My mother's not walking with a cane. This is huge.
And she's not taking pain killers like I eat gummy bears any longer. Speaking of gummy bears, I'm a connoisseur and I've discovered Target's Marketplace Pantry brand is quite delicious. I was surprised. Pleasantly surprised.
Back to the lecture at hand ... perfection is perfected - sorry, got distracted again. When I was with her at the end of February, I saw the enemy devouring and ravaging her body. And she had doctor appointments several times that week, which devours her finances. She was bent over, barely moving, groaning in pain and couldn't sleep. It irritated me beyond all get out. I don't care what kind of sin has taken place or if there is a lack of faith for healing or anything else on her part, I had enough wisdom and authority to do something - so I did.
First, I went to The Lord and reminded Him that He'd created her to be a Kingdom money maker. She's not there, yet. Then I reminded Him that I'm assigned to her. From there I knew I had the authority to lead her to freedom from that demonic assault.
Then, we took communion and I anointed her with oil head to toe and spoke The Word and promises of God over her. I also, had her begin taking Bragg's ACV every morning. She told me a couple days ago she felt so good, she wanted to go walking (had it not been so cold). Today she said, "I'm walking by myself and I've been able to sleep. Before I was in so much pain I couldn't sleep and I didn't want to eat." This is huge. Not only because we're big eaters, but because that's some serious pain relief. And she was so hunched over, I'm telling you it was nothing but the enemy sitting on her back. Made me so mad. Now she's walking upright.
Talk about a faith boost. Going from constant pain that one doctor prescribes a med for and have it cause problems or work a little, and then when you go to the next doctor they pull you off it and put you on something else that barely works or causes a different problem.
Oh, I almost forgot: they were trying to say her kidneys were messed up. I prayed for them before she went into the appointment and that test result came back as nothing wrong with the kidneys. 😁
This is huge! Not only is her body experiencing healing, but her faith is growing and that's giving her renewed hope and vision for other promises of God. It's hard to see beyond pain - physical, mental or emotional - so this is big breakthrough. And like Patti Cake said the other day, "Good health is priceless." Priceless.
I also had Zayne praying for grandma, too. He's powerful in prayer and cross-generational focused prayer is a God favorite. I'm going to record a teaching on this, so if you love intercession watch out for it.
Let me leave you with this reminder:
It is written: Honor your father and mother - which is the first commandment with a promise - so that it may go well with you and you may enjoy long life upon the earth.
Be exceedingly blessed!
© Copyright Zari Banks Inc. 2018
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
When our souls are healed and submitted to Holy Spirit we can fully experience abundant life in Christ. God wants us healed, whole and prosperous so let's come into agreement with Him and manifest His will being done on earth as it is in heaven.
FEEDBACK FROM THIS COURSE:
"Wow Praise God!! This all makes so much sense to me and I know that without your help I wouldn't been able to understand clearly, grow or even realize that my soul was dirty or needed to be clean up. This is all new for me and I am so grateful that God loves me enough to connect me to someone who could help me with this process and although it's not easy, it's WORTH IT!!! I find myself constantly praying and meditating more asking more questions on things I don't understand which is something I wasn't doing much of until just recently listening to your teachings and podcast, it has opened my mind and heart to new levels of thinking as well as understanding!! I'm so very grateful and also excited about what God is doing! Please continue to be the Powerful Woman God has called you to be Zari, blessings and favor to you and Z!" ~ T.D.
This article originally appeared July 26, 2015 on RachelReneeSmith.com.
Do you know what it is like to bound by an addiction for the better part of 30 plus years, at times losing hope of ever being free? If so, then you are familiar with my battle of shame, disgust, guilt and destructive behavior in relationships. In this video, I talk about my deliverance from an addiction which came when Zari Banks agreed with me in prayer and shared a teaching with me that dispelled the lie that I would never be free. I post this today in honor of Zari - Happy Birthday to an awesome woman of God!