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.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
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!
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
God is so, so good. You truly can sow for a debt-free car. I have testimonies from 2014 til now as witnesses.
I thought I'd only started praying for a debt-free car in March 2017, but because I record everything, as you see below, I can verify I prayed three months for it.
Words have power. We know this is true because Elohim spoke and created the world and everything in it. He used His hands and His own Breath to form man, but that's because of the relationship aspect involved with humanity -- He was demonstrating He's a hands-on Dad. Because we're created in His image we have the power to speak and create and prophesy things into existence.
In addition to advertising my businesses, I use social media to pray over others. When they post about illnesses, aches and pains it gives me the opportunity to lift them up to The Great Physician. I also use it to release wisdom and truth into the lives of those who are lost; as demonstrated in the image above. This is an example of idle words being spoken.
Idle words are words released from the heart without thought. Matthew 12:36 tells us, "For I say to you that every idle word that people will speak, they will give an answer for it in the Day of Judgment." I say they're released from the heart because we know that from the abundance (the fullness) of the heart the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34). Whatever is deep down in us, is what comes out naturally, easily or just rolls off the tongue. Those are idle words if we've not submitted our speech and hearts to the guidelines of Yeshua.
His guidelines are as follows:
"The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences." ~ Proverbs 18:21
"Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for edification, that it may minister grace unto the hearers." ~ Ephesians 4:29
It's obvious that we need to be intentional with our speech for personal benefit and for that of others. Most of us want life and growth in our lives instead of death and desolation. And most don't want to be judged when we finally make it out of here and are headed to heaven. I mean, seriously ... why fight to thrive in a fallen world only to get to there and have The Lord say, "You did all these things, but THIS is what I have against you (see Revelation 2-3)."
Now let's look at the statement above. In this world where people are constantly getting shot, you definitely do not want to release the invitation for someone to shoot you into the atmosphere. You may argue they didn't mean it, it's just a saying. Well ... your YES is supposed to be YES and your NO, NO. So if you don't mean it, don't say it. Idle words have consequences. If that still doesn't convince you, spend some time meditating on the words your parents spoke over you as you grew up and note how many things you now believe and that have manifested in your life. *mic drop*
We have to realize God tells us things for our protection. Not only do our words create, but we have unseen enemies assigned to monitor our words and grab anything that could be of use to steal from, kill or destroy us. Here's an example from my life. I used to say I wish I'd never met my ex, who is my son's father. And when I was going through deliverance while warring to regain custody of Z in 2011-12, Holy Spirit revealed to me I'd opened the door to the enemy to steal my son every time I said that. Without the father, there'd be no son, so the enemy took that and filed a legal case against me to relieve me of custody of my son. Words matter.
Here's another example from my life. In 2012 or 2013 -- can't remember now, but it's in my book Spiritual Maturity at Any Cost -- I asked The Lord what about my faith displeased Him and He replied, "What are you confessing?" My speech wasn't lining up with Him, His Word or what I really wanted in my life. When I fixed my words, my life really began to change for the better. If you've been releasing idle words or speaking death, there's hope for you. I'm a witness. Let's pray.
Yeshua, forgive me for all the idle and death words I've released over my life and the lives of anyone else. I cover those words in Your Blood which holds the anointing that breaks every yoke. I place those words on your altar so that they may be burned in Your fire. Send an angel with coal to touch my lips and purify my speech. Touch my tongue and loose life-giving words into my soul and spirit. I receive Your forgiveness, purification and cleansing and submit my soul to Holy Spirit for healing. I decree I speak life in all situations and that I'm in health and prospering because my soul has been restored. I declare this by faith in Yeshua's name and seal it with Holy Spirit. Amen.
Copyright © 2016 Zari Banks, M.Ed
25 November 2015 — I love to pray. And anyone who's effective in prayer does, too. Being effective means you get results and getting results will keep you in your prayer closet on the regular. I'm a witness.
A friend and I began praying for our businesses, etc. a bit ago and we're seeing the manifestations of what we pray each week. We try not to miss prayer dates. Even though we have a standing appointment with each other and The Lord, we adjust our schedules so we don't have to miss a session.
Consistency in prayer matters. Stamina, momentum, faith, and recognition in the spiritual realm must be built up. Also, the pray-ers have to get into one accord (Matthew 18:19, Acts 1:14). It's sad that so many churches don't teach effective prayer. I'm not sure why they don't ... except that they probably don't know how.
As a teacher myself, I realize it's not easy to teach effective prayer. I didn't learn in a church. I learned from being desperate and having to dig in and experience breakthrough in prayer firsthand. I speak about effective prayer all the time, but it's only going to be theory until we're praying and agreeing about a real-life situation. That's one of the reasons I love praying through seasons with others.
Each month I pray at least one person through some issue from crisis to deliverance. Sometimes it's multiple people. It's effective. Prayer gets things done.
Today's prayer was so good. I had a vision of a door being opened and another of snow falling. I looked up snow in a dream dictionary and it listed: pure/white, Robe of Righteousness, glory, refreshing, God's Word. Immediately Isaiah 55:10-11 came to mind ... Just like snow and rain come from heaven to water the earth and don't return to where they came from, God's Word cannot return void. Yes and amen!
I decreed agreement with that vision and the Ruach haKodesh spoke:
"Your agreement with Me will take you over the highest heights."
Then I saw a beautiful night sky similar in color to the pic above and two snow-capped mountains -- this reminds me of another snow-covered mountain dream I had before; I'll have to try and remember to share it here sometime. God has elevation, breakthrough and promotion in store for our lives and businesses. I'm excited and expectant.
You need agreement with others in prayer -- if you're married or have children you should be powerful in prayer because you've got built-in agreement. And you need to agree with God. That's a basic, but a huge portion of The Body isn't in agreement with God's Word or will. You can look at lives in comparison to the promises in the Logos and determine if someone agrees with God ... or not.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
All of us have experienced or are still living with dysfunctional relationships. I spent a few sessions with a mentoring client once who was spinning their wheels trying to grasp abundant life while a root of unforgiveness from a parental relationship was still growing in their soul.
That doesn't work. I can't name anyone God has prospered who's still waiting for restitution from the hands of man. Plus, I know much about unforgiveness - because of my personal history - and what it does to hinder our access to Holy Spirit's power. I want too much; I can't afford not to forgive.
Dysfunctional relationships, even divinely ordained ones, don't glorify God. It's not God's will that there's strife day in and day out; matter of fact He has told us in the written Word that's demonic. God relationships are peaceful relationships. Therefore, we cannot use a divine connection as an excuse to continue in dysfunction. Steps have to be taken to bring deliverance and healing and that starts with at least one of the parties deciding to forgive and receive God's assistance.
If any of your high-stakes relationships are dysfunctional seek a mentor's assistance. You can also pray the following:
Holy Spirit, I thank You that I can call out to You and You'll answer me and show me great and mighty things. I ask by faith in this Word and in Jesus' name that you give me Your vision of what this relationship should look like. I reject my or any other vision for our relationship and receive Yours only. I confess and repent of my immaturity and sin and receive Your forgiveness. I desire to forgive _____ and myself for what's happened. I decree a shift in our relationship as I walk out Your vision for us in Christ's strength. I declare this by faith in Jesus' name. Amen.
Expect a vision or dream to follow giving you His vision for your relationship and then do your part to line it up with His will. Success and abundance will follow.