Continuing The Direction & FreedomThat “18” Brings

  Getting Ready!

Jamie Carte Ministries, (J.C.M.)

P. O. Box 120, Hico, WV 25854, (304) 658-4720, www.jamiecarte.org

“. . . For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.” Rev. 19:7  
 
 
How To FLY Through
The Obstacles!
 
 
 

 
 
 
       HELLO COVENANT PARTNERS AND FRIENDS of Jamie Carte Ministries!  Just wanted to begin this Month by THANKING YOU!  Thank you for joining with us to send The TRUTH of God’s Word out to people!  THANK YOU for investing your Time, Prayers and Resources into others that you may never meet on this side of Heaven.  Thank you for being faithful.  We are so very grateful to you.  Dewayne and I pray for you every day and we speak The Word of God over you every day.  This Monthly Teaching Letter is just one of the ways that YOU are reaching out to others.  Again, we are so thankful to you!
 
       I want to begin this Month by telling you about a dream I had.  Know that one of the ways that The Lord speaks to The Body is through Visions and Dreams.  I have had many dreams from The Lord that have told me or showed me the answers to questions I had.  The Master has given me His Direction and Prophetically warned me and showed me things to come and great insight into things or people in my life.  The Lord has given me dreams to warn me of what would come to pass immediately and some a few years later.  Yet, the one dream that I am sharing with you is one that I know that is to begin now and in my very near future.  This dream was a very short one.  
 
On 01 February 2018 while in North Carolina, I was dreaming that I was on an Obstacle Course.  This Obstacle Course was one that had only on it things hanging from a ceiling.  The object of this Obstacle Course was for me to swing from one obstacle hanging over my head to another.  All of it was overhead; none of it was on the ground.  I was holding on from above to the "obstacle" and hanging in air with my arms over my head.  I kept thinking as I hung by my arms and not touching the ground that I would have to have great strength to do this.  I began to swing from one obstacle to the other.  I would have to swing out with one arm and catch the next "obstacle," let go of the one I had and with all my strength swing to the other and then grab hold to that next "obstacle" I let go of the one before.  At first it was so overwhelming to me in my dream.  I would look ahead at all of the hanging "obstacles" that I had yet to get to and how much strength it was going to take!  It was a long line of "obstacles" as far as I could see.  After the first few I kept thinking, "This is so hard, am I going to be able to do this?"  Even while thinking this, I kept swinging from one "obstacle" to the next.  Then as I kept swinging and grabbing the "obstacles" over my head, I noticed that I started grabbing them and swinging faster.  Then I noticed that I felt like I was almost flying, I was swinging from one "obstacle" to the next.  The faster I went, I found myself starting to laugh out loud.  The feeling that I was achieving in the air as though I was flying became FUN and exhiliarating and it became easier to do!      
 
I then woke up.  I was lying on my left side and found myself in a state of being that I can only describe to you as A Place of ABSOLUTE PERFECT and COMPLETE PEACE.  I was fully awake and was in a STATE OF PEACE that I did not know, NOR HAD I EVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE.  I laid there and kept asking myself, "What is this that I am feeling?"   "I am so peaceful!" . . . 
 
I then went back to sleep and went right back to the same dream and Obstacle Course and swinging from one "obstacle" to another and in it again, I soared and enjoyed the course this time completely.  I awoke again in a STATE OF COMPLETE PEACE THAT I HAD NEVER KNOWN AND I STAYED THERE FOR QUITE SOME TIME while lying there.  I told Dewayne of the dream and tried to explain the PLACE OF PEACE that I was in even while telling him of everything.  The Peace was extraordinary!  I found it hard to describe to him what I was experiencing for the first time in my life.  I stayed in that State of Peace for approximately 30 minutes.  I wanted to not leave that Place.  It seemed to linger away the more my morning proceeded.
 
       The more I walk with The Lord, there are things that I am seeing in my life that He wants to correct and change.  I know that every time Jesus is ministering to me to "look" at areas in my life, it is because He loves me.  EVERYTHING HE DOES for us flows from His Love for us!  When I began to search out the interpretation of the dream I found that an obstacle course “is a series of challenging physical obstacles an individual or team must navigate usually while being timed.”  Obstacle Courses can include elements with the aim of testing speed and endurance.  Sometimes a course involves mental testsAnd that dreaming about an Obstacle Course is a sign that you are about to have to navigate through a series of real-life obstacles in your waking life.  “Obstacle courses are representative of a series of obstacles that will test us in ways that we have never been tested and will take all of our strength, cunning and perseverance to overcome.  In general an Obstacle Course is not only a test, but an achievement that results in you becoming a better person for it.  It is akin to walking through the fire of opposition and coming out on the other side reborn and stronger than ever.”
 
 
  
 
       Well, I can tell you that when I started seeing all that dreaming of being on an Obstacle Course meant, I was not very happy about it!  I thought to myself, I think I’ve already been through SO MANY Obstacles already!  I really don’t want any more!  Then, I remembered that ALL THE OBSTACLES WERE OVER MY HEAD!  The definition of OVER MY HEAD is to be or become involved in a situation in which you do not have the necessary skills, knowledge or money to succeed.  You can just imagine what I was thinking after discovering all of this!  I was overwhelmed!  Then The Lord began to minister to me and show me what THE TRUTH that He was communicating to me was!  In the dream The Master revealed to me that . . .
 

When I came to myself and woke up from the dream, I WAS IN A PLACE and IN AN ATMOSPHERE THAT WAS VERY REAL.  I was no longer in a dream when I awoke and I was in The Place of PEACE.  I was in The Place of PEACE not in a dream, BUT IN REALITY!

PEACE was the Place WHERE I SOARED, LAUGHED, ENJOYED and BECAME FREE OF ALL THINGS THAT WERE HARD.

 

AND PEACE IS HOW I DID IT! 

PEACE IS WHERE I was DELIVERED from EVERY Hard Obstacle!

PEACE was The PLACE that I left and CAME OUT of every Obstacle that I came to in my dream.  PEACE is what made me NOT STAY IN THE Obstacle!

PEACE is what made me start to not DREAD the Next Obstacle, but begin to find the OVERCOMING OF THEM . . . EXCITING!

PEACE WAS THE STATE I FOUND MYSELF IN WHEN I AWOKE BOTH TIMES!  God was showing me that PEACE would be the “SECRET KEY and PLACE” that I would need to be in to be able to “soar” through the Obstacles ahead of me.

He wanted me to know that I DID NOT HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF WHAT WAS AHEAD OF ME!

Even though it may look like the Obstacles would be so huge and OVER MY HEAD, I WOULD GRAB HOLD OF THEM AND SWING and SOAR WITH THEM!

THE OBSTACLES WOULD ACTUALLY BRING ME TO MY DESTINY, NOT PREVENT ME FROM ARRIVING!  Hallelujah!

I didn’t need the Ground to stand on or rely on . . . MY PEACE that had been given me WOULD CARRY ME and GIVE ME ALL THE STRENGTH THAT I NEEDED FOR THE COURSE AHEAD!

       I write to you in tears, for as I write this, I’m seeing and experiencing The Love of God and what He wants me to know and what He wants you to know also, FriendFor The PEACE that I have inside of me, is the same PEACE that you have on the inside of you, if you have surrendered your life to Jesus Christ and have made Him The Lord of your life and are a Follower of Him.
 
 

I’M LEAVING IT ALL WITH YOU!

 

When our Big Brother and Lord, Jesus allowed Himself to be abused, mocked, whipped, ridiculed and brutally sacrificed it was all on Purpose, FOR A PURPOSE!  EVERYTHING He did was FOR A PLACE IN OUR LIVES!  EVERYTHING HE GAVE WAS SO THAT WE COULD RECEIVE SOMETHING!  Isaiah 53:5 (AMPC) tells us,

 

"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole."  And in the (GW) God's Word Translation it reads, "He was wounded for our rebellious acts.  He was crushed for our sinsHe was punished so that we could have peace, and we received healing from his wounds.

 
            When I think about the hugeness of this Revelation, I almost come to a complete halt inside.  So, just like Jesus paid for so much for us to get our healing, salvation, freedom from curses, The Blessing, protection, freedom from Hell, the grave and death . . . Jesus took “chastisement” and He “was punished” for PEACE!  Again, the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him,” and “He was punished so that we could have peace,”
 
 
 
 
       
 
       Isaiah tells us clearly that the things that were “executed” upon and to Jesus were FOR SOMETHING!  HE WAS PAYING FOR SOMETHING EVERY TIME SOMETHING WAS DONE TO HIM!  Thank You Lord!  When those Roman Soldiers hit Jesus over and over in the head after they placed a crown of thorns on his head (Mark 15:17-19) and when the Temple Guards beat Him and mocked and insulted Him repeatedly (Luke 22:63-65) and (John 18:22) and punished Him for NOTHING and doing and saying only The TRUTH, He was being “punished” and “chastised” for you and for me, Beloved!  All of this and so much more that He endured was taken for something that He knew we would have great need of here on Earth.  And our need was for Peace.  And it meant so much to Him for us to have Peace, so much that He endured punishment and chastisement for us.  Jesus wanted us to have and live in Peace!  And when He paid for it, it made a Way for Him to give us so much more than what we could imagine!  For, The Peace that we received was
 
 
                NONE OTHER THAN HIS . . .             JESUS’ OWN PEACE!
       
 
       THE PEACE that He walked in on this Earth!  THE PEACE that He operated in every day through all the ridiculing, pressure of the Religious Leaders, leading a Full Time Traveling Evangelistic Ministry, the pressure of people wanting His Help and Attention constantly, the responsibility of all the finances of His full time “Staff” and their families and ULTIMATELY THE PEACE THAT HE USED TO BE BEATEN, MOCKED, FLOGGED, WRONGFULLY ACCUSED AND CRUCIFIED IN AND DID NOT SIN WITH . . . THAT’S THE PEACE THAT HE HAD AND HE GAVE IT TO US!  The Peace we receive is The Master’s Peace!
 
 
Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you.  Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]” John 14:27 (AMPC) 
 
 
 
 

       The Bible clearly tells us that Jesus LEFT HIS PEACE and BEQUEATHED His Peace to us!  That means Jesus “willed and handed down” His Peace to us.  We have Jesus’ Peace!  Not just some matter or substance that if we are fortunate we will sometimes experience as we walk through life . . . NO . . . WE HAVE JESUS’ PEACE!  We have The Spirit of Jesus and we have The Peace of Jesus!  We have the very same Peace that Jesus used and stayed in and exercised while He walked in times of pressure and very hard situations while he was here on Earth!  AND HE WANTS US TO FIRST LEARN HOW TO LIVE IN PEACE and then MASTER HOW TO UTILIZE FULLY HIS PEACE!

  

HERE’S THE SOLUTION!

 

        What is SO IMPORTANT to this Revelation is that WE CONTROL IT ALL!  Look at John 14:27 again.  The Word tells us, Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]”  The Bible tells us WHO’S IN CHARGE OF PEACE, doesn’t it?  The Words, “Do not let,” “Stop allowing yourselves” and “Do not permit yourselves” clearly tells us that WE are the ones that are the deciding factor as to if we are or are not in Peace.  We already possess Peace and it’s The King’s Peace, so if we are not in Peace, then we are deciding that what WE WANT TO BE IS “troubled,” afraid,” “agitated,” “disturbed,” “fearful, “ “intimidated,” “cowardly” and “unsettled.” 

         This Revelation and RESPONSIBILITY is NOT for the ones that are not ready for it . . . it is for the ones that are ready to come up VERY HIGH with Him!  I have asked The Lord to help me with this and I encourage you to do the same!  And in the midst of what I am learning from The Lord is that all of this is based on ONE THING IN MY LIFE and that is . . .
  

IF I HAVE A PEACE PROBLEM,

I HAVE A TRUST PROBLEM!

 

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. 4 Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.” Isaiah 26:3-4 (ESV) (English Standard Version)

 
 
       There’s just no “wiggle room” with God! Hallelujah!  If I am “disturbed” or “unsettled” in my mind and being . . . then I have allowed my mind to have thoughts that are opposite of what God and His Word says about a subject.  I am NOT TRUSTING what God has said and I am trusting my own reasoning or logic.  I will try to figure it out on my own, instead of keeping my mind on what God has said already.  For example, if I am thinking about things like, How am I going to get these bills paid?  How am I going to work out that situation in my life.  What if I make this change and it’s not what I thought?  Or any number of thoughts that you and I have. 
 
 
 
 
       When I don’t “take captive every thought that rises itself up against The Word of God” I am not trusting God.  I am allowing reasoning and worry to operate.  I am allowing thoughts that are against what God has said and I’m not trusting.  And when I am not trusting, my mind is not stayed on what God says and I’M NOT IN PEACE.  I have GOT TO TRUST God!  He Has My Answers!
 
 “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV)
 
 
 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
 
 
 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” 
Romans 8:28 (ESV)
 

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)

 

FIX IT!

 
 
 
 

I have got to learn, as you do, to control my thoughts!  The Lord has told us what to think on, you and I have to make the decision to do what we have been told to do in The Bible.

"And now dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Philippians 4:8 (NLT) 

 
 
 
 
 

       Take some time to use your imagination (what we have studied on together many Months in 2017) and get some thoughts to fix your mind on when you need to get your minds OFF OF what is “troubling” or “unsettling” you.  Let’s pre-plan some things that we can fix our minds on!  What are some things that you can think of right now that would be in the categories of “true,” “right,” “pure” or “lovely?”  The Word says to “think about things” that are these!  Beloved, this Teaching is not about HOW TO FEEL GOOD.  This Teaching is about HOW TO LIVE VICTORIOUSLY!

       If you will go back to the dream I had that we talked about in the very beginning of this Teaching, you will remember that one of the things that when I began my Obstacle Course is that when I saw how long the Course was and I realized how hard it was going to be, I kept thinking that I would not have enough STRENGTH to do it.  There’s another benefit to living in PEACE that I have discovered.  PEACE NOT ONLY IS A RESULT OF MY TRUST IN GOD, BUT IT ALSO IS WHAT GIVES ME STRENGTH! 
 
 
"Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and STRENGTH for every challenge.]"
John 14:27 (AMP)

        ALL THE STRENGTH THAT YOU AND I WILL NEED FOR ALL OF THE OBSTACLES AHEAD ARE FOUND IN THE PEACE THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US!  WE HAVE THE MASTER’S PEACE . . . AND IT IS TIME FOR US TO START SOARING IN IT!
 
 
 
 
        Remember, the Number and Word of “18” means LIFE, LIVING, ALIVE, FREEDOM FROM BONDAGE and OPPRESSION, COMING OUT and DELIVERANCE, HOPE, ENDING A SEASON OF HARDSHIP!  To obtain ALL of these things, we must learn how to stay in PEACE!  I’m not really Delivered if I’m worrying, troubled, aggravated, disturbed . . . that’s not Deliverance and Freedom!  I can’t obtain all that “18” entitles me to in God if I’m not TRUSTING in The One Who is Delivering me from all of these!
 
       It is OUR TIME to TAKE GOD AT HIS WORD!  It’s Time to TRUST The One Who can be trusted!  It’s Time for The People of God to live in The PEACE that we already possess . . . Jesus’ Peace!  Make a decision today to begin the journey of The Peace, The Trust and The Strength of God!  Pray and mean this, 
 

“ Lord, I see that Your Peace is what I need.  I realize that I have been disturbed, worrying and upset about so many things and I don’t want to continue doing things my own way.  I want to live in Your Peace, Your Trust and Your STRENGTH!  So, today I decide to cast my care, cast down imaginations and thoughts that are against You and Your Word, I decide to not worry and let You handle my everything!  I decide today TO TRUST YOU!  Lord, I know that I will need Your Help in this, so I ask You that You would come along side of me and Teach me and Help me in controlling my mind.  I submit my all, including my thoughts to You in Jesus’ Name!’

 

       Just know that Dewayne and I are on this journey with you.  There is NO OBSTACLE that we can’t overcome with God!  And now, we know THE KEY to truly doing this.  It’s in what Jesus paid for and left us, it is in HIS PEACE!  Until next Month, we love you, appreciate you and are with you . . . PRACTICE YOUR PEACE, Beloved of God!

 
 

                              Keep Getting Ready, Jesus Is Coming!

Jamie
 
 
 

The MOST Important Thing!

 
       If you have walked away from The Lord and not completely living for Him or have never surrendered your all to Him, now is YOUR TIME!  Just quiet your heart and make the decision that you are not going to go another day without Him being completely in your life.  Then The Bible says to believe in your heart and confess with your mouth, so prepare yourself to do that right now and believe what you are about to say to Jesus.  Give Him your life, give Him your all!  Just tell Him out loud, Jesus, I am tired of trying to do life without you.  I believe that you died on a cross and rose from the dead. I surrender to You, Sir!  Please forgive me of all of the wrong that I’ve done, come into my life and save me.  I decide to make You The Lord and Master of my life.  Do something with my life!  Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit in Jesus’ Name, Amen!
 
       If you said those words and meant them with all your heart, you are Born Again!  There’s so much more that The Lord wants to show you in His Word and so much more that He has for you and your life!  Get in The Word!  Read it and do what He says to do!  You’ve got a Great Future!  Welcome To The Family Of God!  Let us know here at JCM, we want to send you some Free Products to get you started on your way with The Lord!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAY OF PRAYER

19 FEBRUARY 2018