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.
I'm hosting two sessions of BitS this year. The 5th annual 61 days of prayer November 1-December 31, 2018 and a mini session June 24-July 7, 2018.
If you need an intense time of prayer to jump start something in your life right now, register. And if you want an amazing 2019 register for the big one later this year. Matter of fact, I'll make you a deal - if you register for #SY5779 by 5/27/18 I'll give you big BitS for free.
If you're a business owner, I'm praying for businesses over the summer over on Prayer Junkie. I'm praying each week's prayer for seven days, but I know some people like to one prayer daily. If you understand building momentum in the spiritual realm, you'll pray one prayer for a week. If you need help understanding building momentum, register for the mini BitS session that's coming up.
I made peace with Seattle. It took more than a year. If you need some background on what I mean click Seattle to read some history. I ran seven of the 14 days I was there this past trip. That's amazing. I'm no longer fighting for each km I run, and I'm gaining speed which means I've broken through.
I've run shortly after eating and on hardly any sleep. That's big peace and it resulted from obeying God. I've been blessing and awakening the land as He desires me to do, and I'm being favored in return. It's kinda hard to explain God's favor, but one way to describe it is that things work for me (you, if you're experiencing it).
For example, before I obeyed God's instruction for me to bless the land in Seattle, I was struggling to run (exercise) so I stopped and was getting big fat. When I got to work handling His business the land began yielding its treasures to me. For one, I began finding seed (money) on the ground. When I'm at home running, by the end of the month I've usually found more than a dollar in change on the street. Now I'm finding money on the west side, too.
If you're thinking so what, you're in need of a spirit adjustment and some wisdom.
It is written: Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of The Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel? ~ Zechariah 4:10
It is written: If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities. ~ Luke 16:10
And just in case you still don't get it: finding change on the ground is a marker that the spiritual climate is opening up.
There's more treasure rising to the surface, but I'll save that for another post because I need to get further into favor first. Also, I wanna stick to the list I made in the last post.
If you're one of the people who read my posts and intercede for/with me, please let me know. You can comment here or email me at email@example.com. I'd like to lift you up as well.
Speaking of intercession, please release verbal agreement that the remaining registrations for #SY5779 come in quickly. Thanks.
The sooner the remaining registrations come in, the sooner Patti and I can begin praying specifically for each participant so that when they arrive every God-ordained pump will have already been primed for maximum deliverance in that moment. I get hype just thinking about it! Yes, God!!
Honor to The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Yeshua!
A man gave me these rings yesterday. Actually the day before yesterday 'cause it's after 12 a.m. 5/18. Being a night owl messes you up a little. Being a night owl who's always traveling messes you up a lot.
I'm not sure what to do with them; I was gonna throw them on the ground (yes, litter, and no, I don't usually do that) but I felt convicted. I was getting lunch for me and Nana and he asked if I could get him something to eat. I said absolutely I can and we went inside. I ordered his food, handed him the receipt and waited for my own order. I got up to look at the pies and take pics of them - which you can see on my IG page - and then went back to sit. Suddenly I realized the man was gone - I'm talking nowhere to be seen - and the receipt was on the floor. I picked it up and said to myself: he's not gonna be able to collect his order without this receipt. I set it on the bench.
I kept looking around thinking maybe he'd show up again, but this man was gone.
It is written: Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. ~ Hebrews 13:2
Patti and I totally believe this was an angel or at least a test. Anyway, he gave me the rings to thank me for blessing him. I declined a couple of times, but he said, "Please, please ... you can even give them to your nieces if you want." I don't have nieces, only two nephews ... and I feel bad throwing these things away for some reason. Perhaps I'll pray about them one day. The Lord's sneaky ... who knows what He's up to.
Anyhoo, that man/angel is just part of God's sneakiness lately. As you know (if you've been reading me) that I'm doing this whirlwind tongues tour and have been praying up a destiny (get it? Instead of a storm ... hahaha) since March 29. Well, a few days ago I was kinda whining to The Lord saying, "When are You gonna do something? I've been praying and praying and praying and I NEED some manifestation." Lord Jesus ... He is patient. Thankfully. And, as is often the case, He doesn't waste time answering my little bratty, I think I know everything demanding questions. He was just silent.
When I noticed He was waiting for my tantrum (they've gotten pretty mild over the last year; it's quite amazing what godly maturity does for you) to conclude, I pulled myself together and changed my statement to, "I know You're doing something, even if I don't see it, and I thank You." Let me tell you: The Lord opened up the windows of heaven and poured out a miracle Thursday (yesterday)!!! A mir-a-cle! Such a miracle, I still don't have words for it. It's big enough that I had to call Patti Cake right after manifestation. And we don't talk on the phone very often. We text all day but we don't call unless it's big. BIG. HUGE!
When I get time I'll have to write out this testimony and record it. It's a massive harvest. And not low-hanging fruit either ... I'm all up in the tree harvesting. Woot, woot!
So this miracle is why I'm using the redemptive name of Yahweh Sneaky today. I knew God was working things for my great as I prayed in tongues. But I'd been asking for little things and whining about no manifestations all the while He was aligning everything necessary to do the impossible without me or the enemy having a clue. A miracle. Sneaky. I love it.
Just last week Patti said we were gonna start harvesting the impossible. The Lord agreed and it is so. Yes and amen.
I have so much more to share ... as soon as I get time, I'll write and write about it. Let me make a list here so I don't forget all the developments that have transpired lately:
Thank you to those who've already registered for #SY5779. If you're willing, please share the conference with others - word of mouth and on social media. The Body needs big, deep deliverance, and I'm gonna help as many as are willing to do the work. Thank you!
Oh, yeah ... a young woman who wants to be married to a good man who knows Yeshua has been dreaming and daydreaming about an ex. She got BGC Part 3: Spirit Husbands last night. She's about to get delivered. I'm excited for her.
Last thing. Please release verbal agreement that ZBI be visible to those God has ordained to see my resources and services in this season. Thank you.
Last, last thing. Next week I'll be checking in with those of you I'm praying for and with for deliverances and breakthroughs. God worked a miracle for me so you all have every reason to believe and expect the same and more.
Oh! Last, last, last thing. 😆 I'm thinkin' 'bout hosting another round of BitS this summer. Anyone interested? LMK.
From my #2 prophet's room
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
Greetings in Yeshua's Name!
I'm here to testify that The Lord answered the prayers I had up to Him last week. Did He answer them the way I wanted/expected? Absolutely NOT. But, He came through in the clutch and that's what matters. It's like Prince always says, "It doesn't matter HOW God works, just so He works." And He worked. I mean He didn't miss a beat. 😃
Yesterday (Sunday 5/6 so actually two days ago), the enemy brought some drama to me and put me in a precarious situation. I fussed for a bit and then enlisted the usual suspects to pray. I'm quite amazed at the maturity I've come into of late as I look at my behavior about it. I went from defensive to irritated to whiney to reflective to Kingdom-minded to expecting to thankfulness. And wouldn't you know God met my expectation - actually exceeded it - and favored me greatly with the people involved to boot.
It's totes awesome to have dominion over time. Witness. If you struggle with time - insomnia and always being late are common markers - I recommend you get your timeline healed. Working with time as an asset instead of a hindrance to your daily life is game changing. You'll never have to say you didn't have time or there aren't enough hours in the day ever again.
When you have dominion over time, it becomes pliable. Since achieving this in my own life I've been able to compress and extend time based on need. I've been able to arrive at key moments to make the most of occurrences and resources. It's quite remarkable.
But that's just some testimonies. This post is actually about spiritual DNA so let's shift gears. Which may not be so easy for those of you who are left brain dominant and aren't used to turning on a dime.
I had a phone call yesterday with my sister girl in which we discussed a recent dream. She was wondering how it related to what God wanted her to do. My suggestion was to spend some time seeking Holy Spirit so that He could show her her spiritual DNA.
Having El-ohim, The Creator God, show you the bits and pieces of who you are when He imagined you is powerful. The Lord began showing me my spiritual DNA last fall and, not to overuse the term, it was literally game changing.
Here are a couple things I learned about myself from seeing my spiritual DNA (you may already familiar with these if you've been reading here or on Ztv the past few months OR if you've been with me for a number of years):
I hope this has you thinking. And seeking. And asking The Lord questions about who you are authentically. People love to talk about destiny and purpose, but I've yet to see a teaching on spiritual DNA, and without knowledge of your spiritual DNA you're gonna have a hard time trying to reconcile your actual life with your God-ordained destiny. Witness. Let's pray.
El-ohim, Creator and Sustainer of all things, we honor You and the profound investment You made in knitting each of us together. We confess and repent of everything about our original design that we've dishonored or devalued. We reject and disagree with anything about our original design that others - including parents, teachers, bosses, friends, authority figures, etc. - disallowed or criticized. We repent of not seeking You to receive the blueprints of our original design sooner in life. We plead The Blood of Yeshua over these sins and nail them to The Cross of Christ. We receive Your forgiveness and declare we're the righteousness of God in Christ. Thank You for this new work You've begun in us. Amen.
Don't forget to register for my upcoming course Principles vs. Strategies which will be delivered to email inboxes May 23, 2018, and for #SY5779 Supernatural Harvests in Pasco, WA October 20, 2018. Remember I'm a small-group person so there are truly limited spots. It's not just a marketing ploy. I want to be able to connect with every attendee and get them some deep deliverance in this year of harvest.
From My Prophet's Room on the West Side
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
I got some revelation. I think.
I was washing dishes a bit ago and praying about my party-line situation with the enemy of my big harvests and The God of the Universe. If you didn't read that post, yet, you might wanna click on 'party-line' above and catch up.
I wrote that I needed to know the difference between a principle and strategy for this one. Well, I believe the revelation I got was the specific strategy God is equipping me to use for this predicament. Yes! And amen!! You know I texted Patti Cake right away when it came to me 'cause she's been warring with me in this. Agreement and all that. So, I changed my action and direction and will def keep you posted if I get any breakthrough ... which I'm totes expecting to receive. Quick, fast and in a hurry. <-- That's one of my (natural) dad's fave sayings. It makes me smile.
On another note I had lunch with the great Lady Sharon today, and we brainstormed for the location for #SY5779. All but one person so far is a business woman so there will be networking going on, I'm sure. Please release a verbal agreement that God lead us to the right place so I can begin cleansing and blessing the land it sits on.
One of the things we're going to cover at the conference is deliverance, but another one is ministering to our spirits. I ministered to my son's spirit last night in prayer even though we're 1,400 miles apart. How is that possible? Because there's no time or distance in the spirit. For those of you who have relatives that live far from you and you desire to lay natural hands on them but can't, learning to minister spirit to spirit is a power tool.
That may sound weirdy to some of you, but I told you yesterday, growing up in the things of God is wild and far out. He's The Spirit and made us as spirits living in Him first. The soul doesn't come along until the body is created. And the soul can't function if the physical body doesn't. The spirit of man exists before conception and goes into eternity.
It is written: God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth. ~ John 4:24
As your spirit matures, your worship turns into long talks (intimacy) and walks (exploits/experiences) with El-ohim. You don't stay earthbound. He brings you into His realm and it's good. Witness.
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and entrepreneur.