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.
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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.
As I walked on the beach yesterday, chatting with God, I asked Him how often He came down to walk on Mission Beach (San Diego, CA). He said, "Whenever My kids invite Me." I said, "You knew I was gonna invite You ... 'cause I have to take You everywhere since I'm a single." He's preparing a travel companion for me, though, and we both know it, so He just smiled. If you ever see me out in public talking to myself, know that I'm not talking to myself. Most of the time. Sometimes, yes, but mostly to One of Them. 😊
And look at all those seashells on the beach. I picked up a bunch of 'em (nerd). They're commonplace, I suppose, to the people who live there, but they're so beautiful I felt like I was collecting treasure. The beach is a phenomenal place to find God. I suspect that's why people love it. They may not realize it, but their spirits are picking up on His frequency at the beach. Witness.
I also tried to pull some foolishness while in San Diego. God tested me, proved me and rewarded me last week so there was no good excuse for my behavior. But while I was in SD, I was smellin' myself, as my grandmother would say, and decided to text two old flames from there. I got who is thises. The Lord shut it down, quickly. I know it was The Lord because, although these were old flirts, we've been in contact earlier this year. Recently things have changed in my life, and so I was kinda testing The Lord back to see if He was doing what He promised. Thankfully I didn't get spanked ... just startled by the replies.
Why do I do these things? Huh? 'Cause even though I'm older, I'm just like any other kid ... testing boundaries. Not big boundaries really, but stuffs like this. I've been spanked too much to push the big boundaries right now. It's also because God won't let me be in control. I try and try to tell Him to do what I want when I want, but He won't go for that. He said ask and keep on asking so that's what I'm gonna do and just maybe, one day, He'll let me be the boss of something. Keep hope alive, right?
The people of San Diego are blessed to live there. God has made some fantastic places in this world, and the southern California coast qualifies. California has a lot of problems because the enemy made special effort to defile what God created as beautiful and meant to be holy. If you live in southern California, begin to ask God what You can do to align the land with His original design. Your life will begin to change dramatically, and you'll come into some amazing rewards for your service. Witness.
And you never know ... once you begin to bless the land where you live, God may prosper you like me and send you all over the country on 'vacations' to serve Him. My mentor has always said: "If you get involved with anything God loves, He'll get involved with what you love." I never liked traveling before 2017 and told God. But when I said yes to Him, He's made it enjoyable in more ways than I count. Doing His will, outside of my comfort zone, came first and the rewards for me followed. Let's pray:
Father, I thank You for the beauty of Your creation - those things I enjoy and those things I question Your reasoning behind. I pray that You receive my questions in wonder and not in judgment. I praise You for grace and mercy, which are available to me in abundance. You know how much I need both. I honor You for Your patience toward me and for teaching me patience the hard way, which is the best way. I bless You because You believe I'm worth the investment to create character in me that lasts into eternity. I'm humbled that You trust me and I trust You, too. Completely. And I thank You for the soft spot in Your heart, that's Zari shaped. I love being there. Amen.
I bless you in Jesus' Name and authority.
P.S. Don't forget to pre-order your copy of Sanctifying Time: Cleansing Your Past for a Greater Future.
From The Bakery
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Folks have been asking about the book above. You can pre-order it and get it mid-October. Otherwise you can get by December when it's out for full release. Click the book to order.
P.S. Don't apologize for emailing me. It's my preferred method when you have questions and are seeking deliverance. That's what it's for.
Now ... I'm so hype I just pray I can make sense for y'all today. This will probably be a two-parter because I only have so much time and I have a lot to share.
I passed more than a year's worth of tests from God in the last week. It wasn't that I was in training for 17 months and given all the tests at once. It was just that it took Zari that much time to pass all the tests and several of them just happen to come due this past week. So God tested me all week - August 5-9 - I passed and He rewarded me August 10. Aww, yeah!
I had more situations this past week where if God didn't show up with a whole legion of angels I was gonna get slapped in the face than I'd ever want. He showed up one, I got slapped the next. He showed up again, I got the door slammed in my face the next. He showed up again. Showed up again. Right here I took a nap, which I like to do because I'm so good at them ... and during this nap I dreamed I was cycling through a series of four issues.
If I went one way this lady in a black burka was chasing me. I had knowing she was a witch. So to get away from her I ran into a building and up the stairs right into another potential disaster. It's kinda gruesome so I won't disclose it here. To get away from that horror I had to fall backward. The fourth attack put me in a situation of being choked. I cycled through these four things 3-5 times and then said, "I still haven't gotten deliverance," and went running out of whatever building I was in into a courtyard. I was free at the point so I was twirling in the air like a ballerina and saying, "I'm free!" Then five people walked up to me and encircled me. Two were coworkers who I know in waking life and the third was one's husband. The fourth was another man unknown to me. The fifth was what I knew to be a high-up boss in my company, but I don't know him in waking life to be an actual person. I asked, "Why did you all come over to me?" The boss said, "Because that's the type of joy we like to see in all our employees." He had a huge smile on his face. My alarm went off here, and I awoke with my mind racing.
The next time the enemy stuck a foot out and tried to trip me, but God worked it out. And three hours and 21 minutes after this almost-fall but victory for The Kingdom, God sent a miracle reward that I was beginning to think wasn't happening. Eva.
I've gotta bounce now, so we'll all have to come back to get the deets. I'm gonna list some reminders here so I can be sure to share everything. This (these) testimonies and deliverance processes are gonna bless you if you're seeking freedom:
From The Shelter of The Most High and down the street from love
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Sorry for the big pic of myself. Just thanking God for another year. I'm honored to be able to serve Him and am looking forward to the great things in store.
Right after I recorded this vid the enemy body slammed me. Hard. I haven't been attacked to tears in a long time, but they unleashed a barrage of hate-filled lies at me for a few minutes and I was paralyzed. I'd love to say I went to war, but I got mad at God instead of them - I repented quickly (He's been working on this with me recently; I think I shared it in a post already, but if I didn't I'll publish it soon). They targeted my weak spot; right to the heart - relationships. This is an area that God has been healing piece by piece this year.
When the enemy tells us things, the opposite is Truth. So even though they had me immobilized for a few minutes, they actually ended up blessing me because their lying tantrum reinforced what's real. They said I was losing and should die, hide, drop my conference and stop speaking for God. So that's means I'm on the right track!
I also suspect there may be something in the video that's powerful. I'm gonna keep looking for what they were trying distract me from doing or receiving, and I'm expecting big-time restitution, too.
Please release verbal agreement that God judge the enemy for that attack, that He come down on them with full vengeance and that I be compensated according to God's desire. Thank you.
Also, keep in mind that if you ever yell one thing after another that's wrong to a person, you're hurting them and acting like demons. I did this last March, and now that I see how horrible it was, I'm gonna cleanse that day and that argument. Another blessing of healing and deliverance coming out of the demonic's attack. He truly does work everything for my great.
Big thanks and blessings to Patti Cake and Selena for their intercession.
Register for #SY5779 at www.ZariBanks.co. Oh, yeah ... please release verbal agreement that God reveal who is to receive the registration that was sown. Thanks.
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I'm back with this. I know some probably think I'm a negative nelly but I am not. I'm a woman who reads The Bible and gets hype about God's shows of power and majesty and then looks at my life and is like ... Dude, what's really going on here?
That causes me to ask Him questions and keep on asking until I get answers. I also go Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek so I get better understanding of what is translated into English. We lose A LOT of what's truly in The Logos through translation. Study is required, folks.
MYTH: We can cancel every demonic attack if we're close to Holy Spirit.
TRUTH: Psalm 34:19, Romans 8:14; 32, 1 Corinthians 13:12, 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 1 Peter 4:13 ... this is such a ridiculous statement I could list even more verses but I'm gonna stop. I will tell you to take note of Job's discourse, though, because there are several verses consecutively that contradict this myth.
This conversation actually began because they tweeted that nothing can stop God's plans for your life and if you know me, you should know I jumped on that one. I asked what the thoughts behind that statement were because a million different things can stop God's plans for our lives. The big thing being most DO NOT KNOW God's plans for our lives. He doesn't lay out every detail. He gives clues and makes us step out in faith, trying, failing, growing and then going back in for feedback. Over and over again throughout all of our years. I wish He would lay out everything for me so I could stop wondering and stop making mistakes. But The Lord and His creativity loves fixing and solutioning (yes, that's a Zari word) my messes.
The reply made sense. They don't want people focusing on the negative, they want positive thinkers. I totes get that. But even Mandisa came back and corrected in her song Unfinished. It's NOT easy to overcome every attack much less completely block every attack.
How close to Holy Spirit do you have to be so that you can cancel EVERY attack? I prayed in tongues 50 hours a month for three months - that wasn't close enough to stop every attack. How do you get THAT close? What is the process? Name one person who's lived this as reality. I asked the tweeter these things, too. I'm awaiting an answer. Let's go to The Word, which was made flesh in Yeshua.
Yeshua said that He gave us authority over all the power of the enemy and nothing will by any means hurt us (Luke 10:19), right? When I asked Holy Spirit what that meant I learned two things.
Psalm 34:19 shuts down that stupid statement all together. It's one of my go-tos because it's the story of my life. MANY are the afflictions (definition: something that causes pain or suffering) of the righteous (definition: morally right or justifiable, virtuous; aka close to Holy Spirit) but The Lord delivers them out of them all. It doesn't read, not even in Hebrew, many afflictions hit everyone except those who are close to Holy Spirit. No, dear ones, The Word actually tells us that we're gonna have lots of pain of suffering as people in close relationship with Holy Spirit.
A couple other verses I have listed above reference us being children of God and Him not sparing His own son. If we're sons of God and He doesn't spare us, we can't cancel every instance of hurt and harm. Also, we see in part. So what if Holy Spirit does show us how to cancel EVERY attack (I still need to know the entire life history of anyone who's experienced this as reality) because we only see in part, what if we miss something? Or don't understand an instruction? It happens all the time. I've matured and understand differently and betterer than I did in years past.
We're to share in Christ's sufferings. Hearing and reading about something does not compare to experiencing the same suffering. Yeshua was betrayed and doubted by most of His circle and everyone else just wanted something from Him. Those things hurt Him. He was a man. The Man of Sorrows. But, He had authority, earned authority, and maturity and didn't allow those hurts and harms to wound Him. And He was close to Holy Spirit. His death was a demonic attack, but it was God's plan, God's allowance and He submitted to it.
Paul didn't get everything right. Adam and Eve sure didn't get everything right and I don't know if there were two people ever closer to God than they were. They were in Eden with God physically coming down to chill every evening and they couldn't cancel satan's attack. Moses didn't get it right. David didn't. None of these Bible big names were able to cancel every attack. John got The Revelation of Yeshua and couldn't cancel every attack.
Again, you may be thinking I'm haggling over pennies, but I just want us believers to stop saying stupid stuffs and get real and get delivered so we can advance The Kingdom. Also, there are naive folks out there who repeat and believe that and it's just not true. We're supposed to be people of Truth.
I could go on and on about this but I'm gonna make one last point and close. How do we grow if we cancel every attack and are protected from everything? We can't. If you don't work muscles, they get flabby, soft. Listen ... I've tried to run from several battles in my life so I know what I'm talking about. But the problem with running from them is that they keep coming around again because God's plan requires me to face them head on, and use that experience as earned authority to advance The Kingdom. There are some attacks you can cancel. There are some attacks that God cancels without us even knowing because there's no benefit to The Kingdom if they came. Some attacks are specifically manufactured by God, with the demonic's limited allowance, because God needs warriors with authority in certain realms and He knows which warriors were created for each battlefield. Let's pray:
Heavenly Father, I lift up social media to You for cleansing and sanctification. We ask that You go back to it's inception and cover our sins of ignorance and failing to perform due diligence on our proclamations with Yeshua's Blood. I repent of all the times I presented my immature understanding as truth. I know You're a personal God and deal with us all individually, and if I misjudge someone whom You've given authority to cancel every attack, I repent. I would like that anointing and not have to fight so much myself. Nevertheless, not mine, but Your will be done. I ask this in Yeshua's Name and seal this prayer by Holy Spirit.
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We have a registration that was sown to give away! I Praise God for the investments in my Kingdom work. Without even having to ask for sponsors of any sort. Thank You, Yeshua, for putting Your seal of approval on this conference. Please release verbal agreement that God identifies His intended receiver with clarity at the right time. Thx.
So ... I've gone up another level. And I'm excited. I started out cleansing land - which makes sense because I've been a land runner for more than two decades, praying and communing with Holy Spirit as I went. And now that I've received some reconciliation with land (there was a seasonal window for that in June; I pray you took advantage) I'm moving forward cleansing time.
God invited me into conversations about time over and over again but I didn't want follow Him. If you recall in 5777 I recorded a series of teachings about all the revelation from that year. One of the big topics was Windows of Time, but as I shared before I was afraid of what God showed me so I didn't stick with it. Has that ever happened to you? God showed you something that you couldn't really wrap your mind around so you dropped it? I'm sure it has/does. There are things in The Bible that we don't understand how or why so we choose to leave them be instead of doing research.
Anyhoo ... The Lord was showing me windows on the unseen highway that could be entered and were directly related to our life timelines (Psalm 139:16). I now realize that those windows can help us reconcile and cleanse our timelines when they've been defiled by sin, iniquity or rebellion. So you know how you sin at a certain time in your life and then end up with consequences for decades even after doing some work? Or your ancestors may have and you're suffering knowingly or unknowingly for their sins? Well, with Holy Spirit we can cleanse those instances of time and then walk into deliverance and freedom and blessing.
That's what I've been doing this week. It's not easy. At all. But it's gonna be so worth it. I believe the 150 hours of tongues helped push this breakthrough into the natural. Let's pray:
God of Time, I submit to Your will to have my life timeline sanctified. Let Your Kingdom come for me right now today and as I continue on this journey to greater deliverance. I pray this in Yeshua's Name. Amen.
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I received an email asking for teachings from me. If you're not getting enough from my blogs, I have several audio teachings available for download which you can access by clicking either of the pictures above. Other options are booking mentoring sessions or attending #SY5779 in October.
Breaking Generational Curses was the first deep deliverance offering of 2018. It gives you a format for locating those tough areas in your life that God wants to deal with, but you may have no clue about. Seven by 7 Power Prayer is a 7-week prayer protocol going through Colossians 1.
Both of these processes brought me to greater freedom than I've ever experienced before and I'm enjoying this season of life immensely. I pray they do the same for those who partake.
Now to the importanter stuffs. 😉
I finished my 3-month season of praying in tongues daily - I hit 150 hours of tongues on June 30. I was expecting something huge when my season ended, but nothing huge happened. I asked God what was up with the delay in my huge something and when He showed up (a couple days later, mind you - He's on His own sked for real), He helped me realize that it may not have resulted in an explosive occurrence at conclusion, but provided a lot of incremental blessings and provisions throughout. So all those things - three months of amazing peace - are what I have to celebrate and be thankful for.
And that's huge. Do you know how many people's lives are in turmoil? Believers, too. And I just experienced three months of complete peace. Peace is priceless. You may not realize how amazing three months of peace is, because your life is so hectic you can't imagine it. Or perhaps you're in constant pain so you can't imagine it. I just lived it.
But, the day after I stopped, the enemy attacked me pretty good. I suspect they'd been wanting to hit me with their usual mess but couldn't because I was in a Holy Spirit bubble for a while. And even though they've caused me some problems, they also messed up. The attack made me ask The Lord why it was allowed. I got the answer - a trauma bond - and I went to work to get delivered and healed. I also exercised dominion over time to compress (quicken) the healing process. Lastly, my spirit stepped to the front to participate and release heaven's strategy. This is a prime example of God working things together for my great (Romans 8:27-28).
A matured spirit can facilitate healing for you, too. You just have learn how to work with it. Ministering to the human spirit is one of the things Patti and I will cover at #SY5779. The Church has done a solid job of ministering to our souls, but The Bible tells us that our spirits have an umbilical cord to The Godhead (John 17:21), so we need to nurture them even more than our souls. Our souls can't/don't exist outside of our bodies, but our spirits go into eternity so they're a priority.
Additionally, a matured spirit will keep us from falling back into sin which is a soul issue (read Romans 6). The portion of you that dies is the soul, the old man. The new creation is a spirit that's alive to commune in God's realms. Exciting stuffs.
I did some data collecting last week in an attempt to determine if it was only my circle or a bigger issue of enemy attack. I believe it was just my group being hit beginning July 1. What was your life like on July 1? Did the enemy strike against you or was it life as usual? I'm curious.
Speaking of curiosities, I was wondering this morning why God chooses to answer some of the requests He does. Example ... I mentioned to Him once, maybe twice, that I wanted to fly First Class when I flew. He consistently makes this happen. Just last Thursday I was booked on a flight that didn't have First Class and it was delayed. Well, the maintenance delay caused a plane swap to a jet with a First Class cabin and I got one of the seats.
Why did He say yes to that request? One that I wasn't even serious enough about to mention in prayer. Someone suggested it's because I had faith for it, but that doesn't seem to fit in this situation. I wouldn't waste a faith bullet on flying First Class because it's not that serious, truth be told. Then it was suggested that I'm His princess and He likes to spoil me. That may be true, but a castle and a prince with lots of money (just being honest) would be good spoiling, too.
I really am curious why He chose to answer that on-the-fly non-essential desire above the many other things I've spent months and years praying for. Do you have any insight? Do you have your own questions about what He picks and what gets left? I invite you to share below.
And I'm not being ungrateful, of course. I love thanking Him for things as I drift off to sleep and then realize I've started praying in tongues as I dream. Yes, dear ones, thanksgiving will take you into one of God's realms. Try it.
I bless your spirit to ask questions of The Lord and to commune until answers are downloaded.
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