There's been a lot going on. All good. I even got promoted since I wrote last. Twice.
If you've been tracking with me, you know Patti Cake and I were in an intense prayer season, praying one to two hours a day in tongues. We broke through, of course, because the demonic can't do anything with tongues. They don't know what The Spirit of God is praying through us, they can't understand what we're asking and declaring and they can't stop the power it puts behind the heavenly players that are putting things in motion as a result.
Also, my Apostle, Prince Handley, came to Seattle to ordain me last week. That was fun. People asked me in the past if I was going to be ordained and I said not unless God says so. Well, apparently God said so because Prince contacted me last summer and said to leave April 18-20, 2018 open because he wanted to come ordain me, Lord willing. The Lord willed, provided and it is so. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for the zeal You put into my seminary training; You didn't hold anything back. 😆
That was the first promotion. I got a second one this past Monday by way of a divine introduction to someone who makes things happen. And this brings up something important. When I was praying (Building in the Spirit Nov-Dec 2017) for this year, God and I had several heart-to-heart talks (some would call them knockdown drag outs). He began showing me my spiritual DNA and that He is a PERSONAL GOD.
Many of us know (with our heads) and say (with loose words) that He's a personal God, but then we queue up behind everyone else expecting God to do what He did in one celebrity's life in ours the same way and then get butt hurt when He doesn't - if He takes longer or does differently than what our pea brains thought He should've done. And you know I'm speaking about the Zari Banks choir first. But many of us don't actually go to Him, for AS LONG AS IT TAKES, to get the answer for our specific, individual circumstances.
A lot of times God doesn't do what we want or need because we have mental strongholds that limit His actions because we think we absolutely know HOW He should do whatever. Do you ever consider that God wants to do a new thing through your situation? And the new thing ain't gon' be easy. Matter of fact, it most likely will put you in harm's way ... or at least embarrass (aka humble) you beyond all reason for while.
Heaven is solution central, and there are tons of divine solutions that have never been seen on earth because most of us are too chicken to pay the price to pull them down. If you're still concerned about comfort in life, you won't be doing those wild things with The Godhead. There's no Biblical or historical precedent for comfort prospering us in the long run. Adam and Eve were given comfort and they blew it. Solomon, too, and he blew it.
And finally to my important thought I mentioned above. During the ordination, Prince confirmed what several others have told me before - my ministry isn't like anyone else's. I work best through intimacy or small group and one-on-one situations. To get my second promotion God separated me from a group of 70 known people and even more unknowns. And it was a result of intimacy with Him first and then my small-group work that made the introduction to the mover and shaker happen. Most people want to know who you're connected to or how many you've served, but numbers don't matter when God's doing the promoting. His design matters so He custom-fitted me with a promotion for my unique design.
God is a personal God. I'm understanding and appreciating this more and more all the time. Knowing how He created me individually, to operate best in certain environments, helps me to partner with Him instead of fighting against Him for the sake of numbers. Also, my spirit is alive. My soul is increasingly in submission to my spirit, which is God's plan for us, but my spirit is growing up and communicating to and from The Father like never before.
Another cool thing is that I didn't ask for either of these promotions. God sent them to me without my natural knowledge. Now it is possible that I requested these things while praying in the spirit because then Holy Spirit is praying perfect prayers through me ... all I can say is: The Lord's sneaky and if you don't know that by now ... whoo ... you need to spend some time getting to know Him.
If you'd like to grow up, mature in spirit, and experience the deep deliverance you need for your tough issues (my specialty) come to #SY5779 Abundant Harvests. It's gonna be supernatural! Patti Cake and I are going to minister deliverance as prophet and seer and get attendees set free. Not just surface free either. We're going after sustained deliverance that you will have 5 or more measurable and verifiable evidences following to prove your life has been changed and favor has been released.
And speaking of deep deliverance. I'm facing off the pharaoh spirit again but this time I want it drowned in the sea once and for all, not just facing one of the 10 plagues. You may have a lingering pharaoh spirit in your life if you have a surviving not thriving existence. I can help you with that through mentoring or you can come to the conference in October. Either way, tackle it head on and allow God to release the abundant treasures He's stored up for you for so long.
I bless your spirit to mature and come alive and seek Holy Spirit for your original design. Ha'shem Yeshua!
From my Prophet's Room on the West Side
Federal Way, WA
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Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and entrepreneur.