LISTEN: If you know me by now you know I'm not one of those, "poor baby," mentors or teachers. I've had my butt kicked by the demonic and lost absolutely everything and at that time no one at my 13,000-member church was able to deliver the wisdom I needed to turn my life around. When people come to me because they're in the pit - and I"ve got more right now than I have in the last year all together which is good 'cause they're getting delivered to a new level - I don't waste their time or mine. I give it straight so they can win and pull others up and out. There are a lot of folks out there right now who are serious about deliverance, and that's awesome. It's required for true abundant living. But there are just as many who wait until they're in complete crisis to reach out and it doesn't have to be that way. Then there's even more who have no idea that mediocre living isn't actually their destiny.
I know from personal experience that you're going to have to get over the fear of someone knowing everything you're going through when you're struggling. Confession starts deliverance. When I finally got desperate enough and was willing to listen to someone else to get free, I prayed and Holy Spirit told me to trust fully and share with my assigned deliverer. I did and the rest is history.
Here are some prayer strategies for when you're in a full-on attack and everything is falling apart at the same time. If you will implement these things, you'll win. I'm a living, breathing witness.
Again I'm sorry that you're going through such a rough time right now. Here are some things to keep in mind during this season of difficulty:
Hahaha ... yep. I tell people not to be a baby and then write, "Love, Z." I do love. But I'm not going to kiss a boo-boo when you need the Healing Balm of Gilead. That's what I gave; healing balm.
Those words above are guaranteed to deliver you out of any situation if you act on them. It's up to you. No one else can perform your actions for you. There is another step to being repaid by the enemy when you get your head together and are stable again and that's seeking Justice from the Throne of God. Learn more in my latest teaching, PWPP Module 4: JUSTICE.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
As a believer in Messiah Yeshua you're not supposed to have your hope in any man-made institution, person or anything else. You're supposed to take all issues to Him to handle. You need to mature spiritually enough so that you're not drug off your course by the enemy's foolishness but instead know to wait on Him for deliverance. I pray this testimony blesses you.
The old guard is changing. It's time for the new wives to become the glorious Bride of Christ that will prepare the way for her Reigning King to enter.
God bless and multiply everything your hands touch, dear ones!
I want to share another awesome time of prayer and worship I had today and also introduce to the latest PWPP effective prayer teaching module, Opening Spiritual Doors. Remember ... worship is warfare.
I worshiped with my prayer partner and then when I was fully in the spirit I began to worship in my prayer language. This was what my spirit spoke to Him:
The God of the highest heavens speaks with a voice of thunder. Speak Your decrees, Most High. Speak Your commands and cause the enemy to scatter. Rule for me, Lord. Speak for me (this is in reference to some spiritual lawsuits I have in His court right now).
I heard, "I rule FOR you. I love the way you come before me."
Thank You for hearing and seeing me. Please confirm Your Word with signs following.
I heard, "Take up your shield and fight."
I spoke in authority:
I decree I'm advancing with my shield of faith. I see heaven's army going before me to clear the path of the riff-raff and I say I'm moving forward with my shield of faith to collect the spoils. The enemy cannot stay on my path; the enemy cannot stay on this battlefield. I'm going to take this territory for the Kingdom of God. I will collect the spoils as the enemy runs in fear.
While I was making my decree I moved about my prayer room and saw the battlefield clearing out and the enemy being pushed back. Then I began to sing and I saw an army of heavenly soldiers in armor on horseback and the first lifted a banner.
Then I met with Holy Spirit for specific revelation for my life and day ahead.
I asked in a recent PWPP podcast episode that if you're not partnering with heaven when you pray, what exactly are you doing? Effective prayer requires Biblical principles to be utilized and listening and responding to heaven is necessary to live abundant life in Christ. I know I'm always talking about abundance but that's because I've already got average. I speak abundance because that's what I'm working toward, moving toward and in expectation of. My God is excellent and I want what a King's favored daughter deserves.
Now about Opening Spiritual Doors. I went through a process to have heaven open above me so that I could fight the battle I completed today in prayer and you can learn how to do that in this and my other teachings. You got that right, I engaged the enemy to receive from God by completing and winning a battle today in prayer in less than an hour. No, every battle isn't that easy. Matter of fact the battles before and after receiving this revelation had me irritated, crying, hurt and ready to quit. But I won and that's another promotion for me.
My assignment for 2015 is to teach effective prayer. I try to do that in everything I do. I wish I could pray with everyone individually for a season so that you could really learn from me, but I haven't found a way to do that, yet. That's why I write and teach to mentor you, but it's not quite the same thing as tackling a specific issue or need with you in the moment.
If your church doesn't have a system to teach you how to pray effectively, consider inviting me to come and model it. Your prayer and worship should be just as powerful as mine is. You should have evidence that your requests have been heard and received by heaven just like I do. Again if you're not participating with heaven when you pray, what are you doing?
I bless you in Jesus' name.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
June 23, 2015 - Yesterday in prayer we began to press in to open a heavenly portal and we broke through so I've been high ever since. I recorded a vid about that worship. I spent some time soaking later that day and I've been getting downloads and revelation about the spiritual realm since then. Good stuffs.
Well, today I was still in that worship warfare mode and it was even betterer than yesterday. The presence of the Lord was heavy and excellent to the point that it was hard to stand and I began to see visions.
I saw a line of warrior angels at the ready to move out. I saw rain being poured over me - this is a common occurrence in worship because Zayne often sees what he refers to as a waterfall over me as I've worshiped before. Also, during worship at church one Saturday night about two years ago a visitor came up after service and said the same; that she looked over at me and saw rain pouring down over my head. I love the outpouring of the Spirit of God.
I began to sing prophetically, "Pour out, pour out, pour out, Your Spirit, Lord."
I saw Ezekiel's vision from chapter 47. I was ankle deep in water, then knee deep and then swimming in it. That's a wonderful picture of being immersed in the Spirit of God - a fresh baptism of Ruach haKodesh. Where the Spirit is there is liberty, life, revelation, healing and everything else I need for myself and also to serve the Kingdom.
I saw myself squatting down on a beach with Z next to me and I stood up and looked out over the ocean. I asked, "What are You saying, Holy Spirit?" He said, "As the water cover the earth, so My Spirit covers the world. I AM taking you to the waters, to the earth. Sending out. Soon."
I sang again, "I hear the sound of the raindrops from heaven. Pouring out, pouring out, pouring out right on me."
I recommend you press in to open a heavenly portal, too. By ascending and living in that realm you can overcome everything because you're seeing from Christ's perspective. You will also be encouraged in what you're called to do in service to our Lord.
Great grace to you in Yeshua's name.