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Even Though
    Even though man accuses, abuses, & runs out on you, God’s love is always there. His love never fails, His love never gives up or runs out on you. It’s always there… even though we sometimes forget, or don’t feel it or feel like it. When we don’t feel like speaking to our mountains when we need to, even though we don’t feel like praying we need to pray anyway. When we are ill or maybe our will is not there, we still must pray. Life goes on even though our faith becomes full of dissolution, yet I know the word works even though… remember even though our faith is as small as a mustard seed it still can move mountains. 
    So even though… God is still there to help and do His bidding, giving us love. When you hang-out with Jesus He rubs off on you. We must have a relationship with God the Father, isn’t that what the word tells us? So we can be near Him. I must lean & rest on Him so I can hear His heart beat, in this I am sure He can rub off on me. So I can serve Him with love and by love, then the blessing will abide in my life and in my part of the world. I subdue, nourish to flourish and the opulence will flow. Do what you can do and ask God to do the rest.  God tells us to abide in Him then help one another and love one another, I say connect to the other while doing serving and God’s love will rub off on them. Walk centered on Jesus to help them to get to our Father.
    Keep up the prayer even when we are not in the mood or feel like, pray. We must declare the word, we must speak to our mountain even though… I am the head not the tail, no weapon will proper against me. I am a saint of love and have authority over you satan. I forbid you satan to live or work in my life. I know the end of the story. I speak to my mountains- Gooooo, then I give thanks to You Father God and ask for Your intervention where I fall short. I speak this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Saints know things happen in your life when we declare and pray, according to our measure of faith it happens, so even though you feel bad or you don’t feel like it for whatever reason we must do it anyway. By doing this you lay your anchor in the word and knowing that God has done it, we have to learn to allow it so we can receive it. Learn to step up and take what God is giving you so you can help others. AMP Phil. 1:9-10   Learn & discern, even though.
    When Jesus walked this earth did He suffer? Was He tempted or discouraged, I am sure He was sometimes lonely? How many times was he misunderstood, criticized, and/or slandered unjustly? Sure He was! Not any human is exempt from the curse of the world, suffering, loneliness, discouragement, or unjust criticism, pain, or death because God is developing within us the character of Christ. Man has to go through circumstance or consequence of negative actions God takes us through all of the situations in life through which He Himself walked through in life. Don’t get the idea God causes tragedies and mayhem to do this. Remember He turns what the devil meant for bad, to good, He is there even though.
    Ps.107:2-3 Let the people the LORD defended repeat these words. They are the people he defended from the power of their enemies and gathered from other countries, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Notice that today’s scripture doesn’t say, “Let the redeemed of the Lord think so.” Or, “Let the redeemed believe so.” Of course, it’s important to think right and believe right. Isa. 43:1-2 The LORD created Jacob and formed Israel. Now, this is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid, because I have reclaimed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through the sea, I am with you. When you go through rivers, they will not sweep you away. When you walk through fire, you will not be burned, and the flames will not harm you. It is amazing when we speak God’s promises, His wisdoms something supernatural happens when we open our mouths and declare a thing. You don’t even have to say it to anyone else, you can just say it to yourself, best yet declare it, speak it aloud.
  This article ‘Even Though’ is about understanding problems, circumstance, and opening the mind up to resolve. When you learn a secret to open a special compartment on a roll top desk you remember how right? This secret most people don’t know that secret. God has verse and promises like that. We can look at a verse and it means an obvious meaning that we understand corporately. Yet one day God can reveal something new about that verse when you are going through something. What I am saying is sometimes we question what or why is this happening? Even though… God allows something in our life or we do or say something that brings a situation or problem to us. I know God is with me and for me. Isa. 43:2 When you go through the sea, I am with you. When you go through rivers, they will not sweep you away. When you walk through fire, you will not be burned, and the flames will not harm you.
   God is good, He is love and he will not cause evil or do evil. Yet He could destroy at His will, He has the power, yet He has a new covenant with man. Man has this knack of changing and requires different love and disciplines, oh believe me He will use dark and stressful times for good. He'll use them to teach us to trust him (Examine 2nd Cor. 1:8-9), in showing us how to help others (Study 2nd Cor. 1:4-6), all this to draw us closer to other believers (Figure out 2nd Cor. 1:11). What does one do when even though times come? Suck it up and endure… Know God is there ready to help, Speak to your mountain, draw closer to God the Father, spend more time with Him, search the bible for secrets of the word in God’s wisdom. You have to make yourself rely on God and His word, trust Him, stand-on past victories, or other people’s victories. Stand with Him, not alone. Speak the word even though you are in the storm, or pain, or stressed almost beyond your limit. Be as Abraham; Recite Rm. 4:18-21 When there was nothing left to hope for, Abraham still hoped and believed. As a result, he became a father of many nations, as he had been told: "That is how many descendants you will have." Abraham didn't weaken. Through faith he regarded the facts: His body was already as good as dead now that he was about a hundred years old, and Sarah was unable to have children. He didn't doubt God's promise out of a lack of faith. Instead, giving honor to God for the promise, he became strong because of faith and was absolutely confident that God would do what he promised. His faith was a knowing faith, He knew God and His promises, he avoided the pitfalls of the curse and kept the door of the blessing open. This is what we strive for, a faith so strong, even though… speak the word trust in God, even though we feel pain or we don’t feel like it. Never let feeling be your master. Be on purpose even though… Seek His wisdoms 1stKi 3:12 So I'm going to do what you've asked. I'm giving you a wise and understanding heart so that there will never be anyone like you.
Rm. 8:37 The one who loves us gives us an overwhelming victory in all these difficulties.
   I have found the best in life comes from a good relationship, especially with God and your spouse. I was reading where eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships. I have written about this before yet I think something is to be said in this article ‘even though’ also. Think about it...when you look back at the end of your life what will really matter to you? The answer is seven words...the quality & excellence of your relationships. What everyone needs is the G Factor maybe it’s the GHG Factor gracious hand of God, God’s favor on you and in you. The thing about God’s favor you have to think and walk like you know you have favor. Ps.44:3
So here's the question: If your relationships are the most important part of your life, what are you doing to make them all they can be?
Even though anger boils over, even though offense is visiting you, even though… choose to control your feelings. Study Col. 3; Make allowances for one another, take no offense and give no offense, forgive one another, family knows family acts out once in awhile, love one another. Put all differences at the foot of the cross even though…
1 – Ask yourself what you can do to make this relationship work...then do it. Bite your tongue; show, lay bare your love, respect, and kindness to the other person, whether he/she deserves it or not. Have compassion…
2 – Most of all is to not expect anything in return. Nada, nothing.
3 - Do not allow anything to move you to anger, no matter how annoying the person says or does… don’t let it affect you. In other words, don't take the bait. That is what the enemy tries to do. Keep in mind it is not a contest, believe me being right is not all that it is cracked up to be.
4 - Be determined with your politeness, kindness, & graciousness. Often we give up too soon, especially when others don't respond right away in kind. The secret is to expect nothing nada in return and praise God, be thankful. I know when you feel like lashing out it is hard. Yet if someone came to the door you would recompose yourself and be kind when you opened the door. Be transformed and not conformed to the world.
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   Father God I may not have the way to do what I need to do, yet I know You do, thank You. Seek God’s favor, seek His face in your relationship with Him. Walk in love, real love never abandons you, this is what God is all about. Discourage not… I hear people say; where was God when my son died or where was God when my wife died of cancer? He was the same place when man killed His son. He does not interfere with free will. It is your choice to believe what you will or do what you will, even though He is there ready to answer your call or to dispatch angels in your bidding, even though... Instead of questioning God’s love in the trials of life, one can find far greater measure in His promises.
Note: There are some important words I would like you to retain & use: Come (happen, take place, occur), Allow (permit, agree, allocate), Receive (accept, collect, obtain, take), Forbid (stop, ban, prohibit, not allow). Later on these words are vital, they are key words when you pray and to have in your vocabulary when you speak and pray. Pray 3 times a day together if you are married, in not pray alone or with someone you trust. Also be careful of who you let lay hands on you… learn to say no thank you. It can become of great consequence, if you do not know the persons heart and ideals. I will explain about this in prayer later about Jacobs Ladder. Come, Allow, Receive, Forbid, learn about these words. Replace bind with forbid, bound with allow & receive, inviting with the word come… Learn to pray like Mt.6:9-12; 2nd Cor. 5 confident faith, a knowing faith.
    I heard Joel Osteen answer a question and it intrigued me. The question was is there many ways to God? He said “There are many paths to Jesus yet there is only one way to the Father God and that is through Jesus”. I fully agree with that statement, Amen. Understand I am not motivated by religion, tradition, or the law. I live with-in the laws because I am in a relationship with God, read the bible you will find it’s bible instruction not from me. When you are in a relationship with someone you usually want to please them. With God we are more than conquers, we are the head, not the tail, we carry a big stick so to speak… because we have favor with Papa God, we are covered because we spend time with Him and soak in His presence, we gain a surpassing victory through Him, He who loves us… if you are not doing this in your relationship with Him, please start. If you have no idea what I am talking about… learn. Ask God what when and where. I am not going to be moved, God will take care of me even though… whatever comes, whatever happens… devil you are forbidden, you have no weapon that works against me, I have confident faith…  I walk in authority, God backs me up, the Holy Spirit backs me up, Jehovah Jirah backs you up… 
Trouble is inevitable, misery is optional, it is up to each of us to choose God’s ways or the world’s. Be sure to read Aligning our souls or my ‘3 Part Make-up of Man’ is coming out soon in ‘Becoming a king’
It's always a pleasure to make new friends, and we're delighted that you have crossed paths with us at Lariat Ministries.
Happy Trails
Jim Bowline ® 2012

This article was in made for the Christian Quarterly...

        One of the real problems people face today is insomnia, or the inability to sleep. Sometimes, this is caused by medical problems. Pray and ask God do I have a medical problem, or forgiveness problem, or is it a curse problem? Whatever problem I have I speak to the mountain and say goooo, I say go, I forbid you, leave and do not return. For I operate in the Kingdom and we have no sickness or ill health here; In the sweet name of Jesus. Amen. Use the word to best of your ability; John 4:32 Jesus told them, "I have food to eat that you don't know about." Mt. 7:24 (NIV) Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Ps.103:20 Praise the LORD, all his angels, you mighty beings who carry out his orders and are ready to obey his spoken orders.
     Let me assure you, I do recommend a doctor for medical problems if you think that could be it. Yet I have do have an answer it is Jesus. So whatever the reason it is season for Jesus… sleep problems could be or sometimes caused by other practical or spiritual problems. Let's look at some suggestions concerning sleep. Let me make it clear I am not a specialist, I am one of the elect in training to become a king. I am not a medical doctor, so please what I am about to tell you is not a solution for medical problems. Believe me sometimes, God wants us to see a doctor. Yet let me give you what I have done in the past. Also know I have researched this problem and most of it comes to the same conclusion and resolve as I did.
    Be assured I am not taking the question of sleep lightly. Personally I appreciate your desire to have help in sleeping, at one time I too had a sleep problem. Now I sleep when I want to sleep. It is very difficult when sleep will not come. I think I need to say this before we get started. There are no magical or captivating verses that will suddenly help you fall to sleep. What we will look at is some biblical teaching that deals with sleep or the things that make sweet sleep possible. Yet I can tell you God moves in mysterious ways and shows us signs and wonders, He can give you a miracle.
    First of all how is your relationship with God? Also question yourself do you have a fear problem? Fear of not getting enough sleep or fear of not getting things done? You do know He wants to be on first name basis. He wants you to call Him Abba or as we Americans say… Papa.  Now if you are not then go to Him start this kind of relationship. Talk to Him just as a best friend or as if a close relationship of a parent and child. Be a child of wonder, a child that believes there is nothing Daddy can’t do. Just think if faith as small as a mustard seed can move a mountain, what would child like faith do?
  Here is another way to get what you want. Search the word, ask God what verses to read. Write your verse on a 3x5 card and then every chance you get read it and proclaim it, read it aloud then speak what you want.
Ps. 4:8 I fall asleep in peace the moment I lie down because you alone, O LORD, enable me to live securely. I forbid the world or curses to rob me of sleep, go and return no more. I allow the promises of God to work in my life, I receive all that Papa has for me. I say come sweet blessings of sleep, I take all that You have for me Abba Father. I speak this in the name of Jesus, Amen.
  Here is another thing you can do in everything… from brushing your teeth to taking out the trash and even going to work do it in the name of Jesus. ‘I am writing this article in the name of Jesus…’, do this and just keep saying and doing it over and over and see how many blessings happen in a week. Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: We are to do everything in the name of Jesus. Be bold and confident. Heb.10:35-36 So don't lose your confidence. It will bring you a great reward. You need endurance so that after you have done what God wants you to do, you can receive what he has promised. Life has to have not just hearers of the word one must be a doer. KJV James 1:22 We must become doers of the word. Speak the word into your life so the angels can work for you. Ps.103:20 Praise the LORD, all his angels, you mighty beings who carry out his orders and are ready to obey his spoken orders. I challenge you to do any or all of these things I have said. Ok let us get started with some verses… then after I will tell you what I did.

1.Let make this clear do not make your focus on sleep, in other words, do not live to sleep. Sleep is to rest the body and for God to renew, rejuvenate your mind, while you rest. God tells us, Not to love sleep, it will make you poor; open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with food. Prov. 20:13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. We are to get adequate sleep--yet we are not to want sleep beyond all other things. There are more important things than sleep. If you cannot sleep rest the body, ask God for peace and serenity. Give thanks for the rest, God loves it when we have an attitude of gratitude. This may be hard yet it can save your sanity.
2.Accept sleep as a gift from God. Some people feel guilty about sleeping. The devil loves to throw thoughts in your mind like you forgot to do this and you didn’t do that. It seems your ears become acute, sensitive to every little noise, it seems our mind makes up noises just to bother us or it magnifies the noises around us. How about I have so much to do and the day seems so short I can’t get it done… work, work, work. So, you push yourself to do without sleep in order to accomplish it or you push your yourself so hard when it’s time to sleep you are all wound up. Sounds like you are lighting the candle at both ends. Believe me this is not of God. He says, Ps.127:2 "It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep". In other words, God says that you will not accomplish more if you do without adequate sleep. Sleep is a gift from God. You are not over-sleep or under sleep. You are suppose to do everything moderation. So get just enough sleep. Be thankful for the rest you did get even though it was not REM sleep, maybe it was just closing your eyes and resting your body thinking about God and talking with Him. Know it will come, keep trusting in God. Speak His word and speak to your mountain, not about it. Talking about only compounds your problems.
3.How about making sure that there are not any spiritual reasons that you cannot sleep. Ecc. 8:16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:) This speaks of one who, "neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes." The next verse speaks of this man as one who seeks to know the work of God but cannot find it out (v.17). He is troubled and, as a result, is not able to sleep. Guilt can keep someone from sleeping. So can your conviction of God. Actually, this is not bad if you will respond to this conviction by making things right with God. Talk to God in your secret place, ask Him if there is a reason behind your sleeplessness. You can even redo your salvation prayer to reassure you are saved( can be a confidence builder); Make sure things are right between you and God; Making sure you have confessed all your sins to God, ask if there are any overlooked. Do your best and let God do the rest. Turn from the past, let it go, do this with the best of your ability in honest faith, trusting in God to give you the victory. These things will help you to achieve sweet sleep. God tells us to meditate on the word day & night, so do you? Now don’t say you don’t know how to meditate everyone does. The same way you take an over-due bill or up & coming court date, or facing your in-laws, you know what I am saying these things happen they are the only thing that is on your mind, that is meditating. No you do not have to get in the lotus position and hum. Thinking on God and His goodness and whatever verse He has on your heart, think of that instead of fear or guilt of not getting something done.
4.Fill your day with good wholesome activities. Share and give goodness. Be nice and love on people, even when you don’t have a reason or know what they do. Exert your best efforts in the work of the day in a Godly way. Ecc. 5:12 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. Just don’t over do it. This is stating, The sleep of working people is sweet, whether they eat a little or a lot. Yet the full stomachs that rich people have will not allow them to sleep. The rich man worries about keeping his money. The Christian lays his yoke at the foot of the cross, so to speak. The laboring man sleeps. If you have a desk job like so many of us today, this may mean that you need to do something physically active sometime during the day. It also points out worrying or overdoing is not the answer. Yes, you do need to approach each day with zest and energy, that si why we have a relationship with God and sweet sleep. Paul tells us to be not: Rm.12:11 “slothful in business" but "fervent in spirit" slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; We are to do all things Col. 3:23 … heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men" whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; This will open the door for us to sleep better at night.

   The biggest thing is to stop blame and worrying, don’t live in fear or competition so to speak. Everything is not a contest. Competition can breed differences to the point to make your point until it is an argument or fight. When you run your race, do it against yourself not with others. No one is better than the other, we are all equal. We are unique, one of a kind. Everyone needs to live on purpose and not by default. Meaning don’t let life just happen, proclaim your life and speak to your mountains, spend time with God. Love on Papa and let Him love on you. Don’t be so serious about everything. Learn to laugh at yourself and life. When you truly give your life to God, you trust in Him with all your life not just part of it.
  Write some verses down on a 3x5 card and speak them aloud several times a day until you have results or God says to stop, meditate on the Lord and the things of God (as taught in the Bible) as you go to bed. David testified, "I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety" Ps. 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
The peace of God allows us to sleep. How do we get this peace? First, as I said earlier, make sure that things are right between you and God. Again I say confess your unknown & known sins to God and commit yourself to His service, forgive and get forgiveness. Allow the word of God in you, say come. Ask for deliverance, then receive, take all that God has for you. Live not the curse, live the Blessing. Read the Bible as you settle down for the evening God words can sooth the soul, ask Him to give you soothing scriptures. This does not have to be your main Bible-reading time, this kind of reading requires awake and study. I often use this time to go over some memory verses. Just let God's word in you. A reading from the Psalms can be very helpful.
Ps. 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
    Read and speak this, remember it and speak and think it through your body: I say I lay me down to sleep... then I start relaxing my toes, and I say even though my body sleeps not my body is at rest and Father God I thank you for the rest. Then I relax my feet, then the ankles, feeling the warmth of Papa’s love coming over me. Then I feel such soothing hands rub my legs into submission of letting go of every tightness & tensions of the day. Next I feel numbing relief in my hips and lower back, the relaxing of muscles moves up my spine feeling completely divine. Then as a feeling of a hard pressed elbow into my shoulders it feels a master masseuse is at work, making the pain peek and fall away. The love starts running down my arms straight into my hands with hot heat relieving numbness and weaknesses. Oh thank You Papa, Your love is so full of rest and renewing every tissue, every cell renews through stem cells... in my neck is such a sensation dancing up my spine through L3 to the base of my skull feels like fizzy stars. Praise You Father God, Halleluiah. Now my brain feels the comforts of Heavenly rain on a parched dry mind, the living waters washing away all the junk and tensions... the fizzy continues until it goes Pop right out the top. No more pain, only the sweet rain of the Heavenly waters, washing back down through me to wash straight out of my belly John 7:38. Amen. Good Night Mmmmmmmmm Repeat as many times as needed, it worked for me. Even when I did not sleep I got up refreshed and ready to go. Eventually I conquered sleep, I can fall asleep just about any time I want to. Ask my wife.
   Again let your thoughts… think of the Lord. Meditate on Him and His goodness. Isa.26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee., "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." To stay our minds on God means to have Him in our thoughts; to think of His goodness and greatness. Do you stop & consider what He is doing around you and be thankful for His goodness. Speak shalom type scriptures and this gives us perfect peace. I know this works for me, I have done it, & done it, still do... this peace allows us to go to sleep. Keep a knowing faith and do your best then let God do the rest.
     Here is a Prayer to activate what you have learned, that is after you have mastered overcome awakness in the time of sleeplessness.
Precious Sleep Prayer
Oh ‘Abba Father God’ Ps. 4:8 I fall asleep in peace the moment I lie down because you alone, O LORD, enable me to live securely. I forbid the world or curses to rob me of sleep, go sleeplessness and return no more. I allow the promises of God to work in my life, I receive all that Papa has for me. I say... come sweet blessings of sleep, I take all that ‘You’ have for me ‘Abba Father’. Ps. 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety. I speak this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

   Again let your thoughts… think of the Lord. Meditate on Him and His goodness. Isa.26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee., "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." To stay our minds on God means to have Him in our thoughts; to think of His goodness and greatness. Do you stop & consider what He is doing around you and be thankful for His goodness. Speak shalom type scriptures and this gives us perfect peace. I know this works for me, I have done it, & done it, still do... this peace allows us to go to sleep. Keep a knowing faith and do your best then let God do the rest.

I am doing my best to live and love out loud & on purpose.

Live Life with Passion, my friends.
Happy trails.
Jim Bowline ® 2012

Soaking ?        June 1 2010

To soak or not to soak, is this the question?
   Lately God has been working on me in teaching me to ask the right question, which I endeavor more and more. Now as for the this new term ‘soaking’ being used today. I am sure there are many who can give you for or against, yet my Holy Spirit tells me it is a good thing. By my hearing I have a testimony, I am here; to let you know this is not something new. Moses did it, Joshua did it, David did it, as many in the bible have done. Surrender, meditate, be still, ponder, study, receive, peace, submit, & marinate to be tender in the Lord’s love, soak. I like what Joshua said and the MSG translation is good, Josh. 1:8-9 And don't for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you'll get where you're going; then you'll succeed. Haven't I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don't be timid; don't get discouraged. GOD, your God, is with you every step you take."  I think David captured it; MSG Ps. 131:2 Instead, I am content and at peace. As a child lies quietly in its mother's arms, so my heart is quiet within me. Says it best, like a baby in mother’s arms.
Comment: 1. It is not working something up on your own, or trying to make something happen. 2. Soaking is not a form of New Age meditation. 3. It is not like any form of hypnosis where one gives over their own will to that of another person…only to the Lord, Jesus Christ and the working of Holy Spirit. Soaking in a nutshell, is a intimate time with God, where we place ourselves completely surrendered in a posture of rest in the Lord’s presence, like the word says, being still in the Lord. It can be done with or without music, yet while listening to ‘anointed music’ that is created to impart to our spirit, and bypass our mind is a great help.
   Drink in this song Ps. 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass; is more of like instruction, I challenge you to search and meditate on several translations. Meditate and let God speak to you after you have posed your question and request, be still… There are many benefits of soaking. It takes us from a mindset of work and performance to a place of worship and intimacy fueled by the deep need in all our hearts to be close to the Lord. Soaking allows us to forget self and experience the Lord on a personal and intimate level. Simply put, it is a time of just showing up without striving or having rules and regulations….a time to show up and let Him minister to us in the areas of forgiveness, healing, restoration…a time of affirmation, affection, strength…a place of hope where He confirms His Word over our life or commissions us to walk out destiny and purpose.
   I will give scripture yet seek more on your own. Here is great instruction and explanation of what I am saying. Salvation, Holy Spirit, and soaking are all about relationship is all about our best friend mindset, with God. It is not religion and laws to abide by, it’s by living as instructed by the Holy Spirit and being quiet in the Lord, to meditate on the word day and night, saturating, infusing, and drenching one’s self in the presence of God, and while doing this one can listen to anointed music in a state of rest and complete surrender according to scripture, it peace, surrender, wait, patiently so one can prosper, to fight off the enemy, a medicine to marrow. By this one lets God answer your question, heals us, fights off our enemies, and empowers us, gives us what we need to do what He asks of us… to face the world in authority, power, and love. Remember if you cannot respond in honor, edification, forgiveness, thankfulness, and grace do not respond at all, button it until you can.
   It is quite clear God says Heb. 9:26-27 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: John 10:9-11 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep; Rm. 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. John 14:26-27 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 3:5 Verily, verily, I say unto thee; except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.; 16,17; 36; Ac.2:38; Rom.1:16; 6:4; A gift from God Eph.2:8 For by grace are ye saved through Faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Col 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. MT. 6:14,15;Eph.4:31,32; Rm. 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Salvation & Soaking brings a new mean to RIP rest in peace… one thing for sure you cannot have one without the other.
Thank You
Jim Bowline ® 2010

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Edifying & Gratifying or Stinkin thinkin

What words do you wear?
This article is about 4 words that unfolds the essence of God are; honor, edification, forgiveness, and thankfulness.
    Everyone needs to cultivate a life style of honoring, edifying, forgiveness, and thankfulness if you want to love others in a Godly way. Can you imagine if everyone never said a negative or cross word and thought of these words first, what would the world be like?
    Sell yourself by being thoughtful by having honor, edification, forgiveness, and thankfulness built in you, make it a mindset, better yet make it a heart set. Be grateful for life....

Honoring is demonstrating love, edifying is enriching your goal, thankfulness is putting God’s seal of approval. Heaven opens the gates…
Honoring is selling who you are in a loving and positive way without boasting of self, you are showing, God is coming from your inner self.
Be cultivating. Find out as much as you can about the person or circumstance so you can provide the things that honor it or the person. If the person likes Fritos be sure they are on hand, if the situation or contract takes integrity to get the job done, demonstrate integrity. If it takes knowledge to complete, demonstrate it by past jobs or experiences. Give or show testimony. Have pertinent information on hand, be prepared. Always smile, not a phony smile, have a smile of joy and peace by walking in the word and victory of Jesus. Demonstrate who you are by Christian Protocol with authority and confidence. Be cultivating and always building not using demolition or tearing down with un-thoughtful words. If you start to respond in that matter stop, excuse yourself and get your composer back by speaking to God and come back with love and honor. That is building integrity.
If a deputy or a trooper walks up to a car He walks up like he is backed up with the city, county, state, and government behind him. That is how you go through life in authority of being in the Royal Family of Jesus. If a junkie tries to challenge the authority he is soon warned, arrested, or killed depending on the resistance and his intent. That is how you handle the devil. All people are handled with love, honor, edification, yet the sin is put to death with forgiveness and topped off with thankfulness.
Edifying is the right tool for enriching one another and helps you sell…
Edifying whoever is your situation makes you a winner, being short or without thought in words you are a loser. You have loss when you are not positive and honoring by edifying the situation or person.
Building a bridge is essential in all relationships. Especially when it is a new encounter or what is thought to be, a onetime encounter, be gracious, honoring, edifying, forgiving, and thankful. You will be a winner in any situation.
Thankfulness is recognition, gratitude, and appreciation of what just occurred. Giving credit where credit was due. Never boast of self, always edify others in the situation. Give the glory to God for He gives us grace. Yet when one offends or hurts you must forgive them, because the Lord will not forgive you until you forgive others. MT.6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. I know I do not have to say much here about forgiving this is something you all have been taught. Just be sure you use it along with the honor, edifying, and thankfulness. Maybe if you use honor, edification and thankfulness you won’t have to use forgiveness…
1Cor.15:57 …thanks be to God
2Cor.2:14 thanks be unto God which always causes us to triumph in Christ.
Thanks & gratefulness always edifies God and honors Him. He always keeps His word and blesses you when you do. Know that if the Lord says He is going to do something or He has done it you know He cannot lie, it is so. He is not a God of failure. If there is a crop failure God is not in it, He is an over comer and He always causes you to triumph. It is written and it is so… always a victory through Christ.
The lie is God will not let you be an over comer, the truth is God is faithful He will make a way for your victory. He won’t allow more than what you can overcome by a way He provides, He gives you the power and favor. Don’t listen to the devil he is a liar. Nothing is too hard for the Lord. All things are possible through Christ and we will win, we are more than a conquer. Even when we cannot see it or understand it will come to pass as long as you believe. Imagine it, believe it, and victory is yours. Honor, Edification, Forgiveness, & Gratitude = Jesus(Love)
How do you have increase this new year & your capacity for your abundance from God? It’s by being honoring, edifying and thankful. 1Thes.5:18. Let love, honor, edification, and thankfulness be a way of life. Make it a heart set.
Something to ponder: In business it is always good to under-promise and over-deliver.
  Jim Bowline ’12 Day Trail Ride’ ® 2010 @  www.lariatministries.org/
Genuine surrender says, "Father, if this problem, pain, sickness, or circumstance is needed to fulfill your purpose and glory in my, life or in another's life, please don't take it away!" Comments or inquire director@lariatministries.org
This level of maturity doesn't come easy. In Jesus' case, he agonized so much over God's plan that he sweats drops of blood. Surrender is hard work. In our case, it requires intense warfare against our self-centered nature.
God collects our tears, speaking God's words removes our fears, being fully filled in soaking Jesus' love brings and end in a moment of sorrow...

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Victory to Victory

   Glory to Glory, living the dream no matter the circumstance… should be your mindset. Now I am not telling you this is going to easy, I am telling you this is the way to Joy and victory with Christ by your side.
3 pages of unadulterated, pure love…
   Living in love, by faith overcoming grumpiness, laziness, sickness, quarrelsome, or competitiveness, rebuking these attitudes; Life is not a contest with one another. Your race is get’in her done before Jesus comes again. Getting what? Getting your protocol right… God gives us ways to be healthy wealthy and wise in being good husbands and wives, married, single, young or old it is up to you spread Jesus’ love not in weakness, in being bold. Grab leather and call out ‘open the gate’, what gate that is for you to learn… what heavenly gate.
  By faith going to Jesus every night ascending and descending from God in Heaven with answers and equipped to spread love no matter what you face, be armed like Eph. 6:11-20 tells us… put on daily what God tells us, be obedient and you shall live long and full of joy. Let go of the worldly ways to live in your Christian Protocol.

Christian Protocol: is walking, talking, & taking ownership in defining of who you are, how to walk as an ambassador, knowing who you are in Jesus, knowing your inheritance, and walking in authority and in love and from love, not for love. Daily putting on our armour, being obedient as in Eph. 6:11-20 tells us. Living Col. 3:12; Understanding Gen. 28:12; Study Eph. Acts, Heb., & Romans know it. Healing yourself and others, spreading the Gospel through signs for wonders, using dunamis love and dunamis power for learning to have a page turner life.
  We don’t have to have scripture memorized, it’s living in you, just know it, and live it by faith. Learn to have a merry heart Proverbs 17:22 NIV A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones; 15:15; KJV, Msg, & Amp. 17:22; Your Holy Spirit will help you speak it when you need it, by faith. This is defining your behavior, owning your responsibility of being a Christian in knowing you are adopted into the Royal Family of Jesus and taking on the job of ambassador, receiving your salvation of love and your wonderful gift of your Holy Spirit. Live by not grieving the Holy Spirit.
  Your Protocol is to be clothed in grace & to be filled with God’s love in truth, and to be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom with spiritual understanding going from victory to victory by faith; walking your walk worthy of the Lord, that means with your head on straight in knowing you work from love grace, & favor not for them, to be unto all pleasing to God, being fruitful in everything you do, every good work, you have to work at increasing in the knowledge of God and His Kingdom by faith. You say this is a tall order, well not if you are under the influence, work drunk, that is overcome with the Holy Spirit’s glory and power. Now be sure when you put on clean clothes you have washed them in the blood of Jesus (Crimson Tide or Jesus Cheer), smile.
   Live to be a wind walker, water walker, and a love talker. Be the world’s greatest lover by understanding the book John. I encourage you to seek the mysteries of God (Eph. 3) and live by His promises, stand on His Principles and your testimony, learn to receive all that God has for you Eph. 3:19, soak in His presence and study His love, His grace, & most of all His glory. Learn how to manifest whatever you dream or desire through God’s principles and promises, you are going to do things greater than Jesus by faith. You can redefine Christian Protocol every time you have a light bulb moment by faith & understanding grace.
   Study Rm. 12:2; Eph, 2:6-10; Live in this manner and God told me He will give you Due. 28:1-14. Living the dream no matter the circumstance, (by faith & grace), do your best and let God do the rest. In this by faith we have victory to victory, glory to glory. It is liken to a saddle bag in carrying yer essentials, your ‘Christian Protocol’ which is really just ‘love’ living in grace by faith.
   Ask God today to give you wisdom and the know how to use it, learn to ask the right question in understanding the depths of God’s word so that you can begin to share His truth in greater ways with the lost around you by grace & faith. Learn to partner with God, with each other, and most of all letting the Holy Spirit lovingly guide you, He is such a gentlemen some say gentle woman.
  Sacrament, communion, breaking bread with Jesus do it often for it is God’s health plan for your life. Live the word for it is the bread of life.
  Don’t be a saint that ain’t, be the Elect, the mature saint that will not faint at the sight of Blood… smile. Live in love by grace & faith, live drunk in the spirit of God. Well at least when your home… smile or in the healing rooms. This article is all about my new book coming soon, ‘Becoming a king’. Rm. 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. A book packed full of impartation, God encounters, & God’s love. Living your life victory to victory, by faith by faith, while learning all about faith how it works scientifically, in hearing God, in healing, in manifesting, and signs for wonders. While practicing being the elect to be eligible to become a king or queen for Jesus, He is coming soon, this main attraction will be coming soon in your home town… 
   Cooperating with the Holy Spirit, 2nd Corinthians 3:18 we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.; Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;; James. 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Being a saint is an awesome responsibility, so grab leather and get’er done.

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Jim Bowline ® 2010

Yes it will cost you all (from tip to toe), yet it will give you everything, if you can look in the eyes of Jesus you will be wrecked, yet you will have everything you need and He will give you the desires of your heart, just stand up and be counted, shine for others and give your story to whoever asks, people will flock to you in wanting what you have, yes it will cost, yet it will be the most rewarding love you will ever taste, smell, see, and yes feel in your whole being... love from with-in that overcomes the world.
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