I am my Dad's princess. And it's my birthday today, so I'm gonna get spoiled big time!
The enemy is always doing something but we can allow the Lord to use their foolishness for His and our benefit. Watch.
"These are new things I'm teaching, and they can't be reconciled with old habits. ... And, nobody puts new, unfermented wine into old wineskins because if he does, the wine will burst the skins; they would lose both the wineskins and the wine. No, the only appropriate thing is to put new wine into new wineskins." ~ Brit Chadeshah: Mark 2:21-22
Yeshua is my favorite rebel with a cause. He was always doing something outside the box and that freaked people out (read more in Revelation is for Elevation). In Mark 3:6 He's called a dangerous dreamer. I *LOVE* that. I'm a bit of a rebel myself; always have been, but now I'm a rebel for Him instead of for the enemy.
I recently read the book of Mark and I love how He wrecked (that's a popular term in my house these days) everyone who said something ignorant to Him. When I read about new wineskins, Holy Spirit spoke and said, "That's a renewed mind."
We read that instruction from Rabbi Shaul all the time, but I can tell you from the number of folks I interact with that too many haven't actually submitted their minds to be renewed. I read the history of the works of Jesus in Mark and I have notes written all over the pages asking for opportunities to do what He did. When I ask, I believe in faith nothing wavering, that I've received (Matthew 21:22) and I go forward and do what I read He did.
It may not happen the first, second or fifth times I complete the action, but I'm not going to stop just because of that (the enemy always comes to test the Word sown -Mark 4). My mind has been renewed to believe His Words and that I can do what He did and greater. I don't care what I see. His promises trump what I see with my natural eyes. Can you say the same? If not, why? You think He lies?
Your mind needs to be a new wineskin. The Godhead is different; they want us to be different, think different, act and live different. The Bible says over and over that God set them apart. That's His divine plan. Fitting in is trash. You can't find that anywhere in the Logos.
If you truly want to be like Yeshua, you're gonna be a rebel of the status quo. You won't be crazy. Well ... you will be the world, but your difference is what will draw others to you to understand your joy and power.
You have to make up your mind to be a new wineskin for Him. That is ... if you're not scared. This faith life ain't no joke. It's fun, but it gets real.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
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In my book O Lord, Forgive Them: 30 Days of Praying for Your Enemies I prayed that God would give me the ability - activate me - to decree and declare with power. I prayed to be able to speak and have manifestation so that, like the prophet Samuel, my words wouldn't fall to the ground or return void. Two years later God activated me with this power follwing three confirmations. You can learn more in my self-paced course Decreeing & Declaring with Power.
God gives promises, but they have to be contended for. Even those promises/prophesies that require you to speak or ask have a need for action on your part. You will have to work. Learn how here and in Read the Word, Speak the Word by Zari Banks.
This is the first installment of my summer 2014 series “Let’s Be Real Here,” that shines the light of Holy Spirit revelation on relationships and on the dysfunction we love and that our society promotes and profits from. I’m addressing these issues here because I’ve learned quite a bit - and am still learning, of course - about relationships that please Father. There are several behaviors that we exhibit that we assume are godly, but are not. If we want to experience the fullness of abundant life in Christ we must behave as salt and light; we have to stand out and show the world there’s peace and success within committed, loving relationships that allow men to be spiritual leaders of the home and women to come alongside them for the glory of God.
God created everything for a reason. Everything. In Genesis we learn that everything They created was good. If you want to play the game and bring satan up, this isn't the time or place. Everything the Godhead does has divine purpose built into it. They created Adam to enjoy the creations of the world and to fellowship with Them. They created Eve because Adam needed a skin-and-bone companion to enhance his divine purpose.
Before Eve, Adam worked, ate and communed with the Spirit of God. That wasn't enough purpose for this man created in God's imagination and formed with His hand. After Eve, Adam's purpose included procreation, multiplication and exercising dominion in addition to communing with the Spirit of God. Adam and Eve knew what their divine purposes were because they experienced regular communion with Father.
I love having a Father who's all-knowing, all-powerful and all-loving. A Father who told me He'd show me the secrets to success for anything I want to do. I decided I want to help women who look at others and think it can "only to happen to them," break into spiritual and financial wealth. I did this first through spiritual growth books, then through teaching courses and now with a work-at-home business opportunity.