January/February/March 2017 Heritage Highlights

Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous. And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.  Romans 4:20-24 NLT

~January~

On New Year’s Eve, Russell James and Bishop Ron Lambright conducted the Upper Room Chapel’s beautiful Candlelight Communion Service.  At midnight, Communion was served and each person who attended was personally prayed for.
Click below link to watch the entire New Year’s Eve service.
Russell James: facebook

 

During the month, the large black trailer was removed from the Upper Room’s property to clear the way for additional parking space.  Once all the paperwork is completed and approved by York County, it won’t be long before there will be a beautiful parking lot added to the side of the Upper Room to accommodate many more cars.

 


Trailer and parking lot with the trailer removed


TOWERS UPDATE:  The construction of the Towers ended in 1987.  Below is one of the last pictures taken of it being worked on.

Towers Construction “1987”

The building is coming up on the 30th anniversary of it lying dormant.  Only time will tell if it will be finished as MorningStar Ministries has planned to do since 2005, or it will be demolished.  MorningStar Ministries has been in litigation with York County for several years over this situation with no end in sight.  The following article was posted on Legasee Publishing in February 2015 and bears repeating.

                                Could the PTL Towers be a Prophetic Symbol?

For nearly three decades the Towers has remained unfinished no matter who has owned Heritage USA.  As homeowners living on the grounds, Rick & I can relate to the feelings of frustration over this deteriorating building that has become an eyesore to residents in and around our community.

As we have written time and again, the Towers should have been completed long ago.  To be fair to Rick Joyner, it isn’t necessarily his fault.  Looking at the situation from a spiritual perspective, there may be a deeper reason, or even a mystery, why the 21-story building remains stagnated in time.

In 1986, when the Towers was just a few months away from completion, the late David Wilkerson, Pastor of the Times Square Church in New York City, (www.tscnyc.org) observed that, over time, the PTL Ministry had moved from the “Spirit” into the “Flesh” and its theme was leaning toward a prosperity message.

While Heritage USA was exploding with success, Pastor Wilkerson openly voiced his opposition to the prosperity message.  Looking ahead in time, he saw that as a result of PTL losing its original vision, Jim Bakker would be reproved and the Towers would not be completed as planned.  Pastor Wilkerson went as far as prophesying that birds/bats would be flying in and out of the Towers until the ministry changed course.

At the time, David Wilkerson’s words seemed totally absurd because in 1986 six-million people visited Heritage USA.  However, his prophetic words have since become a reality to Pastor Jim.  To this day, the Towers building remains unfinished with birds/bats continually flying in and out of the top floors.

The simple truth is only God has control over when or if the Towers will be completed.  Long after Jim Bakker left PTL he said that Heritage USA had turned into a “monster” that caused him to have to raise $1 million every two days just to keep it alive!

If Rick Joyner and Earl Coulston had not moved on the grounds in 2004, sections of Heritage USA would not have been refurbished and the many new subdivisions would not exist.  Though the grounds were totally reconfigured, acreage sold off and a full restoration did not happen, if these men did not purchase the complex, there would be absolutely nothing left of Heritage USA.  On the other hand, disappointment and frustration have been experienced by many families who purchased new homes on the grounds with unfulfilled promises of a shopping mall, restaurants, pristine parks and the removal of the Towers.

There really isn’t a logical answer as to why the Towers has not been completed and has literally defied every effort of restoration.  After decades of watching some very sincere people with the funds to finish the Towers fail miserably, is it possible that this building could very well be symbolic of the condition of today’s churches?

When Jim Bakker visited the grounds a few years ago, he actually stated that the unfinished building is a “symbol of the condition of today’s churches” that are teaching people more about how to get “rich” than how to get “saved.”  Jim Bakker now continually denounces the prosperity message, which he admittedly was a part of toward the end of his tenure at Heritage USA.  He rebukes those leaders who teach more about prosperity than about salvation on his TV program The Jim Bakker Show, and in his books Prosperity and the Coming Apocalypse & Time Has Come, he brings to light the truth about what the Lord actually says about money.

When Pastor Jim was incarcerated in 1989, he desperately wanted to know why he was imprisoned because he knew he was not guilty of the charges that landed him there.  After seeking the Lord, Jim was shown in a vivid dream that God wanted him to see things through His eyes and have an intimate relationship with Him so that he would know God’s voice.  Instantly, Jim Bakker understood that he needed to study the entire Bible.

This started Pastor Jim on a long journey of researching the Bible that included taking “every word” back to the language it was originally written in.  He actually studied the Bible for the entire time he was in prison, sometimes for sixteen hours a day! This in-depth study helped him to cultivate an intimate relationship with the Lord.  Now, Jim Bakker realizes that his time in prison, though unfair, actually worked for his good because he built up a strong relationship with the Lord and he learned many spiritual truths that he never fully understood.

It was a turning point in Jim Bakker’s life when he realized that God had nothing good to say about money!  In fact, according to the Bible, he found out that “the love of money is the root of ALL evil.”  After being released from prison in 1994, Jim Bakker wrote a book about the journey that led him to understanding the inaccuracies of the prosperity message titling it, I WAS WRONG.

Jim Bakker’s statement about the Towers being symbolic of the condition of many of today’s churches lines up with the amazing revelations in Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s* 2012 mega-bestselling book THE HARBINGER.   This humble, messianic rabbi discovered startling mysteries in the Book of Isaiah that reveals the possible reason for the 2001 attacks on America that included the Twin Towers in New York City being destroyed.  In his book, Rabbi Cahn carefully lays out why he sees judgment coming to America if God’s people do not return to His rules of order.

*Rabbi Jonathan Cahn is the President of Hope of the World Ministries, Senior Pastor and Messianic Rabbi of the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey.
THE HARBINGER gives an account of how the people of ancient Israel went away from the Lord.  God continually warned them to return to His rules of order, but when they refused to acknowledge Him and continued to ignore His warnings, God allowed Israel’s enemies to attack!

The attack was brief, limited and left the nation of Israel shaken, but the people did not turn back to the Lord.  As they walked through the rubble of their fallen buildings after this brief attack, they said with pride and arrogance, “These bricks have fallen, but we will build again with cut stones.  These small trees have been chopped down, but we will put great cedars there.” Isaiah 9:10 NCV

Ancient Israel’s arrogance ultimately led to more attacks by their enemies and yet they still did not turn from their sins and false gods.  So, the Lord finally allowed Israel to be destroyed!

Rabbi Cahn says the spiritual condition of America is similar to that of ancient Israel.  Both nations were dedicated to God and turned away from Him by eliminating Him from their culture.  Though God has continually warned America to turn back to Him through a series of harbingers (warnings) since 2001, most continue on their own way.  THE HARBINGER is a powerful account of what is happening to America and could very well apply to the Towers being a prophetic symbol of today’s churches that teach a prosperity gospel.

The bricks are falling…Isaiah 9:9-10

 

When the Towers was first being constructed, Jim Bakker likened the building to the Twin Towers in New York City because the building appears to be two separate buildings joined in the middle by a wall, thus the building’s name was pluralized by him.


The Villas at Regent Park should be ready for occupancy sometime this year.  There are six units with approximately thirty apartments in each. They recently built a clubhouse for the complex and are planning to put in a swimming pool beside it.  These apartments were constructed on one of PTL’s overflow parking lots at the intersection of Regent Parkway and Starlight Drive.


Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

Pastor Jim celebrated his 77th birthday on January 2nd.  Below is a link to one of the three shows he hosted for this birthday celebration. Click here

Note:  Jim & Lori were invited to the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20th, 2017.  They went to the Ball given for the Evangelical pastors and ministers who had helped the new President get elected.

Below is a short video from their experiences on Inauguration Day:

Pictures from Washington DC of Jim & Lori at the Inaugural Prayer Breakfast and of them standing outside the capital building:


Biblical signs of the times:
But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief. For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night. So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded. Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk. But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5:4-8.

On the 2nd, Fox News reported: “ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul nightclub shooting spree.”  The Islamic State said in a statement on Monday that it was responsible for a New Year’s shooting spree at an Istanbul nightclub that left 39 people dead and nearly 70 wounded, while authorities were still searching for the gunman.”
Click link for story and video. Turkish Struggle

On the 8th, Fox News reported: “4 killed, 15 wounded as truck rams into Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem.”  Security camera footage shown on Israeli Channel 2 TV showed the truck barreling at a high speed off the road and into the crowd of people in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood.”
Click link for story, picture and videoPolice Truck Ramming

On the 10th, Fox News reported: “Iran set to receive huge shipments of natural uranium from Russia amid lawmakers’ concerns.”  Iran is set to receive a massive shipment of natural uranium from Russia – enough, potentially, for several bombs, diplomats said Monday.
Click link for story, video and chartIran video and chart

On the 15th, the Wall Street Journal reported: “Powers at Paris meeting send signal to Trump on Israeli-Palestinian peace process.”  Top diplomats from world powers gathered in Paris to affirm their stance on peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, days before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office threatening to upend the international consensus behind addressing the long-running conflict.”
Click link for story and pictures. Paris Talks

On the 27th, CNN reported: “How Donald Trump changed the presidency in 7 days.”  Forget the first 100 days, it’s only been a week and Donald Trump is reinventing the presidency.”
Click link for story, pictures and video. CNN Politics

~February~

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 for prayer from 7 a.m.to 9 a.m. Monday to Friday followed by Praise and Worship from 9 a.m. to Noon. It is open on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6:30 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.com, or 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.  Vida Real Church is a Spanish speaking church that meets on the second floor of the Heritage Grand Cafeteria Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
For more information about Vida Real Church, check out their website at: http://www.churchomania.com/church


8.  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.com, or check out their informative facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/LiveGreater.


9.  Fresh Fire Ministry It was one year 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.


10.  Abounding Grace Church meets in the Mulberry I & II of the Heritage Grand on Sunday mornings at 11 A.M.  In the summer of 2013 God began to put the birthing of a church on the hearts of Pastors Michael and Nicole Carson. After much prayer and fasting, Abounding Grace Church was birthed in February 2014. This is God’s church where all are welcome. It is a Full Gospel Non-Denominational Church with a Pentecost experience.

While Abounding Grace Church is new, its leaders have been involved in various ministries locally, nationally and globally. We have witnessed many miracles in the lives of God’s people! We have seen the dead raised, blind eyes opened, the deaf hear, the sick and diseased healed and the crippled walk! We are excited about what God is doing in these times and can’t wait to watch Him manifest in your life! Come as you are and leave eternally changed!
Check out Abounding Grace Church’s website: http://www.agcnc.com/
the church’s facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/1Promise


11. 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/.


12. The Heart of God Church, pastored by Senior Pastor Raymond and Lead Pastor Natalie Goodman Jr., is a nondenominational church that meets in the Dogwood rooms in the Heritage Grand Hotel on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
For more information about this church click on their facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/heartofgodchurchsc/timeline


13.  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/


14. The Kingdom Life Church, pastored by Senior Pastors Dr.Dennis and Dr. Jennifer Clark is now meeting in the West 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/


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 a few years ago. Donors, including Pastor Jim Bakker, have given some of their personal possessions to the 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


Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

The following links will connect you to other broadcasts that the Jim Bakker Show produces:
Jim Bakker Show link: www.jimbakkershow.com

New!  Link to watch the PTL Television Network if you do not have Roku:
https://www.ptlnetwork.com/

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.
https://www.youtube.com/user/MorningsideStudios/

During the first three weeks of February, Jim & Lori Bakker went away on a three week sabbatical.  Pastor Jim was ordered by his doctor to take a vacation/rest because he had been working around the clock for the past six months helping Donald Trump to win the Presidential Election and totally wore himself out.  Not only did he work tirelessly on the election, but he stopped raising the necessary funds for his own ministry.  He believed that this election was that important!

In order to combat the large financial loss, Pastor Jim decided while he was gone he would televise a ‘live’ three week ‘Restoration Marathon Telethon’ airing 24 hours a day.  Tammy Sue Bakker hosted the telethon along with staff members that included Michael Snyder, Mondo De La Vega, Zach Drew and Sasha Volz along with several special guest speakers like Philip Cameron, all taking turns on rotating every three hours.  Over two million dollars was raised with contributions continuing to come in.

A spirit of comradery was experienced at Morningside throughout the three weeks, bringing the anointing of the Holy Spirit reminiscent of back in the day when the PTL Ministry held their fundraisers at Heritage USA.

~A look back~
In March of 2012, during a taping of the Jim Bakker Show, Tammy Sue Bakker surprised her Dad when she visited him at Morningside in Blue Eye, Missouri. It was a precious moment to see Tammy Sue and Jim Bakker together publicly for the first time in many years. This was also the first time Tammy Sue visited her Dad’s ministry since Tammy Faye passed in 2007. What an incredibly miraculous moment of healing for the whole Bakker family.  Tammy Sue went on to move to Branson, Missouri where she continues to serve the Lord.

Jim Bakker wrote shortly after this reunion:

“Today, March 8, 2012, I received the shock of my life when my daughter, Tammy Sue Bakker, came to Morningside and surprised me on-stage when she entered from the Green Room singing ‘The Blood.’
Tammy Sue has not been in the public eye for 8 years, but today her amazing anointing and her beautiful voice has never been more powerful! She may have been silent for a season, but her astounding voice is silent no more!
I believe with all my heart that God has brought Tammy Sue home to me “for such a time as this.”

My heart rejoices.
Jim Bakker”


Biblical signs of the times:
“Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. And many false prophets will appear and will deceive MANY people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.”   Matthew 24:9-14 NLT

On the 1st, Fox news reported: “Christian persecution seen in more locations across the globe, new report shows.”  In the past year, the persecution of Christians has not only increased, but it has also spread to more corners of the globe – with incidents occurring on every continent, according to a new report.
Click link for story, picture and chart.
Fox News Christian Persecution

On the 2nd, the Jerusalem Post reported: “Trump warns Israel: Stop announcing new settlements.”  The White House warned Israel on Thursday – in a surprising statement – to cease settlement announcements that are “unilateral” and “undermining” of President Donald Trump’s effort to forge Middle East peace, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post.
Click link for story and picture.
Jerusalem Post

On the 5th, Fox News reported: “Town takes stand after mayor forced to remove Christian flag.”  A Mississippi town rallied Saturday after its mayor said he was forced to remove a Christian flag following the threat of a lawsuit by an atheist organization, WREG reported.
Click link for story and video.
Mayor Forced to Remove Flag

On the 12th, Fox News reported: “Aftershocks rattle survivors after Philippine quake kills 8.”  Philippine officials on Sunday warned survivors of a powerful earthquake that left at least eight people dead in the country’s south to ensure their homes and buildings are sturdy enough before venturing back amid continuing aftershocks.
Click link for story and picture.
Aftershocks

On the 24th, Fox News reported: “Christians flee Egypt’s Sinai after militant killings.”  Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Christian man inide his home in northern Sinai, officials and a priest said Friday, the latest in a string of sectarian killings that has sent hundreds of Christians fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the community.
Click link for story and video.
Christians Flee Egypt

~March~

Spring seemed to arrive a little earlier this year as construction on the grounds continues at a rapid pace.  The whole area where the Regent Park Golf Clubhouse stood has been cleared for the development of the new Pike View Townhomes, which will be built on part of the old golf course and open sometime in the fall.



From the 2nd- 4th
MorningStar Ministry hosted “Worship Collective 17,” a special musical conference that included guests Jason Upton, Sean Feucht, Rick Pino, Stephen Roach, Suzy Yaraei and Kelanie Gloeckler.

This meeting was for music worship leaders and anyone interested in becoming one.  They had breakout sessions during the afternoons for music leaders and songwriters along with guidance from the special guests and MorningStar’s music staff.

To order this conference or any other media products from MorningStar Ministry click on the following link: https://www.morningstarministries.org/store/conference-media#.WLtlXjgpW-I  or you can call at 800-529-1117


 


Upper Room:  Russell James planted four hundred Daffodil bulbs last fall in an area near the Upper Room and named it Daffodil Valley. These Daffodils are now in full bloom adding more vivid color to the property.  Russell is always improving the grounds and it is a beautiful place to visit.  Also, Fred Yeary planted Daffodils around each Scripture on the Walk of Faith. God Bless everyone who labors to keep the Upper Room in pristine condition.

 

On March 31st, the Upper Room Chapel prepared for the annual “Bike Blessing” held from 10am – 12pm on April 1st.  Each year the Christian Motorcycle Association of Rock Hill (CMA – Warriors of Fire) ministers to bikers that stop by for free coffee and doughnuts.  Some people stop by just to enjoy each other’s company, and members of the Upper Room’s Prayer Team are available for anyone requesting prayer.

 


 


On March 16th, Pastor Randy Hill of Restoration House Worship Center put the following message on the Upper Room’s facebook page:

Restoration House Worship Center
With sad hearts we announce that Sunday March 26, 2017 will be the last service for Restoration House at the Upper Room. Over the last seven years we have worshipped, prayed, and studied the Word together. We have seen salvations, healings and lives changed and we thank God for all His blessings. On the 26th we will celebrate one last time His goodness and grace. Our hearts rejoice for what He has done and we anticipate with hope what He will do next.

On Sunday night the 26th, A Commissioning Service was held for Pastor Hill and his wife Bonnie as this was their last night at the Upper Room.  He, along with his wife and family were celebrated and prayed for by Pastor Ron Lambright, Russell James and all those in attendance.  It was a time of reflection and anticipation as they are looking with hope filled hearts as to what door the Lord will open for them as they move on.

 


Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

During the month, Jim & Lori returned from their sabbatical and invited Pastor John Shorey, Author of The Window of the Lord’s Return 2012- 2020, to be a guest on the show.  Over the following days John Shorey discussed several subjects including how he believes we are to still be vigilant about the times we are living in and to not stop being aware that we are in the last days and are in perilous times.


~A look back~
It has been 30 years since Jim Bakker resigned and Heritage USA switched hands.  The PTL Story is complicated and there are so many pieces to the story that it is difficult to put into one short video.  MorningStar Ministries made a video a few years after they took ownership of the property and put together a short history that basically sums up what happened on the grounds so many years ago.  It helps to better understand the vastness of the scandal and the Lord’s power of restoration.

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

During the month, DW.com reported: “Up to 20 million threatened by drought in eastern Africa.”  A persistent drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomena is causing hunger and suffering for millions living near the east coast of Africa.
Click link for story and pictures.
Drought in Eastern Africa

On the 9th, MyChristianDaily.com reported on a Washington Press article: “Starbucks CEO: ‘If you support traditional marriage we don’t want your business.”  During the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting, CEO Howard Schultz had a clear message to send to investors who don’t support gay marriage: he doesn’t want your business.
Click link for story and picture.
Starbucks CEO

On the 17th, Bloomberg News reported: “Bird Flu hits another Tennessee chicken farm linked to Tyson.”  A second case of bird flu in Tennessee has been reported at a chicken farm, heightening the threat from the disease in the U.S. southeast, the country’s biggest poultry region.
Click link for story and chart.
Bloomberg.com Bird Flu

On the 23rd, Fox News reported: “London terror attack: ISIS claims responsibility for deadly rampage outside Parliament building.”  The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terror attack that left four people dead, including the assailant and a police officer, outside of London’s Parliament building on Wednesday, according to the Amaq media agency.
Click link for story and videos.
London Terror Attack

Thank you for visiting our website
Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA
www.legaseepublishing.com

This entry was posted in Current. Bookmark the permalink.