12.7.2018 11:35 a.m. PST - You’re in transition whether you’ve realized it or not. You’re fully in the birth canal exiting 2018 and going into 2019.
God doesn’t intend for you to leave the womb of 2019 and fall into the after-holiday letdown or non-holiday back to norm. Our magnificent God desires you to shoot out of the womb of 2019 into destiny like a plane taking off into the sky above.
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© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving, loved ones! I pray you found things to thank God for today, even in the midst of circumstances that aren't ideal and more so if the enemy was battering you with loneliness, fear and despair.
After my last season of transition, I have a lot to be thankful for. I don't really have any ideal circumstances right now, but I have ignited faith so there are fantastic things in store. It's only a matter of time.
A memory came back to me a little a bit ago - a sweet one of God's provision - that sprung a well of great thanks in me. Four or five years ago I didn't have any money at Christmastime. This used to be a regular occurrence for me because December was one of the three months of the year the demonic cursed in my annual timeline. Praise God this is no longer true for me because I've sanctified December. Another something for me to be thankful for.
Back to the memory. So several years ago I had no money, but Zayne and I prayed for some and God provided. Someone sowed either the 23rd or 24th. Thank You, Jesus! They actually tracked me down, met me somewhere around town without telling me what it was about. Then when we got together, they put the money in my hand and said, "God told me I had to get this to you today. I'm not sure why."
I wanted to get Z Disney Infinity for Xbox and Target had it on sale. I went to Target, but they were sold out, of course. Then I tried Walmart; they had it in stock, but it was more expensive than Target for the specific package I wanted. I looked at Walmart's website on my phone and they had the bonus package for lower than in the store, but it wasn't going to arrive by Christmas if I ordered it.
I found an associate and asked why it was lower online, and they said it was no big deal, they'd honor the online price in store right then and there. I bought the game pack and some stocking stuffers and praised God for coming through once again. I have so many of these experiences with God coming through that it's easy for me to believe for financial provision. I have solid faith in that area because I give big and I reap what I sow. I have less faith in other areas, but I'm actively working to build my faith in this season.
What area is your faith completely solid? Healing? Provision? Salvations? Miracles? What areas do you need to build your faith? What are you doing to actively increase your faith?
To finish the memory. Late on Christmas Eve, Z went and looked under the tree and was sad there was nothing there. I said I was sorry, I didn't have any money. He said it was ok, but was also teary-eyed. When he finally went to bed I put the video game under the tree. When he awoke in the morning and saw the game he was so excited. And it wasn't even big excitement about the game. The game was a whopping $40 or less and he had it beaten in two days. I, however, got stuck on some level and quit. It was excitement about not being forgotten or left out. And of witnessing God come through once again.
I shared this with Zayne today. He remembers. There have been Christmases past where he's gotten bikes, a Wii and loads of presents. But one he remembers is one where he only received one because of the way it was given to him. That's a sweet memory we have with God, and I love celebrating it.
Do you have any Christmas memories of being in need (or want, because honestly this was a want situation) and God providing? I'd love to celebrate His love for you just as you're celebrating His love for me by reading this testimony. You may post them in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, I'm writing my letter to God (because Santa's not real, although his story is jolly) Sunday 11.25.2018. And this year I'm extending an invitation to you to write one to Him as well. You know what goes in a 'wish/want' letter; whatever you're praying for so I'm not giving you a template. You can mail them to me at Zari Banks, P.O. Box 2001, Pasco, WA 99302 so that I can pray over them. I won't open your letter unless you indicate it's ok to open on the envelope. Keep a copy for yourself so you can water it and keep believing ... and see the progress over the year.
I have to dig out my letter from last year and see what all God's done for me over the last 12 months. Overall it's been a really good year ... a lotta warfare, but some big deliverance battles were won. Stuff that plagued me for years has been overcome. That's a testimony.
Two more things. First, I got a head's up that I'm either in or about to enter ANOTHER season of transition. 🙄 It's not that I mind transition 'cause I know there's good on the other side ... but I want a knocked out Cesarean where I wake up with a baby in my arms and no pain around the scar if you get my meaning. I realize God's not down with a no-growth transition, though, so I'll be praying and praying and praying as I push.
Second, December has a 20-day window of destiny reconciliation and I'm going to lead a prayer group. If you'd like to join, it's gonna cost ya - $2 to $5. But it's worthy seed going into fertile soil. I guarantee it.
Big blessings to you today and every day. Yeshua reigns!
Grace and peace to you in Yeshua's Name, dear ones. I pray you're all maturing in spirit and coming into The King's desired dominion and authority for your lives.
I went to a deliverance ministers' training in South Carolina at the beginning of the month. It was awesome. I went expecting and I received. I expected to get some revelation and deliverance for my life and to add some new tools to my breakthrough toolbox for working with others. I got it all.
One tool I picked up was how to help someone who's spirit is locked up, to get free. I had this issue at our conference in October. I was ministering to spirits and there was one participant who could not get their spirit to respond to basic engagement. I didn't know what to do then because I'd never experienced that before, but I do now because it was one of the topics addressed in a modeled session at the event.
Imagine it. This person hears from The Lord a bit and has a consistent prayer life. But they also have lots of abdomen sickness and moments of great fear in several areas of life. I've been working with them for a few years and knowing that their spirit is being held captive by a specific demonic entity explains so much about why they haven't been able to break into authority and haven't matured at a godly rate even though they want more of God.
Processing this situation above has triggered a reminder for us. God is sovereign and can choose to step into our lives at any point and deliver us from one thing or 100. BUT most of the time, He lets His original mandate stand: Humans are to subdue the earth and exercise dominion and authority over all the power of the enemy (Genesis 1:28; Luke 10:19).
I know I wish He would just send The Word and command the demonic to drop every charge against me and repay me 100 times for every side eye they've aimed my direction, but that is not my experience. Same with the verse directing us to stand still and allow God to fight our battles. That doesn't automatically apply to anyone - especially not me. That verse applies when that's what God speaks about a given period of warfare. Otherwise you're supposed to be exercising dominion and authority over the enemy. And believers refuse to obey God in this on a large scale and that's why we have no collective power in America, and no spiritual unity around the world.
Anyhoo ... let me get back on track here. At the training someone asked how can people all over the world have the same demon of fear attached to/attack them when demons aren't omnipresent. He said he didn't know and wasn't concerned with that. He was more concerned with diagnosing issues and getting folks delivered and then healed. I agree with his answer and was blessed by the fact that he truthfully said he didn't know the answer to the question. How many church leaders are willing to do that in this day and age?
Then last night I was chatting with Holy Spirit and had a thought. It's only a thought, not a Word from The Lord, but it very well could've been Holy Spirit inspired because we were communing at the time. My thought: What if we create demons?
Think about it. We perform actions that agree with God and gain favor, anointings, gifts/giftings and angels to assist. The demonic perverts everything possible. So ... what if we're giving life to darkness when we perform actions that agree with the demonic?
That's actually what we're doing. Naming things that don't exist yet but are only potential substances via quantum physics is a scientific way of explaining faith. We, like God, can speak things into being - that's faith. So when we have an opportunity to speak godly, we bring godly results into existence. Conversely, when we have opportunity to speak evil, we bring satanic results - demons - into existence. Are you tracking with me?
Here's a practical example. In October the enemy tried to kill me twice in five days. I was shaken after both incidents and had the opportunity to agree with fear of death. Had I agreed and started worrying all the time that I was going to die, that would've allowed a spirit a death to attach to my life. So, it's not that one spirit of death had to be omnipresent, it's that I would've put my faith in the spirit of death and gave it the substance to take up residence in my timeline. Same with sinning (yes, fear is sinning). We sin and come into agreement with the potential demons and the harassment they employ to oppress us.
No, this doesn't explain everything, it's just a start. Just the beginnings of one fleeting thought I had last night while talking to Holy Spirit about a different topic altogether. In case you didn't know, this is what I do. I do deliverance. And I do it on hard cases because I live my own hard cases.
I'm currently in a season of faith-building. I started out on fire, and when I started picking up momentum, the enemy got jealous and battered me like the maniacs they are. Then, a spirit that had taken up residence in my chest was identified, so I battled that with two people praying with me for six days. I finally got my head above water again yesterday, and now I'm right back on my faith journey. I'm still waiting for verifiable, sustained evidence that the eviction took, though. I've experienced a small piece of freedom since, but need five or more evidences to declare an established pattern.
If you're ready, or desperate, for some deliverance, I may be who you need. Let me know. In the meantime I have tons of resources available for self-study and deliverance on Supernatural You. And I'm uploading vids to YouTube as I have a chance.
Please release verbal agreement for increased Divine Light to shine on my life and work for The Kingdom, in Yeshua's Name. Thank you. Oh yeah, my transition is over and I ended up with two houses on the westside!! And I'm planning to add a third ... by FAITH! Thanks for your prayers and support. God knows how to favor you big as you reap from blessing me.
I bless you to work The Word by faith so that you receive everything you need and want from God.
From The Bakery
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
Please disregard the foolishness of this post and focus on the spiritual thread.
Here's the spiritual thread. When a negative SAME THING happens again in another year, on the same day that's an active curse. Or blessing if it was something good happening again, on the same day, in another year.
I've been cleansing and sanctifying my and a few others' timelines this year of demonic junk; addressing days, months and seasons when the enemy has popped up to cause problems again and again. I just did some cleansing last night, matter of fact.
One of the reasons God's calendar is so powerful is because it's built with supernatural blessings attached to it. God creates us with the intention of our lives being lived in a constant cycle of increase. Yes, we all have setbacks, but they're not meant to become embedded in our souls or spirits or to have the enemy come in and lock us into places of decrease and stagnation.
That's the ideal, of course. In truth, we get stuck. The woman above is an example, and I'm a prime example - historically my Marches, Novembers and Decembers had time curses. At least I was an example. I'm getting more and more breakthrough all the time. And you can, too. So many times we realize we're caught in demonic curses/cycles, but don't know how to get free. We try to cast out and identify various demons and this and that, but only get temporary relief instead of full deliverance.
Cleansing and sanctifying time is actually legal work done in The Court of Heaven, and Jesus already has all the information so we don't have to worry about what demon we agreed with that signed the contract that's got us stuck. We just present the case based on God's desire that our Divine Timelines be manifested as He desires (Psalm 139:16) and then we appropriate Jesus' finished work on The Cross to get set free. It's amazing.
Look back over your life and at your immediate family. Read through your past journals if you still have them. If you can pinpoint repeats in your life and family line that you haven't been able to break free from even though you've tried again and again, you've most likely identified a curse on time. It could be a curse on age - such as families in which everyone gets in a life-changing accident at age 23 (years are a measure of time, name of demon not required). It could be months of the year like in my case - 25% of my annual life open for free-range demonic devouring (months are a measure of time, name of demon not required).
If you'd like more assistance with time-related deliverance I have some mentoring sessions available - email me at email@example.com. Mentoring means I'll assess, advise and assist in the process as you take authority for your life. I cannot do all of the work for you because it will not last in cases like that. This is something that believers often get terribly wrong, and as a result, don't experience sustained freedom. Yes, God will set us free when we ask AND implement His principles, but everything requires some type of life change on our parts to maintain what God has delivered us from and to. The life change part has to be all you. I can walk with you as you implement ... and pray for you. But, you have to do the work to win.
If you're not interested in investing in mentoring services, I have a book - Sanctifying Time - that you can preorder, that will give you a framework for cleansing and sanctifying your Divine Timeline.
If all you want is prayer ... let's pray:
God of Time, I lift up those seeking prayer for the aligning of their Divine Timelines written about in Psalm 139:16 with Your Original Design. I bless them to seek You diligently and in faith to receive the revelation, strategies, tools and wisdom to locate demonic markers and get freedom from them. I declare this by faith in Jesus and seal it by Holy Spirit. Amen.
From the Bakery ... can you believe another year is almost gone?
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God flipped me.
I was praying at 3:33 p.m. PDT Friday, October 12, 2018 and I asked Him a question according to Jeremiah 33:3. He answered immediately with one word, "Faith."
As soon as He said that, Holy Spirit flipped my faith switch to on and I've been barreling forward ever since.
No, faith isn't easy. There are circumstances, there are other humans we have to work around and with and there's everything else that's going on in the natural. BUT ... when you get the Word from God about what's needed to overcome and take possession, you've got a guaranteed victory ahead. I'm taking my promise.
I can give God faith. I know how faith comes - by hearing. And hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing His Word. And anytime I begin to doubt, because things look wrong - or are actually going wrong, I just state the truth: 'God, You said all I need is faith to win here, and I have faith. No matter what, if You said faith is all it takes, this is mine for sure.'
I can give God faith. If that's what He wants, I can give Him that. Faith is simple. Not easy, but simple. I can rehearse the testimonies of His faithfulness in the past and increase my faith for now. I can plead The Blood of Yeshua against the enemy, who loves to state the obvious to me, and submit to God to get them to flee. I can listen to Kenneth Hagin every possible minute because his recordings are on YT. I can get faith to come. It does take work, but I can give God what He needs so that I possess this promise. I'm going to possess this promise. I have faith.
Whatever you're believing for right now, I pray you first seek The Lord for a strategy, and then work it in faith. Big faith. Huge faith. And possess all of your promises. I bless you in Yeshua's Name.
For my faith reminders, visit my FB page.
From this beautiful beachfront hotel in Maui, HI 🌺🌴
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#SY5779 is just 17 days away! Today I got the lunch and dessert order placed so that's one more thing checked off the to-do list. My family's eatery is catering it and we're having cupcakes for dessert. Food is included with your registration - I'm an eater so you should've expected to get your belly ministered to along with your spirit and soul (and body if you need healing). There is still - a little - time to register.
It's gonna be totes awesome. I flew to Chicago last week and did some of the ministry to the human spirit that I'll be doing at the conference. It's much easier to do in person than any other way - at least for me as a deliverance practitioner. Though I do acknowledge there's no time or distance in the spirit. And after a portion of the person's spirit got set free from demonic control God said, 'everything is turning' ... and they've been moving forward with acceleration since then. Hallelujah!
If you need to be set free and you've been through as much deliverance as you know how to do plus what others have done and are still bound, come. You'll be exceedingly blessed. If you're truly desperate and want to be free, that is. We all know some folks are cool with their demons.
Not me ... I'm trying to get free from a curse that's on me right now, and I don't have any tools for freedom. Yet. So, I'm sitting with and submitting to Holy Spirit in regular sessions until He deems my deliverance work is acceptable and He unlocks these chains.
BT dubbs ... due to the personal nature of deliverance ministry, this revolution will not be televised or recorded. You'll need to be present to win. [See what I did there? ... must be present to win ... I'm hilar. 😂]
Here are some of our desserts you can enjoy at the conference.
Now on to the Missing Arms vision I had Sunday. You'll need to go read that post before this will make much sense.
So ... Sunday morning I had that closed vision. Closed meaning eyes closed, but awake. I know I was awake because I checked myself after I realized I'd had a vision. I said: What was that?! Was I dreaming? Nope I'm awake; it was a vision. Whoa. Wow. Hmm ...
I put the vision out to the world to get some feedback and NOBODY had any for me. Which is fine. God does that sometimes. For various reasons. One being some stuff He can't afford to be misconstrued or misinterpreted so He just holds the revelation for you or as in this case, letting it unfold and then confirming.
Yesterday I received a notification that my post about the vision had been read by one of my mentors. She didn't give me any feedback, though. I reread the vision just to keep it fresh in my mind and as I did, the revelation flooded in.
Since Sunday - the day of the vision - every request I've agreed on with a prayer partner has manifested with great shows of favor on my behalf from God. The vision was the shift or the precursor to this amazing favor I'm walking in right now. Those angels are assigned to me and have been given the Yes and Amen from The Father to make it happen, cap'n. Eso!
I had no idea those angels were for me. That never even occurred to me. I figured The Lord was showing me angels for lots of people. But those angels were all mine. I just got that revelation as I'm here typing this. I am spoiled. Thanks, Dad.
Some notes about this favor:
Speaking of sowing pennies and big, fat, divine favor ... I encounter many believers who want to receive things free when they're not big sowers. I admit I do have the assumption of Holy Spirit pricing and getting things free or discounted, but I'm a huge sower. I sow personally, sow in my business and I don't even blink at a piggly-wink 10%. I passed that years ago. God examines the heart. Until you can learn to give freely and easily (yes, with wisdom, claro, that's expected) you don't have the right to the assumption/hope/desire for everyone to give you lots of things for free.
I always tell people to sow when they get or have something and as soon as they hesitate I KNOW they're not giving. And that's fine. Also, I'm never asking that it be given to me. I know God takes care of me. If He didn't I wouldn't be able to serve and sow the way I do as a single with only a part-time job. Just yesterday I gave Z some money and told him to pray for me and don't forget to tithe. Immediately he said, "Ok, I will." That man is fertile soil because he gives to God first and sows seed to boot.
I wrote a couple of books sharing how I broke through after being laid off, foreclosing and being homeless. They'll bless you if you're someone who's willing to add sowing to your life - especially if you're struggling financially. Dude ... when I was homeless I wrote 2-3 articles a day at Starbucks, drinking their nasty coffee if I couldn't afford a Mocha, and using their wi-fi, that paid $2.50-$3 each and I still sowed the $0.25 and $0.30 'cause I wasn't trying to be broke forever. Then I started getting higher-paying articles, and wrote my first devotional. And I started increasing my giving.
God said test Him with the money, and to be blunt, you're a fool if you choose to pass up that kind of offer. The devil can't test God and we can't any other time and expect to live - except with money. Let me chill.
That sounds harsh (may be, but it's all Truth), so let me end with a testimony. Someone told me yesterday, "Every car I've ever driven you in has been paid off and I'm debt free. I've sown to you and knew God could do some things, but not to the level He's done them. That being said ..." and they pulled out three crisp one hundred dollar bills for me.
I pray something here blesses you. I really do love y'all. And I'm enjoying my new season of favor.
From The Bakery
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
This morning I had a vision of angels on the move.
I was standing somewhere too beautiful to be earth, and looking forward at a line of angels on the move - floating about a foot off the ground, they all had wings. I don't know if they were reporting in to get assignments or returning from them. They were single file, very uniform, standard and similar-looking. Most of the time when I see angels they're distinctive and have specific assignments. These angels were like a regiment of soldiers but weren't wearing any type of armor.
At one point in this ongoing line, there was a gap where an angel was missing. It flew/floated into its spot in line and I noticed its arms were missing - reminded me of foosball. Then as he/it took his place in line the arms grew back, and the line continued without a hitch.
I'm gonna think over this and report back when I have something. Blessings.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
Numbers have Biblical meanings, but they're also very personal. People often ask me what numbers they're seeing frequently mean, and my response is always, "Ask God."
It really depends on what you've been working on with The Godhead while you're seeing them. About a half hour ago I prayed something that needed heaven's full attention and backup. Then I came here to sit down and write an update for you, and see the beautiful numbers listed above.
The triple seven represents Yeshua and the fullness of The Godhead. Seven individually is God's number for rest, completion, perfection. There's so much there I could be here for a couple hours going over it, but instead I'll direct you to a series of teachings I have on the year 5777. You can download them on my book site - Supernatural You Books. If you're interested, that is. No pressure.
When I saw the triple seven, I said YES and AMEN because I asked The Just Judge for a ruling on something with a time limit for manifestation attached. My request is confirmed done.
The second set of numbers are great, too. I believe they are confirmation to the second request I made. Again, this request needed some serious divine backup because it involves land I'm cleansing that's in a different location than I'm in currently. There's no time or distance in the spirit (praise God!), but I needed help with something I should've done but didn't one of the two times I went to the focus site. God is confirming to me that absolutely, He's in agreement with this work I'm doing on both of these deliverance cases. Hallelujah!
Let's look at the second numbers, and then I'll get to the post I actually came over here to write. Two represents (on the positive side) agreement, covenant, confirmation. There were three two's. Awesome. And three represents The Godhead and a perfect witness. The Written Word tells us statements are confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses. God is on my side in these things, and I give Him big praise and honor.
I could even speak to what 21 and 9 rep, but I'm already too hype so I'm not going there. 😃
Ok, I originally came over here to talk about seasons. Patti Cake and I were talking about what type of season God has each of us in earlier today - I've got a teaching on godly seasons, it's actually in book form, that I could put out. I'm normally in a season of big revelation at this time of year, but I'm in transition (oh, joy ... just kidding) and in a season of action. Transition: I'm in between the end of one season of prophet's provision and the beginning of another; I shared that a few weeks ago. I'm also having to exercise through action the dominion and authority God granted me several months ago.
I love how things continually change with God as we mature and grow. I mean ... if you're not actually growing in your spirit, you probably do the exact same things with God ALL the time. This isn't true with those moving forward in The Kingdom. As I've stated before, the last two years - 5777 and 5778 - these three weeks of High Holy Days were jam packed with revelatory downloads. This year - 5779, The Year of Abundant Harvests - God's like: Z ... you have position in The Kingdom ... live like it. And I'm totes alright with that.
What season are you in with God? Do you know/can you identify it? And are you doing what you're supposed to be doing? Asking for a friend ... and His Name is Yeshua. 😂
Please continue to agree verbally that my prophet's room on the west side be released to me asap. And I'd really like it to be somewhat permanent. I'm ready to unpack my Mickey Mouse suitcase for once. Let's pray:
Lord, You are fantastic and Your mercies are with me all my days. I thank You for already having a plan for my housing. A plan that includes rest, peace and a prayer closet. I repent of missing it if You've already revealed it to me, and ask that You bring it around again with that special emphasis You reserve for only me 'cause You know I'm hardheaded. And I ask for recompense for all the funds that have been devoured this month of limbo with increase and acceleration. I declare this all in faith in Yeshua and seal it by Holy Spirit. Amen.
There's still time to sow your 5779 seeds. I received a testimony already from one person who sowed. They didn't even sow to me and they still got a benefit that I enjoy in my life. See below.
I bless you in Yeshua's Name and pray you're receiving The Goodness of The Lord in this season. Amen. Love y'all.
From The Bakery
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
I quit my fast.
I made it 11 days, though. And truth be told that is an extended fast for me. 😁
I quit because I'm an emotional eater. I know this about myself and have for a long time. And I was being tossed to and fro three days in a row at the beginning of this week, and I needed something fatty and greasy to get my mind together.
But, God turned everything around for my great. I had a moment early Tuesday morning, challenged God and asked Him how I was any different than an unbeliever with all that was going on in my life. I didn't throw a tantrum. He's been breaking me of tantrum throwing all year. I first realized Him trying to correct me in March but it didn't take.
He tried again in August and it took. He sent test after test - matter of fact the stuffs that went on at the beginning of this week made eight straight weeks of being in this current kickball tournament. That's why I finally cried and asked The Lord to step right away.
I suspect there may be a connection between temper tantrums and the spirits of death or suicide. A connection in my life anyway; this may not be transferable. In the past, when I've been hit with lots of things all at once, those spirits whisper that I should quit, hide and die. This didn't happen this week. They did tell me to quit and hide, but there were no whispers of death. That's interesting. And also very cool.
So, I fussed at God, then took a nap. Got up and rested the remainder of Tuesday. Still kinda fussing here and there ... you know how I do it. Then beginning Wednesday morning The Lord had already begun releasing rewards to me. By last night, He'd spoiled me so good I couldn't sleep from joy bubbling over.
Now ... I don't know if I have any wisdom for you here so I ask for grace. Why am even telling you, then? Well, because this is the relationship I have with God, and I'm sharing our journey. He and I are real with each other. I know there are people out there who try and pretend they don't get angry at or judge God. I do all of the above. You better believe I still had fear in me at times when I was fussing because He does have the right to spank the mess outta me as His talking-back child any time He wants. But I am completely honest with Him.
And I'm so trained to pray and talk to Him that even when I do try and walk away I end up going right back because He's all I have. I have no alternative. I don't have anyone else here with me. Yes, I do have friends and relatives, but they're not here in this location with me. And even if they were, they don't have my struggles. They have their own things going on, too, and can't be dealing with all my nonsense every day.
If nothing else, I am definitely entertainment for The Lord and The Cloud of Witnesses. I guarantee it.
Ok, so, one last thing ... my biggest reward for discontinuing temper tantrums is that God gave me my sweetheart back. 😍 After 17 months and five days, y'all. With no communication at all. God was like: NOPE! You can't treat My man right, you can't have him. That's how long it took me to grow up. I ran a Words man off with my out of controlness and he came back to ME with an apology. Only God. And you'd better believe I'm on my best behavior now. I've already been to the ball, had to leave and left him my slipper so we're at the end of the movie now. Which is actually a new beginning. Yes and amen.
Here are some posts that will help you with the timeline. There are others between these two pages, but I can't find them right now. Sorry.:
Gotta love God's calendar and a new year. It's always good. Always good.
This is gonna be a big seed year for me. I'm sowing for abundant harvests. It's a nine year - 5779.
Let's talk a little about God's Time. First of all it's cyclical. Most of know this because we can see that hours, days, weeks, months and decades circle around and repeat again and again. Cycles. We grow up in schools being taught to make those linear timelines. They work for ordering facts but they're not complimentary to God's Time.
For example, I journal and can look at my life and see how I've moved forward in time, but have actually circled back around and am working on a big issue with God again. Days continued to move forward in a predictable line, but my spiritual journey is in a different place on the timeline than the days we may be viewing. Did that bug your brain? 😂 God's timing is what matters, that's my point. Yes, days progress in my life, but where my spirit is on my Divine Timeline is where I'm focused. Hope that makes a little sense to you.
This decade of 70 - Ayin - is about seeing in the spirit and learning to see the natural through spiritual eyes; otherwise known as aligning with God's view. That's one of God's overall foci for this 10-year season. Seventy is also fullness of perfection and completion of God's Law being fulfilled - remember Daniel read The Law and knew Israel's 70-year judgment should end so he fasted for the manifestation. I'm fasting right now. And I like the king's rich foods so I've been grumpy. I'm pulling down much grace right now. Believe it.
In addition, each year has a focus as well. The number nine represents harvests and fruitfulness - remember babies are born after nine months of prep; the gestation season ends and the seed comes forth as new life. Yes, God! That hit my spirit, y'all. Whoo! The seeds that I put down in the past, and have been watering and pruning, are coming up big this year. Nine also represents The Fruit of The Spirit. If you haven't been able to walk in either of those, you can this year in abundance. But as with everything with God, you have to seek after those nine gifts, AND you have to have sown good seed in the past to produce abundance in this harvesting season. Yes, Jesus!! That one hit me, too!
I'm going to walk through deliverance for Divine Timelines at #SY5779 next month. There's still time to register, get a plane ticket and book a hotel if you're not local. If you can't make the conference, you can order my book Sanctifying Time. It doesn't have the direct deliverance that I minister in person, but it will help you align your day-to-day life with God's Original Design.
Lastly, I'm encouraging you to sow a $57.79 seed for abundant harvests in 5779. I'm not asking you to sow to me, I just want to encourage you to sow. And sow into fertile soil - that means ask Holy Spirit where and when. Just make sure you sow a specific seed for this year, and don't try to tack it on to tithes. I've sown six days this week. I'm resting for The Sabbath. 😉
Speaking of sowing I received a testimony today. A friend said to me, "Since taking you to the airport twice, I've got two new cars paid in full, a house paid in full, my kid's tuition paid for and I'm debt free." You know I hugged my friend's neck praising God, and texted this praise report to Patti, Tam and Selena as soon as I got it. That's our Dad, y'all. He activated the prophet's blessing (I'll see if I can find the video for this) for me a year or so ago, and those who bless me do get blessed. It's a big honor.
Normally I'd pray for us here, but the prayer for this year is actually on Prayer Junkie. Hop over there and read it aloud, in faith and then celebrate Yeshua, The Conquering King. Be blessed.
From The Bakery
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 201818
The enemy's been knocking me around for a little while now, and I've had enough. I asked The Lord for the divine how-to that'll make them pay and pay and pay. I heard, "Extended fasting."
Why, Lord, why? 😫😫😫 You know how much I love food, Lord. Is there no other way?
I just finished 40 days of tongues and now I'm going into a fast. Lord Jesus, help. I do not like fasting. I do it; but I like to do it quick and focused and get done and back to eating - 3 days or less. But He said EXTENDED.
I'll just have to keep telling the enemy they're getting beaten to a pulp at any moment to make it through this next season. That'll be my motivation. And that's good motivation. I do want them beaten down, heads cut off, faces melted and anything and everything else that can happen to them BEFORE they get cast into outer darkness.
I'm asking sincerely to please keep me accountable. I need it. I'm weak. I'm desperate right now, but I ain't gon' lie - I like pizza, hamburgers, fries, tacos, steak, candy, chips and all that. It'd be easier to fast if I was a vegetarian, I think, because you're not supposed to eat grass anyway. Pray for me.
Lord, help me to remember over the next 40 days that every delicious and fatty substance I refrain from eating is like a dart going into the eye of one of the demons who've been harassing me the past five weeks. Amen.
I'm reading Job 16 today. Not for any particular reason; it's just where I am in this specific Bible reading front to back.
Interestingly, Job said in verse seven, "You have worn me out, God," and that's how I feel today. I totes get that these tests are for my great - eventually - but this mess hurts. And this is week five or six of test after test.
I trust God completely, but I'm also telling Him how badly this hurts. I'm moving forward, and at the same time reminding Him that it's painful so He can stop any time now. I'm going to obey if He gives instructions, but I'm also asking for earthly rewards and not only heavenly ones. I'm continuing to pray several hours a day, and believing something fantastic will happen for me even though all I see in the natural are top to bottom bruises from running into walls and having several doors slammed in my face.
I don't understand what God's doing, but I trust Him. And I have to say at this point in my life, anyone who says they understand God is lying through their teeth. Much of this pain just doesn't make sense ... except that God has a Kingdom purpose being fulfilled. So when whatever's coming breaks, I guess I'll be thankful I was able to participate, but for right now ... it just hurts.
I bless you in Yeshua's Name and pray that your seasons of pain bring multiplied fruit in your lifetime and beyond.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
Shana tova, dear ones! Blessed New Year!
I'm more excited about this year than any before because I'm starting a new year with an increasingly healed timeline. I'm walking out my Psalm 139:16 schedule instead of running behind, playing catch up from being out of alignment with God's original design for my life. This is exciting. And it feels good.
Switching gears for a minute. This is a PSA. I realize that life in America is much about me, myself and I, but God has need of us in this generation. He needs us every generation, but we've failed Him up to this point. Seriously ... it's nobody's fault but believers' that our nation is such a mess. We fell for that separation of church and state nonsense, which isn't Biblical, nor is it historically accurate for this country and we're paying the price. So, now, if you have any concern for God's agenda - which supersedes all - watch this video and begin praying regularly for our nation. Otherwise, praying may no longer be an option for us.
Trump Delivers Prophetic Warning to Christian Leaders
Back to 5779 ... I started learning and honoring God's calendar (which is completely laid out in The Bible) almost seven years ago. It's changed my life. God created time, sanctified it and made it holy (Genesis 2:3). It's one of the reasons, we're not supposed to waste it and why it's valuable - holiness adds value and requires certain care. I'm giving you parts of my new book - Sanctifying Time - here on accident. 😆 Anyway, God's calendar was created with a cycle of blessing and principles intertwined, and when we acknowledge it, we come out delivered and victorious. Witness.
Two years ago, during the new year season (it's about 3-4 weeks) God took me into another realm and showed me some aspects of time. It was fascinating and exciting and it freaked me out so I didn't pursue greater understanding of it. In the encounter I was in what looked like a galaxy of stars - think of when Lena Horne's singing up in the sky in The Wiz. Then windows, all different shapes, sizes and kinds, became visible and I heard, "These are the Windows of Time." You could open a window and see the past, present or future or enter into one of those windows to pull things between the times. I know: wild.
I'm not afraid of time anymore because as my timeline gets more and more healed, I'm able to exercise greater dominion over time. And that's amazing authority because we know in this life there are things we need supernatural assistance so they happen 'in time' and 'at the right time,' and dominion makes those things possible when they wouldn't be otherwise.
I always spend this new year season with The Lord, pulling down massive amounts of revelation. It's awesome because He opens heaven during this time because He's always planned for us to seek Him at a new beginning/a start and get the divine blueprint for what's ahead. Can you imagine if we'd continued with this process centuries ago instead of allowing the ways of man to take over our lives? Talk about bringing The Kingdom to earth ... we'd have a whole lot more of it today than these little piecemeal bits we have to fight for. We'd have more immediate healings. Less fear in The Body of Christ.
SN: I don't understand why we're so afraid of offending people when we have all the power? Well, it's 'cause we don't have power. We don't know God's principles and so we're weak on a large scale instead of mighty. Sad.
Anyhoo, over the next several weeks, I'll be praying in tongues, fasting, communing, reconciling, sowing, receiving revelation, getting delivered, finishing up the book, planning my Disney World vacay, preparing for the conference and all the other work I do.
If you're not living your Psalm 139:16 timeline, or not sure, or didn't even know you had one, I invite you to come to #SY5779 October 20, 2018 so you can get some deliverance work done that'll set you right. I've shared before that when my timeline was misaligned and under demonic control, by legal right they were able to sabotage dates that God had ordained for me to do and receive some things. I don't like missing out and am not any longer. You don't have to miss out on what God has for you either. You also don't have to spend your entire life playing catch up. You really can align with God's timing. Witness.
Lord, I praise You for investing the time to write out my life in a book. I thank You for access to its pages, wisdom, resources and angelic assistance to live my original design. I also honor You for being a magnificent Editor. Thank You for grace and mercy. I bless You for loving me enough to write such a majestic story. You did good. And I trust You. I look forward to many more days of adventure with You. Love You. Amen.
P.S. Thank you so much for agreeing with me in prayer about the things I share here. I'm honored that you take the time to, not only read, but utter my name and needs before The Lord. It's humbling. I bless you in Jesus' Name and authority. Happy & Blessed New Year 5779!
From Home (feels so good to write this ... and to be here)
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
I'm in transition. Again.
It's all good, though ... it's just a part of Kingdom Life. You probably can't find anyone in The Written Word who did big for Yeshua that wasn't often on the go from one adventure (season) to another. But I could be wrong so feel free to correct me. Especially people like me (teachers) who need to make sure it's right ... go for it; there's a comment section below just for y'all.
I shared earlier this month that I'm looking for new a new prophet room on the west side. If you need or want new housing yourself, praying that I get planted quickly is great seed for God to work on your behalf. Witness. I actually got a first look at the place I think I may be moving in November or December. Lord willing. He's got the big bucks so He's in charge. 😉
Last year at this time, Tam and I were gearing up for Rosh Hashana at GZI. God's new year begins next week which is early (to me) this year so I have to celebrate from wherever I am. It's gonna be so good, though. I'm going into a new year with a significantly more healed life timeline than ever before. It's on!
If you need your life timeline healed, come to #SY5779 in October. There's still time to register and get plane tickets and hotel. I asked for agreement from you readers a bit ago to make sure I got the best rates on the tickets I needed to buy for the conference, and our multiplication paid off big time. And the hotel, too! Thanks for that. That being said, if God did it for my company, He'll do it for you. Ask, get agreement, do your part and believe.
God has also been working some miracles for me lately. Some for real miracles. Impossible things becoming possible. It's exciting. I could barely sleep the past two weeks I've been so hype. And you know I gets hype! When the miracles culminate into something more, I'll share. But for right now, it's just big-little pieces that are stepping stones to something greater. I have a sense of what's to come, but you know Big G ... He always outdoes what we think, hope or imagine. Let's pray:
Lord God, Yahweh ... big praise, honor and glory to You. You are wonderful, awesome, amazing, beyond the human vocabulary to describe. We bless You. We value You. We trust You. Completely. Amen.
I pray God touches your spirit in a new and exciting way in the next couple days. Love y'all.
Deuteronomy 6:10-12 reads, "And when the LORD your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that He would give you—a land with great and splendid cities that you did not build, with houses full of every good thing with which you did not fill them, with wells that you did not dig, and with vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant—and when you eat and are satisfied, be careful not to forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery."
I'm in a season of transitioning from a prophet's room to a new residence - unknown to me at this moment because God hasn't fully revealed my next location. That's neither here nor there; He's a faithful provider and I trust Him completely. I know for a fact that everyone can't live that kinda faith life, but I'm getting used it - finally. For real, this time. He does come through and it's a waste of energy to get all worked up while waiting. I've been homeless before and lived in my car so if that's what He has for me for another season ... I trust Him completely.
The interesting thing about this is as I started my run this morning, Holy Spirit asked if I remembered the verse about living in homes you didn't build. I said yes and He let the revelation flow.
So, on the west side I live in a prophet's room that was prepared for me last year. Periodically, I've looked for my own place because I don't choose to live in someone else's home, right? That's not my first choice. I'm thankful for the God-ordained space, of course, but I'm an introvert who doesn't mind if I don't see anyone outside of my immediate family for days at a time. But, God has always done something to distract me from looking and keep me here.
I told Him (several times recently) that I've been living in someone else's home for too long now. And when He spoke as I ran He gave me understanding that I've been living Deuteronomy 6:10-12 by living in a home that was already furnished and established and filled and I didn't have to build. I was just able to move right in with my belongings. No deposits, no earnest money, no mortgage process, no buying a refrigerator, window coverings, washer and dryer or anything else I'd have to buy if buying my own home. Not to mention I'm in one of the most-expensive housing markets in the nation and this is my second home.
You know I stopped, right then and there, telling Him anything about my next housing situation and decided to be thankful. And let me tell you ... this was one of the sweetest corrections ever. Dude, I'm so spoiled.
So, here's the wisdom. Some of you out there are like me and are living in someone else's home for a season. Be thankful. You're living in a house you didn't have to pay for. Yes, you may be paying rent. That's expected, but you're not paying the property taxes or other things mentioned above because God has someone else foot the bill for you. Be thankful. And trust Him completely where you are. I'm a witness that when you think like He thinks about your living situation, aka seek The Kingdom first, He'll be motivated to open the door to your next.
Please release verbal agreement that the place God plants me on September 1, 2018 will be even betterer than where I've been this last 18 months. Thank you.
I bless you in Jesus' Name.
From FW Prophet's Room
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
I have a lot to share tonight.
First, God is magnificent beyond my limited human vocabulary. I celebrate His majesty and honor the role He occupies in my life. There was a time, a few years ago, when I yelled at Holy Spirit saying our lives are a game between Them and the enemy, and we're just being volleyed back and forth like tennis balls in a match. Today I've matured like I never expected or knew was possible, and am now able to enjoy the adventure as a Son of God instead of a slave (victim).
The pic above is of the Alaska Airlines Disney-Pixar Incredibles 2 livery. God knows I LOVE Disney and He favored me with a ride on this plane today. My 59th flight of 2018. I have a little contest going on my FB page asking who can guess my flight total by year end. Shout out to the frequent fliers and travelers who read me. Big blessings to you in Yeshua's Name.
Switching gears real quickly.
I recently had a night dream in which the enemy was attacking me and I awoke frazzled. This happens to us all from time to time. We usually pray until calm and then move on, right? Well, on this instance, The Lord stopped and counseled me before I just dropped it. Holy Spirit reminded me that when He sends dreams that we forget or don't pursue in prayer they're always recorded in our spirits so that they can be manifested through praying in tongues, etc. I've been sharing this revelation with people for years when they say they never remember dreams or missed parts or all of them. Just spend time with Ruach and He'll bring those to your mind in prayer ... or whenever He's ready. Try as we (I) might, we do not get to boss The Lord around. That reminds me of something that happened yesterday, too. I'll add that if I remember as I go on.
He said the enemy stores those harassment-event dreams in our spirits as the counterfeit of Him storing godly dreams. Makes complete sense. Sometimes those demonic dreams shake us and leave us uneasy throughout the day or whenever we recall them. Our spirits need to be cleansed of those dreams and not only 'pray against the events' as most people advise. Yes, we do need to pray against those events so they don't come to pass at all or they're lessened in damage and trauma, but our spirits need ministry as well.
If you're new to the revelation of ministering to our spirits you may not understand how powerful it is. I'll tell it you like God told me during BitS 2017. I was fussing (I've really gotta chill with this, I know, but seeing as He's the closest thing I have to a husband that's always around, He gets it and He gets - understands - it) about all the promises in The Word not being available to me and my life constantly being a mess. The Lord said to me: You need to grow up. You're just as carnal and soulish as you can be. Yes, you have good faith and you know a lot of The Written Word, but you're immature in spirit and that's why you can't handle anything and fall apart at the drop of the hat, and why you don't have big authority to pull heaven into your realms.
If we (you, 'cause I'm already going after it) want God's authority on earth, our spirits must grow in maturity. Mature spirits have power on earth. The demonic gets this and enjoys how powerless The Body of Believers is on earth. We chase fads, big names and buildings because those things can be achieved by sheer soul power which is easier to come by than trial-produced spiritual growth. Soul power is will. Soul power is evidenced in all those mega-successful people who don't commit to God and don't sell out to the devil but still make it.
This is another reason we need to mature in spirit. Believers often claim God has ordained whatever they're doing because they're able to do it. That's not always true. He doesn't overwrite our will (soul), and when we've set our minds on something whether He's in it or not, we can manifest just about anything; including a mega church building. Not to mention that if we're going ahead with something without God, the enemy comes along to help us be rebellious and that becomes a demonic contract.
Switching gears again.
Saturday morning (8/4/18) I had a dream that I don't remember most of. What I do know is that I was with my son and God worked something out miraculously. This is where the plane above comes in (you can follow my travels on my IG; click the pic above).
Since June I've been agreeing in prayer with Z and Patti Cake for God to reveal the dates for me to go visit my son. God picked August 6-8. How do I know? First of all I had nothing scheduled those days unintentionally and no one even made any attempts to book me for those days. Then two weeks ago Bryan texted and said he was opening a new barbershop August 7. I checked my calendar, and as I said, those three days were wide open and said I'd check the flights and come since I was free. Lastly, Patti was off those same days. The only issue would be the plane tickets. I fly Alaska and it's never a good idea to buy a ticket less than 21 days before you want to fly; 'cause the prices are jacked up. I decided I'd beg for a seat instead (aka fly standby).
It wasn't looking good for me flying standby and I almost dropped $500 one way yesterday to make sure I could make this trip. Almost but not really because of the dream about God working some thing out miraculously. Well, I was the twelfth person in line begging for a free seat on this plane by the time I arrived at the airport this morning. I had Prince, Selena, Patti, Z, my mom, Sharon, and I think Tam, agreeing for a seat for me. I've got a fantastic group of intercessors, man. They don't play. Let me tell you ... not only did I get a seat, but I got a premium seat. My Dad has spoiled me and I do not like to sit in the butt anymore. When you become a frequent flier you'll get serious about your seats, too. The Lord worked that out real good. Big praise to You, Jesus!
Switching back to a mature spirit.
God got me on the plane with no issue, but I still don't know if I'll be able to see Z while here. Except that God's gonna work out something miraculously. 😁 His father loves the control the natural court system gave him, and he doesn't like to let me see my son. My spirit is bigger now than it ever has been and so even though I may not get this visit, I'm content, joyful and rejoicing in everything God has done up to this moment, and am looking forward to more with great anticipation. I told The Lord I want to see Z, of course, but not my will, His be done. I'm not crying, whining, acting a fool in any way or fussing. That is so huge for Zari, and such a testimony of the power of maturing in my soul AND spirit.
To be even more transparent I had to repent to Jesus earlier and apologize to my angels. I asked for a specific parking space at the airport this morning but ended up parking a few spaces down. I had the nerve to tell these supernatural beings that wasn't exactly what I asked for. Ayudame, Dios. Seriously ... The Lord has me so spoiled it just don't make no sense. I don't know how He puts up with me. But He found something He enjoys because He keeps hanging around. 😊
God of Maturity, I thank You for growing me up and for your longsuffering and unlimited patience while doing it. I thank You for every trial that I've passed successfully and gained earned authority. I thank You for the trials I have to repeat because I didn't get it the first time or times around. I thank You that when you check records You reward me with abundance for every hardship that I overcome. I thank You for courage to face those hard things so that I can receive every blessing of my original design. I glorify You in all circumstances. Big honor, big praise, big love to You, Father! You are The Most! Amen.
Please release verbal agreement for supernatural pricing for all airlines tickets that need to be purchased by ZB Inc. and each #SY5779 conference attendee coming to get some good deliverance for the new year ahead. And that God reveal to Patti and I who to award the sown registration to. Thank you.
I bless you in Jesus' Name and authority. And an extra if you read this whole thing.
From The Old Pueblo
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
So ... I'm totes on the right track.
Two days ago I recorded a little what's happening vid for Ztv. Afterward I was refreshing my makeup to leave the house, and while I'm standing at the mirror powdering a crazy demon flew in and unleashed a huge attack on me. It body-slammed and slimed me over and over for several matrix minutes of time, and I completely fell apart.
Now ... that type of attack was definitely a distraction. I'm not certain of what The Lord was trying to give, show or tell me, but it was worth a huge tantrum from the demonic. And because they're not the smartest kids in the class, they actually ended up helping me big time.
First, I got revelation of me looking and acting like a demon when I loosed a day and a half verbal criticism of everything wrong in someone's life last March. To fix that I needed to cleanse and sanctify the time for me and them. I did so with focus last night.
Second, they convinced me to go ahead (immediately, not just some day) and publish this book on cleansing and sanctifying time.
Third, they drove me back to focused tongues every day for an hour or more. Yesterday I prayed in tongues for three hours. Oh, my gosh ... demons don't learn, I don't learn. I gotta fix that. To my credit, The Lord is hard to figure out sometimes; and I'm still working on completely blind obedience.
Why is cleansing and sanctifying time important? Because God created time and deemed it good and holy. He also created it as a boundary. Humans don't really like boundaries, unless we've personally imposed them, and so we rebel against God and break them often.
El-ohim saw that the light was good; and El-ohim separated the light from the darkness. El-ohim called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. ~ Genesis 1:4-5
Night is a time (nighttime) and day is a time (day time) and the separation of the two is a universal, God-created boundary. Joshua is a Biblical example of that being altered legally (Joshua 10:13).
Then El-ohim blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which He had created and made. ~ Genesis 2:3
How does our time get defiled (unholy, unsanctified, dirty)? Sin, stepping away from God's original design for any creation, demonic corruption.
He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law ... ~ Daniel 7:25
Basically stated, when we step outside of God's original design we're acting like satan. He - satan - is who wants to tell God what He created is wrong, should be different, is binding us, etc. (nothing new under the sun, right; he told Eve the same lie: that God's choice isn't best), and when we do the same, satan is who we're honoring and that's always bad for us. There's always a consequence, a contract or curse, that comes into our lives when we do what satan would do instead of what Yeshua does.
I'm gonna add on to the above with a personal example. God has been healing and delivering me in about five areas. One is acting like satan and Eve. I've been guilty of speaking out against The Most High, telling Him His choices for my creation were bogus and accusing Him of not doing right by me.
I did this to Him in March 2017, but I fasted and prayed in tongues for four days and got delivered. He brought it to my attention that there were other topics that I was still treating Him like the redheaded stepchild over. My body is one area. I'm always fussing at Him about the shape of my head, my hair, my feet, my height, my gigantic butt ... everything.
He was really patient about it initially. At the beginning of 2018 I was fussing about my looks and He sent a week's worth of people that were complimenting my outward and inward and spiritual beauty. Believe it or not that STILL didn't shut my mouth. Now several months later, He was less patient and made it clear to me that if I wanted to continue to get delivered and move forward I needed to stop blaming Him for His good work, for His plans which I only know some of and get my mind right or stay stuck under the enemy's thumb.
Now I have a list of things that I've accused Him of not doing His best at that I have to work through. I'm sure you do, too. I know several have asked why He gave them the noses they have, why they were put in the families He chose knowing they'd be traumatized and much more.
If you notice in this post I've mentioned March a few times. March is one of three months of the year that I can look back over my life and declare without a doubt have been cursed. I went back over my past and found tons of heart-breaking events took place in the month of March over the years. I haven't looked at my family to see if it's generational - but I at least know it's my issue so I've been cleansing March.
I cleansed three specific dates last night from a big trauma a couple years ago. I'm just now remembering another trauma on a different day in March from 2011 that I'll cleanse when I'm finished here. I've only been cleansing my time so deeply for a couple months so by the time March 2019 comes around it'll be sanctified and full of blessings. I'm looking forward to that.
And I know I'm on the right track because this morning I dreamed about another event from a past March that also needs to be cleansed. Thank You, Lord! I'm getting free, y'all. After years of decent breakthroughs, I'm bulldozing through the enemies' tangled messes now. Yes and amen. I'm living my best life.
If you need help with tough areas that you've done all you know to do, but still haven't been set free I have several resources that may help:
*#SY5779 Conference October 20, 2018
*Breaking Generational Curses Workshop
*BitS Summer 2018
*Sanctifying Time Devotional
*Book a mentoring session - email firstname.lastname@example.org
I bless you in Yeshua's Name.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
When things go wrong in our lives, we often take the spiritual warfare route where we go in looking for the demonic. Who's fault is this? Who's causing this? I've matured and am learning to put God first in all things - including and especially troubles. I'm going to share with you what may be a new perspective, but one that a mature spirit will appreciate.
I'm learning that when things go wrong to ask God why He allowed it. As believers and active servants of Yeshua, every attack not brought on by our own sin has to be pre-approved by God. Go to Job. God established the boundaries of what satan could do each time because Job was righteous.
Two things to remember here: First, Job was righteous, not sinning and assuming God would protect Him anyway. Job was running after God daily for himself and his offspring. If you have more time for Facebook, games, attending services or anything else than you do for The Godhead each week you may want to ask if They're ok with that. Side note: This is something (one of at least five things) Holy Spirit is surveying in my life right now. I'm a summer person and I love to play in the summer, but God still wants a set minimum of my time. So I have to rearrange some things so He gets what He requires from me.
Second, God approves of boundaries. The Bible is full of boundaries and verses about not moving others' boundary markers and so much more. Keep that in mind because much of the chaos in the world is about boundaries - who can step into what roles, lands, etc. God is for boundaries. He established and continues to establish boundaries. God is not and never has been a free-for-all Spirit.
Back to responding to when troubles come. So, instead of trying to figure out what demon is coming against you and who sent it, ask God what's in it for Him? One of your favorite Christian cliches (you know it is, don't deny it 😂) says that God doesn't waste anything. And others say everything has a purpose and it's prep for your next level or breakthrough, right? In order for those to be true, God has to have a plan for the outcome of the trouble you're in. This is what I've learned to do:
Ask God what His plans are for the other side of the trouble? What would victory over this situation look like to Him? I've been in situations where I knew I'd be able to get out once I learned the lesson but I just didn't know WHAT the lesson I needed to master was. ASK. Matthew 7:7. Ask. Ask God what benefit will come to The Kingdom when you overcome. When you know what the victorious outcome will be you can then come up with strategy for action that's way more powerful than going through a list of possible demons to fight. And honestly, you'll only know a little about the victory because it'll be multiplied.
I know we can't all hear God on the same level, so if you're not hearing the answers to the above questions, at least tell Him you submit to the training so that The Kingdom gets advanced while you're in the furnace. And speaking of the furnace, that's a perfect example of what I'm talking about here. The Hebrew men were put in the furnace which was trouble for them, but The Kingdom was advanced and spread across Babylon as a result of their deliverance. They didn't have to ask what demon was coming against them, they had such faith in The Godhead they knew He had a victory plan all along and were in it for the win. That being said, if your faith is like theirs and you already know that everything is gonna work for your great and aren't even a jot or tittle afraid to die at any minute for Yeshua ... go on wit ya bad self and don't waste time asking questions. But if you're someone who's under attack and you're thinking this is Jezebel, this is a word curse, this is a horsefly ... I'm offering a more sophisticated and mature approach to spiritual warfare. And it's getting time for The Body to grow up in the ways of war or we're gonna continue losing.
I have some very specific examples of this, one I mentored someone through yesterday and several of my own. I've been working on this new process since March 2017, but I didn't have as much language for it as I do today. I pray something here blesses you.
P.S. I've had some people register for this site recently. There's no need. I don't have any private groups right now nor do I have the time or desire to try and facilitate one. If you need more than my events, blogs or downloadable teachings, you'll have to book a mentoring session. Contact me at email@example.com or www.ZariBanks.com/shop to do so. Big blessings to you!
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
One of my (and Patti Cake's) fave verses is Matthew 11:12:
From the days of John the Baptist until now, The Kingdom of Heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.
We violent people, believers, don't have to raid heaven. We're citizens. What we have to do is stop the enemies of Yeshua from destroying the earth El-ohim has entrusted to us by violently defending it and violently redeeming that of which they've already taken possession.
Problem is most believers don't know how to be violent against God's ancient enemy. We know how to be violent against our families, against others and towards ourselves ... but not the demonic realm.
We've been given an arsenal full of weapons for the specific reason of warring from victory for more victory. We've also been given armor (Ephesians 6) because - like it or not - we are in a war in this life, on this earth, conception to last breath.
Some of our weapons:
Where are the warriors? The people who are willing to get violent in order to see God's Kingdom begin to rise up on earth? I don't expect to find very many, but with God two can do a whole lot because of the multiplied power of agreement. If you're out there, let me know. I'm not offering you anything, just wondering if anyone else is serious about accessing Kingdom authority to do more than just build a big church.
Our Father, Ruler of Heaven, Your Kingdom come to life, Your original design be manifested on earth as it is in heaven today and every day in our lives and in the realms of occupation You've placed us. Loose the angels assigned to this work to perform their tasks with excellence. We ask this all in Yeshua's Name and that it be sealed by Holy Spirit. Amen.
I went to a doctor's appointment with someone yesterday. I anointed them with oil and prayed over them right in front of the medical professionals. Now I'm expecting God to show Himself mighty as a sign to them and to also bring healing to this body that has been told there's no cure.
This whole situation got me thinking and asking The Lord questions. He loves questions. I asked Him why don't we have right-now healing power like Yeshua did when He was on earth, and does still now, today.
Think of all the people out there going broke paying medical bills, copays and for prescriptions when keys to the power of immediate healing are up there. This dilemma troubles me. Later, after asking why we don't have this healing power, I was praying in tongues with the BitS group and Holy Spirit said, "The potential is there." So that means I have to keep asking, seeking and knocking until I get more understanding.
He ministered real good to my spirit, too, while we prayed. I'm at 143 hours of tongues in 3 months. I've got something amazing coming my way. I'm overdue pregnant.
The Lord also began to remind me that deliverance is often a necessary part of healing for us because we've moved far from The Truth of The Word in so many ways. God tells us to take dominion, and we run and hide and assume cultural/world consequences are the only ones we have to suffer. Not true. If we're called to politics or business or education or entertainment and don't go there, we're sinning and are under consequences of that disobedience. And a lot of it manifests as illness. Disease is dis (negative or reversing force) and ease (absence of difficulty) together. And The Written Word tells us in Exodus 15:26 that if we listen to and obey God's Law He would not put any of the sicknesses of Egypt (which is a type of hell) on us. Also see Deuteronomy 7:15.
I continued to mull this over and then He reminded me of how demons sit in parts of bodies to cause disease, pain, etc. So I took authority as a high priest, having no time or distance in the spirit, and as one called as a deliverer for this person and began to address any demons hiding in their body, and I went to war with The Law asking God to burn, batter, slash and smash the demons as I prayed. And I'll keep loosing The Word on them until real healing comes.
Jesus, You're the Great Healer. You live in us and we honor You. Teach us to tap into heaven and receive power for immediate healing so that we can be extraordinary witnesses for You on the earth. Make it so, Holy Spirit. Amen.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
Building in the Spirit Summer 2018 started yesterday. We consecrated the prayer season and did some legal groundwork so we can move forward in authority. I'm expecting something significant to break open for me because I'll hit 150 hours praying in tongues this week. Something HAS TO happen. It has to. I mean ... the enemy hasn't been able to win any skirmishes since I've been praying this way 'cause I'm in a Holy-Spirit bubble, but still ... I'm expecting the floodgates to break any day now. They have to. And I'm gonna keep declaring that and reminding Dad until it happens.
Early Bird Registration for #SY5779 ends 6/30/18. This conference will benefit anyone who has an issue about which they've said, "I just have to accept that this is an area of life I'll never overcome/win/have victory." That is NOT our inheritance as believers in Yeshua who are able to have an intimate relationship with The Creator of the Universe. Register so we can at least tear down the stronghold that demonic lie built. This is limited to 20 people who want (I'd originally put need, but not all of us are willing to do the work or pay the price or travel the miles or step out in faith - stop, Z. Focus.) deep deliverance.
I'm reformatting my YouTube channel. Just uploading the older vids for now, but you're welcome to subscribe if you'd like. And fellow business owners, there's a new prayer up on PJ. I pray a bit differently than most people so if you need something fresh, these prayers will give you a faith boost. They should also give you some movement in your tough areas. The feedback I've received has been great. Feel free to comment on any of my posts on any of my pages. The emails are fine, too, but it seems more work to pull up an email or FB inbox (which I do not like at all) than to simply comment while you're there. But, hey ... to each his own.
Now that the housekeeping is complete let's dine, shall we?
I shared in the first post about spiritual DNA that I have a motion anointing. And while I was running a week or so ago Holy Spirit began sharing things about motion anointings that people need to know; especially parents and teachers.
Lots of people have motion anointings; that's not necessarily what makes me special. 😉 It's not uncommon for motion anointings to need to be moving a good portion of the time we're awake. These days motion anointings are often labeled ADHD and put on drugs or given behavior charts with stickers to help them stay in their spots for five minutes at a time. Silly. I wasn't labeled ADD or ADHD as a child because it wasn't a money maker back in the 70s and 80s the way it is today. I also could sit down and finish my work quickly, but you'd better believe I was up bouncing around my classes when I finished my tasks.
We forget that cars and sitting in front of tvs and computers for hours is relatively new to human existence, so the natural inclination for kinetic activities hasn't fully died out yet. What The Lord wants known is that every child who can't stop moving and sit still because a parent or a teacher wants them to isn't broken. One of the easiest ways to identify a motion anointing - if God hasn't shown you the spiritual DNA, that is - is if when you or someone else needs to walk, pace, run or MOVE to concentrate or get emotions under control. I know someone who goes to lay down in a dark, quiet place when they want to think; that's NOT a motion anointing. I run. And if I can't do that I'm pacing or walking around. When I'm praying, I'm walking. That's why a lot of my audio recordings are so bad ... because I'm moving around to get my thoughts flowing.
When I became an Elementary Instructional Coach (teacher mentor) one of my coworkers said I'd do fine at my new post at a school that was twice as big as the one I was leaving because I have a lot of energy. And recently, 11 years later, someone else labeled me as high energy. Each time I heard that I was tempted to be offended, but it's a compliment. 'Cause when I'm moving, my brain is firing properly and I'm getting things done. This is another reason I run. Running is a high-energy activity and I love it. I've recently plateaued at three miles and discovered that in order to maintain my weight I have to run five miles or more each time. That's fine. That takes a lot of energy and I have it because that's how I was created. I'm a high-energy individual with a motion anointing who knows how to leverage it for my benefit and that of The Kingdom and I get things done.
The information above is not a diagnostic tool for you to hold over anyone. Holy Spirit revealing your spiritual DNA and that of your children and students is the most-accurate way to identify a motion or any anointing. More importantly my information is here to make you think and encourage you ask The Lord questions for your own self-discovery. As I get older I see more readily that most of us have no idea who God created us to be and that's sad because all we have to do is ask. And keep on asking and knocking and waiting patiently as long as it takes until He begins to enlighten us.
The Lord knew what He was doing when He knit you together so ask Him. As someone called to land, the motion anointing is a blessing. Walking or running properties, praying and doing deliverance would be difficult for someone who dislikes being outside moving around in various climates. But I was created for it, so it ain't no thang but a chicken wang for me. It's just life. And ministry. And by ministry I mean service to The King and Kingdom. But it blesses people, too, because I can help evict demons from properties.
Ask The Lord. Life gets so much betterer when you know who you are authentically and that the things you do are on God's agenda for the earth. That's when the enemy becomes afraid of you instead them having you on the run all the time. Let's pray.
God of my spirit, I bless You. Thank You for imagining every aspect of my character and being from my beginning into eternity. Thank You for revealing what You've created me to be and do. Thank You for giving me citizenship in The Kingdom of Heaven and for the assignments that grant me earned authority in the realms my life touches. I honor You, Lord, and I glorify The Name and Person of Yeshua. To Him belong power, majesty and victory! Amen.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
We have a nice core group attending the conference so far. But we'd like more to come. We're looking for those tough cases who haven't had sustained success with all the renunciations, prayers, anointings, etc. that were meant to turn their lives around but didn't stick. Please release verbal agreement that God's light will shine on the conference and that His will be done on earth as it is in heaven right now regarding it. Thx.
DISCLAIMER: This will be a characteristically Zari length post. Get comfortable and settle in ... or just come back later if you can't read it all now. OR read some, chew on it, talk it over with Ruach and then come back for another bite. Either way works. 😊 It's gonna be long because I've been spending time with The Lord and He is ... too much.
HOLY SPIRIT NUGGETS: These are excellent for you; they may step on your toes a little, though. As opposed to McDonald's nuggets which are not as good for you in the long run.
#1. I posted this one on my FB page so you may have already read it. You don't get a gold star in heaven for attending church service EVERY week. If you think church attendance is storing up treasures in heaven, you're wrong. Flat out wrong. Church attendance doesn't provide legitimacy or make you acceptable to God.
In The Bible Yeshua, nor the apostles and disciples he sent out, attended service every week. They went sometimes, but other times they were out serving and releasing The Kingdom into people's lives. Isn't that interesting? Did you ever stop to consider that fact? Do you ever ask yourself why you're sitting there week after week, year after year, when Jesus and everyone who's anyone in The Christianity Hall of Fame was always on the move?
You do know that churches are the way they are - which aren't Biblical models - because Constantine wanted to stifle the power of The New Testament Church? And churches are still powerless for the most part. Fewer and fewer churches have taken their cities for The Kingdom these days. But they're often full.
What if every believer asked God what He wanted of them, ignored personal comfort, the fear of man and the need to be seen holding a seat each week, and did what God said? The funny thing is, nine out of 10 people reading this will say they asked God and He told them to stay right where they are. I'm gonna go out on limb and say that's a lie from the enemy.
It is written: He said to His disciples, "The harvest is great, but the workers are few." ~ Matthew 9:37
It is written: "Many are invited, but few are chosen." ~ Matthew 22:14
Personally, I have no faith in any church that just expects and prepares for you to get there every Sunday. I have faith in churches that regularly announce there are no services for a couple weeks, and you should spend time with your family and with God and go find some ministry to participate in that matches the spiritual DNA God placed in you. Can you imagine what the world would be like if every church had a Kingdom mindset instead of a 'we pack 'em in like sardines and then raise money for a bigger tin' one?
#2. Praying in tongues takes your spirit immediately into another realm in the spirit. Your mind may go with, it may not; but your spirit goes and has various things happen. Sometimes it gets healed. It gets deposits. Sometimes it has an audience with one or all of The Godhead. It gets nurtured in some way, shape or form that aligns with God's will for your life.
I'm on track to have 150 hours praying in tongues at the end of this 3-month period that I'm in. Do I get a gold star in heaven for that? Nope. But one huge thing I have is peace and peace is priceless. I remember telling Patti within the last year or so that I just needed something to work out for me because it seemed like everything in my life took a battle. Normal things that other people just walked into every day - jobs, families, kids, careers, you name it - just worked for them but I had to fight for anything I wanted and it was stressful.
I don't have that constant stress about anything anymore. Nothing in my natural circumstances has changed, but I have dominion and authority in the realm that supersedes the natural one, and it's just ... awesome. Now that I'm trying to explain it, I realize I don't have adequate words. All I know is I fall asleep sometimes at night thanking Jesus over and over again because of this peace zone I'm in. And the next thing I know I'm praying in tongues the whole night. I can hear it, I'm still dreaming, but my spirit picks up on the thanksgiving and takes me into another realm.
Will things be this smooth for the rest of my days on earth? I seriously doubt it. But it's good to be cool as a fan when I haven't been that way since - ever.
Here's one more attempt to explain this amazing peace. A business owner contacted me for help recently about increasing their income because they'd fallen behind. I gave some wisdom, a WOK and set them on their way. I checked back later and asked how things were going. They initially said nothing improved but that they paid three major bills. I said: WAIT! THAT'S HUGE! They they were expecting God to perform some grandiose action but instead He supplied their every need the regular way.
That's how my life is these days. I don't have any big testimony of God doing anything that would make heads turn, but I have daily blessings, battles won and consistent provision without expending any extra energy all while growing in the knowledge of God all the time. I guess I can say I've learned to war smarter finally and not so hard (in some areas). I hope that makes some sense. I really can't explain it much better than to say I went from constant stress to stress free anticipation of what's next. And what's next can be good or a challenge but I know it'll work for my great somehow, some way, sooner or later.
#3. Your spirit has unlimited capacity to hold revelation, understanding and wisdom. It's not unlimited like God is unlimited, but it can expand beyond anything we can think of or imagine. An easy example is always your night dreams and visions. We don't remember, can't recall, most of our dreams because we dream so much; not to mention all the details of each dream. But our spirits get a recording of our dreams and as we mature our spirits and learn to cooperate with them, we can tap into its resources and pull those dreams out if necessary.
Sometimes I get pains because I'm a runner. I've learned to speak to my spirit, and have it connect with Holy Spirit to pinpoint the healing ability God encoded there to stop an area from hurting. I've felt a sore throat coming on and done the same. My face was breaking out because I was out of my regular products for too long, and I began to speak to my spirit to have it control the breakouts and begin to heal my skin. God encoded our spirits with healing information to work in tandem with our bodies. If you have big sickness in your family line, you're gonna want to get with The Lord and do some spirit work.
These are just a few of the things from the conversations I've had with Holy Spirit over the last couple days. Some of the stuff He shared wasn't wimpy-believer friendly. He's feisty sometimes. I actually described one thing He said as ripping the low-discerning crowd a new one. And by new one I mean paradigm. 😆 I'm beginning to appreciate the uncomfortable statements He makes because it means we're having an intimate moment and He's sharing His Truth that He shares with friends. You know how Jesus did with the 12; He explained His parables to them because they were His friends.
Alright, I'm gonna stop now because the birds are chirping and awake and I need to go sleep. I was excited about the divine encounters I had this week so I wanted to share. Oh, yeah! I had two days with angels, too - the 17th and 18th. That was cool.
From The Fed
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
I'd planned to sit down and write a one-paragraph Facebook post and all this came out.
REMINDER: Job 22:28 has a condition attached to it right before. Don't ignore that condition and deceive yourself into thinking you have power behind your decrees. You might actually start at verse 21 if you really wanna get real.
27: You will pray to him, and he will hear you,
and you will fulfill your vows.
THINK: There are several instructions (principles) given to us between verses 21 and 27 that all LEAD UP TO us having the ability to decree with power and authority. One of those instructions is to make peace with God. There are many of us who are not at peace with God because we've been judging Him in our hearts about something in our lives we don't like.
We can have peace with Him in some areas of life, but not in others. In those areas, we probably have earned authority behind those decrees and that's why they manifest. However, we also have areas where we try to make decrees and they fall to the ground because we have NO AUTHORITY there. This applies heavily to people's mass prophetic words and why they don't manifest for big numbers of hearers.
I could keep going, but I believe you're beginning to think. Or getting angry because your demons don't want you receiving this revelation. I say to your demons blocking this: Y'all can go now.
28: What you decide on will be done,
and light will shine on your ways.
THINK: Your mind is powerful. Thoughts are energy that can be measured with machines and quantified via quantum physics. They can also be discerned in the unseen realm by various parties - good, bad and ugly. This is why making peace with God and maturing your spirit matters. Just because a decree you make comes to pass doesn't mean GOD has given you authority there.
This verse tells us God's light will shine on our ways ... getting God's light instead of the demonic masquerade is dependent upon us obeying the preceding principles ... and KEEPING OUR VOWS.
There's a lotta deception out there, folks. And the bottom line is: we don't know what don't know until we're forced into situations where what we DO know doesn't work and we have to seek more truth from God to overcome.
So I ask you: What new things have you learned from The Lord recently?
I went to a deliverance practitioners' training Saturday and an angel came to work on the frontal lobe of my right hemisphere. He came the week before and I was flooded with memories I didn't really want to remember. When he came during the training Saturday, he was correcting my view (opinion and understanding) of those past events based on what I was learning. That's a form of inner healing (deliverance). I had a part of my brain brought into alignment with God's truth of some situations.
It is written: "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways," declares The Lord. ~ Isaiah 55:8
Another portion of healing went back to the Three Planes dream I had last month. The Lord helped me to see that I have this non-realistic dream of settling down and getting comfortable when that's not the plan He has for my life. I don't know His complete plan, yet, but when I get comfortable in a job or role, He likes to snatch me out of it and turn my world upside down. If you haven't read the dream post, do that and then come back.
I was comfortable - for the most part - as a public school teacher, and was set to work in that career the rest of my life and then retire. I got promoted every year of my eight years in public ed, and so I knew I could do that work with success and excellence. Then the bottom dropped out and I got laid off. Who gets laid off from teaching? Me. Why? Because God intended for that to be formal training and a stepping off point only, not a 30-year career for me. He needs something else from me. Well, He didn't tell me that for a long time and so I got mad at Him for allowing my life to be disrupted AND blamed the devil. Both of those were wrong.
Next, I was getting comfortable sitting at home writing books, mentoring, teaching courses online and leaving the house every once in a while to speak at conference. Then God snatched me outta that, too. Why? For some reason, He wants and needs more from me than that.
Now in my work I'm meeting, serving and connecting with politicians, celebrities and big-money folks and I have no cushion other than faith in Him. I keep looking for something permanent that I can settle into for at least 10 years and it keeps falling apart. I don't know what exactly God has for me to do over the next few years, but I finally recognize that if I don't wanna get snatched out of something else - and I don't because it's emotionally taxing to have The Lord pull the rug out from under me - I have to just be loose and flexible. That's totally uncomfortable.
Most people aren't living their lives that way. But for some reason, that's my reality. The discovery is fun, though. The limbo portions, not so much.
I chose the pics above because I want you think about the following. Clouds seem like nothing, right? Just air. That is ... until you're flying through them in a little-bitty plane. Then you see just how something they really are. Clouds occupy space, obviously, and they don't move for small planes. When the littles are flying through them, it's like walking through a crowd of people - you get bumped around and can feel the space they occupy. I'm an experienced flyer now and can testify to this and now have a different view of and respect for clouds.
That's what the angel did in my brain Saturday. He took me through several situations from my past with the experience and maturity of now, and gave me a godly view of and respect for how those times played out in my life back then. So what does this look like for me now? I know cloudy flying days require different action from me than clear days. I also know that planning anything in my life is subject to change at the drop of a hat because of God's need that I be loose and flexible. I know that I need more grace than other people may need because of that same reality. You know, some folks have meltdowns when plans change. And regarding vows - we've come full circle with Job 22 finally - I have to watch what I promise to do/provide because The Lord changes my plans regularly. And I'm learning to bless Him when He does instead of going beserko.
That reminds me of two labels I was given as a kid. Someone used to call me Varia instead of Zaria. They were Mexican and spoke Spanish. In Spanish variar means to vary, oscillate. And my mom told me my name means free-flowing force in some language, I forget. I know they were both speaking God's design over me whether they realized it or not. And who am I to argue with God?
I bless you in Yeshua's Name. He's worthy of all honor, praise and glory. Give Him what He deserves.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
I did some land cleansing just a bit ago. The neighborhood our bakery's in is being overrun by homelessness since a local ministry moved in a few doors down. It's a prison ministry, much needed. But there are major problems. Happens often when money flows freely, you know - people forget they're stewards and not bosses.
I've been homeless so I have compassion for the folks. But, and it's a large BUT (hahaha!!!) ... we're running a business so I'm not ok with them setting up camp in the parking lot. When I was in town last month for a full week, praying over here daily, the area was totally clear by the time I prepared to leave.
My family doesn't deal with things the way I do - meaning spiritually - they mostly fuss about it and that just eggs the enemy on because that's how bullies are. There was a car parked in one of our spots when we arrived this morning, too. I let it slide for a while, then I left and came back and it was still there, so I sent the angels to get it moved. The next time I went outside again it was gone. The angels assigned to me do good work.
Here are pics. On the left is at the end of a week of me being here praying. The right is today, after being gone for 10 or so days. There's an RV someone's living in and two separate camps set up that are in eye-view of our front door - by the orange shirt and that lime green umbrella.
I've been praying for my own businesses on Prayer Junkie, but these prayers will work for the bakery, too. I believe. Please release verbal agreement with me that the land our business sits on will respond to my authority, anointing and decrees and come under submission of Yeshua's Blood and God's original design for this area quickly. And that any being, spiritual or natural, who chooses to fight against The God Who Was There First will begin to bow their knee to The King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Thank you.
This isn't even the trouble I came over here to write about; the above is what came out when I sat down at my laptop. This post was actually inspired from my Bible reading this afternoon. Here's that for you.
In 2 Chronicles 20:20 - one of my faves - it reads, “Jehoshaphat was frightened and prayed to The Lord for guidance. Then he gave orders for a fast to be observed throughout the country.”
A few things:
*fear should make you run to The Lord not lead you to take unwise action (emotional action - Lord Jesus ... I'm really speaking to myself here).
*fasting is always a great strategy when in war (I'm fasting tomorrow and you can join me/us).
*this is an example of a mature, grown-behind man who loved Yahweh. He wasn’t trying to do anything in his own strength or mind even though he was king and could’ve done whatsoever he found in his heart to do. Learn from this and teach your children, too.
Lastly and possibly most importantly :
*he waited for The Lord to speak, received and agreed with The Word and obeyed. And The Lord beat the enemy down quick, fast and in a hurry. I love this history.
Now, you know I've gotta give you both sides of the coin. This is a strategy, not a principle. There's no guarantee God will tell you to ONLY worship your way through your current or next battle after you've prayed and fasted corporately. You have to pray, fast and wait for Him to answer YOU regarding YOUR situation.
We all love to quote, "Stand still, the battle is The Lord's, you won't have to fight," but that's not usually my experience. In this time of history, Yeshua delegated to us authority over ALL the power of the enemy which is directly related to the command given in Genesis to subdue and take dominion. God actually expects us to rule down here. Huh.
More often than not, when I'm begging The Lord to fight a battle FOR me, He usually responds with silence. And His silence says a whole lot. Such as, "You fight, Zari. I've given you enough tools to tackle anything you face these days. Don't look at Me until you've exhausted every resource you have and then supped with Holy Spirit. Then, I'll take a look."
So, keep that in mind. If you're in a battle and are crying and whining (like I do) for Him - or someone else - to rescue you, so you don't have to do anything except later brag about being God's favorite, and He's silent, He's expecting you to grow up. Witness. I can tell you from personal experience that if you jump in and at least try, even if you lose the first round, you'll get through a lot faster than if you ONLY wait for Him to be the super hero.
There's a Christian cliche that tells us to pray as if depending on God but work as if it depends on you. That's what He requires of my life. I didn't want it that way, of course, but I'm getting more and more used to the reality. I may not want to have to work (meaning using heavenly resources against the forces of darkness) to win my own battles, but let me tell you - the reward is power and earned authority.
Speaking of, that's why The Church (at large) is so weak ... because we don't wanna fight our own battles as God intends. He's not gonna waste power and authority on lazy folks; He's not foolish.
If anything here slapped your hand a little - you're welcome. 🙂
At the bakery, but only eating salad. I hope.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
5/23/18 1:04 a.m. PDT: Shortly after midnight the enemy came at me. That's the start of the witching hour, btw. They hit me last Tuesday afternoon, too (you can read about that in the post Three Planes).
I was reading my Bible at the time. When I felt the hit - it didn't hurt, it was like a negative version of having Holy Spirit's oil being poured on - I realized whatever was washing over me had a bad emotion attached to it. Again it was Matrix seconds. So I texted Patti Cake at 12:09a and told her the enemy was trying to hit me with depression or sadness or loneliness. I also mentioned it was either a tantrum to distract or an attempt at retaliation because I hit a significant milestone in prayer yesterday and now I'm expecting manifestation of this huge spiritual breakthrough. I couldn't tell which, and I wasn't about to sit under it, receive it or agree with it in order to properly label it.
To overcome this attack I simply returned to reading my Bible and the next thing I knew the demon was - again - discouraged by my inattention and left. Defeated. Again. I can get used to this. I am getting used to this.
It is written: Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. ~ James 4:7
It is written: We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. ~ 2 Corinthians 10:5
Ignoring demons is a strategy that works for some people, some times. Submitting to God and resisting our enemies so that they flee is a principle that works every time. It's Law. Taking authority over where my mind travels and making my thoughts serve Yeshua is a principle that works every time, too. It's Law.
I think I used a combination of these - a strinciple? A princigy? Anyhoo ... putting my focus on the reading of The Written Word was submitting to God and exercising authority over my thoughts, bringing them into obedience to Yeshua. Principle. Ignoring the demon present instead of engaging it in a legal soliloquy will NOT always work for everyone. Strategy. It's worked for me consistently of late because I've earned authority in the realm of warfare over demons.
Now a demon may creep (so I creep, yeah - I really don't ... you know, words bring songs to mind) up on you and drop sadness, loneliness or depression on you and you may take a tumble. It all depends on where your authority is and your level of understanding regarding that type of warfare. Try it the next time a demon comes calling and see if it works for you. Then let me know either way - firstname.lastname@example.org.
After reading my last post about depression attacks, two people emailed about demonic attacks related to their mothers' passing. That's not what I've experienced. What they're both experiencing is the result of trauma bonds. If you have trauma bonds - depression, demonic attack, theft, etc. - related to specific events in time - you're gonna want to attend #SY5779. Patti and I are ministering as a team (prophet and seer) to bring deep deliverance to those in need. And The Body of Christ needs deep deliverance. Witness. I've been in ministry for seven years now and I just had a nephilim evicted from my brain in February. That's another reason the enemy's negative-thought attacks don't work on me anymore - I'm thinking (and seeing/discerning) more clearly than ever before.
After I finished reading I did do some warfare against demons just in case the attack was sent by a human or a human connection. But I didn't spend more than 10-15 seconds on the whole encounter. Again it was quick because of earned authority; which means anyone can get to that place with practice.
Well, y'all ... I've got a lotta new teachings and courses coming up the next few months because I've grown so much since BitS 2017. I'm telling you ... if you've never set yourself away with The Lord for an intense prayer (aka wilderness) season, I highly recommend you do so. The Lord always whisks me away right after Rosh Hashana each year to learn new things, but I go chasing Him the last two months of every year, and His promises are true:
It is written: You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. ~ Jeremiah 29:13
It is written: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. ~ Matthew 7:7
I sought Him with focus and intention (and some accusation) last year and He allowed me to find Him and said, "Alright ... let Me show you what life is really about, Banks." I haven't been the same since.
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and entrepreneur.