What About This 2018

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

"2018 - YOUR "WINDOW"
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           Every NEW Year we are all excited to know what God is saying about that New Year and what that year holds for all of us.  Well, Dewayne and I are just as excited as you are!  Let’s dive into “18” together, Beloved!

If you are new to JCM and haven’t been receiving the Monthly Teachings then the very first thing that we need to establish is something that is the Truth that has been taught before and that is that numbers mean words.  Numbers mean words TO GOD AND HIS PEOPLE!  When you and I see Numbers in The Word of God we are also seeing WORDS, Beloved!  The Hebrew People have always known this and they still practice this Truth today!  NUMBERS ARE A WAY OF COMMUNICATION between God and His People!  That is why you see so many Numbers in The Bible!  God is speaking to us through the Numbers too!  Praise The Lord!  When one looks at the Book of Revelation, for example you see the Number “12” many times, don’t you?  Well, the Number “12” has many Word meanings to it, just some are Divine Government, Order, Divine Power, New Jerusalem and Apostle.  Now we are in the Prophetic Year of “18!”  And I must write to you that I’M SO ENCOURAGED and THRILLED ABOUT WHAT I AM SEEING THAT THIS YEAR OF “18” MEANS!  We will begin this Month to explore and dig into this Prophetic Time of “18” and together, with you we will see and hear what The Master is saying.  So, what does “18” mean?


18” Number/Word Meanings

 * Life, Living, Alive

* Freedom From Bondage and Oppression

* Coming Out and Deliverance


* Ending a Season Of Hardship

        * Judges


The Unlayering Of “18”


       The Hebrew Word for “18” is Chai’.  The Hebrew word Chai’ is very significant to the Hebrew people!  The Hebrew word consists of two (2) letters in the alphabet: Chet (ח) and Yud (י).  Together these letters form "Chai" which means life and represents being alive and living.  Many people all over the World understand the meaning of “18” which is Chai’.  Many people along with the Hebrew People even wear necklaces and have jewelry engraved with the Number/Word of “18” or Chai’ on it.  Some wear the Star of David emblem and a Chai’ emblem around their necks together.  That is how important “18” or Chai’ is.  As you can imagine the Number/Word of “18” or Chai’ is such a significant statement and reminder for the Jewish People to wear and to keep before their eyes as well as others that they are ALIVE!  They were not, nor will they ever be DESTROYED!  Hallelujah!  God, Himself has preserved and rescued them Time and Time again!  Israel, Herself becoming a Nation again is “18” or Chai’!  Israel is “alive” and now “living!”  Remember, Beloved of God that Israel was not a Nation from 70 A.D. till 14 May 1948!  “Life” came to Israel again in 1948!  She became “alive” or “living” AGAIN . . . Israel became Chai’!

        Another practice that is done is the giving of Offerings or giving or receiving of gifts that are done in the increments of “18.”  And with this action of “giving Chai” it is accompanied with the meaning that one is giving to another “the gift of life” or the wishing that one has a “great life.”  If giving or donating the amount of $36.00 (2 X 18) then it is known to be giving “double Chai” or the gift of “life” doubly.  This is done throughout the World and has been in practice.

“18” In The Beginning

       As I began my research in the Number/Word “18” I found in The Word of God that the first “18” mention is within something that is truly extraordinary.   Dewayne and I were extremely blessed by four very special people in our lives that attend The Word of Life Church where we Pastor.  They got us tickets to go to the life size Noah’s Ark that has been built in Kentucky.  The Park is called “The Ark Encounter.”  And an “encounter” it is!  A true replica of Noah’s Ark has been built and you go inside of it and experience so much of what it was like for Noah and his family and even the animals!  What the animals ate, how they tended to them, how they would clean the waste from the animals, watering the animals and SO MANY answers were given!  The culture of The Times of Noah and his family and the wickedness that surrounded them was given.  I will never think of or read The Bible about Noah and the Ark the same way again!  
       Now with mentioning Noah and The Ark that God instructed him and his family to build, one thing was the reason that God gave as to WHY this was needed and that was that there was so much sin that had grown in the Earth with mankind.  Genesis 6:11-12 (AMP) tells us, The [population of the] earth was corrupt [absolutely depraved-spiritually and morally putrid] in God's sight, and the land was filled with violence [desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power]. 12 God looked on the earth and saw how debased and degenrate it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way on the earth and lost their true direction."  Doesn't this sound a lot like what we are seeing in our generation?  Well, that would make sense for The Bible tells us that, "When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah's day. 27 In those days, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat and the flood came and destroyed them all." (Luke 17:26-27) (NLT)  When we look at the Days of Noah The Bible tells us specifically that those Days will look like the Days of Jesus' Return.
       The Ark was God’s MERCY and RESCUE to humanity!  When the sin of mankind, by their own choice had increased to such a degree where there was just a family left in Noah that was living righteous, God preserved and saved mankind through an Ark.  God’s Presence was IN and ON that Ark in Noah’s day preserving a family.  And when Jesus comes back again, He will RESCUE A FAMILY AGAIN!  He will come and get the ones who are carrying The Presence of God IN THEM and ON THEM again!  And this time, it will be His very Own Family . . . The Family of God, His Beloved Bride!
        When Dewayne and I were in the ARk it REALLY made you think of all that this family did to build and pepare this Ark and all that they endured while inside of it with all of the animals.  And when you got to the very top floor of this life size replica of Noah's Ark you saw Noah on the top of a ladder and why was he on a ladder?  Well, he had in his hand a dove that had just returned back to him with an olive leaf in her mouth.  The Bible tells us that, "At the end of [another] forty days Noah opened a window of the ark which he had made" (Genesis 8:6) (AMPC)  And that was what the demonstration was showing us in the Ark, Noah was at that opened window.
       The Bible tells us that Noah and his family were on the Ark one year and ten days! (Genesis 8:18)  It only rained forty days, as we all well know.  Now, when we look at the words that mean the number "18" we find some to be life, living, alive, coming out, deliverance, hope and ending a season of hardship.  When Noah was told to build the Ark he was given very specific directions and measurements.
"You shall make a window [for light and ventilation] for the ark, and finish it to at least a cubit (eighteen inches) from the top - and set the [entry} door of the ark in its side; and you shall make it with lower, second and third decks." (Genesis 6:16) (AMP)

       When Noah was climbing up to get to that WINDOW in the top of that Ark he was climbing to His “18” and to his Chai’!  He had climbed up to that window in the Ark to see if the water had subsided and was there any life out there!  Was there anything alive or living outside of himself?  He climbed up to the place he had built of "18" inches from the top, to see if "18" or Chai' was there!  And through the "18" place that he and God built, Noah would be able to know whether or not he and his family would be able to Chai' . . . "COME OUT" and be "DELIVERED" from the Ark.  The "18" WINDOW was Noah's PLACE of Chai' . . . his PLACE of HOPE on that Ark!

     When Noah climbed up to his WINDOW of "18" he was looking for a sign from God that "A SEASON OF HARDSHIP WAS OVER!"  And, at Chai' or "18" HOPE was found!  At Chai' or "18" a Sign of soon DELIVERANCE and COMING OUT was found!  At Noah's WINDOW of "18" HOPE of LIFE and LIVING outside of the Ark was found!  He and his family would LIVE and have a future!  And, WHERE DID NOAH FIND ALL OF THIS IN LIFE AFTER ONE YEAR AND TEN DAYS?  Noah found his LIFE, his HOPE, his DELIVERANCE . . . Just "18" inches from the top . . . he found it all at Chai'.    

When You’ve Come To “18”

       There is another TIME in The Bible that we see that Jesus was at the Synagogue and he sees a woman WHO HAD ARRIVED AT HER APPOINTED TIME OF "18" and we find the following, 

"and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years.  She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, "Woman, you are set free from your infirmity" 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.”                           Luke 13:11-13 (NIV)
       This woman that we read about in Luke 13 had been crippled by a demonic spirit that had held her in BONDAGE and had OPPRESSED her for many years!  Yet, while IN THE HARDSHIP and BONDAGE that she was IN . . . . Something happened!  Her TIME of DELIVERANCE was right then, Her TIME of FREEDOM FROM BONDAGE had come, Her TIME of “Chai’ and “18” . . . of LIFE and LIVING had arrived!  IT WAS TIME FOR HER TO LIVE AGAIN . . . IT WAS TIME FOR HER TO Chai’ . . . IT WAS HER TIME OF “18!”
       WHAT ABOUT YOU?  As you read this are you in a place in your life that you really are in need of what "18" means?  Are you in need of something that seems dead in your life to come back to Chai', to LIFE?  Are you or is there SOMEONE that you know that is in desperate need of FREEDOM and a release of BONDAGE whether they even realize it or not?  Have you or someone in your family or a loved one been in a SEASON THAT IS HARD and with everything in you or them . . . you just want this SEASON TO END?  Or do you simply just need your HOPE renewed? 
       If you or someone you love is needing any or all of these, then what great news this truly is!  It is your TIME.  It's the TIME of God that has been put in place for you and me, Bride!  It is prophetically the TIME of Chai' or "18!"  It is the TIME of God and of Life, Freedom from Bondage and Oppression, of Deliverance, of Hope and the Seasons of Hardship to End!  Chai' and the time of "18" is a GIFT from The Lord.  It is a time for us to build our faith and believe we receive all that we can have in "18" in Chai' and a time for us to LET GO OF too!  If you are ready, say this prayer out of your mouth and believe it with all your heart with me, 

Jesus, I come to you with all my heart asking you by faith and believing that I receive when I pray FOR FREEDOM!  I have been held captive and in bondage in _______________________ (name the area(s)) and I see that this time of “18” of Chai’ is my GIFT from You, Lord to be DELIVERED.  Lord Jesus I begin today to receive my freedom from bondage and what has been oppressing me and my life!  Like the woman in Luke 13, I am RELEASED FROM MY HARDSHIP and INFIRMITY IN JESUS NAME!  In this year of “18” I am COMING OUT of what BINDS ME!  I RECEIVE THE LIFE, The Chai’ that has been so dearly given to me by You Jesus!  I CHOOSE to LIVE!  I CHOOSE to be FREE and I take my DELIVERANCE in Jesus Name!
       If you said that prayer, for yourself or if you are believing for someone else, we are placing ourselves in agreement with you in Jesus Name!  I’d encourage you to use the above prayer to keep before your eyes and in your heart.  You can even use it as a resource to make your faith declarations out of your mouth of your FREEDOM in Jesus Name!  Hallelujah!
       Before we close this Teaching Letter, we have to write to you one more thing.  If you are reading this and you are not sure where you are with The Lord or if you at one time had a relationship with Him and you've left Him, then this is your time and opportunity to make right the most important decision of your life.  Surrender, just surrender friend.  To really begin living LIFE, you have to give your life up for His.  And let me reassure you the trade off is extraordinary!  This is your time and your year to truly begin LIVING.  Just believe in your heart and confess with your mouth this prayer and believe with all your being,      

Lord, Jesus please forgive me of all the wrong and sin I’ve done and for living without You.  Come into my life and save me.  I make You Jesus, The Lord of my life!  I make You my Boss and I will follow You all of my days.  Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit and do something with my life Lord in Jesus Name!


       If You Surrendered Your Life To Jesus, Please Let Us Know Here At The Ministry and We Will Send You Some Resources To Get You On Your Way With Your Walk With The Lord For Free!  Welcome To The Family!  You just made the most important decision of your life!  We Love You So Very MuchIt is my and your time to live!  Let’s Go Forward and enjoy Life Beloved!  For that is what “18” is all about . . . LIFE!  Until Next Month,  
                                                           Keep Getting Ready, Jesus Is Coming!                              Jamie

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January 2018 Monthly Teaching Letter