Consider this ...
You can worship The Lord in warfare. I had this conversation with The Father earlier today while I was packing for a trip. I've shared before that worship is warfare, but warfare is also worship.
As a spiritual mentor and prayer warrior, it gets frustrating that many people expect me to do their warfare for them. I prefer to teach you to war for yourself and family and your business and so that you can teach others. Yahweh expects you to learn, too, so that He can advance His Kingdom.
Let me explain. The role of a godly father is to teach children to war first and foremost and then to build. There's precedent for this being true all over The Written Word. Beginning to end.
The OT especially is all about God taking a person or group through battle after battle so they can build a legacy to leave for future generations (advance The Kingdom). And in theory the more your generation wars, the less the next generation should have to. They still have to war, it'll just be fewer or different battles.
David's line is a great example. He warred for decades for his legacy which eventually led to Messiah Yeshua. Solomon only fought a few battles because The Lord said he gave peace during his time. What Solomon warred at was basically going in and conquering - warfare, but mild warfare for sure. The battles Solomon should have been fighting - were spiritual ones to rid his life and wives of pagan gods - and he bowed out of those. Therefore, Rehoboam never saw his father truly war so when he became king for that season, he lost 10 tribes in his first three years or something like that.
Yeshua warred big for His legacy. He warred against religious spirits, demons of infirmity and the big fake, satan himself, and won all while teaching His disciples to build for the future. Yeshua was a much better father than David and Solomon were, though. Which makes total sense because He came from THE FATHER, The Creator of Fathering.
Anyway, back to warfare being worship to God. So, The Lord and I were chatting about how some believers refuse to war because of various reasons. Some think Jesus did it all so we don't have to fight. Some are terrified of spiritual warfare. But that fear is the result of not being given Bible truth or training. Others believe all they have to do is quote some verses and they're protected. Wrong! I'm not saying The Word doesn't work, obvi. What I'm saying is most believers have no clue about the spiritual laws that govern God's creation and the demonic realm does and they act on the premise of legal warfare. Therefore, we have to war to push them back from our lives, families and businesses, too.
So how does that make warfare worship of God? Very simply any time you perform God's will you're acting in faith and faith pleases God. Very simply warfare advances The Kingdom and that blesses God. Let me tell you what The Lord impressed to me today: Some people don't fully worship Him because they refuse to war which is required in life. Yes, there are different types and facets of worship, but not all of them are needed by everyone. For example, when God sends me to bless land that's a form of worship, but He doesn't send everyone to bless land. That may not be a form of worship He ever expects of you. But warfare is expected of all of us. Everyone. Young and old.
Why is warfare expected of everyone who lives on earth? Because we have enemies assigned against us that Yeshua already defeated big picture, and we must enforce His victory against our personal enemies small picture or we won't possess our birthrights which is God's original design for each of us. Get it? Advancing The Kingdom requires warfare and if you advance The Kingdom you'll definitely possess your birthright. Get it??
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Be exceedingly blessed!
At the bakery about to eat some BBQ
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I got a data marker.
Yep. Actually two right now and they're big ones.
On May 5, 2018 I wrote a post titled Made Me Think, which you'll need to read for understanding. I'll wait.
I recorded the data markers and added them to BGC Part 3: Spirit Husbands. Here's a discount code --> SU98UWU70W <-- to download it for 50% OFF. Get it before the coupon expires.
I'm currently at 79.5 hours praying in tongues since March 29 and God is currently working miracles and doing the impossible on my behalf. If you'd like to join me in prayer this summer, I'm hosting a mini Building in the Spirit (BitS) prayer season June 24-July 7. I'm smiling just imagining all God's gonna do for and with me between now and then. 😀
During last year's BitS God revealed my spiritual DNA and set on me on a path to maturing my spirit so that it could rise up and take authority over my soul. And that led to getting my life timeline healed.
Lots of great stuffs going on with me and The Lord. I pray you're growing with Him, too. There's so much to learn and experience with Him ... never a dull moment.
Also, last night I did war against predator demons and those Egyptians heretics that love to steal from me. I've already seen some movement this morning. Thank You, Lord!
Be exceedingly blessed, dear ones ... and keep growing forward.
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This is just as much a testimony as it is the sharing of a strategy for overcoming and I pray it blesses you.
I was trying to send the Spirit Husbands teaching to a friend the other day via text message. I sent Part 1 fine but my phone froze up every time I tried to send Part 2. I kept going through the motions several times and then became frustrated.
I'm growing up spiritually so at the point of frustration I realized it was a demon keeping her from the prayer (aka deliverance) portion because they didn't want her set free. They didn't much care if she heard the testimony, but they didn't want her voicing the renunciations and destroying their covenants and contracts so she can be found by the right man.
In the past I probably wouldn't have given the enemy enough credit to have been messing in my texting, but now that I've seen the level of pettiness the enemy partakes in to keep us losing, I don't put anything past them suckas. And we talk about people being petty ... people don't have nothin' on demons. Well ... when humans are being petty, I can guarantee you there's a demon close by.
Anyhoo. I said aloud, "If you keep blocking me I'm gonna pray for Donald J. Trump." I barely finished my threat before it let go of my phone and took off running.
The demonic realm doesn't want anyone praying for Trump. And that demon would've gotten beat down had he been responsible for that starting up - which he is because I prayed for Trump even after the text went through.
So, this is what I do now. The enemy used have me on the run, always playing catch up or fix up. These days I'm dangerous to the enemy. They still cause me problems, but The God of Heaven and Earth, El-ohim, is fantastic at payback, restitution and retribution and He allows me to participate in setting the table in front of my (and His) enemies.
This is the testimony of a strategy. It's not a principle. So don't take it out of context or attempt to create a theology out of it. And if you need help understanding the difference between principles and strategies, get my teaching Principles vs. Strategies.
While you're here, please release verbal agreement that this young lady get fully delivered now so that she can marry soon. Thx! And remember to register for #SY5779, too.
From the West Side Prophet's Room
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This is my Nana. She's got 88 years of service on the earth. The enemy's currently messing with her brain and I'm not really for that. I guess they weren't expecting me to hop on a plane at 5:50am, minister to her spirit and then hop back on at 6:32pm to return home. I'll do it again, too. When I see demonic theft, the fighter in me awakens. Those who intercede for/with me, please release a verbal agreement that she be continually strengthened in mind, body, soul and spirit with all the strength God's Spirit gives. Thanks!
I had a really cool dream earlier this week about three planes. But I'm gonna share some other things before I get into that.
First, the spirit of suicide visited me Tuesday afternoon - during the 2 o'clock hour, I believe. What had happened was … I was entertaining thoughts of despair. That says a mouthful already. But my mind (thoughts) moves so quickly, the spirit of depression doesn’t have much effect on me anymore. Because prophets are prone to depression I’ve learned not to allow my mind to sit on those kinda thoughts for long periods. I already have a Biblical principle that works and overcomes the enemy so my brain automatically kicks it into play. That stinker tried to pop in as fast as he could in an attempt to get a foothold. I listened to his rant (reasons I should just end it and be free) for about three seconds. This is one of those Matrix three seconds ‘cause the spiritual realm doesn’t have time like our dimension, and he was able to get off 2-3 sentences in that amount of time.
I was already transitioning from negative thoughts to Kingdom authority so I didn't even have to directly address the demon, he just left because I paid him no mind. I'm sharing this with you because that's new for me and to encourage you. Demons understand authority, and if you truly have Kingdom authority, you don't have to do a lotta hoopin' and hollin' for low-level demons because they can read you in the spiritual realm. They don't want to get punished so they'll leave on their own, like this itty bitty did, or with a quick legal reminder.
Oh, yeah, I passed 70 hours of tongues, too. That's probably why I had the Three Planes dream.
One more thing before I get to the dream. I was up praying this morning sometime before 3 a.m. and The Lord gave me some wisdom for Zayne. When I received the message it was an eloquent, little statement. I've forgotten the exact words but I have the gist and I'm sharing it for those of you who have children you're raising to honor God.
Don't get in the habit or practice of allowing others to convince you to do things. The enemy sees that agreement and writes a contract in the spiritual realm.
Actions and decisions have consequences - natural and spiritual - and the spiritual consequences are multiplied. Think before you act, and think about what you're thinking.
And this led me to pray:
Lord, don't let him re-empower any demonic stronghold or curse I've already fought to break.
Finally to the dream. A few nights ago I couldn't sleep so I was thanking God for my Psalm 139:16 timeline and book in heaven and for helping me to discover what's ordained for me. Then I dreamed the following:
I was in a small airplane. Not Cessna small, more like a Canadair Regional Jet (seats 50 or fewer). There were a few others in the plane, too, and it began to crash into the side of a mountain area that was absolutely beautiful, had a waterfall and a pinky-gold hue like the scenes when they're with the elves in LOTR FOTR - Rivendell. I said, "Oh, no ... we're gonna crash. Lord, are we gonna crash?" And we crashed. There was no blood or guts, it just crashed and switched to being inside the airport waiting for another plane. While in the airport I was looking for food (of course) and met the singers Ginuwine and Kelly Rowland (her, I have met IRL earlier in 2018).
Now a different group of people were with me and we were in a bigger plane. That one crashed, too. Not into a mountain, just on land, and again, there was no blood, guts or major panic. For the second time we were in the airport again waiting for another plane to take us to our destination. This time I met President Donald J. Trump, and I had a boyfriend with me.
We get on the third plane and it's huge (like a freighter) and had a stand-up observation cab in the back of the plane where the lavatories actually are. This time the group of people with me included family members. Before the plane took off I prayed and blessed it and it took off, soared and we were on our way.
Planes represent ministry or career and these different planes represent different seasons/cycles in my life; airports represent transition. The first small plane was my 8 years in public ed (2001-2009). That crashed into something wonderful because even though I was laid off, I went into business, ministry and homeschooled and The Lord sustained me.
The second and bigger plane were the foundational years of my maturing and ministry - the beautiful mess that God crafted with me from 2010-2017. The second crash wasn't as glamorous, though, because I'm no longer a (spiritual) child. It was a hard drop on land after success (flying high) with The Spirit because I needed an abrupt wake-up call (slap in the face if we're being honest, and we are) to suit up as a Kingdom Warrior and serve The King.
The last, big-big plane is the current cycle that I'm in. I took off and am flying high in safety because of the hours I've invested in The Kingdom praying in tongues and being matured in spirit so that I'm gaining the authority needed to establish this new business and ministry He's entrusted to me. And this time I have favor with family members who have faith in me coming alongside me that didn't in seasons past. That's fantastic on so many levels.
I give God praise, honor and glory for this new start to this new season, and I'm moving forward with legitimate earned authority and faith to live a life that proves He is Who He says He is. Ha'shem Yeshua!
P.S. As always I welcome your comments below. Blessings!
P.P.S. I just looked at my ordination certificate and giggled because of a convo I had with Sharon afterward. She asked how was it [to be ordained] and I answered I'm not doing anything differently than before. She answered:
"Now you can bury 'em and marry 'em ... and charge. That's different." 🤣😂🤣
From Oakland International Airport at gate 17 up 'til the suicide part; then from the prophet's room WS.
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The Lord took me on a Revelation Trail (RT) tonight that was essential to some deliverance I'm chasing these days. And I believe it's because of the work I've done the last two days sanctifying time. If you're not familiar with RTs you can learn about them in my book, O Lord, Increase My Faith. First, He dropped some revelation on me that had me all excited and ready to cartwheel. Then I started asking questions. Then I asked the right questions and ended up thanking Him profusely that I'm no longer spirit sick (Proverbs 18:14) about not being married and that's why I'm here tonight writing to you instead of going to bed like I'd planned.
There are many single women out there who are spirit sick over not being married. First, I'm sorry for those of you who are in that condition. Honestly sorry. I was there. But now I'm not and I'm having a ball doing fun things with The Lord in the meantime. And, I'm not saying just get closer to God and then He'll take that pain away. Not at all. I got DELIVERED, and that's why I don't have that pain anymore. He healed my life timeline first and then evicted a spirit husband who was causing all kinda probs for me. Yes, I'm talking about deliverance from demonic occupation, not just Holy Spirit releasing revelation. The testimony for part of those deliverances can be accessed by clicking the pic above.
When I was sharing this RT with Patti she recognized it as an opportunity for faith building. The Lord works in us as opposites. Three things come to mind - obedience, justice, priorities - about us that are totally different in our relationships with The Godhead, but that's why we make such a great ministry team. She and I will be ministering together to attendees of #SY5779. It's gonna be so good. I'm excited.
Anyhoo ... I'd love to share this Revelation Trail with you, but I have to wait for some markers first. Markers meaning results. I need to have some measurable, verifiable evidences that this revelation matters before I throw it out there because right now it's just what if, so and what else. Lots of potential here if this is really a God path. And if it's not ... it's better that I didn't wet your appetites.
Although, as I said before, Patti thinks it's viable. Maybe I should expect a harvest from this new insight. Even if it doesn't take me where I think it will, Holy Spirit can do exceeding abundantly above. Sixty hours of tongues. And counting.
Register for my upcoming events if you're interested in a spiritual growth spurt.
P.S. and Side Note: As I finish this I'm smelling baby formula - that's a very distinct smell. There's no reason I should be. At all. Please release a verbal agreement that I hear properly what that represents. And if you have any revelation, you can always share it with me. Blessings!
From The WESTSIDE (in my gangsta voice)
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
This has been a good few days at home. Tons of prayer, revelation and wild experiences with The Lord like I haven't had since 2011, 12 and 13.
I was at the bakery earlier today and stepped outside for something, and as soon as my feet hit the ground outside I broke out in tongues. I'm already praying in tongues in my sleep while still dreaming, and now I see that my spirit is awake to land that needs cleansing and blessing. Exciting times.
The Lord, an enemy and I have been having this ongoing debate for the last little bit. The enemy keeps devouring some of my bigger harvests and telling me I can only harvest from small seeds. I'm telling God and the enemy everything I know from The Word. The Lord's not really saying anything. He's just sitting back taking it all in. Eventually He's gonna pass judgment, but right now ... we're just all on the party line shootin' the breeze.
I'm so looking forward to His verdict. It has to end in my favor because The Law is on my side. Not to mention I've got thousands of dollars and hours of service worth of seed in the ground. This year is gonna end well and 5779 is gonna start even betterer.
According to prayer requests, it looks like the enemy is going hard against young people trying to take them out and/or trouble their minds. They were doing this last year, too, and as a result I put out the audio Praying for a Sound Mind. It's a free download so take advantage. Especially if you have young people in your life.
Back to my party-line convos in the spiritual realm ... this is an instance when knowing the difference between principles and strategies matters. If I were trying to win my case on principle, when God had a strategy for me, I'd get stuck. And vice versa. If I were trying to use a strategy I've heard about somewhere online, when I should be operating on principle, again I'd get stuck.
I can't afford to get stuck.
If you have time over the next week and are willing, please release verbal agreement that light, revelation and grace continue to increase in my life. Thank you.
I bless you in Jesus' Name and authority. Keep pushing for greater deliverance.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
Before I get into what I'm gonna get into let me announce this upcoming teaching.
PRINCIPLES vs. STRATEGIES - May 23, 2018: Principles and strategies aren't the same thing and believing wrongly about them is often what keeps us stuck.
In this teaching I'm going to give deliverance ministers and those who are trying to break through in an area that won't budge revelation on how to move forward and gain success in those tough places that have been lying and declaring, "This is way things are always gonna be, and you can't do a thing about it."
Register here or by clicking the pic above.
I've been toying with the idea of this teaching for a little while because of the prayer requests I receive. And by toying with the idea I mean God has been offering me the assignment, but I've been rejecting it. Just today I received two prayer requests (I received several today but two specifically) in which the pray-er wasn't getting movement toward victory because they were trying to use a strategy that wasn't gonna work for their need. That was the last nudge I needed to go ahead and get this in the works.
Now for some deliverance reporting of my own. In March I shared how I anointed and prayed over my mom head to toe because the enemy was devouring her body and finances through sickness and she got healed. Well, yesterday I got the report that a medical bill she received was waived by the doctor. I took communion and prayed over it and it kept going down from $4000 to $1500 to $300 and now it's PIF! Glory to Yahweh Yireh, The God Who Provides and answers prayers prayed in faith! I'm enjoying this season of harvest; where every time I come home she has evidence of God's movement in her deliverance journey.
Think about this testimony when you're praying for others and getting them saved: God healed her body and relieved pain which caused a faith boost that paved the way for some financial deliverance. That's a great salvation model. Heal the sick and then lead them to Yeshua for more. Then send them out to do the same. It's a win-win.
Here's another good report. I got some deliverance last Friday morning after having spent two days honoring a request from The Lord and praying. It came in the form of a going potty dream. Which isn't classy conversation per se, but that's one way Holy Spirit shows us that we've eliminated some waste in our lives. And that's what important to me: that I'm getting better, stronger and gaining greater authority to crush the enemy under my feet which is what we're called to do (Romans 16:20).
I'm not sure what the deliverance area is, though. I haven't had time to stop and ask Him questions about it, but I agree with it and receive it in full and ask that He open my book and release the treasures owed to me as a result of that new freedom. Yes and amen!
Today was a day alternating rest and prayer. I started addressing one of the occult situations I mentioned last week. Please continue to release verbal agreement that I receive the light needed to bring this family to freedom. Our agreement so far has been successful because when I needed to release revelation for the situation earlier, it flowed easily. Thank you and keep it up.
This was the perfect day to be at home praying, too. Which God knew well in advance; it was a big need day - from the why questions to death and everything in between. Please release verbal agreement that I be strengthened by God's strength to intercede long and effectively for those He's placed in my knowledge who are in need, and that my spirit is alert to His voice and that my soul is quiet and submitted, unable to make me lazy or tired or unwilling to pray. Thanks.
BT Dubbs ... I've got 54 hours of tongues in since March 29. I'm still going strong and I have so much positive movement in life that I don't know how to share it all. I'm like a kid in a candy store. The Lord's enjoying it, too.
One last thing (we hope, right? 😂) - and let me place a disclaimer here:
This will only have meaning for those who understand redemptive gifts (RGI).
My Teacher, Mercy and Prophet intro'd themselves to me this morning! Imagine this - Teacher comes up like a young child telling how great she is and Mercy was the younger sibling, not wanting to be outdone and interjecting his strengths here and there. Seriously, imagine him jumping up and down and saying me, too ... I can do that, too! Teacher was clearly in charge. Then Prophet comes up behind the two as a 4-year older sibling or mother, totally dignified and (I truly hope not) proud as if saying, "Excuse these children, they're immature and don't know protocols." Ha! Totes awesome.
Haven't heard a word from Ruler, Exhorter, Giver or Servant.
I emailed Arthur before I even got outta bed this morning to share. I'm becoming dangerous to the dark side. * insert evil (but not really) laugh*
I bless you, I bless you, I bless you with the desire to become all God created you to be and to continue to learn about and from Him. Ha'Shem Yeshua!
Back to my prayer list.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018