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
I pray in Yeshua's Name that you get the prophetic revelation and vision from heaven that you need to overcome every circumstance.
My warfare got real - I mean really real - recently so I had to take my case to The Court of Heaven for a judgment in my favor. I pray this blesses you.
I have a teaching on receiving Justice from God when you've been stolen from, too. If you want and need your goods, ask Dad for them back with interest.
When you come into greater revelation of the spiritual realm you'll have greater authority there and on earth to live abundant life in Christ.
The enemy is always doing something but we can allow the Lord to use their foolishness for His and our benefit. Watch.
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.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed