Blessed last week of February 2015, dear ones! It's strange and interesting how quickly time seems to go by as you age. I'm excited to be alive for such a time as this, though.
How 'bout you? What's new with you? I'm going through a deeper level of deliverance and training right now and I'm curious who else is, too. Are you? What's Holy Spirit doing in you right now? Can you recognize His work? Have/are you submitted to it?
I went into this season asking for three things and He took me in a whole different direction. Which isn't surprising or uncommon because in order to receive new things we have to become new wineskins to steward them properly. But, I have to be honest, I wasn't down with the direction He went initially, and I'll address that in sec.
There's been a lot of warfare, but it's good. It just proves that as I'm being delivered the enemies who occupied territory in my life are upset about their uprooting. Too bad, sucka fish ... you gots ta go. Here's an example ... Friday I was laying down for a nap (you know I'm an excellent napper, right?) and as I closed my eyes I saw this horrible, foul, straight outta hell scene being planted in my thoughts to 1. corrupt my dreams as I slept and 2. bring me into demonic agreement. I'm participating in a deliverance conference this weekend so this attack is not out of the ordinary or unexpected.
I spoke aloud my submission to God (see James), commanded the oppressor to flee and then I called in angelic hosts to set a watch as I slept (see Psalm 91). Immediately two warrior angels dressed in white and gold, swords at the ready, flew in - one on the each side of my bed facing in toward each other - then I fell right to sleep in peace.
Jesus promised in Mark 4 that as soon as the Word gets sown (the seeds of breakthrough being planted me in this season) the enemy comes to test it and see if it's planted deep enough to produce a harvest. I talk about this in depth regarding financial and success breakthrough in my upcoming book Revelation is for Elevation. Well, I've learned how to protect the Words sown into my spirit and I can teach you to do the same.
Now about not submitting to Holy Spirit's path - initially. In The Beginning video for this week on Genesis chapter 18 I shared this situation. Verse 16 reads: At that point, the three men set off on foot toward Sodom, and Abraham walked with them to start them on their way. I've been establishing my destiny in prayer and I know a lot of what Dad has for me to do. But Holy Spirit began showing me through dreams recently demonic spirits standing next to people I know in waking life as the cause behind their behaviors. I've already understood that soul wounds cause wrong behaviors (hurting people hurt people type stuff), but now He's showing me that it's more than just a wound it's demonic oppression. Well, I don't wanna see other people's demons.
People don't wanna hear that. Nor do I necessarily want to be the one delivering the information of what's going on. So, I've kinda been laying low and keeping to myself so I don't see as much. However, God has set off in a new direction and I have to follow even though it's uncomfortable. Like Abraham I have walk with Him as He starts out on this journey because I need and want the fullness of revelation of what He's doing, but also because I'm the one who has been crying out in prayer asking for my destiny to opened up to me in full measure. He's simply answering my prayer.
Anyhoo, that's what's going on with me. So ... I really wanna know ... what's new with you? Holy Spirit's doing something in you. What is it?
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