October/November/December 2019 Heritage Highlights

October/November/December 2019 Heritage Highlights

Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires.  They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.”  2 Peter 3:3-4 (NLT)


Using the Upper Room as the site to film a reenactment of a dramatic testimony, Raven Eye Productions arrived at the end of September. This expert film and video production company works with artists, companies, and individuals to create a quality product.  They were contracted by Sid Roth, host of the TV Show It’s Supernatural, to produce a film capturing the drama of this startling incident.

Raven Eye Productions recreated the testimony of a man who fell off a building to his death.  The scene began after the man fell and several people gathered around him praying over his lifeless body.  Within a few minutes, the man’s body jerked a little and then he sat up.  Everyone at the scene was amazed, becoming overwhelmed by the power of God. 

Chip Zayak(left) and Russell James(right) talking before filming.

Chip Zayak, the producer for the company, and his crew did an excellent job capturing the emotions of this miraculous event.

For further information about Raven Eye Productions, check out their website at:  https://raveneyeproductions.com/

For more information about the Upper Room, check out their website at: www.upperroomchapel.comor keep current with the happenings at the Upper Room on their facebook page at:

There is also an internet “live streaming” link in order to see the happenings at the
 Upper Room 24/7 at:  http://upperroomchapel.christianworldmedia.com/

From the 10th–12th MorningStar Ministry hosted their annual Harvest Fest Conference.  Rick Joyner said about this conference: “The Lord’s sacrifice on the cross did not just purchase our forgiveness of sins and deliverance from death, but also our complete salvation from the consequences of the fall.  This includes complete healing and deliverance.  This complete salvation is what He paid such a price for, and we must be resolved to see that God’s people receive all that He paid such a price for.”

Special guests and worship leaders included: Lou Engle, Sid Roth, Dr. Negil Bigpond, Suzy Yaraei, Will Price, David Vallier, and MSU Worship Team.

On the 30th, the South Carolina State Supreme Court held oral arguments in the case of MorningStar Ministry v. York County regarding the Towers.  MorningStar previously sued York County for liable and lost.
Rick Joyner then appealed this decision to the S.C. Supreme Court.

Below link takes you to the S.C. Supreme Court’s website for case roster:

SC Supreme Court Case Roster

On October 31st, MorningStar Ministries held their Annual Fall Festival from 5:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. This is a time where the church congregation and surrounding neighborhoods come together and enjoy a petting zoo, bouncy house, dunk tank, games, food & more.  The festival had to be moved to Main Street inside the hotel due to heavy winds and rain.  The hundreds of children and their parents did not seem to mind the switch of location.

For more information about MorningStar Ministries, check out this link: 

From the 25th – 27th Antioch International Church, Christians for Messiah Ministry, located in the former Big Barn Auditorium, presented Roar from Zion Conference featuring Dr. Peter Wyns, Dr. Elizabeth Enns, Paul Wilbur, Dr. Michael Brown, Rick Joyner, Stovall Weems, Sid Roth, and others.

Dr. Peter Wyns said, in part, of the conference:

“The spiritual climate has shifted in the Western World.  Most believers know something is wrong, but do not know what.  This is not the stuff of fairy tales; it is a demonic plan to undermine the nations and destroy the faith of God’s people.  The devil has been scheming for a long time, evil spirits are emboldened, and gross darkness is increasing.  It has arrived on our doorsteps because the people of God have opened their homes and their lives to the detestable things.  The Lord warned His people, “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations.” De.18:10

Following this verse is a list of the detestable things.  Combined with the list in Isaiah 47:12 it includes; idolatry, witchcraft, occult practices, sexual immorality, horoscopes, divination, and sorcery.

Listen to the Lord!  The images and their gods you are to burn in the fire.  Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourself or you will be ensnared by it … Do not bring a detestable thing into your house or you, like it, will be set apart for destruction.”  De.7:25-26


For more information about Antioch International Church check out their website at:

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

From the 14th – 18th Morningside Ministries held a Prophetic Encounter Conference that included special guests Anne Graham Lotz, Jeremiah Johnson, Larry Sparks, Rick Joyner, Jenny Weaver, Katherine Ruonala and more.

Morningside Ministries described the conference as follows:

“We are living in the days of which the prophets revealed long before the birth of Jesus. The great news is, we are here, now, to witness the Word and Revelation of Christ’s return!  God is still speaking to the prophets, still preparing the way and Morningside is blessed to be a platform for these great men and women of God. Please join us and our special guests here at beautiful Morningside USA for a week of prophetic insight during “The Prophetic Conference at Morningside” beginning Monday, October, 14th through Friday, October, 18th. We look forward to also sharing a bit of the breathtaking colors of autumn here at Morningside!”

The following short clips are from the Prophetic Encounter Conference hosted by Pastor Jim Bakker in Branson, Missouri.

5 Ways the Devil Turns Christianity Upside Down – Larry Sparks on the Jim Bakker Show, aired October 22nd, 2019

The Assault On The Church – Rick Joyner on the Jim Bakker Show, aired October 23rd, 2019

Double for Your Trouble – Katherine Ruonala on the Jim Bakker Show, aired October 24th, 2019

For more information about the Jim Bakker Show check out their website at: www.jimbakkershow.com or their facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/jimbakkershow/

~A look back~   In 2012 Tammy Sue Bakker surprised her father by visiting him on the set of the Jim Bakker Show.  It was a moment to remember after being estranged for eight years!

Biblical signs of the times

When the Lamb broke the second seal, I heard the second living being say, “Come!”  Then another horse appeared, a red one.  Its rider was given a mighty sword and the authority to take peace from the earth.  And there was war and slaughter everywhere.  Revelation 6:3-4 (NLT)

On the 11th, Fox News reported: “California wildfires rage on, killing 2 and sparking widespread evacuations of 100,000 residents.  Two people have died in California as wildfires continue to rage out of control Friday in the greater Los Angeles area, forcing the mandatory evacuations of people in more than 20,000 homes.”
Click the link for story, video, and pictures:  Fox News: California Wildfires

On the 13th, Aljazeera reported: Turkey’s military operation in Syria: All the latest updates.  Heavy fighting continues as Turkey presses ahead with its military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, now in its fifth day.”
Click the link for the story and pictures:  Aljazeera: Turkey Military in Syria

On the 13th, Fox News reported: “Elderly Japan woman rescued from Typhoon Hagibis dies after falling from a helicopter; storm kills at least 33.  An elderly woman was one of the more than 30 who have died in Japan from the devastating Typhoon Hagibis, officials said.”
Click link for story, video, and pictures:  Fox News: Japan Typhoon

On the 26th, Fox News reported: “California wildfires force more than 50,000 evacuations after ‘historic wind event’, more power shutoffs.  Authorities have ordered at least 50,000 people in Northern California to evacuate on Saturday as a potentially “catastrophic” wind event could amplify the wildfires that have scorched the area.”
Click the link for story, video, and pictures:  Fox News: Historic Wind Event

Note: Because of the increasing amount of earthquakes taking place around the world, we posted the following link to the United States Geological Survey.  This will keep those interested in the uptick of earthquakes up-to-date on all earthquakes worldwide.  https://earthquake.usgs.gov/       


During the month, Dr. Jorge Parrott, Director of Christ Mandate for Missions which is located in the lower level of the Barn Auditorium, held a conference with guests Kevin and Kathi Zadai.  The three-day conference was held in the Heritage Grand Hotel’s ballroom.  Over 400 people came to these powerful, Holy Spirit-led meetings.  Lives were changed and many people experienced healings and deliverance.

To learn more about CMM World and College of Theology click on the below links:  www.cmm.world  and  www.cmmtheology.org

For more information about Kevin Zadai’s ministry, check out his website at:     https://kevinzadai.com/

Note:  Kevin Zadai is known as the man who went to heaven and back, so he knows that heaven is for real.

“In 1992 during a routine surgery, I met with Jesus on the other side. The time I spent in the presence of Jesus profoundly changed me to my core. I believe Jesus promised me that my story, including all the things I learned during our conversation, has the capacity to radically change those who read it. It is my prayer that as you read about my visitation, you will experience the same thing I experienced and have an even greater outcome.”      -Kevin

Kevin Zadai, Conference Goers and Product Table

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

On the 18th, Newsweek published the following article:

Conservative Televangelist Jim Bakker Says Democrats Will Kill Trump If Impeachment Fails

By Benjamin Fearnow, On 11/18/19 at 11:29 AM EST

Longtime Christian evangelist Jim Bakker claimed Democrats will “kill” President Donald Trump if impeachment can’t remove him from office.

The far right-wing pastor, 79, who gained notoriety for hosting The PTL Club alongside his first wife in the 1970s-80s, predicted Monday that Trump’s Democratic Party critics will attempt to assassinate him if they can’t oust him politically. Speaking on his Branson, Missouri-based The Jim Bakker Show, the pro-Trump preacher said America is being “ripped apart” by people who hate the president.

“This political fight that is going on in America is going to bring America apart, America is going to come apart,” Bakker began.

“I believe there is such a hatred for our president, and I will say this and you may say I shouldn’t but I’m going to say it: if they can’t get him out by courts and politically and put him in prison somehow, they want him to go to prison, they’re applauding now for Trump to go to prison—they will kill him if they have to.”

Click below link for the entire story and video:
Newsweek-Jim Bakker

For more information about the Jim Bakker Show check out their website at: www.jimbakkershow.com. or their facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/jimbakkershow/

 ~A look back~

Tammy Faye’s interview on Good Morning America in the early 2000s


Biblical signs of the times:

I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he appears to set up his Kingdom:  Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.

For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.  2 Timothy 4:1-4 (NLT)

On the 10th, Fox News reported: “Southern California magnitude 3.5 earthquake latest in the swarm of tremblors in the region.  A magnitude 3.5 earthquake shook southern California early Sunday, marking the latest of a swarm of tremblors to hit the state over the last few days.”
Click the link for the story, video, and charts:
Fox News: Earthquake Swarms in California

On the 11th, Fox News reported: “Hong Kong protester shot at close range, counter-protester set on fire in the latest escalation of violence. A pro-democracy protester was shot at close range and a counter-protester was set on fire as violence continued to engulf Hong Kong on Monday morning, with the disturbing images of street fights and escalating attacks from both sides drowning out an appeal by the city’s embattled leader for an end to demonstrations.”
Click on the link for stories and videos:
Fox News: Hong Kong

On the 11th, Fox News reported: “Australia facing ‘most dangerous bushfire week’, prompting the state of emergency over ‘catastrophic’ threat. The most populated area of Australia is facing the threat of ‘catastrophic’ wildfire danger on Tuesday, prompting officials to issue the highest level of fire danger warning since ratings were introduced a decade ago.”
Click the link for story, video, and pictures:
Fox News: Australia bushfires

On the 12th, Fox News reported: “Gaza militants fire rockets into Israel after Islamic jihad leader killed.  Militants in Gaza sent a barrage of at least 50 rockets over the border into Tel Aviv early Tuesday, vowing further revenge after the Israeli military carried out a pair of targeted airstrikes on senior Islamic jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria.”
Click the link for the story, video, and picture:
Fox News: Gaza Militants

On the 13th, CNN reported: “Two people just got the plague in China – yes, the Black Death plague.  Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday.  It’s the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in history, has been detected in the region.”
Click the link for the story and video:
CNN Plague in China

On the 13th, Fox News reported: “Israeli military says it’s ‘raining rockets’ from Gaza; Islamic Jihad launching one every 7 minutes since leader killed.  The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Wednesday that it is “raining rockets” across the country, with Islamic Jihad firing one projectile every seven minutes since a senior commander of the terror group, was killed by the Israeli military in a targeted airstrike.”
Click the link for stories, videos, and pictures:
Fox News: Israeli Military

On the 26th, Fox News reported: “Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Albania, at least 21 killed. Rescue crews with excavators searched for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings and hotels Tuesday as the death toll from a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania climbed to 21, with more than 600 people injured.”
Click the link for story, video, and pictures:
Fox News 6.4 Earthquake in Albania

Note:  Because of the increasing amount of earthquakes taking place around the world, we posted the following link to the United States Geological Survey.  This will keep those interested in the uptick of earthquakes up-to-date on all earthquakes worldwide.  https://earthquake.usgs.gov/


Upper Room:
On the 7th,
Rev. Russell James hosted the 9th anniversary of the reopening of the Upper Room.  In his opening statements, Russell said that this year more contributions came into the ministry than any other year, and there are now more services and ministries involved with the Upper Room Chapel than at any other time in its restored history.  Bishop Ron Lambright co-hosted this event, and both he and Russell James cordially spoke to each guest and also prayed for those in need of prayer.

The special guest speaker this year was Pastor Gene Bailey, former PTL employee who worked in the TV production department.  He was also one of the first graduates of PTL’s School of Evangelism.  He is now a Senior Executive Pastor at Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas.

Rev. Russell James with Dr.Gene Bailey; Bishop Lambright with Sandy Perronne; Russell giving the annual report

 Dr. Gene Bailey’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/bailey.gene/

Eagle Mountain International Church, Newark, Texas website is: https://www.emic.org/

A luncheon was held afterward and Russell, as is his tradition, prepared the food and personally served everyone.   

Russell setting up the food and guests lined up to enjoy!

Below is a listing of the many services and times the Upper Room is open:
Monday – 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Tuesday – 2:00PM – 4:30PM
Wednesday – 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Thursday – Closed
Friday – Closed
Saturday – 7:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday – 11:00AM – 5:00PM

The weekend schedule is as follows:

The Prayer Team will be available on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There is an 11 a.m. church service on Sunday conducted by Bishop Ron Lambright.

The Miqra Ministry meets every Saturday from 12 – 5 p.m.

Reviving Worship led by Worship Leader Toni Bogart meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month at 7 p.m.

Pastor Joseph Morrison of Blessed to Be a Blessing Outreach Ministries conducts a church service at 5 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.

Note:   New in January – the Upper Room will be offering prayer in the parking lot on the 1st & 3rd Saturday morning of the month from 9 A.M. -11 A.M. to anyone that drives by.  A sign on the side of the roadway saying “Need Prayer – Pull-In.” will invite people to stop by where Prayer Team members will be standing by to pray for anyone.

For more information about the Upper Room, check out their website at www.upperroomchapel.comor keep current with the happenings at the Upper Room on their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/62147692320/.

Still available is an internet “live streaming” link in order to see the happenings at the
 Upper Room 24/7 at: http://upperroomchapel.christianworldmedia.com/

Note:  A special service was held on New Year’s Eve in the Upper Room Chapel

Rev. Russell James sent out the following invitation:

You are cordially invited to the Upper Room for a Candlelight Communion.
8409 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill, SC 29715 (former Heritage USA)
December 31st, 2019 starting at 11:30 pm with the lighting of 120 candles.
This is an individual communion service.  You will be served as a family, couple or individual.
Hosted by Rev. Ron Lambright and Rev. Russell James

Towers Update:

On the 4th, our local newspaper The Herald reported the following story:

Here’s what the latest court decision on the Heritage Tower near Fort Mill means. By John Marks

York County officials say a South Carolina Supreme Court decision last month in a case involving the MorningStar Tower is a win for taxpayers, while the church leaders say it’s just a small part of a story with plenty left to tell.

One of several legal cases involving the Heritage Tower near Fort Mill, and one with the potential to cost the county $18 million, won’t continue.

“We are pleased with the decision of the South Carolina Supreme Court, which removes millions of tax-payer dollars from the potential risk of loss through litigation,” said David Hudspeth, interim county manager. “We hope this decision goes a long way in moving the parties towards some form of resolution in the dispute surrounding Heritage Tower.”

MorningStar Fellowship Church disagrees that the recent decision changes much. Church officials argue in the bigger picture the ruling is insignificant since it doesn’t end litigation between the parties on whether MorningStar can complete its tower.
“We will continue to battle until our vision and our call for the completion of the Heritage Tower comes to fruition, and until we see it used as an instrument to God’s glory and as a measure of worship,” said MorningStar leader Rick Joyner. “We reach out to the county again and ask for its cooperation in allowing religious liberty to go forward in Fort Mill.”

Click on the following link to read the entire story:
Herald Update on Heritage Towers

For more information about MorningStar Ministries, check out the below link: https://www.morningstarministries.org/

Note:  This battle over finishing the old Heritage Towers has been ongoing since 2004 when Rick Joyner purchased the property.  The Towers is in need of complete refurbishing both inside and out.  A resolution to this situation appears to have no end in sight.             

From the 29th – 31st, MorningStar Ministries held their annual New Year’s Conference, This year’s theme was “Vision New Year’s Conference.” ‘Being a son to The Father: The View from the Throne’

Guest speakers included: Mike & Diane Bickle, Lt. Gen. (Ret) William G. “Jerry” Boykin, Rick Joyner with worship leaders and singers Misty Edwards, Zoro, Kelanie Webb, and others.

Note:  This conference can be purchased on DVD from MorningStar Ministries at: https://www.morningstarministries.org/

Pictures from the 2019-2020 MorningStar conference:

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

On the 31st, Morningside Ministries held A Prophetic New Year’s Celebration service with special guests Dr. Lance Wallnau and Prophetic Worship singer Jenny Weaver.

                                              EVENT SCHEDULE

New Year’s Eve

8:00 pm –  Special Meet & Greet with Pastor Jim and Lori Bakker (8:00 – 8:30)
8:00 pm –  Tammy Sue Bakker and the PTL Band & Singers “Festive Music”
9:00 pm –   Messages from Pastor Jim and Lance Wallnau
Midnight  –  Praising God into the New Year with Jenny Weaver

* Prayer Mountain Chapel will be open for those that want to go up and pray into the New Year with Pastor Jim Bakker & Dr. Lance Wallnau.

For more information about the Jim Bakker Show check out their website at www.jimbakkershow.com. or their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jimbakkershow/

Note:  Pastor Jim Bakker gave an incredibly sobering message at Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri on New Year’s Eve.  He struggled to bring this powerful word to his viewers because it involved serious world matters.  Morningside’s Facebook page states they will be airing this message starting January 8th and can be seen on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, PTL Television Network app on your phone, or you can watch it at:  www.JimBakkerShow.com,

 ~A look back~ Christmas 1985 at Heritage USA

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 6th, BBC reported: “Sydney mega-fire getting out of control.  Sydney in Australia has been blanketed by thick smoke all week due to brushfires.  Authorities warned they could not contain the blaze as more than eight fires joined together to form a ‘mega-fire.’’
Click the link for the story and video:  Sydney Mega-Fire

On the 15th, CNN reported: “45 million at risk in Southern Africa’s hunger crisis.  CNN’s David McKenzie reports from Western Zimbabwe where a savage drought brought by climate change puts 45 million people at risk of a hunger crisis.  As average global temperatures rise, Southern Africa’s temperatures will double, making the region hotter and drier.  Source: CNN”
Click the link for the story and video:  CNN: 45 Million at risk SA

On the 23rd, Fox News reported: “Major California fault line moving after 500 years”
Click on the link for video the story.
Video link: Fox News: California Fault Line Moving

On the 27th, BBC reported: “Islamic State in Nigeria ‘beheads Christian hostages’.  The Islamic State group has released a video claiming to show the killing of 11 Christians in Nigeria.”
Click the link for the story and picture:  BBC: Islamic State in Nigeria

 Note: Because of the increasing amount of earthquakes taking place around the world, we posted the following link to the United States Geological Survey.  This will keep those interested in the uptick of earthquakes up-to-date on all earthquakes worldwide:  https://earthquake.usgs.gov/

Thank you for visiting our website all during the year.
Love to everyone.  Praying you to have a safe and healthy New Year.
Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA


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