Yesterday during our Morning Worship Service a message in tongues was given, but no interpretation followed. After waiting an appropriate time, with no interpretation given, I moved on with the service. After the conclusion of the service, after the sanctuary had cleared, a gentlemen approached me. He was very emotional. He could hardly speak because of the tears and emotions. “Pastor, the Holy Spirit did not make any mistakes this morning. I had the interpretation for the message in tongues, but I failed to stand and give it. And this is what the Spirit gave me as the interpretation, ‘I love people. And I will heal this nation’”.
I assumed my friend that I would shared this message with our congregation. I remind us of the scripture that we pray so many times at First Assembly:
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
In February of this year I felt led to begin a series of Saturday night worship services entitled “Pursuing The Heart Of God”. The impact was immediate. I could feel momentum, passion and enthusiasm. As we witnessed revival sweeping our nation, our goal was to pursue the heart of God and not be left out of the move of God in our nation. We want to be a part!
Then, suddenly, the atmosphere seemed to change. The momentum died and it seemed we were traveling up hill all the time. I have spent several weeks of sleepless nights and uneasiness. I couldn’t quite figure out what was happening!
Early this morning as I was praying I heard a clear message in my spirit:
”Don’t be surprised that the forces of evil fight back when you move forward for God. But, be at rest and peace, breakthrough is coming!”.
So, this is the encouraging word I share with you. Be at rest and peace, breakthrough is coming!
See you tomorrow at 10:00 AM. Breakthrough is coming!
-Pastor Jeff Carico
Honoring of High School and College Graduates
Sunday, May 28
May 29 - June 3
Week of Prayer and Fasting
Saturday, June 3
“Pursuing the Heart of God” Worship service
The title of my Sunday sermon will be “The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same”. It may surprise you how relevant the Bible is to life in 2023! This will be an exciting study, I hope you will join me!
I invite you to join us this Sunday for Mother’s Day Celebration 2023! Many activities are planned to honor and celebrate our mothers. Join us as we look into God’s word and discover Biblical truths about motherhood. What is motherhood? Why is motherhood important? Why are there no other options? Wow! This is going to be exciting! See you Sunday at 10:00 AM!
-Honoring and special prayer for all mothers
-Honoring and remembrance of mothers who have passed away
-A gift for each mother
-A special video greeting for mothers
-Special recognition for years of service
-Photo booth for families
Pastor Jeff Carico
Pastor Carico is the Lead Pastor of First Assembly.