I went on a stealth mission with The Lord recently. I do several of these a year and have since 2012. My last was in June 2017.
I've been wondering and asking why God doesn't allow me to go in places and be like Elijah calling down fire. He always sends me in quiet and unsuspecting. Perhaps that's even more dangerous than guns blazing.
Anyway, as I walked around my target loosing The Kingdom of God, I believe I heard Ruach ha'Kodesh say, "Shake the very foundation." You know (if you know me) I asked Yahweh to confirm with signs and wonders following. The next day, the gate of my target was opened to me and I received some treasure; but not all I'm owed. Two days later I received a text from a teen I mentor quoting Isaiah 54:15 which reads:
Whoever attacks you, does so without My consent; whoever fights against you will fall.
My apostle sent me that same verse in a text September 19, 2016. I shared this December 2017 text with an intercessor and she said that was surely a confirmation.
On the third day, I saw Isaiah 54:17 while scrolling social media and it caught my eye, but I didn't do anything with it.
But no weapon will be able to hurt you; you will have an answer for all who accuse you. I will defend my servants and give them victory.
Within minutes of pretty much ignoring it the first time, someone sent Isaiah 54:17 to me in a text and I noticed the numbers. One thing 54 represents is God's established Jubilee which is a season of freedom and restoration. Seventeen stands for God's perfect Law.*
The Lord has my attention now.
**UPDATE: 12/11/17 5:30 p.m. PST, got Isaiah 54:14-17 sent to me in an email. Now I'm beginning to believe.**
In this season (my current season of prayer is the last 61 days of 2017) I've learned much about faith, flesh, spirit, authority and using The Written Word honestly. It's true that with faith you can activate any Biblical promise in your life. The heavier promises require massive faith. We can also activate promises by understanding the legal structures that sustain them. This happens through revelation and has been my foundation for several years.
But there are also promises in The Word that specific to destinies, callings, nations, instructions from Holy Spirit, etc. that we can't just appropriate because we want them. Isaiah 54 was written to Israel first and foremost, but verse 17 becomes available to us New Covenant believers because Yeshua made the same promise in Luke 10:19. I can own Isaiah 54:15 because it was declared over me by a Jew. Remember: You cannot give what you don't have.
When The Lord Himself gives The Word ... you can cash that check, baby. Over and over and over.
I'm not meaning to discourage you in believing God's Word. I'm a firm believer in It myself. What I want is that you have truth that sets you free. I've lived my life quoting verses that weren't activated for me and I ALWAYS ask The Lord why things in His Word don't work for me when it doesn't happen. He ALWAYS teaches me. I receive His revelation, move forward and teach others so that they can be overcomers, too.
God's Word is Law. And it's deep. The U.S. legal system is hard to navigate ... you think The Lord's, who created the people who created our legal system, won't be even more complex? If we in The Body, understood His Law better, we'd be so much farther along in dominion on earth. Which is a command bt dubbs, and we break that law often. The demonic realm knows God's Universal Law, and they're constantly suing us and we're clueless.
Every time we break one of God's spiritual laws, the enemy runs to file a lawsuit and bind us up in their demonic courts in the unseen realm and we're binding and rebuking without having first done the legal work that restores our rights.
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*Those aren't the only meanings and may not be relevant to your Kingdom Path. It's always wise to ASK GOD what it means to you when you're seeing repetitions.
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and entrepreneur.