Holy, holy, holy is The Lord God Almighty, Who was, is and is to come!
That's my favorite psalm, song and sentence of worship these days. I was out walking last night and saying it over and over, lifting up a wave offering and allowing my spirit to freely commune with The Godhead and the revelation began to flow. I'll share more about that another time. 😊
We've had two sessions of this season's breaking generational curses workshop. I've gotten great deliverance both times. I received an email yesterday from Session II that said, they got free from a 30-year issue last week. Praise God!
The firstfruit session is up for downloading if you're interested in this process. The Lord showed me how to make progress in deliverance because those videos on YT of mass deliverance weren't doing anything for me. And if you've been with me any length of time, you know I do NOT stop until I get some answers for my issues - no matter how long it takes; even if I have to stop and focus on other things for a while, I eventually pick up that issue again so I can be free. I'm not a quitter ... I'm a rester. 😂
So, in Session II, I asked what The Lord wanted me to work on and He came back with fear. GULP. I was actually struggling with fear at that moment (been under several weeks of attack; months first and then the focus of the attacks changed in the last few weeks - it's been rough) and how dare He call me on it. Anyhoo, The Spirit said 12, 13, 14, 30th generations and, of course, me, and demanded I deal with it.
SN: Something I've learned about The Father - one of the things - in this season, is that while Holy Spirit is a gentleman and doesn't force, God The Father, The Supreme Ruler and Lawgiver of The Universe, The Righteous Judge, gives commands, demands and judgments without hesitation. So you do it. He knows Who He is and what all He owns and He doesn't have to be pc; He can and does absolutely boss you around. Like a boss. In the past I've said God doesn't force you to act, it's always a choice. Yes, it is your choice to obey, but when He says, "Deal with it," you feel the this-is-not-an-option-or-suggestion anointing and you move. Most of the time.
I addressed the curse of fear and while I did, I admitted that I wasn't even sure I was confessing wholeheartedly because I was currently being threatened on several sides by humans, some hidden, who technically could cause me harm. Well, let me tell you within two days revelation came of who was harassing me behind the scenes, and I started praying for them, of course. The second day I prayed for them, The Lord broke me through with authority, and I'll share more about that another time.
I pray you're getting deep deliverance that's tailored to your family line and not stuck without movement because someone's trying to deliver you from their own experience instead of your trouble areas.
Less than two months after overcoming fear of sharing my testimony, I obeyed the advice of my mentor and created this podcast. This was my first episode. This one step of walking out my deliverance and honoring God has taken me to greater heights than I thought possible. God is worthy of all praise!
God is a God who loves to bless. In the written Word there are thousands of promises of peace, health, joy, wealth, love and more. They're all waiting for believers in Christ to ask, believe and receive them. O Lord, Bless Me Abundantly: 30 Days of Sowing the Word is to be used as a shepherd's staff that will lead you as you journey down the path of continual blessing and abundant life.
Beginning with O Lord, Hear My Cry: A Book of Psalms Devotional, my books are a testimony of my deliverance from Egypt to warring and entering my personal Promised Land. I lived for years believing that if God wanted me blessed the blessings would fall into my lap. Through a relationship with Holy Spirit, His wisdom has taught me how to effectively ask, seek and knock and have the doors and windows of heaven opened for me.
And [Jesus] took them in his arms and blessed [the children], laying his hands on them. ~ Mark 10:16
There are so many people in the world who despise children. Children are an inheritance from the Lord (Psalm 127:3) and that brings the attention of the enemy. In this portion of Jesus’ history the disciples didn’t feel children were worthy of Jesus’ attention because He had such important work to do every day. But Jesus was always doing the unexpected. He allowed the children to come to Him, He loved on them, and decreed blessings on them.
If we point our children to Jesus and allow them to build individual relationships with Him we won’t lose them to the world. Jesus’ love is too powerful to walk away from permanently. If we foster relationship with Him, His blessing, and understanding, we won’t even have to deal with them walking away for a season. With His vision of success for their lives they won’t leave Him because it can’t be realized without His leading (Proverbs 22:6).
Decree aloud Mark 10:16: Jesus, take my children, biological and spiritual, and all children in the world in your arms and lay your hands on them for blessing.
Copyright © 2014 Zari Banks, M.Ed
Hello again! It's Tanny. Born in Fresno then transplanted to LA. Full-time school psychologist and daughter of God and part-time blogger.
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Does anyone remember the movie Rudy about the small-in-stature young man who had the heart of a lion? In one scene he was running top speed towards his opponent and constantly getting knocked down. He’d pop up and go at it again, only to get knocked back down. After painfully watching him do this several times I must admit that I began to question his sanity. I mean, who does that? Who voluntarily places themselves in a situation that guarantees swift opposition and fierce battles? And it was then that I heard that still, small voice say, “Those who choose to sincerely follow Me.”
Choosing to sincerely follow GOD is both glorious and painful. It’s beautiful and sweet because you experience extraordinary encounters with GOD. He reveals Himself to you in jaw-dropping ways. You get the immense pleasure of being in His glorious presence and become more sensitive to His voice, thus receiving heavenly guidance and revelation. But you will also encounter fierce and wicked opposition in an effort to get you to retreat. It’s important to realize and accept that you will make countless mistakes and you will fall time and time again. Interestingly enough, falling is part of spiritual growth as you come to realize your dire need for GOD’s grace. If you didn’t fall you wouldn’t need the Holy Spirit. If you didn’t fall you would be sinless like Jesus. You may fall a hundred times a day but it’s important to remember that a hundred times a day you are forgiven (1 John 1:9).
As I’ve gotten older I realize that when I fall I don’t just pop up like I did when I was younger. I mean I sit for a good minute, but I know that I have to get up. With some trials we are able to pop up and quickly move forward but some take the very air out of our chests and we need to sit and be ministered to by GOD for a while; to remind us that we are forgiven, to soothe our sorrows and to regain strength to get back up to fight. There’s a constant, vicious battle for our peace, joy, heart and relationship with GOD. And this battle is not for the faint of heart (1 Corinthians 9:26, 2 Timothy 2:3-5). But ‘greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world’ (1 John 4:4); we do not fight alone. In fact, you can't fight this battle alone. Because this battle is not against flesh and blood but occurs in the spiritual realm (Ephesians 6:12). When you became a Christian you signed up to be a warrior. And GOD in all of His glory has provided everything you need to be successful conquerors (Romans 8:37). The weapons of our warfare are prayer, fasting, praise, the Word of GOD, spending time in His presence and suiting up with the armor of GOD (2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Ephesians 6:11-12). This is how we, as followers of Christ plant our feet and stand our ground.
The Bible says that we are to consider the cost of following Jesus (Luke 14:25-35). We are no longer our own but have been bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:20, 7:23). Many will fall away and retreat to that which is easy, comfortable and simple; choosing to walk the road of least resistance and satisfying the desires of the flesh (Luke 9:62). If this has happened to you my friend, it’s not too late to dust yourself off and suit back up. I know it’s hard. I do. Just don’t stay down. Get alone with GOD and tell Him how much it hurts. Ask Him to strengthen and forgive you. He will honor your heartfelt prayer. I know He will.
So, my friend what opposition are you facing that’s tempting you to retreat? Is it discouragement, depression or fear? Could it be an unanswered prayer or deep disappointment? Perhaps it’s weariness of carrying heavy financial, emotional or family burdens? Or possibly difficulty with a child, spouse or boss? The Bible says that many are the afflictions of the righteous but the LORD delivers us from them all (Psalm 34:19). Not just some of them but All. Whatever opposition or trial you are facing know that it is no competition for your Heavenly Father. He is stronger, wiser and more powerful than any circumstances thrown your way.
Stand your ground, my friend. Plant your feet solidly on the infallible Word of GOD and refuse to let opposition knock you off your post. Use your faith to speak to that mountain and tell it to move (Mark 11:23). Go before the LORD and ask Him for guidance on how to proceed (Jeremiah 33:3). Anything the enemy throws at you can and will be handled by the Spirit of GOD and not by your power or might (Zechariah 4:6). Put on your armor (Ephesians 6:11-18) and take up your cross (Luke 9:23). Come on my friend you can do this. I promise. Our GOD is omniscient and omnipotent. Nothing can occur without it getting through Him first. GOD may not have sent this trial, setback or opposition but He promises that if you trust Him it will be used to work out for your good (Romans 8:28).
You see Rudy stood his ground even when his opponent appeared huge, overbearing and impossible and as a result he has become a part of football history. And with our determination to stand our ground against strong opposition, we too will be rewarded. We will be rewarded with intimacy with GOD, our name written in the Lamb’s book of Life (Revelation 3:5) and the sweetness of hearing the LORD our GOD say, “Well done. My good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21,23 Luke 19:17).
I truly pray that this message blesses you. I see you planting your feet and standing your ground against opposition with a boldness like that of a Lion. I am ever so excited for you because it’s this very fortitude that is bringing you closer to GOD and into the fullness of His purpose.
© 2014 Tanny Garcia
I finally watched 12 Years a Slave. It was hard to watch and hard to turn away from at the same time. My emotions cycled through periods of fear, anger, confusion, irritation, sadness and I don't even know what else. When it won movie of the year at the 2014 Oscars the same thing happened.
On one hand I was happy that a movie with a large Black cast, director and writer won the award. But it's also ridiculous that such a horrible piece of our history is what's required to win such an award. Why do we only win awards when we remind others of the days of slavery and segregation, rape and families being torn apart? It's complicated, I know.
I also saw a lot of spiritual warfare in the movie so I'm going to spend some time examining it from that perspective. Slavery is demonic. Plain and simple. In the movie the historical practice of using religion as justification for slavery was obvious. The spirit of religion creates bondages of all sorts, and slavery is one of them. Slavery is not God's will but the enemy will deceive people to the point of ignoring God's love for everyone so that they read the Holy Scriptures incorrectly aka without a relationship with and submission to Holy Spirit.
In more cases than not in the Bible the word slave can be exchanged for what we might call an employee. When God spoke of slaves He reminded us from Genesis to Revelation through Abraham, David, Solomon, Paul, et. al. that slaves/employees were to be treated justly because masters/employers also have a master in heaven who is the ultimate judge. We have to understand that slavery that oppresses, beats, dehumanizes and kills is evil and cannot and should not ever be blamed on God Most High, creator of heaven of earth. But because the spirit of religion was and still is used to enslave people there are many in my community who are angry at God and therefore don't want anything to do with Him. It's the demonic realm that veils the truth of the written Word of God and that looses the spirit of religion to bind people. The door to the enemy was opened through racial slavery which wounded our souls, the blood of our ancestors is in the soil of this land and we and the land need healing.
So how does the Black community receive healing? It's actually very simple. It's spiritual warfare that's keeping us sick so we need a spiritual antidote. Jesus will heal each of us individually, we know this, but for us as an ethnic group to receive healing en masse there are a couple different ways I'm aware of that will bring healing to us. One is for Caucasian Americans to confess their sin and the sins of their ancestors committed in this land, repent and ask forgiveness of the Black community. You may think this is wild or far out, but it's actually happening all over the country in small groups.
Patti and I did this a couple years ago. We were just talking one day about something and the topic of race relations came up. She took it upon herself to confess her sin, if any, regarding Black Americans and that of her ancestors and then she asked my forgiveness. I received her confession, forgave her, and then I confessed my own sin and that of my ancestors that remained regarding my ungodly beliefs, words and actions regarding Caucasians. She received my confession and forgave me. Now Patti and I have a covenant that God has promised to use around this country because we broke layers of heavy, demonic chains in the spiritual realm. And, we're not the only ones. I've seen this happen in a few other apostolic centers in the nation. I know some want national apologies and that may not happen, and it doesn't have to. It can happen between a mentor and mentee like with me and Patti Cake. It only takes one powerful prayer warrior to drop the rock in the ocean and start the ripple.
Another way is for a deliverer for the Black community - like Moses - to rise up in this nation. The tricky part about this is human nature (go read Exodus for further understanding). Human nature poses a problem because we've seen a couple of leaders try to speak for us and fail - Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton - and the most successful - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - was assassinated. When we look at this it's easy to see how the demonic realm fights the healing of Black-Caucasian race relations in this country. The one who followed God's plan to bring national deliverance and healing - MLK - was killed but the two who have their own agendas (self is always of the demonic realm) are still around and we're still sick.
Ok, so let me review the main points I want you to receive from this:
This is heavy topic and though I have more to share, I'm going to stop for now. I'm very interested to know your thoughts on this post and would greatly appreciate any comments you're willing to share. I always hesitate a little to speak on race because it's such an emotional topic, but the Lord's answer to me not wanting to share was, "Revelation isn't only for you." I do realize that there's a large population of people who want nothing to do with God, Jesus and Holy Spirit, but They're the only ones who can heal this issue. No amount of legislation, political commentary, convention, panels or temper tantrums about racial bias will heal the deep wounds of this country. Until someone with spiritual discernment takes the lead not even the small groups (like Patti and I, Dr. Alston, Dr. Battle and Dr. Pierce) will get started.
Copyright © 2014 Zari Banks, M.Ed