April/May/June 2018 Heritage Highlights

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)

~April~

MorningStar Ministries:

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.

Food Truck Saturday


The Heritage International Hotel, as it looks today.


Main Lobby & Atrium


Main Street


Heritage Grand Cafeteria


The PTL Museum created by Ben Martin and
Clint Rogers located off Main Street


Hall of Agreement


Bob Jones Vision Center


The Towers as it now stands


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
www.jimbakkershow.com. 

~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

~May~

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


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Robyn’s Corner

 

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; robynscorner15@gmail.com


~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

~June~

Upper Room:

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.

Dr. Joseph and Mennie Morrison

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:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Blessed-to-Be-A-Blessing-Outreach-Ministries-104153672956685/about/?ref=page_internal 

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.

Early bird ticketing extended!!

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.

Fort Mill Israel 70th from Vision for Israel on Vimeo.

Here are some of their guests:

Concert:
Sister Sledge

Praise and Worship:
Paul Wilbur

Speakers:

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)
Samuel Tyler
Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda
Peter Wyns
Rick Joyner
Al Wood, former NBA player
Marcus Lamb of Daystar TV (recorded message)
Kevin Basconi
Barry & Batya Segal
And More…

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
www.legaseepublishing.com

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January/February/March 2018 Heritage Highlights

January/February/March 2018 Heritage Highlights

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 (KJV)

 ~January~

Upper Room:

During the month, Russell James continued to feature Jim Bakker’s DVD series on the Book of Revelation Sunday nights at 5 p.m.  With the escalation of end-time prophecies from the Bible coming to pass, Jim Bakker’s Revelation Revealed series on the end times are becoming more and more relevant.

Below is a short clip from one of the 28 lessons:

The Upper Room Chapel is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for prayer.  Worship music is provided by Alan McCain each day.

New! Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright pray for your prayer requests every Wednesday night from 6 – 8 pm in the Upper Room. They are there for a focused prayer time, and people are welcome to stop by. You can also post a prayer request from wherever you are at: http://www.christianworldmedia.com/livesite/upperroomchapel

On the weekends, the Prayer Team is there to pray with or for you on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Sunday there is an 11 a.m. church service conducted by Bishop Ron Lambright of Freedom Christian Center in Fort Mill, S.C. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Reviving Worship services led by Toni Bogart meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.  These services are some of the most anointed meetings on the grounds.  If you cannot attend, anyone can watch it and everything else happening in the Upper Room on their 24/7 ‘live camera’ link at; http://upperroomchapel.christianworldmedia.com/

Keep current with the latest news about the Upper Room on their informative facebook page at; https://www.facebook.com/groups/62147692320/.

Note:  Russell James operates the Upper Room Chapel through offerings and love gifts.  To give to the excellent work of the Upper Room, please click on the ‘Support’ tab on their website at; www.upperroomchapel.com., or send a donation to:
Upper Room Chapel
8409 Regent Parkway
Fort Mill, S.C. 29715


MorningStar Ministries –
On the 3rd, Rick Joyner published the following Word of the Week:  

“To know God as He is, and to not distort the Scriptures, we must reconcile both God’s kindness and His severity in our hearts, seeing Him as He is and not as we may want Him to be. As we mature, we will come to understand that He is perfect, and so are His judgments.
To read the entire article, click below link:

MorningStar Word of The Week


During the month, the property where the Amphitheater was located is being developed in order to build 124 townhomes.  Glenwood Townhomes will be ready sometime in 2018.  Most of the Heritage USA property has now been sold or is being developed for residential use, see the slideshow below.


Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri


Starting at 4 pm ct Tuesday, Jan 2nd, tune in on the ptlshop.com to watch live our PTL Shop faith-based shopping channel, and see our special offers! You can also watch on The PTL Network on your Roku or Apple TV devices!

Check out the new shopping channel link for the Jim Bakker Show: https://ptlshop.com/.

On the 3rd, Jim Bakker posted the following short video:

Pastor Jim Bakker delivers a portion of the word God gave him for 2018, which will be a ‘Year of the Suddenlies.’   

Video of Pastor Jim talking about the words for 2018. 

For more information about Morningside Ministries, check out their website at: www.jimbakkershow.com

 ~A look back~

Tammy Faye Bakker singing Amazing Grace at Heritage USA in the mid 80’s.

Biblical signs of the times:

“Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things take place.  Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.”
Matthew 24:32-35 NLT

On the 6th, Fox News reported: “Millions of Americans are blasted by intense deep-freeze – some a lot more than others.”  Wind and frigid temperatures are blasting millions of Americans along the East Coast this weekend, with some suffering through extreme lows.
Click link for story, video, charts and pictures.
Fox News Deep Freeze

On the 9th, World Israel News reported: “Palestinians say no peace talks until US reverse recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”  The Palestinians’ head negotiator, Saeb Erekat, announced on Tuesday that any peace talks sponsored by the United States would be rejected until the Americans revoke their December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Click link for story and picture.
World Israel News

On the 23rd, Fox News reported: “Kentucky school shooting leaves at least two dead and 19 others injured, officials say.”  At least two people were killed and 19 others were injured when a student opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., officials said.  Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said the shooter, a 15-year-old male student, was in custody. Bevin said the alleged gunman will be charged with murder and attempted murder. The shooting began around 8 a.m. when the suspect entered the school with a handgun, authorities said.
Click link for story and video.
Kentucky School Shooting

On the 26th, the Guardian reported:”Philippines volcano: lava erupts from Mount Mayon as ash covers towns.”  Lava is spilling from a Philippine volcano that has been sending up columns of ash over farmland and towns, coating them in grey during a nearly two-week eruption.
Click link for story and pictures.
Philippines Volcano

~February~

Upper Room:

The following are the last set of dates for Jim Bakker’s DVD series on the Book of Revelation being shown at the Upper Room Chapel on Sundays at 5:00 PM.  This will complete the 28 hours of teaching.

Revelation Revealed
Jim Bakker teaching on the Book of Revelation
on DVD each Sunday at 5:00 PM

January 28th.   The First Seal & The White Horse
February 4th.   The Second Seal & The Red Horse
February 11th. The Third and Fourth Seals
February 18th. The Fifth and Sixth Seals
February 25th. The Sun and Moon Goes Dark
March 4th.       Seventh Seal and First Four Trumpets
March 11th.     The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets
March 18th.     Clues to the Mystery
March 25th.     The Seventh Trumpet and The Rapture
April 1st.          Woman, Child and Dragon
April 8th.         The Beast Rises
April 15th.       The Last Harvest
April 22nd.      The Wrath of God
April 29th.       The Bowl Judgments
May 6th.          The Harlot of Revelation
May 13th.        Celebration in Heaven
May 20th.        The Millennium Begins
May 27th.         The New Jerusalem 

Upper Room Chapel
8409 Regent Parkway
Fort Mill, SC 29715


From the 8th-10th MorningStar Ministries held its annual Advanced Prophetic Conference called “Seeing the Future”, with special guest speakers Chuck Pierce, Paul Keith Davis and Jeremiah Johnson.


For more information about MorningStar Ministries check out their website at: www.morningstarministries.org

On the 15th, our local paper The Herald published the following article about Jim Bakker:

Fallen PTL preacher Jim Bakker is back with a new message about the Apocalypse – By Tim Funk
February 15, 2018 02:03 PM
BLUE EYE, Mo.

Three decades after his PTL empire near Charlotte crumbled amid financial and sex scandals, Jim Bakker is back on TV with a different, darker message:

The Apocalypse is coming and you better get ready.

Ready to be judged by God, sure. But the main mission of “The Jim Bakker Show” – broadcast from a Christian compound deep in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri – appears to be to sell you fuel-less generators, doomsday guidebooks and freeze-dried food with a shelf-life of up to 30 years.

Bakker, whose co-host is second wife Lori, says stocking up on such survivalist merchandise could keep you alive amid the catastrophes – earthquakes, hurricanes, war, and famine – that some Christians believe are signs that End Times are near.

Click the link for videos, pictures and the complete story.
http://www.heraldonline.com/living/religion/article200297074.html


On the 21st, the Reverend Billy Graham passed away at the age of 99.  Jim Bakker posted the following video and message in remembrance of America’s Pastor;


Franklin Graham visiting Jim in Prison

Today, I was awakened by the sad news that the man who has preached, in person, to more people and won more souls to Jesus Christ than any other man, has died. My friend, Billy Graham, and a friend to millions has gone to be with the Lord today. Billy Graham was born in 1918 and has left this earth today, February 21st, 2018. The year he was born ends with an eight – a number that means a new beginning. Surely, Billy Graham’s birth was a new beginning for the world as he would lead millions to Christ like no other man before him.

Today, in the year 2018 that also ends with an eight, we see not an end, but rather another new beginning – a beginning of an eternity walking with his savior Jesus Christ and meeting millions who he has led to the Savior. Billy Graham walked with and ministered to the leaders of the world. He prayed with every President during his ministry years.

Jim & Lori with Gigi and Ruth Graham at
Ruth’s 80th Birthday

He ministered to everyone, from royalty and to the lowest of the low. I know this because at my lowest moment, Billy Graham walked into my prison, threw his arms around me and said, “Jim, I love you.”

The day before, I had heard that he had been voted one of the top three most respected men in the world and now he was in my prison comforting me. The week I was released from prison, I was sitting in the Graham home eating chicken dinner.

That first Sunday, out of prison, I was surrounded by the Graham family. If there was and is an example of a Godly, Christ-loving family, it is the family that Ruth and Billy raised. That heritage lives on in their children, Franklin, Anne, Ruth, Gigi, and Nelson.

Jim & Lori Laying flowers on
Ruth’s grave at the BillyGraham Library

At this very moment, my heart aches with pain but it also leaps with joy that Billy is
walking with and embracing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Some believed and have declared that the death of Billy Graham would signal the beginning of the last days.

I don’t know this to be a fact but I do know according to scriptures, we are truly living in the final days before the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Today, Billy Graham died at the age of 99 which is so appropriate as the number nine means fruitfulness. At an age of double fruitfulness, Billy enters heaven, leaving an abundant legacy of fruitfulness that no man has achieved before. Billy often said, “My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” Billy is home. And for that, we rejoice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


On the 24th, the following short video was captured of the funeral procession carrying Rev. Billy Graham’s body from Montreat, North Carolina to The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina where the Memorial Service and Funeral Service for Rev. Graham were going to be held.

Video of Billy Graham’s funeral procession driving to Charlotte, N.C.  


The following sites are related to Heritage USA and the PTL Ministry:

Remembering PTL & Heritage USA, moderated by Mark Shannon, is an excellent way to communicate with those interested in PTL’s past, present and future on facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/PTL.Heritage.  Mark also oversees the PTL Heritage USA Group on Yahoo Groups! at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeritageUSA/

A Tour of Heritage USA is available at Ben Martin’s unique interactive website:   http://prowlerdesign.wix.com/heritageusa.  Experience a nostalgic walk down Memory Lane, and be delighted with the ingenious way Ben put together this site that takes you back in time to experience Heritage USA as it was in the 1980s.

The Heritage USA Museum is located off Main Street inside the Heritage Grand Hotel.  This excellent project was started by Ben Martin and Clint Rogers. Donors, including Pastor Jim Bakker, have given some of their personal possessions to the unique museum.  Someday they hope to have a larger facility to house everything they are collecting that will show the entire history of the PTL Ministry.

The PTL Tape Vault is filled with short videos from the original PTL Shows.  This facebook account can be accessed at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/PTL- Tape- Vault


Everything Heritage USA is another nostalgic PTL website that is being created by Jason Babcock of Jamestown, New York and can be found at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/never4getheritageusa


PTL Ex’ers is a public group for people who experienced PTL in its glory days.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/32266186124/?ref=br_tf


Heritage USA – A place to connect with people who lived and/or worked together at Heritage USA in Charlotte, N.C.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/25703548097/?pnref=lhc


Biblical signs of the times:

On the 5th, Fox News reported: “Stock market plunges, with Dow down a record 1,175 points in the Big Board’s biggest one-day drop.”  Wall Street continued a broad selloff Monday, as the Dow plunged a record 1,175 points amid growing inflation fears.
Click link for story, video and chart.
Fox Business Markets

On the 9th, Reuters reported: “Israeli jet shot down after bombing Iranian site in Syria.”  Anti-aircraft fire downed an Israeli warplane returning from a bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria on Saturday in the most serious confrontations yet between Israel and Iranian-backed forces based across the border.
Click link for story and picture.
Reuters, Israeli Jet

On the 14th, Fox News reported: “Parkland high school shooting: At least 17 killed, suspect in custody, Florida sheriff says.”  A shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killed at least 17 people, stunning the town and much of the nation, as investigators raced to find a possible motive behind the bloodbath.
Click link for story, video and pictures.
Fox News: Parkland High School

On the 22nd, the Express reported: “Yellowstone volcano eruption: What will happen if Yellowstone explodes?” More than 200 earthquakes have rocked Yellowstone National Park in recent days, home to the largest supervolcano in the USA.  The present swarm began on February 8 but the activity “increased markedly” a few days later on February 15, said the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Click link for story, video and pictures.
Yellowstone Volcano

On the 24th, the Independent reported: “Cape Town dreads ‘Day Zero’ when the taps will run dry.”  Chronic drought has resulted in hundreds of residents being forced to queue overnight to stock up on water in South Africa’s second largest economic hub and tourism attraction.
Click link for story and pictures.
Cape Town Drought

~March~

Note:  In the 1980’s, Billy Graham’s childhood home located in Charlotte, N.C. was going to be torn down.  When the PTL Ministry learned about this, Pastor Jim Bakker, as a simple gesture of gratitude for all that Evangelist Billy Graham accomplished, made the decision to purchase the home and have it relocated, reconstructed and refurbished as a historical landmark at Heritage USA.  It stood near the front entrance of PTL.  Years later Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son, purchased the home and moved it to the Billy Graham Library where it now sits. 

On March 2nd, a Memorial Service was held in a large tent across the road from the Billy Graham Library where 2,300 invited guests attended.  The tent represented Rev. Graham’s early beginnings when he held crusades under a large tent.

Click below link to watch the entire Memorial Service.
https://memorial.billygraham.org/live-stream/

After the service ended, Rev. Billy Graham was laid to rest next to his wife Ruth Graham, in the “Prayer Garden” on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library located in Charlotte, North Carolina.


No matter what is happening on the grounds, the beautiful trees lining Heritage Blvd. always bloom on time!


March 1st-3rd MorningStar Ministries held their second Worship Collective conference with special guest speakers and worship leaders that included Lisa Bevere, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser, Don Potter, David Vallier, Amber Brooks, Cageless Birds, Ben Rodriquez, Andrew Williams, Leonard Jones, and the Morningstar University (MSU) Worship School.

Don Potter sings “Show Me Your Face” from the New Year’s Conference in 2011 at MorningStar Ministries.



On March 5th, Dr. Jorge Parrott, Director of MorningStar Missions, posted the following statement and video on his facebook page showing what Eagle Missions, which is part of MorningStar Missions, has been doing around the world.

For more information about Eagle Missions check out their website at: http://eaglemissions.org/

So thankful to have dear friends in 70 nations passionately pursuing the Lord and hearing the voice of our Shepherd. Take a ride around the world with Eagle Missions and meet some of our family. Father God is so overflowing his love on us.
John 17 and Ephesians 4:11&12


Below is the latest listing of most of the ministries and churches on the grounds.  This listing is always subject to change:

1. Antioch International Church, pastored by Peter Wyns, is located in the old PTL Barn Auditorium at 8400 Regent Parkway.
Check out their website at: http://www.aicchurch.com/


2. All Nations Church, pastored by Bonnie and Mahesh Chavda, is located at the former Fort Hope on Hammond Road.
Check out their website at: http://chavdaministries.org

 

3. World Outreach Center & Community Church– directed by John and Joanne Cava is located at PTL’s former Welcome Center near the old entrance to Heritage.
Information about this ministry can be found on their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/worldoutreachcenter.


4. The Upper Room Chapel is owned and operated by Mr. Russell James. The chapel is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for prayer.  Worship music is provided by Alan McCain each day. It is open on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is also an 11 a.m. church service on Sunday conducted by Bishop Ron Lambright.  ALL ARE WELCOME. For more information, check out their website at: www.upperroomchapel.comor keep current with the happenings at the Upper Room on their facebook page at; https://www.facebook.com/groups/62147692320/.
There is also a new internet “live streaming” link in order to see the happenings at the Upper Room 24/7 at; http://upperroomchapel.christianworldmedia.com/

5. MorningStar Ministries/Heritage International Ministries “HIM”is located in the Heritage Grand Hotel.
For information about this worldwide ministry, check out their website at: www.morningstarministries.org.

 

6. The Jubilee Life Center Church of Charlotte N.C. – pastored by Bishop Charles Gibson is currently leasing the old Wagon Wheel Restaurant for Sunday church services at 10 a.m. and a Tuesday evening Bible Study at 7 p.m.
For more information, check out their website at: www.hgjubilee.org.

7. A Greater Works Church, pastored by Germaine Nichols, moved into Suite 103 in the industrial section just over the railroad tracks at 8169 Regent Parkway.  This church describes itself as “a Bible-based, grace-centered place of worship that values relationship over religion. We believe that when people of God gather miraculous things can and should happen. God, through his son Jesus Christ, has given us all gifts that fulfill both our spiritual and practical needs, so that we may live a joyful and abundant life.

Come experience worship with stirring music and a message that uplifts and inspires. Be a part of something great. Don’t join a church join a Greater Work!
Yours by Grace, Pastor Jermaine Nichols” Meetings at ‘A Greater Works Church’ are on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings.
Learn more about the church at: http://www.agreaterwork.comor check out their informative facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/LiveGreater.

8. Fresh Fire Ministry It was a few years ago when Evangelist Todd Bentley moved his Fresh Fire Ministry into Antioch’s old location at 8180 Regent Parkway.  For the past few years, Todd Bentley’s ministry office had been located off Main Street in the Heritage Grand Hotel.
Check out Fresh Fire’s website to read updates from their new location and learn about upcoming events at: www.freshfireusa.com.

9. The Movement, pastored by Lathan Wood, has combined their Charlotte and Rock Hill locations and is presently moving into 8160 Regent Parkway Suite 101, in the building just behind Todd Bentley’s Fresh Fire Ministry and Secret Place Church.  Sunday services will be at 12:30 p.m. and they also hold a Wednesday night Bible study.
The Movement’s website:  http://www.itsamovement.org/.

10. Secret Place Church, pastored by Darryn Belieu, held their first service on January 17th, 2016.  This church is located in the Fresh Fire Ministry building located at 8180 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill, S.C.  Evangelist Todd Bentley is also a part of this ministry. Their service times are Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
For more information check out their dramatic website at: http://www.thesecretplacechurch.com/

11. Kingdom Life Church, pastored by Senior Pastors Dr. Dennis and Dr. Jennifer Clark is now meeting in theWest Ballroom of the Heritage Grand Hotel on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
For more information about Kingdom Life Church check out their website at: http://www.kingdomlifechurch.us/


On the 15th, The Herald reported: “Jim Bakker’s theme park was like a Christian Disneyland. Here’s what happened to it.”  It was a chilly January night in 1987, and then-PTL president Jim Bakker had invited top leaders from York County to Heritage USA, his Christian theme park in Fort Mill. He wanted to share his dreams for expanding the 2,300-acre complex, which had attracted nearly six million visitors the year before with, among other things, its 52-foot water slide, Bible-based shops along a pretend Main Street and a TV studio spotlighting the talk show that starred Bakker and then-wife Tammy.

Click link for full story, videos and pictures.
http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article205362719.html

NOTE:  In the article, The Herald included an update on the current status of MorningStar Ministries’ court case regarding the Towers, which read in part:

“Joyner has also been tangling for years with the York County Council, which declared in 2013 that MorningStar had defaulted on a development agreement aimed at moving along renovations of the tower.  In turn, MorningStar has sued York County, alleging that the council acted without proper cause, making it difficult to get the financial resources needed to finish the tower.

The county has denied the charges in the lawsuit and called the deteriorating tower a ‘nuisance.’  It won in the circuit court, but MorningStar has appealed to S.C. Court of Appeals, which is set to hear oral arguments in a month or two…..”

~A look back~ 1984 – Tammy Faye singing Somebody Touched Me.

Biblical signs of the times:

On the 2nd, CNN reported: “Storm whips Northeast with rain, floods; over 1 million customers lose power.”  A powerful storm will pound the Northeast with drenching rain, howling winds and surging waves for a second day Saturday.
Click link for story, video and pictures.
Bomb Cyclone

On the 21st, Fox News reported: “Austin serial bombing suspect killed in dramatic confrontation; ID’d as the 24-year-old man.”  The suspected serial bomber who killed two people and terrorized Austin, Texas, for three harrowing weeks was killed in a dramatic confrontation with police overnight Wednesday, authorities said.
Click link for story, videos and pictures.
Bombing

On the 21st, the Weather Channel reported: “Winter storm Toby, the fourth Nor’easter this month clobbered parts of the Northeast with over a foot of snow.”  Toby dumped a foot or more of snow in at least five states, with heavy snow stretching from Long Island to the Appalachians to parts of the Ohio Valley.
Click link for story, video and pictures.
Nor’easter

On the 24th, NPR reported: “Hundreds of thousands march for gun control across the U.S.”  Hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents and victims rallied in Washington, D.C., and across the country on Saturday to demand tougher gun control measures, part of a wave of political activism among students and others impacted by school shootings.
Click link for story and pictures.
Gun Control

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Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA
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