Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. News about him spread as far as Syria, and people soon began bringing to him all who were sick. And whatever their sickness or disease, or if they were demon-possessed or epileptic or paralyzed—he healed them all. Matthew 4:23-25 NLT
From the 11th – 13thMorningStar Ministries held a powerful three-day worship conference, “New Wave.” David Vallier, MorningStar’s Worship Director, wrote the following:
“This won’t be a normal event; come expecting the unexpected. We believe this will be a time where a new wave of the reality of Jesus will sweep across the land. So let’s join together around the presence of God and jump in!”
Guest worship leaders and speakers were: Michael Koulianos, Don Potter, Aliss Cresswell, Suzy Yaraei, Leonard Jones, Ben Rodriguez, and others.
Below is a video of Don Potter singing “Give them up” at a previous MorningStar Conference.
Spirit Life Vendor
Over 500 people attended the Conference
Pastor Justin Perry (Lead pastor of MorningStar Ministries)
On the 15th, Rick Joyner appeared on the Sid Roth show, It’s Supernatural, bringing a message about an unfolding dream he said he recently received from God. In this dream he saw the history of the United States from Heaven’s perspective and a Civil War coming to America. Rick Joyner said he felt that now is the time to share it.
During the month, Pastor Jim continued to warn about the times we are living in. He often references back to his 28-hour teaching on the Book of Revelation where he studied every word written in this book while imprisoned, taking each word back to its original language.
Note: John the Baptist was in prison on the Isle of Patmos when he received and wrote the revelation the Lord gave him concerning the End Times.
One of the many discoveries in Jim Bakker’s intense study of the book of Revelation centers on the word “shortly.” Below is an enlightening video about the meaning of the word “Shortly.”
~A look back~
Tammy Faye at PTL singing The Sun Will Shine Again.
Biblical signs of the times:
“Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, as though you were waiting foryour master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the doorand let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. The servants who are ready andwaiting for his return will be rewarded. I tell you the truth, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat! He may come in the middle of the nightor just before dawn. But whenever he comes, he will reward the servants who areready.” Luke 12:35-39 NLT
On the 11th, Fox News reported: “ ’Pollmageddon’ spotted blanketing North Carolina before the downpour, amid rough allergy season. A combination of high pollen levels and approaching storms created a scene out of a movie earlier this week as the skies over Durham, North Carolina turned an eerie yellow/green from all the pollen in the air.” Click link for story, video, and pictures. Pollmageddon
On the 12th, Fox News reported: “Congo’s Ebola outbreak might be declared a global emergency. A top Red Cross official said Friday he’s ‘more concerned than I have ever been’ about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus after a new spike in cases, as the World Health Organization meeting on whether to declare the outbreak in Congo an international health emergency.” Click link for story and picture. Congo’s Ebola Outbreak
On the 21st, Fox News reported: “Easter Sunday explosions at multiple churches and hotels rock Sri Lanka, death tolls rise past 200. More than 207 people died and hundreds more injured after six nearly simultaneous explosions struck three churches and three luxury hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday. They were followed hours later by two more blasts.” Click link for story, video, and pictures. Easter Sunday Explosions
On the 30th, Fox News reported: “Venezuela uprising turns violent after military armored vehicle plows into crowd of opposition supporters. Emboldened supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido brutally clashed with Venezuelan security forces as dramatic footage from Caracas showed a military armored vehicle plowing into the crowd.” Click link for story, videos, and pictures. Venezuela Uprising
From the 9th-11th, MorningStar Ministries held their annual Advanced PropheticConference.
On the 11th, MorningStar University incorporated their 2019 graduation into this conference.
On the 11th, CMM College of Theology held the first graduation ceremony at their new location in the Chapel at the Antioch International Church facility (The former Barn Auditorium).
There were 45 graduates receiving degrees from Associate in Biblical Studies to Doctorate in Theology. Dr. Jorge Parrott, President of Christ Mandate for Missions CMM, and Dr. Nancy Daniel, Dean of CMM, presided over this inspiring ceremony.
A graduation dinner followed. Please pray for these students as they go out around the world bringing the Good News of the Gospel, building schools and ministries.
CMM wrote the following to their students: We are so thankful for your hungry hearts and your diligence in finishing strong. We are blessed to have had the great opportunity to walk with you on this part of your journey and we are very proud of your efforts as you overcame much to complete the year.
We celebrate you and your accomplishments!
“But thanks be to God, who always leads in triumph in Christ…”
2 Corin.2:14, NASB
On the 15th, CMM World Missions had a meet and greet with Benny Kashriel, the Israeli Mayor of Ma’ale Adumim, located just southeast of Jerusalem, and Israeli Goodwill Ambassador Earl Cox at their offices inside Antioch International Church.
Mayor Benny Kashriel
Good Will Ambassador Earl Cox
Dr. Jorge Parrott
Dr. Nancy Daniel, Dr. Jorge Parrott and Mayor Kashriel
During the month,Antioch International Church continued construction on a new drop-off roadway adjacent to the side of the church. Members will soon be able to drop off passengers and continue on to the parking lot at the back of the church.
New drop off lane
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
On the 14th and 15th, Dr. Lance Wallnau was a guest on the Jim Bakker Show. Below is a video clip from one of the shows.
On the 22nd, Jim Bakker’s guest was David Horowitz, founder, and president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angles, California, was interviewed by co-host Mondo De La Vega. They discussed among other subjects the abortion issue in the United States along with New York State’s new late-term abortion bill allowing a baby to be killed right up to birth and Virginia’s bill allowing a baby to be killed after birth were discussed. Click below link to watch this Jim Bakker Show that aired on May 22nd, 2019 with guest David Horowitz: https://www.jimbakkershow.com/watch/?guid=3699
~A look back~
In 2013, 25 years since he lost the PTL Ministry, Jim Bakker came back to host a show in PTL’s TV Studio. His longtime friend Dale Hill was the current occupant of the building. Below is a short video of Jim Bakker returning to Heritage USA.
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 willnever disappear. Matthew 24:32-35 NLT
On the 5th, United with Israel reported: “Gaza terrorists fire 700 rockets at Israel killing 4; IDF strikes back. Gaza based terrorists launched over 700 rockets at Israeli cities and towns throughout south since Saturday morning, firing mainly at civilian targets. 4 Israelis were killed today, the highest daily death toll since 2014.” Click link for story and picture. Gaza Terrorists
On the 7th, Fox News reported: “Christian persecution close to ‘genocide levels’, largely ignored due to ‘political correctness’: report. Political correctness contributes to alarming anti-Christian hostility around the world and caters to the terrorists trying to eradicate Christianity, an expert on religion persecution told Fox News.” Click link for story and videos. Fox News Genocide
On the 18th, CBN reported: “Daystar Christian studio in Jerusalem destroyed by a firebomb. On Saturday, May 18th an arsonist’s firebomb was thrown onto the Daystar Studio roof in Jerusalem destroying the studio and much of its facilities.” Click link for CBN’s video on this story. CBN Reports
On the 26th, AP reported: “Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru. A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death.” Click link for story and picture. Magnitude 8 Earthquake
On the 30th, the Weather Channel reported: “Arkansas and Missouri levees breach as May flooding breaks records in the Central U.S.(Photos) Both the Holla Bend levees in Dardanelle and a levee along the Durgens Creek in Missouri breached between Thursday and Friday. Click link for story and picture slideshows Weather Channel
On the 30th, CNN reported: “Louisiana governor signs ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill into law. Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill Thursday banning abortions once a heartbeat is detected with no exceptions for rape or incest, according to his office.
Note: This makes the 9th state to pass the ‘heartbeat’ bill into law.
Click link for story and video. CNN Reports Abortion Bill
On the 1st, the Upper Room Chapel hosted Heaven Scent, a healing and worship event presented by Dr. Martin Powell & Heaven Scent.
Heaven Scent is a group of professional musicians from varied backgrounds. Many of the musicians have heard individually from the Lord that He would heal people when they played. He has confirmed this at each Heaven Scent Event.
Come and be Healed.
On the 9th, MorningStar Ministries held the Comenius School for CreativeLeadership (CSCL) Class of 2019 Graduation during their second church service. This year there were 26 graduates in all. Principle Sandy Woods oversaw the ceremony
“The vision of the Comenius School is to help raise up the next generation of leaders in the church and the world.
With the cooperative effort of family, church, and school, we seek to foster godly character, inspire a love for the truth, instill leadership skills, stimulate academic excellence, and encourage creative expression in each student.
Our goal is to see students spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically equipped in order to fulfill God’s call for their lives.”
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
The month of June Pastor Jim Bakker was busy with finishing the road to the Prayer Mountain Chapel and preparing for the July 4th Celebration which will include a week-long celebration with some very special guests.
Our Fourth of July week Grand Opening Celebration is coming soon, so you’ll want to make plans to be here July 1st thru July 5th! We’ll cut the ribbon to officially open the Prayer Chapel and have communion and healing services every day! Dozens of pastors and ministers will be ministering daily at Prayer Mountain Chapel for everyone who needs prayer. We’ll also have tapings of the Jim Bakker Show and special evening services featuring Dr. David Barton, Dr. Lance Wallnau, Hubie Synn (the Wandering Prophet) Brad Cummings (producer of “The Founders’ Bible), as well as Bishop Ron Webb and the Southeast Missouri Gospel Choir and lots of special music including Dino Kartsonakis.
During the month, Jim Bakker hosted guests Janet Porter of Faith 2 Action and Ohio Representative Ron Hood speaking about the abortion issue:
The following is a short clip from this show.
Also during the month, Jim Bakker had Rev. Samuel Rodriquez on his show.
The following is a clip from that show:
~A look back~
Tammy Faye and the PTL Singers singing “America the Beautiful” from a July 4th Celebration at Heritage USA.
Biblical signs of the times:
One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally, he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!'”
Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?” Luke 18:1-8 NLT
On the 10th, Fox News reported: “4.0 magnitude earthquake in Lake Erie rattles northeast Ohio. Residents of the Buckeye State got an extra jolt to their Monday morning when an earthquake rattled parts of the state, overwhelming some 911 dispatch centers.” Click link for story and charts. Fox News Reports Earthquake
On the 13th, Fox News reported: “Iran responsible for ‘blatant assault’ on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman, Mike Pompeo says. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for the “blatant assault” on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier Thursday. In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Pompeo said: “This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication.” Click link for story, videos, and pictures. Iran Responsible for Assault
Click link for the updated video of the above story from the 14th. Fox News Clip
On the 13th, World Israel News reported: “Gaza rocket strikes Israeli synagogue and school in Sderot. Palestinian terrorists fired a rocket from Gaza into southern Israel late Thursday, striking a Chabad building housing a synagogue and school but causing no injuries, Israeli authorities said.” Click link for story and picture. Gaza Rocket Strikes Israeli Synagogue
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)
At the beginning of 2019, Rick Joyner postedon MorningStar’s website telling about a dream he received during the month of December foretelling of a Second American Revolutionary/Civil War.
It read as follows:
MorningStar Ministries….. Rick Joyner’s Word of the Week 1/1/19
On December 14, 2018, I had a dream about various attacks coming upon our country. I was also shown those who would be sent out to counter each one.
In the dream, I was waiting in line to be sent to fight one of these enemies when I was approached by an angel and told that I had a different assignment. I was then taken to a large device that was showing “A History of The American Republic from Heaven’s Perspective.”
As I watched this, I saw that if I walked across the face of this device, to my right the times progressed toward the present. I decided to go to the end to see heaven’s perspective on what was happening now. When I came to the present, there was a sentence written in brilliant glowing golden letters: “The Second American Revolutionary/Civil War is inevitable, it is right, and it will be successful.”
From what I had seen as I walked to see the present, I understood why this Revolutionary/Civil War was “inevitable” and why it was “right.” As I stood pondering this, feeling that this might be the most important revelation I had ever been trusted with, I woke up. I felt that I had been given access to this history of “The American Republic” from heaven’s perspective, and that I would be going back to it for more understanding to help us prepare for what is to unfold.
We are already in the first stages of “The Second American Revolutionary/Civil War.” I know this leads to many questions, such as: What are the sides? What are the issues? What is right about it? Most important of all, what does success in this war look like from heaven’s perspective?
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 this unique museum. Someday they hope to have a larger facility to house everything they are collecting to showcase the entire history of the PTL Ministry.
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. They are located in the same building but due to the new townhouse development that was just built, they had a street name change. Their new address is 453 Glynwood Forest Dr. Fort Mill, SC 29715. 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 Rev. 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: at:www.upperroomchapel.com, or keep current with the happenings at theUpper Roomon 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 theUpper Room24/7 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.
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.com.
8.) Fresh Fire Ministry headed by Todd Bentley is located at 8180 Regent Parkway. Check out Fresh Fire’swebsite to read updates and learn aboutupcoming events at: www.freshfireusa.com.
9.) The Movement, pastored by Lathan Wood, has combined their Charlotte and Rock Hill locations and is located at 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/
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
Morningside Ministries is building a prayer chapel at the top of a mountain on the 700+ acres of Morningside Ministries located in Blue Eye, Missouri. Pastor Jim Bakker named this mountain, Prayer Mountain.
The following Jim Bakker Show describes this new building.
On the 18th, ABC’s “20/20” interviewed WSOC TV Eyewitness News reporter Mark Becker for its two-hour documentary that aired Friday, January 18th called “Divinely Unfaithful,” recapping the 1987 PTL scandal of 1987.
The rise and fall of Jim, Tammy Faye Bakker and their ministry
By: Mark Becker, Paul Boyd
FORT MILL, S.C. – The fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and their PTL Club ministry has captivated the Charlotte region for decades.
The Bakkers were the stars of “The PTL Club,” which aired on television in the 1970s and ’80s. They took it from a local ministry on Park Road in Charlotte to televangelism’s national stage beamed around the world from their Heritage USA ministry in Fort Mill.
The shows and their lifestyles were lavishly built with money from those who donated millions to help the PTL ministry grow.
For further information click the link: Jim and Tammy
~A look back~
PTL singer Toni Bogart singing Lamb of God on the PTL television show.
Biblical signs of the times:
“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious, I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.”(Revelation 2:7 NLT)
On the 1st, Life News reported: “Abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2018, killing 42 million people.” More human beings died in abortions than any other cause of death in 2018, a new report indicates. Click link for story and pictures. Life News: Abortion
On the 20th, World Israel News reported: “Iron Dome intercepts Syrian missiles following claims of attack on Damascus.” Missiles fired towards the northern Golan Heights were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system on Sunday afternoon, the Israeli military said. Click link for story and picture. Israel’s Iron Dome
On the 23rd, Fox News reported:” New York ‘celebrates’ legalizing abortion until birth as Catholic bishops question Cuomo’s faith.” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under fire from faith leaders after he signed a bill into law that legalizes abortion up until birth in many cases. The Democratic governor directed the One World Trade Center and other landmarks to be lit in pink Tuesday to celebrate the passage of “Reproductive Health Act.” Click link for story, video and pictures. New York Celebrates Abortion
On the 31st, the Weather Channel reported: “Polar Vortex triggering the coldest arctic outbreak in at least two decades in parts of the Midwest.” The arctic outbreak of January 2019 will go down as the coldest in parts of the upper Midwest since the 1990’s, shattering numerous daily records, and even topping a few all-time cold records, while creating wind chills as cold as the 60s below zero. Click link for story, video and charts. Polar Vortex
Last night we updated our streaming system with a new computer, new software and better sound. We are not streaming in full High Definition yet. We are saving our donations to purchase a new HD camera so we can upgrade again. This new system will better provide an Upper Room experience for those who cannot be here. Please check out the new upgrade at www.upperroomchapel.com.
Click on the ‘live camera’ link at the top of the page. Please tell us what you think.
The Towers: MorningStarMinistries’ lawsuit against York County over the 21 story Towers continues. There soon should be news about a date for this trial that is to be heard by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Since the beginning of the year, Rick Joyner continues to post more about the dream he had in December which he named, “The Second American Revolutionary/Civil War.”
The ultimate issue of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars can be summed up in one word—LIBERTY. True freedom requires liberty and justice for all. We are still fighting for these, and this war will not be over until they are realized as fully as they can be on this earth. To pursue this is the calling and destiny of the American Republic.
On the 25th and 26th Rick Joyner held MorningStar’s annual Prophetic Round Table at the Heritage Grand Hotel. This two-day event brought prophetic leaders from around the country to gather together to pray and prophesy what the Lord was showing them to expect in 2019.
A few of the attendees included Pastors Jim and Lori Bakker, Bob Weiner, Lt. Gen.(Ret) Jerry Boykin, Steven Strang, Bishop Wellington Boone, Bobby Conner and Rick Eldridge to name a few.
Below is a short video with Steve Strang from Charisma Magazine being interviewed by Jim and Lori Bakker on Main Street after one of the Prophetic Roundtable meetings:
Following these round table meetings, MorningStar held its annual Board of Directors meeting explaining where MorningStar Ministry stands now and where its direction is headed.
During the month, Ryan Homes continued building the new Glynwood Forest Town Homes over the area that included the Upper Room’s old parking lot and the property where the Amphitheater and Mc Mooses Restaurant once stood. These 120 plus townhomes are on Regent Parkway nestled between the Upper Room and Antioch International Church.
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
On the 5th,TheJim Bakker Show aired the first in a series of programs titled “Restoration Day.” By telling his side of the 1987 PTL Scandal, Pastor Jim revealed some of the worst moments that he and his family suffered. From the evidence that was not presented at his trial, to unsubstantiated personal attacks on himself, Jim Bakker went into details of what happened to him during this time.
In his 1996 book I WAS WRONG, Pastor Jim tells “the untold story of his shocking journey from PTL Power to Prison and beyond.” Because of a two hour Documentary that aired on ABC News 20/20 depicting Jim Bakker in a dark light, he presented his side of the story on the Jim Bakker Show.
Click on the below link to watch this intense show in which Law Professor James Albert* makes the statement that he does not want to set the record straightrather he wants to set history straight. The show includes moments from previous programs revealing Jim Bakker’s raw emotion over what he lived through.
This particular program includes The McKamey’s, Ron Blackwood, Law Professor Jim Albert along with special music from Tammy Sue Bakker. This is a must see show to help people fully understand what actually happened during Jim Bakker’s 1989 trial.
Jim Bakker’s interview with Prof. James Albert begins at the 29-minute mark.
After studying Jim Bakker’s case for several years, Prof. James Albert wrote a book titled Miscarriage of Justice.
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.”
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 several 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~
Tammy Faye at PTL singing The Sun Will Shine Again
Biblical signs of the times:
He replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name,claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and saying, ‘The time has come!’ But don’t believe them. And when you hear of wars and insurrections, don’t panic.Yes, these things must take place first, but the end won’t follow immediately.”Luke 21:8-9 (NLT)
On the 11th, United-With-Israel reported: “US Congresswoman Omar tweets new “Anti-Semitic Trope,” slammed by her own party. U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) added to her anti-Semitic record on Sunday a little more than a month since being sworn in as a freshman member of Congress. She accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the largest pro-Israel lobbying organization, of paying members of Congress to back Israel. Click link for story and picture. Congresswoman Omar
On the 19th, Reuters reported: “France shaken by outbreak of anti-Semitic violence and abuse.” A series of attacks across France in recent days has alarmed politicians and prompted calls for action against what some commentators describe as a new form of anti-Semitism among the far-left and Islamist preachers. Click link for story and pictures. Anti-Semitic Outbreak
On the 20th, United-With-Israel reported: “Palestinians burst into closed Temple Mount area seeking confrontation.” Palestinian factions appear to be looking for a confrontation on the Temple Mount again, barging into an area that was restricted due to illegal activities that permanently threatened Jewish artifacts on the Temple Mount. Click link for story, video and picture. Confrontation
On the 22nd, Accuweather reported: “Powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Ecuador.” A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Ecuador during the early morning hours Friday. At least three people have sustained injuries. Click link for story, video, chart and picture. 7.5 Earthquake
On the 22nd, Accuweather reported: “Flagstaff, Arizona, sets all-time snow record as major snowstorm burthe ies southwestern US.” A storm is unloading feet of snow, creating blizzard conditions and shutting down travel over the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico. Click link for story, video, charts and picture slideshow. Snow Record
On the 25th, Fox News reported: “’Ice Tsunami’ spawned by windstorms spurs evacuations along Lake Erie, as thousands without power across East.” High winds causing chaos the eastern half of the country with power outages and travel delays have created another problem: a literal wall of ice. Click link for story, videos and pictures. Ice Tsunami
Grading the closed golf course to build more homes
New townhomes being built near old entrance to Heritage USA on the site where Billy Graham’s Childhood Home once stood.
On the 15th, the Herald on Line reported:”SC top court decides whether to hear the MorningStar tower case. Here’s what it means.”
YORK COUNTY, SC – The Supreme Court of South Carolina has decided to hear MorningStar Fellowship Church’s appeals regarding the 21-story tower in Fort Mill, in a decision the church claims as both victory and rebuke.
“No doubt this South Carolina Supreme Court decision is a victory for us and a serious rebuke to the York County and circuit courts, but it is just one battle,” MorningStar President Rick Joyner said in a statement. “We’ve never doubted that if we are able to present our evidence before an impartial jury, then we would prevail, as well as illuminate some very egregious and illegal behavior on the part of some York County officials.”
York County attorney Michael Kendree said the order isn’t a decision against the county.
“The order solely grants a request for review and briefing on two of three questions presented by MorningStar,” he said. “To characterize it in any other way is an overstatement.”
The state’s highest court said in a March 11 order it would hear two legal arguments presented by MorningStar, but not a third. A hearing date isn’t listed in the order.
CMM Missions held two conferences this month named Taking Jesus Viral. One on March 15th – 16th at their new offices inside Antioch International Church, and one on March 22nd – 24th at Moravian Falls, N.C.
CMM Missions described these conferences as follows:
“Meet the ‘real deals’ in Brother Yun, Eugene Bach and Jorge Parrott. Hear amazing faith testimonies and the power of a laid down life for Jesus. You’ll see the power of prayer and worship and thanksgiving under the harshest of circumstances, trials and persecution. Americans everywhere need to hear Brother Yun, Eugene Bach and Jorge Parrott share what is happening in the 10/40 window and how to prepare for the Great Commission fulfillment. Other guest speakers and anointed worship will leave you closer to the Lord than ever before. Come and get further transformed into the image of Christ.”
CMM College of Theology: Leaders of CMM College of Theology, Dr. Jorge Parrott and Dr. Nancy Daniel, made the following video congratulating the graduates from one of their outreach schools in India.
Upper Room: During the month, Russell James, owner of the Upper Room Chapel, put up the following information on their Facebook page.
International Day of Prayer
and Worship at the Upper Room
Keeping the Upper Room opened for 24 hours, Russell called people to stop by and pray for all the nations. Antioch International Church, MorningStar Fellowship Church and people from across the nation stood in agreement and prayed for the persecuted churches and Christians worldwide. For more information about the Upper Room check out their website at:www.upperroomchapel.comor facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/groups/62147692320/.
March 19th 1987 marked the 32nd anniversary of the day Pastor Jim Bakker resigned from the PTL Ministry, giving control to Rev. Jerry Falwell with the verbal agreement that Jim Bakker could return to PTL at a later date.
That day was a very important date for Rick and I as well. In our book, “Listen To Me!” we wrote about March 19th 1987 because of the great impact it had on our lives.
Here is an excerpt concerning that infamous day as it related to us.
Rushing around for the holidays and planning a vacation at the same time caused me to forget about almost everything that year. After a quiet Christmas Day at home, we packed up our car and got on the road. I stayed awake all that night while traveling down deserted highways in the wee hours of the morning worrying and wondering about our future. I was fearful of making a big mistake.
After a long trip, we got to Charlie and Celeste’s home in time for breakfast. As soon as we pulled onto their street, we noticed the new house that Celeste had told me about. We planned on seeing it, along with calling a real estate agent to show us everything available in the Fort Mill area.
We spent most of that week house hunting, while our children were having too good a time at Heritage USA to notice that we were gone. We looked at several homes as well as many building lots within a twenty-mile radius of PTL. Although there were many beautiful homes being built in a few very nice areas on the grounds of Heritage USA, we didn’t want to live there.
Throughout the week, Rick and I didn’t see anything in our travels that we liked enough to buy. We then asked Celeste if she could get in touch with her contractor, Mr. Plyler, because he was the builder of the house next door. He promptly dropped off the key, and that afternoon Celeste, Rick, Christine and I went to see it. The house wasn’t finished, but we really liked the layout of the rooms. It was a good size four-bedroom ranch that more than fit our needs. The house itself had details that surpassed our expectations.
The extra bonus would be that Ricky and Michael would have their own room, which was important to Michael. Moreover, the price made it possible to buy it free and clear.
We all loved the house, and within a few hours we were negotiating with Mr. Plyler. With a handshake, we bought it! He gave us enough time to sell our home, and trusted our word because of his relationship with the Battaglias. The next day, Celeste, Rick and I drove all around town picking out carpeting, lighting fixtures, and countertops.
By New Year’s Eve, I was exhausted. Michael was having a little party in our hotel room, along with Michael Battaglia and a few other boys. Ricky was going to have some fun with his friends, while Christine and Rosemarie were going over to Recreation Village to attend a youth concert. Celeste made reservations for us to spend the night at PTL’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration. After a long week of decision making, we were looking forward to having some fun!
Thankfully, Michael Battaglia showed us how to avoid the holiday traffic by using the back roads inside of Heritage USA because, from November through January, a few thousand cars lined up for two miles each night to drive through PTL’s spectacular Christmas City. The extraordinary Nativity display was the largest in the nation, and the holiday exhibits and decorations spread throughout the grounds totaled more than two million lights in all.
As we slowly drove down the illuminated roadway on our way to the Big Barn Auditorium, it was like driving through a sparkling Christmas wonderland. Cascades of lights were carefully strung to form glistening arrangements of brilliance in every direction that we looked. “Oh to be a part of all this,” I silently contemplated.
There were several hundred people gathered inside the Barn, which was appropriately decorated in streamers and balloons. We soon found our table and sat down with two other couples where we all enjoyed the dinner and conversation. Then, over our shoulder, a side door suddenly opened and Jim Bakker, accompanied by his daughter Tammy Sue, came out to greet everyone.
I became so nervous thinking they might come over to our table, that I couldn’t move. Celeste was calm about all this, while I hoped they would pass us by. When they stopped at our table, everyone politely said, “Hello.” All I could do was shake Jim Bakker’s hand and tell Tammy Sue how nice she looked. I was relieved after they left. Rick thought my reaction was funny because he had met many important people while working in Manhattan, so none of this phased him.
The rest of that evening was fantastic. During the night, we enjoyed listening to some famous gospel artists, including Howard and Vestal Goodman. The entire PTL orchestra and singers were fabulous, and when Tammy Faye and Tammy Sue sang a duet together, you could feel the love of God inside that whole room. We were all very blessed to have been there.
Jim Bakker counted down the last few seconds of 1986, and loudly announced the New Year of 1987 declaring, “Victory is our cry!” During the next several minutes, there was just as much hoopla, noisemaking and cheering as was going on at Times Square.
Afterward, we all wished each other a Happy New Year and picked up the small candle we were all given earlier. Then Jim Bakker lit his candle and began passing the light from it along to everyone else in the room. From his one candle, everybody around him was able to light his or her own candle and then pass that light along to the rest of us.
With the overhead lighting turned down, the glow from the countless little candles flooded the entire room. It was simply beautiful. Jim Bakker then thanked the Lord for the success of the PTL Ministry over the past year and prayed that God would continue to bless the ministry’s outreach. As I stood there in silence pondering all of the exciting changes that 1987 was going to bring into our family’s life, I wanted to get a jump start on it all.
Despite the treacherous weather we encountered on the way home, our minds were filled with wonderful thoughts of moving to the Carolinas. Our kids even seemed happy over the prospect of moving, and I could hardly wait to tell everyone. The day after we left PTL, Jim and Tammy televised the groundbreaking ceremony for the new location of the Heritage Village Church.
After the frigid outdoor ceremony ended, they immediately went away for a few days of rest, but Tammy became deathly ill with pneumonia, resulting in her having to be flown out to California for treatment. A few other problems occurred during this time as well, so they stayed there much longer than they expected.
Meanwhile, it was difficult to tell some people the news, especially Mary Ann and Rosalie. Even though I promised Rosalie that I would teach until June 1st in order to finish out most of the school year, it was a bittersweet moment for both of us.
By then, our home had more than doubled in value, and I made sure the real estate agents stipulated to any potential buyer that we had commitments in New York until June. After everything was in motion, it became hard for me to face Pastor Nick. He couldn’t understand why we suddenly wanted to move down south, and he naturally wanted to make sure we knew what we were doing.
We had more than one discussion about this, but after a while, he tried to understand. Pastor Nick’s main concern was that we wouldn’t have the watchful eye of a pastor looking out for us after we left him. I was a little apprehensive about that fact, yet this was the direction that God was leading us.
Amazingly, by mid-February, we had a solid buyer for our home. After a few of the usual negotiation delays, our lawyer phoned us with a date to go to contract. On the morning of March 19th, we drove to his office in the city. Rick and I didn’t encounter one problem going over the paperwork, and it took less than an hour to sign and seal the transaction.
Right after we left the city, I started to feel very uneasy. The day was overcast and gray, seeming strangely ominous. For some reason, I wasn’t excited. On the way home I just stared out of our car window thinking, “This was too easy.” It was as if God had whisked us from one thing to another over the past nine months without wasting a minute of time.
I was very much aware that nothing this good comes without some kind of spiritual battle. I started thinking about Roseann Grennan’s telephone call from PTL a few weeks earlier saying, “Chris Baumann, all hell breaks loose trying to move down here!” There was a lot of truth to what she said, but we were sliding through everything without any unusual problems. My uneasy feelings were very real; there was a foreboding presence that surrounded me all the way home and I couldn’t ignore it no matter how hard I tried.
By suppertime, I was still preoccupied in thought when our phone rang. It was Bob Dietrich calling us from PTL. He was in a very somber mood as he told Rick that he had just come from a prayer service at the Upper Room where Uncle Henry made the unexpected announcement that, “Jim Bakker has resigned.” When Rick relayed this to me, my uneasiness suddenly lifted. It was as if I expected bad news, and now I knew why I felt so deeply troubled.
Bob went on to say the news had not reached New York yet, and he called to tell us first. Rick tried to assure him it would all work out, but Bob had recently moved there and was beyond consoling. He contended, “Sure, that’s easy for you to say because you’re up there and I am living down here!”
Bob explained to Rick that the reason for the sudden resignation was that Jim Bakker had been involved in a sexual encounter, and it was going to be made public in the morning.
After they hung up, Rick and I just looked at each other for a few seconds saying absolutely nothing. Both of us were too numb to talk. He had to leave for a church meeting, and I had to try and calm down and think. At that second, I didn’t know what to believe.
Later on that night, Rick came home from church feeling very discouraged. He told me that everyone was shocked by the news and a few of our friends wanted to know if we were still going to move. As hard as it was to understand at that moment, there was no question as to whether or not we were going. But I didn’t sleep very well that night thinking about the morning paper and the impact that this terrible news was going to have on the church world.
I could not believe it…I was too shocked to pray…
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
During the month, Jim Bakker invited Mark Biltz on his show. Mark Biltz, author of the 2014 bestseller book titled “Blood Moons” and pastor ofEl Shaddai Ministries in Tacoma, Washington (http://www.elshaddaiministries.us/) is the man who linked the four Blood Moons appearing in a two-year cycle to the Jewish Holy days of Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles.
On this show, Mark Biltz talked about his new book, “Decoding the Anti-Christ” and discussed the subject of Social Credit Is Coming –
Below is a short video from his appearance. The entire show can be seen in the Video on Demand section of the Jim Bakker Show at www.jimbakkershow.com.
Among other guests on the Jim Bakker Showwere Derek and Sharon Gilbert talking about modern-day Nehemiahs. The Gilberts are hosts on SkyWatch TV and also host the show “SciFriday” which can be seen on the PTL Television Network.
Below is a short video from this show:
On the 28th, Bishop Ron Lambright, a long time friend of Jim Bakker, was a special guest on the Jim Bakker Show. Bishop Lambright is also the pastor of the Freedom Christian Center and conducts a church service on Sunday mornings in the Upper Room. This faithful servant of God was one of the original pastors in the Upper Room when it first opened in 1982.
This revealing program delved into some of PTL’s history concerning the Towers and the Upper Room and explains how the Upper Room came to be built and how God’s hand protected and saved the building from destruction.
This is a MUST SEE program which also answers a variety of questions people have had over the years.
Click below link to watch this incredible show:
~A look back~ PTL Christmas 1985 Part Two
Biblical signs of the times:
But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all betransformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever.And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortalbodies.
1 Corinthians 15:51-53 (NLT)
On the 4th, Fox News reported: “Alabama tornado damage looks like ‘someone took a giant knife and just scraped the ground,’ sheriff says.” Rescuers are scouring through what remains of destroyed homes as part of an intense ground search in southeast Alabama on Monday after a deadly tornado tore through the region, killing at least 23 and leaving a number in the ‘double digits’ of people who are missing. Click link for story, video and pictures. https://www.foxnews.com/us/at-least-23-dead-in-alabama-tornado
On the 13th, CNN reported: “’Bomb cyclone’ blasts Colorado and leaves hundreds stranded in cars. About 1,100 motorists were stranded in Colorado as a ferocious winter storm- a ‘bomb cyclone’ unleashed hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions in parts of the central United States. Click link for story, video and pictures. Bomb Cyclone
On the 14th, Fox News reported: “Israel launches airstrikes on ‘terror sites in Gaza’ after attack on Tel Aviv, military says.” The Israeli military said early Friday the country has launched airstrikes on “terror sites in Gaza,” hours after rockets were fired on Tel Aviv. “We have just started striking terror sites in Gaza. Details to follow,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) tweeted. Click link for story, video and chart. Israel Launches Airstrikes
On the 15th, Fox News reported: “49 killed and dozens, including young children, injured in New Zealand mass shootings targeting mosques.” Three people are in custody — one of whom was charged with murder — after at least one heavily-armed shooter mowed down Muslim worshippers at Friday prayer, massacring 49 people in two New Zealand mosques while broadcasting a horrific live stream of the terror attack. Click link for story, video and pictures. New Zealand
On the 18th, Fox News reported: “Midwest bracing for more ‘unprecedented’ flooding that has shattered record-high river levels.” Residents in Kansas and Missouri were steeling themselves Monday for the deadly and “unprecedented” flooding that’s already saturated large portions of the Midwest, mangling hundreds of homes and raising the Missouri River above record water levels in many areas. Click link for story and pictures. Midwest flooding
On the 25th, Fox News reported: “Trump formally recognizes Israeli control of Golan Heights.” President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy. Click link for story and picture. Trump recognizes Israeli in control of Golan
By our very nature, we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else. But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2: 4-7 NLT
On the 6th, work continued on the Upper Room Parking Lot. It has been a battle over the past year to make headway on completing it, but owner Russell James is making progress and hopes to have the parking lot graded by the end of the year.
The below pictures show new silt fences, which are anti-erosion barriers, being placed at the back and side of the property. Please pray for this project to be completed without more setbacks. When finished, there will be enough additional parking to accommodate more than 50 cars.
From the 11th-13th, MorningStar Ministries held their annual Harvest Fest Conference. Special guest speakers included Daniel Kolenda, Lou Engle, Todd Bentley, Jeremiah Johnson and Rick Joyner. Worship leaders included David Vallier, Leonard Jones, Joel & Destiny Khouri, and the MorningStar University’s worship team.
Rick Joyner wrote the following; “What is Harvest Fest?” “Almost thirty years ago, I was given one of the greatest visions of my life in a two and a half day prophetic experience. It was about the harvest that is the end of this age. Since then, preparing the body of Christ for this coming harvest has been the main focus of my life. Our first MorningStar conference was a Harvest Conference. We later changed the name to Harvest Fest as it was to be a celebration. In these gatherings, we have had spectacular visitations of the Lord. Many coming are called to be leaders in the last and greatest move of God of all time-the harvest that is the end of the age. If this purpose burns within you, please consider joining us at Harvest Fest this coming October 11-13.” – Rick Joyner
On the 31st,MorningStar Ministries held their annual Fall Festival in the front of the Heritage Grand from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This yearly event welcomes every person and family living in the area to an enjoyable night of fun. MorningStar provided the games, rides, music, and food. It is one of the friendliest times at MorningStar as many people from the neighborhood came together to enjoy the family festival
Over the summer, after amicably parting with MorningStar Ministries, CMM WorldMissions leased space from Antioch Int’l Church which was formerly PTL’s Barn Auditorium. The move went smoothly and now they are comfortably settled into their new facilities.
CMM’s new address is 8400 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill S.C. and their mailing address is:
PO Box 7705
Charlotte, N.C. 28241.
CMM World Missions helps connect people who are hungry for genuine, authentic relationships with the Lord. They network with these anointed people for His purposes globally to fulfill the Great Commission. “Our heart’s desire is that we may align our hearts with the Lord and our network of apostolic and prophetic leaders. Unlike many other ministries, we send ninety percent or more of all funds received annually to the nations.”
CMM World Missions’informative website is: www.cmm.world
Below is the latest video from CMM Ministries’ new location featuring Dr. Jorge Parrott, Director and Dr. Nancy Daniel, Dean of the college.
On the 28th, Antioch International Church hosted Dr. Lance Wallnau at their 10 A.M. service. Dr. Wallnau authored the book God’s Chaos Candidate, where he predicted Donald Trump’s victory of becoming the 45th President of the United States before the election.
Click on the below video to watch Dr. Wallnau’s incredible sermon at Antioch.
Peter and Joy Wyns
That evening Antioch celebrated Pastor Peter Wyns’ 50th year in ministry. There was Praise and Worship along with family and friends and guest speakers that paid tribute to Pastor Peter. The evening also included light refreshments and an anniversary cake for everyone to enjoy.
Pictures from evening celebration
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
On the 17th, Lori Bakker aired her first solo show. After many years of co-hosting the Jim Bakker Show, Lori Bakker wrote the following:
“I am so very excited to announce my first show, Life with Lori is going live this coming Wed Oct 17th! This has been a dream of mine for many years and I can’t wait to share all that God has placed on my heart. Join us live starting at 11 am CT on The PTL Network on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, or on Facebook Live on my personal page. facebook.com/lorigbakker/
You won’t want to miss this! Make sure you join me every Wednesday as I share the powerful things the Lord has for you!
~A look back~ 2012 was the year that Jim Bakker and his daughter Tammy Sue were reunited for the first time in several years. This was also the first time Tammy Sue sang in public in eight years. It was a surprise for Jim Bakker!
Biblical signs of the times:
Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one whoendures to the end will be saved. And the Good News about the Kingdom will bepreached throughout the whole world so that all nations will hear it, and then the endwill come. Matthew 24:12-14 NLT
On the 11th, Fox News reported: “Hurricane Michael unleashed ‘widespread catastrophic damage’ at Tyndall Air Force Base, officials say.” Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida, suffered “severe damage” to “the base infrastructure” as a result of getting pummeled by Hurricane Michael, base officials said Thursday. Click link for story and videos. Hurricane Michael
On the 15th, Press TV reported: “Israeli forces wound dozens of Palestinian protesters in Gaza Strip.” Israel soldiers have wounded dozens of Palestinians who had held a protesting rally along the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip in a bid to break the decade-long blockade on the impoverished sliver. Click link for story, video and pictures. Israeli Forces
On the 24th, Fox News reported: “FBI ID’s 5 suspicious packages’ sent to Gem figures containing ‘potentially destructive devices’” The FBI said Wednesday evening that it had identified five suspicious packages addressed to prominent liberal and Democratic political figures over the previous three days that contained “potentially destructive devices.” Click link for story, video and pictures. FBI and Suspicious Package
On the 27th, Fox News reported: “Pittsburg synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead and 6 wounded, including 4 police officers; suspect in custody.” A gunman opened fire in a Pittsburg synagogue on Saturday morning, killing 11 people and injuring six others, including four police officers, before being taken into custody, authorities said. Click link for story, videos and pictures. Pittsburgh Synagogue
On the 3rd, Volunteers came together for the day to thoroughly clean and do some repairs on the building. Russell James always joins into work alongside these dedicated people. To keep updated with this ministry, check out the Upper Room’s website at; www.upperroomchapel.com or on their facebook page at; https://www.facebook.com/groups/62147692320
Russell James and Pastor Morrison
On the 16th, our local newspaper The Herald reported that MorningStar Ministries filed a Federal Lawsuit against York County and two former officials for violating their constitutional rights. The headline read:
“Owner of former Heritage USA ‘sacred tower’ sues York County over religious freedom.”
By John Marks
Updated November 16, 2018 12:04 PM
York County, SC – MorningStar Fellowship Church has sued York County and two former county leaders, claiming civil rights violations related to religious freedom over the church’s efforts to protect Heritage Tower near Fort Mill.
MorningStar, which owns the tower that was part of the former Heritage USA, filed the suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Rock Hill, alleging “hostile and discriminatory conduct” by the county.
The suit asks for a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against York County, prohibiting it from “taking any action whatsoever to attempt to destroy” the 21-story Heritage Tower.
The suit alleges the county forced MorningStar to sign development agreements designed to put MorningStar in default and give cause to tear down the tower.
On the 29th, WBTV in Charlotte, N.C. reported: “MorningStar Ministries addresses discrimination lawsuit against York County.”
By Lauren Tostenson, November 29, 2018, at 5:38 PM EST
FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) – Morningstar Ministries says they’re ready to develop the old Heritage Grand Tower.
“We’re ready to go. We’ve got the engineering, we’ve got the architecture, we’ve got the business plan,” said Morningstar Ministries President Rick Joyner.
What Morningstar doesn’t have are the permits, permits they claim are being blocked by York County, and after emails surfaced as part of an existing lawsuit, they’ve now filed secondary suit citing religious discrimination.
“It became clear with the illumination of some emails and other communication with county leadership that they were never intending to let us finish that tower,” said Joyner.
Tammy Sue singing Mary Did You Know on the Jim Bakker Show in March 2014.
Biblical signs of the times:
On the 8th, Yahoo News reported: “Heroism, harrowing escapes as fire destroys California town.” A fast-moving wildfire that ravaged a Northern California town Thursday sent residents racing to escape on roads that turned into tunnels of fire as thick smoke darkened the daytime sky, wiping out what a Cal Fire official said was a couple of thousand structures. Click link for story and video.Heroism
On the 12th, World Israel News reported: “300 Hamas rockets strike Israel, injuries reported; IDF bombs 70 targets.” In the aftermath of the death of a senior Hamas commander and an Israeli intelligence officer during intense clashes in the Gaza Strip Sunday night, incoming rocket sirens have been sounding throughout the south as over 200 rockets have been aimed at Israeli communities. Click link for story, video and picture. World Israel News
Update: On the 16th, CBS News reported: “Number of people missing in California wildfires passes 600.” The number of people missing in California’s wildfire has soared to over 600, and the death toll has risen to 66. In the Camp Fire in Northern California, 631 people were unaccounted for after officials on Thursday added more than 500 names of people reported missing. Click link for story, video and pictures. CBS Reports on Wildfires in California
On the 24th, Fox News reported: “Thousands of French protesters clash with police, call for Macron’s resignation over gas taxes.” Thousands of French protesters flooded the nation’s capital Saturday to demonstrate against President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial fuel tax increase – clashing with polices as they called for Macron’s resignation. Click link for story, videos and pictures. Thousands of French Protesters
On the 26th, Fox News reported: “Russia-Ukraine tensions escalate after naval vessel fracas around Crimea.” The tense tug-of-war between Russia and Ukraine escalated Monday after three Ukrainian naval vessels were reportedly fired at and then captured by Russian coast guard ships. Click link for story, video and picture. Russia-Ukraine
On the 30th, Fox News reported: “Large Alaska earthquake jolts residents, shakes buildings.” A tsunami warning was issued for a portion of Alaska after a 7.0 earthquake rocked the state Friday. The warning was in effect for Cook Inlet and the Southern Kenal Peninsula in Alaska. Click link for story, video, pictures and charts. Large Alaska Earthquake
Upper Room Chapel,
On the 1st, Russell James, owner of the Upper Room Chapel, hosted the 8thAnniversary Celebration of his purchase and reopening the historic building. This was another incredible year where countless people were able to be a part of all the services by either attending or watching them on their 24 hour a day live-streaming at www.upperroomchapel.com., and clicking the “live camera” tab.
Bishop Ron Lambright opened the celebration with prayer and Russell gave the annual year-end report that included a financial statement and his goals for 2019. Finishing the parking lot has been an ongoing challenge, but he believes this coming year it will finally be completed.
The Special Guest Speaker this year was Jeff Park. Jeff worked in PTL’s Missions Department overseeing the Prison Ministry, People that Love Centers and was a pastor in the Upper Room.
After all these years Jeff continues to work in ministry, now working for JAARS, which was founded in 1948, JAARS has helped make Bible translation possible, especially in the world’s most remote and difficult locations to reach. From the JAARS Center in North Carolina, they design programs, develop solutions, train personnel, acquire and prepare equipment and engage people to help provide Transportation, Technology, Media and Training.
Afterward, everyone was invited to attend a luncheon that Russell prepares by himself each year. It’s his way to thank all the volunteers who help him during the year with the maintenance and general upkeep of the building and grounds.
Decorating for lunch
Bishop Ron Lambright
During the month, MorningStar Ministries once again decorated the inside of the HeritageGrand Hotel for Christmas.
From the 29th-31st, MorningStar held their annual New Year’s Conference. Of this annual event, Rick Joyner states:
“This is a unique conference for seeking a prophetic word for the coming year, as well as personal words of direction for all who come. These words have not only proven accurate, but critical for the times. Each one has (not only) been growing in intensity and excitement, but also important.”
This year’s special guests and musicians included Daniel Kolenda, John & Carol Arnott, Zoro, Jeremiah Johnson, Amber Brooks and Joel & Destiny Khouri.
There were several New Year’s Celebrations on the grounds including a reported small fireworks display on Lake Heritage in front of the Grand Hotel.
Further down the road, at the Upper Room, there was an 11:30 p.m. Candlelight and Communion Service conducted by Bishop Ron Lambright and Rev. Russell James. One-hundred and twenty candles were lit before the service began, creating an atmosphere both beautiful and filled with the presence of God.
Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri
During the Christmas season, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn appeared on the Jim Bakker Show to explain Hanukkah, which he taught is the secret to understanding the End Times. The following youtube video is a clip from the Jim Bakker Show.
~A look back~ Tammy Faye from PTL days singing:
“Don’t Give Up On The Brink Of a Miracle”
Biblical signs of the times:
You should know this, Timothy that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
2 Timothy 3:1-5 NLT
On the 2nd, Fox News reported: “Russia deploys S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in Crimea, seen in new satellite images.” Satellite images shot Sunday and exclusively obtained by Fox News show a newly deployed Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in the Dzhankoy airbase in Crimea, almost 19 miles from the Russia-Ukraine border. Click link for story, video and pictures. Russia deploys s-400 surface to air
On the 4th, World Israel News reported: “Operation Northern Shield: IDF strikes Hezbollah terror tunnels.” Overnight Monday the Israeli Army launched an operation to destroy Hezbollah’s cross-border terror tunnels from Lebanon into Israel. Click link for story, video and picture. Operation Northern Shield
On the 8th, World Israel News reported: “Netanyahu updates Putin, operation in Lebanon ‘is just beginning.’” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday evening and updated him on the details of Operation Northern Shield and Israel’s continuing intention to foil the tunnel threat. Click link for story and picture. World Israel News
On the 10th, Fox News reported: “Dozens of Chinese Christians detained in raid on underground church, group says.” Chinese authorities detained at least 80 Christians in a raid on a prominent church that operates outside the umbrella of the Beijing government’s official Protestant organization, an advocacy group said Monday. Click link for story and picture. Fox News Chinese Christians
On the 22nd, Fox News reported: “Indonesia pop band Seventeen’s members dead or missing after tsunami slams stage during the performance.”
An Indonesian pop band lost its bass player and road manager after a tsunami struck the beach where the band was performing Saturday night, according to reports. Click link for story, video and picture. Fox Reports Indonesia Tsunami
Thank you for visiting our website all during the year.
Love to everyone,
Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA www.legaseepublishing.com
“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are – no more, noless. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everythingthat can’t be bought. You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetitefor God. His food and drink is the best meal you’ll ever eat.”
Matthew 5: 5-6 (Msg)
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“Listen To Me!”
A dramatic and revealing testimony of salvation, and the account of a vision that led a Long Island family to move to Heritage USA during the time the world watched how the church handled one of its own who had fallen and was in desperate need of help and restoration.