Connecticut school evacuated for bomb threat on sixth anniversary of massacre

FILE PHOTO: The sign for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School at the end of the drive leading to the school is pictured in Newtown, Connecticut, U.S. July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin/File Photo

By Gabriella Borter

(Reuters) – A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of a Connecticut elementary school on the site of the deadliest public-school shooting in U.S. history on Friday, the sixth anniversary of the massacre, police said.

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where 26 children and educators were killed in 2012, received a threatening phone call around 9 a.m. EST, said police Lieutenant Aaron Bahamonde.

“It was a bomb threat over the phone,” Bahamonde said. About 400 people were evacuated, he said. No bomb was found.

Bahamonde said the threat was unrelated to a Thursday incident in which hundreds of schools, businesses and buildings across the United States and Canada receive email bomb threats demanding payment in cryptocurrency. Authorities dismissed those threats as a hoax.

On Dec. 14, 2012, a 21-year-old gunman killed 20 young children and six educators at Sandy Hook before taking his own life. The building where the massacre took place was torn down, and Sandy Hook students now attend classes in a new facility.

The mass shooting inflamed the long-running U.S. debate on gun rights, which are protected by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The United States has experienced a string of deadly mass shootings since that attack, including one at a high school in Parkland, Florida, in February that left 17 people dead.

(Reporting by Gabriella Borter in New York; Editing by Scott Malone and Jonathan Oatis)

First, we Gobble, then we SHOP! The Jim Bakker Show super Cyber Sale Monday live stream event is here November 26th beginning at 9 am CT!

The Jim Bakker Show Super Cyber Monday event!

By Kami Klein

Want some joy and fun while you Christmas shop from your very own living room?  Are you ready for some great gift ideas and deals? You are invited to join Jim and Lori Bakker along with family and friends on Monday, November 26th beginning at 9 am ct for our Live Stream Cyber shopping event!

Super Cyber Monday is becoming a tradition for Morningside!  We love these live broadcasts and the chance to share your day! You just never know what kind of Christmas surprises will happen!  Watch for some incredible bargains on gifts sure to make anyone on your list happy! Prices will be marked down on everything we have to offer so your Christmas shopping budget can go a very long way!

Tune into our Live Stream Cyber Monday sale on the PTL Television Network on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or by going to jimbakkershow.com or the PTL Television Network at Ptlnetwork.com.beginning at 9 am CT November 26th.  Every gift you buy from our store is also a gift to our ministry!

Give Christmas Gifts with real meaning this year and join us for our super Cyber sale on Monday, November 26th! Happy Shopping!!!  

 

YOUR VOTE MATTERS! Don’t forget Election Night Coverage on The Jim Bakker Show! LIVE Tuesday night at 7 PM!

By Kami Klein

Two years ago, Christians came en masse to vote for the future of this country.  Conservative values were being ridiculed. Our Constitution was being put to the test and our belief that God was the foundation of this country was ignored.  In a stunning turn-around, the Church made their voices known. NOW is the time to show we mean it. Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6th, America once again goes to the polls to vote.  It is vital that you make your voice heard!

Voting is our power and it is the responsibility of all Americans to remember the importance of “We The People”.  You do not have to hold a sign or shout; you do not have to fight! In America, there is a way to let your feelings and beliefs be heard. This is your chance to speak!  Speak with YOUR vote!

For the last few months, our guests on The Jim Bakker Show have strongly encouraged us to not sit idly by but to get out and Vote.  The importance of mid-term elections has never been more paramount. The Church must be heard in this election. You must not throw your vote away!  

On election night we invite you to join The Jim Bakker Show LIVE at 7 pm CT as we watch the results come in on this extremely important time in America!  This exciting Live broadcast can be found on PTL Television Network on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or by going to jimbakkershow.com or the PTL Television Network at Ptlnetwork.com.    

We would love for you to join us as we speak via Skype with some of our most influential prophetic guests such as Rick Joyner, General Boykin, Lance Wallnau, David Horowitz, Jim Garlow, Carl Gallups and more.

Speak this Tuesday on your voting ballot as we exercise our freedom to vote and send a message to the world that God is in control and we believe in His plans for us.  

Please, go vote and continue praying for our President, for our leaders, and for our nation!  The Church is the key to our future!

 

The Jim Bakker Show goes LIVE for Election Night Results, Don’t miss it! Vote!

Election night coverage- November 6th, 7PM central

By Kami Klein

We are Americans.  The United States of America has given us the freedom of choice in voting for who we believe are the right people to lead us.  With this great freedom lies great responsibility. It is YOUR responsibility to VOTE!

These mid-term elections are critical and the outcome is not to be taken lightly which is why The Jim Bakker show will be going LIVE on election night to cover this momentous vote of the people.  There have been multiple guests on the show that have spoken out on the importance of Christians getting out to vote. Many of these amazing teachers and prophets such as Rick Joyner, General Boykin, Lance Wallnau, David Horowitz, Jim Garlow, Carl Gallups and more will be discussing election results with us via Skype.  Connect and pray with us as we discuss the implications and Biblical view on America and what we must be ready for as Believers in Christ RIGHT NOW!

Join us LIVE on election night, Tuesday, November 6th, beginning at 7 pm CT on the PTL Television Network on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or by going to jimbakkershow.com or the PTL Television Network at ptlnetwork.com

The Church must be heard in this election.  You must not throw your vote away! Recently in an interview with Dr. David Barton on The Jim Bakker Show, we were amazed at the statistics he brought to us regarding not our “right” to vote but our “responsibility” to make our voice heard.  Please take a few minutes to truly hear this insightful message.

We look forward to election night, Tuesday, November 6th at 7 pm CT as we go LIVE!  Join with us as we exercise our freedom to vote and send a message to the world that God is in control and we believe in His plans for us.  

Please pray for this great country and for God’s continued blessing upon us all.  

 

PTL Television Network, New Shows and now on Amazon Fire TV!

Watch Now PTL TV network

By Kami Klein

The PTL Television Network is excited to announce great new shows and a brand new way to watch our incredible Christian programming! We are tirelessly working to offer our network in as many ways as possible to our viewers and we are excited to announce that our network is now available for free on Amazon Fire TV.  

We are also continuing to offer new and innovative programming on our network!  Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17th at 11 am Central, Lori Graham Bakker will be hosting her new LIVE show, “Life with Lori”.  The wait is over for this inspirational show that can be seen on the PTL Television Network on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or go to the “Lori Graham Bakker” Facebook page, as we will also be featuring the show on Facebook Live!  But Lori Graham Bakker is not the only PTL veteran with their own show!

For years, Zach Drew was an outspoken and Bible-driven co-host on The Jim Bakker show!  We have watched as this now ordained minister, grew in his faith and in his calling from God.  Today Zach not only has a beautiful wife and baby but his own ministry! We are proud to offerThe Zach Drew Show on the PTL Television Network!  

You can watch these new programs and many more on the PTL Television Network on Roku.  (Just download this network for free from the channel store.) You can also watch on Apple TV (4th Generation or higher and download free from the TV app store.)  And don’t forget that PTL Television network is now accessible through Amazon Fire! Or you can simply go to PTLnetwork.com and watch whenever you wish on your home computer, tablet or smartphone.  

We hope you will check out the incredible and diverse Christian programming offered on the PTL Television Network and we thank you for your continued support!  

Lori Graham Bakker “Life with Lori” goes Live Wed. October 17th!

Lori Bakker - PTL Television Network

By Kami Klein

The PTL Television Network is delighted to announce the debut of “Life with Lori” hosted by Lori Graham Bakker!  Join us LIVE beginning next Wednesday. October 17th at 11 am CT on the PTL Television Network on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or go to the “Lori Graham Bakker” Facebook page, as we will also be featuring the show on Facebook Live!

Lori Graham Bakker, is a Mom, grandmother, wife, founder and President of Lori’s House, and the co-host of The Jim Bakker Show.  Her presence at Morningside brings to light the power of God’s hand and heart as she offers her Biblical and experienced wisdom and insight to thousands.   

For years, before her marriage to Pastor Jim Bakker, Lori was immersed in her own ministry by developing creative programs and encouraging women to minister to each other.  Lori is now following her calling and dream of sharing what God has placed on her heart with the world.

“I have always loved ministering to women, and this live show is a prophecy coming to pass to have my heart touch the hearts of women worldwide.”

If you need encouragement, keeping it real, a smile at the challenges we face day to day and how to keep Jesus at the center of it all, please join us LIVE next Wednesday, October 17th at 11 am central for this new addition to our PTL Television Network programming!  

 

Is your tap water safe to drink? Is bottled water the best option?

Water in glass, Clean drinking water

By Kami Klein

According to a report by the National Resources Defense Council, there is nearly a 1 in 4 chance that your tap water is either unsafe to drink or is not being monitored for contaminants according to Federal law. Do we really know what is in our water when we drink it?   Most people want to have faith in the laws and the standards that are set for our cities but what is being discovered, in many areas, are that those standards are not being met nor are they being brought to the attention of the public.  

We hear warnings from media reports which has resulted in many of us turning to bottled water “to be safe”. According to the  “Ban the bottle” website, American’s consumed over 50 billion water bottles this past year. Unfortunately, in a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council, one-third of the bottles tested in a thousand various brands contained significant contamination with levels of chemical or bacterial contaminants exceeding those allowed under a state or industry standard or guideline.

We must have water to survive.  We assume since we pay for our water that it will be safe for our consumption and for our families. We are told by doctors and nutritionists that it is imperative to have enough water in our bodies to remain healthy and we are told to stay away from beverages loaded with sugar and chemicals. We must come to understand that filtering our water for contaminants is not just a “to be on the safe side” move, but an imperative and proactive one.   

In July, CNN reported on another case of severe contamination of PFAS in a Michigan city water well. PFAS, and /or polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a family of more than 4,000 synthetic chemicals that degrade very slowly, if at all, in the environment. Some of the best-known chemicals are PFOS, PFOA, and GenX. In a Facebook post by the city of Parchment, Michigan, city officials warned residents that testing had found that the water contained 1400 ppt with the acceptable limit being 70 ppt. They strongly advised people to boil their water or use bottled water. No one was sure how long people had been exposed to this high level of contaminants or of the health problems that eventually may go with it.  That means that children were drinking the water, babies, whose formula was mixed with the water and all adults in that town were exposed to a very toxic mix of poison when using the city water supply.

In other evidence gathered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from samples of more than 60,000 water systems in all 50 states between 2013 and 2015, samples show that the tap water of 218 million Americans contains high levels of chromium 6. In fact, this carcinogen turned up in as much as two-thirds of our nation’s water supply! These high levels of chromium 6 were deemed unsafe by public health officials. Oklahoma, Arizona, and California had the highest average statewide levels of the chemical found in their drinking supply. This was the poison in the water that got Erin Brockovich upset enough to take on huge corporations in the attempt to clean it up and help families who suffered from cancer and other disease stemming from the groundwater becoming contaminated.

 Last year another report showed that nearly 3,000 areas in the U.S. have lead poisoning rates that are at least double of those in Flint, Michigan during the absolute peak of the city’s lead crisis.

Many local water treatment plants, especially those in small, poor and minority communities, can’t afford the equipment necessary to filter out contaminants. Those can include arsenic found naturally in rock, chemicals from factories and nitrates and fecal matter from farming. In addition, much of the country’s aging distribution pipes delivering the water to millions of people are susceptible to lead contamination, leaks, breaks and bacterial growth.

We are now at a time in all cities and in all states that we can no longer depend on a safe supply of drinking water. The government can try, but with aging water systems and so many cities needing to update, to be absolutely certain your water is safe to drink now demands a filtration system.  With several affordable options on the market, a way to filter your water should be as common as a microwave in your kitchen and in the end much more cost effective than bottled water that may or may not contain harmful bacteria or chemicals.

Water is life.  There is no doubt about that. With so much new information that continues to be revealed about our drinking supply, taking heed and filtering your water is the only responsible action we can take.  Your good health depends on it!

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Prophet John Kilpatrick returns to The Jim Bakker Show in October!

By Kami Klein

John Kilpatrick is a man of revival and prophecy.  We expect revival when he speaks, and we come to understand and examine where we are in our Christian lives when he preaches.  The Jim Bakker Show is excited to bring Pastor John Kilpatrick back to Morningside on October 9th at 11:00 am and we would love YOU to be a part of the Live Studio taping!   

Recent events in the world are leading many prophets to earnestly speak on bringing Christ’s message, all of His message, to the church and the importance of participating in what is happening in our country. For John Kilpatrick, right NOW is the time for Christians everywhere to pray for the soul of America. In a recent church service that went viral on YouTube, Kilpatrick urged the church to pray constantly for the United States, specifically for the President to protect him from the witchcraft or the Jezebel spirit that is being launched on him personally and on his Presidency.

In his message, Kilpatrick prophesied to a packed Alabama church.

“I am not being political, but I don’t see how President Trump bears up under it, He is as strong as I’ve ever seen a man be. But here’s what the Holy Spirit said to me last night and what He said for me to tell you. He said, ‘Tell the church that so far, Trump has been dealing with Ahab. But Jezebel’s fixing to step out from the shadows.’ That’s what the Lord said to me.”  

An article in Charisma points out that the sermon was preached just days before Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. That same day, Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, was found guilty on five counts of submitting false tax returns, one count of failing to report foreign bank and financial accounts, and two counts of bank fraud.

“[God] said, ‘Pray for him now, because He said there’s about to be a shift, and the deep state is about to manifest, and it’s going to be a showdown like you can’t believe,'” Kilpatrick said. “So, I’m coming to you as a prophet, as a man of God, and I’m telling you, it’s time to pray for the President.”

We hope you can join Jim and Lori Bakker for a special taping on Grace Street, Tuesday, October 9th at 11 am CT, to welcome John Kilpatrick and hear this prophet’s thoughts on where we are as a church today and the responsibility we share in praying and seeking the Lord’s divine grace on America.  Admission is free so come early and claim your seat. If you are unable to attend stay tuned in October for the airing of this inspirational program.

U.S. Senator John McCain loses fight with brain cancer, age 81

FILE PHOTO - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain points to his head during his Carolina kickoff rally at Presbyterian College February 2, 2000. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Senator John McCain’s brave fight against cancer came to an end on Saturday afternoon.  The Senator had been battling glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, diagnosed by his doctors in 2017.

A statement from his office on Saturday said: “Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on August 25, 2018. With the senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years.”

McCain served in the military and was a prisoner of war for 5 1/2 years in Vietnam.  He was nominated as the 2008 Republican Presidential candidate with his running mate Sarah Palin and served as a U.S. Senator for the state of Arizona for close to three decades.  

“My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years,” Cindy McCain wrote on Twitter. “He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the place he loved best.”

Our deepest prayers are with his family.    

Shop ‘til you drop! PTL Shop, the first Faith-Based Home Shopping Network, now has its own network!

PTL Shop, the first Faith Based Television Network!

By Kami Klein

PTL Shop is growing!  Now you can get PTL Shop on its very own network! This network is available on Roku and can be easily added to your channels. Just hit search and type it in.  Now you can watch our inspirational programming on PTL Television Network or enjoy the convenience of shopping in your own home enjoying fantastic deals on the PTL Shop Faith Based Home Shopping Network!   

Wanting to take a break?  Relax and hop online at ptlshop.com or tune in to your Roku on the PTL Shop Channel to see beautiful apparel and jewelry, Christian books and media, wonderful products for health and beauty, decorative and useful products for your home and garden, as well as unique new gizmos and gadgets you will love! PTLShop.com is constantly adding new products for every category!

Christmas is just around the corner and with deals like these, you will have no problem finding the perfect gifts at incredible prices! The bonus is now your shopping experience goes towards spreading the Gospel!

Here’s one of our unique products offered on PTL Shop with our hosts Ricky Bakker and John Woodall.  

 

PTL Shop is YOUR Faith-Based Shopping Network! Add PTL Shop to your Roku today, get settled on your couch and Shop ‘til you Drop!