The Lord took me on a Revelation Trail (RT) tonight that was essential to some deliverance I'm chasing these days. And I believe it's because of the work I've done the last two days sanctifying time. If you're not familiar with RTs you can learn about them in my book, O Lord, Increase My Faith. First, He dropped some revelation on me that had me all excited and ready to cartwheel. Then I started asking questions. Then I asked the right questions and ended up thanking Him profusely that I'm no longer spirit sick (Proverbs 18:14) about not being married and that's why I'm here tonight writing to you instead of going to bed like I'd planned.
There are many single women out there who are spirit sick over not being married. First, I'm sorry for those of you who are in that condition. Honestly sorry. I was there. But now I'm not and I'm having a ball doing fun things with The Lord in the meantime. And, I'm not saying just get closer to God and then He'll take that pain away. Not at all. I got DELIVERED, and that's why I don't have that pain anymore. He healed my life timeline first and then evicted a spirit husband who was causing all kinda probs for me. Yes, I'm talking about deliverance from demonic occupation, not just Holy Spirit releasing revelation. The testimony for part of those deliverances can be accessed by clicking the pic above.
When I was sharing this RT with Patti she recognized it as an opportunity for faith building. The Lord works in us as opposites. Three things come to mind - obedience, justice, priorities - about us that are totally different in our relationships with The Godhead, but that's why we make such a great ministry team. She and I will be ministering together to attendees of #SY5779. It's gonna be so good. I'm excited.
Anyhoo ... I'd love to share this Revelation Trail with you, but I have to wait for some markers first. Markers meaning results. I need to have some measurable, verifiable evidences that this revelation matters before I throw it out there because right now it's just what if, so and what else. Lots of potential here if this is really a God path. And if it's not ... it's better that I didn't wet your appetites.
Although, as I said before, Patti thinks it's viable. Maybe I should expect a harvest from this new insight. Even if it doesn't take me where I think it will, Holy Spirit can do exceeding abundantly above. Sixty hours of tongues. And counting.
Register for my upcoming events if you're interested in a spiritual growth spurt.
P.S. and Side Note: As I finish this I'm smelling baby formula - that's a very distinct smell. There's no reason I should be. At all. Please release a verbal agreement that I hear properly what that represents. And if you have any revelation, you can always share it with me. Blessings!
From The WESTSIDE (in my gangsta voice)
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
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
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
Ok, so ... I shared on ZM7A about the warfare I'm in right now and it's getting cra-zy.
Recently I had another believer say to me what these strong men I've been fighting keep saying to me which was basically: We want everything you have and we're gonna keep taking it from you as long as you're stupid enough to allow it. Dude.
The enemy uses us like it ain't nothing. Seriously. Here are some examples in addition to the one above.
First, I went bonkers giving last year. Patti Cake told me the other day that I give more percentage wise of my income than anyone else she knows. But, when the enemy started stealing from me I was forced to take my giving to The Lord for some analysis. Well, I had to confess and repent for some of my giving, because it wasn't a part of God's plan for my stewardship.
I had the desire to give because I'm a giver, but it wasn't The Lord leading the giving. And when that happens, I get some harvest, but not great harvest because I told God my money was His to direct and broke that covenant which opened me up to demonic devouring aka a curse. Whoo! Take a breath. You can learn all about that in Cursed with a Cursed: Finances.
Another common example is saying the mean things we're thinking and/or allowing the enemy to whisper to us and then adding, 'I'm just sayin'' or 'That's just me' to end of it as if that covers the sin. Wrong. The only things that cover sin are The Dam Yeshua which was shed in seven places, His death and His resurrection when appropriated in faith and authority.
Back to the warfare. So, we're fasting and praying - I had 90 mins in tongues done by 2 a.m. this morning and a total of 15+ hours over the last 7 days. I'm telling you it's serious. But the magnificent thing is, The Lord is showing up. He's showing up with mostly revelation right now, but the big breakthrough has to follow. And the revelation is good. He's showing a lot of where I've messed up and as a result shook hands with the enemy - ie. the unauthorized giving.
I know in the past I've said I only do what God tells me to do, but when I'm in intimate conversation with Him and He's removed earthly veils it's so easy to see how often I do what I do without consulting The Lord. This is true for all of us. We see in part, prophesy in part, have our own agendas and are self-focused not God-focused most of the time. God is demanding and high maintenance so we have to admit we're not Jesus or even close, and we still live for ourselves primarily. Which is just human nature, and human nature is hard to fight.
My mentor says people will always cause more problems in our lives than any demons, and it's true. I prefer small groups and safety but for whatever reason, God's long-term plan continually pushes me out in front of groups to get rubbed, bruised and matured. I keep reminding myself that not one of my issues - internal or external - fazes God because He's a master problem solver and heaven is solution central. Just gotta keep seeking.
That'll do it for now. Check back for updates on this warfare if you're interested. I know I'm making headway when the demons start hiding behind and throwing people under the bus. Yes and amen!
It is written: And they overcame him by The Blood of The Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
It is written: Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but The Lord delivers them out of them all.
I bless you to seek deep deliverance, uncover your destiny and possess your birthright in Yeshua's Name!
I was watching a tv show the other night and a group of Native American women were conducting a sweat to call back the spirit of a young woman who'd been raped. Calling back portions of the soul that have been traumatized or dispersed is a regular deliverance practice, but we believers rarely minister to our spirits, and that's a problem.
Because we don't minister to our spirits, our spirits are highly immature and, therefore, we produce many carnal believers. Carnal believers are those who sow to the flesh instead of the spirit, and we are quite carnal because we haven't been focusing on growing up our spirits.
That may seem harsh, but I'm just repeating to you all what The Lord spoke to me during my 61 days of prayer this year (Nov. 1-Dec 31, 2017). He told me point blank with no kinda sugar coating that there were many times I couldn't defeat the demonic in my life because I was operating from the soul instead of the spirit. I wasn't overtly sinning, but I was doing what I believed was right in my own understanding and we all know what God says about that - Proverbs 14:12. One example, is trying to keep peace with a person for years, when God had actually intended for me to make war to get free from them. Keeping the peace between relatives seems godly, right? Yes, except for the times God wants you to suit up for battle.
I'm sure everyone wants to immediately exclude themselves from being soulish, but as my spirit has matured during this deliverance season, it's easier to identify soulish actions than ever before. This is one of the reasons I've been quiet. Growing my spirit has given me greater vision into the spiritual realm and I've learned what a dangerous place it is. It's dangerous because people, our fellow believers in Yeshua a lot of the time, don't understand how it operates and loose more curses against each other than satanists do (Romans 7:15-20). I've heard it said that those in covenant with darkness have greater insight into the spiritual realm than most Christians, and unfortunately it's true.
We're the ones who are suffering. I cried to God asking why The Power of God wasn't being demonstrated in my life and in my nation on a large scale and He began to show me. We have no power because we're spiritually immature. Power and its manifestations come from God's Glory and His Glory takes up residence in a spirit as it matures (John 4:24).
Argue with this wisdom all you like, but the fact is that if you don't have power manifestations of God in your life, church, ministry, state and/or nation it's because there are no spiritually mature believers representing The Kingdom of God in that arena. The measuring stick is Yeshua's life and those of The New Testament believers. If you have those types of power plays happening, you've got a mature spirit. If you don't, you need to grow up.
I'm being grown up in spirit right now, and it hurts ... but I'll have power manifestations in the future or at least greater personal freedom than ever before 'cause this doesn't seem to be a journey many others want to join me on.
I bless you in The Name and authority of Yeshua, The Messiah.
© Zari Banks, M.Ed December 2017, Pasco, WA
As a teacher of The Written Word my goal is to provide revelation and understanding that can be lived out as wisdom. I've had the same conversation twice in one week about the topic of believers doing their best to get everything free instead of investing in The Kingdom and themselves.
Yeshua paid it all. And yes His work at Calvary was complete, but we have to pay and invest, too. Believers don't have any trouble buying name-brand bags, shoes and clothing (I know I don't have any problem paying what my favorite companies charge) but too often we want to undercut Kingdom entrepreneurs instead of supporting them.
That's dishonor and it's the exact opposite of everything Proverbs (and The rest of The Word) instructs. God's not gonna prosper an unrenewed, selfish mindset. Watch this short video for some real heat.
You might also enjoy Pearls and Swine.
Knowing who we are in Christ affects how we act and what we receive from Him. We must know who we are and live from that realm continually.
Kingdom living is a whole 'notha level and most believers are not actually living like Yeshua lived while He was on earth. Fix that. Get some revelation and implement it. Qualify. Stop being a begging believer.
In Psalm 139:16 David teaches us that all of our days are written in God's book of us before a single day passes.
It's true, Dad wrote out a glorious destiny for every single person He would ever create. But those events and blessings and prunings aren't set in stone. We have to submit to Him, learn through intimacy and choose by our will to live out what He imagined for us.
What He has is always for our great so don't ever be afraid to give up your best human efforts for His spectacular, supernatural abundance.