“. . . For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.” Rev. 19:7

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

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"The IMAGE, Then The MATTER!"
       What if I told you that there is a way to have peace in your mind?  That there is a Truth in The Word of God that if we would hear and understand and then implement it into our lives that, Nothing would be impossible to us and for those who believe.  Could these things be possible?  Could you and I live in peace?  Could such a thing be achievable in the Time of Terror and Lawlessness that we live in?  One of the greatest places to control to me is my mind.  And as I sometimes write you, as I am writing and researching for these Teaching Letters, I am learning too.  So, let’s you and I once again, go on an adventure with God to see what He wants to teach us.  And, THANK YOU Covenant Partners and Friends of JCM for giving us the gift of your prayers and financial support to Minister to others!  YOU Send, YOU Teach, YOU Serve, YOU Help, YOU Love!  Thank you for loving outside of yourselves!
       We have “parked” for the last few Months on some Truths from The Word of God that are CRUCIAL for every Born Again Believer in Jesus to know.  We have been dissecting a Place, a Realm that The Bible calls, an Unseen Realm.  Ephesians 6:12 tells us, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”  We have addressed that there is a Door that connects one Realm called the Seen Realm to the Unseen Realm.  The Seen Realm is the Place that you and I can see, touch, smell, taste and feel.  It’s the Realm to which we live in.  The Unseen Realm is the Place that is around us AT ALL TIMES; it actually encompasses and covers us.  (The word “heavens” is Strong’s #3772 which is (ouranos) – the root is . . . to cover and encompass, the visible heavens: the atmosphere, the sky, (b) the spiritual heavens.And, what comes OUT of the Door of the Seen Realm enters into the Realm of the Unseen.  This DOOR opens up one Realm to another.
       And do we remember what IS the Door that is connecting us to and affecting both the Realms of the Seen and the Unseen?  Psalm 141:3 (NIV) tells us, Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”  So, the DOOR that is between the Seen Realm and the Unseen Realm is OUR MOUTHS!  Each time you speak, your "DOOR" is opening up from ONE REALM TO ANOTHER REALM and affecting what is going on in BOTH REALMS!  We stated that even our Angels that are assigned to us and live in the Unseen Realm are affected by what comes out of our DOOR!  Bless the Lord, you His angels, You mighty ones who do His commandments, Obeying the voice of His word!” Psalm 103:20 (AMP)  Our assigned Angels do The Word of God that is spoken and given a voice to.  If you and I don’t speak The Word of God, then we are not giving our Angels anything to work with!  THEY OBEY THE VOICE OF GOD’S WORD!  They need YOUR VOICE speaking The Word of God!  Then they obey the voice of God’s Word!
       This Truth is given to us from the October 2017 Teaching.  I have inserted it so that we can remind ourselves of something very vital and imperative to know to take us to the Next Level in the Revelation this Month.  Beloved of God, there is a KEY to the DOOR that opens one Realm to another Realm.  Matthew 16:19 tells us about these KEYS. “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; the things you don’t allow on earth will be the things that God does not allow, and the things you allow on earth will be the things that God allows.” (NCV – New Century Version)  And in the (YLT) Young’s Literal Translation it reads, “and I will give to thee the keys of the reign of the heavens, and whatever thou mayest bind upon the earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever thou mayest loose upon the earth shall be having been loosed in the heavens.”
       In these two Translations we see that the KEYS are “the things you don’t allow” . . . “God does not allow” and the “the things you allow” . . . “God allows.”  Secondly, we have been given, “the keys of the reign of the heavens.”  And thirdly, “whatever” WE DECIDE to bind or loose . . . IS!  So, the KEYS to the DOORS (which is our mouths or lips, Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips”) is that I DECIDE what I am going to “allow” and “not allow.”  And I DECIDE what I am going to “bind” or “loose” in the Earth and in the heavens.  Again we must remember that we are talking about the Earth that we know in the natural Realm and one of the “heavens” that is called the Unseen Realm or World.  (For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12)  The responsibility that we have been given in the Earth is enormous!  No wonder The Lord said that we will give an account for every idle word that we speak! (Matthew 12:36)  EVERY WORD COUNTS!  And those words of ours are affecting the Seen and the Unseen Realm continually!
       Matthew 16:19 is telling us HOW the DOORS of our mouths work!  There is a KEY to the Door (our Mouths) that when it is opened it ALLOWS.  Then, there is a KEY to the Door (our Mouths) that when it is opened it BINDS.  Remember, The Bible teaches us that there is The Heaven that Father God lives at and there are Realms also that are encompassing us and referred to as “heavens.”  And what does a KEY do?  It LOCKS or it UNLOCKS a Door.  And Jesus said that the KEYS have been given to us!  And these KEYS are so powerful that The Word says that God will back you up on what YOU DECIDE on the issues of BINDING and LOOSING things!  And, these DECISIONS of BINDING and LOOSING are what makes things BIND or LOOSE in the Seen (Natural Realm) we live in and in the Unseen Realm that is all around us!  Now, Matthew 16:9 DOES NOT SAY that even though you are making terrible decisions on what you are binding and loosing with your KEYS and what you are deciding to come out of your DOORS (mouths) that He will stop you.  No, it only tells us that WE DECIDE what we are going to STOP (BIND) or LET LOOSE (ALLOW.)  And Matthew 16:9 also tells us that these DECISIONS are having results in the Earth and in the “heavens” Realm, which is the Unseen Realm.  How many times have we read this in The Word and not realized the great importance of what responsibility and power we have been given?  And, truly seen what we are doing on a day to day basis in the Seen and Unseen Realm?  My Goodness!


       If you remember earlier this year I wrote to you of how when I was very little and growing up, I remember going into our bathroom and shutting the door.  I would tie a long towel around my neck for my cape and pretend I was Wonder Woman.  There was a TV Show on about her when I was little and I loved her!  I actually thought I was Wonder Woman!  She had superhuman strength and could block bullets with her bracelets, fight all the bad guys and had a whip that she used to defeat her enemies and make them tell her the truth.  She would turn in circles, round and round to become the Hero of Wonder Woman!  I would even sing the theme song of the show when I turned round and round to become Wonder Woman in the bathroom!  
       I then told you how Dewayne would tie a towel around his neck and jump off his porch to fly like Superman as a young boy.  And Dewayne and I discovered that we both played that we were Aquaman when we would be swimming while we were growing up.
       And when I was playing that I was Wonder Woman when I was younger, I really, really believed I WAS WONDER WOMAN!  I can remember HOW REAL that was to me as I sit here writing to you.  In my mind, I became her.  I thought like her.  Even though I was eight, in my mind I looked like her!  I would make the same moves that I had seen her do on TV in fighting the bad guys.  I could picture the bad guys in my mind and I would rush in and fight them just like Wonder Woman.  And I would do this for what seemed as hours!  Or, at least until someone knocked on the door to tell me to hurry up for they had to use the bathroom!
       Why go to such lengths to tell you about how I thought I was Wonder Woman when I was 8 years old?  Because when I shut that door to that bathroom . . . I BECAME IN MY MIND SOMEONE ELSE.  I could CONCENTRATE in my Imagination to the point that I SEEN MYSELF as someone else.  My eyes were open in that bathroom but the EYES of my IMAGINATION were what I WAS SEEING.  I didn’t see my 8 year old body or that I was in a bathroom.  I was a young heroine by the name of Wonder Woman who no one could defeat!  I was tall and beautiful and had great powers to save people and defeat anything!  I remember that I LOVED going to the bathroom and becoming Wonder Woman!  I would get so excited when I would see an opportunity to go to the bathroom AND BECOME HER!  You may be thinking, well, that’s just a child playing.  But, Beloved of God . . . it’s so much more!  Our “IMAGINATIONS” have been given to us By Father God.  And they are to be used for His Purpose and Will while we are here on the Earth!  Our “IMAGINATIONS” are a Holy Gift from God, Church!

The Image Comes First,

Then The Matter!
The word “imagination” is the Hebrew Strong’s #3336, (yester) which is a form, conception, framing, purpose, formed, frame, handiwork, construction, intent (aim, goal, target, objective, plan, meaning, purpose), intentions, mind, steadfast purpose, what is framed in the mind, of good and bad tendency in man, to determine (Form a resolution).
        As we wrote before, we mostly think in images not words.  When someone is communicating to us, we normally are getting a “picture’ of what they are talking to us about, don’t we?  When that happens, we are using our imaginations!  If Dewayne is telling me about his day at work, I start to visualize what he is telling me and I “picture” what it may have looked like for him as he went about his day.  If he tells me a conversation he had, I will “picture” what that person looked like that he was talking to. That’s why after we meet someone that we have already established a way they may look in our minds, when we finally see them, we have these thoughts of, that’s not what I thought they would look like.  It’s because our imaginations formed an “image” that we had within ourselves.  
       When I was younger and I imagined that I was Wonder Woman, I really thought I was.  Why?  Because even though I was “playing” I was practicing a Biblical Truth and that is Proverbs 23:7 (KJV),“for as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”  I kept thinking and believing and acting and speaking that I was Wonder Woman.  So, in my heart, I WAS.  “For as he thinketh in his heart, so IS HE.”  As children, we have “more time” to use our imaginations.  And we have such a great ability TO STAY in the “IMAGE” of what we are thinking.  When we get older we have more responsibilities and things that are warring for our attention and therefore, we tend to move our imaginations from one thing to the next very rapidly.  Yet, The Lord BUILT US TO USE OUR IMAGINATION, not just as children, BUT FOREVER!  Remember, the word” imagination” means to form, conception, framing, purpose, formed, frame, handiwork, construction, intent (aim, goal, target, objective, plan, meaning, purpose), intentions, mind, steadfast purpose, what is framed in the mind, of good and bad tendency in man, to determine (Form a resolution).  

       I know that’s a big statement, yet it is True.  Everything that we have here on Planet Earth is and was the result of Someone’s Imagination.  And all that one needs to do to see this is go to the beginning.  In Genesis Chapter One you read about the images that God The Father, Jesus The Son and The Holy Spirit had inside of them and how they used the images that they had in them to create.  God would see an image in Him, begin concentrating and forming and framing the image in His Mind and then He spoke what He saw.  Father saw the image, believed and did not doubt in what He saw, then He spoke The Word pertaining to the image He saw within Him and the image was then CREATED!  We have to remember throughout this Teaching and our lives that EVERYTHING is conceived in the imagination FIRST!  THE IMAGE COMES FIRST THEN THE MATTERAnd it all began with the images He saw, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  TO CREATE, CONCEIVE, FORM and CONSTRUCT ONE HAS TO FIRST HAVE AN IMAGE IN THEIR MIND (IMAGINATION).

 Later in this Chapter you and I are allowed to read the conversation that God The Father, Jesus The Son and The Holy Spirit had among Themselves and Them using Their imaginations and images They “saw” in Them to form, conceive, create and construct so many things that we still have today in the sky, on the Earth and all around us. (Genesis Chapter 1) And in verse 26 we see the creating, forming, conceiving and construction of US . . . humanity!

“Now let Us conceive a new creation—humanity—made in Our image, fashioned according to Our likeness. And let Us grant them authority over all the earth—the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, the domesticated animals and the small creeping creatures on the earth.” Genesis 1:26       (The Voice Translation)

“Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, in the likeness of ourselves; and let them rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the animals, and over all the earth, and over every crawling creature that crawls on the earth.” 27 So God created humankind in his own image; in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:26-27 (Complete Jewish Bible)