This has been a remarkable prayer season. I've logged more than 50 hours in tongues since Patti Cake and I first started back on March 29. I prayed in the spirit two hours or more a day for 20 days leading up to my ordination, and now I'm back to one hour a day which is the norm.
The first week or so of the prayer season was rocky. But that just makes sense because we entered into focused, forceful prayer BECAUSE the enemy was messing with us. Since we broke through, I've had peace like a river. I don't even know what that means exactly. All I know is that I've been walking in a tremendous grace since the breakthrough and I love it. I know it won't last forever, but it's delicious, lemme tell 'ya.
One awesome thing that's transpired is I got some good revelation for weight loss. If you've ever struggled with your weight, you may be interested in this. So ... I hadn't been running like I have for the past 20 years. I practically quit which means I'm getting fat. I'm too short to be gettin' fat. There's no if, ands or buts about it. I look CAH and I don't like to shop so I need my clothes to fit.
I've been learning about how our spirits - which are direct connects to Yahweh - can do all kinda amazing things such as bring various types of healing, revelation and more. I told my spirit a couple weeks ago in passing, that I wasn't happy with this weight gain and I wanted participation in getting my weight under control. So Little Zari (is what I call her) started alerting me when I wanted to eat something. Normally when I'm hungry I have a taste for something specific that's fat and greasy good, but one day she said, "Protein." Nothing else, just, "Protein." I went and got some protein, it satisfied me and I felt good afterward. Not sluggish, didn't want to nap (that's a miracle in itself 'cause eating and then sleeping is a right nice combo!).
I was supes surprised because that never happened before - well, to be honest, I'd never been paying attention enough before or honored my spirit's voice for that type of information in the past. So I began to explore it. Of course, God already has right eating solutions for us but we have to be willing and disciplined to get with Him to receive the revelation. I was reminded of Dr. D'Adamo's blood type diet so I looked him up and reacquainted myself with what he recommended for me. Basically, my spirit was like, "Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!"
I first heard about Dr. D'Adamo a few years ago from my podmate, Ele. She's a smarty pants massage therapist in Philadelphia and is either fully schooled or getting there in nutrition. At the time I read his info and just filed it away because I was running and doing fine then. But now that I've put on some pounds that I no longer want, I have to do something. For real, for real, not for play-play.
This first week I gave up dairy and increased my protein, and man, I feel good. I'm not a baby cow, so there's no reason for me to be eating dairy anyway - you know that milk does a body good mess is all about money-making, right? But seriously, my body feels good, I'm sleeping good and I have more energy and fewer aches and pains. According to his diet I was supposed to give up dairy, wheat and gluten the first week, but I gotta ease into this if I wanna stick with it. I'm down two pounds. 😊
I'm not endorsing his diet or products to you (haven't bought any, yet), what I'm doing is making you aware that God has a plan for your weight loss and management and He can give you the revelation you need to be successful at losing extra weight. He can download that info into your spirit or simply bring it to the surface because your perfect weight plan is already encoded in your spiritual DNA.
So this makes me think of a couple points:
This has been a phenomenal season. It's harvest time for Patti and I, too. But, I'll have to write about that some other time. This is already too long and I'm not even done. Plus, it's after 2 a.m. and I have to get up in too short of a time, but I'm gonna write a bit more because I'm so fired up.
A couple more things. I was pondering the attacks the enemy hits single moms with yesterday. The poverty is just one part, but they really do love to make single moms slaves. Black single moms especially. I was looking at several I've walked with over the past few years, and there's a need for some revelation that'll destroy a deeply ingrained stronghold. Please release verbal agreement with me that God shine light on this and give me revelation if it's an area He wants me to address. There's definitely something there, but it may not be my problem to solve. As I continue to chew on this, I'll keep you updated here or on ZM7A.
Lastly, I received two mentoring requests last week to battle the occult. Whew ... not for the faint of heart, that's for sure. But, more importantly, I'm glad these folks have a desire to be set free and that God has equipped me with a deliverance arsenal that's at the ready. Please release a verbal agreement that God release to me light, revelation, wisdom and authority that causes major damage to the enemy who's been devouring these families and delivers them into the freedom He intends for them in this season of life.
I bless you in Yeshua's Name and authority!
P.S. God is doing something with me and The U.K. My products have taken a dip in sales in the U.S. but they're thriving in Europe. Methinks seeds are being planted for future endeavors. We'll see.
From My Prophet's Room on the West Side
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Since having my timeline healed I have a ton of testimonies of the favor that's been released on my life. That's what happens when you remove a curse - favor is released on that area, and the demonic attacks decrease significantly. I'm wise enough now to say they decrease, not stop, because the enemy will always try to get us even if they have to do it illegally.
And speaking of illegal attacks, the enemy hit an area that's no longer under a curse on March 28, 2018 and God smacked them in less than six hours and I got paid back big. I like this new level of freedom.
Another testimony is related to the license plate above. When my timeline got healed, that freed up some other deliverance I needed, too. Last week I was running around doing stuff for my business and in preparation for the #SY5779 conference. I was getting nowhere because of red tape (paperwork). I left one place after being there about an hour feeling defeated and wondering if I should just let this plan go; while driving this was the plate in front of me - 588 ZBI!
Five is the number of grace (positive) and man's work (positive but often negative); eight is the number of new beginnings and being set apart unto The Lord - eighty-eight is double new beginning. Of course, ZBI is the acronym for my businesses, so when I saw this I pulled myself to attention and turned my focus to God. I prayed for favor and then made a couple more stops - one fruitful, one not. The third stop was not only fruitful, but the favor of God exploded and the upfront money everyone else asked for was waived this time!!
I got what I needed without someone else telling me how much of my and God's money they would receive. That's huge because one way the enemy steals when a financial curses exists is using demonically charged organizations, laws and processes to move money from people into their structures. FYI: That's what taxes are - someone else or some organization believing they have the right to the money you make, and it's demonic, not godly. Believers in the U.S. need to return to Biblical voting like they did back when folks first came over to this land.
Anyhoo, if you believe you should be further along in life than you currently are, you probably need your life timeline healed. We're going to facilitate deep, intimate deliverance sessions at this year's conference and position those who are behind in life, on the path of where God wants to them to be.
If you've been praying for marriage for years and years (seven for me) and can't understand why it hasn't happened for you, yet, you probably need your timeline healed. If you've had great success in business and had it all fall apart after a few years for no good reason, you probably need your timeline healed. If you've been praying for your unsaved loved ones for years and haven't seen any movement in the demonic's hold, you probably need your timeline healed. And we're gonna provide personal ministry for the first 20 people who register.
You need your timeline healed so you can live your destiny and possess your birthright, but God needs your timeline healed so that He can get the return on investment He hoped for when He imagined and wrote out your time on earth (Psalm 139:16). Register today.
P.S. Patti and I have broken past the warfare we were in and are now collecting spoils. She and I will be ministering as a team to #SY5779 attendees. 💥💥💥
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
Ok, so ... I shared on ZM7A about the warfare I'm in right now and it's getting cra-zy.
Recently I had another believer say to me what these strong men I've been fighting keep saying to me which was basically: We want everything you have and we're gonna keep taking it from you as long as you're stupid enough to allow it. Dude.
The enemy uses us like it ain't nothing. Seriously. Here are some examples in addition to the one above.
First, I went bonkers giving last year. Patti Cake told me the other day that I give more percentage wise of my income than anyone else she knows. But, when the enemy started stealing from me I was forced to take my giving to The Lord for some analysis. Well, I had to confess and repent for some of my giving, because it wasn't a part of God's plan for my stewardship.
I had the desire to give because I'm a giver, but it wasn't The Lord leading the giving. And when that happens, I get some harvest, but not great harvest because I told God my money was His to direct and broke that covenant which opened me up to demonic devouring aka a curse. Whoo! Take a breath. You can learn all about that in Cursed with a Cursed: Finances.
Another common example is saying the mean things we're thinking and/or allowing the enemy to whisper to us and then adding, 'I'm just sayin'' or 'That's just me' to end of it as if that covers the sin. Wrong. The only things that cover sin are The Dam Yeshua which was shed in seven places, His death and His resurrection when appropriated in faith and authority.
Back to the warfare. So, we're fasting and praying - I had 90 mins in tongues done by 2 a.m. this morning and a total of 15+ hours over the last 7 days. I'm telling you it's serious. But the magnificent thing is, The Lord is showing up. He's showing up with mostly revelation right now, but the big breakthrough has to follow. And the revelation is good. He's showing a lot of where I've messed up and as a result shook hands with the enemy - ie. the unauthorized giving.
I know in the past I've said I only do what God tells me to do, but when I'm in intimate conversation with Him and He's removed earthly veils it's so easy to see how often I do what I do without consulting The Lord. This is true for all of us. We see in part, prophesy in part, have our own agendas and are self-focused not God-focused most of the time. God is demanding and high maintenance so we have to admit we're not Jesus or even close, and we still live for ourselves primarily. Which is just human nature, and human nature is hard to fight.
My mentor says people will always cause more problems in our lives than any demons, and it's true. I prefer small groups and safety but for whatever reason, God's long-term plan continually pushes me out in front of groups to get rubbed, bruised and matured. I keep reminding myself that not one of my issues - internal or external - fazes God because He's a master problem solver and heaven is solution central. Just gotta keep seeking.
That'll do it for now. Check back for updates on this warfare if you're interested. I know I'm making headway when the demons start hiding behind and throwing people under the bus. Yes and amen!
It is written: And they overcame him by The Blood of The Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
It is written: Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but The Lord delivers them out of them all.
I bless you to seek deep deliverance, uncover your destiny and possess your birthright in Yeshua's Name!