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.
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*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.
If you're in the Douglasville, GA area tomorrow, please come out and see me!
Blessings, dear ones!!
It's been a busy season for me - and for many of you, I'm sure. I've realized recently that when you give Yahweh your, "Yes," it opens many more doors than that single one we believe we're agreeing to walk through. That's one of the reasons He's Jehovah Sneaky. 😊
So, the aforementioned conference is basically here and I've been fasting and praying for it and some other things this week. Praying a couple days ago, the enemy tried to pop up during my time with The Lord and threaten me. I laughed and let them know they couldn't stop what God was doing for me in this season because I just sowed the next-level seed and it's screaming for the harvest to manifest. Apparently, that demonstration of faith pleased The Lord and He released a fantastic blessing to me.
I had an open vision of a time-lapsed seed growing super fast, breaking through the soil and beginning the makings of a tree and He said, "Your seed is accelerated."
As I gave thanks for my seed being accelerated this afternoon, He explained to me that He means ALL OF MY SEEDS are accelerated, not just that big, next-level breakthrough seed I sowed a couple weeks ago. That's good stuffs right there!
And it all started while I was on a plane to Seattle a few weeks back. I was looking out of the window admiring His creation and Holy Spirit popped up outta nowhere and said, "Shekinah ... there's acceleration in The Shekinah Glory of God." Then He bounced. 😆
I began meditating on that phrase and everything began speeding up for me. A 4-digit seed I'd planned to sow whenever was planted within days. The grace on my life has exploded. Favor has increased again; and it was already pumped up since March. I've been getting immediate answers to prayer consistently - for myself and others. And now all of my seeds are accelerated.
I think back and realize these are all things God prophesied to me for this year Ayin Zayin 5777. I'm walking out what He promised me in greater measure than ever before. In the past I've received some of His promises for each year, but this year, I'm receiving more than I ever truly expected. It's an exciting season and I'm looking forward to what He has for me in Ayin Chet 5778.
Speaking of 5778, Patti and I put together the first Supernatural You Conference for Saturday, October 21, 2017 online. Come hear and receive The Word of The Lord for the new year from five prophetic voices. Early Bird registration is still open and gift bags are available while supplies. Don't miss this first fruits conference because the first is when the seed for the anointing is planted. Also, please join the FB event page.
I pray something in this post ignited your faith to hit the target. Ha'shem Yeshua!
I love, love, love anointing oil. I use it daily and carry it with me - unless I forget to grab some. It's just another supernatural tool that God has given us who believe to access His yoke-breaking power. Don't allow your logic to override the many Kingdom benefits available to you through God's supernatural connection to this natural world.
Watch the video below and receive the revelation there for you. Also, register for #SY5778 today.
Below is the sticky note I posted on my prophetic vision board in February 2017. I got my car May 2.
This is what I asked my intercessors to pray in agreement with me for during February 2017. I got my car May 2.
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and prophetess of The Most High God.