordained when He laid its foundations.
Speaking of land and locations: The #SY5779 conference this October is in Pasco, WA because the land here is spiritually fertile and ready to host a gathering of Kingdom citizens. The corporate prayer and mobile expression of The Kingdom of God on earth will bless this land and make a huge deposit. By hosting the conference here, we'll begin to tap in to previous God deposits and also potentially reverse some old demonic junk.
I bless Seattle and Pasco and call forth the treasures in the land in Yeshua's Name! Amen.
From Home - still and again because I've been praying 2+ hours daily and getting so much from Holy Spirit!
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
I watched another show the other day where the actor said, "By dying, we get to be the people we've always wanted to be." They were talking about zombies, though, because that's a chosen route for the demonic to pervert the truth about the spiritual realm.
But as far as God is concerned, this statement is totally true. In Galatians 2:20 Rabbi Shaul declared, "I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live but Christ lives in me." This is a lofty goal but it's where we want to be as believers. I thought I was there before, but after a stern talking-to by The Lord last fall I realized that I was still too immature for Him to send me into some assignments He'd planned for me.
Yes, Christ lives in me and I have Holy Spirit in me, but I must admit (and most of you should, too) that the amount of Christ and Holy Spirit Paul had in himself is far above me. And you, too, I suspect ... unless you're able to shake off poisonous snake bites already. I'm not trying to offend anyone but The Lord let me know straight up last year that my spirit was a big baby, and that if I truly wanted to walk on my Kingdom Path I needed to stop whining and grow up. Afterward I had a how-dare-He attitude for a few days (or weeks) and then realized the how-dare-He attitude was the exact, immature, whiny-baby spirit He was referring to.
Speaking of a maturing spirit - mine is progressing nicely, by the way - a mentee shared a prophetic word received with me and asked me what I thought about it. You already know I had a mouthful, but my main advice was that a mature spirit is required to properly steward a prophecy. I have a teaching titled Investigating Personal Prophecies, which I haven't published yet, that came about after having several heart-to-hearts with The Spirit of Prophecy and The Father. The Lord explained to me several things about prophetic words, some of which I'll list here.
Of course, this isn't an exhaustive list, it's just some of the things He spoke to me about:
I'm gonna stop because otherwise I'll end up laying out that entire teaching. Actually ... I'm gonna share one more thing The Lord showed me about personal prophecies. Personal prophecies should match your spiritual DNA and not just make your flesh (soul - mind, will, emotions) excited. What's the difference? A mature spirit discerns between soulish prophecies and godly ones, and the first thing to do when you receive a prophecy is to examine it using The Holy Scriptures (Hebrews 4:12) and spending lots of time with Holy Spirit.
You shouldn't just believe a word because you've been told it twice or even five times before. Your soul will believe whatever you've been telling it (you or the enemy or your parents, teachers, etc.). Your spirit will not.
I really, really wanna teach investigating personal prophecies as a live event where you bring your prophecies and we go over them. I even have a worksheet grid that helps you look at them honestly. Lord, if that's something You need for The Kingdom - or even one of Your kids - I volunteer to host. LMK, Almighty.
Don't think I don't enjoy prophetic words. I love them. But I've received many that were all flesh and didn't profit me; instead they wasted valuable time ... and it was often because the person loved me and they were simply reading my soul and declaring what I desired as opposed to what God ordained in my book (Psalm 139:16). I've done it myself. In my circles this mostly didn't happen out of mischief it was just immature spirits.
Now God has shown me a larger portion of my spiritual DNA so when the words come back off, I'm quicker to trash them or at least remove the fluff because they're often partially correct; but then we humans get in a flow and start adding things God didn't actually say. I've already had to repent to someone this year for something I said last year. They wrote to tell me they were taking action and I said I hoped I had enough humility not to have presented the word as Law, but as a possibility.
I know I said I was gonna stop but I just remembered a relevant example. Last April I received a word from someone who said they kept seeing/hearing Secretary of State and so they prophesied diplomacy and government over me. Well, what actually happened was when I switched my businesses from DBA (doing business as) to an S corporation, I had issues with the Secretary of State that required a few folks praying with and for me to get past. Continued prayer truth be told, so if you're willing to pray for me declare extraordinary grace and favor for me with every WA State agency because they're all up in my biz ... literally. Hahaha. This state is big business friendly - Amazon, Microsoft, etc. - not small business. So I've either got to become big biz or drop some God bombs on 'em.
Back to that word: there may be a larger role for me in government or with the Secretary of State in the future, but as of right now it appears God was only giving me a head's up about a minor battle that was on the horizon. Therefore, I didn't necessarily need government or diplomacy spoken over me.
Now I'm really done. I bless your spirit to awaken to God's treasures ordained for today and this season, and to seek and receive all the wisdom needed to possess them. Register for #SY5779.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
CASE STUDY: Jane (not her real name) loses a female friend around the same time every year. It's 'never her fault, it's always theirs' or either she doesn't 'understand what happened.' After looking at this issue I can see that there are - at least - a couple of demonic structures at work in her life.
One is the seasonal devouring. I spotted this one easily because I just broke through a seasonal devouring curse myself. This year of deliverance has proven extremely fruitful for me. Praise God, praise God!
The other is her own spiritual bump (demonic occupation) that she hasn't dealt with, yet. Namely, not taking responsibility for herself or her negative thoughts and actions in her woman-to-woman relationships. Recently she had an opportunity, perfectly engineered by God, to bring her breakthrough in this area, but instead she relented to the comfort (habit) of believing the enemy and experienced her regularly scheduled friendship loss. A really sad thing about this is that when she passed on God's window for breakthrough, she reinforced and empowered the demonic handshake again.
If you feel so inclined, release a prayer of agreement that she get fed up with the enemy stealing her friendships every year and decide to fight them (as long as it takes) until victory. I'd love to see how this works out; whether she continues with my mentoring or not. I'll report back if I get any further movement with Jane.
And speaking of cutting ties with the enemy, after about seven years of getting close to marriage and having the relationships fall apart, God healed my spirit and removed a reproach that made me unavailable in the spiritual realm. I recorded the testimony in Breaking Generational Curses Part 3: Spirit Husbands. You can download that teaching if you have the need, book a mentoring session with me or come to the Supernatural You 5779 conference in October.
I also experienced another data point of the favor released to me from God after that healing took place. For a long time I used to love romcoms and Hallmark movies - you know the type. But after all the breakups those movies began to rub on my spirit something terrible.
Proverbs 18:14 tells us our souls (sheer will) can help us make it through sickness, but who can endure a wounded (broken) spirit? Not marrying had wounded my spirit something awful, so that I couldn't even watch those sappy love stories and didn't want anything to do with them. But a testimony of my recent deliverance is I watched a Nigerian movie called The Wedding Party yesterday - it was totes cute, bt dubs and the soundtrack is nice, too - and I wasn't butt hurt that I'm not married. That's huge.
God is so good. I've been going through some serious deep deliverance since Rosh Hashana 5778. It hasn't been easy in any way, shape or form, but the treasures being released to me are increasing in quality daily - and it's good.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
I have a couple testimonies to share before I get into the warfare bit.
First, last Thursday - 29 March 2018 - my mom's garage door was kept sticking and got totally stuck when I was headed out (in a borrowed car). This is after it'd already been worked on by able-minded repairmen. Twice. Here it is that someone's expecting me to pick them up and return their vehicle and I can't get the garage door open to get out. When I arrived there I debated about whether I should even pull in to the garage because I was only grabbing something and wouldn't be there very long.
I grabbed the ladder to see if I could see what the problem was. All I could tell is that it was sticking at the same spot and wouldn't go any further and it was making this horrible screeching noise every time it moved. The weather was great that day, too, so half the neighbors were outside hearing, if not also watching, my garage door fiasco. I pushed the button again and again, and it would stop again and again.
I called in angels and asked for help, and then remembered I had a bottle of anointing oil in my pocket. I pulled it out, poured it on the track, pushed the button and there it went. When I came back yesterday evening, I asked if the garage door was working, and she said, "Yep ... I guess it needed some WD-40, but your anointed oil worked just fine." 😁
I LOVE anointing oil!
Next, at the last minute I got on a commuter flight yesterday that's usually booked full. There are several flights a day between my hometown and Seattle. The 530p daily flight takes commuters who fly to Seattle each morning home to Pasco at the end of the work day. This flight is usually full because of its after work time slot and because the next flight to Pasco isn't until 1115p or so. With prayer, I booked this flight only 15 hours before departure and, praise God, got a seat on it. This is an example of God's favor being released on my healed timeline. You can read more about that here. I missed this same flight last Wednesday - 28 March 2018 - because a meeting ran long and had to take the 1130p flight; again the favor of a healed timeline prevailed and I got a free first class upgrade on the later flight as repayment for that demonic theft. 😊
Now on to the good stuffs.
Patti Cake and I are in this intense prayer season because the enemy overplayed their hand, got caught and now we're mad. I'm talking big mad. I prayed in tongues for three hours last Thursday (3/29/18) - that's how big mad I am, and have been praying two or more hours a day since then. We're not playing here; they're gonna pay and they're gonna pay big. And now that I have a week of rest ahead of me, they're gonna get prayer, tongues AND fasting. They're gonna get spanked - again - by The King of Everything and they're gonna wish they'd chilled messing with us.
If you recall I taught two courses on tongues last year because that weapon saved my life. In March 2017 I was losing it ... literally going cray. I'd run all my friends off because I was so mad at God. Side Note: You can get as mad as God as you want to; He can handle it. I'm a witness. BUT if you don't get it under control in a decent amount of time, the enemy will begin to tear your mind apart. Again I'm a witness. Anyhoo, Holy Spirit has enough invested in me to send reinforcements when needed so I didn't go totally into left field. Instead of giving in to the enemy and losing my mind I went on a 4-day fast, praying in tongues two hours each day. By the evening of the second day, The Lord had shown up and I was getting right. At the end of the four days, I was full of revelation and my spirit was so on fire I was praying in tongues even as I slept.
If you don't have tongues, yet, you betta get some. Ask and receive. And if you don't get it when you ask, keep asking and fight. We all have areas where the spiritual dynamics behind the issue keep us blocked and bound. It's easy to give up and not receive tongues, but that's not God's will for you and that's not who He created you to be. Like it or not He created you a warrior. And there are battles galore out there for you to fight. Witness.
I have much more to share about what I've been learning, but that's enough for now. I'm gonna go take communion and pray for a bit before going to bed. Good night and morning (since it's 1:54 a.m. PDT).
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
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Sometimes the movies and shows we watch give us more accurate revelation about the demonic realm than church on Sundays. Unfortunate, kinda, but true. Only kinda unfortunate because although church is supposed to inform and equip us, God provides other avenues for us to gain the revelation we need not to be devoured every time we turn around. He's always for us.
So ... I watched this show a while back and this man was in a Catholic confessional saying he'd done unspeakable things. The listener tried to offer comfort, and the man replied, "We opened a dark door and the devil stepped in."
I've heard that type of true wisdom being taught from the pulpit one time that I can remember. It was from Bill Johnson and he was sharing how when the U.S. Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriage, that a new demonic structure was installed over this nation and we're all (The U.S.) in a new covenant with them because we (meaning The Body) sat back and let it happen. Have you ever heard a sermon about our sins (of co- or omission) opening doors to the devil? I'm curious. I rarely hear sermons about specific sins and consequences being named.
I'm gonna keep writing and saying this until people start believing it: Every time we step outside of God's original design, we enter into covenant with the demonic. Every time. There's no, 'I'm gonna sin this time and ask forgiveness and get off free.' Wrong. In the spiritual realm, too often the contract gets signed as soon as you agree in your mind (see Matthew 5:21-22; 27-28 and download that free teaching above, it'll bless you). If you do it once, they've only got you. But if you repeat the sin, they have legal right to claim your future generations. It ain't worth it. Believe me. I've been cleansing my family line all year and I've only fully been delivered in one area. It's. Not. Worth it.
Back to Hollywood giving us much-needed revelation. This is a totally sinful show that brought us The Gospel Truth about how we open doors to the demonic through sin and we still don't hardly believe it. I'm assuming it was made by sinners for sinners and profit, but there could be some believers that worked on it, too. Some who are stealth because that's God's plan and others because they're too chicken to speak up about their faith (is that really faith?). Either way the statement is advertisement for the devil to those who are perishing, revelation and confirmation for some of us and grace to those Holy Spirit is wooing.
So I pray that all who watch the show see that episode and hear the words deep in their spirits so that they ask the question if it's true that their sin has opened the door to the devil. Even though they may not realize whom they're asking, I pray that He answers each of them in a way they can't deny and that conviction falls so that they begin to seek The One and Only Savior of The World, Yeshua ha'Mashiach.
If you don't mind speaking your agreement, I'd appreciate it.
© March 21, 2018 - Pasco, WA
The Lord healed my timeline this year.
It's the most-significant deliverance I've experienced to date. I keep telling everyone who asks how I'm doing because it's such a big deal, but I haven't come across anyone except for Patti Cake and another mentor who really understand how important this is.
Let me try to explain it for you. For one example, most of my life I was either too late or too early for some events that would have produced a totally different outcome from where I am today. In a deliverance session earlier this year, my mentor was working with me on insomnia and then began asking critical questions. One of which was, "Do you believe you're behind in life in comparison to where you think you should be?" That question resonated loudly in my spirit and Holy Spirit began to address (hijacked my session, is what He did) my life timeline.
Basically, we all have an original design that includes a timeline from God recorded in heaven in our personal books - that's Psalm 139:16; one of my faves. I've known this. I even asked God in 2016 why I didn't have some of things He told me I could/would/should by October of that year. I wrote a book based on the pursuit that came out of that season - O Lord, Increase My Faith. But the book was too early and no one was really interested in it. See ... 'cause my timeline was off. I matured and did some rewriting and put that book out again in 2017 and I sold enough pre-orders to produce it. The time was right in 2017.
It's great that the book's out now, but the problem with being too early or too late is that it messes with our ... well, everything. Anytime we step outside of God's original design and timing, we invite a curse into our lives. I've been saying this since The Lord really showed me last fall how serious this is. A curse just means the enemy has rights over that area of life. And what does the enemy do to us? They kill, steal from and destroy us, all day every day.
Therefore, with a messed up timeline, I've been missing out on things, one being marriage, because the enemy had the right to pop up at will and cause problems in my life's timing. And when the enemy pops up to mess with our timing, they're not just blocking or messing up life events, they also leave soul and spirit wounds behind, and that's oftentimes the larger issue. Proverbs 18:14 wisely asserts, "The human spirit can endure sickness, but a wounded or broken spirit, who can endure?"
Our spirits are our direct-connect to The Father, created by Him to commune with and receive from Him, and when they're broken, we're in a hot a mess for real. Most of modern Christianity has focused on soul wounds and failed to mature our spirits. Immature spirits create carnal believers who are weak and afraid to speak out against our 'politically correct' society and are held captive by the antichrist spirit. Matured spirits know their God and perform exploits (Daniel 11:32).
I've been being matured in spirit for a few months now and lemme tell ya' ... the world looks a whole lot different to me today than it did before. Part of my timeline deliverance is available for download via the picture below as Breaking Generational Curses Part 2: Time and you can order Increase My Faith as well if you desire to grow up a bit. Neither of those products are for those who want a sweet by and by Christianity.
I'm gonna stop there for now and go eat dinner. But check back if you're interested as I'll continue to share about this journey The Lord has me on for 5778. He said I'd need authority and to understand Christ's finished work to overcome this year, and He wasn't lying.
© February 28, 2018 - Pasco, WA
Firsts matter to El-ohim, The Creator God. He even has a principle (law) of first fruits that declares all firsts belong to Him and if they're dedicated to Him, the rest will be holy and blessed (Exodus 13:2, Proverbs 3:9-10, Romans 11:16).
In this year when deep deliverance is my focus, I did a word study on the first usage of 'deliver' in The Written Word. In Genesis 32:11, Jacob speaking, we read, "Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I fear him lest he come and smite me and the mother with the children." From the outset, the meaning seems quite evident, but I looked it up because I knew Holy Spirit had more available. He's just too big to stop at the humanly obvious.
Deliver is Strong's 5337; I looked it up in the New Englishman's Hebrew Concordance (NEHC) first, though. In the NEHC deliver in Genesis 32:11 is referenced as hiphil - imperative; which means it's being presented as a command. This is helpful to know for those of who claim they never get that real (aka bossy) with The Godhead. I get real with Them; my life is real and at times I just go in 'cause I feel like I'm not gonna make it if They don't do something right then. I'm thankful for grace 😊. So Jacob is telling Yahweh to deliver him, no other option, as if he (Jacob) is the boss of God. 😂
In Strong's deliver is natsal (naw-tsal') meaning to snatch away - whether in a good or bad sense, deliver at all, defend, deliver (self), escape, deliver without fail, pluck, preserve, recover, rescue, rid, save, spoil, strip, deliver surely, take (out). All good stuffs. So after I read these meanings a couple times, I sat and waited for the revelation. It didn't come so I looked at how deliver is written in Hebrew. That was it ... there was the revelation!
In Hebrew deliver is written in the letters lamed tsade nun and read right to left as nun tsade lamed. And that's the great part.
nun = fish
tsade = fish hook
lamed = staff
REVELATION: Yeshua fished for men to deliver them unto salvation (John 3:17, Luke 15:4, 1 Timothy 2:4) with authority and by legal right because He fulfilled The Law (Matthew 5:17, Numbers 17:8).
Yeshua is The Word made flesh and God proves that once again. It is finished.
I bless you in The Name Above All Names, Yeshua, and in His authority given me by covenant relationship. Ha'shem Adonai!
© January 19, 2018 - Pasco, WA
I've been messing around in corporate America for a little while. It's ugly.
It's ugly, full of injustice and every type of the demonic but that's where the money is so I've been strategically placed for an assignment. I keep asking The Lord what He's doing, but haven't qualified for an answer yet.
I was written up twice in one day for offending two people and being rude to another. I thought to myself, it's that Old Black Tax again, but The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation corrected me right away and said, "It's not a Black Tax, it's a demonic tax." So that left me to figure out what covenant I was under that gave the enemy the right to harass me here.
There are demonic covenants that exist in many corporations that give the demonic legal right to harass people in the spiritual realm. If you didn't know the spiritual realm is more powerful than the natural you're way behind on your churching and the study of The Word. So often when we think racism is the issue, it's really just secondary, but the appearance is discrimination. Honey, the enemy doesn't discriminate. They want to destroy you, me and even those submitted to them eventually, to keep God from advancing His Kingdom.
Some common demonic taxes we see in corporate America are:
Now that I've listied all those goals of these taxes, I'm seeing there may be several covenants with a few different demonic entities involved - one being the antichrist spirit. I wish I'd had this revelation when I was in public education 10 years ago. I tried to ignore people, keep my head down and just do my work, sought help from the union and from the U.S. legal system all to no avail. I'm wiser now and know that I have to fight spiritual battles, particularly legal ones in The Court of Heaven, otherwise there'll be no movement in my favor naturally.
Today I can war effectively and win, and help others do the same. So what about you? Have you ever been faced with what you thought was the Old Black Tax? Feel free to share below.
I pray something here blessed you!
The first appearance of the spirit of jealousy in The Logos is found in Genesis 3:1. We read:
'Now the snake was the most cunning animal that El-ohim had made. The snake asked the woman, "Did GOD really tell you not to eat the fruit from any tree in the garden?"'
You may be wondering where jealousy is released in this situation. Lemme me show you. Jealousy gets released into relationship dynamic when:
A. one or more parties believes another has something they shouldn't have or
B. one or more parties believes they should have what someone else has instead of the actual owners.
To demonstrate scenario A, in Genesis 3 satan releases the spirit of jealousy on Eve and Adam because he doesn't believe they deserve the audience they have with Yahweh each day. He doesn't think they should have the carefree lives they live in Eden, and he definitely doesn't think they're anything special because they're made out of dust, not of the class of angels and other supernatural beings.
For scenario B, satan thinks he's the deserving party of the authority and dominion El-ohim gave to Adam and Eve (Isaiah 14:14); he should be the special, celebrated one instead of them.
That's bad enough already, but there's a greater, underlying demonic spirit that jealousy partners with - the victim spirit (or mentality). Very basically, the victim spirit blames someone or something else for everything and it's a stronghold that every human on earth is birthed into. If you look at the state of American culture and politics today, you see just how prevalent the victim stronghold is ... it's always someone else's fault.
I read in my mentor's blog earlier this year about his belief of how the spirit of jealousy released in churches attacks so many pastors' marriages. Someone sitting in the pews thinks about how good the pastor has it and and wishes they could just be married to him or be her and the demonic is crouching at the door waiting for the invitation from one believer to release a curse on another (see my video, Witchcraft Attacks). Jealousy is ugly business.
I'm dealing with the spirit of jealousy right now. Don't know why 'cause I don't have anything and I'm not anything. The major value I have in life is to The Lord only and I'm still, at my age, asking Him to reveal to me my core value to The Kingdom.
Another of my mentors always says, "Men fail because of broken focus." Broken focus is a friend of jealousy. We stop focusing on living our original design and meditate on someone else's perceived blessings which messes us up in a myriad of ways because it's contrary to The Father's will. God didn't create anyone to look at others' anything and desire it. Matter of fact, he warned us by The 10 Commandments (Exodus 20) how seriously dangerous coveting is. Every time we break from El-ohim's original plans, we accept a curse. Every time, everyone, always, all of us.
Yahweh, Supreme Ruler, Lawgiver and Righteous Judge, I come before you covered in The Blood of Yeshua and invoking my legal rights through our covenant relationship. I apply The Blood against the demons surrounding this jealousy assignment and submit them to You for judgement based on my legal rights because of Yeshua's finished work. His Blood, Name and our covenant are greater than any legal right the enemy is enforcing against me because of human jealousy. I trust You, Lord, to uphold our covenant above any demonic covenant and redeem and avenge me. I thank and praise You for freeing me from the curse of jealousy and releasing every blessing owed me regarding this situation. Amen.
I bless you in the Name and authority of Yeshua The Messiah.
God's still growing me up (Ha! I say this as if it was only gonna take a few weeks). It's getting better ... I think. But it's also a lotta work. A ton. Seriously. When God gives you a picture of your original design according to His standard, you quickly realize how jacked the world and its people are, and just how far you are from Eden reality.
I'm fasting today (1/4/18) with the ultimate goal of deliverance. To consecrate the fast and set the agenda, I approached The Godhead in worship in a way I'd never done before. That's a positive result of the deliverance and spiritual maturing I've already undergone so far. You can read the past few posts to get a broader picture of how I'm being transformed this year.
Today I went before The Throne and simply declared:
God of the Universe, my Creator, Yeshua, King of All and Ruler, Holy Spirit of God, Ruach ha'Kodesh ... You designed me and because You did, You know what I was made to be and do. No one knows better how to position me to be what You desire. You one knows better than You how to deliver me so I can serve Your Kingdom. I desire an intimate encounter with You because I know that revelation comes from intimacy with You. I look forward to meeting with You today.
You may not think the above is any big deal, but you'd be wrong. It's a mature invitation that focuses on who God is and what He wants. In this season God required that I mature. I'm not whining and crying, "God, help me. Help me," like I normally would. I put on my big-girl pants and worshiped God in spirit and truth. He has plans and expectations for me and they're bigger, wider and louder than I anticipated and they demand more than a soulish lifestyle can provide.
I pray you're getting delivered for real this year, too. I bless you in The Name and authority of Yeshua ha'Mashiach.
I shared in an earlier post that The Lord's been growing my spirit. It hurts. Just letting you know in case you decide to position yourself for increased authority or blessings.
The Lord taught me about an underlying spirit that hinders all people because it was released into the earth by Adam and Eve's agreement with satan. I learned that many times we're trying to bind Jezebel and other demons, but that foundation demon's structure is still strong and being guarded because we didn't take care of it generationally so binding Jezebel isn't helping a bit because she was just called in for an assignment or a season.
Then, after all this revelation, He explained to me how I'd been submitting to a predator demon and allowing it devour me at its pleasure because I was:
Seriously. This season has been painful, but I needed these slaps to awaken me and prepare me to be what and who I was designed to be. I'm inviting you to join me on this journey. Well, you'll be coming in on a later portion of it, because I'm already on it, but if you want some new freedom and authority for 2018, my workshop on Breaking Generational Curses is for you.
If you're not ready to pay the price for new freedom and authority, I have some other things that will still move you forward, but to a lesser extent.
Check everything and share, pls. Blessings!!
I went on a stealth mission with The Lord recently. I do several of these a year and have since 2012. My last was in June 2017.
I've been wondering and asking why God doesn't allow me to go in places and be like Elijah calling down fire. He always sends me in quiet and unsuspecting. Perhaps that's even more dangerous than guns blazing.
Anyway, as I walked around my target loosing The Kingdom of God, I believe I heard Ruach ha'Kodesh say, "Shake the very foundation." You know (if you know me) I asked Yahweh to confirm with signs and wonders following. The next day, the gate of my target was opened to me and I received some treasure; but not all I'm owed. Two days later I received a text from a teen I mentor quoting Isaiah 54:15 which reads:
Whoever attacks you, does so without My consent; whoever fights against you will fall.
My apostle sent me that same verse in a text September 19, 2016. I shared this December 2017 text with an intercessor and she said that was surely a confirmation.
On the third day, I saw Isaiah 54:17 while scrolling social media and it caught my eye, but I didn't do anything with it.
But no weapon will be able to hurt you; you will have an answer for all who accuse you. I will defend my servants and give them victory.
Within minutes of pretty much ignoring it the first time, someone sent Isaiah 54:17 to me in a text and I noticed the numbers. One thing 54 represents is God's established Jubilee which is a season of freedom and restoration. Seventeen stands for God's perfect Law.*
The Lord has my attention now.
**UPDATE: 12/11/17 5:30 p.m. PST, got Isaiah 54:14-17 sent to me in an email. Now I'm beginning to believe.**
In this season (my current season of prayer is the last 61 days of 2017) I've learned much about faith, flesh, spirit, authority and using The Written Word honestly. It's true that with faith you can activate any Biblical promise in your life. The heavier promises require massive faith. We can also activate promises by understanding the legal structures that sustain them. This happens through revelation and has been my foundation for several years.
But there are also promises in The Word that specific to destinies, callings, nations, instructions from Holy Spirit, etc. that we can't just appropriate because we want them. Isaiah 54 was written to Israel first and foremost, but verse 17 becomes available to us New Covenant believers because Yeshua made the same promise in Luke 10:19. I can own Isaiah 54:15 because it was declared over me by a Jew. Remember: You cannot give what you don't have.
When The Lord Himself gives The Word ... you can cash that check, baby. Over and over and over.
I'm not meaning to discourage you in believing God's Word. I'm a firm believer in It myself. What I want is that you have truth that sets you free. I've lived my life quoting verses that weren't activated for me and I ALWAYS ask The Lord why things in His Word don't work for me when it doesn't happen. He ALWAYS teaches me. I receive His revelation, move forward and teach others so that they can be overcomers, too.
God's Word is Law. And it's deep. The U.S. legal system is hard to navigate ... you think The Lord's, who created the people who created our legal system, won't be even more complex? If we in The Body, understood His Law better, we'd be so much farther along in dominion on earth. Which is a command bt dubbs, and we break that law often. The demonic realm knows God's Universal Law, and they're constantly suing us and we're clueless.
Every time we break one of God's spiritual laws, the enemy runs to file a lawsuit and bind us up in their demonic courts in the unseen realm and we're binding and rebuking without having first done the legal work that restores our rights.
If you'd like to take the enemy to God's Court, which is the higher and more powerful court, and get free, register for Breaking Generational Curses. We're going to do the legal work that brings you deliverance like you've never experienced it before.
I'm also running a special through 12/31/17 - For $200 you can register for access to every course I teach in 2018 including Breaking Generational Curses. You can send to PayPal.me/mizbanks/200 or click Shop.
*Those aren't the only meanings and may not be relevant to your Kingdom Path. It's always wise to ASK GOD what it means to you when you're seeing repetitions.
11/29/2017 4:14 a.m. PST Going through my previous journal tonight I came across what The Lord told me 8.30.17 at 3:13 a.m.:
"This is a season where I have established you, I have built you. I have raised you up to be what I designed and desire."
This word is manifesting for me now as The Lord has been showing me how He designed me and His desire for my life by revealing my spiritual DNA.
I always pray with focus for the last two months of the year - 61 days without stopping - with at least one other intercessor and The Lord always does some unexpected things. This year He took me on a deliverance path that I wasn't expecting, but am enjoying ... now. I wasn't at first because it started out kinda grim.
I wonder what you're doing with all of the prophetic words you've been collecting over the years. Do you know which have come true, which you were supposed to steward but didn't and which were way off base?
I'm hosting a course in January 2018 called Investigating Personal Prophecies to help you bring your file folder of prophetic words into alignment with The Kingdom. I invite you to register today by clicking the photo above.
Life is about more than collecting prophetic words. The Spirit of God loves to speak so you may have a ton of them. Now it's time to test those words by The Word.
The truth does hurt sometimes.
While I wish that wasn't the case, I'm thankful (kinda) I'm hurting right now because it means I'm growing up spiritually. I've been in my annual season of deliverance and though nothing really bad is happening to me, the maturing process has been slapping me around like Ike Turner. I know that's a horrible analogy, but it's that real.
I've had three mentors - 3! - in the last seven days say the same thing with slightly different words about my current season. They all basically said:
Babies cry all the time because they can't do anything for themselves; adults deal with things, learn, find solutions and keep moving forward through life.
I've been performing an Oscar-worthy role of a baby recently, and I keep getting told to grow up.
The truth that dings, jabs and cuts are allowed by The Lord to grow us up hurts. It's been hurting me for a while now and I'm gonna tell you what everyone I've whined to has told me:
God needs warriors not wimps.
So ... make peace with the pains and find the jewels hidden inside. If you hold on to the hurts, they become wounds and, whether in the soul or spirit, wounds limit your ability to live an abundant life for The King and Kingdom and for yourself and future generations.
I bless you in Yeshua's Name.
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and prophetess of The Most High God.