“Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword. I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. Your enemies will be right in your own household! If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.”
Matthew 10:34-39 (NLT)
MorningStar Ministries: Before closing for their annual July sabbatical, Pastor Rick Joyner announced on Sunday, June 17th that the Towers court battle is continuing on after losing their long-awaited appeal. He stated that York County is violating MorningStar’s constitutional rights and that is why he is taking the battle to the next level.
On the 26th, Rick Joyner appeared on the Jim Bakker Show #3523 and again explained where MorningStar Ministries stands in their battle with York County and the courts in relation to finishing the Towers. He adamantly stated York County violated the ministry’s constitutional rights and has decided to fight its decision all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary.
The Towers construction came to a halt in 1987 after Jim Bakker resigned from the PTL Ministry. In 2004, Rick Joyner purchased 52 of the 2,000 plus acres that were part of the PTL property and included the Heritage Grand Hotel and the unfinished Towers.
Click the link below to watch the Jim Bakker Show where Rick Joyner talks about his court battle; it begins about 25 minutes into the program.
When the school year of 2017-2018 ended, Dr. Jorge Parrott and Pastor Rick Joyner separated their respected ministries. In a July letter to his supporters, Jorge Parrott wrote the following which read in part:
“Your prayers and generosity make a huge difference. You know CMM was founded in 1978 in Charlotte, NC, by Sidney and Helen Correll. We are changing back to our original name of CMM. Sidney was a real visionary, traveling to more than 100 nations. The Corrells’ vision was to train, equip, and release national missionaries. We continue to deepen relationships with our dear friends and family in many nations. Please know that nothing changes with how we process and distribute your faithful gifts to your chosen missionary. Donations and receipts will continue to be handled in the same way as before.
CMM and MORNINGSTAR’S GROWTH IS EXCITING!
CMM partnered with MorningStar Ministries and became Eagle Missions for several awesome years. We love MorningStar and all our friends there. We are thankful for Rick Joyner’s generous heart. We have loved being a part of the ministry and we will continue to be friends. CMM is growing and so is MorningStar! This change will allow both ministries to thrive and do our parts to fulfill the Great Commission.
Check out our College of Theology, entering our 12th year, at
www.cmmtheology.org. Please continue to pray and support your favorite CMM missionaries the same way you did before. Pray for our new offices, still to be found nearby, and pray about a special gift to help pay for the move…”
For information about CMM’s College of Theology, offering accredited degrees worldwide, click on the below video:
For information about CMM World Missions check out the following video:
Upper Room: On July 14th, Russell James hung four prints over the prayer closets inside the Upper Room of the paintings that Pastor Jim Bakker commissioned Joseph King to create in the early 1980’s.
These exquisite prints were hung inside the Upper Room when the building first opened at Heritage USA in 1982, and went missing when PTL closed. Copies of the paintings were recently donated to the Upper Room by Jim & Lori Bakker, Mondo De La Vega and Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri.
The below 1982 picture is of Uncle Henry and Aunt Susan along with other guests that included *Pastor David Cho’s mother-in-law at the opening celebration of the Upper Room. Pastor Jim Bakker personally invited her.
*Pastor David Cho heads the world’s largest mega church located in Seoul, South Korea.
*Note: These priceless oil paintings were given back to Pastor Jim Bakker many years ago, and he eventually hung them inside Grace Chapel located on Grace Street at Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri.
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
On the 26th, Rick Joyner appeared on the Jim Bakker Show #3523, and explained where MorningStar Ministries now stands in their legal battle with York County and the courts regarding finishing the Towers. He stated that York County violated the ministry’s constitutional rights and MorningStar Ministries is going to fight this decision all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.
This show can be seen at:
~A look back~
Simpler Times: The following is a full-length episode of an old PTL program from the early 1980s filmed on location from Jim & Tammy’s home in Tega Cay, S.C. It occasionally freezes, but it does continue until the end.
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.” Matthew 24:9-13 (NLT)
On the 12th, World Israel News reported: “IDF attacks Syria in retaliation for drone infiltration.” The Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes in southern Syria early Thursday morning, shortly after midnight, several hours after a Syrian drone violated Israeli airspace in what was reportedly a reconnaissance mission to gather intelligence.
Click the link for the story, video, and picture. IDF Attacks Syria in Retaliation
On the 14th, BBC News reported: “Israel deals ‘hardest blow’ to Hamas since the 2014 Gaza war.” Israel has carried out its biggest attack against Hamas militant targets in Gaza since the war in 2014, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.
Click the link for the story, videos, and picture. Israel Deals Hardest Blow
Update: On the 14th, the Sunday Express reported: “Hawaii volcano eruption: Earthquake and WHIRLWIND cause chaos at the summit of Kilauea.” The Hawaii volcano is still angrily erupting, with the situation at the summit of Kilauea volcano on Big Island turning apocalyptic as whirlwind and earthquakes strike.
Click the link for the story, video, chart, and a 100 picture slide-show.
On the 16th, CNN reported: “Lava from the Hawaii volcano has created a tiny new island off its coast.” Lava that’s still flowing from the Kilauea volcano has now created a tiny new island off the coast of Hawaii.
Click the link for story and pictures. Lava from Volcano
On the 23rd, World Israel News reported: “Israel deploys David’s Sling anti-missile system against stray Syrian rockets.” Israel for the first time on Monday deployed David’s Sling anti-missile system after rockets from Syria strayed toward Israel.
Click the link for story and picture. Israel Deploys David’s Sling Anti-Missile
On the 23rd, the Jerusalem Post reported: “Palestinian teen killed by IDF fire during violent West Bank riot.” A 15-year-old was allegedly shot dead by IDF troops during violent clashes near Bethlehem overnight, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced on Monday.
Click link for story and picture. Palestinian Teen Killed by IDF
On the 24th, World Israel News reported: “IDF Patriot missiles down Syrian fighter jet penetrating into Israel.” Two Patriot missiles were launched at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet that infiltrated about one mile into Israeli airspace, an IDF spokesman said.
Click link for story, video and picture. IDF Patriot Missiles
On the 24th, Fox News reported: “Greece wildfires kill over 70, including 26 huddled near beach outside of Athens.” A firestorm that swept through a seaside resort town near the Greek capital killed at least 70 people, including families with children found clasped in a last embrace near a beach as they tried to flee the flames, officials said.
Click link for story, video and pictures. Greece Wildfires
On the 27th, Fox News reported: “Longest total lunar eclipse of the century: What you need to know.” The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century occurs on July27 – this is what you need to know.
Click link for story, video and picture. Longest Total Lunar Eclipse
On the 27th, the New York Times reported: “Russian hackers appear to shift focus to U.S. power grid.” State-sponsored Russian hackers appear far more interested this year in demonstrating that they can disrupt the American electric utility grid than the midterm elections, according to United States intelligence officials and technology company executives.
Click link for story and pictures. Russian Hackers
On the weekend of the 10th, MorningStar Ministries hosted a mini-conference “Take the City, Fort Mill, S.C.” in the Bob Jones Vision Center.
The group describes itself as:
Take the City is a movement that is impacting cities all over America. Our mission is to take the Gospel into these cities, unifying and mobilizing churches in each city with the Good News of Jesus Christ and see those cities forever changed.
Take the City’s website is: https://takethecity.com/
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:
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 4 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!
NEW! Blessed To Be A Blessing Outreach Ministries church “The Center Fellowship” pastored by Dr. Joseph and Mennie Morrison, meets in the upper level of the Upper Room at 5:00 P.M. on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
For more information about this church check out their website at: http://www.btbab.net
Below is Blessed to Be a Blessing Outreach Ministries facebook page:
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
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
Morningside Ministries: Jim Bakker continues to build his ministry by finishing a new TV studio that will hold over 1,000 people, building an amphitheater and assembling a 120-year-old donated church on top of Morningside’s Prayer Mountain.
At the same time Pastor Jim and Lori host a daily TV program which can be seen on Dish Network, Direct TV, Roku, Apple TV, and the Internet as well as many local TV stations throughout the country.
To see the full scope of Jim Bakker’s ministry, check out his website:
During the month, Jim Bakker invited Dr. Billye Brim on his show. She brought a powerful word about America’s need to experience a Great Awakening.
Below is a short video from Dr. Billye Brim’s visit to Morningside Ministries:
Dr. Billye Brim’s website is: https://billyebrim.org
Toward the end of August, Dr. Lance Wallnau was once again a guest on the Jim Bakker Show. Author of the 2016 best-seller, The Chaos Candidate, and known for his remarkable prophecy in this book predicting Donald Trump would win the Presidential Election, Dr. Wallnau appeared on the show to remind people how important it is to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections.
Below is a short video showing Dr. Wallnau’s May appearance on the show when Jerusalem was designated to be the new location of the U.S. Embassy.
The video below of Lance Wallnau on the Jim Bakker Show 08/24/18 is where he explains about the Sheep and Goat Nations.
All the shows from Dr. Wallnau’s latest visit on the week of August 23rd can be seen in full on the Jim Bakker Show’s website at: www.jimbakkershow.com.
~A look back~
New Year’s Eve 1986 in the Barn Auditorium – Tammy Faye and Tammy Sue sing a duet at PTL’s New Year’s Celebration.
Biblical signs of the times:
On the 5th, Fox News reported: “Bali rocked after 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Lombok Island, tsunami alert lifted.” Authorities in Indonesia lifted a tsunami warning on Sunday after a massive earthquake rocked the popular tourist mecca of Bali, a week after another quake in the same region killed more than a dozen people.
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Bali Rocked 7.0 Earthquake
On the 6th, Fox News reported: “Mendocino Complex fires become largest in California history.” Two wildfires blazing in California, known as the Mendocino Complex fire, became the largest recorded in state history on Monday, crossing a grim milestone.
Click link for story and video. Mendocino Complex Fire
On the 8th, Fox News reported: “Hamas pounds Southern Israel with 70 rockets, IDF strikes back.” The Israeli Defense Forces hit 12 Hamas positions across the Gaza Strip, including a factory that produces concrete for terror tunnels, late Wednesday night after several dozen rockets were fired on southern Israel by the Hamas terror group.
Click the link for the story, videos, and picture. Hamas Pounds Southern Israel
On the 11th, Fox News reported: “Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by a deadly quake.” Scientists say the deadly Indonesian earthquake lifted the island by as much as 10 inches. In the northwest of the island near the epicenter, the rupturing faultline lifted the earth by nearly a foot.
Click the link for the story, videos, and picture. Indonesian Deadly Quake
On the 12th, Reuters reported: “Evacuations, rescues as ‘historic’ floods hit the northeastern U.S.” New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed a new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars, and homes.
Click the link for the story, videos, and picture. Evacuations and Floods
On the 22nd, Fox News reported: “’Big One’ talk swirls as 69 massive earthquakes hit the Pacific’s Ring of Fire in 48 hours.” A large swath of earthquakes hit the Pacific’s so-called Ring of Fire earlier this week, prompting some to wonder if it is a precursor to the oft-discussed massive earthquake, colloquially known as “the Big One.”
Click the link for the story, video. Big One Talk Swirls 69 Massive Earthquakes
On the 1st, CMM’s College of Theology and World Missions (formerly Eagle Missions) moved into their new location in the lower level of the Barn Auditorium. Antioch International Church graciously agreed to rent office space to the college and world missions, which were formerly located in the Heritage Grand Hotel.
Dr. Jorge Parrott directs both the CMM College of Theology and CMM World Missions.
Their new address is 8400 Regent Parkway, Suite 102, Fort Mill, S.C. 29715
Sharing the new office with CMM is The Obadiah Fellowship headed by Joe Shrewsbury. This ministry brings prophetic people together to train for ministry around the world.
The Obadiah Fellowship
After a conversation with the Lord about 1 Kings 18 where the prophet Obadiah hid 100 prophets in two caves, Joe Shrewsbury created the Obadiah Fellowship. He believes his call is like Obadiah’s—to bring prophetic people together and train them how to discover their vision and purpose so they can move in power, speaking words that will transform culture and the world.
The Obadiah Fellowship is a journey of discovering where you belong in your mountain of influence, and how to get there. Not only will you be supernaturally changed, but you will also obtain the keys to help transform others.
Joe Shrewsbury is an elder in the gate of the prophetic and has been instrumental in opening the realm of a practical, hands-on prophetic ministry and lifestyle to hundreds of people for more than fifteen years. He specializes in equipping classes and seminars, coaching, mentoring, and open-venue teaching. Joe’s easy to follow teaching has awakened the gift of prophecy within churches around the world, equipping many for the first time as a true five-fold ministry.
Below: Joe Shrewsbury’s new training center
Not only is Joe Shrewsbury the Founder and CEO of the Obadiah Fellowship, but he heads up the Blue Water Leadership, which offers training to leaders in management and organizational performance and effectiveness.
Link to the Obadiah Fellowship:
September 11th Remembered
It has been seventeen years since the terrorist attacks on America and our entrance into the War on Terror, which has lasted these many years.
During the week of September 11th, video footage from the 2001 attacks on America aired on many of the major news networks. Memorial services were held around the country to honor those who lost their lives on that fateful day reminding Americans how catastrophic these attacks were and why we should NEVER FORGET.
The following is a Fox News 18 minute video showing the strikes on the Twin Towers in New York City on the morning of September 11th, 2001 as they happened:
Below is a short video from the Jim Bakker Show that was taped on September 11th, 2018. Pastor Jim explains that we are truly living in “Revelation Days. ”
During the days following Hurricane Florence, Pastor Randy Hill of Gospel Tabernacle Church in Dunn, North Carolina, who formally pastored the Upper Room, sprang into action aiding the local community and surrounding counties that were affected.
By organizing a Distribution Center inside Gospel Tabernacle, Pastor Hill immediately received help from local churches as well as from students at a nearby college who volunteered with cooking, fixing hot meal boxes and unloading trucks of donated food and water. Four large cookers were donated along with many boxes of frozen chickens. Pastor Hill also received help from FEMA, local businesses, and people who dropped by with financial contributions.
Rev. Russell James, the owner of the Upper Room, rented a truck and delivered over 8,000 bottles of much-needed water to the church for immediate distribution. Pastor Hill is now receiving food and daily necessities and quickly gets it out to those in need. He also opened a drive-thru window where over 300 hot meals a day are served. The Gospel Tabernacle has suddenly become a distribution center for the local communities surrounding Dunn, N.C. They now have vans available to them, bringing hot meals to shelters in the area that provide a place to sleep but have no cooking kitchens. It is amazing how fast this outreach came together.
For more information about Gospel Tabernacle check out their website at: https://www.gtchurch.net/
God bless Pastor Hill and all those who are helping people to get through this disaster.
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
On the 6th, Jim Bakker aired a powerfully enlightening show with Rev. Alveda King discussing, among other subjects, prison reform. Pastor Jim mentioned how unfairly he was treated during his own 1989 trial and said that no one during the trial ever looked into the fact Heritage USA was stolen from him.
Note: During the Jim Bakker Show #3547 which aired on 9/6/18, Pastor Jim starts speaking about his trial about 29-minutes into it.
Click the following link to watch:
During this show, Pastor Jim highlighted a 1999 book, Miscarriage of Justice, written by acclaimed Law Professor James A. Albert who studied his trial in depth.
The following is a statement from Amazon Books written after reviewing Miscarriage of Justice:
“Watched in more homes than Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, Jim Bakker’s PTL Club was the most popular religious TV program of all time. But Bakker’s empire collapsed when he was indicted by a federal grand jury for television fraud. He was found guilty after a tumultuous five-week trial, then sentenced to 45 years in prison by presiding judge “Maximum Bob” Potter. Evidence of intentional fraud on Bakker’s part was weak. Videotapes of past PTL programs that would have helped Bakker’s defense were never seen by the jury. What the jury did hear about were million-dollar salaries, corporate jets, and air-conditioned doghouses. James A. Albert is a law professor, trial lawyer, an expert on broadcast law. He is not a Pentecostalist or a follower of Bakker’s. His curiosity piqued by strange and alarming details of the trial (including reports that the religious beliefs of some of Bakker’s witnesses were held up to ridicule in the courtroom), Professor Albert thoroughly investigated the Bakker story. He scrutinized 4,000 pages of trial transcript and conducted exclusive interviews with Bakker, the witnesses, lawyers, and jurors. The result is an exciting courtroom drama. At the same time, Albert tries to understand how someone who may well have been innocent of the crimes with which he was charged could have been brought so low.”
On the below link, Amazon gives you more information about Miscarriage of Justice.
Professor Albert’s foundation website describes him as follows:
Professor James A. Albert has been a Professor of Law for 38 years. He is nationally recognized and has won many awards, including being named Professor of the Year eight times at the Drake University Law School. He was named Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity’s Outstanding Law Professor of the Nation four times. He has written several books, appeared on many national television programs including the “Today Show,” and appeared as himself in a Cinemax movie about one of his clients. Professor Albert has traveled to Belize 14 times to personally oversee the foundation’s scholarship program. He is a 1976 graduate of Notre Dame Law School, the father of twin sons, and the grandfather of 13-year-old twins.
~A look back~
The following video is an interview from the TV show Good Morning America when Tammy Faye’s cancer had gone into remission and she along with her daughter Tammy Sue and son Jamie Charles were sharing their feelings over the nightmare of Cancer:
*Tammy Faye’s Cancer returned and she fought it right up until the day before she passed on July 20th, 2007.
Biblical signs of the times:
Jesus told them, “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 famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.
Matthew 24:4-8 (NLT)
On the 5th, Accuweather reported: “Magnitude 6.6 earthquake shakes Sapporo city in Japan, no tsunami threat.” A magnitude 6.6 quake struck 70 miles south of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, at approximately 3:07 a.m. Thursday and was followed by a magnitude 5.3 quake less than 20 minutes later, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Click the link for the story, video, and picture. Accuweather Reports
On the 15th, Weather.com reported: “Florence sets preliminary North Carolina and South Carolina tropical cyclone rain records; third, fourth states to do so in 12 Months.” Hurricane Florence appears to have set two tropical cyclone state rainfall records during its agonizing slow crawl through the Carolinas.
Click the link for story, video, and charts. Florence Sets Preliminary NC and SC Records
On the 17th, Fox News reported: “Syrian TV reports suspected Israeli strikes on state company.” Loud explosions shook Syria’s coastal province of Latakia late Monday, sending orange flames into the sky in what Syrian state media said was an Israeli attack targeting a state company for technical industries.
Click the link for the story. Syrian TV Reports
On the 29th, the BBC reported: “Indonesia earthquake: Hundreds dead in Palu quake and tsunami.” More than 380 people have been confirmed dead after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit an Indonesian city on Friday.
Click the link for dramatic video, story, and pictures.
NOTE: SINCE THIS MASSIVE QUAKE AND TSUNAMI STRUCK INDONESIA, THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES HAS RISEN DRAMATICALLY. THE EXACT AMOUNT KILLED IS NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME.
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Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA