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.
9 December 2015 - I shared on the #GYD2016 call this morning:
That even in my season of focused prayer I got stuck. I went from a miracle manifesting in the first 10 days to silence from heaven. What turned everything around was reading through O Lord, Forgive Them 10 days a day for 10 (100 days worth; every 3 days I restarted it). Then when that 10 days was up the revelation began to flow. Now I'm full and have to find outlets for what I've learned.
I didn't even feel there was anything big sitting in my spirit or soul that needed forgiveness. Just goes to show that you need to be praying for enemies even when you don't realize you need to be praying for enemies.
Get the call playback. In the prayer I loosed angels to work for us for just about every area of life you can think of. It'll bless you. Love y'all.
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.
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
The enemy is always doing something but we can allow the Lord to use their foolishness for His and our benefit. Watch.
God bless and multiply everything your hands touch, dear ones!
I want to share another awesome time of prayer and worship I had today and also introduce to the latest PWPP effective prayer teaching module, Opening Spiritual Doors. Remember ... worship is warfare.
I worshiped with my prayer partner and then when I was fully in the spirit I began to worship in my prayer language. This was what my spirit spoke to Him:
The God of the highest heavens speaks with a voice of thunder. Speak Your decrees, Most High. Speak Your commands and cause the enemy to scatter. Rule for me, Lord. Speak for me (this is in reference to some spiritual lawsuits I have in His court right now).
I heard, "I rule FOR you. I love the way you come before me."
Thank You for hearing and seeing me. Please confirm Your Word with signs following.
I heard, "Take up your shield and fight."
I spoke in authority:
I decree I'm advancing with my shield of faith. I see heaven's army going before me to clear the path of the riff-raff and I say I'm moving forward with my shield of faith to collect the spoils. The enemy cannot stay on my path; the enemy cannot stay on this battlefield. I'm going to take this territory for the Kingdom of God. I will collect the spoils as the enemy runs in fear.
While I was making my decree I moved about my prayer room and saw the battlefield clearing out and the enemy being pushed back. Then I began to sing and I saw an army of heavenly soldiers in armor on horseback and the first lifted a banner.
Then I met with Holy Spirit for specific revelation for my life and day ahead.
I asked in a recent PWPP podcast episode that if you're not partnering with heaven when you pray, what exactly are you doing? Effective prayer requires Biblical principles to be utilized and listening and responding to heaven is necessary to live abundant life in Christ. I know I'm always talking about abundance but that's because I've already got average. I speak abundance because that's what I'm working toward, moving toward and in expectation of. My God is excellent and I want what a King's favored daughter deserves.
Now about Opening Spiritual Doors. I went through a process to have heaven open above me so that I could fight the battle I completed today in prayer and you can learn how to do that in this and my other teachings. You got that right, I engaged the enemy to receive from God by completing and winning a battle today in prayer in less than an hour. No, every battle isn't that easy. Matter of fact the battles before and after receiving this revelation had me irritated, crying, hurt and ready to quit. But I won and that's another promotion for me.
My assignment for 2015 is to teach effective prayer. I try to do that in everything I do. I wish I could pray with everyone individually for a season so that you could really learn from me, but I haven't found a way to do that, yet. That's why I write and teach to mentor you, but it's not quite the same thing as tackling a specific issue or need with you in the moment.
If your church doesn't have a system to teach you how to pray effectively, consider inviting me to come and model it. Your prayer and worship should be just as powerful as mine is. You should have evidence that your requests have been heard and received by heaven just like I do. Again if you're not participating with heaven when you pray, what are you doing?
I bless you in Jesus' name.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
June 23, 2015 - Yesterday in prayer we began to press in to open a heavenly portal and we broke through so I've been high ever since. I recorded a vid about that worship. I spent some time soaking later that day and I've been getting downloads and revelation about the spiritual realm since then. Good stuffs.
Well, today I was still in that worship warfare mode and it was even betterer than yesterday. The presence of the Lord was heavy and excellent to the point that it was hard to stand and I began to see visions.
I saw a line of warrior angels at the ready to move out. I saw rain being poured over me - this is a common occurrence in worship because Zayne often sees what he refers to as a waterfall over me as I've worshiped before. Also, during worship at church one Saturday night about two years ago a visitor came up after service and said the same; that she looked over at me and saw rain pouring down over my head. I love the outpouring of the Spirit of God.
I began to sing prophetically, "Pour out, pour out, pour out, Your Spirit, Lord."
I saw Ezekiel's vision from chapter 47. I was ankle deep in water, then knee deep and then swimming in it. That's a wonderful picture of being immersed in the Spirit of God - a fresh baptism of Ruach haKodesh. Where the Spirit is there is liberty, life, revelation, healing and everything else I need for myself and also to serve the Kingdom.
I saw myself squatting down on a beach with Z next to me and I stood up and looked out over the ocean. I asked, "What are You saying, Holy Spirit?" He said, "As the water cover the earth, so My Spirit covers the world. I AM taking you to the waters, to the earth. Sending out. Soon."
I sang again, "I hear the sound of the raindrops from heaven. Pouring out, pouring out, pouring out right on me."
I recommend you press in to open a heavenly portal, too. By ascending and living in that realm you can overcome everything because you're seeing from Christ's perspective. You will also be encouraged in what you're called to do in service to our Lord.
Great grace to you in Yeshua's name.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed