The TIME Of Decisions Is NOW!
“There are many, many people in the Valley of Decision. The Lord’s special day is near in the Valley of Decision.” Joel 3:14 (ERV)
Last Month we went VERY DEEP into the things of this Year and the TIME that we are in prophetically in the year of 2023 and 5783 on God’s calendar. We must review a few things so that we can BUILD ON what The lord has for us this Month and for our understanding for this Prophetic Year! This will be a short run through to remind our hearts of this glorious Time of God that we have landed on! Hallelujah!
1) Numbers mean words TO GOD AND TO HIS PEOPLE! When God communicates to His Children He will use NUMBERS and WORDS because NUMBERS mean WORDS to Him. God speaks to His Children through His Calendar, Times, Seasons, Numbers and of course, WORDS . . . ALWAYS WORDS and THE WORD!
2) The Year is 5783—The “decade” of The Lord, the “80’s” of the Hebraic Time of God. The Letter in the Hebrew Alphabet that represents the Number 80 is the 17th Letter which is “Pey.” Pey means MOUTH! 80 = “Pey” = MOUTH
3) The “3” of 5783 has a Letter in the Hebrew Alphabet that represents this Number “3” and it is “Gimmel.” And, one of the meanings of Gimmel, what we now know, is a Camel!
4) We found that The Special TIMES of God and the extraordinary movement and History changing manifestations of God had 2 things in common. The MOUTHS of God’s People were operating and the CAMELS were PRESENT! Examples that we looked DEEP into were the Magi who brought WEALTH to the house of the young toddler King Jesus. Prophecies spoken and CAMELS arriving!
Eliezer was asked by Abraham to go and find Isaac a Bride. He asked The Lord with his MOUTH that the woman that he would ask for water when he stopped on his long trip would use her MOUTH to say that she would give him water. AND, that the correct woman would also say with her MOUTH that she would WATER HIS CAMELS TOO! An ORDAINED TIME and a TIME of DESTINY happened all in a TIME of the MOUTHS and CAMELS. Rebecca’s MOUTH, Eliezer’s MOUTH and Abraham’s CAMELS!
One would know him for his VOICE, the one crying out from the desert. John The Baptist used his MOUTH to help others prepare their hearts for Jesus’ Coming. He used his MOUTH, his Voice in his TIME. He DID NOT THINK OF HIS OWN LIFE and POSSESSIONS or the lack thereof. One Mind and One Goal, The King and The Kingdom of God! All while WEARING CAMEL.
Last Month I wrote to you personally about some things that Dewayne and I have had to make DECISIONS on. “Have you ever been faced with a decision that The Lord had asked of you? You are in a TIME in your life that you had heard from The Lord and knew in your heart that HE was wanting you to do something or go somewhere or give something or change something and you were in this PLACE of decision? Dewayne and I have been. Boy, have we ever been in those PLACES and TIMES in our lives!
When we arrived in those TIMES of our lives and Ministry, it seemed as if that DECISION that we needed to make just overtook most of our thinking and all that we were walking through in those moments of DECISION; everything else going on in our lives seemed to flow through that DECISION that we needed to make. When The Lord brings us to those TIMES of DECISION in our lives, they are not presented to us to hurt us in any way. Those TIMES of DECISION from The Lord are given to us to do us GOOD and to BRING US into PLACES of Him.
Most of the TIME I have found that these are VERY HARD DECISIONS. I can honestly say that the last eight years of our lives has brought us to some of the hardest DECISIONS we have ever had to make in our lives. In these TIMES of God, what I have learned is that doing whatever He is asking of us . . . REALLY IS THE BEST. It may not feel like it. It may not even look like it at the TIME, but I have SEEN LATER, it was GOD GOOD! And, when you experience a GOD GOOD, it’s just THE BEST! And, sometimes THE BEST is hard. It can be very hard.
When The Lord asks us to do, or give, or leave, or sacrifice with every TIME, we have learned more about HIM and how He is wanting to bless us and we have learned more about ourselves through it all.” What The Lord is wanting to remind us of and to display to us is that this is The TIME of Him for DECISIONS. It is The TIME of the MOUTH and the CAMEL and it is His TIME of DECISIONS.
The actual word of “Camel” in Hebrew is Strong’s Number #1581. It has a ROOT Word of Strong’s Number #1580. This ROOT Word has the same spelling of the word, Gamal. But Strong’s Number #1580 for “Camel” means SO MUCH MORE! Just some of its meanings are to deal fully or adequately with, compensate, recompense, repaid, rewarded.
We saw a dramatic example of one person in The Word who refused to make THE RIGHT DECISION when he was given a Word from Jesus of what he was to do with his life and of what his NEXT DECISION was to be. The Bible refers to him in some translations as the Rich, Young Ruler. We seen that he had come to a TIME that when he left Jesus, The Master would refer to him and that TIME that he was in was compared and explained to be a TIME of a CAMEL. A CAMEL going through “the eye of a needle.”
“Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 At this the man’s face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.” Mark 10:21-22 (NLT)
“In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!” Mark 10:25
“NEEDLE” in Hebrew is the word, tsela which is Strong’s Number #6763. It means boards and CHAMBERS, the leaves of a door and RIBS. RIBS as the side chambers that were built on the walls as side rooms in the Temple. The side chambers enclosed the Temple LIKE RIBS. In comparison of a person’s RIBS protecting the heart of a person and where the heart of a person is within those RIBS. References of this is in 1 Kings 6:5,6 and 1 Kings 7:3.
We uncovered last Month that “The NEEDLE” or what the Hebrew calls, “The RIBS” were where THE SUPPLIES and OVERFLOW of the POSSESSIONS of The Temple were kept! What the People gave to God at The Temple is where the things given was KEPT! The Offerings of things from the people were kept IN THOSE “RIB” CHAMBERS that were built on the sides of The Temple!
The Rich, Young Ruler (the Camel) would not “DEAL WITH” his fear of giving. He feared not having what he had in possessions and feared that God would not supply for him if he gave his all. The “Camel” would not “deal with it.” The Camel was the rich, young ruler!
The NEEDLE (“RIBS”) was The Place of God at The Temple where God’s “Storehouse” was kept. Where others would go and bring God THEIR possessions. Jesus was telling the Rich Ruler that HE NOW needed to go and GIVE HIS POSSESSIONS! The Rich Ruler needed to GO THROUGH THE NEEDLE which is called “The RIBS” of God!
The CAMEL, (the Rich, Ruler) would NOT make the DECISION to go through the NEEDLE (the RIBS) of God and DECIDE to trust God with his life and his wealth. CAMEL—Strong’s Number #1580 “Camel” to deal fully or adequately with, compensate, recompense, repaid, rewarded.
The CAMEL ( Rich, Ruler) would have been compensated, repaid and rewarded; if he had obeyed! Jesus said so Himself in just a few moments after the CAMEL (Rich, Ruler) left. “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.” Mark 10:29-30 (NLT)
The CAMEL (Rich, Ruler)—Strong’s Number #1580 “Camel” was going to get back in multiplication EVERYTHING he would have given up! He was going to be compensated, repaid and rewarded by King Jesus and The Kingdom of God! It was The TIME of the CAMEL and this CAMEL chose the WRONG DECISION.
The CAMEL was in a TIME of DECISION.NNFor, CAMEL . . . MEANS . . . DECISION. CAMEL—Strong’s Number #1580 “Camel” To deal fully or adequately with. The Rich Ruler was told by The Lord, Himself, to GO and then sell his possessions, give to the poor and then come to Jesus and join the Ministry. This would have taken some time to do! This direction from The Lord was not a quick “get it finished in one hour” direction.
The CAMEL (Rich, Ruler) could have went and prayed and asked God to help him make this DECISION. He could have at least BEGAN to sell a few things and GIVE and seen what God would had done for him as he BEGAN to obey and GIVE. God would have helped him to do this Word as he would have moved toward it and began to work it out.
But, we never hear of this CAMEL (Rich, Ruler) coming back to Jesus and letting The Lord know he had completed what was asked of him and joining the Ministry with Jesus and the others that GAVE THEIR ALL. Let’s keep recalling what “CAMEL” means to us in this TIME that we’re in.
CAMEL—Strong’s Number #1580 “Camel”
To deal fully or adequately with.
TO MAKE A DECISION
Another TIME, Another CAMEL
We then see in another TIME in History where OTHER CAMELS are given the direction of The Lord and the DECISION of the CAMEL will be required again.
“He was wearing a cloak made of animal skins, tied with a leather belt,” they answered. “It's Elijah!” the king exclaimed.”
2 Kings 1:8 (GNT)
There was another who wore a mantle that was made of an animal’s skin. But what type of animal was it that he wore in his TIME of History? It was CAMEL. The Orthodox Jewish Bible tells us plainly.
“And they answered him, He was an ish ba’al se’ar (man owning [garment] of [camel] hair) and girt with an ezor ohr (belt of leather) about his waist. And he said, It is Eliyahu HaTishbi.” 1 Kings 1:8 (OJB)
There was a “marker” in History that there would be another CAMEL and another DECISION that would be asked of God to make. Another one would find themselves in THEIR TIME of CAMEL.
1 Kings 19:19-21 (AMPC)
“So Elijah left there and found Elisha son of Shaphat, whose plowing was being done with twelve yoke of oxen, and he drove the twelfth. Elijah crossed over to him and cast his mantle upon him. 20 He left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, Let me kiss my father and mother, and then I will follow you. And he [testing Elisha] said, Go on back. What have I done to you? [Settle it for yourself.] 21 So Elisha went back from him. Then he took a yoke of oxen, slew them, boiled their flesh with the oxen’s yoke [as fuel], and gave to the people, and they ate. Then he arose, followed Elijah, and served him.”
First, let’s recall, what was that MANTLE made of? The Answer: CAMEL. And, What Came WITH That CAMEL? A DECISION!
In this next TIME of the CAMEL, we find a man by the name of Elisha doing his job in plowing fields with his oxen. (We know that the oxen were his, for he slew them later. He had the right to do so with them as the owner.) Elisha was a Business Owner and we would assume to be very successful due to him having 12 oxen in his business.
For Elisha, it was probably a normal day for him in getting up and going to his job and business and working it. Then, something happens. TIME happens. A TIME when everything would begin to change and a DECISION that would affect every part and matter of his life. A man with a mantle of CAMEL comes and throws it upon Elisha!
As soon as that mantle of CAMEL is thrown upon Elisha the next thing that must take place is the requirement of a DECISION. The TIME of CAMEL will REQUIRE a DECISION.
CAMEL—Strong’s Number #1580 “Camel”
To deal fully or adequately with.
TO MAKE A DECISION
Scripture then tells us that Elijah leaves and Elisha runs after Elijah and tells him some things that he needs to do in his life BEFORE he can truly surrender to the Ministry that he is being called into. And what Elisha tells Elijah is that he needs to tend to his family. And in the New Living Translation it brings forth that Elijah is “testing Elisha” by telling him, “Go on back. What have I done to you?”
In other words, “Just never mind Elisha, what I and The Lord have given to you is not that big of a deal to you. Just go on back to your life, your family. It’s not important.” Then we see something very COURAGEOUS and PASSIONATE of Elisha, he goes back to his home and life. BUT, HE DOES NOT STAY THERE! Elisha makes the DECISION to do what the TIME of the CAMEL requires and he makes THE DECISION!
God directs Elijah to go to Elisha and give him the opportunity to be in the Ministry of God. Elisha goes and takes his business of the oxen and slew them and took the oxen’s yoke and used them as “fuel” for a fire for the oxen. He cooks those oxen, that was his business, his future and all that he would do and create in his livelihood and he completely does away with it all!
Elisha then takes the oxen that he cooked and GIVES IT TO OTHERS! Elisha gives all that he has to others! He took his WEALTH AND FED PEOPLE! Really SEE THIS Beloved of God! Elisha took his possessions, his wealth and gave it to others! He took ALL that he had and fed people that were hungry! Why is this so important to see? Elisha DID What The Rich Ruler Would Not! Elisha took ALL his possessions and gave it to others and when he had done and GAVE all that he could, HE GOT UP and FOUND and FOLLOWED ELIJAH! He found Elijah to go and SERVE and FOLLOW HIM!
Elisha Made The RIGHT DECISION When His TIME of CAMEL Happened In His Life! Elisha Saw To It That he Would “DEAL FULLY WITH” The CAMEL DECISION! Because Elisha Did Not Run From His CAMEL DECISION and Went All The Way Through In Obedience To What God Asked Of Him To Do and To Come And Follow HIM, We Are Talking About Him Today!
2 Times of DECISION.
Elisha and the Rich Ruler
BOTH were given directions from God and BOTH were in their TIME of CAMEL. BOTH were told by God to give their ALL in their lives, possessions and finances. BOTH were given the opportunities of their lives from God. BOTH had much. BOTH of them were given the INVITATION to be a part of God’s Work and a part of History! A true position in Ministry for God!
BOTH had responsibilities that they needed to return back to and tend to, to go forward with God. BOTH had the TIME to GO and GIVE their ALL TO PEOPLE and then return to the Ministry of God that they were being called into. ONE made the DECISION in his TIME of CAMEL to GO ALL THE WAY with GOD and His Calling and Invitation to him. Elisha SURRENDERED his ALL for God and for others.
ONE made his DECISION in his TIME of CAMEL to NOT GIVE, NOT SURRENDER, NOT OBEY The Lord and to NOT be a part of the most important thing he could do with his life. One chose the things of this World over the things of The Kingdom of GOD. ONE trusted God. ONE did not trust God to compensate, repay and reward him for what he would surrender to The Lord’s command.
ONE became a Disciple of Elijah and seen and experienced amazing things of God in his life. The Rich Ruler never surrendered and would never be a Disciple of Jesus, The Messiah. Imagine all that he would have heard, seen and experienced being one of the Disciples of King Jesus!
Elisha went on to not only BE a Disciple of The Lord and Elijah, HE became the Teacher of the School of Prophets that is in The Bible!
ONE LIFE Spent Well.
ONE LIFE Spent.
ONE Dealt Fully With His TIME Of The CAMEL!
ONE refused His TIME.
Elisha received DOUBLE in Compensation, Repayment and Reward for making the DECISION in his TIME of CAMEL. He truly was REWARDED! SN #1580 for “Camel” Just some of its meanings are to deal fully or adequately with, compensate, recompense, repaid, rewarded.
We were in the TIME of Purim as writing this and the DECISIONS of Mordecai to not bow to Haman and to assist Esther in having God’s People to fast with her and him and STAND AGAINST an evil law in the Government of Persia, saved a multitude and made the Way for Jesus to come into this World so that we could be saved.
Esther’s brave DECISION to lay down her life and go into the King’s inner Throne Room Uninvited, had the verdict of death attached to it. Yet, Esther made the DECISION to take a STAND and lay down her life for the TIME that she was in. She DEALT WITH the DECISION she had to make and she did it.
Rebecca made her DECISION when her CAMELS arrived and surrendered her life to go with Eliezer in her TIME. The Magi made their DECISIONS to bring their treasures, their wealth on CAMELS and give their hearts to King Jesus in their TIME. NOW, it’s YOUR TIME! What will you do with the opportunity that God will give you? What DECISION will you make in this TIME of the CAMEL?
Will you choose the things and common things of this World? Will you choose to hold onto what you have and to what you know?
Will you choose your life over the life that The Lord will give you? What will YOUR DECISION BE in this TIME of the CAMEL? Make the DECISION now TO SAY YES to your opportunity in this TIME. Choose NOW that whatever God asks of you to do, to go, to give, to become . . . THE ANSWER . . . THE DECISION IS “YES, LORD! YES!” And Beloved of God, ALWAYS remember what Jesus Promised Us!
“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.” Mark 10:29-30 (NLT)
Your Story and Life is NOT OVER when you make the DECISION to surrender, it will just be beginning! Make this TIME count, make your TIME of the CAMEL be the TIME that you make your best DECISION YET! Now, THE BEST DECISION of your life is to surrender your all to Jesus. If you have never given your ALL to Him or you are not where you need to be with Him, its your TIME to get in position and go with Him ALL the way in your precious life. Believe with all your heart and confess with your mouth this prayer and say to Jesus,
“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.) “I believe that You rose from the dead for me. I receive Your free gift Jesus! Please come into my life and change it and do something with my life.” I am ready to follow Your Plan that you have for me. I make You, Jesus, The Lord of my life. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit and Power in Jesus Name!”
If you said that prayer and meant it with all your heart, you are now Born Again and in right standing with God! Let us know here at JCM. We want to celebrate with you and send you some FREE RESOURCES to help you get started in your new life and destiny in The Lord Jesus! And, if you are in need of a Bible, please let us know! We would also send you one FREE and Postage Paid. Welcome to the Family! Welcome HOME!
We Love You and Bless You and Are Praying For You! Until Next Time . . . Keep Getting Ready, Jesus Is Coming! Jamie
BUILDING UPDATE From Pastor Dewayne!
I wanted to give you an update on the construction of The Word of Life Center in Hico, WV! We are currently a week or two away from getting the septic tank and lines installed and the ground prepared to get our Electric Service installed! We also will see a couple land improvements to the Parsonage area and some trees cut on our property border!! Praise The Lord!
On the Leland, North Carolina Property (that was given to the Ministry) we are very much praying and seeking The Lord on the next steps of the development of the land and will begin the designing of a Billboard for the Ministry Property to announce that we are coming there! Also, we have talked to an Excavation Contractor there about cutting and clearing this property to keep it from growing up! Praise the Lord!! Things are moving!! THANK YOU LORD FOR ALL YOU ARE DOING!
Thank You To All For Praying and Sowing To Help Build These PLACES For God and His People! We Love You and Are So Grateful For You! - Pastor Dewayne
The Shepherd's Corner
March & April 2023 Discipleship Schedules
SCHEDULE IS ONLINE & IN PERSON CLASSES
SPECIAL DISCIPLESHIP NIGHT OF PURIM TUESDAY, 07 March 2023—7:00 PM
Thursday, 16 March 2023—7:00 PM
Thursday, 23 March 2023—7:00 PM
Braxton County—13 March 2023
SPECIAL DISCIPLESHIP NIGHT SEDER MEAL & PASSOVER TEACHING WEDNESDAY, 05 APRIL 2023—7:00 PM
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As we continue to dive deep into God’s Word this Month the Lord is continuing to teach us more and more about The Gifts He has given His Church. In our study of these Gifts, we will see how they enable God’s People to be on the front lines in The Last Days.
It’s exciting times! Not a part of our Discipleship Class? Contact us at https://www.jamiecarte.org/contact-us/
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It Truly Is Our Honor To Serve You!
Deborah Legg, Shepherd Of Administration
The beginning of 2023 has been a very busy and as we like to say it, “fruitful” time in the Ministry as we have been preparing new files and reconciling files from the previous year to be on track for this year as we are excited to be moving forward!
We would like to take the opportunity to “Welcome” our new Partners and Friends that have joined us in this year and pray the Ministry will be a blessing to you and to your family as we continue to Minister through Daily Devotions, Monthly Teaching Letters, Products such as our CD and DVD Teachings and Bibles, all for FREE! And of course, we are continuing our TV Programs “Getting Ready” throughout the area of
We want to especially thank our Pastors Dewayne and Jamie for all their diligence and compassion in their areas of service to keep the JCM Office running smoothly for us all. What a love for God and for people they have!
It truly is our honor to serve you and thank you for allowing us the opportunity to do so! We are looking forward to having many more Partners and Friends to join us in this Prophetic year of 2023! May God richly bless each one of you!
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