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RUNNING THE RACE VOLUME 1, ISSUE

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NOVEMBER

2012

GLORIF Y THE LORD WITH ME In this issue of our newsletter, I would like us to rejoice and glorify the Lord with a sister for whom the Lord has come through in a marvelous way. The Bible exhorts us to “Praise Him in the assembly of the saints.” This sister sent me a message that warmed my heart and encouraged me to continue working in the vineyard of the King of Kings! I pray that this testimony will bless you as much as it blessed me as you read it below. I have not used her real name. HANNAH: Hi Nellie, I hope you are well. I just wanted to give you the testimony of what the Lord has done!! It is 2pm on the 7th of July 2012 and I am heading into a meeting at Breaking Barriers international. It’s a teaching on breaking down invisible barriers that stop us as born again Christians, from experiencing God’s blessings and what’s best for our lives. I had already been briefed by the girl who introduced me so I had a general outline and since I was so down, I decided to come and trust that God had a word for me so I sat and listened . . .

IN THIS ISSUE Glorify the Lord with me 1 Testimonies

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The Founder’s message

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The Book Stand

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INSPIRATIONAL VERSE Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

I had reached a very dark place in my life and nothing seemed to be working out. I had closed my hairdressing business of 3 years because I had bowed down to fear and taken up a job that I hated, because I was too afraid to seek better for myself. I had struggled with virtually every area of my life especially poverty, low self -esteem and addictions. I didn’t see myself ever getting out of this pit so I wallowed in it . As a born again Christian I thought this was normal! I just need to say that I know that not every bad thing that happens is a result of a demonic attack but certainly I

knew that my decisions were greatly influenced by something in my mind, which I now know had been slowly and insidiously influenced by altars and a lifetime of words of curses spoken by others and myself. All the enemy had to do was use my own sin to reinforce all these beliefs I had about God, myself, and others. In March 2012, I was broke, low, and prone to bouts of depression and allowing everyone and anything to speak into my life except God! My older son’s life was out of control (his life since this teaching has dramatically changed).


I had been born again since 1990 and I was fast losing any hope of ever living the abundant life that Jesus had promised. When God began to speak to me, I couldn’t hear him but then the voice got gentle but firm. At this point I was deep into internet cyber sex addiction which satan had “convinced“ me was my only outlet. I had given up smoking and drinking but I still had a spirit of addiction which God used to get my attention. I was chatting to a Christian brother who introduced me to BBI (Breaking Barriers International) for the first time. It is my first day at BBI that God delivered me and began to show me places where there were holes in my “wall”. In my case the wall was so full of holes that you would have to be forgiven for thinking it was a wall at all! As the deliverance began, I was instantly delivered from addictions of many kinds, fear and rejection. I knew it was by FAITH that I had received this incredible gift hallelujah! And that I had to continually protect my deliverance by putting on the whole armor of God, given that I had only walked with my helmet of salvation and my body. I was not fully protected even though I was a born again believer. I needed to get deliverance from demonic influences that had legal rights over my life in order to be fully set free. The wall had not been repaired (Nehemiah 4:6-15). When I got my deliverance, the spoken curses and altars speaking into my life had no more power as I covered myself and my family with the blood of Jesus (Galatians 3:13).
I broke generational curses in my life from the first to the fourth generation through repentance! I was being thrown out of my house because of rent arrears. Prior to the deliverance, I would have sought a solution outside God. Now I had Faith and God came through for me and delivered me ! Auctioneers were coming to take my property and a friend

gave me a check for Kshs. 100,000 the day before the auctioneers came. Then the caretaker called me demanding for his fee of Kshs. 20,000. My friend called me and asked me what was wrong because I did not sound OK. I told her about the caretaker and she told me to go collect this amount from her. I still owed Kshs. 80,000 and so the caretaker came and locked me out of my house. In the evening they gave me back my key after I had signed a letter stating that I would pay the balance by the 26th of that month. I signed the letter by faith, and that same day a friend of mine paid the balance of Kshs. 80,000!! A total of Kshs. 200,000!! God is awesome!! God sent a lady into my life who has very graciously given me a house to live in rent – free, until I become financially stable. She has promised to give me one of her houses in December at rate that I can afford and that is not all. She (the friend) also gave me a truck to move all my belongings while my neighbor offered to store some items I could not carry. A client also gave me 12 litres of paint for renovating the house! I have no words to express how I feel! GOD has just shown me every single minute of the day that He’s my Rock, my Shield, my Redeemer and my FATHER!. For the first time in my life, I am experiencing the love of our Father in Heaven, and I know that this love is True!! I am filled with joy and so much hope that I would like to let everyone know. I lived for so long in defeat. My friend has also taken your book, (Breaking Invisible Barriers) and wants to know how she and her household can receive this deliverance. BBI gives all the glory to God. He alone sets captives free. It is not by power, nor by might, but it is by His Spirit! Bless His holy name! In His vineyard,

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TESTIMONIES I thank God for all He has done for me because He is a faithful God and answered prayers. He is a merciful God and forgives even when we think we are beyond repair. I had been struggling with masturbation since I was a small child even before I had started going to school. I did not know what I was doing was wrong until I was in class 7. When I tried to stop I could not. When I got saved in high school and even became a member of the Christian union, I did not understand why I was still struggling with it, though I was genuinely saved. I did not know what to do and I was desperate. I prayed, fasted, sometimes even called the numbers usually shown on family TV because I did not want to tell anyone who knew me but nothing changed. I did not know what to do so I just told God that I had left everything to him. I really wanted a way out so I told a friend though it was really embarrassing and God was faithful and used her to help me get help. I went to a prayer meeting and as I heard the teaching on soul ties everything made a lot of sense. When I was a child and was left home alone with the house help, we would do a lot of things and I also had a sister who would touch me inappropriately whenever she would be giving me a shower. I guess that also explains why I used to fantasize with people of the same sex. Even before the teaching ended I felt like God was doing something new. After the soul ties were broken I was made a new person. I stopped fantasizing just like that. My will changed because even when I felt like doing it I could not. I can’t explain but I know it’s totally God because I could not have done it with my own strength. I also used to have a lot of fear towards my father but after the prayers all the fear was gone. I could sit in the same room with him unlike before where I would walk out whenever he came in. I really thank God for all He has done.

FOUNDER’S MESSAGE

I will extol the Lord at all times, his praise will always be on my lips. . . My soul will boast in the Lord, let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me, let us exalt His name forever . . .I sought the Lord and he answered me. He delivered me from all my fears . . .The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them. He delivers them from all their troubles. – Psalm 34: 1-4, 17 I would like to encourage you to send us your testimonies so that the body of Christ can be encouraged. What has God done in your life since you broke the generational curses? Give Him praise in the assembly. When we publish your testimonies we do not mention your name unless you specifically ask us to mention it.

Nellie Shani

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THE BOOK STAND

BREAKING INVISIBLE BARRIERS

VISION Every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is set free from the invisible barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their purpose and achieving their potential

MISSION BBI is a Christian Organization inspired by the Holy Spirit to equip believers in Jesus Christ to live victoriously and fulfill their purpose in the world. OBJECTIVES 1. To teach Biblical truths concerning spiritual warfare and deliverance. 2. To help believers in Jesus Christ, identify and break generational curses. 3. To enable believers in Jesus Christ know how to sustain their deliverance. 4. To counsel believers in Jesus Christ who may need specialized help beyond the teaching and prayer seminars. 5. To identify and train workers in spiritual warfare and deliverance ministry.

Many Christians today are living a life of constant struggle and failure no matter what they do to try and improve their lot in life. They are fighting something they do not understand. This book explores these invisible barriers and how to break them by the Power of the Cross. Kshs. 700.00

WHEN TWO HALVES MAKE A HOLE… Battling for Our Marriages Behind every broken marriage is a fierce battle that was lost in the spiritual realm. Many people do not realize that from the moment that they say “I do” a raging battle starts whose sole objective is the break-up of the marriage. The Bible warns us that our enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. We are told not to be a passive onlooker but to “Resist him……” Thus battling for our marriage is not an option but a command. Kshs. 700.00

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