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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.
I recently read Revelation 7:10 in the NASB version and had a question. It reads, "... and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, 'Salvation to our GOD who sits on the throne, and to The Lamb.'" I asked Holy Spirit why it was translated 'salvation to' instead of 'from' or 'through.'
I checked some of the other versions. The GNT and ESV both read, "Salvation comes from ..." and the NLT asserts, "Salvation belongs to ..." The SBL Greek New Testament reads, "καὶ κράζουσι φωνῇ μεγάλῃ λέγοντες· Ἡ σωτηρία τῷ θεῷ ἡμῶν τῷ καθημένῳ ἐπὶ τῷ θρόνῳ καὶ τῷ ἀρνίῳ."
The Greek translation is most accurate, of course, and the phrasing 'salvation to' is correct. Worship is what was going on in heaven in this particular record and GOD was being saluted. If you know Spanish or French you're familiar with the terms, "Salud" or "Salut" which roughly mean "to health" and are often spoken before sharing a drink with others [get your mind outta the gutter; it doesn't have to be alcohol].
Picture a scene from a movie when an audience is about to toast a king and they declare that he live long or something about His greatness. That's what was being professed before Yahweh in this instance. He was being toasted or cheered for His awesomeness. I can think of two such scenes immediately. In The Twin Towers (Lord of the Rings 2) they toast Theoden after Gandalf administers deliverance to him, and he's restored to his right mind and throne. Another is in One Night with the King, when the feasting begins that leads to Vashti's banishment. Admantha raises his chalice to Xerses and proclaims, "Great king!"
Does this matter? In the scheme of things probably not. But, I prefer to worship and pray the way I find it laid out in The Holy Scriptures because it's effective. But I also want to understand what that worship and prayer actually mean. I want to refrain from vain repetitions (Matthew 6:7), and one way of doing that is having proper revelation of God's protocols. The Word tells us we perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6), but with all of the resources we have at our fingertips (deliverance is right there *snap*) that shouldn't be the case. And I will not be one of those who doesn't take full advantage of everything I can get my hands on to learn more about God and His ways. I don't want to know more about anything else on this earth than about Elohim and His Kingdom
I bless you in the name and authority of Yeshua ha'Mashiach.
Copyright © 2016 Zari Banks, M.Ed
3.22.16 Dream: I was in a bathroom and saw there were keys in the bottom of the bathtub. I left and returned to darkness/no light on. The tub began to fill with water and I had understanding that I needed to pick up the key that was on the left side (away from the drain). As it filled I couldn't see the key any longer, but I knew if I clapped I could locate it. I clapped and the area where the key was begin to vibrate and it lit up, so I reached in and grabbed it.
**Understanding about this dream flowed as I was writing it out. The bathroom is a place of cleansing and deliverance. The tub soaks, covers, cleanses and immerses a body (this applies to individuals and The Body at large) - this is The Word and Holy Spirit. Keys represent access, authority and strategies.
Meaning: In times of darkness - even in situations you've previously been able to see in but have turned - strategies for overcoming are available. Specifically the strategy of worship - clapping is worship and warfare. Everything responds to sound - God made the universe that way; voice activated. My sound (clapping) was a decree that caused light to shine on my ways (Job 22:28).
Bottom Line: Worship and warfare produce keys or strategies for victory.
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Creative power is released by our words and it increases supernaturally when we speak what God has said in the written Word or as rhema. Decree this promise aloud in faith for the next seven days as often as possible and ask for confirmation that it's been activated in your life. Continue to decree it until it's confirmed.
Began with worship in spirit and truth which birthed a prophetic decree through song. "I'm coming up, Lord ... to see You face-to-face." Then I was in the throne room twirling before the Lord and I saw someone twirling and creating a whirlwind/tornado (white) around them. In dream interpretation white tornados/storms are from The Lord. And I heard, "When the storms of life come, call out to Me."
Then I asked a question and received and answer of instructions.
**I'm truly enjoying this summer season of covenant prayer and I hope you are, too.
Copyright © 2015 Zari Banks, M.Ed
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