I received an email asking for teachings from me. If you're not getting enough from my blogs, I have several audio teachings available for download which you can access by clicking either of the pictures above. Other options are booking mentoring sessions or attending #SY5779 in October.
Breaking Generational Curses was the first deep deliverance offering of 2018. It gives you a format for locating those tough areas in your life that God wants to deal with, but you may have no clue about. Seven by 7 Power Prayer is a 7-week prayer protocol going through Colossians 1.
Both of these processes brought me to greater freedom than I've ever experienced before and I'm enjoying this season of life immensely. I pray they do the same for those who partake.
Now to the importanter stuffs. 😉
I finished my 3-month season of praying in tongues daily - I hit 150 hours of tongues on June 30. I was expecting something huge when my season ended, but nothing huge happened. I asked God what was up with the delay in my huge something and when He showed up (a couple days later, mind you - He's on His own sked for real), He helped me realize that it may not have resulted in an explosive occurrence at conclusion, but provided a lot of incremental blessings and provisions throughout. So all those things - three months of amazing peace - are what I have to celebrate and be thankful for.
And that's huge. Do you know how many people's lives are in turmoil? Believers, too. And I just experienced three months of complete peace. Peace is priceless. You may not realize how amazing three months of peace is, because your life is so hectic you can't imagine it. Or perhaps you're in constant pain so you can't imagine it. I just lived it.
But, the day after I stopped, the enemy attacked me pretty good. I suspect they'd been wanting to hit me with their usual mess but couldn't because I was in a Holy Spirit bubble for a while. And even though they've caused me some problems, they also messed up. The attack made me ask The Lord why it was allowed. I got the answer - a trauma bond - and I went to work to get delivered and healed. I also exercised dominion over time to compress (quicken) the healing process. Lastly, my spirit stepped to the front to participate and release heaven's strategy. This is a prime example of God working things together for my great (Romans 8:27-28).
A matured spirit can facilitate healing for you, too. You just have learn how to work with it. Ministering to the human spirit is one of the things Patti and I will cover at #SY5779. The Church has done a solid job of ministering to our souls, but The Bible tells us that our spirits have an umbilical cord to The Godhead (John 17:21), so we need to nurture them even more than our souls. Our souls can't/don't exist outside of our bodies, but our spirits go into eternity so they're a priority.
Additionally, a matured spirit will keep us from falling back into sin which is a soul issue (read Romans 6). The portion of you that dies is the soul, the old man. The new creation is a spirit that's alive to commune in God's realms. Exciting stuffs.
I did some data collecting last week in an attempt to determine if it was only my circle or a bigger issue of enemy attack. I believe it was just my group being hit beginning July 1. What was your life like on July 1? Did the enemy strike against you or was it life as usual? I'm curious.
Speaking of curiosities, I was wondering this morning why God chooses to answer some of the requests He does. Example ... I mentioned to Him once, maybe twice, that I wanted to fly First Class when I flew. He consistently makes this happen. Just last Thursday I was booked on a flight that didn't have First Class and it was delayed. Well, the maintenance delay caused a plane swap to a jet with a First Class cabin and I got one of the seats.
Why did He say yes to that request? One that I wasn't even serious enough about to mention in prayer. Someone suggested it's because I had faith for it, but that doesn't seem to fit in this situation. I wouldn't waste a faith bullet on flying First Class because it's not that serious, truth be told. Then it was suggested that I'm His princess and He likes to spoil me. That may be true, but a castle and a prince with lots of money (just being honest) would be good spoiling, too.
I really am curious why He chose to answer that on-the-fly non-essential desire above the many other things I've spent months and years praying for. Do you have any insight? Do you have your own questions about what He picks and what gets left? I invite you to share below.
And I'm not being ungrateful, of course. I love thanking Him for things as I drift off to sleep and then realize I've started praying in tongues as I dream. Yes, dear ones, thanksgiving will take you into one of God's realms. Try it.
I bless your spirit to ask questions of The Lord and to commune until answers are downloaded.
© Copyright Zari Banks, Inc. 2018
This has been a good few days at home. Tons of prayer, revelation and wild experiences with The Lord like I haven't had since 2011, 12 and 13.
I was at the bakery earlier today and stepped outside for something, and as soon as my feet hit the ground outside I broke out in tongues. I'm already praying in tongues in my sleep while still dreaming, and now I see that my spirit is awake to land that needs cleansing and blessing. Exciting times.
The Lord, an enemy and I have been having this ongoing debate for the last little bit. The enemy keeps devouring some of my bigger harvests and telling me I can only harvest from small seeds. I'm telling God and the enemy everything I know from The Word. The Lord's not really saying anything. He's just sitting back taking it all in. Eventually He's gonna pass judgment, but right now ... we're just all on the party line shootin' the breeze.
I'm so looking forward to His verdict. It has to end in my favor because The Law is on my side. Not to mention I've got thousands of dollars and hours of service worth of seed in the ground. This year is gonna end well and 5779 is gonna start even betterer.
According to prayer requests, it looks like the enemy is going hard against young people trying to take them out and/or trouble their minds. They were doing this last year, too, and as a result I put out the audio Praying for a Sound Mind. It's a free download so take advantage. Especially if you have young people in your life.
Back to my party-line convos in the spiritual realm ... this is an instance when knowing the difference between principles and strategies matters. If I were trying to win my case on principle, when God had a strategy for me, I'd get stuck. And vice versa. If I were trying to use a strategy I've heard about somewhere online, when I should be operating on principle, again I'd get stuck.
I can't afford to get stuck.
If you have time over the next week and are willing, please release verbal agreement that light, revelation and grace continue to increase in my life. Thank you.
I bless you in Jesus' Name and authority. Keep pushing for greater deliverance.
© 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
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
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
5 November 2015 - Someone asked about when it's ok to leave a church. I give my opinion and it doesn't take church hurt or positions into consideration. The only thing that matters to me is the meat of the Word being delivered.