I recently read Revelation 7:10 in the NASB version and had a question. It reads, "... and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, 'Salvation to our GOD who sits on the throne, and to The Lamb.'" I asked Holy Spirit why it was translated 'salvation to' instead of 'from' or 'through.'
I checked some of the other versions. The GNT and ESV both read, "Salvation comes from ..." and the NLT asserts, "Salvation belongs to ..." The SBL Greek New Testament reads, "καὶ κράζουσι φωνῇ μεγάλῃ λέγοντες· Ἡ σωτηρία τῷ θεῷ ἡμῶν τῷ καθημένῳ ἐπὶ τῷ θρόνῳ καὶ τῷ ἀρνίῳ."
The Greek translation is most accurate, of course, and the phrasing 'salvation to' is correct. Worship is what was going on in heaven in this particular record and GOD was being saluted. If you know Spanish or French you're familiar with the terms, "Salud" or "Salut" which roughly mean "to health" and are often spoken before sharing a drink with others [get your mind outta the gutter; it doesn't have to be alcohol].
Picture a scene from a movie when an audience is about to toast a king and they declare that he live long or something about His greatness. That's what was being professed before Yahweh in this instance. He was being toasted or cheered for His awesomeness. I can think of two such scenes immediately. In The Twin Towers (Lord of the Rings 2) they toast Theoden after Gandalf administers deliverance to him, and he's restored to his right mind and throne. Another is in One Night with the King, when the feasting begins that leads to Vashti's banishment. Admantha raises his chalice to Xerses and proclaims, "Great king!"
Does this matter? In the scheme of things probably not. But, I prefer to worship and pray the way I find it laid out in The Holy Scriptures because it's effective. But I also want to understand what that worship and prayer actually mean. I want to refrain from vain repetitions (Matthew 6:7), and one way of doing that is having proper revelation of God's protocols. The Word tells us we perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6), but with all of the resources we have at our fingertips (deliverance is right there *snap*) that shouldn't be the case. And I will not be one of those who doesn't take full advantage of everything I can get my hands on to learn more about God and His ways. I don't want to know more about anything else on this earth than about Elohim and His Kingdom
I bless you in the name and authority of Yeshua ha'Mashiach.
Copyright © 2016 Zari Banks, M.Ed
Testimonies received from the mouth of the receiver are always more powerful than anything I can share on their behalf. Often I ask for written testimonies but they don't come or they want to be anonymous. Anonymity is fine, but The Word says we overcome by Yeshua's blood and the word of our testimony. That's one of the reasons I'm always bragging on what God does for me and as a result continue to overcome. It matters when others can see and hear what God has done for you. If you don't usually testify, I pray this encourages you. If you're fearful about sharing how you've been delivered, I release the love of God over you in full measure in Yeshua's mighty name.
Received via email April 3, 2016 — Good Morning. Here is the testimony:
When I initially contacted you with TONS of questions a little over a year ago, I had a very haughty attitude and didnt believe that I had to pay for "spiritual" advice. This was not common where I was from and I didn't know, understand or appreciate the fact that this was your business. I also was in business and it was not producing so mentally I was very scatterbrained.
See, when you are in a backslidden state, you live in fear, paranoia, among other things, and you open yourself up for the devil to use your life as you would if you had gone to a buffet eatery. So fast forward to 2016, things became like a seesaw. One minute I'm up, and the next minute I'm down. My life was not at all resembling the songs, "My Good Days Outweigh My Bad Days," or "I Wont Complain," because I found myself angry, bitter and complaining to GOD ALOT and ALOT! So as the prodigal son, I came to myself and one day while going through my timeline, the Holy Spirit reminded me of a conversation that I had with Zari a year ago, and showed me how it was my fault that my life had taken such a horrible turn and how to get it right.
When I went to her page, she had just posted, "I am praying for you." I replied, please pray for me. I inboxed her reluctantly and asked for help. We inboxed back and forth well over 20 times and finally the test came wrapped in grace — she said, "I will provide you a 1-hour session at half off if you can scrape it up." But this time, I didn't hold back, I jumped on it because, see, when you are in a desperate place, you cannot afford to say what you are not going to do. So I paid the fee and she sent me a time to speak with her the next day and her teaching on 24-hour breakthrough.
Let me tell you about this recording -- its simplicity will make you feel stupid that literally the answer has been in front of you this entire time. As a believer in GOD, you are almost at odds with GOD when you live in lack because GOD doesn't know lack. So I went over word for word what she said in the recording. I set my alarm starting at midnight every hour. I typed out my prayer and I went to work. So here is my timeline and the blessings that followed:
Midnight - it was easy for me to get up and pray and I prayed for 5.5 min
1am - easy
2am - tired
3am - wondering why I am woke
4am - had to throw myself out of the bed
5am - tired, sleepy and slightly agitated
6am - fully woke and refreshed
7am - deposit from my disability $2,056 which came early -- btw, my bank NEVER pays out early
8am - notification of a paid child support payment -- has been waiting since December
9am - had instructions of who to ask to drive my rental truck for me along with instructions to financially sow into their lives which also was confirmation that I was indeed moving out of Texas praise the Lord!
10am - was able to go grocery shopping -- my kids and I have been hungry for going on 2 weeks -- hungry meaning 1 hot dog on 1 piece of bread and something to drink
11am - was able to pay the light, water, 1/2 of the cable and the gas bill and put gas in my truck
noon - contacted the landlord and asked for grace -- pause -- I live in a very expensive suburb -- my rent is $1825 and I am not working and yet my rent has been paid every month, so even in my disobedience GOD still had been providing and He agreed to give me until Friday to pay the rent which I am believing that GOD will provide
1pm- was called by the job I quit thinking GOD was telling me to become a full-time business owner, to come over to my old supervisor's house who treated me like crap because she, along with another coworker, wanted to cook me a late birthday dinner!
2pm - took 1 son to get his hair cut
3pm- my 4-year-old daughter had a major growth spurt where she went from a 5t to a 6x and she only had two outfits that she could fit. A lady I know inboxed me on FB and told me that she had some clothes for my daughter that I could pick up that night!
4pm-7pm - thoroughly enjoyed the dinner prepared for my kids and I and for once in over two weeks we were full as ticks
730-received five beautiful church dresses and six outfits for my daughter
8pm - my call with Zari - all I could tell her was about the goodness of the Lord!
9pm - revamping my prayer to start all over again
This works and GOD is a provider. He already has a way to get you what you need but as I had to learn, do NOT tell him how to bless you. Just ask for what you need and go sit quietly for instructions. Again, be specific in terms of needing clothes, shoes, bills paid and ways made but DO NOT be set in YOUR ways about its delivery. I pray this helps someone.
God Bless you, Z!
EXCERPT: O Lord, Deliver Them: Warring for Unsaved Loved Ones is a prophetic intercessory assignment. God ordained this book, that you’d read it, and has plans for your loved ones to enter the Kingdom in fullness. All faith, no doubt. Hebrews 4:14 tells us Jesus is the High Priest of our confession who has gone into the presence of God, therefore, if you confess His truth in faith He is your witness in the Court of Heaven to get you a verdict in your favor. All faith, no doubt.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID: I cried as I read O Lord, Deliver Them: Warring for Unsaved Loved Ones because I could feel the joy and peace my loved ones will feel as they walk in new and deeper levels of relationship with Yeshua...and also because my own faith and prayer life were being challenged and strengthened as I read. God Bless you for your obedience, Zari. So thankful for the gift you are to The Body.
– Nicole Pertillar Author, Speaker and Coach at Simplicity by Nicole