This has been a remarkable prayer season. I've logged more than 50 hours in tongues since Patti Cake and I first started back on March 29. I prayed in the spirit two hours or more a day for 20 days leading up to my ordination, and now I'm back to one hour a day which is the norm.
The first week or so of the prayer season was rocky. But that just makes sense because we entered into focused, forceful prayer BECAUSE the enemy was messing with us. Since we broke through, I've had peace like a river. I don't even know what that means exactly. All I know is that I've been walking in a tremendous grace since the breakthrough and I love it. I know it won't last forever, but it's delicious, lemme tell 'ya.
One awesome thing that's transpired is I got some good revelation for weight loss. If you've ever struggled with your weight, you may be interested in this. So ... I hadn't been running like I have for the past 20 years. I practically quit which means I'm getting fat. I'm too short to be gettin' fat. There's no if, ands or buts about it. I look CAH and I don't like to shop so I need my clothes to fit.
I've been learning about how our spirits - which are direct connects to Yahweh - can do all kinda amazing things such as bring various types of healing, revelation and more. I told my spirit a couple weeks ago in passing, that I wasn't happy with this weight gain and I wanted participation in getting my weight under control. So Little Zari (is what I call her) started alerting me when I wanted to eat something. Normally when I'm hungry I have a taste for something specific that's fat and greasy good, but one day she said, "Protein." Nothing else, just, "Protein." I went and got some protein, it satisfied me and I felt good afterward. Not sluggish, didn't want to nap (that's a miracle in itself 'cause eating and then sleeping is a right nice combo!).
I was supes surprised because that never happened before - well, to be honest, I'd never been paying attention enough before or honored my spirit's voice for that type of information in the past. So I began to explore it. Of course, God already has right eating solutions for us but we have to be willing and disciplined to get with Him to receive the revelation. I was reminded of Dr. D'Adamo's blood type diet so I looked him up and reacquainted myself with what he recommended for me. Basically, my spirit was like, "Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!"
I first heard about Dr. D'Adamo a few years ago from my podmate, Ele. She's a smarty pants massage therapist in Philadelphia and is either fully schooled or getting there in nutrition. At the time I read his info and just filed it away because I was running and doing fine then. But now that I've put on some pounds that I no longer want, I have to do something. For real, for real, not for play-play.
This first week I gave up dairy and increased my protein, and man, I feel good. I'm not a baby cow, so there's no reason for me to be eating dairy anyway - you know that milk does a body good mess is all about money-making, right? But seriously, my body feels good, I'm sleeping good and I have more energy and fewer aches and pains. According to his diet I was supposed to give up dairy, wheat and gluten the first week, but I gotta ease into this if I wanna stick with it. I'm down two pounds. 😊
I'm not endorsing his diet or products to you (haven't bought any, yet), what I'm doing is making you aware that God has a plan for your weight loss and management and He can give you the revelation you need to be successful at losing extra weight. He can download that info into your spirit or simply bring it to the surface because your perfect weight plan is already encoded in your spiritual DNA.
So this makes me think of a couple points:
This has been a phenomenal season. It's harvest time for Patti and I, too. But, I'll have to write about that some other time. This is already too long and I'm not even done. Plus, it's after 2 a.m. and I have to get up in too short of a time, but I'm gonna write a bit more because I'm so fired up.
A couple more things. I was pondering the attacks the enemy hits single moms with yesterday. The poverty is just one part, but they really do love to make single moms slaves. Black single moms especially. I was looking at several I've walked with over the past few years, and there's a need for some revelation that'll destroy a deeply ingrained stronghold. Please release verbal agreement with me that God shine light on this and give me revelation if it's an area He wants me to address. There's definitely something there, but it may not be my problem to solve. As I continue to chew on this, I'll keep you updated here or on ZM7A.
Lastly, I received two mentoring requests last week to battle the occult. Whew ... not for the faint of heart, that's for sure. But, more importantly, I'm glad these folks have a desire to be set free and that God has equipped me with a deliverance arsenal that's at the ready. Please release a verbal agreement that God release to me light, revelation, wisdom and authority that causes major damage to the enemy who's been devouring these families and delivers them into the freedom He intends for them in this season of life.
I bless you in Yeshua's Name and authority!
P.S. God is doing something with me and The U.K. My products have taken a dip in sales in the U.S. but they're thriving in Europe. Methinks seeds are being planted for future endeavors. We'll see.
From My Prophet's Room on the West Side
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3.22.16 Dream: I was in a bathroom and saw there were keys in the bottom of the bathtub. I left and returned to darkness/no light on. The tub began to fill with water and I had understanding that I needed to pick up the key that was on the left side (away from the drain). As it filled I couldn't see the key any longer, but I knew if I clapped I could locate it. I clapped and the area where the key was begin to vibrate and it lit up, so I reached in and grabbed it.
**Understanding about this dream flowed as I was writing it out. The bathroom is a place of cleansing and deliverance. The tub soaks, covers, cleanses and immerses a body (this applies to individuals and The Body at large) - this is The Word and Holy Spirit. Keys represent access, authority and strategies.
Meaning: In times of darkness - even in situations you've previously been able to see in but have turned - strategies for overcoming are available. Specifically the strategy of worship - clapping is worship and warfare. Everything responds to sound - God made the universe that way; voice activated. My sound (clapping) was a decree that caused light to shine on my ways (Job 22:28).
Bottom Line: Worship and warfare produce keys or strategies for victory.
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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.
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"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.
Began with worship in spirit and truth which birthed a prophetic decree through song. "I'm coming up, Lord ... to see You face-to-face." Then I was in the throne room twirling before the Lord and I saw someone twirling and creating a whirlwind/tornado (white) around them. In dream interpretation white tornados/storms are from The Lord. And I heard, "When the storms of life come, call out to Me."
Then I asked a question and received and answer of instructions.
**I'm truly enjoying this summer season of covenant prayer and I hope you are, too.
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One thing I forgot to share in this vid is what Holy Spirit spoke to me before I began worshiping. I was supposedly interceding for someone who needed provision but what I was doing was accusing and blaming Dad. I was asking, "Why aren't You providing and delivering them? How come You let this happen when You're the God of Provision?" Holy Spirit told me very graciously to stop right there. He asked me if I'd ever known Dad not to release provision when it was requested and I had to say no. God always, always gives what we ask for it, but there are other things that stop, block or hinder our provision somewhere between heaven and our hands. If you need more information on this read Open Heaven, My Money Grows on Trees and Revelation is for Elevation.
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At the beginning of this month I dreamed I was putting a baby in a carrier into the car. I like those kinds of dreams.
Babies represent new things, new beginnings that have already been birthed. So the planning and preparation for the new thing to get here has already been completed - the prayer, travail and spiritual incubation are done - and this baby is mine.
Cars represent the dreamer's ministry and/or career. Mine go hand-in-hand because I read the Bible and God does business and ministry simultaneously so that's what I do.
This dream was telling me that a birthing of last season was over and I now have a new aspect of my ministry/career to nurture and develop for God's glory.
Do I know what this new thing is? Maybe. I can look over my life and take inventory of something I've just put into practice or started and that could tell me. Or I could do what all dreams are meant to do and that's get in prayer and ask Holy Spirit to reveal to me what needs my care as it grows. It's never wise to make assumptions and just believe it's one thing over another. I've done that before and you end up feeling foolish afterward when it's something else. I've learned from those mistakes of the past so they weren't wasted.
What has Holy Spirit been telling you in dreams lately?
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EXCERPT: I have to confess that He was outside of my box for much of my life. Back in 2011 I had a vision of someone being in a box and a hand reaching down to pull them out of it and set them down away from it. I had to allow Him to be who He is, and that meant a new wineskin for me. But when I did submit to Him being in my life without a box I began to interpret dreams and have visions and see angels.