Overcoming Weaknesses, Pt. 1

The rewards and blessings of God come after the overcoming

1 John 5:4-5 (KJV) “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”

I want to talk with you today about overcoming weaknesses, especially the things that trouble people. We are living in perilous times, and it is in the best interest of believers to come to grips with all their weaknesses and get victory over them. We need to give weaknesses special attention. The word “weakness” refers to being without strength, feeble, unable to gain victory over problems and sickness. The word “overcometh” means to conquer, to get the victory, to prevail. In this lesson I want to mention a few of our weaknesses as Christians and encourage all the saints to be overcomers. If your weaknesses are leaving you out in the cold, you need to do something about them. Continue reading Overcoming Weaknesses, Pt. 1

November 2016 Update

An Update from Tom & Lisa

Pastor Tom & Lisa GossOn behalf of all of us here with B4L Ministries, greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

As I sit here to write this newsletter I am somewhat stymied as to what to share and where to begin. So much has taken place in the last month and a half. We have officially relocated our headquarters temporarily back to El Paso, Texas and plan to stay here for the next year to make preparations to fulfill the next part of the vision for Breakthrough 4 Life Ministries.

I want to express to you that the idea of Pastor Alana stepping aside and moving to Washington and having me to be the Pastor of B4LM was not something that we all sat around brainstorming to come up with. Pastor Alana had shared that the Lord had spoken to her about re-positioning on Sep. 11, 2014, and since that time, through the Lord’s leading, situations and circumstances has brought us to where we now stand.

I know that many of you have supported Pastors Don and Alana faithfully for many years. As a first hand eyewitness I can personally testify of their faithfulness and effectiveness in the ministry of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, but then, you probably already know of their faithfulness!
Going forward from here I want to share a short overview of the vision the Lord has given me for B4L Ministries and invite you to participate with us as you are led of the Lord.

At His leading, we purpose to open a men’s facility in the Gallup New Mexico area to help rescue men who are caught in the web of primarily alcohol and substance abuse.

The need in this region is obvious and overwhelming. The abuse of just alcohol alone and all the issues and ramifications it brings is heartbreaking.
We have been given the opportunity to make a difference in this region and bring the Light of the Gospel to those who are trapped in abuse. In the name of Jesus, darkness will be pushed back and lives restored to walk in His purpose! This facility in the Gallup New Mexico area will be a flagship so to speak. Our vision and purpose is to open several as He guides.

Lord willing, our next newsletter will be an expanded edition with some specifics about the what, where, why and when of what He has called us to do.

In the meantime:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Remember, you can’t be thankful and depressed at the same.
Choose thankfulness!!!

… And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. (Colossians 3:15)

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O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. (Psalms 107:1-3)

From Linda

Linda KidderDear Ones,
Beloved of the Lord, each and every day is Thanksgiving day for us who have been called out of darkness into His marvelous Light, and shown His great mercy.
We do thank God for all of you who have been so faithful to stand with us and hold us up in prayer and financial support.

These are days of much organizing and prayerful consideration of next steps to take in accomplishing what the Lord has for Breakthrough.

We continue to keep in contact with our brothers and sisters in the Navajo Nation, encouraging their walk of faith while we are apart. We take every opportunity to share the vision with those we are in contact with here knowing that the Lord works through willing vessels.

Heb 13:15 Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name. [Lev. 7:12; Isa. 57:19; Hos. 14:2.] (AMP)

Col 1:3 We continually give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), as we are praying for you, (AMP)

Col 1:4 For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness] and of the love which you [have and show] for all the saints (God’s consecrated ones),(AMP)

Col 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light. (AMP)

2Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: (ASV)

Overcoming Weaknesses, Pt. 2

If your weaknesses are leaving you out in the cold, you need to do something about them.

In part one Pastor George highlighted several weaknesses that need to be dealt with in the believer’s life. These weaknesses must be overcome in order to be successful as a Christian. In part two Pastor George continues to talk about specific areas that need to be examined.

Overcoming impossibility thinking

Luke 1:37, 49-50 (KJV) “For with God nothing shall be impossible…For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.”

The angel Gabriel told Mary that with God nothing is impossible. Mary accepted that word.  Later when she was pregnant with Jesus, she told her cousin that God’s mercy is on His people from generation to generation. The weakness here is failing to see that God’s mercy works for the New Testament saints, too. Continue reading Overcoming Weaknesses, Pt. 2

Warfare & Vexation

Overcoming Things That Vex

2 Corinthians 10:4 (KJV) “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.”
(NIV) “The weapons that we fight with are not the weapons of the world, on the contrary, they have Divine power to demolish strongholds.”

Warfare refers to our military service or the expedition that the Lord sends us on.  It refers to ministry service, apostleship.  The great commission is “the sending out” … (Mark 16:15-18) The weapons God has given us are not void of Divine power.  Any evil force that comes against the saints will fall under the power of the weapons God has given to us.  Jesus redeemed us and gave us freedom and the power to maintain that freedom. Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn, this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me saith the Lord.”  Satan has no weapon that can prosper against the saints.  He does not want the Christian to know that he has been defeated. Continue reading Warfare & Vexation

Coming Out of Your Wilderness

Are you in a wilderness? The wilderness is happy to have you.

Isaiah 35:1 (KJV) “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.”

I want to talk to you about coming out of your wilderness experience. Jeremiah 31:2 talks about a people who found grace in the wilderness. The wilderness speaks of many things. It is a place where cattle are driven for pasturing. It is a solitary place. It symbolizes a life that is barren, dry and lonely. It symbolizes a wasted life, fruitless and death-oriented. The wilderness also speaks of a place of testing and of proving. The wilderness determines whether God or the flesh is going to rule your life. God wants to know what is in your heart. The wilderness is a place for training and teaching. “Will I, or will I not, hear and obey the voice of the Lord?” Continue reading Coming Out of Your Wilderness

One Accord & The Power Surge

When people are “of one mind,” the creative capacity of that unanimity can bring about unlimited accomplishments.

Nothing can stop such a people except God. In Genesis 11:1-9 the people were of one mind and of one language, and they had a unified goal. They decided to build a city and within it a tower that would reach unto the heavens. They also wanted a name to be remembered. However, what they were doing was not of God. They were working on a project that God did not approve.

When they no longer were of one mind–when they no longer spoke the same thing–their project fell apart. When no one knew what the other was saying, confusion came in, and they began to scatter. God had touched their unity, and their project stopped. Continue reading One Accord & The Power Surge

A New Day

Change is not always easy, but very necessary.

Road going to horizon in early morningBreakthrough 4 Life Ministries has experienced a lot of transition and change in the last year.  This includes our website.  Although we changed directors, we are still committed to sharing the Gospel message with those who need breakthroughs in their lives.  Please be patient with us as we work to get the new site up and running.  If there is specific content that you are looking for from our old site, please let us know.  Leave a comment or email us at pastors@bbn4jesus.