I'm writing this post out of obedience. The message was spoken to me a few weeks ago, but I only just this week said I'd deliver it the right way. And let me tell you ... as soon as I said yes to God He dropped a blessing I'd been wanting right in my lap.
About three weeks ago I was asleep and dreaming and right in the middle of the dream, The Lord shows up and said, "I have a message for the churches." Dr. Charles F. Stanley, who is my Bible mentor always says, "Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him." So, I'm just gonna deliver it, and leave the rest up to Him.
It's time for churches to be what they're supposed to be. Hospitals. Medical wards. They're supposed to bring them [the lost, sick, hurting, dying, crying] in, get them fixed and send them out into the world to continue the cycle. To advance The Kingdom. This doesn't happen where I AM not the head, Yeshua's barely there and Holy Spirit isn't welcome. I will tear those places down and put others in place who minister to Me.
Now, that's not a popular message. Most people who run churches believe they're serving God and that He's the Head. And most of those people probably started out wanting to be completely submitted to God, but then the taste of leadership exceeded their desire for Him. Listen, I know very personally, that when things are growing and going good it's easy to put less emphasis on prayer and more on production and keeping things running.
I also know very personally, that I can't get far away from God without everything in my life falling apart. This is only true for me because I'm 100% dependent upon Him. This isn't true for most churches. Most of the time churches focus on number of members and then income to determine if they're pleasing God. For me, I know I'm pleasing God when I complete each assignment He gives me. Each assignment moves me further along in anointing, authority and prosperity. Such as this assignment - I obeyed and He rewarded me as soon as I said yes. Get that; I hadn't even performed the task, yet, only agreed to it, and He poured out what I needed for breakthrough. That's the God we serve! That needs to be taught in the churches.
He gave me this message, but I didn't agree to release it properly at first; I sat on it. Then during the academy class Tuesday evening, He came back with another message of warning. He said to remember in December that He's The Everlasting God - El Olam - who never changes, and never leaves or forsakes. So that got me wondering, what in the world is gonna come upon the earth in December that He wants me to remember He'll be there and is faithful? I got on this assignment because if something's coming, I can't afford to be in disobedience. I won't overcome with that hanging over me.
Earlier this year while praying I heard, "September," and September has been a month of testing and trial. He warned me six months in advance (Amos 3:7). So now he warned me three months in advance that December will be a time to keep my focus on Him and who He is. You can pray and ask Him if any part of that word applies to your life. He'll tell ya' (Jeremiah 33:3).
That reminds me, my apostle sent out a word earlier this week that warned us to watch the stock market today, Friday, September 30, 2016.
Speaking of my apostle, when I got this message from The Lord I emailed and asked what to do with it because I don't have an audience that responds to that type of message. This was his reply:
Z, God will be in the future bringing into the forefront "unknown" servants of His. By "unknown" I mean those who are NOT in the limelight or well-known names.
So, here's what you are to do. Using the outreach God has given you (social media, books, speaking engagements, email, etc.) share the message(s) the LORD has revealed to you. The Holy Spirit knows HOW to distribute AND multiply them.
Just do what you feel He wants you to do.
One of my sons-in-law told me an interesting story. He was at a convention of pastors and ministers. One of them stood up and told how 25 years before a man [he named me] laid hands on him and prophesied, "Nations, nations, nations" and told him he would be preaching to [I think tens of] thousands of people. He wondered, "How can this be?" as he was only shepherding a small flock. After that, several others I had prophesied to stood up with the same testimony.
Just OBEY the LORD, Zari, and be His friend. He will keep using you and bring increase to YOU and His Kingdom. As you draw closer to Him He will reveal more and more.
Obedience brings rewards. I'm a witness. I pray The Lord's grace fall upon you today for increase, multiplication and deliverance.
P.S. I'm extending an invitation for someone who'd like to pray with me November 1 to December 31, 2016 for breakthrough, authority, power and miracles. I pray for 61 days at the end of each year and always experience amazing deliverance, signs and wonders during that time, and I'd like to teach others how to pray effectively. If you're interested and can commit to pray for 61 days straight - this is no small feat - you may contact me via email.
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and entrepreneur.