I hope you all realize I hear a super hero soundtrack and onomatopoeias (word sounds like zip, bang, zap!) when I say Myth Buster Bustin' Myths. 😆
Ok, so this is one of the many I've seen lately.
MYTH: The devil trembles when the weakest Christian is on their knees.
TRUTH: James 2:19 and Job 1:6, 2:1. From what I can tell satan is prideful to the very end, was even bold enough to tempt Jesus face-to-face, AND thought he had enough leverage to actually make Yeshua betray The Father.
So, let's unpack the myth. It sounds catchy, as most of our Christian cliches do, but it doesn't really make any sense from a Kingdom perspective.
The only verse in The Written Word about demons - demons, not thee demonic prince, satan himself - trembling tells us they do so because they have revelation of the power and immensity of God (James 2:19). If you're a weak Christian, I have to assume you're a baby who's still drinking milk. You getting on your knees is not going to faze any demon. There are people who pastor churches and good-sized flocks who can't get anything done in prayer because they don't believe it and don't understand it.
If you have enough revelation, understanding, wisdom and earned authority to make the demonic 'tremble,' you won't have to waste time going down on your knees. You could just turn your focus to The Word and they'll discern your countenance changing and leave because they know you're about to unleash The Law against them.
The Word is fire, The Sword of The Spirit and a hammer (scepter) and it thrashes demons when it's wielded by someone who has earned authority (Jeremiah 23:29; Ephesians 6:17). Earned authority is like this: You know how some people declare a scripture and it manifests for them quickly every time? That's earned authority. You know how some folks declare a verse and it manifests some times? That's grace for the moment - a special favor or temporary anointing, etc. When The Word is being released against demons, they're trying to get to Southwest.com (wanna get away).
Now back to the big guy. And by big guy I mean little guy because my GOD is so much BIGGER; just differentiating between satan and his minions. In Job he goes before The Lord boldy. The Logos states, he presented himself to El-ohim along with the other created higher ups. We have to remember that God is the Judge of the Universe and has given His Word not to lay hands on satan again until the next big battle. So satan's not trembling going before The Lord. No, he accuses God of sheltering Job. REMEMBER?!? Folks, he goes in talking much smack - NOT trembling. So where in the world do we get the audacity to say, WE, unfortunately more ignorant regarding The Word than we should be, humans make the devil (oooo, oooo, oooo - those are boogey man sounds, btw) tremble. It's silly.
Now ... you may say I'm just being technical, but how many court cases have been made - for good or bad - by a technicality? Many. But more importantly, this is a part of my spiritual DNA. I'm an RG prophet, manifestation teacher. I want (need in my core) for The BoB (Body of Believers) *who are willing* to eat The Truth so we can obey God by taking dominion, being fruitful and multiplying. And as long as we believe wrong things or partial truths about The Word, we will remain powerless. That's not our inheritance.
And, yes, dear ones ... thinking you're making the devil tremble just by praying is a deception that will cause problems. Believing that is why we don't do more than hold prayer meetings in this current generation of The Church. We claim praying's doing our part so we pray but don't work.
God wasn't joking about taking dominion. I don't know about you, but I'm fed up with all of the unrighteousness I have to live under because The Church refuses to get involved. God's not exactly fed up because He'll just wait us out and keep inviting generations to take up their divine mantles and do what The Word instructs. And what I'm doing about it is attempting to train up children of Christ (myself included) so they can return to The Word. We've def departed from it. Let's pray.
Yeshua, The Word Made Flesh, we repent of departing from Your Word and allowing someone else to feed us their canned milk as food. Father, We ask that You ignite the fire that already exists in our spirits because we come from You and You love The Word. Teach us to read it and chew it and savor it, to not stop there, and to do The Word so we're not deceived. We ask this in Jesus' Name and seal it by Holy Spirit. Amen.
At the bakery
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Tattoos are a pretty controversial issue for believers. Not as high-emotion as homosexuality and such, but you can muster up enough opinions to hold a symposium, I'm sure.
I share my thoughts on the subject in the following video. Watch and let me know where you fall on the 'absolutely no to the more the merrier' spectrum.
Chillin' at home and lovin' it
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Blessings, dear ones!
Just a quick reminder that Early Bird pricing for #SY5779 ends June 30, 2018 and the cost will increase $15. Even if you do end up paying the extra, you'll get your money's worth because of the deliverance in store. Being placed on my God-designed life timeline has changed things significantly for me, and it will for you, too.
Let's talk about deception. And I'd love to have you all chime in in the comment section if you feel so inclined.
Deception is a big problem in life. It's easy to be deceived. The Written Word tells us if we know The Word of God but don't live/perform it, we deceive ourselves (James 1:23). There's a ton of self-deception out there right now. Me included.
I know there are things in The Logos that I should be doing in my life right now, but I'm not. Fasting, for example. Yeshua said when we fast, not if. That means it's supposed to be a part of the disciples' lifestyle. I hate fasting, so I don't do it regularly. I do it a couple few times a year. And I haven't done an extended fast - which is seven days for my greedy self - since 2014.
I'm missing out on some potential breakthroughs and revelations because I don't like to fast and don't do it. There are other areas, too, but I know I'm being invited to fast and I keep putting it off so that's why it's at the forefront of my mind. Hearing that Word of God to fast and not fasting leads to self-deception. About what? Not sure immediately, but it's a universal law, so I am under the consequences whether I can identify them or not.
We as people have come to love being deceived. We seem to have adopted the ignorance is bliss ideal and have taken it to new heights. Yeshua told us through Rabbi Shaul this would happen (2 Timothy 3 et. al.).
Take the magazine cover above. We ALL know that's not what Oprah's body looks like, but they put it out there every month and people suck it up as if it's truth. We've come to love deception. Unfortunately. We just expect lies. We expect everything to be airbrushed and sugarcoated and nice and neat.
But that's not the reality of our world. Life is in no way airbrushed, sugarcoated or nice and neat. We're warriors in a constant battle, whether for The Conquering King or the one who's already lost the first major war and will guaranteed lose the second. And the third if another comes when he's released from the pit after 1,000 years (Revelation 20:7).
Now there's some revelation for you! If you ever thought The Bible was the end all, be all, you're mistaken. God didn't tell us everything about eternity future. He only shared up to about 1,000 years into it. We don't necessarily know what's coming after that. And the sad thing about humans is some have the audacity to say there's not more than what's in The Bible. The Bible's a starting point. God is too big to be contained and limited to that little book (John 21:25). That's another form of deception.
I shared with someone who's a fearful flyer last week that I was horribly afraid of flying (and spiders and snakes) until 2011 when God delivered me of unforgiveness. She then asked me to share my 'program' with her.
I don't have a program for learning to live a lifestyle of forgiveness, but I do have a book that will change you from the inside out. If you can pray with sincerity for those who've done humanly unforgivable to you, your deliverance will come. Witness.
Now ... I wrote this book in 30 days, but it took a process of about nine months to fully be delivered from the root of unforgiveness in my soul. That reminds me of someone who bought this book last year after a bad breakup to their marriage intended. They wrote and said they'd read it and asked what should they do next. I replied: that depends on you. Where is your heart towards this person after one reading? Are you able to speak about them without accusation? Are you able to bless them even though it seems they've gotten away with their injustices against you? Even if they never get judged in your lifetime? Are you free from thoughts of them and holding clap back conversations in your head?
As I said (and always share) it took me nine months - the time it takes for God to fully form a baby - to learn to live a life where I don't hold things against people. Patti told me she doesn't know anyone else who forgives the way I do; who just drops offenses and moves on. I hadn't really thought about it like that, but my mind has been renewed so that I know enough about the spiritual realm and have enough of a relationship with The Godhead to change my focus to recovering my goods. And I know that if I'm worried about another person, that slows down my recovery time. Kinda selfish, I suppose, but the alternative is to stay stuck and that ain't happen' cap'n. I don't do stuck very well. Not when I know heaven is solution central and that's my Kingdom of citizenship.
Alright, that's plenty for now. I have posts about blessings, dominion over time, spiritual DNA and a recent demonic attack upcoming. Check back if you'd like. But before you go, let's pray.
Heavenly Father, thank You for revelation, understanding and wisdom. Thank You for discernment. We come to you invoking our voluntary blood-covenant relationships with Yeshua our Messiah, asking You to reveal any and all deception in our lives in the order of Your choosing. We commit to face and partner with You to fix each of these areas by warring with The Truth found in Your Word. We confess and repent of willful deception and for becoming comfortable with deception because it's the way of this world. We cut ties with the world and declare as citizens of heaven we're in it but not of it. We take The Blood of Jesus and cover over our active contracts with the god of deception. We nail those contracts to The Cross and declare they're null and void. We take This powerful Blood and use it to seal every door to deception the enemy had open in our lives including our ear and eye gates. We are separate and set apart from demonic deception and it's devices in Jesus' Name. We hunger for, seek, receive and declare The Truth. Holy Spirit, seal all of this work and make it so in every realm of our existence. Amen.
P.S. Thanks for those who agreed with me a couple weeks ago about visibility. My site traffic had decreased by about 50% because the enemy was up in my biz. But our agreement was effective (of course) and people are receiving the solid food again in proper numbers. Thank you!
In transition, FW, WA
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The above is a praise report for the trouble I shared about Tuesday. You can click the link or pic to read the post if you're not familiar with the situation. I'd also like to thank and release a blessing - Thank you! I bless you in Yeshua's Name. - to those who agreed with me regarding the land.
Agreement is powerful. It's a principle that always works as long as both parties believe. If it doesn't work, that means there's something off in the spiritual with one of the people who agreed. Fix the issue and the power of agreement will return to whomever's lacking.
Speaking of agreement ... thank you and bless you exceedingly to those who fasted and agreed with me yesterday. I had a good day and hope you did, too. You can share your results with me via email (email@example.com), text or in the comments below. If you message me on FB, please use my page to do so (www.facebook.com/zaribanks).
One of the results of my fast was that I exercised dominion over my time yesterday and today and my authority has been honored spiritually and naturally. Praise The God of Time for teaching me how to work with it!! And speaking of time and learning how to align it and with it, I found a note from 9.23.17 of a vision I had that day. I wrote:
I was worshiping and saw inside myself like an inner clock being aligned.
Please hear this, y'all. God was trying to set my timing right a year before that - in October 2016 - but I was afraid of the immensity of the revelation and didn't receive it. I ran from it. I messed up a lot in my life as a consequence of not flowing with The Lord regarding time. I share much of this in the teachings I've published this year if you're interested in learning more. Then in Building in the Spirit 2017 I threw my hands up in surrender and hit the floor on my knees and The Lord went right to work, healing my timeline like He'd originally planned to do 18 months before.
You know ... I really do love The Lord and want to be a good servant and steward, but I mess up often because I miss what He's trying to do in, with and through me because it's different. Imagine how much further along I'd be if I had have submitted even through the fear of the unknown and followed Him. And I've grown leaps and bounds since March 2017. But I'd be even more mature, more free and more powerful than I am now had I participated when He approached me back then.
Thank God for forgiveness and acceleration. So I say to you reading this: Go forward with The Lord. If you really do move with Him, you're gonna find yourself face to face to with revelation that you may not have heard anyone else teach on before. And you'll make mistakes along the way. That's ok. He has a plan for each one. But don't opt out of pursuing what He offers because of fear of the unknown. I mean, seriously ... God knows more than will ever be 'discovered' or revealed to humans throughout all of man's existence, so it shouldn't surprise or intimidate us when He takes us in new directions (Isaiah 43:19).
I submit to you that if you've never been presented with something you've never heard before from God, that you're not flowing with Him the way you think you are. God has enough information to give every human who ever lived/lives a fresh bit of revelation that no one else has ever even considered. Go get yours. I challenge you.
I was still reading 2 Chronicles 20 - one of my faves - this morning on the plane and had some cool things pointed out to me which led to asking Holy Spirit some questions. These are things you might want to ask Him at some time, too:
I'm gonna stop here. I'll share the nuggets extracted from 2 Chronicles in my next post. You might want to read the first part about that chapter in the mean time.
Thank you for the conference registrations, purchases, seeds, prayer and agreement. I'm honored that you have faith in me enough to go through this life journey with me in so many ways. I bless you in Jesus' Name.
Oh, yeah, I'm going to another deliverance ministry training this weekend. Supes excited. I returned from the one in February chasing the demonic and they were doing everything they could to get away from me. It's gonna be worser for them after this one. 😎
Keep in touch. Love y'all.
Sitting at Arlene's dining room table, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reruns playing in the background.
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1:45 a.m. — Yesterday was bittersweet. Very interesting day to be sure. But I'll just share the sweet parts here tonight.
As I got ready to head to the airport I felt an impression to actually put some makeup on and had the thought, perhaps I'll see someone important. I don't recall seeing anyone quote unquote important, but I did get a free first-class seat on my flight. The Lord has spoiled me rotten when it comes to flying now — I do not particularly enjoy sitting in the back of planes anymore. And I got moved up to row 1 in first class, so maybe He just wanted me to look decent sitting up there. And for all I know, someone He planned saw me even if I didn't see them. The Lord's always doing something so I try to just roll with it.
I did meet Juaquin Malphurs (sp?) Thursday night, though. He was a nice young man. Tall. You can look him up if you're interested. Married and wearing his wedding band even though there were groupies following behind him. I was glad to see it (ring) and to know everyone hasn't fallen into that single-forever-demonic mess. That was a gift from God because I asked Him if my work in Seattle was finished and if I could leave there earlier in the day. Instead of answering me and telling me no, He sent a prayer assignment. The prayer involved angels and they did good work for Mr. Malphurs.
Speaking of angels, as the flight took off tonight I was listening to the Spirit Husbands prayer and an angel came to do some work on my memory. At least I think that's what it was doing because I was flooded with memories about something shortly after it departed. I'll ask and see what Ruach has to say. They're all planning something big for me so They've been kinda tight-lipped of late. You know They love surprises; I just wanna know everything up front.
Speaking of my big surprise, does anyone wanna fast with me Wednesday (6/6/18)? If so, LMK. I'm simply gonna be praying, "God's Kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, in my life right now." If you join me, I'll agree with and pray that for you and you for me. Agreement is powerful. And it welcomes Yeshua into our midst. He's big power. Big, big.
Oh! ... I also wanna give Yahweh Yireh a big shout out. I see You, Lord! 😀😍😘
He's been making sure all the business bills get paid while I'm on the west side being a prophet and doing everything BUT running a business. Woot, woot!
I hit 97 hours of tongues yesterday, too. And Saturday night I prayed in tongues the whole time I slept and dreamed - so that's a whole 'nother some number of uncounted hours. It was fun. I thanked my spirit and Holy Spirit for Their participation and working out whatever They were doing together. I know it's gonna bless me sometime in the future.
Thank you for your time and attention. Please agree that God continues to use me as He needs, and that I'll stop asking Him if this current season can be over, but instead be thankful for the many blessings He consistently provides. And I bless you to be able to find the joy He's hidden in your current season as well.
Yeshua reigns and all others must bow the knee. Amen!
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