Sometimes the movies and shows we watch give us more accurate revelation about the demonic realm than church on Sundays. Unfortunate, kinda, but true. Only kinda unfortunate because although church is supposed to inform and equip us, God provides other avenues for us to gain the revelation we need not to be devoured every time we turn around. He's always for us.
So ... I watched this show a while back and this man was in a Catholic confessional saying he'd done unspeakable things. The listener tried to offer comfort, and the man replied, "We opened a dark door and the devil stepped in."
I've heard that type of true wisdom being taught from the pulpit one time that I can remember. It was from Bill Johnson and he was sharing how when the U.S. Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriage, that a new demonic structure was installed over this nation and we're all (The U.S.) in a new covenant with them because we (meaning The Body) sat back and let it happen. Have you ever heard a sermon about our sins (of co- or omission) opening doors to the devil? I'm curious. I rarely hear sermons about specific sins and consequences being named.
I'm gonna keep writing and saying this until people start believing it: Every time we step outside of God's original design, we enter into covenant with the demonic. Every time. There's no, 'I'm gonna sin this time and ask forgiveness and get off free.' Wrong. In the spiritual realm, too often the contract gets signed as soon as you agree in your mind (see Matthew 5:21-22; 27-28 and download that free teaching above, it'll bless you). If you do it once, they've only got you. But if you repeat the sin, they have legal right to claim your future generations. It ain't worth it. Believe me. I've been cleansing my family line all year and I've only fully been delivered in one area. It's. Not. Worth it.
Back to Hollywood giving us much-needed revelation. This is a totally sinful show that brought us The Gospel Truth about how we open doors to the demonic through sin and we still don't hardly believe it. I'm assuming it was made by sinners for sinners and profit, but there could be some believers that worked on it, too. Some who are stealth because that's God's plan and others because they're too chicken to speak up about their faith (is that really faith?). Either way the statement is advertisement for the devil to those who are perishing, revelation and confirmation for some of us and grace to those Holy Spirit is wooing.
So I pray that all who watch the show see that episode and hear the words deep in their spirits so that they ask the question if it's true that their sin has opened the door to the devil. Even though they may not realize whom they're asking, I pray that He answers each of them in a way they can't deny and that conviction falls so that they begin to seek The One and Only Savior of The World, Yeshua ha'Mashiach.
If you don't mind speaking your agreement, I'd appreciate it.
© March 21, 2018 - Pasco, WA
The Lord healed my timeline this year.
It's the most-significant deliverance I've experienced to date. I keep telling everyone who asks how I'm doing because it's such a big deal, but I haven't come across anyone except for Patti Cake and another mentor who really understand how important this is.
Let me try to explain it for you. For one example, most of my life I was either too late or too early for some events that would have produced a totally different outcome from where I am today. In a deliverance session earlier this year, my mentor was working with me on insomnia and then began asking critical questions. One of which was, "Do you believe you're behind in life in comparison to where you think you should be?" That question resonated loudly in my spirit and Holy Spirit began to address (hijacked my session, is what He did) my life timeline.
Basically, we all have an original design that includes a timeline from God recorded in heaven in our personal books - that's Psalm 139:16; one of my faves. I've known this. I even asked God in 2016 why I didn't have some of things He told me I could/would/should by October of that year. I wrote a book based on the pursuit that came out of that season - O Lord, Increase My Faith. But the book was too early and no one was really interested in it. See ... 'cause my timeline was off. I matured and did some rewriting and put that book out again in 2017 and I sold enough pre-orders to produce it. The time was right in 2017.
It's great that the book's out now, but the problem with being too early or too late is that it messes with our ... well, everything. Anytime we step outside of God's original design and timing, we invite a curse into our lives. I've been saying this since The Lord really showed me last fall how serious this is. A curse just means the enemy has rights over that area of life. And what does the enemy do to us? They kill, steal from and destroy us, all day every day.
Therefore, with a messed up timeline, I've been missing out on things, one being marriage, because the enemy had the right to pop up at will and cause problems in my life's timing. And when the enemy pops up to mess with our timing, they're not just blocking or messing up life events, they also leave soul and spirit wounds behind, and that's oftentimes the larger issue. Proverbs 18:14 wisely asserts, "The human spirit can endure sickness, but a wounded or broken spirit, who can endure?"
Our spirits are our direct-connect to The Father, created by Him to commune with and receive from Him, and when they're broken, we're in a hot a mess for real. Most of modern Christianity has focused on soul wounds and failed to mature our spirits. Immature spirits create carnal believers who are weak and afraid to speak out against our 'politically correct' society and are held captive by the antichrist spirit. Matured spirits know their God and perform exploits (Daniel 11:32).
I've been being matured in spirit for a few months now and lemme tell ya' ... the world looks a whole lot different to me today than it did before. Part of my timeline deliverance is available for download via the picture below as Breaking Generational Curses Part 2: Time and you can order Increase My Faith as well if you desire to grow up a bit. Neither of those products are for those who want a sweet by and by Christianity.
I'm gonna stop there for now and go eat dinner. But check back if you're interested as I'll continue to share about this journey The Lord has me on for 5778. He said I'd need authority and to understand Christ's finished work to overcome this year, and He wasn't lying.
© February 28, 2018 - Pasco, WA
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and entrepreneur.