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
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and entrepreneur.