“. . . 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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LOVING AFTER THE STORM

Hello Wonderful Covenant Partners and Friends of JCM!  We Bless You In Jesus Name!  Thank you for giving of yourselves for others!  Thank you for giving of your lives through your finances, prayers and service to others!  You are truly a reflection of Love!  By the time that you read this, Dewayne and I will have already been to Wilmington, NC where you know that a storm by the name of “Florence” came against the Carolina’s. Wilmington, NC and the surrounding areas were affected greatly.  The Wilmington, NC area is also one of the territories for the Mahanaim Mission (Two camps, Two Armies) that we and you have been assigned to from The Lord.  Dewayne and I carried a precious seed from JCM to this area to assist in helping the people there after the storm.  We went there on your behalf!  The People of The JCM Family helped the People of NC!  Thank you for being a part of JCM!  Thank you for being a part of Dewayne and I and thank you for loving others especially when they need to know they are loved THE MOST!  We Love You JCM Partners and Friends!

 

         Last Month we talked about something that has CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER.  One of THE LARGEST CHALLENGES OF MY LIFE . . .YET ONE OF THE GREATEST PARTS OF MY LIFE involves this Subject.  And Lord Willing, we will look at it in an even deeper level this Month.

What I am being led to go further within is the Place of a Disciple of Jesus Christ AND THE YEAR OF “18” (CHAI′) THAT WE ARE IN.  The Master has given me a Word about how these two Positions literally GO TOGETHER.  Please read this Teaching and SEE YOURSELF, YOUR FUTURE and HOW THE WORLD IS CONFIRMING THIS!  And, if you did not read last Month’s Teaching, please go back and do so.  It will take you to a realm of self inspection that most have not been.  Or, WILL NOT GO.

         But, before we go to the Position of a Disciple, let’s first touch the Position of Time that we are in and that is Chai or “18.”  As we look at the Gregorian Calendar that we follow here in the USA, we are still in the “18th” year.  And “18” is very important for it means the Hebrew word, Chai.  Let’s take a very quick look at Chai and its meaning.  These are the very wonderful things that Chaiis and these are all the territories that you and I can have and Position ourselves in, in this year of “18!” (I speak these Positions and Territories that we can have in Chaiover Dewayne and I daily!  I was blessed to receive a necklace and a bracelet from Covenant Partners of JCM this year that I wear daily to remind me to speak the goodness of Chaidaily!   They’re beautiful Life gifts!)
 
 

18” The Year Of Chai


* Life, Living, Alive

* Freedom From Bondage and Oppression

* Coming Out and Deliverance

* HOPE

* Ending a Season Of Hardship

* Judges

 
 
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          Isn’t that wonderful?  It is the Time of ChaiBride of Christ!  It is the Time to really LIVE, the Time to make the most of the LIFE that you have and BE ALL THAT GOD WANTS YOU TO BE!  It is NOT Time to go BACKWARDS, it is Time to GO FORWARD with God!  It is the Time to COME OUT of or LEAVE the situations, things, mindsets and people that hold you down and KEEP YOU FROM the Destiny that The Lord has for you in His Word!  Chai is a Time for you to look to Life, Himself and get in alignment with Life, Jesus and His Word (Which is Jesus) and get your HOPE BACK!  REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE and what you are to be doing and receiving from God.  Chaiis when A SEASON THAT IS HARD . . . IS TO END!  Chaiand its Prophetic meaning IS A GIFT from LIFE, Himself to us!
 

The “WILL TEST” REVIEW

 

We must review a few highlights from last Month to BUILD ON for this Month’s Teaching.  The Position of a Disciple of Jesus Christ is extraordinary!  It is NOT just about 12 men who we know followed Jesus and became the ones who “finished The Bible.”  A Disciple and what The Lord is asking of us is so, so much more!

First, Disciples ARE MADE.  Jesus, The Teacher had to take TIME to MAKE DISCIPLES.  And if it took time for The Greatest Teacher ever to Disciple others, we should know that it will take time for us to be Discipled or to Disciple someone.

 
 
 

MOST BELIEVERS NEVER SAY “YES” TO BEING A DISCIPLE BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT THEY ARE ALREADY A DISCIPLE OR THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT ONE IS!

I know that statement seems very strange to some who read that because you have been told that when you give your life to Jesus that you automatically become a Disciple of Jesus.  Well, that’s simply not true.  A Disciple of Jesus Christ ADJUSTS THEIR LIVES TO THE WORD OF GOD AND TO WHATEVER THE MASTER TELLS THEM TO DO.  PERIOD.  There are MANY PEOPLE who attend a Church, but DO NOT DO THE WORD OF GOD!  SO MANY!  Many have their own ideas about how they are going to do life instead of The Way that The Word, Jesus says to.  (The Word is Jesus! "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14 (NIV))  There are MANY Leaders and People in Churches that are going along with their Culture or opinions and allowing people in their Churches to continually live in sin and not do anything that The Word says to do about it.

        Next, we went over the definition of and just some of the Scriptures that define what a Disciple is.  The word, DISCIPLINE comes from the word, DISCIPLE.  Again, it is within it!
 

Discipline - instruction, to train, a branch of learning, to bring under control.
 
           The Hebrew word for “Disciple” is Strong’s # 3928 -limmud.  “Limmud” means accustomed to something, taught, construct.  The root word to “limmud” is the Hebrew word, lamad, which is Strong’s #3925 which means teach, accept, expert, instruct, instructors, learn, really learn, skillful, teacher, teaching, train, trained as soldiers.
 

A Disciple of Jesus The King must be teachable and willing to accept what The King says to do.

A Disciple must receive and learn from the skillful Instructors that The Lord Jesus puts in their lives and he/she will allow the Instructor to take them deep within The Word of God and the Disciple must allow themselves to deeply examine their own lives.

A Disciple of King Jesus will accept and willingly be trained by the Instructors that are Disciples themselves.  These Instructors must live lives of surrender to Jesus and are willing to lay down their lives so that the ones they will Disciple will hear God and SEE God in their own lives.  The Instructors of Discipleship must be totally committed to Jesus and His Word.  One cannot say they are a Disciple of Jesus and not be surrendered to His Word, for Jesus IS The Word of God!

The GOAL of a Disciple of Jesus The King is to become an expert at obedience as a surrendered and trained soldier of His.

 
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         Again, I must re-print some of The Scriptures that we are told of that are what God calls a Disciple.   These are just some of The Scriptures that clearly show us what a Disciple REALLY IS and gives us insight into.
 

"So then, any of you who does not forsake (renounce, surrender claim to, give up, say good-bye to) all that he has cannot be My disciple." Luke 14:44 (AMPC)

 
"Then Jesus said to his followers, "If any of you want to be my follower, you must stop thinking about yourself and what you want. You must be willing to carry the cross that is given to you for following me. 25 Any of you who try to save the life you have will lose it. But you who give up your life for me will find true life.” Matthew 16:24-25 (ERV)

"And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross daily [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me." Luke 9:23 (AMP)

One day when large groups of people were walking along with him, Jesus turned and told them, "Anyone who comes to me but refuses to let go of father, mother, spouse, children, brothers, sisters - yes, even one's own self! - can't be my disciple." Luke 14: 25-27 (MSG)

         I know.  When you see them all together like that, it really does something doesn’t it?  There was a time in my Christian walk that when I would read these and other Scriptures like them, I would read them really fast and keep going or would “reason” them to not mean what they clearly did.  Have you?  What we don’t want to understand and or do, sometimes we ignore when we are faced with them.

         The Lord has and is doing something in my life.  I write to you in tears.  Not tears of sadness but tears of appreciation to Jesus.  Just a few short years ago, I could not even image writing a letter of this intimacy with you about being a Disciple and Totally Surrendering My All.  Those above Scriptures would have frightened me.  And I would have felt condemned because I knew that I WOULD NOT . . . not could not . . . have done them.  I am daily conforming to my King and Lord Jesus and His Word and have a way to go.  Yet, when I read those Scriptures now, I am not afraid.  I am not afraid to give up THINGS that God told me to, because I have and am.  I am not afraid to give up PEOPLE that God told me to, because I have.   And each time that I deny myself and “stop thinking about myself and what I want” I feel myself getting stronger and stronger!  I am not afraid anymore of those Scriptures . . . no Beloved, I embrace them and they mean SO MUCH TO ME NOW!  I didn’t really start living until I decided to follow Him, follow His Word all the way.  I understand what Matthew 16:25 really means now!  "If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. (NLT)
 

NOT EVERYONE STAYS

 

I heard Joyce Meyer say one time that in Ministry you will go through seasons when some people that you thought would be with you forever . . . won’t.  She put it like this . . . Every time the bus stops, somebody is going to get off.  I laughed at that, because I knew that it was true.  And yet, you will have those who are WITH YOU.  Their destiny and yours are linked for Eternity.  Jesus experienced this, A LOT.

         Some wanted to join up with the Ministry with Jesus, but it was going to cost them and that was the part they could not get past.  There was the “Rich Young Ruler” as he is referred to by many. (Mark 10:17-27)  He felt he would be a great addition to the Disciples of Jesus, but HIS THINGS meant more to him than being a Disciple of The King.
 
 
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There are the accounts in Luke Chapter 9 of two people.  One, Jesus ASKED TO BE A DISCIPLE OF HIS and then another ASKED IF HE COULD BE ONE.

 

“And He said to another, Become My disciple, side with My party, and accompany Me! But, he replied, Lord, permit me first to go and bury (await the death of) my father. 60 But Jesus said to him, Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and publish abroad throughout all regions the kingdom of God. 61 Another also said, I will follow You, Lord, and become Your disciple and side with Your party; but let me first say good-bye to those at my home. 62 Jesus said to him, No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back [to the things behind] is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:59-62 (AMPC)

 
         In these two examples the people who could have surrendered their lives to being a Disciple of The King had PEOPLE ahead of their commitment to Jesus.
 
         In another example, some people WERE DISCIPLES of Jesus but THEY DECIDED TO NOT GO ALL THE WAY WITH HIM . . . NO MATTER WHAT!  When Jesus starting teaching about eating His Flesh and drinking His Blood (Communion-Passover) in John Chapter 6 we see that these who were already Disciples WOULD NOT ALLOW THEMSELVES TO SURRENDER TO WHAT THE MASTER WAS TELLING THEM TO DO!  And in this case, IT WAS TO GET RID OF RELIGIOUS TEACHING AND IDEAS THAT THEY HAD These ESTABLISHED DISCIPLES of Jesus would NOT ALLOW THEMSELVES to surrender TO THE REVELATION THAT JESUS WAS GIVING THEM!  RELIGION and MAN’S TRADITION WERE MORE IMPORTANT . . . AND THEY CHOKED! John 6:66 (the number of man) we see, "After this, many of His disciples drew  back (returned to their old associations) and no longer accompanied Him" (AMPC)
 
 
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         Yes Beloved, THINGS and PEOPLE have kept MANY from fulfilling their God Ordained Destiny’s!  The VERY PURPOSE they were born . . . never fulfilled due to other things being chosen above what The Lord has in store for them and His Marvelous Ways!  And when you read Mark 10:29-31, you SEE CLEARLY that when you surrender whatever The Lord asks of you, YOU WILL NOT LOSE A THING!  MATTER OF TRUTH . . . . YOU GAIN A 100 – HUNDRED TIMES AS MUCH!  Hallelujah!
 

"Yes," Jesus replied, "and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, 30 will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property - along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life. 31 But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then." Mark 10:29-31 (NLT)
 

The Disciple in Chai

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Which brings me to The Word The Lord has for you Beloved of God!  We are in the year and time of Chai and as I said earlier, it is a Gift of God!  The Bible has told us that to FIND LIFE, WE MUST LOSE OUR LIFE. (Matthew 16:25)  And we must remember that Chai means LIFE, LIVING, ALIVE!  Chai also means deliverance, coming out and hope.  Yet, ONE MORE IMPORTANT thing that Chaimeans is judge.  And that is EXACTLY what The Word of God says WILL HAPPEN!  A True Disciple of Jesus that obeys whatever He tells His Disciple and soldier to do . . . they do.  And OTHERS WILL NOT WANT YOU TO DO WHAT THE LORD TELLS YOU TO DO!  I know that seems crazy but it is true.  And whatever The Lord tells you to give up for Him, He will give you a Hundred Times (100) as much!  Let’s read Mark 10:29-31 again,

 
"Yes," Jesus replied, "and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, 30 will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property - along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life. 31 But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then." Mark 10:29-31 (NLT)

The Lord wants me to tell you that the judgment and persecution of others that comes from you surrendering your all to Him and being a True Disciple is because YOU and YOUR SURRENDER TO BEING A DISCIPLE makes others know and reminds them that they WILL NOT DO WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO DO!  You REMIND THEM OF THEIR DISOBEDIENCE and REBELLION TO GOD!  Your life convicts them of what they should be doing and where they should be in their lives.

You are living a good LIFE (Chai′) and you are LIVING (Chai′) and HELPING OTHERS LIVE AND HAVE LIFE (Chai′)!  You are ALIVE (Chai′) and not dead . . . like them!  You are DELIVERED (Chai′) and are no longer in bondage like them and DELIVERING OTHERS!

So they JUDGE (Chai') you to be a fanatic and are against you in their hearts!  JUDGEMENT and PERSECUTION is because people see your GOOD LIFE (Chai') and they judge (Chai') you and bring judgment and persecution against you!  You are a constant reminder of the Life (Chai) they should be living (Chai')!  Which is exactly what the Bible teaches! (Mark 10-29-31) . . . People, Family, Friends, Former Disciples Who left Jesus, The Church, Community, Media, come against . . . JUDGE . . . the LIFE . . . THE ALIVE, LIVING . . . OBEDIENT LIFE THAT YOU ARE LIVING FOR GOD!  Chai' brings LIFE!  And, Chai' brings judgement and persecution!  Jesus experienced it and so will you, My Disciple!

 Even in the “World” we are seeing a LEVEL of “public judge” which is in the time of Chai right now.  A “judge” is in the public spotlight and he is facing many “judges” himself about his “Life” (Chai)(Chai) means “judge” which is the Time we are in.

And yet, there is ONE THING that is of great importance in this Time of Life and that is, Where Are You With God?  Have you given your LIFE to Jesus Who is The Author of Life?  He wants you to finish STRONG, WELL, HEALTHY, PROTECTED, JOYFUL and FREE!  He wants to see you LIVE A GREAT LIFE!  He has a Wonderful Life planned out for you.  And even if you have made “wrong turns” in your life and are not where you want to be . . . . THE GOOD NEWS IS . . . . GOD MAKES U-TURNS He can somehow get you back right where you need to be!  He did it for me and He’ll do it for you!  He’s Amazing At Redeeming The Time We’ve Lost and Getting Us Back On Track!  Just mean it with everything in you and say to Jesus,

Lord, I know that I’ve not been right with You.  I have needed to ask you to forgive me and clean me for quite some time.  Today, right now, I decide to do just that.  Lord, I repent.  I ask You to forgive me of my sins and all that I’ve been doing that is wrong and against You.  I give you my life and I give you my all.  Jesus, I make You The Lord and Boss of my life.  Please come into my life and save me.  And fill me with Your Holy Spirit.  I decide to follow You all the days of my life in Jesus Name, Amen.

 

         If you said and meant those words then you have become Born Again.  We want to send you some Free Resources to help you get started in your New Life with Jesus.  And if you need a Bible, please let us know that too.  We Love You Church!  Until Next Time . . .

                                 Keep Getting Ready, Jesus Is Coming!

Jamie
 
 

It’s Harvest and The Feast of Tabernacles Time!

 There Are GREAT Promises Within The Feast of Tabernacles!
 

“Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the people who know the joyful sound [who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolized by the feasts]; they walk, O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance!’ 16 In Your name they rejoice all the day, and in Your righteousness they are exalted. 17 For You are the glory of their strength [their proud adornment], and by Your favor our horn is exalted and we walk with uplifted faces!” Psalm 89:15-17 (AMPC)  

“Three times a year all your men must appear before the LORD your God at the place he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles. No man should appear before the LORD empty-handed: 17 Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you.” (Deuteronomy 16:16-17)

 

If You Desire To Send Your Tabernacles Offering to JCM, Please Mark Your Offering By Writing TABERNACLES On It. Or you may give Online by going to

http://www.jamiecarte.org/give_to_jcm.aspx

 
 We’ll Bring Your Offering Before The Lord and Pray Over You And Your Family and Put Ourselves in AGREEMENT With You Expecting YOUR Harvest!  Thank You Very Much!
 

Your Vote Is Your Seed – It’s Precious!

Election Day is 06 November 2018

 

Church, We Urge You To VoteWe Are In A Critical Time In History!  God Has Given You and I A Precious Seed To Sow Here In The USA And It’s Our Vote!

Vote For People Who Are FOR FREEDOM!  For LIFE! For Freedom In Prosperity!  For Our Constitutional Rights . . . ALL OF THEM!

 

Please PRAY FOR OUR NATION and Our PRESIDENT Church!

  The Direction Of Our Country Is Truly At Hand!

  

“First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people, 2 for kings and all who are in [positions of] high authority, so that we may live a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This [kind of praying] is good and acceptable and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who wishes all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge and recognition of the [divine] truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (AMP)

 
 

Join Us In Reading Your Bible!

Here at JCM and in our Church we are all reading The Bible Together and want you to join us! Go to

 

http://www.jamiecarte.org/daily_scripture_reading__20181.aspx

 

 

scroll down and find the date and jump on in with us! Remember, to read The Bible out loud so you can hear it when you read! Increase your FAITH with us!

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
 

 

Again, . . . Your Homework!

Remember Beloved we are working on our THINKING!  We are to be thinking on the things that God has told us toIn addition, we are to recognize and CAST DOWN IMAGES, (Thoughts or Images) that exalt themselves against God and His Word.

 

Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, WHATEVER IS RIGHT AND CONFIRMED BY GOD'S WORD, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, THINK CONTINUALLY ON THESE THINGS [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].” Philippians 4:8 (AMP)

 
 

“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 Corinth. 10:5 (KJV)

 

 
October 2018 JCM Teaching Letter