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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To be witnesses of Christ we need Holy Spirit's power and anointing. In this video I share a testimony of when He showed up at my Thursday prayer group recently. There are only a handful of us each week and if He shows up to anoint and deliver and heal us with only a few, just imagine what He does in a large-corporate setting where He's honored and not limited by 15 minutes of songs, 5 of announcements and then told to have seat while someone preaches. Every week at your worship service, there should be healings, miracles, signs and wonders. If that's not happening, God isn't in control of the service ... man is.
8 December 2015 - Have you ever gotten some revelation that was so good all you could do was butterfly? I got some and I just did. Or something close 'cause I can't really dance.
Before going to bed last night I asked Holy Spirit two questions. I do this regularly so He can answer me in my dreams. Well, he didn't answer me in them so when I was recording what I did dream, I reminded Him that I was expecting a visitation. And no sooner did I release the reminder from my lips than an angel of revelation was touching my head. Exciting.
So I shared that on Facebook (see pic above) and then thought, I better get somewhere and pray and ask what was imparted to me. Well, I sat quietly for a few mins and didn't hear anything so I went about my tasks. Then hours later I was headed to get Z's birthday pizza and was praying in tongues as I drove. I do this often, too, and there's a post on PrayerJunkie.net sharing how I pray as I go. And the revelation was released to me.
Talk about breakthrough! That's why I was dancing as soon as I got out of the car. AND ... and this is serious ... I was so hype I could barely eat. Pizza. Round Table pizza at that. If you know me you know that's major 'cause I usually get hungry when I'm hype. I immediately texted the mentor who helps in that area of my life to ask for a call. I don't go anywhere without a mentor.
This breakthrough came because I've been seeking it in prayer during this season. God is faithful; seek and you will find (Matthew 7). I've been putting in major work - not striving, but partnering - to get this so do not think, "Oh, she lives under the open heaven so that's why she gets everything." Naw, baby, it has not been easy. It's been step by step, precept upon precept, line upon line. I need to do a video or #ZariScope or something on that because Holy Spirit spoke some good revelation about that to me a few weeks ago.
Anyhoo, anything He does and has done for me He will do for you ... and more. That angel wasn't playing around. When revelation is released breakthrough comes and deliverance follows! Go get it.
25 November 2015 — I love to pray. And anyone who's effective in prayer does, too. Being effective means you get results and getting results will keep you in your prayer closet on the regular. I'm a witness.
A friend and I began praying for our businesses, etc. a bit ago and we're seeing the manifestations of what we pray each week. We try not to miss prayer dates. Even though we have a standing appointment with each other and The Lord, we adjust our schedules so we don't have to miss a session.
Consistency in prayer matters. Stamina, momentum, faith, and recognition in the spiritual realm must be built up. Also, the pray-ers have to get into one accord (Matthew 18:19, Acts 1:14). It's sad that so many churches don't teach effective prayer. I'm not sure why they don't ... except that they probably don't know how.
As a teacher myself, I realize it's not easy to teach effective prayer. I didn't learn in a church. I learned from being desperate and having to dig in and experience breakthrough in prayer firsthand. I speak about effective prayer all the time, but it's only going to be theory until we're praying and agreeing about a real-life situation. That's one of the reasons I love praying through seasons with others.
Each month I pray at least one person through some issue from crisis to deliverance. Sometimes it's multiple people. It's effective. Prayer gets things done.
Today's prayer was so good. I had a vision of a door being opened and another of snow falling. I looked up snow in a dream dictionary and it listed: pure/white, Robe of Righteousness, glory, refreshing, God's Word. Immediately Isaiah 55:10-11 came to mind ... Just like snow and rain come from heaven to water the earth and don't return to where they came from, God's Word cannot return void. Yes and amen!
I decreed agreement with that vision and the Ruach haKodesh spoke:
"Your agreement with Me will take you over the highest heights."
Then I saw a beautiful night sky similar in color to the pic above and two snow-capped mountains -- this reminds me of another snow-covered mountain dream I had before; I'll have to try and remember to share it here sometime. God has elevation, breakthrough and promotion in store for our lives and businesses. I'm excited and expectant.
You need agreement with others in prayer -- if you're married or have children you should be powerful in prayer because you've got built-in agreement. And you need to agree with God. That's a basic, but a huge portion of The Body isn't in agreement with God's Word or will. You can look at lives in comparison to the promises in the Logos and determine if someone agrees with God ... or not.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
It's a wonderful thing to have heaven's resources to help get through this life. If you're not taking advantage of as many of them as you can, I know you're failing somewhere. That's not harsh, it's just simple truth.
I was at a local church teaching effective prayer last week had a vision of a samurai warrior angel on a path performing a kata with a sword. At the time I had this vision I was praying in tongues and noted in my journal that it sounded very Asian. There was another path below the one he stood on that crossed beneath him. Roadways, highways, paths, doors, windows, etc. exist in the unseen realm so this isn't unusual.
I thought it was the same angel I saw June 11, 2015, but when I was recording the vision I realized it was a different angel. Click the photo below to read the post from this summer.
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I'd originally thought the samurai was battling but realized he wasn't moving forward and there was no enemy in front of him. So I looked up the significance of kata. I know what kata is and that that's what he was doing because I took Tae Kwon Do for a couple years when I was young. What I learned recently is the purposes of kata are:
This vision partnered with what I heard as I prayed with a friend the next day. I received instructions that we were to go forward in prayer and business as if we were conducting a military campaign and saw a battlefield being set. That's good stuffs right there. As I've learned and said before God doesn't send us into battle without a guaranteed victory at hand.
I love knowing that what I pray gets heaven's attention. It's quite a faith booster, lemme tell ya. God always confirms His Word with signs and wonders following. You should be experiencing confirmations that your prayers are being assigned to heavenly workers as well.
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The warrior I saw was all white, none of the colors you see on the one above, but this is the closest match I could find to what I saw. It's hard to capture the glory of heaven in human ways anyway, but if you have eyes that see you're able to form a more-accurate image.
The Ruach haKodesh said to me (and whosoever will):
I will never send you into a battle without releasing the hosts of heaven to go before you. Fight behind Me. That's what you're actually doing when you go into war. You're not up front. My forces are in front of you. I always win.
I pray that as you go forward in God-directed war to take possession of your inheritances that you'll:
Copyright © 2015 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.
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