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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and entrepreneur.