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