Have you ever stopped to consider all of the circumstances God orchestrates so that we get where and what we need?
I've been really thinking about this lately because of how God's working out some things in my life. Patti and I have actually been texting these things back and forth over the past couple weeks. You know ... rehearsing testimonies.
Let me just tell you upfront that I overthink. That being stated, if you get bored and wanna ditch this post at any time, you're welcome to do so. I won't take it personally. However, I suspect those who read it through will begin to pay more attention to how God unfolds their timelines going forward. Let's get started.
My sweetheart called me in August - 17 months and five days after we broke up and four years to the day of from the first time he called me. I know enough about God to know neither of those things is a coincidence. First, the numbers matter: 17 is the number of victory, five represents grace and four represents things established by God.
Him calling me was a victory (17); actually a reward for learning to stop throwing temper tantrums when I don't get my way. God doesn't like the tantrums, he doesn't like the tantrums and they weren't/aren't helping me get what I want anyway. They just made me look cray.
And I definitely got a major dose of God's Grace (5) showered on me through his forgiveness because initially he didn't want to speak to me at all after I acted a fool last March. Side note: March is one of three months God ordained to be exceedingly blessed in my life each year, and the enemy knew this and worked overtime to curse that month. They've been winning the March battle. No more, though, I cleansed and sanctified it so March 2019 will be the start of God's big blessings coming through for me as they should. I'm excited.
And then the four as established by God. We courted three years (two years, 7 months to be exact), broke up for the 17 months, five days - and he came back from the dead as Patti Cake says - four years to the day. That was God confirming that He was all over this union because the whole time we were broken up I prayed God would completely wipe him from my mind, soul and spirit memories. Didn't happen, bt dubbs, which I couldn't understand 'cause God has removed men before lickety-split with no questions asked. I needed to know God was in it because the enemy came immediately to steal my joy of Sweetheart's return by whispering the lie that he only came back to hurt me in retaliation.
Two days before he called me was the first major test I passed without throwing a temper tantrum when I normally would have. Matter of fact, I threw a tantrum March 5, 2018 because I didn't get my way and we broke up March 5, 2017 because of my tantrum when I wasn't getting my way. Shame. It's embarrassing to have to write this, y'all. That day was cursed. I'm not sure if I allowed the curse to come in 2017 or if it existed already. March has been historically bad for me, as I already shared, because God had planned to bless me that month, but the enemy wasn't allowing it. That's over now thanks to my cleansing of time. I am supes ready for March 2019 ... I even have some days in the month already highlighted because God said to expect gifts from Him. Also, there's a post on this page somewhere about cleansing March 5 that I tried to find and couldn't. Sorry. You can look for it if you're interested or get my upcoming book, Sanctifying Time.
One day before he called, Patti challenged me to bless him instead of asking God to remove him because clearly God was NOT going to wipe my memory of him. I have a teaching on The Law of Blessing that I need to get out. It's powerful. The teaching is what Patti was referencing. She said to me I should bless him and see what happens because of all the good results I'd been getting from using the principles. I did it and got positive and miraculous results AGAIN.
Now to my point - thinking over all the man (and by man I mean angel) hours and power God had to enlist to get this relationship back on track. I was praying, fasting and getting delivered. I have no idea what Sweetheart was doing besides working *rolling my eyes.* God had to send an angel to nudge him to call me. And I wonder how many nudges the angel had to nudge before he finally picked up the phone. I can imagine God instructing the angel(s) assigned, "He has to call her on August _. Direct him." God doesn't have to repeat Himself to the angels or add a statement of importance. If they're being sent, the expectation is fulfillment.
There was an angel assigned to Patti so she could deliver wisdom to me. There were angels, and possibly some demons, assigned to cause me problems that provided opportunities for temper tantrums which I had to overcome.
And even before all of these August 2018 events God had to move me to Seattle last year by having me apply for a part-time job while in a depressed stupor. I didn't even remember applying for the job, didn't understand the duties, can't tell you where I found it or how I got hired other than God's supernatural maneuvering. Oh, I do know Sweetheart was praying that I'd move there. He asked me for three years, and I kept saying no. Didn't realize God was in it; and I was also being stubborn and wanting my way. And didn't realize that I couldn't marry him if I didn't move. As intelligent as I am, sometimes I'm just dumb. Thank God He helps me.
God also had me enroll in a year's deliverance ministry training that led to my timeline getting healed and me learning to heal land. Two of four sessions were in Seattle, too. That's no coincidence. Think about all this. And, of course, this is only a snapshot of all that's happened in the last four years. God and heaven were busy getting us to this point in time and this level of spiritual maturity. Especially with me on the loose with free will. Good grief. God probably has to assign two or three angels to me when He'd usually only assign one.
So many things. Little things that are leading up to something huge. Exciting. God is totally invested in me and my destiny and it's awesome to be a part of. I do wish I didn't mess so many things up, but I'm thankful for heaven's resources and role in my future. There's a lot of good in store or God wouldn't go through so much to work it out. That's encouraging. Let's praise Him:
I praise You for all the supernatural maneuvering that's brought me to this place on my timeline, Elohim. Thank You for investing in me and writing me into Your Kingdom plans. I bless You for all of the angels assigned to help me, and the demons I'm forced to face off and exercise authority over. I praise You for maturing me and for redeeming everything I mess up. I love You, Lord. Amen.
I bless you in Yeshua's Name and pray you're walking out your Original Design.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
I asked this question earlier today. But my spirit immediately answered, "No ... He doesn't hate you, and you know it."
But I totes get how it can seem like it sometimes. I get it. I'm doing everything I know to do to successfully maneuver transition in every area of my life, and nothing's working right, yet. I'm praying, fasting, speaking faith, reading my Bible and still feel like I've been thrown in the deep end of the pool without knowing how to swim.
The absolute truth is God doesn't hate me or you. He may not like you too much, depending where you fit on His spectrum of believing in Yeshua to blaspheming Holy Spirit, etc. But He doesn't hate you. There are some things revealed in The Logos that God hates - Proverbs has several lists of seven, but there are other places as well - so you can read up and see if you're any of those. If you are ... you might wanna change it up. Just a suggestion.
I know God loves me big. He actually used me as an example for someone learning to spend quality time with Him. That was pretty cool. I didn't appreciate it when it was shared with me because I was irritated at the time with my seemingly never-ending transitions. But you know how God is: He sends encouragement when it's needed; it's up to us to receive it and allow it soak into our spirits.
Loving me big is part of the reason God pushes me out of every nest I try to get comfortable in. He seems to think there's greater potential in me than even I know about, and He's not content to allow me any rest in my comfort zone. I just asked a friend if he remembered how I used to be happy not to leave the house for days at time, and now I'm always on the go.
Here's some of my known and expressed potential - at which I'm happy to stop, btw. I'm an author, an entrepreneur who owns several businesses, a baker at a family-owned bakery and a deliverance minister who cleanses land and time and pulls demons out of people's backs. And God keeps pushing me for more.
I told Patti Cake I need some stability in my life. I need at least one area where God has ruled in my favor and said to the enemy, "You can no longer touch this part of Zari's life." Right now it feels like everything's up in the air.
When I do get my next victory, though ... you talk about a testimony. The enemy's gonna be so sad they even uttered the first sound of the first syllable of my name. Please agree verbally with this prayer:
Lord, I trust You completely. You moved me to the most-expensive area in my state after I spent three years saying I'd NEVER move there. You planted me there for a reason, and I trust You to sustain me. You're The God Who Provides. I trust You. Amen.
I bless you in Yeshua's Name. 💜
From Home - finally, after one cancelled flight, sleeping in the cold car, not being able to get a flight and a 4-hour drive. God, help.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 201818
As I drove across the Blue Bridge today and looked at the Columbia River, I marveled at the beauty of my hometown. And as often happens, one thought is a seed for another and another ... another.
My hometown really is beautiful. When I was a teen I couldn't wait to get out of here, but now I love being here. It's a place of refuge. And because I'm older and wiser in Christ, I know how important it is to bless this place that I love.
Next thought (which was my third, if you're tracking with me) was God doesn't create crappy, junky land. He makes things beautiful. So when we're in neighborhoods and places that are run down, it's because of defilement, and us not caring for His creation. He doesn't create dumps and place His beloved there. With exception.
Think of Adam. He placed Adam in an ideal place and charged him to care for, develop and maintain it. We're responsible for caring for the land God places us on. You may be thinking you don't own anything, you rent ... no matter. You can do your part to maintain it. Even if it's as small as releasing a blessing over the land each day as you come and go. But you can also pick up any trash that you see on the grounds or pull any weeds that spring up.
The exception is that God will place us in rough spots - that humans made rough, btw - to clean them up. To redeem them. We're supposed to bring The Kingdom to those places in the forms of work (I'm not cursing), authority and dominion.
I'm formally inviting you to The Tri-Cities, Wash. I love it here and am blessing the land every chance I get. I'm having a conference October 20, 2018 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Patti and I are going to minister as prophet and seer to the human spirit to locate the next piece of deliverance you need to overcome.
I'm also going to teach on the anti-Christ spirit. This is a big one because it's a high-level spirit that rules over Jezebel and Leviathan. We're so distracted by those two lesser demons that we ignore the damage that Christ told us the anti-Christ would cause in Revelation, and is happening right before our eyes in the world.
I'm also going to heal the Psalm 139:16 timeline. Aligning our lives with God's Original Design is crucial. You have to get the book He wrote about your life out of the enemies' hands and open so you can be, do and have what He ordained for you.
I hope you'll come. Big blessings!
I've found that sometimes it's easier to just let prayers play in the background, on repeat, if you can't devote a lot of time reading the prayers aloud. I recorded the business prayers for people who'd like to use that method.
Please enjoy, let them soak into your spirit and permeate your atmosphere, and share them with all of the believing business owners you know who are facing obstacles right now.
Big blessings to you!
P.S. These prayers can be downloaded at www.supernaturalyoubooks.info.