FAQs

BBI stands for Breaking Barriers International. 

 

Breaking Barriers International (BBI) is registered in Kenya as a Christian ministry.

 

BBI strives to help Christians live victoriously, by identifying and breaking invisible barriers in their lives.

 

Many Christians today are living a life of constant struggle and failure no matter what they do or try to do to improve their lot in life.

 

They are fighting something they do not understand.

It is as if something invisible comes and blocks their progress just before they reach their goals.

 

Something keeps them from leading a life of victory and fruitfulness.

 

The removal of this invisible barriers that seems to plague many Christians of good standing is what BBI is about.

 

These invisible barriers often leave many Christians frustrated, confused or in total despair, wondering if it is true of what is said about Jesus’ finished work on the cross.

 

Deliverance is about removing these invisible barriers.

 

It is commanding the evil spirits that are blocking the child of God from enjoying the fullness of the cross to leave.

 

A curse is defined as a solemn utterance intended to invoke a supernatural power to inflict harm or punishment on someone or something.

 

Curses, then are spoken words.

 

What gives a curse power is guilt.

 

A curse has the right “to land on a person who is guilty that caused the utterance to be made.”

Proverbs 26:2, ” Like a flattering sparrow or a darting swallow an undeserved curse does not come to rest.”(NIV).

There is a difference between a personal curse and a generational curse. A personal curse is directed to an individual while a generational curse is directed towards a lineage( descendants).

 

It is interesting to note that the only time we see curses following descendants is when other gods are worshipped.

 

Generation curses normally affect more than one generation. They come as a result of idolatry in the family bloodline.

 

Deuteronomy 5: 9, “You shall not bow down to them or worship them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth of those who hate me.”

 

You notice calamities that touch four generations or more.

 

It will be common to see a sickness or disease that has affected a woman, her mother and grandmother.

 

You might even see unemployment touching the children of all three brothers.

 

Abject poverty may be prevalent in many of the families in four generations.

 

Children may drop out of school in all the families that have a common grand father or great grandfather.

 

You may notice a family where all the men die of Cancer before the age of 50, or where all family members are involved in one car accident or a another.

 

One generational curse that seems to be very stubborn is Alcoholism. 

 

 

 Curses will follow both non- believers and believers in Christ.

 

When there is a curse of barrenness, for example, within a family, it will often touch the unbeliever and the believer.

 

When the curse strikes, everyone from north to South is affected. We need to understand that the generation curse is not targeted towards an individual but towards a lineage.

 

Daniel ( Daniel 9:11-13) was such a person who suffered a curse as a result of the sins of his forefathers.

 

As he searched the scriptures to discover why both the righteous and the unrighteous were suffering a terrible curse in the land of their enemies (Babylon), he found the answer in (Jeremiah 25:4-7)- that the ancestors had disobeyed God and aroused His anger by worshipping other gods.

 

Then, Daniel immediately identified himself with his people’s sin of idolatry.

 

After he acknowledged that “they” as a lineage, were guilty before God, he pleaded with hm to remove the curse from them.

To break a generational curse we;

  1. Acknowledge the curse
  2. Repent for the sin that brought about the curse(Idolatry)
  3. Ask God to remove the consequences of the curse. Christ is the answer! He took upon Himself the curse so that our lives will display the blessings God promised to Abraham. Galatians 3:13 “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written cursed of everyone who is hanging on a pole.”(NIV). 

Yes, you do!

 

To understand why a Christian believer may need to go for deliverance, we must first understand that the human being is divided into three parts.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:23, “May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole Spirit, Soul and Body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

In 1 Corinthians 3:16 we’re told, “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s spirit lives in you?”

 

When we accept Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Saviour, the Holy Spirit comes to reside in our spirit.

 

A lot of people have misunderstood 2 Corinthians 5:17 which says that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.

 

They have assumed that every part of a person becomes new at salvation.

 

The change that occurs at salvation only occurs within the Spirit.

Evil spirits in a person reside in their Soul and Body

 

The spirit is  where the Holy Spirit comes to live in a believer.

 

Evil spirits and the Holy Spirit do not live in the same room.

 

Therefore, people who say the Holy Spirit and evil spirits cannot live in the same room are actually right!

  • When we are submitted to God, He gives us the wisdom to decide what to do.
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  • We flee in the face of sexual temptation (like Joseph), or we resist (like the three Hebrew men who resisted the order to bow down to an idol because it was wrong).
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  • Joseph both resisted and fled the advances of Potiphar’s wife.
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  • When we submit to God, we acknowledge that we need Him and we walk in the ways that please Him and that is the way we resist the devil.
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  • Submission to God is walking in his ways; rebellion against God gives the enemy leeway to have a foothold in our lives. 
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  • We start resisting the enemy in our minds because that is where the battle starts. When it comes to fleeing, this is when an issue is physical.
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  •  We run when we are being tempted to sin; we resist when we are being attacked.

It is necessary to appropriate salvation through believing, confessing and repenting.

 

In the same way, we need to appropriate the blessings in the same way that we do for salvation.

 

Although Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, not everybody is saved and free from punishment for sin.

 

In the same way, although Jesus has become a curse for the whole world through His death on the cross, not everybody is free rom the punishment that has ben released through the curse.

 

We are to appropriate the blessings in the same way we do for salvation. 

 

For salvation;

  1. I accept that I am a sinner in need of God
  2. I look to the cross and see tat Jesus Christ has carried my sin on His body through His death
  3. I repent by renouncing and turning away from my sin

 

For the curse;

  1. I accept that I and my family line are under a curse and in need of God
  2. I look to the cross and see that Jesus Christ has carried my curse on His body through His death.
  3. In the same manner that Daniel prayed (Daniel 9), I repent by renouncing and turning away from my sins and the sins of my forefathers-the sin of worshiping other gods.
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Anger is a natural reaction to something that has happened. what you do with that emotion is what eventually culminates to either positive or negative anger.

 

When you sin then you allow a spirit to come in and that becomes ‘evil anger.’

 

It is important that we control our anger so that sin does not come in.

 

Satan can use anger and this becomes a never ending chain that gets worse and can eventually lead to death.

 

God also gets angry!

 

To overcome negative anger:

  1. Pray about it
  2. Acknowledge and accept that it is a sin
  3. Confess the sin and ask the Holy Spirit to overcome the sin
  4. Thank the lord that you have self control
  5. Get an accountability partner

 

The Holy Spirit took residence when you accepted Jesus and He came in with gifts including the gift of self-control. Ask him to manifest it more.

Put the other way, you are asking a question around matters that resolve after a period of time-prayers that take time to receive answers from God.

 

God is sovereign and there are times the manifestation of deliverance could be immediate but other times there is a process of walking in complete obedience.

 

God’s desire is that we get to know and be intimate with him as we go through the journey.

 

The other key thing  to settle in our minds  is that we are free indeed when the Lord sets us free even if the fullness has not manifested.

 

Deliverance is like a cabbage; sometimes one dals with the top cover only to reveal what is on the inside.

 

We should not put a time table on how long deliverance needs to work, rather cultivate and strengthen our faith.

 

There is time for sowing and harvest  (Ecclesiastes 3), time for reflection to mediate and remember.

 

Satan may throw in thoughts of doubt, deception and discouragement.

 

The more you know the more you grow.

 

Even as we wait for the fullness of healing, let us enjoy the joy of the giver-Jesus Christ.

 

Many are the times we get duped in chasing after miracles; the secret is to have joy in Jesus!

Probably it is.

 

The person maybe struggling with a stronghold.

 

If the person is victorious, it is not necessarily a demon.

 

Often, our walk with God is a struggle.

 

We put on the armour because the walk is a fight( Ephesians 6:11)

 

Satan constantly wants to pull us down,(Philippians 3:12).

 

Behind every struggle there is a spirit.

 

Illnesses could be a physical thing.

 

Habits may also be physical-in extreme cases spirits are involved!

THAT Christians are in a fierce battle cannot be overemphasized, and it is with an enemy we cannot see with our physical eyes.

 

Many Christians live a life of defeat, harassed and bombarded by their arch enemy, Satan.

 

They have not fully grasped that when Jesu Christ died on the cross, He completely and utterly defeated Satan! He took back the authority Satan had and used to deceive Adam and Eve and handed it to the church.

 

However our strength is of no use if we don’t know we possess it. This is the tragedy of lack of knowledge.

 

God wants His children to live in freedom from the illegal bondage of Satan.

 

Those who perish are those who lack knowledge.

 

Here are some five reasons people give why they do not need deliverance.

 

1. Once saved- I am free 

2.Christ already finished  the work on the cross

3. If am born-again no evil spirit can live in me

4. Galatians 3:13– Christ became a curse and therefore we are set free(verse misinterpreted )

5. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Old things have passed away

Yes, Idolatry!

 

Idolatry is the worship of anything which is not God.

 

Trying to contact any supernatural power is Idolatry.

 

God hates idolatry.

 

Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, God hates when we put idolatry in His temple.

 

The sin of Idolatry competes with God in the Holy of Holies and is an affront against God Himself.

 

When we entertain Idolatry, it quenches the Holy Spirit, we are lost and God is not with us.

 

Ezekiel 8:18 Therefore I will respond in fury. I will neither pity nor spare them. And though they cry for mercy, I will not listen.

 

Jeremiah 32:24 They have set up their abominable idols right in my own Temple, defiling it.

 

God punishes Idolatry to the  fourth generation.

 

Idolatry is perversive.

 

Modern day Idolatry include politics, media and entertainment fads and trends.

 

Anything we put first before God, in  order of importance in our life is Idolatry. 

 

Witchcraft is Idolatry. In the Old Testament anybody found practicing witchcraft was stoned and killed.

 

People who practice witchcraft control other people’s lives and want to take the place of God.

 

Idolatry is acknowledging that another power is superior to God’s power.

 

It gives credence to other powers which one allows to control their lives.

 

Attempting to find out about the future and from entrusting our future in the hands of  God is Idolatry.

 

God warned the Israelites that one of the sins that would bring curses for four generations was the worship of other gods.

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