Consider this ...
You can worship The Lord in warfare. I had this conversation with The Father earlier today while I was packing for a trip. I've shared before that worship is warfare, but warfare is also worship.
As a spiritual mentor and prayer warrior, it gets frustrating that many people expect me to do their warfare for them. I prefer to teach you to war for yourself and family and your business and so that you can teach others. Yahweh expects you to learn, too, so that He can advance His Kingdom.
Let me explain. The role of a godly father is to teach children to war first and foremost and then to build. There's precedent for this being true all over The Written Word. Beginning to end.
The OT especially is all about God taking a person or group through battle after battle so they can build a legacy to leave for future generations (advance The Kingdom). And in theory the more your generation wars, the less the next generation should have to. They still have to war, it'll just be fewer or different battles.
David's line is a great example. He warred for decades for his legacy which eventually led to Messiah Yeshua. Solomon only fought a few battles because The Lord said he gave peace during his time. What Solomon warred at was basically going in and conquering - warfare, but mild warfare for sure. The battles Solomon should have been fighting - were spiritual ones to rid his life and wives of pagan gods - and he bowed out of those. Therefore, Rehoboam never saw his father truly war so when he became king for that season, he lost 10 tribes in his first three years or something like that.
Yeshua warred big for His legacy. He warred against religious spirits, demons of infirmity and the big fake, satan himself, and won all while teaching His disciples to build for the future. Yeshua was a much better father than David and Solomon were, though. Which makes total sense because He came from THE FATHER, The Creator of Fathering.
Anyway, back to warfare being worship to God. So, The Lord and I were chatting about how some believers refuse to war because of various reasons. Some think Jesus did it all so we don't have to fight. Some are terrified of spiritual warfare. But that fear is the result of not being given Bible truth or training. Others believe all they have to do is quote some verses and they're protected. Wrong! I'm not saying The Word doesn't work, obvi. What I'm saying is most believers have no clue about the spiritual laws that govern God's creation and the demonic realm does and they act on the premise of legal warfare. Therefore, we have to war to push them back from our lives, families and businesses, too.
So how does that make warfare worship of God? Very simply any time you perform God's will you're acting in faith and faith pleases God. Very simply warfare advances The Kingdom and that blesses God. Let me tell you what The Lord impressed to me today: Some people don't fully worship Him because they refuse to war which is required in life. Yes, there are different types and facets of worship, but not all of them are needed by everyone. For example, when God sends me to bless land that's a form of worship, but He doesn't send everyone to bless land. That may not be a form of worship He ever expects of you. But warfare is expected of all of us. Everyone. Young and old.
Why is warfare expected of everyone who lives on earth? Because we have enemies assigned against us that Yeshua already defeated big picture, and we must enforce His victory against our personal enemies small picture or we won't possess our birthrights which is God's original design for each of us. Get it? Advancing The Kingdom requires warfare and if you advance The Kingdom you'll definitely possess your birthright. Get it??
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Be exceedingly blessed!
At the bakery about to eat some BBQ
© 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
In the natural, praise wouldn't be our first reaction to an enemy attack, but Biblical protocol dictates that's how we should respond to win.
As you study the life of David ben Jesse in the six books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles it becomes obvious that effective Kingdom living is constant warfare. You also learn that winning and reaping rewards accompanies each victory.
I want to encourage you in this season, when warfare seems more evident than ever before, that you were made to win. You were made to overcome everything your jealous enemies throw at you because of your covenant relationship with Yeshua Messiah.
The Bible is a warfare manual that equips us with wisdom, discernment and prophetic promises that facilitate victory for every battle. Make use of every weapon available to you and build your arsenal of testimonies that keep you overcoming until the end. #zww
I pray in Yeshua's Name that you get the prophetic revelation and vision from heaven that you need to overcome every circumstance.