Peter said, “We’ve left our homes to follow you. “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the Kingdom of God, will be repaid many times over in this life, and will have eternal life in the world to come.”
Luke 18:28-30 NLT
MorningStar Ministries closed the month of July for their annual sabbatical. The next service was scheduled for Sunday, August 6th. July is set aside for members, employees and volunteers to rest, visit other churches, go on a vacation or volunteer for a mission trip.
MorningStar’s Mission Trip:
During the summer, Jorge Parrott, Missions Director for MorningStar Ministries, took a small team to Southeast Asia. It is sobering to realize there are parts of the world that have no other means of hearing the Gospel unless missionaries are sent. These people do not have access to even a radio. God Bless the missionaries who literally risk their lives bringing the Gospel to those who have never heard it before and to the Christians living in restricted countries that need encouragement.
Jorge Parrott writes the following talking about one of the many special days on this trip:
“Another amazing day seeing transformed lives. We met many young leaders, former drug addicts, who have been delivered from opium, cocaine and heroin and healing others, led by the loving hands and hearts of Aung and Phyu, who teach them and put them to work in businesses in their compound in a market mall building. Also met with good friends who are pastors and leaders in Thailand who attended MorningStar University College of Theology, http://MSUTheology.org. So blessed and enjoying the Lord’s presence.”
“Amazing two days of Ministry with these hungry and mighty men and women of valor for the Lord. Most minister to drug addicts and human trafficking victims in this area. Powerful worship and great teaching and activation in Holy Spirit and the Prophetic. Our team will never forget this!
Dr.Jorge Parrott, Missions Director”
Below is a short video of Dr. Nancy Daniel, Dean of MorningStar College of Theology, speaking at one of the services. She was introduced by Dr. Jorge Parrott.
~A look back~
Jim Bakker returning to Heritage USA for a visit in February 2013, which was over 25 years after he left in 1987. – Against All Odds
Biblical signs of the times:
On the 5th, Fox News reported: “North Korea ICBM test: Alaska, Hawaii polls demand better missile defense.” Lawmakers in Alaska and Hawaii are doubling down on calls for improved U.S. defenses after North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say could hit Alaska.
Click link for story and video. North Korea ICBM
On the 7th, Fox News reported: “Montana earthquake: 5.8 magnitude quake strongest in 20 years.” A magnitude 5.8 earthquake that rocked western Montana early Thursday was the largest quake to hit the area in the past 20 years, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Click link for story. Montana Earthquake
On the 10th, CNN reported: “California fires rage as red flag warnings spread across West.” Sixty children were temporarily trapped by a wildfire Sunday when an access road at a California summer camp was “completely enveloped by flames” a fire spokesman said.
Click link for story, videos and pictures. California Fires
On Sunday the 6th, MorningStar Ministries reopened the church after their month-long sabbatical.
Rick Joyner’s Word of the Week published the week of 8/8/17
The Life of a Disciple–The Book of Revelation
Week 32, 2017
This week we will cover Revelation 10:8-11:
Then the voice which I heard from heaven, I heard again speaking with me, and saying, “Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land.”
So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he said to me, “Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”
I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter.
So they said to me, “You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.”
The prophet Ezekiel was also told to eat the book, and then to go and speak to the people. It is required of prophets that they themselves partake of the Word and digest it so that it is part of them before they speak it to others.
Pseudo prophets often proclaim judgments and condemnation on others as if they themselves are different and righteous. Biblical prophets used the term “we” when confessing the sins of the people. Biblical prophets did not stand apart from the people, but as one of them, interceding for them. This is the nature of Christ, who became one of us and identified Himself as “The Son of Man” so that He could be the true Mediator for man.
Christians are called to be the salt and light of the world, so if the world has fallen to corruption and darkness in our times, it has been on our watch. We cannot compromise the truth and fail to proclaim the certain consequences of the evil and perversion growing in our time. To be true messengers of Christ, we must, like Him, identify with the people and be willing to lay down our lives for them.
Only the death of Christ, the perfect Lamb of God, can be the propitiation for sin. Our death, whether it is dying daily as we are called to do, or our ultimate death, is the result of standing for the truth. It is the witness of the cross that will inevitably result in the salvation of others.
Just before the Lord was taken up into heaven, He said to His disciples, “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The Greek word translated “witnesses” in this text is martus, from which we derive the English word “martyr.” We are all called to be martyrs every day.
Jesus commanded His disciples to take up their crosses and die daily. All but one ended their lives by being executed for their unrelenting declaration of the Gospel. John, the one whose death is not recorded, suffered repeated attempts to execute him, but even when they boiled him in oil he was not harmed, and they could not kill him. This is why he was exiled to the Isle of Patmos.
The life of a disciple would seem like a hard one, but it is actually the ultimate life. As the Lord taught, “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25). When we lay down our own lives and interests for the sake of serving the Lord, we will live the greatest, most noble lives. We join the greatest adventure found in this life, and we enter an eternal fellowship with the greatest souls that have walked the earth.
The true life of discipleship is also the most freedom we can experience in this life. If we are dead to this world, what can the world do to us? A dead man has no fear and cannot be controlled by the desires and passions of this world. Just as Jesus said that He had food to eat that they did not know about, what sustains the disciples is the bread of heaven, and their fellowship is a heavenly one in the presence of the King of kings.
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From the 24th-26th, MorningStar Ministries held its Wild Love ’17 conference, with special guest speakers including Worship Leader Misty Edwards, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke and Missionary Heidi Baker. Special worship leaders included Hunter Thompson, David Bradshaw and musicians who were there for this three-day event that brought together 1300 people. Main Street and the Ballroom were open for the overflow.
Video of Worship Leader Misty Edwards singing “Where You Go I Go.”
Check out the slideshow below
Heidi Baker’s Ministry is IRIS Global. IRIS Global Ministries exists to participate in bringing the Kingdom of God to earth in all its aspects, most especially through our particular calling to serve the very poor: the destitute, the lost, the broken, and the forgotten.
We have been sent to places where “love” must every day mean bread for the hungry, water for the thirsty and healing for the sick. It must mean family for the orphan, freedom for the captives, and peace for the war-torn. We want always to make our love real in these ways, for as long as the poor are with us.
Heidi Baker’s MUST SEE ministry website is: http://www.irisglobal.org/
Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke is described on his website as principally known for his GREAT GOSPEL CRUSADES throughout the continent of Africa. The son of a pastor, Reinhard gave his life to the Lord at age 9, and heard the call to the African mission field before he was even a teenager.
After attending BIBLE COLLEGE in WALES, and his ordination in Germany he pastored a church and then went on to start missionary work in Africa. It was there, in the small mountain kingdom of Lesotho, that God placed upon his heart the vision of ‘the continent of Africa’, being washed in the precious BLOOD OF JESUS – an entire continent from Cape Town to Cairo and from the Dakar to Djibouti that needed to be reached and to hear the proclamation of the signs – following the Gospel.
Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke’s miraculous salvation video:
He founded Christ for all Nations ministry and has over 76 million decisions for salvation cards from his crusades.
Reinhard Bonnke’s website is: https://new.cfan.org/reinhard-bonnke
New apartments at Heritage USA: The Villas at Regal Manor are now available for rental. This project took less than one year to complete and was built on one of the former PTL overflow parking lots on the corner of Starlight Drive and Regent Parkway.
Check out the slideshow below
The Villas at Regal Manor
1069 Chateau Crossing Dr, Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
Pastor Jim Bakker continues to bring his TV audience the revelation news of the last days along with showcasing several Christian ministers, giving them a platform to share their knowledge about the perilous time we are living in.
Among Morningside’s special guests in August were Pastor Mark Biltz, Evangelist Perry Stone, Pastor Paula White, and Pastor Matt Hagee to name some.
Below is a short video of Jim Bakker talking about why ‘Perilous Times’ are here.
Below is a short video from the Jim Bakker Show of Pastor John Shorey discussing how Revelation events are unfolding before our eyes, especially within the last few years.
TO WATCH THE FULL SHOW, CLICK LINK: http://bit.ly/2wFtesU
~A look back~
A nostalgic walk through the years of Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker’s PTL ministry:
Biblical signs of the times:
On the 3rd, the University of Utah reported: “Ongoing Yellowstone earthquake swarm north of West Yellowstone Mt.” The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) is monitoring an earthquake swarm which is currently active on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park.
Click link for story and charts. Yellowstone Earthquakes
On the 4th, Israeli News on Line reported: “Why Israel is concerned about American-Russian understanding on Syria.” The Agreement reached during the G-20 meetings in Hamburg between U.S. President Trump and Russian President Putin on July 7, 2017, about establishing a de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria was accepted with mixed feelings in Israel.
Click link for story and picture. Israel concerned about USA and Russia
On the 7th, Fox News reported: “US spy satellites detect North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to patrol boats.” Despite the United States’ insistence that North Korea halt its missile tests, U.S. spy agencies detected the rogue communist regime loading two anti-ship cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country’s east coast just days ago.
Click link for story, video and picture. US Spy Satellite
On the 11th, Reuters reported: “Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Philippine island of Luzon, jolts buildings.” An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools.
Click link for story and pictures. Philippine Earthquake
On the 17th, Fox News reported: “Barcelona terror attack: At least 12 dead after van plows into crowd; 2 suspects arrested.” ISIS on Thursday afternoon claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Barcelona that killed at least 12 people and wounded 80 others.
Click the link for story, videos and pictures. Barcelona Terror Attack
On the 27th, Fox News reported: “Harvey causes ‘catastrophic flooding’ in Houston, thousands of rescue calls made.” Hurricane Harvey continued to pound southeastern Texas on Sunday with “catastrophic flooding” in Houston, forcing residents to flee to their roofs and higher ground as officials respond to thousands of 911 calls for rescues in the “unprecedented” event.
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Harvey Hurricane
On Aug 29th, Rick Joyner appeared on the Jim Bakker Show. Several shows were taped and aired on September 4th, 5th, and 6th. All the shows can be seen on Jim Bakker’s website: www.jimbakkershow.com in the Video on Demand Section.
On the 8th, MorningStar Ministries opened their doors once again to evacuees from a senior care facility on Hilton Head Island S.C. This year there were over 400 patients and health care workers that had to evacuate from The Cypress of Hilton Head retirement community because of the monstrous Hurricane Irma.
Below is an excerpt from our local newspaper, The Herald on Line and a link to the complete story and pictures.
“The Heritage Conference Center in Fort Mill on Friday afternoon was welcoming 405 residents of The Cypress of Hilton Head retirement community.
Last year, we welcomed 385 Cypress members in October, said Erika Robinson, general manager at Heritage, referring to Hurricane Matthew, which battered South Carolina last year. “They stayed for 11 days. Now nearly a year later, we are geared up, and our staff is ready to welcome them back. It feels like a family reunion.”
On the 15th, MorningStar Ministries hosted a Community Outreach named, “Food Truck Friday.” Three food trucks offering a variety of barbeque pork, chicken, and ribs along with other vendors serving a number of sandwiches, desserts and snow cones accompanied by pleasantly warm weather made for a good time.
Live music was provided by Music Director Leonard Jones and some of his students from MSU School of Music, and an inspiring message preached by Lead Pastor Justin Perry of MorningStar blessed the atmosphere. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy this pleasant evening. All in all it was a successful outreach.
Upper Room – The following are Russell James’ plans for the upcoming months.
1. The 7th Anniversary of the re-opening of the Upper Room will be on Saturday 12/2/17 at 1 p.m. with refreshments to follow in the lower level.
This years special guest will be Lee Young, former PTL singer.
2. Christmas Day: the Upper Room will be open from noon until…for anyone with no plans for the day and would enjoy some fellowship. Doug and Sandy Perrone have been hosting this event for a few years, and many people have been blessed by this outreach.
3. Bishop Ron Lambright and Rev. Russell James will be holding the annual Communion and Candle-light Service on New Year’s Eve starting at 11:30 p.m.
Most of these events can be seen on the Upper Room’s live streaming link at: http://upperroomchapel.christianworldmedia.com/
For more information, check out their website at: www.upperroomchapel.com, or keep current with the happenings at the Upper Room on their 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
NOTE: The A Call To Worship Service, held in the Upper Room twice a month by George and Mary Greene, conducted their last service on September 23rd.
They believe that the Lord is leading them in a new direction. These were some of the most anointed services held at the Upper Room. God Bless you both. You will be missed!
From the 22nd-24th Antioch International Church held their 3rd Annual CFM Advance 2017. This conference focused on the Five Fold Ministry. Training & Equipping people for ministry, and how to fully utilize the gifts the Lord has given to each believer.
Check out the slideshow below
For more information about Antioch International Church check out their website at: https://www.aicchurch.com/
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
On the 4th, Jim & Lori Bakker and their team flew to Houston, Texas with relief supplies from Morningside Ministries to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Pastor Jim said the following about this special outreach:
“Dear Friends of this Ministry,
Lori and I are on our way today to bring a team of people to Houston, Texas. We leave this morning and will return Tuesday evening so we can welcome Rabbi Cahn back to Morningside for his visit here on Wednesday and Thursday.
Yesterday, a truck loaded with pallets, water purification and other survival supplies left Morningside bound for Houston. We are asking that you pray for the safety of that truck as it makes its way there as well as for the team, leaving this morning, as we fly down to Houston to help in the relief efforts taking place at a number of churches.
We are able to bring 44 pallets = 1,584 buckets of Food, a pallet of Water Filtration bottles and other misc. survival items to those who need it most. In addition, we have the 2 pallets of Bibles/Books on board as well. We pray the churches, now serving as shelters from the flood waters, will soon swell with people seeking Jesus when the ground is dry again.
Never before have you been ‘the hands and feet of Jesus’ as much as this moment. Because you have been prepared and have prepared to share with others, we are able to make this trip possible. We appreciate all you do for this Ministry and for allowing us to represent you to thousands of hurting people in need.
We could not be doing this without you.
Please continue to pray for us in our journey. Pray for those still in harm’s way. And, most importantly, continue to pray that each one will experience Jesus through us to His glory.
May God be with us all….
Pastor Jim & Lori”
During the month, Pastor Jim had several guests on his program including his long time friend and mentor Dr. R.T. Kendall, who wrote the book God Meant It for Good. This book helped Jim Bakker to understand the power of forgiveness and how he must forgive ‘from his heart’ all the people that helped put him in prison. He learned that even though the Lord allowed him to go to prison when he was innocent of the charges, He would work it for good.
After Pastor Jim was released from prison, renowned lawyer and professor at the Harvard Law School, Alan Dershowitz, took up his appeal and proved he was innocent.
Below is an important segment from the Jim Bakker Show where Dr. Kendall explains the power of forgiveness:
New! Link to watch the PTL Television Network if you do not have Roku:
New! Morningside Ministries’ TV you-tube link: This is an informative link to see many short videos from the Jim Bakker Show, including messages from the prophets, teachers and other guests on the daily show.
~A look back~
Tammy Faye Bakker singing “Higher Ground” at PTL
Biblical Signs of the Times:
Jesus replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.
Luke 21:5-8 NLT
On the 1st, RSBN (Right Side Broadcasting Network) posted the following video of President Trump in the Oval Office receiving prayer from his religious council and before he declared Sunday September 3rd as a national day of prayer for Hurricane Harvey survivors in Texas and Louisiana.
Clink link to hear the prayer. Prayer for the White House
On the 3rd, the White House announced that President Trump has declared today as a National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Click the link for the story. National Day of Prayer
On the 8th, Fox News reported: “Powerful earthquake hits Mexico’s coast, tsunami waves reported.” At least 15 people died in a historically massive earthquake that struck the southern coast of Mexico early Friday, toppling hotels and houses and prompting tsunami waves and power outages.
Click link for story and picture. Mexico Earthquake
On the 8th, the Los Angeles Times reported: “California declares state of emergency in 3 counties where fires have burned thousands of acres.” California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties where wildfires have burned thousands of acres, destroyed structures, threatened groves of giant sequoias and limited access to Yosemite National Park.
Click link for story and pictures. California State of Emergency FIRES
On the 12th, Fox News reported: “Hurricane Irma leaves millions without power in Florida as evacuees return home.” Floridians are returning from their Irma-induced exodus on Tuesday to find wrecked homes, food shortages and widespread power outages – and now face a long and daunting road to recovery.
Click link for story, video and pictures. Hurricane Irma
On the 18th, Fox News reported: “Hurricane Maria upgraded to ‘potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 storm.” Hurricane Maria quickly strengthened into a ‘potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 storm on Monday evening, hours after it had formed into a Category 4 and Category 3 earlier in the day.
Click link for story, video and picture. Hurricane Maria upgrade
On the 19th, Fox News reported: “7.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico City.” A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Click link for story, video and picture. 7.1 Magnitude earthquake
On the 21st, Fox News reported: “Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico powerless, at least 15 dead on Dominica.” Hurricane Maria regained major hurricane status early Thursday, strengthening to a Category 3 Storm, as it left a devastated – and completely powerless – Puerto Rico in its wake and at least 15 dead people in Dominica.
Click link for story, video and many pictures. Hurricane Maria
On the 22nd, Fox News reported: “North Korea’s H-bomb threat comes with potential risks.” Would exploding a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, as North Korea has threatened, push the current war of words between the U.S. and North Korea closer to actual war?
Click link for story and picture. North Korea’s H-bomb
Thank you for visiting our website
Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA