Most of us don't want to have to deal with the inner junk in our lives and then we wonder why we don't get those life-changing breakthroughs.
Well, if you really want to make it in a godly way you need to man up and get delivered. I'm a witness.
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.
If you're faithful in small-scale matters, you'll be faithful with far bigger responsibilities. If you're crooked in small responsibilities, you'll be no different in bigger things.
~ Yeshua, Brit Chadeshah: Luke 16
EXCERPT: The Bible speaks of a principle called the fullness of time, and what this means is, yes, God will be merciful to you for a season and He will rebuke the devourer for your sake during that time. But after a while of Him bailing you out of financial trouble and lack, He will remove that covering and you’ll be on your own until you cry out to Him in genuine repentance.
EXCERPT: The tithe, which literally means tenth, first occurs in the Bible in Genesis 14 when Abraham tithes a tenth of everything he had to enter into covenant with the Priest-King Melchizedek. He wasn’t forced or commanded to do it, it was a revelation birthed in his spirit as a result of the blessing spoken over him and his descendants. The tithe has been around from the beginning of God’s renewed covenant. It’s a renewed covenant because it was broken by Adam and Eve, renewed with Noah and his offspring and reinforced with Abraham and his offspring.
EXCERPT: I receive prayer requests daily because my prayers get answered. I live by prayers of faith. Literally. When I need Got to work something out for me, which I do right now as I’m writing this, one of my strategies for staying focused in prayer is ...
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
It doesn't take much to get me crying ... but this. This takes the cake. I never imagined my books would be all over the nation and some parts of the world. God is so good. Don't ever doubt what He'll do for you if you seek the Kingdom first. I'm a witness.
If you have any of my books and are willing to share, you can post pics to my Facebook page. Also, if you've been blessed by any them, consider leaving a review on Amazon or BN. If you think they're trash, you can write that, too, but that'll set me up for greater favor from my Dad. For example, O Lord, Forgive Them: 30 Days of Praying for Your Enemies wasn't an Amazon best seller even though it's my favorite and - I believe - my most-powerful book. Someone left a 1-star review over there so I prayed for them and sent a thank you. Since then Forgive Them and everything I've published has become an Amazon best seller. Hehehe.
Look at the last photo. Someone has eight of my books! I have eight or more of two of my mentors' books - Prince Handley and Dr. M. God is awesome.
Shamine Marie's book is coming out soon, y'all, and I'm supes excited for it!!! She's in the editing stages right now, but you can get updates on her site and interact with her on Facebook and Twitter. You can also listen to some of her testimony in my Testimony Tuesday archives.
Shamine has been a tremendous blessing in my life, and I'm honoring her contribution to my ministry and career by offering up Ztv to her disposal as she moves into the destiny Dad has for her. In my mind I picture she and I as Danny Devito (me) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Shamine) in the movie Twins (1988). It's mostly the height difference I've imagined ... but anyhoo, we're gonna cut up when we get together at the conference in April. Please read the blurb for her book below and connect with her 'cause she's blowin' up *in my Martin Payne "what up, what up, what's up?" voice*.
In her upcoming book, Shamine talks candidly about how the seeds of perverseness were planted in her heart as a child and how as a result, she made unhealthy choices and decisions. She went from one relationship to another in search of a thing called “love” until the emotional and physical pain she suffered in each became too great to bear. Shamine takes us on a journey that leads to a road of deliverance, healing, restoration and ultimately to the greatest Love of all. Along with her personal experiences, Shamine shares the truth of God’s Word in hopes that other women will be healed, encouraged and set free. Shamine believes that her story will minister to the hearts of those who read her book and as result give God ALL the glory!
Releasing Spring 2015.
Copyright © 2015 Shamine Marie McDowell