Download and read online Crashing the Gate in PDF and EPUB Two political bloggers offer their views on the current political landscape in America and provide an insightful look into the new progressive movement, aided by advances in technology, that is changing the face of politics.
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Download and read online The Breaker Anointing in PDF and EPUB The concept of "The Breaker Anointing" is the ability to call on God to break through any spiritual hindrance either individually or corporately, that would impede His Kingdom and His purposes for the Church in this age. Jesus is the Breaker who goes before us. There is no route, no wall, no spiritual oppression that God cannot open or break through. The author says that He is a gate-crashing, wall-breaking, obstacle- removing God. Breakthrough is something that we cannot do for ourselves. We need Jesus to do it for us. "The Breaker Anointing" is not a prayer formula or a technique, but an invitation to the Breaker, Jesus, to come in and break down the wall or open the gate to whatever is hindering His purposes.
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