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