I ran five miles a bit ago ... last night ... yesterday. I'm not quite sure how to label it because it's now after midnight but I haven't gone to bed yet so technically it's still tonight for me. This is my second five-miler this year and second in 7 days. This matters for a whole lotta reasons that have to do with God, and that's why I'm sharing this here.
I have a hard time running in Seattle which is very problematic for a runner who spends 2.5-3 weeks there a month. First, because running is my chosen form of exercise and weight-management system. Therefore, if I'm not running, I'm expanding at an alarming rate because I eat like a growing boy. Second, I write chosen form of exercise because I thought I'd made myself enjoy running because I'm cool. Haha ... but when The Lord showed me my spiritual DNA last year, running was encoded there in full heavenly color, as a characteristic of Zari Banks, chosen by HIM before I was even thought of on this earth. Imagine that. Same thing with teaching. I thought I'd chosen to be a teacher because I love learning and sharing what I've learned, but I'm redemptive gift prophet and manifestation gift teaching. It's all God and me responding properly to His design. I can't actually take credit for it.
Back to running. The Lord told me He needed me to run - He designed me with a motion anointing in my feet - and that's why I despise working out indoors. I hate the gym; especially the dreadmill. Running in one place is complete garbage, IMO. When I run, Holy Spirit and/or angels come and they download much revelation to me and anointing goes into the land under my feet. Many of the products - videos, teachings, book chapters, podcasts - I've produced have come forth after a run spending time with The Lord.
When I first relocated to the west side of WA last May, I stopped running. I tried it, but couldn't gel with the place at all. It has hills and rain and my body and brain raised every objection imaginable for why I needed to stop and go back to the house, almost every time I ran. So, as I got busier over there, I quit. The Lord was NOT pleased with that action at all and I got told about it through consequences and by Himself and my mentor a couple times between November 2017 and February 2018. Needless to say, I bought some waterproof shoes and clothes and have started running over there again. I still don't like it - I have to fight just to run one piddly-wink mile in Seattle. But at least I know what's going on now.
Seven days ago I came home and ran five miles after not having run for two or three weeks. That doesn't happen in Seattle. Then I ran a hair under four miles the next day. Two good runs on consecutive days doesn't happen over there either. So tonight (last night ... whatever) I ran five miles again with several issues after not running for four days. I got a cramp on my right side after the second km, I got a rock in my shoe after the third km, I was hungry because I'm fasting and I tied one shoe too tight so my toes were falling asleep. All that and I still ran five miles.
So I asked The Lord, "What's the difference between here and Seattle?" and before I even got the whole question out, I heard the answer in my spirit: This land has been broken up. While it's easy and comfortable for me to run at home, God has placed me in Seattle part time to run there. To break up the land there and to release His will, Spirit and anointing there. His exact words were, "I need you to begin releasing the treasures of the land." I've been praying and asking why I need to be in Seattle, and I have at least part of my assignment revealed. I just need to get to work on it seriously so I can be promoted to the next and/or get outta there. But I'm not gonna lie ... it's hard so I run a little, then stop. Then a little more and stop.
The Lord started teaching me about land that's blessed or defiled roughly four years ago. Land matters to God - that's obvious throughout The Written Word; especially when He recorded words such as, "Remove your sandals, the place where you stand is holy ground (Exodus 3:5)," and "I have chosen Jerusalem for My Name to be there (2 Chronicles 6:6)." Location matters to God. Make sure you're where you're supposed to be and doing what you're supposed to do (preaching to the Zari choir).
When I finished my run I prayed for God Almighty to make the land respond to my feet and spirit the next time I set foot in Seattle, WA. He'll do it because it's in agreement with His will (1 John 5:14). He wants that land broken up so that it can become and produce what He ordained when He laid its foundations.
Speaking of land and locations: The #SY5779 conference this October is in Pasco, WA because the land here is spiritually fertile and ready to host a gathering of Kingdom citizens. The corporate prayer and mobile expression of The Kingdom of God on earth will bless this land and make a huge deposit. By hosting the conference here, we'll begin to tap in to previous God deposits and also potentially reverse some old demonic junk.
I bless Seattle and Pasco and call forth the treasures in the land in Yeshua's Name! Amen.
From Home - still and again because I've been praying 2+ hours daily and getting so much from Holy Spirit!
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Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and entrepreneur.