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Mastering THIS, Defeating THIS!

 

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     We pray that this Teaching Letter finds all of you well, healthy and whole in Jesus Name!  What this Month’s Teaching is about is something that I want to communicate up front that I have not mastered myself . . . yet.  It is something that, seems at times, is a minute by minute “test” for me.  So, although this is a Teaching, know that I am with you in the learning and I am also “walking-it-out” myself Beloved of God.

      In previous Monthly Teaching Letters we have looked at the Land of Goshen and some of the wonders of living there.  There was a Time in History that Goshen was the absolute best Place to be (Genesis 47:6 (AMPC)), "The land of Egypt is before you; make your father and your brothers dwell in the best of the land. Let them live in the land of Goshen."  And the Land of Goshen in later years (under a new Leader) was still a protected Place to live at, yet because of the Leader of the Land of Egypt (World), it was harder living there than in the beginning.  The PROTECTION OF THE LAND OF GOSHEN HAD NOT CHANGED, but the Leadership and levels of sin and rebellion in Egypt (World) had changed and increased!  And although God’s People living in Goshen at the end of a prophetic cycle of over 400 years, would live amongst hard things, for Goshen was within Egypt (the World), PROTECTION for God’s People would still manifest for them in a very big way!
  
 

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     And just like God's People lived in this Land called Goshen, yet Goshen was within the Place of Egypt (symbol of the World), we, as God's People, can have the PROTECTION of Goshen when the Leadership and levels of rebellion is increased in our World today too.  And with that, we will begin with something that as I stated earlier, I am a student myself in and I (and you) with God's help, will become a master in, in Jesus Name! 
 
     Every day Dewayne and I spend a significant amount of time speaking The Word of God over ourselves, families and our Covenant Partners and Friends of Jamie Carte Ministries.  Just ONE of The Scriptures that we speak and declare is Psalm 91.  I know that a lot of you may be very familiar with this Chapter and may even decree it over your lives too.  We have previously written in Teaching Letters that this Chapter speaks distinctly about a Place.  And it's not just about ANY PLACE . . . No, it's about A SECRET PLACE.  The word, "secret" means, uncovered, unknown, classified, obscure, undisclosed, unenlightened, abstruse.  The "secret place" of God is NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A SECRET TO GOD'S PEOPLE . . . IT'S TO BE A SECRET TO OTHERS OUTSIDE OF THE KINGDOM!  It's like Goshen was to Egypt (the World)!  The ones outside of God, the ones that live in Egypt (the World) will look and see the ones living in the "secret place" or in a place of Goshen where there is PROTECTION!  The "secret place" is where you see destruction going on, where, "A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you. 8 Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked." (Psalm 91:7-8 (AMPC))  The people of Egypt (or the World) will see People of God being protected and hopefully want to understand how you get to the "secret place" and how do you live in the "secret place."        
 
  
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      One thing that I am learning and The Lord is uncovering in my life is that there is "protocol" to live in the "secret place."  "Protocol" means, procedure, code of behavior, set of rules, code, obligation, order.  God wants His People to KNOW HOW to live in the "secret place" but there is a part that we must DO, Beloved!  And most of The Church does not know that we have to play a part, a very significant part, in dwelling (living) in the "secret place."  Let's look at this together.
 
     A few things we want to begin with is that in Psalm 91 there is ONE - Conditional Words and TWO - Decisions you and I must make. 
 

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].  2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!  3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.  4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.  5 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,  6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.  7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.  8 Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.  9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,  10 There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent.  11 For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].  12 They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.  13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.  14 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].  15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.  16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.”  Psalm 91 (AMPC)

 
      There are MANY "conditional" words and "responsibility" words within Psalm 91!  You and I have to DO our part in order to receive all that we are entitled to and all of the PROTECTION that The Lord wants us to have and enjoy while here on Earth!  The words, because you have made, because he has set, because he knows are all "conditional" words!  The words, shall remain stable and fixed, on Him I lean and rely, I confidently trust, shall you trust, you shall not be afraid, trusts and relies on Me are all "responsibility" words! 
 
     See this "secret place" and all of its protection benefits are depending on you and me to do our responsibility!  "Because" I MAKE THE LORD MY REFUGE and "because" I MAKE HIM MY DWELLING PLACE . . . I receive from The Lord.  "Because" I SET MY LOVE, I am then entitled to what is listed after that!  Due to the fact that I "remain stable and fixed," that I LEAN AND RELY on The Lord . . . I GET THE PROMISES OF THE "SECRET PLACE!"  Many people may READ Psalm 91, many of The Church know about Psalm 91 and believe it, but ARE THEY DOING WHAT IT SAYS TO DO?  Beloved, are we doing our part? 
 
     There are two things that STAND OUT to me within Psalm 91 and its revelation of the "Secret Place" and that there are two HUGE things that I see that you and I must do.  And these two things are what I believe, the two MAJOR FACTORS of you and I staying or "dwelling" or living in the "secret place."  And those two things are TRUST and having NO FEAR. 
 
 

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     The TRUST Verses are, 2 "I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I LEAN and RELY, and in HIM I [CONFIDENTLY] TRUST!" . . . (Verse 4) "shall you TRUST and find refuge;" . . . (Verse 14) "because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness - TRUSTS AND RELIES ON ME, knowing" 
 
     The NO FEAR Verses are, 5 "YOU SHALL NOT BE AFRAID OF the terror of the night, NOR of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day. 6 NOR of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, NOR of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you. 8 Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High ] as you witness the reward of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,"  The Lord is plainly telling us here that He does not want us to be afraid of anything!  Not even the enormous things He lists in Psalm 91!  Think of it, 1,000 people falling to destruction on one side of you and 10,000 on the other!  You are standing there in between something catastrophic that has happened in the Earth and 11,000 people are on both sides of you!  And what does The Lord tell us to do?  Say out of your mouth with all TRUST and RELIANCE on God that, "He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I LEAN and RELY, and in Him I [CONFIDENTLY] TRUST!"  Hallelujah! 
 
     And He tells us TO NOT FEAR what you are watching before your very eyes!  "YOU SHALL NOT BE AFRAID" is what He is telling us to do in this type or any other event that is going on or bad news that is being reported in the Earth!  And when you relate that we are living in The Last Days before Jesus returns to get His Bride, The Church and the "birthing pains" are intensifying . . . well, you may be thinking, I really need to know how to keep myself in the conditions of Psalm 91!  As I began this Teaching in telling you that I'm a student on this myself, so let's look at this deeper and let's learn together, Friend! 
 
 

You Mean . . . ME?

 “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.” Luke 10:19 (AMPC))
 
 
     Wow!  Luke 10:19 is one of my daily professions.  There are times I read it (always saying out loud - faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God) and after I'm finished I have this feeling of strength come all over me!  The Power and Authority that King Jesus has left with us here on Earth is AMAZING!  Jesus said that we have: (1) THE AUTHORITY, (2) THE POWER, (3) THE PHYSICAL and (4) MENTAL STRENGTH and (5) THE ABILITY!  He said that WE have ALL FIVE OF THESE CATEGORIES over anything that the devil throws at us!  We HAVE ALL FIVE OF THESE BENEFITS to engage in if the devil brings catastrophe around us or on the Earth!  We HAVE ALL FIVE OF THESE ADVANTAGES to keep in perfect Peace when the enemy uses people to bring "evil plots and slanders" toward you!  We HAVE ALL FIVE OF THESE PROMISES if "pestilence," "terror," "destruction," "sudden death," "evil," "plague" or "calamity" are around you!  YOU and I have these amazing "powers" in us if we are Born Again into The Kingdom of God!  Yes, I mean YOU!  
 
     Praise God!  And don't forget this . . . "and nothing shall in any way harm you."  Again, AMAZING!  Now, what is that in a direct parallel to?  Psalm 91!  Both Psalm 91 and Luke 10:19 are speaking of PROTECTION!  When you and I GET, I MEAN, REALLY GET and BELIEVE, Luke 10:19, it will cause us to TRUST and RELY on The Lord and His Word and it will cause us TO HAVE NO FEAR . . . IN ANY SITUATION THAT COMES!  And when we TRUST and HAVE NO FEAR, WE ARE KEEPING OURSELVES and PURPOSEFULLY STAYING IN "THE SECRET PLACE!"
 
     We've got to remember that we've got the physical and mental strength and ability OVER ALL THE POWER THAT THE ENEMY POSSESSES!  That is absolutely awesome!  You think about that, we have power and authority over all the power of the enemy!  "Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]" 
 
 

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     I know the devil hates that, don't you?  To think that the devil's arch enemies . . . US, that's you and me . . . have got instilled into us . . . all of these physical and mental abilities that is more than all the power he has!  Because that's what he has always wanted . . . power, glory and to be in charge.  And really get this Church, we have all the power and authority over him and we have physical and mental strength and ability over his abilities!  What little power and authority he has, is nothing compared to what we have!  We, God's Children have the power and authority now and there's nothing the devil can do about it . . . .    
 
EXCEPT . . . IGNORE THE POWER WE HAVE . . . DON'T UTILIZE THE AUTHORITY THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US . . . SIMPLY NOT BELIEVE WHAT GOD HAS SAID THAT WE HAVE . . . DECIDE TO NOT TRUST AND RELY ON THE LORD AND HIS WORD . . . ALLOW OURSELVES TO LIVE IN FEAR . . . IGNORE WHAT HAS BEEN GIVEN US AND . . . LASTLY, DISOBEY THE KING'S DESIRES FOR US! 
 
 
     I am reminded of a Truth and that is, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;" (Hosea 4:6 (KJV))  "Therefore my people are gone into captivity for lack of knowledge; and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude are parched with thirst." (Isaiah 5:13 (ASV))  Beloved, you and I have got to stop treating The Word of God like it is just a cute bedtime story!  We have got to take Father at His Word and TOTALLY TRUST and TOTALLY RELY ON HIM!  I know in my life there are many situations that Dewayne and I are relying on The Lord to vindicate us and make right; what has been done wrongly.  If He has said it to us in His Word, we are to take it seriously and do it and speak it out of our mouths!  We are to be acting just like Him!  We are Him in this Earth!  We've been left here to run the Family Business! 
 
  

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     And if we have been told by The Lord, "Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you."  Then, that's it!  That's The Truth!  We've got to get this down in us!  (I'm writing to myself here too!)  Nothing shall harm us!  No animal, no person, no situation, no sickness, no lack, no turmoil, no evil plots and slanders . . . NOTHING SHALL IN ANY WAY harm you and I!  Just park right there for a moment.  If you and I will dare to believe that and speak that throughout your day and in all situations, you shall have whatever you speak! (Matthew 21:21, Luke 17:6, Mark 11:22-25)  A lot of the things that are happening to the Christians are because, we are allowing it!  It's time for you and I to TRUST and RELY and to HAVE NO FEAR IN ANY SITUATION AND AT ANY TIME!
 
 

DON’T YOU DO IT!

 

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)

 
     Oh my goodness!  Read John 14:27 again Beloved!  Jesus tells us that He has literally given His Peace to us!  He "bequeaths" it to us.  "Bequeath" means leaves, gives, hands down, wills His Peace to us!  When someone leaves Earth and they give or will their possessions to another . . . that is what He is saying here!  The Prince of Peace, Himself (Isaiah 9:6) has given us HIS OWN PEACE!  Not someone else's . . . HIS OWN PEACE!  One is already in Peace in the Place of Heaven, so Jesus left His Peace here with the other Children of God to use while inhabiting Earth!  Again, AMAZING! 
 
 
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     Yet, let's look at the Kingdom Key that is within John 14:27.  After he tells us that He is leaving His Peace with us, He then goes on to tell what we are responsible for doing!  And if we DO NOT DO THESE THINGS THEN WE ARE FORFEITING (surrendering, give up, part with, lose, be deprived of) OUR PEACE THAT JESUS GAVE US!  JESUS TELLS US, "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.]"
 
 
WE ARE ALLOWING OURSELVES TO NOT HAVE PEACE!  WE ARE ALLOWING OURSELVES TO NOT TRUST!  WE ARE ALLOWING OURSELVES TO BE FEARFUL IN OUR LIVES!  WE ARE ALLOWING OURSELVES TO NOT DWELL IN THE SECRET PLACE OF PROTECTION!  
 
 
     When we are allowing ourselves to be troubled and afraid, we are stepping across the border lines of the "secret place."  When we are allowing ourselves to be agitated at people or situations we are not practicing the "physical and mental strength and ability" that Luke 10:19 says we have power and authority to use and stay in!  When we are permitting ourselves to be fearful of things, people, slanders, evil plots, plagues or destruction that could come or does come we are forfeiting and surrendering our Peace that results in TRUST, which keeps us in the "secret place" of protection.  When you and I allow ourselves to be intimidated or to be cowardly or unsettled, we are not trusting in our God, Who is supposed to be "my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!" 
 
 

THIS IS ALL MY RESPONSIBILITY!  I HAVE THE POWER AND AUTHORITY!  I HAVE THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL POWER AND ABILITY OVER ALL THE POWER THAT THE ENEMY POSSESSES!  I DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID!  I DON'T HAVE TO FEAR!  I CAN TRUST GOD TO DO WHAT HE SAYS!  I CAN LIVE IN THE "SECRET PLACE" SECURELY ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!  IT'S OUR CHOICE!  IT'S MY CHOICE!   
 
 
     We have a decision to make don't we?  We have to CHOOSE right now and every day from now on that we are going to live in Peace.  We are going to TRUST God and what He says to us.  We are going to have to choose NO MATTER WHAT that we decide to TRUST and RELY and choose to NOT BE AFRAID . . . OF ANYTHING OR ANYONE!  This is what the first Disciples of Jesus finally arrived to in their walk with God and that is what we are being asked to do also.  You and I are STRONG, BRAVE, POWERFUL, ANOINTED and . . . LOVED!  We MASTER THIS and DEFEAT ALL THAT THE ENEMY CAN DO in Jesus Name, Amen!  Hallelujah!  We Love You Jesus!     
 
 

     Before we close this Teaching Letter, if you aren’t where you need to be with The Lord, please believe with everything in you and speak out of your mouth these words,


“Lord Jesus, You and I both know that I am away from You.  I stop right now and I make the decision to give You my life entirely.  I surrender to You Lord!  I leave my past and my sins and I ask You to forgive me of them.  (Take some time to just repent right here.)  Please come into my life and change it and do something with my life.  I make You, Jesus, The Lord of my life.  Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit and Power in

Jesus Name!”

 

     
 
     Please let us know here at JCM if you made this decision with your life.  We have some FREE Resources we want to send you Postage Paid.  Until Next Time . . .
                            
                                Keep Getting Ready, Jesus Is Coming!   
                                                                    Jamie
 


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August 2016 JCM Partner Letter