April/May/June 2018 Heritage Highlights
Jesus said to another man, “Follow me!” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Let the people who are dead bury their own dead. You must go and tell about the kingdom of God.” Another man said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me go and say good-bye to my family.” Jesus said, “Anyone who begins to plow a field but keeps looking back is of no use in the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:59-10:2 (NCV)
On April 14th, MorningStar Ministries sponsored a community event “Food Truck Saturday” from 5 to 9 p.m. This special evening brings out families and people from the surrounding areas to enjoy delicious food, live Christian music and family activities.
This year MorningStar decided to expand Food Truck Saturday to include August 15th, from 5 – 9 PM.
From the 19th-22nd, MorningStar Ministries held their annual Women’s Shine Conference. Special guests and worship leaders were Denise Goulet, Mary Anne Hardiman, Julie Joyner, Britnie Turner, Suzy Yaraei and Laura Hackett Park. For information on how to purchase the videos from MorningStar Conferences, check out their website at: www.morningstarministries.org
During this Conference, three women were recognized for the Women of Legacy Award, which was started in 2012. These women were honored by MorningStar as Proverbs 31 women who have made incredible accomplishments for the Kingdom of God.
Patty Lutz and Mary Anne Hardiman presented the awards; Julie Joyner prayed over each recipient.
The recipients were: Bo Fields, Dr. Nancy Daniel, and Dee Dee Phillips
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
Jim Bakker continues to build a new “Hall of the Prophets” TV Studio located in the upper level of the Old Mill Inn warehouse. The acoustics will be much better for broadcasting and there will be more audience room than Main Street at Morningside now offers.
The ministry is also constructing a Daycare center for the women who already have children who need daycare as they stay in Lori’s House waiting to give birth to another child.
There is more work being done to finish Prayer Mountain, and the ministry is in the process of moving a donated 120-year-old church up to the top of the mountain where people can pray in a picturesque area overlooking the serene mountains in Blue Eye, Missouri. This church had to be dismantled to carry it to the top of the mountain where it will be reassembled.
Construction is also underway for a new amphitheater that will be located on the grounds of Morningside Ministries, and will be used for concerts and other outdoor events, much like the one that was on the grounds of Heritage USA in the 1980’s.
To learn more about Morningside Ministries, check out their website at
~A look back~
BeBe and CeCe Winans singing Lord Lift Us Up at Heritage USA in the mid-80’s. This song launched the Winans amazing career in Christian music.
Biblical Signs of the times:
“A brother will betray his brother to death, a father will betray his own child, and children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed. And everyone will hate you because you are my followers. But the one who endures to the end will be saved…” Mark 13:12-13 (NLT)
On the 6th, the Jerusalem Post reported: “7 dead, over 1000 wounded as Gaza protests wind down.” Israeli troops shot dead seven Palestinian protesters and wounded at least 1000 along the Israel-Gaza border on Friday, Gaza medical officials said, raising the death toll to 27 in the week-long disturbances.
Click the link for story and pictures. 7 Dead
On the 9th, Haaretz reported: “Russia outs Israel, says two Israeli fighter jets struck Iranian base in Syria.” The Russian military said on Monday that two Israeli F-15 warplanes carried out airstrikes on a Syrian air base near Homs on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported. 14 people were reportedly killed in the strike, at least four of them Iranians.
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Russia Outs Israel
On the 14th, Fox News reported: “Pentagon: US, allies launched 105 missiles in Syria, ‘successfully’ hit all three targets.” The Pentagon said Saturday that the U.S.-led allied missile strikes in Syria successfully hit all three targets and have ‘significantly crippled’ Syrian President Bashar Assad’s ability to make more chemical weapons.
Click the link for story and videos. Pentagon
On the 27th, CNN reported: “North and South Korea vow to end the Korean War in historic accord.” The leaders of North and South Korea have committed themselves to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and pledge to bring a formal end to the Korean War, 65 years after hostilities ceased.
Click the link for the story, video, and pictures. North and South Korea
On the 12th, among the several graduations held on the grounds during May and June, MorningStar Ministries held its 2018 graduation for MorningStar University and MorningStar College of Theology. President and founder of MorningStar Ministries,
Dr. Rick Joyner gave the Commencement address to the seventy-eight graduates and their families and friends. God Bless these committed students as they go out around the world to minister the Gospel.
For information about MorningStar Ministries and their colleges, check out their website at: www.morningstarministries.org
2018 MSU Graduation
May 14th, 2018 was a prophetic and historic day for the nation of Israel. President Donald Trump officially moved the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as the official capital of the state of Israel.
President Trump also sent a video message on the opening, and Prime Minister Netanyahu, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel and other invited guests attended the opening ceremony. At the same time, there was intense fighting on the Israeli/Gaza border between Israelis and Palestinians.
Below are links to historic speeches along with links showing the violence that had been going on at the Israeli border for many days prior to and following the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
On the 14th, Politico reported: “Read Trump’s speech on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.”
Click the link for story and video. Trump’s Speech
On the 14th, the Times of Israel reported: “Full text of Netanyahu’s speech at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.”
Click the link to read the complete speech and see the video.
On the 15th, the Haaretz reported: “Jerusalem Embassy and Gaza protests: 59 Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire at the order.” Over 770 wounded from live gunfire, 40,000 protesting at the order, Israeli army bombs seven Hamas targets, US Embassy officially opens in Jerusalem, Israel to open Kerem Shalom crossing for transport of goods.
Click the link for story and pictures. Jerusalem Embassy
Upper Room: From November 5th 2017 through May 27th 2018 Jim Bakker’s 28-hour teaching on the Book of Revelation ended. Russell James is to be highly commended for showing this series.
In the study of the Book of Revelation, Jim Bakker read every word of each chapter and then explained this often misinterpreted book by taking each word back to the Greek and Hebrew, dispelling the confusion that often comes with trying to figure out what it says.
This in-depth teaching of the Book of Revelation by Pastor Bakker has been shown in churches throughout the country and is often presented at Bible studies.
God Bless Russell for being a part of spreading this important message about the End Times.
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3 KJV
We are delighted to bring back Robyn’s Corner to the Timeline. It has been a while since Robyn last posted an article and we pray she will continue to do so.
Thank you, Robyn, for sharing some of the most difficult days of your life, which are helping people to more personally understand the faithfulness of the Lord.
Come as a Little Child ~ by Robyn Near
He called a little child and set him before them, and said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless you repent [that is, change your inner self—your old way of thinking, live changed lives] and become like children [trusting, humble, and forgiving], you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever [a]humbles himself like this child is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:2-4 Amplified Bible
The pictures I take on my phone are backed up to my Google account. Every now and then it will bring up a collage of pictures with a caption saying, “Rediscover This Day!” Today’s collage took me by surprise and brought up a well of emotion while sitting at my desk at work. I found myself looking at these pictures with tears in my eyes.
The date was March 9th, 2013. The pictures were of my daughter Sammy smiling and making silly faces and of my son Zachary who was just a baby then but he had such a bright smile.
The well of emotion and the tears in my eyes weren’t for the time that had passed and how my children had grown, but for the recalling of our situation. It was a reminder of where we were then; a reminder of where God had brought us out from; for His grace and unending goodness and faithfulness, and the incredible smiles on my children’s faces despite our situation.
Five years ago we were living not for the first time, but for the second time in a battered women’s shelter. I had just started to come to know God. I wasn’t walking with Him, but He was with me nonetheless. He was pursuing me and His love was beginning to change me. I was starting to hear that still small voice, even though I didn’t always listen, He was still speaking to me. I was a part of so many wonders and miracles during this time that God gave me no choice but to believe in Him and trust Him!
I don’t know if any of you know what it’s like to stay in a shelter. In this one we shared rooms with two sets of bunk beds per room and a bathroom shared with the room adjoined to ours with common areas, such as a kitchen and living room. We were surrounded by other hurting and broken women trying to get out of their situation, just trying to make it, each of them handling it in their own way.
Some quiet, some so very angry and others in deep, deep pain. We shared chores like cooking and cleaning. We went to what felt like endless meetings with staff members who were constantly with us. We had curfews and new rules to follow. I say all of that to point out how much of a change of life this was for everyone. This was just our living situation, and thrown on top of it were mine and my kids’ personal fears, pain, and mixed emotions.
For me, I was beating myself up. I had already been here once before with just Sammy. We had already walked through this and I thought I was so strong. I thought I would never go back into this situation; I would never go back to her father. I would not put myself or Sammy in such pain again, but I did. Now I have another child with him and though I love Zach so very much, I was terrified how I was going to not only raise two children on my own but how would I provide for them. My heart ached for my children. Would Zach ever know his dad? Would they question themselves wondering if they were good? Would they question why their dad didn’t love them enough to change and be around in their lives? Would I be good enough for them in my broken state?
Sammy was in a lot of pain. She loves her dad so much despite how his anger started turning towards her with words of venom. She didn’t understand why we couldn’t stay. She was angry at me for leaving again. To her, I was breaking her dream of a “family.” She wasn’t sure if she would ever see her dad again. I’m sure she questioned if any of it was her fault. I’m sure she questioned if she was loved and what her life was going to look like. Would it ever be good? What is good?
When I took those pictures so long ago, we were in the backyard area of the shelter. It was very narrow and had a very tall fence surrounding the little bit of grass it did have. When I looked at them I asked God how could my children be smiling and full of joy at that moment, in this situation? He said, “Because you were with them, the same way I am with you.” As I write these words, they have such a deep impact and meaning for me. God’s grace in these times is so beautiful.
Sammy was being her normal goofy self, making silly faces and being lovely. Zach was his bubbly sweet self so happy to be a part of the fun. How God? How could my children be this way? I felt God say “Because they trusted in you, Robyn.” They had confidence in me and my love for them. They looked to me, they trusted in me, they needed me and I loved them. Who they were was not impacted by our situation because my love showed them there was more to who they are than this moment. Even now as I write this, I am so thankful to God because He is confirming that in those moments I was and am good for my children. I am enough.
This is the way we should look to God, the way we should come to Him, as little children in total and absolute dependence and trust in Him. In confidence of His love knowing that no matter what the situation, we are loved more than we can understand. We are safe, protected and provided for and can walk in absolute confidence because it is His love that defines us and not our current situation.
God does not leave us in our mess, but much like today, He makes it our message.
In Philippians 1:6 in the Amplified Bible it says,
I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].
I don’t know what your situation is today but it is my hope that this message would encourage you to come to God as a child. To look to Him and know despite what is going on He is not done! He is faithful! He works all things together for the good to those who love Him. Seek Him in absolute dependence. Look at Him in wonder as you ask, “How are you going to use this?” knowing that He has a plan and a purpose for you for good and not for destruction! We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony!
If you are lost and hurting today, if you don’t know Jesus or even if you do, but you have forgotten who you are in Him and are tired of being defined by your situation and what everyone else thinks of you, I invite you to ask Him to show you who you really are. I invite you to ask Him to come into your heart and your life, to change every moment of desperation and failure into one of hope and love. We have the victory over every situation in Christ Jesus.
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world, you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] John 16:33 Amplified Bible.
If you would like to contact Robyn, click link; firstname.lastname@example.org
~A look back~
Heritage USA 1980’s overview & PTL Singers singing ‘Jesus is Alive and Well’
Biblical Signs of the times
On the 1st, United with Israel reported: “US officials: Israel behind latest Syrian airstrike killing dozens of Iranians, war is near. Commenting on an airstrike on the Syrian city of Hama on Sunday, which killed dozens of Iranian soldiers and took out a spate of arms delivered by Iran, three US officials told NBC News that Israel was behind the operation.
Click the link for story and picture. US Officials
On the 2nd, NPR reported: “Boy Scouts changing the name to ‘Scouts BSA,’ as girls welcomed into the program.” The Boy Scouts program is becoming Scouts BSA in February 2019 to reflect the decision to include young women, the Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday.
Click the link for story and picture. Boy Scouts to Scouts BSA
On the 4th, CBS News reported: “Earthquake rocks Hawaii’s Big Island as Kilauea volcano erupts.” A 5.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Hawaii’s Big Island on Friday as eruptions at the Kilauea volcano continued. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck about 11 miles southward of Leilani Estates on Friday morning local time. It was initially reported as a magnitude 5.6.
Click the link for story and video. Earthquakes
On the 8th, Fox News reported: “17 deaths reported in Congo as Ebola outbreak confirmed.” At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Click the link for story and picture. Congo-Ebola Outbreak
On the 9th, Fox News reported: “Iran forces launch missiles at Israel from Syria, IDF says.” Iranian forces based in Syria fired approximately 20 rockets toward Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said late Wednesday.
Click the link for the story, picture, and video. Iran Forces Launch
On the 15th, the Jerusalem Post reported: “U.S. Jewish group laud Trump’s ‘courageous’ embassy move.” US Jewish groups on Monday expressed gratitude to President Donald Trump for keeping a campaign promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem following a ceremony in Israel’s capital on Monday.
Click the link for story and picture. US Jewish Group Laud Trump
On the 24th, Fox News reported: “Trump says North Korea summit still ‘possible’ after the pullout, but warns US military ‘ready if necessary’.” Minutes after pulling out of a highly anticipated summit with North Korea, President Trump said Thursday that the U.S. would continue its “maximum pressure campaign,” and warned that the military was ‘ready if necessary’- but made clear that a summit could still go forward if Kim Jong Un is willing to engage constructively.
Click the link for the story, video, and pictures. Trump and North Korea
On the 28th, The Wall Street Journal reported: “Historic Maryland town hit by a second devastating flood since 2016.” A second major flash flood to hit Ellicott City, Md., in two years on Sunday left businesses once again devastated and a 39-year-old National Guardsman from Maryland missing.
Click the link for story and pictures. Wall Street Journal
On the 29th, the Express U.K. reported: “Hawaii volcano eruption: STUNNING time-lapse shows the unstoppable advance of Kilauea lava.” Hawaii volcano Kilauea is continuing to pump red-hot molten lava into the atmosphere as a stunning time-lapse video shows the volcano’s activity over the past weekend.
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Hawaii Volcano
NEW! On June 10th, a new church opened on the grounds. Blessed To Be A Blessing Outreach Ministries church “The Center Fellowship” pastored by Dr. Joseph and Mennie Morrison, will meet in the upper level of the Upper Room at 5:00 P.M. each Sunday evening.
The Center Fellowship Mission/Vision
To obey God by fulfilling the plan and destiny for our lives. Joining the Body of Christ allowing JESUS to be the Center of our Hearts to change and transform our lives. In doing so, we will go out and be change agents to a lost and dying world by proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. This Gospel includes Salvation Healing, Deliverance, Prosperity and so much more.
(Deuteronomy 11:27, Isaiah 1:19 and Romans 12:1-2, Matthew 28:18-20)
To set an atmosphere where the Holy Spirit feels welcome and free to move severally as He wills. To Serve God by serving His people and others as He sees fit.
(John 14:26, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
To help Believers know who they are in Christ so that they can live a Victorious life and understand how to demonstrate and release the power of God that has been made available to us.
(Acts 1:8, Ephesians 4:15, 2 Peter 3:18, 1 Corinthians 15:57)
To Extend the Love of God through every open Door. We do this by joining with other Believers; demonstrating the Love of God in charitable and benevolence ways such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, serving widows and orphans and ministering to those in prison.
(Psalm 37:26 and 112:5, Prov. 19:17 and 28:27, Matt. 25:35-40)
To be a unified Body of Believers so that we can walk worthy of our calling in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 4:1-6)
For more information about this church check out their website at: http://www.btbab.net
Below is their facebook page:
During the month, the area beside the Upper Room was so overgrown with weeds and brush that Russell James with a friend cleared up the area.
View below pictures and see a video taken by Fred and Mary Yeary:
On the 10th, MorningStar Ministries’ Comenius School for Creative Leadership (CSCL) held their graduation in the atrium of the Heritage Grand Hotel for the class of 2018. Principal Sandy Woods presided over the ceremony and Rick Joyner delivered the Graduation Message to the 21 graduates and their families.
For more information about MorningStar Ministries check out their website at: https://morningstarministries.org
Comenius School for Creative Leadership Graduation Ceremony 2018
On the 16th, Antioch International Church hosted Barry & Batya Segal’s Vision for Israel Ministry, celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday as a State, from 10 A.M. – 10 P.M.
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Book through May 15, 2018, for 40% off!
Celebrating Israel’s 70th: Fort Mill, SC
YOU ARE INVITED TO A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PARTY . . .
“Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever.” ~ Ezekiel 37:25
It’s Israel’s 70th year as a modern nation!
The Vision for Israel requests the pleasure of your company at the celebrations at June 16, Fort Mill, SC.
There will be prayer and intercession for the nation of Israel, special times of praise and worship, and great teaching on Israel and the fulfillment of prophecy.
All proceeds from this event will go to provide a new, fully-fitted ambulance for use in Israel.
Here are some of their guests:
Praise and Worship:
Dr. Michael Brown
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin
Sid Roth, Host of It’s Supernatural (recorded video message)
Jonathan Cahn (recorded video message)
Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda
Al Wood, former NBA player
Marcus Lamb of Daystar TV (recorded message)
Barry & Batya Segal
For more information about Vision for Israel’s Ministry check out their website at: https://www.visionforisrael.com
~A look back~
Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight. Proverbs 19:17 (The PTL Parallel Bible)
On March 19th 1987, after Jim Bakker’s embarrassing tryst was revealed to the world, he resigned from the PTL Ministry, turning it over to Rev. Jerry Falwell. This dramatic news happened while we were getting ready to move from New York to Heritage USA. It was also during this time when I received a huge vision from the Lord revealing He was going to RESTORE Jim Bakker.
From the day Jim Bakker trusted Rev. Falwell to temporarily take over the PTL Ministry in order to help him, a deluge of false reports, lies and accusations of missing money started to appear in the news every day about Pastor Bakker. Within weeks Jim Bakker went from being a respected pioneer of Christian TV to being portrayed as a devious man, and Jerry Falwell made numerous TV appearances making many of these horrendous accusations. At the same time Jerry Falwell decided that Jim Bakker could not be allowed to return to his ministry.
It was during that time when Harry Hargrave’s name became a startling revelation to a member in our church as the person who could help Jim Bakker. Harry Hargrave was hired by Jerry Falwell as the new Chief Operating Officer at Heritage USA.
On July 29th 1987, when the PTL Ministry was in the process of going bankrupt, Harry Hargrave appeared on the PTL program to appeal to the viewers for money. This happened because the entire PTL Ministry was in financial trouble and had filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy that June and was in the process of reorganizing. He also appeared on the show because the Associated Press (AP) disputed the claim of the PTL Ministry needing money.
For decades Jim Bakker has prayed for a total vindication from all the lies and false news reports tearing him apart and landing him in prison for 45 years in 1989. Though Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz won a court appeal for Jim Bakker that dramatically lowered his prison sentence, making it possible for him to be released from prison in 1994, he still has a stigma attached to his name and not allowed all the privileges of a free man.
Only the whole truth can set him free and it could very well be that Harry Hargrave is the man who holds the key to Jim Bakker’s total vindication.
The following is a clip from the PTL Show on July 29th:
Biblical signs of the times:
So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy.” 1 Peter 1:13-16 (The Message Bible)
On the 1st, World Israel News reported: “Report: Kremlin gives Israel green light to attack Syria.” The Kremlin has given Israel a green light to launch attacks in Syria on condition that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s assets are not targeted.
Click the link for story and pictures. Kremlin gives Israel Green Light
On the 4th, Fox News reported: “Guatemala volcano eruption leaves dozens dead, thousands forced to evacuate.” Guatemala’s most violent eruption in more than 100 years sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing 25 people and sent emergency personnel scrambling to rescue those in the surrounding area.
Click the link for the story, video, and pictures. Guatemala Volcano
On the 6th, Forbes.com reported: “Hawaii volcano; lava flow completely fills the beautiful Kapoho Bay.” Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano claimed its latest victim, the picturesque Kapoho Bay as it filled the bay with molten lava flows.
Click the link for story, video and many pictures. Hawaii Volcano
On the 12th, the Jerusalem Post reported: “Analysis: U.S.-North Korea summit decoded.” It’s no question that the US-North Korea summit was historic. And it’s no question that any signs that can be seen right now are positive regarding where the process could go.
Click the link for the story, video, and picture. US North Korea Summit
On the 17th, Fox News reported: “Japan earthquake kills 3 including 9-year-old girl; at least 40 injured.” At least three people were killed – a 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80’s – and some 40 other people were hurt after a strong earthquake rattled the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, officials said.
Click the link for story and pictures. Japan Earthquake
On the 25th, Fox News reported: “A new supervolcano is brewing under Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.” Something unexpected has been gradually making itself known to geologists in the United States. A huge mass of molten rock is creeping upwards beneath the nation’s northeastern states.
Click the link for story and picture. Supervolcano
SPECIAL NOTE: We will be taking the summer off for a well needed rest unless there is something that needs to be highlighted. Wishing you all a safe and restful summer.
Thank you for visiting our website
Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA