The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:22 NIV that “prophecy is not for unbelievers but for believers” and “the one who prophesies edifies the church.” (1 Cor14:4)
Tom Carter, a business executive with SAIC, currently manages a portfolio of $1.25 billion dollars. His internet savvy was learned from Bible based universities as he earned his degree playing football for Evangel University and Millsaps College. Tom’s faith and his church will always be part of life even as a candidate for Congress, fourth Congressional District.
His dream to serve his fellow man echoed in a special church council at Resurrection Life Church, Picayune, MS. Recorded on DVD two separate prophecies came in worship April 6, 2014.
Evangelist Richard Hincjosa, Brownsville, TX, stated these words to Tom. “The best is yet to come. Not only the best, but the rest is yet to come.” He continued with “God has put something in your heart that is unfinished in your own thought and in your own heart, and God said it is coming." This scripture is from God to you to hold.
First Corinthian 2:9 says, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. God has prepared some things for you as part of His destiny and part of His plan … as your heart continues to want to serve … Everything in your life, the good the bad, everything has prepared you for this very moment and this very season.
This is what God wants me to share with you this morning, as your heart continues to want to serve the good of those around you with that dream, that thought, that God has put in your heart. While men seek their thrones to sit on, Jesus reached for a towel to wash men’s feet” and serve.
Before returning the AM service to Pastor Allen Hickman, the Pastor asked Tom if he could disclose some of their telephone conversation. Pastor wanted the people to know that “God is around” in every phase of life. Tom agreed and Pastor Hickman began another confirming prophecy from another source that occurred April 4 which, again, staggers the normal mind.
Pastor informed the church that no revival team is provided information regarding the people in the church. “I don’t answer any questions. I don’t tell them anything. I don’t talk to them. And, I want to show you how the Lord does things.” Tom Carter called me, weeks ago and Tom used the exact same words expressed in the prophecy in our conversation as was heard this morning in church. Tom said to me, “I’ve had this thing in my heart. It’s been there for years. I feel like I’m suppose to serve those around me.”
Overwhelmed by the same exact verbiage from the prophet, Pastor continued. He (Tom Carter) is running for U.S. Congress against Palazzo, Taylor and the others guys. Last week, he was discouraged as things were not going as he had expected.
Hickman said, “I’m not telling you to vote for him and I’m not telling you anything. But, I am telling you that the exact same words came out of his (Tom’s) mouth. God heard!” And God “sent a guy that doesn’t even know him to tell him, I’ve got you. I’ve got this thing and that is powerful.”
In a leadership planning session on the previous Friday, April 4, Evangelist Mark Jobe had stated to Pastor in the conference with staff, “I feel like this house is going to be heard in Washington. This Church will be heard in Washington and you will speak and Washington will hear.”
Hickman said, “I didn’t tell him I had this guy running for Congress.” Thoughts buzzed in my mind with a mental question. “Are you telling me he’s going to win.” Well, “naysayers can do whatever you naysayers do.” Pastor Hickman concluded, “I am just saying, God is around!”
A review of this prophecy will reveal there are four individuals involved. And the scripture always stresses that the truth is in the outcome. To the individual reader the Bible exhorts everyone in 1 Corinthians 14:29 NLT. “Let two or three people prophesy, and let the others evaluate what is said.”
N. Brad Carter is a bible class teacher on WMER (1390 AM) Radio. Email him at email@example.com.