25 November 2015 — I love to pray. And anyone who's effective in prayer does, too. Being effective means you get results and getting results will keep you in your prayer closet on the regular. I'm a witness.
A friend and I began praying for our businesses, etc. a bit ago and we're seeing the manifestations of what we pray each week. We try not to miss prayer dates. Even though we have a standing appointment with each other and The Lord, we adjust our schedules so we don't have to miss a session.
Consistency in prayer matters. Stamina, momentum, faith, and recognition in the spiritual realm must be built up. Also, the pray-ers have to get into one accord (Matthew 18:19, Acts 1:14). It's sad that so many churches don't teach effective prayer. I'm not sure why they don't ... except that they probably don't know how.
As a teacher myself, I realize it's not easy to teach effective prayer. I didn't learn in a church. I learned from being desperate and having to dig in and experience breakthrough in prayer firsthand. I speak about effective prayer all the time, but it's only going to be theory until we're praying and agreeing about a real-life situation. That's one of the reasons I love praying through seasons with others.
Each month I pray at least one person through some issue from crisis to deliverance. Sometimes it's multiple people. It's effective. Prayer gets things done.
Today's prayer was so good. I had a vision of a door being opened and another of snow falling. I looked up snow in a dream dictionary and it listed: pure/white, Robe of Righteousness, glory, refreshing, God's Word. Immediately Isaiah 55:10-11 came to mind ... Just like snow and rain come from heaven to water the earth and don't return to where they came from, God's Word cannot return void. Yes and amen!
I decreed agreement with that vision and the Ruach haKodesh spoke:
"Your agreement with Me will take you over the highest heights."
Then I saw a beautiful night sky similar in color to the pic above and two snow-capped mountains -- this reminds me of another snow-covered mountain dream I had before; I'll have to try and remember to share it here sometime. God has elevation, breakthrough and promotion in store for our lives and businesses. I'm excited and expectant.
You need agreement with others in prayer -- if you're married or have children you should be powerful in prayer because you've got built-in agreement. And you need to agree with God. That's a basic, but a huge portion of The Body isn't in agreement with God's Word or will. You can look at lives in comparison to the promises in the Logos and determine if someone agrees with God ... or not.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
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
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As I laid down for a nap earlier today (I'm great at napping btw) I had a vision as soon as my eyes closed. This happens often to seers; as soon as we close our eyes, we go right into the spiritual realm. As the image was forming I couldn't make it out so I asked, and was given more of it to view. It was a chameleon.
I know that some chameleons change colors to camoflauge themselves as a protective measure and also for hunting. But, I wanted to know if there was more to the spiritual aspect so I looked it up in three of my dream dictionaries. Only one had chameleon listed and it wasn't the book I'd expected to find it in. Both of things apply to the word I received and am sharing here.
The photo above is almost exactly what I first saw in the vision. As the view widened I saw it's tongue and one of its feet so that I immediately recognized it as a chameleon.
This vision tells me several things:
Be exceedingly blessed in Jesus' name.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
I had phenomenal worship this past Tuesday (7/15/14) night. I entered into a realm that can only be accessed when worshiping in spirit and in truth.
I prayed for a half hour with a specific request and then left my agenda to attend to the Lord's, and that's when worship began to pour out of me. And, when I say it poured out of me, I mean that. Through my spirit Holy Spirit declared praises to God that were beyond my human mind. This is one of the psalms I journaled at 10:18 p.m.:
My God is famous. The most famous. He is One who commands a million chariots. He rides out into battle with His sceptor outstretched; His hand cannot be stayed. O magnify the Lord!